Fight Ring Patents (Class 472/93)
  • Patent number: 8876616
    Abstract: A boxing ring simulator/personal boxing ring is portable, lightweight, and interactively responsive to physical contact during use. The boxing ring simulator includes a plurality of springed posts to support horizontal rails that define the ring perimeter and to enable movement of the “ropes”. Such components capture the “Stay Off the Ropes” method, thereby providing an opportunity for the user to become familiar with the perimeter inside a ropes/boxing ring. The boxing ring simulator emphasizes keeping all activity in the center of the ring, to train a boxer/user to traditionally remain “off the ropes” while also beneficially allowing the user to learn, practice and experience how to use the ropes and/or to fight off of the ropes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Louie Antuna
  • Publication number: 20140213378
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos R. Norris
  • Patent number: 8690696
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos R. Norris
  • Publication number: 20130017895
    Abstract: An enclosure for fighting competitions, training and sparring having characteristics of both a cage and a boxing ring is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the invention is envisioned for training environments where there is not enough space to have both a complete cage and a complete ring. Many important characteristics are further provided to make the enclosure structurally sound and safe for fighting enthusiasts to include a plurality cantilevered members wielded to a post joining a ring portion to a cage portion. Additional, a novel turnbuckle design is providing for stability of the enclosure. A specially designed safety pad is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Mechling, Christopher D. Mechling
  • Publication number: 20120316002
    Abstract: A boxing ring simulator/personal boxing ring is portable, lightweight, and interactively responsive to physical contact during use. The boxing ring simulator includes a plurality of springed posts to support horizontal rails that define the ring perimeter and to enable movement of the “ropes”. Such components capture the “Stay Off the Ropes” method, thereby providing an opportunity for the user to become familiar with the perimeter inside a ropes/boxing ring. The boxing ring simulator emphasizes keeping all activity in the center of the ring, to train a boxer/user to traditionally remain “off the ropes” while also beneficially allowing the user to learn, practice and experience how to use the ropes and/or to fight off of the ropes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Louie Antuna
  • Publication number: 20120309549
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos R. Norris
  • Patent number: 8262493
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos R. Norris
  • Publication number: 20120122597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos R. Norris
  • Patent number: 8109835
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to martial arts competitions including martial arts games, team competitions, and a martial arts combat league. A martial arts combat league may combine traditional aspects of martial arts competitions with the appeal of rooting for a favorite team or individual competitor. Martial arts competition rules and scoring systems may be provided for the martial arts combat league. A martial arts competition area may be provided for presentation of martial arts combat league events. A novel scoring system may involve and inform fans of the martial arts combat league.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos Ray Norris
  • Patent number: 7985143
    Abstract: A boxing ring corner mat includes a mat body having a mat upper surface; and a pan recess in the mat upper surface and a liquid collecting pan retained within the pan recess for gathering and retaining water and other liquids. The mat preferably additionally includes a spit bucket recess located forwardly of the pan recess and pan and a spit bucket retained within the spit bucket recess in fluid communication with the pan through a bucket drain hose. The mat preferably additionally includes shoe engaging and propping elevations having shoe sole engaging upper surfaces, and preferably additionally includes a separable display region removably fitted into a display region opening in the mat body. The shoe propping elevations optionally are hollow and have upwardly opening air flow ports and each contain a shoe drying fan for blowing a stream of air onto the soles of boxer shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Moses F. Daxon
  • Publication number: 20110172019
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved method for playing a hand-to-hand combat sport, including providing a fighting area comprising a fighting surface wherein the fighting surface is subdivided into a plurality of zones and scoring the match according to a predetermined set of rules that accounts for the location of the fighters with respect to the zones. The present invention further relates to a method for broadcasting a hand-to-hand combat sport in which an audio and/or video signal depicting the match is transmitted to a remote audience along with statistical information concerning the fight. The present invention further relates to an improved fighting area for conducting a hand-to-hand combat sport including a raised platform that is subdivided into a plurality of zones including: (i) a first zone situated at the center of the boxing area; and (ii) one or more zones surrounding said first zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Bogatin Jeffrey
  • Publication number: 20110012310
    Abstract: A process for conducting a mixed martial arts event includes providing three or more fighters in a multi-sided, raised edge ring. The three or more fighters participate according to a first set of rules. Fighting continues until only two fighters remain. These two remaining fighters participate under an expanded set of rules that allow floor fighting. Each side of the ring includes a sloped transition region that terminates with a flat raised edge to create a raised region about the exterior of the ring which is elevated above the remaining portion of the fighting surface. Various microphones may be placed about the ring for recording sounds of the fight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Ric Anderton, James Houston, Barry Taylor
  • Patent number: 7789046
    Abstract: A non-lethal method of cock fighting includes providing each gamecock with a garment such as a vest or collar that at least partially covers the body of the gamecock and carries a sensor at a predetermined location on the garment and a signal transmission device. The signal transmission device generates a signal when the sensor is struck by a gamecock. The spurs of each gamecock are covered with a protective device to prevent the spurs from causing injury during the cock fight and their beaks are taped shut. A scoring apparatus is provided that is responsive to the signal and includes a visual display that displays a numerical score for each gamecock. The numerical score is based, at least in part, on the number strikes detected by the sensor being struck over a predetermined time period during the cock fight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: John Cogorno, Carlos Ramiro, Benny Carlos
  • Patent number: 7731594
    Abstract: A platform for performance of personal combat martial arts is made with a concave upper surface having a central generally flat region for main performance surrounded by a border region that slopes upwardly to the platform periphery, so that instead of the traditional impasse and fight interruption experienced when a combatant is forced into the border region, ropes or corners of conventional flat fight rings, the action tends to continue and automatically gravitate back into the main central region without interruption. A full-height constraint net that slopes upwardly and inwardly further urges combatants away from the periphery and safely prevents bodily ejection, thus protecting ringside spectators while providing all spectators with a good view of the sports action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher L. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20090020956
    Abstract: The art of boxing has become stagnated. Again the only thing new is a team concept of several fighters on a team with each fighting short 3-5 round matches with the winner of the best 3 out of five winning the contest. Actually this may be new to professional boxing, but over twenty years ago while a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, I participated in such team matches in our intramural league? The introduction of the new “Rhombus Ring” and “Crucible” format is light years ahead of anything that has ever been conceived in the sport of boxing and will undoubtedly revolutionize the sport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Vincent Demorris McCall
  • Patent number: 7238127
    Abstract: A limited contact boxing game and apparatus for playing the game includes a platform having an upper surface for supporting two individuals in a standing or crouched position. A platform is preferably in the shape of a square boxing ring and may be elevated and/or include a set of ropes surrounding the platform. The upper surface of the platform includes two or more spaced apart designated boundary areas of equal size and a tethered ball disposed in the space between the two designated areas. The tethered ball is adapted to be struck by each of the individuals toward the other in order to obtain a score by striking the individuals head or body or by causing the individual to step out of their designated boundary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Hussain Saleh Al-Harbi
  • Patent number: 6928960
    Abstract: A non-lethal method of cock fighting includes providing each gamecock (12a, 12b) with a garment such as a vest (16a, 16b) or collar (100a, 100b) that at least partially covers the body of the gamecock and carries a sensor (19a-19e, 103-107) at a predetermined location on the garment and a signal transmission device (20). The signal transmission device generates a signal when the sensor is struck by a gamecock. The spurs (12c) of each gamecock are covered with a protective device (60) to prevent the spurs from causing injury during the cock fight and their beaks (12d) are taped shut. A scoring apparatus (26) is provided that is responsive to the signal and includes a visual display that displays a numerical score for each gamecock. The numerical score is based, at least in part, on the number strikes detected by the sensor being struck over a predetermined time period during the cock fight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Gamecock Boxing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramiro Carlos, Benny Carlos, John Cogomo
  • Publication number: 20030060298
    Abstract: A boxing ring configuration, a boxing method and a lay-flat mat are disclosed for keeping fluids from collecting in the pugilist corners during rest periods between rounds. An absorbent, lay-flat mat is positioned under the seat of the pugilist while he is being administered to between rounds. The mat catches any fluids that may deposit, and thus keeps the floor from becoming slippery or stained. The mat can also display a trademark on an obverse surface. The mat is put in place at the end of a round, and removed at the start of the next round so as not to get in the way of the pugilists. A new mat can be used for each round, or the mat can be re-used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: John English
  • Patent number: 6340334
    Abstract: A portable fight ring for allowing users to quickly assemble their own fighting rings in their own back yard. The portable fight ring includes a base assembly; and also includes a deck assembly being removably mounted upon the base assembly; and further includes rope support members including posts extending upwardly from said deck assembly for removably interlocking said base assembly; and also includes rope members being extended between the posts and along a perimeter of the deck assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Inventors: Jeff P. Olsen, Joseph Gambino
  • Patent number: 5542894
    Abstract: The invention is of an athletic perimeter or "ring" system which is cost effective to purchase and use, is easily transported between locations, and admits use in several configurations--open or closed, square, rectangular, triangular, etc. The system is free-standing, and consists of several corner posts which are interlockable with several fence sections. When assembled, the system resembles a boxing ring, but the "ropes" are actually high tension steel. The rigidity of the "ropes" provide the inherent stability of the system and allow it to be free-standing, without attachment of corner posts to a floor surface. The substantially rigid "ropes" unlike actual ropes of boxing rings, also provide support for exercises, such as leg stretching. Accessory frames are provided for supporting accessories such as punching bags, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Inventor: Dicky R. Jordan