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  • Patent number: 9248717
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 8550223
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Everet Owen Ericksen, Wesley E. Allinger
  • Publication number: 20170197486
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Publication number: 20190291529
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Publication number: 20210260951
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Publication number: 20180222273
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Publication number: 20210396294
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Patent number: 9303712
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 9969236
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Publication number: 20180355943
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul COX
  • Patent number: 9623716
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 11001120
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 10336151
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 10054185
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Publication number: 20160001623
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a suspension comprising a spring having a threaded member at a first end for providing axial movement to the spring as the spring is rotated and the threaded member moves relative to a second component. In one embodiment, the system includes a damper for metering fluid through a piston and a rotatable spring member coaxially disposed around the damper and rotatable relative to the damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: FOX FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul COX, Michael David MARQUEZ, Everet ERICKSEN
  • Patent number: 11131361
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for position sensitive dampening. In one aspect a fluid damper is provided comprising a damper chamber divided by a piston into a primary compression and a primary rebound chamber; a secondary compression chamber in fluid communication with the damper chamber; and an adjustable fluid meter controlling fluid flow out of the secondary compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Publication number: 20200001676
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a suspension comprising a spring having a threaded member at a first end for providing axial movement to the spring as the spring is rotated and the threaded member moves relative to a second component. In one embodiment, the system includes a damper for metering fluid through a piston and a rotatable spring member coaxially disposed around the damper and rotatable relative to the damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul COX, Michael David MARQUEZ, Everet ERICKSEN
  • Patent number: 8770592
    Abstract: A shock absorber for a vehicle having a damper and a first and second springs mounted coaxially around the damper and a preload adjuster for partially compressing at least one of the springs independently of the compression stroke. In one embodiment the preload adjuster is remotely controllable. In another embodiment the shock absorber includes an additional mechanism for preloading at least one of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 9140325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a suspension comprising a spring having a threaded member at a first end for providing axial movement to the spring as the spring is rotated and the threaded member moves relative to a second component. In one embodiment, the system includes a damper for metering fluid through a piston and a rotatable spring member coaxially disposed around the damper and rotatable relative to the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Michael David Marquez, Everet Owen Ericksen
  • Patent number: 10414236
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a suspension comprising a spring having a threaded member at a first end for providing axial movement to the spring as the spring is rotated and the threaded member moves relative to a second component. In one embodiment, the system includes a damper for metering fluid through a piston and a rotatable spring member coaxially disposed around the damper and rotatable relative to the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Michael David Marquez, Everet Ericksen
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