What’s New this Week?

The list below includes triathlon-related U.S. patents and published applications that were published – and sorted according to week.  Triathlon-related technology may apply to any swimming, cycling (including off-road), running, training, cross-training, injury-aiding, flexibility-increasing, and strength-training methods and apparatuses.

Note:  There may exist other patents and published applications not listed below – in other words, these lists should not be relied upon as being inclusive of ALL patents and publications related to triathlon that were published during the following week(s).  In addition, whether or not a blog article is written about one particular patent or publication does not import any expression of opinion upon the merits of the patent or patent application.  Thus, the sole purpose of this page is simply to provide information to the public.

Week Ending June 22, 2012

NOTE:  One or more of these may be the subject of a (future) blog entry.

US2012153595 – ANGLE-ADJUSTING HEAD PARTS FOR FRONT FORK; Assignee(s): VP Components Co., LTD.; Inventor(s): Lin; Wen-Hwa.

US2012157250  – BICYCLE DERAILLEUR AND METHOD; Assignee(s): SRAM, LLC; Inventor(s):  Jordan; Brian.

US2012153092 – BICYCLE BRAKE CABLE HANGER; Inventor(s): Cote; Alan.

US8201670 BICYCLE HYDRAULIC BRAKE ACTUATION DEVICE; Assignee(s): Shimano Inc.; Inventor(s):  Tetsuka; Toshio; Nakahara; Kenji.

US8202182 – MOTION RESISTING APPARATUS FOR A BICYCLE DERAILLEUR; Assignee(s):  Shimano, Inc.; Inventor(s):  Ishikawa; Noriyasu; Takachi; Takeshi.

Week Ending June 15, 2012

US2012144541 – WATERSUIT FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IN THE WATER; Assignee(s): Aqua Lung America, Inc.; Inventor(s): Mitchell, Todd Clayton; Keith, Glen Sheldon; Tyler, Robert Alan; Reeder, Paul Andrew.

US2012144631 – MULTIPLE MATERIAL TYING LACE; Assignee(s):  Converse Inc.; Inventor(s):  Stanev, Christopher P.

USD639535 – SHOE; Assignee(s):  Fila Luxembourg S.a.r.l.; Inventor(s):  Eggert, Mark; Yoon, Kevin; Rim, Gi Ho.

US2012144699 – SHOE HAVING A PLURALITY OF TOE COMPARTMENTS; Assignee(s): Fila Luxembourg S.a.r.l.; Inventor(s):  Eggert, Mark; Yoon, Kevin; Rim, Gi Ho.

US8196243 – FUNCTIONAL FITTING OF CYCLISTS IN CLIPLESS PEDAL SYSTEMS; Assignee(s):  Pedal Pushers Cycles Pty Ltd; Inventor(s):  Hogg, Stephen J.

US8197371 – COGSET ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE; Assignee(s): Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.; Inventor(s):  D’aluisio, Christopher P.

US8196220 – GARMENTS; Assignee(s):  Speedo International Limited; Inventor(s):  Rance, Jason; Yeomans, Deborah; Simmons, Melanie; Harrison, Peter.

Week Ending May 25, 2012

US8181980 – UNCOMPLICATED BICYCLE DEVICE FOR FASTENING A STEERING TUBE WITH A STEM TUBE; Assignee(s): ASHIMA LTD; Inventor(s): MOORE WAYNE IAN.

US2012126505 – RUNNING AND RIDING TRAILER; Inventor(s): CARTER ANNA LEE; CARTER BENJAMIN CHASE.

US2012129654 – ELECTRIC CUSHIONING MECHANISM OF A TREADMILL; Inventor(s): WANG LEAO.

US2012126508 – BICYCLE FRAME; Assignee(s): TORTOLA LUCIO; Inventor(s): TORTOLA LUCIO.

US2012124863 – ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH TONGUE HAVING HOLES; Assignee(s): NIKE INC; Inventor(s): AVENI MICHAEL A; MCKEAN KELLY; MIENTJES MARTINE IV.

US2012124864 – ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH TONGUE OF VARYING THICKNESS; Assignee(s): NIKE INC; Inventor(s): AVENI MICHAEL A; MCKEAN KELLY; MIENTJES MARTINE IV.

US2012125145 – PIVOTABLE HANDLEBAR FOR LOCKING AND EFFICIENT STORAGE OF A BICYCLE; Inventor(s): VANDERVEEN CLAUDE.

US2012125147 – BICYCLE PEDAL; Assignee(s): SHIMANO INC; Inventor(s): INOUE AKIRA.

US2012125148 – BICYCLE PEDAL; Assignee(s): SHIMANO INC; Inventor(s): INOUE AKIRA.

US2012129662 – WEIGHT LIFTING POWER MACHINE WITH SLAVE RACK; Assignee(s): RECREATING SUPPLY INC; Inventor(s): LUNDQUIST RANDAL L.

US2012124860 – TRAINING SANDAL AND METHOD OF USE; Inventor(s): WADDEL LESTER BYRON.

US2012126506 – LINK SUSPENSION SYSTEM; Assignee(s): YETI CYCLING LLC; Inventor(s): ZAWISTOWSKI PETER.

US2012129661 – TURN WEIGHT PLATE; Assignee(s): EXEMPLAR DESIGN LLC; Inventor(s): BOYER BENJAMIN P; ROSS ADAM L; Inventor(s): BOYER BENJAMIN ; ROSS ADAM.

US8181978 – BICYCLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM; Assignee(s): FRANK ROTH CO INC; Inventor(s): KINZLER FREDERICK W ; TOFFOLO LUIGI J ; WOODWORTH WALKER P.

US2012129653 – VIBRATORY EXERCISE DEVICE; Assignee(s): GREENBERG ILAN; SHALEV PINCHAS; Inventor(s): GREENBERG ILAN; SHALEV PINCHAS.

US2012124866 – SHOE HAVING LACE FITTING STRUCTURE; Assignee(s): ASICS CORPORATION; Inventor(s): IKEZAWA TOMOKO; MORIYASU KENTA; NAGATA MOE; NAKAYA SEIGO; NISHIWAKI TSUYOSHI.

US8181365 – ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR INCLUDING IMPROVED HEEL STRUCTURE; Assignee(s): NIKE INC; NIKE INT LTD; Inventor(s): CASS WILLIAM J; SIMPLIPHANT PEERAMET; WILLIAMSON DANIEL A.

US2012129663 – RESISTANCE APPARATUS; Assignee(s): DUNN CONCEPTS LLC; DUNN KIPTON WILLIAM; Inventor(s): DUNN KIPTON WILLIAM.

US2012130514 – ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE RATING SYSTEM; Assignee(s): NIKE INT LTD; Inventor(s): ANNIS DAVID H; HAKEMAN ERIC; HOMSI KRISTOPHER L.

US8181977 – BICYCLE ARMDRIVE APPARATUS; Inventor(s): BARTLETT CHRISTOPHER B.

US8181364 – ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH HEEL CUSHIONING SYSTEM; Assignee(s): MAYDEN JASON C; NIKE INC; NIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD; NOMI CRAIG A; Inventor(s): MAYDEN JASON C; NOMI CRAIG; NOMI CRAIG A.

US8181979 – SUSPENSION FORK FOR A BICYCLE; Assignee(s): DT SWISS AGCH; DT SWISS INC; Inventor(s): ACHENBACH MARTIN; WENDEL VALENTIN; WENDEL VALENTINE.

US8181520 – MUSCLE TRAINING DEVICE WITH MUSCULAR FORCE MEASUREMENT FUNCTION FOR CONTROLLING THE AXIAL TORQUE OF A JOINT AXLE; Assignee(s): OKI ELECTRIC IND CO LTD; Inventor(s): KADOTA KENJI; NISHINO NOBUHARU; TOKITA MAMORU.

US8181360 – SOLE STRUTURE FOR A SHOE; Assignee(s): MIZUNO CORP; MIZUNO CORPORATION; Inventor(s): HORIOKA TOSHIYA; KITA KENJIRO; SUZUKI KAZUHIKO.

US8181361 – SOLE STRUTURE FOR A SHOE; Assignee(s): MIZUNO CORP; MIZUNO CORPORATION; Inventor(s): KIMURA TAKANARI; KIMURA TAKAYA.

US2012130591 – BICYCLE USER INTERFACE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF; Assignee(s): CANNONDALE BICYCLE CORPORATION; CYCLING SPORTS GROUP INC; Inventor(s): EXTANCE STEPHEN R; SONG STANLEY.

US2012125721 – LIGHT WEIGHT BICYCLE BRAKE ASSEMBLY; Inventor(s): EDWARDS BRUCE PHILIP; EDWARDS CRAIG HAWLEY.

US8182399 – FOLDABLE TREADMILL; Assignee(s): JOHNSON HEALTH TECH CO; Inventor(s): DAVIS CHRISTOPHER P; FENSTER MRAKO A; PYLES NATHAN.

US8181553 – POSITION CONTROL MECHANISM FOR BICYCLE CONTROL DEVICE; Assignee(s): SHIMANO INC; SHIMANO KK; Inventor(s): AKIRA TSUMIYAMA; TSUMIYAMA AKIRA.

US2012124715 – EAR WARMER HAVING AN EXTERNAL FRAME; Assignee(s): WITOCO VENTURE CORP; TRANSCAP TRADE FINANCE LLC; PATRIARCH PARTNERS AGENCY SERVICES LLC; Inventor(s): LE GETTE BRIAN E; REEB DAVID L; SAUL WERNER JUSTIN; TIPP ALAN S; WERNER JUSTIN SAUL.

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