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Recent patent applications related to Fox Factory Inc. Fox Factory Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Fox Factory Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Fox Factory Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150375594

Methods and apparatus for suspending vehicles

A method and apparatus for a shock absorber for a vehicle having a gas spring with first and second gas chambers, wherein the first chamber is utilized during a first travel portion of the shock absorber and the first and second chambers are both utilized during a second portion of travel. In one embodiment, a travel adjustment assembly is configured to selectively communicate a first gas chamber with a negative gas chamber.. ... Fox Factory Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375593

Methods and apparatus for vehicle suspension having multiple gas volumes

A method and apparatus for a vehicle suspension system gas spring. In one embodiment, a vehicle suspension system gas spring includes a compressible main gas chamber and an additional volume combinable with the main chamber to change a gas spring rate of the system. ... Fox Factory Inc

12/10/15 / #20150354658

Bypass for a suspension damper

A vehicle suspension damper comprises a cylinder and a piston assembly including a damping piston along with working fluid within the cylinder. A bypass permits fluid to avoid dampening resistance of the damping piston. ... Fox Factory Inc

12/03/15 / #20150344100

Method and apparatus for an adjustable damper

An air bleed system for a suspension fork or shock absorber includes: a fluid passage between an interior of the suspension and an exterior of the suspension; and a manually operable valve having a first position substantially closing the fluid passage and a second position allowing fluid flow between the interior and the exterior.. . ... Fox Factory Inc

11/12/15 / #20150321533

Adjustable blow-off suspension

Altering the damping rate of a vehicle suspension damper. A pressure of a damping fluid is exerted against a second valve mechanism connected to the vehicle suspension damper. ... Fox Factory Inc

11/12/15 / #20150321084

Methods and apparatus for virtual competition

A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.. ... Fox Factory Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247545

Valve assembly

A hydraulic valve includes a closure member, wherein the closure member is actuable toward an opening sealed thereby in the valve, but is unconstrained to move with respect to the opening when the valve is in a closed position. In an aspect, the closure may be a thin disk, in the shape of a flat washer, which is located between the valve and piston of a hydraulic damper, and when the valve is positioned away from an opening through the piston by virtue of differential pressure across the valve in a dampening r rebound stroke, the disk is free to rotate, move from side to side, and move away from and toward the piston. ... Fox Factory Inc

08/27/15 / #20150239525

Methods and apparatus for selective stiffness of vehicle suspension

A suspension assembly including a core member; and a skin member bonded on said core member. The skin member having a higher strength than the core member.. ... Fox Factory Inc

08/20/15 / #20150232146

Methods and apparatus related to a unitary fork brace

Embodiments of a fork brace for a bicycle are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a brace portion is integrally formed along with two tubular fork members and an overlay fits in a mating relationship with the brace portion to create a unitary, tubular brace.. ... Fox Factory Inc

08/13/15 / #20150226283

Compression isolator for a suspension damper

A method and apparatus for a damper. The damper comprises a fluid chamber having a piston dividing the chamber into a compression and rebound sides, a reservoir in fluid communication with the compression side of the chamber, and an isolator disposed between the compression side and the reservoir, whereby the isolator obstructs fluid flow between the compression side and the reservoir. ... Fox Factory Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217829

Method and apparatus for an adjustable damper

A vehicle suspension damper is described. The vehicle suspension damper includes: a pilot valve assembly; a primary valve; and an adjuster, wherein the pilot valve assembly meters fluid to the primary valve, and the adjuster moves the primary valve.. ... Fox Factory Inc

07/09/15 / #20150192186

Shock absorber with pressure-controlled damping

A damper includes a pressure-sensitive damping control circuit that selectively permits fluid flow from a first chamber to a second chamber. A piston varies a volume of the first chamber. ... Fox Factory Inc

06/25/15 / #20150175237

Bicycle fork having lock-out, blow-off, and adjustable blow-off threshold

A bicycle fork includes a pair of fork leg assemblies, each of the leg assemblies having an upper leg telescopingly engaged with a lower leg. A damping assembly is provided in at least one of the legs. ... Fox Factory Inc

06/11/15 / #20150158547

Gas spring curve control in an adjustable volume gas pressurized device

A gas spring curve control valve for a adjustable-volume gas-pressurized device is described. The valve allows for selection from among at least four spring curves and can be packaged in small spaces/devices. ... Fox Factory Inc

04/30/15 / #20150115563

Methods and apparatus for controlling a fluid damper

A spring for a suspension is described. The spring includes: a spring chamber divided into at least a primary portion and a secondary portion, and a fluid flow path coupled with and between the primary portion and the secondary portion. ... Fox Factory Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100206

Methods and apparatus for supspension adjustment

A shock absorber includes a gas spring cylinder containing a piston moveable between an extended position and a compressed position within the gas spring cylinder. A mechanical actuator is arranged whereby a bleed port is automatically closed when the gas spring is compressed to a predetermined position corresponding to a desired sag setting. ... Fox Factory Inc

04/02/15 / #20150090547

Methods and apparatus for suspension lock out and signal generation

Methods and apparatus for regulating the function of a suspension system are disclosed herein. Suspension characteristics often contribute to the efficiency of a suspended system. ... Fox Factory Inc

03/26/15 / #20150083535

Methods and apparatus for position sensitive suspension damping

An apparatus and system are disclosed that provide position sensitive suspension damping. A damping unit includes a piston mounted in a fluid-filled cylinder. ... Fox Factory Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081171

Method and apparatus for an adjustable damper

A method for controlling vehicle motion is described. The method includes: accessing a set of control signals, wherein at least a first control signal of the set of control signals includes a set of values associated a pressure applied to a vehicle component of a vehicle; accessing a set of predetermined vehicle component base-level pressure values associated with the vehicle component; comparing the set of values associated with a pressure applied to the vehicle component with the set of predetermined vehicle component base-level pressure values; based on said comparing, calculating an approximate shift in a center of gravity of the vehicle; monitoring a state of at least one valve; and based on the calculating and the monitoring, determining a control mode for said at least one vehicle suspension damper that, if actuated, would compensate the vehicle for the shift in the center of gravity.. ... Fox Factory Inc

03/19/15 / #20150075930

Vehicle suspension damper

A vehicle suspension damper for providing a variable damping rate. The vehicle suspension damper comprises a first damping mechanism having a variable first threshold pressure, a second damping mechanism having a second threshold pressure, and a compressible chamber in communication with a damping fluid chamber, wherein the second damping mechanism is responsive to a compression of said compressible chamber.. ... Fox Factory Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073657

Methods and apparatus for suspension set up

A method and apparatus are disclosed that assist a user in performing proper setup of a vehicle suspension. A user may utilize a device equipped with an image sensor to assist the user in proper setup of a vehicle suspension. ... Fox Factory Inc

01/22/15 / #20150021131

Fluid damper having a damping profile favorable for absorbing the full range of compression forces, including low- and high-speed compression forces

A fluid damper is provided that has a compression damping profile that is favorable for damping the full range of compression forces, including low- and high-speed compression forces. While achieving this compression damping profile, the damper has a mode that does not require: (1) both low- and high-speed compression circuits; (2) the rider or a complicated control system to make adjustments to the compression circuit to achieve the different compression damping curves/profiles; and/or (3) the use of an inertia valve. ... Fox Factory Inc

01/15/15 / #20150014106

Apparatus and methods for a vehicle shock absorber

A method and apparatus for a vehicle shock absorber comprising a main damper cylinder, a first reservoir and a second reservoir. One embodiment includes a first operational mode where both reservoirs are in fluid communication with the cylinder. ... Fox Factory Inc








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