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Fox Factory, Inc. Patents
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Fox Factory, Inc.
Address:
Watsonville, CA
No. of patents:
32
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8297417 Front bicycle suspension assembly with inertia valve October 30, 2012
A front bicycle suspension assembly having an inertia valve is described. The front bicycle suspension assembly may include at least upper and lower telescoping tubes and include a damping tube containing an inertia valve. The inertia valve may include an inertia mass movable along the
8261893 Suspension damper having inertia valve and user adjustable pressure-relief September 11, 2012
A modern suspension damper, for example, a shock absorber or a suspension fork, including an inertia valve and a pressure-relief feature is disclosed. The pressure-relief feature includes a rotatable adjustment knob that allows the pressure-relief threshold to be externally adjusted
8205730 Shock absorber with pressure-controlled damping June 26, 2012
A damper (400) including a pressure-sensitive damping control circuit that selectively permits fluid flow from a first chamber (406a) to a second chamber (448). A piston (410) is supported for reciprocation to vary a volume of the first chamber. A blow-off piston (429) is movable bet
8091909 Axles, such as for bicycles January 10, 2012
A suspension for a two-wheeled vehicle includes first and second fork legs. Each fork leg includes a dropout. Each dropout has an opening therethrough. At least a portion of one of the openings is threaded. Each of the dropouts includes a split-clamp pinch bearing defining the opening
8033368 Bicycle fork having lock-out, blow-off, and adjustable blow-off threshold October 11, 2011
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. The damping assembly includes lock-out and blow-off compression circuits. These co
7963509 Travel control for a gas spring and gas spring having very short travel modes June 21, 2011
A gas spring capable of having long and short travel modes is described. The gas spring uses liquid in combination with pressurized air to affect the travel length. Unlike conventional gas springs, the gas spring according to the invention may have its travel reduced more than, for e
7921974 Damping cylinder with annular bladder April 12, 2011
An improvement to damping cylinders in which the damping fluid needs to be separated from a gas is disclosed. In particular, an annular bladder is used. An annular bladder allows for a control shaft to extends at least a portion of the length of the damping cylinder. This configuration
7766135 Front bicycle suspension assembly with inertia valve August 3, 2010
A front bicycle suspension assembly having an inertia valve is described. The front bicycle suspension assembly may include at least upper and lower telescoping tubes and include a damping tube containing an inertia valve. The inertia valve may include an inertia mass movable along the
7731214 Axles, such as for bicycles June 8, 2010
A suspension for a two-wheeled vehicle includes first and second fork legs. Each fork leg includes a dropout. Each dropout has an opening therethrough. At least a portion of one of the openings is threaded. Each of the dropouts includes a split-clamp pinch bearing defining the opening
7708296 Bicycle fork having lock-out, blow-off, and adjustable blow-off threshold May 4, 2010
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. The damping assembly includes lock-out and blow-off compression circuits. These co
7703585 Integrated and self-contained suspension assembly having an on-the-fly adjustable air spring April 27, 2010
An integrated and self-contained suspension assembly having a gas spring integrated with a shock absorber (damper) is described. The rigid gas cylinder of the air spring is divided into a first gas chamber and a second gas chamber. A flow port connects the first and second gas chambe
7699146 Suspension damper having inertia valve and user adjustable pressure-relief April 20, 2010
A modern suspension damper, for example, a shock absorber or a suspension fork, including an inertia valve and a pressure-relief feature is disclosed. The pressure-relief feature includes a rotatable adjustment knob that allows the pressure-relief threshold to be externally adjusted
7641028 Integrated and self-contained suspension assembly having an on-the-fly adjustable air spring January 5, 2010
An integrated and self-contained suspension assembly having a gas spring integrated with a shock absorber (damper) is described. The rigid gas cylinder of the air spring is divided into a first gas chamber and a second gas chamber. A flow port connects the first and second gas chambe
7520372 Inertia valve vehicle suspension assembly April 21, 2009
A damper including an inertia valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber is disclosed. In these embodiments, the damper has at least one chamber that at least partially surrounds two other chambers.
7506884 Bicycle suspension assembly with inertia valve and blow-off March 24, 2009
A bicycle suspension assembly having an inertia valve is described. A blow-off valve that permits fluid flow through the suspension assembly when the fluid pressure in the suspension assembly exceeds a predetermined threshold may be included.
7490705 Bicycle suspension assembly including inertia valve and gas spring February 17, 2009
A bicycle suspension assembly including an inertia valve is described. The suspension assembly includes first and second telescopingly engaged tubular portions configured to move closer together during compression of the suspension assembly. The bicycle suspension assembly may include an
7484603 Shock absorber with electronic control February 3, 2009
A damper including a valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber. The valve may be responsive to a vertical acceleration sensor.
7448638 Front bicycle suspension assembly with inertia valve November 11, 2008
A front bicycle suspension assembly having an inertia valve is described. The front bicycle suspension assembly may include at least upper and lower telescoping tubes defining an interior volume in which a damping tube containing an inertia valve is positioned. During compression, a
7374028 Damper with pressure-sensitive compression damping May 20, 2008
A self-pressurized damper, for example, a pressure-sensitive damper is described. At least one suspension spring is used to pressurize the damping fluid, a task typically carried out by a sealed moveable barrier, such as an internal floating piston (IFP) and a pressurized gas. Thus,
7273137 Inertia valve shock absorber September 25, 2007
A damper including an inertia valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber is disclosed. In these embodiments, the damper has at least one chamber that at least partially surrounds two other chambers.
7261194 Bicycle suspension assembly with isolated inertia mass August 28, 2007
A bicycle suspension assembly including a damper body and having a valve, including a moveable inertia mass, movable between first and second positions to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the bicycle suspension assembly is described. The valve and especially the iner
7163222 Bicycle fork having lock-out, blow-off, and adjustable blow-off threshold January 16, 2007
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. The damping assembly includes an adjustable valve, sometimes referred to as a pres
7128192 Inertia valve shock absorber October 31, 2006
A damper including a valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber. The valve may include a self-centering feature that operates to keep the valve body centered about the valve shaft. The damper may al
6640943 Shock absorber with sealing ice scraper November 4, 2003
A shock absorber (2) includes a piston assembly (6) and a damping fluid cylinder (4) having a first end (22) and defining a damping fluid chamber (56). The piston assembly includes a piston (14) mounted to a shaft (8). The piston divides the damping fluid chamber into first and second
6604751 Inertia valve shock absorber August 12, 2003
A dampener including a valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber. The valve may include a self-centering feature which operates to keep the valve body centered about the valve shaft. The dampener m
6592136 Bicycle fork cartridge assembly July 15, 2003
An off-road bicycle suspension 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 and includes a cartridge tube connected to the lower leg and a pis
6581948 Inertia valve shock absorber June 24, 2003
A dampener including a valve movable between an open position and a closed position to selectively alter the compression damping rate of the shock absorber. The valve may include a self-centering feature which operates to keep the valve body centered about the valve shaft. The dampener m
6415895 Position-sensitive shock absorber July 9, 2002
The present invention is directed to shock absorbers with damping adjusters which vary the damping provided during compression and rebound strokes. The shock absorber includes a cylinder within which a piston is movably mounted for movement within the cylinder. Bypass openings open into
6360857 Damping adjuster for shock absorber March 26, 2002
A shock absorber comprises an adjustment component movable in two degrees of freedom. When the adjustment component is adjusted within one of its degrees of freedom of movement, a characteristic, such as the compression damping, is adjusted and when the adjustment component is adjusted w
6311962 Shock absorber with external air cylinder spring November 6, 2001
A gas spring shock absorber (10) includes a damping fluid cylinder (14) telescopically housed within a gas cylinder (12). A shaft (16) connects a sealed, outer end (18) of the gas cylinder (12) with a vented piston (32) movably mounted within damping fluid cylinder (14). Shaft (16) passe
6296092 Position-sensitive shock absorber October 2, 2001
The present invention is directed to shock absorbers, including position-sensitive shock absorbers (2) in which the position-sensitive damping can be different during compression and rebound strokes, and shock absorbers (60) with damping adjusters (80, 118) which vary the damping pro
6135434 Shock absorber with positive and negative gas spring chambers October 24, 2000
A gas spring shock absorber (10A) includes a damping fluid cylinder (14A) telescopically housed within an air cylinder (12A). A shaft (16A) connects a sealable, outer end (18A) of the air cylinder with a vented piston (32A) movably mounted within the damping fluid cylinder. A first fluid

 
 
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