Patents Assigned to Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11058914
    Abstract: A method for cooling a motor on a treadmill includes rotating a flywheel with a drive motor. A ring member coupled to the flywheel is be rotated with the flywheel. A pressure drop is generated in an annulus of the ring member between the drive motor and a lift motor. Intake air is drawn in a first direction across the lift motor toward the pressure drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade A. Powell
  • Patent number: 11058913
    Abstract: An exercise machine may include a stationary frame, an inclinable portion movably connected to the stationary frame, and an incline mechanism connected to the stationary frame. The incline mechanism may include a coiling mechanism, a coiling rod of the coiling mechanism, a flexible coiling link movable with a rotation of the coiling rod, and where the flexible coiling link is connected to the inclinable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler, Michael L. Olson
  • Patent number: 11058918
    Abstract: Stationary exercise machine. In one aspect of the disclosure, a stationary exercise machine may include one or more moveable members configured to be moved by a user, an actuator configured to selectively adjust the speed of, or the amount of resistance on, the one or more moveable members, and one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to receive a video workout program, execute the video workout program set to a first difficulty level, receive a second difficulty level, and execute the video workout program reset to the second difficulty level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric S. Watterson, Chase Brammer, Christian Hathaway, Rebecca Lynn Capell
  • Patent number: 11033777
    Abstract: Stationary exercise machine. In one aspect of the disclosure, a stationary exercise machine may include one or more moveable members configured to be moved by a user, an actuator configured to selectively adjust the speed of, or the amount of resistance on, the one or more moveable members, and one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to receive a video workout program, execute the video workout program set to a first difficulty level, receive a second difficulty level, and execute the video workout program reset to the second difficulty level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric S. Watterson, Chase Brammer, Christian Hathaway, Rebecca Lynn Capell
  • Patent number: 11013960
    Abstract: An exercise system may include a stationary bicycle, a free weight cradle incorporated into the stationary bicycle, pedals incorporated into the stationary bicycle, a display, one or more processors, and memory. The memory may store programmed instructions of the programmed workout that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: automatically alternate, by the programmed instructions of the programmed workout, between biking portions of the programmed workout and lifting portions of the programmed workout; automatically control, by the programmed instructions of the programmed workout, a resistance level of the pedals during the biking portions of the programmed workout; and automatically present, by the programmed instructions of the programmed workout, lifting instructions on the display, the lifting instructions configured to instruct a user on lifting one or more free weights during the lifting portions of the programmed workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 11000730
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine may include a base, one or more upright stanchions coupled to the base and extending upward from the base and supporting first and second cranks. The first crank may support a first crank arm. The first crank arm may support a first pedal leg hanging downward from the first crank arm. The first pedal leg may support a right pedal. The right pedal may be configured to swing forward and rearward and to raise upward and lower downward. The second crank may support a second crank arm. The second crank arm may support a second pedal leg hanging downward from the second crank arm. The second pedal leg may support a left pedal. The left pedal may be configured to swing forward and rearward and to raise upward and lower downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gaylen Ercanbrack
  • Patent number: 10994173
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a deck, a first pulley disposed in a first portion of the deck, a second pulley disposed in a second portion of the deck, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and a platform incorporated into the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10967214
    Abstract: A cable exercise machine may include a first vertical guide, a first pull cable routed through a first pulley, a second vertical guide, a second pull cable routed through a second pulley, and an electronic control panel. The first pulley may be movable along a length of the first vertical guide, and the second pulley may be movable along a length of the second vertical guide. The electronic control panel may be configured to: electronically allow for one or more levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first pull cable and/or the second pull cable, electronically allow for adjustment of the level of resistance to the user pulling on the first pull cable and/or the second pull cable, and electronically present the adjusted level of resistance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Olson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10953268
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a first arm and a second arm each being configured to be selectively pivoted independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, and an electronic control panel configured to allow for multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable. The electronic control panel may include a processor and a memory configured to control a current level of resistance, an electronic input device configured to allow the user to set the current level of resistance, and an electronic output device configured to display the current level of resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10953305
    Abstract: A treadmill including a frame, an exercise deck attached to the frame, and a first push-up handle attached to the frame and elevated over the exercise deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 10940360
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame, an exercise deck attached to the frame, and a first handle movably attached to the frame. The first handle has a first orientation where the first handle is positioned within a region above the exercise deck and stabilized to support a user's weight during a body weight exercise, and a second orientation where the first handle is positioned away from the region above the exercise deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 10932517
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a shoe and a sole integrated into the shoe. The monitoring system also includes a connection mechanism attached to an underside of the sole and is shaped to connect the sole to a pedal. A pressure sensor is incorporated into the shoe that senses a force exerted on the pedal when the shoe is connected to the pedal through the connection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren C. Ashby, Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10918905
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a deck, a first pulley incorporated into the deck, a second pulley incorporated into the deck, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, a motor in mechanical communication with at least one of the first pulley and the second pulley to move the tread belt in a first direction, and a runaway mitigation mechanism in at least indirect mechanical communication with the motor. The runaway mitigation mechanism at least mitigates a motor runaway condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Dale Alan Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10864407
    Abstract: A free weight assembly includes a cradle, an aerobic exercise element that is movable with respect to the cradle during the performance of an exercise, at least one free weight removable from the cradle, an input in communication with a processor that determines a time to instruct a user to remove the free weight, and an indicator that activates when the time to remove the free weight arrives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10786706
    Abstract: A cycling shoe for measuring power includes a sole having a pocket in the bottom of the sole. A sensor platform having a plurality of sensors, at least one sensor on a top of the sensor platform and at least one sensor on the bottom of the sensor platform, is inserted into the pocket. A platform cover and a cleat are attached to the sole over the sensors. Force applied to a pedal clipped to the cleat is measured and processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10758767
    Abstract: A cable exercise machine includes a first pull cable and a second pull cable incorporated into a frame. Each of the first pull cable and the second pull cable are linked to at least one resistance mechanism. The at least one resistance mechanism includes a flywheel and a magnetic unit arranged to resist movement of the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Olson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10729965
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a platform, at least one pulley attached to the platform, a sliding surface of the platform, a tread belt riding portion of the sliding surface, a tread belt surrounding the pulley and the sliding surface, the tread belt having at least one side edge, and a belt guide incorporated into the platform. The belt guide includes a textured portion of the sliding surface aligned with the side edge of the tread belt and spaced apart therefrom when the tread belt is positioned entirely within the tread belt riding portion. When the textured portion comes into contact the tread belt from the tread belt being misaligned out of the tread belt riding portion, the tread belt and the textured portion collectively produce a misalignment sound audible to a user when the tread belt moves against the sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade A. Powell
  • Patent number: 10726730
    Abstract: Providing interaction with media content includes broadcasting media content to a display device, associating a downloadable fitness program with the media content with synchronization indicators to synchronize the downloadable fitness program with the media content, and controlling an operational parameter of an exercise machine based on physical characteristics of an environment depicted in the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10709925
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a tower, a first arm and a second arm each pivotally coupled with the tower and each being configured to be selectively positionable independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, a magnetic mechanism coupled to the first cable and the second cable and configured to provide multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable, and a control panel located on the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10702736
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to exercise systems, and more particularly to adjustable exercise cycles. In accordance with at least some aspects, a stationary exercise cycle includes an incline mechanism that adjusts an incline of an upright support structure. The incline mechanism is aligned with a portion of an upright support structure on which a handle bar assembly is mounted. In some cases, the exercise cycle includes a console that can be rotated for viewing when not riding on the exercise cycle. The exercise cycle can also include an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of a seat or the handle bar assembly. The adjustment mechanism can include a cam-based locking mechanism for selectively securing the seat or handle bar assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Weston, William T. Dalebout, Greg W. Law, Keith A. Taylor, Steven J. Kresie, Eric S. Watterson