Patents Assigned to Precor Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10343008
    Abstract: A squat exercise apparatus may comprise a support structure, a user adjustable resistance source and lift arms supported by the support structure and operably coupled to the user adjustable resistance source. In one implementation, the lift arms may be pivotable relative to the support structure about three orthogonal axes. In one implementation, shoulder pads carried by the lift arms may automatically pivot in response to pivoting of the lift arms relative to the support structure. In one implementation, at least one weight movement arm may have an adjustable length. In one implementation, a weight movement arm rest may be pivotable between a weight movement arm engaging position and a retracted position, wherein interacting portions of the weight movement arm rest and the weight movement arm are magnetically attracted to one another to magnetically retain the weight movement arm rest in the weight movement arm engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Bradly J. Pullins, Mickey Jay Hall, Roy R. Simonson
  • Patent number: 10065062
    Abstract: An apparatus and method operably coupled a movable member of an exercise apparatus to a carriage such a movement of the movable member moves the carriage along a rail. A magnetic portion carried by the carriage induces eddy currents in the rail to resist movement of the carriage along the rail to resist movement of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9898918
    Abstract: Belt wear of a treadmill is monitored. In one implementation, samples of electric current draw of a treadmill at different speeds of the treadmill belt of the treadmill are received. A value of each sample is differently weighted based on a speed of the treadmill belt at which the value of each sample was obtained. A belt wear notification is output based on the different weighted values of the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel L. M. Munro, Mark Albright, Tormay J Brown, Doug Durnford, Gregory B May, Blakely T Pennington, Cynthia Tremblay, Richard W Whitbeck
  • Patent number: 9724566
    Abstract: An apparatus and method concurrently present a plurality of visible tracings or a single continuous visible tracing that overlaps itself, each of the visible tracings being based upon movement taken by a member of an exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9636543
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains an exercise route of workouts associated with a person for achieving a fitness objective, determines parameters for first workout option of a first type to replace a second workout option of a second different type such that the first workout option is interchangeable with the second workout option while satisfying the exercise route and displays the determined parameters for the first workout option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: David E. Dyer, James S. Birrell, Brady A. Olason, Brian D. Wilson, David W. Flynt, Autumn L. Stroupe
  • Patent number: 9604096
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises a frame, left and right foot link supporting left and right foot pads. The left and right foot pads synchronously move out of phase through an elliptical path having an adjustable step height. The apparatus may include left and right side arms pivotally connected to the left and right foot links and pivotally supported by the frame. Left and right cranks eccentrically support left and right crank guides. Left and right links each have a first end pivotably connected to left and right foot links and a second end operably coupled to the left and right crank guides, respectively. A movable adjustment member is connected to left and right flexible members operably coupled to the left and right foot links. Movement of the adjustable member adjusts an extent to which the left and right flexible members wrap about the respective left and right crank guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Arnold, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9597540
    Abstract: An exercise device includes first and second crank arms configured to rotate 180 degrees out of phase with respect to one another about a first axis; a track; first and second foot links, first and second footpads carried by the first and second foot links between the first link portion and the second link portion and first and second front arms. Each of the first and second foot links has a first link portion that moves along the track while pivoting. Each of the first and second front arms has a first arm portion pivotally coupled to one of the foot links and a second arm portion pivotally coupled one of the crank arms. In one embodiment, a disc rotates in response to movement of the first foot link along the track, wherein a magnet facing the disc forms an eddy brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter J. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9586085
    Abstract: A method and apparatus guide inclined movement of a left foot pad in a fore-aft direction on a first side of a longitudinal centerline of an exercise apparatus and inclined movement of a right foot pad in the fore-aft direction on a second side of the longitudinal centerline of the exercise apparatus such that the right foot pad and the left foot pad are transversely spaced from the longitudinal centerline by a first distance when proximate to a front of the exercise apparatus and are transversely spaced from the longitudinal centerline by a second distance greater than the first distance when proximate to a rear of the exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Arnold, James S. Birrell, Jonathan M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9468795
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises a frame, a left foot link supporting a left foot pad, a right foot link supporting a right foot pad in a left foot link supporting a left foot pad. The right foot pad is linked to the left foot pad so as to synchronously move out of phase with the left foot pad through an elliptical path having an adjustable step height and an adjustable stride length. An adjustment synchronizer is operably coupled to the left foot link and the right foot link to synchronously adjust both the step height and the stride length of the elliptical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Arnold, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9430920
    Abstract: Belt wear of a treadmill is determined. Samples of electric current draw of a treadmill at different speeds of the treadmill belt of the treadmill are received. A value of each sample is differently weighted based on a speed of the treadmill belt at which the value of each sample was obtained. A belt wear notification is output based on the different weighted values of the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel L. M. Munro, Mark Albright, Tormay J Brown, Doug Durnford, Gregory B May, Blakely T Pennington, Cynthia Tremblay, Richard W Whitbeck
  • Patent number: 9418349
    Abstract: A system and method manage distribution of fitness equipment units based upon automatically collected usage information for the fitness equipment units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark E. Ainsworth, Robert J. Silbernagel, Susan W. M. Bell, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9367668
    Abstract: A method and exercise system obtain at least one parameter of ongoing exercise on a fitness equipment unit and adjust at least one operational characteristic of the user interface while a person is exercising and based upon the obtained at least one parameter of ongoing exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: David W. Flynt, Salman A. Khilji, Piet H. Schouten, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9320937
    Abstract: A fitness equipment unit includes a member rotatable about an axis and a source of resistance against rotation of the member. Rotation of the member is facilitated by pulling on a first end of the line while the other end of the line is stationary, pulling on a second end of the line while the first end is stationary or concurrently pulling on both the first end and the second end of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregory A. Thompson
  • Patent number: D797219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean K. Horita, Elijah E. Hooper
  • Patent number: D797870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean K. Horita, Elijah E. Hooper
  • Patent number: D798398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean K. Horita, Daniel Davidson, Elijah E. Hooper
  • Patent number: D798399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Elijah E. Hooper, Joshua S. Engstrom
  • Patent number: D801451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Elijah E. Hooper, Sean K. Horita, Robert B. Hubler, Joshua S. Engstrom, Daniel Davidson
  • Patent number: D801454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Elijah E. Hooper
  • Patent number: D802062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Elijah E. Hooper, Robert B. Hubler