Patents Examined by Andrew S Lo
  • Patent number: 11980787
    Abstract: An exercise machine comprises an arm support, including: a carriage configured to slide within a track attached to the exercise machine; and a support assembly that floats the carriage relative to the track, wherein the support assembly is disengaged by the application of force via the arm. An exercise machine comprises a rotatable column, wherein the column supports an arm, and a gear detent mechanism to support a discrete number of positions for the rotatable column. An exercise machine comprises a tiltable arm, and a mechanism to support a discrete number of positions for the tiltable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Mikhaylovich Gisin, Michael Valente, David Jonathan Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11980799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for testing the accuracy of a bicycle training apparatus that is configured to measure the power output of a cyclist riding on a bicycle. The system includes a base, a main drive shaft secured to the base, a motor secured to the base and configured to rotate the main drive shaft, torque and rotational speed sensors configured to measure the torque and rotational speed of the main drive shaft during rotation thereof. The bicycle training apparatus may be secured relative to the base and functionally coupled to the main drive shaft. The motor may then be operated to apply a power input to the bicycle training apparatus while measuring the torque and rotational speed of the main drive shaft and the power input with the bicycle training apparatus. The resulting measurements may be compared to determine the accuracy of the bicycle training apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jan-Anders Mansson, Teal Francis Dowd, Diana Gabrielle Heflin, Justin Douglas Miller, Jacob Dean Coffing, Wim Sweldens
  • Patent number: 11975235
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cycling or motorcycling simulator for recreation and physical exercise characterized by allowing left, right, and backward movements and tilts that can be controlled with the handlebars or body thrust. Structurally, the device of the present invention is divided mainly into six parts interconnected to get the device to function optimally. Thus, the simulator consists of i) a base that supports the other systems of the invention, ii) a mounting base that allows coupling the lifting system, the lower coupling system, and the lateral tilt system, iii) a frame giving a bicycle-shaped structure to the simulator, iv) a lifting system, v) a lateral tilt system, and vi) a lower coupling system; wherein the said systems control the turns and the tilt of the simulator. Because the present invention allows a greater range and variety of movements, the monotony of the exercise is reduced, and the user can exercise a greater number of muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Wilson Hernan Pacheco Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11975256
    Abstract: A trolley apparatus, system, and method of manufacture are described herein. The trolley apparatus may comprise one or more of a first side plate, a second side plate, a support axle, one or more roller components, and/or other components. The support axle may be mounted through and/or between the first side plate and the second side plate. The support axle may be mounted such that the first side plate and the second side plate are at opposite ends of the support axle. The support axle may be configured to support the one or more roller components. In some implementations, the trolley apparatus may be specifically configured to accommodate a slackline webbing which may have a width of about five centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: eBrands Global Oy
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas Sargent, Riley N. Sargent, Tate A. Sargent
  • Patent number: 11969620
    Abstract: A multimodal fitness bar with a bar assembly and resistance assembly is disclosed. Exemplary implementations may further include a hanging member, a weighting assembly, a toggle assembly, a furling member, and/or other components. The resistance assembly may include a flexible fabric sheet with an opening configured to receive a user's foot and the bar assembly may include handles configured to be gripped by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Castle Fit Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Castle
  • Patent number: 11969616
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a strength training equipment. The strength training equipment includes a speed changing device, which includes a driving motor and a speed changer, wherein the speed changer outputs the output of the driving motor after speed reduction; a differential mechanism, which is provided with a first output shaft and a second output shaft and can convert the output after speed changing by the speed changer into asymmetric force to be output from the first output shaft and the second output shaft; and a take-up device, which includes two take-up boxes which are connected with the first output shaft and the second output shaft respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Huizhou Xing Wei Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongjun Liu, Zhaohui Wang
  • Patent number: 11969629
    Abstract: A fitness device for training the whole body. The device has coaxially arranged one above the other tubular elements of the same diameter, and an inner body disposed in cavities defined by the tubular elements. At the base of the inner body is a drive motor, providing rotational movement of the lower tubular element and the part of the inner body disposed in its cavity, which transmits the rotational movement and of the part of the inner body disposed in the cavity, by a spindle, at least two obstacles with identical construction respectively lower and upper, each magnetically connected to a sliding means, respectively detachably connected to sliders and of the inner body and a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Georgi Ivanov Zaykov, Ivan Georgiev Zaykov, Tsvetan Georgiev Zaykov
  • Patent number: 11969628
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to tiltable trampoline frame support structures that include a front support member, a rear support member, two elongated link members and two elongated adjusting link members. The front support member and the rear support member are pivotally coupled to frame members and are pivotal about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the front line of the trampoline. The horizontal link members are pivotally coupled between the front support member and the rear support member. The upper ends of the adjusting link members are pivotally coupled to the upper ends of the front support member and the lower ends of the adjusting link members are movable coupled to the horizontal link members in a such way that the tilt angle of the rebounding mat shifts when the coupling place of the adjusting link members to the horizontal link member is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Tuomas Sallinen, Jari Kiviniemi
  • Patent number: 11957955
    Abstract: Provided is an electric lifting slope adjustment device having a vibration damping function and a treadmill. The electric lifting slope adjustment device includes: two lifting supports, a rotating shaft, a driving component and a vibration damping assembly; each of the lifting supports has a rotating end, and the rotating ends of the two lifting supports are rotatably connected to a first inner wall and a second inner wall respectively; the driving component is hinged to a third inner wall, the driving component includes a lifting motor and a lifting rod, a driving end of the lifting motor is connected to the lifting rod; the vibration damping assembly includes a mounting frame and a vibration damping spring, and a compression direction of the vibration damping spring is perpendicular to an axis of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ren Liu, Jinsong Fan
  • Patent number: 11957958
    Abstract: A weight training sled and wall hanging bracket set for supporting the weight training sled in an elevated vertical stowage position. The push handles on the sled are pivotable as a unit about a laterally extending pivot axis as between an upward use position and a lowered stowage position extending towards the second longitudinal end of the chassis. The wall hanging bracket set includes an upper bracket for attachment to a vertical surface and supportively contact a second longitudinal end of the sled at two laterally spaced contact points, and a lower bracket for attachment to the vertical surface and supportively contact a first longitudinal end of the sled at a single contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Charles J. Rosenow, Thomas K. Baumler
  • Patent number: 11951370
    Abstract: A sports apparatus comprising a boxing body, a boxing body receptacle, and a holding apparatus for holding the boxing body receptacle, wherein the holding apparatus and the boxing body receptacle are designed to hold the boxing body in a starting position, wherein the holding apparatus and the boxing body are designed such that the boxing body can be displaced, in particular elastically, out of the starting position by the action of a boxing punch, and is then returned to the starting position. The sports apparatus also comprises an output apparatus which is designed to selectively output user information to the user of the sports apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Vitalij Zittel
  • Patent number: 11951346
    Abstract: The portable exercise device includes a housing, a rotating spool, a plurality of cables, a plurality of handles, at least one securing strap, and a tensioning knob. The device is temporarily installed about the front surface of the seat back via a single or plurality of straps. The tensioning knob provides varying levels of resistance with the rotating spool. The rotating spool has a spiral coil spring that places a rotational biasing force upon the spool such that the cables will wind upon the rotating spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Tony Pierce
  • Patent number: 11951348
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an exercise system comprising a wall mount having tie down anchors and an exercise mat. The exercise mat comprises a plurality of radial lines to ensure the user maintains a known distance from the wall mount. A first end of a resistance band is coupled to a tie down anchor and a second end of the exercise mat is coupled to a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Justin Falahi
  • Patent number: 11944860
    Abstract: A rope fastener includes an insert inserted into a hollow in an end portion of a rope in an elastic tubular form to expand an outer diameter of the rope, a fixing part that is disposed behind the insert and that includes a boss protruding from a front surface thereof and having an insert recess into which an end of the rope is inserted, and a coupling part having a hollow into which the rope is inserted together with the insert and a rear end portion coupled to the boss of the fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FIND YOUR BEAUTY
    Inventor: Saehanbyul Cho
  • Patent number: 11944869
    Abstract: An exercise device consisting of two or more flexible elements originating from different locations and connected to a common handle capable of being moved in a variety of directions. Each element also connected to a resistance mechanism and a force measuring device whereby a user interface and microcomputer determine force and direction and enable creation of customized workouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schmidt Design LLC
    Inventor: David Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11938365
    Abstract: An exercise device provides elastic members which extend from an anchor to a movable carriage, such that a user can move the carriage in opposition to the resistance of the elastic members to perform exercise. The elastic members are preferably removably attached to both the anchor and the carriage so that they can be removed and replaced with elastic members having different resistances. Attachment at the carriage is preferably achieved via weight modules situated between the members and the carriage, with the elastic members being removably attached to the weight modules, and the weight modules having latches which affix to the carriage. The carriage may be actuated by a user via a pulley system which decreases the amount of carriage travel, thereby reducing the stretch in the elastic members so that they provide less variation in the effective force/weight experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Kevin J. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 11938368
    Abstract: An adjustable exercise bench includes a vertical mounting bar with a plurality of pre-drilled holes and a backrest mounted to the mounting bar. The backrest can be moved upward or downward. In one embodiment, the backrest is bifurcated and has an adjustable head pad and an adjustable back pad. The head pad and back pad are configured for slidable upward and downward movement along the mounting bar. A lower surface of the head pad and an upper surface of the back pad are sized and shaped for a substantially close sliding reception with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Cap Barbell, Inc.
    Inventor: Curt Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11931615
    Abstract: An exercise machine resistance selection system for efficiently and easily adjusting a resistance force applied against movement of a carriage in at least one direction. An exercise machine includes a frame having at least one rail and a carriage movably connected to the at least one rail. A biasing member is selectively and removably connected to the carriage by a first catch member, with the first catch member being adjustable between an engaged position in which the first catch member is adapted to engage with the biasing member to impart a resistance force against movement of the carriage and a disengaged position in which the first catch member is adapted to release biasing member. A first retaining member is adapted to retain the biasing member in place below the carriage when the biasing member is released from the first catch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Max E. Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 11931617
    Abstract: A training device for strength training is capable of performing through use of a barbell, the training device including: a frame body; a support body configured to support the barbell from below; moving means for moving the support body to ascend and descend along the frame body; control means for controlling the moving means; and state detecting means for detecting a state of the barbell or a user, wherein the control means is configured to control the moving means based on a detection signal detected by the state detecting means. With the training device, various kinds of free-weight training can be solely and safely performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ONE SLASH ONE INC.
    Inventors: Akihisa Mino, Yoshihisa Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 11925828
    Abstract: A dumbbell clip device secures a dumbbell to a weight lifting belt. The device includes a conduit extending through a base. The conduit receives a weight lifting belt through the conduit to couple the base to the weight lifting belt. A bottom jaw extends from the base a fixed position on the base. A top jaw is pivotally coupled to the bottom jaw. An engagement is coupled to the base and has a locking edge is positioned to engage a tooth on the top jaw. The top jaw is secured in a closed position forming a closed loop with the bottom jaw for engaging and holding a dumbbell on the weight lifting belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Dennis Inniss