Patents Examined by Garrett Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10213360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of diagnosing the primary lesions that give rise to a chronic condition or incorrect structure in myofascial units and associated structures in a human patient. The invention also relates to a method of therapeutic treatment of the diagnosed conditions, in particular by application of a variable vacuum stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MC HEALTH TECH S.L.
    Inventor: Jordi Saló Darder
  • Patent number: 10201729
    Abstract: An exercise device including two foot platforms riding on elongated rails for longitudinal motion relative thereto. The platforms are directly connected to each other by one or more elastic elements. The platforms are also connected by linear and/or rotary dampers to provide motion damping. In addition, weights and/or flywheels may be used to smooth the oscillations. When the two platforms are side-by-side, the elastic elements run in a substantially crosswise direction. A seated user may place the user's feet on the platforms and move his/her feet and lower legs back and forth in a scissoring motion to move the platforms in opposing directions along the rails. In so doing, the user overcomes the resistance of the elastic elements and dampers connecting the platforms. This provides the user with exercise and its accompanying benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Bailar
  • Patent number: 10188929
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes an adjustable frame being attachable to an assistive ambulation device. The adjustable frame includes removable handles, fitting arms located on a lower portion of the adjustable frame to receive a fitness attachment, and attachment points on located on the lower portion of the adjustable frame to couple a resistance device. A jump rope trainer includes a handle; flexible tubing including a handle fastener to connect the handle to the flexible tubing; and a soft sphere shaped object. The flexible tubing includes a soft sphere shaped object fastener to connect the soft sphere shaped object to the flexible tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Warren Kabes
  • Patent number: 10166434
    Abstract: An exercise bike comprising: a base; a frame having a head tube; and a steering stem mounted in the head tube, and operable to be rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the stem by a user, wherein a lower part of the frame is pivotally mounted to the base to allow rotation of the frame, relative to the base, about a substantially horizontal axis, wherein a first resilient mounting is provided between the frame and the base, and a second resilient mounting is provided between the steering stem and the base, the first and second resilient mountings, together, configured to bias the frame towards a substantially upright position relative to the base, the second resilient mounting further configured to urge the stem substantially into rotational alignment with a predetermined point on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Caccia
  • Patent number: 10150003
    Abstract: An exercise machine adjustable resistance system and method for efficiently varying the workout resistance for an exercise machine. The exercise machine adjustable resistance system and method generally includes a control unit in communication with a resistance adjustment system of an exercise machine and a biometric monitoring device used by an exerciser on the exercise machine. The control unit receives biometric data from the biometric monitoring device and sends a control signal to the resistance adjustment system to adjust the resistance of the exercise machine based on the biometric data received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10130445
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method, systems, and devices for expanding arch of teeth. A device for expanding an arch of teeth of a patient can include a removable shell formed of a first material having a number of cavities formed therein. The number of cavities are shaped to receive teeth of a patient. A device for expanding an arch of teeth of a patient can include an arch element extending from the removable shell in a lingual direction and across an arch width of the removable shell. The arch element can be formed of the first material and a second material that is a different material than the first material, can be designed to expand an arch of the teeth of the patient, and can have a width specific to a stage of a treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Avi Kopelman, Shiva Sambu, Rene M. Sterental, Eric Kuo, Mauricio de Alencar Casa
  • Patent number: 10130836
    Abstract: A foam exercise block in the shape of a wedge having an inclined front face, a vertical rear face, and a bottom face defining forward, upper, and rear edges. A ball socket is formed in the front face, and upper and lower semi-circular grooves running between the front and rear faces at the upper and forward edges of the wedge provide support for an exercise ball and portions of the body. The continuity of the lateral edges at their ends is interrupted by right-angled cutouts to provide corner handholds for various exercises using the wedge as a brace against a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Megan A. Madion
  • Patent number: 10123736
    Abstract: A system for monitoring use of knee joint flexibility rehabilitation apparatus comprises a knee joint flexibility rehabilitation apparatus, a sensor and a monitor configured to receive and display a signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xeras Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Malone, Cory R. A. Hallam
  • Patent number: 10124232
    Abstract: An exercise machine rail system for improved exerciser mounting and dismounting, improved functional ergonomics, and reduced risk of exerciser injury when using an exercise machine. The exercise machine rail system generally includes either two rails in close relationship which are linked together via connectors or a singular rail. Bias members are disclosed as either extending along either outer side of the rails, internally to the rail, or underneath the rail. Due to the narrow nature of the rails used by the present invention, an exerciser is able to mount and dismount the exercise machine easily and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10124205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10124208
    Abstract: A mounting frame for releasably securing a pedal exerciser to a table is disclosed. The mounting frame includes a frame assembly having a pair of generally opposed end members dimensioned to extend across an upper surface of the table and configured to receive feet of the pedal exerciser, and a pair of generally opposed side members connected to the pair of generally opposed end members at corresponding ends thereof, so as to cooperatively define a central aperture therewith with the pair of generally opposed side members configured to engage opposite sides of the table. The frame assembly further includes a first strap dimensioned to extend across the central aperture and engage the pair of generally opposed side members so as to releasably secure the table therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Alex L. Balsley
  • Patent number: 10124199
    Abstract: A trampoline or trampoline system including a frame or other foundation; biasing means mounted on or to said frame or other foundation; and a plurality of jumping mats connected to selected first ones of said biasing means respectively above said frame or other foundation in side by side relationship, said selected first ones of said biasing means being arranged to bias said plurality of mats outwards to tension said mats, and said plurality of mats being operatively connected to each other along respective adjacent portions thereof and/or to selected second ones of said biasing means along their respective adjacent portions, said second ones of said biasing means being arranged to bias adjacent ones of said plurality of mats upwards and/or outwards away from their respective centers and/or towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VULY PARKS IP HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Joe Andon
  • Patent number: 10124202
    Abstract: An exercise device including two foot platforms riding on elongated rails for longitudinal motion relative thereto. The platforms are directly connected to each other by one or more elastic elements. The platforms are also connected by linear and/or rotary dampers to provide motion damping. In addition, weights and/or flywheels may be used to smooth the oscillations. When the two platforms are side-by-side, the elastic elements run in a substantially crosswise direction. A seated user may place the user's feet on the platforms and move his/her feet and lower legs back and forth in a scissoring motion to move the platforms in opposing directions along the rails. In so doing, the user overcomes the resistance of the elastic elements and dampers connecting the platforms. This provides the user with exercise and its accompanying benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Bailar
  • Patent number: 10118071
    Abstract: A machine for exercising the rotator cuff muscles that is operable to individually and separately isolate and exercise each of the four rotator cuff muscles while the user is in a seated position. The exercise machine includes a plurality of structural elements including a main vertical beam and a base frame operable to be positioned on the ground, where the main beam extends vertically from the base frame. The machine includes a plurality of pulleys mounted to the structural elements and a plurality of exercise cables running through the pulleys, where handles are coupled to the exercise cables. A seat is mounted to the vertical beam and the handles are positioned relative thereto to allow the user to grasp the handles and perform the several exercises for each arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rotator Cuff Rehab, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Cervone, Robert J. Irvine
  • Patent number: 10111595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking tooth positions, wherein an initial three-dimensional volume exposure (1) of teeth (2, 3, 4) to be checked is implemented, wherein the position and orientation of the teeth (2, 3, 4) to be checked are determined based on the initial volume exposure (1); wherein the teeth to be checked are natural teeth (2, 3, 4) comprised of tooth stumps (6, 7, 8) and tooth roots (9, 10, 11) and/or are artificial teeth comprised of artificial tooth stumps and implants; wherein the positional relationship and orientation of the tooth stumps (6, 7, 8) relative to the tooth roots (9, 10, 11) and/or to the implants are determined in particular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wundrak, Kai Lindenberg
  • Patent number: 10112068
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elastic portion comprised of one or more elastic members which interconnects a pair of spaced apart handles. Each of the handles includes a structural feature which allows the orientation of a handle grip axis to be readily adjusted relative to the extended direction of the elastic portion in order to achieve a configuration respectively suited to either aerobic, jump rope activity, or to resistance training and stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Dov Medina
  • Patent number: 10112067
    Abstract: An exercise machine, such as indoor cycle, includes a multi-function wheel brake actuator. A braking force is induced on a wheel by finely or coarsely adjusting the brake actuator. The brake actuator may include a knob whereby a user may finely adjust the braking force on the wheel and a lever to actuate interval settings whereby the brake actuator provides set positions of braking resistance. The lever may include a spacer to reduce friction of the lever. The exercise machine may further include a pop-pin assembly with an over-center cam mechanism to clamp members together. The pop-pin assembly also includes a fine adjustment to adjust the clamping force. Implementations of the pop-pin assembly may be arranged to apply the clamping force by pivoting a lever of the pop-pin assembly either toward or away from the members being fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Golesh
  • Patent number: 10112066
    Abstract: A device and method for alleviating extremity pain and improving range of motion using a mobile mirror with functional activity attachments. Secured symmetrical functional objects for manipulation are positioned either along side, in front, or on the mirror itself. The individual looks at the reflection of the non-affected extremity manipulating the functional attachment while both extremities perform the activity. The occupational therapy device is simple to use and can relocate to either tabletop or floor. The large mirror accommodates longer arms and legs for improved visual field and can be rotated for either vertical or horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AJL LLC
    Inventors: Amy De Maagd Heathfield, Julie M. DeBoer, Leo G. DelCarmen, II
  • Patent number: 10112072
    Abstract: A dynamic stretching, strengthening and stabilization device is provided for postural correction and retraining. The device has a pair of closed loop resistance tubes and a central harness member which positions the closed loop resistance tubes roughly in the form of a figure 8. Each loop of the resistance tube is sized to accommodate the arm and shoulder of the user. The device may be used in a stabilization mode or stretching/strengthening mode, and transitions easily between these modes to correct and retrain the user's posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: POSTURE PERFECTOR LLC
    Inventor: Gabriel Luke Burrell
  • Patent number: 10105277
    Abstract: A strap for a table having a backrest with a first end and a second end. The strap has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the strap is connected to the first end of the table backrest and the second end of the strap is connected to the middle portion of the second end of the table backrest. The strap provides a safety measure in the event the user shifts or slips when using the table. When used on an inversion therapy table, the strap may also enable the user to relieve pressure applied to the ankles and lower legs during inversion therapy. The strap may further include a length adjuster to fit the size of each individual user as well as visual length markers to indicate the adjustment settings for the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: On Chong