Patents Examined by Gregory Winter
  • Patent number: 10188893
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus has a housing for substantially enclosing a hand of a user, an opening within the housing for receiving a hand of the user, a handle within the housing, and vents in the housing, which is weighted and balanced whereby in use the user grips the handle to perform resistance and aerobic exercises using the exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Mitz Fitness Limited
    Inventors: Greg Kenneth Johnson, Matthew George Kelvie
  • Patent number: 10118070
    Abstract: A squat rack includes a frame, a tread unit, a lifting unit, a pulling unit and a connector. The tread unit includes two treads connected to and located on two sides of the frame for supporting a user's feet so that the frame is firmly kept on the ground by the user. The lifting unit is pivotally connected to the frame and located behind the user in operation. The pulling unit includes a middle portion pivotally connected to a front end of the frame. The connector pivotally connects a lower end of the pulling unit to the lifting unit so that the user can pull the pulling unit to cause the lifting unit to support the user's hips via the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 10086229
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing prone leg curl exercises, including a moving support platform or frame that allows a user to perform prone leg curl exercises without excessively arching his or her lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Meredith, Bruce Hockridge, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 10080916
    Abstract: A fitness structure includes a bar having a first end portion and a second end portion, a pair of bar support portions provided at each side of the bar and having a plurality of bar support members to place the bar at a plurality of heights, a first load portion and a second load portion spaced apart from the bar to a certain degree and facing each other, a first cable coupled between the first end portion of the bar and the first load portion, a second cable coupled between the second end portion of the bar and the second load portion. Heights of the first load portion and the second load portion vary depending on a height of one of the plurality of bar support members at which the bar is detachably placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Ki Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10071287
    Abstract: A balance board system may include a platform, a pivot member, a first bodily engagement member, and a second bodily engagement member. The platform may include a planar body with upper and lower sides and that extends between a first end and a second end. The platform may have a central portion between the first and second ends. The pivot member may be located on the lower side and the central portion of the platform. The first bodily engagement member may be located on the upper side and adjacent the first end of the platform. The second bodily engagement member may be located on the upper side and adjacent the second end of the platform. The first and second bodily engagement members may be configured with respective incline angles relative to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Exercise Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Lindon Dedvukaj, David Boyer
  • Patent number: 10065060
    Abstract: A static and dynamic exercise apparatus has a spatially displaceable object coupled to a frame and a force applicator. A resistance system exerts a first level of resistance that prevents the movement of the object by the application of a user-applied force, thereby allowing a user to generate a static, or isometric, force on the force applicator and object. The resistance system may then be released, to allow movement of the object, thereby rapidly transmuting the static force into a dynamic movement. In various embodiments, the object is a plurality of weights, the force applicator is a weight lifting bar, and the resistance system is a pneumatically actuated piston that is capable of releasably holding the weights and weight bar to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Louie Simmons
  • Patent number: 10065098
    Abstract: A training appliance for practicing combat sports, contact sports or grappling sports, includes a punching bag having an envelope including a closing wall forming a bottom wall at the lower end thereof, and a second closing wall at the top end. The appliance includes a horizontal base for supporting the bag on the ground, that can be immobilized on the ground and on which the punching bag rests, by the wall thereof. A mechanical connection is established between the base and the wall, authorizing the pivoting movement of the bag around the point of contact between the wall and the sole. The bag also includes at least one unit for returning the same to the vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Antoine Bellando De Castro
  • Patent number: 10058725
    Abstract: A handheld resistance exercise device is contemplated for exercise, rehabilitation, warm-up and the like, which provides resistance to muscles, tendons, joints, and fasciae in the upper body and lower back as it is actuated by a user standing a distance away from a vertical surface that is engaged with the device. Actuation thereof by the user in performing various exercise protocols provides stability for one or more muscles of the hand, elbow, shoulder girdle, shoulder blade, rib cage, as well as the inner core muscles, while also providing improved mobility for one or more of the wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder joint, and muscles that rotate and bend the spine sideways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Blu Sky Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Joseph LaCaze
  • Patent number: 10046222
    Abstract: The system includes memory having computer-executable instructions and at least one processor to execute the computer-executable instructions to wireless connect the exercise device, receive a training mode, receive at least one variable for determining a power set point, determine the power set point responsive to the training mode and the at least one variable and control a magnetic brake assembly in the exercise device responsive to the power set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Wahoo Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Michael A. Lyle, Bradley Jaymes Collins
  • Patent number: 10046195
    Abstract: A restraint device, in particular for training purposes, having a holder which is or can be anchored in a fixed position and from which a rope that can be attached to a user can be drawn out against a restoring force via a movement path of the user. Apparatuses for generating the restoring force by sliding friction are provided and include a roller that can be rotated by winding the extendable rope around the roller and a brake device inhibiting the rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ERGO-FIT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Harald Scheffer
  • Patent number: 10035037
    Abstract: A selectorized dumbbell incorporates a handle assembly that includes a generally triangularly shaped handle housing having an upwardly extending loop style handle in the manner of a kettlebell handle. The handle housing has angled side walls that provide surfaces on which the user's forearm can rest when doing certain exercises. The handle housing is hollow inside. Various add-on weights are vertically stacked on top of another inside the handle housing. The weights are nested together to prevent sliding relative to one another by tongue and groove and pin and hole interconnections. A repositionable connecting pin can be placed into different positions on the handle housing to selectively couple a desired number of the add-on weights to the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PowerBlock Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mattson K. Towley
  • Patent number: 10035036
    Abstract: A wall-mounted exercise apparatus that includes a plurality of elongate anchor members fixed to a first wall and a second wall, and includes a plurality of hooks fixed to each elongate anchor member. A first strap is configured to be attached to a first hook of the plurality of hooks, and the first hook is located on a first elongate anchor member fixed to the first wall. A second strap is configured to be attached to a second hook of the plurality of hooks, and the second hook is located on a second elongate anchor member fixed to the second wall, wherein the first and second hooks are selected based on a desired difficulty of a selected exercise to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy DiMartino
  • Patent number: 10029135
    Abstract: A stretching device has a pair of elongate stretching bars, a support frame, and an adjustment mechanism. Each of the elongate stretching bars includes a main body that extends from a front end to a rear end. The support frame supports each of the elongate stretching bars above the ground in a side-by-side orientation. The adjustment mechanism provides for adjusting the position of the front ends of the pair of elongate stretching bars, both horizontally and vertically, with respect to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Tucker Sharp
  • Patent number: 10022577
    Abstract: A Pilates machine tension device support system for efficiently providing a tension force to a movable platform of an exercise machine. The Pilates machine tension device support system generally includes a frame, a platform movably positioned upon the frame and a tension assembly connected between the frame and the platform to provide selective tension upon the platform in a first direction. The tension assembly is comprised of a plurality of pulleys and a plurality of tension devices positioned upon the pulleys, wherein the tension devices are attached between a frame and the platform. The tension members are selectively engaged to the platform to increase or decrease the tension applied to the platform for varying levels of workouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10022579
    Abstract: A shuttle training and therapy device including in one example: a floor standing fame having a headward end and a footward end; a carriage slidably attached to the frame; a resistance system of elastic cords attached to the footward end of the frame; the elastic cords selectively attached to the carriage; and a range of motion limiting system including a control cord having a first end attached to the carriage, a second end selectively attached to the frame, and an intermediate portion attached to an elastic member attached to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 10016648
    Abstract: A leg press attachment which is configured to be engaged with a squat rack, and thereafter used to perform many different exercises. The leg press attachment is engageable with hooks on the squat rack such that the leg press attachment pivots during use relative to the squat rack yet includes at least one stop for limiting the extent of its pivoting relative to the squat rack. Preferably, the device can be removed from the hooks and engaged directly with the squat rack, during which time the at least one stop secures the device relative to the squat rack. Preferably, the leg press attachment is also configured such that it can be removed from squat rack, and converted to a sled for pushing along the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Gordon Briley
  • Patent number: 10010741
    Abstract: A disk shaped quiet bumper plate for a barbell has a rim of elastomeric material with a shock absorber region. The shock absorber region has a circumferential row of evenly spaced transverse holes. The material between the holes forms radial walls which act as shock absorbers when the bumper plate is dropped. This reduces noise without unduly increasing bounce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sound Shore Innovations L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kyle D. Rothschild, Michael Bousquet
  • Patent number: 10010740
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing a variety of different exercise routines includes a rotating arm assembly and a swing-away workout station. The workout station may include a bench seat and a stabilizing support, and may be adjusted to provide for a number of different configurations. For example, the bench seat and the stabilizing support may pivot forward and backward, and the stabilizing support may extend upward and downward for supporting the user's body in different positions, while performing different exercise routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 10010742
    Abstract: A selectorized dumbbell has a plurality of nested weights that provide a stack of left weight plates and a stack of right weight plates. A handle is dropped between the stacks and a selector is inserted into one of a plurality of vertically spaced positions on the handle to couple a selected number of the weights to the handle. The selector has a continuous periphery enclosing an open interior. A user who is exercising with the dumbbell will be alerted to unintended dislodgement of the selector since a portion of the selector's periphery will contact a portion of the user's grip hand, wrist or forearm during such dislodgement. This prevents complete dislodgement and prompts the user to restore the selector to a fully installed position. Side walls of the selector may become curved when the selector is installed to provide an additional frictional force resisting dislodgement of the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PowerBlock Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl K. Towley, III
  • Patent number: 10004938
    Abstract: Elevating rims allow the central hub of a back roller to be elevated from the ground. Elevating the back roller allows the user to increase their flexibility as they bend their back over the central roller. A user can purchase one or a set of rims to interchange the back roller and rims to accommodate different stretching and exercises. The joining mechanism can be threaded coupling in one or both of the hubs or can be a telescoping connection with or without a spring-loaded pin in a hole. The rims can have ribs to allow an installer to grip the rim and twist the rim on an axle. The back roller can be fabricated with an internal thread where changeable rims can be threaded into the inner diameter of the back roller to change the amount of elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Max Greenhouse