Patents Examined by Jennifer M Deichl
  • Patent number: 10569127
    Abstract: An exercise machine for working core muscles includes a base, a handle bar connected to the base, and a leg support assembly connected to the base and extending substantially horizontally in a direction away from the handle bar. When one of the handle bar and leg support assembly is swung in a clockwise direction, the other of the handle bar and leg support assembly is swung in a counterclockwise direction, and when the one of handle bar and leg support assembly is swung in a counterclockwise direction, the other of the handle bar and leg support assembly is swung in a clockwise direction. The opposite direction rotations of the handle bar and leg support assembly create a double twist motion in the core muscles of a user of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Nabile Lalaoua
  • Patent number: 10561889
    Abstract: A physical therapy system includes a chair has a seat and a backrest. An exercise unit is positioned on the chair and the exercise unit is selectively manipulated. The exercise unit includes a pair of resistance bands. Each of the resistance bands may be gripped. Each of the bands is selectively urged away from the chair thereby facilitating physical therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dale Rossi, Judith Rossi
  • Patent number: 10561925
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent fitness system and a control method thereof. The intelligent fitness system includes a fitting device, a plurality of physical buttons arranged on a handle of the fitting device at positions corresponding to fingers of a user respectively, a controller electrically connected to the physical buttons, and a display device electrically connected to the controller. Each physical button is configured to collect an operation instruction from the user and transmit the operation instruction to the controller. The controller is configured to transmit the operation instruction to the display device. The display device is configured to display a corresponding image in accordance with the operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaodong Shi, Quanzhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10556146
    Abstract: A pilates exercise system includes an elongated frame extending from a first end to a second end, the first end and the second end both having cord attachments; a platform assembly slidingly engaged with the elongated frame, the platform assembly is configured to slide on a first track and a second track. The platform assembly includes a lower section configured to engage with the first tract and the second track, the lower section is configured to move solely along the length of the elongated frame; a middle section slidingly engaged with the lower section; and an upper section pivotally attached to the middle section. The system further includes a plurality of cords secured to both the first end of the frame and the lower section of the platform assembly and to both the second end of the frame and the lower section of the platform assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Miguel Latronica, Alexander L. Latronica
  • Patent number: 10556148
    Abstract: A conveyor chain which is designed to be used on a stepmill to form into steps on the side interacting with a user, but which can fold into a generally flat configuration when returning to the top of the tread. Each step is designed to be formed of four generally identical segments where both the segments forming the tread and kickplate can fold relative to each other and each of the tread and kickplate can fold at a midpoint between two segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Paulson, Jared Kueker
  • Patent number: 10549144
    Abstract: A hand-foot composite motion exercise machine generally includes a supportive frame, a transmission unit, a crank means, and a pair of linkage units. The exercise machine allows a user to change the configuration of each linkage unit through a raising/lowering device and a displacing device, so as to adjust the motion path of a pedal provided at each linkage unit, and the force required for treading the pedal. In use, while a user steps on the pedals to exercise, each pedal can perform a substantially elliptical closed path, which is ergonomical so that the user can be protected from exercise injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Hai-Pin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10549141
    Abstract: A weight system can be used with exercise equipment to perform workout routines. The weight system can include dumbbell head covers configured to be removably coupled to the heads of the dumbbell. The head covers can be installed on different sets of dumbbells in a workout routine to provide a customized workout. The head covers can have self-cinching end portions and a tubular central portion for extending over the head of the dumbbell. The self-cinching end portions can cooperate to hold the dumbbell head while performing lifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Progressive Weights, LLC
    Inventor: T. Chad Hill
  • Patent number: 10543393
    Abstract: A suspension trainer including a handle system comprised of a ring element and a removable strap element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Adam L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10532169
    Abstract: The invention relates to a small, low-noise side channel compressor for producing a defined volumetric flow, such as is needed in particular for devices for ventilation therapy. This is achieved by means of a new type of shape of the blade chambers (24) in the impeller (12) and the blade chamber walls (29), which separate the blade chambers and become thicker toward the circumference of the impeller, supported by a high-speed drive and a large number of blade chambers (24) at a small impeller diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TNI MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Eberhard, Ewald Anger
  • Patent number: 10512742
    Abstract: A breathing device comprises a respiratory gas source for generating a gas pressure for a patient, delivered by a respiratory mask, a measuring unit for measuring a measurement quantity characteristic of inhalation or exhalation, and a control unit which determines the patient's tidal volume from the measurement quantity and compares this with a setpoint value of the tidal volume. The control unit regulates the respiratory gas source such that the generated gas pressure is made available until the setpoint value of the tidal volume is reached. In addition, further regulation of a parameter characteristic of the patient's breathing is carried out. The method for controlling a respiratory gas source with a control unit for a patient's breathing comprises regulation of the patient's tidal volume by providing and applying inspiratory pressure and simultaneous regulation of a further breathing parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LOEWENSTEIN Medical Technology S.A.
    Inventor: Matthias Schwaibold
  • Patent number: 10500442
    Abstract: An actuator and an exercise equipment using the same are disclosed. The exercise equipment comprises a post which is a main body of the exercise equipment, a shoulder installed on an upper side of the post and rotates in left and right direction, an arm combined with the shoulder and rotates in up and down direction, a hand combined with one terminal of the arm and rotates by using the arm as an axis, a handle located on one terminal side of the hand, a force control actuator outputs a force corresponding to weight set by a user, and a wire passes via plural sheaves included in the hand, the shoulder and the post and deliver a force generated by pulling of the handle, one terminal of the wire being connected to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yoon Shik Hong, Sung Nam Oh, Han Jong Ju, Hyun Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10493345
    Abstract: Provided is a bike training device having a frame that rotatably supports a pair of rear rollers spaced a distance apart from each other along a longitudinal axis of the frame to rotatably support a rear wheel of the bicycle that rolls on both of the rear rollers. A front roller is spaced apart from the rear rollers along the frame a suitable distance to rotatably support a front wheel of the bicycle. A guide apparatus comprising a connection mechanism that is pivotally supported at an elevation vertically above the frame cooperates with a rear hub of the bicycle and allows for lateral movement of the rear wheel in axial directions along the rear rollers during rotation of the rear wheel of the bicycle, but limits an extent of the lateral movement to maintain the rear wheel between terminal lateral ends of the rear rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur D. Coberly, Ramon Moya
  • Patent number: 10492548
    Abstract: A glove having a top surface and a bottom surface is described herein. The top surface and the bottom surface each have an inner surface and an outer surface. The glove includes a plurality of resistance bands, which can be configured to be removably attached to the glove. The resistance bands can be removably attached at connection points on the outer surface of the glove. The glove can also include at least one adjustable resistance mechanism connected to the glove. The adjustable resistance mechanism is configured to adjust degrees of resistance to motion via the resistance bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Dean R. Marriott, Daniel A. Sawchuk, Jonathan A. Cheung
  • Patent number: 10493318
    Abstract: [Problem] This invention provides a smaller size and space-saving low-floor treadmill which is improved in durability of support of the rea roller and which can prevent bending of the rear roller by using smaller sized roller in the rea roller for a moving belt of the low-floor treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshitake Ota
  • Patent number: 10486019
    Abstract: A stationary exercise cycle. The stationary exercise cycle includes a frame, a crank rotatably connected to the frame, a driven wheel rotatably connected to the frame, and a frame stiffener. The frame includes a down tube and a fork. The crank and the driven wheel are in operative communication via a continuous flexible member. The frame stiffener is connected to the down tube and the fork and encircled by the continuous flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Core Health & Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Deo Magakat, David Beard, Victor Cornejo, Kevin Corbalis, Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 10485963
    Abstract: A medical treatment system including a treatment chamber, a source of an aqueous mist containing a medication, a source of an oxygen-enriched gas, and a control system adapted to alternately surround a human body part with a mist containing a medication and the oxygen enriched gas, which can be used to treat various skin disorders including infected lesions, bacterial infections such as acne (i.e. Propionibacterium acnes), fungal infections such as Athelete's foot (i.e. fungal genus Trichophyton), conditions associated with hair loss including alopecia as well as ulcerations and frostbite resulting from poor circulation. A method of treating skin disorders is also disclosed, that includes providing a mist containing a medication and enriched oxygen gas to the site being treated as well as providing oxygen to the patient during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VAPOROX, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Pelkus
  • Patent number: 10478654
    Abstract: A jump rope with a quick-adjust handle having an elongated handhold, a head, adapted to be coupled to one of the ends of the rope, which is attached by one of its ends to one of the ends of the handhold, a cylindrical push button, a grub screw and a spring. The cylindrical push button has on its cylindrical surface a first through-hole for the passage of the rope and a recess, offset 90°, and the head has at its free end a cylindrical hole, whose axis coincides with the revolution axis of the head, and which is adapted to house the push button and the spring in its interior, and, said head, has on its revolution surface a through-hole for the passage of the cable and a threaded hole, to screw the grub screw, offset 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jesus Miguel Silva Picon, Pablo Silva Picon
  • Patent number: 10478657
    Abstract: A novel weight lifting plate is disclosed. The novel weight lifting plate has a large shaped central aperture. The central aperture is shaped to receive the hand of a user. The central aperture has a plurality of ball bearings extending into the central aperture. There are four lateral ball bearings which hold a barbell in the center of the central aperture when the plate is mounted on the barbell. The plate also has two central ball bearings. The central ball bearings are disposed in recesses with springs within the recesses. When the plate is placed on the barbell the barbell pushes the central ball bearings into the recesses. When the user desires to use the plate by hand, the user places their hand in the central aperture with the ball bearings disposed between the user's fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Demo
  • Patent number: 10470915
    Abstract: Described is an exercise tool. More particularly, it is a therapy and exercise tool specifically devised as a foot-therapy and toe-aligning device to align, separate, and stretch toes. The foot-therapy and toe-aligning device comprises a frame with a plurality of posts connected with the frame. The device is formed of an elastic material such that a user may place at least one of the plurality of posts between a user's toes and pull the post to stretch and elongate the post between the toes. Upon release, the elastic material of the post causes the post to attempt to return to its original shape, thereby causing it to expand out and conform its shape to fit snugly against the user's toes. Additionally, the elastic material allows the toe posts to be positioned and maintained at numerous locations between the user's toes for customizable positioning between the toes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FENF, LLC
    Inventor: Frederic Ferri
  • Patent number: 10456626
    Abstract: A balance tension exercise device includes a pair of spaced platforms interconnected by two rigid bars. A plurality of flexible straps span the two platforms. The bars have differing widths to provide different levels of difficulty by a user walking from one platform to another over the bars. Similarly, the straps have different widths to provide other levels of difficulty. Each platform may comprise the top wall of a box. One of the boxes is larger than the other box so that all of the components of the device can be stored in the larger box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Wayne Groshek