Patents Examined by Jerome W. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9770670
    Abstract: Two or more hurdle loops of varying heights connect to a horizontal crossbar by a rotatable interface. The horizontal crossbar is supported by legs that each end in base. Each hurdle loop has an upright and collapsed position, to provide adjustable height settings for use in physical activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Fierbaugh
  • Patent number: 9764182
    Abstract: A free weight which has a ridge on the top of the weight for a user to grip is provided. The ridge may at least partially surround the top end and/or bottom end of the free weight. In certain embodiments, the ridge may completely surround the top end and/or bottom end of free weight. The user may grasp the weight by wrapping their fingertips around the ridge and perform reps to strengthen the grip and arms of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Rohanna
  • Patent number: 9731162
    Abstract: A free-motion dynamic resistance trainer to be used to train the muscular coordination, dynamic stability and gait mechanics of athletes and physical therapy patients. Adjustable tension shock cords or bungee cords and resistance tubing are used in conjunction with a spinal support harness and jib in order to allow for the adjustment of progressive resistance and to create a heightened sense of proprioceptive awareness in those muscles and joints that are meant to be targeted depending upon the particular movement pattern being exercised. While providing resistance to improve strength and stamina, the shock cords or bungee cords and resistance tubing simultaneously guide and assist the trainee through certain aspects of each movement in order to train muscle memory of the proper kinetic sequence and body positioning. The apparatus, which is meant to be worn, can be used during sport specific movements other than running, in order to train and improve performance in myriad sports and activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Rephel Demarco Martin
  • Patent number: 9694230
    Abstract: A medicine ball includes a central member with a pair of opposing concave sides. Further, convex attachments are each adapted to mate with the concave sides of the central member to form a sphere. These convex attachments are fastened together to the concave sides by a pair of fasteners, such as zippers. Additionally, attachment ports which can receive an exercise attachment are each positioned within the central member. Examples of exercise attachments include a barbell bar, a handgrip, and a pair of roller pairs, among others. In an alternative embodiment the attachment ports are positioned within the convex attachments. Further, an article of clothing has a receptacle to receive the convex attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Corey Anderson Cooper
  • Patent number: 9694224
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a first tubular frame having a flexible fabric attached thereon, a second tubular frame having a rigid board mounted thereon, and at least three elongate support members disposed between and separate the first tubular frame and the second tubular frame. Each of the elongate members includes a first end fixedly mounted on the first tubular frame and a second end fixedly mounted on the second tubular frame, such that a first cross plane of the first tubular frame is substantially parallel to a second cross plane of the second tubular frame. When the second tubular frame is placed on a substantially flat surface, the exercise device can be used as a jumping exercise device. When the first tubular frame is placed on the substantially flat surface, the exercise device can be used as a stepping exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9694226
    Abstract: A device for stretching and practicing yoga is provided in the form of a wheel that has padding on an outer side. On the inner side of the wheel are contours for gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Raw Love Inc.
    Inventors: Dov Vargas, Raquel Vamos
  • Patent number: 9694231
    Abstract: A hand weight device for providing a physically stable but variable resistance to gravity includes a handle coupled to a housing. A first end cap is movably coupled to the housing to selectively provide access to an interior space through a first end of the housing. Weights are positionable in the interior space to increase gravitational resistance to lifting of the housing. Spacers are positionable in the interior space to occupy a remainder of the interior space after a selected number of weights is positioned in the interior space. Thus, the selected number of the weights positioned in the interior space is inhibited from moving freely within the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Bob Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9682277
    Abstract: An exercise device with a pair of upper links coupled to the frame and a pair of lower links pivotally coupled to the upper links is provided. A pair of pedals is received on a distal end of each of the lower links. A transfer system between the pair of upper links may include a first and a second pushrod, each with a first end pivotally coupled to each upper link and a second end opposite to the first end. A first and a second pivot arm, each pivotally coupled to the frame, may be included, each pivot arm receiving a respective pushrod. A pliable connector may be coupled to the first pivot arm and the second pivot arm, thus providing compliant reciprocating movement of the upper links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FIT-NOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joel Gordon
  • Patent number: 9682264
    Abstract: A trampoline comprising a trampoline frame having legs. The trampoline frame has a trampoline frame horizontal portion. A trampoline bed is suspended across the trampoline frame horizontal portion. Springs extend between the trampoline frame and trampoline bed. An enclosure is connected to the trampoline frame. The enclosure has an enclosure upper support. The enclosure supports an enclosure net. A pad system covers the springs. The pad system includes a wall pad extending upwardly from the springs and terminating at a pad system apex. The pad system further includes a buttress pad connected to the pad system apex at an apex angle from the wall pad, which is defined as an angle between a wall pad outside surface and the buttress pad. The buttress pad extends downwardly to cover at least partially the trampoline frame horizontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 9682274
    Abstract: A piece of exercise equipment that combines multiple functions will allow the user to perform multiple exercises with one device as opposed to multiple devices. It will also incorporate the ability to add water or sand to the device that will allow the user to exercise multiple areas of the body with one piece of equipment as opposed to multiple pieces of equipment and avoids the user from purchasing multiple pieces of exercise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Cade Ekstrom
  • Patent number: 9682273
    Abstract: An exercise biased weight includes a weight body defining a center of mass and a through offset bore formed at the weight body at a position offset to the center of mass thereof, wherein a diameter of the offset bore is slightly larger than a diameter of a weight bar member for enabling the weight bar member to slidably pass through the offset bore so as to retain the weight body at the weight bar member. Therefore, the weight body is lifted to generate a downward weight force to against an unwanted shaking movement of the weight body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Sheng Hsiung Tony Huang
  • Patent number: 9675840
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for rotatably and horizontally suspending a running/walking surface over air without being supported by a deck and a treadmill including the same. The system may include a belt rotationally suspended between a pair of rails, the belt configured to support a user; a plurality of pairs of grommets spaced along a length of the belt proximate to an edge of the belt; a bracket attached to a corresponding pair of grommets by a cable, wherein the bracket and the pair of grommets are positioned in a triangular relationship; a transporter bolt extending from the bracket; and a roller rotatably attached to the transporter bolt, wherein the roller is configured to engage with the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: William James Walstead, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9675832
    Abstract: A handle assembly base has a central tube opening for receiving an elastic resistance tube with an expanded end diameter. A first block and a second block are pivotably mounted to the base on opposite sides of the central tube opening. When pivoted towards each other, the blocks define a reduced area opening through which the expanded end diameter of the resistance tube cannot pass, thereby retaining the resistance tube to the base. The base has two opposed ears which extend upwardly of the central tube opening. A flexible strap is secured to the ears, and extends through a cylindrical tube to which a flexible handle cushion is mounted to provide a grip for the user to engage the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Weng Kin Chen, William J. Sotis
  • Patent number: 9675834
    Abstract: A series of improved exercise machines with a movable user engagement member operatively linked to a sliding while rotating user support such that when the user engagement member is engaged and activated by the user the user engagement member concurrently causes movement of the operative linkage system, which concurrently causes the user support to slide while rotating. This creates dynamic motion of the user support relative to the user engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph K. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9656112
    Abstract: A therapeutic, fitness, and sports enhancement device which includes a cylindrically shaped body having a predetermined density and predetermined diameter, the body including a plurality of projections of a predetermined shape. One or more of the predetermined density and the predetermined diameter in combination with the predetermined shape of the projections optimize mobilization of soft tissue structures of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kipp K. Dye
  • Patent number: 9656118
    Abstract: An inclinable exercise device includes a support; an adjustable incline having an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion operably supported by the support to allow adjustment in an angle of the adjustable incline; a user support platform movably attached to the adjustable incline for movement of the user support platform along the adjustable incline during at least one of jumping and squat exercises; a foot support stand secured to the adjustable incline in the lower portion, the foot support engaged by one's feet during at least one of jumping and squat exercises; one or more resistance mechanisms resisting upward movement of the user support platform along the adjustable incline during at least one of jumping and squat exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Total Gym Global Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Campanaro, Jesse Thomas Campanaro, Dan McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 9643039
    Abstract: A trampoline including: a frame adapted to rest on the ground or be mounted on a plurality of spaced apart legs; a plurality of spaced apart flexible and resilient plates connected to said frame against relative movement therebetween and extending upwards therefrom; a jumping mat extending between said spaced apart flexible and resilient plates and being operatively connected at or adjacent its periphery thereto, said plates being arranged for movement inwards and outwards towards the opposite side of said mat in response to a user jumping on said mat; and plate support means operatively connected to said frame and arranged to engage said plurality of plates intermediate said frame and said mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Vuly Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Joe Andon
  • Patent number: 9630044
    Abstract: An exercise belt is provided. A plurality of loops attached along the length of the exercise belt. The present invention may further include a strap. The strap includes a first end that is releasably attachable to each of the plurality of loops, and a second end that is releasably attachable to each of the plurality of loops. A user may attach a weight to the strap and then attach the first end to one of the plurality of loops and the second end to one of the plurality of loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Carl William Nelson
  • Patent number: 9630051
    Abstract: An adjustable and swingable exercise bike includes a base, a bike body and multiple cushion units. The base has two connecting portions, and each connecting portion has a supporting rod protruding upward and a shaft seat mounted on a top of the supporting rod. The bike body is mounted on the base and has a bike frame and two swinging seats. The bike frame has a front end and a rear end. The swinging seats are respectively and securely mounted on the front end and the rear end of the bike frame, and each swinging seat is pivotally connected with the corresponding supporting rod. The cushion units are elastic, elongated and respectively mounted between the connecting portions and the swinging seats. The cushion units can help the bike body of the exercise bike simulate a situation of riding a real bike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BH ASIA LTD.
    Inventor: Fu-Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 9623276
    Abstract: The light weight exercise bar is a weight bar that is built to simulate an Olympic style bar but that is much lighter in weight. This reduction in weight allows new lifters to safely learn and practice difficult Olympic style exercises such snatch and the clean and jerk. The light weigh exercise bar comprises a men's weight bar and a women's weight bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jose Deras