Patents Examined by LoAn H. Thanh
  • Patent number: 10251804
    Abstract: A walking training apparatus includes a walking assistance apparatus for a leg of a trainee, a first wire winding mechanism for pulling a wire for the leg upward and forward, pulling control means for controlling the first wire winding mechanism to pull the wire with a first pulling force, and storage amount detection means for detecting a storage amount of the wire. The pulling control means controls the first wire winding mechanism so that the first wire winding mechanism pulls the wire with a second pulling force larger than the first pulling force in a swinging start period in which the storage amount of the wire detected by the storage amount detection means is equal to or smaller than a predetermined storage amount of the wire in a period including a timing when the wire of the first wire winding mechanism changes from a pulling-out state to a winding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hikaru Sugata
  • Patent number: 10232207
    Abstract: A rebound training device includes a frame, a footboard, and a plurality of resilient elements extending between and attached to the frame and the footboard to support the footboard above a supporting surface. A user standing on the footboard manually effects repeated vertical bouncing movement between upper and lower positions. The distance traveled by the footboard, the effort required to effect movement, and the stability thereof may be modified by selectively modifying the number, the length, the position, or the elasticity of the resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: John G. Louis
  • Patent number: 10226666
    Abstract: A shoulder motion exercise device and method of use having a retainer, a connector, an extender, and a slider. When the user mimics a golf swing, the device aids in the stretching and exercise of at least a shoulder and a portion of the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MISIG INC.
    Inventor: Bernard Fay
  • Patent number: 10220244
    Abstract: An exercise machine handle indicia system for facilitating efficient and proper exercise movements by an exerciser. The exercise machine handle indicia system generally includes a frame, a carriage movably positioned upon the frame, a bias member connected between the carriage and the frame that applies a bias force upon the carriage, and a first handle and a second handle connected to the frame near the first end of the frame. The first handle includes a first indicia to indicate where to position a first hand of an exerciser to perform a first exercise and the second handle includes a first indicia to indicate where to position a second hand of the exerciser to perform the first exercise. During the performance of an exercise, the exerciser is instructed by a human instructor or an electronic device which indicia on the handles to position their hands or other body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10213644
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elliptical trainer including: a frame having a first end and a second end; a rocker-rod mechanism hingedly connected to the first end of the frame; a pedal mechanism hingedly connected to the second end of the frame through a transmission mechanism; an adjustment mechanism including an adjustment table, one end of the adjustment table being rotatably connected to the frame, the pedal mechanism being slidably connected to the adjustment table, the adjustment mechanism adjusting the position of the pedal mechanism relative to the frame; and a link the two ends of which are connected to the rocker-rod mechanism and the pedal mechanism respectively so that the rocker-rod mechanism is linked with the pedal mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMA METAL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaibin Xing
  • Patent number: 10206452
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods that utilize shoes with an attachment member to couple with weights, wherein the attachment member may allow the weights to have a free range of motion when coupled with the shoes. Responsive to coupling the weights with the attachment member, a user may utilize the shoes to target specific muscle groups of the user's lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ricardo Mateo Ramirez, II
  • Patent number: 10195477
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system having a weight sensor is provided. The adjustable dumbbell system may include a handle assembly, a plurality of weights selectively fixedly connectable to the handle assembly, a sleeve rotatably coupled to the handle assembly, an indexing wheel rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and arranged to rotate with the sleeve, at least one sensor configured to detect the rotational position of the indexing wheel, and a computing device in communication with the at least one sensor. The rotational position of the sleeve may correspond to a different combination of the plurality of weights fixedly connected to the handle assembly. The computing device may be configured to determine the different combination of the plurality of weights fixedly connected to the handle assembly based on the rotational position of the indexing wheel detected by the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus L. Marjama, Thomas H. Moran, Peter L. Crabb
  • Patent number: 10195476
    Abstract: A weight bar system includes a weight bar, and two lock collars on each end of the weight bar for holding one or more weights on each end of the weight bar. The ends of the weight bar include circumferentially positioned grooves. A locking collar is engageable with the grooves both in an unlocked and a locked position. The locking collar includes a main body collar including pins which extend in a cross direction relative to the axis and are moveable radially inwardly and outwardly relative to the grooves. A rotatable collar includes a cam surface to move the pins radially inwardly to lock the locking collar to the weight bar. A stationary collar may also be provided to limit rotation of the rotatable collar, and to provide a gripping surface. A space on the lock collar may be provided to press against the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Prophet Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Russell Jennings, Christopher Lee Tuma, Matthew Allen Nelson
  • Patent number: 10195475
    Abstract: A physical training system configured to be worn on a human body includes an article of footwear configured to receive a foot. A medial connection member is disposed on the medial side of the article of footwear and a lateral connection member is disposed on the lateral side of the article of footwear opposite the first connection member. The dorsal side of the article of footwear extends between the medial connection member and the lateral connection member. The physical training system further includes a torso member configured to engage the torso of the wearer. At least one elastic resistance band extends between the lateral connection member and the torso member and between the medial connection member and the torso member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Functionwear, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schreiber, Christopher T. Cranke
  • Patent number: 10188891
    Abstract: Embodiments of an exercise machine are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exercise machine includes a base frame, a pair of left and right pedal assemblies, and a pedal supporting assembly. The base frame is adapted to be positioned on a support surface. The left and right pedal assemblies have a pair of left and right pedals, and each is positioned over and rotatably supported by the base frame. The pedal supporting assembly is attached to the base frame and configured to pivot around an axis. The pedal supporting assembly also supports the left and right pedal assemblies. The pedal supporting assembly is operable to generate resistance in response to movement of the left and right pedals and the pedal supporting assembly pivoting around the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10188897
    Abstract: Handles for use in exercise apparatus and in lifting apparatus are provided. The handles have an elongated handle body with a top head, a bottom head, and a central bore extending along a longitudinal axis. A top pulley is coupled to the top head and is rotatable around a top axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A bottom pulley is coupled to the bottom head and is rotatable around a bottom axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. At least one secondary pulley is associated with at least one of the top pulley and the bottom pulley. A cord is disposed on a circumferential surface of the top pulley, the cord passing through the central bore and being disposed on a circumferential surface of the bottom pulley, so that when the handle body is moved, the top and bottom pulleys rotate to allow the cord to travel smoothly through the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: JMC Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: James Anthony McCrea, Charles Westhorpe Pederson
  • Patent number: 10188926
    Abstract: Disclosed is a martial arts training device that is worn on a trainer's waist, and a pair of movable leg-strike units provided on the outer surface of both legs of the trainer are controlled at similar directions, speeds and strengths to real kicking, such that defensive and offensive training simulating a real fight may be performed as the trainee defends from and strikes the movable leg-strike units. The martial arts training device according to the present invention includes a waist-mounted unit worn on a trainer's waist, and a pair of movable leg-strike units, each movably connected to opposite sides of the waist-mounted unit and having a handle on the outer surface thereof to allow a trainer to perform a movable operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: St. John Thomas Vincent, Bailey O'Malley
  • Patent number: 10188898
    Abstract: The present application relates to a physical therapy device to strengthen and prevent atrophy in muscles for use while seated in a chair or a wheelchair or while lying in a bed. The physical therapy device includes a back rest; right and left upper arm rests coupled to the back rest by a first connector; and right and left lower arm rests coupled to the right and left upper arm rests, respectively, by a second connector. Each lower arm rest comprises a handle. Each upper arm rest is configured to move towards the back rest at the first connector to fold flush against the back rest. The physical therapy device further comprises an extender coupled to the back rest; right and left upper leg units coupled to the extender by a third connector; and right and left lower leg units coupled to the right and left upper leg units, respectively, by a fourth connector. Each lower leg unit comprises a stirrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Karen Michelle James
  • Patent number: 10183192
    Abstract: A therapeutic hand-held exercise device includes a pair of movable members that each define a handle portion and an end effector portion. The movable members are pivotably connected for relative pivotal movement between a first position and a second position. The handle portion of one of the movable members defines at least one flexible member engaging post. The end effector portion of the other movable member defines at least one flexible member engaging post such that the flexible member engaging posts can receive a common flexible member. The flexible member engaging posts are joined via a first common flexible member and other flexible member engaging posts are joined via a second common flexible member. The common flexible members may each exhibit a tensile strength that provides resistance to movement which either differs from or is equal to the tensile strength of the other common flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Barrett Productions, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Waldman
  • Patent number: 10183189
    Abstract: A physical therapy system includes a rehabilitation device with a limb supporting plate configured to support a limb of a patient, a fastener securing the limb to a first surface of the plate, and a plurality of sliding or rolling elements attached to a second surface of the plate. The rolling/sliding elements may facilitate movement of the plate without directional bias. A deployment surface includes a substantially flat surface configured so the limb rehabilitation device may roll or slide over the flat surface, first and second raised edges attached the flat surface, and a measuring scale to facilitate measurement of the range of motion of the limb rehabilitation device over the deployment surface. The first raised edge and the second raised edge are configured to confine motion of the limb rehabilitation device over the deployment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Lawton West Group LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd Westenberg
  • Patent number: 10183194
    Abstract: A rebound and balance training device includes a frame, a footboard, a carrier for the footboard and a plurality of resilient spring elements extending between and attached to the frame and the carrier to support the footboard above a supporting surface. A user standing on the footboard manually effects repeated vertical bouncing movement between upper and lower positions. The distance traveled by the footboard, the effort required to effect movement, and the stability thereof may be modified by selectively modifying the number, the length, the position, or the elasticity of the resilient elements. In one embodiment, a pair of footboards is employed to simulate skiing movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: John G Louis
  • Patent number: 10179259
    Abstract: A pair of handle members are attached to opposite sides of a weight member that is convexly rounded over most of its surface. Each of the handle members has at least three handholds with different spatial relationships. The handle members each have an outer section with a core of solid material spaced from the weight member. The handle members have a plurality of connecting sections with at least four of them connected to the weight member. Opposite ends of the outer section are separately supported by a corresponding pair of the connecting sections. The weight member has clearance to allow passage of an exerciser's body part through a common transverse plane that engages the handles, if the passage is outside a region between the pair of handles. These weights can be assembled in different sizes. The weights of this set each have one or more flat sections arranged to allow vertical stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Zachary Zagata
  • Patent number: 10172758
    Abstract: A portable stretching device is provided having a gear housing and gear mechanism that move stretching poles in opposing rotational directions to provide a maximum stretching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Curtis Downs
  • Patent number: 10173101
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing and monitoring various athletic performance metrics, e.g., during the course of a game, a practice, a training session, training drills, and the like, are described. These systems and methods can provide useful metrics for players and coaches relating to athletic performances in various sports, including various team sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: James Molyneux, Aaron B. Weast, Brandon S. Burroughs
  • Patent number: 10159867
    Abstract: An exerciser is provided with a first operating arm and a second operating arm pivotally connects with an axis. Each of the first operating arm and the second operating arm includes a first end and a second end and the second end is used to be held by an operator. In addition, one or more non-metal elastic members are selected to couple with the first end or the second end of the first operating arm and the second operating arm, thus to provide resistance for the rotation of the first operating arm and the second operating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Wo Hao