Patents Examined by LoAn H. Thanh
  • Patent number: 10039955
    Abstract: A device for training purposes or recreational activities using structures having a range of properties. The training device may include a board made of wood (or other material such as metal, rubber, plastic, or a combination thereof) and one or more suspension assemblies coupled to the bottom surface of the board. The assembly is adapted to be coupled to a longitudinal or a lateral slot on the board. The slots allow a user to longitudinally and laterally move the assembly without uncoupling it from the board, thereby allowing the user to easily position and re-position the assembly on the board to change the performance of the training device. Each of the assemblies may include an inflatable base having a polygon or circular shape. The base is for providing a cushioning effect when the board impacts the ground after a user performs an aerial maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Palmer, John Pertessis
  • Patent number: 10029143
    Abstract: A stationary exercise bicycle pedal system that can be easily manually modified during an exercise routine to greatly expand the number of different muscle groups that are stimulated during the exercise routine. The stationary exercise bicycle pedal system includes laterally adjustable and selectively positionable pedals received on elongated support shafts. Adjustable pedal stops are received on each elongated support shaft and are provided on each side of each pedal to lock or hold the respective pedal in a specific location along the respective elongated support shaft. The adjustable pedal stops are manually adjustable along a length of the respective elongated support shaft so that the respective pedal can be selectively positioned anywhere along the respective elongated support shaft and varied during the exercise routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Milstein, William Jay Zemliak
  • Patent number: 10029141
    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: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10029142
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a bi-bell exercise device for low-impact exercises. The bi-bell can be used in place of a kettle bell, and has two handles and a selectively rotatable weight. The bi-bell can be used in a fixed configuration, where the weight does not move relative to the handles, or a rotating configuration, where the weight is free to rotate relative to a central post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Exodus Direct LLC
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 10029137
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus, system, or kit that includes separate components that can be used together during a workout. In one embodiment, the exercise system includes a cylindrical body, an elongated bar, and one or more resistance bands. The elongated bar may be a one-piece bar or a multi-piece bar. The cylindrical body extends along a longitudinal axis and has an annular groove formed into its outer surface that surrounds the longitudinal axis and a bore extending through the cylindrical body in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The dimensions of the bar, the groove, and the bore are such that the bar can be inserted into and through the bore and the bar can be positioned within the annular groove to achieve different types of exercise. Furthermore, the resistance bands can be coupled to the elongated bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Ross Davis
  • Patent number: 10022635
    Abstract: An assembly play equipment for children has bases comprising of a pair of end plates which are made vertical in shape and face each other, are formed at top parts of facing surfaces with open windows, are connected at center parts by a seat surface member, are connected at bottom parts by reinforcing members, and are provided at the center parts with pluralities of first connecting holes for connection use which form rotation preventing parts, and one or plural such bases have a step climbing stand, slide, twisted slope, climbing slope, arcade bridge, arch balustrade net bridge, corridor bridge, bulging bridge, wave bridge, or ring tunnel suitably selected and assembled together with the one or plural such bases by connecting the second connecting holes and the first connecting holes with connecting pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOTOTAIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Goto, Hidebumi Goto
  • Patent number: 10022578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a portable muscle therapy device that can be used for physical therapy, fitness and exercise by creating compression to a joint/muscle while performing movement exercise (flossing) to restore mobility and pain relief. The muscle therapy device may include an elongated shaft comprised of a plurality of detachable segments that allow a user to change a length of the elongated shaft and convert the elongated shaft into separate bars. For example two bars may be formed, one for each hand of the user, and a resistance band may be attached to each bar. Additionally, the muscle therapy device of the present disclosure provides for an ability to attach a handle on one end of the elongated shaft to mimic a canoeing and stand up paddle for back, core and shoulder exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Modern Hygiene, LLC
    Inventor: Ray Kelly
  • Patent number: 10022608
    Abstract: A board paddling training apparatus for assisting in improving a user's paddling technique and strength. In particular, the board paddling training apparatus includes a buoyant board, such as a board adapted for surfing, bodyboarding, paddleboarding, or other board-related sport that entails paddling, and includes a resistance mechanism that creates drag or resistance against a user's paddle stroke. Some implementations of the resistance mechanism can be adjustable in order to create a variety of resistance against the user's paddle stroke and board movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Jay Haldeman
  • Patent number: 10022582
    Abstract: A barbell collar. The barbell collar may comprise: a plate; and at least two weight bars. The plate may comprise a hole and at least two arm portions. The hole may be configured to substantially engage with an end portion of a barbell. Each of the at least two weight bars may be attached to each of the at least two arm portions of the plate. The at least two weight bars may be adapted to engage and hold one or more disc weights, such that when the barbell collar is attached to the barbell, the additional disc weights may provide additional varying resistances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Venice Gravity Worx, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmine Gangemi, Alberto Bevacqua
  • Patent number: 10016653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatuses and methods for exercising the facial muscles. Specifically, the present invention relates to a series of apparatuses that may be placed against or behind a user's lips, on a user's face, under a user's chin, and/or against a user's neck. As a user performs exercises with the present invention, the corresponding facial muscles become more strengthened and toned. Toning the muscles in one's face helps to reduce wrinkles, sagging, and expression marks that have developed over time. In addition, exercising of the neck region helps strengthen the soft palate that may be useful for snore prevention or singing. The apparatuses and methods described herein may be utilized for rehabilitation for stroke victims, individuals with speech impediments and other speech pathology, may increase collagen production in the lips, and may be utilized to increase blood flow to the neck, throat and face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald L. Dristle
  • Patent number: 10010749
    Abstract: The invention provides an exercise device for strengthening muscles in the scapula-thoracic region. The device enables simulated weight-bearing action for the upper limb while maintaining good postural form. The device can also be used to provide feedback on good postural form. The exercise device comprises a spine contact member (26) to be positioned at the thoracic curve of a person (10), and two rigid planar members (28) which extend laterally from the spine contact member (26). The rigid planar members (28) are positioned over the scapulae of the person (10). The spine contact member (26) and associated rigid planar members (28) are held in position by straps (30) which pass over and under the shoulders of the person (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Gravity Fitness Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Alexander Richardson, Carolyn Anne Richardson
  • Patent number: 10010472
    Abstract: A lower limb rehabilitation training robot is provided, which includes a bedstead support and a rising bedstead arranged on the bedstead support, and further includes a linear motion device, a push rod device, a bionic leg arranged at one end of a surface of the rising bedstead and hinged to the rising bedstead, and a bed board configured to support a patient and arranged at another end of the rising bedstead. The linear motion device is arranged between the bedstead support and the rising bedstead, is configured to allow the rising bedstead to slide along the bedstead support, and has one lateral surface connected to the bedstead support and another lateral surface hinged to the rising bedstead. The push rod device is configured to drive the rising bedstead to rotate around a hinge point where the rising bedstead is hinged to the linear motion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jie Gu, Zhenhua Xu
  • Patent number: 10010759
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving one or more activity attachments including a deck having one or more openings along a long axis of the deck and between the top surface and the bottom surface of the deck. Each of the one or more openings having a circular aperture for receiving an accessory of a set of accessories. Each accessory of the set of accessories providing an activity for a user of the activity. Each accessory having an attachment platform configured to attach the accessory to the board. The attachment platform having a locking mechanism to engaging with a complementary locking mechanism of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MORF, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman
  • Patent number: 10010739
    Abstract: A low friction rehabilitation board having an integral band retaining feature is described. The rehabilitation board may have a coefficient of static friction of no more than about 0.5 and in some embodiments no more than about 0.06. The rehabilitation board has a plurality of band retaining feature configured along one or both ends and may be an integral band retaining features being formed in the board. Additionally, the rehabilitation may include one or more band retaining features on one or both sides of the board. The unique configuration of the band retaining features enables rehabilitation method heretofore not possible with a single board. Resistance bands may be retained in the band retaining features and coupled to a user's limb, such as a foot or ankle, to resist motion, such as sliding or extending the foot along the low friction surface of the rehabilitation board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: P.T. ROM and Associates LLC
    Inventors: Randall F. Chapman, Daniel L. Rosman, Frank M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10010757
    Abstract: The invention discloses an equipment for improving physical fitness, whose primary aspect is muscle strengthening. Another objective of the invention, besides maximizing muscle development, is to minimize the risk of injury during and after practices. The invention has a comfortable, tailor-made design shell (1), filled with filling material. The shell (1) of the filler can be filled or emptied during exercises (in-situ method). The shell (1) does not have any strips or handles on its outer surface. The shell (1) size is designed in a way that its size matches the shoulder width of the user. In addition, the device is equipped with a scale (3), which indicates the charge status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sparrowbag Hungary Kft.
    Inventors: József Miklósi, Péter Soldos, Károly Füles
  • Patent number: 10004935
    Abstract: Apparatus for performing a pull down exercise comprising: a frame, a seat, an input arm assembly interconnected to a resistance mechanism and a manually graspable mechanism disposed vertically above the user's trunk in a start sitting exercise position, the input arm assembly being pivotably mounted on the frame for back and forth travel along a generally forward to rearward direction and along a generally side to side direction orthogonal to the forward to rearward direction, the input arm assembly being rotatably pivotable around a first linear axis and a second linear axis in the respective directions on exertion by the user of a rearwardly downwardly directed force on the manually graspable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 10004943
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a base frame having a first baseboard member, a second baseboard member, and a base pad disposed in between. The first baseboard member includes a first locking member disposed on a first headend of the first baseboard member, and the second baseboard member includes a second locking member disposed on a second headend of the second baseboard member. The exercise device further includes a pole frame having a top crossbar, a bottom crossbar, a first side pole, and a second side pole. The first lock member of the first baseboard member is inserted into a cross section of the first side pole and the second lock member of the second baseboard member is inserted into a cross section of the second side pole, such that the pole frame is interlocked with the base frame substantially perpendicularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10004941
    Abstract: A fitness bike with a braking device has a frame, a flywheel, an adjusting assembly, a braking assembly, and a wire. The adjusting assembly is mounted on the frame, and has a main housing, a shaft, and a first resilient member. The shaft is movably mounted in the main housing. The first resilient member is located in the main housing and abuts the shaft. The braking assembly is rotatably mounted on the frame and has an abutting element. The abutting element is capable of abutting a radial outer surface of the flywheel. The wire is mounted on the frame and connects the shaft to the braking assembly. The braking assembly abuts and limits the flywheel in one single direction. Thus, the fitness bike with the braking device has a simplified structure and is easy to install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Mu-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10004944
    Abstract: A mandatory hooking/locking device for an elevating footboard of a pull-up exercise machine includes a touch-pressing rod disposed at stepping positions with respect to an exerciser's two soles separately and acted by a rotary plate and a torsion spring to achieve a lifting effect to freely penetrate and slightly elevate from an end surface of the elevating footboard, and a hooking portion disposed at the bottom end of the rotary plate being provided for hooking to a corresponsive latch column of an inwardly extending section in the floor affixing front stand, so that the hooking portion of the rotary plate can be separated from the latch column only if the two touch-pressing rods are stepped and pressed down simultaneously, so that the elevating footboard performs the expected ascending and descending motions to ensure the safety of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Leao Wang
  • Patent number: 9999802
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exercise device having an elongated body, a slot formed length-wise in the body, the slot having an undercut portion on each side, a plurality of holes in slot for receiving one of a plurality of fasteners, an exercise accessory having a connecting member, and a head of the connecting member, the head sized to be received in the slot of the body and configured to be slidably retained in the slot. The slot can have undercut portions. The undercut portions can have locking features. The head of the connecting member can have complimentary locking features. A tightening member can fix the connecting member in a position in the slot. The elongated body can have a cutout for receiving the head of the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Donald Kilmon