Patents Examined by Oren Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 9833078
    Abstract: An inversion chair and the method of treatment are provided to assist a user in the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches by increasing and altering the blood flow within the head. The inversion chair includes a frame having a first and a second side connected to each other by a fixed backrest. The sides of the frame have L-shaped configurations comprising upstanding side and base sections that are connected by a curved member. A rotatable seat is positioned between the sides of the frame. The chair is adapted to transition between a standard sitting position to an inverted position. The chair comprises an upper user support bar and a lower leg support bar for maintaining a user within the chair during inverted use. The support bar is removable and used to either secure the lap of the individual when inverted, or support the chair when in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Mona Saghafi
  • Patent number: 9533186
    Abstract: An optimal bicycle frame size and configuration is determined based on operational characteristics provided by a rider when riding an adjustable stationary bicycle. An optimal motorcycle and motorcycle configuration is determined based on characteristics of the rider when riding an adjustable stationary motorcycle. A camera system can be used to collect anthropomorphic data about the rider to establish an initial positioning of the components of the adjustable vehicle. The camera system can also be used to collect real-time information about the rider's body positioning so as to cause adjustment of the positioning of the components of the adjustable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Kristiansen, Daniel L. Connors, Christopher Kautz, Scott Alan Rice
  • Patent number: 9533189
    Abstract: Described herein is a push-up exercise apparatus. The push-up exercise apparatus includes a frame having at least a pair of legs and transverse cross braces connecting the legs; a plurality of horizontal platforms coupled to the frame and transverse to the at least pair of the legs; a plurality of horizontal bars coupled the frame and transverse to the at least pair of the legs; and the plurality of horizontal platforms and bars arranged in a stepped configuration such that an upper bar is recessed compared to a lower bar and/or one or more of the plurality of horizontal platforms or bars being slidably coupled to the frame. Methods for performing push-ups are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Jaime Cameron
  • Patent number: 9526937
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a frame, first and second free pulleys, first and second handle portions, first and second frame pulleys attached to the frame, a central pulley, a pull cord, and a resistance member. The first free pulley includes a first pulley wheel and a first hub with the first pulley wheel configured to rotate in relation to the first hub. The second free pulley includes a second pulley wheel and a second hub with the second pulley wheel configured to rotate in relation to the second hub. The first and second handle portions are in mechanical communication with the first and second hubs with the pulley wheels configured to rotate relative to the handle portions. The pull cord is looped about the pulleys with the resistance member configured to resist movement of the pull cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Balanced Body, Inc.
    Inventor: Viktor Uygan
  • Patent number: 9526667
    Abstract: A tilting inversion exerciser includes a supporting stand having a primary frame and an auxiliary frame, the primary frame includes two posts, two barrels on the posts, two shafts attached to the barrels, a carrier attached to the shafts for supporting a supporting table, and an actuator is coupled between one of the shafts and one of the posts and includes a release valve for releasing the actuator when the release valve is depressed and actuated, and for locking the actuator when the release valve is released. The user may easily actuate the release valve to release and to lock the actuator without applying much force or energy to rotate the carrier and the supporting table relative to the supporting stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 9526946
    Abstract: A system and method for providing therapy and assessment utilizing vibrotactile feedback is disclosed and claimed. Such treatment is useful for the treatment of disequilibrium and balance disorders. The system and method uses sensors such as force plates, inertial sensors, and three dimensional cameras to provide a subject with vibrotactile feedback in response to an attempt by the subject to perform predetermined motions. Predetermined motions are motions such as stand, sit-to-stand, reach, bend, functional gait, functional gait plus headshake, and other functional tasks. Vibrotactile stimulation may be applied during the subject's performance of a functional gait task as a disruptive input. Variance and rate of change of variance between measured and expected parameters are determined and used as a tool for assessment, and may also be used for providing real-time vibrotactile training. Such assessment and therapy is useful in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Zets, Bruce Mortimer
  • Patent number: 9526671
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to Hand Held Exercise and Fitness Devices that deals with exercise, fitness and therapeutic massage that may be held in the hand and used for a wide range of wrist, forearm and shoulder manipulation, massage and fitness exercises. The preferred embodiment will be in the shape of an Indian club with a light weight handle and a soft flexible polymer head that can have a variety of materials in the inner cavity. The second embodiment will have the head in the shape of a sledge hammer with a long handle and constructed in a similar fashion as the preferred embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BOSU Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Weck, Chasen S. Booher, Roy R. Haas, Jr., Detlev F. Smith
  • Patent number: 9522094
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for an exercise device for exercising a joint and a limb. The device includes an actuator, a foot plate, a foot plate load cell, and a restrictor. The actuation member is rotatable about a rotation axis. The actuation member includes a first portion and a second portion that is movable in a direction perpendicular to the rotation axis. The foot plate is at a distal end of the second portion of the actuation member. The foot plate load cell is mounted to the foot plate and is configured to measure force exerted on the foot plate. The restrictor is configured to restrict movement of the second portion of the actuation member and the foot plate at the distal end thereof in the direction perpendicular to the rotation axis unless force exerted on the foot plate exceeds a predetermined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Ewing
  • Patent number: 9522293
    Abstract: An exercise device comprising a flexible base member for placement between a seat and a person's buttocks. The flexible base member including proximate to at least two of the periphery edges one or more apertures as attachment points within the confines of the periphery edges of the base member. The flexible base member is capable of being folded, crumpled and rolled for portability and ease and flexibility of storage. The device also comprises at least one resilient resistance member having a handle end and an attachment end for attachment to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Greg W. R. Eastwood
  • Patent number: 9522295
    Abstract: A cross-training flutter-kick boot system includes the use of a weighted elongate base having the general geometry of the bottom of the human foot. The base including an elevated central platform located opposite to an arch of the foot. The base also includes two pairs of hollow cylindrical elements, one element of each pair secured at a toe end of the weighted base and the other pair secured at a heel end of the base. A position control assembly (PCA) is securable upon the weighted base and includes respective front and rear hollow cylindrical elements which are securable within respective front and rear pairs of hollow elements by a platform connecting the front and rear I elements. The PCA, when secured to the weighted base, permits a bar having a channel to receive a second bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary Annino, Matthew Earley, Joseph Ardagna
  • Patent number: 9522297
    Abstract: A swiveling user support assembly has a user support or seat rotatably mounted on a user support mounting device or frame for rotation about a first pivot axis, while the mounting device or frame is pivotally or rigidly connected to a main frame of an exercise machine. The user support has a base, and a primary user support and stabilizing device mounted on the base. A pivot connection between the base and mounting device or frame allows the user support to swivel from side to side about the first pivot axis. A centering mechanism helps to orient the user support in a central position for user entry or exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith
  • Patent number: 9517379
    Abstract: An unstable user support device designed for mounting on an exercise machine has a base or mounting bracket and an unstable user support platform configured for engagement by user and pivotally mounted on the base for pivotal movement through a limited angular range about a non-vertical pivot axis. The pivoting movement may be a side to side tilting movement. Stops between the base and the unstable user support platform control the amount of pivoting movement. This arrangement provides a degree of instability to the unstable user support platform, to provide a greater challenge to the user's core muscles in balancing the unstable user support platform while performing an exercise motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 9517377
    Abstract: An exercise bar having a cross sectional shape in the form of an octagon, and composed of a longitudinal body with stabilizer ends attached to the ends thereof. The longitudinal body has a central axis constant through its length, and can be manufactured with materials such as hard woods, plastic, certain metals, sponge rubber, or any resilient material which resists bending or deflection when used in specific exercises. The material can be selected to be lightweight to ensure persons of any strength level can use the exercise bar. The stabilizer ends are secured to the ends of the longitudinal body, and can be any type of rubber material or material that grips a smooth surface, such as laminated wood flooring, to prevent slippage of the longitudinal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Giacomo Villella
  • Patent number: 9517374
    Abstract: A fitness device for fully suspending a user in air includes at least four holds, at least four strap segments, and at least one attachment member. Each hold is configured to allow a user to interface with a hand or a foot. The four holds are configured to allow a single user to concurrently interface the four holds with a separate hand or foot. At least one strap segment is adjustable in length between the corresponding hold and a suspension point. The strap segments are configured to move independently of each other strap segment. The at least one attachment member is configured to attach to a corresponding mounting support structure to enable a user to fully suspend the user's body from a ground surface by contact with the holds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Velex Corporation
    Inventors: Kiril Stefan Alexandrov, Peter Hristov Velikin
  • Patent number: 9517381
    Abstract: A medical leg support arrangement includes a main housing having a platform that a foot of a user would rest and be fastened there upon. Rotatable ground engaging strips are provided on opposing sides of the platform, wherein each rotatable ground engaging strip includes curved and/or arched up distal ends such that when in use weight bearing support of the arrangement is maintained upon initial contact and departure of the arrangement from the ground so as to allow continuous support to the leg of the user during back and forth circumferential motion instigated by the user when ground engaging the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Maxm Skate Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew Liptack
  • Patent number: 9511250
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an exercise device including a base member, a pair of tower members, and a strap. The base member includes a substantially planar bottom surface, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and an opening extending through the top and bottom surfaces. The pair of tower members extends upward from opposite ends of the top surface of the base member. The strap releasably secures to each of the pair of tower members at a chosen height and with a chosen amount of slack. The strap includes a handle positioned between a first end and a second end of the strap, wherein the chosen amount of slack of the strap is adjustable by coupling the strap to each of the pair of tower members at different positions on the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Jonathan Neal
  • Patent number: 9511251
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a fitness equipment for facilitating both push up and wriggling excises without occupying a large storage space. The instant invention discloses a push-up twisting plate; which is made up of two circular, rotating bases and each base has a detachable handle. The handles can be easily removed by the user by applying a rotational force on the handle and an opposing rotational force on the base. To assemble the push-up twisting plate, the user can repeat the same motion, but in reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Shuo-Hsiu Johnny Chang, Yi Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 9510991
    Abstract: A body-weight support system is disclosed, including an improved lift system and method. The system enables not only the support of patients undergoing rehab therapies, but including exercise modes that are both customizable and dynamic in nature, as well as a track system, wherein the system is capable of providing alternative functionality at differing locations. Other features disclosed include a system by which a movable support unit tracks or follows a patient, adjustable and variable supportive forces for users based upon, for example, a percentage of sensed body weight, and a user-interface that may be employed in a mobile, wired or wireless manner and will allow the use of multiple lift systems on a single, looped track system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Gorbel, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Stockmaster, Brian G. Peets, Benjamin A. Strohman, Alexander Z. Chernyak, Blake Reese, Dean C. Wright, Yi Luo, Li-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 9511258
    Abstract: A weighted push-up exercise machine includes a lever arm having a proximate end coupled pivotally to a base. The lever arm is configured to provide a resistance against vertical movement of a distal end of the lever arm. In addition, the distal end of the lever arm is configured to receive a connector suspended from a belt or harness worn by a user. A pair of hand grips are disposed above the lever arm and the pair of hand grips are configured to be grasped by the user. The machine is configured for the user to use in a horizontal position by the user grasping the hand grips and performing push-up exercises against the resistance. The machine also includes an elevated platform that is adjustably positioned in height relative to the pair of hand grips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Richard J. Hoole
  • Patent number: 9504866
    Abstract: An exercise device capable of being used in multiple configurations with a plurality of accessories comprises a flat base, sidewalls extending upwardly from the base and spaced from each other, and a handle spanning the sidewalls for grasping by a user of the device. The base has a central hole therethrough to which weights can be mounted, and the handle is hollow for accepting a bar therein to which weights can also be mounted. The undersurface of the base can be coated with a non-friction material to facilitate gliding of the device. An elastic exercise band or rope pulley can be attached to the base at the hole, and a foot strap can be attached at the hollow handle. A bar can extend through the hollow handles of two devices to secure them together to provide even greater versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Charles A. Peralo