Patents Examined by Rae Fischer
  • Patent number: 10150000
    Abstract: A locking device for an exercise system may include a locking member having a contact portion and configured to move between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the contact portion of the locking member is not in contact with the resistance mechanism of the exercise system, thereby allowing movement of the at least one moveable assembly. When in the second position, the contact portion of the locking member is in contact with the resistance mechanism of the exercise system, thereby preventing movement of the at least one moveable assembly. The device may also include an electrical actuating device having an actuator for selectively engaging the locking device and moving the locking device between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NUSTEP, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Weber, Neil M. Cole, Daniel C. Shnidman, Robert A. Law, Douglas R. Hennigar, Walter N. Cole
  • Patent number: 10143879
    Abstract: A pair of spotter arms for use with a weight bench comprising a right and a left spotter arm having respective right and left spotter arm benches, each with a safety bar, a cross bar and a curl support bar, the safety bars, cross bars and a curl support bars each having a top surface forming a common plane, the spotter arms being coupled to a weight bench via two vertical supports captured by clamps extending from the curl support bars, and having six adjustable length legs for adjusting the height of the plane above the chest of a weight lifter on the weight bench, the spotter arm safety bars being positioned to interfere with an inadvertent and dangerous decent of a barbell bar, the safety bars being positioned to stop the decent of the barbell bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Rex Michael Thomas
  • Patent number: 10143882
    Abstract: An exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces for providing secondary exercise support platforms positioned at various planes relative to the horizontal plane of the primary exercising platforms, the secondary platforms further serving as handles used during the performance of exercises. The exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces generally includes a frame, a carriage movably attached to the rail, and a first support structure and a second support structure attached to the frame near the first end. The support structures each include one or more platforms having an upper surface that is positioned above the base plane of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10143877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bodyweight-bearing process and device for stair-stepping and climbing exercise, resolving an unmet need in the industry of climbing and stair-based exercise machines. It surpasses all previously patented and commercially available exercise and physical therapy equipment which aim to replicate the act of climbing, by achieving a more complete, correct and natural movement for the user. As indicated by the expanding body of knowledge and evolving recommendations of the exercise science community and health and fitness industries, full-body conditioning and bodyweight-bearing movements, as accomplished by the present invention, are the most effective exercises for weight-loss, strength-training and overall maintenance of health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Tony A. DiMenichi
  • Patent number: 10137048
    Abstract: Stretching apparatus consisting of a base plate having a vertically adjustable mast and an upper end of which a lying element is mounted. The lying element is pivotable about a horizontal shaft. Adjustable restraining elements with pads for the arms and the feet are attached to movable slides. A standing surface extending perpendicularly to the lying element is formed thereon. Handle bars for controlling pivoting of the lying element are articulated at the upper mast part. The movable slides are connected with the restraining means on the lying element via cable pulls having a steel cable about a plurality of deflecting rollers. By pivoting the lying element about the horizontal position, the slides with the pads can be moved apart and back toward each other again. By rocking about the horizontal position of the lying element, the back can be alternately stretched and relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Marcel Haene
  • Patent number: 10130864
    Abstract: A cycling training apparatus including a structure that is supported on the floor and a belt that is movable with respect to the structure and forms a closed longitudinal loop on which a bicycle can be supported and ridden. The apparatus includes a securing element with two opposite ends. One end has a first connector configured to be attached to a bicycle. The opposite end includes a second connector configured to be attached to a fixed point. The securing element is flexible so that the straight line distance between these ends is variable, enabling the bicycle to move longitudinally over the belt. The connectors also allow for transversal movement and lateral tilting of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: OREKA TRAINING, S.L.
    Inventor: Garikoitz Zapirain Elosegui
  • Patent number: 10130841
    Abstract: A boxing training device (1) for using with a punching bag (31) includes at least one sensor (61) to measure punches, feedback equipment (5) for giving feedback to a user, and control equipment (6) for controlling the device. The device further includes signalling equipment (4) in order to give signals to the user, a central processing unit (3), a power source (66) and a belt (2) including pockets (9, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NOLIT
    Inventor: Olli Helanto
  • Patent number: 10118066
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to facilitating angled barbell exercises. An embodiment of the present disclosure includes an apparatus for facilitating angled barbell exercises which includes a receiving surface having a substantially concave front side including a central region and a back side; and a support frame coupled to the back side of the receiving surface, the support frame including a floor support having a planar surface and a wall support having a planar surface; wherein the planar surface of the floor support is horizontal and positioned to contact a floor; and wherein the planar surface of the wall support is vertical and positioned to contact a wall that is perpendicular to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Exemplar Design, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Clerk
  • Patent number: 10118067
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage handle system for providing handles for an exerciser to grasp with their hands thereby expanding the type of exercises that may be performed. The exercise machine carriage handle system generally includes a frame having a track, a carriage movably connected to the track, a bias member connected between the frame and the carriage, a first handle connected to the carriage near the first side, and a second handle connected to the carriage near the second side. The first handle and second handle are adapted for grasping with a first hand and a second hand respectively of a user during the performance of an exercise on the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10112073
    Abstract: Conditioning devices for gainers and eSports athletes are presented. The devices includes a wrist rest device, a massage sleeve, a hand exercise bracelet, a knuckle bracelet and a tri-finger exercise device. The wrist rest device is configured to provide appropriate warmth to the forearms while gaming, using a keyboard, or any data input device. The massage sleeve is configured to be wrapped around a person's forearm. It includes multiple elevated geometric shapes that are be built into the fabric of the material to provide appropriate pressure along the musculature of the wrist and forearm. The hand exercise bracelet, the knuckle bracelet and the tri-finger exercise device are configured for increasing the flexion, extension, abduction, adduction and intrinsic muscle strength of fingers, wrists, and forearms especially for individuals who do extensive amounts of keyboarding as well as texting, typing, gaming, and data entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HARRISON LEGACY 301, LLC
    Inventor: Danny Levi Harrison
  • Patent number: 10105566
    Abstract: A weighted soft plate fitness device is disclosed. The device includes an adjustable dumbbell bar and a weighted soft plate fitness device coupled to the adjustable dumbbell bar. The adjustable dumbbell bar includes a hand grip and an end support coupled to the hand grip. The weighted soft plate fitness device includes a body having a generally circular shape; the body having two edges, wherein the two edges are attached together to form an interior volume; a central opening in the body; and a collapsible inlet which is in open communication with the interior volume and which is movable from a first position in which it extends at least partially outward from the tubular body, to a second position in which it extends at least partially inward into the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hyper Wear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dirk Buikema
  • Patent number: 10099084
    Abstract: A balance board fitness training device is provided. The fitness training device may include a deck having a top surface, a bottom surface, and opposing first and second side edges and opposing front and rear longitudinal edges together forming a perimeter of the deck; at least one wheel bracket structure positioned below the deck, the at least one wheel bracket structure rotatably supporting at least two wheels and configured so as to be movable relative to the deck about a pivot line at least partially extending between the opposing first and second side edges of the deck; and at least one resilient member connected to the at least one wheel bracket structure and the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn W. Polinsky
  • Patent number: 10099086
    Abstract: A balance board fitness training device is provided. The fitness training device may include a deck having a top surface, a bottom surface, and opposing first and second side edges and opposing front and rear longitudinal edges together forming a perimeter of the deck; at least one wheel bracket structure positioned below the deck, the at least one wheel bracket structure rotatably supporting at least two wheels and configured so as to be movable relative to the deck about a pivot line at least partially extending between the opposing first and second side edges of the deck; and at least one resilient damping member connected to the at least one wheel bracket structure and the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Polinsky
  • Patent number: 10092792
    Abstract: A treadmill which utilizes provides for a connection between the floor stand and the treadbase which is toward the front end of the treadbase and provides for generally improved support of the front end of the treadbase at higher angles by providing that the lift mechanism is attached to the treadbase at two fixed points a fixed distance from each other. The lift mechanism then utilizes two different motions, the extension of an extension arm and the rotation of a rigid arm, to produce lift. The rotation of the rigid arm generally utilizes a wheel in an enclosed raceway attached to the floor stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 10086229
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing prone leg curl exercises, including a moving support platform or frame that allows a user to perform prone leg curl exercises without excessively arching his or her lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Meredith, Bruce Hockridge, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 10076143
    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: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Dean R. Marriott, Daniel A. Sawchuk, Jonathan Aaron Cheung
  • Patent number: 10076680
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a platform for supporting a person during exercise, a first support arranged to support a first end of the platform at an elevated position, and a second support arranged to engage with the platform at a second end to support the second end of the platform at an elevated position, at least the second support being removable to vary the height of the second end, wherein the first support includes a pivotal engagement element configured for engagement with at least one corresponding pivotal engagement element of the platform such that in use when said pivotal engagement element of the platform is engaged with and supported by the pivotal engagement element of the first support the platform is able to pivot relative to the first support to vary the inclination of the platform when the height of the second end relative to the first end is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Escape Fitness Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Hillson
  • Patent number: 10065066
    Abstract: The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with a dip belt. The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with one or more weight plates. The weight exercising harness is an apparatus that attaches the one or more weight plates to the dip belt. The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with a person. The weight exercising harness comprises a thigh segment, a knee segment, a leg cushion, and a lock pin. The thigh segment attaches to the knee segment using the lock pin. The leg cushion is mounted on the exterior of the thigh segment for the purpose of protecting both legs of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Shamir Yassin
  • Patent number: 10052511
    Abstract: A triceps dip exercise stand is provided for exercising a user's upper body and core. The stand includes a base, a vertical adjustment mechanism coupled to the base, a lateral adjustment mechanism coupled to a top portion of the vertical adjustment mechanism, and a pair of adjustable handgrips coupled to the lateral adjustment mechanism. The lateral adjustment mechanism adjusts the lateral position of each handgrip, and the vertical adjustment mechanism adjusts the vertical position of the handgrips. Each of the upright and lateral adjustment mechanisms are secured in respective positions using individual locking pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Isaiah Brown
  • Patent number: 10052520
    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: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Morf, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman