Patents Examined by Rae Fischer
  • Patent number: 10039947
    Abstract: The trampoline (1) as per the invention is comprised of a frame structure (2) and a jumping mat mounted in the frame structure (2). An arrangement of sensors (8) is provided by means of which forces or accelerations acting on the jumping mat (3) are recorded. The signals of the sensors (8) are read into an evaluation unit (9). Output quantities are generated from the chronological progression of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Eurotramp Trampoline—Kurt Hack GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Conrad, Johannes Maier, Katja Ferger, Matthias Ottenberg, Konrad Tiefenbacher
  • Patent number: 10039956
    Abstract: A stilt comprises a floor platform, a shoe platform, parallel supports extending between the platforms, a leg support extending above the shoe platform, and a yoke connecting the leg support to the shoe platform. The pair of parallel supports is substantially vertically mounted supports pivotally connecting the floor platform and the shoe platform. The vertical supports are spring-biased so as to maintain the vertical supports and the platforms in a parallelogram configuration. The leg support is mounted to one of the vertically mounted supports and to the shoe platform. The mounting includes a capturing bracket for engaging the lower end of the leg support. The yoke engages the leg support at the attachment to the shoe platform. A key closely engages depressions in the yoke and the leg support to resist twisting of the leg support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Joe Lin
  • Patent number: 10040259
    Abstract: A method of producing an exercise weight structure comprises mixing a particulate material with a binder material and molding the resulting mixture to an appropriate shape. An outer skin for the exercise weight structure is firstly formed of a resilient material, and forms a mold into which an inner weight section or body is molded or cast. The inner weight section and the outer skin are both formed of recycled material and include a common binder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ESCAPE ENVIRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Lister, Richard Januszek
  • 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: 10022577
    Abstract: A Pilates machine tension device support system for efficiently providing a tension force to a movable platform of an exercise machine. The Pilates machine tension device support system generally includes a frame, a platform movably positioned upon the frame and a tension assembly connected between the frame and the platform to provide selective tension upon the platform in a first direction. The tension assembly is comprised of a plurality of pulleys and a plurality of tension devices positioned upon the pulleys, wherein the tension devices are attached between a frame and the platform. The tension members are selectively engaged to the platform to increase or decrease the tension applied to the platform for varying levels of workouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10016648
    Abstract: A leg press attachment which is configured to be engaged with a squat rack, and thereafter used to perform many different exercises. The leg press attachment is engageable with hooks on the squat rack such that the leg press attachment pivots during use relative to the squat rack yet includes at least one stop for limiting the extent of its pivoting relative to the squat rack. Preferably, the device can be removed from the hooks and engaged directly with the squat rack, during which time the at least one stop secures the device relative to the squat rack. Preferably, the leg press attachment is also configured such that it can be removed from squat rack, and converted to a sled for pushing along the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Gordon Briley
  • Patent number: 10010740
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing a variety of different exercise routines includes a rotating arm assembly and a swing-away workout station. The workout station may include a bench seat and a stabilizing support, and may be adjusted to provide for a number of different configurations. For example, the bench seat and the stabilizing support may pivot forward and backward, and the stabilizing support may extend upward and downward for supporting the user's body in different positions, while performing different exercise routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • 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: 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: 10004934
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to an exercise machine for training the muscles of the whole body while specifically targeting the muscles of the legs and back. Specifically, the embodiments herein relate to a Reverse Deadlift Apparatus which allows a trainee to mimic a barbell type deadlift exercise in a safer and more productive fashion. An additional benefit is that the Reverse Deadlift Apparatus encourages a lifter to use proper technique by requiring them to use more of their legs and less of their lower back during the lift. The result of using the Reverse Deadlift Apparatus on a regular basis is that a lifter will increase the strength and power of the muscles of the whole body and specifically will make improvements in the lower body. The added strength and power, along with optimized Deadlifting form, will help a lifter improve their performance in the actual barbell deadlift itself and in any sports requiring a strength or power component (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Pennington
  • 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: 9981156
    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: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9975000
    Abstract: A device for exercising the gluteal muscles. The device is simple, small, portable, and lightweight, comprised of a half roll with a handle in each end. The user, facing down on top of the device at the level of the hip bones, must keep the legs high in a cantilever position which will exercise the gluteal muscles. To keep the legs in cantilever, the hamstrings muscles, lower back muscles, arm muscles, and core muscles are also exercised; the latter muscles are especially exercised if the upper body does not rest on a surface and is used for balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Nelson Fumo
  • Patent number: 9968819
    Abstract: An exercise machine has at least one hollow column rotationally mounted between upper and base members of a frame. A pulley carriage is mounted inside the column in engagement with an internal track for travel up and down the track, and a cable linked to an exercise resistance extends through the pulley carriage before terminating at a cable pull attachable to a selected user engagement accessory. A pulley cover pivoted to the carriage extends partially out of a column opening and extends over one or more pulleys mounted in the pulley carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: 9968825
    Abstract: A collapsible exercise machine for strengthening the core muscles (transverse abdominal, internal obliques, external obliques, rectus abdominis, and erector spinae) includes a frame mounted on a base on which a user sits and manipulates an upstanding lever arm. A seat is convertible between two differently-angled positions for back extension or abdominal exercises. The lever arm rotates a curved tube having a plurality of force adjustment holes. The tube passes through a frame at the upper end of a gas spring, and engaging an adjustment pin on the frame with different adjustment holes changes the amount of resistance. The entire frame above the base can be vertically adjusted to accommodate different sizes of user without altering the relative position between the seat (and user's hips) and the axis of rotation of the lever arm thus not affecting/changing the designated resistance between users of different heights (resistance is affected when the lever arm is lengthened).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J Snyder
  • Patent number: 9968820
    Abstract: A rotational exercise device is disclosed. The rotational exercise device includes an upper platform rotatably coupled to a base. The base is configured to rest on the floor. Elastic members located in the base interact with posts located in the upper platform to provide rotatable resistance between the upper platform and base. The elastic members may be exchanged to provide a desired resistance. The rotatable resistance permits the user to perform controlled exercise movements to assist in the physical therapy of rotational joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Matthew Stockhausen
  • Patent number: 9968474
    Abstract: A therapeutic stretching device includes a strap; a fulcrum member centrally located on the strap and arranged to be placed behind the back of a user's neck and operable as a fulcrum for cervical spinal extension; first and second shoulder pads attached to the strap on either side of the fulcrum member, the shoulder pads arranged to assist the strap in pulling shoulder joints of the user backwards and to create bilateral glenohumeral external rotation; and at least one pair of loops disposed on the strap, wherein shoulder pads are disposed between the fulcrum member and the pair of loops, the loops being disposed and sized for right and left hand or wrist placement during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GEBO LLC
    Inventor: Thomas A. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9950210
    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: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Meredith, Bruce Hockridge, Thao V. Doan