Patents Examined by Rae Fischer
  • Patent number: 9925414
    Abstract: This invention relates to training apparatuses for the trunk musculature. The training apparatuses are characterized in particular in that the spinal erectors and the abdominal muscles can be trained. To this end, a frame has a sitting device with a seat for unrestrained sitting without contact with the floor, at least one backrest, a first fixing device for the pelvis, and at least one second fixing device for an arm or a hand. Furthermore, the seat including the coupled first fixing device is movable relative to the backrest including the second fixing device. The movable seat including the first fixing device and the backrest including the second fixing device advantageously result in the pelvis being movable while the upper body remains steady. The frame is configured so that the feet or the legs cannot support the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Nikolai Letow
  • Patent number: 9914013
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used to achieve a wheelchair-accessible exercise system. In particular implementations, a wheelchair-accessible exercise system may allow a user to perform strength and cardiovascular exercises without having to reposition his/her wheelchair. For example, a user may perform seven different exercises without moving his/her chair, or possibly even the trunk of their body. Thus, the exercise system may provide a comprehensive workout without requiring repositioning of the wheelchair, which can be quite cumbersome to those that are mobility challenged. Moreover, the exercise system may be adjustable and safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Scott David Uhlrich, Meka Narrise Sintim, Rachel Leigh Patterson, Travis Blake Watson
  • Patent number: 9914003
    Abstract: An unweighting system includes a frame having a base and a vertical bar extending therefrom. The base is configured to connect to or at least partially encircle an exercise device. A height adjustable cantilevered arm assembly is coupled to the vertical bar at a fulcrum, and the cantilevered arm assembly is configured to receive and couple to the user. A resilient member is coupled to the cantilevered arm assembly and configured to unload a portion of the user's weight while the user is coupled to the cantilevered arm assembly and exercises on the exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AlterG, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Kuehne, Clifford T. Jue
  • Patent number: 9895577
    Abstract: A device for exercising leg muscles, ligaments, and tendons attendant to movement of a human knee following knee replacement surgery or during rehabilitation following knee injury is provided. The user lies supine on a flat surface and braces the back of his or her upper thigh against the device's leg support bar, so that the user's upper thigh is approximately perpendicular to the user's upper torso. The patient maintains this position and exercises the knee by extending and flexing his or her lower leg. Some embodiments include an elastic band that attaches to the device in a position that limits the degree of leg flexion to within a desired range. Some embodiments include an ankle strap attached to a cord, which may be used to build quadriceps strength through application of resistance, and/or for applying downward pulling force to the lower leg during passive range-of-motion exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan J. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9889333
    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: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 9884219
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises an elongate support member extending along a length between first and second ends. The rigid member has a passage extending therethrough between the first and second ends. The apparatus further comprises a handle extending between first and second handle ends, the handle having connectors proximate to each of the first and second ends and a grip section therebetween and at least one elongate flexible member extending through the passage of the support member and having end connectors on each end thereof, the at least end connectors being connectable to one of the connectors of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Roman Bertolutti
  • Patent number: 9884218
    Abstract: A jump rope includes an elongated flexible member (e.g., a rope) that extends between two handle arrangements. The elongated flexible member can be stored within the handle arrangements. For example, each handle arrangement can hold a spool on which a portion of the flexible member can be wound. The portions of the flexible member can be automatically retracted within the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE PROPHET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alison Marie Harguth, Jason J. Ness, Caleb Summers
  • Patent number: 9884237
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer includes a base frame including a first pivot connection part, a damper unit mounted at the base frame, a support frame including a locating portion and a second pivot connection part, which is pivotally connected to the first pivot connection part of the base frame for enabling the support frame to be biased relative to the base frame in direction away from or toward the damper unit such that when the support frame is held in an inclined position relative to the base frame, the locating portion and the damper unit can hold a wheel of a bicycle in place, and a non-return unit mounted at the base frame or support frame and adapted to prohibit the support frame from being biased in direction away from the base frame. The invention enables the support frame to be constrained by the non-return unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Kai Wang, Wen-Hai Lo
  • Patent number: 9873012
    Abstract: There is provided an exercise machine. The machine includes an upright mounting assembly having a top and a bottom spaced-apart from the top. The machine includes a seat operatively connected to the mounting assembly. The machine includes a first pair of space-apart pulley assemblies rotatably mounted adjacent to the top of the mounting assembly. The machine includes a second pair of spaced-apart pulley assemblies rotatably mounted adjacent to the bottom of the mounting assembly. The machine includes a plurality of exercise resistance cables connected at proximal end portions to the mounting assembly and extending around and outward from the pulley assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Liberty Active Body & Mind Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Huppée, Robert F. Huppée
  • Patent number: 9868017
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises an elongate support member extending along a length between first and second ends. The rigid member has a passage extending therethrough between the first and second ends. The apparatus further comprises a handle extending between first and second handle ends, the handle having connectors proximate to each of the first and second ends and a grip section therebetween and at least one elongate flexible member extending through the passage of the support member and having end connectors on each end thereof, the at least end connectors being connectable to one of the connectors of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Roman Bertolutti
  • Patent number: 9868018
    Abstract: A multiple position locking handle for an exercise machine for that is movable into a plurality of different positions when unlocked and that is retained in a single secure position when locked. The multiple position locking handle for an exercise machine generally includes a tubular base having a lower end and an upper end, an elongated member extending through the opening of the upper end of the tubular base and extending downwardly through at least a portion of the tubular base, a handle extending outwardly from the elongated member at an angle, and a locking device. The elongated member is movable within the tubular base when the locking device is in the unlocked state and is substantially not movable within the tubular base when the locking device is in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9868010
    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: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9855456
    Abstract: A fitness handle which is used as an exercise device that allows a resilient cord or tube to move in a linear direction in order to maintain consistent resistance. The fitness handle includes a grip and a frame. The frame includes an opening which allows the cord to slide. The cord or tube has an adjoining portion which fits into the opening of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9835227
    Abstract: The present invention involves a connecting device of elastic exercise cord with straps, which comprises a hollow body (12) provided by a through-made channel (13) with an upper opening (14) and a lower opening (15), wherein into the upper opening (14) arms (7,8) of a strap (3) are introduced first by its upper section (9), these arms (7,8) are passed through the channel (13) and bended over the edge of the lower opening (15) about 180° and the arms (7,8) are arranged along outer surface of the hollow body (12) up to the outer edge of the upper opening (14), wherein above the upper opening (14) the lower sections (10) of the arms (7,8) of the strap (3) are joined with upper section (9) to one joint, wherein the hollow body (12) with above mentioned arrangement of arms (7,8) is arranged in the cavity (16) of the tubing core (2) and this joint of the lower sections (10) of arms (7,8) of the strap (3) with upper sections (9) is together with the tubing core (2) provided by a collet (17) and the outer surface of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KRANKFITNESS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Marvan, Tomas Sara
  • Patent number: 9821184
    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: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: P.T. ROM AND ASSOCIATES LLC
    Inventors: Randall F. Chapman, Daniel L. Rosman, Christopher R. Hartman, Frank M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9801775
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for unloading a user's body weight during a physical activity of said user (4), particularly for gait training of said user (4), comprising: a plurality of ropes (41, 42, 43, 44), wherein each rope (41, 42, 43, 44) extends from an associated drive unit (510, 520, 530, 540), is deflected by a passively displaceable deflection device, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: LUTZ MEDICAL ENGINEERING, ETH ZURICH
    Inventors: Heike Vallery, Peter Lutz
  • Patent number: 9802078
    Abstract: A high knees exercise apparatus includes a base, a driving mechanism, a linkage mechanism and two magnetic resistance. The driving mechanism is located on the base and includes two driving member which is driven swung along arc path. The linkage mechanism is for leading the driving members swung reversely in response to each other. The two magnetic resistance devices are for providing magnetic resistances in accordance with swings of the two driving members respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PREVENTIVE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Yeh
  • Patent number: 9795821
    Abstract: A garment and portions of a garment presently disclosed contains a body having a front portion and a back portion, and a plurality of weighted inserts coupled with an elastic material, wherein the plurality of inserts are separated by a first distance when the garment is not being worn by a user, wherein the plurality of inserts are separated by a second distance when the garment is being worn by the user, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance. Alternatively, the weights ma be fixed to the elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Doree Feldman
  • Patent number: 9789375
    Abstract: A training apparatus 2 including a mannequin 4, for being struck by a person training for fighting, the apparatus comprising a support structure 6 for supporting the mannequin, the mannequin including a head 16, a torso, two arms 76 (having upper and lower arms) and two legs 10, and having joints at the shoulders 50, hips 56, knees 54 and elbows 52, wherein the joints at the shoulders are configured to variably adjust and fix the position of the upper arms relative to the torso in at least two orthogonal planes, and the joints at the elbows are configured to variably adjust and fix the position of the lower arms relative to the upper arms in at least one plane, the apparatus including ankle attachment means for removably attaching the ankles to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: John Salerno
  • Patent number: 9789358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise bar mounted on a door frame, and to an exercise bar mounted on a door frame capable of preventing a user's face or head from hitting an edge part of an upper end of the door frame when a user bends her or his arms to pull her or his upper body upward and hang her or his chin on a horizontal rod during an exercise such as a chin-up, and in which a height of a pipe member installed at the door frame can be adjusted according to a height of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Tae Jin An