Patents Examined by Rae Fischer
  • Patent number: 9789359
    Abstract: One or more aspects comprise an apparatus comprising: (a) a base component comprising a flat lower surface and a concave upper surface having a first curvature; and (b) a handle component comprising a convex lower surface having a second curvature; wherein the first curvature and the second curvature conform sufficiently to allow the handle component to rotate three-dimensionally within the base component, and wherein at least one of the concave upper surface and the convex lower surface comprises means to allow the handle component to rotate three-dimensionally within the base component. Other aspects and embodiments, including methods of use and manufacture, will be apparent to those skilled in the art after reviewing the description and drawings provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Q Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Sassano, Malcolm Lawson, Jordan Diatlo, Aaron Saxton, Laura Sink, Przemek Godycki
  • Patent number: 9776030
    Abstract: A rebound and balance training device includes a frame, a footboard, and a plurality of resilient spring elements extending between and attached to the frame and the footboard to support the footboard above a supporting surface. A user standing on the footboard manually effects repeated vertical bouncing movement between upper and lower positions. The distance traveled by the footboard, the effort required to effect movement, and the stability thereof may be modified by selectively modifying the number, the length, the position, or the elasticity of the resilient elements. In one embodiment, a pair of footboards is employed to simulate skiing movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: John G Louis
  • Patent number: 9776037
    Abstract: The present invention provides exercise apparatus comprising a first handle, an elongated connector, an extension director, a second handle, a rod, and an elongated elastic member having a first end and a second end. The extension director is configured to direct the first end of the elongated elastic member to move to a first direction when the elastic member is stretched by pushing the first handle and the second handle closer to each other, and to a second direction when the elastic member is stretched by pulling the first handle and the second handle away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Kun Yuan Tong
  • Patent number: 9764184
    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: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 9757612
    Abstract: A locking device for an exercise system may include at least one moveable assembly that is in communication with a resistance mechanism. The locking device has an actuating device for selectively engaging the locking device, a locking member having a contact portion, wherein the contact portion of the locking member is not in contact with the resistance mechanism of the exercise system when the actuating device is in a first position, thereby allowing movement of the at least one moveable assembly, and wherein the contact portion of the locking member is in contact with the resistance mechanism of the exercise system when the actuating device is in a second position, thereby preventing movement of the at least one moveable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NUSTEP, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Weber, Neil M. Cole, Daniel C. Shnidman, Robert A. Law, Douglas R. Hennigar, Walter N. Cole
  • Patent number: 9757615
    Abstract: An exercise chair includes a frame and a seat rotatably coupled to the frame. First and second front support members are coupled to the frame in laterally spaced part relation and first and second rear support members are coupled to the frame in laterally spaced part relation, the first and second front support members and the first and second rear support members cooperating to support the frame above a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Moxxi, LLC
    Inventor: Dorianne P. Walkama
  • Patent number: 9750343
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a frame assembly having a base portion constructed and arranged to engage a surface, a first frame member and a second frame member, a seat, a crank pedal mechanism, an adjustable desk, and an actuator. The second frame member is configured to movable between a first position in which the desk is positioned closer to the seat so as to allow the user seated on the seat to use the desk and a second position in which the desk is positioned away from the seat so as to allow the user to stand upright on the surface with the user's body positioned between the seat and the desk to use the desk in a standing position. The actuator is constructed and arranged to be actuated to enable the second frame member to be moved between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Stamina Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McBride, Tyler Rogers, Peter Ploss, Newton Lin, Taylor Hutchens
  • Patent number: 9744397
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a resilient band attachment assembly for use with an exercise ball. An exercise ball engagement ring provides multiple attachment points for resilient bands selectively and adjustably secured thereto. During use, a user rests a portion of their body on the exercise ball while pulling the resistant straps elongating same for varied resistance depending on strap length, diameter and attachment point within the ball engagement ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Pagano
  • Patent number: 9744399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise machine that has all the functionality of a standing, bulky, multifunctional exercise machine, but can be mounted on a door frame so that it can quickly and conveniently change from full exercise functionality to full doorway functionality without any removal or disassembly of any components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Jason Sheeler, Anthony Sheeler
  • Patent number: 9744395
    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: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9737748
    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. A non-slip material may be attached to the bottom surface of the rehabilitation board. A band retaining feature is described as being integral to the rehabilitation board such that it is attached to the board, or may be fastened to the board. Additionally, in some embodiments, the board comprises range markings for the determination of the degree or amount of exertion or extension. Furthermore, the range markings may be calibrated to specific resistance band types. In other embodiments, the rehabilitation board may be configured with interlocking features to provide a modular option for combining boards when more extension is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: P.T. ROM And Associates LLC
    Inventors: Randall F Chapman, Frank M Chapman
  • Patent number: 9737756
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a base, support and resistive band to provide consumers a method for conditioning, preventing or rehabilitating injuries from running, sports and fitness activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Gillis
  • Patent number: 9724555
    Abstract: A portable exercise device that allows a user to train the muscles in both the upper and lower body while offering a user to choose among varying amounts of resistance. The portable exercise device also allows a user to pack the entire exercise device into a compact unit that is convenient for transporting or traveling. The portable exercise device is composed of a platform, a hinged body, a base, rods, cables, and a series of handle assemblies to provide the user with the ability to perform a variety of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Dion Thomson
  • Patent number: 9724556
    Abstract: An exercise bar having a frame and a pair of rails positioned interiorly of the ends of a frame. A pair of moveable handles engaged with and mounted upon the rails. The moveable handles have a user grip. A pair of spring assemblies is located at each end of the frame and attached therein between and to the frame and one end of each respective moveable handle. During exercise, a user place weights on the outer ends of the frame and may then move the exercise bar in a general vertical swinging motion up or down, similar to existing barbells, and add additional stress via a compound movement by moving the handles in towards the center of the load and concurrently handle towards the center of the exercise bar to produce a transverse stress upon the user and user's musculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick Mike Otto
  • Patent number: 9717943
    Abstract: A dumbbell support system is provided and includes a support structure, a biasing article and a system support, wherein the system support is securely associated with the support structure. The system support includes a barbell support having a barbell support shaft and a dumbbell support shaft guide. The system support also includes a dumbbell support having a dumbbell support shaft and a dumbbell support tray, wherein the dumbbell support shaft is connected to the biasing article and movably associated with the barbell support shaft to be configurable between a first configuration and a second configuration via the biasing article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Klonoski
  • Patent number: 9717945
    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: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9713737
    Abstract: A pedal mechanism for use with a stair-climber includes a first pedal unit, a second pedal unit, a restoring unit, and a baffling board. The first pedal unit has a first pedal holder and a first pedal disposed at the first pedal holder. The second pedal unit has a second pedal holder and a second pedal disposed at the second pedal holder. The restoring unit is disposed at the first pedal holder of the first pedal unit and has a restoring element. The baffling board is movably disposed between the first pedal holder and the first pedal. The baffling board has one end connected to the restoring element and the other end pivotally connected to the second pedal. The baffling board always conceals hollowed-out regions disposed between the first and second pedals, regardless of any change in the positions of the first and second pedals relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Healthstream Taiwan Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 9687719
    Abstract: A composite trampoline enclosure system has a trampoline with a trampoline frame and a trampoline bed. The trampoline enclosure is mounted to the trampoline. The trampoline enclosure further includes an enclosure pole formed as a tubular post, and an endcap. The endcap fits over the tubular post. A flexible top line is made of polyethylene or polypropylene. The flexible top line connects to the endcap. The flexible top line supports the trampoline enclosure netting. An extended coil spring is whipped in a helical orientation around an external circumferential periphery of the flexible top line. The trampoline enclosure netting is extended around the trampoline bed. The trampoline enclosure netting is supported by the trampoline pole. The extended coil spring is preferably made of spring steel. The flexible top line is preferably made of a high density polyethylene tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 9689519
    Abstract: A trampoline support structure includes a manifold, a first annular tube, a mesh encircled tube, a second annular tube and a support tube. The manifold includes a longitudinal installation portion, a transverse installation portion and an installation hole located on the transverse installation portion. The first annular tube includes a first assembly section inserted into the transverse installation portion and an anchor hole located on the first assembly section. The mesh encircled tube includes an anchor section inserted into the installation hole, the anchor hole and the longitudinal installation portion. The second annular tube includes a second assembly section inserted into the first assembly section. The anchor section, the longitudinal installation portion and the support tube form a multi-layer structure, thus can solve the problem of inadequate structural strength occurred to the conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CROWNTEC (JIANG XI) SPORTS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Hua-Lu Hsiang
  • Patent number: 9682278
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a base having a rear end and a front end. A support extends upright from the front end of the base and supports a handle assembly disposed at an elevated location relative to the front end of the base. A framework, between the rear end of the base and the front end of the base, is mounted to the rear end of the base for movement of the framework between a lowered inclined position relative to the rear end of the base and a raised inclined position relative to the rear end of the base, and for side-to-side pivotal movement of the framework about a longitudinal axis. Opposed foot supports are mounted to the framework on either side of the longitudinal axis for movement in reciprocal directions relative to the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Bryan A. Jones