Patents by Inventor Bruce Hockridge

Bruce Hockridge has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190282851
    Abstract: A gripping assembly for a lateral pulldown exercise machine, having: a swivel link connected to a center mount, wherein the swivel link is adapted to be pivotally connected to a pulldown arm of a lateral pulldown exercise machine; an outwardly extending arm connected to the center mount for performing wide-angle grips; an inwardly extending arm connected to the center mount, wherein the inwardly extending arm is rotatable between a forwardly angled position and a backwardly pointing position; and a climb hold attached to the center mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce HOCKRIDGE, Billy KIM
  • Patent number: 10391352
    Abstract: A tube rack-out system for use in an exercise machine having: a hollow support structure having an aperture therein; an angled tubular member, the angled tubular member having a first end received into the aperture in the hollow support and a second end that is angled upwardly; and a cover passing over an upper surface of the angled tubular member, the cover being connected onto the hollow support structure. The system enables the mounting of individual rack-outs on a support member and provides a large surface area between the covers and the angled tubular member below the covers, thereby contributing to the long life of the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Meredith, Bruce Hockridge
  • Publication number: 20190247700
    Abstract: An exercise machine has a main frame and a user support movably mounted relative to the main frame for movement between a start position and an end position during an exercise. At least one user engagement device is movably mounted relative to the main frame for engagement and actuation by a user during an exercise, and a connecting linkage translates movement of the user engagement device to movement of the user support. A lifting arm is movably mounted relative to the main frame and associated with at least one of the user support, user engagement device, and connecting linkage so as to move during an exercise. A load associated with the lifting arm provides exercise resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Randall T. WEBBER, Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith
  • Patent number: 10350445
    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: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: 10220240
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing triceps press exercises, including a moving user support that supports a user in a seated position. The exercise machine includes a linkage assembly that allows the moving user support to tilt as the user performs the triceps press exercise. As the user extends his or her arms from an exercise starting position to an exercise ending position, a user support frame—and thus the user's torso—reclines progressively backwards. The user's natural reaction to this reclining sensation is to bring his or her head forward, which encourages the user to plant his or her lower back firmly into a stable position against a back pad and in turn reduces the risk of injury associated with excessively arching of the lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Meredith, Bruce Hockridge, Billy Y. Kim
  • Publication number: 20190054337
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing triceps press exercises, including a moving user support that supports the user in a seated position. The exercise machine includes a linkage assembly that allows the user support to tilt as the user performs a triceps press exercise. As the user extends his or her arms from the exercise starting position to the exercise ending position, the user support frame—and thus the user's torso—reclines progressively backwards. The user's natural reaction to this reclining sensation is to bring his or her head forward, which encourages the user to plant his or her lower back firmly into a stable position against the back pad and in turn reduces the risk of injury associated with excessively arching of the lower back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. MEREDITH, Bruce Hockridge, Billy Y. Kim
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180229069
    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 stations 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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce HOCKRIDGE, Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Publication number: 20180221701
    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: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce HOCKRIDGE
  • Publication number: 20180200573
    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: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. MEREDITH, Bruce Hockridge, Thao V. Doan
  • Publication number: 20180193688
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing dip exercises, having: a stationary main frame; first and second mounting brackets connected to the stationary main frame; first and second dip handle assemblies connected to the mounting brackets, each dip handle assembly having a first exercise arm, a first stop plate, and a first arm mount hub, wherein the first and second dip handle assemblies are each configured to be converted between an exercise position and a storage position while connected to the exercise machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce HOCKRIDGE
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180133536
    Abstract: An exercise machine has a main frame and a user support movably mounted relative to the main frame for movement between a start position and an end position during an exercise. At least one user engagement device is movably mounted relative to the main frame for engagement and actuation by a user during an exercise, and a connecting linkage translates movement of the user engagement device to movement of the user support. A lifting arm is movably mounted relative to the main frame and associated with at least one of the user support, user engagement device, and connecting linkage so as to move during an exercise. A load associated with the lifting arm provides exercise resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Randall T. WEBBER, Bruce HOCKRIDGE, Jeffrey O. MEREDITH
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180104527
    Abstract: A tube rack-out system for use in an exercise machine having: a hollow support structure having an aperture therein; an angled tubular member, the angled tubular member having a first end received into the aperture in the hollow support and a second end that is angled upwardly; and a cover passing over an upper surface of the angled tubular member, the cover being connected onto the hollow support structure. The system enables the mounting of individual rack-outs on a support member and provides a large surface area between the covers and the angled tubular member below the covers, thereby contributing to the long life of the covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey MEREDITH, Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: 9943721
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing dip exercises, having: a stationary main frame; first and second mounting brackets connected to the stationary main frame; first and second dip handle assemblies connected to the mounting brackets, each dip handle assembly having a first exercise arm, a first stop plate, and a first arm mount hub, wherein the first and second dip handle assemblies are each configured to be converted between an exercise position and a storage position while connected to the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Hockridge
  • Publication number: 20180093128
    Abstract: A detachable stabilizing support system for use on an exercise machine, such as a functional trainer exercise machine, has adjustable support positions and is capable of being configured between an exercise position and a more compact storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. MEREDITH, Bruce Hockridge, Billy Y. Kim
  • Patent number: D818547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Meredith, Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: D852291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Meredith, Bruce Hockridge