Weight Worn On Body Of User Patents (Class 482/105)
  • Patent number: 10843030
    Abstract: A weight lift assembly for holding a weight includes a base member comprising an upper surface and a lower surface and a strap forming a first loop at a first end of the base member and a second loop formed at the second end of the base member. The first loop and the second loop are spaced apart by a gap. A securing member is releasably coupled to the base member in the gap between the first loop and the second loop to receive and releasably secure a weight to the upper surface of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Marlon Long
  • Patent number: 10814157
    Abstract: A weighted suit, includes a sleeveless suit to fit around a torso area of a user and having a zipper to secure the sleeveless suit in place on the torso; a first pair of weights integrated into a chest portion of the sleeveless suit; a second pair of weights integrated into an upper back portion of the sleeveless suit; a third pair of weights integrated into thigh regions; and a control system sewn into the sleeveless suit and having a power source; a wireless chip; and one or more sensors incorporated into the control system and to receive and determine data associated with a workout; each weight of the first, second, and third pair of weights is permanently sewn into the sleeveless suit to be completely enclosed by a material that the sleeveless suit is composed of, thereby being permanently incorporated into the sleeveless suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Francois Ransom
  • Patent number: 10779665
    Abstract: A weighted target applicator is an apparatus that applies weight directly to specific parts of the body of a user. The apparatus includes at least one pad, a setting, a structural base, and a barbell mount. The pad is detachably attached onto the setting, the structural base is mounted onto the setting, opposite to the pad. The barbell mount is mounted onto the structural base, opposite the setting. In a first embodiment and a second embodiment, the structural base is rotatably connected to the setting. The at least one pad of the first embodiment conforms to the chest. The at least one pad of the second embodiment conforms to the hip. In a third embodiment, the structural base is fixed to the setting. The at least one pad of the third embodiment includes a first pad and a second pad that are shaped to receive the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Creatrix Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Eileen Durfee
  • Patent number: 10758030
    Abstract: A backpack strap spool for rolling up an excess length of a backpack strap. A roller is rolled against the backpack strap, allowing it to be rolled into a tight roll next to the arm loop of the backpack. A loop is connected to end tabs of the roller and restrains the strap against the roller. The loop has several holes to adjust the tightness of the loop against the strap and roller, preventing the strap from becoming unrolled. Accessories may be clipped or inserted into the unused holes of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Rhea N. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10758770
    Abstract: The disclosure provides embodiments of a training device and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Marty Gilman, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil F. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10682541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a neck strengthening apparatus adaptable to provide physical conditioning and therapeutic benefits. The neck strengthening apparatus comprises a headgear that employing a weight member to provide a predetermined mechanical load to user's neck and spine. The headgear with weight member could be used to exercise the neck as well as to reduce the incidents and severity of concussions and other injuries. Various fastener members are used to detachably fasten the weight member to the anterior or forehead area of the headgear. The weight member could be fastened at a temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) of the headgear. The neck strengthening apparatus can effectively strengthening and conditioning the user's neck muscles. The apparatus is configured to target on the neck muscles effectively during exercises and in practice sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Nate Bothfeld, Chris Hart
  • Patent number: 10610738
    Abstract: A sensorimotor exercise device including a casing is provided. The casing includes an elongated center member having a first end and a second end, a first end member provided at the first end of the center member and a second end member provided at the second end of the center member. The casing also includes a low viscosity fluid at least partially filing a hollow interior of the sensorimotor exercise device. The center member has a cylindrical shape and the first and second end members have a tapered configuration. A diameter of each of the first and second end members increasing from a first end thereof toward an opposing second end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: iBalanS LLC
    Inventors: Diena L. Seeger, Kerri A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10595510
    Abstract: A weight training apparatus for animals includes a leg strap with a proximal face and distal face, at least one pocket integrated into the leg strap, a first interlocking piece that rests on the proximal face, and a second interlocking piece that rests on the distal face. The first interlocking piece and second interlocking piece are positioned on the opposite ends of the leg strap. The at least one pocket is placed between the first interlocking piece and the second interlocking piece and is capable of holding at least one selected weight from a plurality of weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Ravi Ramamoorthy Iyer
  • Patent number: 10549141
    Abstract: A weight system can be used with exercise equipment to perform workout routines. The weight system can include dumbbell head covers configured to be removably coupled to the heads of the dumbbell. The head covers can be installed on different sets of dumbbells in a workout routine to provide a customized workout. The head covers can have self-cinching end portions and a tubular central portion for extending over the head of the dumbbell. The self-cinching end portions can cooperate to hold the dumbbell head while performing lifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Progressive Weights, LLC
    Inventor: T. Chad Hill
  • Patent number: 10537487
    Abstract: Knee joint flexibility rehabilitation apparatuses and methods specifically adapted for knee joint flexibility rehabilitation following knee joint surgery or other type of knee joint treatment are described. In some embodiments, a knee joint flexibility apparatus may include a padded knee posterior support bar disposed atop an adjustable rod and collaborating strut tube. Apparatuses and methods herein may be used to promote gravity passive flexion specific towards gradual knee joint muscle and tendon stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: XERAS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark S. Malone
  • Patent number: 10486034
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a stability ball case configured to store a stability ball therein and, especially, having a weight thereon to prevent the stored stability ball from rolling, thereby avoiding a safety accident that may happen when the stability ball rolls and drops, as well as storing the stability ball at a desired place in a safe and convenient manner. Particularly, another objective of the present invention is to provide a stability ball case configured such that a weight can be attached to and detached from a body constituting the case, whereby the weight can be separated from the body when the case is washed, or when the stability ball is carried, thereby enabling the stability ball case to be safely used and stored, as well as being conveniently used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Sungsoo Ha
  • Patent number: 10293201
    Abstract: A fitness training bag provided in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes a body having an outer bag, and inner bag, and a filler. The outer bag encloses a first interior area therein and is water-permeable. The inner bag is disposed within the first interior area, encloses a second interior area therein, and is also water-permeable. The filler is disposed within second interior area and includes a plurality of pieces of material that are non-absorbent, drainable, and non-packable. At least some of the plurality of pieces of material are resiliently compressible so as to be shock-absorbing. At least one handle is stitched to the body. The at least one handle is configured to facilitate manipulation of the body to perform an exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LINDON GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Dalita Tomellini, Melinda Penney, Phillip Brooks, Lindsay Pettinelli
  • Patent number: 10251429
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to sensing garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Eric Ward
  • Patent number: 10207141
    Abstract: This invention relates to health and fitness and more particularly to exercise methods and devices. This invention is directly related to strengthening the muscles between the shoulder blades associated with poor posture, without the use of the hands. The exercise apparatus comprises two adjustable fabric loops connected to a rubber loop. The user slips one arm into each fabric loop pulling the device up to rest on the back of the upper arms with the rubber loop resting across the front of the body just above chest height. User then contracts the shoulder blades together and down which creates resistance on the rubber loop strengthening the muscles between the shoulder blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Marshall Belveal
  • Patent number: 9968141
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to sensing garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Eric Ward
  • Patent number: 9907993
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tubular elastomeric grip with raised or embossed geometric designs arrayed around its circumference with an axial cut along its length adapted to be removably attached to a cylindrical bar such as those used while participating in fitness activities associated with the gripping of a bar or handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Alan Penney
  • Patent number: 9907989
    Abstract: An exercise device includes an arrangement of components to strengthen muscles in a physical body of an individual. In particular, the exercise device can be used to perform exercised to strengthen at least abdominal muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Bentley Louviere
  • Patent number: 9861851
    Abstract: A hand speed training device comprised of a tight fitting sleeve which is worn on the forearm of the user. The sleeve is made of a neoprene material or other elastic material. The device has one or more elongated pockets on the outside of the sleeve. Each pocket has a slot in it. Also each pocket is attached along its periphery to the hand speed trainer. In an alternate embodiment the pockets are each attached along their periphery to the hand speed trainer however one end is left open. The pockets are oriented so they are parllel with the longitudinal axis of the device. A weight made of lead or other dense material is inserted in the pockets. The device is worn by the user during exercises. It is particularly helpful in developing upper body strength and coordination for sports such as baseball, tennis, or golf where such strength is advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Phillip David Owens
  • Patent number: 9795197
    Abstract: A convertible fashion accessory item has a first condition in the form of a bracelet, anklet, necklace or other looped jewelry item, and at least a second condition in the form of a hair or ponytail holder. The accessory apparatus includes an outer elastic member and at least one inner elastic member disposed within the outer elastic tubular member with the at least one inner elastic member defining a hollow interior. The accessory apparatus may include first and second inner elastic members. The first inner elastic member may include filler material within the hollow interior thereof. Alternatively, each of the first and second inner elastic members includes filler material within the hollow interiors thereof. The filler material includes filler yarns or threads, or foam. A decorative element, in the form of, e.g., a chain, may be mounted about the outer elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Leandro P Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 9750979
    Abstract: A system includes a device that includes one or more bladders capable of being inflated and deflated. The system also includes an information package capable of processing data representing the inflating and deflating of the one or more bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Hanks, John Seguin
  • Patent number: 9707431
    Abstract: A variable weight toning strap having a flexible member and a plurality of generally rectangular sections, wherein each of the plurality of generally rectangular sections are disposed transversely along the flexible member length, include a top surface at least partially defining an upper surface of the flexible member, at least one perpendicular sidewall extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the top surface, and a section width separating a rear face and a front face of the sections. Two of the sections have a discontinuous upper slit defined by the at least one perpendicular sidewall of each of said sections flanking the upper slit, wherein the upper slit spans the section width and terminates into a valley. The sections also each define a channel with a selectively removably and frictionally retained weight disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Better Way Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen C. Haley
  • Patent number: 9629405
    Abstract: An enhanced resistance suit for use while training has a pair of compression shorts that have a plurality of attachment bands arranged in two columns down each leg. The attachment bands have at least one attachment ring secured on each in order to form a matched horizontal connectable pair. A user can removably attach resistance bands to the pairs to provide resistance while training. A pair of arm bands also have attachment rings connected to them and allow a user to removably connect a pair of arm resistance bands to a matching attachment band located on a waist portion of the shorts. A belt is provided to help secure the shorts. Shoes are used that also have attachment rings located on a heel portion and a toe portion to provide vertical jump training as well as calf muscle training. Sensors may be added to the suit to enhance use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Adrian Romando Cornish
  • Patent number: 9630044
    Abstract: An exercise belt is provided. A plurality of loops attached along the length of the exercise belt. The present invention may further include a strap. The strap includes a first end that is releasably attachable to each of the plurality of loops, and a second end that is releasably attachable to each of the plurality of loops. A user may attach a weight to the strap and then attach the first end to one of the plurality of loops and the second end to one of the plurality of loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Carl William Nelson
  • Patent number: 9604091
    Abstract: A variable weight toning strap having a flexible member and a plurality of generally rectangular sections, wherein each of the plurality of generally rectangular sections are disposed transversely along the flexible member length, include a top surface at least partially defining an upper surface of the flexible member, at least one perpendicular sidewall extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the top surface, and a section width separating a rear face and a front face of the sections. Two of the sections have a discontinuous upper slit defined by the at least one perpendicular sidewall of each of said sections flanking the upper slit, wherein the upper slit spans the section width and terminates into a valley. The sections also define a plurality of channels therein, which house a plurality of weights, each selectively removably and frictionally retained by the respective plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BETTER WAY INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen C. Haley
  • Patent number: 9498399
    Abstract: A therapeutic knee apparatus for exercising a knee or rehabilitating an injured knee including a squared U-shaped member having an adjustable length central member to which is attached a leg member at each end thereof. A fulcrum is fixedly attached to the central member. An adjustable length lever arm is secured to the fulcrum at selected angular positions with respect to the central member and a handle is attached to the lever arm at a distal end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Ann A. Juntunen
  • Patent number: 9339067
    Abstract: Protective devices that are substantially simultaneously used as adjustable weighted resistance training devices are disclosed. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to improved, adjustably weighted protective shin guards that can extend to integrate instep protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald Gary Feuchs
  • Patent number: 9327159
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a weight system enabling a user to configure the system for the performance of various exercises. The invention comprises a multiplicity of generally cylindrical weights which are inserted into weight receiving bores equally spaced around a central bore of a generally cylindrical body with a first and second face. A post with at least one end is configured to releasably engage the central bore on the first face of the body. A first collar releasably engages the first end of the post proximal to the body to prevent the weights from exiting the weight receiving bore to form a kettlebell. In an alternate embodiment, the second end of the post is configured to releasably engage a central bore of a second generally cylindrical body which mirrors the configuration of the first generally cylindrical body to modify the kettlebell configuration into a dumbbell configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Medina
  • Patent number: 9314668
    Abstract: A system includes a device that includes one or more bladders capable of being inflated and deflated. The system also includes an information package capable of processing data representing the inflating and deflating of the one or more bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Hanks, John Seguin
  • Patent number: 9301554
    Abstract: A weighted article of clothing having cooling properties, comprising a clothing substrate with weights attached thereto, the weights being made of a gel and being strategically placed so as to not interfere with the movements of a wearer and to not interfere with outer clothing or equipment worn over the weighted article of clothing and with the weights being arranged in a plurality of weight clusters and linking strands, with neighboring weight clusters being connected together with the linking strands. An exercise and training device for swimmers in the form of a shirt, top, or singlet that, due to the material of manufacture, increases the resistance to the swimmer's movement through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TITIN ATHLETICS, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Gerald Whaley
  • Patent number: 9302141
    Abstract: A variable weight toning method, system and kit. An elongated flexible member adapted to be worn for example on the wrist or ankle of the user includes various sections that selectively receive weighted bars. The number of bars is increased over time to increase muscular toning. The system may include a storage unit in which the flexible member and various weighted bars may be stored. The method includes gradually increasing the number of weighted bars in the flexible member as muscle tone improves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BETTER WAY INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen C. Haley
  • Patent number: 9283423
    Abstract: A technique plate is usable to engage in various exercise activities, such as weightlifting movements. The technique plate may include various elements, such as a weight amount and a diameter, which is consistent with Olympic-weightlifting standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Mercedes L. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 9271859
    Abstract: A brace may include a body portion and a finger portion. The body portion may include a first flexible sheet configured to receive at least portions of a user's wrist and hand and may restrict movement of the wrist. The finger portion may include a second flexible sheet attached to the first flexible sheet. The finger portion may be configured to receive at least one of the user's fingers and may restrict movement of the at least one finger relative to the wrist and hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Matti Palo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9186545
    Abstract: An exercise device for the pubococcygeus muscle of a male person comprising a support member having two arms and a base, wherein the arms of support member are configurable to fit around the shaft of the penis of a male person so that the base depends from the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Adult Fitness Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: David Mandell
  • Patent number: 9179732
    Abstract: An article of footwear with a medial contact portion disposed on the medial side of the article is described. The medial contact portion includes a plurality of raised elements that extend outwards from the surface of the upper on the medial side. The raised elements are configured to contact a ball during passing or trapping to absorb and dampen forces associated with the impact of the ball with the article to provide cushioning. The sizing and spacing arrangement of the raised elements on the medial contact portion provide sufficient surface area to allow a portion of the surface of the upper to contact a ball. In one embodiment, the upper is made from a synthetic leather material that has substantially the same coefficient of friction under dry conditions and wet conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya T. Minami
  • Patent number: 9149702
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer provides variable resistance to pedaling and allows for a rider to simulate a real-world bicycle course. The trainer engages both the front tire and the back tire of the bicycle and adjusts each according to the rider's preferences during a training session. The front tire lifts up and down as the bicycle moves forward and backward on the trainer. The back tire is adjusted by incorporating magnets thereon in the form of magnetic elements on a sleeve or a clip that engages the back tire and/or the back tire rim. The magnets on the back tire may also be attached to the spokes. The trainer includes magnets as well, usually of opposite polarity, and adds resistance to pedaling when the magnetic fields of the magnets interact to resist back tire revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Brian H. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9132309
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus is provided. The exercise apparatus includes upper-body and lower-body sections, the sections being made of a stretchable material that form fits around the wearer. Each of the sections is configured to have coupled thereto a weight, or a plurality of weights, as selected by the wearer. The weights can be positioned and attached to the apparatus at any location on the apparatus as chosen by the user, such that the position and size of the weights is customizable by the individual wearer. Also, the exercise apparatus includes ports for receiving elastic members, the ports being coupled to the apparatus at predetermined locations on the apparatus. The ports allow the wearer to releasably couple an elastic member between any two ports chosen by the wearer, such that the elastic member provides elastic resistance to the wearer as the wearer moves his/her joints in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Bowers
  • Patent number: 9113699
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to wearable hydration apparatuses. In particular, embodiments of the apparatus are configured to be worn on a forearm of a user and provide hydration to the user via a mouthpiece connected to a bladder in the apparatus that is configured to hold liquid such that the liquid is displaced over the entire shape of the user's forearm. In preferred embodiments, the mouthpiece of the apparatus may be engaged through a biting or other action applied to the mouthpiece via the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: John Anthony Radosta
  • Patent number: 9072935
    Abstract: A sports vest for fitness training provides body-centered resistance for endurance, agility, and strength training. The vest has a V-shaped front neoprene panel, and a generally identical back neoprene panel. A plurality of auxiliary pockets holds weights along the legs of the each panel. A triangular central pocket hold weights just above the rounded V point on each panel. Interior partitions within the pockets prevent the weights from shifting. Straps secure the vest to a fitness trainee. The vest shape, arrangement of weights, and weight partitions generally maintains a trainee's center of gravity and balance in executing exercise movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Exemplar Design, LLC
    Inventor: Adam L. Ross
  • Publication number: 20150141213
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weighted sleeve containing granular weighted material that may be worn on one's hand, wrist, and/or forearm to weight one's hand and limit or curtail hand shaking symptoms and to compress the hand, wrist, and/or forearm as to temporarily alleviate pain and improve blood circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hannah Calaman
  • Patent number: 9022905
    Abstract: Exercise devices that can be worn on the hand or foot utilizing resistance from the air to perform the exercises. The exercise device comprises a fitting member and a resistance member connected to the fitting member. The fitting member is configured to be worn on a limb, such as the hand or foot so that the user does not have to hold anything during the exercise. Additional weights can be added to the exercise device, but the overall apparatus remains small and relatively lightweight so that it may be easily carried in luggage and used on the go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kellan Lutz
  • Patent number: 9017232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an invention directed to a weightlifting aid that an individual would utilize. More specifically, the present invention generally relates to a device directed to a weightlifting aid that an individual would couple to their hand to assist in the lifting of weights in an exercise or fitness environment. In one embodiment, the weightlifting swivel wrist hook is comprised of a user attachment element, a swivel element, and a hooking element. In another embodiment, the user attachment element is a wristband that allows attachment of the device to the user's wrist through various strapping means such as velcro, buttons, clips, and/or buckles. The swivel element is connected to the user attachment element and the hooking element and allows the hooking element to rotate about the swivel elements' pivot point. This movement of the hooking element allows the user to position the hooking element in an in use position or an out of use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dario Samuel Olivarez, David Manuel Olivarez
  • Patent number: 9017231
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a plurality of parallel structures having adequate length or height to insert the active foot of an operator and further comprises foot support means interconnecting the plurality of parallel structures, means to secure weights, and means to add or subtract weights. The device may be constructed of rigid or flexible materials or a combination of rigid and flexible materials. The device may also comprise means to minimize swinging motion. An operator, having an active leg and foot, inserts an active foot within the space between parallel structures, engages the foot support means with an active foot to perform lower body muscle exercises, for example, the quadruped hip extension exercise for the benefit of the gluteus muscle group, leg extensions for the benefit of the vastus medialis muscle or leg contractions for the benefit of the posterior thigh muscle group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Mark M Kosich
  • Patent number: 8992398
    Abstract: An exercise device includes at least first and second weighted toning rings, at least one resistance cord and at least first and second clips. The first and second weighted toning rings each have a toroidal shape, an inner periphery, an outer periphery and a hook that extends outwardly from the outer periphery. The at least one resistance cord has a first end and a second end. The first clip attaches the first end of the at least one resistance cord to the hook of the first weighted toning ring and the second clip attaches the second end of the at least one resistance cord to the hook of the second weighted toning ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Kim Marie Ross
  • Patent number: 8979718
    Abstract: An exercise weight includes a weight member, a handle member spaced apart from and substantially surrounding the weight member, and at least one attachment member joining the weight member to the handle member so that the weight member is located inside the handle member. The exercise weight has a relatively narrow profile, or width, to avoid contact with the body during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald Mathews
  • Patent number: 8961375
    Abstract: A squat exercise apparatus for use with a hip belt comprising an elevated platform with a hole, a weight holder and a guide rod or other guide, as disclosed herein. The weight holder may be designed to hold free weights and to attach onto a hip belt. As the user performs the squat exercise supported by the platform, the guide rod guides the weight holder as it is lowered into the hole, limiting movement of the weight holder in the horizontal direction. Alternatively, the apparatus comprises a weight holder and a guide rod and base, for use with a user-supplied platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Brian P. Henesey
  • Patent number: 8911334
    Abstract: An exercise device having a water-tight, interior compartment into which a destabilizing liquid can be added to fill the device to a desired weight, such as by indicated on weight marks provided on an exterior surface of the exercise device. The device is capable of being filled with the destabilizing liquid via a water port of the device, which may be releasably securable to a water hose or faucet. The destabilizing liquid filling the interior compartment of the exercise device provides resistance to muscular movement and provides destabilization of the device as an aid in improving a user's balance and coordination. Handles and/or at least one protruding knob are provided on the exterior surface of the exercise device, and/or padded straps are provided on the exterior surface of the exercise device for attaching the device to the user's limbs or back. One side of the device may be flattened and padded to increase comfort for the user when the device is attached to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kamagon Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Cotter, John Dewey Holt, IV
  • Publication number: 20140349819
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable weighted exercise apparatus which in one implementation may include a base frame assembly attachable to a strap assembly for connection to a user, the base frame assembly including a base frame; a weight support member connected to the base frame and disposed to maintain a weight at a distance from the user. In some implementations, the weight support member may be further connected to at least one support bar connected to the base frame. A method hereof may include enhancing exercise of a body including disposing a weight at a distance from a user's body; and, exercising the user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Shelley McClellan
  • Publication number: 20140309090
    Abstract: An exercise device for the pubococcygeus muscle of a male person comprising a support member having two arms and a base, wherein the arms of support member are configurable to fit around the shaft of the penis of a male person so that the base depends from the penis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: David Mandell
  • Publication number: 20140309089
    Abstract: An adjustable weighted multifunction fitness apparatus and a method of using the adjustable weighted multifunction fitness apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of panels. The panels are adhered together to form an interior compartment. The apparatus further includes a plurality of shoulder straps configured to be adjustable through the use of a fastener. The apparatus further includes a strap compartment. The apparatus further includes a plurality of handles. The interior compartment includes a plurality of pouches configured to secure one or more deformable exercise articles having a pliable exterior and capable of being reversibly filled with a particulate material or water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Dirk Buikema
  • Patent number: 8858404
    Abstract: An exercise weight includes a weight member, a handle member spaced apart from and substantially surrounding the weight member, and at least one attachment member joining the weight member to the handle member so that the weight member is located inside the handle member. The exercise weight has a relatively narrow profile, or width, to avoid contact with the body during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Mathews