Bar Held By Single Hand Of User (e.g., Dumbbell, Etc.) Patents (Class 482/108)
  • Patent number: 11007395
    Abstract: Exercise device for a sporting device, including at least a fixed structure and a movable element and optionally a mass hanging from the movable element, wherein: a) the fixed structure, extending at least partially longitudinally along an axis X, is connectable by way of an end portion to a portion of a rod of the sporting device, this structure including at least one limit stop positioned at the free end or between the free end and the movable element, and b) a movable element connectable to the fixed structure and adapted to carry out at least a sliding translation movement with respect to the fixed structure along the axis X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: REAXING S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gionata D'Alesio
  • Patent number: 11000447
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an attachment system that combines a fitness mat to another fitness related accessory. The accessory attachment attaches to a fitness mat but is not limited to such attachment. The fitness accessory attachment may include an apparatus with internal weights. The fitness accessory may have detachable and adjustable handles with a removably adjustable and slidable attachment mechanism. The provided handle caps can be removed for various reasons such as using connecting pieces or adding weight to the interior of the handles. Fitness bands or any training tools available can run through the fitness accessory apparatus' core and connect to the attachment mechanism provided on the handles for training use. This system also provides compaction for travel and ease of portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Koka Co., LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Spiro Kokakis
  • Patent number: 10933270
    Abstract: A system includes a handle with a hinge mechanism at a first end, the hinge mechanism including a lower hinge portion and an upper hinge portion rotatably coupled together. The handle also includes a rotary mechanism positioned at the first end and coupled to the lower hinge portion to enable circumferential movement of the lower end portion about a longitudinal axis of the handle. Additionally, a sensor arrangement is positioned within a body of the handle, the sensor arrangement measuring a number of rotations of the rotary mechanism about the longitudinal axis of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kenzai Limited
    Inventors: Rob Gagne, Jason Block, Patrick Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10912967
    Abstract: Example travel exercise equipment includes a barbell including a first end portion and a second end portion and a pair of yokes. Each yoke includes a base and a pair spaced-apart yoke arms extending from the base. The bases being adapted to be coupled to a corresponding end portion of the barbell. The travel exercise equipment includes a pair of containers having handles adapted to be carried by a corresponding yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Keith Cyzen
  • Patent number: 10843027
    Abstract: Weight-adjustable dumbbell having a handle bar and two weight plate holders each connected to one end of the handle bar, and the dumbbell is capable of changing its weight by simply rotating the handle relative to the weight plate holders to one of the predetermined positions corresponding to various weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Tianjin IFIT Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huaiqi Wang
  • Patent number: 10786700
    Abstract: Exercise devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. One exercise device includes weights, a shell assembly, and a base assembly. The shell assembly has a shell defining an interior sized to receive the weights. The shell assembly also has a shaft coupled for rotation relative to the shell. When the weights are received within the interior of the shell, rotation of the shaft relative to the shell selectively couples the shaft with one or more weights. The base assembly has a base configured to support the weights. The base assembly also has a driver configured to be coupled to the shaft when the shell assembly is supported by the base. The driver of the base assembly is configured to rotate the shaft relative to the shell when the driver is coupled to the shaft to selectively couple the shaft with the one or more weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Jaxamo Ltd
    Inventor: Stephen Owusu
  • Patent number: 10758768
    Abstract: An ergonomic grip for strength conditioning has a grip body composed of three adjoined, progressively larger oblate spheroids. The major and minor diameters of the spheroids and their spacings combine to form invected surfaces at the junctions of first and second and second and third spheroids. These invected surfaces admit curved fingers of a grasping hand to provide a secure grip while eliminating a common problem of the little finger (4th finger) of the hand being crushed or discomforted. A central shaft passes through the grip body and includes an attachment affordance at one protruding end, and is coupled to a washer at the other end. A central cavity in the grip body allows the spheroids to compliantly conform to the inner concavities of an individual user's palm for increased comfort and positive grip. They eyebolt may also swivel to align itself to a connected cable during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Berend Meyer
  • Patent number: 10737132
    Abstract: A barbell collar. The barbell collar may have a plate and at least two weight bars, a first weight bar and a second weight bar. The plate may comprise a barbell engagement portion, a heavy arm and a light arm. The heavy arm weighs more than said light arm. The barbell engagement portion is configured to engage with a barbell. Each of the at least two weight bars may be attached to each of the at least two arm portions of the plate. The at least two weight bars may be adapted to engage and hold one or more weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VENICE GRAVITY WORX, INC.
    Inventors: Carmine Gangemi, Alberto Bevacqua
  • Patent number: 10729929
    Abstract: A training aid for weighlifting includes a shaft, a first grip area extending from a left end of the shaft towards a midpoint of the shaft, a second grip area extending from a right end of the shaft towards the midpoint of the shaft, wherein the first and second grip areas include a non-slip material, one or more rings located at the midpoint of the shaft, and wherein the one or more rings generate an audible sound when rotated about the shaft, stoppers affixed to the shaft between the grip areas and the one or more rings, wherein the stoppers are configured to prevent the one or more rings from moving towards the grip areas, and wherein when a user lifts the training aid and the one or more rings graze the user, the one or more rings rotate about the shaft and generate the audible sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Gabriel E. Casanova
  • Patent number: 10709920
    Abstract: Jump rope handles are described. In an embodiment, a speed rope includes a handle having a head rotationally coupled to a grip to rotate about a first axis, and a rope hinge rotationally coupled to the head. The rope hinge has a single degree of freedom relative to the head, and the single degree of freedom can be rotation of the rope hinge about a second axis. The rope hinge may include a cylindrical outer surface mounted in a pivot hole of the head to constrain movement of the rope hinge to rotation about the second axis. Accordingly, a rope held by the rope hinge can pivot about the second axis while simultaneously swinging around the first axis. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Web Guidz, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Hopkins, Mark Alan Franklin, Stephen Mark Sanford, Ross Forrest Walker
  • Patent number: 10682544
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a resistance training exercise device that includes a frame; a holder coupled to the frame, the holder defining a lever channel for receiving a forearm of a user; the holder and the frame configured to rotate with the forearm about an elbow relative to an upper arm when the user is performing a rotary resistance training exercise; and a weight support for receiving one or more weights thereon, the weight support fixed to the frame and spaced apart from the holder in a direction selected to maintain, throughout the resistance exercise, an angle between the upper arm and the weight support that is greater by a constant value than an angle between the upper arm and the lever channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HILATE INC.
    Inventor: Robert M. Kudlak
  • Patent number: 10668325
    Abstract: The method for engaging a person's sensorimotor complex includes providing a pair of lightweight sticks of equal length and weight; measuring a shoulder width from a first shoulder blade acromion of the person to a second shoulder blade acromion of the person; selecting from the plurality of devices a first lightweight stick and a second lightweight stick each having a length approximately equal to the width from the first shoulder blade acromion of the person to the second shoulder blade acromion of the person; grasping the first and second lightweight sticks with a respective first and second hands at a grasping position along the stick that is one shoulder width from a distal end of the stick; swinging the first and second hands back and forth between a first position and a second position; and walking while swinging the first and second hands back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Stride Sticks, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Carl Dean
  • Patent number: 10639514
    Abstract: A running device and method of using the device are disclosed. The device may include a moveable material within an inner chamber of the running device's housing. In operation, a running device may be held in each hand and the runner may thrust both hands downward prior to landing and quickly bring the devices to a vertical stop after landing. Bringing the devices to a vertical stop may cause the moveable material to collide with the housing and increase the force exerted by the runner on the ground. A delay component may delay the peak force exerted by the material against the housing so that the translation of that force to the ground coincides with the peak force that the runner would have exerted against the ground in the absence of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BOSU Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: David S. Weck
  • Patent number: 10543388
    Abstract: Exercise systems that include self-coupling weight pods that couple with one another to form weight clusters that a user can use in performing various body movements, such as exercise and conditioning movements. Each weight pod typically has a calibrated weight so that the user may know the amount of weight they are using. Each weight pod includes one or more coupling features that allow that weight pod to couple to one or more other weight pods and/or to an accessory, such as a strap. In some embodiments, each weight pod is soft so as to inhibit injury to a user of another close by the user. The weight pods can be used with one or more accessories, such as a strap, a bell bag that emulates a kettle bell, and a rucksack that can be configured to be a multifunctional component of an overall exercise system, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Clustas, LLC
    Inventor: Rollin Rachele
  • Patent number: 10478658
    Abstract: A sports dumbbell comprises a grip section (2), which runs along a grip shaft (L1), and a support shaft (L2) of a support section (3) spaced apart from the grip section (2) perpendicular to and running parallel to the grip shaft (L1). The support section is connected at at least one end to the grip section (2). The sports dumbbell has a center of gravity (S) which is arranged within the support section (3). A distance (d2) between the grip shaft (L1) and the support shaft (L2) is at least 11 cm, and an external shape of the sports dumbbell forms a closed annular body or open annular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Christian Polenz
  • Patent number: 10369401
    Abstract: A system, and method, for training athletes to increase power is provided in a flexible barbell for enhancing weight lifting exercises. The flexible barbell has an elongated shape comprising ends. At least one flexible bar may be included when an elongated shape with a center is used. Weights are attached to the shape near the ends. The shape bends relative to a tangent to the center in response to the center of the flexible barbell being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10335629
    Abstract: An exercise device and methods for using the exercise device. The exercise device is a spherical structure having a rigid surface and an opening therein for the user's hand to grasp a handle affixed in the center of the spherical structure. A series of exercises may be performed with the exercise device, including push-ups, rows and swings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brent Smith
  • Patent number: 10300320
    Abstract: An aqua resistance dumbbell comprises a tubular wall that provides a bore for receiving a user's hand from each end of the bell. A rod is located within the bore and extending laterally across the bore to be gripped by a user with one or both hands from one or both ends of the bore. The dumbbell has a plurality of longitudinal fins extend along the tubular wall on an outer side of the tubular wall, and at least one lateral fin that extends laterally at least part way around the tubular wall. An aqua resistance fin assembly comprises two fin components and at least one fastening member for fitting the fin components to a user's limb in a side-by-side configuration around the limb. Each fin component comprises a base adapted to fit against a user's limb and adapted to be secured to the user's limb by the fastening member, and at least two longitudinal fins and at least one lateral fin on an outer side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: John Douglas Pallesen, Troy Jonathon Elliott, Richard Alexander Pallesen
  • Patent number: 10220253
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a pair of handle elements and a pair of housing elements. Each handle element includes a manually grippable bar and a base portion having a substantially spherical contact surface. Each housing element is substantially hemispherical and has a substantially central window. Each handle element is releasably locatable within a housing element to form a substantially hemispherical handle body in which the contact surface of the handle element is located within the window of the housing element and provides a contact point about which the housing body is rotatable when located on a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Cox
  • Patent number: 10188894
    Abstract: A barbell includes a grip unit, a support unit and a carrier unit. The grip unit includes two frames spaced apart from each other along a first direction, and a grip rod connected between the frames and configured to be gripped by a user's hand. The support unit includes at least one support member that is connected between the frames, that is spaced apart from the grip rod along a second direction transverse to the first direction, and that is configured to abut against a user's forearm. The carrier unit includes two hanging rods extending outwardly and respectively from the frames and located between the grip rod and the at least one support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Hua-Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 10188895
    Abstract: The dumbbell exercise device may include a bar, end-weights at opposite ends of the bar, housings enclosing the end-weights, and a resistance band. The resistance band may be engaged by the first and second housings and extend between the first and second end-weights at or near a perimeter of the end-weights. This and other embodiments provide enhanced lifting effects and engage muscle groups to improve grip strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Stephen Wallace
  • Patent number: 10166430
    Abstract: A barbell collar. The barbell collar may have a plate and at least two weight bars, a first weight bar and a second weight bar. The plate may comprise a barbell engagement portion, a heavy arm and a light arm. The heavy arm weighs more than said light arm. The barbell engagement portion is configured to engage with a barbell. Each of the at least two weight bars may be attached to each of the at least two arm portions of the plate. The at least two weight bars may be adapted to engage and hold one or more weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VENICE GRAVITY WORX, INC.
    Inventors: Carmine Gangemi, Alberto Bevacqua
  • Patent number: 10058727
    Abstract: An exercise device and methods for using the exercise device. The exercise device is a spherical structure having a rigid surface and an opening therein for the user's hand to grasp a handle affixed in the center of the spherical structure. A series of exercises may be performed with the exercise device, including push-ups, rows and swings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Brent Smith
  • Patent number: 10029142
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a bi-bell exercise device for low-impact exercises. The bi-bell can be used in place of a kettle bell, and has two handles and a selectively rotatable weight. The bi-bell can be used in a fixed configuration, where the weight does not move relative to the handles, or a rotating configuration, where the weight is free to rotate relative to a central post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Exodus Direct LLC
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 9844695
    Abstract: The present invention is new in the art as a multi-configuration upgradable fitness device, which can be configured with none, one or more handle(s) attached around a 0-degree to 360-degree rotational position about a central axis as a best mode and configured for operation into (5) fitness devices not limited to; 1) an exercise ball (no handles), 2) kettle bell (1 handle), 3) medicine ball (2 handles opposite), 4) kettle bell-2 (2 handles near each other) and 5) dumbbell (1 handle to a side), and can be upgraded from 2.5 pounds of weights to 10 pounds and up to 50 pounds in increments of 2.5 pounds from (1) to (20) weights to enable 100 or more configurations of fitness equipment as a best mode that enables over one-hundred fitness exercises with this single device as detailed in the entire disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Thomas Shorter
  • Patent number: 9821186
    Abstract: A multifunctional kinetic mechanism includes a base including a slant tube, a counterweight unit including a joint shaft rotatably connected to the slant tube of the base, a barbell shaft having a first end piece connected to the joint shaft and a second end piece opposite to the first end piece and a counterweight attached to the second end piece of the barbell shaft, and an operating bar connected to the second end piece of the barbell shaft. Thus, by multi-directional operation of the joint shaft, a user can operate the operating bar to move the barbell shaft and the counterweight in exercising operational modes of squatting, lunging and arm lifting to train different muscle groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Joong Chenn Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Chen
  • Patent number: 9821187
    Abstract: An exercise equipment configured to exercise muscles by require the muscles to generate torque intermittently is provided. The exercise equipment includes a sleeve. A pipe is slidably disposed within the sleeve. The sleeve is concentric to the pipe wherein the outer surface of the pipe is spaced apart the inner surface of the sleeve. A counterweight is mounted to at least one end of the pipe wherein the rotation of the pipe along an orbital path causes the pipe to turn within the bore of the sleeve. The turning of the pipe is a result of the counterweights completing a revolution as the counterweights rotate about the longitudinal axis of the pipe. The turning of the pipe generates a pulse so as to actuate muscular structure within the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Parr
  • Patent number: 9795826
    Abstract: A solid exercise device is disclosed made from an egg-shaped body that includes first handles on both ends of the egg-shaped body, and second handles recessed within the solid body. One side of the egg-shaped solid body is made flat to prevent the solid body from rolling. The exercise device can be used with one or both hands. When the flat side of the egg-shaped body is adjacent a solid surface, such as the floor, the exercise device can be used as an aid for performing push-ups. The device is particularly well adapted for use in small spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Navid Vardi
  • Patent number: 9764189
    Abstract: A handheld exercise apparatus for achieving an optimal workout for various parts of an upper body of a user including abdominal, chest, back, and arm muscles is provided. The handheld exercise apparatus comprises an elongated handle having a first end and a second end. An axle component is mounted to the second end of the elongated handle. A substantially V-shaped housing frame extends from the axle with the housing frame having a first arm and a second arm. A primary weight is positioned between the first arm and the second arm of the housing frame. A roller ball mechanism is mounted to the primary weight with the roller ball mechanism rollable along a surface. The roller ball mechanism allows the handheld exercise apparatus to move in a generally side to side motion for optimal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Gunnar Jensen
  • Patent number: 9707445
    Abstract: A control lever device is adapted to be mounted on an exercise machine, and includes at least one control lever unit. The control lever unit has a frame seat adapted to be disposed on a handle unit of the exercise machine, a shaft, at least one sensor disposed on the frame seat, a control lever, and a resilient member mounted on the frame seat. The control lever has a seat-connecting portion pivoted on the shaft, a trigger portion adjacent to the sensor, and a lever portion turnable to actuate pivotal movement of the control lever so that the sensor is triggered by the trigger portion to generate a control signal. The resilient member resiliently positions the trigger portion to retain a constant distance from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: P&F Brother Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Ting Lee, Shih-Wei Li, Chih-Kai Li
  • Patent number: 9671236
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for updating navigational map data. A routing request is received from a user or device. From the routing request, a first map tile and a second map tile are identified. A new version of the first map tile is identified, and a compatibility matrix for at least the first map tile is accessed. An analysis of the compatibility matrix is performed to determine whether objects of the new version of the first map tile are compatible with the second map tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Pfeifle
  • Patent number: 9573014
    Abstract: A center mass bell apparatus, comprising: a main body shaped substantially like a hollow sphere with spherical caps removed in a same central axis of the body to create two opposing openings and where the main body is balanced in at least three dimensions from a center point of the sphere; and, a hand hold traversing centrally through the hollow of the spherical main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Albert Sorin, Richard Sorin
  • Patent number: 9550088
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved exercise roller apparatus having a cylindrical body with at least one unobstructed inner compartment and wrapped in a foam sleeve. The hollow compartment(s) may hold variable amounts of weights in a fixed position such that the weights do not shift while the roller is in use and the roller rolls steadily on a smooth surface. The foam sleeve provides the cushion necessary to comfortably roll the body over the roller during therapeutic roller use or roller-aided exercises. Handgrips are provided on the body to transform the roller into a versatile weight-lifting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Boonplook Coompol
  • Patent number: 9504868
    Abstract: A dumbbell apparatus which is adapted with a series of weight plates, the number of which can be safely and reliably adjusted with a single simple motion. The apparatus comprises a cradle for storing and deploying the apparatus, weight plates, and a handle apparatus which has two spline bolts which support the weight plates and are used to simultaneously be adjusted by means of an adjusting pin which moves the spline members together through a motion transmitting gear. The apparatus may be further enhance with permanent weights and gripping options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 9504866
    Abstract: An exercise device capable of being used in multiple configurations with a plurality of accessories comprises a flat base, sidewalls extending upwardly from the base and spaced from each other, and a handle spanning the sidewalls for grasping by a user of the device. The base has a central hole therethrough to which weights can be mounted, and the handle is hollow for accepting a bar therein to which weights can also be mounted. The undersurface of the base can be coated with a non-friction material to facilitate gliding of the device. An elastic exercise band or rope pulley can be attached to the base at the hole, and a foot strap can be attached at the hollow handle. A bar can extend through the hollow handles of two devices to secure them together to provide even greater versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Charles A. Peralo
  • Patent number: 9446283
    Abstract: Preferred top-loading adjustable weight kettlebell systems described herein preferably include a kettlebell base and at least one top-loading nesting weight. The kettlebell base preferably include a main body and a handle, the main body having a substantially convex upper surface, the handle upwardly extended from the main body. The at least one top-loading nesting weight preferably has a handle opening defined therein. The at least one top-loading nesting weight may have a substantially convex upper surface and a substantially concave lower surface. The at least one top-loading nesting weight is preferably loadable onto the kettlebell base by insertion of the handle through the handle opening. Preferred top-loading adjustable weight kettlebell systems may include a two-part securing mechanism for securement between the kettlebell base and the at least one top-loading nesting weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Preston Nelson
  • Patent number: 9408774
    Abstract: A portable device for training and exercising constituted of: a shakable member; a rotational member in communication with the shakable member, the rotational member exhibiting an axis of rotation; a mass exhibiting a center of gravity in communication with the rotational member, the center of gravity of the mass offset from the axis of rotation of the respective rotational member; a motor in communication with the rotational member and arranged to rotate the rotational member about the respective axis of rotation thereof responsive to the at least one motor; and a control circuitry in communication with the motor, the control circuitry arranged to operate the motor so as to irregularly rotate the rotational member to thereby shake the shakable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: RADIANCY INC.
    Inventor: Dolev Rafaeli
  • Patent number: 9358423
    Abstract: An exercise machine applicable for strengthening a user's abdominal muscles is described. The exercise machine can include a base frame, a backrest assembly and a seat assembly. The base frame can have side members and a crossbar member to provide floor support. The backrest assembly may be rotablely coupled with the base frame to swivel with simultaneous rotational movements around two or more axes of rotations. The backrest assembly can include two or more pairs of pivot joints. Each pair of pivot joints may define one of the axes of rotation. Handle bars may be mounted substantially transverse to the axes of rotation. The seat assembly may be affixed to the base frame to allow a user sitting on a seat pad of the seat assembly to cause the swiveling of the backrest assembly via hand pushes on the handle bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9314663
    Abstract: A sitting type exercise machine has a frame, a flywheel, and an alternative driving device. The alternative driving device includes a base two driving units, and two driven units. The driving units and two driven units are provided on the base for rotation. A space is left between the driving units to let the driving units move independently. Therefore, the driving units respectively drive the driven units to move in the same direction. The frame is provided with a seat to let the user do exercise in a sitting posture which may reduce the loading on the knees during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HEALTHCARE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9278253
    Abstract: An exercise machine applicable for strengthening a user's abdominal muscles is described. The exercise machine can include a base frame, a seat assembly and a backrest assembly rotatably coupled with the base frame. The base frame can include side members and a crossbar member to provide floor support. The backrest assembly may be configured to swivel with rotational movements around at least one axis of rotation. The backrest assembly may include at least one swivel structure and two handle bars. Each swivel structure may be rotatable around a separate axis of rotation. The handle bars may be mounted substantially transverse to a particular axis of rotation. The seat assembly can include a seat pad affixed to the crossbar member to allow a user sitting on the seat pad to cause the swiveling of the backrest assembly via hand pushes on the handle bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9211436
    Abstract: A dumbbell system for exercising different parts of the body including the biceps, triceps, chest, legs and more. The dumbbell system provides a different look and intensity of the work out during use when compared with other regular dumbbell systems. The present disclosure provides a dumbbell system comprising a handle, towers and a weight, wherein said weight is positioned far forward the handle. The dumbbell system increases the force to lift this apparatus, is such way that 10 pound dumbbell may require approximately 20 pounds of force to complete the move of said dumbbell. Further the towers are extended from the handle assisting with reaching said dumbbell while working out. For example, when doing a seated exercise on the bench, you don't have bend down to the floor, risking an injury on your lower back. Also the dumbbell system comprises easily removable iron plate by pulling up a pin on the edge of the plates; the weights can slide out in few second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Tomas Torres
  • Patent number: 9155930
    Abstract: A kinetic dumbbell includes offset weighted ends keyed to a single axle and a grip residing over the axle and between the weighted ends. The axle and weighted ends are free to rotate with respect to the grip. The weighted ends include slots accepting weights to adjust an offset weight of each weighted end. A timer/counter may be attached to one end to signal a user that an exercise is completed. The axle is attached to the weighted ends using a key through the axle, the key residing in channels in the weighted ends to rotationally fixing the axle to each weighted end, and screws and washers to hold the weighted ends on the axle. Bushings reside over the axle and engage each end of the handle to position the handle on the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Adkins
  • Patent number: 9138610
    Abstract: Exercise equipment comprising a grippable handle at which said exercise equipment can be lifted by a user, and at least one docking assembly connected to the grippable handle. The docking assembly has opposing arms that define a slot in which at least one weight plate can be removably mounted. At least one locking member is located on the docking assembly to capture and/or lock at one weight plate to the docking assembly once received in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Les Mills International Limited
    Inventors: David Neil Lovegrove, Darryl John Best, William Davies, Tyrone David Low
  • Patent number: 9132312
    Abstract: A handle adaptor is provided for a weight training device. The handle adaptor includes a handle extending from a neck having a first end and a second end. A slot is defined in the neck. The slot has an opening adapted to receive a bar of the weight training device. The slot further includes a seat for supporting the bar of the weight training device. A biasing member may also be provided to bias the bar against the seat of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Daniel Henley
  • Patent number: 9039586
    Abstract: An exercise device, for example a dumbbell or barbell, for weightlifting and other fitness activities, which includes a lifting bar having an axis and opposed axial ends, and a pair of weight sections mounted spaced apart on the respective opposed axial ends of the lifting bar. The lifting bar extends between the spaced apart weight sections defining a handle. Each weight section has an outer circumferential surface, one embodiment in which is a barrelled shape to match and fit in the palm of a user's hand. The circumferential surface of at least one of the weight sections comprises a plurality of grooves, each extending generally circumferentially around only part of the outer circumferential surface of the weight section and spaced substantially axially from an adjacent groove. The sets of grooves define grip areas on the weight section to enable a user to better grip and lift the exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Escape Fitness Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Lee Januszek
  • Publication number: 20150133275
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a housing for substantially enclosing a hand of a user, an opening within the housing for receiving a hand of the user, a handle within the housing, a plurality of vents in the housing, which is weighted and balanced whereby in use the user grips the handle to perform resistance and aerobic exercises using the exercise apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Mitz Fitness Limited
    Inventors: Greg Kenneth Johnson, Matthew George Kelvie
  • Patent number: 9028377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatuses for increasing strength through exercise and training. Specifically, the present invention relates to apparatuses that increase the difficulty of well-known exercises and weight lifting techniques in order to increase the efficiency of work-outs. More specifically, the present invention relates to apparatuses that promote whole-body stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald Hood
  • Patent number: 9022906
    Abstract: Preferred top-loading adjustable weight kettlebell systems described herein preferably include a kettlebell base and at least one top-loading nesting weight. The kettlebell base preferably include a main body and a handle, the main body having a substantially convex upper surface, the handle upwardly extended from the main body. The at least one top-loading nesting weight preferably has a handle opening defined therein. The at least one top-loading nesting weight may have a substantially convex upper surface and a substantially concave lower surface. The at least one top-loading nesting weight is preferably loadable onto the kettlebell base by insertion of the handle through the handle opening. Preferred top-loading adjustable weight kettlebell systems may include a two-part securing mechanism for securement between the kettlebell base and the at least one top-loading nesting weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Preston Nelson
    Inventor: Preston Nelson
  • Patent number: 9022907
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system includes a handle including a grip, two hanging rods at two ends of the grip and multiple through holes at each hanging rod, multiple weights, each weight defining an elongated top slot and a bottom opening and having a scissor hook mounted therein, the scissor hook including a hook unit, an actuation unit drivable by an external force to open or close the hook unit and elastic members adapted to hold the hook unit in the close position, a holder base for accommodating the weights, and a selector including multiple control units that are attached to the bottom openings of the weights when the weights are accommodated in the holder base and a selector rotatable to move the control units in driving the actuation units of the scissor hooks of the weight to open or close the hook units of the respective scissor hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Beto Engineering and Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • 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