Utilizing Resilient Force Resistance Patents (Class 482/121)
  • Patent number: 11107334
    Abstract: A connectible component is connected to a housing. A sensor of the housing is utilized to detect an identity element of the at connectible component. The connectible component is identified utilizing the at least one sensor. In some implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify whether or not a connectible component is connected to the housing. In other implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify the type of connectible component that is connected. In such implementations, the housing may house an electronic device and the electronic device may be configured based on the type of connectible component that is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Trevor J. Ness
  • Patent number: 11065495
    Abstract: A coil spring anchor bar and carriage stop is disclosed for use in a reformer exercise apparatus to fasten ends of one or more coil springs extending from the movable carriage to the foot end of the reformer frame. The anchor bar and carriage stop includes an elongated metal plate having a longitudinally flat straight portion extending between first and second ends, a first longitudinally straight curved portion curved in a first direction and extending between and forming part of the first and second ends, and a second curved portion between the first and second ends curved in a direction opposite the first direction. A pair of spaced apart carriage stops extend orthogonally from the straight portion engage the movable carriage to maintain a predetermined minimum distance between the anchor bar and the carriage when the anchor bar is supported from the foot end of the reformer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BALANCED BODY, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Savarino
  • Patent number: 10994168
    Abstract: An exercise machine with resistance selector system for selecting the number of bias members applying a resistance force against a movable platform. The exercise machine with resistance selector system generally includes one or more switches which are connected to the movable platform. Each of the one or more switches is adapted to engage or disengage a corresponding latch. When engaged, the latch will connect a corresponding bias member to the movable platform. When disengaged, the latch will disconnect a corresponding bias member from the movable platform. In this manner, an exerciser may easily adjust the number of bias members connected to the movable platform so as to adjust the resistance force applied against movement of the movable platform along a rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 10987270
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive concept provides an orthopedic exercise apparatus for accommodating a wheelchair-bound user and allowing the user to perform low-load prolonged stretching without getting out of his or her existing wheelchair. The apparatus includes a base having a top sheet and a bottom sheet secured thereto, and a T-shaped structure mounted to and extending perpendicular to the base. The T-shaped structure includes a stabilization post having an adjustable height and a cross-bar mounted to the top end of the stabilization post. The cross-bar is lowered onto the user's thighs in order to limit stretching to the user's knee or provide passive a dorsiflexion force to the ankle. The apparatus can be used in conjunction with a pulleyed weight station for treating knee flexion contractures or, alternatively, with a pair of ankle blocks removably fitted within the base for treating ankle plantar flexion contractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Rideout
  • Patent number: 10947646
    Abstract: An elastic band contains: multiple warps, multiple latex yarns, and plural latex threads which are interweaved so as to produce the elastic band. The multiple warps include a plurality of cloth layers formed on side surfaces and bottoms of the multiple warps respectively, and the multiple warps include multiple elastic layers arranged among the plurality of cloth layers individually. The multiple elastic layers are interweaved by the multiple warps, the multiple latex yarns, and plural latex threads. A sewing machine includes multiple frames and multiple steel buckles so that the multiple warps are inserted through multiple frames repeatedly, and the multiple warps, the multiple latex yarns and the plural latex threads are inserted through the multiple steel buckles repeatedly so as to produce the elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Mi Shen Chiang
  • Patent number: 10918194
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a hammock strap. The hammock strap includes an elongated length of strap material that is separated into a first strap and a second strap. The first strap and the second strap are woven together at one or more separation points to form eyelets between the first strap and the second strap. The first strap and the second strap may be further divided to provide a wider area of strap material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kammok Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Conlin, Henry Parker
  • Patent number: 10870035
    Abstract: A core strengthening assembly for performing core strengthening exercises includes a ball that may be positioned on a support surface. A harness is positioned around the ball and the ball rotates freely in the harness. A pair of pedals is each removably coupled to the harness. Each of the pedals may have one of a user's feet positioned thereon. In this way the user's feet are spaced from the support surface when the user performs core strengthening exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Olmstead
  • Patent number: 10835775
    Abstract: An exercise machine ergonomic handle system for providing hand-holds for the performance of exercises with reduced flexion and/or extension of the hand and wrist and reduced ulnar and/or radial deviation so as to reduce injury and allow application of full strength to the exercise machine. The exercise machine ergonomic handle system generally includes a longitudinally extending frame, a carriage that moves upon a first longitudinal portion of the frame, and at least one pair of ergonomic handles positioned on a second longitudinal portion of the frame. The ergonomic handles rotate about an axis to prevent flexion and/or extension, and can be positioned at a width and/or angle that reduces ulnar and/or radial deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10834897
    Abstract: A pet locator comprises an upper shell, a lower shell and a mainframe; the upper shell is connected with the lower shell to form an installation cavity. The mainframe is installed in the installation cavity; the left and right sides of the bottom of the lower shell are symmetrically provided with a hinged seat, and the hinged seat is hanged with a wearable piece, the hinge joint of the wearable piece and the hinged seat is provided with a torsional spring, one end of the torsional spring is jammed at the hinged seat, the other end of the torsional spring is jammed at the wearable piece; when the wearable piece is rotated by manpower, the torsional spring is rolled tightly, when the wearable piece is not rotated by manpower, the torsional spring is relaxed, and the back force of the torsional spring drives the wearable piece to rotate back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Silong Chen
  • Patent number: 10549140
    Abstract: An exercise machine tension device securing system for safely and efficiently securing selectable biasing members to an exercise machine. The exercise machine tension device securing system generally includes an exercise machine including a frame and a carriage movably positioned on the frame. A plurality of tension devices may be connected to the frame at one end; with the other end being removably connected to the carriage by a selection device. The selection device may include a plurality of slots for removably receiving one or more of the tension devices to secure the tension devices selectively to the carriage. A securing member movably connected to the selection device includes projections adapted to selectively enclose the slots so as to secure the tension devices within the slots of the selection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 10549152
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus with an adjustable rotating element around which a force transferring material wraps either clockwise or counterclockwise to provide bidirectional rotational resistance for exercising. The force transferring material is preferably guided to remain in close proximity to the rotating element while wrapping around the rotating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Aaron Joseph Walker
  • Patent number: 10543393
    Abstract: A suspension trainer including a handle system comprised of a ring element and a removable strap element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EXEMPLAR DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Adam L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10532244
    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: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: 10512811
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for targeting the hip muscles is disclosed. The apparatus consists of a plurality of supports, a footboard, and a belt wherein elastic bands may be attached to the belt and to the base supports to provide resistance. The apparatus is fully adjustable for targeting muscles of interest, and collapsible for ready transport. Adjustable handles are optionally provided to maintain user stability and thus maximize the effectiveness of the exercise. A method of using the exercise equipment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Barber
  • Patent number: 10486018
    Abstract: A passive-type treadmill is disclosed which includes a closed-loop belt rolling around a first and a second roller for providing a running platform, the first and second rollers being space apart, a resistance wheel contacting the first roller for providing resistance to the rotation of the first roller, the resistance wheel being capable of rotating around a shaft, and a spring urging the shaft and thus the resistance wheel against the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Peigen Jiang
  • Patent number: 10463905
    Abstract: A resistance band apparatus for a person to perform resistance exercises includes a pair of rigid resistance band buckles each having a first end and a second end. The first end has a first attachment mechanism and the second end has at least one second attachment mechanism. At least one elastomeric resistance band has two opposing ends, each end adapted for attachment to the second attachment mechanism of one of the resistance band buckles. Multiple resistance bands may be included, some having a unique length and/or elasticity. The resistance bands are interchangeable and selectively fixed with the buckles. The apparatus may further include a proximal strap fixed between a first resistance band buckle and a user interface mechanism such as a handle, and a distal strap fixed between a second opposing resistance band buckle and an object engagement mechanism, such as a door bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Alfred Sidney Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10441840
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a standing platform, a pivot connection incorporated into the standing platform, an upright structure attached to the standing platform at the pivot connection, and a movable element connected to the upright structure where the movable element is movable during the performance of an exercise. The upright structure is rotated about the pivot connection in a transverse orientation to the standing platform when the exercise machine is in an operational mode and the upright structure is rotated about the pivot connection in an aligned orientation with the standing platform when the exercise machine is in a storage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10369398
    Abstract: The exercise machine with a variable resistance system includes a frame, an exercise implement movably connected to the frame, a main shaft rotatably connected to the frame, a main connector attached between the main shaft and the exercise implement, a plurality of resistance assemblies and a plurality of actuation assemblies adapted for selectively engaging or disengaging at least one of the plurality of resistance assemblies with respect to the main shaft. The plurality of resistance assemblies apply a total level of rotational resistance against the main shaft based on which of the plurality of resistance assemblies are engaged with the main shaft by the plurality of actuation assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Matthew O'Brien, William Balzer
  • Patent number: 10265570
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a supporting frame, a weight provider which is supported by the supporting frame for providing different adjustable resistance levels, a body exercising system operatively coupled at the supporting frame to link with the weight provider, and two flexible handles. Each of the flexible handles includes an elongated flexible strip, a fastening member affixed to a first end of the flexible strip to form a coupling end of the flexible handle for detachably coupling at the upper body exercising system, and a handgrip affixed to an opposed second end of said flexible strip to form a handgrip end of the flexible handle for enabling an exerciser to perform free motion press and fly exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Cheng I. Chou
  • Patent number: 10213641
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage system which allows for a wide range of exercises while maintaining improved balance and control for the exerciser. The exercise machine generally includes a stationary frame and a carriage adapted to slide along at least one track on the frame. The carriage may include at least one opening on its upper surface to be used by an exerciser to perform a variety of exercises. The carriage may also include, either in combination with the openings or alternatively, at least one carriage strap extending across its upper surface for use in a variety of exercises. Platforms may also be included on either end of the frame, each of the platforms including its own platform strap. By utilizing such openings and/or straps, a wide variety of exercises may be accomplished that otherwise would be difficult or impossible to perform on conventional exercise machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10213639
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a weight stack, a flexible elongated cable having a downstream portion that is interconnected to a user selectable number of the one or more individual bodies of weight and to a second resistance device, a manually movable actuating device interconnected to a proximal end of the cable, a downstream portion of the cable being interconnected to the one or more individual bodies of weight and to the second resistance device in an arrangement that pulls on both the one or more individual bodies of weight and the second resistance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 10195475
    Abstract: A physical training system configured to be worn on a human body includes an article of footwear configured to receive a foot. A medial connection member is disposed on the medial side of the article of footwear and a lateral connection member is disposed on the lateral side of the article of footwear opposite the first connection member. The dorsal side of the article of footwear extends between the medial connection member and the lateral connection member. The physical training system further includes a torso member configured to engage the torso of the wearer. At least one elastic resistance band extends between the lateral connection member and the torso member and between the medial connection member and the torso member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Functionwear, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schreiber, Christopher T. Cranke
  • Patent number: 10188898
    Abstract: The present application relates to a physical therapy device to strengthen and prevent atrophy in muscles for use while seated in a chair or a wheelchair or while lying in a bed. The physical therapy device includes a back rest; right and left upper arm rests coupled to the back rest by a first connector; and right and left lower arm rests coupled to the right and left upper arm rests, respectively, by a second connector. Each lower arm rest comprises a handle. Each upper arm rest is configured to move towards the back rest at the first connector to fold flush against the back rest. The physical therapy device further comprises an extender coupled to the back rest; right and left upper leg units coupled to the extender by a third connector; and right and left lower leg units coupled to the right and left upper leg units, respectively, by a fourth connector. Each lower leg unit comprises a stirrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Karen Michelle James
  • Patent number: 10183190
    Abstract: A portable and removable mounted exercise station includes an elongated anchoring member disposed on a surface of an external stationary object, such as a wall. The anchoring module has a doorknob shaped cleat, a plurality of knobs, and brackets formed in both ends of the elongated anchoring member. A corner mounting adapter to mount the station in a corner where two walls meet. A resistance band connects to one of the knobs to provide resistance during an exercise routine. A clip allows for quick connect and disconnect of the resistance band to the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Isaac Holland, Leslie Ann Holland, Jessica Katelynn Holland, Jason Robert Holland
  • Patent number: 10179258
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for using a portable exercise device. Various exercises are performable using the exercise device, including standing, sitting, and kneeling exercises that are particularly suited for resistance training. The portable exercise device includes a frame defining an empty space. The portable frame includes a top bar parallel to a bottom bar, and two side bars including a first side bar and a second side bar, as well as a first frame handle and a second frame handle. The first frame handle and the second frame handle are affixed substantially near an upper portion of the first side bar and the second side bar. The first frame handle and the second frame handle are in horizontal alignment with respect to each other. The portable exercise frame includes a set of attachment points distributed around the portable exercise frame configured to receive resistance bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FIT & TONED, LLC
    Inventor: Ranya Sabbagh
  • Patent number: 10173122
    Abstract: An exerciser device comprising a telescopically deployed vertically oriented tower, a telescopically deployed horizontally oriented corridor and a housing provided at a bottom end of the telescopically deployed vertically oriented tower, wherein the housing is adapted to provide a neatly configured storage medium of the exerciser device, while further providing a support base for the deployment of the vertically oriented tower and a means for a controlled deployment of the horizontally oriented corridor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Alexandros Mitsis-Koutoukis
  • Patent number: 10143881
    Abstract: A mountable exercise machine is a device that is utilized to perform exercises based on elastic resistance and bodyweight. The device includes a first mounting bracket and a second mounting bracket and may be mounted to a door, wall, or similar surface or structure. A first resistance assembly and a second resistance assembly provide elastic resistance when performing exercise. The user is able to grasp a first handle and a second handle when performing upper body exercises. The first resistance assembly and the second resistance assembly may additionally include an ankle strap for performing lower body exercises. At least one harness strap may be utilized to perform suspension and other bodyweight exercises using the device. An upper door bracket and a lower door bracket allow the device to be mounted to a door instead of a wall or similar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Nabile Lalaoua
  • Patent number: 10092788
    Abstract: Disclosed is a slackline activity device including a main line and an anchor line configured to be tautly connected to each other and suspended between fixed objects. The mainline includes two webbings which form pockets. The pockets are locations where the two webbings are not in contact with either other, surrounded by two locations where the webbings are in contact with each other. The pockets may be formed by the webbings being fixed to each other or being woven together. Hangers, such as carabineers, are inserted into the pockets, and activity devices are suspended therefrom. Such a device may be used for recreation and exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brand 44 Trading LLC
    Inventors: Ed O'Brien, Amanda Lacy
  • Patent number: 10022579
    Abstract: A shuttle training and therapy device including in one example: a floor standing fame having a headward end and a footward end; a carriage slidably attached to the frame; a resistance system of elastic cords attached to the footward end of the frame; the elastic cords selectively attached to the carriage; and a range of motion limiting system including a control cord having a first end attached to the carriage, a second end selectively attached to the frame, and an intermediate portion attached to an elastic member attached to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 9999807
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a relatively rigid platform supported by a compressible base. The base has a central flat and then slopes outward and upward from the central flat in a spherical section. The base permits instability in height, angle, and shear strain movement. The user performs postures and/or exercises using the exercise device under each appendage being used for support. The instability triggers the Golgi tendon receptor and the muscle spindle receptor and thereby achieves physiological benefits. The muscular training devices come in different sizes and configurations to make up a muscular training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Shanti Rainey
  • Patent number: 9908003
    Abstract: An exercise pad has a base and a pad body. The base is annular and is composed of multiple curved base units. Each base unit has a concave top surface, a bottom surface, an inner edge, two ends, and a curved recess. The ends of the base unit are provided respectively with at least one connection recess and at least one connection post. The curved recess is defined in the bottom surface, and the curved recesses of the multiple base units form an annular recess. The pad body is inflatable, is combined with the base, and has a convex bottom and an annular connection flange. The convex bottom is complementary in shape with the concave top surfaces of the base units. The annular connection flange is formed around a bottom edge of the convex bottom and extends into the annular recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: T.K. CHIN COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Howard Chin
  • Patent number: 9844457
    Abstract: An apparatus for decreasing the adverse effect of erectile dysfunction includes an elastic waist band. A plurality of magnets are disposed in a generally end to end orientation to provide a magnetic loop assembly. A cloth sleeve preferably surrounds the magnets. The waist band encircles a waist of the user. Opposite ends of the magnetic loop assembly are secured in a spaced-apart relationship to a front portion of the waist band and to form a loop that descends below the waist band. Opposite ends of an elastic thigh band are attached to a rear portion of the waist band. A center of the magnetic tube assembly is attached to a center of the thigh band. The male enhancement loop is worn for a period of time prior to intercourse to help to improve the quality (i.e., hardness) and duration of male erection during intercourse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Angela Arlene Goertler, James Lee Goertler
  • Patent number: 9835227
    Abstract: The present invention involves a connecting device of elastic exercise cord with straps, which comprises a hollow body (12) provided by a through-made channel (13) with an upper opening (14) and a lower opening (15), wherein into the upper opening (14) arms (7,8) of a strap (3) are introduced first by its upper section (9), these arms (7,8) are passed through the channel (13) and bended over the edge of the lower opening (15) about 180° and the arms (7,8) are arranged along outer surface of the hollow body (12) up to the outer edge of the upper opening (14), wherein above the upper opening (14) the lower sections (10) of the arms (7,8) of the strap (3) are joined with upper section (9) to one joint, wherein the hollow body (12) with above mentioned arrangement of arms (7,8) is arranged in the cavity (16) of the tubing core (2) and this joint of the lower sections (10) of arms (7,8) of the strap (3) with upper sections (9) is together with the tubing core (2) provided by a collet (17) and the outer surface of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KRANKFITNESS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Marvan, Tomas Sara
  • Patent number: 9833652
    Abstract: A resistance band system including a frame-assembly, a plurality of linear-straps, and a plurality of removable-D-rings. The frame-assembly, the plurality of linear-straps and plurality of removable-D-rings of the resistance band system are structured and arranged in combination to allow a user to affix a linear-resistance-band to the resistance band system to provide an overall exercise system which provides the user with a plurality of locations to affix the linear-resistance-band to the resistance band system to allow a highly flexible and diverse exercise system to the user. The frame-assembly includes an upper-frame, a lower-frame, and a u-member. The upper-frame includes two primary-members, two inbars, two forward-bars, and a crown-bar. The lower-frame includes two first-members, two downbars, and down-cross-member. The u-member comp includes rises a body, two legs, and two t-couplers, with u-member rotatably coupled to the lower-frame via the two t-couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis Holt, Shane Pilcher
  • Patent number: 9827462
    Abstract: An apparatus for physical exercise, more particularly, a ramp-like equipment which is provided with a frame that supports “U”-shaped concave tracks on which a cart on wheels slides so that it can move up and down, the upper portion of which is provided with a structure composed of stainless steel bars that may be arranged for different supports on which the user is supported and, with the aid of a number of accessories such as belts and handles, he/she can practice different exercises, thus making it possible to apply same to any fitness equipment designed for the fitness and health market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Rodrigo Dias Siqueira
  • Patent number: 9808698
    Abstract: A paddling action simulating exerciser in the form of a kayaking trainer that includes pole, a cord that extends along the pole and linearly displaceably passes therethrough, a hollow spacer that extends between a seating facility and an anchoring layout including a cord guiding layout via which the free ends of the cord are secured to a spring. A multi-directionally adjustable footplate facility that includes an upright foot abutment plate fitted with a heel rest and a toe strap is fitted along the spacer. The spacer, seating facility, leg, footplate facility and guiding layout in constituting a trainer core assembly are laterally rockable by way of rocking formations fitting along slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Grant White
  • Patent number: 9770616
    Abstract: The invention discloses an elasticity adjusting mechanism of an exercise equipment which includes a base, a staggered frame, an adjusting socket, an elastic body and force exerting member. The base and the staggered frame pivot with each other and constitute the main structure of the elasticity adjusting mechanism of the exercise equipment. The staggered frame extends outwardly from the base and includes an extended socket and a plurality of fixed portions, the fixed portions are disposed on the staggered frame and with different distances to the extended socket. When the adjusting socket is selectively assembled with one of the fixed portions at different positions, the elastic body passing through the extended socket and the adjusting socket changes its elasticity in accordance with extension amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Lung-Fei Chuang
  • Patent number: 9744397
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a resilient band attachment assembly for use with an exercise ball. An exercise ball engagement ring provides multiple attachment points for resilient bands selectively and adjustably secured thereto. During use, a user rests a portion of their body on the exercise ball while pulling the resistant straps elongating same for varied resistance depending on strap length, diameter and attachment point within the ball engagement ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Pagano
  • Patent number: 9737756
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a base, support and resistive band to provide consumers a method for conditioning, preventing or rehabilitating injuries from running, sports and fitness activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Gillis
  • Patent number: 9700754
    Abstract: An exercise machine ergonomic handle system for providing hand-holds for the performance of exercises with reduced flexion and/or extension of the hand and wrist and reduced ulnar and/or radial deviation so as to reduce injury and allow application of full strength to the exercise machine. The exercise machine ergonomic handle system generally includes a longitudinally extending frame, a carriage that moves upon a first longitudinal portion of the frame, and at least one pair of ergonomic handles positioned on a second longitudinal portion of the frame. The ergonomic handles rotate about an axis to prevent flexion and/or extension, and can be positioned at a width and/or angle that reduces ulnar and/or radial deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9694232
    Abstract: A workout bench which includes a first assembly comprising a first vertical member and a second vertical member, wherein a first horizontal member interconnects a first end of the first vertical member to a first end of the second vertical member, and a second horizontal member interconnects a second end of the first vertical member to a second end of the second vertical member. The workout bench further includes a third assembly comprising a third vertical member and a fourth vertical member, wherein a third horizontal member interconnects a first end of the third vertical member to a first end of the fourth vertical member, and a fourth horizontal member interconnects a second end of the third vertical member to a second end of the fourth vertical member. A second assembly comprising a fifth horizontal member interconnects a first end of the second vertical member and a first end of the third vertical member. An upwardly facing, hemispherical cradle is disposed on the fifth horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Dana Kirk Dixon
  • Patent number: 9675835
    Abstract: An exercising apparatus, comprising a pair of elastic straps correspondingly having lengths, and a pair of buckles correspondingly mounted on the pair of the elastic straps, where each of the buckles having a frame with a passage for each of the elastic straps and oppositely directed flanges and an appendage connect and inclined to the frame on which a first longitudinal end of each of the elastic straps is attached thus compelling each of the elastic straps to form S shape over and in each of the buckles, consequently longitudinally partitioning each of the elastic straps by sliding each of the buckles along each of the elastic straps to releasably fasten each of the buckles on each of the elastic straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Shlomo Abramovich
  • Patent number: 9675832
    Abstract: A handle assembly base has a central tube opening for receiving an elastic resistance tube with an expanded end diameter. A first block and a second block are pivotably mounted to the base on opposite sides of the central tube opening. When pivoted towards each other, the blocks define a reduced area opening through which the expanded end diameter of the resistance tube cannot pass, thereby retaining the resistance tube to the base. The base has two opposed ears which extend upwardly of the central tube opening. A flexible strap is secured to the ears, and extends through a cylindrical tube to which a flexible handle cushion is mounted to provide a grip for the user to engage the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Weng Kin Chen, William J. Sotis
  • Patent number: 9662532
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes foot docking station comprising a base plate pivotally fixed to a back plate at a hinge. The back plate includes a central pivot rotationally fixed with a foot plate that includes a shin engagement mechanism for engaging the shins of the person. The foot docking station further includes a first receiver for engaging a lower bench. At least one distal leg is fixed with the lower bench at a rotational leg mount, the lower bench including a second receiver for engaging an upper bench. At least one proximal leg is fixed with the upper bench at another rotational leg mount. A top side of the upper bench includes a track upon which a bench trolley slides. The bench trolley includes at least one cushion, a pair of laterally extending handles, and at least a first pair of wheels that engage the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Dimitry Ralph Boss
  • Patent number: 9636535
    Abstract: A door-mounted portable exercise apparatus having a non-elastic adjustable strap that extends vertically around a door. An attached connector maintains the adjustable strap in a snug position around the door. A first anchor and a second anchor are secured to the adjustable strap by a re-enforcing strap near the top edge of the door. When the door is closed, the first anchor is positioned near the junction of the closing face of the door and the door frame, and the second anchor is positioned near the junction of the opening face of the door and the door frame. At least two non-elastic loops are attached near the top and bottom of the adjustable strap by short strips on the closing side of the door. Elastic bands of various tensions can be attached to or passed through at least one non-elastic loop of the apparatus to permit a wide range of exercise motions by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Roy Randolph Schleiden, II
  • Patent number: 9630055
    Abstract: A versatile glute ham system for use with resistance bands is provided that is provided with a pivoting resistance arm assembly and a pivoting center pad assembly that are pivotally connected to a stabilization bar. The pivoting resistance arm assembly is provided with a resistance arm connection assembly and the pivoting center pad assembly is provided with a center pad connection assembly to secure the pivoting resistance arm assembly and the pivoting center pad assembly to a fixed position relative to the stabilization bar. The versatile glute ham system may optionally be provided with a plurality of connector points on the pivoting resistance arm assembly, the pivoting center pad assembly and the stabilization bar to receive resistance bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Runyan
  • Patent number: 9630047
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes foot docking station comprising a base plate pivotally fixed to a back plate at a hinge. The back plate includes a central pivot rotationally fixed with a foot plate that includes a shin engagement mechanism for engaging the shins of the person. The foot docking station is selectively attachable to a lower bench. A distal leg is fixed with the lower bench at a rotational leg mount, the lower bench including a receiver for engaging an upper bench. A proximal leg is fixed with the upper bench at another rotational leg mount. An auxiliary bench may be fixed with the upper and lower benches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Dimitry Ralph Boss
  • Patent number: 9622926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wheelchair (1) comprising: a chassis (3), a seat system (5) attached to the chassis (3), which seat system (5) has a backrest (5b) having a front side (5c) and a backside (5d), and an energy absorber (9) having a proximal end (9a) attached to the seat system (5) or joining the chassis (3), a distal end (9b) having means that enable attachment of straps or belts to the distal end (9b), and an intermediate portion (9c) extending from the proximal end (9a) to the distal end (9b) in a direction from the front side (5c) towards the back side (5d), wherein the intermediate portion (9c) has a curved portion adapted to straighten and plastically deform when the energy absorber (9) is subjected to a pulling force above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Permobil AB
    Inventor: Magnus Andersson
  • Patent number: 9610471
    Abstract: The belt resistance band is a device that is worn on an end user in order to conduct a plurality of stretches or exercises at the discretion of the end user. The end user is able to wear the belt resistance band while standing or sitting. Moreover, the end user is able to stretch or exercise the arms or the legs of the end user regardless of whether the end user is standing or sitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Langlois
  • Patent number: 9555278
    Abstract: A fitness station and resistance band assembly and a method of using the same. The station includes a base; a support extending upwardly from the base; a first arm extending outwardly from the support; and a plurality of attachment members provided on one or more of the base, the support or the first arm. The assembly is selectively engageable with one of the attachment members and is operable to apply a resistive force during a performance of an exercise. The assembly includes a housing that is at least partially rigid and a first resilient member for providing the resistive force located within the housing. The assembly is attached to one of the attachment members on the fitness station. A pulling motion is applied to the assembly during the performance of an exercise. A resistive force is generated within the assembly in response to the applied pulling motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ARQFX OUTDOOR FITNESS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Kaye, William C. Cesaroni, Morad Ghassemian, Brian W. Mathews, Eugene L. DiMonte, Donovan D. Zielke, Steven M. Lenz