Utilizing Resilient Force Resistance Patents (Class 482/121)
  • Patent number: 11446549
    Abstract: A digitally enhanced exercise system includes a proximal section comprising a first structural member and a platform; a distal section comprising a second structural member and an interface, wherein the interface is attached to the second structural member by a mount; a spine that is spans between the first structural member and the second structural member; a carriage configured to move in a single axis along the spine; a tension system, wherein the tension system is capable of resisting the carriage from moving; a sensor array arranged so as to detect changes in weight on the carriage; and a processor. Other aspects are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Skop, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberley Maugeri, Juha Nieminen, Egemen Alpay, Genevieve Alpay, Cody Clayton, Louis Amundson
  • Patent number: 11439860
    Abstract: A portable exercise apparatus in the shape of a square having a handle at either side, which handles are arranged rotatable on spindles such that the user can impart movement on said apparatus without changing his/her grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Stephen Lind, Gareth William Thomas
  • Patent number: 11413489
    Abstract: A sports swing muscle memory development device comprising attachment components, connection components, and resistance components to enable the development of swing relationship. Further embodiments allow for an adjustable swing relationship to further enhance the effectiveness of the sports swing muscle memory development device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: William Wallander
  • Patent number: 11400341
    Abstract: A handgrip exerciser device has two pivotally interconnected arms. Each arm has a first end region, a central region and a second end region. Each arm has at its first end region a hand grip. The central region forms a pivot pin receiving area. A pivot pin extends between the two arms enabling the arms to be rotatably connected together. Each arm having at its second end region a mounting portion. A resistance element providing a resistive force against rotational movement of the arms and having first and second ends. A first arm mounting portion supports the first end of the resistance element providing element. A second arm mounting portion supports the second end of the resistance element. An adjustment element adjusts the resistive force applied by the resistance element to the rotation of the two arms around the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: EVERLAST WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Van Willigen, Tori Hart
  • Patent number: 11389685
    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: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 11352099
    Abstract: A tension device for securing a floating structure includes an elastic member, first and second end members, and an inelastic member. The elastic member is stretchable under tension from an unstretched length to a stretched length. The first and second end members are carried at first and second ends of the elastic member, respectively. The inelastic member is secured to the first and second end member and limits the stretched length of the elastic member. First and second restrictive apertures are limited in diameter by first and second sewn portions of the inelastic member, respectively. The first and second restrictive apertures prevent separation between the inelastic member and the first and second ends of the elastic member, when the tension device is loaded in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Bruce Harrod
  • Patent number: 11324983
    Abstract: An exercise machine is disclosed. The exercise machine comprises a pancake motor. The exercise machine comprises a torque controller coupled to the pancake motor. The exercise machine comprises a high resolution encoder coupled to the pancake motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente
  • Patent number: 11318340
    Abstract: A Pilates machine tension device support system for efficiently providing a tension force to a movable platform of an exercise machine. The Pilates machine tension device support system generally includes a frame, a platform movably positioned upon the frame and a tension assembly connected between the frame and the platform to provide selective tension upon the platform in a first direction. The tension assembly is comprised of a plurality of pulleys and a plurality of tension devices positioned upon the pulleys, wherein the tension devices are attached between a frame and the platform. The tension members are selectively engaged to the platform to increase or decrease the tension applied to the platform for varying levels of workouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11318344
    Abstract: A yoga band is configured with a retainer band loop for donning around a hand, wrist or foot and both an inner pose strap and an outer pose strap that may be elastic to enable stretching and holding of poses. The inner pose strap and an outer pose enable different levels or extensions for performing yoga poses, or a progressive stretching from the outer pose strap to the inner pose strap, for example. A yogi may extend the outer pose strap initially, as it may extend further than the inner pose strap, and therefore may be easier to reach and hold the yoga pose. As the yogi progresses, they may extend the inner pose strap which is shorter in length, thereby achieving a greater stretch. The inner and outer pose straps are coupled with a retainer strap component of the retainer band loop to provide a secure support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: R. PIZI LLC
    Inventor: Rosemarie J. Schepisi
  • Patent number: 11311444
    Abstract: An assistive stretching device worn by a user to reduce physical stress while lifting to aid another individual in stretching and method is disclosed. The device includes a belt sized to fit around the torso of the user, first and second pulleys supported on the belt, first and second wrist attachments; first and second ankle attachments; first and second cords threaded through corresponding pulleys with one end attached to corresponding ankle attachments and the opposite end attached to corresponding wrist attachments. The pulleys operate to change the direction of the lifting force, making it easier to lift and stretch the anterior aspects of the musculature of the individual rather than lifting dead weight. An attachment including a dual pulley system may replace the first and second pulleys and includes an arm supporting a pulley at each end and openings to provide leverage adjustments when attaching the arm to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WE IP, LLC
    Inventor: John Jamesapollos
  • Patent number: 11266866
    Abstract: The portable exercise device is a physical training device. The portable exercise device is an elastic structure that generates a counterforce used to exercise muscles. The portable exercise device comprises a plurality of resistance bands, a plurality of supporting bars, and a plurality of carabiners. The plurality of carabiners attaches the plurality of resistance bands to the plurality of supporting bars. Each of the plurality of supporting bars is a rigid structure to which the plurality of resistance bands anchors. The plurality of supporting bars are manipulated to apply deformation forces to the plurality of resistance bands during the use of the portable exercise device. The plurality of resistance bands generates the counterforce used to exercise muscles as each of the plurality of resistance bands returns to the relaxed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Staphanus Wiltshire
  • Patent number: 11247092
    Abstract: Presented is a portable full body work out system for indoor and outdoor uses. The system includes a pair of mounts configurable over an intended surface, a pair of bracket assembles releasably mountable over the mounts, a strap with extending around one or more pulleys of one of the bracket assemblies and operatively connecting to a securing device, a resistance band releasably mountable around a retainer member of one of the bracket assemblies and another coupled to the securing device. The securing device is selectively operated during initial set up to allow the user to adopt to an appropriate position to connect an external exercising accessory to the strap for performing an exercise. The user is able to select the desired resistance for the exercise, or reduce the selected resistance, or combine resistances for even greater resistance by selecting appropriate resistance bands, and/or changing the tension applied on the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Albert Garcia
  • Patent number: 11241340
    Abstract: Various implementations include an assistive hamstring device including a belt, knee sleeve, first elastic strap, second elastic strap, and third elastic strap. The first elastic strap extends between a first dorsal belt portion of the belt located adjacent a sagittal plane on a dorsal side of the person and a lateral knee portion of the knee sleeve located adjacent a lateral side of the knee. The second elastic strap extends between a side belt portion of the belt located adjacent a coronal plane of the person and a medial knee portion of the knee sleeve located adjacent a medial side of the knee. The third elastic strap extends between a second dorsal belt portion of the belt located between the first and side belt portion and an intermediate dorsal knee portion of the knee sleeve located between the lateral and medial knee portion, along the dorsal portion of the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Jeff Allen, Clay Keith, Tim Haskew
  • Patent number: 11229816
    Abstract: An adjustably tensioned, transverse-suspended elastic element exercise device is disclosed. The transverse element is suspended between rigidly mounted frame or arm elements and sized so as to enable full range of motion exercises. The tension and height of the transverse elastic member can be adjusted to accommodate varying exercise levels and positions. The assembly may include handgrips and attachments to augment workouts. Electronic adjustability, metrics, programmability and Internet connectivity enhance the user experience. A method of using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Durket
  • Patent number: 11219794
    Abstract: An exercise machine is disclosed. The exercise machine comprises a pancake motor. The exercise machine comprises a torque controller coupled to the pancake motor. The exercise machine comprises a high resolution encoder coupled to the pancake motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente
  • Patent number: 11167164
    Abstract: Connecting straps, for use for example in sports activities, include (a) a sleeve of webbing having a first end and a second end and having a loop at each end, each loop having a base and a free end, (b) disposed within the sleeve of webbing, a band of elastic material extending in a continuous loop, and (c) an attachment strap, adjacent each loop, configured to secure a portion of the band to the webbing at the base of each loop. In some cases, the band has a solid, polygonal cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Michael Landis
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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