Utilizing Resilient Force Resistance Patents (Class 482/121)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9539461
    Abstract: A hook assembly may comprise a base portion and at least one hook. The base portion may be rotatably coupled to a weighted cable of an exercise machine. The at least one hook may be coupled to the base portion, and the at least one hook may be sized and configured for selective attachment to a handle. The base portion may be sized and configured to facilitate rotation of the at least one hook relative to a frame of an exercise machine when the weighted cable is extended. Additionally, the base portion may be sized and configured to prevent rotation of the at least one hook relative to the frame of the exercise machine when the weighted cable is fully retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylen Ercanbrack
  • Patent number: 9498691
    Abstract: A training apparatus particularly suited for ice skaters. The training apparatus includes a cover, typically formed as shorts sized to be worn over traditional hockey pants or a hockey girdle, and one or more connectors. The connectors are attached to the cover in fixed positions around the upper leg and buttocks of the user of the training apparatus, and slidably and releasably receive through looped parts at least one elongate, flexible, elastic resistive member to provide resistance against the motion of a user while engaging in physical activities, such as skating. The connectors are mounted on both the front and back of the cover and include upper connectors mounted on an upper tubular section of the cover and lower connectors mounted on the front of leg sections of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Justin Douglas Antoine
  • Patent number: 9474923
    Abstract: A multi-purpose exercise bench having a versatile resistance accessory configurable for use to provide weight-training resistance in a variety of exercises is provided. A multi-purpose exercise bench comprises: an elongated frame configured to rest on a flat floor in a stable manner; a lower seat portion supported on the frame; a resistance accessory mounted to the frame, the resistance accessory comprising: a pad movably mounted to the frame to be movable between a first position and a second position; a locking mechanism operable to lock the pad in either of the first position and the second position; and a plurality of resistance bands attached to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Damian Devore Davenport
  • Patent number: 9427616
    Abstract: The invention consists of a flexible hexagonal array composed of rigid plastic rings, sized and shaped for convenient gripping with the hands, and or pinning against floor or wall by other body parts (feet, knees, elbows, trunk, bead, etc.) each connected to 3 to 6 lengths of bungee, or equivalent elastic material, located at 60 degree intervals around the ring circumference. The array is sized for convenient use for exercise purposes, and is light enough to be readily portable, and, by virtue of its uniform stretch resistance properties, which vary with the number of strands being stretched, and the distance between gripping and/or pinning points, which controls the length of bungee being stretched, gives the opportunity of exercising all of the skeletal muscles, at a variety of resistance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel D. Natee, J. Douglas Prentice
  • Patent number: 9421418
    Abstract: A multi-functional exercise shaft device facilitates performance of various exercises. The device includes a shaft having a first section slidable relative to a second section such that a length of the shaft is compressible. A biasing member resists compression of the shaft. Each of a pair of end caps is coupled to and covers a respective end of the shaft. Each of a pair of interior handles has a respective interior end coupled to the shaft. A pedal mechanism is coupled to the shaft. The pedal mechanism comprises a pedal housing, an axle extending through the pedal housing, a pair of pedal arms, and a pair of pedals. Each of the pedal arms is coupled to the axle such that the pedal arms extend from the pedal housing. Each of the pedals is rotatably coupled to an associated one of the pedal arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Oleg Skrashevskiy
  • Patent number: 9415259
    Abstract: A device for training the body of a user (1) includes a mechanism (2) with levers (3) arranged to be operated by no more than two limbs of the user. The levers are linked to a flywheel configuration (4) such that the flywheel configuration is actuated/driven by periodic push and/or pull forces exercised by the user to those levers. The resistance of the flywheel configuration can be varied. The device can be put into at least two orientations with respect to a base plate (13), so that the levers are moved by the user either forward and backward or upward and downward. The levers are arranged to be actuated by either the user's hands or the user's feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Saileshkoemar Ramdas
  • Patent number: 9415276
    Abstract: A fitness ball chair includes a base, a fitness ball, a support tube and a pad. The base is an elastic structure formed by being spirally enclosed and having an opening in the middle of the base. The fitness ball is movably disposed in the base, and a portion of the fitness ball is disposed in the opening to prevent the fitness from falling out. The support tube is provided for connecting the base and the pad and supporting a user's trunk. The fitness ball is positioned and stored in the base. With the elastic design of the base and the softness of the fitness ball, the fitness ball chair provides a good exercise and protection effects to users, and causes no waste of the using space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PLUS ‘O’MINUS FITNESS PRODUCTS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Szu-Chia Hao
  • Patent number: 9393454
    Abstract: An exercise machine tension system for improving functionality and linear resistance of a Pilates machine. The exercise machine tension system generally includes an exercise machine including a carriage slidably positioned thereon. A plurality of tension units are connected between the exercise machine and the carriage for creating linear resistance as the carriage is drawn in a first direction and reverting the carriage back to its original position absent application of force. Each tension unit includes a housing, a reel rotatably positioned within the housing, a torsion spring secured to the reel, and a flexible member wound around the reel and extending out of the housing. The housing is secured to the exercise machine and the distal end of the flexible member is secured to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton, Andy H. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 9370683
    Abstract: A limb-exercising apparatus for coupling to a swivel chair includes a plurality of chair legs that define a chair leg base with an underside. The limb-exercising apparatus has a rigid framework that includes at least one chair coupler that couples the rigid framework with the underside, such that the rigid framework is disposed underneath the chair leg base and a relative movement between the rigid framework and the swivel chair is minimal. At least one limb-exercising unit is coupled with the rigid framework and is operative to provide movement exercise for at least one muscle group of a user's body. A force resistor is coupled with the rigid framework and with the at least one limb-exercising unit. The force resistor provides resistance to movement of the at least one limb-exercising unit. A cable couples between the at least one limb-exercising unit and the force resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Chair Trainer Ltd.
    Inventor: Misha Shauli
  • Patent number: 9295876
    Abstract: An exercise device that includes a main base and a pair of resistance members. The main base rests on a support surface. The pair of resistance members are replaceably attached to the main base to allow the device to be portable, are length adjustably attached to the main base to allow the device to be length adjustable, are resistance adjustable so as to allow the device to be resistance adjustable, allow exercising of both feet simultaneously without having to have the feet physically attached thereto, are activated by weight of the user, and are disposed on opposite sides of the main base so as to allow the feet to be positioned in front of each other during exercising both feet simultaneously so as to work in opposition to each other by working the toe portion of one foot simultaneously with the heel portion of the other foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Ashok K. Singh
  • Patent number: 9289645
    Abstract: A reformer exercise apparatus is disclosed that has a generally rectangular frame. The rail portions of the frame each have an upright outer wall and a hidden outwardly open slot therein. A foot bar support assembly movably carried by each of the outwardly open slots supports the foot bar. Each foot bar support assembly has an elongated slide plate movably supported within the slot, a hook plate fastened to the slide plate, and a foot bar support arm rotatably and slidably fastened to the hook plate. A pair of tubular risers each having a lower and upper roller therein at the head end of the frame direct arm cord ends to a cord retraction assembly mounted on the carriage. The retraction assembly mounted to the carriage releases the cords by pivoting either one of the shoulder stops toward the foot end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Balanced Body, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Masterson, Christopher J. Savarino
  • Patent number: 9242141
    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: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Gillis
  • Patent number: 9233017
    Abstract: A lower back assistance apparatus including: a back frame 14 mounted to the back of a user and capable of movement following a user tilting forward; shoulder straps 22 that are attached to a back mounting section and extend towards the user trunk forward side for supporting the trunk of a user from the forward side; thigh plates 18 for mounting to the front of lower limbs of the user; coupling frames 20 with one end coupled to the thigh plates 18 and the other end coupled to the back frame 14 by joint sections 16 so as to allow relative movement with respect to the back frame 14, and capable of maintaining a non-bent profile during the relative movement; and actuators 40 that in an actuated state prevent the back frame 14 from tilting in the user forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Takuya Hashimoto, Yutaka Sato, Eiji Ishowata, Keita Suzuki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kouhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9199123
    Abstract: An improved exercise table or reformer having an improved tower, adjustable foot bar assembly and/or improved jump board. The improved tower may also be used without being attached to a reformer. The improved tower includes adjustable spring mechanisms and adjustable pulley mechanisms. The improved foot bar assembly includes a captive hook to improve safety. The improved jump board is attached to the frame by dropping into an envelope and by engaging the foot bar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Howard Solow, John Baudhuin
  • Patent number: 9199113
    Abstract: A yoga prop has a rigid elongate plate and end walls extending from the ends of the plate. The yoga prop is used in various methods to perform various yoga postures. The elongate plate has two ends, and has a preselected length. The end wall extending outwardly from each of the two ends of the elongate plate generally perpendicular to the elongate plate. A resilient coating covering substantially all of the elongate plate and the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Kristina M Hardy
  • Patent number: 9132310
    Abstract: A reformer exercise apparatus is disclosed that has a generally rectangular frame. The rail portions of the frame each have an upright outer wall and a hidden outwardly open slot therein. A foot bar support assembly movably carried by each of the outwardly open slots supports the foot bar. Each foot bar support assembly has an elongated slide plate movably supported within the slot, a hook plate fastened to the slide plate, and a foot bar support arm rotatably and slidably fastened to the hook plate. A pair of tubular risers each having a lower and upper roller therein at the head end of the frame direct arm cord ends to a cord retraction assembly mounted on the carriage. The retraction assembly mounted to the carriage releases the cords by pivoting either one of the shoulder stops toward the foot end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Balanced Body, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Masterson, Christopher J. Savarino
  • Patent number: 9033855
    Abstract: An athletic training device, comprising a resilient member adapted to be worn behind a knee of a leg with at least one strap coupled to the resilient member so that the resilient member is located behind the knee. Two straps may be used where the first strap is coupled to the resilient member and securable to the leg above the knee; and the second strap coupled proximate to the first strap and securable to the leg below the knee. The strap or straps of the athletic training device are constructed of resilient flexible elastomeric material. Alternatively or additionally, the straps may be adjustable and held fast about the leg by one or more of the following: hook and loop fastener material, clips, snaps, buttons, and buckles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: John D. Opfer