Against User Occupied Platform Patents (Class 482/123)
  • Patent number: 11400335
    Abstract: A barbell belt to secure a barbell to an exercise apparatus in order to retain the barbell in a stationary position is disclosed. The barbell belt includes a strap having a first side and a second side. A loop is formed by overlying the first side of the first end over the second side of the first end. A fastener to secures the strap in the loop. A running end of the strap extends longitudinally from the fastener. A buckle is attached to the strap proximal the fastener. The barbell belt allows an athlete to secure a barbell to an exercise apparatus so that the athlete can perform stationary bar exercises on the barbell and the barbell will be quickly and securely retained on the exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Jason Paul Nachowicz
  • Patent number: 11376466
    Abstract: An ab exercise device including a first tube member, a second tube member movable with respect to the first tube member, an elastic member resisting a downward movement of the second tube member and moving the second tube member upward with respect to the first tube member, a first and a second side part for supporting the ab exercise device respectively against a first and a second surface, the first and the second side part being arranged respectively to a first and a second side of the first tube member in an upper end of the first tube member, and a top part for pressing down the second tube member, the top part being attached to the second tube member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HIGH STREET TV (GROUP) LIMITED
    Inventors: Josh Hume, Luke Modeste
  • Patent number: 11338167
    Abstract: An exercise device that simultaneously incorporates both balance and resistance training comprises a base including a rear and a front portion; a balancer disposed in the base proximal to the front portion of the base and configured to both support a user thereon and move with weight shifting by the user thereon; one or more lines retractably disposed in the front portion of the base; a resistance mechanism disposed in the base and operably associated with the one or more lines, wherein both balance and resistance training are provided by the balancer and the resistance mechanism when a user attempts to balance the user's weight on the balancer while pulling on the one or more lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Richard Gonsalves Balelo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11278755
    Abstract: The physical therapy resistance aid is a therapeutic device. The physical therapy resistance aid is adapted for use with a patient. The physical therapy resistance aid provides a counterforce used to strengthen the muscles of the patient. The physical therapy resistance aid includes an elastic cord, a handle, a plurality of rings, and a plurality of fasteners. The handle and the plurality of rings attach to the elastic cord. The plurality of rings attach the plurality of fasteners to the elastic cord. The plurality of fasteners attach the physical therapy resistance aid to a plurality of bollards. Each of the plurality of bollards forms anchor point to which a fastener selected from the plurality of fasteners attaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Derek Wilkins
  • Patent number: 11213418
    Abstract: An exercise and stretching device is shown and described. The exercise and stretching device includes a connection cable located through a rigid tube. The rigid tube has a curvature. There are connectors at each end of the connection cable. The connectors are connected to resistance bars. The resistance bars have an aperture located at each end of the bar, wherein an aperture of each bar accepts the connectors. A handle is connected to the aperture opposite the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua Braden Knotts, Jessica Barrera Knotts
  • Patent number: 11207559
    Abstract: A portable exercise device includes a first body and a second body. The exercise device also includes a support structure pivotably connecting the first and second bodies. The support structure is configured to move between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The device also includes a resistance mechanism configured to resist movement of the first and second bodies toward one another when the support structure is in the engaged position. When the support structure is in the engaged position, the first body is positioned substantially parallel to the second body such that in a first open, in-use configuration of the device, the first body has a first neutral position relative to a pivot axis and in a second open, in-use configuration of the device, the second body has a second neutral position relative to the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TS MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Mary Anne Tarkington, David G. Matsuura, Jacob A. Moebius, Louis John Stack
  • Patent number: 11135470
    Abstract: A piece of exercise equipment particularly for improved strength training exercises. More particularly, the invention relates to equipment that allows the user to vary tension when performing different exercises. The present invention is specifically designed for improved exercise through the variability of a tension component for use in such exercises as the plank exercise, sit-ups, push-ups and supine pull-ups that includes a core support, a guide arm, a head support, and a foot support that work in conjunction to most optimally support the user. The core support, the head support and the foot support are all connected, supported, and elevated from the floor by a central support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Monti
  • Patent number: 11103742
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus is disclosed, comprising a first frame, a second frame aligned about parallel to the first frame, and at least three crossbars extending about orthogonally between inward faces of the frames. Each of the first frame and the second frame includes at least three vertices, at least three sides extending between the at least three vertices, at least three attachment struts disposed inward from the at least three vertices, and at least three load posts extending from an outward face of the frames. The at least three sides of each frame are formed of at least three frame struts. The at least three crossbars attach to one of the at least three attachment struts of the first frame and one of the at least three attachment struts of the second frame. The load posts are arranged and disposed to receive and releasably retain a plurality of weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: VOLCANO STRENGTH LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Ray
  • Patent number: 11053699
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a climbing shoe for a climbing safety screen, comprising: a support member for engaging a climbing rail of the climbing safety screen; a fork member with a first flange and a second flange; an outer member pivotally connected to the first flange and second flange about a transverse axis; an inner member mounted to the outer member and pivotable about a longitudinal axis with respect to the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DOKA GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Puchner, Stefan Daubner
  • Patent number: 11052272
    Abstract: A multiple position adjustable exercise device includes a first plate, a second plate and an elastic member. The second plate is pivotally connected with the first plate. The elastic member is disposed between the first plate and the second plate, and when the second plate rotates relative to the first plate, the elastic member is twisted for providing an elastic recovering force. An initial position of the second plate relative to the first plate is adjustable for adjusting the elastic recovering force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Lung-Fei Chuang
  • Patent number: 11045686
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a pulley, a pair of stabilizing assemblies each configured to couple a front portion of a respective pedal element to each side of the pulley, a looped belt configured to couple the pulley to a resistance assembly, a tension stabilizer configured to maintain a tension of the looped belt on the pulley, and the resistance assembly configured to assert an adjustable resistance to the pedal elements through the looped belt. The exercise apparatus also comprises a resistance band extension for performing additional exercise using resistance bands and a transport mechanism for transporting the exercise apparatus and securing the exercise apparatus to a chair wheel or other structure during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FITNESS CUBED INC.
    Inventors: Arnav Dalmia, Ryota Sekine
  • Patent number: 10940354
    Abstract: The invention comprises a portable strength-training apparatus and system for conducting strength-training exercises using resistance bands. The apparatus of the present disclosure can serve as an anchor while conducting the strength training exercises using the resistance bands. The apparatus and system of the present disclosure can allow for safely performing the strength-training exercises at varying resistance levels while allowing exercises at any angle. The apparatus and system of the present disclosure may allow a user to strength train with the resistance bands throughout the user's entire body. The apparatus and system of the present disclosure may include a base platform with base attachment mechanisms that can be coupled with the resistance bands which are in turn coupled with human interface mechanisms such as grips, wraps, or bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Dennis Ross Oltorik Jr.
  • Patent number: 10786427
    Abstract: A platform for conditioning meridian functions includes a pedal and a bracket mechanism; the bracket mechanism includes: a bracket and an angle adjusting mechanism; the angle adjusting mechanism includes: a first angle adjusting mechanism and a second angle adjusting mechanism; the first angle adjusting mechanism includes: a first support rod, a first adjusting sleeve, a first gear shaft and a first adjusting groove; the second angle adjusting mechanism includes: a second support rod, a second adjusting sleeve, a second gear shaft and a second adjusting groove; the first adjusting groove and the second adjusting groove are symmetrically provided in plurality. By providing the angle adjusting mechanism, different inclination angles of the pedal can be realized, and the combined design of the angle adjusting mechanism, the support rods and the adjusting sleeves effectively improves the stability and security of a pack up angle adjusted by a support plate of the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Zhonghua Ci
  • Patent number: 10765911
    Abstract: A core exercise assembly includes a rack, a ball positioned in the rack, a cup that is positionable on top of the ball and a pair of knee pads that is each coupled to the top surface of the cup. Each of the user's knees can be positioned in a respective one of the knee pads for kneeling on the ball. A collar is closable around the ball having the collar being aligned with an equator of the ball. A plurality of bottom cords is each coupled between the collar and the rack. Each of the bottom cords is comprised of a resiliently stretchable material for strengthening core muscles. A shirt is wearable by the user and a plurality of top cords is each coupled between the shirt and the rack. Each of the top cords is comprised of a resiliently compressible material for exercising core muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Dustin Hamoy
  • Patent number: 10758767
    Abstract: A cable exercise machine includes a first pull cable and a second pull cable incorporated into a frame. Each of the first pull cable and the second pull cable are linked to at least one resistance mechanism. The at least one resistance mechanism includes a flywheel and a magnetic unit arranged to resist movement of the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Olson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10653915
    Abstract: An exercise device is portable and includes a steady platform with adjustable height and an adjustable resistance band. A user is able to utilize and interact with the device while lying on the ground. The device has an elastic band that is connected to two parallel vertical sides that are attached to a weighted stabilizing base. The height of the device can be adjusted to achieve different impact during the workout. The elastic band can be interchanged to vary the resistance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Jacqueline Moss
  • Patent number: 10617909
    Abstract: An exercise machine including a hinged frame configured to fold about a hinge axis in a closed position and to unfold to an open position when in use; the hinged frame including a user support platform supported by the hinged frame, a first pair of lateral tracks disposed under the user support platform, a first pulley disposed on a first end of the hinged frame, and a second end opposite from the first end; a first carriage movably coupled to the first pair of lateral tracks; a primary cable having a first cable end coupled to the first carriage, passing through the first pulley, and a second end coupled to a first handle; and a first resistance mechanism configured to elastically resist longitudinal movement of the first carriage by the user, wherein movement of the first handle by the user causes movement of the first carriage and deformation of the first resistance mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Connor Pogue, Brian Pogue
  • Patent number: 10569118
    Abstract: A reversible resistance exercise machine for reversing the direction of applied resistance against a movable platform of an exercising machine. The exercise machine has a frame, a carriage movably positioned upon the frame, and a plurality of biasing members. A plurality of first tension connectors are accessible near the first end of the carriage and are adapted for removably attaching selected biasing members near the first end of the carriage to resist motion of the carriage in the first direction. A plurality of second tension connectors are accessible near the second end of the carriage and are adapted for removably attaching selected biasing members near the second end of the carriage to resist motion of the carriage in the second direction. A user selectable amount of force may be applied to the carriage to resist movement in either of the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Andy H. Gibbs, Todd G. Remund, Samuel D. Cox
  • Patent number: 10556146
    Abstract: A pilates exercise system includes an elongated frame extending from a first end to a second end, the first end and the second end both having cord attachments; a platform assembly slidingly engaged with the elongated frame, the platform assembly is configured to slide on a first track and a second track. The platform assembly includes a lower section configured to engage with the first tract and the second track, the lower section is configured to move solely along the length of the elongated frame; a middle section slidingly engaged with the lower section; and an upper section pivotally attached to the middle section. The system further includes a plurality of cords secured to both the first end of the frame and the lower section of the platform assembly and to both the second end of the frame and the lower section of the platform assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Miguel Latronica, Alexander L. Latronica
  • Patent number: 10512814
    Abstract: Various exercise devices and methods of use are disclosed herein. In one example, an exercise device includes a first platform and a second platform. The first platform includes one or more feet configured to interface with and remain static with a support surface. The second platform includes one or more wheels configured to roll on the support surface. An elastic coupling is arranged between the first platform and the second platform, and the elastic coupling is configured to transition from a relaxed condition to a tensioned condition as the second platform is advanced away from the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Erin Conroy
  • Patent number: 10463904
    Abstract: The exercise device is adapted for use in resistance training. The exercise device is adapted for use with an exerciser. The exercise device comprises an anchor block and a plurality of resistance straps. Each individual resistance strap selected from the plurality of resistance straps is an elastic spring like device. The selected individual resistance strap provides a counterforce to an exerciser that is deforming the selected individual resistance strap through the use of tension. Each individual resistance strap is anchored to the anchor block. The anchor block is a rectilinear structure. The exerciser sits upon or pushes against the anchor block such that the weight of the exerciser in combination with the exercises performed will hold the anchor block in position during an exercise session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Dwayne Bright
  • Patent number: 10456620
    Abstract: Embodiments of an exercise device for squat training are disclosed. The exercise devices disclosed herein provide users a stable lower extremity base to help assure good motor function of the squat exercise to improve efficient flexibility, coordination, strength, and endurance development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Duenas
  • Patent number: 10449413
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a first cord, a second cord, and an adjustment mechanism. The first cord is pullable from and retractable around a first pulley. The second cord is pullable from and retractable around a second pulley. The adjustment mechanism allows for adjusting a pull-out tension provided by the first cord independently of a retraction tension provided by the first cord. The pull-out tension provided by the first cord is a tension provided by the first cord when the first cord is pulled from the first pulley. The retraction tension provided by the first cord is a tension provided by the first cord when the first cord is retracted around the first pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mark R. Goldston, Sharon Kripke, Shari Konikoff, John P. Goodworth
  • Patent number: 10434365
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a device for strengthening, improving range of motion and/or improving flexibility in ankle joints and/or rehabilitating injured ankle joints. The device comprises a structure or frame, at least one resistance mechanism connected to the structure or frame and a support platform connected to the at least one resistance mechanism for supporting a patient's foot. Rotating, flexing, inverting and/or everting the patient's foot connected to the ankle of interest, which results in pressure applied to the support platform by the patient's foot, increases and/or decreases tension in the at least one resistance mechanism. A variety of stretches and/or strengthening and/or rehabilitating exercises may be performed with the device. The support platform is suspended within the frame on the at least one resistance mechanism and, as a result, the support platform may be rotated, flexed, inverted and/or everted in an infinite number of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Secure linx Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony Mack
  • Patent number: 10272283
    Abstract: Handles for use in exercise apparatus and in lifting apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JMC Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: James Anthony McCrea, Charles Westhorpe Pederson
  • Patent number: 10232210
    Abstract: The present device generally relates to a portable and configurable exercise apparatus. The apparatus has a main aim unit and a removable foot unit. The main arm unit has a first hand grip and a second hand grip separated by a main telescoping shaft wherein pulling the first grip away from the second grip requires resistance and, therein develops strength. The device is configurable so as to allow the user to select the desired resistance. The removable foot unit may be temporarily inserted over the first or the second hand grip so that a user may place his/her feet (either standing, sitting or squatting) over the first or second hand grip and may pull upward with the remaining hand grip to exercise alternative muscles. The first and the second hand grip may rotate with respect to the main body shaft to allow alternative exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Pena-Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10220236
    Abstract: The present disclosure contemplates a portable strength-training apparatus, system, and method for conducting strength-training exercises using resistance bands. The apparatus of the present disclosure can serve as an anchor while conducting the strength training exercises using the resistance bands. The apparatus and system of the present disclosure can allow for safely performing the strength-training exercises at varying resistance levels while allowing exercises at any angle. The apparatus, system, and method of the present disclosure may allow a user to strength train the user's entire body with the resistance bands. The apparatus and system of the present disclosure may include a base platform with base attachment mechanisms that can be coupled with the resistance bands which are in turn coupled with human interface mechanisms such as grips, wraps, or bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rhino Boss LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Ross Oltorik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10213643
    Abstract: An adjustment bracket structure for a front upright of an exercise bicycle comprises a bicycle frame and the front upright, wherein a supporting component extending towards the front upright is fixed to the bicycle frame, and the lower end of the front upright is pivoted to the supporting component through a rotary shaft; a bracket component capable of being clamped on the supporting component is arranged on the front upright, and bracket parts matched with the bracket component are arranged on the supporting component in the swinging direction of the front upright. The front upright is angle-adjustable, thereby convenient for users with different heights and arm lengths. The bracket component is of strength-saving structure and utilizes the lever principle, thereby being more convenient to operate. All components are structurally reliable and connected firmly and stably, and thus more convenient to use on the premise of guaranteeing safety and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: XIAMEN DMASTER HEALTH TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JunMing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10195478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to exercise equipment, particularly for improved strength training exercises. More particularly, the invention relates to equipment that allows the user to vary tension when performing different exercises. The present invention is specifically designed for improved exercise through the variability of a tension component for use in such exercises as the plank exercise, sit-ups, push-ups and supine pull-ups that includes a bench area, a guide arm, a head area, and a foot area that work in conjunction to most optimally support the user. The bench area, the head area and the foot area are all connected, supported, and elevated from the floor by a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan Monti
  • Patent number: 10188897
    Abstract: Handles for use in exercise apparatus and in lifting apparatus are provided. The handles have an elongated handle body with a top head, a bottom head, and a central bore extending along a longitudinal axis. A top pulley is coupled to the top head and is rotatable around a top axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A bottom pulley is coupled to the bottom head and is rotatable around a bottom axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. At least one secondary pulley is associated with at least one of the top pulley and the bottom pulley. A cord is disposed on a circumferential surface of the top pulley, the cord passing through the central bore and being disposed on a circumferential surface of the bottom pulley, so that when the handle body is moved, the top and bottom pulleys rotate to allow the cord to travel smoothly through the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: JMC Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: James Anthony McCrea, Charles Westhorpe Pederson
  • Patent number: 10155129
    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: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10022577
    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: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9949885
    Abstract: The invention may be embodied in a physical therapy or health maintenance stretching system including a frame configured for engaging a treated leg of a user at or near the popliteal space of the treated leg to allow a knee of the treated leg to bend inwards in response to gravitational force affecting a lower portion of the treated leg. The frame may be further configured to allow a knee of the treated leg to bend inwards in response to a user force directly or indirectly applied to the lower portion of the treated leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Darren Keiser
  • Patent number: 9919181
    Abstract: Provided is a detachable kinetic chain energy movement (KEM) board for posture when using a Pilates reformer. The KEM board is configured to be detachably mounted to a foot bar or a footstool board of the Pilates reformer in order to provide flexion and extension, which are not conventionally possible, wherein the KEM board is configured to be easily and conveniently mounted to and detached from all kinds of Pilates reformers, is configured to derive much better muscle exercise effects during reformer exercises through the motion of the ankle and the hip joint within a full range of motion (ROM) and elastic resistance, and is configured to enable various kinds of exercises to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Gon Lee
  • Patent number: 9873013
    Abstract: An exercise system and method for performing various exercises, including a seated abdominal exercise. The exercise system includes an elongated, rigid bar having a first end and a second end, wherein a first and second ring fastener are disposed on each end and a third ring fastener is disposed therebetween. Various exercise attachments are removably securable to each ring fastener, such as elongated straps, a pull bar, resistance bands, and the like. The exercise system allows a user to manipulate the exercise attachment in a particular direction while applying opposing force to the elongated bar using his or her feet pressed thereagainst in order to build muscle, stretch, perform isometric exercises, physical therapy, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Otis Williams
  • Patent number: 9868010
    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: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9744395
    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: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9682302
    Abstract: A golf swing practice apparatus comprises a clasping mechanism; a cable slidably coupled to the clasping mechanism so that opposing ends of the cable extend from two ends of the clasping mechanism, the cable sized so that each of the opposing ends extends a distance from the clasping mechanism, the distance corresponding to a length of a golf club; and one or more footpads positioned at a predetermined distance from the clasping mechanism. The footpads are positioned at the predetermined distance so as to allow a user to stand upon the footpads and assume a golf swing stance, and to repeatedly rotate his or her shoulders in differing directions about the axis of rotation while grasping the opposing ends with two respective hands, thereby repeatedly sliding the cable in alternating directions through the clasping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Sung Joo Lee, Joon Hyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 9675836
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus may include: a housing including a height configured to be mounted to a surface, a first longitudinal axis extending through the height; a biasing member, the biasing member including a substantially rigid upper section, a substantially rigid lower section, and a flexible joint therebetween, the flexible joint providing a flexural resistance, wherein the lower section is coupled to the housing and a second longitudinal axis extends through the upper section; and a handle coupled to the upper section, wherein the biasing member is transitionable between a first position in which the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are generally parallel or collinear, and a second position in which the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are orthogonal with respect to one another, the biasing member being biased to toward the first position. A kit including the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Babon
  • Patent number: 9649527
    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: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9555282
    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 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9474927
    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: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9446276
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus that lies flat on the floor having a back rest rises up when supported by two springs. The lower part of the back and buttocks lie horizontal while the upper part of the back is inclined at an angle to the horizontal. When not in use, the upper back rest folds down flat so that the device can be stored under a bed. The two springs provide back support when the individual is in the reclining position. However, as a person goes from a sitting position to a reclining position, when his or her shoulders contact the back rest, the springs compress and then expand to assist the individual in rising up. The device has two specially designed positionable foot rests with straps to provide a place for the individual to place his or her feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: William Araujo
  • Patent number: 9421412
    Abstract: An apparatus for stretching the lower back includes a waist garment configured for placement around a person's waist. It also includes at least one stretchable elastic element for interconnecting the waist garment with a surface. The elastic element is stretchable when interconnecting the waist garment with the surface from a materially biased configuration by a person wearing the waist garment and tensioning the stretchable elastic element by pushing away from the surface to thereby apply force to the person's back via the waist garment. The apparatus also includes at least one foot support element against which a person can push his foot to push away from the surface, thus imposing a therapeutic force on his lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Lynn Eddy
  • Patent number: 9421415
    Abstract: A rope pulling exercise apparatus includes an exercise base, a rope base, a pivot base, a pivot-base pulley and a rope. The rope base along an exercise direction has a first end and a second end, and the first end is connected to the exercise base. The pivot base is pivotally joined to the second end of the rope base. A swing direction of the pivot base is relative to the exercise direction. The pivot-base pulley is pivotally connected at the pivot base. The rope has one end connected to the rope base and the other end for pulling along the exercise direction, and the rope is wound around the pivot-base pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Lung-Fei Chuang, Jin-Chen Chuang
  • Patent number: 9409501
    Abstract: A portable exerciser that fits in a car that allows the user to exercise in traffic when the vehicle is not moving, or while the car is parked. The exerciser includes a body, resistance elements attached to the body and a tension adjuster, and handles attached to the resistance elements so that the user may exercise. The resistance elements are adjustable using the tension adjuster or replaceable for selecting the proper tension for any user. The exerciser is mounted behind or in front of the car seat, which can be the driver seat or the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Will Henry
  • Patent number: 9339688
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus allows a user lacking core muscle strength to perform a sit-up stand-up maneuver. The exercise apparatus includes a frame having a foot lowered portion, a head lowered portion, and a raised central portion having a knee bar. A back support is connected to the head lowered portion. A foot support and a foot plate are connected to the lower foot support to allow the user to engage one's feet to create leverage to elevate both upper and lower vertebrae from the back support and further facilitate the user to stand up to activate one's lower back muscles that are otherwise ignored in a conventional sit-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Sophia Loren Campbell
  • Patent number: 9327157
    Abstract: A manually controlled and driven resistance exercise machine is provided. The exercise machine enables a user to stimulate his/her muscles by various concentric, isometric and/or eccentric exercises. The machine has a generally horizontal platform and a vertical tower wherein both the generally horizontal platform and the vertical tower have an interior which contain a rope, gears and/or a pulley. A second person manually controls the resistance and velocity of the rope by controlling a crank or wench on the vertical tower. The person exercising consistently pushes up on the bar, handles, straps, hooks or the like while the second person alters the downward force of the bar, handles, straps, hooks or the like by controlling the crank or wench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Waide Lee Miller
  • Patent number: 9289639
    Abstract: A resistance training apparatus includes a resistance member, and a handle assembly arranged to reciprocate between proximal and distal positions against the resistance of the resistance member. The handle assembly includes a yoke. The yoke includes a first arm and an opposed second arm. The first arm has a first inner end and an opposed first outer end, and the second arm has a second inner end an opposed second outer end. A first handle is carried by the first end of the first arm, a second handle is carried by the second end of the second arm, and a third handle is connected between the first and second arms. The third handle extends between the first and second arms and is located between, on the one hand, the first and second handles and, on the other hand, the first and second inner ends of the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: COREPUMP, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel D. Colby
  • Patent number: 9278247
    Abstract: A pull handle that is ergonomically designed to avoid unnatural stresses and/or discomfort to the user's body and joints through the range of motion. The invention enables a user to perform exercises that cannot be accomplished with existing handles or may be more difficult or uncomfortable to do so. These objects are achieved by providing one or more axes of rotation or flexibility in the pull handle so that the user's hand, wrist and/or arm (or foot, ankle and/or leg) may bend and/or rotate more naturally through the user's range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: David Kristiansen