Resilient Component Attached To Stationary Support Patents (Class 482/129)
  • Patent number: 11364415
    Abstract: An exercise training device for connection to a laterally extending overhead bar and use in modifying a toes to bar exercise, including at least one bar mounting assembly, an elongated, laterally extending target portion, and a spacer portion connected at a first end to and extending longitudinally away from the at least one bar mounting assembly, and removably connected at an opposed second end to the elongated, laterally extending target portion. Also disclosed is a method of positioning an exercise training device on a laterally extending overhead bar to modify a toes to bar exercise, including connecting to the laterally extending overhead bar an exercise training device having the aforementioned structure, and adjusting the exercise training device to extend downward and forward from the laterally extending overhead bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas C. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11311768
    Abstract: A joint extension system that embodies a method of exercise that applies progressive accommodating resistance to joint extension during closed-chain movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Carlos Dennis Mora, Dirk Alan Frew
  • Patent number: 11198030
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a base configured to rest on a horizontal floor surface. A vertical pole member is fastened to the base and extends vertically from the floor surface. A cross bar sleeve is fastened to an upper end portion of the vertical pole member and supports a pair of cross bar members extending in opposite directions. One or more elastic resistance members extends from the cross bar members. A rectangular foot support plate is removably supported on the base. This rectangular foot support plate has a pair of spaced apart lugs projecting from an underside surface of the foot support plate along one edge. Each is adapted to fit within one of a plurality of recesses in the base so as to incline the foot support plate at an angle with respect to the base when the foot support plate is supported on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BALANCED BODY, INC.
    Inventor: Ken Endelman
  • Patent number: 11191994
    Abstract: A system and a method of treatment using a universal cage creating a coordinate method of exercise. Physical therapy or fitness exercises are provided to a patient through a system of cords, blocks and belts disposed on a plurality of grid panels through a plurality of mounting devices. Placement of the mounting devices on the grid panel is determined by which muscle groups are receiving therapy and the type of movement required. Once the placement for each movement is determined, the coordinates of the mounting device are captured so that the mounting devices can be preset consistently for each therapy session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Marina Feldman Dreytser
  • Patent number: 11083923
    Abstract: An exercise platform and accessories system is provided. The exercise platform is configured with a plurality of attachment mechanisms adapted to connect one or more hardware accessories to the platform. The attachment mechanisms include rotatable pivot pegs that may be rotated upright into a generally vertical position for use and rotated downward into a generally horizontal position for storage. Hardware accessories that may be attached to the attachment mechanisms may include pegs, exercise bands, upward limiters, horizontal low pads, high rolls, inclined pads, vertical pads, low rolls, and tall grips. The system provides a fully configurable system for isolating and relaxing specific musculoskeletal groups during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Roman Potapov
  • Patent number: 11077330
    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: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente
  • Patent number: 10953259
    Abstract: A resistance-generating includes an elongated resilient body having opposed ends. A first mounting member is attached to the resilient body at one of the ends, and a second mounting member attached to the other end. The first and second mounting members are made of an inelastic material. At least one of the first and second mounting members is removably mountable to a corresponding one of the first and second mounting members of another device. The first mounting member is removably mountable to a first structure and the second mounting member is removably mountable to a second structure being displaceable relative to the first structure. The resilient body generates resistance upon being elastically deformed by displacement of the second mounting member mounted to the second structure relative to the first mounting member mounted to the first structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 1195143 B.C. LTD.
    Inventors: Gregory Lloyd Corrigan, Benjamin Charles Zuckerman, Tima Fader
  • Patent number: 10933293
    Abstract: The present invention is a group workout program that allows instructors to lead and teach multiple exercisers machine, free weight and other forms of exercise simultaneously. Participants within a single exercise area can do the same free weight, machine and accompanying exercises simultaneously. They can also circuit train in small, medium and large circuits doing the same or different exercises concurrently or simultaneously under the direction of an instructor. More than one exerciser can exercise on each machine at the same time and machines can be combined to deliver more exercises. An exerciser can do multiple exercises on a single machine either changing the configuration between exercises and also by leaving the configuration the same and simply moving between varying exercises. The workout program allows an instructor to teach exercises and exercise combinations in way where they can have a slow, medium, fast and mixed pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Millennium Fitness LTD
    Inventor: Philip S. Martens
  • Patent number: 10874904
    Abstract: A device including a frame, that is designed to be attached to a stationary structure element, at least one member for applying the forces produced by the patient, mounted on the frame and free to rotate about an axis of rotation that is fixed relative to the frame, a force sensor that measures, in a direction radial to the axis of rotation, the traction component of the forces applied to the member, and an angle sensor that measures the angular positioning of the member about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LOUISIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Gianfranco Tudico
  • Patent number: 10843636
    Abstract: The portable exercise system for use with a trailer or truck frame is configured for use with one or more bumper slots located on the rear bumper of the trailer. The portable exercise system for use with a trailer or truck frame is a kit that creates static structures that are attached to the trailer using the one or more bumper slots. The portable exercise system for use with a trailer or truck frame comprises a plurality of removable bollards and a plurality of grips. The plurality of removable bollards attach the plurality of grips to the one or more bumper slots. The plurality of removable bollards form the static structures. The plurality of grips allow for exercises that require a controlled change in elevation relative to the horizontal surface formed by the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Ricardo Derose
  • Patent number: 10843057
    Abstract: A dance practice assembly includes an object that is selectively stationary, a tether assembly and a first handle. The first handle is configured to be coupled via the tether assembly to the object. The first handle includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg has a first length and a somewhat elliptical cross-sectional shape. The second leg has a second attachment length that is different than the first length. The second leg is also approximately parallel to the first leg. The first handle further includes a third leg that connects the first leg to the second leg, where the third leg is approximately perpendicular to both the first leg and the second leg. The dance practice assembly can further include a second handle that is coupled to the first handle, with the second handle being substantially similar to the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Stephanie Harris, Paul Zunno
  • Patent number: 10765900
    Abstract: A system for imparting a variable user force to a user, the system comprising: a line guide arrangement, including at least one moveable line guide which may move in both directions along a linear axis; wherein a force arrangement is arranged to apply at least one internal force to the at least one moveable line guide, wherein the at least one internal force opposes the motion of the at least one moveable line guide in a first direction along the linear axis; a member with which the user may interact so that the user force is applied to the user through the member; a line, having a distal end and a proximal end, with the distal end of the line attached to the member, the line being continuously threaded around the line guide arrangement; the system further comprising a line adjustment arrangement, wherein: the line adjustment arrangement is attached to the line, or is connected to move a component of the line guide arrangement; when the line adjustment arrangement is in a locked mode, there is a first ratio b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Flak Limited
    Inventor: Raymond Lacey
  • Patent number: 10751597
    Abstract: A boxing practice device is provided, including: a support body, including a first support rod, a second support rod which is lateral to the first support rod and a base, the first support rod swingably positioned on the base, the second support rod movably positioned on the first support rod, the second support rod extending along a first rotation axis; a boxing mechanism, including a first boxing member and at least one second boxing member, the first boxing member being rotatably attached to the second support rod and rotatable about the first rotation axis, the at least one second boxing member being detachably assembled to the second support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANG MEI SPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 10709954
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a resistance mechanism supported on a frame; a pulley system having a first end connected to the resistance mechanism and a second end configured for movement by a user performing an exercise motion. The resistance mechanism is configured to resist operation of the pulley system during the exercise motion. A selector mechanism is operable to adjust an amount of resistance provided by the resistance mechanism to operation of the pulley system. A safety locking device automatically prevents the selector mechanism from adjusting the amount of resistance once the resistance mechanism has been engaged by the user via the pulley system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas R. Stark
  • Patent number: 10610719
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method for applying one or more lateral resistive loads to drive, swing and other phases to participants while performing complex motions at low or high speeds to condition one's body to better and more quickly perform physical movements at high speeds. Elastic members may be used to generate resistance emanating from a ground-based or vertically-positioned apparatus. The elastic members may connect to one or more body parts simultaneously. The apparatus may be mechanically designed to fully retract the elastic members into the apparatus to maintain resistance while participants are in close proximity to the apparatus. The apparatus provides a plurality of self-contained elastic members and provides participants the ability to alter the vertical and horizontal positions of each elastic member's emanation point from the apparatus. This provides ability to control applied resistance vectors between the attachment point on the participant and the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vertimax, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Wehrell
  • Patent number: 10596408
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bi-directional resistance exercise machine. The bi-directional resistance exercise machine is comprised of two flywheels that provide constant and variable resistance against the movement of a trolley during a push or pull movement. The bi-directional resistance allows a user to work antagonistic muscles in an efficient manner and in one single machine. Accordingly, the present invention provides resistance against a user while pulling a trolley along a track to work the core, legs, back, and biceps, and resistance against a user while pushing a trolley along a track to work the core, chest, triceps, and shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Stepanian, Elizabeth Coddington
  • Patent number: 10561887
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat base, a seat back rotatably connected to the seat base, a seat bottom mounted on the seat base, and at least one of the following mounted to one of the seat base, seat back, and seat bottom: a resistance mechanism structured to exert a biasing force on at least one exercise arm operatively connected to the resistance mechanism; a bicycle seat receptacle structured for detachably mounting a bicycle seat to the seat base; and a docking mechanism structured for detachably mounting a pedal mechanism to the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Frederick, Scott P. Robison, Adam D. Holmstrom, Jaime N. Moore
  • Patent number: 10556145
    Abstract: A resistance training system includes a tackle providing mechanical advantage, and a user performs strength training exercises by pulling or pushing on the running block while resisting motion of the running block by pulling or pushing on the free end of the runner, and a method of using the resistance training system to perform strength training of the arms and upper body includes pulling or pushing on the running block with one hand while resisting motion of the free end with the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Raja Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10532243
    Abstract: A cable attachable forearm cover assembly for performing upper body workouts without using a person's hands includes a sleeve that is worn on a forearm of a person. A securing unit is positioned on the sleeve and secures a hand of the person to the sleeve to inhibit the sleeve from sliding along the forearm. A plurality of attachment members is positioned on the securing unit and engages cabling of a weight lifting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10532240
    Abstract: A method for use with a physical training device is provided. The device including an elastic resistance strap having first and second handles. The method includes pulling at least one of the first and second handles to generate force on a target muscle group through resistance training. The method also includes pulling the at least one of the first and second handles to generate anaerobic and aerobic muscle activity within the target muscle group through cardiovascular interval training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Christine Thrasher-Rudd
  • Patent number: 10463907
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems associated with bench press equipment are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a bench press apparatus may include a bench with a bar rack structure. The bar rack structure may include a first side structure located on a first side of the bench and a second side structure located on a second side of the bench, the first side of the bench being opposite to the second side of the bench. A connection structure may couple the first side structure to the second side structure and provide rigidity between the first side structure and the second side structure. The bench press apparatus may further include a platform located between the bench and a surface. The platform may extend along an end of the bench and at least a portion of the first side and the second side of the bench. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Steven E. English
  • Patent number: 10406395
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a uniquely constructed, lightweight calf raise exercise device is provided which is user friendly, portable, and inexpensive—providing athletes with the ability to effectively strengthen leg muscles without going to the gym, which is optimal for the busy lifestyle. The calf raise device generally includes a platform assembly having a length extending between a front side and a rear side, the platform assembly including a first surface extending a segment of the length from the front side and an elevated second surface extending the remainder of the length between the first surface and the rear side, wherein the first surface is configured to support the user's heels during operation and the second surface is configured to support the user's toes during operation and throughout the motion of the calf raise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jackson H. Haas
  • Patent number: 10363473
    Abstract: The present invention is a group workout program that allows instructors to lead and teach multiple exercisers machine, free weight and other forms of exercise simultaneously. Participants within a single exercise area can do the same free weight, machine and accompanying exercises simultaneously. They can also circuit train in small, medium and large circuits doing the same or different exercises concurrently or simultaneously under the direction of an instructor. More than one exerciser can exercise on each machine at the same time and machines can he combined to deliver more exercises. An exerciser can do multiple exercises on a single machine either changing the configuration between exercises and also by leaving the configuration the same and simply moving between varying exercises. The workout program allows an instructor to teach exercises and exercise combinations in way where they can have a slow, medium, fast and mixed pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Millennium Fitness LTD
    Inventor: Philip S. Martens
  • Patent number: 10335626
    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 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente
  • Patent number: 10286279
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method for applying one or more lateral resistive loads to participants performing complex motions at low or high speeds to condition one's body to better and more quickly perform physical movements at high speeds. Elastic members may be used to generate resistance emanating from a ground-based or vertically-positioned apparatus. The elastic members may connect to one or more of the following body parts simultaneously: feet, thighs, waist, hands, elbows or shoulders. The apparatus may be mechanically designed to fully retract the elastic members into the apparatus to maintain resistance while participants are in close proximity to the apparatus. The apparatus may provide a plurality of self-contained elastic members and provides participants with the ability to alter the vertical and horizontal positions of each elastic member's emanation point from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Vertimax, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Wehrell
  • Patent number: 10279209
    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 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente
  • Patent number: 10166432
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus that may be used in a bed, primarily for stretching and resistance exercises. The exercise apparatus may be configured with a lower frame and an upper frame. The lower frame is disposed between and connected to a bed frame and a headboard. The upper frame is connected to the lower frame and has exercise equipment attachment couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: David Kabasso
  • Patent number: 10076437
    Abstract: A portable human restraint system is provided for use by those who practice an alternative sexual lifestyle known as dominance and submission or discipline and bondage. The restraint system includes a bondage frame that can be secured to any door of a room and easily dismantled into a compact size for storage or traveling. The bondage frame has a generally rectangular configuration formed by a top and a bottom cross member that are connected to a pair of laterally spaced vertical posts. The vertical posts are adjustable in height to allow the bondage frame to be extended if needed. A top and a bottom securement brace secure the bondage frame to the door through adjustable reduction sleeves. The reduction sleeves, being adjustable, allow the frame to be positioned further away from the door if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: David Plath
  • Patent number: 10035036
    Abstract: A wall-mounted exercise apparatus that includes a plurality of elongate anchor members fixed to a first wall and a second wall, and includes a plurality of hooks fixed to each elongate anchor member. A first strap is configured to be attached to a first hook of the plurality of hooks, and the first hook is located on a first elongate anchor member fixed to the first wall. A second strap is configured to be attached to a second hook of the plurality of hooks, and the second hook is located on a second elongate anchor member fixed to the second wall, wherein the first and second hooks are selected based on a desired difficulty of a selected exercise to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy DiMartino
  • Patent number: 9987512
    Abstract: A tricep rope with a perpendicular handle includes a rope with a bracket positioned in a center for mounting the rope onto a cable machine and a perpendicular handle attached to each end of the rope by a proximal part. A human user holds a distal part of the handle that positions a human body in a proper alignment during exercising. The handle also allows the user to effectively disinfect the handle after exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Leslie Allen Romfo
  • Patent number: 9878199
    Abstract: Provided is an exercise device including a planar support surface and a rolling joint which is configured to enable a 360° range of motion for the exercise device. In this regard, the user may roll the exercise device along a planar surface in a forward-and-backward motion, a side-to-side motion, or in an arcuate or circular motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Scott C. Agostini
  • Patent number: 9839805
    Abstract: The present application includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for physical exercise of a user. Some embodiments, for example, include an apparatus comprising: a strap having a first end, a second end, a length between the first end and the second end, the strap having an elastic portion between and spaced apart from the first end and the second end; a first handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a first side of the elastic portion such that the first handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; a second handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a second side of the elastic portion such that the second handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; and one or more suspension members configured to be coupled (i) to the strap at a first point between the elastic portion and the first handle, and at a second point between the elastic portion and the second handle, and (ii) to be coupled to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PURSUE MOVEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Demarco, Autumn Demarco
  • Patent number: 9802072
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method for applying one or more lateral resistive loads to drive, swing and other phases to participants while performing complex motions at low or high speeds to condition one's body to better and more quickly perform physical movements at high speeds. Elastic members may be used to generate resistance emanating from a ground-based or vertically-positioned apparatus. The elastic members may connect to one or more body parts simultaneously. The apparatus may be mechanically designed to fully retract the elastic members into the apparatus to maintain resistance while participants are in close proximity to the apparatus. The apparatus provides a plurality of self-contained elastic members and provides participants the ability to alter the vertical and horizontal positions of each elastic member's emanation point from the apparatus. This provides ability to control applied resistance vectors between the attachment point on the participant and the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Vertimax, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A Wehrell
  • Patent number: 9757606
    Abstract: An exerciser comprises a first block, a second block, a first torque member, a second torque member, and a damper assembly. The first block has an axle pivotally coupling with the second block. The first torque member is arranged at a first position or a second position of the first block. The second torque member is arranged at a first position and a second position of the second block. The damper assembly couples with the first block and a second block. The forces exerted on the first torque member and the second torque member will increase or decrease the distance between the first torque member and the second torque member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Wo Hao
  • Patent number: 9662527
    Abstract: An exercise device, which facilitates use of elastic bands, includes (a) a substantially planar base member configured to lay or be mounted on the floor, mounted on a wall or mounted on another piece of exercise apparatus; (b) at least one elongate upstanding post member affixed to the base member and extending substantially perpendicular to it; and (c) at least two elongate bars affixed to the post member and extending substantially parallel to each other and to the base member. The device, so configured, allows one or more exercise bands to be wrapped about the bars for quick and easy attachment to the fixed object (floor, wall or other device) to permit exercise with such bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Slayton
  • Patent number: 9656115
    Abstract: A training device includes a continuous elastic loop having attached thereon at least one of a hand grip or a foot cradle, a non-scissoring sleeve slidably wrapped around a first portion of the continuous elastic loop, and an anchoring portion non-slidably connected to the non-scissoring sleeve. The elastic loop provides uniform resistance (i.e., tension) while providing total body muscle engagement whether conducting isometric, concentric, or eccentric muscle contractions. The training device provides portability, ease of use and greater effectiveness for the user while exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dr. Fit365, LLC.
    Inventor: Tremaine Young
  • Patent number: 9649523
    Abstract: An exercise chair is disclosed having an adjustable height that functions to exercise the lower body by progressively lowering the height of the seat. By lowering the height of the seat, the user will increase the amount of muscle activation and therefore facilitate lower extremity strengthening. The seat of the exercise chair can be adjusted between 24 inch maximum height to 12 inch minimum height from the floor. The chair may be used as a therapy chair by a therapy professional or by an individual who wants to exercise his or her lower extremities or to facilitate standing by a seated individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Tom Brady
  • Patent number: 9610469
    Abstract: A muscle development system comprising a clip (10) for attaching a resilient band to a fixed point; and a sleeve (16) for fitting round a body cylinder, for example arm or leg or torso. The sleeve (16) has at least one attachment device for allowing attachment of the resilient band (14) to the sleeve. The clip (10) has a body part (22) shaped to allow the resilient band (14) to be spirally or helically wound round it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Spiral Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Mutch, Oliver Finlay, Brian Combe, Jim Ward, Ewan Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9486663
    Abstract: The present application includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for physical exercise of a user. Some embodiments, for example, include an apparatus comprising: a strap having a first end, a second end, a length between the first end and the second end, the strap having an elastic portion between and spaced apart from the first end and the second end; a first handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a first side of the elastic portion such that the first handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; a second handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a second side of the elastic portion such that the second handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; and one or more suspension members configured to be coupled (i) to the strap at a first point between the elastic portion and the first handle, and at a second point between the elastic portion and the second handle, and (ii) to be coupled to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: 12Novem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian DeMarco, Autumn DeMarco
  • Patent number: 9452313
    Abstract: A weightlifting frame includes a base, and first and second rigid frame members defining respective vertically-oriented channels. A weightlifting bar includes first and second terminal sections, a middle section, first and second plate abutments fixed to the weightlifting bar, and first and second frame abutments fixed to the bar. First and second bar spaces are respectively defined by first and second plate and frame abutments. The bar engages the frame with the first frame member disposed between the first frame abutment and the first plate abutment, and with the second frame member disposed between the second frame abutment and the second plate abutment, such that the first and second frame abutments abut the first and second frame members when the bar reaches a predetermined angle from horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Stewart Thomas
  • Patent number: 9446278
    Abstract: An exercise assembly useful in training a bicyclist for increased speed includes a pair of elastic straps adjustable in their length to stretch between the rear axle of the bicycle and the bicyclist's respective thighs. The strap attachment to the thighs is effected by a corresponding pair of adjustable elastic hoops that are limited in their elastic expansion by fabric strips attached to each of the hoops at loosely spaced intervals. A set of elastomeric wraps may be further interposed between the thighs and the hoops to expand the contact area and therefore the shear load capacity of the engagement to limit any axial translation of the engagement along the thigh. When not in use the straps can be attached to the bicycle frame both when implemented as a stationary bicycle or when on the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Sol Wroclawsky
  • Patent number: 9427622
    Abstract: A resistance-based physical training device and method are disclosed. The device includes an inelastic support strap located above a user and an elastic resistance strap coupled to the support strap. The method involves pulling the resistance strap, which resists or opposes the pulling movement to provide a unique, fun, effective, efficient, and total-body workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Christie Thrasher-Rudd, William Alex Mecker
  • Patent number: 9320934
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an exercise device that is applicable for use by a driver while out on the road. The device includes a frame with one or more horizontal supports configured to provide for one or more different exercises. A tire connector may extend outward from the frame and is configured to connect to the tire of the vehicle. The tire connector supports the frame outward from the tire and the side of the vehicle. The frame provides a sturdy platform for the driver to perform a variety of different exercises. The device is constructed from multiple pieces that can be assembled and disassembled in a straight-forward manner for use while the driver is out on the road. Each of the pieces is sized to be stored on the vehicle when disassembled and not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel N. Pringle
  • Patent number: 9308413
    Abstract: A training device that includes a base member having opposed sides that are for grasping by the hands of a user, a cross bar supported over the base member, a support post mounted from the base member at a lower end of the support post and for supporting the cross bar at an upper end of the support post, and a pair of cables separately attached at opposite ends of the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jason C. Mason
  • Patent number: 9295872
    Abstract: The present invention is a group workout program that allows instructors to lead and teach multiple exercisers machine, free weight and other forms of exercise simultaneously. Participants within a single exercise area can do the same free weight, machine and accompanying exercises simultaneously. They can also circuit train in small, medium and large circuits doing the same or different exercises concurrently or simultaneously under the direction of an instructor. More than one exerciser can exercise on each machine at the same time and machines can be combined to deliver more exercises. An exerciser can do multiple exercises on a single machine either changing the configuration between exercises and also by leaving the configuration the same and simply moving between varying exercises. The workout program allows an instructor to teach exercises and exercise combinations in way where they can have a slow, medium, fast and mixed pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Millennium Fitness LTD
    Inventor: Philip S. Martens
  • Patent number: 9289643
    Abstract: The present application includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for physical exercise of a user. Some embodiments, for example, include an apparatus comprising: a strap having a first end, a second end, a length between the first end and the second end, the strap having an elastic portion between and spaced apart from the first end and the second end; a first handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a first side of the elastic portion such that the first handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; a second handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a second side of the elastic portion such that the second handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; and one or more suspension members configured to be coupled (i) to the strap at a first point between the elastic portion and the first handle, and at a second point between the elastic portion and the second handle, and (ii) to be coupled to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: 12NOVEM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Demarco, Autumn Demarco
  • Patent number: 9265686
    Abstract: A system for exercising muscles that move the thigh according to various aspects of the present invention provides a source of resistance, suitably positioned, for the user to use when forcing the thigh to return to its original standing position, for instance, returning the foot to the floor. Such a system may include a base, an exerciser, and an upward motion limiter. The exerciser may include a position adjuster and a compliant surface. The compliant surface may include an elastic support and a foot receiver. The upward motion limiter may be mechanically coupled to any part of the exerciser to protect the user from unintended, perhaps sudden, release of energy, for example, from the elastic support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Kathy Pichnarcik
  • Patent number: 9265985
    Abstract: An arm cord handle is disclosed that includes a flexible loop handle having a U shaped distal end and having proximal ends joined together at a common base portion. An external strap lies around and against the U shaped distal end in a storage position. The external strap has its ends fastened to the loop handle at a location spaced from the common base portion. The external strap can be deployed to an operational position away from the U shaped distal end of the flexible loop handle so that the arm cord handle is converted into a foot loop handle with the external strap positioned around a user's ankle while the U shaped distal end is positioned around the user's forefoot during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BALANCED BODY, INC.
    Inventor: Viktor Uygan
  • Patent number: 9259605
    Abstract: An exercise device includes at east one inelastic strap assembly including an inelastic strap having a first end and a second end, a hand grip located at the first end of the inelastic strap, a grip handle carried by the hand grip, a foot grip carried by either the hand grip or the grip handle, and a heel strap carried by the foot grip. The heel strap defines a first plane. The foot grip defines a second plane, wherein the first plane is preferably generally perpendicular to the second plane. In use, the exercise device can be gripped in a variety of manners. The user can hold the grip handle with their hand. The user can secure their foot to the dived by positioning the foot grip behind a user's ankle and the ankle grip against an individual's foot arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Peter A. Puig, Felix A. Doval, Paul Solis
  • Patent number: 9248337
    Abstract: A lift assist weight lifting bench that includes a pair of arm assists disposed connected to a pair of strut member laterally projected from a weight lifting bench proper, in position appropriate for each arm assist to supportively underlie and contact the dorsal side of each of a user's upper arms, whereby a spring member, disposed compressibly connected between each arm assist and each strut member, compresses when each arm assist is moved to a lowered position, by action of a user lowering a weight, each spring member then decompressing when each arm assist is moved to a raised position when said user raises the weight, whereby elastic force exerted by said spring members engages each arm assist to the dorsal side of each of a user's upper arms and thereby assists in lifting the weight without the use of pulleys or another person standing as spotter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Damon Joseph Humphrey