Stationary Support Serves As Common Support For User Patents (Class 482/130)
  • Patent number: 10854120
    Abstract: A children's product, such as a playard, can be adjustable from a collapsed configuration to an expanded or use configuration. Marketing displays may be beneficial for selling children's product. These marketing displays may be integrally formed or fixedly coupled to the children's product prior to shipment to the retailer to assist the retailer in marketing the product. The marketing display can be made from materials that resist wrinkling so that the marketing display can be collapsed and shipped with the children's product and then expanded and displayed at the retailer. By integrally forming or fixedly coupling the marketing display into the children's product, the display will not be lost, adding the display to the product will not be forgotten, and/or the display will be properly positioned when the product is adjusted to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kristen Mahan, Laura Holman, Jessica Kattula
  • Patent number: 10814155
    Abstract: An adjustably-tensioned, transverse-suspended elastic element exercise device is disclosed. The transverse element is suspended between upright frame elements sized so as to enable full range of motion exercises. The tension and height of the elastic member can be adjusted so as to accommodate varying exercise levels and positions. The assembly may include handgrips and attachments to augment workouts. Electronic adjustability, metrics, programmability and Internet connectivity enhance the user experience. A method of using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Durket
  • Patent number: 10792531
    Abstract: An exercise machine has a resistance mechanism that is movable with respect to a stationary frame into and between a rest position and an active position and a pulley system coupled to the resistance mechanism and being operable by a user performing an exercise motion. Operation of the pulley system moves the resistance mechanism from the rest position to the active position, against a resistance force from the resistance mechanism. Releasing the pulley system allows the resistance force to automatically move the resistance mechanism back towards the rest position. A dampening device has an inertial switch that causes the dampening device to automatically dampen movement of the resistance mechanism from the active position towards the rest position when the pulley system is suddenly released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Charles A. Haley
  • Patent number: 10765912
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an exercise apparatus comprising a pair of footplates arranged for reciprocal movement on respective supports, the supports extending outwardly from either side of a central frame portion of the apparatus, the footplates being arranged to receive a pair of human feet and so as to be moved by a user in a reciprocal manner in the direction of the supports as part of an exercise routine, and wherein the apparatus includes handgrip portions extending from the central frame portion of the apparatus, the handgrip portions being arranged for movement, such as for example upward and/or downward movement against a resilient bias during the exercise routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ENANEF LIMITED
    Inventor: Neil Summers
  • Patent number: 10589142
    Abstract: A functional triangular apparatus for multi-exercise of lower and upper extremities using resistance bands encircling designated parts. When exercising legs the triangular apparatus is stationary or tilted back at various angles to balance on two feet. Arms exercise with stretch bands under elevated larger base while feet hold it down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Carl Simpson, Mary Dianne Simpson
  • Patent number: 10486046
    Abstract: A hockey training apparatus may comprise a backrest. The backrest may support the back of a user during use. A harness may comprising one or two straps connected to the backrest. The user may pedal and practice puck stickhandling techniques that include moving the puck in front of the frame between a right side and a left side of the hockey training apparatus. The frame of the hockey training apparatus may comprise a back section in contact with a floor and a backrest tube for mounting and supporting a backrest post of the adjustable backrest. The frame may also have a middle section for mounting and supporting the crankset, pedals and axle and a front section in contact with the floor, but preferably without any handles or other structures in front of the user that would interfere with side to side movement of a hockey stick by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bradley Milovich
  • Patent number: 10434357
    Abstract: A therapeutic rehabilitation device utilizing two parallel independent foot pedals on one side of the device, for isolated ankle exercises, and a larger flat board on the other side of the device, large enough for two feet to rest on, for use in active assistance exercises. To use the device for active assistance rehabilitation, the user places the device on the ground with the two pedals resting on the ground. To use the device for active isolated exercise, the user flips the device over, with the flat board facing the ground, and the two pedals facing upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10420691
    Abstract: A knee range of motion device utilizing tangential joint translation and distraction is disclosed. The device includes a carriage connected to a base, the carriage having a base attachment section; a thigh support section pivotally attached to the base attachment section; and a lower leg support section pivotally connected to the thigh support section. The device further including a carriage support extending between the thigh support section and the base, the carriage support pivotally connected to the thigh support section and adapted to slide in slots on the base; a first actuator connected to the lower leg support section to extend and retract the lower leg support section, thereby causing a foot support connected to the lower leg section to move; and a second actuator connected to the lower leg support section to raise and lower a calf support, causing an anterior and posterior tibial translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Stewart
  • Patent number: 10376733
    Abstract: An exercise assembly for resistance exercises includes a base that is configured to position on a horizontal surface. A post is coupled to and extends perpendicularly from the base. A beam is rotationally coupled to and extends bidirectionally from the post. A first plate is coupled to and centrally positioned above the post. The first plate is padded and configured to seat a user. Each of a pair of rods is slidably coupled to and extends bidirectionally from the beam between the first plate and a respective opposing end of the beam. The rods are configured to selectively couple to the hands and feet of the user. A plurality of bands, which is resilient, is selectively couplable to and extends between the rods and the first plate. The bands are configured to selectively resist movement of the rods along the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Selva Vinothe Mahimaidas
  • Patent number: 10328298
    Abstract: A workout system is provided that includes a piece of furniture having at least a backrest and a seat. A chair workout machine is provided coupled to the piece of furniture. The chair workout machine includes a support frame coupled to at least one structure of the piece of furniture. At least one rotatable arm is rotatably attached to the support frame. One or more resistance elements are coupled to the at least one rotatable arm, where the resistance elements arranged to provide resistance to movement by at least one body part of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FTD Industries
    Inventors: Craig A. VanHorn, Kyle J. VanHorn
  • Patent number: 10272291
    Abstract: A portable exercise apparatus including an exercise board with moving and fixed indices marking progress made while exercising a knee which requires therapy consisting of controlled flexing and extending of the knee joint. A foot board or seated foot slide cooperatively engages and slides back and forth on the exercise board. An knee/ankle platform is removably attachable to the seated foot slide providing for active or passive knee extension stretching and a short-arc quad. A knee extension pad and target is included for use with the platform. Sensing means which may include a microprocessor control box or computer or smart device with a light and/or sound device for visual and/or auditory feedback are in communication with the exercise board provide a user with the results of flexing or extending the knee by a selected controlled amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Allan J. Santos, Layne C. Santos
  • Patent number: 10252096
    Abstract: An adjustably-tensioned, transverse-suspended elastic element exercise device is disclosed. The transverse element is suspended between frame elements sized so as to enable full range of motion exercises. The tension and height of the elastic member can be adjusted so as to accommodate varying exercise levels and positions. The assembly may include handgrips and attachments to augment workouts. Electronic adjustability, metrics, programmability and Internet connectivity enhance the user experience. A method of using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Durket
  • Patent number: 10232219
    Abstract: An articulating joint exercise apparatus is provided having a portable structural frame, a slide, a body-engaging mounting fixture, and a brake. The slide has a friction-reducing bearing surface configured for movement along the rail extending between a range corresponding with extension and retraction of a user limb and associated user joint that exceeds an end range for a user under rehabilitation corresponding with hyperextension and hyperflexion. The body-engaging mounting fixture is affixed for articulation to the slide and is configured to attach to a user limb of a user joint. The brake is carried by the slide and is configured to be actuated by a user to affix the slide and body-engaging mounting fixture at one of an anatomically limited terminal range with a static stretch of a user joint when a limb of a user joint is affixed to the mounting fixture. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Arias Physical Therapy Inc.
    Inventor: George Arias
  • Patent number: 10220239
    Abstract: An eccentric weightlifting machine that includes a first pole connected to a first weight and to a device acted on by a user, a second pole connected to a second weight and to a motor, wherein the motor lifts the second pole in response to movement of the first pole by the user, and a latch configured to latch the first pole to the second pole during an eccentric exercise portion of a weightlift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Adam Rau, John Rayburn, Orr Hadass, Nicholas Ryan Smith
  • Patent number: 10118067
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage handle system for providing handles for an exerciser to grasp with their hands thereby expanding the type of exercises that may be performed. The exercise machine carriage handle system generally includes a frame having a track, a carriage movably connected to the track, a bias member connected between the frame and the carriage, a first handle connected to the carriage near the first side, and a second handle connected to the carriage near the second side. The first handle and second handle are adapted for grasping with a first hand and a second hand respectively of a user during the performance of an exercise on the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10071278
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for exercising muscles of a user comprising a main body, an abdominal crunch exercise member pivotally attached to the main body, the abdominal crunch member configured to engage an upper body area of a user, an abdominal contact member attached to the main body, the abdominal contact member configured to engage an abdominal area of user; and an electronic vibration unit capable of causing a portion of the apparatus to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Core 46 IP, LLC
    Inventors: M. Arnold Svatkova Hoeven, Jeremiah Hartzell
  • Patent number: 10058728
    Abstract: Weight bar holders to keep an Olympic or other type of weight lifting barbell or bar on the upright members or supports of a piece of fitness equipment, such that a maximal grip may safely and effectively utilized by the user of the equipment. The upright members of the fitness equipment having a plurality of apertures, said weight bar holder comprising of a body member connected to an extension element, said body having four surrounding walls; a bar support member being connected to said body from one of said surrounding walls; and an engagement member being connected to said extension element for securing within said plurality of apertures on said upright bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Sean Kelly
  • Patent number: 9901502
    Abstract: A combination massage table with one or more resistance bands (“combination table”) is disclosed. This combination table may include: a massage table; the one or more resistance bands; and a means for attaching the one or more resistance bands to the massage table; such that a client using the combination table receives at least one improved health benefit as compared against massage therapy without any resistance band use. Methods for using the combination table are also disclosed. Such methods may include: preparing the combination table for use; preparing the client so the client is laying on top of the combination table; and massaging the client while the client at least intermittently engages the one or more resistance bands that are attached to the combination table; wherein this results in the at least one improved health benefit to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Edwin Rosario, Jr., Sylvester Allison, III
  • Patent number: 9889337
    Abstract: An exercise device with a crank housing supporting a pedal crank having a pair of opposing pedals that are pivotally mounted to the pedal crank. A first strut extends from the crank housing and is jointed to a second strut by a coupling that selectively allows the struts to rotate relative to each other so that the device may be folded into a planar configuration or extended for use. A cross-member is positioned at the end of each strut to form legs for supporting the pedal crank in an upright position. A tensioner is associated with the crank housing for selectively increasing and decreasing the force needed to turn the pedal crank. A telescoping arm may be used to interconnect the exercise device to a table or seat so that it can be folded and stored under the table or seat, and unstowed and unfolded for easy use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Robin B. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9848610
    Abstract: A method for stuffing food products in casings comprising the steps that consist in inserting the product to be stuffed in a first casing, which is permeable to air, and in a second casing, which is impermeable to air and is arranged outside the first casing, creating an at least partial vacuum at least between the first casing and the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: INOX MECCANICA—S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Bolzacchini
  • Patent number: 9795820
    Abstract: A workout system is provided that includes a piece of furniture having at least a backrest and a seat. A chair workout machine is provided coupled to the piece of furniture. The chair workout machine includes a support frame coupled to at least one structure of the piece of furniture. At least one rotatable arm is rotatably attached to the support frame. One or more resistance elements are coupled to the at least one rotatable arm, where the resistance elements arranged to provide resistance to movement by at least one body part of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FTD Industries
    Inventors: Craig A. VanHorn, Kyle J. VanHorn
  • Patent number: 9782619
    Abstract: A muscles and bones stretching health device is constituted by combining the following components together: a back rest, at least one elastic element, a seat cushion, at least one support boy, vertical first, second and third support elements and a base. Whereby, a variety of fitness postures can be done through the back rest, seat cushion and support bodies so as to achieve the stretch of muscles and bones, weight loss and physical fitness, and increase use convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9643047
    Abstract: A sit-up bench apparatus includes a base set, two supporting rod sets, two elastic sets and an extending rod set. The base set includes a seat body and a pivotal base. The aperture is formed at one end of the pivotal base. The supporting rod set is pivotally disposed at the pivotal base and includes a supporting rod and a first cylinder. The first cylinder is connected with the supporting rod. The elastic set is disposed at the pivotal base and connected between the two supporting rod sets and the base set. The elastic set includes a spring and an extending rod set. One end of the spring is coupled to the pivotal base. The extending rod set is disposed in the aperture and includes a supporting wheel disposed at one end of the extending rod set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Yi-Tzu Chen
  • Patent number: 9604093
    Abstract: An exercise device may comprise first and second elongated support members, at least one brace member for holding the first and second support members in a spaced apart relation to each other and a limb support device being disposed between the first and second support members and being interconnected thereto for sliding longitudinal relative to the first and second support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SMYTH AND HART MEDICAL INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Smyth
  • Patent number: 9604095
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage handle system for providing handles for an exerciser to grasp with their hands thereby expanding the type of exercises that may be performed. The exercise machine carriage handle system generally includes a frame having a track, a carriage movably connected to the track, a bias member connected between the frame and the carriage, a first handle connected to the carriage near the first side, and a second handle connected to the carriage near the second side. The first handle and second handle are adapted for grasping with a first hand and a second hand respectively of a user during the performance of an exercise on the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9592421
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a cabinet housing to which a telescopically and angularly moveable arm is mounted. A hand pedal assembly is mounted to the arm and drivingly linked to a resistance mechanism. A platform is telescopically mounted to the bottom of the cabinet, and a foot pedal assembly is adjustably mounted to the platform. A seat is mounted to the far end of the platform from the cabinet, and the platform can be moved so the seat, the foot pedal assembly, or at least portions of both, can be inserted into a chamber of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: INCLUDE FITNESS INC.
    Inventor: James Ryan Eder
  • Patent number: 9586084
    Abstract: A rocking chair provides abdominal exercise by user actuation of pivotal armrest handles that are configured to provide a crunch type exercise motion. The arrangement of internal pivot frames is such that armrest handle actuation shifts the user's center of mass both vertically and longitudinally, which in turn initiates a natural rocking motion by gravity. The inertial dynamics of the resulting motion are inherently kinesthetically pleasurable. The resistance is provided by the user's own body weight with variation through differential leverage. Alternatively, the configuration of the armrest handles is such that a user may benefit from an isometric exercise by simply holding them stationary in a conventional armrest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: John Hincks Duke
  • Patent number: 9566469
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus, system and method for reducing the size of portable rotary motion exercise devices. Flexible materials in contact with the user or a piece of furniture is part of the connection between the user and the exercise device. Multiple wraps of a band around a shaft provide adjustable rotational resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Alan Rector
  • Patent number: 9498667
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage handle system for providing handles for an exerciser to grasp with their hands thereby expanding the type of exercises that may be performed. The exercise machine carriage handle system generally includes a frame having a track, a carriage movably connected to the track, a bias member connected between the frame and the carriage, a first handle connected to the carriage near the first side, and a second handle connected to the carriage near the second side. The first handle and second handle are adapted for grasping with a first hand and a second hand respectively of a user during the performance of an exercise on the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9474922
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a plurality of both Pilates and Barre exercises is described. The apparatus comprises a first component comprising a top wall defining an upper surface, a bottom wall defining a bottom surface, a plurality of side walls interconnected to provide a partially enclosed structure. Each of the side walls connect the top surface to the bottom surface whereby the upper surface is positioned at a vertical distance from the bottom wall. A second component comprises opposing, vertically directed members secured to different side walls of the first component, and a horizontally directed member having a first end secured to one of the vertically directed members and a second end secured to the opposing vertically directed members. Each opposing, vertically directed member have a resistance member providing flexibility while imparting resistance when one or more portions of the second component is bent or flexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Jean Magrella
  • Patent number: 9474675
    Abstract: A foot cradle is mounted on tracks on a base for reciprocal motion for passive knee flexion or resistance knee flexion in either direction along the axis of the rectangular base. Resistance is supplied by resistance bands connected at both ends of the base and connected to the foot cradle. The foot cradle can be fixed in any desired position for assisted knee straightening exercises. The patient's foot is secured in the foot cradle by straps and a thigh strap keeps the patient's upper thigh in proper relationship to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Erik M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9474937
    Abstract: An apparatus has at least one first connecting element and at least one second connecting element which connect the counterforce unit to the at least one platform, the at least one first connecting element and the at least one second connecting element being arranged on the at least one platform at a respectively different spacing from a center of said at least one platform and transmitting to the at least one platform a counterforce, generated by the counterforce unit, to a rotational component of a deflection of the at least one platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus DS GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kern, Ulrich Kuebler, Matthias Simnacher, Marcos Esteller Vela
  • Patent number: 9457221
    Abstract: A hip swinging device comprises a rail unit, a fixed disk and a movable disk. The rail unit includes two straight rails, two transverse rails sliding along the straight rails, and a movable element sliding along the transverse rails. The fixed disk is defined with a through hole and a plurality of movable balls. The movable disk is connected to the movable element via the through hole and is abutted against the balls. The movable disk can slide back and forth with the to and fro sliding of the transverse rails along the straight rails, the movable disk can slide from left to right with the to and fro sliding of the movable element along the transverse rails, and the movable disk also can rotate. The movable disk allows the user to achieve better waist and hip twisting effect while sitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Tien-Wu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9446285
    Abstract: The invention is embodied in an exercise system that can allow its user to counterbalance the effects associated with a predominantly sedentary lifestyle though a fitness device that comprises a combination of (a) supporting the lower body in a manner that permits a user's upper body to act as a third class lever with the user's hips operating as fulcrum and (b) engaging in resistance exercises with the upper body in a horizontal position, unsupported above the greater trochanter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Walter Drath, Daniel Albert Drath
  • Patent number: 9415253
    Abstract: An exercise machine carriage handle system for providing handles for an exerciser to grasp with their hands thereby expanding the type of exercises that may be performed. The exercise machine carriage handle system generally includes a frame having a track, a carriage movably connected to the track, a bias member connected between the frame and the carriage, a first handle connected to the carriage near the first side, and a second handle connected to the carriage near the second side. The first handle and second handle are adapted for grasping with a first hand and a second hand respectively of a user during the performance of an exercise on the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, John C. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9370678
    Abstract: A table gym and method of use is provided. The table gym may include a tabletop supported by a support frame, wherein the support frame provides telescoping portions movable from a retracted position to an extended position providing a plurality of inclinations of the tabletop. The table gym may include an upright standard with a flip-over pull-up bar that is pivotably connected to the tabletop so as to fold into and out of the tabletop upwardly facing surface. The tabletop may provide a folding ab bench removably attached thereto, wherein the ab bench may operatively engage the upright standard for performing various exercise routines. Alternatively, the ab bench could be move about the tabletop for performing other types of exercise routines or for eating and/or working at the tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Prusaitis
  • Patent number: 9345924
    Abstract: A preacher curl exercise machine with an air filled bladder or other resilient member which provides a support surface for a user exercising thereon. The preacher curl exercise machine providing many of the benefits of a traditional weight bench, while also providing the potential upside of incorporating an instability thereby engaging the user's core during exercise. A resilient member can be shaped according to the needs of the exercise to be performed. The resilient nature of the cushion limits bottoming out providing a true cushion support rather than laying on a hard surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Amy Caroline Strong Crawley, William Joseph Crawley
  • Patent number: 9339678
    Abstract: A modular resistance force system includes an axle configured to be rotatable around a rotational axis and one or more resistance mechanisms. Each of the one or more resistance mechanisms includes a resistance element disposed about a portion of the axle, a resistance element housing configured to house the resistance element and a resistance substance disposed between the resistance element and the resistance element housing. Either the resistance element or the resistance element housing is selectively engaged to rotate with the axle. A resistance between the resistance element and the resistance substance causes a force to be applied to the axle when the resistance element and the resistance element housing move relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher G. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9308410
    Abstract: A functional training kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. At least some of the components and the box are adapted such that the at least some of the components are attachable to the outside of the box to provide at least one functional training rig attached to the outside of the box. The box can comprise an ISO shipping container and the functional training rig is adapted to be supportable, both by the box and by the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Beaverfit Limited
    Inventors: Jim Beaver, Tom Beaver
  • Patent number: 9302143
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter relate to an exercise device for torso rotations. The device includes a rotating assembly including an inclined, elevated, backwardly-oriented back rest and optionally a head rest and an arm assembly. The rotating assembly is configured to a effect a side-to-side rotation around a pivot point elevated above a base of the device and around an axis oriented along the device. When the user leans weight his upper back on the back rest to elevate his/her upper back, s/he may effect torso rotations that, in some embodiments, are resisted by a resistance assembly of the exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: CHESED DIRECT HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventor: Mark Zachary Kyriacos
  • Patent number: 9299272
    Abstract: A point of purchase display for coupling to a commercial product on display at a retail store. The point of purchase display includes a flexible and wrinkle-resistant sheet material having indicia displayed thereon and at least one coupling member for coupling the sheet material to the commercial product. In example forms, the indicia being displayed on the sheet material is provided for advertisement or instructional purposes of the commercial product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Stephanopoulos
  • Patent number: 9242139
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exercise apparatus for use in developing strength and flexibility in all muscular groups of a person's core as well as the major muscle groups of in the arms, legs and neck. The device uses an elastic ball and ball support to evenly distribute contact forces between the person's body and the device while preventing ball motion during stretching, exercising, and physical therapy. The exercise apparatus also comprises a torso support and a foot ladder to that are configured to provide stability and comfort to a user while enabling the user to undertake a multitude of optimal stretching, exercising and rehabilitation regimens. Additionally, the device may be used with free weights or elastic members. In some embodiments the exercise device further comprises elastic members comprised of elastic straps, wherein the exercise apparatus is configured to provide resistance directions, planes of motion, and range of motion to a user that are not achievable with other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Terry Reed Holley
  • Patent number: 9168417
    Abstract: An exercising apparatus for exercising muscles in the abdominal region of a user's body may include a stationary primary body support configured to support upper portions of the user's body including the abdominal region. The primary body support may include a primary body support surface oriented to support a user's back in a rearwardly inclined position and a secondary body support surface for supporting the user's buttocks. A movable carriage may be configured to be engaged by the user's lower leg portions and may be movable along a substantially linear path extending generally toward and generally away from the secondary body support surface. A resistance application assembly may be configured to apply an adjustable degree of biasing force to the carriage in a direction generally away from the secondary body support surface to resist movement of the carriage toward the secondary body support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Torrey M. Vaughns
  • Patent number: 9072933
    Abstract: An apparatus for exercising intrinsic muscles of the lower and upper body includes a base having an elongate track mounted thereto. A pair of carriages carrying respective stirrups are adjustably mounted to the track. A pair of outer connector hooks are mounted to respective ends of the base and at least one inner connector hook is mounted to the base between the outer hooks. A height adjustable vertical post carries a horizontal hanger. Resilient athletic bands are connected to the apparatus and manipulated by a user to exercise intrinsic muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. Huster
  • Patent number: 9039583
    Abstract: A foot exercise machine has a base, a rotation disk, a linkage rod, a pedal, two elastic ropes, two elastic strips and two elastic pulling strings. The foot exercise machine having simple structure and light weight. The manufacturing cost of the foot exercise machine is lower so it is more approachable for everyone. The foot exercise machine can also improve user's balance skill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20150141218
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a plurality of both Pilates and Barre exercises is described. The apparatus comprises a first component comprising a top wall defining an upper surface, a bottom wall defining a bottom surface, a plurality of side walls interconnected to provide a partially enclosed structure. Each of the side walls connect the top surface to the bottom surface whereby the upper surface is positioned at a vertical distance from the bottom wall. A second component comprises opposing, vertically directed members secured to different side walls of the first component, and a horizontally directed member having a first end secured to one of the vertically directed members and a second end secured to the opposing vertically directed members. Each opposing, vertically directed member have a resistance member providing flexibility while imparting resistance when one or more portions of the second component is bent or flexed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Magrella
  • Publication number: 20150141219
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to exercise equipment that includes a base platform having an upper surface with at least one socket for attaching at least one vertical pole, at least one vertical pole having a configurable length, at least one fastener for attaching a resistance band, and a horizontal bar for mounting to the at least one vertical pole. The at least one vertical pole may be configured to support the horizontal bar above the base platform. The base platform of the exercise equipment may include at least one compartment configured to store other portions of the exercise equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Anel BELLEVUE
  • Patent number: 9028381
    Abstract: A fitness device for mounting on a door is useful for performing resistance exercises. The fitness device includes an upper member including a door anchor for securing the upper member to the door and a pulley support bracket having a pivot pin. The fitness device also includes a lower member including a door anchor for securing the lower member to the door and a pulley support bracket having a pivot pin. An elastic cord extends generally between the upper and lower members and is associated with two pulley members. The pulley members are configured to be removably received on the pivot pins. The pulley members include bores having keyways and the pivot pins include nubs configured to be received in the keyways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. Mestemaker
  • Patent number: 9028380
    Abstract: A resistance band tensioner is disclosed. The tensioner includes a main body and a pivot pin disposed on the main body proximate a first end, where the main body is configured to rotate about the pivot pin between an up position and a down position. The tensioner also includes a handle extending from a second end of the main body configured for a user to grasp with a hand. A cantilever shaft extends outward perpendicular from the main body and is interposed between the handle and the pivot pin, where the shaft is adapted to secure a first portion of a resistance band around its periphery. In addition, the tensioner includes a locking pin to lock the tensioner in the down position when the resistance band is placed under tension by rotating the main body from the up position to the down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Richard J. Hoole
  • Patent number: RE46874
    Abstract: Apparatus suitable for pilates and other exercise comprises rails, supported on a box-like frame and an exercise carriage, mounted on the rails, wherein the carriage comprises a first carriage section and a second carriage section which sections can be (i) connected together to form a single exercise carriage which slides forwards and backwards on the rails, or (ii) disconnected to form two exercise carriages which independently slide forwards and backwards on the rails. The apparatus also has a seat with a spring-biased foot pedal and a spring-biased trapeze bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: D'Silva Limited
    Inventors: James Bernard D'Silva, Glynn Ray Barber