Stationary Support Serves As Common Support For User Patents (Class 482/130)
  • Patent number: 11358023
    Abstract: A multipurpose workout chair is an exercising equipment that not only can be used for workout training, but also can be used as a chair. The multipurpose workout chair includes adjustment devices and other components acting with each other which allows the multipurpose purpose chair to be changed into various configurations according to different training methods and each of the training methods may be executed by one or more different muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: T.K. Chin Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Taan-Kuan Chin
  • Patent number: 11338168
    Abstract: A fitness exercise apparatus includes a main frame, a seat frame, a plurality of elastic cords, a plurality of pulling units and a pair of handles. The main frame includes a support unit having bottom and top portions. The seat frame includes a guide rail, and a seat assembly slidably disposed on the guide rail and movable toward and away from the support unit. Each elastic cord extends from the bottom to the top portion of the support unit. Each pulling unit includes a plurality of pulley sets provided on the main frame and the seat frame, and a plurality of wires each of which is looped around a corresponding pulley set and connectable with a corresponding elastic cord. Each handle is connected to a selected one of the elastic cord and the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: YANGZHOU JIUYI HARDWARE & MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Shuo Yang
  • Patent number: 11318346
    Abstract: An exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces for providing secondary exercise support platforms positioned at various planes relative to the horizontal plane of the primary exercising platforms, the secondary platforms further serving as handles used during the performance of exercises. The exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces generally includes a frame, a carriage movably attached to the rail, and a first support structure and a second support structure attached to the frame near the first end. The support structures each include one or more platforms having an upper surface that is positioned above the base plane of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 11298585
    Abstract: An inclinable rebounding exercise device comprising at least one inclinable rail having an upper and a lower end; an adjustable support assembly that allows the at least one rail to be adjusted to a desired inclination angle; a sliding platform slidably mounted with respect to the at least one rail; a support base; a foot platform assembly including a pair of resilient, independent foot platforms coupled to the support base. The pair of resilient, independent foot platforms allow for a soft landing achieved by absorbing energy therein, reducing joint stress and allowing greater muscle exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Total Gym Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Crowley, Thomas J. Campanaro, Dan McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 11241603
    Abstract: A training guidance instrument 200 includes a pressor part 2091, a heel placing part 2092A, and a control unit including rotary members 210 and 214, support members 211 and 215, rotary parts 202A and 202B, support members 212 and 216, and telescopic members 219 and 220. The control unit is configured to move the heel placing part 2092A toward the ground in response to application of a force Pw2 toward the ground which is stronger than upward force applied on the heel placing part 2092A when the heel placing part 2092A is positioned above and away from the ground and move the heel placing part 2092A upward in response to application of weaker force toward the ground than the force Pw2 on the heel placing part 2092A, while the second joint and third joints of the toes of the trainee are pressed by the pressor part 2091 and the heel is placed on the heel placing part 2092A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Hironobu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11141622
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a treadmill body and an upper limb weight training mechanism. The upper limb weight training mechanism includes a guide rail, a slider, and a weight unit. The guide rail is fixedly connected to the treadmill body. The slider is connected to the guide rail and is movable upwards and downwards on the guide rail. The slider is provided with a handle. The weight unit is disposed on the slider. The upper limb weight training mechanism can be pulled straight up and down to train upper limb muscles of a user while lower limb muscles of the lower limbs of the user are trained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Great Fitness Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Yung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11116688
    Abstract: An upper-body apparatus for enhancing the workout of a lower-body exercise equipment and a method of using the same is provided. The upper-body apparatus is mounted above the lower-body exercise equipment for adding pull-up and pull-out functionality thereto. The upper-body apparatus has two tension elements depending from and spaced apart along a mounting surface above the lower-body exercise equipment. Each tension elements terminates in a swivel-connected handle just above the head of the user. An elastic cord interconnects the cuffs of the handles. The handles and elastic cords facilitate the pull-up and pull-out functionality for the user of the lower-body exercise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: M4 W6 IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Mat Hittel
  • Patent number: 11103738
    Abstract: A moveable rack mount apparatus for use with an exercise rack constructed of at least one rack tube configured with at least one rack hole, comprising: a tube passage sized and shaped for slidable passage therethrough of the rack tube; a reversible locking mechanism configured to engage the at least one rack hole of the rack tube when the rack tube is in the tube passage; at least one attachment hole for securing at least one of a plurality of interchangeable exercise-related attachments to the moveable rack mount apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Albert Sorin, Richard Sorin
  • Patent number: 11039973
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that allows a practitioner to rotate a human subject in three different axes of rotation, independently from one another and without limitation on the degree of rotation, which allows for the treatment of various systems of the human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: OVARD, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Budagher
  • Patent number: 10987532
    Abstract: The present invention generally concerns an exercise frame. More specifically, a frame, named the Body Coach, includes a base with both wheeled and un-wheeled stabilizers, two pivoting posts, and extending slats having dip handles and pullup bar holders. The frame is small and mimics heights normal to larger caged stations in gyms, which provide a greater natural resistance for calisthenics. Retractable slats, telescopically housed in each post, extend a pullup bar upward at heights up to 7.00?. An A/R band rests in a space between the two posts. Both the band's tautness and its vertical placement within the space, relative to the extended height of the pullup bar, are adjustable. Each post pivots downward for easy storage, but, in use, the frame is sturdy, centered, and reconfigures to a user's specific height and range of motion for unmanned assistance or resistance training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Tafari Lawton
  • Patent number: 10967224
    Abstract: A functional training rig kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. At least some of the components and the box include elements by which the components are adapted to be attached to the outside of the box to provide at least one functional training rig attached to the outside of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Beaverfit Limited
    Inventors: Tom Beaver, Jim Beaver
  • Patent number: 10933276
    Abstract: A training guidance instrument 200 includes a pressor part 2091, a heel placing part 2092A, and a control unit including rotary members 210 and 214, support members 211 and 215, rotary parts 202A and 202B, support members 212 and 216, and telescopic members 219 and 220. The control unit is configured to move the heel placing part 2092A toward the ground in response to application of a force Pw2 toward the ground which is stronger than upward force applied on the heel placing part 2092A when the heel placing part 2092A is positioned above and away from the ground and move the heel placing part 2092A upward in response to application of weaker force toward the ground than the force Pw2 on the heel placing part 2092A, while the second joint and third joints of the toes of the trainee are pressed by the pressor part 2091 and the heel is placed on the heel placing part 2092A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hironobu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10874899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reversibly installable modular fitness area including a plurality of modules, variously assemblage due to common stable and reversible connection system, which when joined together give rise to stage-like structures, each of which including one or more equipment pieces for carrying out fitness exercises. Especially opposite support modules have slingshot arm shape, and each of the stages is equipped with a display illustrating how to perform the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: METALCO ACTIVE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gian Luca Innocenzi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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