Including Plural, Movable, Interface Elements For Multiple Exercises Patents (Class 482/138)
  • Patent number: 10549139
    Abstract: Apparatus for physical exercise comprises a central post (which may be triangular tubular in cross-section, formed by the three walls); at least three roots protruding generally horizontally in differing directions from the base of the post; and at least three branches that protrude generally horizontally from the post at differing heights and in differing directions, wherein the at least three branches are composed of fibrous material with the fibers oriented generally along the lengths of the branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: W2Designs LLC
    Inventor: Marien Zanyk
  • Patent number: 10449416
    Abstract: A body weight exercise device includes a frame, a first handle attached to the frame, a second handle attached to the frame, and a processor and memory. The memory includes programmed instructions to cause the processor to determine a characteristic associated with a performance of an exercise with the body weight exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 10422472
    Abstract: An accessory bracket is described for weight lifting accessories and/or fitness accessories which may be able to fit onto each of the three common sizes of gym rigging implements without alterations. The accessory bracket may be able to hold the accessories rigidly and strongly even with the application of forces from all directions, including upwards. Gym rigging may be perforated with a number of holes that may be used for attaching the accessory bracket. These holes are often as close to each other to allow for a great deal of adjustability in the height of accessories which may be mounted to the gym rigging implement. The diameter of the perforations are sized so that a quick detach pin can go through the perforations and through corresponding holes in the bracket to secure the bracket, and any attached accessory, to the gym rigging implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Warren Inouye
  • Patent number: 9901772
    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 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL GYM FITNESS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Crowley, Thomas J. Campanaro, Dan McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 9895567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a comprehensive fitness equipment leg press that allows a user to do a weight training leg press exercise for training a lower body of the user by the user sitting on a bench and pushing a footrest included in a footrest frame, which moves back and forth smoothly along a central frame for adjusting a weight of the footrest frame. The comprehensive fitness equipment leg press includes a weight adjusting unit from 10 kg to 200 kg through a hydraulic cylinder formed on a lower end of the bench, without using 15 10 kg weights, and a hydraulic cylinder rod connection installed on a body of a weight adjusting bar using a principle of a lever for adjusting the weight of the footrest of the footrest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Cha young Lee
  • Patent number: 9889363
    Abstract: An exercise method and an exercise device providing rebounding for the lower body, punching bag training for the upper body, and a combination of the two, with additional optional devices. The exercise device includes a rebounding device having a rebounding surface and a housing, a frame about the rebounding device having a support member extending horizontally above the rebounding device, and at least three double-ended punching bags. The punching bags can be positioned in a triangular configuration, as viewed from above. The exercise method includes positioning oneself between the three punching bags, bouncing on the rebounding device while punching the punching bags, and shuffling on the rebounding device to avoid being hit by one or more of the punching bags rebounding from being punched. While shuffling on the rebounding device to avoid being hit by a rebounding punching bag, a user continues to punch the punching bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KI-ZEN Power Systems LLC
    Inventor: Karla Myrick
  • Patent number: 9669278
    Abstract: An adjustable declined exercise bench and adjustable punching or striking attachments for the exercise bench that attach to the upper end of the bench. The bench is segmented into an upper stationary end segment and a lower pivotable end segment. The lower end segment of the bench where the user's back or will rest can swivel with the movement of the user's torso. Movement of the lower segment of the bench is in opposition to a resistance band that keeps the lower segment under tension and tends to hold the lower segment in an aligned position relative to the upper segment of the bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Justin Brown
  • Patent number: 9138612
    Abstract: An exercise device for providing exercise for a user may include a substantially vertical chimney frame member, a substantially horizontal chimney frame member connected to the substantially vertical chimney frame member, and a slack adjuster frame member to provide a plurality of exercise modes. The slack adjuster frame member may include a top slack adjuster frame member, and the slack adjuster frame member may include a bottom slack adjuster frame member. The plurality of operating modes may include at least one operating mode from the group of a bench press to perform bench press exercises, a decline press to perform decline press exercises, a preacher curls to perform preacher curls exercises, a military press to perform military press exercises, and an incline press to perform incline press exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Breaux
  • Patent number: 9039581
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a base providing a relatively higher first terminal end, a relatively lower second terminal end, and a track between the first and second terminal ends. The exercise apparatus also includes a seat unit movable along the track between a first position adjacent to the first terminal end and a second position located far apart from the first terminal end. A distance difference relative to the seat unit is produced by a wheel pedal unit movable along the track between a first pedaling position adjacent to the second terminal end and located horizontally far apart from the seat unit, and a second pedaling position located far from the second terminal end and horizontally adjacent to the seat unit. Thus, changing the position of the wheel pedal unit and the position of the seat unit can change the distance difference between the seat unit and the wheel pedal unit in both the vertical and horizontal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Benjamin Chia, Yi-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 9022911
    Abstract: An exercise or fitness board having a deck adjustably attached to a base to adjust the angle of incline of the deck relative to the base, and a plurality of straps attached to the deck for the user to grasp for balance and exercise. The deck and/or base contains various contours, scallops, cutouts, and the like to facilitate comfortable and varied positioning of the body. A rail and/or channel may be placed on the underside and along the perimeter of the board to facilitate grip. A pad or mat may be placed on top of the board and/or base for comfort, stability, and protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Five Giri, Inc.
    Inventor: Johnny Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8968164
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus and method including a slidable handle assembly. In one embodiment, a support arm structure, pivotally mounted on an upright frame, enables alternatively fixed positioning of a rod at various vertical distances above a ground plane, in a generally horizontal orientation. A pair of left and right handle bracket assemblies are sildably mounted on the rod, and can be engaged by a user for moving the slidable handle bracket assembly across the rod while overcoming a resistance established by an adjustable resistance mechanism (e.g., weight stack). In one embodiment, the apparatus and method are used for developing muscles used during trunk rotation of a user in a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Giannelli
  • Patent number: 8926480
    Abstract: A multipurpose exercise machine requiring only three points of adjustment centrally located. It has a one point height adjustment and two adjustments for the rotating arm assemblies. Dip and chin up bars are attached to the arm assemblies. The machine contains an integrated swingable workout bench. Through the use of a pulley system and counter balance assembly, the cable system maintains tension and provides a constant length of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Publication number: 20140274610
    Abstract: An All-In-One Training Device, Cardiovascular and Strength training/conditioning apparatus for mixed martial arts, martial arts, cross fit, boxing, sports/athletic training, and rehabilitation therapies. The device is designed to efficiently combine cross training exercises of varying training methods to allow for training, conditioning, and strength training in a wide variety of sports, disciplines, and therapeutic uses without taking up a large amount of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8821428
    Abstract: A traction apparatus which impresses a desired traction force to a body to be pulled is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ito Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Tanaka, Yoshiharu Ootomo, Toshimasa Sakagami
  • Patent number: 8758277
    Abstract: Health care professionals must often measure a person's neuromuscular function. Currently there is no way to accurately assess the level of a person's ability to perform basic tasks that will permit the person to perform the activities of daily activity and thus determine whether or not the person can be discharged from the hospital or whether additional assistance may be needed. This device will allow the health care professional to accurately assess these functions so that decisions regarding discharge from a health care facility or return to home may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Prachi Rathi
  • Publication number: 20140162854
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a frame having a cable and pulley system connected thereto. The cable and pulley system includes at least one pulley and at least one cable strand. The at least one cable strand has a handle connected thereto for use in performing exercises. One or more vibration assemblies are connected to the at least one pulley in order to vibrate the at least one cable strand. The vibrations from the vibration assemblies are transferred to a user during the performance of exercise to provide various physiological benefits to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 8708872
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus and method with selectively variable stabilization enabling a user to progressively increase his/her core body muscular strength. In various embodiments, the exercise apparatus includes a resistance cabling system providing a user defined line of motion, and a partial stabilizer pad being adjustably positionable offset from the line of motion, wherein the user's core body is positionable against the pad and required to resist the torque created by the offset. The user can progressively increase the distance between the line of motion and partial stabilizer pad, in order to progressively increase the force which the user's core body must resist to maintain an upright stature. In this way, the user can progressively, over time, increase his or her core body strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Scott Lee, Arnold Gillen
  • Patent number: 8668632
    Abstract: A complex exercise machine utilizes a horizontally extending frame assembly having a plurality of resistance elements. A plurality of foot pedals are included that are slidably mounted on the frame assembly. The foot pedals are moveable between a first position, proximate to the user, and a second distal position. The resistance elements have a first end and a second end. The first end of the resistance element is removably anchored to the frame assembly A first resistance element includes a handle at its second to exercise upper body muscle groups, while a second resistance element includes the pedals at its second end to exercise lower body and abdominal muscle groups. A seat is provided that is adjustably mounted to the frame assembly. The angulation between the seat back and seat bottom is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Ellis
  • Patent number: 8550964
    Abstract: Resistance training apparatus and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exercise assembly includes an exercise station having a support portion and at least one user interface operatively coupled to the support portion by an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a housing attached to the support portion, and a coupling device pivotably attached to the housing and moveable throughout an angular range, the coupling device being coupled to the at least one user interface and configured to move through at least a portion of the angular range during use of the at least one user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vectra Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Buell Ish, III, L. Kent Lines, Robert A. Rasmussen, Mark Tollison
  • Patent number: 8517899
    Abstract: A ski-simulation assembly includes a vertical member with a first portion coupled to a base and a second portion extending upwardly from the base, a first cable portion slidably engaged with the vertical member at the second portion of the vertical member, a second cable portion slidably engaged with the vertical member at the second portion of the vertical member, and a resistance-producing assembly physically coupled to the first cable portion and the second cable portion, where the resistance-producing assembly operable to apply a selective resistance to the first cable portion independent of movement of the second cable portion and apply a selective resistance to the second cable portion independent of movement of the first cable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Yifeng Zhou, Grayson Hugh Bourne
  • Patent number: 8506459
    Abstract: A freestanding exercise apparatus comprises a frame, a right door, a left door, and an exercise resistance source. The frame defines a sagittal plane dividing the frame into a left half and a right half with anterior and posterior ends. The right door is pivotally attached to the right half of the frame proximate the anterior end of the frame for pivoting about a right pivot axis. The left door is pivotally attached to the left half of the frame proximate the anterior end of the frame for pivoting about a left pivot axis. The exercise resistance source is connected to the frame. The frame, right pivot axis, and left pivot axis are configured and arranged such that the angle formed at the intersection of a first plane defined by the right pivot axis and the posterior end of the right half of the frame and a second plane defined by the left pivot axis and the posterior end of the left half of the frame is less than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Torque Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Cassidy, Michael G. Novak, Nathan R. Luger
  • Patent number: 8485951
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted multi-position pulley-based resistance tube exercise apparatus having resistance tube length effectively doubled for increased range of consistent resistance, and having a height adjustable pulley assembly providing a user with the ability to set multiple exercise initiation points so as to provide exercise options for a full body workout at a single exercise station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick R. Adams
  • Patent number: 8475346
    Abstract: A storable exercise apparatus for home use. The apparatus includes an upright tower, a base structure, a bench frame, and a bench attached to the bench frame. A set of flexible pull lines coupled to a resilient spring system are carried within the tower structure. The user exercises by pulling the pull lines against the bias of the spring system. The grips for the pull lines are mounted at the top of the tower and generate significant tipping force on the tower when the apparatus is in use. To prevent tipping, the bench frame has pivotal and load-transmitting connections with the tower structure; the tower is stabilized by the weight of the user on the bench. The bench may be placed in either a raised or lowered position, and can be stored by collapsing and pivoting it so that it abuts the tower vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Stamina Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gerschefske, Juliu Horvath, Lee San-Ping, Marjolein Brugman
  • Patent number: 8308620
    Abstract: A multipurpose exercise machine requiring only three points of adjustment centrally located. It has a one point height adjustment and two adjustments for the rotating arm assemblies. Dip and chin up bars are attached to the arm assemblies. The machine contains an integrated swingable workout bench. Through the use of a pulley system and counter balance assembly, the cable system maintains tension and provides a constant length of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 8267843
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a gluteus weight training machine for progressive overload resistance training of the gluteus muscles. The gluteus weight training machine includes a frame, a support member linked to the frame, and two resistance members that provide resistance against a downward arcing rotation of the resistance member. Each resistance member includes a pad against which a user's leg applies force in order to perform the downward arcing rotation of the resistance member. Each resistance member further includes a weight assembly that adjusts the amount of weight used as resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Fabio Dellino
  • Patent number: 8262543
    Abstract: A leg exercise machine comprises a user support assembly pivotally attached to a sub frame that is linearly attached to a main support frame. The sub frame linearly travels back and forth during leg press exercise and extended leg calf raise exercise. The user support assembly pivots up and down during seated calf raise exercise. A movable brace assembly mounted to the user support assembly adjusts to a first position for engaging a user's legs during seated calf raise exercise and a second position storing the brace assembly during leg press exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Roger Batca
  • Patent number: 8241190
    Abstract: An exercise machine which has a seat and a backrest which are mounted for independent pivotal movement about an axis to respective chosen inclinations, structure which is fixed to, and which is movable together with, the seat, and resistance bands which are located on the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Willem Johannes Van Straaten
  • Patent number: 8221295
    Abstract: An exercise device, comprising an upper body unit including at least one load member having at least one elastic/resilient element and a pair of gripping portions for manual grasping by the user, wherein an applied force exerted onto the gripping portions transitions the element from an initial state to an elastically deformed state, and wherein a reduction in the applied force resiliently reforms the element back toward the initial state. In one embodiment, a lower body unit is also provided including a support base defining a support surface, a plurality of light sources configured to generate discrete lighted regions on the support surface, and a controller configured to activate and deactivate the discrete lighted regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Scott & Wilkins Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Larry C. Wilkins, Vaughan Scott
  • Patent number: 8070658
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus and method with selectively variable stabilization enabling a user to progressively increase his/her core body muscular strength. In various embodiments, the exercise apparatus includes a resistance cabling system providing a user defined line of motion, and a partial stabilizer pad being adjustably positionable offset from the line of motion, wherein the user's core body is positionable against the pad and required to resist the torque created by the offset. The user can progressively increase the distance between the line of motion and partial stabilizer pad, in order to progressively increase the force which the user's core body must resist to maintain an upright stature. In this way, the user can progressively, over time, increase his or her core body strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Scott Lee, Arnold Gillen
  • Patent number: 8057367
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus and method with selectively variable stabilization enabling a user to progressively increase his/her core body muscular strength. In various embodiments, the exercise apparatus includes a resistance cabling system providing a user defined line of motion, and a partial stabilizer pad being adjustably positionable offset from the line of motion, wherein the user's core body is positionable against the pad and required to resist the torque created by the offset. The user can progressively increase the distance between the line of motion and partial stabilizer pad, in order to progressively increase the force which the user's core body must resist to maintain an upright stature. In this way, the user can progressively, over time, increase his or her core body strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Scott Lee, Arnold Gillen
  • Patent number: 8057368
    Abstract: A multipurpose exercise machine requiring only three points of adjustment centrally located. It has a one point height adjustment and two adjustments for the rotating arm assemblies. Dip and chin up bars are attached to the arm assemblies. The machine contains an integrated swingable workout bench. Through the use of a pulley system and counter balance assembly, the cable system maintains tension and provides a constant length of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 8033963
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for human exercise. The apparatus for human exercise may have a support frame having two interior frame members spaced apart and positioned generally vertical with two side frame members spaced apart from and generally parallel to the two interior frame members. An upper cross member may be attached at an upper end and a lower cross member may be attached at a lower end of the two interior frame members and the two side frame members. A right kick arm element and a left kick arm element may be rotatably attached to the support frame and a kick board may be attached to the two interior frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Tom Jones
  • Patent number: 7955234
    Abstract: A new and useful exercise device and method are provided, designed to provide a user with an exercise workout with significant core exercise benefits, from a single exercise device. The device and method of the present invention enable a user to perform at least 8 exercise movements, with variable resistance applied to each exercise movement. The 8 exercise movements are (a) bench press and row, (b) military press and lat pull down, (c) crunch and dead lift, and (d) step and leg raise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Michael G. Pursley
  • Patent number: 7938761
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for an exercise apparatus is disclosed that includes a base structure, a multiple axes pivotal mechanism disposed adjacent to the base structure, and an arm. The arm further includes a distal end portion and a proximal end portion with a longitudinal axis spanning therebetween. The distal and proximal end portions are each adapted to provide independent resistive force to muscle exertion, with the proximal end portion being adjacent to the mechanism such that operationally at least two independent axes of movement occur in the arm relative to the structure. Also included in the exercise apparatus is an assemblage for creating selectable variable resistance forces to the movement of the arm relative to the structure, such that each axis of movement has an independent selectable variable resistance force to the arm movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: Tom Simonson, Nate Fryer, Paul R. Jeselnick
  • Patent number: 7927262
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus that provides a complete body workout, folds up into a small footprint, and can be hidden inside of a closet or decorative cabinet. The two arms rotate both horizontally and vertically, and move up and down, permitting the cable ends to be positioned anywhere from near the ground to well over head, thus allowing for infinite exercise variation. Cable ends that exit the arms freely and move independently of each other simulate working out with free weights. The counterweighted arms combined with convenient locking levers facilitate rapid and effortless arm repositioning. A counterweighted fold out seat assembly with leg extension completes the versatile and compact workout station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: David Jon Clark
  • Patent number: 7922632
    Abstract: A multipurpose personal training device with a pair of press arms that can be set to numerous different lateral angles. Each press arm can be equipped with a functional trainer handle coupled by cable and pulleys to an adjustable weight engine. The final pulley at the end of each arm is free to rotate to any angle. In addition to exercises involving the arms, the device can supply a full complement of most standard training exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Body Solid Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng I Chou
  • Patent number: 7892155
    Abstract: The exercise devices disclosed herein are configurable to allow a user to perform various exercises. The exercise device can include an adjustable bench assembly connected with a frame supporting a cable-pulley assembly providing a user interface with a resistance system. A user can interface with an actuation component to pull resistance cables against resistance from the resistance system. Various exercise accessories can be provided that are easily connected with and removed from the exercise device to allow a user to perform different exercises. Some examples of exercise accessories are used to configure the exercise device for squat, abdominal, leg extension, leg curl, and arm curl exercises. The frame can also be configured to selectively place the exercise device in a stationary operating configuration supported by the frame on a support surface and a storage configuration wherein the exercise device is rollingly supported on the support surface by wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Pearson, Terrence Joehnk, Eric D. Golesh, Edward L. Flick, Matthew Rauwerdink, Brent Christopher, Ryan R. Dibble
  • Patent number: 7887470
    Abstract: A multi-purpose exerciser has a main frame, two extending assemblies being mounted pivotally on the main frame and engaging each other and a lock assembly selectively holding the extending assemblies at specific angles. According to the angles of the extending assemblies and different exercising poses an exerciser performs, different body parts are trained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: I-Huang Chen
  • Patent number: 7887471
    Abstract: Neuromuscular training apparatus configured to maintain a body unit in a suitable geometry for performing neuromuscular training therapy or athletic training. The neuromuscular training apparatus comprises a center support member and a pair of transverse support members coupled to opposing ends of the center support member in a parallel spaced relationship. A plurality of arcuate members span the spaced relationship between the transverse support members. The arcuate members are axially repositionable about a common vertical axis which parallels the center support member. Each arcuate member is configured to maintain a radial element in a suitable geometry with the body unit for performing the neuromuscular training by providing a bias force, movement restriction or inhibition to a range of movement of the body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Tyrone G. McSorley
  • Publication number: 20110028284
    Abstract: Principles of exercise machine construction, an exercise machine, components of an exercise machine, and methods related to exercising on or constructing an exercise machine that allows for the performance of multiple different exercises, where the user utilizes related arcs of an arm with a fixed path of motion for the different exercises. Generally the arcs will be utilized for both pull-type exercises and push-type exercises and/or for diverging and converging exercises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas J. Habing
  • Patent number: 7874965
    Abstract: Gymnastic machine (1) including a frame (10), at least one gymnastic implement supported by the frame (10), in association with a load group (30) to provide a resistive load to each implement (20) during the execution of a physical exercise; the load group (30) including a first circuit (40) and a second circuit (50), both having respective flexible members (41) (51); each implement (20) being coupled to a first transmission member (41) for the first circuit (40), and the second circuit (50) including at least one load unit (60) capable of exercising a resistive action on the first transmission member (41); the first circuit (40) and the second circuit (50) being interfaced mechanically with each other through modulating means (70) capable of mechanically activating the load unit (60) to regulate its intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Technogym S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nerio Alessandri, Simone Casagrande, Roberto Maffei
  • Patent number: 7867152
    Abstract: A collapsible device includes extendable hydraulic cylinders mounted on a base by swivel joints and which are amenable to use with a plurality of different grips whereby the device is amenable to a wide variety of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Jesse Y. Harris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7867151
    Abstract: An apparatus and control system for establishing and maintaining a user selected magnitude and direction of pneumatic resistance provided by exercise equipment includes at least one electrically controlled regulator for admitting air to and releasing air from the pneumatic system, transducer for measuring air pressure within the system and providing a corresponding signal, potentiometer for setting and monitoring system pressure in response to signal input from the transducer, air accumulator tank, and pneumatic piston cylinder assembly. The apparatus may also include at least one user controlled electrically switchable four way valve for providing bi-directional resistance. The apparatus is adaptable for providing unilateral or bilateral exercise movements, with or without bi-directional resistance, and can be used to provide range of motion exercise without resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: James R. Hayes, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 7857742
    Abstract: A “hip training apparatus” comprises a chassis and a pair of pivotable treadles. At breech of deck cover on said chassis, one ramp is formed at each left and right side descending from central line outwards laterally such that one curved trough with curved track therein is configured at each ramp. Said pivotable treadle, whose front end of back side is set in the chassis, has a roller disposed at rear end of back side thereof. At front rim of chassis, a carrying handle is built on deck cover with an aperture and two lateral slits are configured thereon for having an elastic strap passed inside so that user can arbitrarily perform stretch and twist physical exercise with entire body in balance manner. Meanwhile, by adjusting wing nut acting on the elastic belt, the torsional tension of two pivotable treadles is arbitrarily altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Shao-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 7846074
    Abstract: A recumbent exerciser includes a base, a right link and a left link are pivotably connected to the base and a right cam and a left cam are connected to the right link and the left link respectively. A right pedal and a left pedal are connected to two respective top ends of the right link and the left link, and a right swinging arm and a left swinging arm are connected to the right link and the left link. A resistance unit provides resistance to the right and left pedals and the right left swinging arms when the right and left cams are driven by operation of the user so as to exercise the user's hands and legs. The resistance unit is located remote from the seat so that the seat does not need to remove to maintain the resistance unit and the cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Strength Master Fitness Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Yi Wu
  • Patent number: 7833136
    Abstract: A rowing trainer includes a frame, and a seat affixed to the frame. A sliding rigger, which supports an oar assembly, is movable back and forth along the frame. The oars are indirectly connected to a cord which passes around at least one pulley, and which turns a flywheel. Neither the flywheel nor the seat translates relative to the frame. The only component which translates is the rigger and the associated oar assembly. The device closely simulates the experience of rowing an actual boat or scull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Edward J. Bell
  • Patent number: 7815552
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention involve an exercise device configurable to allow a user to perform various exercises. The exercise devices include an adjustable bench assembly connected with a frame supporting adjustable arm and cable-pulley assemblies providing a user interface with a resistance system. In some embodiments of the invention, the adjustable bench assembly includes a bench seat and a pivotal back support supported on an adjustable bench frame. The exercise devices also utilize various configurations of adjustable arm assemblies that are selectively positionable for numerous exercises and to suit a user's particular body size and shape. Other embodiments of the exercise devices include a resistance system with a transmission supporting a plurality of resistance packs. The transmission allows a user to conveniently engage any number of resistance packs to change the resistance level for a particular exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan R. Dibble, Patrick A. Warner, Eric D. Golesh, Brent Christopher
  • Patent number: 7811211
    Abstract: Principles of exercise machine construction, an exercise machine, components of an exercise machine, and methods related to exercising on or constructing an exercise machine that allows for the performance of multiple different exercises, where the user utilizes related arcs of an arm with a fixed path of motion for the different exercises. Generally the arcs will be utilized for both pull-type exercises and push-type exercises and/or for diverging and converging exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas J. Habing
  • Publication number: 20100255965
    Abstract: A multi-purpose exerciser has a main frame, two extending assemblies being mounted pivotally on the main frame and engaging each other and a lock assembly selectively holding the extending assemblies at specific angles. According to the angles of the extending assemblies and different exercising poses an exerciser performs, different body parts are trained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: I-Huang Chen
  • Patent number: 7806813
    Abstract: An exercise machine in one embodiment includes a frame, a pivot arm, an adapter mounted on the pivot arm to adjust between various adapter positions, and an operator engagement device mounted on the adapter to adjust between various engagement device positions. The adapter is typically telescopically mounted on the pivot arm to extend and retract along a first axis about which the adapter is also rotatable. The engagement device is typically telescopically mounted on the adapter to extend and retract along a second axis which is transverse to the first axis and about which the engagement device is rotatable. The embodiments may include a pivotal connection between the pivot arm and a generally T-shaped handle for positioning the handle and for enhancing the use of the handle. Handle extenders may be included to lengthen a typical T-shaped handle. Unique cable and pulley configurations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Frank A. Campitelli