User Interface Element Patents (Class 482/139)
  • Patent number: 10799754
    Abstract: A portable exercise device designed to efficiently and safely exercise the gluteal, hamstring and calf muscles. The exercise device is an inclined platform with an elongated resistance band attached to both sides of the upper surface of the inclined platform, providing resistance from the sides of the platform. An additional raised support is provided on the inclined platform, as well as resistance originating from within the platform, which optimizes the concentric and eccentric phase of every squat and lunge for maximal strength and hypertrophy of the muscles. The combination of the inclined platform with resistance from the sides and from the platform itself allows the user to conduct a variety of exercises for strengthening the muscles of the lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: James Duffy
  • Patent number: 10702733
    Abstract: A resistance harness that allows 360° of resistance around the body. The strap design allows rings to slide from anterior to posterior or medial to lateral. The rings enable concentric, eccentric, or isometric resistance. This sliding ability allows for resistance to be constant in one direction or changeable. As the ring slides under tension, the muscular recruitment needed to resist will change as the force angle of the ring slides and changes position around the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Marika Mela
  • Patent number: 10646738
    Abstract: A modular structure for performing physical exercises incorporates a gripping system that slides along a surface of the modular structure. The gripping system allows for varying height of an anchoring point where different types of resistance bands or ropes are attached. The modular structure is adaptable, easy to use, and has plurality of exercise stations that can be used simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Estrada Estrada Carlos Arturo, Castro Clavijo Inés Stella
  • Patent number: 10603541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a simulator system and method for exercising the limbs of a user confined to the wheelchairs. The method of rehabilitation of the user includes providing a simulator system mountable on the wheelchair, configuring various parameters associated with a gear motor, and a pair of pedals using a user interface device, configuring the pedals in a specific direction and position, initiating exercise by using the user interface device, monitoring a set of information related to pedaling during or after the exercise on the user interface device, receiving the parameters associated with the gear motor, the pair of pedals from the user interface device, and sensors, analyzing the parameters received from the sensors and the user interface device, and generating corrective commands based on the analysis of the received parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: RehabMaker Corporation
    Inventors: Nikita Igorevich Chizhov, Anastasia Galkina
  • Patent number: 10583320
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus including a stationary exercise apparatus and a lever arm pivotably biased about a pivot axis. A support supports the lever arm above the stationary exercise apparatus, and a biasing device rotatably biases the lever arm with respect to the support about the pivot axis. The pivot axis extends substantially in a vertical direction, and the stationary exercise apparatus is a treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Patent number: 10583321
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided a plank exercise device including a support portion adapted to receive arms or hands of a person and adapted to receive a display device, a destabilizer connected to the support portion, and a stationary base adapted to hold the destabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stealth Body Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Howard Panes
  • Patent number: 10493319
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an exercising apparatus for individuals with spinal injuries including; a frame having a vertically adjustable vertical standard; a forked base having a space defined in the forked base for receiving a wheelchair; a resistance assembly pivotally attached to the vertical standard having a vertical position, and a horizontal position so that an individual can use the exercise apparatus while sitting in a wheelchair in the vertical position and while inclined on a horizontal surface in the horizontal position; and, a resistance member included in the resistance assembly to increase the amount of force needed to rotate the resistance assembly. The invention can include a first pedal assembly for being rotated by hand and a second pedal assembly linked to the first pedal assembly so that when the first pedal assembly is rotated, the second pedal assembly rotates. The forked base can be disposed under the horizontal surface in the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Maven Theraphy LLC
    Inventor: Miguel Velert
  • Patent number: 10286245
    Abstract: A plank support exercise apparatus and related methods is provided. The plank support exercise apparatus has a hand grip and a frame extending from the hand grip. At least one arm support pad is connected to the frame, wherein a distance between the hand grip and the at least one arm support pad is adjustable. A ground-interface surface is positioned along at least a portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Michael H. Domesick
  • Patent number: 10285891
    Abstract: A leg muscle, abdominal muscle, and spinal exercise device adapted for imparting curvature to a lumbar or sacral spine of a user and for manipulating the spine and intervertebral discs with decompression force includes a frame for placement on a floor. The frame has a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top surface and bottom surface are in a spaced apart relationship forming a hollow portion there between. At least one inflatable bladder is carried by the top surface of the frame. A body strap attachment passes through the frame in non-fixed relationship and is partially disposed within the hollow portion for encompassing the user's thoracic-sacral spinal region and securing said frame. An elongate stirrup strap member is attachable to the body strap attachment thereby connecting to the user's spinal region. A stirrup is attachable to the stirrup strap member distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Richard A. Graham
  • Patent number: 10188901
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a base; a supporting surface carried by the base, the supporting surface to receive a weight bearing portion of a user's body; a support frame carried by the base; a stationary pelvic belt receiving frame carried by the support frame; a pelvic belt rotatably received within the stationary pelvic belt receiving frame and configured to securely receive a pelvic area of the user's body for rotation therewith; and one or more mechanical force resistors carried by the support frame and operably coupled to the pelvic belt so as to impart resistance to rotation of the pelvic belt relative to the stationary pelvic belt receiving frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel T. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 10065066
    Abstract: The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with a dip belt. The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with one or more weight plates. The weight exercising harness is an apparatus that attaches the one or more weight plates to the dip belt. The weight exercising harness is adapted for use with a person. The weight exercising harness comprises a thigh segment, a knee segment, a leg cushion, and a lock pin. The thigh segment attaches to the knee segment using the lock pin. The leg cushion is mounted on the exterior of the thigh segment for the purpose of protecting both legs of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Shamir Yassin
  • Patent number: 9999817
    Abstract: A device in connection with exercise, includes a base body (1) and elements (11) for applying the base body (1) in the fold of the knee of a user. The base body (1) includes two supporting surfaces (5, 7) that form an intermediate angle (?) that is in the interval 70°<?<110°, and that the elements to apply the base body (1) on a user (A) include at least one band (11) that may form or forms a closed loop relative to the base body (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Shahram Pourshakour
  • Patent number: 9914014
    Abstract: A multi-axis adjustable exercise machine which is pivotable about both a pitch axis and a roll axis with respect to a base for allowing an exerciser to perform a wide range of exercises on a pitched or rolled exercise machine. The multi-axis adjustable exercise machine generally includes an exercise machine which is adjustable with respect to a base. The exercise machine may be pivoted about a roll axis to adjust the roll angle of the exercise machine or may be pivoted about a pitch axis to adjust the pitch angle of the exercise machine. One or more actuators may be connected between the base and the exercise machine to effectuate the pivoting of the exercise machine about either or both axes with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 9907994
    Abstract: A treadmill exercise machine may include a frame having a base and upright supports extending upward from a base. A handlebar assembly may be rotatably connected proximate the distal ends of the upright supports. The handlebar assembly may be moved from a non-deployed position to an upright locked position accessible to a user to grasp and pull down on an overhead hand bar of the handlebar assembly to reduce the weight load transmitted to the user's lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 9895566
    Abstract: A device for performing ankle-based inversion therapy, based on the method established by gravity boots. The device includes a mounting component at its top which enables attachment to support bars, while the primary loop of the device is adjustable in size and conforms to the ankle. A handle and extension are used to enter the inverted posture and to open the primary loop upon exit. Grip loops on the outside of the primary loop are used to manipulate the device with opposite toes during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Adam Zbinden
  • Patent number: 9770619
    Abstract: A multiple exercise medicine ball including a medicine ball body having core, a pair of diametrically opposed indents in an outer wall thereof, and a pair of u-shaped handles which extend from the indents and can be raised for use as a dumbbell, a barbell and a curl bar. A pair of cylindrical bars, rotatably disposed in a pair of channels in the core and extending outwardly through a center of the indents, can be gripped while the user in a pushup exercise position to perform an abdominal wheel exercise. An inverted substantially u-shaped grip member, which extends from atop the medicine ball, is used for kettlebell fitness training. A 360 degree rotatable motion ball protrudes from a bottom side of the medicine ball body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Bullock
  • Patent number: 9707428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to exercise apparatuses, systems and methods of using the same. Specifically, the exercise apparatuses and system utilize one or a plurality of multifunctional straps and grips to provide the ability to use the same in a plurality of ways. The purpose of the present invention is to provide a user with a great number of exercises for strengthening and health that the user can perform anywhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Mitalski
  • Patent number: 9630045
    Abstract: A rotatable handle for a dumbbell bar for allowing hand rotation to reduce the risk of shoulder injury includes a first plate that has an upper face and a lower face, and a second plate that has a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface is pivotally coupled to the upper face, such that the first plate and second plate are freely rotatable. A grip is positioned on the lower face, such that the grip is configured for grasping by the hand of a user. A clamp is coupled to and positioned on the top surface. The clamp is complimentary to a dumbbell bar, such that the clamp is configured to secure the second plate to the dumbbell bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Marvin Martin, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9592419
    Abstract: A planking device for assisting in the performance of a plank exercise. The device comprises a pair of padded arm rests coupled to a front crossbar. The front crossbar has an electronic timer operative for measuring the plank exercise duration, the timer coupled to the front crossbar. A pair of grips extend upwardly near the front of each arm rest, the grips have a starter button for selectively activating and deactivating the timer, the timer selectively activated when a plank exercise is initiated, the timer selectively deactivated when the plank exercise is completed, the timer measuring the duration of the plank exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Tenroy Cuffe
  • Patent number: 9573016
    Abstract: An exercise device is formed of inelastic, fixed length, substantially rigid straps connected in a T-shaped configuration so as to define an anchor member and two support members. An anchor loop is fixed to the outer end of the anchor member for securing a weighted member thereon or for securing to various stationary objects. A hand grip is coupled to the outer end of each support member such that the user must exert additional effort during various exercises to maintain proper position of their hands relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MYT EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventors: Sami Ishag Jamil Haddad, Stephen John Davies
  • Patent number: 9474928
    Abstract: A treadmill exercise machine may include a frame having a base and upright supports extending upward from at a forward end of the base. Horizontal arms connected proximate the upper ends of the supports may extend generally toward the rear end of the base. A handlebar assembly may be rotatably connected proximate the distal ends of the arms. The handlebar assembly may be moved from a non-deployed position to an upright locked position accessible to a user to grasp and pull down on an overhead hand bar of the handlebar assembly to reduce the weight load transmitted to the user's lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 9433817
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus including a frame, and a cushion adjacent to the frame having a surface. The exercise apparatus further includes a harness wearable by the user and a resistance member extending between the harness and the frame and where the tension within the resistance member is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SPROING FITNESS LLC
    Inventors: Paul Toback, Steve Lenz
  • Patent number: 9339682
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus that is mountable to a substrate, having a channel, a belt, and at least one buckle. The buckle has a bottom portion that is adapted to fit within the channel such that the buckle can move along the channel and resist moving in either perpendicular direction. The buckle has a top portion that includes an opening for attaching exercise equipment and at least one cam. The cam is selectively engaged with the belt such that when the cam is disengaged, the buckle can be moved along the belt and when engaged, the buckle resists movement with respect to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Kiio Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Braier, David J. Grandin, Leslie A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9327158
    Abstract: An adjustable band peg assembly is for exercise equipment in an exercise zone where a user performs exercises. The assembly comprises a housing and a band peg that is connected to the housing so as to be selectively movable between an active position wherein the band peg extends into the exercise zone and an inactive position wherein the band peg is retracted away from the exercise zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Westin Nelson
  • Patent number: 9302142
    Abstract: A weight training barbell system provides modifiable barbells that facilitate the attachment of plate weights, various elastic straps, inelastic bands, handles, grips, and connectors, in a compact space saving design. The weight training barbell system incorporates various features that allow it to perform specialized exercises that provide same or greater intensity from a workout using lower weights. The weight training barbell system accomplishes this through the use of specialized components that permit a user to redistribute weight along the length of the bar and components that add resistance, in more than one direction, while lifting the bar. The weight training barbell system can be utilized to perform compression lifting exercises, offset lifting exercises, and self spotting exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond E Berry, Michael D Prindle
  • Patent number: 9168413
    Abstract: A fitness garment or suit comprises at least one of a jacket or pants similar to an athletic truing suit. A detachable inner lining support various types of weights in distributed pattern about body portions, generally distributing the total load between joints to provide general fitness training while the user wears the suit throughout the course of their normal activities. The inner lining does not interfere with the drape and feel of the outer garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ATHLOTEK LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Theodore Petrakis, Anagnostis E. Zachariades
  • Patent number: 9050484
    Abstract: An exercise device comprising an elongate member and a pair of handles associated with the end of the elongate member. Each handle includes a grip defining a channel having two ends and an endless strap forming a loop extending through the channel. The loop is engaged with the elongate member to secure the elongate member to the handle. The exercise device may include a connector engaged with the elongate member and the handle to secure the elongate member to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SPRI PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Herbert T. Flentye, Gregory Niederlander
  • Publication number: 20150148204
    Abstract: A resistance exercise device is disclosed for an amputee which includes a support assembly configured to engage the stump portion of an amputated limb. The support assembly includes a pair of circumferential support cuffs. The support assembly includes inelastic adjustable bands with the support cuffs attached to the end thereof. The harness assembly is connected to a centrally located anchor, having a spacing member, that provides for a distribution of the user's weight between the arms. The device allows the user to selectively adjust the exercise load from nearly zero resistance to the user's full body weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SleppSolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Robert Sleppy
  • Publication number: 20150148193
    Abstract: A system for allowing a user to exercise. The system includes a platform, where the platform is configured to support a user during an exercise routine. The system also includes vibration means, where the vibration means moves the platform up and down during the exercise routine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Morris
  • Publication number: 20150141220
    Abstract: An exercise ball having a transparent water level indicating system is disclosed. The exercise ball has a liquid impermeable shell which creates an interior chamber and forms a covering surface for the exercise ball. The interior chamber is filled with a fluid such as water through a valve provided on the liquid impermeable shell. The valve includes an air tight closure which prevents the leakage of the fluid during exercise. A transparent portion provided on the liquid impermeable shell of the exercise ball indicates a level of the fluid filled within the interior chamber. The transparent portion includes a plurality of markings for providing direct indication of a weight of the exercise ball. A user can directly view the level of the fluid filled in the exercise ball and thereby can read a present weight of the exercise ball with the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: David Wargo
  • Publication number: 20150119212
    Abstract: An exercise bar having five linear segments wherein the segments are in bent relationship to each other that allow the user to accomplish a twist-like motion. The bar is symmetrical about a central vertical axis. The first and fifth segments of the bar are the hand-grips. The second and fourth segments each have a first end and a second end and connects to the hand grips at an angle of approximately 120 degrees to about 160 degrees at their first end. The second and fourth segments are attached at their second end to a central third segment which comprises an approximately a neck bar that is curved to fit the neck in an ergonomic fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ozzie Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9011304
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a variety of functional power grips. An exemplary grip includes a generally elongate handle portion having a gripping surface for a user, and a generally flexible member having a first end and a second end, the generally flexible member having a cross sectional dimension that is substantially the same as the handle portion, wherein the first and second ends of the generally flexible member are attached to first and second ends of the handle portion, the handle portion and generally flexible member cooperating to form a loop, and a strap disposed about the generally flexible member for attaching the functional power grip to a piece of exercise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Marty Gilman, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil F. Gilman
  • Patent number: 9005090
    Abstract: A system for performing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (“PNF”) stretching. The system includes a harness portion comprising a harness strap with movably attached buckle portions and a hook receptacle surrounding the harness strap to support the harness strap when the hook receptacle is suspended. The harness strap includes a mini-strap with buckle portions extending in parallel with the harness strap. The harness strap buckle portions mate with the mini-strap buckle portions to form a double loop harness configuration, and alternatively, combine with a single loop enabler to form a single loop harness configuration. An attachment strap is configured for attachment to a fixing structure by a movably attached hooking mechanism, which varies the distance between the attaching end of the attachment strap and the hooking mechanism. The harness portion attaches to the attachment strap attached to the fixing structure to provide a user with a body support while in un-balanced positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Yoga Bent, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel James Latronica
  • Patent number: 9005089
    Abstract: An abdominal exercise device has a kneeling pad and a roller. The kneeling pad includes a top surface and two spaced apart kneeling recesses. The kneeling recesses are formed in the top surface of the kneeling pad. The roller is positioned movably relative to the kneeling pad when in use and includes a bracket, a left handle, a right handle, a front wheel and two rear wheels. The left and right handles are attached to a middle of the bracket. The front wheel is mounted on a front of the bracket. The rear wheels are mounted on a rear of the bracket. The kneeling recesses are ergonomically designed to correspond to contours of the human knees, thereby providing a comfortable support for a user's knees. The three wheels ensure that the roller has good balanced performance such that the user can steadily operate the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Ching Huang
  • Publication number: 20150099613
    Abstract: A wall structure for exercising and attaching fitness and physical activity elements includes one or more modular panels configured to be fixed to a wall. The panels are configured receive at plurality of handles at various fixing positions distributed over a surface of the panel. Each panel has one more anchoring points distributed over the surface of the panel and configured for fixing accessory elements thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: CESAR JUAN MUÑOZ SAEZ
  • Publication number: 20150099614
    Abstract: A portable rehab station, including left and right outriggers, each having a forward end and a rearward end, the left and right outriggers being pivotally connected at the bottom ends of the respective left and right frame members to pivot between retracted and expanded positions, the retracted position including the left and right outriggers being generally mutually parallel, and the expanded position including the left and right outriggers being spread out at an angle of between about six and ten degrees relative to each other; a front, ground-engageable caster connected to the forward end of each of the left and right outriggers and a rear, ground-engageable caster connected to the rearward end of each of the left and right outriggers; and an actuator assembly connected with the frame and operably connected with the left and right outriggers to selectively pivot the left and right outriggers between the retracted and expanded positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 8992398
    Abstract: An exercise device includes at least first and second weighted toning rings, at least one resistance cord and at least first and second clips. The first and second weighted toning rings each have a toroidal shape, an inner periphery, an outer periphery and a hook that extends outwardly from the outer periphery. The at least one resistance cord has a first end and a second end. The first clip attaches the first end of the at least one resistance cord to the hook of the first weighted toning ring and the second clip attaches the second end of the at least one resistance cord to the hook of the second weighted toning ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Kim Marie Ross
  • Publication number: 20150072841
    Abstract: An exercise machine cable adjustment system for providing efficient adjustment of the effective length of one or more cables. The exercise machine cable adjustment system generally includes a frame, a carriage movably positioned upon the frame and a pair of cables adjustably connected to the carriage to allow for adjustment of the effective length for each of the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 8961378
    Abstract: A handle for an elastic resistance cord training system includes a grip on a handle frame adjacent to a first end of the handle frame. A base is provided on the handle frame adjacent to a second end of the handle frame, with the base having one or more one cord channels. A gate is movable or slidable on the handle frame from an open position where the gate is substantially spaced apart from the cord channel, to a closed position wherein the gate overlies the cord channel. With the gate in the open position, the cords can be quickly and easily swapped out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pro Performance Sports, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Allen Holland
  • Patent number: 8961379
    Abstract: An exercise device comprising at least one elastic tube, a connector engaged with the elastic tube, an enlarged element, a webbing interconnecting the enlarged element and the connector; and a handle comprising a yoke and a handgrip. The yoke defining at least one passage sized to receive the webbing and to prevent the passage therethrough of the enlarged element to releasably secure the handle to the elongate member. The elongate member may comprise a plurality of elastic tubes braided together. Each of the elastic tubes may have an enlarged end for engaging the connector. The exercise device further including a sheath disposed over the webbing extending between the connector and the enlarged element. Said one passage sized to receive the sheath and the webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SPRI Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert T. Flentye, Gregory Niederlander
  • Patent number: 8956270
    Abstract: A rowing sequence trainer includes a frame which holds a contact pad, the frame being mounted pivotably to a base. The base is inserted under a seat of an exercise machine, the seat being slidable along a support. The exercise machine includes at least one resilient cable which is attached to the frame. The athlete using the trainer pushes back along the support, while the frame pivots backwards. At the completion of the backward segment, tension in the cable pulls the athlete back to the starting position, and pivots the frame to its upright position. The exercise is performed without the assistance of hands, and trains the athlete in the proper sequence of initiation of tension in various muscle groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Bell, Gerard A. Raus
  • Patent number: 8956269
    Abstract: Laterally spaced side panels each have an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a slot. Slide plates each have an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a slot. The interior surface of each plate is slidable on the exterior surface of an associated one of the side panels. Levers each have a handle, actuator ends, and a central extent. Pivot pins couple the central extents of the levers to the panel. Each actuator end has a slot. A follower pin extends interiorly from a lower end of each slide plate and through an associated slot in an actuator end. A leg support roller is mounted in the plates for raising and lowering the plates in response to pivoting of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ricardo Denis Skeete
  • Publication number: 20150045194
    Abstract: The invention provides a device to allow the user to perform the plank exercise without having to get on the floor that does not suffer from any of the problems or deficiencies associated with prior solutions. In a related embodiment, the invention includes the ability to do side planks for the oblique muscles and back planks where the user would be facing the anchor point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Todd Sheets
  • Patent number: 8951170
    Abstract: The bar bell having a plurality of differently oriented hand grips integrated therein is composed of two generally parallel members defining a horizontal axis and in between a plurality of hand grips are provided at varying angles along a vertical axis. The hand grips can be used to conduct weight-lifting exercises involving multiple symmetrical and asymmetrical gripping patterns thereby forming different weight-lifting techniques and exercises. The two generally parallel members include protruding members extending from the respective distal end on which weights may be added and locked in place via a screw lock. The two generally parallel members may include a track therein so as to enable movement of the hand grips along the horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Abolade N. Tayo
  • Patent number: 8944978
    Abstract: A pull handle that is ergonomically designed to avoid unnatural stresses and/or discomfort to the user's body and joints through the range of motion. The invention enables a user to perform exercises that cannot be accomplished with existing handles or may be more difficult or uncomfortable to do so. These objects are achieved by providing one or more axes of rotation or flexibility in the pull handle so that the user's hand, wrist and/or arm (or foot, ankle and/or leg) may bend and/or rotate more naturally through the user's range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: David Kristiansen
  • Publication number: 20150031512
    Abstract: A door-mounted portable exercise apparatus having a non-elastic adjustable strap that extends vertically around a door. An attached connector maintains the adjustable strap in a snug position around the door. A first anchor and a second anchor are secured to the adjustable strap by a re-enforcing strap near the top edge of the door. When the door is closed, the first anchor is positioned near the junction of the closing face of the door and the door frame, and the second anchor is positioned near the junction of the opening face of the door and the door frame. At least two non-elastic loops are attached near the top and bottom of the adjustable strap by short strips on the closing side of the door. Elastic bands of various tensions can be attached to or passed through at least one non-elastic loop of the apparatus to permit a wide range of exercise motions by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Roy Randolph Schleiden, II
  • Publication number: 20150024912
    Abstract: An omnidirectional exercise device including a platform having a top surface and a bottom surface with the top surface extending generally in a first plane. At least one omnidirectional movement assembly is secured relative to the bottom surface such that the platform is supported for omnidirectional movement. A hand securement assembly, which may be in the form of a glove member, is positioned along the top surface and configured to secure a user's hand relative to the top surface such that the user's hand is substantially parallel to the first plane. Each exercise device may include one or more stoppers extending from the bottom of the platform to selectively immobilize the device. A pair of the omnidirectional exercise devices may be joined together to form a system wherein both devices move omnidirectionally in unison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Ricciardi
  • Publication number: 20150024909
    Abstract: An exercise device includes an arrangement of components to strengthen muscles in a physical body of an individual. In particular, the exercise device can be used to perform exercised to strengthen at least abdominal muscles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Bentley Louviere
  • Patent number: 8932191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a training device for fixing in the area of the human waist, composed of a belt-like element (2) and of at least one force element arranged on the belt-like element (2), wherein the force element is coupled at least indirectly to a grip element, and the force element has the property of providing a resistance force (tensile force) against the pull of the grip element. According to the invention, provision is made that the force element (4; 204) is additionally designed such that it also provides an opposing force (pressure force) when the grip element (4.3; 204.3) is moved back in the direction of the force element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Failer
  • Patent number: 8904603
    Abstract: A connector device is disclosed for releasably connecting a cord or flexible tube which includes a disk-shaped top plate which has an exit opening for the end of a cord to be retained. A capture cap has a circumferential edge which mates with the top plate. The top plate has a series of indents upon its circumferential edge. A capstan is located between the top plate and capture plate. A cord or flexible tube to be connected is directed through an opening where it enters a helical track in the capture cap. When the capture cap is rotated in a first direction the cord is wrapped around the capstan and captured within the helical track. Rotation in the opposite direction releases the cord. A ratchet capture and release mechanism engages the series of indents to further prevent release of the cord. A retaining device is secured to the top plate for attaching the connector device in a fixed position thereby attaching the cord. Multiple connector devices connect multiple cords or flexible tubes together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: North Coast Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Samuels