Support For Entire Body Of User (e.g., Bench, Slant Board, Etc.) Patents (Class 482/142)
  • Patent number: 11000397
    Abstract: A single structure device is provided to promote static and dynamic musculoskeletal alignment and strengthening of along the entire vertebral system. A vertebral surface pattern is defined for supporting the vertebral system extending as a continuous and varying surface pattern along its longitudinal axis. The vertebral surface pattern distinguishes a cranial-cervical region, a cervical, a thoracic region, a lumbar region, and a sacral region. The device is substantially circular allowing the device the ability to roll from side-to-side. The device could be solid, hollow, sectional or inflatable as long as the device is a single structure when in use to address and be used over the entire, and not just parts, of vertebral system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Amandeep Dhaliwal
  • Patent number: 10960268
    Abstract: An exercise machine with a two directional pivoting user support assembly has a user support or platform which supports the user and pivots about a first pivot axis during an exercise movement, and is also pivotable about at least one second pivot axis to involve the user's core muscles in balancing and maintaining the user support in a stable position. A manually operable locking device with a simple flip switch lever is provided for selectively locking the user support against rotation about the second pivot axis, so that the user can easily chose whether to perform the exercise with a stable support or to add a level of difficulty by using the unstable seat mode and exercising core muscles during the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 10953269
    Abstract: A multi-purpose dynamic exercise bench, for performing a training program of hanging sit-ups in an exercise session, comprising: an “H”-shaped base configured to provide a stable support for the bench; an inclinable bench table having a first and second end, the bench table covered with a bench mat upon which a user lies on his back with his head oriented towards the second end and feet secured at the first end during an exercise session; a bearing support fixed upon the base, the bearing support having a table rotational bearing, the bench table positioned above and fixed to the rotational bearing near the bench table second end; an inclination piston connected to the bench table and to the base, the inclination piston operated to provide inclination of the bench table about the rotational bearing; and an interface control attached to the bench table serving to control functionality of the bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Refael Green, Anastasia Green
  • Patent number: 10946230
    Abstract: An exercise machine support system for providing increased versatility including inclination or declination of an exercise surface, a reduction in the overall length and width of the exercise machine, and an enhanced user interface which reduces the risk of injury. The exercise machine support system generally includes a cantilevered exercise machine which is adapted to have a variable angle of incline or decline with respect to a horizontal ground surface. The exercise machine will generally include a base and a support which extends between the base and the exercise machine. The upper end of the support is connected to the exercise machine by a first pivot such that the exercise machine pivots about the support. An adjustment device may be utilized to pivot the exercise machine and thus adjust its angle of incline. Various types of adjustment devices are disclosed, including an actuator, ratchet-and-pawl, gears, and cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10881899
    Abstract: An exercise device for lifting up the lower back by raising a user's knees upward from a resting position. An elongated fixed strut extends upward from the base, and a carriage is placed on the elongated fixed strut, capable of moving on the elongated fixed strut between a lower position and an upper position relative to the elongated fixed strut. Knee supports are attached to the carriage, allowing a user to place their knees on the knee supports. As the carriage moves upward on the elongated fixed strut, the user's knees are lifted upward, thereby causing the hips and pelvis to rise, producing a flexion of the lower back. The upward movement of the hips and pelvis produces the distraction of the lumbar spinal segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Edwin Barry
  • Patent number: 10758773
    Abstract: An abdominal exercise mat having and upper portion and a leg portion. The upper portion having a base surface and an upper surface. The upper surface having an outwardly concave configuration defined by an upwardly inclined upper end section and an upwardly inclined lower end section. The leg portion extends away from the bottom end of the upper portion, and includes a first side leg and a second side leg. The first and second side legs define a channel therebetween, wherein the distal ends of each of the first side leg and the second side leg are configured to move independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Coulter Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Bonnie Elizabeth Clark
  • Patent number: 10743682
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are aspects of a transaction device stand. In one embodiment, the transaction device stand comprises a stand base having a base plate, a column having a shape, and a winged collar latching mechanism. A swivel top may be mounted to the stand base via the winged collar, the swivel top configured to be physically coupled to a transaction device. A tension mechanism may be implemented between a portion of the swivel top and a portion of the winged collar of the stand base such that the swivel top is held at a position relative to the stand base in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Speagle
  • Patent number: 10716966
    Abstract: A pilates exercise system includes a pair of forward vertical members and a pair of rear vertical members extending upward from a base; a frame positioned at a top of the vertical members, the frame having one or more poles pivotally engaged with one or more framing members; the one or more poles to pivot from a horizontal to a vertical position; a platform assembly slidingly housed within the base, the platform assembly is to slide on a first track and a second track, the platform assembly, having a lower section to engage with the first track and the second track; a middle section slidingly engaged with the lower section; and an upper section pivotally attached to the middle section; and attachment elements secured to the vertical members and to provide locations for attachment of exercise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Miguel J. Latronica, Jeremy Latronica
  • Patent number: 10561889
    Abstract: A physical therapy system includes a chair has a seat and a backrest. An exercise unit is positioned on the chair and the exercise unit is selectively manipulated. The exercise unit includes a pair of resistance bands. Each of the resistance bands may be gripped. Each of the bands is selectively urged away from the chair thereby facilitating physical therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dale Rossi, Judith Rossi
  • Patent number: 10518129
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to a machine that stabilizes the lumbar spine in anatomic position while stretching the hamstrings, tensor fascia lata, and lliotibial (IT) band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Joshu Raiten, Wayne Skloss
  • Patent number: 10500119
    Abstract: A stretching device is provided. The stretching device includes a base. The base includes at least one frame extending forward and being in contact with an upright member extending upwardly from a front end thereof. The frame secures an inclined foot platform. The inclined foot platform tilts upward in the direction toward the upright member. The stretching device includes at least one gripping device. The gripping device includes at least one handlebar or handle loops mounted on the upright member and configured at a height that is between the shoulders and thighs of a user. The stretching device is configured such that the hands of the user are located in close proximity to the upright member when the device is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Paul Berg
  • Patent number: 10463784
    Abstract: A mounting structure is disclosed for providing support to a user. The disclosed structure can operate a braking mechanism through receipt of an input from a user. The braking mechanism functions to cause the Mounting structure to resist translational movement relative to a support surface, such as the floor of a building. A vertical displacement of an input surface may alter the coefficient of friction between the support surface and the Mounting structure. Such a mounting structure can be employed to assist a user in maintaining their balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BSTR, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Massengill, Spencer Rocco, Timothy Boone Berlin, Ron Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10441841
    Abstract: An embodiment apparatus includes a crossbar including a surface with holes arranged along a portion of the crossbar and a handle including a surface with a hole. The crossbar may be configured to allow the handle to positionally adjust along the portion of the crossbar such that the hole in the surface of the handle aligns with one of the holes in the surface of the crossbar when the handle is located at a position along the portion. Alternatively or in addition, the handle may include a head which defines a plurality of holes in the handle. In this arrangement, a first connector is configured to slidably engage one of the plurality of holes in the handle and the hole in the crossbar, each of the plurality of holes in the first handle defining an orientation of the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SARGE FITT LLC
    Inventor: Juan Biddix, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10420980
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a two-in-one training device including a support structure, a resistance output module, a cable rolling device, a rear pulley, a cable, a handle assembly and an operating module. The support structure includes a front support member, a connection frame and a rear support member. The resistance output module is disposed on an end of the support structure. The resistance output module includes a resistance device, a controlling device and an encoder. The controlling device receives a detection signal and setting signal and transmits a control signal. The encoder detects an operational state of the resistance device and output a detection signal. The cable rolling device is connected to the torque enhancing device. The cable has an end wound on the cable rolling device, and other end connected with the handle assembly. The operating module is electrically connected to the resistance output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Strength Master Fitness Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Yao Wu
  • Patent number: 10322311
    Abstract: A workout pouch comprising multiple pieces of fabric fastened together to form a spherical receptacle to securely contain a medicine ball is disclosed herein. The spherical receptacle facilitates working out using the medicine ball. The workout pouch conforms to the size and shape of the medicine ball. The pouch secures the medicine ball so as to prevent the medicine ball from shifting within the pouch during exercise. The pouch may also include one or more support patches to enhance its structural integrity and resistance to wear-and-tear damage. The workout pouch may include straps and strap fasteners to allow a user to fasten the straps to the user's body. The pouch may also include a ball fastener to properly secure a medicine ball within the body of the pouch and a ball fastener protector that prevents the ball fastener from being exposed while the pouch is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WePo Fitness Inc.
    Inventor: Hesbon Mwangi Naomi
  • Patent number: 10307630
    Abstract: An assisted chin/dip exercise apparatus has a main frame and an assist or foot bar pivotally mounted on the frame and linked to a weight stack or resistance for assisting a user standing on the foot bar during performance of chin and dip exercises. The main frame has a first, overhead handle assembly and a second, dip handle assembly below the first handle assembly. The first handle assembly includes a pair of adjustably mounted handles freely pivotable between a first, chin-up position in which the handles extend towards one another at a rearward angle with a small spacing between the handles and a second, pull-up position in which the handles extend in a forward direction and are spaced apart by a larger spacing sufficient to provide head clearance for a user stepping onto the foot bar or while performing a dip exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Owen Meredith, Billy Y. Kim, Adam Sanders Guier
  • Patent number: 10307635
    Abstract: A rolling exercise device includes a support body having a lower body portion forming four spaced apart recessed corners having respective recesses open from below and around the exterior of the corners, an upper body portion forming four interconnected corner segments overlying the four recessed corners, and a concave cavity recessed in the upper and lower body portions from a top opening defined by a continuous interior rim of the upper body portion to an interior concave bottom wall surface of the lower body portion. The device also includes mounting seats supported in the recesses of the recessed corners and rollers rotatably mounted in the mounting seats and extending below the lower body portion so as to adapt the support body to be freely rolled across a surface supporting the rolling exercise device with at least a portion of a foot of a user extending into the concave cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Core 500 LLC
    Inventor: Adel Shoukry Khalil
  • Patent number: 10272281
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present exercise machine, an assembly is attached to the end of a reformer, where the assembly comprises a seat mechanism and a pedal mechanism. The seat mechanism has a seat, a bracket supporting the seat, and a height adjustment system, where activation of the height adjustment system permits selective adjustment and locking of the height of the seat and the bracket by restricting travel of the seat and bracket to a slanted path that is slanted relative to the vertical. The pedal mechanism has an axle, a first pedal arm with a first pedal, and a second pedal arm with a second pedal. The pedal mechanism is located stowed beneath the seat when the seat mechanism is in a lowest position and at least partially exposed in a higher position to permit pedaling by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rockitformer, LLC
    Inventors: Judith Aronson, Alan Crawford
  • Patent number: 10188900
    Abstract: An extension base for an exercise apparatus includes a stationary seat that is attached to a bottom of a frame of the exercise apparatus and defines therein a channel; and two extension legs that are inserted into the channel of the stationary seat from two openings at two ends of the stationary seat, so that the extension legs can be extended or retracted with respect to the stationary seat. When the extension legs are fully retracted into the stationary seat, a distance between the outer ends of the two extension legs farthest away from each other is still long enough to support the elliptical exerciser and prevent it from falling. The extension base solves the problem that the conventional exercise apparatus tends to rollover when its base is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BH Asia Hong Kong Holding Co., Limited
    Inventor: Chia Lin Tung
  • Patent number: 10173091
    Abstract: A trampoline includes a trampoline frame including a trampoline frame ring supported by a trampoline frame. A trampoline bed is supported across the trampoline frame. The trampoline frame is foldable. Enclosure poles are oriented in a vertical orientation when the enclosure poles are in a deployed position. One or more hinge joints connect the enclosure poles to the trampoline frame. The enclosure poles are mounted to the trampoline frame ring at the hinge joints. The enclosure poles fold inward to a horizontal position when the enclosure poles fold to a folded position. The enclosure poles may overlap each other when folding to the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 10137326
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided including a vertical support tube, base section, middle section, back support section, and upper section. The base section may include a base brace attachable to the vertical support tube, a base mounting plate attachable to the base brace, and legs. The middle section may removably attach to the vertical support tube and provide front bars and arm supports. The back support section may provide an adjustable back support pad. The upper section may provide one or more upper handles that may rotated between raised and collapsed configurations. The legs, the front bars, and the arm supports are rotatable to at least a down position and an up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Ricky V. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 10045647
    Abstract: A shaped standing mat or base providing a trampoline-like rebounding surface that is a highly responsive and dynamic support surface for a standing person where that person is able to maintain a proper stance relative to their foot angle, and to engage in mild exercise movement and foot rotation and stretching without undue interruption of mental concentration in a work or other environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: JumpSport, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, Daniel H. Publicover, William Knight Foster, Kevin B. Charles
  • Patent number: 10035039
    Abstract: A convertible exercising inversion table having a main support frame with an inversion table pivotally mounted there between. Multiple exercise station receiving supports provided on the support frame and inversion table for sequential selective insertion of independent repositional user engagement gripping bars for different user exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Jui
  • Patent number: 9993681
    Abstract: An improved exercise bench for effectively and efficiently training the core portion of the user's body. The core training bench comprises a bench having an upper section and a separate lower section, a frame for supporting the bench above a surface, leg members interconnecting the frame and the bench and pivoting mechanisms interconnecting the leg members and the bench or the frame to allow the sections of the bench to pivot or tilt relative to the leg members. In the preferred embodiment, the upper section is able to pivot independent of the pivoting lower section so the user can place the bench in any one of a plurality of different tilt positions so he or she may selectively exercise different muscle groups at his or her core. The core training bench can include an oblique stand, grip bar, tension cable hooks and/or a removable section for an AB ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas D. McCall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9987518
    Abstract: A balancing board is disclosed with a base and an elongated deck including a top surface; longitudinal and central lateral axes; and a bottom surface, which includes at the central lateral axis a center post mounting mechanism. The base's bottom side rests on a support surface. The base's top side has a top surface and is rotatable with respect to the bottom side at a rotational bearing. A center post is fixed at its bottom end to and extends upwards from the base's top surface, and has at its top end a pair of roller posts extending laterally and horizontally from the center post at opposing sides. Each roller post rotationally mounts a roller, extended downwardly from the roller post, below the center post's top end. The center post mounting mechanism engages with and aligns each roller with the central lateral axis on opposing sides of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Louis John Stack, Tynan Louis Stack
  • Patent number: 9981154
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus has a base, a first vertical support and a second vertical support. The base has at least one horizontal support. The at least one horizontal support has a first end and a second end. First vertical support and second vertical support each have two vertical members spaced from each other and connected to a bottom support. The bottom support of the first vertical support is attached to the first end of the at least one horizontal support of the base and the bottom support of the second vertical support is attached to the second end of the at least one horizontal support of the base. The first vertical support and the second vertical support are opposite each other. At least one anchor is positioned on each of the vertical supports for removably connecting a resistance band to each of the vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Vu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9962554
    Abstract: A device for non-invasive treatment of a disorder in a patient comprising a magnetic portion having a first side and a second side, a first metal portion having a first end and a second end, and a second metal portion configured for hand holding and having a first side and a second side, wherein second side of the second metal portion: (i) is coupled to the first side of the magnetic portion; and (ii) has a surface area that is less than the surface area of the first side of the magnetic portion; and wherein the first metal portion is coupled to the second side of the magnetic portion. The first metal portion is optionally fitted with a head. The disclosure further relates to non-invasive methods for treating a disorder in a patient, wherein said methods use said magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Yvonne Ya-Wen Feng
  • Patent number: 9931267
    Abstract: A device or system useful for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite and increasing local circulation, including a base with an array of protrusions having a size, shape, durometer and spacing selected to indent a user's skin under pressure. A user may position the device such that the protrusions are in contact with skin or separated from the skin by thin fabric, and then apply pressure to cause the protrusions to indent but not penetrate the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SWEETCHEEKS PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Ali Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9925403
    Abstract: An exercise desk that includes a peripheral skirt having multiple corners; a plurality of rigid legs with one leg for support at a corner of the peripheral skirt; and a planar top work surface member supported by and over the peripheral skirt, and forming a desk work surface. The peripheral skirt is arranged with a front recessed cut-out section for accommodating a user of the exercise desk. The cut-out section is defined at least in part by opposed facing skirt walls. The desk also includes exercise elements in the form of a pair of parallel bars mounted respectively from the opposed facing skirt walls and accessible to the user of the exercise desk and a pull-up bar having opposed ends that are supported from the planar top work surface member adjacent respective opposed facing skirt walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Zarli
  • Patent number: 9867752
    Abstract: A tilting inversion exerciser includes a supporting stand having a primary frame and an auxiliary frame, one or two carriers pivotally attached to the supporting stand with apex members, a supporting table attached to the carriers and movable relative to the carriers, the carrier includes a guiding device for guiding the supporting table to move relative to the carrier and the apex member, and a spring biasing member is engaged between the carrier and the supporting table for adjusting a center of gravity of the carrier relative to the supporting table when users of different weight is engaged onto the supporting table and for giving some security to the user while conducting the inversion exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 9833656
    Abstract: An exercise machine with a two directional pivoting user support assembly has a user support or platform which supports the user and pivots about a first pivot axis during an exercise movement, and is also pivotable about at least one second pivot axis to involve the user's core muscles in balancing and maintaining the user support in a stable position. A manually operable locking device with a simple flip switch lever is provided for selectively locking the user support against rotation about the second pivot axis, so that the user can easily chose whether to perform the exercise with a stable support or to add a level of difficulty by using the unstable seat mode and exercising core muscles during the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 9789354
    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: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 9776033
    Abstract: There is accordingly provided a yoga mat assembly. The assembly has a length. The assembly comprises a yoga mat. The assembly comprises a moisture-absorbent covering member shaped to extend over top of the yoga mat. The assembly comprises a plurality of fasteners spaced-apart apart along the length of the assembly at peripheral portions thereof. The fasteners selectively fasten the yoga mat and the covering member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Snap Mat Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Luciano Fasullo
  • Patent number: 9770618
    Abstract: A three sectioned configurable exercise box. The sections may be configured to turn the exercise into standup or bench supported resistance band workout station. The system occupies a fraction of the size and price of any comparable home gym and free weight system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: James Lee Wall
  • Patent number: 9744089
    Abstract: A surgery table utilizing first and second sections which are hingedly attached to one another. First and second sections are also connected to supports apart from the hinged portion. An elevator moves one of the sections upwardly and downwardly at the support. The resultant position of the frame formed by the first and second sections may take the configuration of a flat surface or an upwardly or downwardly oriented “V”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9737750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bench, which is designed for performing hip extensions in such a way as to prevent damage to the back of the user, and can be adapted to different sizes. To this end, the bench consists of an H-shaped frame having a middle beam (7) that is slightly shorter than the distance established between the disks (6) of the bar (5) to be lifted, and on which a back rest or seat (14) is provided, comprising height-regulating means, characterized in that the height of the side beams is such that the bar (5) can be rolled over the surface of the beams above the stretched-out body of the user, while the large disks are flush with the ground so as not to limit the range of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Arturo Garcia Lopez
  • Patent number: 9687693
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for exercising core muscles of a user, the exercise apparatus comprising: a base; at least two support beams extending from the base and adapted to receive an exercise ball; a support stem extending substantially vertically from the base; a leg support bar located at a distal end of the support stem and disposed substantially horizontally with respect to the base; a first locking pad disposed at a proximal end of the leg support bar adapted to engage a posterior surface of the user's knees; and a second locking pad disposed at a distal end of the leg support bar adapted to engage an anterior surface of the user's lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Archer Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Todd Archer
  • Patent number: 9675841
    Abstract: A waist fitness apparatus includes main body and a resilient cover. The main body has a base pivotally connected with a supporting board through an eccentric unit, and the base is used to distribute the weight of the user, so the main body can be stably disposed on the ground. The present invention is advantageous because the height of the supporting board is higher than the height of the knee height of an average adult, the user does not have to bend the knees when sitting on it to increase the comfortableness. Also, the supporting board can be dragged back to its original position by the cover when it is not in use, so the user does not have to adjust the supporting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Dong-Her Wu
  • Patent number: 9675834
    Abstract: A series of improved exercise machines with a movable user engagement member operatively linked to a sliding while rotating user support such that when the user engagement member is engaged and activated by the user the user engagement member concurrently causes movement of the operative linkage system, which concurrently causes the user support to slide while rotating. This creates dynamic motion of the user support relative to the user engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph K. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9675861
    Abstract: Disclosed is a swim trainer using a laterally displaceable torso support pad and two cables interconnecting the swimmer's opposite hands and feet: right hand with left foot, left hand with right foot. It incorporates tension physics with applied tension force displacement wherein the torso is supported with two degrees of motion, i.e., hinged front-to-back tilt and left-to-right displacement of the torso. The user's opposite hands and feet are interconnected by cables passing through pulleys located below the torso. As the user performs a simulated swim stroke, force is asserted on the cable ends, moving the entire body to the right or left along a defined lateral displacement path. The user controls the swimming stroke speed, therefore controlling the amount of resistance applied between hands and feet based on the lateral motion torso speed against torso weight pressing down on the central support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Augustine Barnes
  • Patent number: 9656118
    Abstract: An inclinable exercise device includes a support; an adjustable incline having an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion operably supported by the support to allow adjustment in an angle of the adjustable incline; a user support platform movably attached to the adjustable incline for movement of the user support platform along the adjustable incline during at least one of jumping and squat exercises; a foot support stand secured to the adjustable incline in the lower portion, the foot support engaged by one's feet during at least one of jumping and squat exercises; one or more resistance mechanisms resisting upward movement of the user support platform along the adjustable incline during at least one of jumping and squat exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Total Gym Global Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Campanaro, Jesse Thomas Campanaro, Dan McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 9526939
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the invention provides relief from pressure, increased friction and skin-to-skin interaction, particularly in the lower lumbar, sacral and coccyx areas to a person exercising when performing Seated Core Exercises by means of a lumbar support and posterior support. Said posterior support is preferably further characterized by a recess or void to provide pressure relief in the region near the user's posterior proximal to the coccyx and sacral areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Longfellow
  • Patent number: 9504870
    Abstract: A exercise machine with an air filled bladder or other resilient member which provides a support surface for a user exercising thereon. The exercise machine providing many of the benefits of a traditional weight bench, while also providing the potential upside of incorporating an instability thereby engaging the user's core during exercise. A resilient member can be shaped according to the needs of the exercise to be performed. The resilient nature of the cushion limits bottoming out providing a true cushion support rather than a hard surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Amy Caroline Strong Crawley, William Joseph Crawley
  • Patent number: 9486661
    Abstract: An exercise swing comprising: a seat; an axle; at least one swingable member having a first end attached to said seat and a second end connected via a pivot to said axle; and a resistance adjuster for varying the resistance of said pivot to back-and-forth swinging motion of the swingable member about the pivot, and the exercise swing arranged so as to allow the entire body of a user, with the user seated on the seat, to swing back-and-forth through an arcuate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Wendy Thomson
  • Patent number: 9480875
    Abstract: An abdominal exercise device comprising a body support to support an upper body of a user, where the body support includes a back rest made up of cushioned partitions; a pair of handles attached to the back rest; a track extending from an end of the body support, where the track includes a plurality of adjustment holes; a leg support attached to the track with a sleeve, where the leg support is adjustable along the track by fastening a stopper through one of the adjustment holes; a slide extending from the sleeve, where the slide includes a plurality of adjustment holes; and a leg stabilizer attached to the slide with a sleeve, where the leg stabilizer is adjustable along the slide by fastening a stopper through one of the adjustment holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Rey Delgado
  • Patent number: 9468800
    Abstract: A neck support apparatus for performing abdominal exercises without causing or exacerbating neck discomfort. The neck support apparatus comprises an hourglass shaped body having three distinct sections and a removable handle portion. The body includes an upper portion adapted to receive and support the back of a user's head, a middle portion adapted to receive and support the back of a user's neck, and a lower portion adapted to receive and support the back of a user's shoulders. The handle portion is removably attachable to the back side of the body through the use of corresponding aspects of a hook and loop fastener system and includes a slidable grip disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Regina De Leon Guerrero
  • Patent number: 9457218
    Abstract: A whole body exercise device comprises an upper body exercise part which comprises an upper body support which supports the upper human body, a mat fixing plate which is disposed at an upper surface of the upper body support, a link which is disposed at one side of a lower surface of the upper body support, a rotary shaft which is disposed at the lower surface of the upper body support for a seesaw motion, a crank cam rod which is disposed between the link and a driven shaft pulley, a main shaft pulley which is connected to the driven shaft pulley by a power transmission part, and a driving shaft pulley which is connected by the power transmission part to the main shaft pulley and a motor; and a waist and hip exercise part which comprises a hip support which supports a hip, a height adjustment cylinder which is connected to a lower end of the hip support, a guide, a rail, a power transmission motor for the parallel movement, a reciprocating rotation crank rod, a cam whose one end is connected to the reciproca
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: OVERTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Hoon Oh
  • Patent number: 9446282
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided including a vertical support tube, base section, middle section, back support section, and upper section. The base section may include a base brace attachable to the vertical support tube, a base mounting plate attachable to the base brace, and legs. The middle section may removably attach to the vertical support tube and provide front bars and arm supports. The back support section may provide an adjustable back support pad. The upper section may provide one or more upper handles. The legs, the front bars, and the arm supports are rotatable to at least a down position and an up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Ricky V. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 9409047
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for supporting a range of resistance exercises, including exercises for providing bi-directional resistance to both the upper and lower body over a wide range of positions is disclosed. The exercise apparatus includes a base having a platform disposed thereon. An at least one elongated member is pivotally attached at its proximal end to each of the first and second ends of the base, and disposed in opposing relationship to form an at least one pair of opposing elongated members. An open loop resistance assembly is associated with each of the at least one pair of opposing elongated members. The resistance assembly functions to provide resistance against the direction of force applied by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Vitalika Inc
    Inventor: Vitali Kamenskikh
  • Patent number: 9358424
    Abstract: A lower back stretching device which allows a user in a supine position with his buttocks supported by a cross-brace disposed between a pair of side panels and with his knees resting atop a height-adjustable knee support bar parallel to the cross-brace between the side panels to push and pull the forwardly angled handles of the device and rock the device back and forth on convex side panel bottom ends in order lift and stretch the user's lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Dallas Childress