Swivelled Foot Platform Patents (Class 482/146)
  • Patent number: 10406400
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes one or more detachable U-shaped fulcrums, having a lower curved section for rail-to-rail balancing, or for acting as stops for nose-to-tail balancing on a separate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GoofBoard Products, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Patent number: 10391353
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an exercise board assembly that includes an exercise board, a support leg, and one or more rocker surface(s). The support leg is pivotally mounted to the exercise board and can be secured in at least two positions, including one to arrange the board in a stable angled configuration relative to a floor and a folded position. The support leg can be locked in a number of positions so that a user can perform different exercises using the exercise board. The rocker surface may support the exercise board on the floor surface when the support leg is in the folded position. When engaged with the floor, the rocker surface(s) cause the board to be unstable, thereby causing it to rock or tilt relative to the floor. Stops may be included to limit a range for rocking of the board relative to the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Stamina Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McBride, Tyler Rogers, Peter Ploss, Taylor Hutchens, Newton Lin
  • Patent number: 10376070
    Abstract: A rotatable seat for preventing falling backwards is revealed. The rotatable seat includes a seat member, a base member and a safety member for preventing users from falling backwards. Users can work out by keeping their bodies balanced or shaking their buttocks, like horseback riding while sitting on a saddle-shaped surface of the seat member. Before the users sitting on the seat member, a pommel portion of the seat member is inclined forwards, attached to and positioned on at least one support portion of the base member, unable to be moved freely due to attraction between at least one first magnet and at least one second magnet of the safety member for preventing users from falling backwards. Thus the user's backside can cross over the pommel portion easily to sit on the seat member more safely while using the rotatable seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TECVIEW GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Wen Jen
  • Patent number: 10232211
    Abstract: An exercise system comprising one or more resilient members and a secondary exercise device. The secondary exercise device can be in exercise bike, elliptical machine, stepper, treadmill, or any other suitable cardiovascular or exercise device. One or more resilient member support elements can be supported by a base member which can be separate from or integral with the frame or support members of the secondary exercise device. In this configuration, a user can exercise his or her muscles using the resilient members while simultaneously operating the secondary exercise device. Additional exercise stations comprising the resilient members can be formed around the secondary exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Kregg Alan Koch
  • Patent number: 10220243
    Abstract: An exercise system, in a first mode of operation, provides for strengthening of legs of a user and enhancing the user's ability to develop and maintain balance and, in a second mode of operation, for providing various forms of core, arm, and upper body training. The system includes two resilient hemispheres each having a projecting dome and, on an opposite side, a rigid substantially flat weighted base in relationship about each hemisphere and a circumferential ring is proportioned to engage a periphery of the base of each hemisphere. An outer area of the periphery of each base includes elements with connecting rings secured to the engagement elements. Resistance training bands of selectable resistance are securable to one or plural connecting rings. A push-up handle of each hemisphere is press-fittably securable into an axial recess within the weighted base and selectably connects to different weights within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Christian Koegel
  • Patent number: 10188890
    Abstract: A cable exercise machine includes a first pull cable and a second pull cable incorporated into a frame. Each of the first pull cable and the second pull cable are linked to at least one resistance mechanism. The at least one resistance mechanism includes a flywheel and a magnetic unit arranged to resist movement of the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Olson, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10159372
    Abstract: A work platform has a top member with a surface sized to receive a user's feet thereon while standing and a bottom member coupled to the top member. The bottom member has a width and length generally equal to the width and length of the top member. The bottom member has a curved surface generally at the longitudinal center of the work platform defined at least partially by a radius of curvature of between about 100 mm and about 850 mm. The curved surface induces instability under a user standing on the top member to thereby facilitate active muscle engagement in the user's legs while standing on the work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Company of Motion, LLC
    Inventor: Joel Ward Heath
  • Patent number: 10080945
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOFBOARD PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Patent number: 10071287
    Abstract: A balance board system may include a platform, a pivot member, a first bodily engagement member, and a second bodily engagement member. The platform may include a planar body with upper and lower sides and that extends between a first end and a second end. The platform may have a central portion between the first and second ends. The pivot member may be located on the lower side and the central portion of the platform. The first bodily engagement member may be located on the upper side and adjacent the first end of the platform. The second bodily engagement member may be located on the upper side and adjacent the second end of the platform. The first and second bodily engagement members may be configured with respective incline angles relative to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Exercise Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Lindon Dedvukaj, David Boyer
  • Patent number: 10052520
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving one or more activity attachments including a deck having one or more openings along a long axis of the deck and between the top surface and the bottom surface of the deck. Each of the one or more openings having a circular aperture for receiving an accessory of a set of accessories. Each accessory of the set of accessories providing an activity for a user of the activity. Each accessory having an attachment platform configured to attach the accessory to the board. The attachment platform having a locking mechanism to engaging with a complementary locking mechanism of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Morf, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman
  • Patent number: 10010758
    Abstract: A device for moving the back and core muscles while sitting includes a rocking assembly that sits atop a base assembly, and optionally a height adjustment mechanism between the rocking assembly and the base assembly. The rocking assembly further includes a rocking mechanism that sits between a base plate or platform and a seat. The rocking mechanism can be, for example, a hollow or solid hemispheric- or dome-shaped rocking mechanism, an eccentric bicylinder rocking mechanism, and/or a rocking mechanism based on an arrangement of halfpipe members. The rocking mechanisms of the exercise chair allow to the seat to rock, wobble, and/or swivel with a side-to-side rocking motion, a front-to-back rocking motion, or both a side-to-side rocking motion and a front-to-back rocking motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kinetic Furniture of Vermont, LLC
    Inventors: Turner Osler, Alexis Osler
  • Patent number: 10010759
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving one or more activity attachments including a deck having one or more openings along a long axis of the deck and between the top surface and the bottom surface of the deck. Each of the one or more openings having a circular aperture for receiving an accessory of a set of accessories. Each accessory of the set of accessories providing an activity for a user of the activity. Each accessory having an attachment platform configured to attach the accessory to the board. The attachment platform having a locking mechanism to engaging with a complementary locking mechanism of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MORF, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman
  • Patent number: 9943725
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a balance exercise training equipment having a planar platform with a ballast assembly that lowers its center of mass below a ball-and-socket joint. In an illustrative example, the planar platform may couple to a support assembly through the ball and socket joint to pivot and rotate relative to the support assembly. The ballast assembly may include laterally extending members to releasably receive and retain ballast plates. In response to the laterally extending members receiving and retaining ballast plates, the center of mass may descend below a pivot point of the ball-and-socket joint. In a mount or dismount mode, a locking mechanism may lock the planar platform in a predetermined position to facilitate mounting and dismounting onto the planar platform. Advantageously, a user may adjust the center of mass in accordance with a user's skill level or exercise preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: InertiaCore Training Systems LLC
    Inventors: Terri Todd, Byron Tietjen
  • Patent number: 9931540
    Abstract: A balancing exercise device has a central balancing member having a center of balance. A first foot pad is coupled to the central balancing member on a first side of the center of balance. The first foot pad is pivotable with respect to the central balancing member. A second foot pad is coupled to the central balancing member on an opposite, second side of the center of balance. The second foot pad is pivotable with respect to the central balancing member. An application of equal forces on the first and second foot pads balances the central balancing member with respect to the center of balance. An application of unequal forces on the first and second foot pads causes the central balancing member to pivot about the center of balance until one of the first and second foot pads engages with a support surface on which the central balancing member is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Cory H. Lazar, Gregory R. Highsmith, Scott S. Dueball
  • Patent number: 9839575
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a massage device configured to provide a squeezing pressure. The massage device may include an elastically extensible and bendable connector element and at least two rolling massage elements. A portion of the elastically extensible and bendable connector element and the at least two rolling massage elements form a massaging zone configured to receive one or more body parts. The body parts may include feet, forearms, and the like. Accordingly, the massage device may provide relief for specific conditions such as plantar fasciitis and carpel tunnel syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: RAPTORS DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander H. Slocum, Folkers E. Rojas
  • Patent number: 9788659
    Abstract: A seat for hip shaking is set on a surface of a chair while in use. The seat for hip shaking includes a seat member and a base member arranged under the seat member. A top surface of the seat member is disposed with a saddle-shaped seat surface for users to sit thereon while a spherical surface is projecting downward from a bottom surface of the seat member. The base member has at least one support part on a top surface thereof. The spherical surface of the seat member is moveably supported by the support part of the base member and is rotated at an arbitrary angle. When a user sits on the saddle-shaped seat surface, he/she shakes the hip or maintains the balance to get the benefits of exercise like horse riding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tecview Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Wen Jen
  • Patent number: 9731163
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exercise machine comprising a base, a platform having an upper side adapted in use to support a user and an underside, a support column supporting the platform in a position spaced apart from the base wherein the platform is secured to the support column such that the platform can rotate about two perpendicular axes, and three or more means independently operable to move all or a part of the platform, wherein one or more of the means independently operable to move all or part of the platform is capable in use of adopting at least two positions relative to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CHERYL MARY HENSON
    Inventors: Cheryl Mary Henson, Timothy George Henson
  • Patent number: 9707448
    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: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith, Thao V. Doan
  • Patent number: 9707449
    Abstract: A waist twisting apparatus may include a base, a supporting portion, and a seat. A platform is formed at a top portion of the base, and a central portion of the platform has a first axle hole. The supporting portion vertically formed on the base comprises a main body, and a first edge and a second edge thereof are respectively formed at an inner edge and an outer edge of the main body. The main body is further connected to a first axle rod and a second axle rod respectively, and the first axle rod comprises a first connecting portion while the second axle rod has a second connecting portion. The wheel is pivotally installed at a bottom portion of the main body. The seat has a bottom shell, and a second axle hole is formed at a center bottom portion of the bottom shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Dong-Her Wu
  • Patent number: 9700756
    Abstract: A balance board which allows a user to move through a full range of motion without dismounting the board. Movement along a frontal plane as well as along a sagittal plane can be achieved using the disclosed board. Further, stops help stabilize the board and allow easier mounting and dismounting of the board. Finally, with hand openings the board can also be used in a prone position with the stops preventing impact by a user's hands/fingers with the ground surface during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: THERREX INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Franche
  • Patent number: 9687714
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GoofBoard Products, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Patent number: 9655455
    Abstract: A chair comprising a seat assembly and a support assembly is disclosed. The seat assembly has a deflectable body disposed about an axis that provides resilient convex seating surface. The support assembly retains the seat assembly and allows the seat assembly to rotate about its axis and additionally allows the seat assembly to rotate to cause limited tilt displacement of the axis from a neutral alignment. The support assembly includes biasing means that serve to urge the seat assembly towards the neutral alignment when the seat assembly is displaced from the neutral alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Barnett Engineering Ltd
    Inventor: Stephen Barnett
  • Patent number: 9616285
    Abstract: A dual-mode exercise apparatus may include an articulating arm assembly coupled through a joint to a support assembly. In an illustrative embodiment, the arm assembly may include a seat centrally mounted above a ball-and-socket joint and a stabilizer member for the hands and/or feet of the user. In a first mode of operation a user sits on the seat and uses his or her core muscles to articulate the seat on the ball-and-socket joint against the resistance provided by, for instance, weights mounted on distal portions of the arm assembly. In certain embodiments the apparatus may further provide a second mode of operation which simulates rowing a kayak. In a corresponding illustrative embodiment a user sits in a second seat positioned rearward of the arm assembly and the arm assembly includes handle members. In operation the user articulates the handles in a manner akin to rowing a kayak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: InertiaCore Training Systems LLC
    Inventors: Terri Todd, Byron Tietjen
  • Patent number: 9616294
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving one or more activity attachments including a deck having one or more openings along a long axis of the deck and between the top surface and the bottom surface of the deck. Each of the one or more openings having a circular aperture for receiving an accessory of a set of accessories. Each accessory of the set of accessories providing an activity for a user of the activity. Each accessory having an attachment platform configured to attach the accessory to the board. The attachment platform having a locking mechanism to engaging with a complementary locking mechanism of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman
  • Patent number: 9533187
    Abstract: A core strengthening device includes a tray and a ball. The tray has first and second opposing sides. The first side of the tray has a recess formed therein. A ball is selectively positionable at least partially within the recess in the tray. The ball has a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere. The first hemisphere has a first radius and the second hemisphere has a second radius that is different than the first radius. The core strengthening device provides instability to exercises, which requires a user's core muscles to work harder to perform the exercises and maintain balance, which strengthens the user's core muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 9533191
    Abstract: An exercise balance board may have at least a platform for a user supported by a resilient, air-filled partial sphere. It contains features which allow users of any size or fitness level to properly exercise muscle groups. The balance board allows a user to exercise upper and lower muscle extremity groups either individually or simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Alison M. Carbone, Andrew Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9486670
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus (10) comprising a first rigid member (12) having a first surface (18) that rests on the ground in use and a second rigid member (14) having a first surface (18) on which a person can be supported. At least one resilient member (16) is provided to extend between a second surface (19) of the first rigid member (12) and a second surface (19) of the second rigid member (14). Recesses (20, 21) are provided in the second surfaces (19) of each of the first and second rigid members (12, 14) such that each of the resilient members (16) includes a first end portion (22) secured into the recess (20, 21) in the second surface (19) of the first rigid member (12) and a second end portion (23) secured into the recess (20, 21) in the second surface (19) of the second rigid member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MAXQUIP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Laurie Maximillian, Edward Joseph Khoury
  • Patent number: 9474929
    Abstract: A method for controlling a balance training device by changing the position of a supporting point. The balance training device includes a base and a platform. A supporting member is adapted between the base and the platform to abut against the platform. The point of the platform where the supporting member is abutted against is the supporting point. The platform or the supporting member is movable, the method includes actuating the platform or the supporting member to move, so that the platform is moved relative to the supporting member; changing the position of the supporting point; and allowing the platform to be in a tilted state based on the change of the position of the supporting point. Therefore, a user can use the method for balance training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Strength Master Fitness Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Yao Wu
  • Patent number: 9457226
    Abstract: A work platform has a top member with a surface sized to receive a user's feet thereon while standing and a bottom member coupled to the top member. The bottom member has a width and length generally equal to the width and length of the top member. The bottom member has a curved surface generally at the longitudinal center of the work platform defined at least partially by a radius of curvature of between about 100 mm and about 850 mm. The curved surface induces instability under a user standing on the top member to thereby facilitate active muscle engagement in the user's legs while standing on the work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Company of Motion LLC
    Inventor: Joel Ward Heath
  • Patent number: 9446307
    Abstract: A board apparatus for balance exercises and balance games having a platform that is tiltable on a base part, freely rotatable around a vertical axis, and mounted movably along the vertical axis. A restoring part generates restoring forces that counteract motions of the platform and can be modified by the user. The restoring part includes four elastomer springs that are arranged at a distance from the center of the base part. The elastomer springs can be offset inward or outward with respect to the center of the base part, enabling accurate adaptation of the restoring forces. When twisting the platform around the vertical axis, the restoring part always returns the support part into one of two initial positions that are located 180 degree opposite to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: EXTRALEVEL GbR
    Inventors: Maximilian Klein, Peter Lutz
  • Patent number: 9339677
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving one or more attachments including a deck having one or more openings along a long axis of the deck and between the top surface and the bottom surface of the deck. Each of the one or more openings having a coupling mechanism and configured to receive one of the one or more attachments. Each attachment providing the exercise accessory to the deck and the coupling mechanism of each of the one or more openings being configured to couple the attachment with the opening after the opening has received the attachment and to attach the exercise accessory with the deck and provide the exercise mode associated with the exercise accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: MORF, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Kramer, Frank Bleck, Eric Michael Bergman
  • Patent number: 9220944
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a balance board upon which a user may exercise, conduct balance training and do tricks. The balance board comprises a body member with at least two separate balancing surfaces extending from the lower surface with a discontinuity between each separate balancing surface. A first balancing surface is provided by a hub member and a second balancing surface is provided by one or more nub members. These balancing surfaces facilitate the capability of a variety of new balance and strengthening exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Balance Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Peter Moscarello
  • Patent number: 9186542
    Abstract: A twisting exerciser device includes a platform rotatably disposed on a base, a bearing device disposed between the base and the platform, and a curved member having two end studs engageable with the base and the platform for securing the curved member to the platform and the base, and the curved member is contactable with a supporting surface for allowing the user to step on the platform and to conduct a balancing exercise. The platform includes a pivot axle rotatably engaged with the base, and the base includes a number of seats for supporting bearing members which are engaged between the platform and the base for rotatably supporting the platform on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Yu Chen Shen
  • Patent number: 9162099
    Abstract: An exercise device that enables a user to exercise the adductor and abductor muscles. The exercise device may include a base with at least one base channel and a slant board with at least one slant board channel. The exercise device may further include at least one rolling cylinder configured to fit within the at least one base channel and the at least one slant board channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Boyd Burkhardt
  • Patent number: 9114274
    Abstract: A dynamic postural balance training system includes a base frame, a support frame which extends upwards from the base frame, a roll motion frame which is coupled to the upper portion of the support frame by a first shaft so as to be rotatable to the left or the right, and a pitch motion frame which is coupled to the roll motion frame by a second shaft so as to be rotatable forwards or rearwards. The system also includes a pelvis fastening unit which is disposed inside the pitch motion frame and which expands to fix the pelvis of the user in place, a connector which extends downwards from the pitch motion frame, and a foot fastening unit which is coupled to the lower end of the connector and expands to fix the feet of the user in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION FOUNDATION CHONBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dae Kyu Kwon, Jung Pyo Hong, Jong Dae Kwon, Mi Yu, Gu Young Jeong, Kyong Kim
  • Patent number: 9044634
    Abstract: A balancing board comprises a first surface for receiving one or more feet of a user when the balancing board is in operation. The balancing board includes a second surface of one or more outwardly curved forms for engaging with a floor surface, wherein the second surface enables variations in an orientation and movement of the balancing board relative to the floor surface. The balancing board further includes a signal receiving arrangement for receiving sensor signals indicative of one or more user reactions when operating the balancing board in reaction to the variations in the orientation and movement of the balancing board. The user is supported upon the first surface of the balancing board; and a processor operable to receive signals from the first set of sensors. The processor is operable to activate one or more modes of operation of the balancing board based on the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kari Hjelt, Seppo Keronen
  • Publication number: 20150141223
    Abstract: An exercise/training device (10), which is particularly suitable for providing a workout for surfers but which also can be used as a general exercise device includes a platform (14) on which a user may kneel, sit, lie, stand or the like in use. The platform (14) is mounted on a support frame (12), the support frame including legs for supporting the top of the frame above ground level. A rod (18) or other similar member is mounted on the support frame and extends away from the platform. At least one resistance means (20) such as a pulley or the like, and a handle (120) is provided on the rod, which can be grasped by a user and pulled against a resistance. The platform (14) is mounted on the support frame by means of a mounting (16) which allows the platform (14) to tilt, particularly laterally from side to side about an axis which is parallel or co-axial to the axis of the rod. The mounting (16) may also allow longitudinal tilting, although typically this will be more limited than the lateral tilting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tonus Sport Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Scott Wood, Craig Andrews, Sam Deal, Sascha Patschenko, Jorge Prats
  • Patent number: 9005091
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: GoofBoard Products, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Patent number: 8998784
    Abstract: A training apparatus for use by a user in learning balance when standing on one leg and having no external balance support includes a stable base assembly, a support column extending vertically from the stable base assembly, a rigid standing surface member, and means for providing rotation in a horizontal plane to the rigid standing surface member. Rotation may occur at a constant vertical height or as the apparatus is raising or lowering. The apparatus may also include a balancing assembly with a deflectably resilient member. The apparatus promotes proper alignment and mimics the feel that a flyer cheerleader experiences when being supported by a base cheerleader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paula E Sloan, Derick Pickle, Jody A. Sloan
  • Patent number: 8986180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable perturbation device and methods for proprioceptive and reactive balance training and therapy. The perturbation device is manipulated by a user, person other than the user, or mechanical device to impart linear, rotational or tilting movement, or a combination thereof. The device generally comprises a base, a movable assembly positioned on the based and configured to be stood upon by a user. The movable assembly is movable with respect to the base by a manually manipulated assembly connected to the movable assembly. Manipulation of the device may create linear, rotational, or tilting movement, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Balance Dynamix, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. VanBuren, Javvad Qasimi, Chris Relyea
  • Patent number: 8979722
    Abstract: A board apparatus for balance exercises and balance games having a platform that tiltable on a base part, freely rotatable around a vertical axis, and mounted movably along the vertical axis. A restoring part generates restoring forces that counteract motions of the platform and can be modified by the user. The restoring part includes four elastomer springs that are arranged at a distance from the center of the base part. The elastomer springs can be offset inward or outward with respect to the center of the base part, enabling accurate adaptation of the restoring forces. When twisting the platform around the vertical axis, the restoring part always returns the support part into one of two initial positions that are located 180 degree opposite to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Extralevel GBR
    Inventors: Maximilian Klein, Peter Lutz
  • Publication number: 20150038305
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Publication number: 20150018178
    Abstract: An exercise balance board is described, containing a platform for a user supported by a resilient, air-filled partial sphere. It contains features which allow users of any size or fitness level to properly exercise muscle groups. The balance board allows a user to exercise upper and lower muscle extremity groups either individually or simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Alison M. Carbone
  • Publication number: 20140371041
    Abstract: Vestibular-proprioceptive system training devices and methods of using the same. The vestibular-proprioceptive training device comprises a balance board having an upper surface and an under surface, the upper surface comprising at least one pad, the under surface comprising at least one support pivot located to provide a balance equilibrium position, the at least one pad comprising a volume and formed from a pliant yet substantially fully resilient material. The training devices simultaneously activate the vestibular and proprioceptive system of an individual balancing upon the at least one pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Brian T. Terpstra, Timothy J. Kemme
  • Patent number: 8888669
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for balance and strength training that enables a user to perform push and pull oriented exercises with the user's hands or feet against the apparatus. Includes a pivot space, for example a slot or area or area with higher or lower areas, wherein the pivot space is configured to couple with a pivot element, for example a ball, cylinder, wheel or any other type of element that may move with respect to the pivot space and exercise interface. The movable pivot element enables force and hence torque required to balance to differ on each side of the apparatus. For example, a user with an injured shoulder may desire to utilize more force to balance during a push-up with the uninjured shoulder and less force and more range of motion to balance with the injured shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tim Dunegan
  • Patent number: 8864639
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: GoofBoard Products, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Publication number: 20140309093
    Abstract: A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated tube. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Armin Brown
  • Publication number: 20140256526
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exercise machine comprising a base, a platform having an upper side adapted in use to support a user and an underside, a support column supporting the platform in a position spaced apart from the base wherein the platform is secured to the support column such that the platform can rotate about two perpendicular axes, and three or more means independently operable to move all or a part of the platform, wherein one or more of the means independently operable to move all or part of the platform is capable in use of adopting at least two positions relative to the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Cheryl Mary Henson, Timothy George Henson
  • Patent number: 8827881
    Abstract: An exercise device is disclosed. The exercise device includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first substantially planar surface and is configured to support a portion of a patient. The second portion includes a second substantially planar surface and is configured to support a portion of a patient. The second substantially planar surface is oppositely disposed of the first substantially planar surface. The first substantially planar surface includes a diameter, and the second substantially planar surface includes a diameter. The diameter of the first substantially planar surface is smaller than the diameter of the second substantially planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Marino
  • Patent number: 8827882
    Abstract: A system for enhancing proprioception, balance, and coordination includes a frame, at least one foot pad having an integrated central rail for mating with the frame, where the integrated track allows for the connection of a plurality of different interchangeable attachments which connect with the frame on a mating track. The plurality of different interchangeable attachments includes a plurality of fulcrums having different shapes acting to alter the level of difficulty to increase a patient's mobility and balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Rogers