Gymnastic Patents (Class 482/23)
  • Patent number: 10987538
    Abstract: The invention concerns a modular exercise system having a first support frame module having a plurality of frame members, each member being joined to an adjacent frame member and oriented in a common plane such that the first support frame is two-dimensional in form. The modular exercise system further requires a weight source mounted on the first support frame, a plurality of pulleys mounted to different frame members of the first support frame, and a cable running from the weight source over the pulleys to connect the weight source to one or more manual actuator for performing a resistance exercise in use. The first support frame has one or more attachment formation for selective attachment to one or more further support frame module. The further support frame module is also two-dimensional in form and attachable to the first support frame in an orientation within the common plane, wherein the further support frame module has one or more further manual actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: David Alexander Fowler
  • Patent number: 10953302
    Abstract: A ring guard is provided as a sleeve with first and second width edges and a length extending between the width edge. The sleeve first width edge is open into an interior of the sleeve. The sleeve first width edge is configured to receive a strap of a gymnastics ring into an interior of the sleeve. The second width edge has a loop. The loop has a distal end with a releasable connector. The loop distal end releasable connector is releasably connectable with the sleeve at the second width edge in a manner such that when the loop is directed through an inner diameter of a gymnastics ring, the loop holds the sleeve in position relative to the gymnastics ring. The sleeve may have releasable connectors to allow the sleeve to be arranged around the gymnastics ring strap with the loop around the gymnastics ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PALLADIUM SAFETY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Harris, Dana Askew-Harris
  • Patent number: 10807244
    Abstract: Systems and corresponding control methods providing a ballistic robot that flies on a trajectory after being released (e.g., in non-powered flight as a ballistic body) from a launch mechanism. The ballistic robot is adapted to control its position and/or inflight movements by processing data from onboard and offboard sensors and by issuing well-timed control signals to one or more onboard actuators to achieve an inflight controlled motion. The actuators may move an appendage such as an arm or leg of the robot or may alter the configuration of one or more body links (e.g., to change from an untucked configuration to a tucked configuration), while other embodiments may trigger a drive mechanism of an inertia moving assembly to change/move the moment of inertia of the flying body. Inflight controlled movements are performed to achieve a desired or target pose and orientation of the robot during flight and upon landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Dohi, Steven Niels Christensen, Mark Sox Setrakian, David Loyal Christensen, Grant Masaru Imahara, Morgan T. Pope, Scott Frazier Watson, G√ľnter D. Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 10780334
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a zipper attached safety layer applied between a flexible mat and an edge pad of a trampoline. The safety layer moves with the flexible mat and prevents a user from accidently inserting an appendage into the suspension system (e.g., coiled springs) of the trampoline. Embodiments of the invention further relate to a trampoline comprising such a zippered safety layer and to a method of arranging the safety layer in a trampoline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Avero AB
    Inventors: Henrik Nilsson, Thomas Hagel
  • Patent number: 10492975
    Abstract: A body massaging apparatus is described that includes a support frame, a generally horizontal neck massage bar mounted to the support frame, and a generally horizontal back massage bar mounted to the support frame at a position beneath and in front of the neck massage bar, with the area bounded by the left front support member, right front support member, neck massage bar and back massage bar being an open space. Methods of making and using the apparatus also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: William J. Mangino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10232212
    Abstract: Provided is an exercise studio configuration including a floor, at least one overhead support, and at least one pair of resilient bands hanging from the at least one overhead support at a first end of each of the resilient bands. Each of the resilient bands has a free end distal to the first end and a connection member adapted for the connection of user accessories between the first end and the free end, the resilient bands being resilient between the first end and the free end with a consistent spring constant. A glove may be attached simultaneously at two locations thereof to the free end of at least one of the pair of resilient bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Franci Cohen
  • Patent number: 10109216
    Abstract: An interactive exercise instruction system and method for providing interactive multimedia information to an exerciser and for providing the exerciser the ability to provide information back to the system before, during or after exercising. The interactive exercise instruction system and method generally includes receiving a selection of an exercise to perform on an exercise machine, displaying a visual indicator on the exercise surface indicating where on the exercise surface the exerciser is to make contact to perform the selected exercise, determining whether the contact area corresponds to a location of the visual indicator on the exercise surface and determining as to whether or not the exerciser is properly positioned to perform the exercise as signaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10013064
    Abstract: A haptic device configured to provide haptic feedback to a user. In one aspect, a user or part of a user is located on the haptic device including actuators and damping elements. A haptic feedback wave is generated by an actuator and propagated to the user or part of the user on the haptic device. Damping elements receive the haptic feedback wave and suppress the haptic feedback wave to reduce a reflection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Ravish Mehra, Christoph Omid Hohnerlein, Elia Gatti, Riccardo DeSalvo, David R. Perek
  • Patent number: 9901766
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rope-type conditioning/exercise apparatus that provides movements and resistance similar to prior devices requiring significantly longer ropes by providing ropes that are connected to sliders on sliding tubes, wherein the resistance to upward and downward movement of the sliders can be adjusted as desired by a user to create.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Exemplar Design, LLC
    Inventor: Adam L. Ross
  • Patent number: 9895565
    Abstract: A fitness apparatus for enabling numerous different fitness routines on a single piece of apparatus and having two side assemblies each having upright metal bars of hollow tubular construction each having fastening holes along its length, generally L-shaped junction portions of said upright bars of similar hollow tubular material and having fastening holes therealong, cross members extending between the two side assemblies holding them in spaced apart locations, floor rests on both side assemblies, a first fitness exercise attachment secured to one of the side assemblies, and, a second fitness exercise attachment, different from the first fitness exercise attachment, secured to the other of the side assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Anatoly Shchipsky
  • Patent number: 9770670
    Abstract: Two or more hurdle loops of varying heights connect to a horizontal crossbar by a rotatable interface. The horizontal crossbar is supported by legs that each end in base. Each hurdle loop has an upright and collapsed position, to provide adjustable height settings for use in physical activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Fierbaugh
  • Patent number: 9623277
    Abstract: A Yoga mat with a main body having an upper surface and a plurality of Drishti points at the upper surface of the Yoga mat body. The Drishti points are symmetrically spaced along a perimeter edge of the upper surface. The Drishti points are within a perimeter border region of the upper surface. The Drishti point can be carried by a discrete body that is selectively engagable with and disengagable from the Yoga mat body for allowing Drishti points of different design configuration. The upper surface of the Yoga mat body can be configured with one or more inferred lines, which can be aligned with one or more of the Drishti points. The upper surface can also include one or more centrally located symmetric alignment features, which can be aligned with one or more of the Drishti points and/or one or more of the inferred lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis Paul Thompson, Charles Austin Murphy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9517374
    Abstract: A fitness device for fully suspending a user in air includes at least four holds, at least four strap segments, and at least one attachment member. Each hold is configured to allow a user to interface with a hand or a foot. The four holds are configured to allow a single user to concurrently interface the four holds with a separate hand or foot. At least one strap segment is adjustable in length between the corresponding hold and a suspension point. The strap segments are configured to move independently of each other strap segment. The at least one attachment member is configured to attach to a corresponding mounting support structure to enable a user to fully suspend the user's body from a ground surface by contact with the holds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Velex Corporation
    Inventors: Kiril Stefan Alexandrov, Peter Hristov Velikin
  • Patent number: 9480870
    Abstract: A support apparatus for use during plyometric exercise. The apparatus includes a resilient body having a cuboid shape. A flexible cover is provided that surrounds the body. The cuboid body has a height, width and depth which are all of different lengths to each other such that the apparatus may be arranged in three different orientations in which an uppermost face defines a landing platform of three different heights. The body includes a foam core and a shock absorbing layer located at and bonded to the outer surface of the core that surrounds and encapsulates the core. The shock absorbing layer is formed of a foam material having a density greater than the foam core and is located at all six sides of the apparatus such that an intermediate layer is located at the upper face of the apparatus to define a landing platform whatever the orientation of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ESCAPE FITNESS LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Januszek
  • Patent number: 9415255
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable weighted exercise apparatus which in one implementation may include a base frame assembly attachable to a strap assembly for connection to a user, the base frame assembly including a base frame; a weight support member connected to the base frame and disposed to maintain a weight at a distance from the user. In some implementations, the weight support member may be further connected to at least one support bar connected to the base frame. A method hereof may include enhancing exercise of a body including disposing a weight at a distance from a user's body; and, exercising the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Shelley McClellan
  • Patent number: 9375596
    Abstract: A suspension training device, system and method for using the same is disclosed. A suspension training device includes an elongated strap, a handle at a first end of the elongated strap, a harness at a second end of the elongated strap, and one or more stops, each stop being affixed at a position along a length of the elongated strap between the handle and the harness. A gravity training system includes two or more suspension training devices. The suspension training devices can be suspending with a stationary object by the stops, such as the elongated strap being threaded between a door and a doorframe, to a desired length to allow a user to accomplish any number of exercises or gravity-resistant movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Power Straps, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9180328
    Abstract: A trampoline comprises a trampoline sheet or mat supported around its periphery from a circumextending support structure by spring couplings, preferably a plurality of helical springs, under tension. The trampoline is provided with a net enclosure in which a generally circumextending net is mounted by respective sheaths on a plurality of poles coupled to the support structure and extending generally upright therefrom. In use, for the greater part of its height, the position of the net corresponds generally to the periphery of the support structure, while lower edge regions of the net are coupled to the periphery of the sheet or mat inboard of the support structure, thereby at least largely preventing a user from falling or treading upon the spring couplings or on an annular pad overlying said couplings, if present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: PLUM PRODUCTS HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Schaffer, Christopher J. Neale
  • Patent number: 9126069
    Abstract: To provide play equipment on which a user can log-walk and which is capable of interfering with the user's walking. The play equipment is provided with a pair of pedestals that are placed on the floor, a shaft on which the user can walk, an obstacle that interferes with the user's walking and a driving mechanism. The two ends of the shaft are supported rotatably on the pair of pedestals. The obstacle is disposed on the shaft. A drive motor is provided in the pedestal and a drive mechanism drives the shaft by the rotation of the drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BLD Oriental Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ochi
  • Publication number: 20150133270
    Abstract: A gymnastic tool (1) is formed by at least two impermeable external walls (2, 3) which are each concave shaped and provided with respective edges (4,5). The at least two impermeable walls (2, 3) are mutually fixed together by a connector (6), the gymnastic tool having at least one inner cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Giovanni Montanari
  • Publication number: 20150119199
    Abstract: Rope clamps and methods for attaching rope clamps to climbing structures are provided. Rope clamps illustratively comprises a clamp portion configured to be attached to a climbing structure, wherein the clamp portion comprises a clamp body, a cover, a rope path and a fastener. The clamp body is configured to engage a portion of the climbing structure. The cover is configured to engage with a front of the clamp body. The rope path extends between the clamp body and the cover. The fastener is configured to attach the cover to the clamp body. Further, at least one rope configured to enter the rope path at a first point, extend through the rope path and exit the rope path at a second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas L. Keller
  • Publication number: 20150099609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of exercise apparatuses that provide exercises which are used for speed and agility training as well as strength training, with an emphasis on plyometric training, comprising a multi-directional, multi-configurable, and adjustable system of ladders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: TRUEFIT, LLC
    Inventors: John White, Adam White, John Hardy
  • Patent number: 8974355
    Abstract: A board exercise device that includes a pair of planar boards having a top surfacing with a perimeter and an outer edge, the built-in attachment bars are coupled to the perimeter of the pair of planar boards and include an attachment aperture and a stem portion and one or more banded exercise devices coupled to the built-in attachment bars and allow a user to grasp the one or more banded exercise devices and perform an exercise. The board exercise device also includes a pair of handles coupled to a top of the outer edge of the pair of planar boards that are grasped by the user to transport the board exercise device when the board exercise device is in a folded position and a slide board placed over the top surfacing of the pair of planar boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Charles A Austin
  • Patent number: 8966681
    Abstract: A mat (10) comprises an origin (54) that is positioned along one of a first axis (12F) and a second axis (12S); a first indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to the origin (54); and a second indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to only one of the axes. The first indicia can include a plurality of longitudinal lines (28) that are substantially parallel to one another. The plurality of longitudinal lines (28) can include (i) a longitudinal centerline (32), (ii) a pair of first longitudinal lines (34) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), (iii) a pair of second longitudinal lines (36) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), and (iv) a pair of third longitudinal lines (38) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Linda L. Burch
  • Patent number: 8961372
    Abstract: Various implementations of this disclosure provide apparatuses and methods for assisting users to align and place limbs to perform various yoga positions. Apparatuses and method disclosed herein comprise a towel or mat having markings (e.g., lines, dots, circles, or any other indication) to help a user align and place the user's limbs. Some of the markings can be used to measure distances as some of the markings are a predetermine distance apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ali Hasta
  • Publication number: 20150045187
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] An object is to provide a training ladder that is capable of being easily set and removed, and that has a small cell of a square corresponding to a user's height. [Solution] The problem is solved by a ladder-shaped training ladder including: a plurality of bars (2); and chains (3) provided at both ends of the bars, the training ladder being provided at each of joint portions of the bars and the chains with a play for resolving a change of a joint direction of the bar and the chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Shinichiro TANI
  • Patent number: 8944962
    Abstract: A gymnastic tool (1) is formed by at least two impermeable external walls (2, 3) which are each concave shaped and provided with respective edges (4,5). The at least two impermeable walls (2, 3) are mutually fixed together by a connector (6), the gymnastic tool having at least one inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Trial S.r.l.
    Inventor: Giovanni Montanari
  • Patent number: 8936540
    Abstract: A portable exercise device for the posterior muscle chain. The portable exercise device can include a first anchor and a second anchor, the anchors being oriented substantially vertically, and at least one central member coupled to and extending between the first anchor and the second anchor. The anchors can include a housing, a handle portion rotatably disposed at a first end of the housing, and an anchoring portion operatively coupled to the handle portion and disposed at a second end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Lanell Kueckelhan
  • Publication number: 20140342879
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a gymnastic accessory including a twisting ring with an external ring and an internal ring, wherein the two rings are concentrically connected and rotatable in relation to each other about a common axis, wherein the external ring typically includes two connecting devices that are arranged symmetrically at the outer periphery and adapted for joining with an unyielding or elastic rope. The second ring include connecting means at the periphery, the connecting means adapted for mounting of connecting elements for a twisting belt. The invention further concerns a method for reconfiguring such a gymnastic accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PE Redskaber A/S
    Inventor: Preben Ebsen
  • Patent number: 8870727
    Abstract: An abdominal exercise device is disclosed. The exercise device can include a flexible substrate having a first end and a second end. At least one of the first end and the second end can be configured to move with respect to each other. The exercise device can also include a curved portion between the first end and the second end. The curved portion can be configured to flex upon application of a force to the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis D. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20140309060
    Abstract: A sports training apparatus has handle member having a body including first and second handle members connected together by a middle segment, such that the handle members are held at an angle to one another, and adapted such that when the athlete holds the device behind their back while grasping the handle members with respective right and left hands, their upper body is held straight and stable with their shoulders pulled backwards, providing a better posture and stronger core control during training movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Louis-Georges Dufour
  • Patent number: 8808145
    Abstract: A system that uses touch sensitive, illuminating, climbing hold bolts connected to a network control unit to create an interactive environment featuring climbing hold illumination and the ability to detect a climber's presence on a hold. The system is connected to the internet where it is configured and enables users with a web enabled device to illuminate a route, or engage in a wide variety of interactive training activities and games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Paul Parsons, Ian Christoph Parsons, Noah Hunter Parsons
  • Patent number: 8800233
    Abstract: A fastening system for connecting mats is provided. The fastening system may include one or more features such as a hook and loop fastening system, a projection and trench fastening system, retainer and a tension strip securing system, and/or magnets to secure mats in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Dollamur LP
    Inventors: Gary Lynn Heartsfield, Conrad Jay Thompson, Gary Donald MacDowell, Chad Alan Lind, Jose Guadalupe Mejia
  • Patent number: 8790221
    Abstract: A trampoline comprises a trampoline sheet or mat supported around its periphery from a circumextending support structure by spring couplings, preferably a plurality of helical springs, under tension. The trampoline is provided with a net enclosure in which a generally circumextending net is mounted by respective sheaths on a plurality of poles coupled to the support structure and extending generally upright therefrom. In use, for the greater part of its height, the position of the net corresponds generally to the periphery of the support structure, while lower edge regions of the net are coupled to the periphery of the sheet or mat inboard of the support structure, thereby at least largely preventing a user from falling or treading upon the spring couplings or on an annular pad overlying said couplings, if present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Plum Products Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Schaffer, Christopher J. Neale
  • Patent number: 8733056
    Abstract: A fastening system for connecting mats is provided. The fastening system may include one or more features such as a hook and loop fastening system, a projection and trench fastening system, retainer and a tension strip securing system, and/or magnets to secure mats in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Dollamur LP
    Inventor: Gary Lynn Heartsfield
  • Publication number: 20140121063
    Abstract: A portable spotting apparatus includes a pair of support assemblies positioned a distance from each other to define a spotting area for a user. The support assemblies each have an upright member that includes a top portion coupled with a pulley and a bottom portion configured to rest on a floor surface. A pair of legs each have an upper end coupled with an intermediate portion of the upright member and a lower end configured to rest on the floor surface on opposing lateral sides of the upright member. At least one cord is configured to extend over the pulley and to couple with a harness for spotting the user in the spotting area. A cross member is coupled between lower regions of the support assemblies to maintain the distance between the support assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SAM Spotting Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin Wireman
  • Patent number: 8672813
    Abstract: A trampoline arena system having a reduced non-reboundable area includes a mattress, an outer support element substantially surrounding and connected to an outer edge of the mattress, and an inner support element providing support to the mattress at a location interior from the outer edge of the mattress. The inner support element may be completely and contiguously surrounded by the mattress. The trampoline arena system may include first and second support members in a parallel spaced relationship, a first mattress joined to the first support member by a first plurality of springs such that at least one of the first mattress and the first plurality springs passes under the second support member, and a second mattress joined to the second support member by a second plurality of springs such that at least one of the second mattress and the second plurality of springs passes under the first support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Karl J. West
  • Publication number: 20140014604
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relates to an urban sports furniture (1) comprising a main structure (2), a media display panel (3), a single base (4), wherein the main structure (2) comprises a sports equipment for gymnastics, exercises and stretching, or any other type of urban leisure equipment. The media display panel (3) has at least two faces and the base (4) is common, single and easy to level. The urban sports furniture (1) is intended for installation in public areas with exploitation of publicity displayed on the faces of the media display panel (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MARCULA EQUIPAMENTOS DE MUSCULACAO LTDA.
    Inventor: Marcus Vinicius Guedes de Moraes Correia
  • Patent number: 8616932
    Abstract: A collapsible umbrella gym for an infant or toddler which is highly portable, and combines the desirable attributes of an activity arch and support mat such as an activity mat. The gym comprises a frame assembly which is selectively movable between collapsed and uncollapsed states. When in its fully deployed, uncollapsed state, the frame assembly assumes a configuration which provides the functional attributes of an activity gym or activity arch, with multiple toys or mobiles being suspended from the frame assembly at locations which are easily accessible to an infant or toddler lying underneath the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Infantino, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Ellen Gelfond, Maureen Anne O'Connor, Eric Christopher Sugalski
  • Patent number: 8597221
    Abstract: A traction exercise apparatus comprises a rectangular shaped metal frame including a pair of metal vertical members, a metal horizontal member on a bottom side, and a pair of metal horizontal members on a top side. A first rotating metal shaft and a second rotating metal shaft are located across the pair of metal horizontal members. Further a pair of ankle braces is attached to a snap hook. A cable pulley on each side of the first rotating metal shaft supports a first metal cable attached to the snap hook. A first cable reel on each side of second rotating metal shaft supports the first metal cable. A second cable reel on each side of the second rotating metal shaft supports a second metal cable attached to a hand grab bar. Second rotating metal shaft rotates to transmit a tension to the first metal cable to perform different traction exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Lisowski
  • Patent number: 8591383
    Abstract: A vertically oriented shaft has a vertically oriented central axis. A lower plate has a configuration with an upper surface integrally formed with the lower end of the shaft. An upper plate has a geometric configuration having a lower surface integrally formed with the upper end of the shaft and having an upper surface. A base plate has a center located on the central axis of the shaft. The base plate has an upper surface in facing contact with and separably coupled to the lower surface of the lower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick K. Mcalpin, Mariah Candace Mcalpin, Kiana Kalin Mcalpin
  • Patent number: 8499383
    Abstract: An exercise mat system and a method of using the same are disclosed. The exercise mat system includes an exercise mat including an upper surface, and a plurality of visual markers positioned on the upper surface of said mat, where the relative positioning of the visual markers correlates to a user's body parts and distances between the user's body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Alycea Ungaro
  • Patent number: 8414460
    Abstract: To provide a connector for a jungle gym facilitating installation/removal of a tube and a connector and attaining a strong connection, and a jungle gym configured by the tubes connected thereby, the jungle gym comprises a plurality of tubes 2 and a connector for a jungle gym 1, the jungle gym connector 1 includes at least three connector arms 12 which protrude from a base portion 11 for being inserted into the tube 2, the connector arms 12 are disposed to intersect each other at right angles, the connector arm 12 includes at least one pair of cutout portions portion 14 which is formed as a flexible portion 13 which is elastically deformable to deflect by pressing force, and a locking projection 15 is formed at a center of the flexible portion 13 for being fitted into a locking hole 20 of the tube 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Agatsuma Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Publication number: 20130072354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grid apparatus that is useful for the training of athletes in speed, agility, strength, plyometrics, balance, cardiovascular and other training exercise activities. The grid apparatus allows athletes to move forward, backward, side to side, and diagonal at multiple height settings. Specifically, the present invention relates to a grid apparatus that has the ability to be held tight and maintain its shape while on any athletic surface. More specifically, the present invention relates to a grid apparatus that may be suspended above the ground at specific heights. The grid apparatus includes, generally, one or more straps intersecting in a grid configuration and one or more stabilizers to functionally suspend the grid apparatus above the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Trevor Bollers, Jennifer Bollers
  • Patent number: 8387962
    Abstract: A board holding apparatus for martial arts which includes a body having handles, elongate attachment member anchor points and at least one pair of board support mountings. A pair of collapsible board supports are movably secured normal to the body at the board support mountings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Terrence Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8360937
    Abstract: An elevated adventure course, having an ascending entrance-exit tracking member with bases secured downwardly therefrom. The bases oriented leftwardly and rightwardly in alternating fashion to define a non-linear pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: James Liggett
  • Publication number: 20130012360
    Abstract: A portable gymnastic device comprising a suspension means having two opposed and complementary rigid hooks, which are pivotally connected together and to a U-shaped frame by a pin. Hooked upper ends of the hooks are engaged over a horizontal cross member of the doorframe or a horizontal bar. The hooks are normally biased to a closed position permanently by the spring. A rope is connected with the U-shaped frame by a knot, which is placed on a top end of the rope. A handle is connected with a bottom end of the rope by suitable means such as a cam within the handle. On the bottom end of the rope several handles may be set on different levels to accommodate different height users and different exercises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Stone
  • Patent number: 8317660
    Abstract: A mat for learning, teaching, and performing yoga is provided in which the upper surface of the mat includes visually discernable floor-contacting body part markings. Sets of the markings can be used by yoga practitioners to facilitate proper positioning for one or more yoga poses. In another aspect of the invention, mats can be made for practitioners of different sizes and abilities by varying the spacing of the sets of markings for the poses. Further, an image of the mat can be represented on another medium, such as a card, poster, or video, on which a pose is depicted and the representations of the markings of the mat for that pose can be highlighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Elizabeth Goranson
  • Publication number: 20120202651
    Abstract: A gymnastic machine (1) comprising a frame (10) supporting a load group (20) that can be actuated cyclically for power exchange with a user during training; a pair of first levers (24), substantially identical to each other, each of which being carried by the frame (10) in a rotatable manner around a first pivot axis (A1) and being provided with a respective interface (243), so that the interface (243) can move cyclically along a given trajectory (T); a transmission group (30) being provided mechanically to connect the first levers (24) with the load group (20); the transmission group (30)(30?) comprising a modulating device (300?)(300) designed to limit a speed change of each user interface (243) along the annular trajectory (T) and to avoid, in use, a sudden movement of the interface (243) transversally to the trajectory (T) as the motion is inverted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Gianmatteo FABBRI, Carlo Moroni
  • Patent number: 8220087
    Abstract: An exercise comprising a mat and a plurality of supports strategically positioned for specific body parts. The supports may be integrally formed into the mat or removable. The exercise mat may further comprise a cover. The cover may have pockets or holes to receive the supports. In some embodiments, the cover and/or the top surface of the mat may comprise protuberances to reduce slippage. The bottom of the mat or the cover may be made from non-slip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Giovanni Villa, Bemnet Kibreab
  • Patent number: RE43981
    Abstract: A barrel exercise apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure is a curved, partial barrel shaped body that has an upper curved surface having two portions with different radii of curvature. A removable step block may be included and may be attached to the barrel shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Balanced Body, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Endelman