Trapeze Or Rings Patents (Class 482/24)
  • Patent number: 10835835
    Abstract: The present invention provides a swing-type experience apparatus including: two vertical columns (110) configured to be vertically installed into the ground; a driving device (120) configured to be provided on the upper end of any one of the two vertical columns; a rotating shaft (130) configured to be provided on the upper ends of the two vertical columns in a lateral direction and to be rotated by the driving device; two vertical bars (150) configured such that one end of each thereof is fastened to the rotating shaft and the other end of each thereof is connected to a horizontal bar (140); wherein the driving device includes a motor (121) and a clutch (125) configured to selectively transmit the rotating force of the motor and then transfer the rotating force to the rotating shaft (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WABADADA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-Pyo Lee
  • Patent number: 10159865
    Abstract: Trampoline systems containing multiple trampoline jumping surfaces are disclosed. Methods of making and using trampoline systems containing multiple trampoline jumping surfaces are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PROJECT COLUMBUS ACQUISITION, LLC
    Inventor: Arch Luther Adams
  • Patent number: 9849324
    Abstract: The invention is a wakeboard training device utilizing a trampoline for the jumping surface and a tow rope structure for the control for the rider. The jumping surface can be inclined to improve simulating wave support and the trampoline improves safety and training efficiency. A training park would include connecting four of these devices together to form a quadrangle shape to maximize room efficiency so that multiple riders can train safely in a room. It would also allow one rider to perform 360 degree tricks about the pivot center of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Phillip Howell
  • Patent number: 9566208
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pneumatic pressure and vacuum device that allows a user to adjust the duration of either pressure or vacuum that is applied to a pneumatic adult toy. A solenoid valve is used that is controlled by a solenoid for opening and closing ports that apply pressure and/or vacuum to a pneumatic adult toy. A timer is utilized to independently control the on and off times of the solenoid valve, so that vibrational frequency, as well as the amplitude of pressure and vacuum can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Skendzel
  • Patent number: 9333387
    Abstract: A retractable wall mounted exercise rack system for providing an exercise rack that may be easily and compactly stored when not in use. The retractable wall mounted exercise rack system generally includes one or more brackets attached to a wall, a pair of support members, and a plurality of arms pivotally extending from the brackets and pivotally connecting to the support members. One or more actuators are connected between the brackets and the arms to assist in lifting the structure into a compact retracted position for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PRX Performance, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik S. Hopperstad, Brian B. Brasch
  • Patent number: 9248073
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pneumatic pressure and vacuum device that allows a user to adjust the duration of either pressure or vacuum that is applied to a pneumatic adult toy. A solenoid valve is used that is controlled by a solenoid for opening and closing ports that apply pressure and/or vacuum to a pneumatic adult toy. A timer is utilized to independently control the on and off times of the solenoid valve, so that vibrational frequency, as well as the amplitude of pressure and vacuum can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Gary Skendzel
  • Publication number: 20150126334
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an exercise training ring for use in sports such as cross-fit and gymnastics. The training ring is an annular ring of rigid material having a uniform cross-section around at least part of the ring circumference, and inner and outer annular support surfaces which are flat in the axial direction. The flat inner annular support surface forms a platform of predetermined width for supporting at least part of the palm of a user's hand when gripping the ring in a false grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: David R. Newman
  • Patent number: 8876679
    Abstract: The present application includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for physical exercise of a user. Some embodiments, for example, include an apparatus comprising: a strap having a length between a first end and a second end, the strap having an elastic portion between and spaced apart from the first and second ends; a first handle coupled to the strap on a first side of the elastic portion and spaced apart from the elastic portion; a second handle coupled to the strap on a second side of the elastic portion and spaced apart from the elastic portion; and one or more suspension members configured to be coupled (i) to the strap at a first point between the elastic portion and the first handle, and at a second point between the elastic portion and the second handle, and (ii) to be coupled to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: 12Novem Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Brian DeMarco, Autumn DeMarco
  • Publication number: 20140274569
    Abstract: The disclosed fitness equipment allows a user to target different muscle groups using tri-planar coordination of movement, which was previously difficult (if not impossible) to achieve using conventional suspension training equipment. This is done by providing a resistance between suspension training straps, namely, by mechanically coupling an elastic band between the suspension training straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Stanley Lewen
  • Publication number: 20140051549
    Abstract: An exercise assembly structured to be supported in depending relation from a door or other support structure and including at least one but in certain applications at least two elongated straps each including a plurality of strap segments formed of non-resilient material being longitudinally interconnected to one another by a plurality of rings. One or more connectors are structured for removable and concurrent attachment to any of said plurality of rings of each of said two straps. Each of a plurality of possible orientations of said two straps is defined by at least one connector interconnecting correspondingly disposed rings along the length of different ones of said two straps thereby enabling a variety of different sometimes suspended exercises being performed by an individual concurrently utilizing the two straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua Reid Hunter
  • 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: 8096922
    Abstract: A device for use with an exercise apparatus consisting of at least one hanging, length-adjustable and lockable rope (10, 11) which at its lower end has a gripping means (13, 14), e.g., a gripping loop. A vibration means (12; 16) is designed, when attached via a rope engaging member (8, 9) to a portion of such rope, to impart to the rope and thus its gripping means (13, 14) a vibratory motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Redcord AS
    Inventor: Tore Planke
  • Patent number: 7811202
    Abstract: A device for use with an exercise apparatus consisting of at least one hanging, length-adjustable and lockable rope (10, 11) which at its lower end has a gripping means (13, 14), e.g., a gripping loop. A vibration means (12; 16) is designed, when attached via a rope engaging member (8, 9) to a portion of such rope, to impart to the rope and thus its gripping means (13, 14) a vibratory motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Redcord AS
    Inventor: Tore Planke
  • Publication number: 20070287599
    Abstract: An athletic trainer has a spotting apparatus received by a support frame. A pair of connected, spaced-apart lateral supports define the support frame and provide a pair of pivotal support surfaces that together provide a first axis of rotation, about which the spotting apparatus may selectively rotate. The spotting apparatus may consist of connected front and back braces with a ledge seat attached to the back brace for support and comfort. Alternatively, the spotting apparatus may be a unitary, substantially circular brace having an internal bearing raceway and attached support webbing that permit rotation about a second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Philippe Chartrand
  • Patent number: 7097590
    Abstract: A piece of gym equipment, particularly for training for the execution of exercises to be performed on the high bar, comprising a tubular element, which is adapted to be supported, so that it can rotate about its own axis, by a supporting frame so that it is parallel to the ground, a carriage being able to slide vertically with respect to the tubular element and being rigidly coupled thereto, in order to oscillate with the tubular element about its axis, the carriage having a seat to allow seating of an athlete, counterweight elements being provided in order to contrast a downward motion of the carriage away from the tubular element and to facilitate an upward movement of the carriage toward the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventor: Vincenzo Canali
  • Patent number: 7014594
    Abstract: Ladder climbing safety system for use with a trapeze set-up and which is separate and apart from the usual trapeze safety system. The ladder climbing safety system is arranged to engage a safety belt worn by the trapeze artist to prevent the person from falling when climbing the ladder while the trapeze safety system is arranged to engage the safety belt of another person to prevent the other person from impacting the ground while performing a trapeze routine. The ladder climbing safety system includes an ascending rope arranged proximate the ladder, an ascender attachable to the ascending rope and a coupling arrangement for releasably connecting the ascender to the safety belt of the person climbing the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Matthew H. Stoltz
  • Patent number: 6994655
    Abstract: A horizontal bar includes two side supports, a top bar, and a swing member. The side supports are provided at upper ends with two symmetrical locating holes, through which two outer ends of the top bar are extended to thereby connect the top bar to the side supports. The swing member includes horizontally paralleled upper and lower bars connected to each other via a plurality of connecting plates vertically extended between the upper and lower bars. The upper bar is a hollow tubular member put around the top bar, and the lower bar is covered with a sleeve. The horizontal bar includes simple parts that can be easily assembled and disassembled, and can be connected to other types of sporting goods for more kinds of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Walt Chu
  • Patent number: 6835170
    Abstract: A low back stretching exercise apparatus which positions the user's knees into a zero to eighty-nine degree angle facing over their head thereby assuring the creation of a safe and gentle longitudinal-convex stretching of the muscles of the human low back. This specific longitudinal-convex stretching action improves low back strength and flexibility and helps to relieve muscle discomfort cause by abnormal stresses on the low back muscles. The unit is height adjusted using the Upright supports (12) & (16) and Tilt brackets (24). The person lies supine between the Stabilizer extensions (20) and places their calves on top of the Deck (10). The angle is adjusted by coupling the Connecting rods (14) with the Angle control bars (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Henry Francis Ogle
  • Publication number: 20040235619
    Abstract: Ladder climbing safety system for use with a trapeze set-up and which is separate and apart from the usual trapeze safety system. The ladder climbing safety system is arranged to engage a safety belt worn by the trapeze artist to prevent the person from falling when climbing the ladder while the trapeze safety system is arranged to engage the safety belt of another person to prevent the other person from impacting the ground while performing a trapeze routine. The ladder climbing safety system includes an ascending rope arranged proximate the ladder, an ascender attachable to the ascending rope and a coupling arrangement for releasably connecting the ascender to the safety belt of the person climbing the ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Matthew H. Stoltz
  • Publication number: 20030139255
    Abstract: A multi-faceted pneumatic medical device including a pump unit. together with housing therefor, that is adapted for cyclical compression of the human foot using an expandable fluid-tight bladder formed integral within a wrap that can be securely fastened onto the foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Cesar Z. Lina
  • Patent number: 6336892
    Abstract: A stabilizer apparatus for gymnastic bar assemblies has an elongated floor plate with outer and inner ends. A vertical post having upper and lower ends is pivotally secured by its lower end to the outer end of the floor plate. A length adjustable bar having opposite ends extends between the upper end of the post and the inner end of the floor plate. The bar has opposite ends which are pivotally secured to the upper end of the post and the inner end of the plate. A pulley assembly is secured to the upper end of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: American Sports International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Neal C. Squibb
  • Patent number: 5813951
    Abstract: A single-station type total body exercise and rehabilitation weight-lifting machine and method of selectively recruiting, isolating, and maximally contracting a specific segment of a target muscle or task-specific synergistic segments of different muscles using the machine are presented. The exercise and rehabilitation machine is designed to provide resistance to variable force vectors in all directions. The machine comprises a weight support member mounted in a box-shaped main support frame. The rear end of the weight support member is multi-pivotally connected through a "sliding box" adjustment device to the rear of the main support frame while the front end of the weight support member is supported by a vertically adjustable roller bar support member of the main support frame. The weight support member can be oriented at many angles using the combined adjustments for the sliding box adjustment device and roller bar support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: Harold Joseph Einsig
  • Patent number: 5556369
    Abstract: Exercised systems are disclosed which are adapted for connection to at least one structural component of a building to provide a framework for kinesthetic exercises. Structures are disclosed which define a plurality of fixable locations for the connection of various kinesthetic exercising apparatus in arrangements suitable for a variety of kinesthetic exercises. The systems further include mechanisms for quick releasable and replaceable coupling of exercise apparatus in a freely rotatable manner to accommodate a wide range of body motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: William J. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5330398
    Abstract: Gallows for rings, intended to be used in sport gymnastics, wherein the cross beam is more flexible than conventionally known models. The cross beam is hinged to the uprights of the gallows with a silentblock or rubber piece. The rings of the gallows are connected to the cross beam using rigid rods made of a composite material or other rigid material, with the rigid rods being connected at their tops by a self-locking trunnion provided with a universal joint and fixed to the rings by a short link of textile material. Also, the bottom of the uprights of the gallows are connected by a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventors: Gerard Barbafieri, Henry Miceli
  • Patent number: 5275426
    Abstract: A walker including a wheeled frame with laterally spaced upright side supports which extend laterally inwardly at their upper ends for detachable and articular connection to opposite sides of a body jacket mounted on and generally in enclosing relation to the thoracic cavity of a user. The jacket is of molded plastic material having a substantial degree of vertical rigidity and an entrance slot enabling the jacket ends to be spread apart to enable it to be placed around the chest or thoracic cavity with straps securing the jacket in place. Opposite side portions of the jacket are provided with headed studs which are received in upwardly facing slots and retained therein by retaining members on the inner ends of the laterally inwardly extending side members of the wheeled frame to provide a pivotal connection between the jacket and the wheeled frame with the entire weight of the user being supported by the jacket and wheeled frame thereby leaving the hands, arms, legs and feet free to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Cecil A. Tankersley
  • Patent number: 5240460
    Abstract: An indoor recreational system adapted for use with a door frame is disclosed. The indoor recreational system is provided in component parts and is foldable to reduce storage space when the system is not in use. The recreational system comprises two foldable upright members having a groove on one side adapted to be received about the inwardly facing rib of the door frame and two longitudinal members having slots at each end to be received about the frame rib to prevent lateral movement and a shoulder on each end of longitudinal member to engage and prevent inwardly movement of the upright members.A number of interchangeable recreational devices can be used with the indoor recreational system including a swing seat, an exercise bar, a slide, two exercise rings or a child's safety seat.A method of installation of the indoor recreational system is disclosed to achieve the greatest installed height for the upper longitudinal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: James T. Tighe