Involving User Translation Or Physical Simulation Thereof Patents (Class 482/51)
  • Patent number: 10350473
    Abstract: An integrated multi-purpose hockey skatemill with a movable skatemill belt (2) comprising a stationary area of the artificial ice (1) with a front face of the work area wherein a movable skatemill belt (2) is built in by means of barrier-free transition areas with a system of spaced signalization/display elements (5) hung on the tiltable/sliding brackets (5a) at the frontal and lateral sectors with respect to the center of the movable skatemill belt (2). There is a safety restraint system (3) and a stabilization system (4) anchored above the movable skatemill belt (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HDTS, a.s.
    Inventor: Pavol C{hacek over (u)}pa
  • Patent number: 10335631
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a foot support movable by the user on the frame back and forth through any one of a plurality of complete, reproducible and different arc segments of a master arcuate path, the foot support being interconnected to an arc segment selection device that is manually actuatable to enable the user to manually select any one of the plurality of different arc segments, the foot support being interconnected to an arm having a handle manually graspable by the user to reduce or increase power or energy required by the user to move the foot support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 10335632
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a lock mechanism operative to selectively lock a deck assembly in one or more positions relative to a base frame. The lock mechanism may include an engagement member that locks the deck assembly in an operating position while allowing incline adjustment of the deck assembly relative to the frame during use of the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce C. Baker
  • Patent number: 10328324
    Abstract: A running training aid for use by a user to provide auditory feedback on arm mechanics is provided. The running training aid includes a body strap disposed around the user's chest and back areas, a reinforcement pad coupled to a portion of the body strap, a pair of clickers detachably coupled to any portion of the body strap coupled to the reinforcement pad, and a pair of arm bands coupled to the body strap and designed to wrap around the user's arms, each arm band coupled to one of the pair of clickers. Motion of any arm of the user in a backswing direction permits the arm band attached thereon to apply a force on the clicker connected thereto, thereby permitting the clicker to generate an audible alert when the arm travels a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: David Allen Case
  • Patent number: 10328301
    Abstract: A stationary exercise machine according to the present disclosure may include a frame, a crankshaft rotatable supported by the frame, first and second lower linkages, and first and second crank arms connected to opposite sides of the crankshaft such that rotation of either of the first or second crank arm causes rotation of the crankshaft. Each of the first and second lower linkages may be operatively connected to the crankshaft and to a respective one of first and second pedals. Each of the first and second lower linkages may include a reciprocating member operatively connecting the respective one of the pedals with respective one of the crank arms. In some examples, each of the first and second lower linkages may include an adjustable linkage connected between the reciprocating member and the respective crank arm, the adjustable linkage operable to vary a distance between an output end of the reciprocating member and an input end of the crank arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd D. Anderson, Marcus L. Marjama, Benjamin A. Browning
  • Patent number: 10315065
    Abstract: A novel yoga and exercise mat is provided, which has a plurality of attachable markers that can be securely affixed to the mat. Particularly the plurality of attachable markers are provided in an array of different shapes, styles and colors, wherein the colors easily contrast with the color of the mat, which further serves a major function of aiding those individuals who are visually impaired. The plurality of markers may also be personalized, whereby the exercising individual can print his/her own messages as a way of motivation with the ultimate end-goal of achieving enhanced exercise results by being able to establish proper alignment, correct form and posture on the mat during the performance of yoga, exercise, or any other physical activity, while at the same time greatly minimizing the risk of acquiring an injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Taino Soba
  • Patent number: 10293238
    Abstract: An extendable baseball glove ball catching device, including a handle, a telescopic pole connected to the handle at a first end of the telescopic pole, and a baseball glove removably attached to a second end of the telescopic pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Sharif Shakur
  • Patent number: 10265577
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus is for push- or pull-type manual exercises and comprises an axially elongated bar having a free end and a transverse bore located proximate to the free end. A ball is coupled to the free end. A base connector transversely extends into the transverse bore. A fastener fastens the ball to the base connector to thereby couple the ball to the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Williams, Lee M. Atwood
  • Patent number: 10258828
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame, a movable element that is movable in the performance of an exercise where the movable element has at least one selectively adjustable operating parameter that selectively alters a difficulty of the exercise, and a recall mechanism connected to the frame. The exercise machine also includes a processor and memory where the memory has programmed instructions executable by the processor to apply a first difficulty setting of the selectively adjustable operating parameter to the movable element and reapply the first difficulty setting to the movable element based on activation of the recall mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 10252100
    Abstract: A gait replication apparatus can include a scalable mechanical mechanism configured to replicate different gaits. The scalable mechanical mechanism can include, for example, a four-bar linkage, a pantograph, a cam/Scotch-yoke mechanism, and so forth. In some embodiments, the mechanical mechanism includes a beam rotating about an axis passing proximate to its center, with a foot pedal slidably coupled with the beam, and a timing chain/belt or cable pulley-pair coupled with the foot pedal and looped about the beam. A method can include decomposing a foot path defined by Cartesian coordinates into polar coordinates, and providing a mechanical support for a foot, where a first mechanism controls an angular position of the mechanical support with respect to a reference frame, and a second mechanism controls a radial distance of the mechanical support from the reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: NUTECH VENTURES, MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Carl A. Nelson, Cale J. Stolle, Judith M. Burnfield
  • Patent number: 10252109
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a deck, a first pulley disposed in a first portion of the deck, a second pulley disposed in a second portion of the deck, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and a platform incorporated into the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10201727
    Abstract: An exercise device providing a fore and aft horizontal component of striding motion that is dynamically user-defined, while providing a vertical component of the motion that is maintained on a predetermined vertically reciprocating path in some embodiments. The exercise device guides the user's foot in a pseudo-elliptical stride path, while providing a dynamically variable stride length that allows the user to move with a natural stride length. The exercise device allows tall and short users to extend or curtail the stride length to match their natural stride lengths. The length of the reciprocating path is dynamically adjusted during the exercise operation without equipment adjustments by changes in the length of the stride input by the user at a pair of foot engagement pads disposed on laterally spaced apart foot support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: John Arthur Ohrt, James A. Duncan
  • Patent number: 10143877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bodyweight-bearing process and device for stair-stepping and climbing exercise, resolving an unmet need in the industry of climbing and stair-based exercise machines. It surpasses all previously patented and commercially available exercise and physical therapy equipment which aim to replicate the act of climbing, by achieving a more complete, correct and natural movement for the user. As indicated by the expanding body of knowledge and evolving recommendations of the exercise science community and health and fitness industries, full-body conditioning and bodyweight-bearing movements, as accomplished by the present invention, are the most effective exercises for weight-loss, strength-training and overall maintenance of health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Tony A. DiMenichi
  • Patent number: 10137049
    Abstract: A driving module and a motion assistance apparatus including the same may be provided. For example, the driving module including a driving source disposed on one side of a user, and configured to provide power, a first decelerator including a first input terminal coupled to the driving source, and a first output terminal and a second output terminal configured to receive power from the first input terminal, a second decelerator including a second input terminal coupled to the first output terminal, and a third output terminal and a fourth output terminal configured to receive power from the second input terminal, and a third decelerator including a third input terminal coupled to the second output terminal, and a fifth output terminal and a sixth output terminal configured to receive power from the third input terminal may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongwon Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10112071
    Abstract: A rear handlebar assembly in combination with a seat and a supporting member of a stationary bike, includes a seat of a stationary bike for supporting a rider thereon. A supporting member supports the seat of the stationary bike. A joining member includes a vertical bore and a horizontal bore, the vertical bore receiving therein the supporting member, the horizontal bore receiving therein a shaft coupled to flanges of the seat. A clasp holds the joining member against the supporting member. A crossbar forms a rear handlebar adapted to support the hands of a rider in an upright riding position. A rearwardly extending member connects the joining member to the crossbar. A pair of hand grips can be positioned on the crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Dooner
  • Patent number: 10105567
    Abstract: An exercise device has a frame supporting guide links to which foot support links are pivotally attached. An arc center drive assembly is provided to raise and lower the foot receiving areas of the foot support links. Vertical drive elements couple a crank system to the arc center drive assembly to control the raising and lowering of the foot receiving areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Larry D. Miller Trust
    Inventor: Larry D. Miller
  • Patent number: 10105569
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising: a foot support, a user interface that includes a visual display, the foot support being movable by the user on the frame back and forth through any one of a plurality of complete, reproducible and different arc segments of a master arcuate path, the foot support being interconnected to a selection device that enables the user to select any one of the plurality of arc segments, one or more detectors adapted to detect one or more of force, energy or power exerted by the user over time on the foot support or distance or velocity of travel of the foot support or resistance assembly during the course of the user's performance of all or a portion of an exercise cycle, the visual display displaying a visually recognizable format of one or more of the force, energy, power, distance, time or velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 10086254
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a frame and an exercise deck. The exercise deck includes a platform, a first pulley connected to a front portion of the platform, a second pulley connected to a rear portion of the platform, and a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley. The exercise device also includes a motor in mechanical communication with at least one of the first pulley and the second pulley to drive the tread belt and an energy efficiency indicator that actives in response to determining that a power load needed to operate the exercise device is below a predetermined energy efficient threshold during a performance of an exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10080918
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus having a pulley, a pair of stabilizing assemblies each configured to couple a front portion of a respective pedal element to each side of the pulley, a looped belt configured to couple the pulley to a resistance assembly, a tension stabilizer configured to maintain a tension of the looped belt on the pulley, and the resistance assembly configured to assert an adjustable resistance to the pedal elements through the looped belt, where the resistance is adjusted by changing a distance between a flywheel element and a corresponding magnetic plate element of the resistance assembly, the magnetic plate asserting a magnetic force over the distance on the flywheel element and the looped belt looping around a co-rotating extension from the flywheel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FITNESS CUBED INC.
    Inventor: Arnav Dalmia
  • Patent number: 10080915
    Abstract: A device for the therapeutic treatment and/or training of the lower extremities of a human has independent driven and controlled movement devices which are connected to a stationary frame. Each of the movement devices include foot plates that are moved independently of one another along walking trajectories. Each movement device has a pivot arm pivotable into different elevations where the pivot arm is rotatably connected to a single sled on a linear track. A first rotational drive is attached to the sled and is connected to the pivot arm for changing the elevation of the respective holding member. A second rotational drive changes the inclination of the foot plate and the sled is connected to a linear drive for changing the longitudinal position of the foot plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Villa Melitta GmbH
    Inventors: Rupert Waldner, Julius Michael Waldner, Christopher Tomelleri
  • Patent number: 10065070
    Abstract: A foldable treadmill includes a treadbase having two short sides and two long sides, a base frame extended in the extending direction of the short sides of the treadbase and supported on a supporting surface, a linkage unit coupled between the treadbase and the base frame, and a retractable unit including a pivot-connection portion pivotally connected to the base frame and a retractable member interlocking with the linkage unit and movable relative to the pivot-connection portion between a retracted position where the long sides of the treadbase are disposed in proximity to the supporting surface and an extended position where the long sides of said treadbase are disposed far from the supporting surface and the position of the linkage unit is shifted with the retractable member to reduce the clearance between the linkage unit and the treadbase to minimize space occupation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiung-Tung Huang
  • Patent number: 10058735
    Abstract: Apparatuses for moving or stretching a body portion of a user and associated methods are disclosed herein. The apparatus includes (1) a supporting element configured to support the body portion; (2) a first rod configured to selectively move the supporting element in a first direction and in a second direction; (3) a first shaft coupled to the first rod; (4) a first motor coupled to and configured to rotate the first shaft; (5) a second rod configured to selectively move the supporting element in a third direction; (6) a second shaft coupled to the second rod; and (7) a second motor coupled to and configured to rotate the second shaft. The first direction and the second directions together define a reference plane generally perpendicular to the third direction. The supporting element can be moved by the first and second rods along a three-dimensional moving trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Jingliang Pan
  • Patent number: 10046197
    Abstract: An exercise device featuring a pair of knee joints, each pivotally and respectively coupled to a pair of calf linkages, each of the pair of calf linkages having a foot pedal at an opposite lower end that supports low impact user-defined natural exercise gait patterns. The knee joints are supported and directed to travel by linkage and/or carriage systems that operate substantially below a user hip area, and direct the knee joints in a variety of travel paths, ranging from a constant arc, to a linear pathway, to a variety of irregular arc shaped paths, to pathways that may change during use. A secondary system coupled to the linkage and/or carriage systems provides lift and dampening forces to influence a responsiveness of the foot pedals via bending and straightening of the calf linkages about the respective knee joint, yet does not restrict back and forth travel of the respective knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Fitnovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel David Gordon
  • Patent number: 10022287
    Abstract: A walking training system includes a walking assistance apparatus that is mounted on a leg portion of a user, and assists the user's walking, first pulling means for pulling at least one of the walking assistance apparatus and the leg portion of the user to a front side; and second pulling means for pulling at least one of the walking assistance apparatus and the leg portion of the user to a rear side. A pulling point of the walking assistance apparatus and/or the leg portion of the user, which is pulled by the first and second pulling means is provided to be movable around the leg portion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimada, Masayuki Imaida, Hitoshi Konosu, Yoshinori Fujikake, Issei Nakashima, Eiichi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 10022586
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine includes a resisting unit disposed at a front of a frame unit and having two cranks and a resisting member rotatable synchronously, two linking units each having a handle rod, an adjusting rod, a pedal rod, a swing rod, a first linking rod, a second linking rod and a third linking rod such that the pedal rod is suspended by the handle rod and the third linking rod to move along an elliptical route, and an adjusting unit having an adjusting tube which is pivotably connected to the adjusting rod and which is shiftable to adjust the position of the adjusting rod so as to adjust the elliptical route and the span between foot pedals on the pedal rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Superweigh Enterprise Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunny Lee, Simon Chao
  • Patent number: 9993682
    Abstract: A stair exerciser apparatus includes a frame having a pair of inclined supports, a drive mechanism, a plurality of stairs and an electromagnetic resistance device. The stairs are coupled to the drive mechanism for traveling around the pair of inclined supports. The electromagnetic resistance device is coupled to the drive mechanism to control the running speed of the stairs. The electromagnetic resistance device has a flywheel, an electromagnet and a brake unit. The electromagnet is coupled to the brake unit for controlling rotation resistance of the flywheel. The brake unit has a brake block for stopping the flywheel to stop the stairs. The brake unit is pivotally rotatable between a non-braking position where the brake block is pulled away from the flywheel when the electromagnet is energized and a braking position where the brake block is pulled to stop the flywheel when the electromagnet is loss of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noel R Johnson, Alexander E Hanson
  • Patent number: 9993680
    Abstract: An exercise device with a pair of upper links coupled to a frame and a pair of lower links pivotally and respectively coupled to the upper links is provided. A pedal is received on a distal end of each of the lower links. A transfer system between the pair of upper links may include a first and a second pushrod, each with a first end pivotally coupled to each respective upper link and a second end opposite to the first end. A first and a second damper arm, each pivotally coupled to the frame, may be included, each damper arm receiving a respective pushrod. An actuator may be coupled to the first damper arm and the second damper arm, thus providing movement of the first and second pushrods to alter a resting position of the first and second upper leg links with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FIT-NOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joel Gordon
  • Patent number: 9993684
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a base frame, a swing unit including a pair of swing arms pivotally mounted at the base frame, a pedal unit pivotally mounted at the swing unit, a travel path constraining unit including a pivot axle pivotally connected to the base frame, a pair of upper crank arms respectively affixed to two opposite ends of the pivot axle in reverse directions and a pair of links respectively pivotally connected between the upper crank arms and the swing arms for limiting the swinging range of the swing unit, a first damping unit for providing a damping resistance to the pedal unit, and a second damping unit for providing a damping resistance to the swing arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung Chi Lin, Ming-Cheng Huang, Zong-Huan Wu
  • Patent number: 9987513
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of stationary exercise machines having reciprocating foot and/or hand members, such as foot pedals that move in a closed loop path. Some embodiments can include reciprocating foot pedals that cause a user's feet to move along a closed loop path that is substantially inclined, such that the foot motion simulates a climbing motion more than a flat walking or running motion. Some embodiments can further include reciprocating handles that are configured to move in coordination with the foot via a linkage to a crank wheel also coupled to the foot pedals. Variable resistance can be provided via a rotating air-resistance based mechanism, via a magnetism based mechanism, and/or via other mechanisms, one or more of which can be rapidly adjustable while the user is using the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Rasmey Yim, Marcus L. Marjama, Kevin M. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 9980830
    Abstract: Provided is a walking assist device independent of a deviation of a bending/stretching state between user's legs and applying a force to a user in a direction intended by the user. The walking assist device performs control so that the larger the deviation of a value of a bending/stretching state variable representing the bending/stretching state of each of a pair of right and left legs of a user P is, the larger the deviation between the assist forces Fr and Fl acting on the user P from each of the leg links 2 is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 9968824
    Abstract: An exercise device for performing a variety of movement patterns. The exercise device has a pair of linkages, each including an upper link pivotally mounted to a frame and a lower link pivotally coupled to an upper link. A foot support is provided on a distal end of each lower link. A transfer system is coupled to the frame and both upper links for transferring both tensile and compressive forces. Separate torque elements are operably coupled to the frame and each lower link via a transfer member for independently resisting movement of the associated lower link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Exerciting, LLC
    Inventors: Joel D. Gordon, Kevin G. Abelbeck, Glenn D. Ross
  • Patent number: 9950209
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of stationary exercise machines having reciprocating foot and/or hand members, such as foot pedals that move in a closed loop path. Some embodiments can include reciprocating foot pedals that cause a user's feet to move along a closed loop path that is substantially inclined, such that the foot motion simulates a climbing motion more than a flat walking or running motion. Some embodiments can further include reciprocating handles that are configured to move in coordination with the foot via a linkage to a crank wheel also coupled to the foot pedals. Variable resistance can be provided via a rotating air-resistance based mechanism, via a magnetism based mechanism, and/or via other mechanisms, one or more of which can be rapidly adjustable while the user is using the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Rasmey Yim, Marcus L. Marjama, Kevin M. Hendricks, Thomas H. Moran
  • Patent number: 9937380
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising: a foot support, a user interface that includes a visual display, the foot support being movable by the user on the frame back and forth through any one of a plurality of complete, reproducible and different arc segments of a master arcuate path, the foot support being interconnected to a selection device that enables the user to select any one of the plurality of arc segments, one or more detectors adapted to detect one or more of force, energy or power exerted by the user over time on the foot support or distance or velocity of travel of the foot support or resistance assembly during the course of the user's performance of all or a portion of an exercise cycle, the visual display displaying a visually recognizable format of one or more of the force, energy, power, distance, time or velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 9931534
    Abstract: An elliptical trainer with variable stride includes a base frame, a swing unit axially mounted at the base frame, a pedal unit axially mounted at the swing unit, a damping unit for providing damping resistance to the swing unit, and a constraining unit including an axle axially mounted at the base frame, a pair of upper cranks respectively affixed to two opposite ends of the axle and a pair of coupling members respectively pivotally coupled between the upper cranks and the swing unit. Mating the constraining unit with the swing unit prevents the swing unit from overswinging, enhancing user safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP. LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9908001
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing performance feedback to an individual using a portable fitness monitoring device is provided. The method may include sensing performance parameter information during the physical activity, generating a first visual output that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual should be performing at, and generating a second visual output that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual is currently performing at.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian Dibenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Scott Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9901774
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise device has a frame supporting guide links and foot support links. A cam system has a vertical control cam portion. Vertical control followers are pivotally connected to a vertical follower support. Mechanical vertical control couplings couple the foot support links to the vertical control followers. A foot receiving area of each foot support link moves in a generally elliptical path when the cam portion rotates about the cam axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Larry D. Miller Trust
    Inventors: Larry D. Miller, Bradley Jordan Miller
  • Patent number: 9895589
    Abstract: A bicycle rollers device (110), having a frame (112, 114, 116) that includes a rear mounting assembly (112) for two rear rollers; a front mounting assembly for a front roller (114); support elements (140, 141, 142, 144, 145) for supporting the frame above a surface, upon which the support elements are set to rest; and a central bridge (116) connecting the front mounting assembly to the rear mounting gear. Also, two rear rollers are mounted in the rear mounting assembly and a front roller is mounted in the front mounting assembly and defines a roller width. Finally, the central bridge is more narrow than the roller width, thereby permitting a bicycle rider to mount and dismount a bicycle set on the rollers without encountering the central bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Larry C. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 9895569
    Abstract: A garment that generates resistance against body movement that can be used during exercise, during everyday activities, or during rehabilitation therapy. The garment includes bands providing resistance against the movement of an associated limb. The garment includes a structure to secure the garment to a user during activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Franklin Yao
  • Patent number: 9849332
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a frame, two first swing arms, two second swing arms, two pedals, a resistance device, two cranks, two link rods, two limiting rods, and two upper linking assemblies. By arrangement of the above components, the moving path of each pedal can be an elliptical path. In some embodiment, an angle-adjustment device is used to adjust the slope of the elliptical moving path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Fu Huang, Han-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 9849392
    Abstract: A velocity sport boot system/velocity sport board for performing all-weather snowboarding activity. The velocity sport boot/board system includes a velocity sport boot assembly that provides a method of practicing snowboarding on a treadmill. The velocity sport boot assembly includes a boot liner, a boot body, and a plurality of ball bearing assemblies. The plurality of ball bearing assemblies further includes shock absorbing springs for user comfort on varying surfaces. An alternative embodiment of the velocity sport boot/board system uses a common snowboarding type boot affixed to a sport board assembly that includes a sport board base, coupling straps, and a plurality of ball bearing assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Kristine A. Scott
  • Patent number: 9849330
    Abstract: An exercise machine inclination device for providing variable exercise intensity on an exercise machine by inclining the exercise machine. The exercise machine inclination device generally includes a base adapted for being positioned upon a floor, a support structure adapted for supporting an exercise machine, a hinge pivotally connecting the base and the support structure and an actuator connected between the base and the support structure, wherein the actuator adjusts an angle of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9849331
    Abstract: An elliptical stepper includes a base, a damping device mounted on the base, two crank devices respectively laterally mounted to two opposite sides of the damping device. Each crank device has a stepping device mounted thereon and each stepping device has a roller set mounted to a bottom thereof, wherein the roller set is universally rolled relative to a corresponding one of the two stepping device. The base includes two opposite sides each having a guiding structure disposed thereon. Each guiding structure includes at least one rail having a front end outwardly extending relative to a center line of the base. Each roller set is moved along a corresponding one of the two guiding structures such that each stepping device provides a wiggling effect when moved along an elliptical route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: SHANG JIA YU CO., LTD., QUIN FORM INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: A-Lan Jhang
  • Patent number: 9827461
    Abstract: An exercise device has a frame supporting guide links to which foot support links are pivotally attached. Upper pulleys are pivotally connected to the frame. Lower pulleys are connected to the foot support links. A vertical drive assembly is coupled to the foot support links by flexible elements. The flexible elements extend from the vertical drive assembly, about an upper pulley, about a lower pulley and to a second end connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Larry D. Miller Trust
    Inventor: Larry D. Miller
  • Patent number: 9802078
    Abstract: A high knees exercise apparatus includes a base, a driving mechanism, a linkage mechanism and two magnetic resistance. The driving mechanism is located on the base and includes two driving member which is driven swung along arc path. The linkage mechanism is for leading the driving members swung reversely in response to each other. The two magnetic resistance devices are for providing magnetic resistances in accordance with swings of the two driving members respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PREVENTIVE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Yeh
  • Patent number: 9802076
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to recumbent exercise machines and associated systems and methods. In one embodiment, for example, a recumbent exercise apparatus can include a seat, two linear guide tracks forward of the seat, and two pedal assemblies movably coupled to corresponding linear guide tracks positioned forward of the seat. The pedal assemblies can be configured to move back and forth along the linear guide tracks. The recumbent exercise apparatus can further include linear actuators operably coupled to each of the linear guide tracks and configured to move the linear guide tracks up and down in a vertical direction. The pedal assemblies can be configured to move in elliptical patterns when the pedal assemblies move back and forth along the linear guide tracks and the linear actuators move the linear guide tracks up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DYACO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Murray, Yuhsiang Chen, Kuang-Shiung Kao
  • Patent number: 9799192
    Abstract: Disclosed is an intelligent shoe for the blind, which includes a sole and an upper. At least a portion of the sole is provided with multiple pressure sensors for generating pressure sensing signals when the sole is in contact with raised ground surface. The intelligent shoe further includes a storage chip, used to pre-store a signal characteristic of pressure sensing signals generated when the sole is in contact with a blind sidewalk, and a ata processing chip electrically connected to the multiple pressure sensors and the storage chip, used to compare a signal characteristic of pressure sensing signals from the pressure sensors with the pre-stored signal characteristic, and determine that the sole deviates from the blind sidewalk and send a prompt signal in the case that the signal characteristic of the pressure sensing signals from the pressure sensors is inconsistent with the pre-stored signal characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haisheng Wang, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Xiaoliang Ding, Hongjuan Liu, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Wei Liu, Changfeng Li, Rui Xu, Lei Wang, Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 9782621
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a flywheel, a driving assembly, and a control assembly. The driving assembly drives the flywheel to rotate. The control assembly comprises an angle sensor for measuring the change of angular displacement of the flywheel during a specific period of time. The control assembly calculates the angular velocity or the angular acceleration of the flywheel by the measured angular displacement during the specific period of time. The control assembly determines if the flywheel is to be stopped according to at least a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: DYACO INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Hao Chiang, Brian Murray
  • Patent number: 9776039
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an intelligent household air purification cabinet type body-building apparatus, comprising a box body, a running machine, an air purifier and a power supply. The intelligent household air purification cabinet type body-building apparatus is further provided with an intelligent control system which comprises a controller, a central control computer, a pressure frequency detection device, an audio device, a display device and a signal receiving and transmitting device. A use method of the body-building apparatus comprises five steps of facility unfolding and need setting, environment preparation, body-building process, statistical analysis of body-building completion, and folding. The present invention has the advantages of small occupation space, complementary functions, no need of adding a power supply, supply of body-building environment beneficial to a human body, convenient operation and capability of long-term sustainable improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG FU XIN DA HEALTH TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cui Shui Xu
  • Patent number: 9776035
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a portable hamstring stretcher for stretching hamstring muscles and inner thigh muscles. The portable hamstring stretcher comprises a primary board, a secondary board (leg pieces), a plurality of hinges, a chain, a plurality of ratchet straps, a ratchet, a plurality of hinges, and a plurality of adjustable straps. A user lies down on the primary board and wraps his legs using the adjustable straps on the secondary board to exercise the hamstring muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Masoud Nouri
  • Patent number: 9757613
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise device has a frame and guide link pivotally attached thereto. A foot support link is pivotally connected to a lower attachment point of each guide link so that when the guide links pivot relative to the frame, foot receiving areas of the foot support links move in a path of travel having a horizontal component of motion. A cam drive has cams supported for rotation about an axis of rotation and pivoting arms each engaging one of the cams such that rotation of the cams causes movement of the pivoting arms. Flexible elements couple the foot support links to the pivoting arms such that rotation of the cams moves the foot receiving areas of the respective foot support links in a path of travel having a vertical component of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Larry D. Miller Trust
    Inventor: Larry D. Miller