Involving User Translation Or Physical Simulation Thereof Patents (Class 482/51)
  • Patent number: 11020629
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a stationary exercise apparatus which not only can a user exercise alternately with one leg lifting and the other leg pressing but the exercising paths thereof are capable of being adjusted so that the user is capable of exercising with different postures and motions and having more abundant exercise types. For the sake of safety, stability, and convenience, the supporting portions for the user to step on have specific orientation angles and don't rotate arbitrarily to different positions at every point of the exercising path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 11000730
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine may include a base, one or more upright stanchions coupled to the base and extending upward from the base and supporting first and second cranks. The first crank may support a first crank arm. The first crank arm may support a first pedal leg hanging downward from the first crank arm. The first pedal leg may support a right pedal. The right pedal may be configured to swing forward and rearward and to raise upward and lower downward. The second crank may support a second crank arm. The second crank arm may support a second pedal leg hanging downward from the second crank arm. The second pedal leg may support a left pedal. The left pedal may be configured to swing forward and rearward and to raise upward and lower downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gaylen Ercanbrack
  • Patent number: 11000731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for physical exercise comprising a pair of skis (2) having a top side and a bottom side, a frame (5), two pendulate arms (19), each of the pendulate arms has an upper end rotatably connected to the frame about a rotational axis, and a lower end pivotably connected to one of the skis, and at least one resistance unit (13, 15) connected to the pendulate arms. The device comprises at least one support parts (1;29;30) located below the skis respectively, and two movable elements (20;26;28) connected to the bottom sides of the skis respectively, and each of the movable elements are arranged linearly movable along one of the support parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MOTIOFY AB
    Inventor: Patrik Lindström
  • Patent number: 10960261
    Abstract: A stationary exercise device having variable footpaths is disclosed. The exercise device includes a frame, a pair of supporting members that have a first end to rotate about an axis and a second end to move along a reciprocating path, a pair of pedals joined to the supporting members, and a guider assembly for adjusting an incline angle of the reciprocating path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Mark J. Kannel, Donald E. Stiemke, Darian P. Johnston
  • Patent number: 10946238
    Abstract: An exercise machine is for performing a striding exercise motion. The exercise machine has frame; first and second pedal members; first and second foot pads on the first and second pedal members, respectively, each of the first and second foot pads being configured to move in an elliptical path during the striding exercise motion; first and second rocker arms pivotally coupled to the frame; and first and second adjustment devices configured to actively adjust and set a position of the first and second pedal members relative to the first and second rocker arms, respectively, which thereby changes a shape of the elliptical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Rogus
  • Patent number: 10933273
    Abstract: A stationary exercise apparatus includes two connecting members each having an upper end guided to move along a circular path and a lower end coupled to a swing member, so that when the upper end moves along the circular path, the lower end moves along an arc-shaped path. Two supporting members are configured to support a user's feet, which are coupled between the upper end and the lower end of the respective connecting members and movable along a closed path. Two control members each is arranged between the corresponding supporting member and the corresponding swing member for guiding the second portion of the corresponding supporting member along a predetermined path, so that an angle formed between each supporting member and the corresponding connecting member varies as the corresponding swing member moves along the arc-shaped path between a first endpoint and a second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 10926129
    Abstract: Provided is a treadmill including a frame structure supporting both ends of each of a plurality of slats to allow the plurality of slats to be movable. The frame structure includes a first frame and a second frame arranged parallel to each other with a distance therebetween, a first side frame and a second side frame respectively arranged outside the respective first and second frames, and a plurality of horizontal bars having a length greater than the distance. Each of the plurality of horizontal bars includes a first load region between the first frame and the second frame, a second load region overlapping the first side frame and fixed to the first side frame, and a third load region overlapping the second side frame and fixed to the second side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DRAX Inc.
    Inventor: Seon Kyung Yoo
  • Patent number: 10926131
    Abstract: An elliptical machine has a base, an upright column fixed to the base, a transmission mechanism mounted on the base, and two link mechanisms respectively connected with opposing sides of the transmission mechanism. Each link mechanism includes a first link rod that is telescopic and connected with both the transmission mechanism and the base, and a second link rod having a pedal and connected with the first link rod such that the pedals of the two link mechanisms are respectively linked to the transmission mechanism through the first and second link rods. When a user uses each pedal, a total length of the corresponding first link rod is reciprocatingly and continuously changed, so that a top end of the first link rod makes a first circulatory movement along a first elliptical path, and the corresponding pedal synchronously makes a second circulatory movement along a second elliptical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Yu, Cheng-Ru Yu
  • Patent number: 10926130
    Abstract: Provided is a nonpowered treadmill driven by a user's foot motion. The nonpowered treadmill includes a track part, a rotation unit rotatably supporting the track part, a detector configured to detect a rotation speed of the track part, and a resistance controller configured to control a rotation resistance of the track part in response to the rotation speed detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DRAX INC.
    Inventors: Seon Kyung Yoo, Jae Sang Park
  • Patent number: 10905939
    Abstract: A conventional skateboard driven by swinging a board with both feet like a seesaw has a great number of parts, is complicated and becomes heavy. Therefore, a light traveling performance is deteriorated. Further, increase of the parts number adversely affects a manufacturing cost. The invention employs a mechanism which can drive in a swinging board with the least parts structure. Further, a shape of the board on which both feet are got is formed into a so-called inverse gull-wing shape, thereby suppressing a ground height of a boarding surface. Further, a flexible motion performance can be achieved at a corner by the provision of a steering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshijiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 10888165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single-legged portable working chair using a compression repulsive force of a spring body, wherein: when used, the telescopic single-legged portable working chair is worn on a user's body such that, when the user sits down, the spring body is compressed by the weight of the user's body to store power, and when the user stands up, the spring body pushes up the user's body using the compressed power, so that the power consumption required for the sitting and standing actions of the body can be reduced; when the user repeatedly lifts a weight, the load applied to the user's joints and muscles is alleviated by the magnitude of a repulsive force of the spring body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Donggwan Park
  • Patent number: 10850155
    Abstract: An exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces for providing secondary exercise support platforms positioned at various planes relative to the horizontal plane of the primary exercising platforms, the secondary platforms further serving as handles used during the performance of exercises. The exercise machine with multiple contact surfaces generally includes a frame, a carriage movably attached to the rail, and a first support structure and a second support structure attached to the frame near the first end. The support structures each include one or more platforms having an upper surface that is positioned above the base plane of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10828570
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for visualizing synthetic objects within a real-world video clip. The embodiments allow interactive, synthetic objects or characters to appear as if they are “embedded” inside or form part of a video clip. These objects move independently of the environment within the video clip and are controlled by a user. In one embodiment the video frames are set as textures in the furthermost layer in a 3D environment viewer or 3D “engine”. In another embodiment separate layers of video frames are superimposed with the synthetic objects on an output screen and synchronizing the movements and the field of view settings to give the perception that only one camera is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Scott Hardy, Andrei Richard Frank
  • Patent number: 10821321
    Abstract: Provided is a treadmill including a plurality of slats extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The frame structure supports both ends of each of the plurality of slats to allow the plurality of slats to be movable in the second direction. The frame structure includes a central frame having a top portion having a curved shape. The frame structure further includes a first side frame and a second side frame respectively arranged on both sides of the central frame. A top portion of each of the first and second side frames has a shape corresponding to the curved shape of the central frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DRAX, INC.
    Inventor: Seon Kyung Yoo
  • Patent number: 10792536
    Abstract: A climbing machine includes a resistance device, a driving device, and two climbing devices. The driving device comprises an upper wheel set, an axial wheel set, and a lower wheel set. The axial wheel set includes a first axial wheel and a second axial wheel. Through a plurality of connecting members, the alternate up and down movements of the climbing device drive the upper wheel set and the lower wheel set to rotate in a first direction, the upper wheel set drives the first axial wheel to rotate in a second direction, and the lower wheel set drives the second axial wheel to rotate in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Han-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 10796375
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a motor, an operating member driven by the motor, a sensor operable to detect engagement of a user with the operating member, a controller in communication with the operating member and the sensor, and a communication interface in communication with the controller. The controller is configured to generate exercise use data in response to movement of the operating member and the sensor detecting engagement of the user with the operating unit, and the controller transmits the exercise use data to the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: JOHNSON HEALTH TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Nathan Pyles
  • Patent number: 10772785
    Abstract: A human motion assistance device has an upper torso harness for attaching to a user. The upper torso harness has a shoulder strap or backpack assembly. A belt is connected to the upper torso harness and extends around a waist and back area of the user. Leg straps are affixed to the upper torso harness proximate to a gluteal area of the user and configured to extend down a hamstring area to cross in front of a knee area and further extend down a calf area to a foot anchor. The leg straps are made of an elastic material with a pocket around the knee area of the user. The foot anchor may extend under the heel to an arch strap, or cross over the talus and under the arch of the foot. The upper torso harness and leg straps are passive without active members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SpringActive, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Holgate, Jeffrey A. Ward, Pahul Singh, Garrett Repp
  • Patent number: 10769963
    Abstract: A ballet training device configured to promote proper foot placement and aid in the development of proper strength and musculature is disclosed herein. The ballet training device may comprise a first loop coupled to a second loop at an overlap point, a resistance band coupled to a lateral portion of the first loop and to a lateral portion of the second loop, the resistance band configured to be disposed on a lateral side of a wearer's foot, and a traction mechanism disposed on at least a portion of the first loop and at least a portion of the second loop. The first loop is configured to encircle the wearer's ankle, the second loop is configured to encircle the wearer's foot, and the overlap point is configured to be disposed above the wearer's instep such that the device is generally in the shape of an infinity sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Natalya Jewelewicz
  • Patent number: 10736808
    Abstract: In various embodiments, provided herein are systems, methods, processes, and devices for providing locomotive rehabilitation to a subject via one or more gait motions that substantially accurately mimic motions performed in healthy, natural gait cycles. The system may mimic natural gait motions via footplates and handles, and one or more linkage systems. In particular embodiments, the system may further include a motor unit and/or clutch for providing controlled forces assisting or resisting motions of a linkage system. Further, the system may include a tower for operating in a standing or seated position. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a body weight support system that provides offloading forces to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HEALING INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Benda, Luke Scott Benda, Braden Joseph Davidson, Evan Andrew Reese, Christopher Zaro
  • Patent number: 10709926
    Abstract: A manual powered treadmill includes a frame; a front shaft assembly coupled to the frame; a rear shaft assembly coupled to the frame; an intermediate shaft coupled to the frame, the intermediate shaft is disposed intermediate the front shaft assembly and the rear shaft assembly; a running belt disposed about the front and rear shaft assemblies, the running belt defining at least a portion of a non-planar running surface; and a safety device coupled to the intermediate shaft. The safety device is operable to substantially prevent movement of the running belt in a first direction and to permit movement of the running belt in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Nicholas A. Oblamski, Jose D. Bernal-Ramirez, Daniel D. Wagner, Robert L. Zimpel
  • Patent number: 10688400
    Abstract: A stand-up swing assembly includes a pair of horizontal support bars that are suspended from above by suspension lines. A pair of foot support members are suspended from the support bars so that the foot support members may swing independently from one another. Spacer bars may be positioned above the horizontal support bars to separate the suspension lines for the front support bar from the suspension lines for the rear support bar. The foot support members may take the form of any desired shape, including that of a human foot, a bear paw, or the like, and the suspension lines attached between the foot support members and the horizontal support bars may have elastic properties so that they may stretch and bounce back into a relaxed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Katie Elliott
  • Patent number: 10653916
    Abstract: A machine for concurrently performing pressing motions with the hands and feet, the machine having a base having front and back ends, two or more user supports, at least one lower body user support with an engagement means for the user's feet and at least one upper body user support with an engagement means for the user's hands. The upper body user support and lower body user support move fore and aft on opposing ends of the base frame and at least one of the upper body user supports and at least one of the lower body user supports cooperate with one another to move in opposing fore and aft movement patterns during operation of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ellis I.P., Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph K. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10632341
    Abstract: This invention discloses a climbing machine. Without being limited by the structure of the climbing assembly, the upper limbs and the lower limbs of the user can have different moving paths. In addition, the climbing machine also has the advantages of rapid response, wide range of resistance adjustment, and smooth operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Han-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 10625111
    Abstract: A training apparatus includes exercise equipment mounted to a side surface or a roof of a land vehicle or for mounting to a surface such as a wall of a building or a ship. The exercise equipment includes a support structure which is attached to the surface or roof and is manoeuvrable by pivoting with respect thereto whilst remaining attached thereto, between a stowed condition and an exercising condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beaverfit Limited
    Inventors: Richard James Beaver, Thomas Edward Beaver
  • Patent number: 10617927
    Abstract: An exercise assembly for practicing in-line skating includes a base that has an upper surface with a smooth texture to provide minimal friction to sliding. Each of a pair of front tubes and each of a pair of rear tubes extends perpendicularly from a respective opposing side of the base. A crossbar extends between the pair of front tubes distal from the base. Each front tube comprises a plurality of nested sections. Each rear tube comprises a plurality of nested segments. The front tubes and the rear tubes are selectively extensible from the base. Each of a pair of side bars extends between a respective front tube and an associated rear tube. The side bars and the crossbar are selectively positionable relative to the base and are configured to be grasped in hands of a user to support the user exercising on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: John Osorio, Libia Marquez
  • Patent number: 10596407
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus may include a frame configured to rest on a floor surface. Left and right foot members may be mounted on respective sides of a stanchion connected to the frame. The foot members may include foot platforms securely fixed to a lower distal end thereof. Toe plates may be pivotally secured to the foot platforms. The toe plates may be rotatable for engagement with a trigger switch operative connected to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph D Maresh, Kenneth W Stearns
  • Patent number: 10576331
    Abstract: A composite motion exercise machine includes a control panel which provides a plurality of movement modes and allows a user to issue a command to change the configuration of linkage units of the exercise machine to have the machine perform a movement mode without manual adjustment, so that the pedal of each linkage unit can be moved along a closed trajectory. The control panel also allows the user to finely adjust the trajectory and the resistance associated therewith. The trajectory performed by each pedal of the exercise machine is ergonomic so that the user can be protected from exercise injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SPORTSART INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai-Pin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10561890
    Abstract: My exercise apparatus comprises a lower body exercise machine, and an overhead upper body exercise device with a horizontally oriented, rigid handlebar connected to an elastic member suspended overhead. The positioning of the apparatus allows the user, while standing and operating the lower body exercise machine and without lifting the user's body up and off the lower body exercise machine, to operate the upper body exercise device. The user grips the handlebar and simultaneously pulls the handlebar towards the user's chest, stretching the elastic member to lengthen the elastic member, placing the elastic member in tension. Then the user slowly releases the tension and allows the elastic member to shorten in length, thus providing upper body and core muscle strengthening. The combination of the upper body exercise device and the lower body exercise machine provide a comprehensive, full body workout. A kit and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Michaels
  • Patent number: 10556168
    Abstract: A lighting system for a treadmill is described. The treadmill includes a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle. The tread defines a cavity and comprises slats each having a tread surface and an underside. Each slat is attached at longitudinal ends to a respective belt that rotates on bearings around the front axle and the rear axle. The slats are configured with a space between adjacent slats. The lighting system comprises lights located in the cavity. The lights are configured to emit light away from the cavity through the space between the adjacent slats along at least a portion of the treadmill. A controller is in communication with the lights and is configured to control the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Giovanni Project LLC
    Inventor: Giovanni Raoul Fima
  • Patent number: 10549145
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a frame adapted to be rested on a floor surface, a crank mechanism that has two cranks mounted on the frame, two swing members pivotally mounted on the frame, two connecting assemblies, and a guiding device. Each of the two connecting assemblies has a plurality of connecting rods connecting the respective crank and the respective swing member. The two connecting assemblies define two pedal portions for supporting a user's feet, and up-and-down movement of the pedal portions causes rotation of the two cranks along a circular path. The guiding device is configured to connect the two swing members for guiding swing movement of the two swing members within a predetermined swing range. The predetermined swing range is adjustable so as to provide various exercise paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 10532246
    Abstract: A stationary exercise device having variable footpaths is disclosed. The exercise device includes a frame, a pair of supporting members that have a first end to rotate about an axis and a second end to move along a reciprocating path, a pair of pedals joined to the supporting members, and a guider assembly for adjusting an incline angle of the reciprocating path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 10518128
    Abstract: An elliptical trainer is provided with a frame, a resistance device, two cranks, two guide link assemblies, and two flexible members. The frame includes a first pivot. The resistance device provides a resistance and includes a wheel with an axis. The two cranks are arranged at a left and a right side of the wheel, respectively, and each crank has a first end coupling with the axis. The two guide link assemblies are arranged at a left and a right side of the frame, respectively, and each guide link assembly has a front end pivotally coupling with the first pivot and a second end coupling with a pedal. In addition, each crank has a second end coupling with a corresponding guide link assembly, and each flexible member has a first end indirectly pivoted to the first pivot and a second end coupled to a corresponding guide link assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Shih-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10507354
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus with oscillating tilt system includes a main frame for supporting all the components of the apparatus, a tiltable upstanding support is tilted oscillating, a mechanism which enabling a user of the apparatus to move hands and feet up and down harmoniously, and another mechanism to change an orientation of the user in relation to the vertical line oscillating during the exercise, and consequently changing the direction of the forces affecting different muscles of the user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Ali Kiani
  • Patent number: 10500436
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a linkage assembly that links a driving member to a driven member such that circular rotation of the driving member causes generally equal circular rotation of the driven member. The linkage assembly includes a linking member, a first crank arm that connects the driving member to the linking member such that rotation of the driving member causes motion of the linking member, and a second crank arm that connects the linking member to the driven member such that the motion of the linking member causes rotation of the driven member. At least one additional crank arm connects the linking member at a rotational axis that is laterally offset from a straight line through the first and second crank arm rotational axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Zhi Lu
  • Patent number: 10496155
    Abstract: A virtual reality experience is provided to one or more users by a computing system through the use of a special-purpose virtual reality mat. The computing system receives image data from an optical sensor imaging a physical environment. The mat includes one or more fiducial markers that are recognizable by the computing system. A presence of these fiducial markers is detected based on the image data. An activity region within the physical environment is defined based, at least in part, on the detected fiducial markers. A positioning of a physical subject is identified within the physical environment relative to the activity region. The virtual reality experience is selectively augmented based on the positioning of the physical subject identified relative to the activity region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Julia Schwarz, Jason Michael Ray
  • Patent number: 10493318
    Abstract: [Problem] This invention provides a smaller size and space-saving low-floor treadmill which is improved in durability of support of the rea roller and which can prevent bending of the rear roller by using smaller sized roller in the rea roller for a moving belt of the low-floor treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: OHTAKE ROOT KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitake Ota
  • Patent number: 10449435
    Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosed technology relate to a system for providing a virtual exercise place, comprising: an image information database in which location-based image data related to a virtual exercise place is stored; and an image data controller selecting from the image information database location-based image data related to a virtual exercise place received from the terminal and providing the selected location-based image data to the terminal, displaying in the terminal an image corresponding to an exercise start location received from the terminal, receiving exercise distance information calculated by the fitness equipment, and displaying in the terminal an image corresponding to a location moved by the exercise distance from the exercise start location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Jae Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10441843
    Abstract: A stepper exercise device includes a base support frame, a wheel assembly having a first wheel, a stepper assembly coupled to the base support base and first wheel of the wheel assembly, and a resistance adjustment mechanism coupled to the wheel assembly. The stepper assembly includes a first step pedal and a second step pedal coupled to a first side and a second side of the first wheel respectively. The first step pedal and the second step pedal are configured to move in an elliptical motion resembling a step motion of a user as if the user walked on the support surface. The resistance adjustment mechanism is configured to provide different amounts of resistance to rotational motions of the first wheel, which in turn provides various resistance to step motions of the first and second step pedals to adjust the intensity of the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10434362
    Abstract: An exercise assembly for execution of an exercise regimen by a user having a base assembly and a support assembly. The exercise assembly includes a resistive track assembly mounted to a portion of the support assembly. The resistive track assembly has a plurality of resistive track members each having a resistive track channel through a portion thereof. The exercise assembly further includes a carriage assembly having at least one handle interconnected to at least one carriage through the resistive track channel of a corresponding resistive track member. Each handle and carriage is moveable along a portion of a corresponding resistive track member. The resistive force assembly includes a plurality of resistive force members, and at least one resistive force member is interconnected to each carriage to present a resistive force to counter movement of the carriage along a corresponding resistive track member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VitaGlide, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10434352
    Abstract: A locomotor training system, including device and methods of use, is provided. The locomotor training device is a simple mechanical device which includes a rigid supporting member coupled to the front-thigh side of a user's proximal lower extremity and a hinged member coupled to the lower extremity distal to the rigid supporting member. Manipulation of the device by an operator, in some cases facilitated by an adjustable handle, facilitates the user's normalization of joint mechanics associated with unimpaired ambulation while providing neuromuscular re-education and muscle strengthening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Campbell
  • Patent number: 10369403
    Abstract: A stationary exercise device having variable footpaths is disclosed. The exercise device includes a frame, a pair of supporting members that have a first end to rotate about an axis and a second end to move along a reciprocating path, a pair of pedals joined to the supporting members, and a guider assembly for adjusting an incline angle of the reciprocating path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Mark J. Kannel, Donald E. Stiemke, Darian P. Johnston
  • Patent number: 10364863
    Abstract: An arrangement for fastening, at multiple fastening points, a power electronic device such as a frequency converter (1) to a base (2) susceptible to vibration, at least a portion of which fastening points are vibration-damped, and which fastening points are on two opposite sides of the frequency converter (1). The invention is realized such that there are at least two fastening points (3, 4; 3, 4, 5) on each of two opposite sides of the frequency converter (1), wherein fastening points (3, 4, 5) on one side are damped while fastening points (3, 4) on the other side are undamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vacon Oy
    Inventor: Lasse Aro
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: RE48000
    Abstract: A wave forming apparatus has a channel for containing a flow of water with an inlet end connected to a water supply, a floor, and spaced side walls, a first bed form or weir at the inlet end of the channel, and a second bed form in the channel downstream of the first bed form. Also disclosed is a wave forming apparatus has a channel for containing a flow of water, the channel having an inlet end connected to a water supply for supplying a flowing stream of water, a floor, and spaced side walls, and at least one oblique foil member adjustably mounted in the floor of the channel. The foils, weirs or bed form, form a standing wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: American Wave Machines, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce McFarland