Involving User Translation Or Physical Simulation Thereof Patents (Class 482/51)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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