Stair Climbing Patents (Class 482/52)
  • Patent number: 11001323
    Abstract: An electric seatpost assembly comprises a first member, a second member, a positioning structure, a controller, and a switch unit. The second member is movably coupled to the first member so as to change a length of the electric seat post assembly. The positioning structure is configured to position the second member relative to the first member. The controller is to control the positioning structure. The switch unit is provided on one of the first member and the second member to transmit at least one electric signal to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Yuta Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10926132
    Abstract: A linkage mechanism with handles linked to an elliptical motion trajectory includes a main body having two guiding tracks with a changeable lifting angle, a flywheel assembly and two handles installed on a front side of the main body, a first linkage rod pivotally attached between the two handles and two cranks of the flywheel assembly. The two pedals respectively include a front end, and a second linkage rod is pivotally attached between the front end and each one of the cranks. A third linkage rod is pivotally attached between each one of the pedals and each one of the handles. Each one of the pedals along each one of the guiding tracks, and drives each one of the handles and the flywheel assembly to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Healthstream Taiwan Inc.
    Inventor: Yi-Chung Lo
  • Patent number: 10896625
    Abstract: A system for providing feedback to a user performing a physical activity includes a first support assembly having a first upright assembly configured to be positioned at a first end of a performance region in which a user performs the physical activity, and a second support assembly having a second upright assembly configured to be positioned at a second end of the performance region, the second end being opposite the first end. The system also includes a first indicator extending between the first upright assembly and the second upright assembly, the indicator establishing a boundary that extends from the first upright assembly to the second upright assembly and configured to provide an immediate feedback signal to the user based on the user intersecting the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jillian Miller
  • Patent number: 10821313
    Abstract: A portable, foldable barre exercise device providing balance support for a user during exercise may include a pair of legs and a pair of support arms. Each support arm may be pivotally attached to a corresponding leg and may be adapted to be extended upward with the device in an open state. A horizontal exercise bar may be arranged between upper ends of the support arms. The device may further include a pair of weight stacks of removable dumbbells, each attached to a corresponding support arm, and one or more quick release straps for facilitating folding of the device into a closed state for stowage and for strapping the support arms and legs together. The device is lightweight yet structurally configured so as to support a user's entire weight thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jeff Tuller
  • Patent number: 10806965
    Abstract: A multi-function exercise device includes a supporting frame, a pair of linkage members, a first wheel unit, and a second wheel unit. Each of two first coupler bars couples a front link of the respective linkage member to the first wheel unit to permit rotation of the first wheel unit in response to upward movement of the front link of one of the linkage members. Each of two second coupler bars couples a rear link of the respective linkage member to the second wheel unit to permit rotation of the second wheel unit in response to swinging movement of the rear link. Two load-resistance members are provided for retarding rotations of the first and second wheel units, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERWEIGH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunny Lee, Simon Chao
  • Patent number: 10688338
    Abstract: An exercise mechanism for a training machine is disclosed wherein the training machine includes a machine base and at least one handle which is operable to swing. The exercise mechanism includes at least one support and a rotary disk, wherein the at least one support is pivotally connected to the machine base and has a first end and a second end which are respectively on two sides of a portion pivoted to the machine base; the at least one support moves to generate a relative up and down displacement between the first end and the second end when the handle swings; the first end is pivotally connected to the machine base via a linkage assembly; the rotary disk would be driven to rotate when the second end moves whereby the exercise mechanism is capable of operating the training machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GEE HOO FITEC CORP.
    Inventor: Ching-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10653938
    Abstract: An athletic training system includes one or more panels having a rigid front surface covered by a translucent material behind which is an illumination or light source and one or more pressure sensors that can detect and measure the pressure caused by impact against the front surface. A control device communicates with and controls the panels according to a selected exercise regimen that is designed to develop particular skills for an athletic or sporting endeavor by commanding the panel or panels to illuminate or display information. While illuminated or displaying, each panel actively monitors its pressure sensor for an indication of an impact, and upon detecting an impact, reports the detection of the impact to the control device, and turns off its illumination. The process of turning panels on and off and detecting impact can be used to construct various regimens for training and developing skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Gudmundur Traustason
  • Patent number: 10653914
    Abstract: A machine for concurrently performing opposing pushing and pulling motions with the legs and arms at various angles to simulate multiple exercises including climbing, running and crawling motions, wherein the machine is adjustable in angle. The individual lower body user supports move in a back and forth pattern on rails and include foot platforms and shin support pads for support a user's lower body and pivoting upper body user support hand grips wherein the left upper body user support and left lower body user support move in opposite directions and the right upper body user support and right lower body user support move in opposite directions and all four user supports move in unison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Product Design Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph K. Ellis, Joshua M. Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10610058
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an over-the-tub double-sided step stool for providing a user, preferably a toddler or small child, with a means of un-assisted ingress and egress into a bathtub. The device may comprise an outer side and an inner side oriented such that they engage an outer and inner side, respectively, of a standard tub wall. Said outer and inner sides of the device may each further comprise a first step and a second step to provide elevation to a user of the device. Such outer and inner sides of the device may be connected to each other, whether permanently or removably, by a top step that may engage a top side of a standard tub wall. Said outer and inner sides of the device may further comprise a plurality of attachment receivers to which a plurality of non-slip foot attachments or suction foot attachments may be engaged to provide traction to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Odelia Castillo
  • Patent number: 10596414
    Abstract: A sensing device for a training machine is disclosed. The training machine includes a base frame and two linkage assemblies, which are provided on two lateral sides of the base frame, and are pivotally connected to the base frame. The sensing device includes a sensed member and a sensing unit. The sensed member is engaged with the inside of one of the linkage assemblies, and moves along a movement path along with the linkage assemblies. The sensing unit includes sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors outputs a signal when the sensed member is located in a sensing range thereof. When the sensed member moves along the movement path, it is sequentially sensed by the sensors, and each of the sensors outputs the signal respectively. The processor receives the signals to determine a moving distance of the sensed member accordingly. Whereby, an amount of training could be measured accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GEE HOO FITEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ching-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10561891
    Abstract: A stationary exercise machine may include reciprocating hand members, such as handles, and/or reciprocating foot members, such as foot pedals. The reciprocating hand members may be operative to apply a first moment to a crankshaft, and the reciprocating foot members may be operative to apply a second moment to the crankshaft. The second moment may be different than the first moment. The reciprocating foot members may cause a user's feet to move along a closed loop path that is substantially inclined, such that the user's foot motion simulates a climbing motion more than a flat walking or running motion. The reciprocating hand members may be configured to move in coordination with the foot members via a linkage operatively coupling the hand members with the foot members. A resistance mechanism may apply resistance to crankshaft rotation, and the resistance mechanism may be adjustable while the user is using the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Luger, Charles J. Rosenow
  • Patent number: 10549144
    Abstract: A hand-foot composite motion exercise machine generally includes a supportive frame, a transmission unit, a crank means, and a pair of linkage units. The exercise machine allows a user to change the configuration of each linkage unit through a raising/lowering device and a displacing device, so as to adjust the motion path of a pedal provided at each linkage unit, and the force required for treading the pedal. In use, while a user steps on the pedals to exercise, each pedal can perform a substantially elliptical closed path, which is ergonomical so that the user can be protected from exercise injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SPORTSART INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai-Pin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10543396
    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: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Rasmey Yim, Marcus L. Marjama, Kevin M. Hendricks, Thomas H. Moran
  • Patent number: 10478664
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus enabling a user to move the hands forward/backward in the same direction longitudinally and in opposite direction of the feet while the user's hands and feet move in a divergent/convergent manner laterally along a symmetrical semi elliptical routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ali Kiani
  • Patent number: 10471300
    Abstract: An elliptical trainer includes a base frame, a front upright frame mounted at the front side of the base frame, a transmission device set mounted at the front upright frame, a guide rail device set including a guide rail seat pivotally connected with its rear side to the rear side of the base frame, an upper support unit affixed to the front side of the guide rail seat and a lower support unit pivotally connected to the front side of the guide rail seat and biasable up and down relative to the front side of the guide rail seat, a retractable device set pivotally connected between the upper support unit and the lower support unit, and a pedal device set connected to the transmission device set and slidably supported on the guide rail seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JOONG CHENN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: James Chen
  • Patent number: 10328305
    Abstract: In an exercise machine, foot platforms may travel in inclined circular paths to establish three dimensional operational characteristics. Platform support members may be rotationally synchronized by connected mechanical components such that they are maintained out of phase with each other by one half of a cycle or 180 degrees in counter rotational directions. Crank synchronization in an inclined plane during operation of the exercise machine may provide three-dimensional foot travel in vertical, lateral and longitudinal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph D Maresh, Kenneth W Stearns
  • Patent number: 10315069
    Abstract: In an exercise machine, foot platforms may travel in inclined circular paths to establish three dimensional operational characteristics. Platform support members may be rotationally synchronized by connected mechanical components such that they are maintained out of phase with each other by one half of a cycle or 180 degrees in counter rotational directions. Crank synchronization in an inclined plane during operation of the exercise machine may provide three-dimensional foot travel in vertical, lateral and longitudinal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph D Maresh, Kenneth W Stearns
  • Patent number: 10272286
    Abstract: A climbing exerciser includes a base having two parallel rail posts to which two sliding units are respectively connected. Each sliding unit includes a sliding rod, a handle and a pedal. The sliding rod is movably located in the correspondent rail post. A transmission unit includes two down chain wheels and two up chain wheels respectively and rotatably connected to the support. Two front chains are engaged with the down chain wheels and connected with the connection members. Two side chains are engaged with the two up chain wheels and connected with the connection members. A cable is engaged with two respective two stationary pulleys and connected to the two side chains. A magnetic-resistance unit is connected to the support and driven by the two up chain wheels. The two sliding posts alternatively movable along the rail post to simulate rock climbing actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Shu-Chiung Liao Lai
  • Patent number: 10240945
    Abstract: Disclosed are a correlation coefficient correction method, a correlation coefficient correction apparatus, and a program, capable of improving estimation accuracy of a walking velocity or a stride of a moving object, and an exercise analysis method capable of analyzing a user's exercise with high accuracy. In one aspect, the correlation coefficient correction method includes calculating a reference velocity by using a detection result in a first sensor, calculating characteristic information regarding walking of a moving object by using a detection result in a second sensor mounted on the moving object, and correcting a correlation coefficient in a correlation expression indicating a correlation between the characteristic information and a walking velocity or a stride of the moving object by using the reference velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Uchida
  • Patent number: 10105568
    Abstract: Stair climber apparatuses have a control circuit that controls the speed and torque of an electric motor and controls an output torque direction of the electric motor. The control circuit controls the speed of the electric motor and the output direction of the electric motor to maintain a constant speed of travel of a plurality of stairs in a downward direction along an inclined support when an operator is stepping on the plurality of stairs in an upward direction. When a change in output torque direction of the electric motor torque is required to maintain the constant speed of travel of the plurality of stairs in the downward direction along the inclined support, the control circuit controls the speed of the electric motor down to a zero speed. Methods are for operating the stair climber apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Emil S. Golen, Jr., Young Chul Kim, Jenny Slifko Manago
  • Patent number: 10022588
    Abstract: A body exerciser includes two linking units each including a pedal rod which is suspended by a handle rod and a linking rod to be moved in a forward-and-rearward direction and in an upward-and-downward direction, and which is subjected to a resistance by a first resisting unit. The handle rod is swingable and subjected to a resistance by a second resisting unit, so that a variety of exercising modes selected by a user can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Superweigh Enterprise Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunny Lee, Simon Chao
  • Patent number: 9937377
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame and a resistance mechanism attached to the frame. A crank assembly is in mechanical communication with the resistance mechanism, and the crank assembly includes a crank axle, a crank arm connected to the crank axle, and a roller connected to a distal end of the crank arm. A first pedal assembly is movably attached to the crank assembly and movable in a performance of an exercise. A second pedal assembly is movably attached to the crank assembly and movable in the performance of the exercise. Each of the first pedal assembly and the second pedal assembly include a pedal beam and a first tensioned element spanning at least a portion of an underside of the pedal beam. At least a portion of the resistance mechanism is disposed between the first pedal assembly and the second pedal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy McInelly, Kurt Finlayson, Keith A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9937376
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame and a resistance mechanism attached to the frame. A crank assembly in mechanical communication with the resistance mechanism, and the crank assembly includes a crank arm and a roller connected to the crank arm. A pedal assembly is movably attached to the crank assembly and movable in a performance of an exercise. The pedal assembly includes a pedal beam and a first tensioned element that spans at least a first portion of an underside of the pedal beam. A second tensioned element spans a second portion of the underside of the pedal beam and the roller is disposed between the first tensioned element and the second tensioned element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy McInelly, Kurt Finlayson, Keith A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9937378
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame and a resistance mechanism attached to the frame. A crank assembly is in mechanical communication with the resistance mechanism, and the crank assembly includes a crank arm, a roller connected to the crank arm, and at least one internal load bearing surface integrated into the roller. A pedal assembly is movably attached to the crank assembly and movable in a performance of an exercise. The pedal assembly includes a pedal beam and a tensioned element that spans a first portion of an underside of the pedal beam. The tensioned element guides the roller with at least one internal load bearing surface during the performance of the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gaylen Ercanbrack
  • Patent number: 9925412
    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: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Zhi Lu
  • Patent number: 9926077
    Abstract: A rotor-based remote flying vehicle platform includes a vehicle body. The vehicle body includes a processing unit that receives positional sensor data and provides flight controls based upon the received positional sensor data. The vehicle body also includes a first frame connection interface that is configured to interface with a plurality of different arm types. The first frame connection interface comprises a physical connection and an electronic connection. Additionally, the rotor-based remote flying vehicle platform includes a first arm, of a rotor-based remote flying vehicle platform, that is selectively connectable to the vehicle body through the first frame connection interface. The first arm comprises a first arm connection interface that is selectively connectable to the first frame connection interface. Additionally, the first arm comprises a first motor mounted to the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TEAL DRONES, INC.
    Inventor: George Michael Matus
  • Patent number: 9914016
    Abstract: An elliptical climbing exercise apparatus includes a base frame, a swing unit including a pair of swing arms, a pedal unit including a pair of pedal shafts respectively pivotally connected to the swing arms, a damping unit including a rotating wheel with a spindle, a guiding unit including a pair of cranks respectively affixed to the two opposite ends of the spindle, a pair of rockers respectively pivotally connected to the cranks and a pair of links respectively pivotally connected to the rocker. Cooperation between the base frame, the swing unit, the pedal unit, the resistance unit and the guiding unit is used to achieve a training of the leg muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 9907488
    Abstract: A high intensity preparation, physical exercise and recovery system configured to prepare muscles for workout through vibration, accept muscular input of high intensity, recover muscles through vibration. Embodiments provide an exercise system that enables a user to obtain a high intensity workout in a small amount of time, for example 15 minutes, and yet increase the user's metabolic rate for hours. Embodiments of the invention may further perform an initial and/or ongoing analysis in terms of body composition analysis and/or extremity composition analysis/score in order to target particular muscles, fat and/or skeletal areas. In one or more embodiments the system may provide outputs including suggested alterations in physical activity and/or food to consume in order to achieve targeted goals for example as compared to the user's trends of change over time, or in comparison to other user's trends down to the granularity of extremities and not just overall body metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GHB, LLC
    Inventors: Gene Barduson, Ted Barduson
  • Patent number: 9907995
    Abstract: An exercise device has guide links each having a first attachment point pivotally attached to an upper part of a frame. Foot support links each have a foot receiving area to support a user's foot and are pivotally connected to a second attachment point of one of the guide links so that when the guide links pivot relative to the frame, the foot support links move in a path of travel having a horizontal component of motion. A first and a second control pulley are each pivotally connected to a respective one of the guide links and offset from the first pivot axis so as to move in an arc. A first and a second flexible element each couple the vertical drive assembly to a respective one of the foot support links. Each flexible element has a midportion extending about a respective one of the control pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Larry D. Miller Trust
    Inventor: Larry D. Miller
  • Patent number: 9814932
    Abstract: An elliptical exerciser includes a frame, first and second magnetic control wheel units, first and second swing levers, first and second transmission rods, first and second guiding mechanisms, first and second pedal rods, and a magnetic mechanism. When the first and second swing levers and the first and second transmission rods are swung forward and rearward synchronously and the first and second pedal rods are pedaled up and down to slide forward and rearward, the first and second pedal rods pivotally connected with bottom ends of the first and second swing levers are to do a tread motion of an elliptical trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Ying-Chou Lai
  • Patent number: 9757614
    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: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 9757609
    Abstract: An electromechanical device for simulation of physical exercise with legs and arms includes two pedals mounted on two contiguous pantographs, with parallel supporting arms that are positioned in a predominantly vertical sense, with an orthogonal junction and parallel arms which are articulated, in a predominantly horizontal sense, onto the frame of the device and which always move in opposing directions left and right, through traverses which are articulated on vertical and horizontal axles, respectively, connected to vertical and horizontal parallel bars by means of risers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Key Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9744401
    Abstract: A multifunctional exercise machine is an exercise machine that combines a stepper assembly and a stationary bicycle assembly into a single machine. The stepper assembly is positioned on a frame member while the stationary bicycle assembly is positioned on a stand member. The frame member and the stand member are both hingedly connected to a bridge positioned in between the frame member and the stand member. A stepper resetting mechanism is utilized to regulate the movement of a first step pedal and a second step pedal of the stepper assembly. The first step pedal and the second step pedal are slidably engaged to a first rail and a second rail of the frame member. The machine may be utilized in a standing position or in a seated position via an adjustable seat. A handlebar assembly may be utilized for user stability while exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Nabile Lalaoua
  • Patent number: 9682277
    Abstract: An exercise device with a pair of upper links coupled to the frame and a pair of lower links pivotally coupled to the upper links is provided. A pair of pedals 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 upper link and a second end opposite to the first end. A first and a second pivot arm, each pivotally coupled to the frame, may be included, each pivot arm receiving a respective pushrod. A pliable connector may be coupled to the first pivot arm and the second pivot arm, thus providing compliant reciprocating movement of the upper links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FIT-NOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joel Gordon
  • Patent number: 9636540
    Abstract: Elliptical exercise machines with a footskate on a reciprocating rail that provides for the ability to alter the horizontal stride of the user utilizing the machine, without significantly altering their vertical stride height on the machine. This is generally performed by altering the angle through which any point on the rail can, and does, move. Such adjustment may be performed by having the rail attached to a swing arm, where the arc of rotation of the swing arm relative to the frame is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Mueller, Todd McKee, William Ross North, Robert John Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 9616280
    Abstract: An oblong orbital exercising machine includes a main frame, an upright, a seat support, a cycle movement mechanism, two swinging handles, two drive bars, two pedal units and two adjustment units. Each of the pedal units includes a fixing plate, a rocking plate, two springs, two fastening rods and a pedal. Each of the two adjustment units includes a fixed disk, an adjusting disk, two limit stubs, a hollow rod, a hollow mounting sleeve and a positioning pull pin. Thus, when the pedal units are moved in concert with the drive bars, the pedal of each of the pedal units is adjusted to correspond to the oblong trace of movement. In addition, the user can adjust the position of each of the pedal units easily and quickly by operation of each of the two adjustment units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: High Spot Health Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Chi Chuang
  • Patent number: 9604098
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a frame, two pedals, two first swing arms, two second swing arms, a resistance device, two link rods, two cranks, two limiting rods, and a stride-adjusting device. Each first swing arm has two ends, in which one end pivotally connects to the frame, and the other connects to one second swing arm. Each second swing arm has two ends, in which one end connects to one first swing arm, and the other connects to one pedal. Each crank includes an end connecting to an axle of the resistance device and another end connecting to one link rod. Each link rod includes two ends, in which one end connects to one crank, and the other connects to an area of one second swing arm. Each pedal sildely couples with one corresponding limiting rod, and an end of each limiting rod movably couples with the stride-adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Fu Huang, Han-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 9604096
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises a frame, left and right foot link supporting left and right foot pads. The left and right foot pads synchronously move out of phase through an elliptical path having an adjustable step height. The apparatus may include left and right side arms pivotally connected to the left and right foot links and pivotally supported by the frame. Left and right cranks eccentrically support left and right crank guides. Left and right links each have a first end pivotably connected to left and right foot links and a second end operably coupled to the left and right crank guides, respectively. A movable adjustment member is connected to left and right flexible members operably coupled to the left and right foot links. Movement of the adjustable member adjusts an extent to which the left and right flexible members wrap about the respective left and right crank guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Arnold, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9555863
    Abstract: A water propelled flying board has a left and a right thrust nozzle. Each thrust nozzle has a knuckle joint attachment to a pressure water manifold. The thrust nozzles can be independently swiveled forward, backward, sideways or other directions relative to the rider. A left foot and a right foot platform are independently secured to the respective nozzle inlet to allow the rider to go toe up of toe down, they can rotate 360 degrees independently with each foot. This enables trick flying maneuvers including spinning like a top. The knuckle joint can be either a hose segment or a bearing. The left and right foot platforms or center blocks can be locked together and can have a spring return to neutral assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FLYDIVE, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 9468795
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprises a frame, a left foot link supporting a left foot pad, a right foot link supporting a right foot pad in a left foot link supporting a left foot pad. The right foot pad is linked to the left foot pad so as to synchronously move out of phase with the left foot pad through an elliptical path having an adjustable step height and an adjustable stride length. An adjustment synchronizer is operably coupled to the left foot link and the right foot link to synchronously adjust both the step height and the stride length of the elliptical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Arnold, James S. Birrell
  • Patent number: 9463350
    Abstract: An improved structure for an exercise device having dual pedals wherein each pedal operates in a rotary manner in a vertical plane parallel to the bilateral axis of the user with each of the user's feet disposed, respectively, on a different one of the dual pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: M & S Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard Snyderman
  • Patent number: 9457224
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Mark Buontempo
  • Patent number: 9457223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a standup exercise apparatus that simulates walking and jogging with arm exercise. More particularly, the present invention relates to an exercise machine having separately supported pedals for the feet and arm exercise coordinated with the motion of the feet where the pedal stride length is determined by the movements of an operator. Crank arms are positioned on the framework rearward the operator at a height comparable to the pedals. The default mode provides a stepping motion with handles side by side. Allowing the handles to move as desired achieves elliptical curve pedal paths with varying stride length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Paul William Eschenbach
  • Patent number: 9457222
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine includes a base support structure, first and second reciprocating foot supports movably linked to the base support structure, first and second guide rails, and first and second rollers. The guide rails guide respective first and second foot supports to provide reciprocal movement of the foot supports. The guide rails each include a track surface having first and second end portions and at least first and second arch portions, respectively. The first arch portion is positioned at a location between the first and second end portions and having a first radius of curvature. The second arch portion is positioned at one of the first and second end portions and has a second radius of curvature that is less than the first radius of curvature. The first and second rollers are movable along the track surface of the guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 9446288
    Abstract: An exercise/therapy device has a base, a foot receptacle rotatably mounted to the base, and one or more rollers mounted to the base and aligned with the foot receptacle. Somatosensory proprioceptive neuromuscular re-education (SPNRED) material is provided on the foot receptacle and/or rollers to stimulate the user's foot during exercise. The exercise device allows for Active Isolated Stretching by enabling multiple exercises and stimulation materials that can be quickly interchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Steven E. Pazan
  • Patent number: 9440107
    Abstract: An exercise device employing side-by-side pivotally supported moving surfaces. In one particular example, an exercise device employs a first belt deployed about a front roller and a rear roller and an adjacent second belt deployed about a front roller and a rear roller. The rear of the belts in the area of the rear rollers are pivotally secured and the front of the belts in the area of the front roller are adapted to reciprocate in an up and down motion during use. In some implementations, the moving surfaces include an interconnection structure such that a generally downward movement of one surface is coordinated with a generally upward movement of the other surface. In other implementations, the moving surfaces are operably associated with one or more resistance elements that effect the amount of force required to pivot or actuate the moving surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NAUTILUS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Piaget, Douglas A. Crawford, Edward L. Flick, Bradley J. Smith, Matt Rauwerdink, Patrick A. Warner
  • Patent number: 9403054
    Abstract: An oblong orbital exercising machine includes a main frame, an upright mounted on the main frame, a seat support mounted on the main frame, a cycle movement mechanism mounted between the seat support and the main frame, a seat mounted on the seat support, two guiding tracks mounted on the main frame, two swinging handles pivotally connected with the upright, two drive bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the cycle movement mechanism, two pedal units mounted on a second end of the respective drive bar, two driven bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the respective swinging handle and a second end pivotally connected with the respective drive bar, and two rollers each pivotally connected with the respective driven bar and each movably mounted in the respective guiding track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: High Spot Health Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Chi Chuang
  • Patent number: 9352189
    Abstract: A range of motion machine having two or four cranks driven directly by motors without exposed gears or chains. The speed and direction of crank rotation and the length of the crank arms may be varied with electronic controls. Crank arm length may be varied whether the crank is stationary or rotating. The cranks and motors are mounted at the top of pedestals which are adjustable in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: David L. Lampert, Stephen Briggs, Edward William Cler, Daniel David Horein, Brian P. Lilly, Benjamin Berton Rund
  • Patent number: 9345926
    Abstract: There is provided an exercise machine including a frame, a wheel assembly rotatably mounted to the frame and an actuating assembly operatively connected to the wheel assembly, the actuating assembly being operable by a user to urge rotation of the wheel assembly. The frame includes a wheel mounting member having a central opening defined therein for mounting the wheel assembly to the frame. A central mounting plate is sized and shaped for engaging the central opening, the central mounting portion having a concave indent defined therein for rotatable receiving a wheel axle part of the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Jean Cauchon, Raphael Murillo Sterling, Fernando Saturno
  • Patent number: 9339684
    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: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Mark J. Kannel, Donald E. Stiemke, Darian P. Johnston