Treadmill For Foot Travel Patents (Class 482/54)
  • Patent number: 10398932
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a lift assistance mechanism operative to assist movement of a deck assembly between one or more positions relative to a base frame. A portion of the lift assistance mechanism may translate along a length dimension of the treadmill when inclining the deck assembly. The lift assistance mechanism may assist a user in moving the deck assembly into a storage position and may also assist a deck assembly lift motor in inclining the deck assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan W. Hamilton, Bryce C. Baker
  • Patent number: 10398619
    Abstract: A garment attachable to an exercise or therapeutic apparatus that is capable of elevating the user slightly above the ground, reducing potential for injury and strain by shifting the user's weight to the frame of the apparatus. The garment is incorporated into the apparatus by comprising panels under the buttocks and around the thighs, providing balance and lifting the user comfortably in conjunction with the frame. A low-friction plate is positioned under the user's feet so that the user can ambulate freely while held in place by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Crombie, Jessica Liberatore
  • Patent number: 10393217
    Abstract: A person-conveying device that connects a first story of a building to a second story of the building may include a supporting framework with a carrier element and an adaptive vibration-damping system. The carrier element allows the person-conveying device to be connected to the building via the adaptive vibration-damping system. A method for reducing the transmission of vibrations from the building to the person-conveying device that is connected to the building may involve the adaptive vibration damping system. Vibration data may be detected outside the person-conveying device, and the detected vibration data may be evaluated. Vibration damping of the vibration-damping system may then be adapted based on the evaluated vibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Patrick Landsbeck, Hanna Keitzel, Detlev Lindemeier
  • Patent number: 10369449
    Abstract: A method for using an active braking mechanism to halt the motion of a treadmill belt, or other exercise machine system, when the engine ceases driving it and to hold the belt, or system, after the brake is engaged. The types of braking systems will generally utilize at least one but often two or more forms of electrical braking. Frictional braking systems may also be present, but the electrical braking systems will generally be primarily responsible for braking the belt at high inclines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Russo
  • Patent number: 10369405
    Abstract: This invention belongs to technical field of the treadmill, especially, it is a kind of kind of low-energy consumption high-efficient treadmill. It solved some technical issues such that the machine adopting existing technology has large noise, and the operation can consume a lot of energy and so on. The low-energy consumption high-efficient treadmill includes the treadmill rack, and the treadmill rack is set with annular running belt, one end of the treadmill rack is equipped with the rotation roller, and the other end is set with the outer rotor brushless DC motor, the rotation roller mentioned above are arranged with the outer rotor brushless DC motor in parallel, the annular running belt mentioned above is winded between rotation roller and outer rotor brushless DC motor, and outer rotor brushless DC motor can drive annular running belt mentioned above during operating. Comparing with existing technology, advantages of this invention lie in: 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ZHE JIANG FENG SHANG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengyuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10350450
    Abstract: A lateral tilting system comprising one or more crossbeams that are each pivotably supported by a respective base member for pivotable motion about a common longitudinal axis. A drive mechanism is operably connected to a drive shaft to mechanically drive pivotable motion of the crossbeams about the axis, and resulting lateral tilt of an associated treadmill deck. A control system may be included to receive a user's input for controlling an oscillation rate or other parameter of the lateral tilting, and optionally longitudinal incline of the treadmill deck. A novel treadmill including a lateral tilting system and a lateral tilting accessory for conventional exercise equipment are provided also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: John Stelmach, Matthew Sommerfield, Brendan Haentjens
  • Patent number: 10293204
    Abstract: A motor-less leg-powered curved treadmill produced that allows people to walk, jog, run, and sprint without making any adjustments to the treadmill other than shifting the user's center of gravity forward and backwards. A closed loop treadmill belt running between front and rear pulley rollers is formed with a low friction running surface of transverse wooden, plastic or rubber slats attached to each other in a resilient fashion, wherein each transverse slat has at least one continuous fin descending downward therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Speedfit LLC
    Inventor: Alex Astilean
  • Patent number: 10272317
    Abstract: A treadmill includes an exercise deck. The exercise deck includes a platform, a first pulley attached to the platform in a front portion, a second pulley attached to the platform in a second portion, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and a pacing mechanism incorporated into the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10265566
    Abstract: A manually operated treadmill is provided that includes a treadmill frame having a front end and a rear end opposite the front end, a front shaft assembly rotatably coupled to the treadmill frame at the front end, a rear shaft assembly rotatably coupled to the treadmill frame at the rear end, and a running belt disposed about the front and rear shaft assemblies, wherein the running belt defines a curved running surface upon which a user of the treadmill may run. The treadmill also includes an incline adjustment system movably coupled to the treadmill frame for moving at least one of the front end and the rear end relative to a support surface, wherein increasing a height of the front end relative to the rear end and the support surface increases a running speed that a user can achieve on the running belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Vance E. Emons, Nicholas A. Oblamski, Scott D. Hoerig, Matthew J. Zank, Robert L. Zimpel, Joel W. Richards
  • Patent number: 10251664
    Abstract: A modular handheld surgical instrument including a modular handle assembly, a modular ultrasonic transducer assembly and a modular shaft assembly is disclosed. The modular handle assembly includes a shift gear translatable between a first position and a second position, wherein when the shift gear is translated to the first position, the surgical instrument is configured to rotate a drive gear of a first shaft of the modular shaft assembly to perform at least one shaft actuation function and when the shift gear is translated to the second position, the surgical instrument is configured to rotate a torque gear of a second shaft of the modular shaft assembly to controllably torque an ultrasonic waveguide of the modular shaft assembly to an ultrasonic transducer of the modular ultrasonic transducer assembly to a predefined torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10238912
    Abstract: A curved treadmill has a frame assembly, a handrail assembly, and a belt assembly. The frame assembly has a support frame, two arced guide tracks, two cushions, multiple guide wheels, and multiple positioning wheels. Each arced guide track is concaved downward. The cushions are mounted on the arced guide tracks. The guide wheels are mounted on the support frame. The positioning wheels are mounted between two ends of the support frame. The belt assembly includes two connection belts and multiple pedals. The connection belts are wrapped around the guide wheels, and one side of each connection belt abuts the positioning wheels. The pedals are mounted on the connection belts and optionally abut the cushions. Therefore, with the cushions, impacts may be absorbed and noises may be reduced. Besides, by abutting the positioning wheels, the connection belt may not be distorted sideward, and the noises are reduced further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: YING LIANG HEALTH TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10207146
    Abstract: The present invention provides a treadmill for allowing an exerciser to perform walking or running exercise on an endless belt. The treadmill is selected to be operated in a forward movement mode or in a reverse movement mode. In the reverse movement mode, a control unit of the treadmill controls a driving device to drive a top surface of the endless belt to slide forward for allowing the exerciser to simulate backward walking. When a detecting device detects that the exerciser enters a warning area in front of a normal range of movement, a reaction mechanism would be triggered to control the driving device to slow down or stop the endless belt. In the forward movement mode, the control unit controls the driving device to drive the top surface of the endless belt to slide backward and to disable the reaction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 10207148
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a deck, a first pulley incorporated into the deck, a second pulley incorporated into the deck, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, a motor in mechanical communication with at least one of the first pulley and the second pulley to move the tread belt in a first direction, and a runaway mitigation mechanism in at least indirect mechanical communication with the motor. The runaway mitigation mechanism at least mitigates a motor runaway condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Dale Alan Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10207144
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus used in a treadmill positioned on a supporting surface and including a base frame, a treadbase pivotally connected to the base frame and biasable between a reclined position and an upright position and a linkage pivotally coupled between the treadbase and the base frame. The base frame includes a supporting shaft inserted through the base frame and slidably supportable on the supporting surface and defining opposing first and second supporting sections that are respectively extended out of two opposite lateral sides of the base frame in such a manner that a length of the first supporting section is greater than a length of the second supporting section when the treadbase is in the reclined position, or smaller than the length of the second supporting section when the treadbase is in the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiung-Tung Huang
  • Patent number: 10173098
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame having two arcuate side racks, an arcuate walking board secured on the frame and arranged between the two arcuate side racks, a walking belt surrounding the arcuate walking board and arranged between the two arcuate side racks, a plurality of guiding rollers mounted on each of the two arcuate side racks, and two flexible guide rails mounted on two sides of the walking belt respectively and abutting the guiding rollers, with the guiding rollers rolling on the two flexible guide rails. Each of the two flexible guide rails is provided with a convex portion, and each of the guiding rollers is provided with a concave portion abutting the convex portion of one of the two flexible guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ming Train Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Li Chang
  • Patent number: 10149623
    Abstract: A light emitter and a light receiver are provided at a side surface of a lever. When a user grips the lever with his hand, the light emitter and the light receiver are positioned close to bases of the middle finger, a ring finger, and a little finger, as a measurement portion of a palm. A blood-flow blockage reducing component protrudes to contact a portion between the index finger and the middle finger, and a thumb, as a contact portion of the palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Shimuta
  • Patent number: 10143884
    Abstract: A curved treadmill with a base having a physical exercise surface configured for rotating around a first roller and a second roller, converting the potential energy of the user on the physical exercise surface into rotational kinetic energy. A first coupling device operatively connects a first pulley to the first roller. The first coupling device allows the first pulley and the first roller to revolve if the rotational speed of the first roller is equal to or greater than the rotational speed of the first pulley, and prevents the first pulley and the first roller from rotating if the rotational speed of the first roller is less than the rotation speed of the first pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Technogym S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Cei
  • Patent number: 10135384
    Abstract: A system may include a motor drive that controls one or more operations of a motor. The motor drive may include a first processor that controls the operations of the motor according to a first control mode application. The system may include a second processor that controls the operations of the motor according to a first control mode profile that corresponds to the first control mode application, receives a request to operate the motor according to a second control mode application, and executes a set of computer-readable instructions upon receipt of the request. The set of computer-readable instructions may cause the second processor to load an executable file associated with the second control mode application onto the first processor and send a first command to the first processor to execute the executable file associated with the second control mode application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Kabitzke, Scott D. Braun, Ting Yan, Kenneth J. Fiore
  • Patent number: 10118064
    Abstract: An isometric exercise apparatus adaptable to an existing treadmill or similarly shaped platform provides a height-adjustable bar assembly and rigid supporting pole portions. The horizontal bar is vertically adjustable by selectively unclamping and sliding the bar along the vertical bars. The apparatus may be adjusted and secured in various positions for singular or combined use with the treadmill. The mounting means of the apparatus to frame portions of the treadmill allows for easy disassembly and storage of the apparatus in a closet or under a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: William T. Cox
  • Patent number: 10098584
    Abstract: Systems and methods to monitor an improvement of a subject's physiological condition using a goal improvement profile are described. In an example, a physiological condition of a subject can be compared to a goal improvement profile, where the profile includes at least one target condition indicative of an improved physiological condition detectable using a physiological sensor signal, and a target time when the subject is expected to reach the target condition, where the comparison can be used to indicate whether the subject has met the target condition by the target time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Sweeney, Ramesh Wariar, Julie A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10092792
    Abstract: A treadmill which utilizes provides for a connection between the floor stand and the treadbase which is toward the front end of the treadbase and provides for generally improved support of the front end of the treadbase at higher angles by providing that the lift mechanism is attached to the treadbase at two fixed points a fixed distance from each other. The lift mechanism then utilizes two different motions, the extension of an extension arm and the rotation of a rigid arm, to produce lift. The rotation of the rigid arm generally utilizes a wheel in an enclosed raceway attached to the floor stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 10058730
    Abstract: A cordless treadmill including a frame, a belt system, and a drop-in cartridge is disclosed. The cartridge includes a plurality of staggered rollers configured to provide tactile feedback to the user. The frame is adapted to receive the belt system and the cartridge as they are lowered into the frame, and the frame is adapted to place the belt of the belt system into tension as the belt system is lowered into the frame. An integrated flywheel generator system provides smooth operation of the treadmill and generates electricity to power additional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: COREPACT, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Athey, Franklin Shelley
  • Patent number: 10045904
    Abstract: A walking training system includes a detection unit that detects whether a leg portion of a walking trainee on which a walking assistance apparatus has been mounted has performed a walking operation or a stepping operation on a belt of a treadmill on which the walking trainee performs walking training, and a controller maintains an operation prohibition state in which a rotational operation of the belt is not started until the time that the detection unit detects the walking operation or the stepping operation a predetermined number of times and cancels the operation prohibition state after the detection unit detects the walking operation or the stepping operation the predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Takashima
  • Patent number: 10039952
    Abstract: A treadmill having a curved treadmill deck is provided. Two curved side frames are disposed at two sides of the treadmill frame. Front and rear end ends of each curved side frame are higher than a middle section thereof. Inner sides of the two curved side frames are provided with a plurality of fixing seats, respectively. The fixing seats have fixing holes, respectively. An elastic deck is composed of a plurality of sheets connected side by side. The sheets each have perforations corresponding in position to the fixing holes of the respective fixing seats. A plurality of fixing pins are inserted in the perforations of the sheets of the elastic deck and secured to the fixing holes of the fixing seats. The elastic deck is forcibly fastened by the fixing pins and slightly deformed according to the curvature of the curved side frames to form the curved treadmill deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Chung-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10010737
    Abstract: A muscular integral development system for resistance (MIDSYR) to develop or exercise muscles of a body of an user. The system is directed to develop an area of the body or specific muscle group, such as for example the abdominals, pectorals, biceps, buttocks or leg muscles. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an equipment to achieve weight loss, cardiovascular exercise or rehabilitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Americo Salas Peralta
  • Patent number: 10010748
    Abstract: A treadmill has tread comprised of slats running as a loop between a front roller and a rear roller. The tread is comprised of multiplicity of slats, each comprising a base and a cover which is detachably or permanently attached to the base. The base provides structural strength to support the weight of a user running on the treadmill. The cover of each slat is non-structural and presents to a user's foot one of several surface textures, such as simulated turf grass, simulated outdoor track cobbles, or gym mat. In each slat, the cover has a Shore A Durometer hardness of 50-70, which hardness is less than the hardness of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSARA FITNESS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Weinstein, Jeffrey Vernon
  • Patent number: 9987516
    Abstract: A curved treadmill has a frame, a handrail assembly, and a belt assembly. The frame has a support frame, two arced guide tracks and multiple guide wheels. The two arced guide tracks are downwardly concave, and the multiple guide wheels are disposed at a front end and a rear end of the support frame. The belt assembly is mounted around the frame and has at least one connection belt mounted around the guide wheels and multiple pedals fixed with the at least one connection belt. The pedals are adjacent and connected to each other, the pedals are covered on an outer side face of each of the at least one connection belts, and each pedal has a plate fixed to the at least one connection belt and multiple bearings mounted on two ends of the plate and selectively abutting against the two arced guide tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: YING LIANG HEALTH TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 9968823
    Abstract: A treadmill deck may include a first side rail, a second side rail aligned with the first side rail, a first pulley connected to a first end of the first and second side rails, and a second pulley connected to a second end of the first and second side rails. A tread belt is disposed around the first pulley and the second pulley. Further, a first cover is connected to the first rail that spans at least a first portion of a first mid-region of the first rail and cantilevers over a portion of the tread belt that provides an unstable footing. Also, the tread belt moves with respect to the first cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 9956470
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for determining a target musculoskeletal activity cycle (MSKC) to cardiac cycle (CC) timing relationship. The method may include detecting a first characteristic of a signal responsive to a CC timing of a user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to a heart rate of the user; detecting a second characteristic of a signal responsive to a rhythmic musculoskeletal cycle activity (MSKC) timing of the user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to the MSKC rate of the user; determining a value representative of an actual timing relationship between the first characteristic and the second characteristic; detecting a third characteristic of a signal corresponding to a physiological metric that varies with the actual timing relationship between the first and second characteristics; and determining a target value representative of a preferred timing relationship between the first and second characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Pulson, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Bleich, Paul Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 9956450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manually operated treadmill adapted to generate electrical power comprising a treadmill frame, a running belt supported upon the treadmill frame and adapted for manual rotation, and an electrical power generator mechanically interconnected to the running belt and adapted to convert the manual rotational motion of the running belt into electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Vance E. Emons, Nicholas Oblamski
  • Patent number: 9937379
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine, in one embodiment, includes a first assembly pivotally coupled with a second assembly and at least one assist mechanism. The first assembly includes a first frame member, a rotational resistance mechanism associated with the first frame member, a first foot support member pivotally coupled to a portion of the rotational mechanism and a second foot support member pivotally coupled to another portion of the rotational mechanism. The second assembly includes a second frame member, a first reciprocating arm pivotally coupled with the second frame member, a second reciprocating arm pivotally coupled with the second frame member. In one embodiment, the assist mechanism may include a folding assist mechanism to provide resistance between the assemblies during a folding transition. In another embodiment, the assist mechanism may include a rotational assist mechanism to assist a user in transitioning the elliptical machine to an upright storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Mortensen, William T. Dalebout, Trenton Von Larsen
  • Patent number: 9914012
    Abstract: A treadmill comfort belt includes a strap having a first end portion and a second end portion. Each of the first end portion and the second end portion has a securing member. A lumbar support portion is disposed between the first end portion and the second end portion. A compressible sleeve is disposed over the lumbar support portion. A collar is slidingly disposed over the first end portion and the second end portion. The collar is adapted to slide between the securing members and the sleeve. A method of using the belt is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Clark Walter, Doris J. Walter
  • Patent number: 9889333
    Abstract: A treadmill which utilizes provides for a connection between the floor stand and the treadbase which is toward the front end of the treadbase and provides for generally improved support of the front end of the treadbase at higher angles by providing that the lift mechanism is attached to the treadbase at two fixed points a fixed distance from each other. The lift mechanism then utilizes two different motions, the extension of an extension arm and the rotation of a rigid arm, to produce lift. The rotation of the rigid arm generally utilizes a wheel in an enclosed raceway attached to the floor stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 9849329
    Abstract: An exercise device includes one or more image-capturing units, two identity backgrounds, and a processing unit. Each image-capturing unit captures images of one corresponded identity background shaded by a user, and the processing unit analyzes the captured images in real time, so as to automatically control the exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Hsuan-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 9833657
    Abstract: A manual non-motorized exercise treadmill with the ability to provide adjustable resistance to perform strength training resistance movements and simulate the movements of an exercise drive sled in a stationary location is described. A treadmill deck of the treadmill is supported by friction-reduction rollers, a front treadmill roller and a rear treadmill roller. The treadmill is operated by the user pushing and/or pulling with the feet of the user via a belt or harness attached to adjustable stationary hand bars. Variable resistance allows for increased or decreased difficulty in achieving the exercise according to the preference and ability of the user. The resistance is configured to be applied to the rollers and/or belt, making it more difficult for the user to manually move the treadmill belt. The treadmill belt is configured to oscillate for both concentric and eccentric exercises not provided by conventional treadmills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Wagner
  • Patent number: 9808672
    Abstract: A treadmill system includes a deck, an endless tread belt covering at least a portion of the deck, a position sensor that senses a position of a user when the user is on the tread belt, and a control module that adjusts a speed of the tread belt in response to an output of the position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 9795827
    Abstract: A retractable walking treadmill which may be connected to an adjustable-height desk, in such a way as to be able to be retracted and stowed vertically when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Thermogenesis Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wiener, Andrew Rosenbaum, Cole Dalton
  • Patent number: 9789023
    Abstract: A multi-function lower limb ambulation rehabilitation and walking assist device is provided. Through a suspension unit to support the user, the tolerance of the user's leg is reduced. For users of different weights, it can be used for a walking rehabilitation training of the lower limbs to achieve the best training effect. An exoskeleton rehabilitation device has a hip joint linear actuator, a knee joint linear actuator, a first actuator, a second actuator, a third actuator, and a fourth actuator to drive the one-legged the exoskeleton rehabilitation device which is safe, comfortable, reliable, practical and convenient. An indoor and outdoor navigation auxiliary device can be used as a blind guiding device. Through a display unit, a navigation and positioning system displays the orientation of the user in a virtual map corresponding to the real operation environment and a desired location point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Lian-Wang Lee, Hsin-Han Chiang
  • Patent number: 9764184
    Abstract: A treadmill which utilizes provides for a connection between the floor stand and the treadbase which is toward the front end of the treadbase and provides for generally improved support of the front end of the treadbase at higher angles by providing that the lift mechanism is attached to the treadbase at two fixed points a fixed distance from each other. The lift mechanism then utilizes two different motions, the extension of an extension arm and the rotation of a rigid arm, to produce lift. The rotation of the rigid arm generally utilizes a wheel in an enclosed raceway attached to the floor stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Kueker, Yu Hsin Wang, Kuo Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 9737138
    Abstract: A shared workstation apparatus with converging treadmills including treadmills with centerlines that are transversely oriented towards each other at an angle, which can for example be an acute angle. The shared workstation includes a frame, a first treadmill, a second treadmill, and at least one shared work surface located above the treadmills. The orientation of the treadmills and the shared work surface allows users to share work with each other across the shared work space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Brian Siebert, William Cesare Cesaroni, Morad Ghassemian, Brian Young Lee, Christopher Justin Mayer
  • Patent number: 9682307
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus include a base frame and a treadmill deck movably coupled with the base frame. The exercise apparatus also includes a desk with a working surface. The working surface is selectively positionable between a first position where the working surface lies in a first plane, and a second position where the working surface lies in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane are angularly disposed relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 9675838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise apparatus. The exercise apparatus includes a platform with an endless belt. The endless belt defines an exercising space above it. A restricting device has a retaining portion, a left restricting portion and a right restricting portion. The two restricting portions are elongated and flexible, such as straps. The left restricting portion is connected to a left end of the retaining portion from a left rear of the exercising space. The right restricting portion is connected to a right end of the retaining portion from a right rear of the exercising space. The restricting device maintains the retaining portion at an appropriate position to make the retaining portion naturally abut against a waist of the user for resisting forward movement of the user toward a front side of the exercising space and allowing the user to sprint or quick run on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON HEALTH TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Russell C. Manzke, Ryan Francis Crist
  • Patent number: 9649528
    Abstract: A treadboard and a treadmill includes two first elastic strips of same structure arranged abreast with the lengths disposed along the moving direction of the belt of the treadmill and a plurality of solid support strips; the first elastic strips are arc structural, the center of the arc structure is higher than two ends of the arc structure; either end of each first elastic strip is once formed with buffer portion that is flexible along the length direction, so that the buffer portions buffer the arc structure of the first elastic strip after fixedly connected to the base of the treadmill; the solid support strips is of straight strip structure respectively connected vertically between the two first elastic strips, two ends of each solid support strip are respectively connected to the corresponding upper sides of the two first elastic strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: XIAMEN AOLRO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanwei Hou
  • Patent number: 9630050
    Abstract: An office walking equipment includes a platform and a working table. The platform is disposed on the ground and provided for a user to exercise. The working table is principally provided for work. When the platform is in use, a front end of the platform is relatively below the working table. When the platform is not in use, the platform can be separated from the working table. The platform is assembled with the working table in a non-contact manner, so that when the user performs exercise on the platform, the vibration of the platform caused by the exercise is not transmitted to the working table to affect the user's working performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Strength Master Fitness Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu Yao Wu
  • Patent number: 9623281
    Abstract: A selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus supports a user ambulating thereon. The selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus includes a support base and a treadbase that selectively inclines with respect to the support base. The treadbase includes a motor for driving an endless belt upon which the user ambulates. The treadbase also includes a magnetic braking assembly for regulating the speed of the endless belt to prevent the endless belt from moving at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the treadbase motor is driving the endless belt. The magnetic braking assembly includes a magnet that selectively moves relative to the treadbase flywheel along a threaded lead screw to provide the braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick W. Hendrickson, Greg W. Law, Rodney L. Hammer, Paul C. Ricks, Darren C. Ashby
  • Patent number: 9616283
    Abstract: A low stress therapeutic device is provided by utilizing foot plates and guide rails having operationally tracking surfaces of a low coefficient of friction supported by a platform. The device includes a rail stabilizer equipped with extending longitudinally recess or slot and a slideably mounted foot plate having upon its underside a longitudinal projection slideably retained within the rail recess. The therapeutic device may be designed to operate under relatively effortless strain at a low coefficient of friction. The therapeutic device is useful for knee replacement, stroke victims, ACL repair, and other therapeutic treatments requiring a nominal initiating effort of movement for rehabilitation. The device may be provided as a one or two footed device of a light weight particularly useful in a patient sitting or lying position. The foot plates may be appropriately equipped with longitudinally underside tracking guides reciprocating sliding within longitudinal slots provided by a tracking rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Bradley Allen Heineck, Gregory Carl Heineck
  • Patent number: 9609958
    Abstract: A height adjustable all-terrain baby walker including a base with one pair of removable treaded first wheels and one pair of interchangeable treaded wheels and a pair of auxiliary alternate skis interchangeable with the interchangeable wheels via insertion rods which engage receptacles in the base. An upper platform is connected to the base by a pair of stacked interconnected mirror image u-shaped support units. A semicircular seat is disposed on the upper platform. A removable canopy is pivotably disposed on the upper platform and has an adjustable angle relative the upper platform. A plurality of handles disposed on the upper platform with one of the handles being a toy securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Roop, Allison Roop
  • Patent number: 9545535
    Abstract: An exercise machine inclination device for providing variable exercise intensity on an exercise machine by inclining the exercise machine. The exercise machine inclination device generally includes a base adapted for being positioned upon a floor, a support structure adapted for supporting an exercise machine, a hinge pivotally connecting the base and the support structure and an actuator connected between the base and the support structure, wherein the actuator adjusts an angle of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9521901
    Abstract: Exercise devices, and related components and methods are provided. In one embodiment, an exercise device is provided having a frame, treadmill deck and a desk. The treadmill deck is movably coupled with the frame and selectively positionable between a first position wherein a user may run or walk on the treadmill deck, and a second position wherein the deck is placed in a stored position. The deck defines a running path when in the first position. The desk may move between multiple positions, including a first position wherein the desk is placed toward a front portion of the running path, and may even be positioned over a portion of the running path (or at least over a portion of the deck), and a second position where the desk is moved out of the running path. The desk may be adjusted as to height and inclination also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 9494446
    Abstract: A treadmill is capable of performing a gait analysis and comprises a conveyor belt, a supporting plate, a driving mechanism, and at least two sensing assemblies. The conveyor belt is used for a user to walk or run in place. The driving mechanism drives the conveyor belt to run. The supporting plate supports the conveyor belt. The two sensing assemblies are fixed with the supporting plate, for respectively sensing the user's left and right heel strike. A left and right pulse diagram thus can be obtained from the sensing assemblies, and the gait analysis is performed according to the left and right pulse diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: DYACO INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Murray, Mao-Ying Huang, Hao Chiang