Treadmill For Foot Travel Patents (Class 482/54)
  • Patent number: 10780320
    Abstract: An intelligent treadmill includes a treadmill body and an intelligent speed control system. The treadmill body includes a treadmill deck and a motor. The treadmill deck includes an acceleration section, a holding section, and a deceleration section. The intelligent speed control system includes a gravity-center sensing device, a processor module, a motor driver, and a host computer. The gravity-center sensing device includes a plurality of infrared array sensors. The gravity-center sensing device is sequentially connected with the processor module, the motor driver and the host computer. The motor driver is connected with the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Xiamen Xin Aoli Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Jie Ren
  • Patent number: 10773121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gymnastic machine having a closed circuit sliding belt comprising a base structure, a sliding belt, sliding according to a sliding direction installed on the base structure upon which a user performs a gymnastic exercise, a supporting structure coupled to the base structure, a first and a second handle for supporting the user, coupled to the supporting structure, a resisting device wearable by the user, the gymnastic machine being characterized in that each of the first and second handles comprises a respective coupling member for coupling with the resisting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Del Monaco, Ivan Lisi, Luca Bandini
  • Patent number: 10768749
    Abstract: A haptic touch interface having simultaneous sensing and actuation including an insulating substrate having a front surface and a rear surface and one or more front surface electrodes connected to the front surface of the substrate, wherein the front surface electrodes are arranged in a first pattern. The touch interface further includes one or more rear surface electrodes connected to the rear surface of the substrate, wherein the rear surface electrodes are arranged in a second pattern and the front surface electrodes have a substantial mutual capacitance with the rear surface electrodes. Flying logic is used to control voltages applied to at least one of the front and rear surface electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, TANVAS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. D. Olley, Michael A. Peshkin, James E. Colgate
  • Patent number: 10729965
    Abstract: A treadmill may include a platform, at least one pulley attached to the platform, a sliding surface of the platform, a tread belt riding portion of the sliding surface, a tread belt surrounding the pulley and the sliding surface, the tread belt having at least one side edge, and a belt guide incorporated into the platform. The belt guide includes a textured portion of the sliding surface aligned with the side edge of the tread belt and spaced apart therefrom when the tread belt is positioned entirely within the tread belt riding portion. When the textured portion comes into contact the tread belt from the tread belt being misaligned out of the tread belt riding portion, the tread belt and the textured portion collectively produce a misalignment sound audible to a user when the tread belt moves against the sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade A. Powell
  • Patent number: 10695606
    Abstract: A treadmill has a front or rear set of pulleys and a looped running belt. The pulleys rotate with the movement of the belt, e.g., when a user walks, jogs, or runs on the treadmill. The pulleys are mounted on a rotating roller tube so that the roller tube rotates with the pulleys. The roller tube is mounted on a stationary shaft using bearings on each side and a one-way device that allows the pulleys to rotate in one direction. The rotation direction corresponds to the movement of the top of the belt from the front to the rear of the treadmill. The one-way device prevents the pulleys from rotating in the opposite direction, preventing the top of the belt from moving from the rear of the treadmill to the front. The one-way device may be a sprag clutch. The treadmill may be a motor-less, curved treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lifecore Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bates, Marko Vujicic, Gregory Allen Wallace, Mark William Chiles
  • Patent number: 10695605
    Abstract: A non-mechanical manual combination treadmill/step deck exercise device comprises a treadmill having a strut beam frame with multiple spaced rods with equally dimensioned pipe rollers threaded thereon creating manually operated foot rotatably surface. A step deck conversion simulating a stair climbing workout comprises positioning a deck platform between opposite strut beams over said rollers. The step deck conversion unit is selectively in an operative location with treadmill in a storage location. Swing handles operative in handle assembly mounted to front exterior sides of strut beams of the treadmill foot contact surface pivoting the handles back and forth and thereby provide an arm movement simultaneously with the use of the leg exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Kelli Grant
  • Patent number: 10675503
    Abstract: A walking training apparatus including a treadmill having an infinite orbital rotation type walking surface, the walking training apparatus including: a holding part that a walking trainee holds, in which the holding part is capable of supporting a load applied to the walking surface by the walking trainee and is movable in a direction including a component parallel to the walking surface, is provided. By providing a pseudo stick with the aforementioned structure, the trainee is able to perform training of the upper part of the body that uses the stick in parallel to training of the leg part that uses the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Issei Nakashima, Tomio Ikeda, Eiichi Saitoh, Satoshi Hirano, Shigeo Tanabe, Hiroki Tanikawa, Akihito Uno
  • Patent number: 10668320
    Abstract: A treadmill may include 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 locking mechanism that selectively prevents the tread belt from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10661114
    Abstract: An exercise machine may include a frame, a base portion of the frame, a deck pivotally connected at a rear end, an upright structure of the frame, a handle movably attached to the frame, and a linkage connecting the handle to the first end of the deck. An elevation of the first end of the deck changes when the handle is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, William T. Dalebout, Kent M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10661115
    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: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Wagner
  • Patent number: 10646750
    Abstract: Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like. Workout information may be shared to social messaging and networking outlets. Workout information shared may include map information including images of maps, interactive maps, links to maps, route information and the like and/or combinations thereof. Additionally or alternatively, an application may be configured to execute within a context of a social networking system to facilitate athletic activity data transfer and generation of workout entries in the social networking site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwamina Crankson, Kristen Laina White, Michael Levi Orenstein, Michael T. Hoffman, Jason Nims
  • Patent number: 10632340
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame, a driving member and a running belt. The frame includes a base, a front rotating shaft and a rear rotating shaft. The driving member has a motor and a transmission member drivable by the motor. The motor is installed between the front rotating shaft and the rear rotating shaft and is located adjacent to the front rotating shaft. The transmission member is adapted for driving the front rotating shaft to rotate. The running belt winds around the front rotating shaft and the rear rotating shaft, and is drivable by the motor to rotate relative to the base. By installing the motor between the front rotating shaft and the rear rotating shaft, an overall length and size of the treadmill is reduced for minimizing storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Tu Li
  • Patent number: 10617331
    Abstract: A method for detecting whether a user is walking or running. The method includes detecting foot interactions of the user and outputting data from the foot interactions detected. The method includes calculating a cadence frequency based on the data from the foot interactions, and measuring a first signal amplitude detected at a first multiplier of the cadence frequency calculated and a second signal amplitude for the data from the foot interactions detected at a second multiplier of the cadence frequency using the data from the foot interactions. The method includes comparing the first signal amplitude and the second signal amplitude to determine a cadence factor, then comparing the cadence factor to a predetermined threshold. The method detects whether the user is walking or running is based upon the comparison of the cadence factor to the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Solberg
  • Patent number: 10610736
    Abstract: An electric walking assistance device is provided. The electric walking assistance device comprises: a support member comprising at least one movable component; a user area where a user can stand, wherein the user area is a ground area adjacent to the support member. The electric walking assistance device further comprises at least one gait monitoring module and at least one gait assisting module, wherein the at least one gait monitoring module and the at least one gait assisting module are on the support member, the user's body, an arbitrary point within the detection range covering a range of user activities or any combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chung-Huang Yu, Ying-Chun Jheng
  • Patent number: 10603538
    Abstract: A seated treadmill has a structure with a front portion and a rear portion. A front roller is rotatably mounted on the front portion of the structure, a rear roller is rotatably mounted on the rear portion of the structure, and a belt circumscribes the front and rear rollers. The front and rear rollers are much closer together than prior art treadmills, typically about 10-30 inches. The treadmill may further include a remote control for controlling operation of the treadmill, and a shutoff switch in the event that too much force is placed upon the treadmill, such as, e.g., if the user attempts to stand on the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ONTHEMUV, INC.
    Inventors: Jean Patrick Netter, David L Medin
  • Patent number: 10569117
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a training unit, a transmission unit and an impedance system. The training unit includes a roller. The transmission unit is connected to the roller. The impedance system includes several impedance units adapted for selective connection to the transmission unit so that the selected impedance unit exerts impedance on the training unit. The impedance units exert different values of impedance on the training unit via the transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DK CITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chiu-Hsiang Lo
  • Patent number: 10569123
    Abstract: A treadmill includes an exercise deck. The exercise deck includes a platform, a first pulley incorporated into the platform at a front end, a second pulley incorporated into the platform at a rear end, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and a plurality of tilt actuators incorporated into the platform. The treadmill also includes an upright structure. The upright structure includes a console, a tilt controller incorporated into the console in communication with the plurality of tilt actuators, and the tilt controller having a multi-dimensional input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hochstrasser, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 10569152
    Abstract: A braking system for a treadmill having a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle and a side rail on each side of the tread that does not move includes a brake configured to apply a braking force to one of the front axle and the rear axle, a controller in communication with the brake, and a weight sensor under each side rail configured to detect a load indicating that a user is standing on the side rails, each weight sensor in communication with the controller. The controller is configured to, when the tread is moving, engage the brake when a first signal is received from each weight sensor contemporaneously that a load is detected and disengage the brake when a second signal is received from each weight sensor contemporaneously that the load is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Giovanni Project LLC
    Inventor: Giovanni Raoul Fima
  • Patent number: 10561894
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a platform where the platform includes a first side panel and a second side panel spaced apart at a distance from the first side panel, and a gap defined between the first side panel and the second side panel. The treadmill also includes a running deck contained within the platform and exposed within the gap, a first pulley connected to the running deck, a second pulley connected to the running deck opposite the first pulley, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, a first post removably connected to the platform, a second post removably connected to the platform, and a first rail transversely connected to the first post and the second post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Gordon Cutler
  • Patent number: 10561884
    Abstract: A manually operated treadmill is provided that includes a frame having a front end and a rear end positioned opposite the front end; a front shaft rotatably coupled to the frame proximate the front end; a rear shaft rotatably coupled to the frame proximate the rear end; a plurality of bearings coupled to the frame; a running belt supported by the plurality of bearings, wherein the running belt includes a curved running surface; and a safety device coupled to at least one of the front shaft and the rear shaft, wherein the safety device is structured to substantially prevent rotation of at least one of the front shaft and the rear shaft in a first rotational direction while permitting rotation of the at least one of the front shaft and the rear shaft in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    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: 10561883
    Abstract: A manually powered treadmill includes a frame; a plurality of bearings coupled to the frame; a running belt at least partially supported by the plurality of bearings and adapted for rotational movement relative to the frame, the running belt having a running surface, at least a portion of which is curved; a braking system configured to selectively resist the rotational movement of the running belt; and a safety device coupled to the frame, wherein the safety device is structured to substantially prevent rotation of the running belt in a first direction and substantially permit rotation of the running belt in a second direction, opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    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: 10556169
    Abstract: A locking system for a treadmill includes a locking mechanism having a locked configuration that prevents the tread from rotating in a front-to-rear direction and an unlocked configuration which allows the tread to rotate in the front-to-rear direction. A presence sensor and a weight sensor are each configured to detect the user on the treadmill, and a display is configured to receive an inputted code indicating the user is on the treadmill. The controller is configured to move the locking mechanism to the unlocked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals from at least two of the presence sensor, the weight sensor and the display indicating that the user is on the treadmill, and move the locking mechanism to the locked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals from both of the presence sensor and the weight sensor indicating the user is not on the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Giovanni Project LLC
    Inventor: Giovanni Raoul Fima
  • Patent number: 10543395
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a deck, an incline mechanism attached to the deck, and a lift assist mechanism that offloads a portion of the lifting force from the incline mechanism when the incline mechanism changes an elevation of a portion of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade A. Powell, Dale Alan Buchanan, Christopher J. Salvesen
  • Patent number: 10537766
    Abstract: A curved manual treadmill for the physical exercises of a user, comprising: a frame extending along a longitudinal direction; a first rotation shaft adapted to rotate around a respective first rotation axis transversal to the longitudinal direction of the frame; a second rotation shaft adapted to rotate around a respective second rotation axis transversal to the longitudinal direction of the frame; a physical exercise surface operatively connected to the first rotation shaft and to the second rotation shaft, so as to generate an endless closed physical exercise path, and a device for resisting the movement of the upper portion of the physical exercise surface operatively associated with at least either the first rotation shaft or the second rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Cei, Guido Caperna
  • Patent number: 10509480
    Abstract: A rotary operation device includes a rotary operation part on which a rotation operation is performed, a rotation detector configured to detect an amount of rotation of the rotary operation part, a display part integrally formed with the rotary operation part and configured to display an image while rotating with the rotary operation part, and a controller configured to control the display part such that the image is displayed moved in a direction opposite to a rotation direction of the rotary operation part based on the detected amount of rotation so as to look still to an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Susumu Mega
  • Patent number: 10499849
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic training optimization are disclosed. In one example, a fitness level change is identified. In one example, a current training intensity is updated to reflect an updated user fitness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Chu-Shan Chuang
  • Patent number: 10471293
    Abstract: A stationary exercise apparatus allows one or two users to execute a wide variety of bodyweight exercises including pull-ups, dips, crunches, leg raises, and inclined push-ups. The apparatus can quickly and easily be folded into a compact configuration for storage, e.g., in a closet or under a bed, without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Victor George
  • Patent number: 10456624
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for determining the maximum oxygen consumption of a person, also known as maximum aerobic capacity or VO2 Max. A person is positioned on a treadmill. Attached to the person is a harness configured to apply a horizontal force to the person. A work rate for the person can be calculated based at least in part on the magnitude of the horizontal force applied by the harness and the velocity of the belt. The maximum oxygen consumption for the person can then be calculated based at least in part on the previously calculated work rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: David A. Brown, Christopher Hurt, Marcas Bamman
  • Patent number: 10449412
    Abstract: The invention relates to the treadmill technology, and more particularly to the low noise type direct drive type treadmill. It has solved the technical problems such as large output power loss and large noise. The low noise type direct-drive type treadmill includes a running platform, an endless running belt arranged on the running platform, a rotating roller arranged at one end of the running platform and a tubular motor arranged at the other end. The rotary roller and tubular motor is arranged parallel to each other and provided with a running belt fixed to the running platform between the rotating roller and the tubular motor, the annular running belt is arranged between the rotating roller and the tubular motor and the annular running belt is located on the periphery of the running belt when the tubular motor is operable to drive the endless running belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ZHE JIANG FENG SHANG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengyuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10441844
    Abstract: An exercise machine may include a deck, a motor housing incorporated into the deck, a lift motor located in the motor housing, and a cooling mechanism that cools the lift motor when the cooling mechanism is activated. An airflow pathway may be defined to direct air from the cooling mechanism to a location above the motor housing and on to a user of the exercise machine. The exercise machine may be configured such that upon beginning operation of the machine, substantially all of the airflow exhausts to the location above the motor housing. A mechanism may be provided to selectively alter a characteristic of the airflow after the exercise machine has begun operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade A. Powell
  • Patent number: 10438496
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a Multimedia Fall Prevention system serving the fall prevention needs of older adults. Every year approximately 1 in 3 older adults who are over 65 will fall according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first step in preventing falls is for each person to understand those elements of their personal characteristics that make them likely to fall. Next, they must be able to recognize situations that may cause them to fall. A system is disclosed that addresses each of these issues. The system is comprised of three separate components: a personal interview, one or more training sessions, and one or more evaluations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Victoria Panzer
  • Patent number: 10432547
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to verifying functionality restrictions of a computing device. In an example implementation, the verification includes generating a notification message based on a verification code received in the computing device and status of a configuration mode in the computing device. When the status of the configuration mode is active, at least one functionality of the computing device is restricted. The configuration mode can be activated in the computing device by execution of a configuration file. The generated notification message is provided, which enables verifying that the at least one functionality of the computing device is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William D. McDonough, Cyrille de Brebisson, Tim Wessman
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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