Bicycling Patents (Class 482/57)
  • Patent number: 10702760
    Abstract: A system and method for networking fitness machines for allowing a fitness trainer or instructor to control various settings for a plurality of exercise machines simultaneously, and further for allowing an individual user and/or trainer to modify the settings of an individual exercise machine. The system and method for networking fitness machines generally includes a trainer remote control device, one or more machine-mounted onboard trainer controllers, and a machine-mounted onboard user controller. The trainer remote control device may be securely mounted to the arm of a trainer so that the trainer's hands remain free to instruct exercisers. The trainer remote control device includes a touch screen that displays selections corresponding to various settings on the exercise machines, such as tilt and roll, elevation, resistance level, and body positioning light indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund, Andy H. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 10702735
    Abstract: An elliptical system is disclosed having a crank assembly configured to be adjusted in length to accommodate users having varying gaits. In some embodiments, the crank assembly includes a crank and an axle connection bracket that is slidably adjustable with respect to the crank. For example, the crank assembly can include a crank link having a longitudinal body, where the longitudinal body is connected to the crank at one end and includes a longitudinal slot slidably coupled with the axle connection bracket. The axle connection bracket is configured to slide through a plurality of positions along the longitudinal body. In some embodiments, the crank assembly further includes a screw for adjusting the axle connection bracket with respect to the crank, where the screw can cause the axle connection bracket to slide through one or more positions of the plurality of positions when the screw is turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: NUtech Ventures, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
    Inventors: Carl A. Nelson, Cale J. Stolle, Judith M. Burnfield, Thad W. Buster, Bernadette J. McCrory
  • Patent number: 10668313
    Abstract: A non-motorized treadmill includes a non-motorized treadmill body and a composite resistance module. The non-motorized treadmill body includes two rollers and a treadmill belt. The treadmill belt is wound around the two rollers. The composite resistance module includes a reluctance module and a fan wheel. The reluctance module includes a wheel body and a resistance member. The wheel body is mounted to one of the rollers. The resistance member is located close to the wheel body. One of the wheel body and the resistance member includes a metal member. The other of the wheel body and the resistance member includes a magnetic member. The fan wheel is connected to one side of the wheel body so that one of the rollers is subjected to magnetic resistance and wind resistance when rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GREAT FITNESS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Yung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10668985
    Abstract: A bicycle wireless electronic derailleur, comprising a support body, a movable body, comprising a chain guide, actuation means configured to move the movable body with respect to the support body, comprising an electric motor, a controller of the electric motor, a wireless communication device, part of or in communication with the controller, configured to receive gearshifting request signals from a wireless transmitter and housed in a first casing, and a bicycle movement detector configured to emit a wake signal for the wireless communication device. The movement detector is at least partially housed in at least one second casing different from the first casing, and is in communication through at least one cable with the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Federico Miglioranza
  • Patent number: 10646746
    Abstract: An adjustable rehabilitation and exercise device, including a rotary member having a plurality of elongated and spaced apart elongated open-ended slots defined thereon, each slot including a plurality of enlargements along the length thereof. A mount is selectively and movably positionable on a selected one of the slots of the rotary member to select an angular location of the mount. The mount includes a slide member movably positionable along the selected slot to a selected radial location along the selected slot to select a radial location of the mount relative to the hub of the rotary member. The mount includes a movable pin having an enlarged head. The pin is positionable to selectively engage the enlarged head thereof within the enlargements of the slot so as to lock the position of the mount along the slot. A patient engagement member is connectable to the mount and movable with the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sanford Gomberg, Peter Arn
  • Patent number: 10589148
    Abstract: An inclinable recumbent exercise device includes a rigid support base having front and rear portions, and extending along a plane from the front portion to the rear portion; a seat engaged with the base at the rear portion; a kinetic element engaged with the support base, and having first and second moveable leg engagement elements; and a fulcrum element positioned below the base. The base is pivotal about the fulcrum element from a first base position, in which the kinetic element is at an initial position, to a second base position, in which the kinetic element is at a subsequent position above the initial position and the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Robert James Lage
  • Patent number: 10569125
    Abstract: Split-crank pedaling devices and methods of operation support patient use and rehabilitation, particularly for stroke patients. A split-crank pedaling device includes first and second crank assemblies. First and second motors are operably connected to the first and second crank assemblies. A first shaft sensor produces an indication of a position of the shaft of the first crank assembly. A second shaft sensor produces an indication of a position of the shaft of the second crank assembly. A controller is communicatively connected to the first and second motors and the first and second shaft sensors and calculates a phase error between the positions of the first and second shafts and a predetermined phase relationship between the first and second shafts. The controller operates at least one of the first motor or the second motor to provide a supplemental torque to one of the first crank assembly and the second crank assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Marquette University
    Inventors: Sheila Schindler-Ivens, Brian D. Schmit, Domenic Busa
  • Patent number: 10561877
    Abstract: An exercise machine may include a frame. The frame may include a base portion, an upright portion coupled to the base portion, and a pivot joint connecting the upright portion to the base portion. The pivot joint may include a drop-in axle connected to the upright portion and a drop-in receptacle connected to the base portion. The drop-in axle may be removably received in the drop-in receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Workman
  • Patent number: 10561897
    Abstract: A Body Lift Exercise Apparatus is provided which has a base frame member with a seat support member coupled thereon which moves upward and downward directions. The apparatus also has a user engagement member which pivotally mounts to the front of the base frame member. The back portion of the user engagement member is coupled to the seat support member. The user engages the front portion of the user engagement with their thighs and pivots this front portion in the downward direction, which produces upward movement in the back portion and thus in the seat support member. The opposite movement is also true. This allows the user to perform exercise routines on the lower body muscle areas while in a relatively seated position. Handle members and a back support member may also be a part of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Lawrence Johnston
  • Patent number: 10500437
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise device includes a pedal assembly, the pedal assembly including at least one pedal member configured to receive a force exerted thereon by a user, the at least one pedal member configured to rotate in an elliptical pedal path when the force is exerted thereon; a drivetrain assembly operatively coupled to the pedal assembly; and a resistance assembly operatively coupled to the drivetrain assembly, the drivetrain assembly configured to transfer the motive power generated by the user from the pedal assembly to the resistance assembly, and the resistance assembly configured to provide a resistance force to oppose a rotational movement of one or more components of the resistance assembly. In some embodiments, the elliptical exercise device is configured to accommodate a user in a generally supine position, and the device is configured to be utilized with a medical imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dynamis Design LLC
    Inventors: Derek Eilers, Jonathan Charles Fearnow
  • Patent number: 10496123
    Abstract: Various implementations include a handle attachment device. The device includes a body and a drive shaft. The body has a first portion and a second portion. Each of the first portion and second portion defines at least one fastener opening. Each of the at least one fastener opening defined by the first portion is alignable with one of the at least one fastener opening defined by the second portion. The first portion and the second portion are clampable on a crank when the device is in a mounted position. The crank has a crank rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EZ Jack LLC
    Inventors: Joe R. Palermo, Jr., Trevor W. Richard
  • Patent number: 10486019
    Abstract: A stationary exercise cycle. The stationary exercise cycle includes a frame, a crank rotatably connected to the frame, a driven wheel rotatably connected to the frame, and a frame stiffener. The frame includes a down tube and a fork. The crank and the driven wheel are in operative communication via a continuous flexible member. The frame stiffener is connected to the down tube and the fork and encircled by the continuous flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Core Health & Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Deo Magakat, David Beard, Victor Cornejo, Kevin Corbalis, Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 10478665
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus has a frame and first and second pedals that are coupled to the frame such that a user standing on the first and second pedals can perform a striding exercise. The first and second pedals each have a tread member that supports the bottom of a user's foot in a manner that encourages movement of the user's foot relative to the tread member during the striding exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Life Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Juliette C. Daly, John M. Rogus, Cory H. Lazar
  • Patent number: 10398934
    Abstract: An apparatus permitting a user to perform a simulated bicycling exercise is provided. The apparatus includes a frame having a head tube, a first upper rear mounting point and a second lower front mounting point configured to maintain the frame, the first upper rear mounting point comprising an upper rear movable rotating joint, a seat connected to said frame and configured to support the user in a forward facing orientation, a wheel positioned in association with said frame, a set of pedals configured to interact with said wheel, and a stem connected to a handlebar arrangement, the stem passing through the head tube and connected to a base by a connection arrangement. The frame is configured to pivot about the first upper rear mounting point and second lower front mounting point in response to leaning by the user, causing rotation of the stem within the head tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RealRyder, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Irving, John J. Harrington, Brian C. Stewart, Michael S. Lofgren
  • Patent number: 10384097
    Abstract: An exercise device, such as a bicycle or spinning bike, includes a frame, a first set of crank arms connected to a rotary shaft supported by the frame and having an imaginary rotational axis stationary with respect to the frame. A second set of crank arms is mounted eccentrically with respect to the rotational axis of the rotary shaft. A second shaft is coupled to the second set of crank arms such that rotation of the second shaft generates vibrations of the crank arms in the second set of crank arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ELBERSEN BEHEER B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Wouter Kaan, Ronald Hendrikus Dionisius Elbersen
  • Patent number: 10369404
    Abstract: An adjustable pedal assembly for an exercise machine, such as an elliptical trainer, may include a link and a pedal pivotally connected to the link The pedal assembly may further include a damping assembly, which may provide dynamic damping to the pedal during use of the exercise machine. The damping assembly may be adjustable such that a user can select the level of damping. The damping assembly may include at least one resilient member configured to engage the pedal for damping pivotal movement of the pedal, and an actuator operable to selected a level of damping provided to the pedal by the at least one resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua S. Smith, P J M. Bush
  • Patent number: 10345896
    Abstract: A system and a method detect alignment of a movement machine in a cost-effective manner. An alignment sensor system includes a movement instrument (1) for carrying out movements by displacing the center of gravity or actuating the muscles of a human body, with an alignment element, and a mass produced sensor, which is fixed relative to the alignment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ICAROS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schmidt, Johannes Scholl
  • Patent number: 10226657
    Abstract: A stationary exercise machine in accordance with some examples herein may include a frame, a crankshaft rotatably supported by the frame, an upper moment-producing mechanism and a lower moment-producing mechanism both operatively engaged to the crankshaft to cause the crankshaft to rotate. The lower moment-producing mechanism and the upper moment-producing mechanism may be resiliently coupled to one another, such as via a resilient coupling between a crank arm of the lower moment-producing mechanism and a link or virtual crank arm or the upper moment-producing mechanism. The exercise machine may further include a measurement apparatus which may be configured to measure differential forces between the upper and lower mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua S. Smith, Benjamin A. Browning
  • Patent number: 10220240
    Abstract: An exercise machine for performing triceps press exercises, including a moving user support that supports a user in a seated position. The exercise machine includes a linkage assembly that allows the moving user support to tilt as the user performs the triceps press exercise. As the user extends his or her arms from an exercise starting position to an exercise ending position, a user support frame—and thus the user's torso—reclines progressively backwards. The user's natural reaction to this reclining sensation is to bring his or her head forward, which encourages the user to plant his or her lower back firmly into a stable position against a back pad and in turn reduces the risk of injury associated with excessively arching of the lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Meredith, Bruce Hockridge, Billy Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 10188905
    Abstract: Some embodiments implement a method for an electronic feedback loop based on data generated by at least one bike power sensor. The method can include generating, by an exertion sensor data processor based on the one or more electronic files, data indicating training phases for a race season, wherein each of the training phases define swim workouts, bike workouts, and run workouts. The method can also include receiving, by the exertion sensor data processor via the electronic network, an electronic exertion data file indicating power output detected by the bike power sensor. The method can also include modifying, by the exertion sensor data processor, at least one of the swim workouts, bike workouts, or run workouts based on the power output detected by the bike power sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tri2Focus, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Michael von Dohlen
  • Patent number: 10166436
    Abstract: Methods and program products for building a workout are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for generating a workout includes the steps of receiving user input indicating features of a desired workout, generating a workout, wherein the workout comprises a plurality of intervals, and wherein a first interval comprises an interval intensity and an interval duration, and initiating a graphical display that conveys the number of intervals making up the workout and the interval intensity and the interval duration of the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Maya Ann Powch, Stephen John Black
  • Patent number: 10166434
    Abstract: An exercise bike comprising: a base; a frame having a head tube; and a steering stem mounted in the head tube, and operable to be rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the stem by a user, wherein a lower part of the frame is pivotally mounted to the base to allow rotation of the frame, relative to the base, about a substantially horizontal axis, wherein a first resilient mounting is provided between the frame and the base, and a second resilient mounting is provided between the steering stem and the base, the first and second resilient mountings, together, configured to bias the frame towards a substantially upright position relative to the base, the second resilient mounting further configured to urge the stem substantially into rotational alignment with a predetermined point on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Caccia
  • Patent number: 10071286
    Abstract: Systems and methods are for determining and indicating a desired corrective change in exercise technique to an operator and optionally for determining and indicating a correct or incorrect fit between an operator and an exercise equipment. The systems comprise an exercise apparatus that is engaged by an operator at least a first contact location; a first load sensor device that senses an operator-applied load amount at the first contact location; a controller that determines a desired corrective change in exercise technique and/or the correct or incorrect fit between the operator and the exercise equipment based at least upon the operator-applied load amount at the first contact location and a current body weight of the operator; and an indicator device that indicates the desired corrective change in exercise technique and/or correct or incorrect fit, for example to an operator or an instructor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Gajewski
  • Patent number: 10052516
    Abstract: A foldable exercise bike includes a cross configuration formed by a main frame with a treading-driven rotation mechanism at bottom and a seat at top and a second frame with a pivoting portion pivoted to a handle. The main frame has a first-positioning device, and one end of the first-positioning device is selectively fixed on the second frame, so that the main frame can be fixed with the second frame. The second frame has a second-positioning device, and one end of the second-positioning device is selectively fixed on the handle, so that the second frame can be fixed with the handle. A resistance device is between the second frame and handle. The length of the resistance device can be changed when the handle is swung relative to the second frame, thereby generating a resistance force opposing to the swing motion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BH Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 10039951
    Abstract: A horse riding exercise machine is not only compact in structure but also easy to be assembled and disassembled. When in use, a second N-shaped connecting rod and/or a return member are provided to achieve a labor-saving effect for exercise. Through a compact structure and the detachable connection of a bolt, when the horse riding exercise machine is not used, the bolt can be loosened so that a rear support base can be pushed toward a front support base to close up, thereby reducing the storage space to facilitate the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Chung-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10010755
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame, a movable element movably attached to the frame that is movable in the performance of an exercise, and a magnetic assembly attached to the frame. The magnetic assembly has a magnetic unit movably positioned adjacent to a non-ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Watterson
  • Patent number: 10010756
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame and a movable element movably attached to the frame that is movable in a performance of an exercise. The exercise machine also includes a friction reducing assembly with a first part attached to the movable element and a second part attached elsewhere on the exercise machine. The friction reducing assembly includes a non-ferromagnetic material and a magnet that moves relative to the non-ferromagnetic material as the movable element moves. The relative movement of the non-ferromagnetic material and the magnet generate a force that reduces friction between the non-ferromagnetic material and the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric S. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10004412
    Abstract: A magnetocardiography arrangement for producing stress magnetocardiograms that comprises a magnetocardiograph (1) and a stress unit (2) consisting of non-magnetic components. The magnetocardiograph (1) and the stress unit (2) are arranged in a shielded chamber (4) for shielding against external magnetic fields, and the stress unit (2) is or includes a bicycle ergometer braked by means of pressurized gas or a pressurized gas mixture from a source (6) for the pressurized gas or the pressurized gas mixture arranged outside the shielded chamber (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Biomagnetik Park GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Jung, Hongjoe Jang, Jens Schmidt, Dieter Krause
  • Patent number: 9898620
    Abstract: An information management method includes: receiving, from a manufacturer server via a network, device history information indicating a history of an operation of a device used by a first user and first anonymized user information generated by anonymizing, according to a predetermined rule, first user information including attribute information which allows identification of the first user; receiving, from a service provider server different from the manufacturer server via the network, service history information indicating a history of service used by a second user and second anonymized user information generated by anonymizing, according to the predetermined rule, second user information including attribute information which allows identification of the second user; and associating the device history information and the service history information and managing them as composite information, when the first anonymized user information and the second anonymized user information are determined to be identical
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Unagami, Motoji Ohmori, Hideo Umetani, Michiko Sasagawa, Kazunori Isogai
  • Patent number: 9883983
    Abstract: A motorized stretching machine for enabling a user to perform stretches targeting areas throughout their body includes a metal base frame with an integral slide track on which a motor driven foot rest apparatus is mounted, a plurality of hand grip frames that enables many different hand grips, and a plurality of foot stands. A plurality of push buttons are disposed in various locations on the right side and left side to allow the user to control the operation of the motor driven foot rest apparatus. The varied positioning of the push buttons facilitates full control during stretches and full stability because the user can hold onto other parts of the machine to assist with balance while actuating the motor control buttons. Advantageously, the overall design helps users engage selected muscle groups without losing balance or flexing any other muscles so the user can enjoy a full stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Aziz Khalfi
  • Patent number: 9861872
    Abstract: A physical fitness device that simulates the motion of horseback riding. Innovative features of the present invention include a horseback riding simulation post which extends both vertically, at a vertical angle toward a rider seated on the device, and an upwardly extending longitudinal section which extends toward a rider on the exercise device seat and terminates in a transverse handle which enables the user to grasp the handle with both hands or one hand. There are a pair of parallel crank arms with a respective one of the crank arms adjacent opposite sides of the exercise device with each crank arm having an upwardly extending section extending forwardly or rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hupa International Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Hsiung
  • Patent number: 9861855
    Abstract: A method for displaying live and archived cycling classes comprising displaying information about cycling classes that can be accessed by a first user using a first stationary bike via a digital communication network on a display screen at a first location, whereby the first user can select either a live cycling class or select among a plurality of archived cycling classes, outputting digital video and audio content comprising the selected cycling class, detecting performance parameters from the first stationary bike at a particular point in the selected class, displaying at least one of the performance parameters on the display screen, and displaying performance parameters from a second stationary bike at a second location on the display screen such that at least one of the performance parameters from the first stationary bike and at least one of the performance parameters from the second stationary bike at the same point in the class are presented for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: John Paul Foley, Thomas Cortese, Yu Feng, Christopher Brett Sira, Hans Schlichting Woolley
  • Patent number: 9833661
    Abstract: Stationary exercise equipment for physical training, more particularly an exercise bike, comprising a frame with a movement unit which either is to be moved by the exerciser or is itself driven and interacts with the exerciser, one or more sensors, assigned to the movement unit and/or the exerciser, for capturing measured values, and a computer apparatus for establishing one or more items of measurement-value-related information, which are output on a frame-side display apparatus, letterized in that provision is made for a first display apparatus, which is directed at the exerciser for displaying one or more items of information, and in that provision is made for a second display apparatus, which is directed at the opposite side for outputting at least one item of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PROTOKON GYARTO, FEJLESZTO ES KERESKEDO KFT.
    Inventor: Andreas Fischer
  • Patent number: 9802098
    Abstract: A physical fitness device that simulates the motion of horseback riding. Innovative features of the present invention include a horseback riding simulation post which extends both vertically, at a vertical angle toward a rider seated on the device, and an upwardly extending longitudinal section which extends toward a rider on the exercise device seat and terminates in a transverse handle which enables the user to grasp the handle with both hands or one hand. There are a pair of parallel crank arms with a respective one of the crank arms adjacent opposite sides of the exercise device with each crank arm having an upwardly extending section extending forwardly or rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hupa International Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Hsiung
  • Patent number: 9802099
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer provides variable resistance to pedaling and allows for a rider to simulate a real-world bicycle course. The trainer engages both the front tire and the back tire of the bicycle and adjusts each according to the rider's preferences during a training session. The front tire lifts up and down as the bicycle moves forward and backward on the trainer. The back tire is adjusted by incorporating magnets thereon in the form of magnetic elements on a sleeve or a clip that engages the back tire and/or the back tire rim. The magnets on the back tire may also be attached to the spokes. The trainer includes magnets as well, usually of opposite polarity, and adds resistance to pedaling when the magnetic fields of the magnets interact to resist back tire revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Brian H. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9770621
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exercise device comprising a body portion for supporting a user, a user support rod pivotally connected to the body portion, and a leg support system operably connected to the body portion for engaging the legs of the user. In one embodiment, the user support rod is pivotally connected to the body portion at a position below that which supports the user, thereby enabling the user to achieve a greater range of motion as compared to existing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony A. Zannini
  • Patent number: 9713742
    Abstract: An exercise machine suitable to assume various operating modes. The exercise machine includes a control interface which comprises a control device configured to receive at least one command by a user to be provided to the exercise machine for performing a physical exercise. The control device is further configured to provide the user with a piece of information representative of the operating mode of the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Technogym S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pasini, Ivan Faedi
  • Patent number: 9694240
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a stationary exercise bike along with a display that provides instruction to lead a rider through an exercise program. The invention allows a rider to obtain benefits of a group, instructor-led class though the rider's schedule does not permit the rider to participate in the class. The invention also describes a method of exercising with the foregoing bike and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Baudhuin
  • Patent number: 9643041
    Abstract: A crank-driven exercise device (100). The crank-driven exercise device (100) includes a frame (102), a spindle (202) rotatably connected to the frame (102), a crank arm (104) connected to the spindle (202), and a user input (208) connected to the crank arm (104) configured to receive a force from a user. In some embodiments, the crank arm (104) includes a proximal section (204) and a distal section (206). The proximal section (204) may be connected to the spindle (202) at a spindle interface (302), the distal section (206) may be rotatably connected to the user input (208) at a user input interface (306), and the distal section (206) may be selectively fastenable and selectively rotatable relative to the proximal section (204) at a crank interface (304).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steve Neill, David Beard, Victor Cornejo
  • Patent number: 9630051
    Abstract: An adjustable and swingable exercise bike includes a base, a bike body and multiple cushion units. The base has two connecting portions, and each connecting portion has a supporting rod protruding upward and a shaft seat mounted on a top of the supporting rod. The bike body is mounted on the base and has a bike frame and two swinging seats. The bike frame has a front end and a rear end. The swinging seats are respectively and securely mounted on the front end and the rear end of the bike frame, and each swinging seat is pivotally connected with the corresponding supporting rod. The cushion units are elastic, elongated and respectively mounted between the connecting portions and the swinging seats. The cushion units can help the bike body of the exercise bike simulate a situation of riding a real bike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BH ASIA LTD.
    Inventor: Fu-Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 9610473
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a flywheel, a seat, a driving assembly, and a calculation module. The driving assembly drives the flywheel to rotate and comprises a driving wheel, a coupling member, and two cranks respectively connecting with a pedal. The coupling member connects the wheel and the flywheel. The user drives the wheel via the pedals. The calculation module performs a method to estimate a proper seat position and/or a crank length for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DYACO INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Hao Chiang
  • Patent number: 9604099
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise machine includes a first foot pedal and a second foot pedal attached to a frame to travel along reciprocating paths. A resistance mechanism is also integrated into the elliptical exercise machine to resist movement of the first and second foot pedals along the reciprocating paths. A locking mechanism is arranged to secure the first and second foot pedals in place and prevent them from moving when the locking mechanism is in a secured mode. The locking mechanism is in communication with a locking input mechanism and is arranged to switch between the secured mode and an operational mode that allows the first and second foot pedals to travel in response to user input received through the locking input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9586090
    Abstract: In an exercise system having a remote communication system adapted to communicate with an exercise device, a method for generating an exercise program includes receiving route information identifying a route traveled by an individual during a real world exercise session, receiving audio information identifying a musical selection listened to by the individual during the real world exercise session, using the route information and the audio information to generate an exercise program. The exercise program includes control signals that cause an exercise device to substantially simulate the topographical characteristics of the route traveled by the individual during the real world exercise session, and audio signals representative of the musical selection listened to by the individual during the real world exercise session so that the musical selection is presented during a performance of the exercise program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, Mark D. Watterson, David Watterson
  • Patent number: 9579049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for non-invasively measuring blood glucose levels in a biological sample based on spectral data. This includes utilizing at least one light source configured to strike a target area of a sample, utilizing at least one light filter positioned to receive light transmitted through the target area from the at least one light source, utilizing at least one light detector positioned to receive light from the at least one light source and filtered by the at least one light filter, and to generate an output signal, having a time dependent current, which is indicative of the power of light detected, receiving the output signal from the at least one light detector with a processor and based on the received output signal, calculating the attenuance attributable to blood in a sample with a signal-to-noise ratio of at least 20-to-1; and determining a blood glucose level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: St. Louis Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhi Xu
  • Patent number: 9561147
    Abstract: Methods and systems for lift monitoring are described. In one embodiment, a first operation signal may be received from a first relay coupled to an electro-mechanical patient lift when the electro-mechanical patient lift is being operated in a first position. A second operation signal may be received from a second relay coupled to the electro-mechanical patient lift when the electro-mechanical patient lift is being operated in a second position. A determination of whether a lift qualification threshold is met may be based on the receiving of the first operation signal and the second operation signal. An occurrence of a lift may be recorded when a determination is made that the lift qualification threshold is met. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Westrock Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Todd, Thomas Hollinger, Christopher F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 9561418
    Abstract: A physical fitness device that simulates the motion of horseback riding. Innovative features of the present invention include a horseback riding simulation post which extends both vertically, at a vertical angle toward a rider seated on the device, and an upwardly extending longitudinal section which extends toward a rider on the exercise device seat and terminates in a transverse handle which enables the user to grasp the handle with both hands or one hand. There are a pair of parallel crank arms with a respective one of the crank arms adjacent opposite sides of the exercise device with each crank arm having an upwardly extending section extending forwardly or rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hupa International Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Hsiung
  • Patent number: 9533186
    Abstract: An optimal bicycle frame size and configuration is determined based on operational characteristics provided by a rider when riding an adjustable stationary bicycle. An optimal motorcycle and motorcycle configuration is determined based on characteristics of the rider when riding an adjustable stationary motorcycle. A camera system can be used to collect anthropomorphic data about the rider to establish an initial positioning of the components of the adjustable vehicle. The camera system can also be used to collect real-time information about the rider's body positioning so as to cause adjustment of the positioning of the components of the adjustable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Kristiansen, Daniel L. Connors, Christopher Kautz, Scott Alan Rice
  • Patent number: 9517383
    Abstract: A display method and a multimedia apparatus applying the same are provided. The display method includes acquiring exercise information of a user, transmitting the exercise information to a server, receiving from the server a transport stream including video data in which a screen is changed at a rate corresponding to the exercise information, and displaying the video data by processing the transport stream. Therefore, the multimedia apparatus provides active multimedia exercise content to the user using exercise information and physical information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-yun Shin, Giu-yeol Kim, Du-seok Kim, Jun-mo Yang, Seung-youl Lee
  • Patent number: 9474925
    Abstract: A single exercise bicycle which combines a standard upright bicycle with an elliptical trainer combined with a recumbent bicycle. The three-in-one bicycle includes added pedals which allow full support of a user's feet when the rider's body is in a reclining position. The exercise bicycle enables a rider to stand while performing an elliptical training exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hupa International Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Hsiung
  • Patent number: 9454913
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for simulating a sensor device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Sami Karvonen, Erkki Silvola