Including Upper Body Exercise Feature Patents (Class 482/62)
  • Patent number: 10625114
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame, a seat track of the frame, a seat movably attached to the seat track of the frame, at least one resistance mechanism connected to the frame, a pull cable in communication with the resistance mechanism, a crank assembly in communication with the resistance mechanism, a first swing arm connected to the frame, and a second swing arm connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylen Ercanbrack
  • Patent number: 10456619
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a main pulley configured to rotate about a hub and having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a peripheral surface. The exercise device also includes a lower pulley coupled to a resistance drum and a belt wrapped partially around the peripheral surface of the main pulley coupling the main pulley to the lower pulley. Brake lining is positioned inside the resistance drum and are configured to be adjusted inwardly and outwardly along interior sidewalls of the resistance drum. In addition, a cable is coupled to the brake lining to control an amount of resistance to a rotation of the resistance drum, and a crank shaft is coupled to a hub of the main pulley and configured to be operated by feet of an individual for rotating the main pulley about the hub against the resistance to exercise the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Michael R. Jennings
  • Patent number: 10016651
    Abstract: A multifunctional arm cranking exerciser includes an omnidirectional support bracket assembly, which comprises a five-way bracket mounted to a top thereof and having a left side to which a left arm exercising device is mounted and a right side to which a right arm exercising device is mounted. Also mounted on the five-way bracket are a damping adjustment device and a quick release pin device. The quick release pin device allows for quick coupling and positioning of left and right arm cranks of the left and right arm exercising devices at an angular difference of 0 degree or 180 degrees and also allows for quick release and decoupling of the left and right arm exercising devices to be independent of each other. The damping adjustment device adjusts and regulates a level of damping for achieving an effect of efficient exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: VIVASPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9669257
    Abstract: An apparatus permitting a user to perform a simulated bicycling exercise is provided. The design includes a frame having a head tube, wherein the frame maintains a set of pedals, a first upper rear mounting point and a second lower front mounting point configured to maintain the frame, a seat connected to the frame configured to support the user, and a stem connected to a handlebar arrangement, 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 movement of the connection arrangement and rotation of the stem. The connection arrangement is adjustable to vary amount of rotation of the stem within the head tube in response to leaning by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Real Ryder, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Irving, John J. Harrington, Brian C. Stewart, Michael S. Lofgren
  • Patent number: 9545540
    Abstract: A physical exercise apparatus and method of using the same targets the balanced development of a user's deltoid, pectoralis or upper pectoralis muscles by providing for a user to perform a target, upper body, weight lifting exercise with a resistance load, such as with a barbell, while the user simultaneously performs a distraction exercise of cycling with the legs. The distraction exercise inhibits the muscles of the lower body from assisting the upper body with the target exercise. The apparatus includes a seat or bench for a user to perform the weight lifting and cycling in one of a seated position, a supine position, and a partially supine position. The apparatus also includes a single or multi-level support for holding the resistance load adjacent the seat or bench, and movable foot pedals that are adjustable to a selected location in a two-dimensional plane at which the user performs cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: DTIP.LLC
    Inventor: Michael Moschel
  • Patent number: 9446277
    Abstract: An apparatus permitting a user to perform a simulated bicycling exercise is provided. The design includes a base, a frame comprising a head tube, and a lower front pivoting point connected to the base and an upper rear pivoting axial member positioned a fixed distance above the base. The lower front pivoting point and the upper rear pivoting axial member include a multiple component resistive element arrangement and collectively defining an axis of rotation, the axis of rotation forming a fixed angle relative to the base of 30 to 45 degrees, sloping upward in a rearward direction from the front pivoting point to the upper rear pivoting axial member. The design further includes a stem connected to a handlebar arrangement, the stem passing through the head tube and connected to the base by a connection arrangement comprising an arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Real Ryder, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Irving, John J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 9440109
    Abstract: An apparatus permitting a user to perform a simulated bicycling exercise is provided. The design 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, and a stem connected to a handlebar arrangement, the stem passing through the headset collar and connected to a base by a connection arrangement comprising an arm. 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 by movement of the connection arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: RealRyder, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Irving, John J. Harrington, Brian C. Stewart, Michael S. Lofgren
  • Patent number: 9403052
    Abstract: A stationary bicycle with a frame. A crankset is rotatably mounted to the frame to receive a pedaling actuation from a user of the stationary bicycle. A seat is mounted to the frame to support the user using the crankset in the pedaling actuation. A handlebar is mounted to the frame to serve as a hand/arm support for the user during the pedaling actuation. Translational joints between the frame and the seat and the handlebar are provided for translational displacement of the seat or handlebar with respect to the crankset. A mechanism is connected to the translational joint for locking the translational joint in a selected position, the mechanism allowing movement of the translational joint solely by a selected actuation displacing the translational joint proportionally in the direction of the translational displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Giannascoli, Eric St-Amant, Guy Thibault
  • Patent number: 9295875
    Abstract: A recumbent stepper system has a tubular frame, a left leg assembly, a right leg assembly and a resistance mechanism. The leg assemblies are supported by the frame for pivoting movement about a central pivot axis. The leg assemblies each include an upwardly extending pedal arm terminating in a pedal. A left belt is coupled to the pedal arm of the left leg assembly and engages a left one way clutch and a left pulley. A right belt is coupled to the pedal arm of the right leg assembly and engages a right one way clutch and a right pulley. The resistance mechanism directly engages the left and right one way clutches via a resistance mechanism belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NUSTEP, INC.
    Inventors: Richard N. Sarns, Matthew P. Weber, Kirk Stanley Fiegel
  • Patent number: 9061174
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bike saddle structure in which the oscillation angle and height of a bike saddle are adjustable, and to an exercise bicycle comprising same. Vibrations in the bike saddle are minimized and the stability thereof is ensured during the left and right oscillation of the bike saddle, thus enabling a rider to exercise his/her whole body including the legs, pelvis, spine, abdomen, etc. over a long period of time. The forward and backward direction and height of the bike saddle are adjustable by the rider, thus providing a wide range of exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Woo Sick Jun
  • Patent number: 9017225
    Abstract: A workout device with a foot-oriented elliptical loop is provided and bilaterally equipped with a transmission rod, a first link rod, a driving rod, a second link rod, a swing arm, and a supporting rod. The transmission portions are pivotally coupled to cranks to enable the cranks to undergo revolution. The supporting rods each have a supporting portion to support a user's feet. The aforesaid rods interact with each other. The supporting portions of the supporting rods move along a closed elliptical loop with segmental junctions spaced apart by a relatively short distance, such that the user's treading process is prevented from undergoing abrupt descents, unsmooth transitions, and thus jolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Fu Huang, Shih-Wei Liu
  • Publication number: 20150065310
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for mounting exercise equipment onto handlebars of a bicycle. A hand grip device is supported by a T-shaped support member and is detachably secured with a mounting device, which is formed as a two-part clamp. The support member has elongated openings, through which the lever ends of the hand grip extend. A ball joint at the end of the support member is engaged in one of the clamp openings, while the second opening in the clamp member allows detachable engagement of the mounting member with the handlebar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Scott Quinn
  • Patent number: 8968162
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compact, unitary exercise machine which may be rapidly reconfigured such that the user can perform a variety of exercise routines employing essentially the same rotary exercise movement, whether using the legs or the arms, while simultaneously exercising all the muscles of the subject extremity, including antagonistic muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Mauro Jaguan
  • Patent number: 8858403
    Abstract: An exercise device providing a fore and aft horizontal component of striding motion that is dynamically user-defined, while providing a vertical component of the motion that is maintained on a predetermined vertically reciprocating path in some embodiments. The exercise device guides the user's foot in a pseudo-elliptical stride path, while providing a dynamically variable stride length that allows the user to move with a natural stride length. The exercise device allows tall and short users to extend or curtail the stride length to match their natural stride lengths. The length of the reciprocating path is dynamically adjusted during the exercise operation without equipment adjustments by changes in the length of the stride input by the user at a pair of foot engagement pads disposed on laterally spaced apart foot support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: John Arthur Ohrt, James A. Duncan
  • Patent number: 8852059
    Abstract: Various exercise machines have foot supporting linkages that move a person's feet through respective left and right paths of motion in respective planes that are skewed relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stearns, Joseph D. Maresh
  • Patent number: 8840529
    Abstract: An adjustable elliptical trainer has a base, two driving brackets, two handles, two pedal assemblies and an adjustment assembly. The base has a transmission wheel mounted rotatably thereon. The driving brackets are connected respectively to the transmission wheel. The handles are connected pivotally and respectively to the driving brackets. The pedal assemblies are mounted at opposite sides of the transmission wheels. The adjustment assembly is mounted on the front end of the base and has two guiding rods and a guiding bracket. The guiding rods are mounted on the base. The guiding bracket is connected to the transmission wheel and mounted slidably on the guiding rods. The adjustment assembly allows the pedal assemblies to move along two different elliptical motion paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yi-Tzu Chen
  • Patent number: 8821354
    Abstract: The abdominal muscle and cycle workout machine is a workout machine that features a cycling apparatus working in conjunction with an abdominal roller machine. The abdominal muscle and cycle workout machine features a modified workout bench having curved contours that enable an end user to lie in a recumbent position in order to perform cycling exercises while simultaneously conducting exercise that targets abdominal muscles. The machine includes a torsion dial to adjust the tension on the cycling apparatus. The abdominal roller machine includes opposing handlebars that an end user grabs onto in order to perform abdominal crunches while simultaneously performing a cycling exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Hazem Tabahi
  • Publication number: 20140243160
    Abstract: This invention relates to total body exercise equipment. The exercise equipment includes a first crankshaft to which first crank arms having grips and a first sprocket are installed and a second crankshaft to which second crank arms having pedals, a second sprocket and a third sprocket are installed. A driven shaft includes a wheel and a driven sprocket installed thereto. A first driving force transmitting means is engaged with the first sprocket and the second sprocket that the first crankshaft and the second crankshaft are linked. A second driving force transmitting means is engaged with the third sprocket and the driven sprocket that torque of the third crankshaft is transmitted to the driven shaft. The first and the second crankshafts are installed to a frame. The driven shaft is installed to bracket and the frame and the bracket are fixed to a base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jung Soo LIM
  • Patent number: 8814757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a standup exercise apparatus that simulates walking and jogging with arm exercise. More particularly, the present invention relates to an exercise machine having separately supported pedals for the feet and arm exercise coordinated with the motion of the feet where the pedal stride length is determined by the movements of an operator. Crank arms are positioned on the framework forward the operator at a height comparable to the pedals. Easy starting occurs in the default mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Paul William Eschenbach
  • Patent number: 8808149
    Abstract: A pedal correction mechanism used in an elliptical trainer is disclosed to include a pedal link having a coupling portion at the inner side thereof, and a pedal bracket carrying a pedal and having a shaft pivotally inserted into the coupling portion of the pedal link for allowing the pedal bracket to be biased leftwards and rightwards on the axis of the shaft relative to the pedal link to eliminate cumulative tolerances among component parts, preventing derailment and reducing noises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dyaco International Inc.
    Inventor: Hsuan-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 8801580
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus links rotation of a crank to generally elliptical motion of a foot supporting member. A foot supporting linkage is movably connected between a rocker and a crank in such a manner that the foot supporting member moves through paths of motion which are fixed, adjustable or variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph D Maresh, Kenneth W Stearns
  • Patent number: 8734299
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a first treadle assembly supporting a first moving surface and a second treadle assembly supporting a second moving surface. The exercise device further includes an upper body exercise assembly operably associated with the exercise device. The first treadle assembly is pivotally coupled with the frame structure, and the second treadle assembly is pivotally coupled with the frame structure. In another form, an exercise device includes a frame structure, a first treadle assembly having a first endless belt in rotatable engagement with a first roller, a second treadle assembly having a second endless belt in rotatable engagement with a second roller, and a flywheel operably coupled with the first endless belt and the second endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Crawford, Gary D. Piaget, Patrick A. Warner, Brent Christopher
  • Patent number: 8708866
    Abstract: An exercise machine adaptable to perform a cardiac workout and an abdominal workout simultaneously includes a frame structure, a resistance provider, a pair of pedals, a first sprocket, a second sprocket, a sprocket rotating means, an axis, an engaging means, a cable, a seat, an elastic band, a pair of shoulder straps, a monitor and a pulley system. The sprocket rotating means allows the first sprocket to engage and disengage with the exercise bike. The pedaling of the pedals allows the user to perform the cardiac workout. The pair of shoulder straps designed to insert along the shoulders of the user is connected to the cable and creates a tensional force thereon by getting stretched with the pedaling of the pedals. The tensional force pulls the user backward and the user in turn resists the backward movement by manually contracting abdominal muscles to perform the abdominal workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jakob Spevak
  • Publication number: 20140081186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise machine for setting exercise in six degrees of motion. In particular, it exercises the shoulder more thoroughly and quickly than previously available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gary R. Paris
  • Patent number: 8668627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a standup exercise apparatus that simulates walking and jogging with arm exercise. More particularly, the present invention relates to an exercise machine having separately supported pedals for the feet and arm exercise coordinated with the motion of the feet where the pedal stride length is determined by the movements of an operator. Crank arms are positioned on the framework rearward the operator. Easy starting occurs in the default mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul William Eschenbach
  • Patent number: 8647240
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided which includes a surface for supporting a body of a user and a frame(s) for supporting the surface(s) above a floor. Resistance device(s) are connected to the device for providing resistance to movement of the user. Device(s) for adjusting the surface(s) relative in distance to the resistance device(s) during an exercise routine. Device(s) may be provided for adjusting the surface(s) relative in distance to the resistance device(s) during an exercise routine and or relative to the floor. Device(s) may be provided for adjusting the surface(s) closer in relative distance to the resistance device(s) while the orientation of the surface changes from vertical thru horizontal and for adjusting the surface(s) further in relative distance to the resistance device(s) while the orientation of the surface changes from horizontal thru vertical during an exercise routine and or relative to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Applications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Heidecke
  • Patent number: 8647241
    Abstract: A supine cycling exercise machine includes a frame attached to a horizontal base and a rotation driving assembly supported by the frame. The driving assembly includes a rotatable crankshaft and two crankarms with proximal ends thereof attached to opposite ends of the crankshaft, with two pedals attached to distal ends of the crankarms. One or more crankarm includes a redirection connection mechanism at the proximal end thereof, and such a crankarm is adapted to be repositioned by an exerciser between an opposing and a parallel orientation relative to the other crankarm. The exercise machine can be used for two different cycling exercises, with either a reciprocating motion or a parallel motion of the exerciser's feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher E. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140038789
    Abstract: A seated exercise apparatus comprises a frame having a seat attached to the frame. A pair of opposed cranks are rotatably coupled to the frame such that they rotate about a first axis. A medial portion of each of a pair of elongated members is rotatably connected to the frame at a respective pivot joint. A first end of each elongated member has a handle and a second end of each elongated member is rotatably connected to a one end of a respective pedal arm. The pivot joints are located outside of a plane of motion of their respective right and left pedals, such that the apparatus can fit within a more compact form factor, especially in a longitudinal dimension. The pedals move in a reciprocating path having an elliptical shape, in which the major axis is more vertical than horizontal, giving a more up and down, natural, pedal motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Flatiron Design, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher R Merli
  • Publication number: 20140031174
    Abstract: A pedal exerciser includes a base having a coupling tube extending substantially vertically from a bottom of the base. The coupling tube includes a coupling hole and a first notch extending vertically and in communication with the coupling hole. A pedaling device includes a column having a rack. The column is received in the coupling hole of the base. The rack is received in the first notch and has a toothed portion extending outside of the first notch. A height adjusting mechanism includes a motor and a reduction gear box having an output shaft driven by the motor. A transmission gear is mounted on the output shaft and meshes with the toothed portion of the rack. The motor is operable to drive the output shaft to move the rack in a vertical direction via the transmission gear, adjusting a height of the pedaling device in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Chien-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 8602948
    Abstract: Equipment and methods for exercise of humans are described. An exercise apparatus typically comprises a frame structure that includes a base member that supports a seat with a backrest that can be reclined. There are forward and rear vertical risers that support transverse members. Hooks may be operatively secured to the vertical risers and the transverse members. Generally there is a rotary drive mechanism that moves a left foot cradle and a right foot cradle. There is typically a right hand grip and a left hand grip that are operatively secured to right and left hand cords respectively, and the cords may be operatively secured to the hooks using pulleys. Typically the right hand cord is operatively secured to a right rotary attachment and the left hand cord is operatively secured to a left rotary attachment. Various methods of providing exercise are described using various configurations of the exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Larry H. Bohanan
  • Publication number: 20130310222
    Abstract: An exercise device combining upper and lower body in synchronized movements to encourage neurological development, rehabilitation, learning and orthopedic rehabilitation in children and adults in every situation where appropriately modified stationary exercise equipment can be placed. The exercise device includes a frame; left and right arm assemblies, each supported by the frame and configured to enable pivoting movement relative to the frame; left and right leg assemblies, each supported by the frame and configured to enable rotational movement about a central pivot axis; a drive mechanism supported by the frame and configured to enable contralateral movement of the left arm assembly relative to the right leg assembly, and of the right arm assembly relative to the left arm assembly; where the left and right arm assemblies are adjustable to enable use of the exercise apparatus in both an upright seating configuration and a recumbent seating configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Lester WRAY, Daniel Louis VASSILAROS, Russell Allen SIMINSKI
  • Publication number: 20130267388
    Abstract: A swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment having a pair of drive rods driven by the pedal rods such that longitudinal drive gears fixed at the drive rods are cooperated with swing handles having the lateral drive gears for conducting a swing action. In this way, a waist-twisting movement of the upper body can be synchronically achieved when the operator holds the swing handles to take exercise at his feet of the lower body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Leao Wang
  • Patent number: 8545372
    Abstract: Rehabilitation exercising equipment includes a main frame, a first geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a second geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a connecting mechanism mounted between the first geared member and the second geared member so that the first geared member and the second geared member are movable in concert with each other, a first idle geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame and connected with the connecting mechanism, a second idle geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame and connected with the connecting mechanism, and two handlebars secured on the first geared member and the second geared member respectively. Thus, a user's hands can hold the handlebars to pivot the handlebars in two opposite directions by connection of the connecting mechanism so as to achieve an exercising or rehabilitating function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Preventive Medical Health Care Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Jung Wang
  • Patent number: 8475341
    Abstract: The arm and leg-exercising machine is an apparatus that targets both the upper body and lower body to provide a full body workout. The upper and lower body workouts can be performed separately or simultaneously. The machine includes a generally U-shaped frame fixed to a base. Pedals and lateral handlebars are provided on the frame for respective leg (lower body) and arm (upper body) exercises. A three-drive mechanism including a plurality of pulleys or sprockets is coupled to the pedals and lateral handlebars and joined by bevel gears. A seat is mounted on the frame for strategically positioning an operator to employ the pedals and lateral handlebars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Haythem Osamah Al-Hawaj, Osamah Mohammad Al-Hawaj
  • Patent number: 8469863
    Abstract: A rehabilitation exercising equipment includes a main frame, a first geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a second geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a connecting mechanism mounted between the first geared member and the second geared member, a first idle geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame and connected with the connecting mechanism, a second idle geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame and connected with the connecting mechanism, and two handlebars secured on the first geared member and the second geared member respectively. Thus, a user's two hands can hold the handlebars to pivot the handlebars in two opposite directions by connection of the connecting mechanism so as to achieve an exercising or rehabilitating function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Preventive Medical Health Care Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Jung Wang
  • Patent number: 8465398
    Abstract: An elliptical exercise apparatus includes a frame unit having a base frame and an upstanding frame, two crank arms, and an adjustment unit including a motor, a slide mounted movably on the upstanding frame, and a threaded rod connected threadedly to the slide and connected drivenly to the motor. Two swing units are disposed respectively on left and right sides of the frame unit and each includes a handle movable along with the slide, a link rod connected pivotally between an intermediate portion of the handle and one of the crank arms, a pivot arm connected pivotally to the link rod, and a pedal rod connected pivotally between a lower connecting portion of the handle and the pivot arm. The slide moves upwardly or downwardly along the upstanding frame when the motor is activated to adjust the position of the handle relative to the upstanding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Superweigh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunny Lee, Simon Chao
  • Patent number: 8444534
    Abstract: A rotatable handgrip for a cardiovascular exercise machine allowing a user to rotate the handgrip relative exercise arms of the machine about an axis which intersects the handle and is generally in line with their forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: True Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd McKee
  • Patent number: 8409060
    Abstract: An exercise bike for rehabilitation includes a frame, on which a first exercise module designed for training hands, a second exercise module designed for training feet, and a damping device to provide the first and second exercise modules loadings are provided. The first and second exercise modules each has two opposite one-way clutches that user may use to independently train his/her hand or feet without interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Gee Hoo Fitec Corp.
    Inventor: Ching-Lu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130079200
    Abstract: A training apparatus is provided for training the back musculature of a user and includes a knee part to support one or both knees of the user and an arm part or hand part that is arranged relative to the knee part in such a way that the back region of the user, upon bracing of the knee against the knee part and bracing of the arms or hands against the arm part or hand part, is aligned in a substantially horizontal position along a longitudinal axis of the training apparatus, wherein the knee part and arm part or hand part are thus arranged below the back region of the user. The arm part or hand part for both arms or hands can be configured to be separately movable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Mehrdad Rahimi
  • Publication number: 20130017930
    Abstract: A supine cycling exercise machine includes a frame attached to a horizontal base and a rotation driving assembly supported by the frame. The driving assembly includes a rotatable crankshaft and two crankarms with proximal ends thereof attached to opposite ends of the crankshaft, with two pedals attached to distal ends of the crankarms. One or more crankarm includes a redirection connection mechanism at the proximal end thereof, and such a crankarm is adapted to be repositioned by an exerciser between an opposing and a parallel orientation relative to the other crankarm. The exercise machine can be used for two different cycling exercises, with either a reciprocating motion or a parallel motion of the exerciser's feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher E. Walton
  • Publication number: 20120322625
    Abstract: Provided is a health bicycle with a lower body exercise function by means of pedals and an arm exercise function as a user rotates handles. The present invention comprises a frame part F which includes a first frame F1 at a backside of which a seat F12 is engaged, and a second frame F2 which is rotatably hinged by means of a hinge shaft F3 and at an upper side of which a monitor F4 is formed; a lower body exercise means L which is engaged at a lower side of the first frame F1 and generates an exercise load so that a user steps on it and rotates it for thereby exercising a muscular strength of a lower body of the user; and an arm exercise means H which is installed at an upper side of the second frame F2 and generates an exercise load so that a user holds it and rotates it for thereby exercising arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Hun Geun Park
  • Publication number: 20120277067
    Abstract: The Stationary exercising machine of the present invention rotationally shifts the handle bars causing them to move upwardly and downwardly in synchronism with movement of the pedals for exercising the abdomen and obliques while simultaneously exercising the upper and lower body. The pedaling of the legs alternatively moves the knees up an down in an opposing relationship while simultaneously pivoting the handlebars such that the handlebars rotationally move in unison from the left side to the right side and back in synchronism with movement of the peddles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent Bowman
  • Publication number: 20120238413
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a support frame configured to contact a support surface, and a cycler coupled to the frame. The cycler is configured to move with respect to the frame between a first position so as to be engaged by feet of a user of the exercise device, and a second position so as to be engaged by hands of the user. The exercise device also includes a lock configured to lock the cycler relative to the frame in the first and second positions. In an embodiment, the support frame is adjustable, and contains a seat, wherein adjusting the support frame moves the seat relative to the cycler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: STAMINA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. McBride, Tyler M. Rogers, John R. Buse, Lin Siz-Pin
  • Publication number: 20120178593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bicycle for exercising the upper part of the body, which enables a user to exercise the upper part of the body while also exercising the lower part of the body, wherein exercising the lower part of the body is performed by pedaling, and in which a motion-converting unit has a simplified configuration and handles are provided with respective braking apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ki In An
  • Patent number: 8216115
    Abstract: An oval transmission structure utilizes lower ends of swaying moving shafts at two sides thereof to pivot to front ends of push-pull shafts, whose front portions slope to a determined angle. Rear portions of the push-pull shafts offer treadle frames for treadles to dispose with feet. Rear portions of the push-pull shafts further offer a track frame. An assistant device provides a sliding block with a fixing bolt superimposed at a side of the lower portion of the swaying moving shaft. An attached shaft pivoted to a side of the sliding block connects to an axle bolt of a transmission shaft, whose front end axially connects to a crank, whose rear end serially connects to a track wheel and whose middle determined position disposes a sliding wheel thereunder. The reciprocation brought about by the feet, the two cranks axially trigger the front ends of the two transmission shaft for achieving a relative oval action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Ying-Chou Lai
  • Patent number: 8162805
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for simulating a back and forth leg or foot movement, the apparatus comprising: a pair of pivotable support mechanisms supported on a frame, a pair of foot pedals mounted on the support mechanisms for back and forth movement along an arcuate path of translation movement, the foot pedals being adjustable to a selected segment of an overall arcuate path of translation movement. The apparatus includes handles or arms interconnected or interlinked to the foot pedals for upper body pushing or pulling energy input. The handles or arms pivot together with and in the same back or forth direction as the pedals to which they are interlinked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Giannelli, Scott Lee
  • Patent number: 8147384
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus links rotation of a crank to generally elliptical motion of a foot supporting member. A foot supporting linkage is movably connected between a rocker and a crank in such a manner that the foot supporting member moves through paths of motion which are fixed, adjustable or variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stearns, Joseph D. Maresh
  • Publication number: 20120065029
    Abstract: Provided herein are selectable angle eccentric arms, devices comprising selectable angle angle eccentric arms, and methods for making such devices. Examplary devices are exercise devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Creig Dunlap
  • Patent number: 8128536
    Abstract: A vertical exercise apparatus having a set of waist high support rails capable of supporting the users body weight for use in conditioning upper body and lower body muscle groups of person using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Bloomington Dynamics, Inc
    Inventor: Christiaan Ditolla
  • Patent number: 8118715
    Abstract: An exercise machine suitable for exercising a person's muscles contains a frame (100Y), a seat (102) situated over the frame, a seatback (104), a connection mechanism (106Y) for flexibly and adjustably connecting the seatback to the frame or/and the seat, and a pedaling mechanism (112Y) connectable to the frame and having a pair of movable foot pedals (140). The connection mechanism includes (a) a seatback-attaching portion (120, 180, 184, 186, 188, and 190) attached to the seatback and (b) a support rod (128Y) extending between the seatback-attaching portion and a location within the frame. The support rod is of adjustable length for adjusting the incline of the seatback to the seat. The seatback can swivel about a swivel axis of the connection mechanism. The exercise machine normally has a pair of frame legs (302).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ab Rider L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald D. Greene, Ronald J. Meetin