Multidirectionally Movable Bag Or Pad Patents (Class 482/86)
  • Patent number: 10668348
    Abstract: A striking apparatus for all fighting art forms such as boxing to improve a user's fighting skills. The striking apparatus includes a timing ball having a link disposed thereon; an elongated adjustable rope; a swivel mounted to a swivel plate, the swivel plate being mounted to a backboard; the backboard being optionally attached to a frame; the link disposed on the timing ball being attached to the elongated adjustable rope, the rope being attached to the swivel; and the timing ball configured to be struck by the knuckles of a user's fist. Another embodiment of the invention includes a punching apparatus station for all fighting art forms which generally includes the same configuration as the striking apparatus referenced-above. Importantly, the striking apparatus advantageously is a cross between a speed bag, a double end bag, and a maze ball but is beneficially more effective than all three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Jason G. Jones
  • Patent number: 10583342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a training device for basketball consisting of a support member that is mounted on the ceiling and a target member suspended below the support member. The player lays on the floor below the device and tosses a basketball at the target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Paul L. Williams
  • Patent number: 10173119
    Abstract: A punching shield is provided. The punching shield includes an outer casing and a padding disposed within the outer casing. The outer casing includes a front surface (striking surface), a rear surface opposite the front surface, and an angled surface running from an outer edge of the front surface to an outer edge of the rear surface. A plurality of protrusions extend from the angled surface and are radially disposed from the outer edge of the rear surface to the outer edge of the front surface. An indent is formed between a pair of protrusions, thereby forming a plurality of indents on the angled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yusuf Alexander Muhammad
  • Patent number: 9999798
    Abstract: Versatile exercise apparatus is portable and provides adjustable volume to weight ratio for multi-purpose weight, cardio, sport-specific, and martial arts training. Versatile exercise apparatus provides a user with the ability to adjust volume to weight ratio using a waterproof fillable cavity. The different markings on the transparent viewing window of the apparatus allow a user to vary the difficulty level of workouts by changing the corresponding weight of either water or sand added to the apparatus. Versatility is provided by the apparatus either being used as a backpack or a hand-held free weight, or a punching bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Joseph Hannula
  • Patent number: 9975028
    Abstract: A therapeutic striking and rehabilitation training system that provides rehabilitation and therapeutic training in a home environment for persons with disabilities from an accident, wounded veterans, from disabilities involving birth defects, or as part of a physical therapy program even for bed-ridden patients. A therapeutic striking and rehabilitation training system also improves conditioning and hand-eye coordination which is attached to a ceiling, or hung in a door opening using a bar, via a tether with a ball attached to the end of said tether. The ball is a given distance from the ceiling as determined by the user. Once the desired distance has been chosen, the user then strikes the ball with enough force for the ball to contact the ceiling and then begin a downward trajectory towards the user to be struck again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Charles D. Adams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9017228
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include providing a mixed-use training device that solves a number of problems with the prior art by providing for a dynamically adjustable height setting for weight bags and allowing for a greater radius of clearance and movement around the training device which allows the user the ability to perform a more diverse training regimen, without requiring the constant re-configuration of the training device. Weights secured to weight support members increase the stability of embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Hodges
  • Publication number: 20150080194
    Abstract: A counterweight device is mounted to a hitting trainer. The hitting trainer includes a base, an upright rod disposed on the base, and a hitting member connected to the upright rod. The counterweight device includes a counterweight bag which can be extended or compressed. When in use, the counterweight bag is fitted on the base and then the counterweight bag is pulled to unfold. Finally, external liquid is poured into the counterweight bag to increase the weight of the counterweight bag, such that the hitting trainer can be placed on the uneven ground stably. When the counterweight device is not used, the counterweight bag is detached from the hitting trainer and compressed to reduce the volume of the counterweight bag for storage and carrying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hung-Tai LIN
  • Patent number: 8936536
    Abstract: The invention concerns an exercise apparatus including a movable implement, the implement consisting of a number of movable parts that are mutually connected with at least one further movable part, where the apparatus is a mobile unit, and where the apparatus further includes a base. The new feature of the apparatus according to the invention is that an implement in the form of at least one set of discs consisting of at least a first and a second movable disc is connected to the base, where the first movable disc in a set of discs is rotatably connected to the base via a first rotary connection, and where the second movable disc in the set of discs is rotatably connected to the first disc. The apparatus may furthermore include more than two movable discs, for example three, four, five or more discs. By joining the individual movable parts in this way, free movement of the individual discs is achieved in this way, the individual discs obviously being dependent on the movements and actions of the other discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Detterberg Group ApS
    Inventor: Henrik Detterberg
  • Patent number: 8931767
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an elasticity adjustment structure of physical training device which comprise one elastomer adjustment set; said elastomer adjustment set further comprises one first elastomer and one second elastomer. Overlapping the said second elastomer and said first elastomer with different rigidities at different depth positions to create a smooth elastic curve of said elastomer adjustment set; as a result the elasticity of said elasticity adjustment structure may be adjusted in accordance with different needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Ton-Ki Fu, Tung-Chien Fu
  • Patent number: 8852128
    Abstract: A computer system for assessing dynamic bone quality is provided, including a memory that stores executable instructions, a central processing unit (CPU) capable of accessing the memory and executing the instructions to provide an output, and a receiver for receiving data input and transmitting it to the CPU, wherein the receiver is operably connected to: (1) a plurality of accelerometers, each accelerometer adapted to contact an exterior surface of a human subject at a load-bearing anatomical site and to receive input from each point of contact including acceleration response data; and (2) a force plate adapted to receive input including vertical ground reaction force data provided by a heel strike on the force plate, wherein the CPU executes the instructions to process the input data transmitted from the receiver to provide the output as a bone damping value. A method for assessing dynamic bone quality is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Amit Bhattacharya, Nelson B. Watts
  • Publication number: 20140106940
    Abstract: A heavy bag mounting assembly having a base. A bag supporting member having a partially spherical end is mounted within a bearing member so as to be free to rotate and swivel therein. A bearing support member secures the bearing member to the bag supporting member with the bag supporting member extending through the bearing member. An eye nut is securable to the bearing member for connection of the bearing member to the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Dare ZIMMERMAN
  • Patent number: 8690739
    Abstract: A boxing training device including a support frame, a first set of pads each resiliently secured relative to the support frame and a second set of pads each resiliently connected relative to the support frame. The first set of pads comprises a plurality of pads located at multiple heights having faces angled towards a right hand side of a boxer for receiving right handed blows and the second set of pads comprises a plurality of pads located at multiple heights having faces angled towards a left hand side of a boxer for receiving left handed blows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Raimondo Fazio
  • Patent number: 8678982
    Abstract: A height adjustable double end training ball apparatus for use in boxing, martial arts and other combat/fighting sports training. The double end training ball having an aperture that extends through the center of the ball and having openings at each end of the aperture on the surface of the ball; a cord having a length suitable to extend from an upper surface to a lower surface, such as a floor and ceiling, in a room where the double end training ball will be used, wherein one end of said cord is connected to the upper surface and the opposite end of the cord is connected to the lower surface; and a pair of restraining elements. The double end training ball is secured on the cord via the application of the restraining elements, such as clamps, at a position above and below the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Rene Pellot
  • Patent number: 8641584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for kicking exercise, and more specifically, to an apparatus for kicking exercise which includes a plurality of hitting parts coupled to a body which is fastened to a gravity center frame or a running machine to enable martial arts exercise such as taekwondo, karate, kickboxing and the like, thereby enabling a user to do martial arts exercise by hitting and kicking the hitting parts with the hand and foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Eorg. Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hun Il Jang
  • Publication number: 20130072358
    Abstract: A target simulating heavy bag cover comprises a sheet, a simulation image, and a fastener. The sheet wraps around the heavy bag and braces the target simulating heavy bag cover against the heavy bag. The sheet provides additionally cushioning between the user's physical attacks and the heavy bag so that the heavy bag does not deform and the physical damage to the user's body is reduced. The simulation image is printed onto the sheet and provides the user with a number of realistic targets on the human body. The simulation image allows the user to hone the accuracy of their physical attacks aiming for the targets. The fastener is used to attach one end of the sheet to the other end of the sheet once the sheet is wrapped around the heavy bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Julio Martinez
  • Patent number: 8376916
    Abstract: A heavy bag for use by martial arts practitioners to practice the martial arts, the heavy bag adapted to receive a sheath about its circumferential periphery, the sheath having a plurality of vertically longitudinal sleeves or pockets for the slidable receipt of semi-rigid tubes, rods, or pellets which would therefore be disposed about the circumference of the heavy bag and when struck by a martial arts practitioner with a select anatomical body part would toughen and desensitize the particular anatomical body part. In the preferred embodiment, the sheathing would be in two parts, a lower sheathing secured about the lower portion of the heavy bag by means of hook and loop fastener means, and an upper sheathing which would depend from the four point linkage used for hanging the heavy bag, the lower portion of the upper sheathing being secured by hook and loop fasteners about the circumference of the heavy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Tsakiris
  • Patent number: 8343017
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a strike training machine that provides bidirectional resistance. The machine replicates the full and natural trajectory of the striking motion and provides resistance throughout extension and contraction of the striking motion. In this manner, the machine trains all muscles involved in a particular strike. The trajectory of the machine is user adjustable to accommodate different striking motions which include punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes, and throwing motions. In some embodiments, the machine applies a user specifiable amount of resistance. By adjusting the amount of resistance, the actor is able to overload train the muscle groups associated with the striking motions by gradually increasing resistance during training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Fabio Dellino
  • Patent number: 8342475
    Abstract: A mounting bracket and dampening assembly for mounting a heavy bag, a first portion of the mounting bracket mounted horizontally in relation to mounting surface, a second portion of the mounting bracket depending downwardly forming a support surface for a securing means for supporting the heavy bag in combination with a dampening means in the form of upper and lower bushings in combination with a rod and spring assembly to lessen the transmission of stress, shock and vibration and to reduce the motion, both lateral and vertical, of the heavy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Tsakiris
  • Publication number: 20120295769
    Abstract: A training device, including a frame having an interior opening and at least one support means, at least one piece of conditioning equipment supported on the frame by the support means, at least one resistance harness coupled to the frame, wherein the at least one resistance harness has a portion thereof selectively attachable to a user, and a cardiovascular exercise machine disposed within the interior opening of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: MAYFIELD PENNINGTON
  • Patent number: 8273000
    Abstract: An articulated coordination punching bag includes: a flexible central core; a first target enclosing a first potion of the central core; and a second target enclosing a second potion of the central core. The first and second targets may move independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Brad Leslie Evans
  • Publication number: 20120157269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inner bladder structure of punching bag which comprises one inner bladder; the said inner bladder further comprises at least one gas container and at least one liquid container. Utilizing liquid, gas and solidifying substances, the said inner bladder structure creates different tactile feels to diversify the effect of training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Dickson Fu, David Fu
  • Patent number: 7993249
    Abstract: A training and swing exercise device with resilient resistance is used as a training apparatus for developing greater power and strength at impact when striking a ball. The device provides impact resistance to a golfer, baseball player's, hockey player's, field hockey player's and tennis player's swing in order to develop greater strength and power at ball impact. The striking unit which pivots provides high impact absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Fassl, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 7938759
    Abstract: A free standing athletic training apparatus includes a base section, a central post section, a swiveling arm section and a multi-section body. The central post section may be statically mated to the base section. The swiveling arm section may be rotatably attached to the central post section. The multi-section body may be positioned about the central post section and may be located beneath the swiveling arm section. The multi-section body may be formed from foam and may include a vertically stacked bottom, middle, and top sections. The swiveling arm section may maintain an adjustable rotational engagement with the upper most tip of the central post section such that it may maintain a high and low frictional contact with the upper most tip when the swiveling arm is linearly lowered and raised along the central longitudinal axis of the central post section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Tyrone Gaynor
  • Patent number: 7927260
    Abstract: A double-end punching and exercise bag assembly and cable where the bag is vertically adjustable by extending the cable through the bag assembly and providing clamp assemblies at both ends of the bag assembly each having collet-like radial spring fingers activated by an axially movable threaded nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy M. Stalka
  • Patent number: 7914423
    Abstract: An athletic striking apparatus that includes at least an impact member supported by a base. The preferred embodiment further includes a plurality of predetermined angular settings provided by the base. The impact member preferably oscillates in one of at least two distinct predetermined frequencies. In accordance with the preferred embodiments, a method of using an athletic striking apparatus that includes at least the steps of providing an impact member supported by a base. A step of striking the impact member supported by the base preferably follows the providing step. The base further preferably provides a plurality of predetermined angular settings for the impact member. Also in an alternative preferred embodiment, the impact member oscillates in at least two distinct predetermined frequencies in response to an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Michael P. Cogan
  • Publication number: 20100267526
    Abstract: An exercise device including a frame having at least first and second vertical members for connecting to opposite vertical sides of a door jamb of a door opening; and at least one exercise equipment supported at least partially by the frame. Also provided is an exercise device supported by a door rotatably supported in the doorframe. Also provided is a heavy bag or speed bag where at least a portion of the bag includes a three-dimensional likeness of one or more of a likeness of a human head, torso and body. Also provided is an exercise ball including: a ball body, the ball body having a first attachment on a surface thereof; a second attachment to a hand of a user; and one or more elastic cords having a first end attached to the first attachment and a second end attached to the second attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Baschnagel
  • Publication number: 20100261584
    Abstract: A heavy bag for use by martial arts practitioners to practice the martial arts, the heavy bag adapted to receive a sheath about its circumferential periphery, the sheath having a plurality of vertically longitudinal sleeves or pockets for the slidable receipt of semi-rigid tubes, rods, or pellets which would therefore be disposed about the circumference of the heavy bag and when struck by a martial arts practitioner with a select anatomical body part would toughen and desensitize the particular anatomical body part. In the preferred embodiment, the sheathing would be in two parts, a lower sheathing secured about the lower portion of the heavy bag by means of hook and loop fastener means, and an upper sheathing which would depend from the four point linkage used for hanging the heavy bag, the lower portion of the upper sheathing being secured by hook and loop fasteners about the circumference of the heavy bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Tsakiris
  • Patent number: 7758476
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion bag for striking includes an outer wall and an inner wall that is positioned inside and longitudinally with the outer wall looped around the inner wall. A first radial wall is joined to each of and connects between the outer wall and the inner wall at a first end and is sealed so that free airflow is blocked at the first end. A second radial wall is joined to each of and connects between the outer wall and the inner wall at a second end and is sealed so that free airflow is blocked at the second end. At least one intermediate radial wall is placed longitudinally between the first radial wall and the second radial wall and transversely between the outer wall and the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Yong S. Chu
  • Patent number: 7678028
    Abstract: A marital arts training device comprising a barrier for creating a target zone. In a preferred embodiment, the martial arts training device includes: a barrier support; at least one barrier mounted to the barrier support for creating a target zone; and a target located within the target zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Williams B. Gore
  • Publication number: 20090318272
    Abstract: An articulated coordination punching bag includes: a flexible central core; a first target enclosing a first potion of the central core; and a second target enclosing a second potion of the central core. The first and second targets may move independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: BRAD LESLIE EVANS
  • Publication number: 20090264264
    Abstract: An Invention for martial arts and boxing training but it can be used for many other sports as well. It addresses the problem of how to train using a multiple of suspended targets (6), without these targets getting entangled with each other, and without cumbersome devices to keep the suspension points or arms apart. Here in this portable device all this has been avoided by running suspending elastic through a light flexible, thick walled, narrow bored tube (5). The tube is in separate pieces. The tube allows the elastic to retain all its characteristics. There is a different arrangement at the top end of the cord than at the bottom to enable disentanglement to occur. The targets can move continually around each other or around a suspended punch bag. Dynamic chaotic movement occurs on all planes without obstructive entanglement occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Brendan Reen
  • Patent number: 7591768
    Abstract: A striking target device has a target body with a generally planar striking surface with a main striking area and at least one pivot striking area. The device further includes a base, and a pivot mechanism for pivotally mounting the target body on the base such that the striking area remains fixed on a first plane when struck in the main striking area, but pivots on an axis to a different fixed plane when struck in the pivot striking area. The pivot mechanism includes a cam edge of the base, a cam follower of a guide tube of the target body, and a tension element for biasing the cam edge against the cam follower. The pivot mechanism allows the target body to pivot about the axis such that striking surface pivots to a different fixed striking plane when struck in the pivot striking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Eliot Geeting
  • Patent number: 7488276
    Abstract: A boxing device that fights back in response to an attackers blows to simulate a boxing match comprises a boxing bag, a pair of padded arms each having a boxing glove at its end, and a pair of reel type pieces wherein each of said reel type piece works as an axis holding each a padded arm that rotates around the piece in response to an impact applied to the boxing bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Giancarlo Luigi
  • Patent number: 7300388
    Abstract: A first horizontal member having a proximate end and a distal end, the distal end is adapted to be attached to a second substantially rigid member. An object assembly including an object located below the proximate end of the first horizontal member. A first line having a first segment extending substantially along a vertical axis defined through a center of the object assembly and coupled to the proximate end of the first horizontal member. The first line having a second segment extending substantially along the vertical axis below the object assembly and is coupled to a third substantially rigid member. The first line having a first end coupled to a top side of the object assembly and a second end coupled to a bottom side of the object assembly. A second line extends substantially perpendicular to the first line in a longitudinal direction substantially along a path of the object defining a horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: James I. Sams, III
  • Patent number: 7297092
    Abstract: A rotatable training device includes a base that has an aperture formed therein. An elongated support member has a bottom end nested within the aperture and extends vertically upward therefrom, and has a bore formed therein. A mobile rectilinear rod is telescopically seated within the bore and has a top end terminating above and to an exterior of the support member. The rod includes a spring-loaded stop member that is connected to a bottom end thereof. A circular dial is positioned about the rod top end. An arm is telescopically positioned about the rod and is rotatable along a 360 degrees arcuate path in clockwise and counter clockwise directions. The arm has a flange portion extending from the rod and situated beyond an outer base perimeter. Padded punching pillows are affixed to front and rear sides of the flange portion. Detachable protective covers are affixed to the punching pillows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Tyrone Gaynor
  • Patent number: 7244219
    Abstract: An exercise device and sparring apparatus that includes a supporting base, a biasing mechanism coupled to, and supported vertically above, the base, a shaft attached to the biasing mechanism, and an arm member disposed in substantially perpendicular arrangement with the shaft, with the arm member further including a cushion disposed upon a punching end of the arm member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond A. Preciado
  • Patent number: 7214169
    Abstract: A portable, fully adjustable punching bag exercise system is disclosed whereby a punching bag structure is releasably mounted to the waist of a user and is fully adjustable to any height or distance in front of the user for use in physical training. The punching bag is supported in any orientation via attachment to a spring means which is adjustable in order to control the speed or action of the bag to suit users of varying skill levels. A preferred embodiment also has an optional rebounding means that is fully adjustable for the further control of the effective speed or action of the bag by adjusting the maximum angular deviation of the bag relative to its support mechanism at which the bag is caused to bound back toward the user. Alternative embodiments include resistance straps which elastically couple the belt assembly to the user's hands in order to provide resistance to the punching motion for enhanced physical training and a multi-bag design which provides for enhanced dexterity training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: William W. Clayton
  • Patent number: 7086997
    Abstract: A martial arts practice device that is freestanding and can be used by one or more practitioners. The device has a base which can be filled with liquid for weighting, a stem extending upwardly from the base and a plurality of rails attached to the stem. A plurality of target adapter assemblies are slidably mounted on the rails. A target is attached to each target adapter assembly by a target attachment assembly. The target attachment assemblies include an elastomeric pivot so that the targets can pivot in any direction with respect to the target adapter assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Century Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah B. Fields, Greg A. Davis
  • Patent number: 7063647
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for automatically controlling and assessing a user athlete's physical training prowess at certain athletic skills. An apparatus of the present invention can be a treadmill sled having a frame, a rotatable continuous belt mounted on the frame, the belt presenting an upward directed support surface for supporting a user athlete, a training apparatus, and a performance measuring system. The training apparatus can include a blocking dummy and support frame, or a tether frame support system. Further, the performance measuring system can include programmable and automated control of the timing, duration, and scope/level of the physical training, and present quantitative assessment feedback to better maximize the applicable training regime, and to simplify the training sessions for supervisory personnel as well as the participating athlete(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: P.A. Interactive, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Harney, Ryan Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20040248710
    Abstract: A variable stride exercise apparatus is described. A variable stride exercise apparatus may include a frame. A crank system may be coupled to the frame. A foot member may be coupled to the crank system. The foot member may include a footpad. A variable stride system may be coupled to the foot member. The variable stride system and the foot member may be coupled at a location between the footpad and the crank system. The variable stride system may allow a user of the apparatus to vary the length of the user's stride during use of the apparatus. The foot of the user may travel in a substantially closed path during use of the apparatus. At least a portion of the apparatus may remain substantially stationary during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Robert E. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20040248711
    Abstract: A variable stride exercise apparatus is described. A variable stride exercise apparatus may include a frame having a first end and a second end. A crank system may be coupled to the frame. A foot member may be coupled to the crank system. The foot member may include a footpad. A variable stride system may be coupled to the foot member. The variable stride system may be located closer to the second end of the frame than the first end of the frame. The variable stride system may allow a user of the apparatus to vary the length of the user's stride during use of the apparatus. The foot of the user may travel in a substantially closed path during use of the apparatus. At least a portion of the apparatus may remain substantially stationary during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Robert E. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20040097348
    Abstract: A heavy bag uses one or more removable canisters placed inside a cover, substantially filling the cover and thereby forming a modular construction for the heavy bag. The cover has a selectively resealable closure which permits the canister or canisters to be inserted into or removed from the cover. The bag is formed from a set of the canisters within the cover. In one embodiment of the invention, the canisters are not all filled with the same stuffing material, causing the densities or hardnesses of the canisters to differ from each other, thereby creating zones of differing hardnesses within the bag. The canisters are preferably filled with stuffing material in the form of sand, pieces of rag, liquid, gel, foam, or egg-crate foam. The invention can include a structure to avoid separation of opposing surfaces of adjacent canisters received in the cover of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew R. Laudenslager, Peter B. Pecsvaradi
  • Publication number: 20040009852
    Abstract: A punching bag includes a chamber for receiving a soft or resilient barrel, and a container received in the barrel and having a chamber for selectively receiving insert materials therein. The container includes one or more rings disposed on top for hanging purposes. The container includes a port for filling the insert materials into the container. The rings may be solidly disposed on top of the container for solidly hanging the punching bag to any support frames or members. The bag includes an upper cover having one or more orifices for receiving the rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Sherry Chen
  • Patent number: 6623408
    Abstract: A speed bag support apparatus for providing a retractable platform for a speed bag. The speed bag support apparatus includes a wall mounting assembly comprising a plurality of stanchion members. Each of the stanchion members is designed for being coupled to a vertical support surface for supporting the wall mounting assembly from the vertical support surface. A platform assembly is rotatably coupled to the wall mounting assembly. The platform assembly is rotatable between a deployed position defined by the platform assembly being positioned substantially perpendicular to the wall mounting assembly and a stored position defined by the platform assembly being positioned substantially parallel to the wall mounting assembly. The platform assembly is designed for receiving the speed bag whereby the platform assembly suspends the speed bag over a floor to be used by a user when the support assembly is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Rory I. Kyle
  • Patent number: 6558298
    Abstract: A training bag including a first bladder, a second bladder, and flexible outer shell is provided. The first bladder is fabricated of a flexible, water impervious material and defines a water chamber for holding a selected quantity of water. The second bladder is fabricated of a flexible, air impervious material defines an air chamber. The second bladder has a central cavity in which the first bladder is positioned such that the second bladder is concentrically positioned about the first bladder. The second bladder is inflatable by passing pressurized air into the air chamber. The outer shell is positioned about the first and second bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Century Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Fields, L. Michael Dillard, Danny M. Bower
  • Publication number: 20020198085
    Abstract: A punching bag assembly includes an inflatable bladder unit, a skin layer covering the bladder unit, and a connecting unit. The connecting unit includes an anchoring block, at least a portion of which is buried between the bladder unit and the skin layer, and a fastening member having a head portion embedded in the anchoring block. The fastening member further has a threaded shank portion with a first end section connected to the head portion and a second end section projecting from the anchoring block so as to be disposed outwardly relative to the skin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Wen-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20020169054
    Abstract: The system includes a tall, open, multi-sided framework having a number of laterally spaced, upright legs that are interconnected by overhead structure in the form of elongated beams. The beams are located above normal human height so as to avoid interference with activities conducted within the open space defined by the framework. A number of trolley-like hangers are adjustably moveable along at least certain of the overhead beams for the purpose of suspending training devices such as kick bags or the like down into the space. Releaseable locks on the hangers are accessible by persons standing beneath the beams to facilitate selective engagement and disengagement of the locks and manual pulling of the hangers along the rails to either deployed positions out in the room space or stored positions adjacent the side of the framework. The framework is constructed in sections using removeable fasteners so as to facilitate on-site erection and disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald M. Schwendemann
  • Patent number: 6461281
    Abstract: A striking bag assembly which includes a primary bag suspended from a fixed support and an anchor bag suspended from the primary bag. The anchor bag is smaller and heavier and, therefore, considerably denser than the primary bag. More specifically, the anchor bag is pivotally connected to the primary bag and the primary bag is pivotally connected to the fixed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald O. Bouvier
  • Publication number: 20020094917
    Abstract: A punching bag assembly includes an inflatable bladder, a winding layer wound around the bladder, an intermediate resilient layer covering the winding layer, a mounting block, and a skin layer. The mounting block has an anchoring flange attached to the intermediate resilient layer, and a mounting projection projecting from the anchoring flange and formed with a mounting hole. The skin layer is formed over the intermediate resilient layer and the anchoring flange such that the anchoring flange is buried between the intermediate resilient layer and the skin layer and such that the mounting projection projects relative to the skin layer to permit access to the mounting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Wen-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20020086776
    Abstract: A training bag including a first bladder, a second bladder, and flexible outer shell is provided. The first bladder is fabricated of a flexible, water impervious material and defines a water chamber for holding a selected quantity of water. The second bladder is fabricated of a flexible, air impervious material defines an air chamber. The second bladder has a central cavity in which the first bladder is positioned such that the second bladder is concentrically positioned about the first bladder. The second bladder is inflatable by passing pressurized air into the air chamber. The outer shell is positioned about the first and second bladders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Sarah Fields, L. Michael Dillard, Danny M. Bower