By Floor Or Ground Only Patents (Class 482/90)
  • Patent number: 11007414
    Abstract: A martial arts training apparatus includes an adjustable length pole to be supported between a ceiling and a floor in a generally vertical orientation. A plurality of rotatable collars are provided on the pole. Arms extend from the collars and are free to rotate in opposite directions around the pole when struck to provide targets for striking and to mimic an opponent's limbs to be blocked or dodged. A static strike target may be provided on the pole. The apparatus can be configured to support a double end speed bag from one of the arms such that the double end speed bag moves in a dynamic unpredictable manner when struck. A support arm may be provided to connect the top arm to a lower collar to provide additional support of the double end speed bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Abraham Lamark
  • Patent number: 10953296
    Abstract: A strike practice assembly includes a striking arm, a framework for supporting said striking arm and providing a rotational axis therefor, and, optionally, one or more elastic band members that can be configured to resiliently return said striking arm to a pre-strike position after being struck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Higgins
  • Patent number: 10357701
    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 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: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jason G. Jones
  • Patent number: 10315092
    Abstract: A striking training device is provided, including: a support body, having a seat end and an assembling end which are located along a first direction, the assembling end including an assembling mechanism; a hit mechanism, including a first hit member and at least one second hit member, the first hit member including a first mounting structure, each said second hit member including a second mounting structure, the first mounting structure being detachably assembled with the assembling mechanism positionably, each said second hit member being pivoted to the assembling structure via the second mounting structure so that the second hit member being rotatable laterally relative to the first direction. Both or one of the first hit member and the at least one second hit member are/is optionally assembled with the assembling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Yi-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10065098
    Abstract: A training appliance for practicing combat sports, contact sports or grappling sports, includes a punching bag having an envelope including a closing wall forming a bottom wall at the lower end thereof, and a second closing wall at the top end. The appliance includes a horizontal base for supporting the bag on the ground, that can be immobilized on the ground and on which the punching bag rests, by the wall thereof. A mechanical connection is established between the base and the wall, authorizing the pivoting movement of the bag around the point of contact between the wall and the sole. The bag also includes at least one unit for returning the same to the vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ANTOINE BELLANDO DE CASTRO
    Inventor: Antoine Bellando De Castro
  • Patent number: 9956466
    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: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tung-Chien Fu
    Inventor: Tung-Chien Fu
  • Patent number: 9839827
    Abstract: An improved exercise assembly structured to be struck by a user includes a base supporting a shaft on a supporting surface. A support shaft extends outwardly from the supporting surface. At least one rotating targets is connected to the support shaft and extends outwardly. A resistance assembly is adjustably mounted on the shaft into and out of a position relative to a path of travel of at least one rotating target. The position includes the resistance assembly in engagement with at least one rotating target. The rotating target includes an elongated arm including a predetermined weighted construction and a safety portion thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Roberts
  • Patent number: 9737780
    Abstract: A striking bag features a resiliently flexible foam tube, and a striking surface that is connected to an end of the flexible tube to hang therefrom in an exposed position strikeable from below. A threaded rod projects from an upper end of the flexible tube for coupling with a surface mount that is fastened to a ceiling or other suitable overhead surface. The surface mount features a rigid portion into which the threaded rod is threaded. The foam of the tube and the threaded rod solely define a resiliency by which the tube flexes and returns to a normal straight position relative to the ceiling mount. A fabric loop at a bottom of the striking surface allows selective connection of a stretchable tether between the striking surface and a ground based tether point to change a responsive character of the striking bag and enable two distinctive modes of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Bobby I. Khunkhun
  • Patent number: 9200467
    Abstract: A stacking base system for transporting to a work site supports a plurality of vertical posts. Each of a plurality of base members defines a fill port and includes a port plug adapted to be removably inserted in the fill port, and defines a post aperture, shaped to correspond to a cross-section of the posts, extending downward through the base member. Three legs extend down from outer edges each base member, and are equally spaced around the base member, and substantially equally spaced from the post aperture. The post aperture is oriented vertically when bottom ends of the legs are resting on a horizontal surface. The base members are stacked such that a top portion of a lower base member engages a bottom portion of a next adjacent upper base member and such that the plurality of base members forms a base stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Gordon Williams
  • Patent number: 9174080
    Abstract: A modular exercise pole and anchoring system is provided. The present invention relates to an exercise pole with multiple vertical and horizontal attachment points for connecting resistance training devices, the pole being attached to a base having a base post that accepts a plurality of plate-type weights for anchoring. The exercise pole and anchoring system have application to resistance training for fitness, among other uses, while the anchoring system alone has application to a number of uses where convenient, removable anchoring is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hark'n Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shon L. Harker
  • Patent number: 9095757
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first plastic pipe comprising a first end and a second end. A padding surrounds a portion of the first plastic pipe extending from the first end towards the second end. The padding comprises a material for mitigating injuries during striking. A cover encases the padding. A pipe receiver is joined proximate to the second end for grounding motion of the plastic pipe to a structure. The pipe receiver comprises a bracket operable for joining to the structure, and a collar disposed between the bracket and the pipe for mitigating movement of the pipe within the bracket. A concentrically oriented second plastic pipe and third plastic pipe is disposed within the first plastic pipe proximate the second end for mitigating stress on the first plastic pipe proximate the pipe receiver, wherein a strike to the padding flexes the plastic pipe and the plastic pipe springs back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Brian J Corbett
  • Patent number: 9084923
    Abstract: A martial arts training device that includes an inner frame shaped to encircle an outer surface of a training bag, an outer frame shaped to encircle the inner frame, a plurality of support shafts, and a locking mechanism. Both the inner and outer frame have a plurality of corresponding tee fittings. The support shafts connect the corresponding tee fittings and a locking mechanism is configured to adjust the width of the inner frame to fit the outer surface of the punch bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Terrance Jackson
  • Patent number: 9067115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a punching elasticity adjustment structure which comprises one punching bag connecting set, one elastic bladder, one air valve, one base, and one elastomer. The said elastic bladder is inflated via said air valve to increase the inner pressure so the said elastic bladder expands vertically with rised height, resulting in bigger gap between said punching hag connecting set and said base and simultaneously elongates said elastomer and changes its elasticity. Elasticity therefore can be adjusted to meet the demand of diversified training effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ton-Ki Fu, Tung-Chien Fu
  • Patent number: 8986171
    Abstract: A boxing game machine includes a punch bag, a frame, a rocker, a catch, a latch and a spring. The rocker is pivotally connected to the frame between an idle position and an active position. The punch bag is secured to an end of the rocker. The catch is secured to another end of the cocker and formed with a radial edge. The latch is movably supported on the frame and formed with an edge for sliding into contact with radial edge of the catch so that the latch engages with the catch. The spring biases the latch into engagement with the catch to keep the rocker in the idle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Feiloli Electronic Co., Ltd., Department of Electrical Engineering, National Changhua University of Education
    Inventors: Shen Te Feng, Chi-Ming Tsai, Tsair-Rong Chen, Yu-Lin Juan
  • Patent number: 8888662
    Abstract: An artificial limb assists a user in combat training. The artificial limb comprises a first arm retainer mechanically coupled to a first upper arm and a first cord, where the first cord travels through a first hollow portion of the first upper arm. The first cord is immediately adjacent to a first lower arm and terminates at first end ball. The first arm retainer is mechanically coupled to a piece of equipment by an upper strap and a lower strap. When a user strikes the piece of equipment the first upper arm, first lower arm and first end ball flail in a manner that simulates an actual assailant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Gomez, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140302969
    Abstract: A striking trainer is provided. The trainer includes a body and at least one first striking assembly. The first striking assembly further comprises an arm, a pivoting structure and a striking portion. The arm is assembled to the body. The pivoting structure has a first pivoting portion and a second pivoting portion. The arm has the first pivoting portion pivotally connected thereto and defines a first pivoting shaft thereon, so that the first pivoting portion is rotatable relative to the arm via the first pivoting shaft. The striking portion is pivotally connected to the second pivoting portion. A second pivoting shaft is defined on the second pivoting portion, so that the striking portion is rotatable relative to the second pivoting portion via the second pivoting shaft. Thus, the trainer provides a widely angle and range adjusting function from two different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tina CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140274588
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a device and method for using the same that simulates sparring with a live partner. More specifically, the device operates as a striking pad and/or defensive maneuvering tool to safely harden a user's body. The device strikes a user at targeted nerve areas on the user's forearms, torso, and/or thighs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Nelson
  • Patent number: 8814759
    Abstract: A punching bag base and punching bag assembly. The base provides multiple areas to store exercise accessories such as weighted dumbbells and weighted ankle weights. In one form, the areas formed in the base to receive weights or related exercise equipment form a shape that is complementary to that of the equipment stored in it. In another form, the base can be of a generally hollow construction to accept ballast to provide additional stability of the base when it is placed on a floor or related support structure. The system may also include an integrated hook placed on the pole that allows the user the ability to hang boxing gloves, towels or other exercise equipment. The system may also include a wheel assembly to facilitate ease of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Trend Right Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Goldy, Edwin Chan
  • Publication number: 20140221172
    Abstract: A free standing training bag comprising a base with three legs and an upper body mounted atop the base, where the upper body has at least one striking surface suitable for use in martial arts training. Both the upper body and the base may be padded, allowing the free standing training bag to be used as a combat simulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Tibor Siklosi, Kurt Hafeken, Jeffrey Woodson
  • Patent number: 8715140
    Abstract: An apparatus for climbing includes an elongate body having an outer surface with a rope-like texture, a length of at least six feet and a diameter not greater than four inches, a stiffness such that it cannot be looped around part of a child, and a mount on one end of the body for connecting the body to an elevated support. The elongate body can be mounted to an elevated support and thereby be suspended from the elevated support to allow a child to climb the apparatus without risking strangulation from looping of the elongate body around part of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Climb Anytime, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Gertz
  • Publication number: 20140121069
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first plastic pipe comprising a first end and a second end. A padding surrounds a portion of the first plastic pipe extending from the first end towards the second end. The padding comprises a material for mitigating injuries during striking. A cover encases the padding. A pipe receiver is joined proximate to the second end for grounding motion of the plastic pipe to a structure. The pipe receiver comprises a bracket operable for joining to the structure, and a collar disposed between the bracket and the pipe for mitigating movement of the pipe within the bracket. A concentrically oriented second plastic pipe and third plastic pipe is disposed within the first plastic pipe proximate the second end for mitigating stress on the first plastic pipe proximate the pipe receiver, wherein a strike to the padding flexes the plastic pipe and the plastic pipe springs back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Brian J. Corbett
  • 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: 8663073
    Abstract: A portable punching bag apparatus including a support plate sized in width to fit, when horizontally oriented, within a doorway. A punching bag is supported from a central area of the lower surface of the support plate. A doorway contact bar is also connected to the support plate and extends beyond the side margins and the sides of the doorway. A door molding engaging bar is connected to the support plate parallel to the contact bar and positioned above the support plate such that the apparatus is supported on the top molding when the engaging bar is resting atop an upper edge of the top molding. A clamp support connected to the support plate supports an elongated clamp rod for tightening a distal end thereof against the wall above a top of the doorway whereby the apparatus is removably securable for use beneath the top of the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Hays
  • Patent number: 8657725
    Abstract: An attack dummy is convertible between a strike dummy and a grappling dummy by exchanging a bottom portion adapted for a strike dummy for a bottom portion adapted for a grappling dummy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Twins Special, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Mechling, Nicholas Mechling
  • Patent number: 8652014
    Abstract: The present invention is a heavy training bag for pugilistic, martial and other similar arts, which provides uniform resistance and contains non-settling filler material. The bag comprises an optional support core contained within a cushion core, which in turn is contained within an impact core, which in turn is contained within an optional outer cover; further wherein the impact core is comprised of at least a rib, but preferably, a plurality of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ribcage Corp
    Inventor: Jeff A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8647242
    Abstract: A striking apparatus is provided. The striking apparatus may be mounted to a wall and at least partially supported by a movement device in contact with a floor. The striking apparatus has a plurality of pads which may receive strikes from a user. Spring assemblies are utilized to absorb force applied by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Schlicher
  • Patent number: 8641583
    Abstract: The boxing training device of the present invention includes two hollow elastic elements which locate on two different positions. The boxing training device also includes two slidable and rigid sliders. The slider can be moved into the elastic element so that the elastic element can be limited by the slider. As such, the whole device does not sway when transporting without disassembling. Also, said device can provide a variety of way to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Tina Chen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8617034
    Abstract: A rotary type punching exerciser is disclosed. The rotary type punching exerciser includes a punchball, a support arm to support the punchball, the support arm being adjustable in length in a direction in which one end of the support arm extends, to enable adjustment of a punching cycle of the punchball, a support bar to support the other end of the support arm such that the support arm is rotatable by 360 degrees, the support bar being adjustable in length in a vertical direction, to enable adjustment of a punching height of the punchball, and a pedestal to support the support bar. With the use of the rotary type punching exerciser, a user can anticipate a movement path of the punchball, which allows the user to easily successively punch the punchball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Dong Kiu Eem
  • Publication number: 20130324372
    Abstract: A multi-function striking bag includes a base and an adjustable length elongate member or post having lower and upper free ends. The lower free end is normally supported by the base in a substantial vertical orientation defining a vertical axis. A punching bag is supported on the upper free end. Two helical springs are spaced from each other along the post in-line with the post for providing flexing points where the springs are positioned. A flex-inhibitor is associated with each spring for selectively enabling an associated spring to flex and provide a flexing point or preventing flexing to prevent a flexing point. Each flex inhibitor includes a rod that is slidably mounted within the post and selectively movable between axial positions to engage or clear an associated helical spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Xavier A. CUADRADO, Matthew Cowan, Jason Whitworth, Michael Infantino
  • Patent number: 8444535
    Abstract: An exercise training apparatus of the present invention includes two bases and an inflatable body. The bases respectively include a filling hole, a lid, a storage space and a water absorber. The filling hole communicates with the storage space. The lid detachably covers the filling hole, and the water absorber is located in the storage space. The inflatable body has a first and a second target portion connecting to each other. The first and the second target portion respectively connect to one of the bases. Thereby, inflatable body is formed as the crotch of a human body for users to kick or attack upwards. The bases can be filled with liquid so as to increase weight to the inflatable body, and the water absorber can hold the liquid to keep the gravity at the bottom of the bases. Consequently, the invention has a well balanced structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Tina Chen
  • Patent number: 8439809
    Abstract: A training dummy assembly includes a base, a column, a tensioning mechanism, a dummy. The base rests on the ground. The column is pivotally coupled to the base. The tensioning mechanism resiliently couples the base to the column. The dummy has a shape of a torso with head and is formed out of foam with an outer latex skin. The torso of the dummy is mechanically coupled to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jean Jacques Machado, Joseph Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20130109541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a punching elasticity adjustment structure which comprises one punching bag connecting set, one elastic bladder, one air valve, one base, and one elastomer. The said elastic bladder is inflated via said air valve to increase the inner pressure so the said elastic bladder expands vertically with rised height, resulting in bigger gap between said punching hag connecting set and said base and simultaneously elongates said elastomer and changes its elasticity. Elasticity therefore can be adjusted to meet the demand of diversified training effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: TON-KI FU, Tung-Chien Fu
  • Patent number: 8387962
    Abstract: A board holding apparatus for martial arts which includes a body having handles, elongate attachment member anchor points and at least one pair of board support mountings. A pair of collapsible board supports are movably secured normal to the body at the board support mountings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Terrence Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8388503
    Abstract: Several embodiments of martial arts practice assemblies are described involving variations spanning from apparatus permitting movement along a single translational axis and about a single rotational axis to an embodiment mounted on a robotic arm enabling translation in all three axial directions and about all three rotational axes. A dual-lockout circuit requiring simultaneous activation by an operator and a user is used to activate the pneumatic system powering the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph E. Buzzanco, Lawrence A Slomski, James R Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8371995
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved speed bag apparatus having a post 15 connected at its lower end 16 to a speed bag platform 50 by a vibration dampener 40. The vibration dampener rigidizes the connection between the post and the platform. The invention also includes a post collar 20 to guide and capture the post therein. The post is attached to a mounting apparatus which includes support members 31, 32, and 33 and a wall plate 30. The post collar also includes a pivoting clamp arm 60 which may be actuated by a turnable shaft 70 to grip the post as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Crawford
  • Patent number: 8360938
    Abstract: A hip thrust sled may include a pair of spaced apart runners configured in generally parallel relation to each other. A first cross member extends between and is connected to the spaced apart runners proximate to a distal end of the hip thrust sled. A second cross member extends between and is connected to the spaced apart runners near a proximal end of the hip thrust sled to receive removable weights. A pendulum arm is rotatably attached at its distal end to the first cross member and is configured at a proximal end to move vertically relative to the spaced apart runners. The pendulum arm extends towards the proximal end of the hip thrust sled at an upward angle. An adjustable stop may limit the vertical movement of the pendulum arm. A handlebar may be attached to the proximal end of the pendulum arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Marty Gilman, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil F. Gilman
  • Patent number: 8298124
    Abstract: A head-shaped target for a training stand is provided. The head-shaped target includes (a) a striking target body shaped to approximate a human head and operative to receive strikes, the striking target body having a padded surface; (b) an attachment member configured to releasably couple the head-shaped target to a support shaft of the training stand; and/or (c) an angled extension attachment coupling the striking target body to the attachment member, the angled extension attachment having a resilient spring positioned at an angle relative to the support shaft and the striking target body to enable the angled extension attachment to provide a resiliently deformable engagement between the striking target body and the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hico Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Brenner, Greg Snyder
  • Publication number: 20120149534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fighting trainer with a hinderer amplitude of oscillation and resilience, comprising a main body, a connecting element, a resilience adjustment set, and a base. By adjusting the distance between the tubes of the resilience adjustment set and the elasticity, the present invention is able to meet various requirements, as well as minimizing the amplitude of oscillation in order to reduce the required space to exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: DICKSON FU, DAVID FU
  • Publication number: 20120135843
    Abstract: A punching bag base and punching bag assembly. The base provides multiple areas to store exercise accessories such as weighted dumbbells and weighted ankle weights. In one form, the areas formed in the base to receive weights or related exercise equipment form a shape that is complementary to that of the equipment stored in it. In another form, the base can be of a generally hollow construction to accept ballast to provide additional stability of the base when it is placed on a floor or related support structure. The system may also include an integrated hook placed on the pole that allows the user the ability to hang boxing gloves, towels or other exercise equipment. The system may also include a wheel assembly to facilitate ease of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: TREND RIGHT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Goldy, Edwin Chan
  • Patent number: 8118713
    Abstract: A respiratory muscle endurance training device (RMET) includes a chamber and a patient interface. In one implementation, one or both of a CO2 sensor or a temperature sensor can be coupled to the chamber or patient interface to provide the user or caregiver with indicia about the CO2 level in, or the temperature of, the chamber or patient interface, and/or the duration of use of the device. In another implementation, the RMET may have a fixed volume portion adjustable to contain a measured portion of a specific patient's inspiratory volume capacity. Methods of using the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Martin P. Foley, Jerry R. Grychowski
  • Patent number: 8052582
    Abstract: The present invention provides for exercise apparatus which can comprise general fitness or self-defense training apparatus having a base member; means arranged to define a first elongate member and a second elongate member extending upwardly therefrom; the first elongate member and the second elongate member being joined at, or by way of a target portion; wherein the base member is weighted relative to the elongate members and the target portion so as to seek to keep the elongate members in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: ENANEF Limited
    Inventor: Neil Summers
  • Publication number: 20110251024
    Abstract: The resilient assembly has an innermost inflatable enclosure, a reinforced fiber layer around the inflatable enclosure, first and second mounting members on top and bottom points of the inflatable enclosure, each mounting member having a threaded shank, a leather layer around the reinforced fiber layer and the first and second mounting members, a first cap having a central through hole, and a second cap having a central through hole so that the threaded shanks are driven through the through holes to releasably secure to the pedestal and the punching bag respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Chih-Hung HU
  • Patent number: 8029422
    Abstract: A martial arts striking device and method of use that overcomes the relatively hard force impact and resistance disadvantages of all prior striking devices for martial arts, boxing, and physical fitness by allowing visibly targeted “non-force impact” (meaning relatively less forceful impact) striking at relatively “non-resistant contact” targets to enhance speed and power while using less effort. Said striking targets can be substantial in size and made of a lightweight flexible material or fabric that reacts with a spontaneous refresh rate when struck, thereby simulating a live opponent. Said striking targets can be easily suspended from a variety of existing structures or specially produced frames and supports to form familiar punching bag shapes, enclosures, or to simulate being surrounded by multiple opponents. In contrast to prior art objects, said striking device is light in weight, easier to mount, noiseless when used, and suitable for safe home use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Strong, David R. Strong
  • Patent number: 8025612
    Abstract: Several embodiments of martial arts practice assemblies are described involving variations spanning from apparatus permitting movement along a single translational axis and about a single rotational axis to an embodiment mounted on a robotic arm enabling translation in all three axial directions and about all three rotational axes. A dual-lockout circuit requiring simultaneous activation by an operator and a user is used to activate the pneumatic system powering the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph E. Buzzanco, Lawrence A Slomski, James R Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8021280
    Abstract: A strike pod for use with an interactive recreational system includes a vibration conducting base, coupleable to a support frame of the interactive recreational system and being suitable to conduct vibration from one area of the pod to another. A strike receiving shell is disposed adjacent the vibration conducting base to receive a blow delivered by a participant. The strike receiving shell is formed of a material more pliable than the vibration conducting base. A vibrational transducer is in operable communication with the vibration conducting base to detect vibration in the vibration conducting base caused by the blow delivered by the participant to the strike receiving shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 7998035
    Abstract: A kung fu training device of the present invention mainly includes a base portion, a body portion and two arms. The body portion is disposed on the base portion. The body portion includes a vertical rod, a lateral rod and a wrapping element. The lateral rod is firmly disposed on the vertical rod. The wrapping element covers the rods. The arms are disposed on the body portion. The arms are height-adjustable and relative-distance-adjustable. As such, the kung fu training device is suitable for trainees with different body sizes, and almost whole training device can be attack by trainees without injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Yi-Lin Chen
  • 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: 7981009
    Abstract: A training device, including a collapsible stand having a central support shaft and a plurality of legs. In a first position, the legs and central support member shaft collapse into each other. In a second position, the legs and central support shaft extend perpendicular relative to each other into a self-supporting stand having the central support shaft in a substantially vertical position. A plurality of striking pads is releasably coupled to the central support shaft by a quick release connector. A T-bar support attaches to the central support shaft. The plurality of striking pads approximate the positioning of the hands of a person in an offensive/defensive position, the head of the person and the torso of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hico Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Brenner, Greg Snyder
  • 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