Removably Attached To Wheelchair, Home Furnishing, Or Home Structure Patents (Class 482/904)
  • Patent number: 9022908
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a first elastic material portion having a first face and a second face disposed opposite the first face, a second elastic material portion having a third face and a fourth face disposed opposite the third face, and a plurality of joining regions, wherein the second face of the first elastic material portion attaches to the third face of the second elastic material portion at each joining region. Each joining region is capable of simultaneous multidimensional stretching when subjected to or released from an applied load. An assembly of integrally connected exercise devices includes a first exercise device integrally connected to a second exercise device, wherein a joining region is capable of separation into two smaller joining regions when the first exercise device and the second exercise device are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co.
    Inventors: Jason Alan Crowell, Anna Schrock, Tanya Loraine Weiker, Nevin Dean Gerber
  • Patent number: 9011297
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an apparatus and methods to support a punching bag, or a punching bag and rebound platform, within a doorway or other architectural opening. Mounting the apparatus does not involve modifying or altering the supporting architectural structures and surfaces (e.g., with screws, brackets, adhesives, etc.). Clamps are instrumental in safely securing the apparatus and stabilizing it for high-performance use of a plurality of punching bags. Adjustment mechanisms not only facilitate the mounting of the apparatus to a plurality of doorframes and other architraves but also accommodate the height and depth preferences of a user. In addition, a folding mechanism allows the apparatus to be compacted for storage or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Sagall
  • Patent number: 8990975
    Abstract: A user assistance apparatus and system is disclosed. The apparatus and system may include a base and a platform rotatably positionable about the base. A lift assist chair may be disposed upon the platform, and handrails may be attached to the platform such that the handrails rotate with the platform. The handrails extend from the platform to define an entry, and the handrails are configured to assist a user as the user passes between the entry and the lift assist chair. Fixtures may be disposed in a generally curved arrangement to cooperate with the entry as the platform is rotatably positioned about the base. Related methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Jerrell W. Harden, Russell J. Harden
  • Patent number: 8992395
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus is provided including a board and a pull-up bar integrated with a detachable barbell and dumbbell. The apparatus may be used for body weight exercise, such as pull-ups, when the mount is installed in a doorway or other suitable location. The detachable barbell and dumbbell functionality may be used for free weight exercise when detached from the mount. The mount may serve as a rack for holding the detachable barbell and dumbbell functionality when not in use for free weight exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Obidi Orakwasi
    Inventor: Obidi Orakwusi
  • Patent number: 8944977
    Abstract: Apparatus for both supporting an occupant as a task chair and exercising the lumbar extensors. The chair has two configurations. One configuration is as a task chair. A second configuration is as an exercise device in which the arm rests move to restrain the anterior pelvic region and the lumbar support becomes a posterior pelvic restraint. The seatback moves through a range of motion with a strength curve ratio of about 1.4:1 between flexion and extension. The chair has a resistance mechanism that includes a four-bar linkage connected to a selectable group of coil springs. The chair includes a range of motion monitor and detectors that communicate with a feedback system, which indicates if the occupant is performing the exercise correctly. The feedback system displays a screen showing the angular position of the seatback with a comparison of the ideal position for the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel N. Foster, Michael Chris McGlaughlin
  • Patent number: 8944963
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a removable assembly provides for mounting of a hangboard including a first unit and at least a first bracket for connecting the hangboard to the first unit. The first unit may include a first member configured to be placed over a door opening on a fist side of a wall and a second member which can be positioned across the opening and against a second side of the wall. A third member is configured for attachment to the second member such that when the first member is placed over the opening and the second member is positioned against the second side of the wall, at least a portion of the third member is positioned above the second member. A related method provides a removable assembly for mounting of a hangboard. Numerous other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Skipper
  • Patent number: 8936538
    Abstract: An exercising apparatus designed to fit around a seat includes a frame that is adapted to be secured to a support. The frame is a U-shaped configuration with a lateral open area to receive the seat into the frame. One or more arms are coupled to the frame about one or more pivots. Further, the pivots allow a pivotal motion of each of the arms when a force is exerted thereto by a user. One or more resistance devices coupled to the frame and the arms, which provide resistance to the pivotal motion of each of the arms. The resistance devices, which may be a hydraulic or pneumatic piston and cylinder, may include a spring to bias the arms toward their initial, upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Marcantonio
  • Patent number: 8920292
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods of attaching an exercise device to a chair to provide for a user of the chair to perform exercises. The apparatus generally includes a chair support section configured to be attached to the chair, and an exercise device that includes a support that is positioned on the floor. The chair support section and exercise device are configured to be engaged together when the user is exercising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Rhondalyn Gisele Myers, Clifford Anthony Myers
  • Patent number: 8876661
    Abstract: A multi-functional exercise machine, whose console has a transformation bearing and can be converted between a central control panel and an exercise workstation, so that the exercise machine can be used not only for intensive exercise but also for moderate exercise while working or entertaining at the same time. The exercise workstation has an arm support and a computer desk for a user to efficiently work with a personal computer free of distractions while doing exercise. The arm support is specially designed to minimize upper body movements. A supporting assembly for the console is specially designed to minimize vibration and shaking during exercise. The equipment can further comprise a force adjustable body support to decrease load by supporting predetermined amount of weight, so that a user can do exercise longer while working with a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Zhenyu Lu
  • Patent number: 8840075
    Abstract: Systems, assemblies, and devices for mounting an exercise apparatus to a door. More particularly, an exercise system is mounted to opposing corners of a door and directed diagonally across a door. A bracket engages the door corner and is oriented to directed tension members of the exercise system at a diagonal across a front surface of the door. The bracket includes a door mount for coupling the bracket to four surfaces of the door. The bracket includes an exercise device mount adapted to couple to tension members, pulleys, or other exercise devices. The exercise device mount defines a mounting axis that is non-parallel and non-perpendicular relative to a top edge surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ICON IP, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 8821359
    Abstract: An anchor device for elastic exercise bands mountable on a vertical support member (e.g., a door) and includes a vertically oriented strap member and a plurality of horizontal strap members attached to a front section of the vertically oriented strap member in vertically spaced relationship to each other. At least two, transversely spaced-apart loop members for receiving an elastic exercise band therethrough are attached to at least one of the plurality of horizontal strap members. At least two, transversely spaced-apart ring members are attached to at least one of the plurality of horizontal strap members for receiving one or more elastic exercise bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bodylastics International, Inc.
    Inventor: Blake Kassel
  • Patent number: 8814762
    Abstract: An inelastic exercise apparatus includes an elongated member having a pair of ends. The elongated member is an inelastic strap. The apparatus also includes an anchor having a first portion for mounting to a structure and a second coupling portion. The exercise apparatus further includes a rigid yoke including a yoke housing having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the yoke housing is coupled to the second coupling portion of the anchor and the second end of the yoke housing defines a translation channel configured to receive the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ICON IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaremy Butler, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 8777822
    Abstract: An exercise device for use in a doorway including resistance bands extending from slidable carriages is provided. The exercise device includes a pair of vertical rail members attachable to sides of a doorway. The vertical rail members are engageable with carriages such that the carriages are capable of being slid longitudinally along the vertical rail members. Resistance bands extend along the vertical rail members and extend out from the carriages. The tension in the resistance bands may be altered by manipulating the distance between the carriages. The resistance bands extending from the carriages are attachable at each end to an athletic accessory such as a hand grip, belt, or crossbar. A pull-up bar may also be attached to the exercise device, the pull-up bar capable of vibration for enhanced performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Scott C. Agostini
  • Patent number: 8734306
    Abstract: A resistance apparatus includes a track adapted to be secured in a vertical position on a support. A vertical slide is mounted and slideable and has on the track a spring loaded plunger near a first end thereof. A hook is mounted on the slide and has a pair of spaced apart legs, with upper and lower end portions, with the lower end portions of the legs connected by an upwardly extending U-shape portion. The upper end portion of the second leg has a downwardly extending curved portion which is laterally spaced from the upper end portion of the first leg to form therewith an entrance opening into the interior of the hook. A resistance band has an intermediate portion which is received in the interior of the hook through the entrance opening to permit a person to grasp the ends of the resistance band and to perform various resistance exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kipton Dunn
  • Patent number: 8715147
    Abstract: An attachment for exercise equipment is disclosed. The attachment is a handle assembly with a compressible rotating grip mechanism. The grip mechanism includes a swivel grip rotatably attached to the handle, and a floating grip coupled to the swivel grip by one or more pins. The grip mechanism includes one or more springs between the swivel grip and the floating grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eugene R. Collins
  • Patent number: 8708873
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide an elastic resistance to a free-range of motion of a user. A cord running through a pulley and connected at either end to handles permits assisted resistance control (ARC) and a leverage advantage. In ARC, release by an anchor hand, still maintaining a load, may provide consistent or reduced force on the other, active, hand. One bodily member, such as a hand, may selectively halt and move as an “anchor” member, thereby simultaneously exercising itself and exerting control over another “active” bodily member operating in a “free range of motion.” Thereby, motion of the active hand may continue throughout a range desirable for a physical therapy regimen, a sporting activity, a work activity, or the like, without excessive stress or strain on joints due to a mismatch of position and load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Heather L. Birch, S. Dale McNeese
  • Patent number: 8696531
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to furniture that facilitates the performance of various exercises. In one exemplary embodiment, an article of furniture, such as a chair, a sofa, a love seat, a table, a desk, a dresser, an ottoman, a trunk, or a chest, for example, is used to perform various exercises. The article of furniture has at least one attachment device, such as a hook or handle, to which an exercise band is coupled. The exercise band is elastic and can be pulled by a user to perform one or more exercises. The exercise band deforms when pulled and resists the pulling motion of the user as it is being stretched. In addition, when deformed, the exercise band generates a force that tends to return the band to its pre-deformation shape. By countering the force generated by the exercise band, the user's muscles are strengthened and toned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth McElvy Spiller
  • Patent number: 8696521
    Abstract: An exerciser includes a suspension member having an extension strap. A connecting ring is fixed to a first end of the extension strap. A second end of the extension strap is wound around a positioning rod slideable on a linking ring to allow adjustment of an overall length of the extension strap. A hook is fixed to a looped attachment member and releasably engaged with one of the connecting ring and a first ring on the extension strap. A handle is slideably mounted around the attachment member. A connecting strap has an end fixed to the linking ring. A stop is fixed to the other end of the connecting strap. A second ring can be fixed to the connecting strap, and an attachment belt can be attached to the second ring. Two handles of two suspension members can be attached to two ends of a bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ying-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 8690742
    Abstract: A resistance band physical training apparatus includes a wall station, and a pair of floor stations. The wall station is mounted to a vertical mounting surface, such as a wall, and the floor stations are mounted to a horizontal mounting surface, such as a floor. The wall and floor stations include rods and bars about which resistance bands can be arranged to facilitate the performance of a plurality of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: David Herman, Robert Edward Herman
  • Patent number: 8535204
    Abstract: A doorway exercise apparatus is described. In one implementation, there is provided an apparatus comprising two elongate handle struts spaced apart by a distance between shoulder width and doorway width, each handle strut having a longitudinal axis, the strut axes being substantially in a single plane; an elongate rest member having a longitudinal axis transverse to the strut axes, the elongate rest member comprising two rest surfaces spaced greater than a doorway width apart in a single plane; two elongate spaced-apart drop members each drop member having a longitudinal axis, each drop member axis substantially perpendicular to the rest member; and releasable attachment means from which the drop members depend; wherein the handle struts extend about one cubit away from the rest member in a direction opposite the rest surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Northern Response International Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 8500605
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting of a hangboard includes first and second brackets each having first and second opposing end regions and a first elongate member having first and second spaced apart connection points configured for attachment to the first end regions of the first and second brackets. A second elongate member has third and fourth spaced apart connection points configured for simultaneous attachment to the first and second brackets. The second elongate member has a third connection point configured for attachment at a point along a portion of the first bracket between the first and second end regions thereof; and the fourth connection point configured for attachment at a point along a portion of the second bracket between the first and second end regions thereof. When the first and second members are so attached the assembly can be suspended within a wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan M. Skipper
  • Patent number: 8485950
    Abstract: A wall-mounted multi-position pulley-based resistance tube exercise apparatus having resistance tube length effectively doubled for increased range of consistent resistance, and having a height adjustable pulley assembly providing a user with the ability to set multiple exercise initiation points so as to provide exercise options for a full body workout at a single exercise station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick R. Adams
  • Patent number: 8485951
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted multi-position pulley-based resistance tube exercise apparatus having resistance tube length effectively doubled for increased range of consistent resistance, and having a height adjustable pulley assembly providing a user with the ability to set multiple exercise initiation points so as to provide exercise options for a full body workout at a single exercise station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick R. Adams
  • Patent number: 8469864
    Abstract: An exercise device having an anchor with multiple components is described. In one embodiment, the anchor includes one or more interlocking components, such as rigid or flexible loops. Rigid loops such as gated rings may advantageously be used to connect the different components. Embodiments permit for replacing, interchanging, or adding components to an exercise device anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Fitness Anywhere, LLC
    Inventor: Randal Hetrick
  • Patent number: 8251879
    Abstract: A shoulder rehabilitation and exercise device is disclosed which enables a user to perform internal and external rotations of both right and left shoulder. The device is comprised of a base plate, hydraulic damper, restrictor arm, actuator arm, elbow cup and hand grip. A smooth, fluid-like movement is achieved during performance of arcuate internal and external shoulder rotations while also providing automatic increases and decreases in resistance to such motion in response to user effort. In certain preferred embodiments, in addition to such automatic adjustment of resistance, the device includes a means of manually adjusting resistance. The device may be utilized to perform the aforementioned internal and external rotations on a user's right or left side without need for making any adjustments to the machine. Range of motion limitations may be set to control the arcuate degree of internal and external rotations performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew Binns, Eugene David Protas, Scott Avenarius
  • Patent number: 8246524
    Abstract: An exercise device with an arc shaped track having a concave side that is mounted upon a support structure that supports the arc shaped track at a position in which the concave side of the arc faces downward and in which the arc shaped track can be fixed at a location centered above a user's head to extend to each side of the user. When in use, a track follower engages the track and moves along a length of the track to follow a course defined by the arc shape of the track. A handle is coupled to the track follower to be gripped by the user's hand to guide the user's side to side bends. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Ivonne Castillo
  • Patent number: 8206270
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a removable assembly provides for mounting of a hangboard including a first unit and at least a first bracket for connecting the hangboard to the first unit. The first unit may include a first member configured to be placed over a door opening on a first side of a wall and a second member which can be positioned across the opening and against a second side of the wall. A third member is configured for attachment to the second member such that when the first member is placed over the opening and the second member is positioned against the second side of the wall, at least a portion of the third member is positioned above the second member. A related method provides a removable assembly for mounting of a hangboard. Numerous other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan M. Skipper
  • Patent number: 8206273
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting of a hangboard includes first and second brackets each having first and second opposing end regions and a first elongate member having first and second spaced apart connection points configured for attachment to the first end regions of the first and second brackets. A second elongate member has third and fourth spaced apart connection points configured for simultaneous attachment to the first and second brackets. The second elongate member has a third connection point configured for attachment at a point along a portion of the first bracket between the first and second end regions thereof; and the fourth connection point configured for attachment at a point along a portion of the second bracket between the first and second end regions thereof. When the first and second members are so attached the assembly can be suspended within a wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan M. Skipper
  • Patent number: 8197392
    Abstract: An exercise strap comprises an upper strap and a lower strap. A plurality of loop members are located on the lower strap to allow for handles to be easily removed and replaced on different locations on the lower strap. An adjustment member attached to both the upper strap and the lower strap allows for the overall length of the exercise strap to be adjusted. A strap attachment member attached to the upper strap connects the exercise strap to a suitable mounting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Astone Fitness Ltd.
    Inventors: Ben Silverman, Joel Richard Grenz, Darren Shane
  • Patent number: 8192337
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide an elastic resistance to a free-range of motion of a user. A cord running through a pulley and connected at either end to handles permits assisted resistance control (ARC) and a leverage advantage. In ARC, release by an anchor hand, still maintaining a load, may provide consistent or reduced force on the other, active, hand. One bodily member, such as a hand, may selectively halt and move as an “anchor” member, thereby simultaneously exercising itself and exerting control over another “active” bodily member operating in a “free range of motion.” Thereby, motion of the active hand may continue throughout a range desirable for a physical therapy regimen, a sporting activity, a work activity, or the like. A full range of motion of a bodily member and all supporting portions of the body is possible, without excessive stress or strain on joints due to a mismatch of position and load common to prior art systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Heather L. Birch, S. Dale McNeese
  • Patent number: 8172726
    Abstract: A doorway mounted horizontal bar includes a rod having two ends for attaching to two side moldings of a doorway, two frames attached to the end portions of the rod for supporting a tubular member, and two auxiliary supports each having a lower segment attached to the rod and each having an upper handle attached to the upper end of the frame for being grasped by the user, the lower segments of the auxiliary supports are each attached to the rod with a coupling device, and the handles of the auxiliary supports are each attached to the frame with another coupling device, the coupling devices each include a quick release fastening device for detachably securing the coupling devices and the auxiliary supports to the rod and the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: Expectations, LLC, Inversion International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Henry Leier
  • Patent number: 8152704
    Abstract: The present invention resides in a pulley training system comprising a pulley wheel mounted on an axle within a pulley housing and a cord configured to be draped over the pulley wheel. An attachment strap may be configured to be adjustably attached to the pulley housing. A first clip may be configured to be attached proximate a first end of the cord, and a second clip may be configured to be attached proximate a second end of the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Crosscore, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Brice, Brendan E. Cosso
  • Patent number: 8142337
    Abstract: A device for performing physical exercise includes a substantially rigid elongated pole, an elastic band comprising components for attaching the elastic band to the pole, and an anchor component for securing the elastic band to an external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: William B. Hall
  • Patent number: 8083653
    Abstract: An exercise device having a door anchor is described. The anchor is fixed to a pair of elongated members each having a grip. The anchor stands off from the door by 1 to 18 inches before attaching to the elongated members. In one embodiment, the exercise device is sewn together. In another embodiment, a ring holds the various components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Fitness Anywhere, LLC
    Inventor: Randal Hetrick
  • Patent number: 8057370
    Abstract: A resistance apparatus includes a track adapted to be secured in a vertical position on a support. A vertical slide is mounted and slideable and has on the track a spring loaded plunger near a first end thereof. A hook is mounted on the slide and has a pair of spaced apart legs, with upper and lower end portions, with the lower end portions of the legs connected by an upwardly extending U-shape portion. The upper end portion of the second leg has a downwardly extending curved portion which is laterally spaced from the upper end portion of the first leg to form therewith an entrance opening into the interior of the hook. A resistance band has an intermediate portion which is received in the interior of the hook through the entrance opening to permit a person to grasp the ends of the resistance band and to perform various resistance exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Dunn Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Kipton William Dunn
  • Patent number: 8043197
    Abstract: An exercise device having an anchor with multiple components is described. In one embodiment, the anchor includes one or more interlocking components, such as rigid or flexible loops. Rigid loops such as gated rings may advantageously be used to connect the different components. Embodiments permit for replacing, interchanging, or adding components to an exercise device anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fitness Anywhere LLC
    Inventor: Randal Hetrick
  • Patent number: 8012070
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a handle bar and a resistance assembly, coupled to the handle bar. The resistance assembly includes a housing having first and second opposed parts, and permitting movement of the handle bar about a rotational axis upon applying force to the handle bar. A resistance mechanism resists movement of the handle bar about the rotational axis. A screw, mounted lengthwise along the rotational axis, and engaging a threaded receptacle, adjustably compresses the spacing between the housing parts and modifies resistance to movement of the handle bar. One of the screw and the receptacle is coupled to an adjustment knob setting a user-defined resistance. A clamp, coupled to the housing, removably attaches the exterior of the first housing part to a member. A user grasps the handle bar and moves it by applying force corresponding to the resistance setting. The clamp can be utilized without operating the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Jamos LLC
    Inventors: Joanne G. James, Mary P. Moschos, Neal Rosenblum, Stephen B. Douglas
  • Patent number: 8007413
    Abstract: An exerciser includes two straps and a handle mounted to an end each strap. A connecting member is mounted to the other end of each strap. The exerciser further includes a suspension member having an inelastic strap. A stop is engaged with an end of the inelastic strap. A retaining ring is engaged with the other end of the inelastic strap. A plurality of rings is fixed to the inelastic strap. The retaining member is releasably engageable with one of the rings, so that the inelastic strap forms a loop. The connecting member is releasably engaged with one of the rings. The inelastic strap is mounted around a rod or the like or extended through a gap between a door and a door frame, allowing user to perform exercises resisting the weight of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Ying-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 7993245
    Abstract: One embodiment of an exercise device placed on top of a door (122) and of the type having an elongated body (102) which has a half circular profile. A base sheet (106) is attached to the base surface (104) of the elongated body (102) and a top sheet (108) is attached to the curved surface (100) of the elongated body (102) such that it drapes past both long edges of the elongated body (102). A primary end sheet (112) is attached to one end of the elongated body (102). The user places the exercise device on the top of a door with the base sheet (106) contacting the door and the primary end sheet (112) contacting the upper sill (118). The user (120) grabs the top sheet (108) in the area of the curved surface (100) and performs a pull-up or hangs freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: John Miles Dorfman
  • Patent number: 7988601
    Abstract: A seated row exercise system including an exercise cycle assembly that detachably connects to a chair frame of a chair; and, an elongated support assembly. The exercise cycle assembly includes a main frame having a first end portion detachably connectable to a frame element of a chair frame, the main frame including a plurality of support legs for supporting the exercise cycle assembly relative to the floor; and, a pedal assembly securely connected to the main frame. The elongated support assembly includes a substantially vertical support member secured to the main frame; and, a pulley housing assembly attached to the vertical support member for supporting a cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventor: John Bowser
  • Patent number: 7976444
    Abstract: A shoulder rehabilitation and exercise device is disclosed which enables a user to perform internal and external rotations of both right and left shoulder. The device is comprised of a base plate, hydraulic damper, restrictor arm, actuator arm, elbow cup and hand grip. A smooth, fluid-like movement is achieved during performance of arcuate internal and external shoulder rotations while also providing automatic increases and decreases in resistance to such motion in response to user effort. In certain preferred embodiments, in addition to such automatic adjustment of resistance, the device includes a means of manually adjusting resistance. The device may be utilized to perform the aforementioned internal and external rotations on a user's right or left side without need for making any adjustments to the machine. Range of motion limitations may be set to control the arcuate degree of internal and external rotations performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Binns, Eugene David Protas, Scott Avenarius
  • Patent number: 7976445
    Abstract: A portable door mounted exercise system that can be easily set up and taken down and which doesn't occupy any significant floor space. The system provides variable resistance for aerobic, cardiovascular and muscle building exercises. Variable resistance is provided through a set of elastic cords. A user can select to use any combination of the cords to provide a desired level of resistance for exercise and training. The cords can be attached to a handle, ankle strap, squat strap or neck strap depending on the type of exercise or training desired by the user. The cords can be attached to a pulley system and bracket which is slidably attached to a door mount to provide variable positioning for the pulley system. The system can also include a training computer to provide audio and video training information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Nabile Lalaoua
  • Patent number: 7972249
    Abstract: A gym apparatus combining a plurality of cardiovascular exercise machines such as a bike system with weight training machines allowing a user to have many different types of exercise equipment and maintain it in a small space. The apparatus features a housing, an extendable Pilates seat component, a foldable wrist exercise, a bike system, a retractable chin up bar; power barbells in the inner cavity of the housing; and a foldable power barbell bar operatively connected to the power barbells via a pulley system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Paulito B. Napalan
  • Patent number: 7892156
    Abstract: An exercising apparatus designed to fit around a seat includes a frame that is adapted to be secured to a support. The frame is a U-shaped configuration with a lateral open area to receive the seat into the frame. One or more arms are coupled to the frame about one or more pivots. Further, the pivots allow a pivotal motion of each of the arms when a force is exerted thereto by a user. One or more resistance devices coupled to the frame and the arms, which provide resistance to the pivotal motion of each of the arms. The resistance devices, which may be a hydraulic or pneumatic piston and cylinder, may include a spring to bias the arms toward their initial, upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Marcantonio
  • Patent number: 7883453
    Abstract: An adjustable strap, detachably installed atop a mattress to serve as an aid for exercise, without having to alter the construction of the mattress or bed frame. The apparatus is utilized for sit-up exercise by an individual reclining upon the mattress. Each end of the strap forms a loop by means of a Velcro fastener of sufficient dimensions that the size of the loop can be varied. The loops are secured to the bed frame. A padded central portion is provided upon the strap, which is wide enough to accommodate a pair of ankles. Means are associated with the strap for spacing the strap from the mattress to provide a space into which the feet and ankles of the user can extend. A flat, semi rigid pad is provided, for the individual to sit atop the mattress without compressing the mattress during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Cooper
  • Patent number: 7874962
    Abstract: A wheelchair exercise apparatus has a platform which will support a wheelchair. The platform has an elongate slot which the driving wheels of the wheelchair can drop slightly into. An elongate roller, having a central axis which is vertically below the center line of the slot, is movable between a lowered position where it is substantially below the upper surface of the platform and a raised position where it projects through the slot and extends partially above the upper surface of the platform. A locking system holds the wheelchair while the roller is being moved to its raised position and during the exercise period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Larry Pestes
  • Patent number: 7850585
    Abstract: The exercise apparatus has a plurality of flat belt-shaped elastomeric resistance bands provided in like or differing elastomeric resistance and like or differing lengths. A specifically designed rectangular mounting bracket is provided for each band end. Each rectangular bracket is designed to be mounted to an existing truck seat base mount, with existing fasteners or otherwise available fasteners, so that a trucker can exercise privately and effectively when experiencing any downtime in travels. The brackets are not limited to seat base attachment only. The apparatus is especially effective for abdominal and lumbar muscle activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Rafael A. Barboza
  • Patent number: 7850586
    Abstract: A resistance chair with wheels assists users with performing correct abdominal crunches by guiding the user's effort. The resistance chair includes a seat connected to a hinged back with back support that extends to support the user's back and assist in the crunch recovery following the crunch extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Fitness IQ LLC
    Inventor: Johann B. Verheem
  • Patent number: 7837599
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus to enable a user to perform upper extremity exercises. The apparatus includes an arm with one end connected to a base to securely support the arm while locating the other end adjacent to the user, proximate the user's upper extremities. The arm is formed with a plurality of joints at or between its ends, each joint having one or more rotational degrees of freedom while providing resistance to rotational movement in the one or more degrees of freedom, such that the free end of the arm can be moved in three dimensional space, and such that the arm is self-supporting. A manipulandum assembly including a plurality of manipulanda is attached to the free end of the arm, each manipulandum being positioned within hand grasping range of the user, and each manipulandum being or representing an object encountered in an upper extremity activity of the user's daily life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Rehabtronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Kowalczewski, Arthur Prochazka
  • Patent number: 7819784
    Abstract: A piece of exercise equipment or gym that is secured to either side of a door frame via brackets that are permanently secured to the sides of the door frame across the upper end of a doorway. The gym has an adjustable length rod that is removably suspended between the brackets. A rotatable ring or connection point secured centrally on the rod supports two adjustable length straps. The free end of each strap is provided with a ring to which handles or stirrups can be attached. Also, the rod itself has rubber grips on it and is provided with additional multi-purpose rings where handles or stirrups can be attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Gofit, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Charles Caswell, Richard Davis