Utilizing Weight Resistance Patents (Class 482/93)
  • Patent number: 10874892
    Abstract: A jump rope device providing a retractable, length adjustable rope includes a first handle, which is tubular, a second handle, a housing that defines an interior space, and a rope. The housing is coupled a first end of the first handle so that the first handle is fluidically coupled to the interior space. A retractor is coupled to the housing and is positioned in the interior space. The rope is coupled to and extends between the second handle and the retractor. The retractor is operationally coupled to the rope so that the retractor is positioned to selectively retract the rope into the interior space. The second handle is configured to be grasped in a hand of a user to extend the rope from the housing through a second end of the first handle so that the rope is configured to be used in a rope jumping maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Rowls
  • Patent number: 10814171
    Abstract: A weight system includes a plurality of belt/pulley sets. Each belt/pulley set has a weight set. Each weight set is based on a formula of (2n)(X), where X is a basic weight, n is an integer number configured to represent a selection of the basic weight by a user, and n is different for each basic weight. A carrier plate is utilized for bearing the weight sets during a movement of an exercise. A clamping mechanism is utilized to couple each belt/pulley set to the carrier plate. In addition, the weight system includes an exercise device for user to exercise, such as a bar or handle. A cable is coupled to the carrier plate, weight sets, and the exercise device. In another embodiment, the formula may be utilized in a variable distance system or robotic arm where a plurality of cylinders moves an object, such as a travel arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Arto Kojayan
  • Patent number: 10731373
    Abstract: There is provided a structure support arrangement for supporting a structure, the structure support arrangement comprising: a body member; a nesting formation defined on the body member and configured to prevent lateral movement of the structure support arrangement in at least one transverse direction when the structure support arrangement is nested with a further structure support arrangement; and a post receiving formation defined on the body member and configured for receiving a support post to support the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lomax Group Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Lomax
  • Patent number: 10610722
    Abstract: A resistance band system is disclosed herein. The resistance band system includes a strap and a resistance band having a first-connection point at one end and a second-connection point at an opposing end. A pair of leg wraps are connected to the first-connection point and the second-connection point. A plurality of connectors can be utilized to connect the pair of leg wraps to the first-connection point and the second-connection point and connect the second-end of the strap to a middle-point along the resistance band. The resistance band system is useful for improving leg cycle training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Starrdanya Roberts
  • Patent number: 10556144
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a frame with a pair of vertical guides. A carriage is slidably carried on each of the guides. Each of the carriages has a locking mechanism to lock the carriage at a selected vertical position and a release to disengage the locking mechanism. A horizontal exercise bar is slidably carried on guide rods. First and second cables are coupled to a selectable exercise resistance, each of the cables having an end selectively coupled to either the respective carriage or to a respective bracket at the end of the exercise bar. Secondary brackets on the exercise bar are configured to engage respective ones of the carriage releases and grab the carriage so as to selectively engage and disengage the locking mechanisms upon axial rotation of the exercise bar and raise and lower the carriages with the exercise bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dream Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore G. Habing, Jeff Laborde
  • Patent number: 10546784
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of forming the same is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, two semiconductor fins over the substrate, and a semiconductor feature over the two semiconductor fins. The semiconductor feature comprises two lower portions and one upper portion. The two lower portions are directly over the two semiconductor fins respectively. The upper portion is over the two lower portions. A bottom surface of the upper portion has an arc-like cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Jing Lee, Jeng-Wei Yu, Li-Wei Chou, Tsz-Mei Kwok, Ming-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10532002
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a walking aid suitable for supporting patients with cerebral palsy while walking and/or during physiotherapy. The walking aid includes a frame supported by a pair of wheels positioned next to one another, and a support element connected to the frame, for securing the walking aid to a patient. The connection between the support element and the frame allows a rotational movement of the support element with respect to the frame, in two or more rotational degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Robots
    Inventors: Dirk Wenmakers, Ria Cuppers, Jos Seyler
  • Patent number: 10512817
    Abstract: A front squat stability apparatus for supporting a barbell for performance of front squat exercises having a shoulder cushioning mat wrappingly securable about a barbell, the mat having a front face, a back face, a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side, a fastening system securing the first end to the back face of the mat, a rope having a first end secured to the mat proximal the second end and at a midpoint between the sides of the mat, a second end, and a hand grasping region, and an elongated orifice located between the first end of the mat and the first end of the rope with the elongated orifice extending parallel to the sides of the mat and sized for receiving the second end of the rope multiple times therethrough to wrappingly secure the mat to the barbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Derek D Dwayne Hagen, III
  • Patent number: 10500432
    Abstract: An exercise training device includes a sled portion extending along a first plane that is substantially parallel to a surface upon which the exercise training device is supported. The sled portion includes a first side that is in contact with the surface. A support structure, attached to the sled portion, includes a support surface that extends along a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane. The support surface supports an exercise weight. A handle portion is attached to one of the sled portion or the support structure, the handle portion allows a user to grip the exercise training device and move the exercise training device along the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: LeCharles Bentley
  • Patent number: 10470964
    Abstract: A body-weight support system is disclosed, including an improved lift system and method. The system enables not only the support of patients undergoing rehab therapies, but including exercise modes that are both customizable and dynamic in nature, as well as a track system, wherein the system is capable of providing alternative functionality at differing locations. Other features disclosed include a system by which a movable support unit tracks or follows a patient, adjustable and variable supportive forces for users based upon, for example, a percentage of sensed body weight, and a user-interface that may be employed in a mobile, wired or wireless manner and will allow the use of multiple lift systems on a single, looped track system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Gorbel, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Stockmaster, Brian G. Peets, Benjamin A. Strohman, Alexander Z. Chernyak, Blake Reese, Dean C. Wright, Yi Luo, Li-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 10307637
    Abstract: A machine by which to enable a user to exercise his biceps by applying lifting forces to a pair of handles that are located at opposite sides of shrouded weight plate retention housing. Each lifting arm of the machine is coupled by way of a lifting cable to a respective weight plate carriage. Each weight plate carriage is responsive to a vertical uplifting force applied thereto by the lifting cable to lift a plurality of weight plates that are arranged in parallel side-by-side alignment in a horizontal direction. The plurality of weight plates have different lengths and correspondingly different weights (e.g., from 5 to 20 pounds). Each weight plate has a locking cartridge connected thereto. By pushing control knobs of the locking cartridges, some or all of the weight plates can be selectively connected to the weight plate carriage to be lifted thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Nalley
  • Patent number: 10124204
    Abstract: A power flex ring system having a plurality of rings of semi-rigid elastomeric material, each ring having an initial shape, the plurality of rings interconnected to form a ring chain. A user handle is adapted for connection to a selected one of the rings to form a first chain end. A securement mechanism is adapted to connect to a selected one of the remaining rings to form a second chain end and to secure the second chain end to a fixed structure, wherein the handle, the chain and the securement mechanism are structurally configured to facilitate an exercise motion by a user exerting a force via the handle to deform the plurality of rings from their initial shapes. Each of the plurality of rings has a selected tensile strength and a different color indicating the tensile strength of the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: New Tech World, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Nguyen Vo, Adam Abbo
  • Patent number: 9844694
    Abstract: A versatile weight device for physical fitness routines is disclosed which comprises a plate having a generally H-shaped body having a first leg having an end having a hand grip portion, a second leg having an end having a hand grip portion, a third leg having an end having a hand grip portion, a fourth leg having an end having a hand grip portion, a first handle spanning between the first leg and the fourth leg, a second handle spanning between the second leg and the third leg, a central bore, a first cutout section formed between the first leg, the first handle, and the fourth leg, a second cutout section formed between the first leg and the second leg, a third cutout section formed between the second leg, the second handle, and the third leg, and a fourth cutout section formed between the third leg and the fourth leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Ryan Birt
  • Patent number: 9802075
    Abstract: A weight resistance exercise machine having cable and pulley linkage assemblies attached to a single weight stack. Each cable and pulley linkage assembly, which is independent of the other(s), can be used by one arm or leg during bilateral exercise training (that is, training in which both limbs of a pair are used to simultaneously to lift a weight). A tilt platform and biofeedback assembly display and measure in real-time how much each limb of a pair is contributing to such lifting effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: William Gvoich
  • Patent number: 9655425
    Abstract: A strap is connected to an electronic device and used when the electronic device is held by a user with a user's hand. The strap comprises a loop portion formed of a band member in a loop-like shape, a connecting portion joined to the loop portion and connected to the electronic device, and a protecting member formed to cover a joining portion and a portion of a predetermined region in a bifurcation portion in the band member forming the loop portion, the joining portion being a portion where the connecting portion is connected to the band member and the bifurcation portion bifurcating and extending out from the joining portion, thereby protecting the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sasaki, Takeshi Mori, Yoshiaki Nagamura
  • Patent number: 9387356
    Abstract: A multi-exercise device including a device body including a first side and a second side disposed on opposite sides of the device body, at least one weight receiving area disposed on an interior of the device body, where the at least one weight receiving area is configured to secure at least one weight inside of the device body, at least one side handle including a first end and a second end, where the at least one side handle is coupled with the first side of the device body near the first end and the second end, two or more side grips disposed on the at least one side handle, and two extending handles, each including a proximal end and a distal end, where the two extending handles are coupled with the second side of the device body at the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jorge Jaidar
  • Patent number: 9358419
    Abstract: An exercise utilizes roller ball transfers for many embodiments, and those without, as well as an ability to add and remove weights thereto from above and possibly rotate in order to perform various exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 9216315
    Abstract: An exercising device includes two hollow shells (10) combined with each other, one grip (20) mounted on each of the hollow shells, and one weight module (30) mounted in each of the hollow shells. Thus, the hollow shells can be combined together and separated from each other to function as a weighting ball, a push-up aid device and dumbbells, so that the exercising device has multiple functions to perform diverse exercising and bodybuilding motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Li-Ling Chang, Hsiu-Ling Lin
  • Patent number: 9174086
    Abstract: An apparatus providing an assist force to user moved weight of an existing un-motorized exercise or rehab machine or stand includes an assembly with operably connected motor and reel, a human-machine interface (HMI) that accepts input of variable parameters for assist control including entry of at least a user selected assist force and number of movement repetitions, a motor drive and a main digital controller connected with at least the motor, motor drive and HMI. The controller is programmed to provide a user selected non-zero assist force essentially only during parts of an exercise and a nominal static or drag force at other times. A cable has a first end securable to the reel and a second end configured to be coupled directly or indirectly with the weight to be moved by the user. The apparatus can be supplied in kit form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Omegamax Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Griggs, Matthew Cubbler, Glenn R. Siegele, Leonard A. Dube
  • Patent number: 9149680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for converting a free weight into a kettlebell weight. The apparatus includes a main body housing, a rotatable handle, and a pivot grip. The apparatus may move from an open position for receiving a free weight to a closed position for locking a free weight into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Thompson, Ryan Hoag
  • Patent number: 9138613
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided an improved weightlifting aid and method of use thereof, comprising: a barbell supporting block element; and a plurality of barbell contacting arrangements for attaching different sides of the block element to a barbell; in which the one or more barbell contacting arrangements are releasably connectable to the barbell; so as to secure the block element to the barbell above the chest of a user performing a bench press exercise, the block element being of adjustable height depending on which part of the block element is attached to the barbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Steven E. Ferrell
  • Publication number: 20150126340
    Abstract: Surface stabilized safety enhanced free-weights and exercise methods that offer the benefits of free-weight resistance training, bodyweight exercises, and body positioning exercises with increased effectiveness, versatility, and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Derek White
  • Publication number: 20150119208
    Abstract: A conversion system can be used for converting a water bottle into an ergonomically correct free weight. The conversion system includes an upper loop that is configured to encircle the water bottle. A handle portion is joined to the upper loop and configured to accommodate a palm of hand and human fingers against the water bottle and a thumb outside of the handle portion. A lower loop is configured to encircle the water bottle. Accommodating the thumb outside of the handle portion prevents stress on an abductor pollicis brevis muscle, an abductor pollicis longus muscle, an abductor pollicis muscle and a dorsal interosseous muscle that is proximate the thumb while permitting movement of the water bottle by the over-hand grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa Maria Nomura-Rodgers, Rufus Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20150119209
    Abstract: In general, an exercise device includes a handle having a first end and a second end. A curved member is coupled to the first end of the handle. A movable member is coupled to the curved member, with the movable member configured to travel along a length of the curved member, where the movable member has a first portion and a second portion, and the second portion is configured to move relative to the first portion. An elongate member has a first end and a second end, and the first end of the elongate member is coupled to the second portion of the movable member. A weight is coupled to the second end of the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Shalin N. Shah
  • Patent number: 9017229
    Abstract: A training device is disclosed, which includes a ball and an anchored connecting structure that is anchored to the ball. A distal portion of the anchored connecting structure is a connector, extending from a distal portion of the ball, that is capable of connecting with a motion resisting device. A proximate portion of the anchored connecting structure extends into an inner volume of the ball, whereby resistance is provided to twisting and pulling motions between the anchored connecting structure and the ball resulting from torsion and thrust loading during training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Marty Gilman, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil F. Gilman
  • Patent number: 9011300
    Abstract: Weighted and stackable exercise device includes a body defining a hollow cavity opening at a first edge thereof. The body has a side wall having at least one cut-out. An outwardly projecting rim is arranged on the tubular portion of the body. A handle is arranged in the cavity. The rim provides a first grip for a user during use of the exercise device and the handle provides a second grip for the user. By providing different grips on the same weighted exercise device, a user can safely and efficiently perform a larger variety of exercises in comparison to using conventionally shaped exercise devices that include only a single type of grip. The user can also pass their fingers and hand from an exterior of the device through each cut-out and over the rim to grip the device in another manner and perform even more and different exercises using the exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Leon Hodes, Leonard Holtz
  • Patent number: 9011305
    Abstract: Embodiments of the current invention are directed towards solving the need for weightlifting wraps which prevent slippage, increase rebound potential, allow simpler application, and provide greater stability. An embodiment of the invention comprises: gripper wraps made of stretchable material; the gripper wraps having exposed rubber strands on one outer surface of the gripper wraps; the exposed rubber strands arranged in an offset lattice configuration, wherein the exposed rubber strands have a coefficient of friction sufficient to grip the previous layer of wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: John Inzer
  • Patent number: 9005087
    Abstract: A weight lifting apparatus having a weight lifting bar, and in some cases, a weight lifting stand configured to support the weight lifting bar, is described. The weight lifting bar is a linearly contiguous bar having a neck wrap portion, two elongated members extending down approximately an arm's length from the neck wrap portion to at least the waist of a lifter and weight posts. Linearly contiguous means that the primary bar components, including the neck warp portion, elongated members and weight posts, are all part of a single connected bar having a length and a first end and second end. The weight lifting apparatus may comprise a stand configured to support the weight lifting bar. A stand may comprise a main portion, a step-up platform and a weight lifting bar support comprising two support members extending from the main portion or the step-up platform, and a bar rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Billy Betoney, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150099612
    Abstract: A weighted exercise ball including a weighted, filled core and a plurality of fronds, fringes, or strips radiating from the core. The fringes allow for superior grippability of the ball, which is ideal for training or rehabilitating elderly or injured persons who may not otherwise be able to grip a typical exercise ball or medicine ball. In a preferred embodiment, the weighted core is filled with sand and the fringes extend between two and six inches away from the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Lori A. Beveridge
  • Patent number: 8998777
    Abstract: An offset weight bar is provided which operates with the lifter's neuro-fascial connections to increase muscle activation and recruitment of muscle groups. The offset weight bar includes a grip portion that is shaped in accordance with the neuro-fascial connections in the lifter's hands and arms. The offset weight bar also offsets the weight of the bar from the lifter's palm to a point out along the lifter's unfolded fingers. The shape of the offset weight bar operates with the offset of the weight from the palm to increase the lifter's muscle activation and muscle group recruitment in accordance with the lifter's neuro-fascial physiology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Chris Roney
  • Patent number: 8992394
    Abstract: A barbell support safely assists with adding and removing weight plates between exercises. The barbell support provides leverage and stability for manipulating weight plates on the barbell. An embodiment of the barbell support has at least one cradle, a leverage handle, and at least one pivot foot. The cradle or cradles are capable of supporting and balancing a barbell. The cradles may be tilted forward using the leverage handle to lower the cradle below the height of the barbell comprising weight plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Kerry Mitchell, Eric Jordan
  • Patent number: 8986172
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an exercise sled including an upper portion detachably coupled to a lower portion through telescoping leg assemblies located at the corners of the sled. The upper portion includes a flat jumping surface to facilitate jumping or step-up type exercises, and the lower portion includes a sled rail portion to facilitate sliding across a surface, and a weight platform for the addition of plate weights. A number of attachment hooks facilitate the use of cords or handles to perform resistance exercises using the sled as an exercise platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Bachar Corporation
    Inventor: Tyrone Poole
  • Patent number: 8986166
    Abstract: An electromechanical system for selecting weights in fitness station weight towers, wherein a vertical hollow rod, fixed to the cursor which fastens to the steel cable, which lifts the plates of unit weight, extends traversing central holes of these plates, traversing the upper wall of the base of the tower, which is hollow, this rod having a rotating shaft or screw that moves the weight selector upwards and downwards, mounted on the rod by bearings, and projecting below this bearing where it has at the end radial teeth that incase between protrusions existing in a circular low relief of a pulley, which is mounted on a bearing whose shaft is collinear to the rod and fixed to the lower face of the base, this pulley having a channel for a belt, driven by an electric motor fixed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8979719
    Abstract: A kettlebell comprising a handle and a main body portion. The handle comprising a loop handle having a grip portion and first and second arm portions extending from opposite ends of a center portion attaching the grip portion of the handle to the cast body portion. The arm portions have distal ends and the cast main body portion is cast around the distal ends of the handle arms. The main body weight portion is cast around a portion of the handle to thereby secure the handle to the cast main body portion. The body portion is cast onto the end of the handle such that the body portion is both formed and attached to the handle in a single operation thereby providing a secure connection between the main body and the handle. The body may only become detached from the handle through fracture of the handle or the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Escape Fitness Limited
    Inventor: Richard Zdzislaw Januszek
  • Publication number: 20150065314
    Abstract: Embodiments of the current invention are directed towards solving the need for weightlifting wraps which prevent slippage, increase rebound potential, allow simpler application, and provide greater stability. An embodiment of the invention comprises: gripper wraps made of stretchable material; the gripper wraps having exposed rubber strands on one outer surface of the gripper wraps; the exposed rubber strands arranged in an offset lattice configuration, wherein the exposed rubber strands have a coefficient of friction sufficient to grip the previous layer of wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: John Inzer
  • Publication number: 20150065313
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for the following medicine ball design to increase or decrease the pounds of the device; without altering the shape. The right and left weight attachment slots on the device are designed to connect multiple fitness workout devices. These attachments allow the device to operate as a single source multi workout apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Corey Anderson Cooper
  • Publication number: 20150057133
    Abstract: Novel grip strap apparatuses capable of increasing the amount of weight a user can manipulate, while at the same time being constructed in such a manner as to prevent irritation to the hands and decrease sweat accumulation. In preferred embodiments, the grip strap apparatus comprises a wrist wrap which is made from closed cell rubber material and a dual grip strap. The dual grip strap may be two sided in nature, and comprise a first side made from a closed cell rubber material and a second side made from a natural or synthetic cloth material. In other embodiments, the dual grip strap may comprise a natural or synthetic cloth adjustment strap configured to secure the wrist wrap around the wrist and/or forearm of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Priority Heath & Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Tan Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150045191
    Abstract: A medicine ball system is disclosed. The system includes a medicine ball and a closure cover configured to receive the medicine ball, where the closure cover includes weighted material that enables a person to simply increase the weight of the medicine ball without having to change to another medicine ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150024908
    Abstract: A weight holding device includes a strap and a strap-separating component attached to the strap. The strap-separating component maintains a separation between two portions of said strap when a weight is suspended from said weight holding device. An optional handgrip may be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: William B. Hall
  • Patent number: 8911334
    Abstract: An exercise device having a water-tight, interior compartment into which a destabilizing liquid can be added to fill the device to a desired weight, such as by indicated on weight marks provided on an exterior surface of the exercise device. The device is capable of being filled with the destabilizing liquid via a water port of the device, which may be releasably securable to a water hose or faucet. The destabilizing liquid filling the interior compartment of the exercise device provides resistance to muscular movement and provides destabilization of the device as an aid in improving a user's balance and coordination. Handles and/or at least one protruding knob are provided on the exterior surface of the exercise device, and/or padded straps are provided on the exterior surface of the exercise device for attaching the device to the user's limbs or back. One side of the device may be flattened and padded to increase comfort for the user when the device is attached to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kamagon Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Cotter, John Dewey Holt, IV
  • Patent number: 8888663
    Abstract: Adjustable-weight exercise devices are disclosed. An example adjustable-weight exercise device may include an exercise device body; a generally cylindrical cavity extending into the exercise device body and comprising at least one engagement feature; and a generally cylindrical weight insert configured to be slidably received the cavity and comprising a corresponding engagement feature. The engagement feature and the corresponding engagement feature may be configured to releasably engage each other to selectively retain the generally cylindrical weight insert within the generally cylindrical cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Exemplar Design, LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Ross, Benjamin P. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140336016
    Abstract: A long training rope designed to utilize trees (limbs, multiple limbs & tree truck but not exclusively) to anchor invention and user. Comprising of single constructed piece, attachments are not necessary for equipment to adjust to different lengths. A specialized knot allows for completely adjustable lengths. Multiple grips including a ball grip and can be utilized while remaining a single piece of equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: John Alan Hernendez
  • Patent number: 8882642
    Abstract: A medicine ball device having a shell portion with an internal cavity formed therein and an outside surface. A weight is located in the internal cavity. A pair of hand grips extends out of the shell portion at opposite sides thereof. A pair of elongate loop handles extend out of the shell portion from opposite sides of the shell portion, which elongate loop handles pass through the medicine ball device. The loop handles are formed as a strap that engages with the weight to prevent the elongate loop handles from being pulled out of the medicine ball device. A number of attachments accessible from outside of the shell portion are used to attach other devices to the medicine ball device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Chavez, James Edward Grimes
  • Patent number: 8882643
    Abstract: An exercise system provides a bed component having a frame portion and a liner portion disposed in the frame portion. The frame is formed to provide a pair of upwardly extended opposed wings. A ball component is sized to fit between the upwardly extended opposed wings of the bed frame portion and selectively removable therefrom, so that the bed component and the ball component are selectively utilized independently for exercise or combined into a unified exercise apparatus. The exercise system further provides a plurality of recommended exercise regimens for utilizing the bed component and the ball component, separately or in combination, for exercise. Each one of the plurality of recommended exercise regimens is assigned a unique color code. The plurality of recommended exercise regimens is available to a user on a subscription basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mary S. Calkins
  • Patent number: 8876665
    Abstract: A neck exercise machine is provided for standing use. The machine has a head pad which can be vertically adjusted to accommodate different user heights. The head pad is mounted on an arm, which is pivotally connected to the machine frame for movement about a first horizontal axis, so that the arm and head pad can be raised and lowered, and then locked in place for use. The head pad is connected to a cam for rotation about a second horizontal axis in use, with selected resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Conner Athletic Products
    Inventor: Larry H. Isom
  • Patent number: 8876664
    Abstract: A weight-lifting exercise machine enables an athlete to lift a mass from an initial resting position. After the athlete releases the mass, the machine cushions the fall of the mass, such that the mass returns to its resting position without assistance from the athlete. The movements of the athlete and the mass can be tracked, preferably by wireless accelerometers attached respectively to the athlete and the mass, and data on such movements can be stored and analyzed. The machine provides a monitor to enable the athlete to track the progress of the exercise, and to determine whether the exercise is being performed correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Edward J. Bell
  • Patent number: 8870720
    Abstract: An exercise machine has a main frame and a user support movably mounted relative to the main frame for movement between a start position and an end position during an exercise. At least one user engagement device is movably mounted relative to the main frame for engagement and actuation by a user during an exercise, and a connecting linkage translates movement of the user engagement device to movement of the user support. A lifting arm is movably mounted relative to the main frame and associated with at least one of the user support, user engagement device, and connecting linkage so as to move during an exercise. A load associated with the lifting arm provides exercise resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Jeffrey O. Meredith
  • Patent number: 8870719
    Abstract: A new weighted ball exercise device is disclosed. The ball has handles connected to covers located on opposite sides of the ball. The handles rotate 360 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. The handles alleviate stress on the user's wrists and provide a firm grip. The ball has an internal weight storage compartment or weight drawer that may be opened to permit adding or removing weights of various sizes and weights. The compartment can be axially located between the covers, and be locked and unlocked by action of spring-loaded button mechanism. In another embodiment, the ball has opposing rotatable covers with handles and grips. Weights are removably insertable into one or more recessed compartments located about the ball's outer surface, and may be radially spaced apart. A kettle bell handle attachment can be inserted into the outer surface to permit conversion of the ball to a kettle ball device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Carl W. Johnson, Lawrence C. Kiliszewski
  • Patent number: 8870718
    Abstract: A flexible shroud is used to cover weights and hide pulleys and cables on exercise machines. The flexible shroud can be a coarse mesh or screen for see through areas, cloth such as canvas or other fabrics, or other flexible sound absorbing materials. The material may be supported around or between a framework of ribs, poles, or metal screen and takes the shape of the framework. The material may also be supported only at the top and bottom of a weight stack or structure by a rigid template from which the material takes shape. The top or bottom support may be adjusted to stretch the fabric taut so it takes shape better and tightens to provide a better safety shield. The material may be attached to the supports or framework by snaps, hook and loop material, or other removable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dream Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore G. Habing
  • Patent number: 8864636
    Abstract: Resistance training exercise apparatus provides load resistance with a vacuum load assembly, and has an adjustment mechanism controlling effective vector force between the vacuum load assembly and a user-engaged exercise member. The adjustment mechanism includes a user-controlled adjustment assembly adjustably varying the vector force. The adjustment assembly includes a coupling mechanism adjustably varying a lever arm distance of at least one of a gym cable and a cylinder cable along the adjustment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Danowski, Lee M. Atwood