ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
|ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130123073||Exercise Device With Rack and Pinion Incline Adjusting Mechanism - Incline mechanisms are provided for adjusting an incline of an inclinable portion of an exercise device. The incline mechanism may include one or more racks disposed on a frame, such as a generally upright support structure of a treadmill. One or more pinions may be movably connected to the inclinable portion of the exercise device, such as a treadbase of a treadmill, and may engage the one or more racks. An incline motor may rotate the pinions, which causes the pinions to ride up or down the racks. As the pinions rides up or down the racks or linear gear bars, the incline of the inclinable portion of the exercise device is increased or decreased. The pinions may rotate between various positions on the racks which correspond to various inclines and declines, including fully inclined, fully declined, and neutral positions.||05-16-2013|
|20130123071||Heart Rate Based Training System - Exercise systems and methods are provided that create and run exercise programs that are custom tailored to individual users. An exercise program for a specific user is based upon the user's average work heart rate and recovery heart rate. The exercise programs may include a series of workouts for the user to perform. Each workout requires the user to exercise at various intensity levels so that the user's heart rate moves between different predetermined target heart rate zones. The target heart rate zones are calculated from data relating to the user's average work heart rate and recovery heart rate. As the user's fitness level changes, the user's average work heart rate and recovery heart rate also change. Creation of new exercise programs uses the most current heart rate data to calculate the target heart rate zones, thereby continuously tailoring the exercise programs to the user.||05-16-2013|
|20130059698||System and Method for Simulating Environmental Conditions on an Exercise Bicycle - A stationary exercise cycle includes a simulation system for simulating real-world terrain based on environmental and other real-world conditions. Using topographical or other data, an actual location can be simulated. The exercise cycle may include a resistance mechanism that is adjusted based on changes in simulated slope, and by amounts simulating actual frictional and gravitational forces. The simulated speed of the rider, as well as speed and direction of a simulated wind, are used to determine a simulated air speed. Based on the simulated air speed, the simulation system determines the simulated air resistance hindering the rider, and changes reflective of the simulated air resistance are made by the resistance mechanism. The stationary exercise cycle takes into account actual or approximate physical information of the user in determining the real-world conditions that are simulated, including the height, weight, shape, and/or rising position of the rider.||03-07-2013|
|20130035215||TREADMILL WITH FOOT FALL MONITOR AND CADENCE DISPLAY - In general, the present invention discloses treadmills that include a monitor that detects foot falls of a person exercising on the treadmill. Various mechanisms are described that can be incorporated on a treadmill to detect foot falls. For example, load cells, vibration monitors, motor load variance monitors, and sound monitors can be used to detect foot falls. A processing unit on the treadmill can receive data from the foot fall monitor to calculate a cadence, or a number of foot falls per unit time. Information relating to cadence can be displayed to the person exercising. In addition to a foot fall monitor, the present invention also discloses a monitor that detects foot lifts of a person exercising on a treadmill. A processing unit can receive data from the foot fall and foot lift monitors to determine and display stride length.||02-07-2013|
|20130035208||EXERCISE DEVICE WITH FAN CONTROLLABLE BY A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION OF A USER - In general, exercise devices of the present invention include one or more fans that can increase the flow of air in particular direction. Exercise devices of the present invention also include a sensing mechanism that can sense a physiological condition of a user performing an exercise on the exercise device. The sensed physiological condition could be pulse, blood pressure, respiration, caloric expenditure, weight, perspiration, temperature, blood oxygen level, metabolic equivalent of task (MET), carbohydrates burned, cadence or another physiological condition. The speed of the air flow created by the fan can depend on the physiological condition sensed by the sensing mechanism.||02-07-2013|
|20130017936||Hand-Held Combination Exercise Device - In general, various embodiments of hand-held exercise devices that can be used to perform different types of exercises that focus on different muscular groups of the body are disclosed. Specifically, the hand-held exercise devices disclosed herein can be used to perform arm exercises as well as abdominal and core muscle exercises. The hand-held exercise devices can include a first handle and a second handle, which rotate about a central axis relative to one another. The hand-held exercise devices can also include a wheel, which may also rotate about the central axis. Resistance can be applied to the relative rotation of the handles and, optionally, to the rotation of the wheel. The resistance can be selectively varied by a user.||01-17-2013|
|20130017929||EXERCISE DEVICE WITH INCLINATION ADJUSTING MECHANISM - A telescoping extension device includes a lead cylinder having a bore extending at least partially therethrough with at least a portion of the bore being threaded and a first lead screw disposed at least partially within the bore of the lead cylinder with at least a portion of an outer surface of the first lead screw having threads that engage the threads within the bore of the lead cylinder. A second lead screw is disposed at least partially within the bore of the first lead screw with at least a portion of an outer surface of the second lead screw having threads that engage the threads within the bore of the first lead screw.||01-17-2013|
|20090082176||EXERCISE DEVICES, COMPONENTS FOR EXERCISE DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS - Exercise devices, components for exercise devices and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, an exercise device is provided in the form of a treadmill including a frame, a platform or deck, a continuous or circuitous belt surrounding the platform, and at least one columnar member coupled with e frame and extending generally upwards from the frame when the exercise device is in an intended operating orientation. A cushioning device is directly coupled to the columnar member and in contact with an underlying support surface. In one embodiment, the cushioning device may include a first end member coupled with the columnar member, a second end member in contact with the supporting surface, and one or more compression members disposed between the first end member and the second end member.||03-26-2009|
|20080280731||ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MACHINE WITH ADJUSTABLE FOOT MOTION - An elliptical exercise machine with adjustable foot motion is provided. The elliptical exercise machine, which is adjustable to yield different elliptical paths selectable by a user, comprises a frame, a drive assembly situated on the frame, first and second link arms, the first end of each link arm being rotatably connected to the drive assembly, first and second reciprocating foot supports, the first end of each foot support being pivotally interconnected to the frame, and first and second brackets, wherein the first bracket adjustably connects the first link arm to the first foot support, and wherein the second bracket adjustably connects the second link arm to the second foot support.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.