ICON IP, INC.
|ICON IP, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130123083||ADJUSTABLE ABDOMINAL EXERCISE APPARATUS - An abdominal exercise device includes a support structure, a track movable relative to the support structure, a body support member movable relative to the support structure and track, and an adjustable base secured to the support structure. A locking mechanism attaches to the track, and selectively secures the track at a fixed orientation relative to the support structure. In a first state, the locking mechanism restricts the track from rotating relative to the support structure. In a second state, the locking mechanism allows the track to rotate relative to the support structure. In using the exercise device, the user may obtain any of three motions. A first motion is provided by sliding the body support member along the track. A second motion is provided by rotating the track relative to the support structure. A third motion is a combined motion in which the body support slides along the track and the track rotates relative to the support structure. The resistance of each of the three motions may be varied by selectively varying the Sip Factor of the system.||05-16-2013|
|20130023389||ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE BASED EXERCISE APPARATUS - An exercise apparatus includes a frame, a resistance lever pivotably attached to the frame, a resistance engagement member moveably attached to the resistance lever, the resistance engagement member being positionable at a plurality of attachment points on the resistance lever, and a resistance element disposed adjacent to the resistance engagement member. The resistance element includes a deflection member having a first end and a second end, a first anchor attached to and positionally fixing the first end of the deflection member, and a second anchor attached to and positionally fixing the second end of the deflection member. When a force is input to the resistance lever, the resistance lever pivots about the pivot point and the resistance engagement member transversely engages the deflection member. The apparent resistance provided by the resistance element is adjusted by positionally adjusting the resistance engagement member along the attachment points relative to the anchors.||01-24-2013|
|20130005544||INELASTIC STRAP BASED EXERCISE APPARATUS - 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.||01-03-2013|
|20120295774||VIBRATING WEIGHT BAR - Weight bars are disclosed that provide an enhanced workout. Specifically, weight bars of the present invention include a vibration mechanism that creates a vibration in the weight bar. Weight bars of the present invention can be configured to be held in one hand or in both hands. Additionally, the weight bars of the present invention can include a rechargeable power source for the vibration mechanism. While not in use, the weight bars of the present invention can rest on a base member. The base member may include a charging plug that mates with the charging port such that the power source for the vibration mechanism can recharge while resting on the base member.||11-22-2012|
|20120190508||ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MACHINE WITH DECLINING ADJUSTABLE RAMP - An elliptical exercise machine includes a base support structure adapted to be positioned on a support surface. The machine includes first and second reciprocating foot supports, each foot support being movably linked to the base support structure. Additionally, a ramp assembly is situated on the base support structure, the ramp assembly having first and second guide rails for guiding the respective second ends of the first and second foot supports such that the foot supports move in an elliptical path when the elliptical exercise machine is operating. Moreover, a first support member is linked to the base support structure, wherein the first support member is pivotably linked to the ramp assembly at a point above the base support structure. Furthermore, a lift mechanism is linked on a first end to the base support structure and pivotably linked on a second end to the ramp assembly above the base support structure.||07-26-2012|
|20120115689||EXERCISE WEIGHT BAR WITH ROTATING HANDLE AND CAM SELECTION DEVICE - An exercise weight system includes an exercise weight bar, a plurality of weights selectively connectable to the exercise weight bar, and a cradle for holding the exercise weight bar and weights. The exercise weight bar has a rod having a longitudinal axis and a selector positioned on the rod such that the selector is rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the rod. The exercise weight bar includes an engagement system that permits a user to selectively secure one or more weights to the rod. The engagement system includes one or more weight engagement members and a binary cam system that selectively moves the one or more weights engagement members between a first position and a second position to selectively engage or disengage various combinations of the one or more weights when the selector is rotated about the longitudinal axis of the rod.||05-10-2012|
|20110172059||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXERCISING - Embodiments relate to exercise systems, and more particularly to exercise cycles and systems for generating exercise programs simulating real-world terrain. In accordance with at least some aspects, a stationary exercise cycle includes an incline mechanism adjusting the vertical and/or lateral incline of the stationary exercise cycle. The incline mechanism may respond to control signals that change vertical incline to simulate an ascent or descent of a hill, or a lateral incline to simulate a turn. A communication system may provide exercise programs to the exercise cycle by operating in connection with third party providers of topographical, map, or other information. Such information can be used to automatically determine corresponding incline or resistance changes, as well as visual information for an exercise program.||07-14-2011|
|20110152039||EXERCISE DEVICE WITH MAGNETIC BRAKING SYSTEM - A selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus supports a user ambulating thereon. The selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus includes a support base and a treadbase that selectively inclines with respect to the support base. The treadbase includes a motor for driving an endless belt upon which the user ambulates. The treadbase also includes a magnetic braking assembly for regulating the speed of the endless belt to prevent the endless belt from moving at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the treadbase motor is driving the endless belt. The magnetic braking assembly includes a magnet that selectively moves relative to the treadbase flywheel along a threaded lead screw to provide the braking force.||06-23-2011|
|20100242246||ONE-STEP FOLDABLE ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MACHINE - A folding elliptical exercise machine that allows for easy, safe, and quick storage and being capable, upon a single motion by a user, of changing its shape into a substantially compact form for storage, and vice versa, is provided. The elliptical exercise machine comprises a frame having a base support structure having a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion is rotatably attached to the front portion such that the elliptical exercise machine is movable between an operating position and a storage position, and first and second reciprocating foot supports interconnected to the frame, each foot support having a first end and a second end with a collapsible joint therebetween, wherein each reciprocating foot support is collapsible such that the exercise machine can be moved between the operating position and the storage position in a single step by rotating the rear portion of the base support structure upward and toward the front portion of the base support structure. A method for changing the position of the elliptical exercise machine of the present invention from an operating position to a storage position, and vice versa, also is provided.||09-30-2010|
|20100093492||EXERCISE DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY SENSOR - An exercise device configured to sense and respond to objects in proximity to the exercise device is provided. The device includes a sensor configured to sense objects in proximity to the exercise device other than the user who is operating the exercise device. A console is in communication with the sensor that instructs components of the treadmill to provide, for example, an audible and/or visual response to the user of the exercise device, or to slow or stop the exercise device from moving. Sensors that are capable of sensing whether objects are within different spatial zones of proximity are disclosed. Multiple pre-defined and/or user-defined responses to objects detected in multiple corresponding spatial zones of proximity are also disclosed herein.||04-15-2010|
|20100041522||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VARYING STRIDE IN AN ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MACHINE - Disclosed is an exercise machine, and particularly a front or rear mount elliptical or elliptical-type machine, comprising: (a) a support structure; (b) a drive component pivotally coupled to the support structure and configured to rotate about a first pivot axis; (c) a reciprocating foot support configured to travel about a closed path having a stride length upon rotation of the drive component; (d) a coupling configuration configured to support the reciprocating foot support about the drive component at a position radially offset from the first pivot axis, the coupling configuration pivotally coupled to the drive component about a second pivot axis; and (e) an adjustment mechanism configured to enable the coupling configuration to pivot about the second pivot axis between at least two adjustment positions to vary the radial offset of the reciprocating foot support with respect to the first pivot axis.||02-18-2010|
|20090137367||INCLINING TREADMILL WITH MAGNETIC BRAKING SYSTEM - A selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus supports a user ambulating thereon. The selectively inclining hiking exercise apparatus includes a support base and a treadbase that selectively inclines with respect to the support base. The treadbase includes a motor for driving an endless belt upon which the user ambulates. The treadbase also includes a magnetic braking assembly for regulating the speed of the endless belt to prevent the endless belt from moving at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the treadbase motor is driving the endless belt. The magnetic braking assembly includes a magnet that selectively moves relative to the treadbase flywheel along a threaded lead screw to provide the braking force.||05-28-2009|
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