Resources Contact Us Home
Dual action recumbent exercise cycle

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #8113996.

A dual action recumbent exercise cycle which provides upper body, lower body and cardiovascular conditioning with emphasis directed toward the needs of obese individuals as well as individuals with equilibrium issues such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke. The apparatus includes a multi-configurable seat which is horizontally displaced from the foot pedal and handlebar assemblies. A vaned wheel rotatably mounted on the frame and arranged to absorb energy by movement of the broad surfaces of the vanes against the surrounding body of air. A derailleur mechanism is provided for additional options of resistance intensity. Rotation of the wheel is effected through a pair of foot pedals and connected chain and sprocket/hub mechanism and/or through a pair of handlebar assemblies. The handlebar assemblies each include a pivotal spring housing mechanism which enables the handlebars to be both retractable and variable in their positioning to the user. Each handlebar assembly is pivotally connected to the frame and is also connected to a respective eccentric through a crank ring rotatably mounted on that eccentric and a drive bar connected to both the crank ring and the handlebar stem. The two eccentrics are arranged 180 degrees out of phase and are connected to the foot pedals so as to rotate in response to both the pivotal movement of the handlebar stems and the circular movement of the foot pedals. As the eccentrics are drivably connected to the vaned wheel, that vaned wheel is caused to rotate in response to rotation of the eccentrics.

  Recently Added Patents
Lighting fixture
Methods, systems and computer program products for importing data from an edge router to a network management system
Image forming apparatus and method of translating virtual memory address into physical memory address
Data unit receiver and sender control method
Zero-copy network and file offload for web and application servers
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and apparatus for computer-aided diagnosis of engines
Virtual slide generation device, virtual slide generation method, virtual slide generation program product and virtual slide generation program transmission medium
Vehicular window frame assembly for opposed, sliding window panes
Apparatus for measuring the dimensions of large objects
Portable golf putting target and game improvement system
Diaphragm membrane and supporting structure responsive to environmental conditions
Fireplace mantel
Motor mount having improved hydraulic damping
Starting circuit for high intensity gaseous discharge lamps
Apparatus for active fluid control