Self-Powered Running Machine Which Can be Folded in Order to Occupy Less Space

  • US 20080132386A1
  • Filed: 01/17/2006
  • Published: 06/05/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An independent and foldable running exercise installation that includes:

  • a) a platform that includes a running track and a device for tensioning and driving the said running track,b) two lateral uprights fixed at the front of the platform, where the top ends of these uprights support a handlebar with two handgrips, wherein;

    c) the handlebar, in particular in the shape of a U, includes two lateral branches connected to each other by a linking part, with the ends of the two said lateral branches acting as handgrips,d) and each of the two lateral uprights is formed from two arms, namely a front arm and a rear arm respectively, that are close to each other, parallel and articulated by their lower ends on the side of the platform, on first and second pivoting axes and, by their top ends to the lateral branches of the handlebar on third and fourth pivoting axes, in such a manner that the four axes form a parallelogram that is deformable between a position of use in which the handgrips are more or less horizontal and the lateral uprights are more or less vertical, preferably inclined toward the front of the platform, and a storage position in which the linking part of the handlebar is placed flat on the top of the platform and the lateral uprights are located on the sides of the platform.

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