Portable reorienting treadmill

  • US 5,676,624 A
  • Filed: 01/30/1996
  • Issued: 10/14/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A treadmill comprising:

  • support structure having feet means for stably positioning on a support surface to be free standing and having upright structure extending upwardly from said feet means;

    a tread base having a frame that includes a front, a rear, a left side, a right side and an endless belt positioned between said left side and said right side, said frame being connected to said support structure to be moveable about an axis of rotation spaced from said front toward said rear between a first position in which said endless belt is positioned for operation by a user positioned thereon and a second position in which said rear of said frame is positioned toward said support structure;

    handle means associated with said support structure positioned for grasping by a user for moving said support structure with said tread base in said second position between a use position in which said support structure has said feet means positioned on said support surface for stably positioning said support structure on a support surface and a moving position in which said support structure is rotatably displaced from said use position;

    roller means adapted to said feet means for engagement with said support surface when said support structure is reoriented to said moving position for movement of said support structure by the user on said support surface; and

    means for stably retaining said tread base in said second position relative to said upright structure with said tread base in said second position.

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