Fold-out treadmill

  • US 5,899,834 A
  • Filed: 10/28/1997
  • Issued: 05/04/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A treadmill for storage against a wall comprising:

  • (a) a base having a rear end and an opposing front end, said base configured to rest upon a support surface with its rear end abutting or in close proximity to the wall;

    (b) a deck having a rear end, an opposing front end and a continuous belt rotatably mounted thereon, the rear end of said deck being movably attached to said base so as to enable said deck to selectively rotate between an operational position, in which said deck is positioned for operation by a user positioned thereon, and a storage position, in which said deck is substantially upright, said deck having a continuous belt rotatably mounted thereon; and

    (c) a handrail movably attached between said base and said deck, said handrail being configured to fold into a compact storage configuration when said deck is moved from said operational position to said storage position such that said handrail does not extend beyond said rear end of said base and to unfold when said deck is moved from said storage position to said operational position such that said handrail extends above said front end of said deck when said deck is in said operational position thereby enabling a user to face away from the wall while exercising thereon, said handrail further being configured such that while said deck is being moved between said operational position and said storage position said handrail does not extend beyond said rear end of said base thereby allowing said deck to be moved between said operational position and said storage position without a user having to reposition said base relative to the wall.

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