Rebounding apparatus with tensioned elastic cords

  • US 9,289,637 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2013
  • Issued: 03/22/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rebounding apparatus comprising:

  • a frame that defines a central opening;

    a rebounding mat that is elastically suspended within the central opening;

    at least one cordlike elastic member that couples the rebounding mat to the frame so that the mat is in elastic suspension, the member having an elongated body extending between a first end and a second end; and

    a plurality of connectors attached to the rebounding mat, each connector coupling one or more elastic members to the rebounding mat,wherein at least one of the connectors is adapted to receive and secure at least two portions of the elongated body at two separate spaced apart locations on the connector,wherein at least one cordlike elastic member has a tensioned portion, the tensioned portion having a tension and extending between two spaced-apart positions along the body of the elastic member, the elastic member being secured to the at least one of the connectors at each of the positions, andwherein at least one of the at least one cordlike elastic member and the at least one of the connectors is adapted to dispose at least one of the first and second ends of the at least one cordlike elastic member at two alternative positions to provide at least two alternative levels of tension to the rebounding mat.

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