US 9,808,672 B2
Position sensor on a treadmill
William T. Dalebout, North Logan, UT (US)
Assigned to ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., Logan, UT (US)
Filed by ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., Logan, UT (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/805,197.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/029,375, filed on Jul. 25, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0023049 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. A63B 24/00 (2006.01); A63B 22/02 (2006.01); A63B 69/16 (2006.01); A63B 71/06 (2006.01); A63B 21/22 (2006.01); A63B 22/00 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 24/0087 (2013.01) [A63B 21/225 (2013.01); A63B 22/0023 (2013.01); A63B 22/0242 (2013.01); A63B 24/0075 (2013.01); A63B 69/16 (2013.01); A63B 71/0619 (2013.01); A63B 2024/0093 (2013.01); A63B 2069/165 (2013.01); A63B 2220/10 (2013.01); A63B 2220/30 (2013.01); A63B 2220/64 (2013.01); A63B 2220/80 (2013.01); A63B 2220/833 (2013.01); A63B 2225/50 (2013.01); A63B 2225/54 (2013.01); A63B 2230/00 (2013.01); A63B 2230/01 (2013.01); A63B 2230/062 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A treadmill system, comprising:
a deck;
an endless tread belt covering at least a portion of the deck;
a position sensor that senses a position of a user when the user is on the tread belt; and
a control module that adjusts a speed of the tread belt in response to an output of the position sensor, wherein the control module determines whether the user is on foot or on a bicycle in response to the output of the position sensor.