US 7,341,542 C1 (11,342nd)
Exercise machine
John Arthur Ohrt, Redmond, WA (US); and James A. Duncan, Renton, WA (US)
Filed by John Arthur Ohrt, Redmond, WA (US); and James A. Duncan, Renton, WA (US)
Assigned to Nautilus, Inc.
Reexamination Request No. 90/014,033, Oct. 13, 2017.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 7,341,542, issued Mar. 11, 2008, Appl. No. 10/742,702, Dec. 19, 2003.
Application 90/014,033 is a continuation of application No. 09/823,362, filed on Mar. 30, 2001, granted, now 6,689,019.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate issued on Jul. 2, 2018.
Int. Cl. A63B 69/16 (2006.01); A63B 22/04 (2006.01); A63B 21/00 (2006.01); A63B 23/035 (2006.01); A63B 22/00 (2006.01); A63B 22/06 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 21/154 (2013.01) [A63B 21/00069 (2013.01); A63B 21/4034 (2015.10); A63B 21/4035 (2015.10); A63B 21/4049 (2015.10); A63B 22/001 (2013.01); A63B 22/0015 (2013.01); A63B 22/0023 (2013.01); A63B 22/0025 (2015.10); A63B 22/04 (2013.01); A63B 22/0664 (2013.01); A63B 23/03591 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
The patentability of claims 26-44, 64-72 and 83-85 is confirmed.
Claims 1-25, 45-63, 73-82 and 86-100 are cancelled.
1. An exercise apparatus for use by a user performing a striding exercise with the user moving the user's feet with striding steps, comprising:
a right foot engagement member having a first end portion and a second end portion arranged to support the right foot of the user thereon during the striding exercise with the user moving the user's right foot with striding steps;
a left foot engagement member having a first end portion and a second end portion arranged to support the left foot of the user thereon during the striding exercise with the user moving the user's left foot with striding steps;
right and left lifting-lowering members supporting and reciprocally lifting and lowering the first end portion of the right and left foot engagement members, respectively, with an upward-downward reciprocating motion in response to the user moving the user's feet with striding steps during the striding exercise, the first end portions of the right and left foot engagement members being decoupled from the respective ones of the right and left lifting-lowering members to allow movement thereof in forward and rearward directions relative to the right and left lifting-lowering members in response to the user moving the user's feet with striding steps during the striding exercise and thereby permit the first end portions of the right and left foot engagement members to move with a user variable length of forward-rearward travel determined by the length of the striding steps used by the user during the striding exercise and variable in response to changes in the length of the striding steps used by the user during the striding exercise; and
a second end portion support arranged to support the second end portions of the right and left foot engagement members, and to guide the second end portions of the right and left foot engagement members to follow a forward-rearward reciprocating motion with a user variable length of forward-rearward travel determined by the length of the striding steps used by the user during the striding exercise and variable in response to changes in the length of the striding steps used by the user during the striding exercise.