CN105142738A - Treadmills with adjustable decks and related methods - Google Patents

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CN105142738A
CN105142738A CN201480022704.7A CN201480022704A CN105142738A CN 105142738 A CN105142738 A CN 105142738A CN 201480022704 A CN201480022704 A CN 201480022704A CN 105142738 A CN105142738 A CN 105142738A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A63B22/0023Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with an adjustable movement path of the support elements the inclination of the main axis of the movement path being adjustable, e.g. the inclination of an endless band
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Abstract

A treadmill may comprise a base and a deck comprising a treadbelt. A front of the deck may be rotatably coupled to the base, and the deck may be rotatable between an operating position and a storage position. A front deck height adjustment mechanism may be located at a front portion of the deck, and a rear deck height adjustment mechanism may be located at a rear portion of the deck.

Description

There is treadmill of adjustable race plate and associated method

The cross reference of related application

This application claims the priority of the U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/786,019 that on March 14th, 2013 submits to.

Technical field

Embodiments of the present invention relate to treadmill, race plate governor motion and associated method for treadmill.

Background technology

Along with many runners participate in marathon race, long-distance running has become quite welcome activity.Some runners like challenging the running distance longer than marathon race, such as 100 miles or farther.Except carry out running match on highway and pavement except, cross-country race catches on.Therefore, many marathons all carry out on intermountain path.But conventional treadmill is not configured to simulate this landform for the object of taking exercise and train.

The treadmill of many routines can comprise platform, and this platform can be positioned to provide inclined-plane so that carry out arduouser training in order to body-building and/or fat-reducing.

The U.S. Patent No. 6,945,912 of AvrahamLevi describes a kind of treadmill, and this treadmill all provides highly adjustment for the front and rear of treadmill.This treadmill is instructed into be moved up and down along with striding of user, closer simulates and go up a hill not have the uniform pressure may experienced by motion on ladder step device on leg.Therefore, the while that this treadmill can providing stronger compared with the treadmill of routine, leg should change little motion compared with ladder step device.This treadmill comprises larger around framework, so that the front height of treadmill regulates and rearward height adjustment.Therefore, treadmill will be unpractiaca in its family by sizable for needs floor space and concerning leaving in a lot of user.

Summary of the invention

In in one of the present disclosure, treadmill can comprise base and run plate, runs plate and comprises treadmill belt.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, run the front portion of plate and rotatably can be attached to base, and run plate and can rotate between operating position and storage location.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, front race plate height governor motion can be positioned at the front portion place of running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion can be positioned at the rear portion place of running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor can be positioned at the front portion place of running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor can be configured to run plate height governor motion via after the operation of microscler actuating unit.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, microscler actuating unit can comprise screw rod.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion can comprise wheeled leg.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, microscler actuating unit can comprise tubular elements and piston rod.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, microscler actuating unit can comprise at least one in chain, band and cable.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion can be configured to race plate to be positioned to slope.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, treadmill can comprise the framework extended from base.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, treadmill can comprise the console supported by framework.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor and microscler actuating unit can be configured to race plate is optionally moved between operating position and storage location.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, storage location can comprise roughly vertical race plate orientation, wherein, runs the rear portion of plate on the front portion of running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion can comprise scissors jack.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion can comprise cross bar, and this cross bar is hinged to the framework running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the first leg can extend from cross bar near the first end of cross bar.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the second leg can extend from cross bar near the second end of cross bar.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, lever arm can extend from the middle section of cross bar.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, lever arm could be attached to microscler actuating unit.

In another aspect of the present disclosure, a kind of method operating treadmill can comprise makes the race plate of treadmill rotate to make race plate move to operating position from storage location around the front portion of running plate relative to the base of treadmill.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise the rear portion raising race plate with the motor of the base being attached to treadmill.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise makes screw rod rotate to raise the rear portion of running plate with motor.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, can be included in when race plate is in operating position with the rear portion raising race plate at the motor at the front portion place of running plate and raise the rear portion of running plate with the motor before the pivotal point between race plate and base.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise by motor be used as counterweight so that make race plate move to storage location from operating position.

In additional aspect of the present disclosure, a kind of method manufacturing treadmill can comprise provides base.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise the race plate providing and comprise treadmill belt.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise and is rotatably attached to base so that run the rotation of plate between operating position and storage location by running the front portion of plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise the front portion place being positioned at by front race plate height governor motion and running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise the rear portion place being positioned at by rear race plate height governor motion and running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise the front portion place being positioned at by motor and running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, the method can also comprise, with microscler actuating unit, motor is attached to rear race plate height governor motion.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor is being attached to rear race plate height governor motion with microscler actuating unit and can comprise, with screw rod, motor is attached to rear race plate height governor motion.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, rear race plate height governor motion is being positioned at the rear portion place of running plate and can comprise the rear portion place being positioned at by the rear race plate height governor motion comprising wheeled leg and running plate.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor is being attached to rear race plate height governor motion with microscler actuating unit and can comprise, with tubular elements and piston rod, motor is attached to rear race plate height governor motion.

Can carry out in the another aspect combined with other side herein, motor is being attached to rear race plate height governor motion with microscler actuating unit and can comprise, by least one in chain, band and cable, motor is attached to rear race plate height governor motion.

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Accompanying drawing shows the various embodiment of this method and system and is the part of description.The embodiment illustrated is only the example of native system and method and does not limit its scope.

Fig. 1 is the isometric view of the treadmill according to embodiment of the present disclosure.

Fig. 2 is the schematic plan of the race plate of the treadmill of Fig. 1 and a part for base.

Fig. 3 is the schematic side elevation of the race plate of Fig. 2 and a part for base.

Fig. 4 A is the schematic side elevation of the race plate of Fig. 2 and a part for base, and wherein, rear race plate height governor motion is in raised position.

Fig. 4 B is the schematic side elevation of the race plate of Fig. 2 and a part for base, and wherein, front race plate height governor motion is in raised position.

Fig. 5 is the schematic side elevation of the race plate of Fig. 2 and a part for base, wherein, runs plate and is in stowed position.

Fig. 6 is the side elevational detail view comprising the microscler actuating unit of piston rod and cylinder body for the treadmill according to embodiment of the present disclosure.

Fig. 7 is the side elevational detail view comprising the race plate height governor motion of scissors jack for the treadmill according to embodiment of the present disclosure.

Fig. 8 is the schematic side elevation being in the race plate of the treadmill of stowed position and a part for base according to embodiment of the present disclosure, wherein, motor for operating rear race plate height governor motion is used for making race plate move to stowed position, and wherein, runs plate and be in stowed position.

Run through accompanying drawing, identical Reference numeral represents similar but not necessarily identical element.

Detailed description of the invention

In some embodiments, treadmill 10 can comprise base 12 and run plate 14, runs plate 14 and has the front portion 15 being pivotably attached to base 12.Run plate 14 and can comprise treadmill belt 16, treadmill belt 16 can provide the surface of running continuously during the operation of treadmill 10.Framework 18 can extend from base 12 and support console 20.In addition, framework 18 can comprise one or more handrail 22 providing supporting and balance to user.

As shown in Figure 2, running plate 14 can be supported by race plate framework 24, runs left rail 26 and right rail 28 that plate framework 24 can comprise cross member 30 connection by extending laterally.Front wheel 32 (see Fig. 3) can rotatably be attached to siding track 26,28 at front portion 15 place of running plate framework 24 and extend between siding track 26,28.Similarly, rear roller 34 (see Fig. 3) can rotatably be attached to siding track 26,28 at rear portion 17 place of running plate framework 24 and extend between siding track 26,28.In addition, area supported 36 (see Fig. 1) can be attached to siding track 26,28 and extends between siding track 26,28 in the position between front wheel 32 and rear roller 34.

Treadmill belt 16 can determine path around roller 32 and roller 34 and area supported 36, to provide the surface of running continuously.In some embodiments, CD-ROM drive motor 40 can be mounted to race plate framework 24 or the base 12 of treadmill 10, and band 42 or other actuating units can extend between CD-ROM drive motor 40 and front wheel 32, to make front wheel 32 optionally rotate, and therefore make treadmill belt 16 rotate.

Rear race plate height governor motion 50 can be positioned at rear portion 17 place of running plate 14.In one embodiment, rear race plate height governor motion 50 rotatably can be attached to the siding track 26 and siding track 28 that run plate framework 24.Rear race plate height governor motion 50 can comprise cross bar 52, left leg 54 and right leg 56, and wherein, left leg 54 extends near first end from cross bar 52, and right leg 56 extends near the second end from cross bar 52.Each in left leg 54 and right leg 56 all can comprise wheel 58, and wheel 58 is positioned in the ground of running when plate 14 is in operating position (such as horizontal alignment, see Fig. 1 to Fig. 4) below contact treadmill 10.

Lever arm 60 can extend from the middle section of the cross bar 52 of rear race plate height governor motion 50.Therefore, when applying power to lever arm 60, moment of torsion can be applied to rear race plate height governor motion 50, and the leg 54 of rear race plate height governor motion 50 and leg 56 can rotate relative to race plate framework 24.

The first motor 62 for operating rear race plate height governor motion 50 can be positioned at front portion 15 place of running plate 14.Microscler actuating unit 64 can extend to the lever arm 60 of rear race plate height governor motion 50 from the first motor 62.Such as, microscler actuating unit 64 can comprise the screw rod 66 extending through nut 68.Therefore, the screw of screw rod 66 can engage each other with the corresponding screw of nut 68.When the first motor rotates, microscler actuating unit 64 also rotates, and this makes screw move relative to nut 68, thus nut 68 and cross bar 52 are moved.When cross bar 52 moves, left leg 54 and right leg 56 relative to pivotable together with race plate 14, thus raise or reduce the rear portion 17 of running plate 14.

In other embodiments, microscler actuating unit 64 can comprise tubular elements 94 and piston rod 96, as shown in Figure 6.In other other embodiments, microscler actuating unit can comprise at least one in chain, band and cable.

Referring again to Fig. 2, front race plate height governor motion 70 can be positioned at front portion 15 place of running plate 14.In one embodiment, front race plate height governor motion 70 rotatably can be attached to the siding track 26 and siding track 28 that run plate framework 24.Front race plate height governor motion 70 can comprise cross bar 72, left arm portion 74 and right arm portion 76, and wherein, left arm portion 74 extends near first end from cross bar 72, and right arm portion 76 extends near the second end from cross bar 72.Each in left arm portion 74 and right arm portion 76 rotatably can be attached to the base 12 of treadmill 10 all equally.

The middle section that lever arm 78 can run the cross bar 72 of plate height governor motion 70 in the past extends.Therefore, when applying power to lever arm 78, run plate height governor motion 70 before moment of torsion can be applied to, and the arm 76 of front race plate height governor motion 70 and arm 78 can rotate relative to the race plate framework 24 of treadmill 10 and base 12.

Front portion 15 place of running plate 14 can be positioned at for operating front the second motor 80 running plate height governor motion 70.Actuating unit 82 runs the lever arm 78 of plate height governor motion 70 before can extending to from the second motor 80.Such as, screw rod 84 runs the lever arm 78 of plate height governor motion 70 before can extending to from the second motor 80.Run the lever arm 78 of plate height governor motion 70 before nut 86 can be hinged to, and screw rod 84 can extend through nut 86.Therefore, the screw of screw rod 84 can engage each other to the corresponding screw of nut 86.

Rear race plate height governor motion 50 and front race plate height governor motion 70 can activated independently of one another.Therefore, user, coach or program can send in order to the instruction raised or reduce to the first motor 62 when not sending instruction to the second motor 80, also can send in order to the instruction raised or reduce to the second motor 80 when not sending instruction to the first motor 62.User runs plate height governor motion 50 or rear race plate height governor motion 70 before can being controlled by the console of treadmill.This console can also control treadmill belt speed and other the operating parameter of treadmill.In some instances, user selects the motion routine of pre-programmed.This program can also run plate height governor motion 50 backward and front race plate height governor motion 70 sends independent instruction.In another example, the program of the landform of what user's working train family was selected jog route, and this program runs plate height governor motion 50 backward and front race plate height governor motion 70 sends independent instruction, with simulate selected route of jogging sloped of upstroke and to descending slope.

In the illustrated example, the first motor 62 be arranged in treadmill 10 front portion 15 and with to run the downside of plate 14 adjacent.But in other example, the first motor 62 is arranged in the rear portion 17 of treadmill 10.In such examples, actuating unit 64 can have the length similar with actuating unit 82.

Rear race plate height governor motion 50 can have the ability making gradient vary to 60 degree from zero degree relative to the ground of supporting treadmill 10.Therefore, rear race plate height governor motion 50 can make the gradient of race plate 14 be any number of degrees between zero degree and 60 degree.Such as, rear race plate height governor motion 50 can make gradient be 5 degree, 10 degree, 15 degree or any number of degrees between them.Similarly, front race plate height governor motion 70 can have the ability that the gradient forward of race plate 14 is changed between zero degree and 60 degree.Therefore, front race plate height governor motion 70 can make the gradient forward of race plate 14 be any number of degrees between zero degree and 60 degree.Such as, front race plate height governor motion 70 can make gradient be 5 degree, 10 degree, 15 degree or any number of degrees between them.In some instances, independent signal can be sent to rear race plate height governor motion 50 and front race plate height governor motion 70 simultaneously.In such examples, the relative altitude of the overall gradient by the front portion 15 and rear portion 17 of depending on treadmill 10 of plate 14 is run.

Except utilizing rod-type to run except plate height governor motion, in some embodiments, at least one in front race plate height governor motion and rear race plate height governor motion can comprise scissors jack 98 as shown in Figure 7.In such examples, front portion 15 and/or the rear portion 17 of running plate 14 can not make raise when pivotable on taking turns and reduce described in the right leg of height adjustment mechanism or left leg Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B.In the example in figure 7, jack shaft 700 could be attached to first junction surface 702 and second junction surface 704 with threaded portion 706.When threaded portion 706 rotates along first direction, the first junction surface 702 and the second junction surface 704 are mutually more close, and this makes the first treasure leg 708 and the second ground jack leg 710 vertically extend.This vertical extension can be used for raising runs the front portion 15 of plate 14 or rear portion 17.

Similarly, when threaded portion 706 rotates along contrary second direction, the first junction surface 702 and the second junction surface 704 separate farther.When junction surface 702,704 separates farther, ground jack leg 708,710 is vertically retracted.This vertical retraction can be used for reducing runs the front portion 15 of plate 14 or rear portion 17.

In some embodiments, for impelling the lifting auxiliary device 90 running the motion of plate between operating position and storage location can extend between the race plate framework 24 of treadmill 10 and base 12, as shown in Figure 5.Lifting auxiliary device 90 can be included in base 12 and run the pneumatic cylinder 92 extended between plate framework 24.Pneumatic cylinder 92 can be configured to the storage power (such as, energy can be stored in pneumatic cylinder as Compressed Gas along with the contraction in length of pneumatic cylinder 92) when running plate 14 and being reduced to operating position from storage location.Subsequently, the storage power in pneumatic cylinder 92 can be used for auxiliary lifting from operating position and run plate 14 (such as, the Compressed Gas in pneumatic cylinder 92 can expand, thus the length of auxiliary elongate pneumatic cylinder 92).In other embodiments, lifting auxiliary device 90 can comprise the one in spring, counterweight and belt wheel or more person.

The first motor 62 for rear race plate height governor motion 50 can be conducive to running the motion of plate 14 between operating position and storage location in the layout at front portion 15 place of running plate 14.

In some embodiments, the first motor 62 and the second motor 80 all can be positioned at before the pin joint between the race plate 14 of treadmill 10 and base 12.In this position, the weight of the first motor 62 and the second motor 80 can provide counterweight to the part extended of the pin joint run between the race plate 14 at treadmill 10 of plate 14 and base 12 below.Therefore, the weight mentioning to make race plate 14 move to stowed position from operating position can reduce by user.

In other embodiments, the first motor 62 can be positioned at the pin joint place between the race plate 14 of treadmill 10 and base 12 or be positioned at after the pin joint between the race plate 14 of treadmill 10 and base 12.First motor 62 can adjacent hinge point, makes the leverage provided in the segment length extended of pin joint by running plate 14 can be conducive to the lifting of the first motor 62 below.

In other embodiments, as shown in Figure 8, treadmill 100 can be configured to race plate 114 is moved under the dynamic action of the first motor 162 between operating position and storage location.In this embodiment, first motor 162 can with can hinged mode be attached to base 112 and be located so that the first motor 162 rotate microscler actuating unit 164 exceed specified point time, run the rear portion 17 of plate 114 and can be pushed upwardly storage location (see Fig. 8).

Similarly, the first motor 162 can rotate along other direction, and microscler actuating unit 164 can rotate to make race plate 114 be reduced to operating position from storage location.

In operation, user can make the race plate 14 of treadmill 10 (see Fig. 1 to Fig. 5) move to operating position from memory location.Then, user can move while simulating the various gradient by treadmill 10 on treadmill 10.The surface of general planar such as can be simulated by the position reduced completely front race plate height governor motion 70 and rear race plate height governor motion 50 are reduced to as shown in Figure 1 to Figure 3 by treadmill 10 while user runs on treadmill 10.By operating the second motor 80, front race plate height governor motion 70 can raise to simulate race upslope, as shown in Figure 4 B.When current race plate height governor motion 70 reduces, run plate height governor motion 50 after the first motor 62 can operate into rising and run down slope with simulation, as shown in Figure 4 A.

Industrial applicibility

Along with many runners take part in the marathon race, long-distance running has become quite welcome activity.Some runners like challenging the running distance longer than marathon race, such as 100 miles or farther.Except carry out running match on highway and pavement except, cross-country race catches on.Therefore, many marathons all carry out on intermountain path.But conventional treadmill is not configured to simulate this landform for the object of taking exercise and train.The improvement of the treadmill for this routine is provided according to the treadmill of embodiment of the present disclosure.

In addition, by providing the race plate of inclination, this treadmill provides the ability of attaching most importance to the musculus quadriceps of previous underdeveloped muscle group such as runner and heart.In addition, this gradient can help user to train for the match with the route comprising downhill sections.

In some embodiments, treadmill can comprise base and run plate, runs plate and has the front portion being pivotably attached to base.Run plate and can comprise treadmill belt, this treadmill belt can provide the surface of running continuously during the operation of treadmill.Framework can extend from base and support console.In addition, framework can comprise one or more handrail providing supporting and balance to user.

Running plate to be supported by race plate framework, running left rail and right rail that plate framework can comprise the cross member connection by extending laterally.Front wheel rotatably can be attached to siding track at the front portion place of running plate framework and extends between siding track.Similarly, rear roller rotatably can be attached to siding track at the rear portion place of running plate framework and extends between siding track.In addition, area supported can be attached to siding track and extends between siding track in the position between front wheel and rear roller.

Treadmill belt can determine path to provide the surface of running continuously around roller and area supported.In some embodiments, CD-ROM drive motor can be mounted to race plate framework or the base of treadmill, and band or other actuating unit can extend between CD-ROM drive motor and front wheel, to make front wheel optionally rotate, and treadmill belt is therefore made to rotate.

Rear race plate height governor motion can be positioned at the rear portion place of running plate.In one embodiment, rear race plate height governor motion rotatably can be attached to the siding track running plate framework.Rear race plate height governor motion can comprise cross bar, left leg and right leg, and wherein, left leg extends near first end from cross bar, and right leg extends near the second end from cross bar.Each in left leg and right leg all can comprise wheel, and this takes turns the ground being positioned in and running when plate is in operating position (such as horizontal alignment) below contact treadmill.

Lever arm can extend from the middle section of the cross bar of rear race plate height governor motion.Therefore, when applying power to lever arm, moment of torsion can be applied to rear race plate height governor motion, and the rear leg running plate height governor motion can rotate relative to race plate framework.

The first motor for operating rear race plate height governor motion can be positioned at the front portion place of running plate.Microscler actuating unit can extend to the bar of rear race plate height governor motion from the first motor.Such as, microscler actuating unit can comprise screw rod, and this screw rod extends to the bar of rear race plate height governor motion from the first motor being positioned at the front portion of running plate.Nut can be hinged to the bar of rear race plate height governor motion, and screw rod can extend through nut.Therefore, the screw of screw rod can engage each other with the corresponding screw of nut.

In other embodiments, microscler actuating unit can comprise tubular elements and piston rod, as shown in Figure 6.In other other embodiments, microscler actuating unit can comprise at least one in chain, band and cable.

Alternatively, rear race plate height governor motion and/or front race plate height governor motion can comprise the height adjustment mechanism of arbitrary number, and height adjustment mechanism includes but not limited to scissors jack, hydraulic piston, electrical solenoid formula piston, gear jack etc.In addition, rear race plate height governor motion and/or front race plate height governor motion can activate in response to the input of the arbitrary number including but not limited to computer command or electricity order, manual adjustments etc.

Front race plate height governor motion can be positioned at the front portion place of running plate.In one embodiment, front race plate height governor motion rotatably can be attached to the siding track running plate framework.Front race plate height governor motion can comprise cross bar, left arm portion and right arm portion, and wherein, left arm portion extends near first end from cross bar, and right arm portion extends near the second end from cross bar.Each in left arm portion and right arm portion rotatably can be attached to the base of treadmill equally.

The middle section that lever arm can run the cross bar of plate height governor motion in the past extends.Therefore, when applying power to lever arm, before moment of torsion can be applied to, run plate height governor motion, and the arm of front race plate height governor motion can rotate relative to the race plate framework of treadmill and base.

Run except plate height governor motion except utilizing rod-type, in some embodiments, at least one in front race plate height governor motion and rear race plate height governor motion can comprise scissors jack, as shown in Figure 7, hydraulic piston, electrical solenoid formula piston, gear jack etc.

The front portion place of running plate can be positioned at for operating front the second motor running plate height governor motion.Actuating unit runs the bar of plate height governor motion before can extending to from this motor.Such as, screw rod runs the bar of plate height governor motion before can extending to from this motor.Run the bar of plate height governor motion before nut can be hinged to, and screw rod can extend through nut.Therefore, the screw of screw rod can engage each other to the corresponding screw of nut.

Except utilizing rod-type to run except plate height governor motion, in some embodiments, at least one in front race plate height governor motion and rear race plate height governor motion can comprise scissors jack as shown in Figure 7.

In some embodiments, the lifting auxiliary device for impelling race plate to move between operating position and storage location can extend between the race plate framework of treadmill and base.Lifting auxiliary device can be included in base and run the pneumatic cylinder extended between plate framework.Pneumatic cylinder can be configured to the storage power (such as, energy can be stored in pneumatic cylinder as Compressed Gas along with the contraction in length of pneumatic cylinder) when race plate is reduced to operating position from memory location.Subsequently, the storage power in pneumatic cylinder can be used for auxiliary lifting from operating position and run plate (such as, the Compressed Gas in pneumatic cylinder can expand, thus the length of auxiliary elongate pneumatic cylinder).In other embodiments, lifting auxiliary device can comprise the one in spring, counterweight and belt wheel or more person.

After being respectively used to of front portion place of running plate, run plate height governor motion and front first motor of race plate height governor motion and the layout of the second motor can be conducive to running the motion of plate between operating position and storage location.

In some embodiments, the first motor and the second motor all can be positioned at before the pin joint between the race plate of treadmill and base.In this position, the weight of the first motor and the second motor can provide counterweight to the part extended of the pin joint run between the race plate at treadmill of plate and base below.Therefore, the weight mentioning to make race plate move to stowed position from operating position can reduce by user.

In other embodiments, the first motor and the second motor can be positioned at the pin joint place between the race plate of treadmill and base or be positioned at after the pin joint between the race plate of treadmill and base.First motor and the second motor can adjacent hinge points, make the leverage provided in the segment length extended of pin joint by running plate can be conducive to the lifting of race plate and motor below.

In other embodiments, treadmill can be configured to race plate is moved under the dynamic action of the first motor between operating position and storage location.In this embodiment, the first motor can hinged mode can be attached to base and to be located so that when the actuating unit that this revolution is microscler exceedes specified point, and the rear portion of running plate can be pushed upwardly storage location.

In operation, user can make the race plate of treadmill move to operating position from memory location.Then, user can move on a treadmill while simulating the various gradient by treadmill.The surface of general planar such as can be simulated by the position reduced completely front race plate height governor motion and rear race plate height governor motion are reduced to as shown in Figure 1 to Figure 3 by treadmill while user runs on a treadmill.By operating the second motor, front race plate height governor motion can raise to simulate race upslope, as shown in Figure 4 B.When current race plate height governor motion reduces, the first motor runs plate height governor motion and runs down slope with simulation after can operating into rising, as shown in Figure 4 A.

In view of foregoing teachings, may be used for training for the running comprised in the different terrain on downward slope according to the treadmill of embodiment of the present disclosure.In addition, for the user that can not move under high intensity level or due to injured and just accepting the user of physical treatment, may be used for low-intensity motion according to the treadmill of embodiment of the present disclosure and such as walk downwards on inclined-plane.

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1. a treadmill, comprising:
Base;
Run plate, described race plate comprises treadmill belt, and the front portion of described race plate is rotatably attached to described base, and described race plate can rotate between operating position and storage location;
Front race plate height governor motion, runs the front portion place that plate height governor motion is positioned at described race plate before described; And
Rear race plate height governor motion, described rear race plate height governor motion is positioned at the rear portion place of described race plate.
2. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion comprises motor, and described motor is arranged in the described front portion of described race plate, and described motor structure becomes via the described rear race plate height governor motion of microscler actuating unit operation.
3. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described microscler actuating unit comprises screw rod.
4. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion comprises wheeled leg.
5. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described microscler actuating unit comprises tubular elements and piston rod.
6. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described microscler actuating unit comprises at least one in chain, band and cable.
7. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion is configured to described race plate to be positioned to slope.
8. treadmill according to claim 1, also comprises:
Framework, described framework extends from described base; And
Console, described console is supported by described framework.
9. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described motor and described microscler actuating unit are configured to described race plate is optionally moved between described operating position and described storage location.
10. treadmill according to claim 1, wherein, described storage location comprises roughly vertical race plate orientation, and wherein, the described rear portion of described race plate is on the described front portion of described race plate.
11. treadmills according to claim 1, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion comprises scissors jack.
12. treadmills according to claim 1, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion comprises:
Cross bar, described cross bar is hinged to the framework of described race plate;
First leg, described first leg extends from described cross bar near the first end of described cross bar;
Second leg, described second leg extends from described cross bar near the second end of described cross bar; And
Lever arm, described lever arm extends from the middle section of described cross bar, and described lever arm is attached to described microscler actuating unit.
13. 1 kinds of methods operating treadmill, described method comprises:
The race plate of treadmill is rotated to make described race plate move to operating position from storage location around the front portion of described race plate relative to the base of described treadmill; And
The rear portion of described race plate is raised with the motor at the described front portion place being positioned at described race plate.
14. methods according to claim 13, also comprise and with described motor, screw rod are rotated with the described rear portion raising described race plate.
15. methods according to claim 13, wherein, comprise by the step that the described anterior described motor located being positioned at described race plate raises the described rear portion of described race plate the described rear portion raising described race plate with the motor of the described base being attached to described treadmill.
16. methods according to claim 13, also comprise and described motor are used as counterweight so that make described race plate move to described storage location from described operating position.
17. 1 kinds of treadmills, comprising:
Base;
Run plate, described race plate comprises treadmill belt, and the front portion of described race plate is rotatably attached to described base, and described race plate can rotate between operating position and storage location;
Front race plate height governor motion, runs the front portion place that plate height governor motion is positioned at described race plate before described;
Rear race plate height governor motion, described rear race plate height governor motion is positioned at the rear portion place of described race plate; And
Motor, described motor is positioned at the described front portion place of described race plate, and described motor structure becomes via the described rear race plate height governor motion of microscler actuating unit operation.
18. treadmills according to claim 17, wherein, described microscler actuating unit comprises screw rod.
19. treadmills according to claim 17, wherein, described rear race plate height governor motion comprises wheeled leg.
20. treadmills according to claim 17, wherein, described motor and described microscler actuating unit are configured to described race plate is optionally moved between described operating position and described storage location.
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