ApplicationNo. 06/636747 filed on 08/01/1984
US Classes:482/54, Treadmill for foot travel198/841Means slidably supporting belt
ExaminersPrimary: Apley, Richard J.
Assistant: Welsh, John D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63B 22/02 (20060101)
A63B 22/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn exercise treadmill is disclosed having a flexible, endless belt entrained around a pair of spaced rollers and having a slider bed disposed under the upper reach of the belt. The slider bed is of a heat-conducting metal plate, and is supported by an open frame such that air may freely flow under the slider bed to carry away heat generated by the upper reach of the belt (with the weight of the runner supported thereon) functionally sliding on the slider bed. The frame, slider bed supports, and slider bed are constructed in such manner as to permit limited vertical flexing movement of these parts when a user runs or walks on the upper reach of the belt supported by the slider bed so as to absorb shock and cushion the impact of the user's feet.