Patent 6193634 Issued on February 27, 2001. Estimated Expiration Date: March 25, 2018. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A fold-up treadmill apparatus for in-place walking, jogging, and running exercise is provided. The treadmill apparatus includes a base assembly and a treadmill assembly. The treadmill assembly has a forward end and a rearward end. According to the presently most preferred embodiment, the forward portion of the treadmill assembly is pivotally mounted to the base assembly and the rearward end is free. The treadmill assembly includes a means for raising and lowering the forward end of the treadmill assembly, whereby the incline of the treadmill assembly can be adjusted between about zero degrees to the horizontal and about fifteen degrees to the horizontal when the rearward end of the treadmill assembly is supported on a floor. The rearward end of the treadmill assembly can also be pivotally rotated upward and about the pivotal connection to the base assembly, whereby the treadmill assembly can be moved between a substantially horizontal position for use during an exercise session and a substantially vertical position for temporary storage.
The Remarkable Treadmill Conditioner, The New Yorker, Mar. 6, 1989, pp. 69