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United States Patent Application 20180140922
Kind Code A1
Greer; Mitchell May 24, 2018

PORTABLE MODULAR HANGING AND PULLING SYSTEM

Abstract

The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member, a second bearing member, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and a modular surface.


Inventors: Greer; Mitchell; (Bonsall, CA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Greer; Mitchell

Bonsall

CA

US
Family ID: 1000003022451
Appl. No.: 15/818421
Filed: November 20, 2017


Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent Number
62424259Nov 18, 2016

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A63B 69/0048 20130101; A63B 21/00047 20130101; A63B 21/4033 20151001
International Class: A63B 69/00 20060101 A63B069/00; A63B 21/00 20060101 A63B021/00

Claims



1. A portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side, the portable modular hanging and pulling system comprising: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and comprises a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface comprises one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; and one or more modular members coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

2. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 1, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor.

3. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 1, wherein the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor.

4. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 1, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

5. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 4, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards.

6. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 4, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more climbing holds.

7. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 4, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

8. A portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side, the portable modular hanging and pulling system comprising: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and comprises a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is directly coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface comprises one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

9. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 8, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor.

10. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 8, wherein the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor.

11. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 8, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

12. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 11, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards.

13. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 11, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more climbing holds.

14. The portable modular hanging and pulling system of claim 11, wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

15. A portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side, the portable modular hanging and pulling system comprising: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and comprises a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is directly coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface comprises one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses, and wherein the one or more modular members each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.
Description



RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/424,259 filed Nov. 18, 2016, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety for all purposes.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] Portable climbing hang boards and pull up bars are popular devices that allow the user to train indoors. These systems are designed to wedge within the door frame and/or lever between the front and rear of the door opening. For example, Skipper, et al. (U.S. Pat. No. 8,206,273) and Reed (U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2013/0184124) each disclose a hang board and pull up bar apparatus that fits within a door opening. They both include a first member that is positioned on a piece of door trim positioned above an opening on the first side of a wall of a room in which the door opens into. They also both include a second member is positioned across the opening and against the second side of the wall when the first member is positioned over the door strip. Both systems are very secure because the downward gravitational hanging force of the user when exercising is translated to a lever compression force upon the frame and door opening.

[0003] However, these of types of hang boards and pull up bars can be used in only one side of a doorway, namely the side of the doorway that does not contain the door, which is typically a hallway. As such, the user is forced to exercise in the hallway and not in the privacy of their room.

[0004] Therefore, there is a need for a modular hanging and pulling system that enables a user to perform a variety of pulling and hanging exercises that is portable and can fit into both sides of a doorway, thereby allowing the user to exercise in either the room or the hallway.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The present invention provides a modular hanging and pulling system that enables users to perform a variety of pulling and hanging exercises. The modular hanging and pulling system is portable, can fit into both sides of a doorway, and can be used on one or both sides of the door way. In contrast, none of the prior art can fit into both sides of a doorway, and can be used on one or both sides of the door way. These features greatly expand the number of available doorways in a home.

[0006] The present invention also provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member, a second bearing member, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and a modular surface.

[0007] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and includes a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; and one or more modular members coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0008] In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0009] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and includes a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is directly coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0010] In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0011] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a second bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second bearing member is wider than the doorway and includes a first planar member at the proximal end and a second planar member at the distal end, wherein the first planar member and the second planar member are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to the second bearing member between the proximal end and the distal end; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the modular surface is directly coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member and to the distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses, and wherein the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

[0012] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0013] In one embodiment, the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0014] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0015] In one embodiment, the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0016] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface, wherein the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface, wherein the second coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member; a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0017] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the first coupling member; a third bearing member coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the second bearing member and the third bearing member are wider than the doorway and are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0018] In one embodiment, the second bearing member is planer. In one embodiment, the third bearing member is planer. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0019] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member directly coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the first coupling member; a third bearing member directly coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the second bearing member and the third bearing member are wider than the doorway and are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0020] In one embodiment, the second bearing member is planer. In one embodiment, the third bearing member is planer. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the modular surface is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0021] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member directly coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the first coupling member, wherein the second bearing member is planer; a third bearing member directly coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the second coupling member, wherein the third bearing member is planer, wherein the second bearing member and the third bearing member are wider than the doorway and are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0022] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is configured to extend beyond each side of the doorway and to bear upon the supportive strip on the second opposing side; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0023] In one embodiment, the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0024] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a skull, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is configured to extend beyond each side of the doorway and to bear upon the supportive strip on the second opposing side; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

[0025] In one embodiment, the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang hoards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more climbing holds. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members each independently include one or more hang boards and one or more climbing holds.

[0026] The present invention provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first bearing member is configured to extend beyond each side of the doorway and to bear upon the supportive strip on the second opposing side; a modular surface having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the modular surface includes one or more coupling recesses extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the modular surface is oriented perpendicular to the floor; a first coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the first coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface, wherein the first coupling member is a two-piece threaded coupling member; a second coupling member having a proximal end and distal end, wherein the second coupling member is directly coupled to the first bearing member at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface; a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface, wherein the a second bearing member directly coupled to the first surface of the modular surface are wider than the doorway and each independently include one or more first planar members each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position; and one or more modular members directly coupled to the second surface of the modular surface via at least one releasable coupler extending through both the one or more modular members and the one or more coupling recesses.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0027] Embodiments of the invention may be best understood by referring to the following description and accompanying drawings, which illustrate such embodiments. In the drawings:

[0028] FIG. 1 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0029] FIG. 2 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0030] FIG. 3 is a side view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0031] FIG. 4 is a perspective rear view drawing illustrating exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0032] FIG. 5 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system mounted in a doorway.

[0033] FIG. 6 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0034] FIG. 7 is a side view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0035] FIG. 8 is a perspective rear view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0036] FIG. 9 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0037] FIG. 10 is a side view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0038] FIG. 11 is a perspective rear view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0039] FIG. 12 is a perspective front view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0040] FIG. 13 is a bottom view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0041] FIG. 14 is a perspective rear view drawing illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system.

[0042] The drawings are not necessarily to scale. Like numbers used in the figures refer to like components, steps, and the like. However, it will be understood that the use of a number to refer to a component in a given figure is not intended to limit the component in another figure labeled with the same number.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0043] The present invention provides a modular hanging and pulling system that enables users to perform a variety of pulling and hanging exercises. The modular hanging and pulling system is portable, can fit into both sides of a doorway, and can be used on one or both sides of the door way. In contrast, none of the prior art can fit into both sides of a doorway, and can be used on one or both sides of the door way. These features greatly expand the number of available doorways in a home.

[0044] The present invention also provides portable modular hanging and pulling system for temporary mounting in a doorway formed above a floor and along a wall, the wall having a first opposing side and a second opposing side, the doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side. The portable modular hanging and pulling system includes: a first bearing member, a second bearing member, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and a modular surface.

[0045] The following detailed description includes references to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of the detailed description. The drawings show, by way of illustration, specific embodiments in which the invention may be practiced. These embodiments, which are also referred to herein as "examples," are described in enough detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice the invention. The embodiments may be combined, other embodiments may be utilized, or structural, and logical changes may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken in a limiting sense, and the scope of the present invention is defined by the appended claims and their equivalents.

[0046] Before the present invention is described in such detail, however, it is to be understood that this invention is not limited to particular variations set forth and may, of course, vary. Various changes may be made to the invention described and equivalents may be substituted without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention. In addition, many modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation, material, composition of matter, process, process act(s) or step(s), to the objective(s), spirit or scope of the present invention. All such modifications are intended to be within the scope of the claims made herein.

[0047] Methods recited herein may be carried out in any order of the recited events which is logically possible, as well as the recited order of events. Furthermore, where a range of values is provided, it is understood that every intervening value, between the upper and lower limit of that range and any other stated or intervening value in that stated range is encompassed within the invention. Also, it is contemplated that any optional feature of the inventive variations described may be set forth and claimed independently, or in combination with any one or more of the features described herein.

[0048] The referenced items are provided solely for their disclosure prior to the filing date of the present application. Nothing herein is to be construed as an admission that the present invention is not entitled to antedate such material by virtue of prior invention.

[0049] Unless otherwise indicated, the words and phrases presented in this document have their ordinary meanings to one of skill in the art. Such ordinary meanings can be obtained by reference to their use in the art and by reference to general and scientific dictionaries, for example, Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Mass., 1993 and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin, Boston Mass., 1981.

[0050] References in the specification to "one embodiment" indicate that the embodiment described may include a particular feature, structure, or characteristic, but every embodiment may not necessarily include the particular feature, structure, or characteristic. Moreover, such phrases are not necessarily referring to the same embodiment. Further, when a particular feature, structure, or characteristic is described in connection with an embodiment, it is submitted that it is within the knowledge of one skilled in the art to affect such feature, structure, or characteristic in connection with other embodiments whether or not explicitly described.

[0051] The following explanations of certain terms are meant to be illustrative rather than exhaustive. These terms have their ordinary meanings given by usage in the art and in addition include the following explanations.

[0052] As used herein, the term "and/or" refers to any one of the items, any combination of the items, or all of the items with which this term is associated.

[0053] As used herein, the singular forms "a," "an," and "the" include plural reference unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. It is further noted that the claims may be drafted to exclude any optional element. As such, this statement is intended to serve as antecedent basis for use of such exclusive terminology as "solely," "only," and the like in connection with the recitation of claim elements, or use of a "negative" limitation.

[0054] As used herein, the term "coupled" means the joining of two members directly or indirectly to one another. Such joining may be stationary in nature or movable in nature and/or such joining may allow for the flow of fluids, electricity, electrical signals, or other types of signals or communication between two members. Such joining may be achieved with the two members or the two members and any additional intermediate members being integrally formed as a single unitary body with one another or with the two members or the two members and any additional intermediate members being attached to one another. Such joining may be permanent in nature or alternatively may be removable or releasable in nature.

[0055] As used herein, the phrase "operatively coupled" refers to bringing two or more items together or into relationship with each other such that they may operate together or allow transfer of information between the two or more items.

[0056] As used herein, the terms "include," "for example," "such as," and the like are used illustratively and are not intended to limit the present invention.

[0057] As used herein, the terms "preferred" and "preferably" refer to embodiments of the invention that may afford certain benefits, under certain circumstances. However, other embodiments may also be preferred, under the same or other circumstances. Furthermore, the recitation of one or more preferred embodiments does not imply that other embodiments are not useful, and is not intended to exclude other embodiments from the scope of the invention.

[0058] As used herein, the term "proximal" refers to the closest end of an object. In contrast, the term "distal" refers to the farthest end of an object.

[0059] As used herein, the terms "front," "back," "rear," "upper," "lower," "right," and "left" in this description are merely used to identify the various elements as they are on in the FIGS, with "front," "back," and "rear" being relative apparatus. These terms are not meant to limit the element which they describe, as the various elements may be oriented differently in various applications.

[0060] It will be understood that, although the terms first, second, etc. may be used herein to describe various elements, these elements should not be limited by these terms. These terms are only used to distinguish one element from another. For example, a first element could be termed a second element, and, similarly, a second element could be termed a first element without departing from the teachings of the disclosure.

[0061] The invention illustratively disclosed herein suitably may be practiced in the absence of any element which is not specifically disclosed herein.

[0062] FIGS. 1-5 are various drawings illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system 100 for temporary mounting in a doorway 101. The doorway is formed above a floor and along a wall 102. The wall 102 includes a first opposing side 103 and a second opposing side 104. The doorway 101 includes a door (not shown) attached to a door frame 105 on the first opposing side 103 with a door hinge (not shown), and a supportive strip (not shown) positioned above the doorway 101 on the second opposing side 104.

[0063] The portable modular hanging and pulling system 100 includes: a first bearing member 106, a second hearing member 107, a first coupling member 108, a second coupling member 109, and a modular surface 110. The first bearing member 106 is narrower than the doorway 101 and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip (not shown) above the door frame. The second bearing member 107 is wider than the doorway 101 and includes a first planar member 111 at the proximal end and a second planar member 112 at the distal end. The first planar member 111 and the second planar member 112 are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge (not shown) in between the door (not shown) and the first opposing side 103 when the door (not shown) is in an open position. The first coupling member 108 is coupled to the first bearing member 106 at the proximal end and to the second bearing member 107 between the proximal end and the distal end. The second coupling member 109 is coupled to the first bearing member 106 at the distal end and to the second bearing member 107 between the proximal end and the distal end. The modular surface 110 has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface of the modular surface 110 is coupled to the distal end of the first coupling member 108 and to the distal end of the second coupling member 109. The modular surface 110 comprises one or more coupling recesses 113 extending between the first surface and the second surface. One or more modular members 114 are coupled to the second surface of the modular surface 110 via at least one releasable coupler 115 extending through both the one or more modular members 114 and the one or more coupling recesses 113.

[0064] In one embodiment, the modular surface 110 is oriented perpendicular to the floor (not shown). In one embodiment, the modular surface 110 is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor (not shown). In one embodiment, the one or more modular members 114 each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

[0065] In FIG. 5, the user is gripping the modular member so as to hang and pull herself up toward the portable modular hanging and pulling system 100.

[0066] FIGS. 6-8 are various drawings illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system 200 for temporary mounting in a doorway. The doorway is formed above a floor and along a wall. The wall includes a first opposing side and a second opposing side. The doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side.

[0067] The portable modular hanging and pulling system 200 includes; a first bearing member 201, a modular surface 202, a first coupling member 203, a second coupling member 204, a second bearing member 205, and a modular member 206. The first bearing member 201 has a proximal end and a distal end and is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip. The modular surface 202 has a first surface and a second surface and includes one or more coupling recesses 207 extending between the first surface and the second surface. The modular surface 202 is oriented perpendicular to the floor. The first coupling member 203 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 201 at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 202. The second coupling member 204 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 201 at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 202. The second bearing member 205 is coupled to the first surface of the modular surface 202. The second bearing member 205 is wider than the doorway and includes a first planar member 208 configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side, when the door is in an open position. The one or more modular members 209 are coupled to the second surface of the modular surface 202 via at least one releasable coupler 210 extending through both the modular member 209 and the one or more coupling recesses 207.

[0068] In one embodiment, the first coupling member 203 is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member 204 is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members 209 each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

[0069] FIGS. 9-11 are various drawings illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system 300 for temporary mounting in a doorway. The doorway is formed above a floor and along a wall. The wall includes a first opposing side and a second opposing side. The doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side.

[0070] The portable modular hanging and pulling system 300 includes: a first bearing member 301, a modular surface 302, a first coupling member 303, a second coupling member 304, a second bearing member 305, a third bearing member 306, and one or more modular members 307. The first bearing member 301 has a proximal end and a distal end, is narrower than the doorway and is configured to bear upon the supportive strip. The modular surface 302 has a first surface and a second surface and includes one or more coupling recesses 308 extending between the first surface and the second surface. The first coupling member 303 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 301 at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 302. The second coupling member 304 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 301 at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 302. The second bearing member 305 is coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the first coupling member 303. The third bearing member 306 is coupled between the proximal end and distal end of the second coupling member 304. The second bearing member 305 and the third bearing member 306 are wider than the doorway and are each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position. The one or more modular members 307 are coupled to the second surface of the modular surface 302 via at least one releasable coupler 309 extending through both the one or more modular members 307 and the one or more coupling recesses 308.

[0071] In one embodiment, the second bearing member 305 is planer. In one embodiment, the third bearing member 306 is planer. In one embodiment, the modular surface 302 is oriented perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the modular surface 302 is oriented non-perpendicular to the floor. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members 307 each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

[0072] FIGS. 12-14 are various drawings illustrating an exemplary portable modular hanging and pulling system 400 for temporary mounting in a doorway. The doorway is formed above a floor and along a wall. The wall includes a first opposing side and a second opposing side. The doorway includes a door attached to a door frame on the first opposing side with a door hinge, and a supportive strip positioned above the doorway on the second opposing side.

[0073] The portable modular hanging and pulling system 400 includes: a first bearing member 401, a modular surface 402, a first coupling member 403, a second coupling member 404, a second bearing member 405, a first planar member 406, and one or more modular members 407. The first bearing member 401 has a proximal end and a distal end and is configured to extend beyond each side of the doorway and to bear upon the supportive strip on the second opposing side. The modular surface 402 has a first surface and a second surface and includes one or more coupling recesses 408 extending between the first surface and the second surface. The modular surface 402 is oriented perpendicular to the floor. The first coupling member 403 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 401 at the proximal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 402. The second coupling member 404 has a proximal end and distal end and is coupled to the first bearing member 401 at the distal end and to a first surface of the modular surface 402. The second bearing member 405 is coupled to the first surface of the modular surface 402 and is wider than the doorway. The second bearing member 405 includes one or more first planar members 406 each independently configured to rest on the door hinge in between the door and the first opposing side when the door is in an open position. The one or more modular members 407 are coupled to the second surface of the modular surface 402 via at least one releasable coupler 409 extending through both the one or more modular members 407 and the one or more coupling recesses 408.

[0074] In one embodiment, the first coupling member 403 is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the second coupling member 404 is a two-piece threaded coupling member. In one embodiment, the one or more modular members 407 each independently comprise one or more hang boards, one or more climbing holds, or a combination thereof.

[0075] In the claims provided herein, the steps specified to be taken in a claimed method or process may be carried out in any order without departing from the principles of the invention, except when a temporal or operational sequence is explicitly defined by claim language. Recitation in a claim to the effect that first a step is performed then several other steps are performed shall be taken to mean that the first step is performed before any of the other steps, but the other steps may be performed in any sequence unless a sequence is further specified within the other steps. For example, claim elements that recite "first A, then B, C, and D, and lastly E" shall be construed to mean step A must be first, step E must be last, but steps B, C, and D may be carried out in any sequence between steps A and E and the process of that sequence will still fall within the four corners of the claim.

[0076] Furthermore, in the claims provided herein, specified steps may be carried out concurrently unless explicit claim language requires that they be carried out separately or as parts of different processing operations. For example, a claimed step of doing X and a claimed step of doing Y may be conducted simultaneously within a single operation, and the resulting process will be covered by the claim. Thus, a step of doing X, a step of doing Y, and a step of doing Z may be conducted simultaneously within a single process step, or in two separate process steps, or in three separate process steps, and that process will still fall within the four corners of a claim that recites those three steps.

[0077] Similarly, except as explicitly required by claim language, a single substance or component may meet more than a single functional requirement, provided that the single substance or component fulfills the more than one functional requirement as specified by claim language.

[0078] All patents, patent applications, publications, scientific articles, web sites, and other documents and materials referenced or mentioned herein are indicative of the levels of skill of those skilled in the art to which the invention pertains, and each such referenced document and material is hereby incorporated by reference to the same extent as if it had been incorporated by reference in its entirety individually or set forth herein in its entirety. Additionally, all claims in this application, and all priority applications, including but not limited to original claims, are hereby incorporated in their entirety into, and form a part of, the written description of the invention.

[0079] Applicant reserves the right to physically incorporate into this specification any and all materials and information from any such patents, applications, publications, scientific articles, web sites, electronically available information, and other referenced materials or documents. Applicant reserves the right to physically incorporate into any part of this document, including any part of the written description, the claims referred to above including but not limited to any original claims.

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