04708338 is referenced by 127 patents and cites 5 patents.

An exercise apparatus that simulates stair-climbing for a user. The apparatus includes a frame having a base, and a plate on the frame perpendicular to the base. A right pedal and a left pedal are on opposite sides of the plate. A drive system assembly on the plate has a right pedal sprocket, a left pedal sprocket, and a drive sprocket, wherein the right sprocket or left sprocket turn the drive sprocket in one direction only and the right and left sprockets are free to overrun in the opposite direction. The right pedal oscillates between an upper position at rest and a lower, rearward position under the weight of the user and drivingly engages the right pedal sprocket. The left pedal, operating independently of the right pedal, oscillates between an upper position at rest and a lower, rearward position under the weight of the user and drivingly engages the left pedal sprocket. A speed increasing transmission has an input and an output. A continuous chain drivingly engages the drive sprocket and the transmission input. A continuous belt engages the transmission output and an alternator which acts as a dynamic brake. A load resistor connected to the alternator is capable of absorbing the electrical energy output of the alternator. An alternator control and monitor is provided.

Title
Stair climbing exercise apparatus
Application Number
6/892101
Publication Number
4708338
Application Date
August 4, 1986
Publication Date
November 24, 1987
Inventor
Lanny L Potts
6011 N. Yorktown, Tulsa, 74126
OK, US
Agent
William S Dorman
IPC
A63B 23/04
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