07670269 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 174 patents.

A chest press exercise machine has a self-aligning pivoting user support on a main frame and an exercise arm which is linked to the pivoting user support to translate movement of the exercise arm into movement of the user support. A user support pivot pivotally connects the user support to the main frame. A connecting link is movably associated with the user engagement device or exercise arm and at least one of the main frame, user support, or user support pivot. A user-activated positioning device controls positioning of the exercise arm in an exercise ready position at the start of an exercise. The user support pivot is positioned so that part of the combined weight of the user and user support is positioned on both sides of the gravitational centerline throughout the exercise movement and a portion of the combined weight passes through the centerline to redistribute the weight as the exercise arm is moved.

Title
Chest press exercise machine with self-aligning pivoting user support
Application Number
11/846459
Publication Number
7670269 (B2)
Application Date
August 28, 2007
Publication Date
March 2, 2010
Inventor
Jeffrey O Meredith
Del Mar
CA, US
Bruce Hockridge
San Diego
CA, US
Randall T Webber
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
Assignee
Hoist Fitness Systems
CA, US
IPC
A63B 21/06
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