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(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
Watterson et a1.
(54)
(45) Date of Patent:
Nov. 25, 2008
SYSTEMS FOR INTERACTION WITH
4,020,795 A
5/1977 Marks
EXERCISE DEVICE
4,112,928 A
9/1978 Putsch
(75) Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, Logan, UT (US);
William T. Dalebout, Logan, UT (U S);
Darren C. Ashby, Richmond, UT (U S)
(Continued)
(73) Assignee: Icon IP, Inc., Logan, UT (U S)
(*)
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Notice:
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
CN
1162495 A
10/1997
USC 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 11/429,858
(22) Filed;
(Continued)
May 8, 2006
(65)
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Prior Publication Data
The FitLinxx Interactive Fitness Network TM, Integrated Fitness
C0rp., brochure, 1998 (4 pages).
US 2006/0205566 A1
Sep. 14, 2006
(Continued)
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ABSTRACT
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