US20060270532A1 - Exercise device adjustable to different weight - Google Patents

Exercise device adjustable to different weight Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20060270532A1
US20060270532A1 US11/136,592 US13659205A US2006270532A1 US 20060270532 A1 US20060270532 A1 US 20060270532A1 US 13659205 A US13659205 A US 13659205A US 2006270532 A1 US2006270532 A1 US 2006270532A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
casing
exercise device
includes
user
carrier
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US11/136,592
Inventor
Paul Chen
Original Assignee
Paul Chen
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Paul Chen filed Critical Paul Chen
Priority to US11/136,592 priority Critical patent/US20060270532A1/en
Publication of US20060270532A1 publication Critical patent/US20060270532A1/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/065User-manipulated weights worn on user's body
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/0601Special physical structures of used masses
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
    • A63B21/4001Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor
    • A63B21/4003Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor to the head; to the neck
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
    • A63B21/4001Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor
    • A63B21/4005Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor to the shoulder
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2208/00Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player
    • A63B2208/02Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player posture
    • A63B2208/0204Standing on the feet
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B69/00Training appliances or apparatus for special sports
    • A63B69/0028Training appliances or apparatus for special sports for running, jogging or speed-walking

Abstract

An exercise device includes a carrier having a casing for attaching onto an upper portion of a user, and a handle disposed on the casing, for being grasped by the user, to stably hold the casing on the user. The casing includes a chamber to receive one or more weight members, and to adjust the casing or the carrier to different weights. The casing includes an opening formed between two arms, for receiving a neck portion of a user. The casing includes a cover having one or more spring members to engage with and to stably retain the weight members within the casing. A base may include a support to support the carrier, and a post for supporting one or more weight members.

Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to an exercise device, and more particularly to an exercise device having a casing for receiving various kinds of weight members, to adjust the exercise device to different weights.
  • 2. Description of the Prior Art
  • Typical exercise devices, such as weight lifting devices, dumbbells, or the like, normally comprise a handle for being grasped or held by the users, and for being used to train their upper muscles groups. However, the typical weight lifting devices or dumbbells may not be attached onto the users, such as the upper portions of the users, to apply weight to the users.
  • For some long distance runners, for example, they may prepare one or more sand bags by themselves, and carry the sand bags onto the upper portions of their bodies, to increase the weight or the burden to their upper portions, and to train or to increase their endurance or physical strength.
  • However, the typical sand bags that are prepared by the users themselves have no handles or hand grips provided thereon, and thus may not be easily carried or grasped or held by the users, and such that may not be easily used for exercising purposes or for muscle training purposes.
  • The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the afore-described disadvantages of the conventional lifting exercise devices.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The primary objective of the present invention is to provide an exercise device including a casing for receiving various kinds of weight members, to adjust the exercise device to different weights, and thus to fit various users of different strengths.
  • The other objective of the present invention is to provide an exercise device including a base to support the casing on a suitable or predetermined level, and to allow the weight members to be engaged into or removed from the casing.
  • In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided an exercise device comprising a carrier including a casing for attaching onto an upper portion of a user, and a handle provided on the casing, for being grasped by the user, to stably hold the casing on the user.
  • The casing includes a chamber formed therein, and at least one weight member selectively engaged into the chamber of the casing. The casing includes an opening formed therein, and defined between two arms, for receiving a neck portion of a user, and for stably attaching the casing to the user.
  • The weight member includes a notch formed therein, for aligning with the opening of the casing, to stably anchor and retain the weight member within the casing.
  • The casing includes a cover rotatably attached thereto, to selectively opening and enclosing the opening thereof. The casing includes a lock attached to the cover, to selectively lock the cover to the casing.
  • The casing includes at least one spring member attached to the cover, to selectively engage with the weight member, and to stably retain the weight member within the casing.
  • A base may further be provided and includes a support provided thereon, for supporting the carrier thereon. The base includes a post extended therefrom, and the support is disposed on the post.
  • The base includes a jut extended from the post, for selectively supporting a weight member. The support includes at least one catch extended therefrom, for engaging with and for anchoring the casing of the carrier on the support.
  • Further objectives and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a careful reading of the detailed description provided hereinbelow, with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an exercise device in accordance with the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a partial exploded view of the exercise device;
  • FIG. 3 is another partial exploded view of the exercise device; and
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating the operation of the exercise device, and illustrating the attachment of the exercise device onto the user.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to the drawings, and initially to FIGS. 1-3, an exercise device in accordance with the present invention comprises a base 10 including a deck or support 11 disposed or supported or provided thereon with such as a post 18, and having one or more stops or catches 12 extended upwardly from the support 11, for engaging with and for anchoring a carrier 20 on the support 11 or at a predetermined level. The base 10 includes one or more juts 13, such as extended from the post 18, for selectively attaching or hanging one or more weight members 23 thereon.
  • The carrier 20 includes a casing 21 having a chamber 22 formed therein, for selectively receiving one or more of the weight members 23 therein. It is preferable that the weight members 23 include a shape or contour similar or identical to that of the chamber 22 of the casing 21, to allow the weight members 23 to be snugly fitted within the chamber 22 of the casing 21, and to prevent the weight members 23 from being moved laterally relative to the casing 21. However, the weight members 23 may also include various kinds of shape or contour different from that of the chamber 22 of the casing 21, such as stones, sand bags, or other weight members, and may also be received within the chamber 22 of the casing 21.
  • The carrier 20 further includes a cover 24 pivotally or rotatably attached to the casing 21 on one end, and having a latch or lock 25 attached to the other end, for latching or locking the cover 24 to the casing 21 when the cover 24 encloses the casing 21, in order to stably retain the weight members 23 within the casing 21, and to prevent the weight members 23 from being disengaged from the casing 21. It is preferable that the casing 21 includes one or more spring members 26 attached thereto, for engaging with the weight members 23, and for further stably retaining the weight members 23 within the casing 21.
  • The carrier 20 further includes a cavity or opening 27 formed in the casing 21, and defined between two arms 28, for relatively receiving the neck portion of the user, best shown in FIG. 4, and for allowing the carrier 20 to be suitably or stably attached onto the upper portions of the users, in order to apply weight onto the users. It is preferable that the weight members 23 also includes corresponding notches 29 formed therein, for aligning with the opening 27 of the casing 21, and for further stably anchoring and retaining the weight members 23 within the casing 21.
  • The carrier 20 further includes a hand grip or a handle 31 disposed or attached onto the casing 21, such as extended from a protrusion 30 of the cover 24 of the casing 21, and preferably also includes a substantially U-shaped configuration having an opening 32 formed therein 33, and also defined between two arms 33, for being suitably grasped or held by the users, also best shown in FIG. 4.
  • In operation, as shown in FIG. 4, the casing 21 of the carrier 20 may be suitably attached onto the upper portion of the user, in order to apply a predetermined weight onto the user, and the user may grasp the handle 31 to stably carry or retain the casing 21 of the carrier 20 on the upper portion of the user, and the user may then conduct various kinds of exercises, such as running, jogging, bending twisting, or the like.
  • When it is required to change the carrier 20 to different weight, the casing 21 may be disposed and supported on top of the support 11, and anchored or secured to the support 11 with the catches 12. The cover 24 may then be opened relative to the casing 21, to allow the weight members 23 or other weight devices to be engaged into or removed from the casing 21, and thus to allow the carrier 20 to be adjusted to different weights, and thus for allowing either stronger persons or weaker persons to selectively operate the exerciser device.
  • It is to be noted that, as disclosed or as described, the weight members 23 may be directly engaged into the chamber 22 of the casing 21. However, the weight members 23 may also be changed to be slidably engaged into or forced into the chamber 22 of the casing 21 or the like, such that the weight members 23 may also be engaged into the chamber 22 of the casing 21 to change the carrier 20 to different weights.
  • Accordingly, the exercise device in accordance with the present invention includes a casing for receiving various kinds of weight members, to adjust the exercise device to different weights, and thus to fit various users of different strengths, and includes a base to support the casing on a suitable or predetermined level, and to allow the weight members to be engaged into or to be removed from the casing.
  • Although this invention has been described with a certain degree of particularity, it is to be understood that the present disclosure has been made by way of example only and that numerous changes in the detailed construction and the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

Claims (11)

1. An exercise device comprising:
a carrier including a casing for attaching onto an upper portion of a user, and
a handle provided on said casing, for being grasped by the user, to stably hold the casing on the user.
2. The exercise device as claimed in claim 1, wherein said casing includes a chamber formed therein, and at least one weight member selectively engaged into said chamber of said casing.
3. The exercise device as claimed in claim 2, wherein said casing includes an opening formed therein, and defined between two arms, for receiving a neck portion of a user.
4. The exercise device as claimed in claim 3, wherein said at least one weight member includes a notch formed therein, for aligning with said opening of said casing, to stably anchor and retain said at least one weight member within said casing.
5. The exercise device as claimed in claim 2, wherein said casing includes a cover rotatably attached thereto, to selectively opening and enclosing said opening thereof.
6. The exercise device as claimed in claim 5, wherein said casing includes a lock attached to said cover, to selectively lock said cover to said casing.
7. The exercise device as claimed in claim 5, wherein said casing includes at least one spring member attached to said cover, to selectively engage with said at least one weight member, and to stably retain said at least one weight member within said casing.
8. The exercise device as claimed in claim 1 further comprising a base including a support provided thereon, for supporting said carrier thereon.
9. The exercise device as claimed in claim 8, wherein said base includes a post extended therefrom, and said support is disposed on said post.
10. The exercise device as claimed in claim 9, wherein said base includes a jut extended from said post, for selectively supporting a weight member.
11. The exercise device as claimed in claim 8, wherein said support includes at least one catch extended therefrom, for engaging with and for anchoring said casing of said carrier on said support.
US11/136,592 2005-05-24 2005-05-24 Exercise device adjustable to different weight Abandoned US20060270532A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11/136,592 US20060270532A1 (en) 2005-05-24 2005-05-24 Exercise device adjustable to different weight

Applications Claiming Priority (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11/136,592 US20060270532A1 (en) 2005-05-24 2005-05-24 Exercise device adjustable to different weight
CA002519481A CA2519481A1 (en) 2005-05-24 2005-09-13 Exercise device adjustable to different weight

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20060270532A1 true US20060270532A1 (en) 2006-11-30

Family

ID=37451453

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11/136,592 Abandoned US20060270532A1 (en) 2005-05-24 2005-05-24 Exercise device adjustable to different weight

Country Status (2)

Country Link
US (1) US20060270532A1 (en)
CA (1) CA2519481A1 (en)

Citations (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3111317A (en) * 1961-10-27 1963-11-19 John J Cituk Throwable-catchable tackling bag
US3488051A (en) * 1967-01-09 1970-01-06 Bertha Papistas Scherer Variable weight exercising device
US3820781A (en) * 1972-04-17 1974-06-28 J Kane Body waist exerciser
US4431185A (en) * 1981-11-13 1984-02-14 Cisneros Roy R Portable exercise case containing barbells or the like
US4891501A (en) * 1986-09-19 1990-01-02 Barry Lipton Therapeutic treatment pad
US4944509A (en) * 1989-04-27 1990-07-31 Snider John M Weightlifting backpack
US5653664A (en) * 1995-12-19 1997-08-05 Jennings; David C. Variable weight exercise stick
US6149557A (en) * 1997-10-09 2000-11-21 Williams; Lynn E. Soft shoulder weight device
US20040072660A1 (en) * 2002-08-06 2004-04-15 Mercuri Kevin L. Weighted exercise collar and storage rack therefor
US7201711B2 (en) * 2003-02-14 2007-04-10 Intellex, Inc. Barbell using selectorized dumbbells as exercise mass
US7261677B2 (en) * 2001-11-16 2007-08-28 Aahman Johan Weight equipment for situps and back extensions
US20080113849A1 (en) * 2006-11-14 2008-05-15 Paul Chen Adjustable exercise or weight device

Patent Citations (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3111317A (en) * 1961-10-27 1963-11-19 John J Cituk Throwable-catchable tackling bag
US3488051A (en) * 1967-01-09 1970-01-06 Bertha Papistas Scherer Variable weight exercising device
US3820781A (en) * 1972-04-17 1974-06-28 J Kane Body waist exerciser
US4431185A (en) * 1981-11-13 1984-02-14 Cisneros Roy R Portable exercise case containing barbells or the like
US4891501A (en) * 1986-09-19 1990-01-02 Barry Lipton Therapeutic treatment pad
US4944509A (en) * 1989-04-27 1990-07-31 Snider John M Weightlifting backpack
US5653664A (en) * 1995-12-19 1997-08-05 Jennings; David C. Variable weight exercise stick
US6149557A (en) * 1997-10-09 2000-11-21 Williams; Lynn E. Soft shoulder weight device
US7261677B2 (en) * 2001-11-16 2007-08-28 Aahman Johan Weight equipment for situps and back extensions
US20040072660A1 (en) * 2002-08-06 2004-04-15 Mercuri Kevin L. Weighted exercise collar and storage rack therefor
US7201711B2 (en) * 2003-02-14 2007-04-10 Intellex, Inc. Barbell using selectorized dumbbells as exercise mass
US20080113849A1 (en) * 2006-11-14 2008-05-15 Paul Chen Adjustable exercise or weight device

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
CA2519481A1 (en) 2006-11-24

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US6524226B2 (en) Exercise device
US5700232A (en) Exercise apparatus
CN201267689Y (en) Portable transferable multifunctional exercise equipment
US5407411A (en) Back strengthening device and method
US6059698A (en) Exercise device for removable mounting on a door
US4431185A (en) Portable exercise case containing barbells or the like
US7585262B1 (en) Convex push-up handles
US7762932B2 (en) Inelastic exercise device having a limited range
US8469864B2 (en) Exercise device having inelastic straps and interchangeable parts
US6921354B1 (en) Exercise harness and method
CA2767180C (en) Portable multipurpose whole body exercise device
US4930769A (en) Unified pull-push exercise device
US9242139B2 (en) Whole body exercise apparatus for use with elastic spherical ball
US5350345A (en) Exercise apparatus for the upper arm
US4345756A (en) Adjustable dumbbell apparatus
EP1615704B1 (en) Exercise device with adustable inelastic straps
US5226868A (en) Power push-up device
US7785244B2 (en) Combination grip for an exercise device
US5116297A (en) Weight-lifting machine
US20050187079A1 (en) Exercise bar
US20080076642A1 (en) Combination grip for an exercise device
US20100048368A1 (en) Wall-mounted home fitness training equipment
US4371162A (en) Exercising device
US7862486B1 (en) Exercise apparatus with rotational grips
US6835169B2 (en) Ergonomic handheld exercisers

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
STCB Information on status: application discontinuation

Free format text: ABANDONED -- FAILURE TO RESPOND TO AN OFFICE ACTION