New! View global litigation for patent families

US20140066261A1 - Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment - Google Patents

Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20140066261A1
US20140066261A1 US13602324 US201213602324A US20140066261A1 US 20140066261 A1 US20140066261 A1 US 20140066261A1 US 13602324 US13602324 US 13602324 US 201213602324 A US201213602324 A US 201213602324A US 20140066261 A1 US20140066261 A1 US 20140066261A1
Authority
US
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
swing
rods
invention
front
handles
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
US13602324
Inventor
Leao Wang
Original Assignee
Leao Wang
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

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/06Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement
    • A63B22/0664Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0002Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms
    • A63B22/0005Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms with particular movement of the arms provided by handles moving otherwise than pivoting about a horizontal axis parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0002Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms
    • A63B22/001Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms by simultaneously exercising arms and legs, e.g. diagonally in anti-phase
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0025Particular aspects relating to the orientation of movement paths of the limbs relative to the body; Relative relationship between the movements of the limbs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0048Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with cantilevered support elements pivoting about an axis
    • A63B22/0064Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with cantilevered support elements pivoting about an axis the pivoting movement being in a plane inclined with respect to the horizontal plane, e.g. a step and twist movement
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/06Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement
    • A63B22/0664Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement
    • A63B2022/067Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement with crank and handles being on opposite sides of the exercising apparatus with respect to the frontal body-plane of the user, e.g. the crank is behind and handles are in front of the user

Abstract

An swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment wherein a pair of the drive rods driven by the pedal-connecting rods is employed such that the pivot shaft mounted on the front support conducts a synchronous swing. Moreover, two swing handles fitted with a mating toothed member are pivotably connected to the top of the drive rods. Thereafter, toothed members are secured to the front support and meshed with the mating toothed member of the swing handles. A waist-twisting movement of the upper body can be synchronically achieved when the operator holds on the swing handles to take exercise at his feet of the lower body.

Description

  • [0001]
    This application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. Pat. No. 7,794,361 and entitled “SWING HANDLE ARRANGEMENT FOR AN EXERCISE EQUIPMENT”
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    1. Fields of the Invention
  • [0003]
    The invention relates to a swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment, and more particularly, to a structure through which a leg movement of the lower body and a waist-twisting movement of the upper body can be synchronically achieved.
  • [0004]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0005]
    As well-known, the fitness apparatus used for training the legs, such as fitness bike, treadmills or elliptical cross trainers, etc. is provided with structure on which the operator's feet stand. Some of the above-mentioned apparatuses include additional coupled handles on which both hands of the operator hold. However, they can be held by both hand of the operator only for conducting a forward and backward swing action that simulates the movement of the extremities when people walk or run. In other words, the upper body of the operator such as abdominal muscle can not be trained at the same time.
  • [0006]
    In order to resolve the above-mentioned problem, another structure disclosed in US Pat. Appl. No. 2006/0293153 aims to achieve a synchronic stretching-forward effect of both hands (like the boxing action in the boxing game) when both feet of the operators conducts a treading movement.
  • [0007]
    The stretching-forward action of the upper limbs may achieve the training effect of the arm strength. However, it is not beneficial to the waist and abdominal muscles of the operator. When the operator requires the training of his waist and abdominal muscles, another fitness apparatuses must be used to fulfill his personal needs. As a result, the conventional apparatus requires further improvement.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0008]
    A primary object of the invention is to provide a swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment that achieves the effect of training the legs at the lower body and the effect of twisting the waist and abdominal muscles of the upper body of the operator only by use of a single exercise equipment through a synchronic coupled and swing movement of his upper and lower body. In this way, an overall training and fitness effect is achieved, thereby increasing the application value and the body-building effect.
  • [0009]
    According to the invention, an swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment wherein a pair of the drive rods driven by the pedal-connecting rods is employed such that the pivot shaft mounted on the front support conducts a synchronous swing. Moreover, two swing handles fitted with a mating toothed member are pivotably connected to the top of the drive rods. Thereafter, toothed members are secured to the front support and meshed with the mating toothed member of the swing handles. A waist-twisting movement of the upper body can be synchronically achieved when the operator holds on the swing handles to take exercise at his feet of the lower body.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0010]
    The accomplishment of this and other objects of the invention will become apparent from the following description and its accompanying drawings of which:
  • [0011]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the invention;
  • [0012]
    FIG. 2 is an enlarged partial view of the preferred embodiment in FIG. 1;
  • [0013]
    FIG. 3 is a top view of the preferred embodiment of the invention in operating the swing handles;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 4 is a side view of the embodiment in FIG. 1; and
  • [0015]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0016]
    The present invention will now be described in more detail hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings that show various embodiments of the invention.
  • [0017]
    First of all, a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 that is applied to an elliptical cross trainer 10. According thereto, the preferred embodiment of the invention includes a base frame 11, two drive rods 20, and two swing handles 30.
  • [0018]
    The base frame 11 includes a front ground-touching rod 12, a rear ground-touching rod 13, a front support 14, and two pedal-connecting rods 15. An electronic console (not shown) is provided at the top of the front support 14. A pivot shaft 16 is positioned near the top of the front support 14. Two toothed members 17 are provided above the pivot shaft 16.
  • [0019]
    The drive rods 20 are at the bottom thereof pivotally coupled to the front end of the pedal-connecting rods 15 to create a coupled relationship. The other end of the drive rods 20 is pivotally connected to the pivot shaft 16 of the front support 14.
  • [0020]
    The swing handles 30 are formed in a bent shape and fitted at the bottom thereof with an mating toothed member 31. The swing handles 30 are mounted at the top of the drive rods 20 such that the mating toothed members 31 are meshed with the toothed members 17.
  • [0021]
    Based on the assembly of the above-mentioned components (as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4), a synchronic movement is achieved when the operator steps on the pedal-connecting rods 15 to make a to-and-fro movement or uses his both hands to push the swing handles 30 to swing to the right and left sides. Moreover, a waist-twisting movement of the upper body can be synchronically achieved when the operator holds on the swing handles 30 to take exercise at his feet of the lower body.
  • [0022]
    The elliptical cross trainer 10 is a conventional equipment. The coupled relationship between the rear side of the pedal-connecting rods 15, cranks and the transmission unit (not shown) belongs to the prior art so that no further descriptions thereto are given hereinafter.
  • [0023]
    FIG. 5 illustrates another embodiment of the invention. This embodiment is fitted to a fitness bike 40 to achieve the same exercise effect without problem.
  • [0024]
    Many changes and modifications in the above-described embodiments of the invention can, of course, be carried out without departing from the scope thereof. Accordingly, to promote the progress in science and the useful arts, the invention is disclosed and is intended to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

Claims (1)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. A swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment, comprising:
    a) a base frame having a front ground-touching rod, a rear ground-touching rod, a front support, and two pedal-connecting rods, an electronic console being provided at the top of the front support, a pivot shaft being positioned near the top of the front support, two toothed members being provided above the pivot shaft;
    b) two drive rods at the bottom thereof pivotally coupled to the front end of the pedal-connecting rods to create a coupled relationship, the other end of the drive rods being pivotally connected to the corresponding pivot shaft; and
    c) two swing handles formed in a bent shape and fitted at the bottom thereof with an mating toothed member, the swing handles being mounted at the top of the drive rods such that the mating toothed members are meshed with the toothed members.
US13602324 2012-09-04 2012-09-04 Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment Abandoned US20140066261A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13602324 US20140066261A1 (en) 2012-09-04 2012-09-04 Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13602324 US20140066261A1 (en) 2012-09-04 2012-09-04 Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20140066261A1 true true US20140066261A1 (en) 2014-03-06

Family

ID=50188325

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13602324 Abandoned US20140066261A1 (en) 2012-09-04 2012-09-04 Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US20140066261A1 (en)

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20160287929A1 (en) * 2015-04-02 2016-10-06 Bachar Corporation Treadmill extender
US9474928B1 (en) * 2014-01-02 2016-10-25 Joseph D Maresh Treadmill with folding overhead handlebar assembly
US9907994B1 (en) * 2014-01-02 2018-03-06 Joseph D Maresh Treadmill with folding overhead handlebar assembly

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6409635B1 (en) * 1995-06-30 2002-06-25 Joseph D. Maresh Recumbent exercise apparatus with elliptical motion
US7794361B2 (en) * 2009-01-06 2010-09-14 Leao Wang Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6409635B1 (en) * 1995-06-30 2002-06-25 Joseph D. Maresh Recumbent exercise apparatus with elliptical motion
US7794361B2 (en) * 2009-01-06 2010-09-14 Leao Wang Swing handle arrangement for an exercise equipment

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9474928B1 (en) * 2014-01-02 2016-10-25 Joseph D Maresh Treadmill with folding overhead handlebar assembly
US9907994B1 (en) * 2014-01-02 2018-03-06 Joseph D Maresh Treadmill with folding overhead handlebar assembly
US20160287929A1 (en) * 2015-04-02 2016-10-06 Bachar Corporation Treadmill extender

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7025711B2 (en) Orbital exercise machine with arm exercise
US7278955B2 (en) Exercise device for cross training
US3731921A (en) Bench for simulating and developing swimming movements
US6368254B1 (en) Hybrid stretching and exercising machine
US6994657B1 (en) Elliptical exercise machine
US4589656A (en) Aerobic exercise device for increased user comfort
US6964614B1 (en) Riding device
US4659075A (en) Device for simulation of climbing
US5876308A (en) Running exercise machine
US6544147B1 (en) Rocker arm for an electric treadmill
US5792028A (en) Running exercise machine
US6206806B1 (en) Elliptical motion exerciser
US20080051260A1 (en) Exercise device with pivoting assembly
US6764431B2 (en) Swim machine
US7201706B1 (en) Elliptical exercising apparatus
US20090111663A1 (en) Elliptical exercise machine
US7608020B2 (en) Arm and shoulder lift apparatus
US20080167164A1 (en) Elliptical machine
US7878957B1 (en) Multi-functional exercising machine
US20070219063A1 (en) Climber appliance
US20120277066A1 (en) Multifunctional sitting type elliptical trainer
US7147589B2 (en) Twist machine for whole body exercise
US7465255B2 (en) Treadmill for enabling a user to tread and twist
US6533709B1 (en) Standing push/pull exercise machine and method of using the same
US7651445B1 (en) Elliptical trainer