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US2714007A
US2714007A US241205A US24120551A US2714007A US 2714007 A US2714007 A US 2714007A US 241205 A US241205 A US 241205A US 24120551 A US24120551 A US 24120551A US 2714007 A US2714007 A US 2714007A
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    • 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
    • A63B22/18Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with elements, i.e. platforms, having a circulating, nutating or rotating movement, generated by oscillating movement of the user, e.g. platforms wobbling on a centrally arranged spherical support
    • 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
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July 26, 1955 s. JORDAN 2,714,007

' EXERCISING DEVICE Filed Aug. 10. 1951 United States This invention relates to exercising appliances, and more particularly to an improved device for developing the muscles of the legs, arms, neck, shoulders, and other parts of the body.

A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved exercising device which is simple in construction, which is compact in size, and which provides a means of developing the leg muscles, arm muscles, muscles of the neck, shoulders, and other parts of the users body.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved exercising device which is inexpensive to manufacture, which involves only a few parts and which is rugged in construction.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claim, and from the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure l is a top plan view of an improved exercising device constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Figure 2 is a side elevational view, partly in cross section, of the exercising device of Figure l, and

Figure 3 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken on the line 3-4) of Figure 2.

Referring to the drawings, the exercising device is designated generally at 11 and comprises a hemispherical base 12 provided on its flat bottom surface 13 with a plurality of supporting legs 14. Rigidly .secured in the crown portion of the base 12 is a vertical upstanding post member 15 formed at its top end with an integral bearing ball 16. Designated at 17 is a treadle bar of suitable rigid material which is pivotally mounted for universal rotational movement on the bearing ball 16, the pivotal connection of the bar 17 being provided by a bearing unit 18 secured in the mid portion of the bar 17. The bearing unit 18 comprises an outer race 19 and an inner race 29 rotatably supported with respect to the outer race 19 by a plurality of ball bearings 21, as shown in Figure 3. Secured in the inner race 29 is a socket 22 rotatably engaged on the ball element 16. The bearing unit 18 is retained in the bar 17 by an apertured retaining plate 23 secured to the bottom surface of the bar 17, as shown in Figure 3. The retaining plate 23 is suitably formed to support the socket 22 as well as the respective race members 19 and 20.

The bar 17 is recessed at the top portions of its ends to define foot-receiving spaces, and the recessed spaces are provided with pads of resilient deformable material, shown at 24. The pads 24 may, for example, be of rubber or similar elastic material. Secured to the lower atent corners of the ends of the bar 17 are respective cushioning members 25', 25 of rubber or other suitable deformable resilient material. The cushioning element 25, 25 serves to cushion the impact of the lower corners of the ends of the bar 17 when said lower corners strike the floor as the bar 17 is oscillated.

In using the device, the person may place his feet on the respective pad elements 24, 24 while supporting his body with his hands in any suitable manner and treads alternately with his feet, whereby his foot and leg muscles are alternately flexed, providing an action similar to swimming or running. The bar 17 is free to swivel around the ball 16 as well as to oscillate vertically because of the universal pivotal connection of said bar to the upstanding post element 15. Alternatively, the user may recline on the ground and grasp the ends of the bar 17 with his hands and alternately rock the bar with either hand while supporting himself with the other hand, whereby the muscles of his arms, shoulders, neck, and other portions of the body will be alternately flexed as in exercises such as swimming and the like. Various other positions of the user may be assumed during the use of the exercising device.

The cushioning element 25, 25 prevents damage to the floor or adjacent articles of furniture as the bar 17 is oscillated, since impact of the ends of the bar will be cushioned by the cushioning element 2:3, 25.

While a specific form of the exercising device has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

In an exercising device, a substantially hemispherical base disposed to rest with its flat side on a supporting surface, a post projecting upwardly from the rounded top of the base and secured rigidly thereto, a bearing ball on the upper end of the post formed integrally therewith, a treadle bar of a length for the outer ends thereof to extend outwardly past the vertically projected confines of the base and for the lower surfaces of said outer ends to engage the supporting surface without engaging the base, there being a socket on the underside of said treadle bar at the longitudinal mid-point thereof in which said ball fits thereby supporting the treadle bar for universal rotation about the ball, inwardly sloping flat surfaces on the upper surfaces of the treadle bar at the ends thereof disposed to receive the feet of a person using the device, and pads of resilient material secured under the outer ends of the treadle bar and disposed to cushion the engagement of the ends of the treadle bar with the supporting surface.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 273,530 Hill Mar. 6, 1883 478,166 Madsen July 5, 1892 666,992 Wright Ian. 29, 1901 1,509,793 Thompson Sept. 23, 1924 1,565,484 McWhirter Dec. 15, 1925 2,253,996 Bechman Aug. 26, 1941

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US2930613A (en) * 1958-10-13 1960-03-29 Katz Harold Toy for balancing and walking
US3352559A (en) * 1964-07-20 1967-11-14 Erling A Larsen Golf swing training device
US3416792A (en) * 1966-02-04 1968-12-17 Robert S. Morgan Balancing exerciser platform with shock absorber means
US3895795A (en) * 1971-04-06 1975-07-22 Christof Merz Base platform sport and gymnastic appliance with selectively connectible additional components
US3967820A (en) * 1975-11-24 1976-07-06 Harper James T Ambulatory rocking device
US4285516A (en) * 1980-02-07 1981-08-25 James A. Southerland Amusement and/or exercising device
US4530498A (en) * 1982-09-29 1985-07-23 Heatwole Richard L Amusement and/or exercising device
US4700947A (en) * 1982-09-29 1987-10-20 Heatwole Richard L Amusement and/or exercising device
US4817950A (en) * 1987-05-08 1989-04-04 Goo Paul E Video game control unit and attitude sensor
US4966364A (en) * 1989-03-07 1990-10-30 Eggenberger Jean Albert Snowboard simulator
US5002272A (en) * 1987-07-29 1991-03-26 Hanover Holdings Pty. Ltd. Resilient swivel exerciser
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US5391134A (en) * 1993-06-22 1995-02-21 Heatwole; Richard L. Exercising and/or amusement device
US20020077231A1 (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-20 Dalebout William T. Selectively dynamic exercise platform
US20040009859A1 (en) * 2002-07-10 2004-01-15 Gottlieb Marc S. Exercise device and method of using the same
USD489778S1 (en) 2002-10-18 2004-05-11 Reebok International Ltd. Portion of an exercise device
USD493500S1 (en) 2000-12-15 2004-07-27 William T. Dalebout Top surface of an exercise device
US20060040796A1 (en) * 2004-08-23 2006-02-23 Holloway Jennifer J Step/balance apparatus
US20060217250A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2006-09-28 Pearson Mike S Board sport simulator and training device
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US7300392B1 (en) 2004-10-14 2007-11-27 Curran Kevin P Balance training apparatus
US20070298949A1 (en) * 2006-06-22 2007-12-27 Soletski Michael M Lower extremity exercise device
US20080108487A1 (en) * 2006-11-06 2008-05-08 Core Exercise Technologies, Llc Exercise devices
US7537555B2 (en) 2006-06-22 2009-05-26 Soletski Michael M One-piece, lightweight extremity exercise device
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US7775952B1 (en) 2004-10-14 2010-08-17 Balance 360, Llc Balance training apparatus, and over and under combination
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US2835492A (en) * 1955-04-15 1958-05-20 Londe Fred J La Pirouette exerciser
US2930613A (en) * 1958-10-13 1960-03-29 Katz Harold Toy for balancing and walking
US3352559A (en) * 1964-07-20 1967-11-14 Erling A Larsen Golf swing training device
US3416792A (en) * 1966-02-04 1968-12-17 Robert S. Morgan Balancing exerciser platform with shock absorber means
US3895795A (en) * 1971-04-06 1975-07-22 Christof Merz Base platform sport and gymnastic appliance with selectively connectible additional components
US3967820A (en) * 1975-11-24 1976-07-06 Harper James T Ambulatory rocking device
US4285516A (en) * 1980-02-07 1981-08-25 James A. Southerland Amusement and/or exercising device
US4700947A (en) * 1982-09-29 1987-10-20 Heatwole Richard L Amusement and/or exercising device
US4530498A (en) * 1982-09-29 1985-07-23 Heatwole Richard L Amusement and/or exercising device
US4817950A (en) * 1987-05-08 1989-04-04 Goo Paul E Video game control unit and attitude sensor
US5002272A (en) * 1987-07-29 1991-03-26 Hanover Holdings Pty. Ltd. Resilient swivel exerciser
US4966364A (en) * 1989-03-07 1990-10-30 Eggenberger Jean Albert Snowboard simulator
US5320593A (en) * 1993-06-22 1994-06-14 Heatwole Richard L Exercising and/or amusement device
US5391134A (en) * 1993-06-22 1995-02-21 Heatwole; Richard L. Exercising and/or amusement device
US7112168B2 (en) 2000-12-15 2006-09-26 Icon Ip, Inc. Selectively dynamic exercise platform
US20020077231A1 (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-20 Dalebout William T. Selectively dynamic exercise platform
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US7137938B2 (en) 2002-07-10 2006-11-21 Gottlieb Marc S Exercise device and method of using the same
USD489778S1 (en) 2002-10-18 2004-05-11 Reebok International Ltd. Portion of an exercise device
US20060040796A1 (en) * 2004-08-23 2006-02-23 Holloway Jennifer J Step/balance apparatus
US7775952B1 (en) 2004-10-14 2010-08-17 Balance 360, Llc Balance training apparatus, and over and under combination
US7300392B1 (en) 2004-10-14 2007-11-27 Curran Kevin P Balance training apparatus
US20060217250A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2006-09-28 Pearson Mike S Board sport simulator and training device
US7488177B2 (en) 2005-03-10 2009-02-10 Pearson Mike S Board sport simulator and training device
WO2007001207A1 (en) * 2005-06-27 2007-01-04 Vladimir Andreevich Tolstunov Superposable seat
US20070298949A1 (en) * 2006-06-22 2007-12-27 Soletski Michael M Lower extremity exercise device
US7537555B2 (en) 2006-06-22 2009-05-26 Soletski Michael M One-piece, lightweight extremity exercise device
US20080108487A1 (en) * 2006-11-06 2008-05-08 Core Exercise Technologies, Llc Exercise devices
US7713182B2 (en) 2006-11-06 2010-05-11 Edison Nation, Llc Exercise devices
US7645219B1 (en) 2008-01-12 2010-01-12 Buth Fredrick A Recumbent therapeutic system
US20130029814A1 (en) * 2011-07-28 2013-01-31 D Alessandro David Portable exercise apparatus
US20130053228A1 (en) * 2011-08-22 2013-02-28 Td Innovations, Llc Unstable Platform
US9387363B1 (en) 2012-07-29 2016-07-12 Nautilus, Inc. Ball and board balance training device
US10252103B2 (en) 2015-01-08 2019-04-09 Step Fitness & Recreation, Inc. Step platform
US10212994B2 (en) 2015-11-02 2019-02-26 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Smart watch band
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