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US3145710A
US3145710A US263007A US26300763A US3145710A US 3145710 A US3145710 A US 3145710A US 263007 A US263007 A US 263007A US 26300763 A US26300763 A US 26300763A US 3145710 A US3145710 A US 3145710A
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Aug. 25, 1964 L. A. SCHOTT 3,145,710

ABDOMINAL RESTRAINER Original Filed March 28, 1961 2 Sheets-Sheet l Aug. 25, 1964 sc o ABDOMINAL RESTRAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Original Filed March 28, 1961 INVENTOR. L4 ma /v05 A. 505 077 x.) It

United States Patent 3,145,710 ABDOMINAL RESTRAINER l awreuce A. Schott, 1757 Puritan, Detroit, Mich. Continuation of application Ser. No. 98,945, Mar. 28, 1961. This application Mar. 5, 1963, Ser. No. 263,007 Claims. (Cl. 128100) dangers their health. These people continue to overeat regardless. Therefore through a slow stretching process over many years, these people establish their normal weight much higher than their ideal weight should be. Almost all of these obese people have great difficulty cutting down on the amount of food that they consume. Thus, the consumption of less food is medically proven to be the best way to reduce. These overweight people when trying to lose weight by cutting down on the amount of food they consume, suffer continuous mental strain because their capacity has not been met by their intake. Also, these overweight people, if wanting to lose weight, are required to spend substantial amounts of money continually, month after month, for special foods, drugs, diets, and exercise courses that, in most cases, simply do not work.

Therefore the primary object of my invention is to help obese people lose weight.

A further object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that presses against the users abdomen.

Still a further object of my invention is to help overweight people' eat less, thus reduce the best way, by providing an abdominal restrainer that will establish the users maximum stomach capacity at a smaller amount by pressing against the abdomin from the outside of said users body and making him feel full and satisfied with a smaller amount of food consumed.

Still a further object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer with an adjustment that will allow the user to adjust smaller, daily, the effective length of the abdominal restrainer thus keeping the abdominal restrainer the correct size as the users waist becomes smaller.

Another object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that will reverse the gradual stretching process that is commonly referred to as the middle age spread.

Still another object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that, when worn by a person while eating and a few minutes thereafter, will allow said person to eat as much of any kind of food he desires and at any and all times he desires, therefore never feel hungry, but still lose weight.

Still another object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that, when used according to instructions by a person, will cause that person to lose weight; therefore making him feel and look better, thus, making him healthier and thereby increasing his probable life expectancy.

Still a further object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that is easy for a person to operate.

Still a further object of my invention is to provide an abdominal restrainer that will actually cause the user to 3,145,710 Patented Aug. 25, 1964 "Ice lose weight and at the same time be a one-time investment for said user, thus, ending said users continual outlays of money for pills, drugs, and the like required by most other weight loss methods.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent upon consideration of the present disclosure in its entirety. Having thus briefly stated some of the objects and advantages of my invention, I will now describe a preferred embodiment thereof with the aid of the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the abdominal restrainer showing its toggle take-up mechanism in both a partially open unhooked position (dotted lines) and a closed or in-use position.

FIGURE 2 is a front elevational view of the abdominal restrainer showing its toggle take-up mechanism in a closed position such as it would be in when in use.

FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view of the abdominal restrainer with parts broken away and looking in the direction of arrows 3-3 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of FIGURE 2, and,

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged view of the adjusting dial.

Referring to the drawings, in FIGURE 1, 6 is a conical cap that serves as a closure and a pressure pad to exert pressure on the abdomen of the wearer. The cylindrical portion 45 of the cap 6 is pressed onto the cylindrical portion 46 of the main body 7 and is held thereon by friction. The inner surface of the cylindrical portion 45 of cap 6 contacts the ends of shaft 8 and prevents any longitudinal movement of said shaft. In FIGURES 1 and 2, 7 is the main body and is shaped so as to support the wind-up gear shaft 8 by means of bearings 9 and 11D, and the adjusting dial shaft 11 by means of bearing hole 12 and flat surface 13.

Wind-up shaft 8 has reduced diameter ends 41 and 42 which are supported in the main body 7 by bearings 9 and 10. Gear 19 is provided by being out directly into shaft 8 and is deep enough to maintain gear 20 in its lateral position. Gear 20 is held into engagement with gear 19 by surface 13. Longitudinal movement of gear 20 is prevented by corner 43 and flat surface 44 of the main body 7. The main body 7 comprises bearing holes 15 and 28 in which toggle bar 14 is supported and able to pivot. The main body 7 also comprises a slot 16 through which webbing 17 enters the main body .7 to reach wind-up gear shaft 8. Webbing 17 is made of suitable heavy cloth with minimum elasticity. The end of webbing 17 is secured to wind-up gear shaft 8 by small screws 18 and is wound onto shaft 8 by the gears 19 and 20 which are actuated by dial 21 through shaft 11. The main body 7 is formed comprising a dome 27 that allows space for webbing 17 to be wound onto gear shaft 8 in numerous layers or rounds. Flats 34 and 35 are formed on the sides of the main body 7 to allow webbing 17 to remain in a relatively fiat position while in use. Angles 36, 37, 38, 39, and 4-0 are formed to strengthen the main body 7. Cup handle 22 is coupled to and is able to pivot on toggle bar 14 by means of bearing 24. Hook 23 is formed into cup handle 22 and its purpose is to engage in opening 29 of coupler 25. The end of webbing 17 is folded back around bar 30 of coupler 25 and is suitably secured, as by an adhesive or by sewing.

Referring to FIGURE 5, dial 21 is marked by the days of the week 31, which are indicated by the pointer 32 that is suitably located on the main body 7. Dial 21 is secured to shaft 11 by screw 33.

In use, the dial 21 is set each day to the corresponding day of the week 31 printed thereon, thus making a small daily adjustment by shortening the effective length of the webbing 17. The webbing 17 encircles the waist of the user with the pressure pad 6 positioned agaiilst the abdomen. Handle cup 22 is extended on toggle bar 14 until hook 23 is engaged in opening 29 of c upler 25. Handle cup 22 is then pulled back and toggled on toggle bar 14 to its closed position and is held in its closed position because of the toggle effect of toggle bar 14. This draws webbing 17 tight around the waist to its effective condition or position and forces the pressure pad 6 against the pit of the ushers abdomen. To remove the abdominal restrainer the user pulls the handle cup 22 out and away from the main body 7 to its extended position on toggle bar 14 and unhooks hook 23 on handle cup 22 from opening 29 of coupler 25.

While in the foregoing one embodiment of the invention has been described and shown, it is understood that alterations and modifications may be made thereto provided the said alterations and modifications fall within the scope of the appended claims.

This application is a continuation of my copending application Serial No. 98,945, filed March 28, 1961.

I claim:

1. An abdomen restrainer comprising a main body portion having a domed central portion, a rotatable shaft journaled in said main body portion below said domed central portion, a webbing strip having one end extending through said main body portion and secured to said shaft, a dial indicator carried by said main body portion and geared to said shaft for rotating and locking said shaft, a toggle linkage secured to said main body portion and having a hook for detachably engaging an opposite end of said Webbing strip, and a conical abdomen pressure cap forming a closure for said domed main body portion.

2. An abdomen restrainer comprising a main body portion having a domed porton, a rotatable shaft journaled in said main body portion below said domed portion, a webbing strip having one end extending through said main body portion and secured to said shaft, means carried by said main body portion for rotating and locking said shaft, a toggle linkage secured to said main body portion and having means thereon for detachably engaging the opposite end of said webbing strip, and a conical abdominal pressure cap forming a closure for said domed main body portion.

3. An abdomen restrainer comprising a main body portion, a rotatable member supported Within said main body portion, a continuous webbing strip having one end extending through said main body portion and secured to said rotatable member, means for rotating and locking said rotatable member, a toggle linkage secured to said main body portion for detachable engagement with the opposite end of said webbing strip, and a conical abdomen pressure cap for the under side of said main body portion.

4. An abdomen restrainer for limiting food intake of a user which comprises a main body portion having an outer face and an inner face, a rotatable member supported on said main body portion for movement to a plurality of progressive positions of rotation on said body, a continuous strip having one end secured to said rotatable member to increase tension on said strip depending on the rotated position of said member on said body portion, visual adjustment means accessible at the outer face of said body portion for rotating and locking said rotatable member in said plurality of positions, a convex abdomen pressure cap forming at least a portion of the inner face of said body portion to lie against the body of a user, and means on said body portion and on the other end of said strip for detachably engaging said body portion and said other end of said strip to permit removal of said restrainer without disturbing the visual adjustment means.

5. An abdomen restrainer comprising a main body portion, a rotatable member supported on said main body portion, a continuous webbing strip having one end extending through said main body portion and secured to said rotatable member, means for rotating and locking said rotatable member, a readily disconnectable linkage secured to said main body portion for detachable engagement with the opposite end of said webbing strip, and an abdomen pressure cap for the under side of said main body portion, said cap having a raised outer surface portion.

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  1. 3. AN ABDOMEN RESTRAINER COMPRISING A MAIN BODY PORTION, A ROTATABLE MEMBER SUPPORTED WITHIN SAID MAIN BODY PORTION, A CONTINUOUS WEBBING STRIP HAVING ONE END EXTENDING THROUGH SAID MAIN BODY PORTION AND SECURED TO SAID ROTATABLE MEMBER, MEANS FOR ROTATING AND LOCKING SAID ROTATABLE MEMBER, A TOGGLE LINKAGE SECURED TO SAID MAIN BODY PORTION FOR DETACHABLE ENGAGEMENT
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US4592342A (en) * 1983-05-02 1986-06-03 Salmasian Samuel S Method for appetite suppression and weight loss maintenance and device
DE3500078A1 (en) * 1984-01-03 1985-07-11 Samuel Saeed Salmasian A method and apparatus for reducing koerpergewichts
DE19822221A1 (en) * 1998-05-18 1999-11-25 Andreas Grieger Belt and/or control of sensation of hunger
US20060149172A1 (en) * 2004-07-02 2006-07-06 Brinston Charles L Sr Belt for body weight control
US7264600B2 (en) 2004-07-02 2007-09-04 Brinston Sr Charles Lee Belt for body weight control

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