US3432162A - Movable seat type exerciser - Google Patents

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US3432162A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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March 11', 1969 L. F. FLEMMlNG MOVABLE SEAT TYPE EXERCISER Filed Feb. 20, 1967 INVENTOR I LEONARD P. FLEMMING ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 11, 1969 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE It comprises seat mounted on standards with different types of legs and a handle whereby an operator can be seated thereon and by pushing the handles he may bring his leg forward and move forwardly.

The prime object of my invention is to provide a simple rigid device for exercising every part of the body, when in use.

Another object of my invention is to provide a device of the character described, that is rigid in construction with no moving parts.

Still another object of my invention is to provide a device that may be constructed in an adjustable manner to fit the size of the user.

A further object is to provide an exerciser that is easily stored and is portable for inside or outside use.

It is manifest to anyone familiar with exercising devices, that the usual intention is to provide exercise for every part of the body while in use, and it is the prime object of my invention to provide and exercising device that requires elfective use of the arms, legs, and the entire body of the user in its manipulation.

It is also apparent that its use would be applicable for children, on any type of surface, thereby providing and performing a purpose and function providing enjoyment during its use.

The device is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and highly efficient for the purpose for which it is intended.

Other and further objects of my invention will become more apparent as the description proceeds, when taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the general assembly of the device showing its simple construction;

FIG. 2 is a side elevation of the device as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of a modified construction;

FIG. 4 is a side view of another modified construction,

incorporating springs in the vertical standard and the saddle, or seat;

FIG. 5 is still another modified construction with the standard arranged in an adjustable manner for height;

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view of the lower portion of the vertical standard as shown in FIG. 4;

FIG. 7 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view of a portion of the standard, arranged for height adjustment as shown in FIG. 5;

FIGS. 8, 9 and 10 are schematic views of the device in action, showing the operator in phantom; and

FIG. 11 schematically shows still another modified construction.

Similar characters of a reference indicate corresponding parts and features throughout the several views and referring now to the same, the character 10 shows generally a vertical standard, having its upper portion 11, bent forward at 12 as shown. The standard 10 may be constructed of any type of material that is rigid, either tubular, or of any other form, shape, or contour.

There is a bracket 13 shown of angular contour (see FIGS. 1, 2, 4, and 5) and a laterally disposed bracket shown as a horizontal straight unit 14 in FIG. 3. This bracket 13 and 14 may be attached to the vertical standard 10, in any conventional and efficient manner, either by welding as shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, or by means of the bolts or rivets 15 in FIGS. 3, or by bolts or rivets 16 in FIG. 4.

There is a seat or saddle shown as 1.7 attached to the bracket 13 or 14 in any conventional manner, such as the bolts or rivets shown as 18 in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, or by clamps shown as 19 in FIG. 3.

In FIG. 4, I show the saddle 17 supported by springs 20 for the comfort of the operator.

The upper end of the bent portion 11 of the standard 10 may be equipped with laterally extending grip portions 21 attached to the upper end of the portion 11 at 22 in any eflicient manner. The grip portions 21 may be equipped and covered with rubber, or plastic units, in a conventional manner.

In FIGS. 3 and 5, I show the portion 11 extending upward without the grips 21, and the extending end of the portion 11 may be provided with rubber or plastic units 23 if desired.

The entire device is equipped at its extreme lower end with a cushion 24, which may be in the form of a rubber knob engaging the lower end of the vertical standard 10 for contact with the floor or surface onto which the device is applied during its operation.

The standard 10 may be resiliently constructed as shown in FIGS. 4 and 6 by inserting a vertical rod 25 into the tube constituting the standard 10. This rod 25 is equipped with a horizontal pin 26 extending through the slot 27 in the tube 10, and another horizontal pin 28 near the lower end of the rod 25 supports a resilient member, or spring 29 surrounding the rod 25 between the pins 26 and 28. This enables the coil spring 29 to contract and expand during the operation of the device.

Obviously the cushion 24 would be applied to the bottom of the vertical rod 25.

In FIGS. 5 and 7, I show a means of adjusting the length of the standard 10 by inserting a vertical member 30 into the tube 10. This member 30 is provided with a plurality of apertures 31, and the standard tube 10 is equipped with apertures 32 and a pin 33 engages the apertures 32 and the aperture 31, and may be manually moved for adjustment to govern the length of the standard 10.

In FIGS. 8 and 10, inclusive I show the operation of the device, with the operator in phantom. By moving the upper portion 11 of the device into a vertical position (see FIG. 8), it will enable the operator to straddle the seat 17, and by pushing the portion 11 forward (see FIG. 9), it will raise the operator on the seat 17, and the operator may bring his legs forward (see FIG. 10), when pushing the portion 11 forward, and when standing in a vertical position, he may move the standard 10 to a vertical position as shown in FIG. 8, and the operation may be repeated as often as desired to make it possible for the operator to travel in a forward direction.

Still further modifications by adding legs are contemplated as illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 11. In FIG. 1, I show an additional rear leg 10:: incorporated in the device and designated as 10a. In FIG. 11, I show a modified version where there is a pair of spaced apart legs 40, 41 that are provided in place of the lower portion of the vertical standard 11. The legs 40, 41 are spaced apart with the center line of the seat 17 being on a plane passing midway between the legs to provide a balanced arrangement.

In the chosen embodiments of my invention there are many features not taught by the prior art, and although I have shown a specific arrangement and construction of the parts, I am fully cognizant of the fact that many changes may be made in the form, shape and contour of the parts and their arrangement without effecting the operativeness of the device, and I reserve the rights to make such changes, as I may deem convenient, or necessary, without departing from the spirit of any invention, or the scope of the claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent in the United States is:

1. An exerciser comprising:

a vertical standard being bent forward at its upper portion, a saddle type seat attached to said vertical standard and projecting rearward therefrom midway therebetween, and gripping members attached to the top of said vertical standard,

and means for frictionally and resiliently engaging a floor surface, said means received on the bottom of said vertical standard to immovably engaged a floor surface when the operators weight is at least in part supported on said seat, and said means being adapted to be swung forwardly to engage a different portion of said floor surface when the operator transfers his weight to his feet and pulls on said gripping members.

2. An exerciser device, as defined in claim 1, wherein said means is a resilient member received by said lower portion of said vertical standard.

3. An exerciser as defined in claim 1, wherein said vertical stand is formed with a pair of spaced apart legs at its lower portion.

4. An exerciser as defined in claim 1 wherein a leg is attached to said seat and projects downward from said seat,

said leg having contact means for said lower portion thereof.

5. An exercising device as defined in claim 1, wherein a bracket member is attached to said vertical standard and supports said seat.

6. An exerciser device, as defined in claim 1, wherein a vertical member is adjustably received by the power portion of said vertical standard,

said lower portion of said standard being hollow whereby said vertical member can be inserted or withdrawn to vary the length of the standard.

7. An exerciser, as defined in claim 6, wherein said vertical member has spaced apart apertures formed therein and said vertical standard also has spaced apart apertures formed therein,

said aperture being alignable and engageable by a pin whereby said vertical member can be selectively positioned within said vertical standard.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,283,168 10/19'18 Hart 2 97423 1,519,208 12/1924 Lupton 280-219 1,545,528 7/1925 Stevens 272--58 2,387,451 10/1945 Kuntz 29'7423 3,306,658 2/1967 Roberts 2974 2,519,096 8/1950 Additon 272-70.3

RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner.

R. W. DIAZ, JR., Assistant Examiner.

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