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US3833215A
US3833215A US36978073A US3833215A US 3833215 A US3833215 A US 3833215A US 36978073 A US36978073 A US 36978073A US 3833215 A US3833215 A US 3833215A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • 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
    • A63B22/16Platforms for rocking motion about a horizontal axis, e.g. axis through the middle of the platform; Balancing drums; Balancing boards or the like
    • 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
    • A63B22/20Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements using rollers, wheels, castors or the like, e.g. gliding means, to be moved over the floor or other surface, e.g. guide tracks, during exercising
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B26/00Exercising apparatus not covered by groups A63B1/00 - A63B25/00
    • A63B26/003Exercising apparatus not covered by groups A63B1/00 - A63B25/00 for improving balance or equilibrium

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A rolling balancer formed of two wheels connected together by an axle to which a U-shaped bar is attached perpendicular to the axle. The bar extends horizontally beyond the wheels and is bent at each end to form vertical handle members which are grasped by the user standing on the bar and balancing himself on the device.

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United States Patent [191 Isdith 1 Sept. 3, 1974 ROLLING BALANCER [75] Inventor: Francisco J. lsdith, Brooklyn, NY.

[73] Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization,

Inc., New York, NY.

22 Filed: June 13,1973

21 Appl. No.: 369,780

52 U.S.C1. 272/60 R, 280/87.04R 51 Int. Cl A63b-23/04 [58] Field of Search 272/1 R, 33 R, 57 R, 57 A, 272/57 J, 60 R, 70; 280/4724, 87.04 R,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,548,228 4/1951 McCray 272/33 R 2,825,575 3/1958 Mickels 280/8704 A 2,829,891 4/1958 Ludwig 272/1 R 3,630,540 12/1971 Smith 280/8704 A FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 4,968 11/1913 Great Britain 280/4724 Primary ExaminerRichard C. Pinkham Assistant ExaminerR. T. Stouffer Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Howard I. Podell [5 7] ABSTRACT A rolling balancer formed of two wheels connected together by an axle to which a U-shaped bar is attached perpendicular to the axle. The bar extends horizontally beyond the wheels and is bent at each end to form vertical handle members which are grasped by the user standing on the bar and balancing himself on the device.

1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figures ROLLING BALANCER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

This invention relates-to a'rolling balancer formedof a pair of wheels joined by an axle to which a U-shaped bar is attached. The wheels rotate independently of the axle and of each other, and vertical handle members rise from each end of the horizontal ends of the bar.

The advantage of this invention is that it provides a source of amusement and physical exercise for youngsters, and helps to develop the users sense of balance.

A further advantage of this invention is that its of simple design and readily constructed.

The invention comprises a pair of wheels, connected by an axle, that turn independently of the axle and independently of each other. A horizontal bar is connected to the axle perpendicular to the axle and located midway between both wheels. The bar extends horizontally beyond the wheels in both directions and a vertical handle member is joined to each end of the bar. Foot pads are attached to the upper surface of the bar on each side of the axle.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:

The objects and features of the invention may be understood with reference to the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment'of the invention, taken together with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the balancer bar device;

FIG. 2 is a top view of the device;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the device; and

FIG. 4 is a front view of the device.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT:

Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIG. 1 illustrates the balancer bar toy being used by a youngster 12. The toy 10 is formed of a set of wheels 14 each rotatably attached to an axle 16, with a hollow bar 18 attached to the mid-point of the axle 16. Vertical handles 20 are attached at each end of the horizontal section of the bar 18.

As shown in FIGS. 2-3, the bar 18 is attached by means of screws 22 through a rectangular portion 24 of the'bar 18 that is wider than the diameter of the axle 16 and is located so that each pair of screws 22 lies on a different side of the axle 16. The screws 22 go through the rectangular portion 24 and a clamp 26 that fits about the axle 16. The holes in the clamp 26 can be threaded, or nuts 28 may be used to hold the screws 22 in place. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the vertical handles 20 may attach to the bar 18 at each bar end or may be integral with bar 18. The handles 20 are fitted with spherical ends 40. As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, foot pads 30 are screwed onto the bar 18, one near to each bar end, by means of screws 32 and nuts 34.

In use, the player 12 grasps each handle 20 and places one foot on each foot pad 30 and maintains his balance as the device 10 rolls on wheels 14.

Since obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein, such modifications being within the spirit and scope of the invention claimed, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as illustrative and not as limiting in scope.

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

l. A wheeled balancer device comprising a pair of wheels rotatably attached to an axle, said axle being fastened to a bar attached perpendicular to the axle midway between the wheels, with the bar fitted with a foot pad on each side of the axle mounting, and with each end of the bar joined to a rigid handle mounted perpendicular to the bar so that both handles are in parallel vertical orientation when the bar and axle are in the horizontal plane.

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1. A wheeled balancer device comprising a pair of wheels rotatably attached to an axle, said axle being fastened to a bar attached perpendicular to the axle midway between the wheels, with the bar fitted with a foot pad on each side of the axle mounting, and with each end of the bar joined to a rigid handle mounted perpendicular to the bar so that both handles are in parallel vertical orientation when the bar and axle are in the horizontal plane.
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US3995852A (en) * 1975-08-08 1976-12-07 Barry Mendelson Teeter board device
US4126326A (en) * 1976-09-15 1978-11-21 Phillips Marjorie E Training roll-on ball with balancing supports
US5125880A (en) * 1989-01-26 1992-06-30 Ski Jive Limited Ski simulation exercise apparatus
US5518470A (en) * 1995-08-15 1996-05-21 Piaget; Gary D. Aerobic exercise apparatus with pivoting foot treadles and handlebar
US6077202A (en) * 1998-10-16 2000-06-20 Gray; Gary W. Exercise device
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GB191304968A (en) * 1913-02-27 1913-11-13 Wilson Browne & Son Ltd J Improvements in Coolie Trucks for Carrying Goods.
US2548228A (en) * 1947-11-17 1951-04-10 Donald C Mccray Occupant propelled roundabout
US2829891A (en) * 1955-06-08 1958-04-08 Ludwig Frederic George Roller board device
US2825575A (en) * 1956-06-21 1958-03-04 Dean A Mickels Vehicle of the scooter type
US3630540A (en) * 1970-01-20 1971-12-28 William J Smith Modified skate board to provide stopping action

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US3995852A (en) * 1975-08-08 1976-12-07 Barry Mendelson Teeter board device
US4126326A (en) * 1976-09-15 1978-11-21 Phillips Marjorie E Training roll-on ball with balancing supports
US5125880A (en) * 1989-01-26 1992-06-30 Ski Jive Limited Ski simulation exercise apparatus
US5518470A (en) * 1995-08-15 1996-05-21 Piaget; Gary D. Aerobic exercise apparatus with pivoting foot treadles and handlebar
US7438670B2 (en) 1997-10-17 2008-10-21 True Fitness Technology, Inc. Exercise device for side-to-side stepping motion
US20040229733A1 (en) * 1997-10-17 2004-11-18 Gray Gary W. Exercise device
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US6679813B1 (en) 1997-10-17 2004-01-20 True Fitness Technology, Inc. Exercise device
US20040162193A1 (en) * 1997-10-17 2004-08-19 Gary Gray Exercise device for side-to-side stepping motion
US6077202A (en) * 1998-10-16 2000-06-20 Gray; Gary W. Exercise device
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US20030178803A1 (en) * 2002-03-20 2003-09-25 Michael Killian Two wheel steering scooter with latitudinal aligned wheels
US20050164850A1 (en) * 2004-01-13 2005-07-28 Todd Leibowitz Mobile exercise machine
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US8028777B2 (en) 2005-04-14 2011-10-04 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha Coaxial two-wheel vehicle
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US20080194392A1 (en) * 2005-09-06 2008-08-14 Functional Innovations, Llc Adaptable body conditioning apparatus
US7811217B2 (en) * 2006-04-28 2010-10-12 Larry Richard Odien Motorized apparatus and method for dynamic balancing exercise
US20080242515A1 (en) * 2006-04-28 2008-10-02 Larry Richard Odien Motorized apparatus and method for dynamic balancing exercise
US20110263398A1 (en) * 2008-07-29 2011-10-27 James Brent Klassen Balance training system
US20140249457A1 (en) * 2013-03-01 2014-09-04 David Scott Maw Self Body Massager
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