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1. (WO1992010241) SQUAT EXERCISE APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1992/010241 International Application No.: PCT/US1991/009212
Publication Date: 25.06.1992 International Filing Date: 05.12.1991
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 03.04.1992
IPC:
A63B 21/06 (2006.01) ,A63B 23/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
B
APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21
Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
06
User-manipulated weights
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
B
APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
23
Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
035
for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
04
for lower limbs
Applicants:
SOUTHERN XERCISE, INC. [US/US]; 2403 Guthrie Avenue Cleveland, TN 37311, US
Inventors:
NICHOLS, Raymond, Larry; US
Agent:
HODGES, Paul, E. ; Luedeka, Hodges, Neely & Graham 1030 First American Center Knoxville, TN 37902, US
Priority Data:
626,61107.12.1990US
Title (EN) SQUAT EXERCISE APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL D'EXERCICE PAR FLEXIONS
Abstract:
(EN) An apparatus utilizing squat maneuvers is provided for exercising and/or rehabilitating muscles and joints in the lower back, hip and legs. A single carriage assembly (14) comprising four elongated members (32, 34, 36, 38) pivotably connected in the form of a rectangle provide a parallelogram-type arrangement which provides a pantographic-type motion to a vertically oriented back support (16) that is supported in cantilever fashion by a vertically disposed member (34) of the carriage assembly (14). The back support (16) is maintained in its vertical orientation during squat maneuvers while being moved along an arcuate path as provided by the pantographic motion of the carriage assembly (14). The elongated members (32, 34, 36, 38) of the single carriage assembly (14) are formed of structures exhibiting high resistance to twisting moments and the pivotal connections (58, 60, 62, 64) between these members are of near pressed-fit tolerances so as to inhibit any looseness at the pivotal connections (58, 60, 62, 64) which could cause binding at the pivotal connections (58, 60, 62, 64) during squat maneuvers.
(FR) L'invention décrit un appareil utilisant des mouvements de flexion et servant à entraîner et/ou à réeduquer les muscles et les articulations de la partie inférieure du dos, des hanches et des jambes. Un ensemble chariot unique (14) comprenant quatre éléments allongés (32, 34, 36, 38), à liaisons pivotantes pour former un rectangle, constitue un dispositif de type parallélogramme produisant un mouvement de type pantographe vers un support dorsal (16) à orientation verticale, supporté en porte-à-faux par l'élément vertical (34) de l'ensemble chariot (14). Le support dorsal (16) est maintenu verticalement pendant les mouvements de flexion, tout en se déplaçant le long d'un trajet incurvé, produit par le mouvement de pantographe de l'ensemble chariot (14). Les éléments allongés (32, 34, 36, 38) de l'ensemble chariot unique (14) sont constitués par des structures présentant une résistance importante aux couples de torsion et les liaisons pivotantes (58, 60, 62, 64) reliant lesdits éléments entre eux sont montées avec des tolérances correspondant pratiquement à un ajustement serré, afin d'empêcher un jeu à l'emplacement desdites liaisons (58, 60, 62, 64) susceptible d'y provoquer un blocage pendant les exercices de flexion.
Designated States: AU, CA, JP
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, MC, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0560927JPH06503740CA2097804AU1991091579