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1. (WO1998051377) DEVICE FOR EXERCISING FACIAL MUSCLES
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/051377 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/006750
Publication Date: 19.11.1998 International Filing Date: 11.05.1998
IPC:
A63B 21/055 (2006.01) ,A63B 23/03 (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
02
using resilient force-resisters
055
extension element type
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
025
for the head or neck
03
for face muscles
Applicants:
HAFF, Maurice, W. [US/US]; US
GODSHALK, James, Bond [US/US]; US
HELLINGS, William, F. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
HAFF, Maurice, W.; US
GODSHALK, James, Bond; US
HELLINGS, William, F.; US
Agent:
ROYLANCE, Stephen, M.; Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. 1941 Roland Clarke Place Reston, VA 20191, US
Priority Data:
08/854,68212.05.1997US
Title (EN) DEVICE FOR EXERCISING FACIAL MUSCLES
(FR) APPAREIL D'EXERCICE DES MUSCLES DE LA FACE
Abstract:
(EN) This invention is a device (10) for exercising facial muscles comprising a pair of spreader bars (13, 14) each spreader bar having fixed at one end thereof a lip-engaging piece (11, 12), and at the other end thereof a coupler (15, 16). Each spreader bar is coupled to a coupler attached to the other spreader bar. Preferred embodiments include curvilinear members (17, 18) for easy attachment of elastic bands (19). Preferred embodiments include locking systems (32, 34) for locking the spreader bar to the coupler.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un appareil (10) d'exercice des muscles de la face comportant une paire de barres d'écartement (13, 14) à l'une extrémité desquelles est fixée une pièce (11, 12) s'engageant sur une lèvre, et à l'autre extrémité desquelles se trouve un coupleur (15, 16). Chacune des barres d'écartement est reliée au coupleur de l'autre barre. Les exécutions préférées comportent des éléments recourbés (17, 18) permettant de fixer facilement des élastiques (19), ainsi que des systèmes permettant de verrouiller les barres d'écartement sur les coupleurs.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1998073578