Title:
Swingable exercising device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A swingable exercising device includes a main body, a handle, and a counterweight. The handle is pivotally mounted on the main body eccentrically, so that the main body may be rotated about the handle. The handle has two opposite sides each provided with a first handgrip and a second handgrip. The counterweight is mounted in the main body eccentrically, and is located opposite to the handle.



Inventors:
Liu, Man Tien (Da Li City, TW)
Application Number:
10/116074
Publication Date:
10/09/2003
Filing Date:
04/05/2002
Assignee:
LIU MAN TIEN
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
482/93, 482/110
International Classes:
A63B21/22; A63B23/02; (IPC1-7): A63B21/00; A63B21/06; A63B21/22
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Primary Examiner:
RICHMAN, GLENN E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (3458 ELLICOTT CENTER DRIVE-SUITE 101, ELLICOTT CITY, MD, 21043, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A swingable exercising device, comprising a main body, a handle, and a counterweight, wherein: the main body includes an upper cover and a lower cover which are combined with each other, thereby forming a receiving space; the handle is pivotally mounted on the main body eccentrically, so that the main body may be rotated about the handle, the handle has two opposite sides each provided with at least one handgrip; and the counterweight is mounted in the receiving space of the main body eccentrically, and is located opposite to the handle.

2. The swingable exercising device in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the two opposite sides of the handle is provided with a first handgrip and a second handgrip having different included angles.

3. The swingable exercising device in accordance with claim 1, wherein the handle may be connected with a support rack that may be rested on a user's abdomen.

4. The swingable exercising device in accordance with claim 1, wherein each of the upper cover and the lower cover is formed with a protruded seat for insertion of a generating unit.

5. The swingable exercising device in accordance with claim 4, wherein the generating unit is provided with multiple light emitting members.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a swingable exercising device, and more particularly to a household swingable exercising device that may exercise the user's two hands and abdomen.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] A conventional household exercising device in accordance with the prior art is disclosed in Taiwanese Patent Publication No. 395256. The conventional exercising device includes an elongated flat shaped elastic body having an outer portion coated with a positioning sleeve, a reinforcing sleeve and a foam body. Thus, the user's one hand may hold the mediate position of the exercising device to swing the exercising device, so that the elastic body of the exercising device may produce an elastic vibration force, there exercising the user's hand.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a swingable exercising device that may exercise the user's two hands and abdomen.

[0006] Another objective of the present invention is to provide a swingable exercising device, wherein the counterweight may be changed, so that the user may change counterweights of different weights according to different requirements, thereby enhancing the versatility of the exercising device.

[0007] A further objective of the present invention is to provide a swingable exercising device including a generating unit that may produce an electric power which may be supplied to the light emitting members, so that the light emitting members may light, thereby producing an amusement effect.

[0008] In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a swingable exercising device, comprising a main body, a handle, and a counterweight, wherein:

[0009] the main body includes an upper cover and a lower cover which are combined with each other, thereby forming a receiving space;

[0010] the handle is pivotally mounted on the main body eccentrically, so that the main body may be rotated about the handle, the handle has two opposite sides each provided with at least one handgrip; and

[0011] the counterweight is mounted in the receiving space of the main body eccentrically, and is located opposite to the handle.

[0012] Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0013] FIG. 1 is a partially cut-away perspective view of a swingable exercising device in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

[0014] FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective assembly view of a swingable exercising device in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

[0015] FIG. 3 is a side plan cross-sectional view of the swingable exercising device as shown in FIG. 1; and

[0016] FIG. 4 is a schematic top plan operational view of the swingable exercising device as shown in FIG. 1 in use.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0017] Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-3, a swingable exercising device in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a main body 10, a handle 20, and a generating unit 30.

[0018] The main body 10 includes an upper cover 11 and a lower cover 12 which are combined with each other. The upper cover 11 is formed with a receiving recess 110, and the lower cover 12 is formed with a receiving recess 120, so that the receiving recess 110 and the receiving recess 120 may mate to form a receiving space 100 of the main body 10.

[0019] The upper cover 11 is formed with an insertion hole 113 for receiving a bearing 14, and the lower cover 12 is formed with an insertion hole 123 for receiving a bearing 140.

[0020] The upper cover 11 is eccentrically formed with a protruding seat 111, and the lower cover 12 is eccentrically formed with a protruding seat 121. The protruding seat 111 of the upper cover 11 is formed with a receiving chamber 1110, and the protruding seat 121 of the lower cover 12 is formed with a receiving chamber 1210.

[0021] The generating unit 30 is mounted between the protruding seat 111 of the upper cover 11 and the protruding seat 121 of the lower cover 12, and includes an annular coil 31 received in the receiving chamber 1110 of the protruding seat 111 of the upper cover 11 and the receiving chamber 1210 of the protruding seat 121 of the lower cover 12. The generating unit 30 includes multiple light emitting members 32 mounted on a periphery of the coil 31 to form an electrical connection. The generating unit 30 includes a magnetic body 33 mounted in the coil 31. The magnetic body 33 is formed with an insertion hole 330.

[0022] A counterweight 13 is eccentrically mounted in the receiving space 100 of the main body 10, and is located opposite to the generating unit 30.

[0023] The handle 20 is mounted on the main body 10, and includes an upright rod 21 which is in turn extended through the bearing 14 of the upper cover 11, the insertion hole 330 of the magnetic body 33 of the generating unit 30, and the bearing 140 of the lower cover 12. The handle 20 also includes a combination portion 24 mounted on a top of the upright rod 21 of the handle 20. The combination portion 24 of the handle 20 may be connected with a support rack 25 that may be rested on the user's abdomen as shown in FIG. 4, so as to perform an exercising effect. The combination portion 24 of the handle 20 has two sides each provided with a first handgrip 23 and a second handgrip 22. The first handgrip 23 and the second handgrip 22 may form different included angles.

[0024] In operation, the user's two hands may hold the second handgrips 22 of the handle 20 to swing the main body 10, so that the main body 10 may be rotated about the upright rod 21 of the handle 20. The counterweight 13 is eccentrically mounted in the receiving space 100 of the main body 10, and is located opposite to the generating unit 30, so that the main body 10 may produce centrifugal forces of different directions during rotation of the main body 10. Thus, the user's two hands is subjected to forces of different directions, thereby achieving the purpose of exercising the user's two hands. Alternatively, the user's two hands may hold the first handgrips 23 of the handle 20 to swing the main body 10, thereby achieving the purpose of exercising the user's two hands.

[0025] As shown in FIG. 4, the combination portion 24 of the handle 20 may be connected with the support rack 25 whose free end is rested on the user's abdomen, so that the centrifugal forces of different directions produced during rotation of the main body 10 may press the user's abdomen properly, thereby achieving the purpose of exercising the user's abdomen.

[0026] In addition, the magnetic body 33 of the generating unit 30 is secured on the upright rod 21 of the handle 20, and the coil 31 of the generating unit 30 is secured in the main body 10. Thus, when the main body 10 is rotated, the coil 31 of the generating unit 30 is driven to rotate relative to the magnetic body 33 of the generating unit 30, so that the generating unit 30 may produce an electric power which may be supplied to the light emitting members 32. Thus, the light emitting members 32 may light, thereby producing an amusement effect.

[0027] Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.