Title:
Equipment For Ergometric Body Exercises in Aerial Position
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
It is referred the present invention to an Equipment that makes possible exercises in dual ergometric cycle, simulating ascending stairs exercises for the inferior members and rotational exercises for the superior members, joint or separately, being constituted by a reinforced metallic Chassis (01) with a vertical Compartment (02), a horizontal Compartment (03), sustentation Platforms (1-A) a superior channel ‘V’ Pulley (05) with Cranks with handles (12), a three channels ‘V’ Pulley (07) and a inferior one channel ‘V’ Pulley (06) with Pedals (13) assembled on steel Axle (15) and ball bearings (14) an inertia Wheel (08) linking these devices by automotive Belts (11-19-20) acting mechanism (25) with Cable (26) on the Shoe (09) with pads (17) that will provide slippery attrition against the Wheel (08) of lateral Covers (16-21) Fixation and adjusting supports (27).



Inventors:
Fernandes, Milton Rodrigues (Goiania, BR)
Application Number:
12/088078
Publication Date:
10/16/2008
Filing Date:
09/25/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B22/12
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Primary Examiner:
GANESAN, SUNDHARA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FURR LAW FIRM (2622 DEBOLT ROAD, UTICA, OH, 43080, US)
Claims:
1. “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” It is characterized by being a dual ergometric Cycle Equipment in aerial position, by a reinforced metallic Chassis (01), with a vertical compartment (02) and a horizontal compartment (03), fixation support (04), locomotion Wheels (18) and auxiliary handles (22).

2. “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” It is characterized by its constitution besides on claim 1 it is also by the vertical compartment (02) allowing an angular inclination to exercises between 90° and 110° being the optimal gain obtained between 100° and 105° and also by the horizontal compartment (03) be able to move backwards from 40 to 60 cm of the central point of the three channels Pulley (07).

3. “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” It is characterized besides all in the claims 1 and 2, it is also for containing a movement mechanisms for the inferior and superior members through the Cranks with handles (12) fixed on a superior channel “V” Pulley (05) that is assembled on the superior part of the compartment (2) and the Cranks with pedals (13) fixed to an inferior channel “V” Pulley (06) that is assembled inside of the horizontal compartment (03) being both pulleys (05 and 06) linked to the three channels “V” Pulley (07), that it assembled on the inferior part of compartment (02), through the superior automotive Belts (19) and anterior automotive Belt (11), being all these Pulleys (05-06-07) and the Cranks (12-13) fixed by steel Axle (15) and on ball bearings (14) fixed on the walls of the Chassis (01) and lateral Covers (16 and 21).

4. “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” It is characterized besides all vindicated on claims from 1 to 3, it is also by containing the movement mechanism of the inferior and superior members linked to the inertia Wheel (08) which is assembled on the fixation Support (04) by means of threaded nut, on the tips of the steel Axle (15), being that the described inertia Wheel (08) has on one of its lateral a channel “V” Pulley (10) forming only one piece that is linked to the three channels “V” Pulley (07) through a posterior automotive Belt (20).

5. “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” It is characterized by the constituted on claims from 1 to 4, it is also for containing the tension mechanism of work load through the tension Shoe (09) provided by a tension shoe (17) that works in slippery contact on the surface of the inertia Wheel (08) that can be adjusted for an bigger or smaller slippery attrition through the adjusting Cable (16) connected to the tension acting mechanism (25).

Description:

The present invention consists of an Equipment that provides the user a dual ergometric cycle for exercise practice, simulating exercises of an ascending stairs for the inferior members (legs) and rotational exercises for superior members (arms), that can be made joint or separately, providing great results due to the concentration of physical efforts by the fact of being the user in an upright position while exercising.

There are countless ergometric equipments for aerobic exercises, muscle building, walking simulation and several others, however in all the researched and analyzed equipments, we did not knowledge any that keeps the characteristics of the present invention that, besides unifying the practice of rotational exercises for inferior and superior members, makes it a way the user exercises in an aerial position, in other words, standing up on devices that will provide rotational exercises for the inferior members, and be able to exercise the superior members (arms) simultaneously.

The existing exercises practice equipments that links inferior and superior members have the inconvenience of being of complex use, besides a high acquisition price due to importation cots or complexity connecting countless equipments in a single apparatus, discouraging the user for the complexity and repetition of the exercises provided by these mentioned marketed equipments.

Another great inconveniency of these ergometric equipments for exercises in upright position is that they just simulate walking by the use of rotating mats or, equipments that allow up and down leg movements in a repetitive way simulating a walking pattern.

Considering such difficulties and inconveniences and with the purpose of solving them it was developed the present claim of invention, the “EQUIPMENT FOR ERGOMETRIC BODY EXERCISES IN AERIAL POSITION” that congregates in a single unit the possibility to the user make in aerial position and in proper rhythm for his physical capacity, exercise joint or separately the inferior and superior members in way to propitiate synchronized movements, as much of the inferior as the superior members, still allowing the user to set a working tension that better adapts to his physical condition and effort capacity, finding manually his best rhythm, by adjusting the tension of the mechanism, differently of electric equipments that usually dictate the rhythm of the exercise.

The ergometric simultaneous exercises for inferior and superior members contributes significantly for physical weight loss exercises as well for treatment of physical incapacities, once it allows the user to adapt the synchronized movements and also allowing connected or disconnected exercises of the members according to the user's need, and inclusive propitiating a great number of joint or separated exercises, as much for the legs as for the arms, joint or separately, and it will still be possible for the user, make exercises to strength the back or front of his arms, abdomen, the front and back of the legs among others.

This equipment makes possible to exercise in a vigorous way all the muscles of the trunk, back and front, without overloading any group of muscles, as in body building, is also superior to swimming, once with this equipment the user can interchange transferring the efforts for inferior or superior members, which is not possible in swimming, but the same way of swimming this equipment does not cause impacts on the muscles and tendons as in racing, which does not work the muscles, hence this equipment besides innovating the practice of exercise still propitiates them without causing any impacts, invigorating the muscles.

The enclosed illustrations clearly show in details for the assembly of the present Invention, where:

FIG. 1—displays the lateral view of the assembled Equipment.

FIG. 2—displays the lateral view the Chassis of the disassembled Equipment, in other words, the assembly structure.

Illustration 3—displays the lateral view of the Equipment internal action mechanisms properly assembled.

FIG. 4—displays the back view of the assembled Equipment.

FIG. 5—displays the front view perspective of the Equipment.

FIG. 6—displays in perspective the exploded view of all the Equipment parts and components.

In accordance with the exposed in the illustrations, we have that this Equipment is assembled up on a reinforced metallic Chassis (01) with a vertical Compartment (02), a horizontal Compartment (03), sustentation Platforms (1-A) locomotion Wheels (18) besides the fixation Support (04).

This way, occurs the assembly in the upper part of the vertical Compartment (02) of a superior “V” channel Pulley (05) through a steel Axle (15) fixed in ball bearings (14) assembled on the tips of the steel axles (15) is made the fixation of the Crank with handles (12) through threaded nuts; the same way occurs the fixation in the inferior part of the Compartment (02) of a three channels “V” Pulley (07) also through an steel Axle (15) on ball bearings (14); in the horizontal Compartment (03) occurs this same way, the assembly of a inferior one channel “V” Pulley (06) obeying the same assembling principles in which is inserted the assembly of the Cranks with pedals (13) fastened with nuts on the tips of the steel Axle of (15) trespassing the ball bearings (14) and to complete the whole assembly of the movement mechanisms unit occurs the assembly of an inertia Wheel (08) through steel Axle (15) on the fixation Supports (04), completing the assembly of all of the movement mechanisms of the present invention; this inertia Wheel (08) has on one of its lateral one incorporated “V” Pulley (10) forming with it a single piece.

To link a device to another this Equipment uses automotive Belts, differently of others Known exercising equipments that usually use chains and crowns or driving ratchets, assembling the anterior automotive Belt (11) linking the inferior one channel Pulley (06) to the three channels Pulley (07) through the posterior opening (23), in a way that this three channels Pulley (07) will be linked to the “V” Pulley (10) through a posterior automotive Belt (20) that will pass through the posterior Opening (24) and for last occurs the assembly of a superior automotive Belt (19) in way to link the three channels Pulley (07) to the superior Pulley (05) completing the linkage of all movement and circulation mechanisms.

To make possible the adjustment and the control of the working tension, this Equipment has an assemblage composed by a tension Shoe (09) interlinked in the lateral of the Chassis (01) and disposed over the inertia Wheel (08) in way to fit on it, leaving the tension shoe pad in contact (17), in a way this Shoe (09) connected by a Cable, or similar, calibrator (26) to the action mechanism (25), making possible to the user with the easiness of a simple turn of this mechanism (25) have a bigger or smaller tension of the rotation inertia Wheel (08).

The whole internal part of this Equipment is protected by lateral Covers (16) and (21), and the horizontal Compartment (03) has a inferior lateral Cover (21) with central support (27) for fixation and adjustment of the ball bearings (14) and in the same way the vertical Compartment (02) with a superior lateral Cover (16) with inferior and superior supports (27) for fixation and adjustment of the ball bearings (14), and on the body of the vertical Compartment (02) and on the superior lateral Cover (16) there will be fixed a set of auxiliary handles (22) with the purpose of additional support for the hands of the user when only exercising the inferior members through the Cranks with pedals (13) when convenient.

This way the user can position himself with one foot on each of the pedals, on the Cranks (13), lean his hands on the handles of the cranks (12) and begin his movements in a way the circular movement provided by the user's legs in the Cranks (13) will rotate the inferior Pulley (06) transferring rotation to the anterior automotive Belt (11) to the three channels Pulley (07), that will provide rotation to the inertia Wheel (08) through the posterior automotive Belt (20) connected to the “V” Pulley (10) that will also rotate the superior Pulley (05) through the superior automotive Belt (19) automatically rotating the cranks with handles (12). Being the user with the hands on the handles (12) and making circular movements the movements of the superior members will have the purpose to force them to exercise to aid the movements of the legs as well for their relaxation, once it will be possible to leave all the efforts for the legs, in other words, for the inferior members, besides that the user can rest the arms entirely (superior members) leaning his hands on the auxiliary handles (22) exercising only the legs.

This Equipment makes possible this way several modalities of exercises, if the main objective is the practice of rotational exercises for the inferior members standing up on the pedals (13) and rotational exercises for the superior members through the Cranks with handles (12) and even exercises only for the legs and standing up, or exercises for the arms only, joint or separately, once the user can stand up in front of the Equipment and exercise just with the Handles (12), joint or separately, moving forward or backwards, with one or both arms, once the movement devices are all connected through the automotive Belts (11-19-20) linking Pulleys (05-06-07-10) supplying rotation to the inertia Wheel (08) that when in movement makes possible a stable rotation allowing the user not to lose rhythm and be able, at his will, adjustment of the level of the tension shoe (17) against the inertia Wheel (08) providing a slippery attrition that can elevate the load degree and the necessary effort for the exercise according to the individual limits.

Great innovation also brought by this Equipment object of the present invention is that besides the possibility to practice exercises of this nature standing up, the arrangement of the vertical Compartment (02) with an angular inclination between 95° and 110°, being the optimal gain obtained between 100° and 105°, as well as the deviation of the horizontal compartment (03) that can be moved backwards from 40 to 60 cm of the central point of the three channels Pulley (07), providing to the user a comfortable position to exercise and still making possible postural correction during the exercises, once the user is standing up and being compelled to lean on the handles (12 or 22) forcing to position his body in an erect position during the exercise for just the inferior members as well for the superior members or jointly, due to the forward inclination of the vertical compartment (02) and retrocession of the horizontal compartment (03).