Title:
Horse-riding type exerciser
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A horse-riding type exerciser comprises a base, a support structure, a power system, a first spindle structure, a second spindle structure, a rocking means and a seat cushion. The power system can drive the first spindle structure and the second spindle structure for further allowing the multi-angular movement of the rocking means. The rocking means is further attached to the seat cushion. As a result, the multi-angular movement of the rocking means further enables the seat cushion to perform changeful movements.



Inventors:
Tseng, Jung-wen (Taoyuan Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/482740
Publication Date:
01/10/2008
Filing Date:
07/10/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
472/95
International Classes:
A63B22/00; A63B71/00; A63G13/06
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Primary Examiner:
ROLAND, DANIEL F
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (Falls Church, VA, US)
Claims:
What the invention claimed is:

1. A horse-riding type exerciser comprising: a base 1 comprising a middle base 12 having a through hole 121 and a bottom base 11 connected to said middle base 12; a support structure 2 disposed on said middle base 12, said support structure 2 comprising a plurality of brace covers 22 and a plurality of braces 21 fixedly disposed on said middle base 12, said braces 21 having a plurality of first notches 211 and a plurality of first positioning trenches,212 on top surfaces thereof, said first notches 211 and said first positioning trenches 212 are covered with said brace covers 22, respectively, said brace covers 22 having respective cover trenches 221 corresponding to said first notches 211 and said first positioning trenches 212; a power system 3 comprising a first motor 32 and a second motor 33 located between said bottom base 11 and said middle base 12; a first spindle structure 4 disposed on said support structure 2 and comprising a first driving wheel 41, a first driving belt 42, a first transmission wheel 43, a first spindle 44 and a plurality of first spindle components 45, said first motor 32 being for driving said first driving wheel 41, said first driving wheel 41 being sleeved into said first transmission belt 42, said first transmission belt 42 being further sleeved onto said first transmission wheel 43, said first transmission wheel 43 having a first shaft hole 431 on the center thereof and being penetrated through by said first spindle 44, said first spindle 44 being coaxially driving said first transmission wheel 43, said first spindle components 45 being sleeved onto said first spindle 44; a second spindle structure 5 disposed on said support structure 2 and comprising a second driving wheel 51, a second driving belt 52, a second transmission wheel 53, a second spindle 54 and a plurality of second spindle components 55, said second motor 33 being for driving said second driving wheel 51, said second driving wheel 51 being sleeved into said second transmission belt 52, said second transmission belt 52 being further sleeved onto said second transmission wheel 53, said second transmission wheel 53 having a second shaft hole 531 on the center thereof and being penetrated through by said second spindle 54, said second spindle 54 being coaxially driving said second transmission wheel 53, said second spindle components 55 being sleeved onto said second spindle 54; a rocking means 6 comprising at least one rocking arm 61, a plurality of slot-connecting components 62 and a plurality of holding components 63, said rocking arm 61 having two bilaterally disposed connection parts 611, said rocking arm 61 having a sliding slot 612 and a holding hole 613 penetrating therethrough, said first spindle components 45 being sleeved onto said sliding slot 612, said slot-connecting components 62 being attached to the outside of said sliding slot 612 to enable said first spindle components 45 to be slidable with said sliding slot 612, said second spindle components 55 being sleeved into said holding hole 613, said holding components 63 being attached to the outside of said holding hole 613 so as to couple said first spindle components 4 and said second spindle components 5 with said rocking means 6; and a seat cushion 7 attached to said connection parts 611 for allowing a user to sit thereon.

2. The horse-riding type exerciser of claim 1, wherein said seat cushion 7 has a control interface 71 for operating and controlling said horse-riding type exerciser.

3. The horse-riding type exerciser of claim 1, wherein said first spindle 44 has a polygonal first coupling part 441 on a middle portion and two first square shafts 443 on both ends, respectively, a cylindrical second coupling part 442 is disposed between said first square shaft 443 and said first coupling part 441, and said first spindle components 45 comprise a plurality of bearings 451, a plurality of first eccentric blocks 452, a plurality of first eccentric shafts 453 and a plurality of bushings 454, wherein said first coupling part 441 is inserted into said first shaft hole 431, said second coupling part 442 is securely sleeved into said bearings 451 held between said first notches 211 and said cover trenches 221, said first square shafts. 443 are coupled with said respective first eccentric blocks 452 coupled with the respective first ends of said first eccentric shafts 453, the respective second ends of said first eccentric shafts 453 are sleeved into said bushings 454 disposed in said rocking means 6 to be slidable with said rocking means 6.

4. The horse-riding type exerciser of claim 1, wherein said second spindle 54 has a polygonal first coupling part 541 on a middle portion and two second square shafts 543 on both ends, respectively, and a cylindrical second coupling part 542 is disposed between said second square shaft 543 and said first coupling part. 541, and said second spindle components 55 comprise a plurality of inner bearings 551, a plurality of second eccentric blocks 552 and a plurality of second eccentric shafts 553, said first coupling part 541 is inserted into said second shaft hole 531, said second coupling part 542 is securely sleeved into said inner bearings 551, said inner bearings 551 are held between said first positioning trenches 212 and said cover trenches 221, said second square shafts 543 are coupled with said second eccentric blocks 552, respectively, said second eccentric blocks 552 are coupled with respective first ends of said second eccentric shafts 553, and said rocking means 6 are coupled with respective second ends of said second eccentric shafts 553.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an improved structure of horse-riding type exerciser, and more particularly to a horse-riding type exerciser that drives the first and second spindle structures by using a power system and that enables the seat cushion to perform multi-angular, changeful movements.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The conventional horse-riding exerciser available in the market is generally provided with a seat cushion that simulates a saddle, wherein a plurality of gears and levers are driven by a motor so as to connectedly enable the seat cushion to perform forward/backward and slanted movements.

However, the movements of the conventional horse-riding exerciser are always monotonous and stiff. Besides, its movements are changeless. As a result, the user who spends much time on the conventional horse-riding exerciser may easily feel tedious and boring. Accordingly, the conventional horse-riding exerciser is still needed to be improved to meet the requirements of moderns who need exercise to maintain good health. In addition, the ineffective horse-riding exerciser causes the waste of money and reduces limited indoor space.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Whereas the aforesaid conventional defects, a major object of the present invention is to provide a horse-riding type exerciser with multiple variations.

In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention discloses a horse-riding type exerciser, which comprises a base, a support structure, a power system, a first spindle structure, a second spindle structure, a rocking means and a seat cushion. The power system can drive the first and second spindle structures for further allowing the multi-angular movement of the rocking means. The rocking means is further attached to the seat cushion. As a result, the multi-angular movement of the rocking means further enables the seat cushion to perform changeful movements.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an elevational view of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is an elevational, exploded view showing the first and second spindle structures attached to the braces and the rocking means of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is an elevational, exploded view showing the internal structures of the braces, the first spindle structure and the second spindle structure of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a schematic view showing the motion of driving the rocking means by using the first and second spindle structures of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a schematic view showing the operation of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The above-mentioned features and advantages of this invention, and the manner of attaining them, will become more apparent and the invention will be better understood by reference to the following description of embodiments of the invention taken in conjunction with the drawings.

Referring to FIGS. 1 through 3, an improved structure of horse-riding type exerciser comprises a base 1, a support structure 2, a power system 3, a first spindle structure 4, a second spindle structure 5, a rocking means 6, and a seat cushion 7.

The base 1 comprises a bottom base 11, a middle base 12, and several connection rods 111 for connecting the bottom base 11 with the middle base 12, wherein the middle base 12 has a through hole 121.

The support structure 2 is attached to the middle base 12 on both sides of the through hole 121. The support structure 2 comprises several braces 21 and several brace covers 22. The braces 21 are fixedly disposed on the aforesaid middle base 12. The braces 21 have several semicircular first notches 211 and first positioning trenches 212 on the top surfaces, wherein the first notches 211 and first positioning trenches 212 are covered with the respective brace covers 22. The brace covers 22 have respective cover trenches 221 corresponding to the first notches 211 and first positioning trenches 212.

The power system 3 comprises a motor base 31, a first motor 32 and a second motor 33. The motor base 31 is fixedly attached among the aforesaid connection rods 111. The first motor 32 and the second motor 33 are disposed between the bottom base 11 and the middle base 12, and fixedly disposed on the motor base 31. The first motor 32 is for driving the first spindle structure 4, and the second motor 33 is for driving the second spindle structure 5.

The first spindle structure 4 is disposed on the aforesaid support structure 2, and comprises a first driving wheel 41, a first driving belt 42, a first transmission wheel 43, a first spindle 44 and first spindle components 45. The first spindle 44 has a polygonal first coupling part 441 on the middle portion and two first square shafts 443 on both ends, respectively. A cylindrical second coupling part 442 is disposed between the first square shaft 443 and the first coupling part 441. The first spindle components 45 include several bearings 451, several first eccentric blocks 452, several first eccentric shafts 453 and several bushings 454. The aforesaid first motor 32 is for driving the first driving wheel 41. The first driving wheel 41 is sleeved into the first transmission belt 42. The first transmission belt 42 is further sleeved onto the first transmission wheel 43. The first transmission wheel 43 has a polygonal first shaft hole 431 on the center corresponding to the first coupling part 441. The first coupling part 441 is inserted into the first shaft hole 431 to coaxially drive the first transmission wheel 43. The second coupling part 442 is securely sleeved into the bearings 451. The bearings 451 are held between the aforesaid first notches 211 and cover trenches 221. The first square shafts 443 are coupled with the respective first eccentric blocks 452. The first eccentric blocks 452 are coupled with first ends of the first eccentric shafts 453, respectively. The second ends of the first eccentric shafts 453 are sleeved into the respective bushings 454. The bushings 454 are disposed in the respective rocking means 6 to be slidable with the rocking means 6.

The second spindle structure 5 is disposed on the aforesaid support structure 2, and comprises a second driving wheel 51, a second driving belt 52, a second transmission wheel 53, a second spindle 54 and second spindle components 55. The second spindle 54 has a polygonal first coupling part 541 on the middle portion and two second square shafts 543 on both ends, respectively. A cylindrical second coupling part 542 is disposed between the second square shaft 543 and the first coupling part 541. The second spindle components 55 include several inner bearings 551, several second eccentric blocks 552 and several second eccentric shafts 553. The aforesaid second motor 33 is for driving the second driving wheel 51. The second driving wheel 51 is sleeved into the second transmission belt 52. The second transmission belt 52 is further sleeved onto the second transmission wheel 53. The second transmission wheel 53 has a polygonal second shaft hole 531 on the center corresponding to the first coupling part 541. The first coupling part 541 is inserted into the second shaft hole 531 to coaxially drive the second transmission wheel 53. In addition, the second coupling part 542 is securely sleeved into the inner bearings 551. The inner bearings 551 are held between the aforesaid first positioning trenches 212 and cover trenches 221. The second square shafts 543 are coupled with the respective second eccentric blocks 552. The second eccentric blocks 552 are coupled with first ends of the second eccentric shafts 553, respectively. The second ends of the second eccentric shafts 553 are coupled with the rocking means 6, respectively.

The rocking means 6 comprises at least one rocking arm 61, several slot-connecting components 62 and several holding components 63. Two connection parts 611 are bilaterally disposed on the rocking arm 61. The rocking means 6 has a sliding slot 612 and a holding hole 613 penetrating therethrough. The slot-connecting component 62 has several retaining rings 621 and a pin 622. The aforesaid holding component 63 has an outer bearing 631, a fixing ring 632, a retaining ring 633 and a fastener 634. The aforesaid bushings 454 are held in the sliding slots 612, respectively. In addition, several retaining rings 621 and one pin 622 are sleeved onto the outside of each bushing 454. As a result, the bushing 454 is retained in the sliding slot 612 to be slidable with the sliding slot 612 so as to rotate and rock the rocking arm 61. The aforesaid outer bearing 631 is held in the holding hole 613. The fixing ring 632 is coupled with the outside of the holding hole 613 for fixing the outer bearing 631. The aforesaid second eccentric shaft 553 is inserted into the outer bearing 631. In addition, the retaining ring 633 and the fastener 634 are sleeved on the outside of the outer bearing 631 so as to retain the second eccentric shaft 553 in the outer bearing 631 for rotating and rocking the rocking arm 61.

The seat cushion 7 is attached to the aforesaid connection parts 611 for allowing a user to sit thereon. The seat cushion 7 has a control interface 71 for operating and controlling the horse-riding type exerciser.

Referring to FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, the operation of the horse-riding type exerciser is shown. The improved structure of horse-riding type exerciser can be controlled and adjusted by using the control interface 71. In addition, the power system 3 can drive the first spindle structure 4 and the second spindle structure 5 for further allowing the movement of the rocking means 6. Besides, the movement of the rocking means 6 further enables the seat cushion 7 to perform multi-angular movement.

The aforesaid first motor 32 of the power system 3 rotates the first driving wheel 41 for further allowing the rotation of the first transmission wheel 43 by using the first transmission belt 42. The rotation of the first transmission wheel 43 further allows the rotation of the first spindle 44 and the first spindle components 45. Besides, the rotation of the first spindle components 45 further enables the sliding slot 612 of the rocking arm 61 to perform eccentric sliding movement. The second motor 33 rotates the second driving wheel 51. The second driving wheel 51 further allows the rotation of the second transmission wheel 53 by using the second transmission belt 52. The rotation of second transmission wheel 53 allows the rotation of the second spindle 54 and the second spindle components 55. Besides, the rotation of the second spindle components 55 enables the holding hole 613 of the rocking arm 61 to perform eccentric movement. The first spindle 44 and the second spindle 54 are rotated toward identical direction or opposite directions by using the first motor 32 and second motor 33, or the rotation of the first spindle 44 is stopped at a point within the movement range while the second spindle 544 is rotated persistently, thereby providing the rocking arm 61 with changeful, multi-angular movements.