US 1784082 A
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2 Sheets-Sheet v 1 A. M. WEBB EXERCISING DEVICE Q v Q Filed April 23, 1928 Dec. 9, 1930.
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This invention relates to exercising devices and more especially to a'device for imparting vibrations to the body of the patient while the patient is in prone position. One of the advantages of my invention is that by the use thereof, health conditions of the-body ma be improved. a
' n object of my invention is to rovide a massaging or vibrating machine w ichjs .so constructed that the entire body of the person will receive a vibratory action, which vibratory action can be regulated to suit the needs of the patient.
I Another object of my invention is to provide a massaging machine having an air cushion resiliently mounted on the machine in a suitable framework with vibratory means for imparting vibrations to the human body, together with means for regulating and controllin said vibrations.
Anot er object of my invention is to'provide efiicient vibrating meansfor-imparting of in which the extensions 16 and -17 are adapted torest one of their ends, the other ends of these extensions being suplported by y. These the standards 18 and19 respective extensionsare padded as at 20 and 21, the
extension 16 being adapted to serve as a for the head of the patient and the extension 'broadly by the numeral 25 and comprises the vibrations to the'body to cause a relaxation of the muscles and to stimulate the circula-' tion of the blood thru the system and I have found that by-the'use of my device poisonous matter is from the system and the general condition of the human stem is improved and the condition of heal im roved. Some of the objects of my invention. aving beenstated otherobjects will appear as the description needs, when taken in connection with t. Which-P a Figure 1 is. a sideelevaticn of my device; Figure 2'is a plan view of the same; Figure 8 is a cross-sectional view alongthe line 8.8'.inFi re 1' Figure4 is an enlar detail resilient supportin means- Figureli isan rged view,'partly in cross-sectional my vibra means; Figure Bis an endview.of ,igure' 5t- 0 drawings, in
view of the the handle members 86.
11 I- mountthe motor 40 whi J 4lgthereon, and to the members 42 and 43- Referring more. 'lficularly tothe draw-' ings, the numeral-1 indicates-them frame 07310!!- of-m device; which .has the lower ormontallymembers 11. and the upper horitaon the pro ectioiu 1 4 and lt at' each corner members.and.
rectangular framework composed of the side members 26 and the end members 27, and secured at each corner of this frame 25 are the bolts 28 which project downwardly. through the corner portions of theframe' 1 0 and have the compression. ring 29 loosely secured therearound. with t e nut 80 threadably enadapted to serve as a rest for the.
ging the lower end of the bolt 28. This e portion 25 has the screen 31 secured' to the end and side members, which screen is ada ted to'support the dpneumatic mattress 32 and a covering 33' is a apted to be secured over the pneumatic mattress 32 by snap fastener 34 and this pneumatic mattress has the tube 38 by means of' which the same may be inflated. .'..In Figure 1 I have shown the coven ner m which the pneumatic element maybe inflated, it being apparent that after nflation the cover 33' can be snapped into 'tion.
Srefiured tie the aid en members 26 are the 82*:- wa anuwa y ro ectmgme'm rs 35 which are adapted to have secured therein 0n the 10 'tudinall d n81 y hasthe pulley element 33 unsnapped to show the manmembers I which are secured to the lower side of the frame 25 I secure the bearing member which the ball bearings 45 and '46 therem 32mm and cams may be adJlusted in any desired 'tion by means of 0 set screws 51 and Thisbearingmemberflhasthe recess 58 in which or oil ma ted for proper ubrieat on of 45 and 46. The pulleys 48 and 41 are fi ptedto have secured thereon the belt 54.
the shaft 47 onwhich is mounted R8 and the unbalanced weights 49 ese The reinforcing members 55 and '56 are adapted to be secured to the side members 26 to reinforce the same and to prevent the body from coming' in contact with these sharp metallic members 26.
It is evident that when the patient takes hold of the handle members 36 that direct vibrations are communicated to the body, as these handle members are connected directly to the frame on which the vibrating means are mounted. This gives a stronger t of vibration to the arms of the patent, which is desirable, as the arms can stand a--- stronger vibration than the body,'and the air cushion causes the body to receive the lighter vibrations.
in operation, the supports it and 17 are secured as sho'wnin the drawings and the bag 32 is inflated to the proper degree and the cover 33 is secured in position and the atient is supported on the central part of t emachine with the patients head resting on. the support it and the patients feet resting on "the support'li'. The variable speed motor tress is to provlde means for re 40 is then started and due to the unbalanced weights 49 and 50 being properly adjusted on the shaft 47 vibrations are imparted to the. irsmewcrh 25 and to the-body of the patient.
My object in providing the pneumaticmat- 1 Eating the intensity or the vibrations received by the atient, as it is evident that ii a patent weighmg 140 pounds were placed on the device with the pneumatic mattress inflated to five pounds pressure that the intensity of the vibrations would be greater than if the mattress element were inflated to only three pounds pressure. It is also evident that where the atient is li ht in weight that the normal miiation wou d be ater to be ":1 with than where the patient 15 heavier. t is also evident that by providing this pneumatic mattress element thatI have provided a device Where each portion of the body will receive the vibrations, as the mattress, will conform to the curvature of the body of the patient and give vibrations of the same. intensity to the portions of thebody in engagement with so the mattress element.
In the drawings and specification I have set forth-a preferred embodiment of'my invention, and although specific terms are employed, they are used in a generic and descriptive sense only and not for purposes of limitatlon, the scope of the invention being set forth in the appended claims.
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- 1. An exercising device comprising a framework having resiliently sup rted thereon, a superstructure a resilient y supporting member carried by the superstructure, a cover for said resilient member, means for Eastening the cover to the slperstructure, head and test extensions adepte ing ada to be removably secured to-the framework, means on'the lower side of the superstructure for impartin vibratory motion to the superstructure, and means on the framework for operating said vibrating means. k
2. In an exercising device for the human body, a main frame, a second frame resiliently mounted on the main frame, a mattress supporting element in the second frame, a pneumatic mattress mounted on the mattress supporting means, a removable cover for the mattress, said mattress cover being adapted to be detachably secured to the second frame, means inflation of the pneumatic for permittingh mattress, and andle bars disposed on esch side of the second frame.
3. In a'machine for im arting vibrations to the human body, a main ame having mounted thereon a motor, a superstructureresiiient- 1y mounted on the main frame and having supported thereon a pneumatic mattress which is adapted to support the body of the patient, a removable covering for the mat.- tress, means for securing the covering to the sides and ends of the superstructure, and head and foot extensions. for supporting the head and feet of the patient, detachebiy secured to the main frame.
4. In a-machine for imparting vibrations to the human bod a main frame, a superstructure resilient y, mounted on the main frame, a pneumatc mattress member mounted on the superstructure,;means for regulating the degree'of resiliency ofthe-mattress member, handle members. secured to the superstructure, said handle members being adapted to be held by the patient to receive direct vibrations from the superstructure, and means for imparting vibrations to the superstructure. 1
5. In an exercising device, a framework, a
superstructure resiliently mounted onto or said framework, a'transverseiy mounted s aft on said superstructure, extensions on said shaft, a motor on'the framework driving cemenections between said motor and said shaft, a pneumatic mattress mounted on said su rstructure, a covering adapted to be secure to the sides, and ends of sai superstructure and to cover said neumatic mattress, longitudinall disposed handle bars rigidly secured to superstructure at the sides thereef, removable extension members adapted in be secured to both ends of the framework and heted to support the head and toot por tions 0 the human body, the central portion of the human body being ada ted to receive indirect vibration through t e' pneuma ic mattress and the human body being also ada ted .to receive direct vibration when the h use of the human body come in contact with said, longitudinally disposedha'ndie bars.
6. In an exercising and vibrating device, a main frame, aframework resiliently on said main frame pneumatic mattress el'e Bid mattress, an eccentrically mounte ment mounted on said framework, handle bars'mounted alon .side of said-framework, a detachable cover'a apted to be secured to said framework and to cover the said nelimatic shaft on the lower side of said framework, means associated with the main frame adapted to im art rotation to the said shaft and to create vi ration to said framework and head and foot sections adapted to be removably secured to the head and foot portions of the main frame.
In testimony whereof I aflix my si ature.
ADOLPHUS M.- BB. I