|Publication number||US2132862 A|
|Publication date||Oct 11, 1938|
|Filing date||Feb 23, 1937|
|Priority date||Feb 23, 1937|
|Publication number||US 2132862 A, US 2132862A, US-A-2132862, US2132862 A, US2132862A|
|Inventors||Pilates Joseph H|
|Original Assignee||Pilates Joseph H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (33), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 11,.,1938.v J. l-l.` PILATES 2,132,862
` EXRCISING APPARATUS I Filed Feb. 23, 1957 f za f5 15 i/o @1 INVENTOR.
Patented Oct. 11, 1938 EXERCISmG APPARATUS Joseph H. Pilates, New York, N. Y.
Application February 23, 1937, Serial No. 127,025
This invention relates to exercising apparatus for use by individuals in correcting physical faults and developing personal physique.
The main object of this invention is to provide a small, compact and inexpensive implement, the continued use of which is adapted to improve the personal appearance and health by reducing such conditions as bow-legs, knockknees, nat-feet, spinal curvature, drooping shoulders, flat chests, etc., and induce a proper circulation of the Vblood throughout the entire system.
A further feature is in the provision of an exercising device that is broadly applicable substantially to all parts of the body and limbs by merely changing lthe contact elements in conformity with the location of application.
Another purpose is to produce an exercising apparatus suited to the requirements cf the strong or weak, of either sex, by the selection of springs interchangeable therein.
These and allied subjects arev accomplished by the novel 4construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the annexed drawing forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which:-
Figure 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of the invention, indicating one of its `many applications.
Figure 2 is an end view thereof.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional View, taken on line 3 3 of Figure 1, and drawn to an enlarged scale. Y
Figure 4 is anv enlarged transverse sectional View taken on line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a similar sectional view taken on line 5-5 o-f Figure 1.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view, similar to Figure 3 but showing a modified contactor element.
Figure 7 is a face view of the same.
Figure 8 is a plan view, like Figure 1, bu showing other contactors, adapted for the feet.
Figure 9 is still another plan View of the apparatus with contactors arranged for the limbs.
Figure 10 is a sectional view taken on lines Ill-I0 ofFigure 9. t
As will be seen from the drawing, to Vwhich reference is now made, the device is quite simple, consisting of few partswhich include a tube I5 having a longitudinal slot I6, the entrance I'I to which is offset and provided with a detent notch I8. A scale I9 is formed on the tube adjacent to slot for obvious reasons.
Slidable telescopically in the open end of the tube I5 is another tube 20 in which may be set a transverse pin 2|, acting as anA abutment for one end of a compression spring 22 coiled in the interior of the tube 20 and extending through 5 the tube I5 to an abutment therein. Fixed in the inner end portion of the tube 20 is a stud gular as shown or -of any other cross section,
these receivers containing blocks 26, held therein by screws 21 to act as pillows for contactors 28, the iianged Walls of the receivers extruding preferably over the base portion of the contactors.
The outer surface of the contactors may be given any preferred shape to suit and made of elastic material as desired; for instance, Figures 1 and 3 show fiat outer surfaces for contact with the hands and parts of the body, and may be provided with projections, as at 30 in Figures 6 and 7.
In Figure 8 the pillows are drilled to receive stems 3l of certain forms of contactors, those shown being designed for the feet, as at 32.
Another shape is exhibited in Figures 9 and 10 consisting of a stem 34 and concave contactor 35, suited to engage the limbs of the user, as will be readily understood, the contactors being easily interchangeable. From the foregoing it Will be apparent that upon selecting contactors appropriately, their inward movement, against the force of the springs will be indicated in pounds pressure on the scale.
Having thus described the invention including the manner of its construction and application, what is claimed as new and sought to secure by Letters Patent, is:-
In an exercising apparatus having two spring distended telescopic tubes and cup like receivers fixed on their outer extremities, blocks set in said receivers, and elastic contactors interchangeably carried by said blocks, said contactors provided With a plurality of projections on their outer faces.
JOSEPH H. PILATES.
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US2708367 *||Apr 2, 1951||May 17, 1955||Lusk Hilton F||Force measuring instrument|
|US2760774 *||Apr 1, 1952||Aug 28, 1956||Willy M Perez||Foot exerciser|
|US2974527 *||May 7, 1956||Mar 14, 1961||Linthout Erwin||Gymnastic implement|
|US3132861 *||Nov 24, 1961||May 12, 1964||James D Horney||Compression and twisting exercise device having an internal compression spring with interlocking limiting means|
|US3174343 *||Oct 23, 1962||Mar 23, 1965||Anthony S Kasulis||Pneumatic exerciser with pressure gauge|
|US3477426 *||Nov 30, 1966||Nov 11, 1969||Wincheski Joseph J||Clubfoot splint|
|US3759514 *||Jun 7, 1971||Sep 18, 1973||Compret Nv||Resilient push-pull exerciser|
|US3861677 *||Sep 21, 1973||Jan 21, 1975||N R Wheeldon||Exercisers|
|US3921975 *||Sep 6, 1974||Nov 25, 1975||Robert H Pridgen||Leg muscle exercise apparatus|
|US3992004 *||Dec 30, 1974||Nov 16, 1976||Andre Feron||Spring biased thigh and pelvic muscle toning apparatus|
|US4022463 *||Nov 14, 1975||May 10, 1977||Elmer's Weights, Inc.||Spring type exercising device|
|US4045033 *||Mar 22, 1976||Aug 30, 1977||Cary Schuman||Golf putting aid|
|US4211404 *||May 12, 1978||Jul 8, 1980||Blowsky Frank C||Telescoping physical exercising device|
|US4842273 *||Jul 9, 1987||Jun 27, 1989||Reinhard Schmeiss||Variable compression resistance exercise device|
|US4852871 *||Dec 2, 1988||Aug 1, 1989||John Perko||Hand exercise device|
|US5300002 *||Jun 18, 1992||Apr 5, 1994||Freye Allen E||Upper and lower body frictional resistant-type exercising device|
|US7641604||Jan 11, 2008||Jan 5, 2010||Charles Blount||Exercise device|
|US7666125||Jun 2, 2005||Feb 23, 2010||J. True Martin Irrevocable Trust||Portable leg exercise device, and related methods|
|US7674211||Nov 7, 2007||Mar 9, 2010||Viktor Uygan||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord central pulley attached to a carriage and a pulley locking mechanism|
|US7850584||Nov 29, 2007||Dec 14, 2010||Viktor Uygan||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord looped about a central pulley and first and second free pulleys|
|US7998046 *||Oct 21, 2009||Aug 16, 2011||Johnson Lanny L||Methods and devices for treating pathological conditions of the human knee|
|US8033969||Jun 18, 2009||Oct 11, 2011||Diana Feltz||Pilates exercise barrel|
|US8142338||Jun 21, 2011||Mar 27, 2012||Johnson Lanny L||Methods and devices for treating pathological conditions of the human knee|
|US8435163||Oct 29, 2010||May 7, 2013||Balanced Body, Inc.||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord looped about a central pulley and first and second free pulleys|
|US8663074||Mar 8, 2010||Mar 4, 2014||Balanced Body, Inc.||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord central pulley attached to a carriage and a pulley locking mechanism|
|US9248332||Jan 19, 2012||Feb 2, 2016||Douglas S. Dennis||Exercise apparatus, methods of using, and method of manufacture|
|US20060276316 *||Jun 2, 2005||Dec 7, 2006||J. True Martin Irrevocable Trust||Portable leg exercise device, and related methods|
|US20080261788 *||Jan 11, 2008||Oct 23, 2008||Charles Blount||Exercise device|
|US20090118108 *||Nov 7, 2007||May 7, 2009||Viktor Uygan||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord central pulley attached to a carriage and a pulley locking mechanism|
|US20090143201 *||Nov 29, 2007||Jun 4, 2009||Viktor Uygan||Exercise apparatus with a pull cord looped about a central pulley and first and second free pulleys|
|US20100190622 *||Oct 21, 2009||Jul 29, 2010||Johnson Lanny L||Methods and Devices for Treating Pathological Conditions of the Human Knee|
|US20110218081 *||Mar 8, 2010||Sep 8, 2011||Viktor Uygan||Exercise Apparatus With a Pull Cord Central Pulley Attached to a Carriage and a Pulley Locking Mechanism|
|US20150352397 *||Jun 3, 2015||Dec 10, 2015||Brooke Siler Essapen||Exercise Device and Method of Use|
|U.S. Classification||482/122, 73/379.8|