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Publication numberUS2466470 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1949
Filing dateNov 2, 1946
Priority dateNov 2, 1946
Publication numberUS 2466470 A, US 2466470A, US-A-2466470, US2466470 A, US2466470A
InventorsNorris George G
Original AssigneeNorris George G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reducing apparatus
US 2466470 A
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G. G. NoRRls REDUCING APPARATUS April 5, 1949.

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1 Claim.

The invention relates in general to physical reducing apparatus and more particularly to means providing a pleasant and enjoyable method of reducing fatty areas of the body.

The invention comprises in part, a resilient sphere which may vary in circumferential contour and which when used as directed gets to the base of the fatty areas by agitation of the tissues.

An object of the invention is to provide a simple form of exercise by means of the present invention for persons inclined towards obesity whereby they may readily reduce areas of excessive fatness or bodily bulk located at the regions of the waist, hips, chest and buttocks.

A further object of the invention is to provide a means whereby through the action of the body on contact with the sphere while being rolled against a vertically disposed surface, the sphere may be caused to move either straight across or in a circular direction, as the user desires.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be in part obvious from an inspection of the accompanying drawings and a careful consideration of the following description and claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspetcive View of the invention as a whole showing one of the various ways in which it may be employed. Figure 2 is a frag mentary view similar to Fig. 1 in a reversed position showing a further application of the reducing apparatus. Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing a chest reducing form of exercise. Figure 4 is a side elevation shown in a folded up position. Figure 5 is a front elevation of Fig. 4. Figure 6 is a fragmentary detail of the sphere supporting mechanism shown in Figs. 1, 4 and 5. Figure 7 is one form of a resilient sphere employed as a reducer. Figure 8 is a further form of sphere employed for this purpose.

With reference to the drawings, I0 designates a horizontal platform to which is hinged the vertical portion I I of the invention said vertical portion being provided with slots I2 and I3. A longitudinally concaved sphere supporting shelf member Id is disposed transversely of the vertical portion II and is supported in up and down adjustable positions by the bolts I6 which carry the thumb nuts I1. A shoulder screw Ila at either slot provides rigidity for the member I4 and the buttons lib maintain the platform I0 in its raised position when the apparatus is not in use.

With reference to Fig. l, the invention is shown in operating position which may be for convenience arranged in contact with a wall I8. If permanent installation is contemplated it may be secured to the wall in any suitable manner.

The apparatus can be conveniently folded as shown in Figs. i and 5 by means of the hinges I9 if it is desired to transport the device or to stow it away.

With reference to Figs. 7 and 8 there is shown several types of resilient spheres 2D preferably made of soft rubber which are an essential part of the reducing apparatus just described. In Fig. '7 the sphere 2! is provided with a multiplicity of protuberances 22 circumferentially distributed which will produce a kneading effect upon the body if used in the manner disclosed in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. 'I'he sphere 23 shown in Fig. 8 is provided with a multiplicity of concavities 24 intended to produce a more or less vacuum effect when in direct contact with the bare body as pressure is applied during a rolling motion. I have shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 how either one of these spheres may be employed in an effort to reduce fatty tissues on various portions of the body and in Fig. l, I feature the concaved transverse member HI as employed to support the sphere 23 at a height convenient to that portion of the body. Either one of the two spherical members may be employed with good effect.

In operation:

Position Fig. 1. Action is assisted by the concaved member III which permits pressure to be exerted on the buttocks at users deliberation. Sphere should pass from left to right and vice versa.

Position Fig. 2. The sphere is now placed at center of back, at shoulder height and it should be rolled back and forth at lowering level each time in its transverse movement.

Position Fig. 3. This illustrates a chest reducing movement which is accomplished with a little pressure exerted on the sphere together with a swaying movement of the upper body. Various other exercises are possible for the reduction of fatty tissues almost without limit and the user will experience endless exhilaration and 3 relaxation therefrom While reducing superfluous avoirdupois.

Variations may be resorted to Within the scope of the invention and portions of the improvements may be used without the others, Whilst not departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

In apparatus of the class described, a collapsible unit comprising in combination a plurality of plane elements of substantial areas exibly connected for relative movement to a substantially parallel position for engaging relation, said elements normally providing a, horizontal platform and a vertical Wall portion respectively, said Wall portion provided with spaced apart slots, a shelf member having a longitudinal concavity conforming to and adapted to support a sphere, said shelf member removably mounted on said Wall portion, locking means on said shelf to se- REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file oi this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 332,989 Benedict Dec. 22, 1885 866,728 Lovell Sept. 24, 1907 1,780,479 Grimth Nov. 4, 1930 2,212,119 Julsrud et al Aug. 20, 1940

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U.S. Classification601/131, D24/211
International ClassificationA61H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H15/00
European ClassificationA61H15/00