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Publication numberUS3019053 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1962
Filing dateFeb 26, 1960
Priority dateFeb 26, 1960
Publication numberUS 3019053 A, US 3019053A, US-A-3019053, US3019053 A, US3019053A
InventorsFrank A Lambert
Original AssigneeFrank A Lambert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby exercising device
US 3019053 A
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ATTORNEYS 3,019,053 BABY EXERCISING DEVICE Frank A. Lambert, 443 St. John St., Pleasanton, Calif. Filed Feb. 26, 1960, Ser. No. 11,220 7 Claims. (Cl. 297-275) This invention relates to an exercising device and more particularly to a baby exercising device.

Baby exercising devices have heretofore been provided for babies. However, such baby exercising devices have not been completely satisfactory because they have been relatively expensive and diflicult to produce. Such devices have also had other objectionable features such as difficulty of placing the baby within the device, the device opening up and dropping the baby, and others. There is therefore a need. for a satisfactory baby exercising device.

In general it is an object of the present invention to provide a baby exercising device which overcomes the above named disadvantages.

Another object of the invention is to provide a baby exercising device of the above character in which the baby cannot fall out of the device even though the waist band is left untied or becomes untied.

Another object of the invention is to provide a baby exercising device of the above character which can be readily adjusted with respect to its height above the floor.

Another object of the invention is to provide a baby exercisor of the above character which can be easily placed on the baby.

Another object of the invention is to provide a baby exercising device of the above character which is simple and economical to construct.

Additional objects and features of the invention will appear in the following description in which the preferred embodiment has been set forth in detail in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

Referring to the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of a device incorporating my invention.

FIGURE 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 22.

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the device taken along the line 3-3.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of a portion of the device.

As shown in the drawings, my baby exercising device consists of a jacket 11 and means 12 for yieldably supporting the jacket. The jacket is comprised of a relatively wide waist band 13 of suitable material such as fabric which is adapted to fit around the waist of the baby. The waist band has two ends 13a and 13b. A seat band 14, also of suitable material such as fabric is provided and has two ends 14a and 14b. The end 14a is secured to the waist band intermediate the two ends of the waist band. It will be noted that the seat band 14 is of quilted construction and is wider at the end 14a and gradually tapers down to the narrower end portion 14b.

The end 14b of the seat band is provided with a hem 16 and the ends 13a and 13b of the waist band are each provided with eyelets 17 through which extends a flexible elongate element in the form of a cord 18 that is secured to opposite ends of a spreader member 19 in a manner hereinafter described. The spreader member 19 is preferably tubular and is formed of a suitable material such as aluminum. Another hem 21 is provided on the rear of the seat band where it is secured to the waist band intermediate the ends thereof. Additional cord means 22 extends through this hem 21 and is secured to the opposite ends of the spreader member 19.

In the construction shown in the drawing the cord means 18 and 22 are comprised of one single length of tes Patent garages Patented Jan. 3%, 19%2 cord and extend through openings 23 provided adjacent the ends of the spreader member. The ends of the single cord are secured in the hem 21 by suitable means such as sewing. The loop portions of the single cord which extend through the openings 23 in the opposite ends of the spreader member 19 are secured to another single length of cord 24. The cord 24 has its ends e tending through openings 26 in the spreader member also adjacent the ends of the spreader member 19 and has its ends secured to the loop portions of the single cord extending through the openings 23 by suitable means such as the single and double becket bend knot 27 shown in detail in FIGURE 2. The ends of the spreader member 19- are covered with caps 28 of suitable material such as plastic.

An intermediate portion of the cord means 24 is secured to a snap 29 provided with a turnbuckle 31 by means of an overhand knot 32 which passes through the turnbuckle 31. The snap 29 is snapped over a ring 33 which is a part of one end of the spring 34. A ring 36 is provided on the other end of the spring 34 and has secured to it a cord 37 by suitable means such as a knot 38. The cord 37 is looped through a turnbuckle 41 provided on a snap 42 and has its other end secured to an adjustment member 43. Th adjustment member consists of a straight portion 43a and an inclined portion 43b. The end of the cord passes through a hole 44 provided in the angle portion 43b and is knotted as shown to prevent the end of the cord from slipping therethrough. An intermediate portion of the cord 37 extends through a pair of holes 46 provided in the straight portion of the adjustment member 43.

An elastic stop cord is provided within the spring 34 and is secured to the rings 33 and 36 to prevent overstretching or permanent deformation of the spring.

The snap 42 is snapped over a screw-eye 47 which is adapted to be secured to a suitable supporting member such as a door-way.

The waist band is provided with a plurality of eyelets 48 which are disposed on the ends of the waist band and arranged in a row which is at right angles to the length of. the waist band. Suitable means is provided for securing the ends of the waist band and consists of a lace 49 which is threaded through the eyelets and tied in much the same manner as a shoe lace.

Use of my baby exercising device may now be briefly described as follows. The device is separated at the snap 2 9 and the jacket is placed on the floor or on a bed and the baby is placed in the jacket by placing the legs of the baby through the side openings 51 and :72 between the seat band and the waist band. With the lace 49' loosened, this can be readily accomplished. As soon as the babys legs have been placed through the openings 51 and 52, the ends of the waist band are brought together and are secured with the lace 49 to firmly support the baby about the waist. The baby is then lifted and the snap 29 is placed in the ring 33.

After the baby has been suspended, the height of the baby with respect to the floor is adjusted by Sliding of the adjustment member 43 and upwardly or downwardly on the cord 37. If it is diificult to make the adjustment while the baby is being supported by the cord 3'7, the baby can be removed and the adjustment made after which the baby with the jacket can again be snapped onto the spring 34. Normally it is desirable to lower the device so that the babys feet can touch the floor. This in conjunction with the spring 34 will make it possible for the baby to jump and bounce around and to exercise its limbs. During this action, the baby at all times is firmly supported by the device.

The construction of the device is such that the baby may be comfortably seated in the device for relatively The seat band 14 is padded or The construction of the device is such that it gives utmost safety to the baby by preventing the baby from accidently falling from the: device. Thus if the lace 49 should accidently become untied or should be left untied, the baby cannot fall.

from the device because the end 14b of the seat strap is secured to the cord means which passes through theeyelets 17 and which is secured to the ends of the spreader member 19. As shown particularly in FIGURE 4-, the: ends of the waist band and the end 14b of the seat band will be retained by the cord means to prevent the baby from accidently falling from the device. The cords are secured to each other and to the spreader member in such a manner that it would be diflicult if not impossible for the cords to become accidently untied.

The device is constructed in such a manner that can be readily mounted in several locations such as ceiling beams, porches, patios, door-ways and the like or any other place in which a screweye or other suitable supporting means can be placed. The adjustment means is of a type which can be easily adjusted for different heights to facilitate moving the baby exercising device from one place to another.

It is apparent from the foregoing that I have provided a new and improved baby exercising device which can be readily and economically manufactured and which gives the utmost safety to the baby.

I claim:

1. In a baby exercising device, a relatively wide Waist band adapted to fit around the Waist of the baby, said waist band having two end portions, a seat band, one end of the seat band being secured to the waist band intermediate the ends of the waist band so that the seat band depends from the waistband, the other end of the seat band being provided with cord receiving means, a spreader member, continuous cord means secured to opposite ends of the spreader member and extending through both end portions of the waist band adjacent the upper margin thereof and through the cord receiving means in the other end of the seat band, additional cord means secured to the opposite ends of the spreader member and to the waist band generally intermediate of the ends of the waist band and yieldable suspending means secured to the spreader member.

2. An exerciser as in claim 1 together with means for releasably fastening together the two end portions of the waist band.

3. In a baby exercising device, a relatively wide Waist band adapted to fit around the waist of the baby, said waist band having two ends, a seat band depending from said waist band and having two ends, one end of the seat band being secured to said waist band intermediate the ends of the waist band, a spreader member, a single cord, the ends of said cord being secured to said waist band intermediate the ends thereof, intermediate portions of the cord being secured to opposite ends of the spreader member, another intermediate portion of the cord passing through end portions of the waist band and an end portion of the other end of the seat band to generally retain said waist band in engagement with the waist of the body and to support the seat band, and yieldable suspending means secured to the spreader member.

4. A baby exercising device as in claim 3 wherein said yieldable suspending means includes cord means secured to the ends of the spreader member, said last named cord means being secured to said first named cord by knots disposed within the spreader member.

5. In a baby exercising device, a relatively Wide waist band adapted to fit around the waist of the baby, said Waist band having two end portions with eyelets therein in the upper margin of the waist band, a seat band depending from said waist band and having two ends, one end of the seat band being secured to said waist band intermediate the ends of the waist band and the other end being provided with cord receiving means, a spreader member, continuous cord means secured to the opposite ends of the spreader member and extending through the eyelets in both end portions of the waist band and through the cord receiving means in the other end of the seat band, additional cord means secured to the opposite ends of the spreader member and to the waist band intermediate the ends of the waist band, and yieldable suspending means secured to the spreader member.

6. A baby exercising device as in claim 5 together with means for securing together the two end portions of the waist band.

7. A baby exercising device as in claim 5 wherein said first named cord means and said additional cord means consist of one length of cord.

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US3447832 *Dec 23, 1966Jun 3, 1969Cindico Products LtdHarnesses for baby exercisers
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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/275
International ClassificationA47D13/00, A47D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47D13/107
European ClassificationA47D13/10F