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Publication numberUS3830231 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 20, 1974
Filing dateJul 5, 1972
Priority dateJul 5, 1972
Publication numberUS 3830231 A, US 3830231A, US-A-3830231, US3830231 A, US3830231A
InventorsG Klein
Original AssigneeRaymond Lee Organization Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anti-stress and anti-tension scale like apparatus
US 3830231 A
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United States Patent 1 Klein ANTI-STRESS AND ANTI-TENSION SCALE LIKE APPARATUS [75] Inventor: -Georg Ludwig Klein, Laval,

Quebec, Canada 7 [73] Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization,

Inc., New York, N.Y., a part interest [22] Filed: July 5, 1972 21 App1.No.: 269,276

52 us. Cl 128/25 R [51] Int. Cl .Q A61h 1/02 [58] Field of Search; 128/24, 25; 272/54, 80

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Hastings 128/25 R Fill, 3 0 131 45 v Aug. 20, 1974 6/1948 Higgins 272/54 6/1957 Smith 128/2511 Primary Examiner-Lawrence W. Trapp Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Richard S. Shreve, Jr.

[5 7] ABSTRACT Implementation for the relaxation and stimulation of blood and lymph circulation and the general well being of the human bodythrough elevation, swinging, and a vertical and horizontal movement of the legs.

' l'Claim, 6 Drawing Figures ANTI-STRESS AND ANTI-TENSION SCALE LIKE APPARATUS erally used gymnastic equipment, that has the property of relaxing the body and loosening all tensions.

The purpose of gymnastic equipment generally, is through physical exertion, to build muscles and to keep the body mobile and supple. Vibration instruments if used for too long a period tend. to disorient the bodily systems and can therefore be used for short periods only.

SUMMARY This new process is set up so that by a small amount of weight transfer, the legs swing and move back and forth or up and down causing a loosening of the muscles. This loosening transmits itself throughout the entire body even to the brain. It causes better circulation of the blood and lymph; breathing is stimulated BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:'

FIG. 1 is a perspective of one form of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a modification thereof;

FIG. 3 is another modification thereof;

FIG. 4 is an elevation of a modification of part of the structure shown in FIG. 3; I

FIG. 5 is a detail side elevation of an additional structure used in FIG. 3; and

FIG. 6 is an end elevation of the structure of FIG. 5.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS FIG. 1 shows a standard foot 1 to which is attached tubing 2 and is held by clamp 4 which adjusts the height of the apparatus to the user. A revolving insertion 5 is at the top of tubing 3 which holds a cross-bar 6. At both ends of the cross-bar there are two pulleys 7 over which runs a rope 8, at the ends of which hang two devices 9 for holding the legs.

FIG. 2 shows a variation in which at the top of tubing 3 is a channel iron 10 in which are two bearings through which are fastened two parallel bars 11. At the four ends of the parallel bars are attached two vertical bars 12-. The top of these bars 12 are twisted and support hinges 13 to which are attached the saucer shaped devices 14 for holding the legs.

FIGS. 3-6 shows a modified scale system which can be placed under a chair. A plate 15 is carried by four legs 16-. On this plate is an attachment 17 which turns in a bushing 18. At the bottom end of the hanging bar 19 is a cross-bar 20 which turns up and down in a radial direction. On this bar are mounted two movable swivel joints 22. The two tubes 21 hang from the plate 15 via a crosspiece 23 and are mounted by a joint 24. The two saucer shaped devices 25 for holding the legs are mounted in a straight line with the tubes; 26 which can be adjusted and pushed back into tubes 21. Rubber rings 27 can have set screw collars.

The crosspiece 23 can slide back and forth along bar 24 as it slides outward, the stroke is enlarged by the upward and downward motion of 25.

In FIG. 5, plates 31 are included, with an air cushion 28 with valve 30 to support the movement of 21. An elastic belt 29 surrounds the air cushion to assist in the alternating flexibility of the air cushion. That is, by alternating the movement of the legs using the saucers 25. The elastic belt 29 in turn flexes itself with the pressing of 31 by thebar of 21 against the cushion to allow air to flow from one side of the cushion to the other absorbing the up and down action of 21. The feathering of the leg movements can be regulated by adjusting the elastic belt to allow minimum and maximum flexibility of the air cushion. To ensure stability, the air cushion can be enclosed in a plastic type container with openings to allow the up and down movement of 21.

Between crossbar 23 and tubing 21, there can be plates movable in scissor-like action, but held in position'by a bolt. This is for the purpose that the legs can be swung inward and outward horizontally.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. Apparatus for relaxationand stimulation of blood and lymph circulation and general] well-being of the human body;

comprising a plate carried by four legs;

an attachment on said plate which turns in a bushing;

a hanging bar in said bushing;

a cross bar pivoted at the bottom of said hanging bar;

swivel joints on said crossbar connected to the ends of longitudinally extending tubes;

a crosspiece hanging from said plate having joints receiving said tubes; and

saucer shaped devices for holding the legs mounted on tubes telescoping into the first said longitudinally extending tubes.

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U.S. Classification601/35
International ClassificationA63B23/04, A63B23/035, A63B21/008
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2208/0252, A63B21/0085, A63B22/205
European ClassificationA63B22/20T4