Global patent index - EP 0980282 A1

EP 0980282 A1 2000-02-23 - EXERCISE GRIP AND METHOD

Title (en)

EXERCISE GRIP AND METHOD

Title (de)

ÜBUNGSHANDGRIFF UND VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

POIGNEE D'EXERCICE ET PROCEDE AFFERENT

Publication

EP 0980282 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99904561 A

Priority

  • US 9902314 W
  • US 1850498 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9939777A1] An exercise apparatus (10) includes a dumbbell (12) having a handle portion (14). The handle portion (14) has a first end (16), and a second end (18). The dumbbell (12) has weights (20) disposed adjacent the first end (16), and second end (18). The exercise apparatus (10) includes a grip (22) disposed about the handle portion (14). A grip (22) for an exercise dumbbell (12) or exercise barbell includes a first layer (24) that contacts the dumbbell (12) or barbell. The grip (22) includes a second layer (26) disposed about the first layer (24). The second layer (26) is adapted for contact with the user when the user grips the second layer (26). A method for making an exercise apparatus (10) includes the steps of taping a tapered end (32) of a grip (22) to a barbell or dumbbell (12). The inner surface (28) has teeth (30). The grip (22) is then wrapped around the barbell or dumbbell (12) with the edges of the grip (22) abutting. Both ends of the grip (22) are taped to the barbell or dumbbell (12). A method of exercising includes the steps of gripping a dumbbell (12) with a grip (22) wrapped around the handle portion (14) of the dumbbell (12). The grip (22) has an inner surface (28) with teeth (30) that contacts the handle portion (14). The dumbbell (12) is then lifted.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63B 21/072

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 21/072 (2006.01); A63B 23/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 21/072 (2013.01); A63B 21/4017 (2015.10); A63B 21/4035 (2015.10)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9939777 A1 19990812; AU 2493899 A 19990823; EP 0980282 A1 20000223; EP 0980282 A4 20000524

INPADOC legal status

2001-02-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20000215

2000-05-24 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20000406

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2000-02-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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