Global patent index - EP 1082166 A1

EP 1082166 A1 2001-03-14 - EXERCISE APPARATUS

Title (en)

EXERCISE APPARATUS

Title (de)

ÜBUNGSGERÄT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'EXERCICE

Publication

EP 1082166 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99940313 A

Priority

  • GB 9902631 W
  • GB 9818290 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0010650A1] The invention relates to an exercise apparatus, designed specifically for co-ordinated exercise and muscle conditioning between two people. The said design has an overall length of between 400 mm and 580 mm allowing both users to hold the apparatus and exercise without collision or impaired movement. Handles (1 + 3) are ridged or semi ridged, molded from plastic, each having a weight of less thant 300g. Said handle ends (1 + 3) are curved having a grip portion (5) and opposite end portions (7 + 9). The grip portion is generally circular in cross section and is slightly curved. The curvature is concave as viewed from the side 5 of the handles which face one and other in the illustration. This creates a comfortable hand grip. The opposite end portions are formed with a hook like configuration which provides a convenient abutment surface to allow the user to suspend said apparatus lightly in the grip for low impact sequences. Said handles (1 + 3), are colour coded to enable instruction to be related to both users in terms of forward and backward movement. Webbing (13-15) is colour coded to enable instruction to be related to the users in terms of left and right movement. Said handles (1 + 3) and webbing (13 + 15) colours combined will co-ordinate forward, back, left and right diagonal movement. Swivel points (19) allow the said apparatus to move freely in rotation during use. Link (23) is weighted from a range of 200g to 750g, 200g is required to balance of the said apparatus, whilst the increasing weight up to 750g is to attain muscle development and accommodate both male and female users. Said link attachment is conveniently in the form of a disc with apertures (23a + 23b) to facilitate fasteners 21.

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

A63B 23/12; A63B 21/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 21/06 (2006.01); A63B 23/12 (2006.01); A63B 21/28 (2006.01); A63B 23/035 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 21/06 (2013.01); A63B 21/00043 (2013.01); A63B 21/4035 (2015.10); A63B 23/12 (2013.01); A63B 21/28 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0010650A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0010650 A1 20000302; AU 5431099 A 20000314; EP 1082166 A1 20010314; GB 9818290 D0 19981014

INPADOC legal status

2002-08-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20020201

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001123

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-03-14 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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