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United States Patent Application 20180161615
Kind Code A1
FENG; Kuo-Sheng June 14, 2018

WEIGHTED TRAINING VEST

Abstract

A weighted training vest includes a rear carrier and a front connected to each other by two shoulder straps. The rear carrier includes multiple counterweights disposed therein. A first tie strap and a second tie strap respectively have a middle portion horizontally secured on the rear carrier. Two opposite ends of the first tie strap and the second tie strap respectively extends from two opposite sides of the rear carrier. The front carrier includes multiple counterweights disposed therein. The front carrier includes at least one first turning structure and at least one second turning structure mounted thereon along a center line thereof.


Inventors: FENG; Kuo-Sheng; (Taichung City, TW)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

FENG; Kuo-Sheng

Taichung City

TW
Family ID: 1000002356625
Appl. No.: 15/372928
Filed: December 8, 2016


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A41D 13/0015 20130101; A41D 13/0012 20130101; A41D 1/04 20130101; A63B 21/4007 20151001; A63B 21/4005 20151001; A63B 21/065 20130101
International Class: A63B 21/065 20060101 A63B021/065; A63B 21/00 20060101 A63B021/00; A41D 1/04 20060101 A41D001/04; A41D 13/00 20060101 A41D013/00

Claims



1. A weighted training vest comprising a rear carrier and a front carrier connected to each other by two shoulder straps, wherein: the rear carrier including multiple counterweights disposed therein, a first tie strap and a second tie strap respectively having a middle portion horizontally secured on the rear carrier, two opposite ends of the first tie strap and the second tie strap respectively extending from two opposite sides of the rear carrier; and the front carrier including multiple counterweights disposed therein, the front carrier including at least one first turning structure and a second turning structure mounted thereon along a center line, the at least one first turning structure having at least one passing space defined therein, two first turning portions horizontally disposed on the at least one first turning structure; at least one second turning structure mounted on the front carrier along a center line thereof having at least one second passing space defined therein; two second turning portions horizontally disposed on the at least one second turning structure; the two opposite ends of the first tie strap respectively extending through the at least one first passing space in the at least one first turning structure, the two opposite ends of the first tie strap respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion of the first turning structure and secured on an outer periphery of the first tie strap after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap being tightly and forwardly pulled to make the rear carrier and the front carrier tightly abutting a back and a chest of an operator such that an opening is defined among each shoulder strap, the rear carrier, the front carrier and the first tie strap, and each hand of the operator extends through a corresponding one of the two opening, the two opposite ends of the second tie strap respectively extending through the at least one of the passing space in the second turning structure, the two opposite ends of the second tie strap respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion of the second turning structure and secured on an outer periphery of the second tie strap after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap being tightly and forwardly pulled.

2. The weighted training vest as claimed in claim 1, wherein the rear carrier is formed with multiple upper pockets and multiple lower pockets, and each upper pocket and lower pocket has a counterweight received therein, an upper cover and a lower cover respectively secured on the rear carrier, wherein the upper cover and the lower cover selectively and respectively close the upper pockets and the lower pockets to prevent the counterweights from being detached from the upper pockets and the lower pockets during training; the front carrier formed with multiple upper pockets and multiple lower pockets, wherein each upper pocket and lower pocket of the front carrier has a counterweight received therein, an upper cover and a lower cover respectively secured on the rear carrier, wherein the upper cover and the lower cover of the front carrier selectively and respectively close the upper pockets and the lower pockets of the front carrier to prevent the counterweights in the upper pockets and the lower pockets of the front carrier from being detached from the upper pockets and the lower pockets of the front carrier during training.

3. The weighted training vest as claimed in claim 2, wherein the middle portions of the first tie strap and the second tie strap are respectively detachably secured on the upper cover and the lower cover.

4. The weighted training vest as claimed in claim 1, wherein each free end of the first tie strap and the second tie strap has series of hook structure and loop structure inwardly sequentially disposed thereon.

5. The weighted training vest as claimed in claim 2, wherein each free end of the first tie strap and the second tie strap has series of hook structure and loop structure inwardly sequentially disposed thereon.

6. The weighted training vest as claimed in claim 3, wherein each free end of the first tie strap and the second tie strap has series of hook structure and loop structure inwardly sequentially disposed thereon.

7. (canceled)

8. (canceled)

9. (canceled)

10. (canceled)

11. (canceled)

12. (canceled)
Description



CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED U.S. APPLICATIONS

[0001] Not applicable.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] Not applicable.

NAMES OF PARTIES TO A JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT

[0003] Not applicable.

REFERENCE TO AN APPENDIX SUBMITTED ON COMPACT DISC

[0004] Not applicable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

[0005] The present invention relates to a vest, and more particularly to a weighted training vest.

2. Description of Related Art Including Information Disclosed Under 37 CFR 1.97 and 37 CFR 1.98

[0006] Weight training is a good method for human muscular endurance and health such that some dieters choose the weight training method for reducing their body weight because the fat burning rate is greatly raised during weight training processes. For promoting the effect of weight training, a weighted training vest is a popular choice.

[0007] However, the conventional weighted training vest usually has the following disadvantages. The fastening effect of the conventional weighted training vest is not very good. The conventional weighted training vest is not easily adjusted according to the figure of the user and is inconvenient to wash.

[0008] The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the disadvantages of the conventional weighted training vest.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0009] The main objective of the present invention is to provide an improved weighted training vest that has an excellent fastening effect.

[0010] To achieve the objective, the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention comprises a rear carrier and a front connected to each other by two shoulder straps. The rear carrier includes multiple counterweights disposed therein. A first tie strap and a second tie strap respectively have a middle portion horizontally secured on the rear carrier. Two opposite ends of the first tie strap and the second tie strap respectively extends from two opposite sides of the rear carrier. The front carrier includes multiple counterweights 31 disposed therein. The front carrier includes a first turning structure and a second turning structure mounted thereon along a center line thereof. The first turning structure and the second turning structure respectively has a passing space defined therein. Each passing space includes two opposite sides each having a turning portion formed thereon. The two opposite ends of the first tie strap respectively extend through the passing space in the first turning structure. The two opposite ends of the first tie strap is respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion of the first turning structure and secured on an outer periphery of the first tie strap after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap being tightly and forwardly pulled to make the rear carrier and the front carrier tightly abutting a back and a chest of an operator. As a result, an opening is defined among each shoulder strap, the rear carrier, the front carrier and the first tie strap and each hand of the operator extends through a corresponding one of the two opening. The two opposite ends of the second tie strap respectively extend through the passing space in the second turning structure. The two opposite ends of the second tie strap is respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion of the second turning structure and secured on an outer periphery of the second tie strap after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap being tightly and forwardly pulled.

[0011] Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

[0012] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention before wearing.

[0013] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention when mounting the counterweight.

[0014] FIG. 3 is a partially rear perspective view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention.

[0015] FIG. 4 is a first operational view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention when being worn.

[0016] FIG. 5 is a second operational view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention when being worn.

[0017] FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention after being worn.

[0018] FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention before wearing.

[0019] FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the weighted training vest in FIG. 7 when mounting the counterweight.

[0020] FIG. 9 is a partially rear perspective view of the weighted training vest in FIG. 7.

[0021] FIG. 10 is a first operational view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention in FIG. 7 when being worn.

[0022] FIG. 11 is a second operational view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention in FIG. 7 when being worn.

[0023] FIG. 12 is a perspective view of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention in FIG. 7 after being worn.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0024] Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-6, a weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention comprises a rear carrier 20 and a front 30 connected to each other by two shoulder straps 10. The rear carrier 20 includes multiple counterweights 21 disposed therein. A first tie strap 22 and a second tie strap 23 respectively have a middle portion horizontally secured on the rear carrier 20. Two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 and the second tie strap 23 respectively extends from two opposite sides of the rear carrier 20. The front carrier 30 includes multiple counterweights 31 disposed therein. The front carrier 30 includes at least one first turning structure 32 and at least one second turning structure 33 mounted thereon along a center line thereof. In the following preferred embodiment, the front carrier 30 has one first turning structure 32 and one second turning structure 33. The first turning structure 32 and the second turning structure 33 respectively has a passing space 321/331 defined therein. Each passing space 321/331 includes two opposite sides each having a turning portion 322/332 formed thereon. The two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 respectively extend through the passing space 321 in the first turning structure 32. The two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 is respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion 322 of the first turning structure 32 and secured on an outer periphery of the first tie strap 22 after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 being tightly and forwardly pulled to make the rear carrier 20 and the front carrier 30 tightly abutting a back and a chest of an operator. As a result, an opening 40 is defined among each shoulder strap 10, the rear carrier 20, the front carrier 30 and the first tie strap 22 and each hand of the operator extends through a corresponding one of the two opening 40. The two opposite ends of the second tie strap 22 respectively extend through the passing space 331 in the second turning structure 33. The two opposite ends of the second tie strap 23 is respectively coiled on a corresponding one of the two turning portion 332 of the second turning structure 33 and secured on an outer periphery of the second tie strap 22 after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 being tightly and forwardly pulled.

[0025] In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the first turning structure 32 and the second turning structure 33 are square structures.

[0026] The rear carrier 20 is formed with multiple upper pockets 24 and multiple lower pockets 25, wherein each upper pocket 24 and lower pocket 25 has a counterweight 21 received therein. An upper cover 26 and a lower cover 27 are respectively secured on the rear carrier 20. The upper cover 26 and the lower cover 27 selectively and respectively close the upper pockets 24 and the lower pockets 25 to prevent the counterweights 21 from being detached from the upper pockets 24 and the lower pockets 25 during training. The middle portions of the first tie strap 22 and the second tie strap 23 are respectively detachably secured on the upper cover 26 and the lower cover 27. Each free end of the first tie strap 22 and the second tie strap 23 has series of hook structure 221/231 and loop structure 222/232 inwardly sequentially disposed thereon. The front carrier 30 is formed with multiple upper pockets 34 and multiple lower pockets 35, wherein each upper pocket 34 and lower pocket 35 of the front carrier 30 has a counterweight 31 received therein. An upper cover 36 and a lower cover 37 are respectively secured on the rear carrier 30. The upper cover 36 and the lower cover 37 of the front carrier 30 selectively and respectively close the upper pockets 34 and the lower pockets 35 of the front carrier 30 to prevent the counterweights 31 in the upper pockets 34 and the lower pockets 35 of the front carrier 30 from being detached from the upper pockets 34 and the lower pockets 35 of the front carrier 30 during training.

[0027] With reference to FIGS. 7 to 12 that show a second embodiment of the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention, in this embodiment, each of the first turning structure 32A and the second turning structure 33A has a first ring 38 and a second ring 39 horizontally corresponding to each other. The two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 is respectively extend through the first ring 38 and second ring 39 of the first turning structure 32A, and secured on an outer periphery of the first tie strap 22 after the two opposite ends of the first tie strap 22 being tightly and forwardly pulled to make the rear carrier 20 and the front carrier 30 tightly abutting a back and a chest of an operator. As a result, an opening 40 is defined among each shoulder strap 10, the rear carrier 20, the front carrier 30 and the first tie strap 22. The two opposite ends of the second tie strap 32 is respectively extend through the first ring 38 and second ring 39 of the second turning structure 33A, and secured on an outer periphery of the second tie strap 32 after the two opposite ends of the second tie strap 32 being tightly and forwardly pulled.

[0028] As described above, the weighted training vest in accordance with the present invention is comfortable when wearing, easily adjustable and stripped and washing, and has an excellent fastening effect.

[0029] Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

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