Patents by Inventor Jon W. Roleder

Jon W. Roleder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9072645
    Abstract: A massage device (10) includes a table top assembly (12) that supports a user above a surface (18). The massage device (10) comprises a leg assembly (14) and an adjuster assembly (16). The leg assembly (14) extends between the table top assembly (12) and the surface (18). Additionally, the leg assembly (14) includes a first leg (24), a second leg (26), and a leg attacher (28) that pivotally secures the first leg (24) to the second leg (26). The adjuster assembly (16) adjusts the position of the table top assembly (12) relative to the surface (18) between a lower position and an upper position. The adjuster assembly (16) includes an adjuster (44) that acts primarily in push mode to pivot the second leg (26) relative to the first leg (24) so that the table top assembly (12) moves between the lower position and the upper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: EARTHLITE MASSAGE TABLES, INC.
    Inventors: Dave Gamman, Jon W. Roleder
  • Publication number: 20120060291
    Abstract: A massage device (10) includes a table top assembly (12) that supports a user above a surface (18). The massage device (10) comprises a leg assembly (14) and an adjuster assembly (16). The leg assembly (14) extends between the table top assembly (12) and the surface (18). Additionally, the leg assembly (14) includes a first leg (24), a second leg (26), and a leg attacher (28) that pivotally secures the first leg (24) to the second leg (26). The adjuster assembly (16) adjusts the position of the table top assembly (12) relative to the surface (18) between a lower position and an upper position. The adjuster assembly (16) includes an adjuster (44) that acts primarily in push mode to pivot the second leg (26) relative to the first leg (24) so that the table top assembly (12) moves between the lower position and the upper position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Gamman, Jon W. Roleder
  • Patent number: 7979934
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a resilient assembly (220) and a support arm assembly (222). The resilient assembly (220) supports the face (13) of the user. The support arm assembly (222) couples the resilient assembly (220) to the massage device (10). The support arm assembly (222) can include a first support arm (228) that selectively engages a headrest receiver assembly (15) of the massage device (10), a spaced apart second support arm (230) that selectively engages the headrest receiver assembly (15), and an arm connector (232) that couples the support arms (228) (230) together. The arm connector (232) can inhibit relative pivoting of the support arms (228) (230) when the support arms (228) (230) are not engaging the headrest receiver assembly (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7979933
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) that is coupled to the massage device (10), and a resilient assembly (220) that supports the face of the user (15) and that is coupled to the support frame (226). The resilient assembly (220) includes an interior resilient region (472) and an outer covering (474) that surrounds and protects the interior resilient region (472). The interior resilient region (472) includes a first layer (472A) and a second layer (472B), with the first layer (472A) being stacked on top of the second layer (472B). The first layer (472A) can have a first stiffness that is different than a second stiffness of the second layer (472B). Further, the first layer (472A) can have a first thickness (472C) that is different than a second thickness (472D) of the second layer (472B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7966947
    Abstract: A resting device assembly for supporting a person above a surface during a procedure includes a resting device and a trolley. The resting device includes a device top assembly having a padded device top that supports the person during the procedure, and a device frame that supports the device top assembly. The device frame includes a frame base, a frame leg assembly having a plurality of spaced apart legs that supports the frame base and the device top assembly above the surface, and a height adjuster that adjusts the length of the plurality of spaced apart legs so as to raise and lower the device top relative to the surface. The frame base is a substantially rigid frame base that significantly increases the overall strength, support, and stability of the resting device assembly. The trolley defines a storage area for storing procedure materials that are usable during the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon W. Roleder
  • Publication number: 20100320809
    Abstract: A pedicure lounger for supporting a person during a pedicure comprises a seat support, a foot support and a mover assembly. The seat support supports at least a portion of the person during the pedicure. The foot support is coupled to the seat support. The mover assembly selectively moves the foot support relative to the seat support rotationally and translationally between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The mover assembly includes a hinge member that is coupled to the foot support. Further, the hinge member provides a rotation axis about which the foot support rotates relative to the seat support. Moreover, the hinge member is slidable relative to the seat support. In particular, the hinge member can slide translationally relative to the seat support during translational movement of the foot support relative to the seat support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7823517
    Abstract: A massage table for supporting a person during a massage above a surface includes a leg assembly that engages the floor, and a first table top that includes a frame that is supported above the surface with the leg assembly. The frame includes a frame base that supports at least a portion of the person, and a border flange that is secured to the frame base and that extends downward from the frame base. The border flange can include a first side section, a first transverse section that extends transversely to the first side section, and a first connector section that connects the first side section to the first transverse section. The first connector section can be curved. Additionally, the border flange can include a second transverse section that extends substantially parallel to the first transverse section and a curved second connector section that connects the first side section to the second transverse section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon W. Roleder
  • Patent number: 7640609
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) and a resilient assembly (220). The support frame (226) is coupled to the massage device (11). The resilient assembly (220) includes a first resilient subassembly (256) that is coupled to the support frame (226), and a second resilient subassembly (258) that engages the first resilient subassembly (256). The first resilient subassembly (256) and the second resilient subassembly (258) cooperate and act in parallel to support the face of the user (16). The first resilient subassembly (256) can include a plurality of spaced apart resilient members (360).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7636968
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) and a resilient assembly (220). The support frame (226) is coupled to the massage device (10). The resilient assembly (220) supports the face of the user (16). The resilient assembly including a resilient subassembly (258) having an interior resilient region (472) and an outer covering (474) that surrounds and protects the interior resilient region (472). The outer covering (474) can include a bottom section (474C) that is made of a stretchable material. The bottom section (474C) can couple the resilient subassembly (258) to the rest of the headrest assembly (12) in a nonskid fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7610639
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a resilient assembly (220) that supports the face of the user (15), a support arm assembly (222) that is secured to the massage device (10), and an adjuster assembly (224) that can be used to adjust the position of the resilient assembly (220) relative to the support arm assembly (222). The adjuster assembly (224) can include a first adjuster subassembly (240A) that forms a first, four bar type linkage assembly and a second adjuster subassembly (240B) that forms a second, four bar type linkage assembly. The four bar type linkage assemblies allow for improved range of movement and adjustment of the resilient assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7452032
    Abstract: A resting device assembly for supporting a person during a procedure includes a resting device and an armrest. The resting device supports the person during the treatment and includes a device frame. The armrest includes an arm support, a frame bracket, a frame pivot, and a support arm pivot. The arm support supports an arm of the person. The frame pivot connects the frame bracket to the device frame, and allows the frame bracket and the arm support to concurrently pivot relative to the device frame. The support arm pivot connects the arm support to the frame bracket and allows the arm support to pivot relative to the frame bracket. In certain embodiments, the two pivots of the armrest assembly allows for improved adjustability of the armrest. As a result thereof, the person is more comfortable during the manicure or other procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow, Oscar Mendez
  • Publication number: 20080276838
    Abstract: A resting device assembly for supporting a person above a surface during a procedure includes a resting device and a trolley. The resting device includes a device top assembly having a padded device top that supports the person during the procedure, and a device frame that supports the device top assembly. The device frame includes a frame base, a frame leg assembly having a plurality of spaced apart legs that supports the frame base and the device top assembly above the surface, and a height adjuster that adjusts the length of the plurality of spaced apart legs so as to raise and lower the device top relative to the surface. The frame base is a substantially rigid frame base that significantly increases the overall strength, support, and stability of the resting device assembly. The trolley defines a storage area for storing procedure materials that are usable during the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Jon W. Roleder
  • Patent number: 6769736
    Abstract: A massage chair (10) includes a seat (50), a front upper support assembly (16), a first support surface (18) and a first positioning mechanism (20). The first positioning mechanism (20) movably secures the first support surface (18) to the front upper support assembly (16). The first positioning mechanism (20) includes a guide rail (24) that has a longitudinal axis (26), and a clamping assembly (27) having a rotational axis (28). In some embodiments, with a single adjustment, the clamping assembly (27) can move between a locked position that inhibits movement of the first support surface (18), and an unlocked position that allows movement of the first support surface (18) around the rotational axis (28) and along the longitudinal axis (26). The massage chair (10) can also include a second positioning mechanism (22) that movably secures a second support surface (75) to the front upper support assembly (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William A. Martin, Paul M.G. Weiskopf
  • Patent number: 6729690
    Abstract: A massage chair (10) is provided. The massage chair (10) includes (i) a front lower support (12) including a front attachment section (14), (ii) a rear lower support (16) including a rear attachment section (18), (iii) a seat (48) secured to the rear lower support (12), (iv) a front upper support (22) including an upper attachment section (24), (v) a chest rest (26) secured to the front upper support (22), and (vi) a connector (28). Importantly, the connector (28) connects the front attachment section (14), the rear attachment section (18) and the upper attachment section (24) and allows for relative motion of the front lower support (12), the rear lower support (16) and the front upper support (22) about the connector (28). As a result of this design, the massage chair (10) easily moves between a transport position (32) and an upright position (30). Further, as a result of this design, the profile of the massage chair (10) in the transport position (32) is relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William A. Martin, Paul M. G. Weiskopf, Arthur John Drusch, III
  • Publication number: 20030090131
    Abstract: A massage chair (10) includes a seat (50), a front upper support assembly (16), a first support surface (18) and a first positioning mechanism (20). The first positioning mechanism (20) movably secures the first support surface (18) to the front upper support assembly (16). The first positioning mechanism (20) includes a guide rail (24) that has a longitudinal axis (26), and a clamping assembly (27) having a rotational axis (28). In some embodiments, with a single adjustment, the clamping assembly (27) can move between a locked position that inhibits movement of the first support surface (18), and an unlocked position that allows movement of the first support surface (18) around the rotational axis (28) and along the longitudinal axis (26). The massage chair (10) can also include a second positioning mechanism (22) that movably secures a second support surface (75) to the front upper support assembly (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William A. Martin, Paul M.G. Weiskopf
  • Publication number: 20020101108
    Abstract: An improved massage chair (10) is provided herein. The massage chair (10) includes (i) a front lower support (12) including a front attachment section (14), (ii) a rear lower support (16) including a rear attachment section (18), (iii) a seat (48) secured to the rear lower support (12), (iv) a front upper support (22) including an upper attachment section (24), (v) a chest rest (26) secured to the front upper support (22), and (vi) a connector (28). Importantly, the connector (28) connects the front attachment section (14), the rear attachment section (18) and the upper attachment section (24) and allows for relative motion of the front lower support (12), the rear lower support (16) and the front upper support (22) about the connector (28). As a result of this design, the massage chair (10) easily moves between a transport position (32) and an upright position (30). Further, as a result of this design, the profile of the massage chair (10) in the transport position (32) is relatively small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William A. Martin, Paul M.G. Weiskopf, Arthur John Drusch