Patents by Inventor Roman Ferber

Roman Ferber 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).

  • Publication number: 20170252263
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Patent number: 8556835
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is provided with a housing, and a substrate mounted for rotation to the housing and driven by a motor. A massage node and a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heater are mounted to the substrate. A pair of contacts and a pair of brushes maintain electrical engagement of the PTC heater with the housing during rotation of the substrate. Another embodiment provides an infrared light emitting diode (LED) beneath the massage node in electrical communication with the housing due to the contacts and brushes. Another embodiment provides a method for imparting a heated massage effect by providing a massage apparatus with a message mechanism, a PTC heater and a plurality of infrared LEDs. A massage effect is imparted and a warm-up operation is initiated of the PTC heater and the LEDs. The warm-up operation of the PTC heater is discontinued upon the massage mechanism reaching a predefined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Mordechai Lev, Shianp Jyh Chung
  • Publication number: 20130245514
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FKA Distributing Co., LLC d/b/a HoMedics, LLC
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20110105964
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is provided with a housing, and a substrate mounted for rotation to the housing and driven by a motor. A massage node and a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heater are mounted to the substrate. A pair of contacts and a pair of brushes maintain electrical engagement of the PTC heater with the housing during rotation of the substrate. Another embodiment provides an infrared light emitting diode (LED) beneath the massage node in electrical communication with the housing due to the contacts and brushes. Another embodiment provides a method for imparting a heated massage effect by providing a massage apparatus with a message mechanism, a PTC heater and a plurality of infrared LEDs. A massage effect is imparted and a warm-up operation is initiated of the PTC heater and the LEDs. The warm-up operation of the PTC heater is discontinued upon the massage mechanism reaching a predefined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: FKA DISTRIBUTING CO. D/B/A HOMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Mordechai Lev, Shianp Jyh Chung
  • Patent number: 7846113
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is disclosed with a housing and a motor oriented in the housing. An eccentric drive is driven by the motor for oscillating an elongate massage member. In one embodiment a pair of elongate massage members are provided. In another embodiment, a massage formation is limited to a range of linear translation in a first direction and limited to a range of rotational translation relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Shianp Jyh Chung, Wenjing Li
  • Publication number: 20090093742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: FKA DISTRIBUTING CO. D/B/A HOMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Patent number: 7470242
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20080306416
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage apparatus having a housing with a massage formation for contacting a body part of a user. A massage mechanism is oriented within the housing for imparting a massage effect to the massage formation. A light source is provided on the massage formation for conveying an illumination effect from the massage formation. A partially translucent massager is disclosed for providing a visual effect of the underlying massage operation. Further, a roller massage assembly is provided wherein a load imparted to a roller is distributed directly to a structure of the massager for preventing distribution of the load to the massage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: FKA DISTRIBUTING CO. D/B/A HOMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Huang Wen Wei
  • Patent number: 7419475
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage apparatus having a housing with a massage formation for contacting a body part of a user. A massage mechanism is oriented within the housing for imparting a massage effect to the massage formation. A light source is provided on the massage formation for conveying an illumination effect from the massage formation. A partially translucent massager is disclosed for providing a visual effect of the underlying massage operation. Further, a roller massage assembly is provided wherein a load imparted to a roller is distributed directly to a structure of the massager for preventing distribution of the load to the massage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: FKA Distibuting Co.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Huang Wen Wei
  • Publication number: 20080108919
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is provided which includes a housing, a motor disposed within the housing, and at least one massage center provided on the housing. The massage center includes an outer massage member and an inner massage member, where the outer massage member at least partially circumferentially surrounds the inner massage member. The outer and inner massage members are operably connected to the motor for providing rotation of the massage members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: FKA Distributing Co. d/b/a HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechai Lev, Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20070106185
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a massage effect upon the back of the user. The seat support includes a massager therein for imparting another massage effect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20070060851
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage apparatus having a housing with a massage formation for contacting a body part of a user. A massage mechanism is oriented within the housing for imparting a massage effect to the massage formation. A light source is provided on the massage formation for conveying an illumination effect from the massage formation. A partially translucent massager is disclosed for providing a visual effect of the underlying massage operation. Further, a roller massage assembly is provided wherein a load imparted to a roller is distributed directly to a structure of the massager for preventing distribution of the load to the massage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Huang Wei
  • Publication number: 20070027412
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is disclosed with a housing and a motor oriented in the housing. An eccentric drive is driven by the motor for oscillating an elongate massage member. In one embodiment a pair of elongate massage members are provided. In another embodiment, a massage formation is limited to a range of linear translation in a first direction and limited to a range of rotational translation relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: FKA DISTRIBUTING CO. D/B/A HOMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wenjing Li, Stephen Chung, Roman Ferber
  • Patent number: 7128721
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a massage effect upon the back of the user. The seat support includes a massager therein for imparting another massage effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20060211962
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: FKA Distributing Co. d/b/a HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20060123547
    Abstract: A pillow is provided which includes a neck portion extending along a length of the pillow, and a head portion attached to the neck portion, the head portion divided into at least two head compartments. A filling material is provided within the neck and head portions. The pillow can also be embodied as a pillowcase having a first side, a second side, and an opening for receiving a pillow therein. Within at least one of the first side and second side, the pillowcase includes a neck portion extending along a length of the pillowcase, a head portion including at least two head compartments, and a filling material provided within the neck and head portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: FKA Distributing Co. d/b/a HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Sun Yu, Russell Brzezinski, Barbara Westfield
  • Publication number: 20060059618
    Abstract: An apparatus for bathing a body part, such as the feet, includes a bath chamber for containing a fluid and receiving the body part therein. The bath chamber includes a bottom surface and a wall structure extending upwardly therefrom, where the bottom surface includes a plurality of raised projections having a stone-like appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chung, Roman Ferber
  • Publication number: 20050245851
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a body massager comprising a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a massage effect upon the back of the user. The seat support includes a massager therein for imparting another massage effect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20050235411
    Abstract: An apparatus for bathing a body part, such as the feet, includes a bath chamber for containing a fluid and receiving the body part therein. The bath chamber includes a bottom surface and a wall structure extending upwardly therefrom, where a motor is mounted on an underside of the bottom surface. At least one therapy center is disposed on the bottom surface and operably connected to the motor for providing therapy to the body part when the body part is placed on the at least one therapy center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Mordechai Lev, Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Publication number: 20050235412
    Abstract: A bath apparatus for bathing a body part, such as feet, includes a bath chamber for containing fluid and receiving the user's feet therein. The bath apparatus includes a heater for heating the bath chamber fluid, and a fluid pump for directing streams of water into the bath chamber to massage the user's feet. A float switch is provided so that the heater and the fluid pump only operate if there is an adequate amount of fluid in the bath chamber. The bath apparatus also includes a selection device disposed within the bath chamber, that is configured to be actuated by the user's feet when they are submerged within the bath chamber fluid. This provides a higher water pressure only after the feet are disposed within the bath chamber, thereby reducing the likelihood that water will be expelled from the bath chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechai Lev, Roman Ferber, Stephen Chung