Collapsible Patents (Class 4/526)
  • Patent number: 9101125
    Abstract: A system to heat objects which are infested with arthropods is disclosed having a structured shelter, composed of two double reflective canopies and a double reflective floor cover. Heaters are placed within the shelter, and a fan is located behind the heater to furnish hot air circulation. Thermocouples are provided to determine the heating end point. The non metallic support structure is installed around the objects to be heated, and the various reflective covers and canopies are installed upon the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Elizabeth Knote, Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Wayne Walker
  • Publication number: 20140345041
    Abstract: A sauna cabin enclosure comprised of two half cabins, one half being smaller than the other, such that one half can fit inside the other and can slide to contract or expand partially or fully, thereby increasing or decreasing the air volume inside and the overall external size. This cabin has infrared heating, full spectrum lighting and a steam generator. When the cabin size is reduced by means of a hand crank or a motor, the air volume inside the cabin is decreased, allowing air temperature to increase proportionally. The cabin can be compressed together to minimize required floor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Si Barghelame
  • Patent number: 8657861
    Abstract: A gas mist pressure bath device includes a living-body cover member for covering the living-body's skin or the mucous membrane and forming a space for sealing the gas mist from the gas mist generating device inside of the living-body cover member, and a pressurizing member integrally formed with the living-body cover member pressurizing the gas mist in the living-body cover member. The pressurizing member is in a form of a ring, a hollow gas collection part, or a shielding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: ACP Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20090019635
    Abstract: The sauna room assembly contains a bottom frame, left and right front walls, left and right back, columns, left and right walls, a back wall a top frame, a top cover, a floor and a door. A major characteristic of the present invention is that each of the aforementioned members is in turn broken down into at least two pieces, and most members have their pieces in substantially identical dimensions. The sauna room assembly therefore can be disassembled into pieces small and standard enough for high portability. Another major characteristic of the present invention is that most of the pieces are joined together through tabling and only few bolts are required. Therefore, a single novice can put the sauna room assembly together with standard hand tools such as screwdrivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: CHING-SONG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20080005980
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a foldable sauna cabinet, comprising: a bottom base, on which having an indentation at each side of the surface, respectively; multiple panels, one end of each panel embedded in the indentation of the bottom base, and two sides of the panel are correspondingly adjacent with each other to form a predetermined space; and multiple attachments, each of which is constituted by the first fastener and the second fastener that locks with each other and is disposed on the corresponding location of the side end edge of the panel. Whereby each of the panel is mounted on the bottom base stably without movement and the design of the panel will be improved after the integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Ding-Chen Lin
  • Publication number: 20040154093
    Abstract: A collapsible sauna cubicle comprising: a base (2), a roof (3), and at least one support member (4a,4b,4c,4d), wherein the or each support member is releasably connectable to the base at one end, and the roof at another end, and at least one wall member (5a,5b,5c,5d), the or each wall member being detachably mountable on at least one respective support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Aijaz Akhtar
  • Patent number: 6675403
    Abstract: A sauna apparatus (1) is configurable in an assembled configuration and in a disassembled configuration to allow storage and/or transport. The apparatus is formed from at least a first frame portion (2) and a second frame portion (3) connectable to the first frame portion. Each of the first and second frame portions (2, 3) comprises a respective part (2a, 3a) of a base of the sauna, a respective part of the roof (2c, 3c) of the sauna, and at least one support member (2b, 3b) connecting the respective part of the base of the sauna to the respective part of the roof of the sauna. The support members (2b) are preferably provided with hinges (9, 10; 9′) to allow the frame portions to be folded so reduce the space required for storage. The base of the sauna is preferably provided with a recess 11 for receiving a footspa 12 or other foot relaxation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Aroma Health International Limited
    Inventors: Aijaz Akhtar, Man Kei Chang
  • Patent number: 6615419
    Abstract: A sauna device includes a chamber made of an air-proof material. The chamber is assembled inside and supported with a flexible and collapsible support frame and provided with a vertical zipper at the front side for pulling open and close, having a through hole in the top side. A heating unit is placed in the chamber, having two heaters respectively fixed at the opposite ends of a telescopic bottom base. A PTC heating member is installed in the interior of each heater and an electric fan is positioned behind the heating member. Thus, when the wind produced by the electric fan blows through the heating member, the hot air produced in the chamber will be agitated to form up-and-down convection and evenly spread all over the interior of the chamber for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Chung-Tai Chang
  • Patent number: 6510565
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible sauna is provided, including an enclosure adaptable between a collapsed position and an upstanding position and a steam generator. The portable and collapsible sauna is configurable between these two positions by a latch mechanism. In order to achieve the sauna experience, the steam is trapped by the enclosure and the enclosure is adapted to facilitate ingress and egress of a user, while maintaining a seal for the steam. The fully assembled sauna is preferably dimensioned to fit in a standard bathtub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Shane Zwezdaryk
  • Patent number: 6170097
    Abstract: A sauna cabinet includes an outer cover and an inner supporting frame and is provided at one side with an opening via which a heat source is guided into the sauna cabinet. The outer cover is provided at a front side with a closable slit via which a user enters or leaves the sauna cabinet, and at a rear side with a door leaf that may be turned open for mounting or removing the supporting frame into or from the outer cover. Two sides of the outer cover are made of two spaced layers to provide two narrow spaces. The supporting frame includes two foldable back plates and two side plates separately inserted into the two narrow spaces of the outer cover. When the sauna cabinet is in use, the two back plates are aligned with each other by two fixtures connected to upper and lower joints of the back plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Ding-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 6148450
    Abstract: A portable steam bath assembly for providing an easily assembled lightweight portable steam bath assembly device. The portable steam bath assembly includes a frame, side and rear panels, a floor assembly, an outer cover, and a steam generating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Valentine J. Nicholas
  • Patent number: 6055684
    Abstract: A sauna having (i) a sauna chamber of a size to accommodate a person therein, and two side walls, a front wall, a rear wall, and a ceiling, (ii) a ventilation opening in a wall of the sauna chamber, the opening being at a height corresponding to the location of the head of a person within the chamber and having a size sufficient to provide a low temperature sauna due to the communication of air between the interior and the exterior of the sauna chamber, (iii) a lid for selectively opening and closing the ventilation opening, and (iv) a detachable engaging mechanism for maintaining the lid in a preselected position relative to the opening, wherein the ventilation opening is substantially circular and has a diameter and an inner peripheral surface on the wall, and the detachable engaging mechanism has an annular engaging groove formed on the inner peripheral surface, a slider, an engaging claw on the slider, the slider being diametrically movable on the lid, a spring biasing the engaging claw into engagement wi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Azuma
  • Patent number: 5511254
    Abstract: A portable steam sauna that provides a framing structure having a plurality of detachable framing members and coupling members wherein each coupling member releasably engages at least two framing members for manually assembling and disassembling the framing structure while utilizing a flexible, light-weight, soft, steamproof enclosure material for forming a steamproof enclosure. The framing structure utilizes light-weight, non-metallic, rigid framing members and coupling members having hollow cylindrical structures. The framing members and coupling members are preferably fabricated from a conventional polyvinyl chloride which will remain comfortable to a user's touch even in elevated temperatures. The releasable engagement between the coupling members and the framing members is a frictional fit to assure the framing structure remains assembled when said steam sauna is in use while also allowing for the manual disassembly and reassembly of the framing structure when the portable steam sauna is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Evergreen Soft Spa, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5416931
    Abstract: A booth, of general circular cross-section, includes a roof part 2, a base part and an intermediate part 6. The base is adapted to stand on the floor. Within the booth is a foldable chair 8. A person may gain access to the booth via a door 10 having a hinged edge 12 and a slide fastener 14. A steam kettle is provided below a false floor of the base part 4. In use, steam and aromatic vapor for essential oils is produced which fills the booth within which a person is seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Aromatherapy Steam Tube Company Limited
    Inventors: Richard R. Wolfenden, Graham Priestley
  • Patent number: 5117481
    Abstract: A detachable bathing unit for far infrared bath, comprised of a base panel at the bottom, a first front panel and a second front panel bilaterally disposed at the front, a door panel disposed at the front between the first and second front panels, a first side panel disposed at one side, a second side panel disposed at an opposite side, a first back panel and a second back panels disposed at the back, a top panel disposed at the top and an electric control box mounted on the top panel at the top. The base, front, side, back and top panels are respectively connected into shape by means of tongue-and-groove joint and tenon-and-mortise joint so that they can be conveniently detached when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: Lai M. Sung
  • Patent number: 5085212
    Abstract: a foldable, portable solar tanning box of sun reflective fabric having a floor comprising plural hingedly connected floor panels, and end walls and side walls, all hingedly connected to the floor. Cooperating fasteners are secured to each of the end walls and adjacent portions of the side walls for holding the side and end walls in the erected position. The fasteners on each of the end walls cooperate with each other to hold the box in the folded position. By this construction and arrangement, the fasteners on the end walls are employed for not only holding the box in the erected position but also for holding the box in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Sandra D. DeCosta
  • Patent number: 5050251
    Abstract: A two-piece unit top for connection to the top ledge of a conventional bathtub for turning the bathtub into a steam sauna type device. Such two-piece unit traps steam rising from the hot water in the tub, thereby allowing a bather to enjoy the relaxing comforts of a steam sauna and a hot tub while using only an ordinary bathtub. A hood on one end of the two-piece cover is adjustable up and down and can be locked into the adjusted position to compensate for the different sizes of individuals using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: John T. Pride
  • Patent number: 4871900
    Abstract: A hot air dryer suspended from the ceiling which may be raised or lowered from the ceiling to surround the user a blow dryer with a drying current of warm air utilizing a flexible skirt which forms a cylinder surrounding the user when lowered, the skirt having interior chambers with one or more interior slots allowing air to escape into the interior of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: O'Neal Hickman
  • Patent number: 4773105
    Abstract: A collapsible sauna box is disclosed, which comprises a collapsible box body consisting of front and rear wall members, inwardly foldable left and right side wall members and a ceiling member provided at one end and heaters pivoted for angle adjustment to brackets capable of being mounted inside the collapsible box body at corners thereof. The side wall members, ceiling member and heaters are completely confined between the front and rear wall members overlapped over each other when the collapsible box body is in a collapsed state. In its collapsed state, the collapsible sauna box can be conveniently carried and stored. The heaters are not obstructive in the sauna box in use and can irradiate the user with far-infrared rays in a face-to-face relation to each other on the opposite sides of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Japan Home Sauna Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 4370543
    Abstract: A shower-sauna apparatus includes an electrically insulative container for accomodating a volume of water to be heated. A vertical central tube extends through the container and has a threaded upper end adapted to be connected to a source of water and a threaded lower end through which steam or hot water is discharged into a sauna-shower area defined by a flexible curtain suspended from a flat dish-shaped member secured to the threaded lower end of the central tube and defining the top wall of the sauna-shower area. A plurality of spaced, tubular electrode plates are disposed in the container and are adapted to be connected to an electric power source for passage of electric current through the water between the plates to generate Joule heat for automatically and instantaneously heating the volume of water to enable generation of either steam or hot water. The central tube is divided by a stopper into an upper water inlet portion and a lower steam or hot water outlet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Inventor: Laszlo Nemeth