Means For Applying Vapor Or Hot Air Directly To Body Of User Patents (Class 4/535)
  • Patent number: 9867751
    Abstract: A limb irrigation pan device collects and removes irrigation fluid and debris from a surgical field when a limb is irrigated. The device includes a frame having a pair of opposed ends and a pair of longitudinal sides extending between the opposed ends. Respective upper surfaces of each opposed end are concavely arcuate and an upper edge of the frame defines an open top of the frame. A base is coupled to the opposed ends and the longitudinal sides defining a well for collecting a fluid passed into the frame through the open top. A porous sling is coupled to the frame for passing the fluid through the sling to be collected in the well. A drain coupled to the frame is in fluid communication with the well wherein the drain drains the fluid from the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Shannon N. Stephens, Brenda Samuels
  • Patent number: 9486118
    Abstract: A fixture for a sink—for example provided in a commercial washroom or the like—incorporating a water tap and a hand dryer. The water tap comprises a spout arranged to project over the basin of the sink. The hand dryer comprises: an opposing pair of left-hand nozzles mounted on the spout for directing air onto the front and back of a user's left hand as it is passed—with palm open—in between the opposing nozzles, and an opposing pair of right-hand nozzles mounted on the spout for directing air onto the front and back of a user's right hand as it is passed—with palm open—in between the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Christopher Lesniowski
  • Patent number: 9301781
    Abstract: A method of stimulating bone regeneration in a discontinuous section of a long bone in a subject requiring same, comprising the step of applying to said discontinuous section of the bone an effective vacuum for an effective length of time. A device for carrying out the method consisting of a sealable tubular-shaped sleeve or cuff that fits snugly and sealably around the bone section to be treated and that can be evacuated via a port that is integral to the sleeve or port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: XCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lytinas
  • Publication number: 20130283516
    Abstract: A cleaning system according to the invention includes a scanning unit for determining body dimensions, for example, the girth measurements such as height and breadth of the person to be cleaned, at least two mouldings having a body-size opening, wherein the opening corresponds to a pose, that is, a body position of the person to be cleaned, a conveying unit that conveys the person to be cleaned through the mouldings, wherein at least one of the mouldings contains adjustable spray nozzles, the spacing of which from the person to be cleaned is adjusted corresponding to the body dimensions of the person to be cleaned determined by the scanning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Seira Fischer
  • Patent number: 8409154
    Abstract: A method of providing a skin benefit to the skin including the use of a skin care active and a portable moist heat delivery system comprising: a water vapor generating portion comprising a water vapor source and a heat source; and a water vapor-air regulating portion located at a skin-facing side of the water vapor generating portion, the water vapor-air regulating portion comprising a water vapor-air mixing layer, a water vapor-air distribution layer, a latent heat delivery surface, and optionally a skin contact layer, where the water vapor generating portion and the water vapor-air regulating portion are in fluid communication is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Wyeth
    Inventors: Shekhar Mitra, Dean A. Zimmerman, Vincent York-Leung Wong, Marina Belkin
  • Patent number: 7944675
    Abstract: A negative ion generating device includes a housing having a number of water flowing passages, a number of electrically conductive boards engaged with sockets of the housing and electrically coupled to negative and conductive electricity respectively and disposed alternatively with each other for generating an electromagnetic field in the water, a copper plate is disposed in the housing and disposed above the electrically conductive boards for attracting and removing positive ions and for generating negative ions, and a processor device coupled to the conductive boards for receiving signals and for controlling the conductive boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Wen Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 6904624
    Abstract: A sauna is provided that has a steam device and a mist device for providing steam and mist to a user. The steam device can heat a portion of the liquid to increase efficiency. The mist device can vibrate the liquid to provide the mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Kit Lun Leung, Brenda P. K. Yue, Kam Fai Fung
  • Patent number: 6805678
    Abstract: A foot treating apparatus comprising a basin that is adapted for accepting and containing bathing water and is shaped and arranged to accommodate two human feet within the bathing water. A steam generator is included and adapted to accept and contain steamable water, to convert the steamable water into steam, and to direct the steam through a steam vent disposed above the bathing water and at one or both of the soles of those feet when the feet are removed from the bathing water. Dry massage means, heating means, vibration, and aeration are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Helen of Troy
    Inventor: Michael Cafaro
  • Patent number: 6745412
    Abstract: A portable and personal sauna that provides an inexpensive and easy to operate system, which provides steam with low operating costs. The portable sauna has an electric steamer with a timer, a safety thermostat, and a plate for containing herbs. When steam passes through the herb plate, the herbal steam can provide some healthy benefits to users. The preferable and safest place for the steamer is outside of the tub/shower area, where a flexible tube is used to guide the steam inside the tub/shower area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Zoltan Egeresi
  • 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: 5970533
    Abstract: A bendable steamer arm for facial steamer includes a tubular rear-arm having a front end and a rear end rotatably mounted on a steamer machine, a fore-arm having a connecting end and a steam spreading opening provided thereon, a connector joint adapted for connecting the front end of the rear-arm with the connecting end of the fore-arm in a bendable manner, and a bendable steam tube extending from the steamer machine to the fore-arm and passing through the connector joint for transmitting steam generated by the steamer machine to the steam spreading opening of the fore-arm of the steamer arm. Therefore, the bendable steamer arm enables a fore-arm of the steamer arm to bend left and right with respect to a rear-arm of the steamer arm, so as to enable the cosmetician to rapidly adjust the operation angle of the steamer arm and easily aim the steam outlet provided on the fore-arm at the affected part of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Henry Ping Chang
  • Patent number: 5945068
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sterilizing hands includes a sink containing ozonated water. Water is continually circulated through said sink past an ozone generator which continually injects ozone into the sink. The individual sanitizes his hands by simply immersing his hands in the ozonated water for a period of time effective to destroy germs. Upstream of the sink is a secondary water circulation system which includes a second ozone generator which maintains a constant supply of ozonated water which can be added to the sink when necessary. An infrared sensor can be added to detect when individuals are using the sink and further to determine when make-up water is required. The present invention optionally will include an ozonated air hand drier or an ozonated air applicator for towels. This system is designed to ensure that individuals in, for example, food service operations maintain sanitary conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: Daniel A. Ferone
  • Patent number: 5136734
    Abstract: A method of heating a sauna and a sauna stove. In order that the energy consumption would be low, the stones in a stone space (11) of the stove are first heated to a desired temperature by circulating air within the stove by means of a fan (15) as a closed force circulation merely through the stone space (11). After the desired temperature has been achieved, the air is begun to be circulated by means of the fan (5) as an open forced circulation through the stone space (11) and the sauna room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Inventor: Risto T. Yli-Kovero
  • Patent number: 4970736
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-functional bed for a patient or a fairly aged person. The bed performs multiple functions. It is provided with a lower capsule supported by a metallic supporting frame, an upper capsule mounted on the lower capsule, a movable and rotatable portion which is supported by the metallic supporting frame, a plurality of removable cushions placed on the movable portion, and a net which can be wound or unwound by a winding portion disposed on the underside of said movable portion. The bed includes a stool, bath tub, shower, dryer and heat lamp. The use of the multi-functional bed allows the patient or the like to excrete lying in bed and also to take a bath by way of having his body lowered in the net into the bath tub, with the consequence that the nurse or attending person can keep the patient in good hygienic condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Yasunori Koizumi
  • Patent number: 4838456
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method for spraying the hands of a person is provided. The apparatus includes a housing having a plurality of walls forming a chamber for the hands and having an opening for inserting the hands into the chamber. The apparatus has an L-shaped actuating member having a pivot supported by a wall. The L-shaped member has a horizontal leg supported by the pivot, a disc portion disposed in the chamber for contact by the hands, and has a vertical leg with a tip bearing portion disposed outside the housing. The apparatus also has a resilient cantilever beam having a first portion with a cavity which receives a cap portion of an aerosol container, and having a second portion which is fixedly connected to a wall of the housing. The resilient cantilever beam has a passageway from the cavity to an orifice inside the chamber for spraying a substance. from the container, while containing the disc portion in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Inventor: Jerry F. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 4733421
    Abstract: The apparatus consists of a vertically upright rotatable brush roller (4) arranged in an outwardly opening groove (5) of a water-tight housing (3). An arcuate water supply pipe (14) with plural water nozzles (15) is provided above the upper peripheral edge of the roller. The periphery of the roller projects from the groove. The side edges of the groove are provided with air-jet nozzles (16) which are directed tangentially to the roller. A standing against the brush roller (4) permits a washing and/or massaging of the human body, whereby the washing process is aided by a curtain of water created by the water supply to the water pipe (14) having plural downwardly directed water nozzles (15). An acceleration of the drying process is enhanced by the air-jet nozzles (16). The brush roller (4) is equipped with nylon bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Verena Kuersteiner
    Inventor: Hans Kuersteiner
  • Patent number: 4399349
    Abstract: An electrically heated, hand-held portable facial sauna appliance has a top air inlet, side air inlet, an air flow adjustment arrangement and a fan to mix ambient air with steam generated from a quantity of water contained in an internal steam generating chamber having an associated electric heater and a bottom fill opening such that the appliance must be inverted to fill the chamber with water. A water trap and overflow arrangement in the container ensures that the chamber cannot be overfilled and enables the appliance to be overturned during use without leaking. The appliance is provided with attachments in the form of a facial mask, concentrator tube, brush and sponge, each designed to fit over a steam-air mixture outlet and control the quantity of air entering through the top air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: Clairol Inc.
    Inventors: Loretta M. Deming, Raymond W. Kunz
  • Patent number: 4340981
    Abstract: A bathing device (10) comprises a cabinet having an upper part (11) with an access opening (56) and a seat within the cabinet on which a person can sit, means (59) at least substantially to close the opening (56), means providing an aperture through which the head of the person can project, and a lower casing part (12) containing a reservoir (17) for water, a heating element (30), means (34) to supply water from the reservoir to the heating element (30) to generate steam, means to supply water from the reservoir (17) to the interior of the cabinet to wash a person, a holding tank (18) for used water, and means to collect the used water and deliver it to the holding tank (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Portasauna Limited
    Inventor: Paul Vanags
  • Patent number: 4303201
    Abstract: A showering system includes a source of hot water and a showerhead fed from that source. To produce steam, there is a conduit that delivers water from the source to a showerhead and in which is defined an outlet. Disposed within the conduit is a selectively controlled diverter of the water arriving from the source, so as to direct it away from the showerhead and through the outlet in the form of a mist. The preferred showerhead is of a turbine-valve kind in which the turbine is driven by nozzles. Apertures in a flow director plate, governed by a control plate, feed nozzles predetermined to vary the force of water delivered from outlet orifices in correspondence with the number of the nozzles open to communicate with the inlet through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: Teledyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Elkins, David W. Smith, John Trenary
  • Patent number: 4281423
    Abstract: A foam bathing apparatus comprising a main body including a blower, a container mounted on the main body for containing a bath and a porous body disposed at an inner bottom portion of the container. Air from the blower is passed through the porous body to produce numerous air bubbles in the bath for the user to immerse the face or the like in the bath for cleansing or massaging. The apparatus includes a pressure chamber provided within the main body and positioned downstream from the blower in proximity thereto, the pressure chamber being provided with a pressure adjusting assembly comprising, for example, a pressure adjusting aperture and a shutter for opening or closing the aperture for smooth and fine adjustment of the amount of air bubbles to be produced. The apparatus is usable also for cleansing or massaging other part of the human body, such as the hand, elbow or foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Fukunaga, Fusao Niino, Hiroshi Nonoguchi
  • Patent number: 4262374
    Abstract: A bubble wash unit is provided with a wash basin for filling water, a stand assembly disposed to the bottom of the wash basin via bayonet coupling, and a bubble assembly disposed to the wash basin via snap coupling while astriding the upper edge of the wash basin in order to pneumatically connect an easily disassembable bubble disc placed on the inside bottom of the wash basin to a compressor suspensibly held within the stand assembly. Easily disassembable construction via bayonet or snap coupling enables complete protection of the compressor against wetting, easy transportation and handling of the unit, and easy replacement and/or cleaning of mechanical elements. A suspensible support successfully damps vibration of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Nikki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Mikiya, Tadahisa Mogaki, Nobuyuki Nozawa