Lavative Patents (Class 601/154)
  • Patent number: 9050240
    Abstract: An adult toy, such as a phallus-shaped vibrator, has a hollow core, a tip coupled to an end of the core and a handle containing a control interface allowing user control of the vibrator. The handle, which is coupled to the core at a distal end to the tip, houses a peristaltic pump that engages a flexible pipe network. The hollow core incorporates an access door that, when opened, allows loading of a reservoir cartridge into an internal compartment of the core. Under selective microprocessor control, the peristaltic pump spins its rotor assembly to engage and squeeze part of the pipe network. This squeezing effect encourages lubricant, liquid hormonal stimulant or other chemical solutions to exit the cartridge and controllably flow through the pipe network. With ejection of lubricant from the cartridge, the internal volume of the cartridge decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Nigel Marc Davies
  • Publication number: 20150141884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for massaging and the application of a cosmetic composition, comprising: —an end-piece (5) comprising a base (6) and elements (4) upstanding from this base, said elements (4) defining at least one first area (1) of elements (4) having a first hardness and a second area (2) of elements (4) having a second hardness greater than the first hardness, —a body (3) configured to receive the end-piece (5), —a means for setting the end-piece (5) in motion relative to the body (3), in which the elements (4) are configured such that the first area (1) is at least partly included in the second area (2) at their zone of attachment with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Soraya Kadra
  • Patent number: 8888727
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a pressurized water stream for cleaning gums and teeth includes a base unit defining a cavity. The cavity contains a pump, which may move pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. The pump may be secured within the cavity by at least one vibration reduction mount. Fluid may flow from the reservoir and ultimately into the tip to provide oral irrigation and/or cleaning of the teeth, gums, and tongue. The base may include a plurality of footings that elevate the base unit above a surface supporting the base unit. Also, the base may include a basin for receiving a reservoir. The basin may include a reservoir valve initially biased to a closed position and operationally attached to the reservoir, and a tube projection connected to the base unit and opening the valve when the reservoir is received within the basin. The basin and the reservoir are configured to guide the reservoir valve adjacent to the tube projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Boyd, Brian R. Williams, Kurt M. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140194797
    Abstract: A steam physiotherapy apparatus includes an open-topped physiotherapy chamber having a door, a steam generating unit, and a steam pipe for conveying generated steam into the physiotherapy chamber. Tourmaline tiles are attached to an inner surface of the physiotherapy chamber, a steam inlet pipe is provided on a bottom of the physiotherapy chamber to communicate with the steam pipe, and a steam flow guide plate is placed on the steam inlet pipe. The steam inlet pipe has two diametrically opposite steam outlets directed to two opposite directions, such that the steam flowing out of the two steam outlets forms a swirl that moves upward along the inner surface of the physiotherapy chamber to heat the tourmaline tiles. The heated tourmaline tiles release far infrared rays and negative ions that help reducing reactive oxygen species and free radicals in the user's body and help the user to give off deep-layer sweat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Hung-Lieh Chen, Ping Ping Lin
  • Patent number: 8769733
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy system uses a plurality of water sources, each of which produces water at a fixed temperature. The water from the fixed temperature sources can be mixed to form several mixed water streams, each with a predetermined temperature, by an array of computer-controlled on-off solenoid valves. Solenoid valves can also be used to apply the mixed water streams with different flow rates selectively to different body zones. The solenoids are controlled via sequences that can be created and maintained with an intuitive graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: E. Taylor Galyean, Tinsley A. Galyean
  • Publication number: 20140171844
    Abstract: The Mobile Water Therapy Vehicle Equipped with Hot Tub for Various Water Physical Therapy Provided Door To Door At Home, Nursing Home or Other Living, Non-Living Facility is a truck fitted with a hot tub with multiple jets designed to provide water therapy with a walk-in and wheel chair accessible ramp and hot tub pool for the patient, nurse and physical therapist to assist the patient with water therapy. The unit is equipped with a hydraulic chair lift system allowing patients with limited ambulatory ability to be placed in the hot tub unit. The mobile water therapy is designed to assist patients with a variety of medical and physical challenges. The unit is designed for individuals with and without limited mobility. The mobile water therapy vehicle provides a new way of doing business by bringing water therapy to patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Lolita Richmond
  • Publication number: 20130253391
    Abstract: An apparatus allows a person with limited mobility to treat a top, bottom, or side surface of his foot with a lotion, abrade a callous, massage his foot, or clean his foot. A mounting head is fixed to a handle such that the mounting head and a tool for treating a foot of a person fixed to the mounting head can rotate to a wide range of orientations to facilitate access by the tool to top, bottom, side and heel surfaces of a person's foot. A variety of tools may be attached to the mounting head in a removable and replaceable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130226054
    Abstract: A tractal erectile device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a hollow vessel having a first opening for receiving an organ, and a second opening for releasing fluid from within the vessel. The hollow vessel may include: an integral smooth lip portion surrounding the first opening for receiving an organ; an elongated cylindrical portion connected to the lip portion, an hour-glass portion connected to the elongated portion, and an ellipsoid shaped end portion including the second opening for releasing fluid from within the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Richard L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130023809
    Abstract: A non-invasive peripheral pain relief device provides pain relief from skin injury such as burns, avulsions, lacerations and scrapes without the use of pharmaceuticals or invasive treatments. The device uses the body's own physiology, specifically lateral inhibition, to give both temporary and sustained relief of pain. This process uses the body's own neurotransmitter mechanisms to control pain without pharmaceuticals or invasive treatments. Varying, extremely light, bursts of air are applied sequentially to the periwound to affect relief centrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: John Virgil Spence
  • Patent number: 8328740
    Abstract: A SPA machine includes a housing provided with a water sprayer, a water pump mounted in the housing for pumping water out of the water sprayer, and a pressure-balancing watertight electric control device formed of a box, watertight buttons, an electric control unit, a watertight panel and a locating frame and mounted the housing for controlling the operation of the water pump and having a variable inside space automatically regulated subject to the external water pressure to prevent water penetration and to avoid electric leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Tsai Ying Wu
  • Publication number: 20120253249
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for treating apnea by controlled delivery of a swallow stimulus to a subject in which apnea is detected. In the systems and method, burst electrical or mechanical stimulation to one or more swallow-related nerves and/or muscles can be timed for delivery between the expiratory phase of the respiration cycle, following detection of an apneic event in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Willard Wilson
  • Patent number: 8277405
    Abstract: A feminine hygiene device to wipe seminal and other fluids from the vagina after sexual intercourse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Anntoinette Saunders, Devon Saunders
  • Publication number: 20120238926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid application device (1) including: a holder (3) including a cavity (5) that has a visible depth (p) for the cavity (5); at least one magnet (9) contained within a recess (11) that is present in the holder; and an application head (13) including at least one portion made of a magnetizable material that is formed so as to be attracted by the magnet(s) (9, 19). Said application head has an application surface higher than half the total outer surface of said head, the device (1) being arranged such that said application head (13) is rotatably movable within the cavity (5). The invention also relates to a device for storing and dispensing a fluid, as a massage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Eugene Joseph Diezinger
  • Publication number: 20100179461
    Abstract: A micro bubble generating system includes a shell having a well for retaining a first liquid to immerse an object. A micro bubble apparatus is provide to the shell for providing a pressurized mixture of a second liquid and a dissolved gas into the well so as to create a plurality of micro bubbles within the first liquid for engaging the object. One method of using micro bubbles includes providing a fluid mixture, including a saturated gas, to a fluid chamber connected a fitting; and producing a plurality of micro bubbles into a fluid. Another method of using micro bubbles includes providing a fluid mixture, including a saturated gas, into an air entrapment chamber; and producing a plurality of micro bubbles into a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Jason International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Cunningham, Eric Eugene Jackson, Remo C. Jacuzzi
  • Patent number: 7691072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerosol injection and spout for massages and a container including the same. In more detail, the present invention relates to a container including an aerosol injection and spout for massages that are applied to head skin by directly injecting the aerosol including effective elements and has massage effects by tapping head skin with the spout. The container of the present invention comprises a number of soft projecting parts, a medicine passage connecting to a valve of the container including aerosol with effective elements, and at least one orifice connecting to the medicine passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: LG Household & Health Care Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa-choon Choi, Moon-jeong Rang, Hyun-seok Park
  • Publication number: 20080301870
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a bath apparatus having auxiliary features. The auxiliary features include a handle for providing ergonomic manual transportation of the bath apparatus. Additionally, improvements to conventional therapeutic effects are provided for enhancing the overall therapeutic bathing experience. Further, a bath apparatus is disclosed having a pedicure apparatus for providing a motorized rotary pedicure effect to the user. Even further, a bath apparatus having a fluid dispenser is disclosed for dispensing therapeutic additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: FKA Distributing Co. d/b/a HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechai Lev, Stephen Chung, Barbara A. Westfield
  • Publication number: 20080287844
    Abstract: Body treatment apparatus via hydromassage. It comprises a flattened base (3) for the rest and support of the user, and an articulated covering body (4) with opening and closing means that, with the flattened base (3), define a housing for the positioning of the user in its interior during the treatment, a footing (1) on the ground and a support frame (2) that is characterized in that in the inner part of the body of the apparatus includes a hitting device constituted by a plurality of liquid sprinkler mechanisms (11), placed in at least two horizontal and parallel flatbars (9, 10) or with a certain degree parallelism, equipped with alternative movements in opposite directions one in respect to the other and driven by means of devices (24 to 27) with speed regulation and moving stroke regulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Manuel Sanchez Soriano
  • Publication number: 20080243094
    Abstract: A bathtub apparatus is provided, including a nanobubble and/or nanosized medical component generating section to combine at least either of nanobubbles or a nanosized medical component with bath water from a bathtub and to circulate the bath water to the bathtub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Kazuyuki YAMASAKI, Takahide Miyamoto, Kazumi Chuhjoh, Masaki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20080141449
    Abstract: The present invention provides a massage spa pool including a tub body, a control box, and a control panel, wherein the tub body has a receiving cavity therein corresponding to a size of the control box for receiving the control box therein, and the control panel is mounted on the control box and protruding from the tub body. Simply speaking, it is a massage spa pool that holds a control box in the tub body. The present invention provides a massage spa pool that is good in appearance, convenient in mounting, using, and transporting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Wangyuan Ren
  • Patent number: 7316657
    Abstract: The present invention is a massage appliance comprising a preparation, a storage container containing the preparation, and a closure for the storage container. The closure comprises a massage device comprising an outlet opening through which the preparation can be applied to the surface to be massaged and an adjustment device comprising a first element with at least one first surface wherein the first surface contacts the surface to be massaged during a massage, and a second element arranged to be moveable relative to the first element. The adjustment device may be used to adjust a massage characteristic value of the first surface. The massage device is positioned at an angle with respect to the main axis of the storage container. The present invention also includes a method of applying a preparation to the skin, a method of treating rheumatoid arthritis, and a method of warming up using the massage appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Sven Kleinhenz, Bernhard Felten
  • Patent number: 6725471
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for bathing body parts, such as the feet. The apparatus includes a bath chamber for containing fluid, such as water, and receiving the body part therein. The bath chamber includes a bottom surface and a wall structure extending upwardly therefrom. A pump is disposed adjacent to the bottom surface of the bath chamber, and a bubble egress tube is provided in communication with the pump and the bath chamber bottom surface. The bubble egress tube has a continuous configuration which traverses a surface area of the bath chamber bottom surface having a width dimension greater than the width of the egress tube. Air from the pump is directed into the bath chamber through egress holes formed in the bubble egress tube, thereby generating air bubbles in the fluid contained in the bath chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman S. Ferber, Alex Wong Chi To
  • Patent number: 6695800
    Abstract: A device for treating a user's hand with a treatment fluid is provided. The device includes a housing that defines a basin for holding the treatment fluid. The device includes a hand rest portion for supporting the user's hand with the fingers in the basin. The treatment fluid is circulated within the basin to provide therapy to the user's hand. The treatment device may also provide a vibratory massage and heat therapy to the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mulgary Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Gary, Nancy Mullins, Bernard Strong
  • Publication number: 20030220593
    Abstract: A foot spa and a method for controlling the foot spa is provided. The foot spa has a housing defining a reservoir for locating feet and a touchpad control unit for controlling a function of the foot spa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Kevin Joseph Morton
  • Patent number: 6641548
    Abstract: A water driven vibrating massager mounted in an opening in the wall of a spa. The massager is supported in a massager mounting frame secured in the opening in the wall of the spa. The mounting frame has a frame elastic member support portion extending inwardly from the frame. An elastic member is held by the elastic member support portion, which in turn holds a massager body. The massager body extends interiorly to a support area on the mounting frame and an inner elastic member is held between the support area on the mounting frame and a support portion on the massager body. The massager body fits within a mounting frame for a water jet and the process of the present invention includes the unscrewing of a locking ring and the removal of a water jet followed by the insertion of the massager body and the replacement of the locking ring. In this way, the massager body can be placed at any position where a spa jet is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph G. Elnar
  • Patent number: 6638236
    Abstract: A self-sealed irrigation system for supplying a treatment fluid to a treatment site is disclosed. The system includes a flexible containment member that has a delivery channel which delivers treatment fluid to the treatment site, a sealing channel supplied with a suction force, and a recovery channel. The delivery channel delivers the treatment fluid to the treatment site. The recovery channel removes spent treatment fluid from the treatment site. The sealing channel hermetically seals the containment member to the body surface surrounding the area to be treated. The containment member is designed such that any spent treatment solution which should by-pass the recovery channel is drawn into the sealing channel thereby preventing any treatment fluid from leaking to the outside environment. The containment member is connected to a suction pump which circulates treatment fluid through the treatment site and a reservoir which supplies the treatment fluid to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Texas
    Inventors: William J. Thrash, Daniel L. Jones
  • Patent number: 6602212
    Abstract: In a foot massage apparatus, a foot massage apparatus which is capable of performing various massages such as an acupressure massage, a cold-water massage, a hot-water massage, a liquid medicine medicine, etc. efficiently by jetting water to feet includes a bottom jet means installed inside a main body, an intermittent jet head jetting water at the upper surface and bottom surface intermittently, a upper casing combined with a lower casing so as to be angle-adjustable, an acupressure roller installed at a center portion of a footstool, an aromatic agent jet means and a hot-air drying means, a heater in stalled between a detachable water vessel and a pump, and an input tube for depositing ice, salt, various medicines, etc. into the detachable water vessel installed at a lower casing of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Boo-Hong Ahn
  • Publication number: 20030045819
    Abstract: There is provided a foldable bubbling bath mat having two or more interconnected segments and a number of air channels with two or more apertures located in a bottom surface of the air channels. The bubbling bath mat is adapted to produce varying sized air bubbles and, thus, improve the overall therapeutic massaging effect on a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Anthony Kit Lun Leung, Chung Shun Tse, Kam Fai Fung
  • Patent number: 6393633
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for bathing body parts, such as the feet. The apparatus includes a bath chamber for containing fluid, such as water, and receiving the body part therein. The bath chamber includes a bottom surface and a wall structure extending upwardly therefrom. A pump is disposed adjacent to the bottom surface of the bath chamber, and a bubble egress tube is provided in communication with the pump and the bath chamber bottom surface. The bubble egress tube has a continuous configuration which traverses a surface area of the bath chamber bottom surface having a width dimension greater than the width of the egress tube. Air from the pump is directed into the bath chamber through egress holes formed in the bubble egress tube, thereby generating air bubbles in the fluid contained in the bath chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Roman S. Ferber
  • Publication number: 20020013543
    Abstract: An apparatus for execution of hydromassages is provided which comprises an operating unit (1a) to be plunged into water, delimiting a space (10) for at least one person and having at least one float (5) and one dispensing structure (2) supported by the float (5), said dispensing structure being provided with diffuser holes (3) for emission of a fluid under pressure for hydromassage, the apparatus further comprising feeding means (1b) to supply fluid under pressure, which means is disposed externally of the operating unit (1a) and conveys the fluid to the operating unit (1a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventor: Giuseppe Ezio Fumanelli
  • Publication number: 20010044589
    Abstract: An air bubble massage bathtub mat system featuring a remote control and a flexible mat is disclosed. The remote control unit communicates with a blower/air heater unit contained in a housing. The housing is connected to the mat by a tube that directs air into the mat. The mat is formed of a flexible polymeric sheet material that may be rolled up for storage. The mat includes a plurality of flexible blocks that are retained between two layers of polymer sheet material that also define the air passages in the mat. Air flows through the mat and exits the mat in small holes that provide small air bubbles to water contained in a bathtub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: Roman S. Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Patent number: 6309366
    Abstract: A foot therapy device including a portable housing with an annular wall having an upper edge and defining a reservoir for retaining a volume of liquid to be used during foot therapy; a lid covering a given portion of the reservoir and secured to a continuous portion of the upper edge; and a liquid seal member disposed between the lid and the given upper edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Helen of Troy
    Inventor: Randolph E. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6258049
    Abstract: The hydromassager employs water pressure for massage in a closed-system The general advantages of this equipment such as compactness, mobility, safety, and many others make this machine ideal for a variety of settings. Pump (2) pressures water and directs it towards contact surface (12) that is in contact with the subject's body surface. From the massaging head water returns to water reservoir (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Syrus Jacob Partian
  • Patent number: 6174296
    Abstract: An automatic back rubbing assembly has a hollow casing, a water control unit disposed in the hollow casing, a bubble producer disposed in the hollow casing, an elevator box disposed on a bottom of the hollow casing, a rubbing device disposed in the elevator box, an elevator drive mechanism driving the elevator box to move upward and downward, and a back rubbing drive mechanism driving the rubbing device to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventor: Ming-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 6171268
    Abstract: An attachment to a water driven rotatable device for washing, cleaning, massaging, etc., comprising an attachment element having an axis and including a substantially cylindrical portion which is open at one side and engageable with the water driven rotatable device, an intermediate portion provided with a plurality of passages for passing of water there through, and a tail portion located opposite to the substantially cylindrical portion, and a plurality of inserts each connectable with the tail portion of the attachment element, each of the inserts having a holding portion attachable to the tail portion of the attachment element and a working portion connected with the holding portion and arranged so that water passing through the throughgoing passages of the intermediate portion of the attachment elements acts on the working portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 5876360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating diseases with shock air, including treating hypertension, cholecystitis, and other diseases by directing shock air to specific positions of human body at a frequency of up to and beyond about 3,000 times per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Jianhong Liu
  • Patent number: 5864895
    Abstract: A handy body washer comprises: a main body; a pump accommodated in the main body, a tank, slidably attached to the main body to house the main body therein, and a retractable nozzle member connected to the main body. The nozzle member has a free end and a plurality of nozzle apertures formed proximate the free end. The tank comprises: (i) a bottomed cylindrical body having an open top end and a bottom end, where the bottom end has a water supply opening; (ii) a water supply cover pivotally supported on the bottom end for opening and closing the water supply opening; and (iii) a gutter formed in an inner surface of the water supply cover for introducing the washing water flowing downward into the water supply opening while the water supply cover is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignees: Toto Ltd, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Ltd
    Inventors: Masuo Ota, Miho Shirakawa, Shigehiko Fujita, Katsumi Nishimura, Yoshitaka Ezoe, Kinya Kawanobe, Hajime Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5820574
    Abstract: An apparatus useful in combination with utility supplied tap water for discharging a water stream for massaging a user's body characterized by a flexible water permeable membrane, preferably of terry cloth, mounted in front of a discharge orifice. In use, water stream discharged from the orifice impacts against the rear face of the membrane while the membrane's front face is held against and massages the user's body. The permeability of the membrane permits water to pass therethrough to wet and lubricate the user's skin. The water permeable membrane spreads the impact area to thus provide a softer more pleasing massage effect while minimizing the amount of unwanted splash. The apparatus may also include a shower outlet for selectively discharging a shower spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventors: Melvyn Lane Henkin, Jordan Myron Laby
  • Patent number: 5813078
    Abstract: A shower foot washer comprising a platform having a proximal portion, a distal portion, a top surface and a bottom surface. A casement extends upward from the top surface, along the distal portion, of the platform. A plurality of vertical partitions extend through the casement to the top surface of the platform, thus forming segmented portions within the casement. Brush extensions protrude from the vertical partitions to aid in the cleansing of one's foot and toes. A button is positioned on the casement, thus dispensing soap when pressed. A plurality of bores are positioned along the proximal portion of the platform. The bores extend from the top surface of the platform, through the platform, to the bottom surface. These bores allow for water and soap to drain through the shower foot washer. A plurality of suction cups are positioned along the bottom surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: Nicholas Shawyer Hogan, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5807289
    Abstract: A hand-held, self-contained, self-powered, submersible, portable water pump appliance having physical dimensions and weight enabling it to be hand-held and transportable by a person. The appliance can recirculate water in a pool of water, as in a bathtub or spa, and is useful for providing massage and stimulation to the body of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Gregory T. Camp
  • Patent number: 5713094
    Abstract: A washing implement is formed from links of mesh material and which is suitable for convenient use with a single hand. The hand sponge is formed by gathering loops or tubes of diamond mesh polymeric material into circular links, which are looped together to form the washing implement. At least two links are used and the links are tied closed at each end of the washing implement by a string or cord which connects the first and last links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Markey, Harry Hamilton Haubert, Robert Olsson, Kara Bonci
  • Patent number: 5662593
    Abstract: A massaging appliance for dispensing a massaging cream includes a cream dispenser unit attachable to the appliance housing and coupled to a rotary motor therein to be rotated thereby, and a non-rotatable rod within the appliance housing axially displaceable towards and away from the dispenser housing for engagement with a piston stem in the dispenser housing to block its rotation, and thereby to cause a piston, within the dispenser housing and while rotating therewith, to move axially towards an end wall in the dispenser housing and to force cream through dispenser openings therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: T. Top (1994) Ltd.
    Inventors: Menahem Tillman, Daphne Topaz, Avraham Topaz
  • Patent number: 5588161
    Abstract: A wet/dry foot bath having a tub with foldable sides a motor with vibrating coils for reciprocating movement of the tub floor, a rope heating with reflecting plates for radiating heat throughout the floor of the tub, the floor having foot massage bumps and a central arch massager, and a remote control device for operating the foot bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: George Barradas
  • Patent number: 5568669
    Abstract: An applicator for use in applying lotion comprises a housing, a handle and an applicator pad. The housing is hollow so as to receive the handle therein when the handle is being stored. The applicator pad is attached to the housing and is used to spread lotion, such as suntan lotion, on one's back. The end of the handle has a locking ring, endplug or endcap that is designed to hold by friction the handle to the housing, either in the stored position with the handle in the housing, or in the extended position for use. The applicator pad has an annular depression to enable the pad to control the spread of the lotion. Lotion is spread toward the depression by the higher center and thus over the pad,but the excess lotion is confined to it by the higher edge of the pad. The present applicator will enable more efficient application of lotion by applying all of it rather than absorbing part of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Inventor: Terrye T. Godown
  • Patent number: 5542909
    Abstract: A hand-held, self-contained, self-powered, submersible, portable water pump appliance having physical dimensions and weight enabling it to be hand-held and transportable by a person. The appliance can recirculate water in a pool of water, as in a bathtub or spa, and is useful for providing massage and stimulation to the body of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Inventor: Gregory T. Camp
  • Patent number: 5520617
    Abstract: A multipurpose bottle and cap combination comprises a bottle for containing a fluid, a neck with an opening through which the fluid may flow, and a bottom. A cap is secured to the neck of the bottle by threaded engagement and controls the flow of the fluid through the cap. A first massaging device is also provided. This device comprises a pair of identical parts, each part having a plurality of curved surfaces terminating in a tip. The massage device also has an internal bore containing a herbal medicine filled fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Multiscience Systems, Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Winston S. T. Wei
  • Patent number: 5504963
    Abstract: The invention is a device, and method of making said device, for scrubbing the body, preferably an elongated device for scrubbing a person's back. The scrubber is made from multiple loops of tubular, open-celled, non-porous netting intertwined to form a washing member secured at its ends by grips which may be used to hold the scrubber at each end. The netting should be durable, elastic, easy to clean, and should dry rapidly. A preferable netting is diamond mesh polyethylene netting. The scrubber of the present invention may be used repeatedly without the need for a separate washing to remove dirt and debris. Because the netting is open-celled and made of non-porous material, dirt and can be washed away by simple rinsing during a bath or shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Bynum Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Bynum, Randa Gray
  • Patent number: 5445596
    Abstract: The device of the invention includes an elongate shaft having a shaft first end spaced from a shaft second end, with the shaft first end having a hand member, the hand member having a plurality of finger members extending therefrom, with outlet ports extending from the hand member in fluid communication with a reservoir, such that the reservoir permits pumping of fluid through the elongate shaft and subsequently through the outlet ports. The invention is arranged to further include a secondary conduit in fluid communication with a secondary reservoir, that in turn pumps fluid through the secondary conduit and through the hand member, with the hand member having finger members, each of the finger members including a secondary outlet port, and each secondary outlet port in fluid communication with the secondary conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Inventor: James M. Grace
  • Patent number: 5418984
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy spa includes an upwardly open, U-shaped, cross-sectional, waterproof spa shell defining a receptacle for holding water. The spa shell includes a horizontal seat portion and an integral seat back extending generally vertically upwardly therefrom. A water supply manifold is sealably mounted to the exterior of the spa shell, is spaced therefrom and forms a manifold chamber, with the supply manifold overlying a portion of the seat and the seat back. A plurality of small diameter apertures are formed in the spa shell opening to the manifold chamber. Water under pressure is circulated from the interior of the spa shell to an inlet port opening to the manifold chamber. The water is discharged through the small diameter apertures into the interior of the spa shell and against the back and buttocks of an occupant within the seat area seated at a hydrotherapy seat defined by the supply manifold and the seat and seat back of the spa shell which include the small diameter apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Plastic Development Company - PDC
    Inventor: David R. Livingston, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5385532
    Abstract: An automatic massager and washer includes a base housing having a frontal rounded portion and a rear handle portion. A water pressure turbine is mounted in an upper center cavity formed in the frontal portion. Upper recesses are spaced around a center hollow post in the upper center cavity. A hollow post is provided in each recess for mounting a massaging wheel covered with a brush. A large gear is fixed on the center hollow post which rotates with the turbine when water flows through turbine blades formed at an outer circumference of the turbine. The large gear engages and rotates small gears fixed on bottom ends of locating rods of the massaging wheels. An oozing cap covers the top of the center post for emitting bathing milk stored in a chamber formed under the upper center cavity of the base and is actuated by an air push button fixed in the rear portion of the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventor: Chih-Yes Shyu
  • Patent number: 5295280
    Abstract: A washing device for scrubbing the body includes an elongate washing member formed of a plurality of inter-looped quadrate or box-like links. The gripping handles in the form of loops are connected to the end-most links of the chain-like washing member. Each link is formed of a tube gathered along its axis to provide a plurality of circular or cylindrical undulating layers spaced from each other in a radial direction. The length of the tube and the number of layers are selected to provide a desired width of the loop and to substantially fill the loop in the radial direction when in a relaxed condition. Preferably, the links are formed of fine polymeric filaments arranged in an open netting mesh, such as polyethylene netting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Bilange, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hudson, Angela K. Samii