Unbalanced Weight Having Drive Means Patents (Class 601/65)
  • Patent number: 9717639
    Abstract: A biomechanical stimulation device is presented. The biomechanical stimulation device comprises a base that supports an adjustable height arm and an easily removable drum connected to the arm. The drum is driven by a motor to provide an elliptical stimulation motion. An anti-rotation device prevents rotation, but allows orbital translation of drum. The drum may connect to the arm at a single attachment point. The arm 20 may be pivotally attached to the base and selectively movable to a desired position. A pair of struts may support the arm to assist in positioning the arm. The struts may be locked to prevent movement of the arm, or unlocked by a release button to allow selective positioning of the arm. The biomechanical stimulation device may further include a hand controller and other peripheral devices to provides a convenient interface for controlling the speed and run time of the biomechanical stimulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: STP Swiss Therapeutic Products AG
    Inventors: Eric J. Kline, David Frahlich, Kevin Holle
  • Patent number: 9351897
    Abstract: In combination, vertically percussive vibration and non-symmetrical forces are applied to a patient. The non-symmetrical forces may be generated by a variety of unevenly applied weights that are supported at appropriate body locations in a manner that upsets normal body load symmetry. The non-symmetrical forces in combination with vertically percussive vibrations induce neuromusculoskeletal proprioceptive re-education and development within a living body to correct musculo-skeletal disorders including but not limited to scoliosis. A special posture modifying chair and head-orienting glasses may be used instead of or in addition to unevenly applied weights. An additional force concentrating treatment apparatus is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis A. Woggon, A. Joshua Woggon, John D. Carlson, Donald D. Winkels
  • Patent number: 9050483
    Abstract: In an apparatus for muscle stimulation with at least one motor and with two motor-operated drives, wherein each of these drives and a stepping plates are mounted in a frame and each of these drives is a revolving linkage square and the driven drive member is in each case a crank mounted in the frame, a crank and a stepping plate are in each case connected in an articulated manner by means of a coupling member providing for an apparatus for muscle stimulation with stepping plates that can be operated both with low and also with high stroke frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Helmut Frey
  • Patent number: 8827937
    Abstract: A massaging device to be mounted in a hole of an inner wall of a bath, having a casing mountable in a watertight manner in the hole, a flexible member mounted in a watertight manner on the casing, the flexible member having a surface accessible to a user in the bath when the massaging device is mounted in the bath and an electrically operated vibrator mounted inside the casing, for vibrating the flexible member. A bath massaging system having massaging devices as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Les Entreprises Airbrass Inc.
    Inventor: Martial Giguére
  • Patent number: 8512264
    Abstract: An implant system for imparting vibratory massage to tissue of a patient from within the body of the patient is disclosed. The system comprises an implant device configured to produce and communicate a vibration to body tissue located adjacent to the implant device. The device may include a case forming at least a portion of an exterior of the device, and a vibration generator configured to vibrate the portion of the exterior. The device may include a power supply to supply power to the vibration generator and a switch to selectively permit power from the power supply to be supplied to the vibration generator. The device may include a power receiver to receive electrical energy from a location external to the body of the patient and a signal receiver to receive signals from a location external to the body of the patient when the receiver is located in the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Wilson T. Asfora
  • Patent number: 7951098
    Abstract: An amplitude change-over device for a body vibration machine includes two eccentric units respectively fixed on the opposite ends of a rotating shaft driven by a motor. Each eccentric unit contains an eccentric driving plate secured with the rotating shaft for rotating together and an eccentric driven plate movably fitted on the rotating shaft at one side of the driving plate. Either one of the driving plate or the driven plate has a surface bored with a slide groove with the rotating shaft acting as a pivot, and another one has a surface provided with a projecting stud inserted in the slide groove. The motor is a right-handed and left-handed one. When the motor is chosen to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise, the included angle of the driving plate and the driven plate is changeable and hence amplitude power is adjustable by using a single motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Tonic Fitness Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mu-Chuan Wu, Vince Wu, Ts Lang Wang