Electric Drive Means Patents (Class 601/93)
  • Patent number: 10085822
    Abstract: A dental device includes a mouthpiece configured to sit against occlusal surfaces of a patient's teeth and a motor connected to the mouthpiece. The motor is configured to vibrate the mouthpiece at a frequency between 60 and 120 Hz and an acceleration between 0.03 G and 0.06 G such that the mouthpiece places an axial vibratory force on the occlusal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. Phan, Dana Leigh Gelman Keiles, Richard Johnson, Phillip Abatelli, Amin Hadi Mirzaaghaeian
  • Patent number: 9808396
    Abstract: A machine that combines three sections bound to each other by the corresponding dynamic swivels that are driven from a remote control of adjustment and command (R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Reciclayres S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Isidoro Ferrari, Reynaldo del Rio
  • Patent number: 9168198
    Abstract: Provided are a skin-stimulation unit and a skin-massage apparatus having same. The skin-stimulation unit includes a striking member for applying an impact to the skin; a cap part into which the striking member is slidably inserted; and a connecting rod having a front end connected to the striking member and a rear end connected to an external source of motive power. The connecting rod linearly reciprocates the striking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Bomtech Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 9107797
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation device includes an elongated dildo housing sized to be received within an orifice of a human body, the housing defining an internal cavity extending along a longitudinal axis of the housing, a mass laterally constrained within the cavity and movable linearly along the cavity, and an electrically driven actuator disposed within the housing and operably coupled to the mass. The actuator is operable to accelerate the mass along the cavity and to thereby induce a longitudinal reactive acceleration of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Tricatalyst, LLC
    Inventor: David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 9080581
    Abstract: A valve assembly comprises a housing and a plurality of valves disposed within the housing. The housing has a layered body which comprises a first layer and a second layer, which in combination define a fluid supply channel, a first plurality of fluid channels and a second plurality of fluid channels. Each valve of the plurality of valves may be in fluid communication with the fluid supply channel and respectively at least one fluid channel selected from the first plurality of fluid channels and the second plurality of fluid channels. The fluid supply channel partitions the layered body such that the first plurality of fluid channels is arranged on a first side relative to the fluid supply channel and that the second plurality of fluid channels is arranged on a second side opposite to the first side relative to the fluid supply channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Schukra Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Berthold Bocsanyi, Erich Dörfler
  • Patent number: 9005173
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 8974404
    Abstract: A massage device includes an outer housing, an inner housing, a drive motor, a gear assembly, a one-way bearing, a drive gear wheel, at least one massage member, and a linear motion device. The massage member can perform a massage through rotary motion and linear motion, and can massage by repeatedly moving forwards and backwards with respect to the user or at fixed positions. Furthermore, the gear wheels of the gear assembly are vertically disposed in the inner housing, while the drive motor is arranged in an oblique manner. Therefore, the inner housing doesn't need a large space to accommodate the gear assembly, and, consequently, the outer housing is also reduced in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Listore International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui Yao Chen
  • Publication number: 20140309566
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a centre axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 8845563
    Abstract: A massage device includes an outer housing, a first transmission mechanism, a second transmission mechanism, a massage seat and at least one massage unit. The first transmission mechanism drives the massage seat to reciprocate moving in the outer housing. The massage unit includes a sway arm having a hole at a center thereof to receive a sway wheel. One of side surfaces of the sway wheel is slanted. The second transmission mechanism drives the sway wheel to rotate and the slanted side surface of the sway wheel presses against the sway arm, thereby driving the sway arm to sway. Massage members are disposed on a top of the sway arm. Through reciprocating movement of the massage seat, swaying of the sway arm and spinning of the massage members, the massage device provides reciprocating pressing and kneading massages on a user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Ming-Wei Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140288364
    Abstract: A vibrator unit of a massage device of the present invention has a housing 101 with an upper portion configured to accept a variety of cup head attachments having varying predetermined designs and a jelly cap so as to vary the feel of the vibrator unit. The motor and control circuitry are configured for creating oscillatory vibrations and to utilize the magnetic repulsive force to create random oscillating motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: LoveMuah, LLC
    Inventor: Tiffany St. Bernard
  • Publication number: 20140257151
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data connectivity of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) devices are disclosed herein. Data is transferred from a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) device to a server via a cellular connection. This data is then used for various purposes including providing information about High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, service related information for maintenance, therapy compliance monitoring, billing including insurance claims. Data is also used to update an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Shadakshari D. Chikkanaravangala, Chun-Piaw NG
  • Publication number: 20140171843
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services PTE. Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel G. Chase, Karen M. Gove, Timothy J. Ikeler, Stephen R. Schulte, Rachel E. Hopkins King, Teresa Maria Mirabella
  • Patent number: 8696608
    Abstract: An objective is to perform a leg massage under appropriate temperature conditions. The lower leg massage apparatus 1 comprises: a pair of right and left insertion recesses 4,4 in a vertically-extending continuous form, into which are inserted feet F and calves C of a user; a first massage mechanism 5 disposed within an upper part of the insertion recess 4, for massaging the inserted calves C, and a second massage mechanism 7 disposed within a lower part of the insertion recess 4, for massaging the inserted feet F. Further provided are a cover body 12 of a two-layer structure which is disposed in the insertion recess 4 so as to cover the first massage mechanism 5 and the second massage mechanism 7, and a warm air/cool air supply section 15 for supplying a warm or cool current of air to a region between the two layers constituting the cover body 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Daito Electric Machine Industry Company Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Numata, Teruo Mihara, Shinsaku Shimizu, Shigeki Noda
  • Patent number: 8579840
    Abstract: A massager has a base and a shaft mounted horizontally on the base. The shaft is rotated by a motor at a slow speed. The shaft has a plurality of spaced apart cams affixed to it. Elongate spring fingers are each affixed at one end to the base. Each finger has an intermediate portion that springably engages one of cams. A free end of the finger moves up and down as the cam rotates. The free end is provided with a projection that is suited to engage a body part. The projection is periodically pressed against the body as the cam rotates. The cams are mounted on the shaft so that they raise and lower the projections as different times. This action causes the projections to each press against the body at different times to emulate massaging fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Lynda Auletta
  • Patent number: 8574179
    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: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: STP Swiss Therapeutic Products AG
    Inventors: Eric J. Kline, David Frahlich, Kevin Holle, Gregg M. Kloeppel, Viktor Wick, Felix Lenz
  • Patent number: 8491509
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for therapeutically treating bone fractures, osteopenia, osteoporosis, or other tissue conditions, postural instability, or other conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease and kidney and gall bladder stones. An oscillating platform apparatus supports a body to be treated. An oscillator is positioned within the platform apparatus and is configured to impart an oscillating force on the body. Two accelerometers are mounted to the platform apparatus for determining the acceleration and weight of the body. Once the weight of the body is determined, the amplitude of the frequency of the oscillating force and/or frequency of the oscillating force is adjusted to provide a desired therapeutic treatment to the patient. Information received from the two accelerometers is also used to determine the posture of the patient and the transmissibility of the mechanical vibration energy generated by the oscillating force through the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Titi Trandafir
  • Patent number: 8317733
    Abstract: An electromagnetic massage head which may be used as part of a human massager preferably includes a strong electromagnetic rotating head fixed together with an electromagnetic screw. The electromagnetic screw is configured to rotate in an axial direction. The operation of the strong electromagnetic head can achieve the effect of knead, massage, knock and shake etc. when used to provide massage treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Shu-Mu Chen, Khositmamit Vasu
  • Patent number: 8133192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a massage device, and more particularly, to a leg and foot massage device capable of achieving foot swing. The device includes an electrical machinery deceleration element, a wobbler machine element and an air inflatable bag massage element. The electrical machinery deceleration element drives the air inflatable bag massage element through the wobbler machine element, and the electrical machinery realizes the one-off deceleration. Therefore mechanical transmission steps are simplified and transmission noise obviously dropped, wobbler machine element cooperates with air inflatable bags' inflation and deflation, generating many kinds of different massage motions and obtaining a comprehensive massage effect on leg and feet muscles and joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Shandong Kangtai Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingyuan Kang, Jibin Li, Haoheng Luan, Zengxian Wang, Qingyong Chen, Ye Zhu
  • Patent number: 8088086
    Abstract: The invention as presently conceived discloses a motion-activated, mechanical apparatus that can be mounted onto a wall to provide the automatic scratching of a house pet, specifically a cat. The new and novel apparatus is configured with four independent mechanisms resembling human fingers, less the thumb, in both appearance and in movement. The fingers would be covered with a latex material to closely approximate the feel of real fingers. The mechanical apparatus would be mounted on a wall structure at an appropriate height to best facilitate the petting and scratching of the owner's particular pet. In operation, the artificial finger-like appendages would have a drive mechanism, electrical motor and be powered by a battery. A motion sensor, such as a close range infrared detector or similar device, would activate the fingers as the pet came into close proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Allison J. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 7951099
    Abstract: A massage device. The massage device includes a pair of therapeutic elements and a bottom therapeutic member. The therapeutic elements are rotated by a driving shaft, driven by a driving mechanism, for supporting and massaging feet. The bottom therapeutic member is disposed between two therapeutic elements, supporting the instep of a foot. The therapeutic elements are formed along the instep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Marutakatechno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Ishiguro, Tetsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7927294
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices capable of performing a massage and wash on a scalp or massage on an affected area gently and effectively by a brush section or a treating section thereof. A plurality of projections are integrally formed on a surface of a flexible body plate of brush section, so that the projections are symmetrical with respect to an axis line A and an axis line D of the projection is perpendicular with the surface of the body plate. An edge of the body plate is fixed on a frame. A motor serving as a drive section is activated allowing a reciprocating drive means to repeatedly deform the body plate coupled thereto between an upwardly-deflected curved concave position and a downwardly-deflected curved convex position along the axis line A, thereby allowing each distance among a plurality of the projections to open and close-repeatedly to provide an repetitive action of kneading and pushing/stretching the scalp. Accordingly, the scalp massage and the scalp and hair wash are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Twinbird Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kamimura, Fujie Hayakawa, Kazuyuki Takeda
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7794415
    Abstract: A surface treatment device comprising a body, a motor disposed in the body, an applicator operably coupled to the motor, and a container coupled to the applicator via a fluid flow path, the container containing a surface treatment substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Marcellus Rambo Benson, James Augustus Keefe, III, Joseph Lee McGowan, Ashley B. Hornsby
  • Publication number: 20100217165
    Abstract: A massage apparatus for use in the therapeutic application of repetitive vibratory force to a recipient. The massage apparatus 5 comprises a housing 10 having a hand portion 26 and a cuff portion 42. The apparatus 5 also comprises a pancake motor mounted 50 within the hand portion 26, the pancake motor 50 having a drive shaft 60 extending forward along the direction of a longitudinal axis 24 of the housing 10. An oscillating assembly 72 mounts within the cuff portion 42 and attaches to the drive shaft 60 of the pancake motor 50, wherein the oscillating assembly 72 translates rotary motion of the drive shaft 60 into orbital oscillations. A counterweight 108 operatively connects to the pancake motor 50 wherein the counterweight 108 decreases vibration in the hand portion 26 by compensating forces generated by the oscillating assembly 72.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Muchisky
  • Patent number: 7632240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising two table-like supporting plates, which serve as operating and functional units. The supporting plates each have a longitudinal and transversal extension, are arranged parallel to one another in a frame that can be immobilized in a fixed manner, and are each mounted so that they can spatially move with three-dimensional degrees of freedom that are independent of one another. In addition, a motor-operated drive is provided that can set the supporting plates in oscillatory motion at least in a one-dimensional direction and independent of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Romert GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Christian Haas, Peter Kühn, Wolfgang Häussel, Georg Disch
  • Patent number: 7566312
    Abstract: A massage machine is provided, which can efficiently create a massage program to meet the user's preference by reflecting a change in massage parameter performed during an execution of the massage program on the next execution of the massage program. This massage machine comprises an input unit configured to input the change in massage parameter, first memory for temporarily storing the change in massage parameter input by the input unit in a desired massage stage during the execution of the massage program, second memory for storing the change in massage parameter provided from the first memory after the completion of the massage program, and a control unit configured to modify the desired massage stage according to the change in massage parameter stored in the second memory at the next execution of the massage program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tanizawa, Masamichi Miyaguchi, Fumihiro Nishio, Daisuke Tsukada, Yuichi Nishibori, Motoharu Muto
  • Patent number: 7559906
    Abstract: An apparatus for massaging calves is able to adjust a distance between two plates, the apparatus having at least two plates that are arranged at a distance from one another and that come into contact with the calf during massage on both sides thereof, and having a drive shaft, the plates being connected to the drive shaft by coupling members in such a manner that a rotational movement of the drive shaft brings about a movement of the plates for carrying out the calf massage. A distance adjusting mechanism is also provided in order to adapt the distance between the two plates to the size of the calf to be massaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Ciar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Bugo
  • Publication number: 20090069730
    Abstract: A massaging device in the shape of a rod with an essentially cylindrical end element with a sleeve. The device has a flexible sleeve and a drive element to produce an oscillating deformation of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Jorg Knyrim
  • Publication number: 20080306415
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a casing, a motor housed within the casing and a massage member having a longitudinal pivot axis and a surface for bearing against a user's skin which is spaced radially from the pivot axis. The massage member is driven by the motor for pivotal oscillation about that axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Man-Yan Chan
  • Publication number: 20080262397
    Abstract: A massage assembly includes a motorized device having a drive arrangement configured to drive a massage head of the assembly. According to a preferred example, the massage head includes a plate provided with through openings and massage elements, each mounted in a through opening of the plate. The plate includes, around its perimeter, a relief for reversible mounting in the motorized device. The drive arrangement includes a rocker with a transmission surface against which the massage elements bear, with transmission surface oscillating about a pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jacques HABATJOU
  • Patent number: 7413553
    Abstract: An exercising apparatus includes a base, two supporting brackets, a driving assembly, a pedal assembly and a case. The supporting brackets are mounted on the base. The driving assembly includes a motor, an eccentric wheel and a lifting bracket. The motor has a motor shaft. The eccentric wheel is mounted eccentrically on the motor shaft. The lifting bracket has a wheel slot and two pivoting brackets. The wheel slot is defined through the lifting bracket and engages the eccentric wheel. The pivoting brackets are formed near two ends of the lifting bracket. The pedal assembly includes two pedals and two pedal pads. The pedals are mounted respectively and pivotally on the supporting brackets and the pivoting brackets of the lifting bracket. The pedal pads are mounted respectively on the pedals. The case is mounted on the base and has two openings corresponding to the pedal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Te Chen
  • Patent number: 7367957
    Abstract: A vibration training apparatus includes a base, a swinging link rod module and a driving mechanism. The swinging link rod module installed on the base has a driving mechanism for driving several swinging link rods for a link rod movement. An eccentric transmission shaft driven by a motor drives the swinging link rod module to produce a linear vibration during the swinging process, and matches with the rotation speed of the motor to drive a support stand to produce vertically up-and-down displacements with vibrations of different frequencies. An adjusting device can be installed between the swinging link rod module and the base for changing the swinging amplitude of the swinging link rod module, such that the driving mechanism can drive the swinging link rod module to linearly change the vibration amplitude and achieve a whole-body vibration effect to stimulate internal organs and improve muscle strengths and blood circulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsun Huang, Yu-Chu Chen, David Shih
  • Patent number: 7354409
    Abstract: An assembly comprising of spiral sub-assemblies, each provided with plastic rollers and connected to an output shaft of a gearbox attached to a swinging beam, is mounted to a seat frame with two vertical wires. Two adjustable cables are connected to the swinging beam-ends, and press the spiral assembly rollers against the seat-back cover by bending the vertical wires. The rotation of the spiral assemblies moves the contact points of the rollers with the seat-back cover up and down, creating a massage effect throughout the seat-back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Horatiu Mircea Popescu
  • Patent number: 7354406
    Abstract: As one of exercising apparatuses, in particular an exercising apparatus giving exercising effect by contracting and relaxing user's muscles, an exercising apparatus which includes at least one motion unit including a moving unit installed at one end thereof with a hinge unit rotatably fixed; and an up-and-down reciprocating unit connected with the other end of the moving unit, the up-and-down reciprocating unit reciprocating upward and downward and making the moving unit rotate in an angular interval, and a driving unit connected with the up-and-down reciprocating unit of the motion unit, the driving unit driving the up-and-down reciprocating unit to reciprocate upward and downward is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Human Medextec Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 7338458
    Abstract: An air-pressure massaging device having an automatic adjustment function comprises: a base, inside which being disposed a drive rod; two fixed massaging assemblies mounted onto the drive rod; two adjustable massaging assemblies moveably mounted onto the drive rod; an airbag disposed in the base serving to move the adjustable massaging assembly relative to the fixed massaging assembly. Through inflation and deflation of the airbag, the adjustable massaging assemblies will be caused to move relative to the fixed massaging assemblies, so that a distance between the fixed massaging assemblies and the adjustable massaging assemblies is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Wen-Hsu Hsien
  • Patent number: 7311684
    Abstract: A massage device. The massage device includes a pair of therapeutic elements and a bottom therapeutic member. The therapeutic elements are rotated by a driving shaft, driven by a driving mechanism, for supporting and massaging feet. The bottom therapeutic member is disposed between two therapeutic elements, supporting the instep of a foot. The therapeutic elements are formed along the instep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Fumitaka Ishiguro, Tetsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7294113
    Abstract: A massaging device includes a housing, a motor, a cover, and an operation mechanism. The operation mechanism includes a rotation member secured on the rotation shaft of the motor to rotate therewith, and a massaging member pivotally mounted on the rotation member to move therewith. Thus, the massaging surface of the massaging member is rotated about the rotation shaft of the motor in an eccentric manner to move in the normal rotation direction and is rotated about the pivot shaft of the rotation member to move in the reverse rotation direction so as to provide a double massaging effect to the human body, thereby enhancing the massaging effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Dong-Her Wu
  • Patent number: 7278976
    Abstract: A body vibrator includes a platform disposed above a base, two support devices each having a pivotal arm coupled to the platform for pivotally supporting the platform above the base, a motor-driven reduction gearing device disposed on the base and having an eccentric member coupled to the arm of the one of the support devices for allowing the platform to be rotated and driven by the reduction gearing device. The platform may stably support a user and may be suitably vibrated for massaging the whole user' body and for facilitating the blood and/or lymph circulation of the user and for decomposing the fatty tissue and thus for suitably reducing the fat from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Ming Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 7278977
    Abstract: A body vibrating device includes two rods rotatably straddled between two plates, two followers attached to the rods and coupled together with a link, two foot supports attached to the followers, a reduction gearing device disposed on the base and having an eccentric member coupled to either of the followers for allowing the followers and the rods and the foot supports to be rotated and driven by the reduction gearing device, and a motor coupled to the reduction gearing device for driving the reduction gearing device to vibrate the followers and the rods and the foot supports. The foot supports may be stably supported and driven or vibrated by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Ming Nan Chen
  • Publication number: 20070232968
    Abstract: The invention provides a leg massage machine comprising recessed receiving portions and leg receiving portions which are made movable together rockingly for massaging the feet and calves of the user, respectively. The leg massage machine has recessed receiving portions (70) for inserting the respective feet of the user and leg receiving portions (74) for inserting the respective calves of the user, the recessed receiving portions (70) and the leg receiving portions (74) each having massage means on side walls and/or a bottom wall thereof. The massage machine has a base assembly (20) to be placed on the floor, and a reclining movable assembly (50) rockingly movable forward and rearward relative to the base assembly (20). The recessed receiving portions (70) and the leg receiving portions (74) are provided in the reclining movable assembly (50) and movable together rockingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tatsuaki Yamamoto, Takashi Nakamura, Noriyuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20070203436
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices capable of performing a massage and wash on a scalp or massage on an affected area gently and effectively by a brush section or a treating section thereof. A plurality of projections are integrally formed on a surface of a flexible body plate of brush section, so that the projections are symmetrical with respect to an axis line A and an axis line D of the projection is perpendicular with the surface of the body plate. An edge of the body plate is fixed on a frame. A motor serving as a drive section is activated allowing a reciprocating drive means to repeatedly deform the body plate coupled thereto between an upwardly-deflected curved concave position and a downwardly-deflected curved convex position along the axis line A, thereby allowing each distance among a plurality of the projections to open and close-repeatedly to provide an repetitive action of kneading and pushing/stretching the scalp. Accordingly, the scalp massage and the scalp and hair wash are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kamimura, Fujie Hayakawa, Kazuyuki Takeda
  • Patent number: 7204816
    Abstract: A massaging apparatus is provided with a treating section having a length longer than a width for massaging a body of the user in a tapping movement. The treating section includes a first treating part and a second treating part which are arranged in the longitudinal direction of the treating section. The apparatus is further provided with a switcher which switches over the position of the second treating part relative to the first treating part in a tapping direction to selectively change from a first state where the first treating part and the second treating part are flush with each other to a second state where the second treating part protrudes relative to the first treating part, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yano, Yuichi Nishibori
  • Patent number: 7179239
    Abstract: A lower leg massage device includes a rotatable shaft having two actuating pins, two actuating devices solidly secured on the shaft, and two rotatable actuating devices rotatably attached onto the shaft and each having two opposite seats for selectively engaging with the actuator pins of the shaft. Four massage members are attached onto and to be vibrated by the actuating devices. The actuator pins may selectively engage with the one of the seats to rotate the rotatable actuating devices in one direction, and may engage with the other seat to rotate the rotatable actuating devices in the other direction, and to allow the massage members to be arranged either opposite to or parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Horng Jiun Chang
  • Patent number: 7153282
    Abstract: An improved massaging device for obtaining a massaging effect similar to an actual finger massage. Multiple finger-like implements provide soft wide area skin contact, and generate a vibratory motion consisting of a pulling massage combined with a lateral side motion. The device comprises means of reciprocally moving rows of massaging implements in opposition while reciprocally moving each row in combined normal and parallel unison. In one embodiment, the lateral opposing motion is combined with the normal pulling motion by means of lifting curved implements through fixed but adjustable spaced narrow openings. The lifting motion is generated from an eccentric mechanism, which when rotatably driven, may also produce the lateral parallel motion. Lateral parallel motion amplitude may be adjusted relative to the pulling motion by choice of eccentric dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Steven Dudley
  • Patent number: 7147611
    Abstract: The present invention is a massage device (10) for massaging one or more body parts. The device includes a first paddle (61) extending outward from the side of a housing (78) that is rotatably mounted on a wobble bearing journal (56) of a wobble bearing (72, 74); a drive shaft (38) from a rotational motive device (32, 34) that is rotationally engaged with a passage (57) of the journal (56), wherein the passage (57) passes through the journal (56) at a non-zero wobble angle (?) measured between a rotational axis (RA) of the drive shaft (38) and the geometric axis of revolution (CS) of the journal (56); a detaining fin (62) attached to the housing (78) and encompassing a detaining rod (36); and a frame (40) that fixedly holds the detaining rod (36) and rotational holds the drive shaft (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur Michael Kassel, Kenneth Owen Richardson
  • Patent number: 7108670
    Abstract: A massager has a base, a motor assembly mounted on the base and having a worm shaft extending out of the motor, a transmission assembly including a transmission axle, a linking gear to mate with the worm gear, two secondary gears to drive two horizontal gears of a rubbing assembly and two pairs of kneading assemblies being respectively provided on opposite sides of the central seat to wabble when the transmission axle is rotated. Therefore, rotation of the rubbing assembly and wobbling movement of the kneading assembly are able to provide two different massaging effects to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 7063675
    Abstract: A rotary device of a chair comprises that has a chair body having a seat. A resisting body extends from a rear end of the seat. An annular handle is installed on the resisting body. The chair body has a driving means mechanism which is installed at the seat. The driving mechanism means has a deceleration motor, a worm rod, a worm gear and a chain. The deceleration motor has a deceleration gear. One end of the deceleration motor has a driving spindle. After the driving spindle is connected with the worm rod, the worm gear will be driven to rotate. The worm gear has a protruded driving shaft. One end of the chain is engaged to the driving shaft, while another end of the chain is engaged to the resisting body. The worm gear indirectly drives the resisting body and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Chang Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 6884226
    Abstract: A crib accessory that can be placed beneath an infant's mattress or crib. A movable plate is rhythmically moved up and down to pat the crib mattress and soothe the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Fred Pereira
  • Patent number: 6866645
    Abstract: The pleasure promotive sexual device includes a mechanism assembly composed mechanical devices including a motor. When the motor is activated, an extension shaft in the mechanism assembly is interlocked for impelling a dildo provided at the front end thereof and for further automatic mechanical movements of stretching and contracting back and forth, and pleasure of a certain extent is achieved for the wife followed by that provided by the husband. Therefore both the husband and wife are able to easily come to orgasms, thus relatively flavoring lives of and building happy families married couples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Shuei-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 6730050
    Abstract: A massager has a motor with a motor shaft extending out from opposite ends of the motor, a pair of linkages each rotatably and eccentrically connected to opposite ends of the motor shaft, a bridge securely attached to the linkages with a pair of flexible arms and a pair of massage nodes securely mounted on the bridge. The bridge is pivotal relative to the housing so that the movement of the linkages caused by the rotation of the motor shaft drives the massage nodes on opposite sides of the bridge to pivotally reciprocate laterally, providing a rubbing massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Huang