Including A Plurality Of Massaging Balls, Rollers, Or Wheels Patents (Class 601/94)
  • Patent number: 10548752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reflux disease treatment apparatus comprising an implantable movement restriction device that maintains cardia in the correct position and an implantable stimulation device adapted to engage with the cardia sphincter of a patient. The invention further comprises a control device for controlling the stimulation device to stimulate the cardia sphincter. The invention can be combined with various methods for treating obesity, in particular methods that creates satiety by stretching the wall of the stomach or fills out a volume of the stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8372111
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed including but not limited to a group of force resistive objects for concurrently applying pressure to different positions on at least one of a plurality of human tissues; and a connective member for fixedly interconnecting the plurality of force resistive objects. A method for using the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Victor R. Reyna
  • Patent number: 8366646
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jörg Knyrim
  • Patent number: 8147435
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage apparatus having a housing with a massage formation for contacting a body part of a user. A massage mechanism is oriented within the housing for imparting a massage effect to the massage formation. A light source is provided on the massage formation for conveying an illumination effect from the massage formation. A partially translucent massager is disclosed for providing a visual effect of the underlying massage operation. Further, a roller massage assembly is provided wherein a load imparted to a roller is distributed directly to a structure of the massager for preventing distribution of the load to the massage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co.
    Inventors: Roman S. Ferber, Huang Wen Wei
  • 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: 7938115
    Abstract: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation device that combines ventilation of a patient's lungs with chest compressions on the patient's sternum area. The device includes a self-inflating bag having an outlet port through which the content of the bag is forced when bag is compressed; target indicia on the bag to indicate the proper position of the bag on the patient's sternum area and to indicate the proper location on the bag for applying force to the top side thereof; a face mask for placement over the patient's mouth and nose; and a tube extending from the bag to the face mask. The device may include indicia for indicating the amount of pressure applied to the self-inflating bag, and a backboard including belt/motor structure for providing repeated and rapid chest compression and forced ventilation of the patient's lungs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: Darrell K. Thompson, Phyllis D. Thompson
  • 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: 7803126
    Abstract: A massage apparatus comprising a main body operatively engaged to one or more massage actuators with one of the massage actuators being engaged to a malleable wire capable of being bent to any orientation and retain that bent orientation relative to the main body is disclosed. A removable battery compartment having a control panel is adapted to be operatively engaged to the main body for controlling the operation of the one or more massage actuators when the removable battery compartment is operatively engaged to the main body of the massage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nanma Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Simon Siu Man Nan
  • Publication number: 20100191160
    Abstract: Massager vehicle for autonomously traveling on the body of a patient, The massager vehicle is massaging the body of the patient, the massager vehicle includes a vehicle chassis, at least one motor, at least three wheels, a roll tilt sensor, a pitch tilt sensor, a boundary sensor and a controller, The at least three wheels are coupled with the chassis, at least one of the wheels is positioned at a first side of the chassis and at least another one of the wheels is positioned at a second side of the chassis, opposite to the first side, the roll tilt sensor determines a roll angle of the massager vehicle, the pitch tilt sensor determines a pitch angle of the massager vehicle, the boundary sensor determines when the massager vehicle is approaching a boundary, beyond which the massager vehicle may not travel, the controller controls the motion of the massager vehicle the controller is coupled with the motor, the roll tilt sensor, the pitch tilt sensor and with the boundary sensor, the controller receives informati
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Eyal Avramovich, Yacov Gurievsky
  • Patent number: 7744548
    Abstract: A massaging device includes a propeller shaft, at least one first swinging member mounted on the propeller shaft, and at least one second swinging member mounted on the propeller shaft by a male deflection block, a female deflection block and an adjusting rod. Thus, when the rotation direction of the propeller shaft is changed, the push block of the adjusting rod is slidable in the adjusting groove of the male deflection block to produce a time lag of the swinging actions between the second swinging member and the first swinging member, so that the second swinging member and the first swinging member are operated in the same swinging direction or in two different swinging directions so as to produce different swinging actions, thereby providing different massaging effects to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hsin Hao Health Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Chuen Chen
  • Publication number: 20100056965
    Abstract: An oscillating mechanism includes a motor, a speed reduction assembly, a transporting assembly, and a linking base. The motor operated in a rotational reciprocating motion. The speed reduction assembly is connected to the motor and driven by the motor. The transporting assembly is connected to the speed reduction assembly. The transporting assembly includes a conveyer belt wound around two rollers. One of the two rollers is driven by the speed reduction assembly. The linking base is mounted on the conveyer belt and driven by the conveyer belt to move between the two rollers. A bed is connected to the linking base and moves in a linear reciprocating motion to provide the effort of whole body massage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Don-Lon Yeh
  • Patent number: 7613526
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a control system of the reciprocating object comprising a microprocessor (01), a reciprocating mode control circuit (02), a reciprocating travel control circuit (03), a power supply circuit (04) and a motor driving circuit (05), with the microprocessor (01) provided with matrix type on-off signal input-outputs. The reciprocating mode control circuit (02) consists of matrix column branches and matrix row branches, allowing the limited number of the on-off signal ports of the microprocessor (01) to be connected to a plurality of on-off controlling elements thereby realizing a multiple of control modes and diversifying the control modes. The circuit construction according to the present invention is relatively simple, which is helpful to a tidy wiring and layout of the elements and therefore the circuit is easy for manufacturing, assembling, trouble shooting and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Chichun Wu
  • Publication number: 20090149784
    Abstract: A pivotal lever has a first therapeutic member and a second therapeutic member positioned below the first member, for the members to grip and knead the shoulder of the person to be massaged as by the fingers of the acupressurist. A massage unit 20 comprises a pair of left and right pivotal levers 100 pivotally movably arranged on a chassis 21, and a first therapeutic member 200 and a second therapeutic member 300 arranged on each of the pivotal levers 100 and movable toward and away from each other. The first and second therapeutic members 200, 300 have motion conversion means 400 coupled thereto for converting the pivotal movement of the pivotal lever 100 into the movement of the first and second therapeutic members 200, 300 toward and away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Morita, Yuji Kan, Nobuaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7494475
    Abstract: A pivotal lever has a first therapeutic member and a second therapeutic member positioned below the first member, for the members to grip and knead the shoulder of the person to be massaged as by the fingers of the acupressurist. A massage unit 20 comprises a pair of left and right pivotal levers 100 pivotally movably arranged on a chassis 21, and a first therapeutic member 200 and a second therapeutic member 300 arranged on each of the pivotal levers 100 and movable toward and away from each other. The first and second therapeutic members 200, 300 have motion conversion 400 coupled thereto for converting the pivotal movement of the pivotal lever 100 into the movement of the first and second therapeutic members 200, 300 toward and away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Morita, Yuji Kan, Nobuaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7465296
    Abstract: The hot medicinal compress apparatus is a therapeutic and hearth care medical device which has heating, medicament and rolling functions. It includes a heater (2) and a cartridge (3) carrying a medicinal compress layer. The heater (2) includes a heating element and a heat conducting tube (4) in which the heating element is mounted and at both ends of which a front round step member (10) and a rear round step member (10?) having a through hole are respectively arranged; at another end of the front round step member (10), a washer and a demountable baffle ring (18) are provided and fixed by a screw nut (12), while at another end of the rear round step member (10?), a handle (1) is arranged, in which a through hole is provided and on which a control switch is mounted. The cartridge (3) is comprised of a metal tube (17) and a medicinal compress layer which is wrapped around the metal tube (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Hang Chun Chau
  • Patent number: 7429251
    Abstract: A massaging device gives different massaging patterns to different parts of a user's body for enhanced and pleasant massaging effect. The device includes an applicator applying a massage force to the user, and at least two driving units for driving the applicator to make different reciprocating movements respectively in different directions from each other. The least two driving units is controlled to reciprocate the applicator for providing the massaging force in different massaging patterns. A sensor is provided to acknowledge the position of the applicator. A massage pattern selector is provided to select one of the massaging patterns depending upon the position of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tanizawa, Masamichi Miyaguchi, Fumihiro Nishio, Daisuke Tsukada, Yuuichi Nishibori, Motoharu Muto
  • Patent number: 7419475
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage apparatus having a housing with a massage formation for contacting a body part of a user. A massage mechanism is oriented within the housing for imparting a massage effect to the massage formation. A light source is provided on the massage formation for conveying an illumination effect from the massage formation. A partially translucent massager is disclosed for providing a visual effect of the underlying massage operation. Further, a roller massage assembly is provided wherein a load imparted to a roller is distributed directly to a structure of the massager for preventing distribution of the load to the massage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: FKA Distibuting Co.
    Inventors: Roman Ferber, Huang Wen Wei
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080071138
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices targeted to resolving various conditions of a female patient in need thereof, the conditions being female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence. The present disclosure provides for a device which incorporates a variety of elements in an effort to treat certain conditions of a female individual in need thereof. Optionally, the device of the present invention may be used as a prophylactic measure to prevent a condition selected from the group consisting of female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jane U. Mertens, Dean Bauer
  • 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: 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: 7108669
    Abstract: A massager has a base, a U shaped housing mounted on the base, a motor received in the housing and having a worm shaft extending out of the motor, a transmission assembly encased in the housing and including a transmission axle, a worm gear, two wobbling wheels mounted on the transmission axle and two kneading plates mounted on the transmission axle and a rubbing assembly having two disks respectively mounted on a free end of each of two driven axles and having two rubbing balls formed on a face of each of the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 7087004
    Abstract: A massaging device which is straddled over the doorstop of a door opening at an elevated location coincident with a hard-to-reach back area and held in place by the leaning weight of a user moving back and forth and up an down permitting a self-administered back massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Michael N. Berke
  • Patent number: 7060043
    Abstract: A massage device has a platform, a motor assembly, a transmission assembly, a massage arm assembly and two massage disk assemblies. The motor assembly has a motor mounted on the platform. The transmission assembly is driven by the motor and has a transverse axle mounted rotatably on the platform. The massage arm assembly has a shoulder mounted on the platform and two rocker arms rotatably mounted on the shoulder. The massage disk assemblies are mounted on the transverse axle and each has a massage pad. The massage arm and disk assemblies move simultaneously in response to the transmission and provide effective massages to multiple muscle groups of a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 7043306
    Abstract: A heat therapy device and therapy system is provided comprising a plurality of acupressure knobs having superconductive and far-infrared emitting material attached to it. This therapy device is slightly bent up at both ends for comforting the patients. The therapy system is configured more than one therapy device comprising: upper and lower bodies, control boxes, upper control panels connected to the upper control boxes, motors installed under the upper and lower bodies, pulleys installed at the opposite the motors, upper and lower rails installed between the motors and pulleys, timing belts positioned between the upper rails and the lower rails that directly connected to the motors and pulleys; upper and lower mobile units coupled with the timing belts and seated on the upper and lower rails, each mobile unit installed with the multiple heat therapy devices, and other heat therapy devices formed the left and right sides of upper rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Migun Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mi-Ja Park
  • Publication number: 20040243030
    Abstract: A massaging device gives different massaging patterns to different parts of a user's body for enhanced and pleasant massaging effect. The device includes an applicator applying a massage force to the user, and at least two driving units for driving the applicator to make different reciprocating movements respectively in different directions from each other. The least two driving units is controlled to reciprocate the applicator for providing the massaging force in different massaging patterns. A sensor is provided to acknowledge the position of the applicator. A massage pattern selector is provided to select one of the massaging patterns depending upon the position of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tanizawa, Masamichi Miyaguchi, Fumihiro Nishio, Daisuke Tsukada, Yuuichi Nishibori, Motoharu Muto
  • Publication number: 20040243029
    Abstract: A lower-limb massage machine 1 according to the present invention can easily adjust the attitude and height of a casing 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Nobuzo Shimizu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6723031
    Abstract: A device for toning the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles is provided. These feminine toning balls comprise a durable device having metal balls connected to each other with a cord and a hard rubber exterior coating, with the cord extending from end of the toning balls for easy retrieval. The coating seamlessly covers said metal balls and is thick enough for the toning balls to withstand repeated used. There are 2 to 5 spherical or ovate balls in a set, which can be used to promote vaginal health and sexual enjoyment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Patricia A. Wild
  • Patent number: 6503212
    Abstract: A massage chair capable of massaging even the foot by utilizing a whirlpool formed by the spouting of water is disclosed, in which the chair can be moved back and forth, its seatback can be reclined, and the instep and the sole of the foot can be massaged. The massage chair includes a supporting structure 20 and a seat 10. The seat 10 consists of a seat cushion 11 mounted and secured upon the supporting structure 20, and a seatback 12 upstanding on a rear edge of the seat cushion 11. A massaging mechanism 50 is internally installed within the seatback 12, and a seat moving mechanism 40 moves the seat cushion 11 back and forth. A foot bath tub 30 is formed on the supporting structure 20 in front of the seat cushion 11, and the foot bath tub 30 has water spouting holes 31, 32 and 33 on its bottom, on its side walls and on its rear wall respectively, and has a water spouting shower device 34 above it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Beaunix Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeung Hoon Park
  • Publication number: 20020193712
    Abstract: A percussive massager is provided having a housing including a massage head portion and a handle portion, and a motor support unit affixable within the massage head portion. A motor is supported by the motor support unit, and an output shaft rotatably driven by the motor protrudes from the motor on either side thereof. The massager further includes a pair of vertical connecting rods each having a first end and a second end, wherein the first ends are operably connected to the output shaft such that rotation of the output shaft causes the connecting rods to reciprocate axially in an asynchronous manner. A rocker arm is attachable to the motor support unit at a central pivot axis thereof, wherein the rocker arm is operably connected to the second ends of the connecting rods and is moved about the central pivot axis by rotation of the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: HoMedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Huang
  • Patent number: 6364850
    Abstract: In a massage device, a rotary drive shaft is disposed uprightly in a hollow casing. Parallel upper and lower output shafts are mounted transversely in the casing, and have opposite end portions that extend out of the casings. An upper gear set includes an upper drive gear sleeved rigidly on the drive shaft for co-rotation therewith, and an upper driven gear meshing with the upper drive gear and connected rigidly to the upper output shaft. A lower gear set includes a lower drive gear disposed coaxially on the drive shaft, and a lower driven gear meshing with the lower drive gear and connected rigidly to the lower output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Kuo-An Wang
  • Patent number: 6213962
    Abstract: A roller massaging mechanism of a type having a pair of right and left massaging rollers mounted on an intermediate portion of a rotary shaft in a slanted fashion relative to an axis of the rotary shaft, and includes a switching member for selectively switching the position of the pair of right and left massaging rollers into one of a kneading position where the pair of massaging rollers are slanted opposite to each other and a non-kneading position where the massaging rollers are slanted parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Daito Electric Machine Industry Company Limited
    Inventor: Nobuzo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5971944
    Abstract: A massage device includes a shaft and an axle rotatably engaged in a housing and aligned with each other. The shaft has a bevel gear and the axle has a worm gear. Two motors are coupled to the shaft and the axle for driving the shaft and the axle individually. A rod and a pole are rotatably engaged in the housing and each has a bevel gear and a worm gear for engaging with that of the shaft and the axle. Two massage members are coupled to the rod and the pole for allowing the massage members to be actuated individually by the motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Horng Jiun Chang
  • Patent number: 5807288
    Abstract: A pad type roller massager comprising an upper supporting bracket and a lower supporting brackets, an upper bracket cover and a lower bracket cover, a driving mechanism, a guiding column A, a sliding block, an eccentric motor, a positioning cover for motor, a position controller, a plurality of screws S, and a rollers assembly is provided. The upper and lower supporting brackets are connected by those pair of guiding column which are parallel with each other. A sliding block is moveably attached to the guiding columns and may move upward and downward along the guiding columns. The upper supporting bracket is enclosed with an upper bracket cover and the upper supporting bracket is rotationally disposed with a pulley therein. The lower supporting bracket is also enclosed with a lower bracket cover and the lower supporting bracket is disposed with a worm gear motor which in turn meshed with a worm gear having a pulley formed thereof. A belt is guided via the pulley and the worm gear having pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Dong-Her Wu
  • Patent number: 5741218
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a massager in which a massage unit comprising kneading rings on the right and left sides is mounted movably up and down inside thereof, and the massage unit is equipped with a plurality of air cells, each of the kneading rings being moved backward and forward or rightward and leftward by an expanding and contracting operation of the air cell or cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Family Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Fujii
  • Patent number: 5630790
    Abstract: A driven massager of roller type for incorporation into a seat or backrest of a chair or into a mat as traveling massage unit. A traveling housing of the massage unit houses and carries drive and operating mechanisms for driving the traveling unit and operating a rotatable pair of elongate massage pressure rollers carried thereon disposed axially spaced in a common plane above the housing and driven alternatively in circular clockwise and counterclockwise motion while the traveling housing is stationary along a rectilinear path of travel or traveling thereon in two opposite directions on a pair of parallel gear racks laterally spaced defining the path of travel. The traveling housing is provided with driven paired gears on opposite sides for traveling on the gear racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Inventor: Takakazu Ito
  • Patent number: 5599282
    Abstract: A massager having a massage unit provided with elongate coaxial massage rollers rotational on a common axis in a common plane extending above the unit transversely of a travel path defined by a pair of laterally spaced parallel racks on which the unit reciprocably travels on two pairs of gears on opposite sides of the unit and engaged with the racks. A reversible electric motor provides all the necessary drive and associated coupling elements couple the electric motor for drive of the massage rollers and gears for reciprocable travel of the massage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Inventor: Takakazu Ito