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1. (WO1998048762) MASSAGING APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/048762 International Application No.: PCT/JP1998/001960
Publication Date: 05.11.1998 International Filing Date: 28.04.1998
IPC:
A47C 7/46 (2006.01) ,A61H 1/00 (2006.01) ,A61H 15/00 (2006.01) ,A61H 37/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
C
CHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
7
Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
36
Support for the head or the back
40
for the back
46
with special, e.g. adjustable, profile; "Ackerblom" profile chairs
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
1
Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones 
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
15
Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
37
Accessories for massage
Applicants:
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. [JP/JP]; 1048, Oaza-Kadoma Kadoma-shi Osaka 571-8686, JP (CN, DE, KR)
TS TECH CO., LTD. [JP/JP]; 7-27, Sakae-cho 3-chome Asaki-shi Saitama 351-0012, JP (CN, DE, KR)
MIYAGUCHI, Masamichi [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
FUKUTANI, Makoto [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
NISHIO, Fumihiro [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
SUGAI, Haruo [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
MASUTANI, Eiji [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
SAYAMA, Naoto [JP/JP]; JP (UsOnly)
Inventors:
MIYAGUCHI, Masamichi; JP
FUKUTANI, Makoto; JP
NISHIO, Fumihiro; JP
SUGAI, Haruo; JP
MASUTANI, Eiji; JP
SAYAMA, Naoto; JP
Agent:
NISHIKAWA, Yoshikiyo; Umeda-Daiichiseimei Building 5th floor 12-17, Umeda 1-chome Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka 530-0001, JP
Priority Data:
9/11310230.04.1997JP
Title (EN) MASSAGING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE MASSAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A massaging apparatus always permitting ready reclining operation and provided with a base for supporting its seat and chair back, wherein the chair back pivots on the base, can freely turn within a limited range of angles around the pivot, and houses a massaging mechanism provided with a treating element, which massages the user. On the both sides of the seat and the chair back extend a pair of arm rests supported by the base. This massaging apparatus has a reclining mechanism for either holding the chair back in a certain position around the pivot within the range of angles or permitting it to turn around the pivot and a handle connected to the reclining mechanism for activating the mechanism to permit the chair back to turn. This handle is arranged in a position higher than the seat and on the under face of one of the arm rests. This constitution allows the handle to be positioned within the reach of the user even when the chair back is inclined, and thereby facilitates the reclining operation. Furthermore, since the handle is provided on the under face of the arm rest, it cannot be inadvertently operated when it is out of use.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil de massage pouvant être incliné à n'importe quel moment et constitué d'une base supportant le siège et le dossier. Ce dernier, qui pivote sur la base et peut tourner librement autour du pivot à l'intérieur d'une plage limitée d'angles, comporte un mécanisme de massage doté d'un élément de traitement, qui masse l'utilisateur. Des deux côtés du siège et du dossier se trouvent une paire d'accoudoirs supportés par la base. L'appareil de massage comprend un mécanisme d'inclinaison, qui permet soit de maintenir le dossier dans une certaine position autour du pivot à l'intérieur de ladite plage d'angles, soit de le faire tourner autour du pivot, et une poignée reliée audit mécanisme d'inclinaison, qui permet d'actionner ce dernier pour faire tourner le fauteuil. La poignée est placée au-dessus du siège, sur la face inférieure de l'un des accoudoirs. Cette configuration permet de la positionner de façon que l'utilisateur puisse l'atteindre même quand le dossier est incliné, ce qui facilite la manoeuvre d'inclinaison. En outre, comme elle est placée à la face inférieure de l'accoudoir, l'utilisateur ne risque pas de l'actionner par inadvertance quand il ne souhaite pas s'en servir.
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Designated States: CN, DE, KR, US
Publication Language: Japanese (JA)
Filing Language: Japanese (JA)
Also published as:
KR1020000016421US6065806CN1225573