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1. WO2000038613 - PERCUSSIVE MASSAGER

Publication Number WO/2000/038613
Publication Date 06.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/031204
International Filing Date 30.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 13.07.2000
IPC
A61H 23/02 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
23Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
02with electric or magnetic drive
CPC
A61H 2201/0153
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
2201Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
01Constructive details
0119Support for the device
0153hand-held
A61H 2201/1669
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
2201Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
16Physical interface with patient
1657Movement of interface, i.e. force application means
1664linear
1669moving along the body in a reciprocating manner
A61H 2201/1685
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
2201Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
16Physical interface with patient
1683Surface of interface
1685interchangeable
A61H 23/0254
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
23Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
02with electric or magnetic drive
0254with rotary motor
Applicants
  • HOMEDICS, INC. [US/US]; 3000 Pontiac Trail Commerce Township, MI 48390, US (AllExceptUS)
  • HUANG, Charles [--/--]; TW (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • HUANG, Charles; TW
Agents
  • MANSFIELD, Stephanie, M. ; Brooks & Kushman Twenty-Second Floor 1000 Town Center Southfield, MI 48075, US
Priority Data
60/114,49031.12.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PERCUSSIVE MASSAGER
(FR) APPAREIL DE MASSAGE PAR PERCUSSION
Abstract
(EN)
A percussive massager (10) includes a massage head portion (14), and a motor support unit (32) affixable within the massage head portion (14). A rotatably driven output shaft (34) protrudes from motor (30) on either side thereof. First ends (38) of vertical connecting poles (40) are operably connected to the output shaft (34) such that rotation of the output shaft (34) causes the connecting poles (40) to reciprocate axially in a synchronous manner. A pressing strip (50) is attachable to the motor support unit (32) at a central pivot location (52) thereof, wherein the pressing strip (50) is operably connected to the second ends (48) of the connecting poles (40), and is moved about the central pivot location (52) by rotation of the output shaft (34). At least two massage nodes (66) are operably connected to the pressing strip (50) such that when the massage nodes (66) are moved synchronously by each of the connecting poles (40) the massage nodes (66) provide a percussive massage effect.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un appareil de massage par percussion constitué d'un corps comprenant une partie tête masseuse et une partie poignée, et une unité de support de moteur pouvant s'adapter dans la partie tête masseuse. Un moteur est supporté par l'unité de support, et un arbre de sortie entraîné par rotation par le moteur, fait saillie du moteur sur l'un ou l'autre des côtés. L'appareil de massage comprend également un ensemble de pôles à raccordement vertical pourvus chacun d'une première et d'une seconde extrémité. Les premières extrémités sont raccordées de manière fonctionnelle à l'arbre de sortie de sorte que la rotation de l'arbre génère axialement un mouvement alternatif des pôles de raccordement, et cela de manière asynchrone. Une bande de pression est fixée à l'unité de support du moteur à un point pivot central, la bande de pression étant raccordée de manière fonctionnelle aux secondes extrémités des pôles de raccordement et se déplaçant autour de l'emplacement pivot central grâce à la rotation de l'arbre de sortie. Au moins deux noeuds de massage sont raccordés de manière fonctionnelle à la bande de pression de façon à former une surface de massage, ces noeuds de massage se déplaçant de manière asynchrone en va-et-vient depuis la partie tête masseuse grâce à chaque pôle de raccordement de façon à créer un effet de massage par percussion.
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