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1. WO2000041666 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MASSAGING A USER'S BACK

Publication Number WO/2000/041666
Publication Date 20.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/IB2000/000213
International Filing Date 14.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 15.08.2000
IPC
A61H 1/00 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
1Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones 
A61H 37/00 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
37Accessories for massage
CPC
A61H 2201/0138
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
0138incorporated in furniture
A61H 2201/0149
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
0138incorporated in furniture
0149Seat or chair
A61H 2201/1215
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
12Driving means
1207with electric or magnetic drive
1215Rotary drive
A61H 2201/149
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
14Special force transmission means, i.e. between the driving means and the interface with the user
1481Special movement conversion means
149rotation-linear or vice versa
A61H 2201/1623
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
1602kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
1623Back
A61H 2201/1654
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
1602kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
1654Layer between the skin and massage elements, e.g. fluid or ball
Applicants
  • MOORE, Albert, Edward, Jr. [CA/CA]; CA
Inventors
  • MOORE, Albert, Edward, Jr.; CA
Agents
  • AITKEN, David, W.; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Suite 1500 50 O'Connor Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2, CA
Priority Data
60/116,16215.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MASSAGING A USER'S BACK
(FR) PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF D'AUTOMASSAGE DU DOS
Abstract
(EN)
A massage apparatus comprises a support structure, a plurality of massaging arms operatively connected to the support structure, and an actuating mechanism. Each massaging arm has at least one massaging finger adapted to impart a massaging force to a user. Each massaging arm is moveable relative to the support structure in a manner to move its corresponding massaging finger relative to the support structure between a rearward position and a forward position. The actuating mechanism is adapted to engage the massaging arms in a manner to sequentially move the massaging fingers between their rearward and forward positions.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un appareil de massage constitué d'un bâti, d'une pluralité de bras de massage fonctionnellement reliés au bâti, et d'un mécanisme de mise en oeuvre. Chaque bras de massage comporte au moins un doigt de massage conçu pour appliquer à l'utilisateur une force massante. Chaque bras de massage est mobile par rapport au bâti de façon animer le doigt de massage d'un mouvement d'aller-retour entre l'avant et l'arrière par rapport au bâti. Le dispositif de mise en oeuvre est conçu pour toucher les bras de massage de façon à déplacer séquentiellement les doigts de massage entre la position avancée et la position reculée.
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