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1. (WO2007084586) MECHANICAL MASSAGE DEVICE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/084586    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/001283
Publication Date: 26.07.2007 International Filing Date: 19.01.2007
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    27.08.2007    
IPC:
A61H 9/00 (2006.01), A61H 15/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: ELEME MEDICAL INC. [US/US]; Heron Cove Office Park, 10 Al Paul Lane, Suite 102, Merrimack, NH 03054 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
WILLIAMS, Christopher, Edwin [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
LACH, Elliot [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: WILLIAMS, Christopher, Edwin; (GB).
LACH, Elliot; (US)
Agent: LAURENTANO, Anthony, A.; Lahive & Cockfield, Llp, One Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-2127 (US)
Priority Data:
60/760,631 20.01.2006 US
Title (EN) MECHANICAL MASSAGE DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF MÉCANIQUE DE MASSAGE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A massage mechanism includes a housing containing substantially unidirectional roller components. The rollers are able to rotate in one direction, but either not easily or not at all in the opposite direction. Each roller of a total of two rollers is able to rotate in a direction that is opposite of the other roller. The effect of the described configuration is that as the roller massage device moves across a skin surface of a patient, a leading edge roller is able to roll, while a trailing edge roller is held stationary, or substantially stationary. The stationary roller on the trailing edge of the roller massage device pushes against the skin, generating a skin fold. The skin fold can be further generated and magnified by the provision of a vacuum pressure within a chamber of the roller massage device, suctioning the skin up into the device, working in conjunction with the rollers. In addition, an electromagnetic force can be applied to the skin fold.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un mécanisme de massage comprenant une enceinte contenant principalement des rouleaux sensiblement parallèles pouvant tourner dans un sens, mais pratiquement pas dans l’autre. Chaque rouleau d’une paire tourne dans le sens opposé de l’autre. Ainsi, lorsque le dispositif de massage se déplace sur la peau, le premier rouleau tourne et le deuxième, qui reste immobile ou quasi immobile appuie sur la peau en y formant un pli. On peut de plus créer et amplifier le pli en établissant dans la chambre du dispositif une dépression exerçant sur la peau une succion dont l’effet amplifie celui des rouleaux. En outre une force électromagnétique peut s’appliquer au pli de la peau.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)