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1. (US20160113841) VIBRATING MASSAGE ROLLER WITH AMPLITUDE ADJUSTMENT
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Claims

1. A vibratory massage roller, said massage roller comprising:
a casing having a surface extending over a length of said vibratory roller, a motor in said housing, said motor electrically coupled to a power source;
one or more weights within said casing, where the configuration of the positions of said one or more weights in relation to a rotating shaft concentric to said casing and driven by said motor determines a magnitude of a vibratory amplitude; and
wherein said power source induces a vibratory amplitude to the surface that varies less than thirty amplitude percent across the central seventy percent of the length.
2. The roller of claim 1 further comprising a foam or rubber sleeve around said casing.
3. The roller of claim 1 further comprising a flexible cable routed through said shaft, said flexible cable having one or more individual ends, where each individual end is attached to one of said one or more weights, where pulling said flexible cable reduces a radial distance between said one or more weights and said shaft, and thereby acts to reduce the magnitude of vibratory amplitude.
4. The roller of claim 3, wherein said flexible cable terminates in a swivel fitting that allows for rotation and axial translation of said flexible cable.
5. The roller of claim 3 further comprising a second independent flexible cable with a second set of one or more ends attached to a second set of one or more weights, where pulling said second flexible cable reduces a second radial distance between said second set of one or more weights and said shaft.
6. The roller of claim 5 wherein said flexible cable and said second flexible cable both terminate on a first end of said massage roller.
7. The roller of claim 5 wherein said flexible cable and said second flexible cable terminate on a first end and a second end, respectively, of said massage roller.
8. The roller of claim 1 further comprising one or more umbrella mechanisms for the adjustment of said one or more weights, where each of said umbrella mechanisms comprise a series of linkages that draws a fork downward with the raising of said umbrella mechanism that in turn pulls a pivoting arm inward attached to one of said one or more weights and lowers said one of said one or more weights where the lowering of the one weight decreases a radial distance between the one weight and said shaft, and decreases the magnitude of the vibratory amplitude of said roller, and conversely, the lowering of said umbrella mechanism, raises the fork that in turn pushes the pivoting arm outward and raises said one weight, the raising of the one weight increases the radial distance between the one weight and said shaft, and increases the amplitude of the vibration of said roller.
9. The roller of claim 1 further comprising one or more sliding weights with a radial position with respect to said shaft controlled by one or more magnets.
10. The roller of claim 1 further comprising one or more overrunning bearings that selectively join one or more tunable masses to said rotating shaft depending on a direction of rotation of said shaft.
11. The roller of claim 1 further comprising a cone clutch mechanism selectively joining said one or more weights to said shaft.
12. A process of massaging a subject comprising:
providing a vibratory massage roller, said massage roller comprising: a casing having a surface extending over a length of said vibratory roller, a motor in said housing, said motor electrically coupled to a power source;
configuring one or more weights within said casing, where the positions of said one or more weights in relation to a rotating shaft concentric to said casing and driven by said motor determines a magnitude of a vibratory amplitude;
energizing said power source to induce a vibratory amplitude to the surface that varies less than thirty amplitude percent across the central seventy percent of the length; and
contacting said massage roller with the subject to massage the subject.
13. The process of claim 12 further comprising heating or cooling the massage roller.
14. The process of claim 12 further comprising placing a foam or rubber sleeve around said casing.
15. The process of claim 12 further comprising a flexible cable routed through said shaft, said flexible cable having one or more individual ends, where each end is attached to one of said one or more weights, where pulling said flexible cable reduces a redial distance between said one or more weights and said shaft, and thereby acts to reduce the magnitude of vibratory amplitude.
16. The process of claim 15, wherein said flexible cable terminates in a swivel fitting that allows for rotation and axial translation of said flexible cable.
17. The process of claim 16 further comprising a second independent flexible cable with a second set of one or more ends attached to a second set of one or more weights, where pulling said second flexible cable reduces a second redial distance between said second set of one or more weights and said shaft.
18. The process of claim 17, wherein said flexible cable and said second flexible cable both terminate on a first end of said massage roller.
19. The process of claim 17 wherein said flexible cable and said second flexible cable terminate on a first end and a second end, respectively, of said massage roller.
20. The process of claim 12 further comprising one or more umbrella mechanisms for said configuring of said one or more weights, where each of said umbrella mechanisms comprise a series of linkages that draws a fork downward with the raising of said umbrella mechanism that in turn pulls a pivoting arm inward attached to one of said one or more weights and lowers said one of said one or more weights, where the lowering of the one weight decreases a radial distance between the one weight and said shaft, and decreases the magnitude of the vibratory amplitude of said roller, and conversely, the lowering of said umbrella mechanism, raises the fork that in turn pushes the pivoting arm outward and raises said one weight, the raising of the one weight increases the radial distance between the one weight and said shaft, and increases the amplitude of the vibration of said roller.
21. The process of claim 12 further comprises one or more sliding weights where said configuring further comprises adjusting a radial position of said one or more sliding weights with respect to said shaft with one or more magnets.
22. The process of claim 12 wherein said configuring further comprises the manual addition of one or more additional weights.
23. The process of claim 12 further comprising one or more overrunning bearings that selectively join one or more tunable masses to said rotating shaft depending on a direction of rotation of said shaft.
24. The process of claim 23 further comprising a cone clutch mechanism, where said configuring further comprises selectively joining said one or more weights to said shaft with said cone clutch mechanism.