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Dec. 3, 1946.
2,412,093
N. D. MININBERG
THERAPEUTIC-OSCILLATION APPLICATOR
Filed Oct. 11, 1944
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Dec.- 3, 1946.
. N. D. MININBERG
2,412,093
THERAPEUTIC-OSCILLATION APPLICATOR
Filed Oct. 11, 1944
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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2,412,093
Patented Dec. 3, 1946
'UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,412,093
THERAPEUTIC-OSCILLATION APPLICATOR
Nathan D. Mininberg, New York, N. Y.
Application October 11, 1944, Serial No. 558,152
3 Claims. (01. 128-49)
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eccentrically thereof, said weight being rotated
This invention relates to therapeutic devices
by said shaft when the motor is operated.
and more particularly to therapeutic oscillation
Oscillation applying heads 26 and 28 are ?xedly
devices.
secured to the opposite ends, respectively, of
The primary object of the invention is the pro
vision of a manually-portable oscillation applica Um tubular frame member 52. The oscillation head
2'5 preferably comprises a resilient pad 29 which
tor provided with means for applying oscillations
is ?xed to and thereby carried by the outer end
to parts of the face or head or other compara
of a rod 3% which is ?xed to a disk
secured in
tively small areas of the body and provided also
and closing one end of tubular frame member
with means for applying oscillations over-larger
or in any other suitable way.
10 42 by screws
areas of the body.
Rod 3%} and disk 32 are preferably formed in one
The above and other objects, features and
piece of wood or other suitable material. Said
advantages of the invention will best be under
disk has an outer end portion 35 on which is
stood from the following description considered
mounted a switch 38 for controlling the circuit
in connection with the accompanying illustrative
drawings.
15 of the electrical motor ill. An electric cord 49
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a longitudinal view, partly in eleva
tion and partly in section of an oscillation appli
cator embodying the present invention;
Figs. 2 and 3 are views of the opposite ends, 20
for connecting the motor [4 to a source of elec
respectively, thereof;
tric for operating motor It passes through an
opening 42 in disk
Said disk is also provided
with an opening lit for the passage of air into
the tubular frame l2.
The oscillation applying head
comprises a
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal view thereof showing
the applicator held at one end thereof for the
into frame member l2 and is secured thereto by
application of oscillations by its opposite end;
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view on the line 25
5-5 of Fig. 1;
reduced,1 inner end portion
which projects
screws 43 or in any other suitable way. Head
8 is formed of wood or any other suitable ma
terial. Said head is provided with a recess 50
and with a plurality of openings 52 which extends
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the resilient part
from the outer surface of said head to said recess.
of the head at one end of the oscillator; and
The inner end of recess 553 is in communication
Fig. '7 is a detail view of the attachment of the
weight to the motor shaft eccentrically thereof. 30 with the interior of tubular frame member 52.
Thus air can pass through openings Ital and, 52
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the
into and through tubular frame member £2 for
oscillation applicator Ill embodying the present
cooling motor Ill. It will be noted that spaces
invention is manually portable and is of such size
55 (Fig. 5) are provided between motor-mount
and shape as to facilitate the handling thereof
ing members E5 to allow the passage of air
by the user. More speci?cally, said applicator
through the tubular member I2.
is of such size and shape that it can be conven
It will be observed that the oscillation applying
iently held at either end thereof in the user’s
heads 26 and 28 which are carried by tubular
hand while the opposite end is brought into
frame member !2 at the opposite ends thereof,
engagement with the desired part of the face,
head or other {part of the user’s body for apply 40 respectively, are disposed in line with the axis
of rotation of shaft 28. Accordingly, when shaft
ing oscillations.
20 is rotated the cocentrically disposed weight 24
The oscillation applicator ill comprises a lon
produces circular oscillations which are commu
gitudinally extending cylindrical or tubular frame
nicated to said heads and which cause the latter
I2 within which there is mounted an electrical
motor [4 in fixed relation to said frame. More 45 to osoillatate in directions running transversely of
the axis of shaft 26. In the use of the device, the
speci?cally, said motor I4 is carried by frame
latter is held by the user at one or the other end
members It fastened to tubular frame I2 by
thereof (Fig. 4) depending upon which head is
brackets l'l secured'to members It and 12 by
to be engaged with the desired part of the user’s
screws l8 and I9, respectively, or in any other
suitable way. The rotary shaft 26 of motor M 50 or patient’s head or body. More specifically,
when the oscillation applying head 25 is utilized
is disposed co-axially of frame member 12 and is
the applicator If) is grasped atthe opposite end,
provided with a radially extending arm 22 hav
as illustrated in Fig. ll, so that the oscillation of
ing a weight 24 secured thereto. As shown in
head 28 is arrested while the head 23 is free to
Fig. 7 arm 22 is secured to shaft 20 by a set screw
oscillate under the action of the weighted shaft
25. Thus the motor shaft 29 carries a weight
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20. On the other hand, when the head 28 is to
positioned nearer to one end of said frame than
be used for applying oscillations, the applicator
to the other end of said frame whereby the ampli
i0 is held at the end thereof opposite said head
tude of oscillation of one of said heads is greater
28 so that oscillation of said held end is arrested
than the amplitude of oscillation of the other
while head 28 is free to oscillate. It will be
of said heads when the frame is manually gripped
noted that motor is is positioned closer to one
adjacent one of said heads for the transmission
end of frame l2 than to the opposite end thereof
of oscillations by the other of said heads.
so that the amplitude of oscillation of the head
2. A manually portable oscillation applicator,
28 which is ?xed to the end of the frame which
comprising a longitudinally extending frame, a
is farther from the motor is greater than the 10
motor mounted within and ?xed to said frame,
amplitude of oscillation of the other head which
said motor having a rotary shaft, a weight car
is ?xed to the opposite end of the frame, which
ried by said shaft eccentrically thereof and ro
is nearer to the motor, when the frame is man
tatable thereby, said motor being positively se
ually gripped adjacent one of said heads for the
cured in said frame against movement running
transmission of oscillations by the other of said
longitudinally of the motor shaft, said shaft and
heads. Ordinarily, the head 2t‘ is utilizedv for
the weight carried thereby being positioned within
applying therapeutic oscillations to parts of the
said frame, and oscillation-applying heads ?xedly
face or head or to comparatively-small areas of
secured to said frame at the opposite ends
thereof, respectively, in line with the axis of rota
is utilized for applying therapeutic oscillations
tion of said shaft of the motor, said motor being
to or over larger areas of the body. Further, it 20 positioned nearer to one end of said frame than
will be observed that head 25 being resilient pro
to the other end of said frame whereby the ampli
vides for the application of oscillations to regions,
tude
of oscillation of one of said heads is greater
for example, the eyes of the patient which require
than the amplitude of oscillation of the other
more gentle treatment, while oscillation applying
of said heads when the frame is manually gripped
head 23 being non-resilient can be utilized where
adjacent
one of said heads for the transmission
less gentle treatment is desirable or applicable.
of oscillations by the other of said heads, said
The oscillation of the applicator frame is indi—
shaft and weight being clear of direct engage
cated diagrammatically in Fig. 4 by the dotted
ment with said frame and said oscillation heads.
line 56.
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3. A manually portable oscillation applicator,
the user’s or patient’s body while the head 28
While I have shown and described the pre
comprising a tubular member, motor-mountingv
ferred embodiment of my invention, it will be
understood that the latter may be embodied
means disposed Within said tubular member be
tween its opposite ends and ?xed thereto, a motor
otherwise than as herein shown or described and
?xedly mounted on said means and having a
that various changes in the embodiment herein
rotary shaft disposed co-axially of said tubular
disclosed may be made Without departing from 35
member,
a weight carried by said shaft eccen
the invention Within the scope of the appended
trically thereof and rotatable thereby, said motor
claims.
being positively secured in said frame against
Having thus described my invention, What I
movement
axially of‘the frame, an oscillation
claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
applying head ?xed to one ‘end of said tubular
1. A manually portable oscillation applicator, 40" member
and closing said end thereof, an oscilla
comprising a tubular cylindrical member, motor
tion
head
?xed to and closing the opposite end
mounting means disposed within said tubular
of said tubular member and provided with a rod
member between its opposite ends and ?xed
disposed co-axially of tubular member externally
thereto, a motor fixedly mounted on said means
thereof
and an oscillation-applying member car
il5
and having a rotary shaft disposed col-axially of
by the outer end of said rod, said motor
said tubular member, said motor being positively "ried
being positioned nearer to one end of said frame
secured in said frame against movement axially
than
to theother end of said frame whereby the
of the frame, a weight carried by said shaft eccen
amplitude
of oscillation of one of said heads is
trically thereof and rotatable thereby, an oscilla
greater than the amplitude of oscillation of the
tion applying head ?xed to one end of said tubu 50
other of said heads when the frame is manually
lar member and closing said end thereof, an oscil
gripped
adjacent one of said heads for the trans
lation head fixed to and closing the opposite end
mission of oscillations by the other of said heads,
of said tubular member and provided with a rod
said shaft ‘and weight being clear of direct en
disposed co-axially of tubular member externally
gagement
with said frame and said oscillation’
thereof and an oscillation-applying member car
heads.
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ried by the outer end of said rod, said motor being
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NATHAN D. MININBERG.
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