Jan- 7,1947. A. R. MARTY ' . HYGIENIQ VIBRATOR' ‘ 2,413,879 ~ Filed May 1, 1944 1755-1. _ Fig-L -» INVENTOR. Amos 1?, MARTY A TTOENEX ‘2,413,879 Patented .E'an. 7, 1947 UNIT ED STATES ‘PATENT ' OF F I C E I I 2,413,879- } ' HYGIENIC VIBltAfI‘OR v I ' , ‘ Amos R. Marty, Spring?eld, Ohio Application May 1, 1944,.Sgia1'Ne-533l557 3 Claims. (Cl. '1 Thisinvention relatestohygienic vibrators and .moreparticularly to, a. manual instrument for combined massage, light. and heat, therapy. Among-the objects of the invention is to pro videcin asingle, compact device, means for elec trically applying vibration, massage, infra-red heatfand lightsimultaneously or separately to living tissues. Another objectisto protect the radiant element from the disruptive effects of the vibratory mechanism. 1123:3455.) . '2 _ the vibratory path .of. the spring. These bumpers can .be made adjustable to vary the rate of vibra tion of thearmature, The trip-0d shape spider M is riveted or spot weldedto the head I! at l5 and vibrates there with. The. massaging dielectric annulus i5 is ?xedto the spider .IA, concentric withand spaced slightlyoutw'ard from the end of casing. Thelstationary- heating assembly comprises the .l'l, that. is?xedltothe base I, by the 1.0 bracket. screws l8, l8, between the lateral extensionsof the spider. The stationary ring 89 is ?xed on the cross strut 2B, which in turn is spot-welded to the character in compact form and especially adapt bracket 11. This ring is concentric with and in ed to the stimulation of the muscular, circulatory 15 terspaced from the vibratory massaging annulus and nervous systems of the human body. It. Both these members l6, 19 are preferably A further object is to apply infra-red heat and composed of plastics or the like having relatively vibration without vibrating the heating element. low heat and electric conductivity. Their ex Other objects and advantages will appear as posed ends are co-planar for contact with the the description progresses. skin. ' 20 In this speci?cation and the accompanying The ring I!) has an internal shoulder to con drawing, the invention is disclosed in its pre fine the rim of the parabolic re?ector 2!, inter ferred form. But it is to be understood that it posed between this shoulder and the strut 2B. is not limited to this form; because it may be This re?ector is preferably copper or gold plated, embodied in modi?cations within the spirit of better to re?ect infra-red heat rays. The elec the invention as de?ned in the claims following 25 tric heating element 22 is mounted in a dielectric the description. base 23, which is ?xed to the bracket I‘? and In the one sheet of drawings: adapted to insulate the heating element from Fig. l is a plan view of a vibrator constructed the metal parts of the apparatus. in accordance with this invention, with the cover Infra-red globes in which the heat generating 30, of the casing removed. element 22 is sealed in a vacuum are preferred Another object is to provide a device of this Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same, on the line H—! i. for safety, see Fig. 2. But open elements, as in Fig. 3, have the same therapeutic value if the skin Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the same viewed of the user is protected against burns. from the front. The two pole electric control switch 22 is 35 Fig. 4 is a similar view from the rear. mounted on the base I inside the casing and has In detail the construction illustrated in the drawing, referring ?rst to Fig. 2, comprises the enclosing casing divided into two sections such the thumb button 25 exposed on theioutside of the case for manually operating the switch. Power ?ows into the electric circuit over the wire 25, across the heating element 22, the switch 40 This casing is preferably 24 and back to the source over the wire 21. The as the base i and the cover 2, secured together by the screws 3—3. composed of dielectric plastic material or the like and shapedto comfortably ?t the hand. The laminated iron core 4, is ?xed to the-base I by the screws 5, 5, the electric wire 6 surrounds wires 26, 2'! are enclosed within a flexible cord 20 adapted to be plugged into a power circuit in the conventional manner. The heating element 22 may be cut out by shifting the switch to the this center core to create a magnetic ?eld. The 45 contact 23, leaving the coil l5 still active over the armature l is held in vibratory proximity to the wire 29, for massage without heat. Shifting the switch to the contact 3i, cuts out the coil 6 and cuts in the heating element 22, for treatment the armature is riveted to this spring at l0, l8. The free end of the spring is bent at an angle to 50 by heat without vibration. For treatment with both heat and vibration the switch is shifted to form the head II, that extends across the width close both contacts 28 and 3|. of the base and has the angular impact end l2. 1 This invention operates substantially as fol~ The opposed bumpers 13, I3’ are mounted in the ows: base and spaced from the plane of the spring 8 and the impact end [2, respectively, to limit 55 When the switch button 25 is moved to close core by the flat spring 8. The bent end of this spring is ?xed to the base by the screws 9, 9, and 3 2,413,879 the switch 24, a magnetic ?eld is set up in the core 4, which attracts the armature 1 against the tension of the spring 8, which causes the end l2 to strike and rebound from the resilient bumper Hi. This rebound causes it to similarly react with the opposed bumper I 3'. These mag netic and mechanical effects in the armature 1 and the spring 8, set up a constant Vibration of the massaging annulus l6. 4 1. A hygienic instrument comprising a casing; a stationary member ?xed to and projecting from the end of said casing; an annular massaging member surrounding and spaced from said sta tionary member, with its outer edge substan tially coplanal with the outer edge of said sta tionary member; and. vibratory means within said casing and connected to and vibrating said ' ' massaging member laterally to its own axis and The heat generated in the heating element 22, 10 relative to said stationary member, is projected by the re?ector 2| through the open ing of the surrounding ring [9. When this ring is laid against the human skin the infra-red heat rays from the heating element 22 penetrate into the underlying tissues with a therapeutic effect 2. A hygienic instrument comprising a casing; a vibratory means within said casing; a station ary ring ?xed to and projecting from the end of ‘ said casing; a therapeutic element within said ring; an annular massaging member vibrated lat on the blood stream. The massagingxe?ect of erally to its own axis by said vibratory means the vibratory annulus l6 promotes increased and surrounding and spaced laterally from said blood circulation within the areas being treated, stationary ring. ' effecting a more rapid circulation of the blood, 3. A hygienic instrument comprising a casing; absorption of heat and modi?cation of the blood 20 a stationary ring ?xed to and projecting from stream. These combined effects enable a greater the end of said casing; a therapeutic element application of heat to a larger area in a given within said ring; an annular massaging member time, and reduce the danger of burning the skin surrounding and spaced from said stationary ring because it is thus agitated. with its outerledge substantially coplanal with A transformer winding can be included within 25 the outer edge of said stationary ring; and vibra the coil 6 to step down the voltage from the usual tory means Within said casing for vibrating said 110 volt service to six volts, more or less, to-reduce massaging member laterally, relative to the axis the danger of shock to the patient or operator. of said ring. Having thus described this invention what is claimed and desired to secure by Letters Patent 30 is: ‘ AMOS R. MARTY.