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Jan- 7,1947.
Filed May 1, 1944
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Amos 1?, MARTY
Patented .E'an. 7, 1947
Amos R. Marty, Spring?eld, Ohio
Application May 1, 1944,.Sgia1'Ne-533l557
3 Claims.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
25, across the heating element 22, the switch
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
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
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.
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
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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
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