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Publication numberUS1113079 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1914
Filing dateDec 6, 1913
Priority dateDec 6, 1913
Publication numberUS 1113079 A, US 1113079A, US-A-1113079, US1113079 A, US1113079A
InventorsNick E Wilmes
Original AssigneeNick E Wilmes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vibrator massage implement.
US 1113079 A
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1,1 1 3,079. Patented Oct. 6, 1914;



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 6, 1914.

Application filed December 6, 1913. Serial No. 805,053.

1 '0 all whom Z1: may concern Be it known that I, NICK E. Vimuns, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented new and usetut Improvements in Vibrator Massage Implelnents, of which. the following is a speci- I licaiion.

'i'his invention relates to a vibrator massage implement.

The object of this invent-ion is to provide ,r.ple, substantial, cheaply manufactured, in my eificient vibrator, which is so constructed that various vibrator applicators nrav he cuickl and casil attached.

7 c l y 3 Another object of the invention is to provide means for disconnecting the vibrator mechanism; and to provide a socket connection into which rotary massage implements may be inserted and driven by.

Further objects will hereinafter appear. The invent-ion consists of the parts and the construction and combination of parts as hereinafter more fully described and claimed, having reference to the accpmpanying' drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of the vibrator massage implement. Fig.2 is a vertical sectional section through same. Fig. 3 is a plan cross section on line 3-3, Fig. 2. Fig. i a side elevation of one form of rotary mu applicator.

ltefcrringto the drawin s, A -indicates a spherimil shaped housing iaving a hollow handle extension 2 of suitable shape and length. Itovolubly mounted in journals 3 and. a, mounted in the hollow handle, is a tube 5. having a thrust-collag-dformed on its lower end which is su ported by a lower emovable member 7. giiitably secured to the lower end of the hollow shaft or tube 5 a flexible driving connection 8, and seen d to the tube near its upper end is a timing pinion 9 which intermeshes with a pinion .10. The pinion 1O isjournalcd on a nurlAimlt l1 and is formed integral with a largo! gear 12 which is so positioned as to intmnesh with a pinion 13 loosely jurnai ed upon the tube above the driving on 0. The upper face of the pinion 13 vided with a jaw clutch 14, of any the, purpose of forming a driving connecl is construction, which is provided fortion between the gear 13 and the vibrator generally indicated at 15.

The vibrator is here shown as consisting of a hub member 16, having an annular groove 17 formed near its lower end, and a. pair of outwardly extending weighted arms 18 formed on its upper end. The groove 17, formed on the hub, is straddled by .a forked shifting member 19, secured upon the end of a spring bar 20. The spring bar 20 has notches 21 formed near its lower end which are so, positioned as to become engageable with a latch member 22, secured in the casing A, and the bar 20 is otherwise secured with an operatin handle 23. The vibrator, consisting of t e weighted arms 18 and hub member 16, may be lifted out of engagement with the jaw clutch 14 by simply pressing the bar 20 in an upward direction until the latch 22 engages with the lower notch 21, formed on the bar, and may similarly be moved into drivincon nection with the gear 13 by pressing t e bar '20 in an inward direction and permitting itto drop until the upper notch is en aged. The downward movement of the vi rator is assisted by a coil spring 24 which is interposed between an upper cover 25 and the hub of the vibrator.

The cover 25 inclosin the vibrator 15 v with connected driving gearsand tube 5, is preferably secured upon the spherical main casing A by a flexible rubber ring 26,

having a conical hub extension 27 formed on one side adapted to receive various forms of vibrator applicators, one of which is indicated at 28, Fig. 1. Vibratory movement may be caused by making one of the weighted arms heavier i:- ing one or the c... ment. duced may be transmitted either through the applicator 28 or by placing the casing 5 directly against that portion of the body ier slightly out of alinewhich "5 to be treated.

The vibrator here shown is also ada ted for transmitting rotary motion to app icators of the type shown in Fig. 4. This is accomplished in the following manner: As before described, it can be seen that the driving shaft 5 consists of a tube which opens through the upper cover member 25. A shank member 29 having a forked mem- The vibratory movement thus pro-.

an the other, or by throw- 7 her 30 formed on its lower end and adapted to receive arevolving applicator 81 of any suitable type on itsupper endmay thus be inserted through the upper end of the tube.

may be operated singly or unison by dis engaging the clutch member 14 through the medium of the spring bar handle 23.

The'vibratory movement created by the weighted arms 18 of the vibrator may, in this instance, be very efficiently transmitted as practically no-vibration is lostthrough the flexible ring connection 26.

The vibrator is simple in construction and reliable andv efficient in operation for the simple reason that all reciprocating members are;entirely obviated. All vibratory or rotary movement here transmitted is created by centrifugal force and may, therefore, be simply constructed and of the fewest partspossible. v

'The materials and finish of the several parts of the vibrator are such as experience and judgment of the manufacturer may dictate.

20 and operating I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is p 1. The combination in a vibrator, of a casing, a shaft revolubly' mounted in said casing, a centrifugal vibrator loosely'mounted on said shaft, and means for connecting the vibrator with the shaft.

2. Thecombination in a vibrator, of a casing, a shaft revolubly mounted in said casing, a centrifugal vibrator loosely mounted on said shaft, means for connecting the vibrator with the shaft, a cover member inclosing the vibrator through which the upper end of the shaft extends, and a flexible rubber ring securing the cover to the ca sing.

3. The combination in a vibrator, of a casing, a shaft revolublymounted in said "ca sing, a centrifugal vibrator loosely mounted on said shaft, and means for increasing the speed of the vibrator withrelation to {the shaft.

i 4:; The combination in a vibrator, of'a casing, a shaft revolubly mountedin saidcas ing, a centrifugal vibrator loosely mounted on said shaft, means. for. connecting 'the vibrator with the shaft, asocket formed in the upper end of" the shaft, a-shankinsert- Having thus described my invention, what ible into said socket, afidmeans for locking the shankto revolve with the shaft.

5. The combination in a vibrator, of a casing, a shaft revolubly mounted in said casing, a centrifugal vibrator loosely mounted on said shaft, means for connecting the vibrator with the shaft, a socket formed in the upper end of the shaft, a shank insertible into said socket, means for locking the shank to revolve with the shaft, and means ,for securing a massage implement on the .upper end of the sh'ank.

6. A vibrator comprising in combination, a spherical shaped casing having a handle formed'thereon, a shaft revolubly mounted in'the' handle and easing, a driving inion secured on the shaft, a driven pinion ooselv mounted'onthe-shaft above the driving'pin- 'ion, a pair of connected gears intermeshing with the" driving anddriven pinions, a hub member. revolubly mounted on the shaft, a pair of weighted arms fi'xed on the hub .member, means for locking the hub to the driven pinion, and means for'h'olding the hub member out of' engagement with the member, jaw clutch faces formed on the" lower side' of the hub member and the upper side of the driven pinion respectively, means for holding the clutches in engagement to drive the hub member with connected weighted arms, a forked arm straddling the hub member, a spring bar secured to the forked arm, means for raising thespring bar with connected forked arm and hub member to hold the jaw clutches out of em gagement, and means for lockingithe 'spi'ingbar in the raised position.

8. A vibrator comprising in combination, a spherical shaped casing havin a handle :formed thereon, a shaft rev'olubiymounted in the handle and easing, a driving pinion secured on the shaft, a driven pinion loosely mounted on the shaft above the driving pinion, a pair of connected gears intermeshing with the driving and driven pinions, a hub member revolubly mounted on the shaft, a

pair of welghted arms fixed on the hub, member, means for locking the hub to'the driven. pinion, means for holding'the hub member out of engagement with the. drivenpinion, a spherical shaped cover member inclosing' the driving gears with connected mechanism, an openin'gin the topof" the cover through which the shaft extends, a In testimony whereof I have hereunto set socket formed in the "upper end of the shaft, my hand in the presence of two subscribing 13 it pin exendilfig across the solcket dhezu' the witnesses.

0W6! en ,a s an menu or ma he to s11 port a massage implement on 155 outer e131 NICK WILMES' insertiblc into said socket, and a fork on Witnesses: Q

the lower end of the shank adapted to 4 PAUL DAVID,

straddle the pin, r JOHN H. Hmmmo.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4604993 *Dec 13, 1983Aug 12, 1986Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.Vibratory massage device
U.S. Classification601/72
Cooperative ClassificationA61H23/0263