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Publication numberUS1679245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1928
Filing dateMay 9, 1927
Priority dateJul 29, 1926
Also published asDE483789C
Publication numberUS 1679245 A, US 1679245A, US-A-1679245, US1679245 A, US1679245A
InventorsGustav Gaertner
Original AssigneeFirm Joh Kremenezky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for preventing disturbances of the state of health due to seesaw and rotary motions
US 1679245 A
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G GAERTNER 'ArPAnATus-ron PREVETING DISTURBANcEs or THB sure 0F HEALTHDUE To sEEsAw AND ROTARY IOTIoNs Filed May 9, 1927 /A/ Vgl/V70@ Patented July 31,1928.





AApplication nled Hay 9, 1927, Serial No. 189,998Qand in Austria July 29, 1926.

When the static organ is exposed to see saw and rotary motion, disturbances of the state of health are caused which manifest themselves in the `first place by giddiness, vomiting, salivation, headache and the like. These disturbances are most felt in sea and air travels. p

The subject matter of the present invention is an apparatus which permits to prevent these disturbances. The `apparatus is more particularly distinguished by great simplicity and ready portability, so that any person can carry it with him or her at all times during a travel on the sea or in the air and may use it at will without his or her other occupation beingl interfered with.

According to the invention the static or-` gan is exposed during the see saw or rotary motion to a weak electric current entering near the static organthat isto sa the an'ode of an electric circuit is applie near Vthe static organ. The cathode of this circuit is preferably applied to the forehead or four volts is sufficient.

to the neck or to the breast, that is to say preferably in the line of symmetry of the body. As a source of electricity, for instance a dry battery of a voltage of about The intensity of current thus set up is about 2 to 3 milliamperes,fand therefore the battery may sufice for days. i

It has been found that the disturbancesv `due to see4 saw or rotary motions are suppressed completely or to the major part when an anode is applied to each of the two mastoid processes. It f is essential that through both static organs a current of practically the same intensity should pass as otherwise disturbances of equilibrium may readily occur.

Fig. 1 of the drawing shows the apparatus in position on a patients head. Fig. 2 is a plan view showing battery connections.

The apparatus is preferably constructed of a frame 1 resembling a head telephone, the two anodes 2, 3, being mounted in such a manner lthat on putting on the frame in the usual manner, the two anodes come into contact with thel mastoid processes undera slight pressure, see Fig. 1. Preferably on the frame 1 a strap 4 is arranged whichcarvalready dried.

ries the cathode 5 in such a manner that this cathode bears with slight pressure against the forehead or the neck. The connection with the source of current is preferablyV such that any mistake as regards the poles is excluded. For Athis purpose advantageously a plugcontact is used which does not permit of any mistake as regards the poles.

The cathode 5 ma be placed on anyother part of the body, or instance on the arm and therefore the `bearing point of the cathode may' be readily changed whenever the continued application to the forehead or the neck causes any inconvenience.

The current intensity of 2to 3 milliamperes being so small that' it can be endured without any obnoxious bye eHects for hours and days, as has been found by special experiments, the use of any control device may be dispensed with which in turn results in that the weight of the apparatus may be very small, any person may carr it with him or her at all times and that it may be mounted ready for use or dismounted within a few seconds.

In order to keep the electrodes slightly moist for a longer period of time, the sponge attached to the electrode in the usual Way is preferably made slightly greater so that it also covers the back of the electrode. If the part of the sponge pressed a ainst the body by the electrode with a slig t pressure becomes dry it is only necessary to squeeze the sponge at one or` more'points. Thereby the liquid contained in the spon e at these points is forced into the What I claim is: v

1. In apparatus for preventing mal de mer and dizziness from rotational motions and the like, a headset including a resilient frame, electrodes of similar polarity carried at the opposite sides thereof adapted to press against the sides of the head, and a third electrode ofopposite polarity in circuit with the first-named electrodes, and with an electrical source, said third electrode being adapted also to make contact with some part of the body.

2. In apparatus for preventing mal Vde mer and dizziness from rotational motion part o the spongei t and the like, a headset including a resilient polarity carried by said angularly extending having a transverse part, electrodes of portion and adapted to press against a part similar paijity carried by seid paijt at opof the head, und an electrical source with l0 posite sides thereof adapted to press against, whih said electrodes are in circuit,

5 the sides of the head7 said freine having a In testimony whereof I affix my signaportion extending angularly of said transture.

verse part, and inV electrode of opposite .i GUSTAV GAERTNER.

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U.S. Classification607/139, 607/148
International ClassificationA61N1/20, A61N1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61N1/0472, A61N1/0476, A61N1/0408, A61N1/20
European ClassificationA61N1/04E2, A61N1/04E1, A61N1/20