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Publication numberUS1789758 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 20, 1931
Filing dateSep 5, 1928
Priority dateSep 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1789758 A, US 1789758A, US-A-1789758, US1789758 A, US1789758A
InventorsKays Harvey Wilbur
Original AssigneeElectraply Lab Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electromassaging pulsating machine
US 1789758 A
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Jan. 20, 1931. H- w, KAYS 1,789,758


CORPORATION 0F DELAWARE ELECTBOMASSAGING PULSATING MACHINE Application Ied September The present invention relates to an improved electro massaging pulsating machine,

ody, head and face adapted for use on the such for administrating electrical massage, as will create a therapeutic action.

This im roved machine is designed for use by physicians, dentists, trained nurses, masseurs, and beauty experts for creating the most effective massage on the body of the patient.

It is the purpose of the present invention to provide some artificial means, such as the improved electro massaging pulsating machine, for the purpose of assisting nature in throwing olf the poisons by creating a respiration and thereby oxidizing the blood creating action around the heart and lungs, and stimulating the blood, allowing the lungs to absorb suiicient oxygen tending toward counteracting the eiect of poisons. Furthermore by constant use of this improved pulsating machine it is possible to eventually reduce the poisons in the body to a minimum, it being also possible to so stimulate the blood and parts of the body as to practically insure natural action of the lungs, to such an extent as to insure substantially a normal absorbtion of oxygen.

Another purpose is to provide a machine of this character for creating a therapeutic massage electrically through the medium of galvanic and faradic currents of electricity.

A further purpose is to provide amassaging machine, wherein the principle of a solenoid is utilized with a separate current control, creating continuous pulsations without sudden jerks when the current is increased or decreased.

A further purpose is to provide an electro massage pulsating machine, so equipped that it is possible for a person to administer electro therapeutic massaging action to himself, either to the body or the head, arms and le s, thereby quickening the circulation of t e blood and hence creating artificial respiration.

A further purpose is to provide a machine of this character, whereby an attendant may apply the therapeutic massaging actions to the patient, either for transmitting the gals, 192s. semi ma. so4,oso.

vanic and faradic currents of electricity direct to the bodyof the patient, the attendant controlling the How of the galvanic and faradic currents, or enabling the patient to control the amount of the galvanic and faradic currents. In this latter instance the currents of galvanic and aradic electricit may `be transmitted from the fin ers of the attendant to the body of the patlent.

A still further and a most important purpose of the invention is to provide an electro massageKpulsating machine to bewused on the body an its therapeutic action and for administrating electric massage, the machine being superior in construction to various other machines of this type, due to its inexpensiveness and compactness, and also due to the fact thaft it ives a constant flow of current, which may e increased or decreased without changing the osition of the secondary coils or breaking contact, which causes a frightening jolt upon the nervous system. In most machines of this type, the current is controlled by wires or leads connected at various lengths to the secondary winding; this type breaks the current which causes a jolt when the control lever is moved to increase or decrease the curnent. Another type slides the secondary winding or coil winding upon the core and primar winding and in this type control is gaine by the len th of coil within the secondary coil; this c aracter of machine on account of its moving parts ets out of order very easily and considera le mechanical trouble has been the ex erience of its users.

n the present invention the intensity of the current released, is governed according to the primary and secondary windings.

A still further purpose is to provide a machine for creating massaging and pulsating actions, for use in connection with a sanitary sponge -or cotton applicator set forth, illustrated and claimed in a co-pending application, filed the 5th day of September, 1928, Serial No. 304,031.

It is to be understood that the particulars herein given are in no way limitative, and that while still keeping within the scope of the invention, any desired modificaton of details and proportions 'may-be made in the construction of the appli-ance according to circumstances.

The invention comprises further features 'and combination of parts to be hereinafter an inner core 2 and an outer shell or casing 3.

This inner core may be constructed of any suitable insulation material, such as hard rubber, while the shell or casing-3 may be constructed of any suitable metal in tubular form, preferably a metal which may provided with a nickel plating or other suitable surfacing. The core 2 is secured within the casing by means of the screws 4. As shown in Figure 1 this core 2 is bifurcated as shown at 5 substantially 'for its full length, the closed end thereof constitutingV the head 6 of the machine. v a' The head is substantially spherical shape and has 4 a recess 7 formed transversely therein, andcenga ed in the recess is a U- shaped holder or racket,8, a screw 9 passing through the base of the holder or bracket 8 to fastenvthe bracket in position. As will be shown later the screw 9 constitutes a conductor in one of the circuit. The bracket or support 8 comprises opposed arms 10, in

. bearings 11 of which the p intles 12 of a massaging roller 13 are mounted. While this roller is capable of imparting massaging actions to the body, it also transmits galvanic and faradic currents of electricity to the body.

Mounted in the bifurcation 5 is a frame 14, which as shown in Figure 1 is u -shaped in cross section, and also includes an extenv sion spool 15, on which the primary winding 16 of an induction coil 17 .is wound. This coil consists of a number of layers of insulated vwire and is in circuit with an interrupter.

Fitting over the primary winding is a sleeve of insulating material, preferably fibre such as paper 18, and. wound upon the fibre or paper insulating sleeve is the secondary winding 19, which consists of required layers of fine insulated wire, and this construction together with the primary winding produces a current of hi gh-tension.

Secured to the frame by screws as identified at 20 is a head plate 21, and one end 22 of the primary winding is connected to a screw 23, which is threaded through one side of the frame 14 and into the stationary top half 24 of the interrupter. The fact is the top half 24 of the interrupter is in the form of a plate which is secured in the frame by means of a screw 23, the plate 24 constituting a conductor in the primary circuit. A conductor screw 25 is threaded in the plate 24 and cooperates with the lower half of the interrupter.

The lower member 26 of the interrupter is secured by a screw 27 to the frame, and is in the form of a right angle contour and constructed of flexible spring metal, the arm 28 thereof adapted to vibrate, and its free end has a contact 29 and a weight or gravity member 30. The gravity member or weight acts to govern to a certain degree the vibrations of the arm 28 of the interru ter. The other arm of the lower member o the interrupter is mounted in a recess 31 in the base of the frame by means of a screw 27. In order to insure yieldability of the arm 28 of the lower member of the interrupter,\the member 26 at a point where the two arms extend in a. right angle position is provided with an opening 32, thereby providing relatively thin connections between the two arms, and hence per-V mitting the arm 28 to easily vibrate.

The other end of the primary winding 17 is extended toward the other end of the machine and is connected in any suitable manner at 33 to the battery plate 34, with which one end of a dry cell battery 35 engages, the other end ofthe battery being in circuit with the casing or shell 3.

A wire or'lead 36 is connected at 37a to the arm 37 of the member 26 of the interrupter,

and isin turn fastened in any convenient manner, soldering or spot welding, at 38 to a conductor plate 39, -which is secured in a convenient way, for instance by means of screws 40 to one of the legs of a bifurcated core 2.

The secondary winding 19 is composed of a number of layers of fine insulated wire, and it has one end connected in any suitable manner to one of the screws 40, and its other end, after being wound on the insulating paper sleeve 18, is connected in any suitable manner, preferably by soldering at 41 to the head plate 21, which completes the circuit for the secondary winding.


Mounted in the bottom of the frame 14 and posed that the flange 44 positions in such wise as to contact with the plate 39, and constitutes an element in the primary and secondary circuits.

Projecting from the lower fianged end of the damper is an arm 45, with an extension 46, the arm 45 extending laterally from the sleeve, while the extension extends in parallelism with the wall of the casing 3 and adjacent thereto.

The casing 3 of the machine has an elongated slot 47, through which a thumb screw 48 passes, and is threaded into the extension 46 of the arm 45. Obviously by engaging the thumb with the screw 48 and moving the damper in a direction toward the battery. the voltage of the current is increased, and by imparting a return movement of the damper the voltage is decreased. In other words the two separate coils, the primary and secondary, are so arranged that they are di* vided by the movable metallic damper; this damper is guided by the soft iron core and so constructed as to be adjustable from the outside, thus increasing or decreasing the voltage, so that the machine can be used in the treatment of any disease.

The battery 35 is held in the casing by means of a cap 50, which is fastened on the lower end of the casing 3 by means of opposed bayonet joints 51,a coil spring 52 being carried by the inside of the cap to bear against the battery, to hold its battery terminal in engagement with the battery plate 34.

Included with Fig. 1 is one form of an applica-tor 53, the construction and arrangement and use of which is more definitely imbodied in the co-pending application filed in the name of Harvey WVilbur Kays, and as above identified.

It is obvious that this applicator may be any design, construction and used in any manner. Preferably the applicator is in the form of a casing, one end of which being closed by a cover 54 having perforations 55. A flanged ring 56 fits over this cover to hold an absorbent pad 57 against the perforated cover, which has a central projecting pin 58, which projects throu h an opening 59 and is engaged by a thum sleeve 60, registering openings 61 and 62 being formed in the projecting pin and the thumb sleeve to receive a plug 63 of an insulated lead 64, which has at its other end a. plug 65. This last named plug 65 may engage in an opening 66 in the cap 5 0, or may engage in an opening 67 formed in the head of the screw 9.

The absorbent pad carried by the applicator is designed to be saturated with water or any other solution, and when the plug 65 is engaged in'the opening of the cap 50, it is possible to apply the roller 13 on one part of the body and the applicator on another part of the body, thereby completing the circuit, and by -moving the arm 46 and adjusting the damper or sleeve in the direction of the battery 35 it is possible to increase the voltage of the current, enabling the machine to be used for the treatment of any disease, the massaging roller 13 moving over one part of the body while the applicator may be held against or moved along another part of the body.

By inserting the lug 65 in the opening 67 of the screw 9 an gripping the casing or shell 3 in the hand, and the absorbent pad in contact with another part of the body, and moving the same adjacent thereto it is possible to conduct galvanic and faradic currents of electricity to the body, it being possible by moving the damper in a direction 'toward the battery to increase the voltage of the currents of electricity.

From the foregoing it is to be noted that the coil is composed of a few layers of insulated wire wound upon a spool or the like, through which a soft iron core extends, and has an interrupter as previously described connected in the circuit. The magnetizing and demagnetizing of this soft iron core by the action of the interru ter induces a current through a secondary winding which is composed of several layers of fine insulated wire and is usually wound upon an insulating sleeve mounted on the spool, and thus a current of high tension is produced.

Through the medium of the electrical connections and the arrangement of the primary and secondary coils only one half the alternating wave is used, and the result is that the alternating current is rectified and an interrupted directing current obtained. This form of current has the same therapeutic value as the galvanic battery made u Aof many cells; and in addition it pro uces through interruptions the same effect upon the system as the faradic current in the massaging of the muscles and stimulating of the nerves.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed is:

A massagin apparatus comprising a pair of electrodes or body application of which one consists of a handle embodying a casing, an induction coil and energizing battery for the same both of which are housed in the cas ing, the induction coil having a fixed core and associated interrupter, and a voltage regulator consisting of a sleeve surrounding the core, slidably mounted thereon and telescoping the coil, the sleeve being formed with an arm having an extension slidably engaged with the inner face of the casing, and a thumb screw threadingly engaged wlth the extension and traversing a longitudinal slot in the casing to permit adjustment of the sleeve to Vary the reluctance of the magnetic circuit of the induction coil.

In testimony whereof he afiixes his signature. HARVEY W. KAYS.

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U.S. Classification607/65, 607/147, 361/268, 361/232, 601/20, 336/75, 307/132.00V
International ClassificationA61H23/02, A61N1/32, A61H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H23/0218, A61H15/0092, A61H2201/10, A61N1/322
European ClassificationA61H15/00C, A61N1/32C