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Publication numberUS1919571 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 25, 1933
Filing dateMar 21, 1932
Priority dateMar 21, 1932
Publication numberUS 1919571 A, US 1919571A, US-A-1919571, US1919571 A, US1919571A
InventorsPinkston James H
Original AssigneePinkston James H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Massage device
US 1919571 A
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July 25, 1933.

J. H. PINKSTON 1,919,571

MASSAGE DEVICE Filed March 21, 1932 3/ 3? A? 35 I 0 it 5 fig. 1


Patented July 25, 1 933 T [UNITED STATES- PA 'OF I JAME PINKSTON, or TULSA, "OKLAHOMA MASSAGE D ICE Application filed March 21, 1932. "Serial No. 600,342.

My invention relates to a'massage deyice. An important object of the mventlon is to provide a device of the above-mentloned character, which is of simplified construction, in-

expensive to manufacture, and is highly convenient in use. 7

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, and in whichflike numerals are employed to designate like parts 10 throughout the same, Figure 1 is a side elevation (of a device em:

bodying my invention, parts being shown in central vertical section,

vice, parts omitted. r t

Figure 3 is a perspective view of a tubular shaft and associated elements, parts omitted. In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodinates the casing of a motor, of any well known and preferred construction. This motor includes an armature shaft, 6, carrying the this armature shaft is journaled in a bearing 7 The motor casing 5 is rigidly mounted upon a handle 8, and has its longitudinal axis disposed at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the handle. The handle is preferably tubular for receiving the lead wires 9, extending to the motor,'whereby current may be supplied thereto to drive the same, as is customary.

The motor casing 5 is circular'in cross-secternally screw-threaded forreceiving an externally screw-threaded extension 10, of a coupling ring 11. This coupling ring is included in a spider comprising radial arms or spokes 12, rigidly secured thereto, and rigidly secured to a hub or bearing 13, which receives the forward portion of the armature shaft 6, as shown. The outer couplingring '14, surrounds the inner coupling ring 10, in spaced concentric relation, and isrigidly attached "th'ereto by spaced radial elements or webs 15,

affording passages 16. These passages are arranged to discharge air rearwardly over the motor casmg 5, thereby servmg to cool 7 the same. 1

Figure 2 is a front end elevation of'thede ment of my invention, the numeral 5. desigusual armature, not shown." The rear end of tion, and its forward side is open and is in- The numeral 17 designates a shield, which is circular in cross-section, and tapers forwardly. This shield-embodies a rear shield section 18, tapering forwardly,-and having its rear-large end mounted upon the outer 5 [coupling ring 14:,and h avingscrew-thr eaded arranged interiorly of the forward end 'ofjthe shield section 19"and having screw-threaded 7 engagement therewith. 1

The numeral 23' designates a rotaryidisc, constituting the body portion ofa fan element, This rotary dischas a rearwardly projecting annular flange 2 1, operating: in7 cross relationto the inner coupling ring 11, and preferably slidably contacting there with. This rotary disc closes the inner side of a passage 25, the outer side of which is defined by the shield 18. Preferably formed integral with the forward'side of the rotary disc 23 are longitudinally curved generally radial vanes 26, spaced as shown, for provid- I ing air passages 27. The disc 23 is formed integral with a tubular hub 28, which is clampedto the armature shaft 6, by a set screw 29, or'the like. Thehub 28 is provided with a sleeve 30, as shown.

The numeral 31 designates a tubular shaft,

l which is slidably mounted upon the forward I end of thearmature shaft 6, and has 'longi-- tudinal slots 32, receiving a transverse "pin 33, which limits the relative longitudinal 'movement ofqthe tubular shaft. Disposed I .at theforward end of the tubular shaft is a massage element 34, formed of rubber, or the like, having a desired degree of stifiness and resiliency. This massage element is suitably attached to a cup shaped back 35,

which may have screw-threaded engagem t with the forward end of the tubular shaft 31, and 1S clamped to this shaft by a ring nut 36, having screw-threaded engagement 7 with the tubular shaft. This ring nut is engaged by a compressible coil spring 37,

which surrounds the tubular shaft 31 in spaced relation. "-The rearend of the spring 37 is arranged upon the stationary sleeve 30, and engages within a recess formed in ring 38, which is suitably clamped to the sleeve 30. r

rounding the first-named coupling ring in elements connec' From theforegoing description, it will be seen that the tubular shaft 31 is rotatable with the armature shaft 6, and is capable 15,

of moving longitudinally with" relation thereto. V w a {The operation of the de .c l follows: -When the motor isnriven, the armature shaft 6 is rotated the fan element rotated. The vanes 26- of the fan element suction. e springij Termite ofthe proper V rearward- ,veinent or Y when desied.

It is tobe under z ny. inven tion; herewith shown and j d.escribed is to be taken as the preferred exampleof massage element,

the sainepand that variouschanges in the shape, size-and arrangement-of partswmay he resorted llOWlillOllt'r parting from the spirit of the inventien-or the scope of the suboined-claims.

l-laflving'thus described my invention, what I claim is:

I. A massage device comprisinga motor, includinga casing and armature shaftextending longitudinally ofthe casing,-one end of the casing being open, ahandle secured to the motor casing and having :its longitudinal axis extending spider including a coupling ring. securedrto the opener-ad of the motor'casing, a hub" hearing for-receiving the armature shaft, spaced .the coupling ringfand the-hub bearingyan outer coupling ring surspaced relation thereto and connected therewith, a forwardlytapering shield having its large rear endecuredto nieouter coupling mounted upon L iearmature shaft for rotation therewith and enacting with theshield to provide an air passage, said dischaving around the s "0d thatthe form of t ansversely of the longitudinal axis of themoto'r cas1ng, a

. cup.

' generally radial vanes, a vacuum cup-secured to the forward end of the shield, and a massage element connected with the armature shaft and arranged within thevacuum cup.

2. A massage device comprising amotor including a casing and an armature shaft extending longitudinally of the casing, one end of the casingbeing open,'a handle secured to the motor casing, a'spider including a coupling ring secured to the open end of the ,motorca'sing, a hub vbearing for'receiving the armature shaft, spaced elements connecting "thecoupling ring and hub bearing, an outer coupling ring surrounding the first-named coupling ring in spaced relation'thereto and connected therewith, a forwardly tapering shield having its large end secured to .the

outer couplingring, a an element embodying disc mounted upon the armature shaftand co-acting withthe shield to provide an air passage, said disc having generally radial vanes,-'avaci 1umcup secured to the forward end o fthe shield, an'da massage element connected with the armature'shaft and arranged within the vacuum cup.-

A massage}, device comprising a motor including a casing and an armature shaft extending longitudinally within the casing, an

attaching unitcomprising a coupling ring secu'redto the casing, ahub bearlng carried by the. coupling ring for reoeiving the ar1na ture shaft, an outer coupling ring surrounding the first-named coupling ring in spaced, relation thereto and connected therewith in a manner for affording air passages between the same,.a shield having its rear end secured to the outer coupling ring, a fan element embodying a disc mounted upon the armature shaftand coacting with the shieldto provide an wair passage, said disci havinggene'rally radial: vanes, avacuum acup secured to the forward end ofthe shield, and a massage elemerit connectedwith the armature shaftand arranged within the vacuum cup.

.- 4 Aimass'age device comprising aniotor ineluding a, casing and an armature shaft extendinglongitudinally of the casing, a connecting unit includinga coupling ring se cured to the}.casing and ahub bearing for receiving th-efarmatnre shaft, an'outer coupling ring surr ounding' the first named cou-f pling ring inspaced relation, means connect ting the first named coupling ring and outer coupling ring for aflordingair passages between the same, a shield having one end se- 1 cured to the outer coupling ring, a faneleinent mounted upon the armature shaft and disposed within the shleld, a vacuum cup secured to the forward end of the shield, and i a massage element connected with thearrnature shaft and arranged w1th1n-theyacuum V 'JA ns rINK'sroff

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U.S. Classification601/112, 134/169.00R
International ClassificationA61H9/00, A61H7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H9/005, A61H7/005
European ClassificationA61H9/00P, A61H7/00D4B