US 2048713 A
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July 28, 1936. A c SCHRAMM 2,048,713
MASSAGE APPLICATOR Filed March 10, 1934 ,2 Fdg .......ll.l././/
vlllllll INVENTOR: Cr g C S hm BY m Kwuh) (Man-ll ATTORNEYS Q Patented July 28, T9133 ED; ST TE 1 MASSAGE APPLIGATORZ Adolf r. c: Schramm, New York, N. y. i Applicatioii'MarchlO, 1934', Serial No. 714,896
r This invention is a novel massage applicator and has reference to an applicator or massage instrument adapted especially for use in connection with an electric vibrator machine, although in some aspects adapted also 'for'manual'massage use '1 The applicator herein disclosed as'an illustrative embodiment of the present invention is shown designed especially' for use 'ona vibrator of the type wherein the applicator is mounted on a shaft whichfin contrast to a lateral or longitudinal vibration oscillates'through'a small arc about'its own axis; this type of vibrator machine -beingi1lustrated in my prior applicatio'n Serial -No. 676,611, filed June 20,.1933,1of which the present application is in .part a continuation.
. The general objectof the present invention is .to afford a massage applicator having certain special operative value and utility as will .be. herein described. A particular'objeotisto afford an applicator foran oscillatinglmoyement 'in which the pressure is 'cushioned, as by a springfaffording an easy'means of graduating or. regulating the force or: pressure of operation. A' further object is to afford an oscillating-applicator inthe nature of a comb, being 'shown' as a circulancomb, applicableto the'scalpy'and in this aspect the construction .of the circularscomb' herein. shown is believed-to be novel whetherloperated by machine or manually. v
Other andtfurther objects 'andadvantages of the present-invention will. be. explained in the hereinafter following description of an illustrative embodiment thereof or'will' bea'pparentto those conversant with the subject. 1T0 .the attainment of such objects and advantages the present'invention consists in-L'thenoveLmassage applicator or instrument,..and.the'novel features of combination, arrangement and construction herein illustrated or described. I
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a side elevation of a massageapplicator embodying this invention, shown partly broken away to'indicate details of construction, and shown applied to the oscillating shaft of 'anelectric vibrator corresponding with that illustrated in said prior application.
Fig. 2 is an axial section view of apart of the complete applicator shown in Fig.il,'this'portion being capable of use as an applicator without the portion omitted'from this figure.
, Fig. 3 is a left end elevationof theapplicator xshown in Fig.2; and Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3 ofFig. L
Fig. 41s. an axial sectionview of the portion of tion the shaft 2| about its own axis the usual massage means for rapidly oscillating the shaft 2| through a small arc for the purposes hereof is not herein 4 claims (01. 128 -67) the applicator which is shown in Fig; 1 ,but which is omitted from Figs. 2 and 3, this being adapted to be combined with the portion shown in Figs. 2 and 3, in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1,-or used manually as a'massage'appli independently or cator or comb. r 7
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the comb portion'ofthe applicatorof Fig. Ldetached. Figs-6, 7 and 8 sponding'with Fig. 4, butshowing modified conil structions of the instrument or comb thereof. 1 Figs. 9 and 10 are respectivelya face viewrand edge view of a lock washer, such as is seen in "PATENT- OFFICE.
are partial section views corre- Fig. 1, for holding the applicator securely on' 'the oscillating shaft or shaft of the electric vibrator. Referring first to Fig.1, this shows mounted -v1brator upon which isapplied a wing locknflt 18 for the attachment to the the threaded shank 85 of described. As explained in said prior applicaoscillates through asmall are and is thus distinguished from vibrator shaft or shank. The
vibrator shaft 2| of illustrated, reference beingmade 'to; said prior 'application illustrating a' practical mode ofeff-ecting such oscillatory vibration. For example a the shaft may operate with complete oscillations per second due to the frequency of the current used, the amplitude being small but the delivered energy substantial.
The applicator 86 is'shown as comprising pri- .marily a button or disk a'body86 partaking of shaft instrument having the oscillatory vibration. The applicator is shown provided with the 1 threaded shank already referred to, adapted to be engaged upon the threaded end of the shaft -2l., and there locked by the nut 78. The oscillatory shaft motion creates a'strong tendency of 1 the applicator to become unscrewed and to minimize the detachment of the applicator there is radial slots, six being shown, the metal at each side of each slot being deflected or bent outwardly right teeth 99 edges or corners able to grip respectively the the applicator 86 to be within'the vibrator housing 55 the shaft 2l' of the shown interposed between the end of'the shank, 85 and the lock nut 18 a lock Washer 99. This is .shown as a thin steel washer at the inner circumference of which are formed a number of T faces of r the lock nut and theapplicator shank.
. The spring yielding of the teeth when the parts 55 3 ried by the body with a rigid series of teeth, their ends being in a single plane at right angles to the axis of oscillation.
4. A circular comb having a rigid body of complete integral surgical form, a circular series of 5 stifi teeth projecting integrally endwise from the body, a rib projecting laterally inwardly from. i near the point of juncture of and beyond the body and teeth, and a second rib similarly projecting outwardly therefrom. l0
ADOLF P. C. SCHRALHVL