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Publication numberUS2078025 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1937
Filing dateFeb 19, 1935
Priority dateFeb 19, 1935
Publication numberUS 2078025 A, US 2078025A, US-A-2078025, US2078025 A, US2078025A
InventorsSamuels Abe O
Original AssigneeSamson United Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric vibrator
US 2078025 A
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April 20, 1937. A. o. SAMUELS ELECTRIC VIBRATOR Filed Feb. 19, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR 41850, .5fl/1UEL5 B 4 ATTORNEY April 1937 A. o. SAMUEL? ELECTRIC VIBRATOR 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INENTOR. A56 2 50122666 Filed Feb. 19, 1935 Patented Apr. 20, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ELECTRIC VIBRATOR Application February 19, 1935, Serial No. 7,239

7 Claims.

This invention relates to electric vibrators for massaging purposes and has for its object to provide a new and improved construction for such an apparatus.

Another object of this invention is to provide a novel form of casing for the vibrator.

A further object of this invention is to provide a novel mounting for the vibrator in the casing thereof.

These and other objects of this invention will become more readily apparent from the detailed description thereof whichfollows, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which-- Figure 1 is a side elevation of the electric vibrator with portions of it broken away to illustrate the construction thereof.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the vibrator, the section being taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation with the casing and locking band shown in longitudinal diametral section;

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the casing, locking band, and supporting partition shown in section, taken perpendicular to the plane of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the locking band, with parts broken away and in section;

Fig. 6 is a transverse vertical sectional view of the locking band taken on the line 66 of Fig. 5; and

Fig. 7 is an end view of the supporting partition, showing the tongue structure to which the magnet is attached.

In the figures of the drawings like reference numerals indicate like parts.

The vibrator construction, including its casing and the mounting of its mechanism within the casing forming the subject matter of my present invention, eliminates all visible mounting and fastening means from the outside of the casing so that its appearance is not marred by the presence of screw heads or other fastening means on the outside of the casing.

This has been accomplished by the novel form of casing for the vibrator which comprises a pair hollow shells l and 2 and the supporting partition 3, all of which are locked and fastened together by means of the locking band 4. For this purpose the open ends of the shells I and 2 are ex panded to provide an annular shoulder 5 suitably spaced from the open ends of each of the shells. In addition an outwardly flaring flange 6 is provided on each of the shells so as to surround the 55 open ends thereof and engage and hold between them the flange 1 which encircles the supporting partition 3 and forms a part thereof.

The locking band 4 is concaved and on each side is provided an inwardly projecting flange 8 which engages behind the annular shoulders 5, 5 of the shells of the casing so as to hold the shells together and hold the supporting partition rigidly clamped in place between them. The free ends of the locking band i are bent out and shaped into substantially semicircular channel members or sleeve portions 9 and H] which are adapted to tightly flt around and embrace the mounting tube II and with this tube telescope into the hollow end of the handle 12 to be held together thereby with the casing supported thereon. Mounting tube I! is carried by partition 3 and passes through an aperture in the casing. To hold the ends of the locking band in place in the handle after they have been inserted therein, suitable barbs l3 are struck up on the outside of the channel shaped ends which engage and dig into the inside of the handle and keep the ends of the locking band from sliding back out of the handle.

The supporting partition 3 is concaved in such a manner that by clamping the flange 1 thereof between the shells, as above described, it automatically holds the partition centered in the shells and divides the inside of the casing into a front and back air chamber. a

The operating mechanism of the vibrator is mounted in the concaved side of the supporting partition 3 and comprises an electromagnet having a central core l4 surrounded by the magnet winding Ill. The electromagnet is centrally mounted in the substantially U-shaped magnet l6 and the core I4 is fastened thereto so as to have the parallel sides of this U-shaped magnet located and equally spaced from the outside of the magnet winding parallel to the core I4.

An armature I! is suitably held spaced from the core l4 and the ends of the U-shaped magnet I6 and is held suspended in front of the electromagnet to be vibrated thereby. For this purpose a bracket I8 is formed as part of the armature and extends to one side and rearwardly to the back of the electromagnet where it is held clamped to the supporting partition 3 in conjunction with the electromagnet.

At the front of the armature is provided the extension rod l9 which projects thru the end of the casing 2 and has the massaging member 20 attached thereto to cause this member to vibrate when the electromagnet is rapidly energized and deenergized by an alternating current which attracts and repulses the armature l'l according to the frequency of the alternating current. The wire which connects to the electromagnet to furnish the electric power for the operation of it passes thru the hollow handle and the mounting tube II. This tube is welded or otherwise fastened to the supporting partition 3 so that this tube and the ends of the locking band jointly support the casing on the handle.

I claim:

1. An electrical vibrator comprising a pair of substantially cup shaped shells arranged to have their open ends face each other, a partition located between the edges of the open ends of said shells, a locking band encircling and connecting the opposing open ends of said pair of shells and holding said partition clamped between them: an electromagnet mounted on said partition, an armature cooperating with said electromagnet and held spaced from the pole of said electromagnet, an extension member carried by said armature and projecting thru one of said shells, and a massaging element mounted on the end of said extension member on the outside of said shells.

2. An electrical vibrator comprising a pair of shells, a partition located between said shells, locking means surrounding said shells to lock said shells together with said partition held rigidly between them, a mounting member carried by said partition and projecting thru one of said shells, a handle engaging said mounting member to support said shells on said handle, an electromagnet mounted on said partition within said shells, an armature cooperating with said electromagnet and a massaging element operatively connected to said armature.

3. An electrical vibrator as set forth in claim 1 in which the electromagnet is provided with a central core and a substantially U-shaped magnetic extension extending from the rear at two diametrically opposing sides of the electromagnet to provide a triple pole for said electromagnet with said armature held suspended over the triple pole of said electromagnet.

4. An electric vibrator having a casing comprising a pair of substantially cup shaped shells arranged to have their open ends face each other, a partition held between the edges of the open ends of said shells, a locking band surrounding and engaging said shells so as to lock said shells together and hold said partition between the edges thereof, an electric vibrating mechanism, means provided on said partition so as to support said vibrating mechanism partially in each of said shells and locate said vibrating mechanism substantially intermediate the ends of the casing and a massaging element on the outside of said casing operatively connected to said vibrating mechanism thru one end thereof.

5. An electric vibrator having a casing made up of a pair of substantially cup shaped shells arranged to have their open ends face each other, outflaring flanges provided at the open ends of said shells, an annular shoulder surrounding said shells and spaced from the outfiaring flanges thereof, a partition located between the outflaring flanges of said shells, a locking ring surrounding said outflaring flanges and said partition between them and engaging said annular shoulders so as to hold said shells together with said partition between the outflaring flanges thereof, a vibrating mechanism mounted on said partition, and a massaging element on the outside of said casing and operatively connected with said vibrating mechanism thru one end of said casing.

6. An electric vibrator having a casing compris- 1*.

ing a pair of substantially cup-shaped shells arranged to have their open ends face each other, a partition held within and in determined relation to said shells, a locking band surrounding and engaging said shells to lock said shells toll gether, an electric vibrating mechanism, means provided on said partition to support said vibrating mechanism partially in each of said shells and locate said vibrating mechanism substantially intermediate the remote ends of the casing,

and a massaging applicator on the outside of said casing operatively connected to said vibrating mechanism through one end of said casing.

7. An electric vibrator having a casing comprising a pair of substantially cup-shaped shells arranged in mutual engaging relation, a partition held within and in determined relation to said shells, a locking band surrounding and engaging said shells to lock said shells together, an electric vibrating mechanism, means provided on said partition to support said vibrating mechanism substantially intermediate the remote ends of the casing, and a massaging applicator on the outside of said casing operatively connected to said vibrating mechanism through one end of said casing.

ABE O. SAMUELS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification601/81, 601/108, 310/29
International ClassificationA61H23/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61H23/0218
European ClassificationA61H23/02F