US 2227724 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 7, 1941.
E. KOSA, SR
MASSAGE DEVICE Filed Jan. 19, 1940 INVENTOR. /\osA 6R.
ATTORNE Patented Jan. 7, 1941 (UNITED STATES MASSAGE. DEVICE Emil Kosa, Sr., Los Angcles, Calif.
Application January 19, 1940, Serial No. 314,607
This invention relates to improvements in massage devices.
The general object of the invention is to provide a novel improved massage device wherein the parts are held together without metal parts.
A more specific object of the invention is to rovide a novel massage device including a plurality of roller members mounted on flexible members in novel manner and adapted to engage the users body.
Other objects and the advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a general view of a massage device embodying the features of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the roller members;
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3, Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4-4, Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is a view showing the device in use;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view showing a modifled form of my massage device;
Fig. 7 is a view of one of the roller members of the modified form of massage device shown in Fig. 6;
Fig. 8 is a further modification of my massage device; and
Fig. 9 is a section taken on line 9-9, Fig. 8.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters I have shown my invention as embodied in a massage device indicated generally at I0. As shown the device It includes a plurality of independent roller members H secured adjacent one another as by cords l2 and without the use of metal in a manner to be later described. Ball members 53 adapted to be engaged by the hands of the user are secured to the cords i2.
Each of the roller members I l preferably made of Wood or other similar material is a solid of revolution, shown in Figs. 1 and 2 as an approximate ellipsoid. Each roller member H includes a pair of spaced circumferential grooves l4 adapted to engage the cords I2.
A pair of the cords l2 engages each of the grooves l4 crossing as at i5 (see Fig. 3) to hold the roller members H in relative position yet permitting rotation thereof and permitting flexing of the entire assembly. The two cords comprising each pair are secured to each other beyond the end roller members as by knots i6.
Each of the ball members I3 includes an axial bore I! to accommodate the cords l2 as shown in Fig. 4. The bore II is enlarged as at l8 to accommodate a knot IS. A plug member 20 closes the bore to present a flush appearance.
In use the ball members i3 are grasped by the user (see Fig. 5) and the roller members Ii are applied to the body in a reciprocating manner. 5 It will be seen that any portion of the body may be easily and effectively massaged by means of this device. The absence of metal assures that the user will not be scratched or harmed due to the use of my device.
In Figs. 6 and 7 I have shown a modified form of massage device indicated generally at 30. As shown the device 30 includes a plurality of roller members 3| held adjacent one another, in a manner similar to that previously described, by cords i2. The device 30 further includes ball members l3 secured to the cords l2 and similarto the ball members 13.
As indicated in Fig. '7 each of the roller members 3! is substantially cylindrical with hemispherical ends and includes a pair of spaced grooves 32 engageable with the cords [2. Each of the roller members 3! further includes a plurality of helical beads 33 and grooves 34 on the surface thereof.
The device is used in a manner similar to that described for the device Iii with the beads 33 and grooves 34 providing additional massage action.
In Figs. 8 and 9 I have indicated a further modification of my massage device indicated generally at 4B. As shown the device 48 includes a plurality of roller members 4! held adjacent one another by cords 42. The device further includes ball members 43 secured to the cords 42 and similar to the ball members l3.
Each of the roller members 4! is substantially cylindrical. with hemi-spherical ends and includes a number of spaced circumferential grooves 44 each engageable with a pair of the cords 42. As 40 shown in Fig. 9 each member of each pair of cords 42 is secured to the other member of the pair between each of the roller members as by bindings 45 and beyond the end roller members as by knots 46.
The device 49 is used in a manner similar to that described for the device l0.
From the foregoing description it will be apparent that I have invented a novel massage device Which includes no metal and is highly efficient for its intended purpose.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. In a massage device, a plurality of rollers each having a plurality of spaced circumferential grooves therein, and a pair of cords engageable with each of said grooves, the member of each pair of cords crossing one another between the rollers and holding said rollers adjacent one another but permitting rotation thereof.
2. In a massage device, a plurality of rollers each having a pair of spaced circumferential grooves therein, a pair of cords engageable with each of said grooves and holding said rollers adjacent one another but permitting rotation thereof, the members of each pair of cords crossing one another between said rollers and secured to each other beyond the plurality of rollers, and hand engaging members secured tosaid cords beyond the rollers.
each other beyond the plurality of rollers, hand 0 engageable ball members secured to said cords beyond said plurality of rollers.
ElViIL KOSA, SR.