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Feb. 10 1948. 1.. MARC-AURELE 4 9 BREAST MASSAGING DEVICE Filed June 4, 1946 lnventqr Attorneys Patented Feb. 10, 1948 I 2.435.894 nams'r mssscmd nsvrcn Lionel Albert Marc-Amie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, assignor to Nco Beauty Line Com-' pany Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada Application June 4, i948, SerlalNo. 674,290
The present invention relates to a breast massaging device and, more particularly, such a device wherein the massaging agent is water under pressure.
The main object of the inventionresides in the provision of breast massaging means of improved character and efllciency.
Another object contemplates a device of the character described adapted to be used with the minimum of preparations and immune to water leakage.
A further object is the provision or a breast massaging device of simple construction yet ca pable of acting on all parts oi the breast.
Still another object envisages a breast massaging device comfortable in use.
A still further object relates to a device of the character described which is rugged, easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
As an example, and for purposes of illustration only, an embodiment of the invention is shown in the annexed drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view or the device in use,
Figure 2 is an inside plan view of the device,
Figure 3 is a side elevation,
Figure 4 is a view of the water connections,
Figure 5 is a detail section of the water inlet, and
Figure 6 is an enlarged sectional detail of the rubber edge seal taken on line 66 of Fi ure 5.
Referring to the drawing, wherein similar reierence characters represent corresponding parts throughout, the device is generally indicated by the reference letter M and, in Figure 1 is shown in position over the right breast of a user. Said device consists essentially of a semi-spherical cup Ill having, however, an enlarged extended semi-circular portion II on the edge thereof. At the center, or dome, of the cup, there is provided an outlet pipe II, to which a' rubber or flexible tube It may be attached for draining purposes. Finally, an inlet nipple I4 is attached to the side of the cup, substantially at the center of the portion I I, said nipple being adapted to receive tubing ii for connection or said nipple toawater faucet i8.
Inside the cup, over the discharge aperture of the inlet nipple I, there is disposed a deflector, or baffle, 20 forming a'slight bulge inside the cup and having a transverse water passage 2| extending entirely across the said bulge and registering with the aperture of the nipple It. It must be noted that the passage is in reality a 4 Claims- (CI. 128-65) acquire a gyratory motion.
channel having its ends equally spaced from the edge of the cup, so that water issuing therefrom is in contact with, or very close to, the wall or said cup so as to circulate thereagainst and, thus, Inasmuch as the water issues from the deflector in two opposed streams, said streams will meet diametraily opppsite the deflector and be forced to change their direction or movement towards the outlet of the dome.
The result is a water turbulence inside the cup which causes an eilective douching and massaging of a breast covered with said cup, as shown in Figure 1. This action will be obvious, when it is considered that the breast takes up a large portion of the inside volume oi the cup. leaving a restricted space therearound in which the water is forced to circulate. Thus, all parts 01' said breast will be bathed and massaged by the action of the water.
In order to prevent leakage of liquid around the edge of the cup. a rubber or the like resilient water seal 25 is provided which is frictionally secured, or otherwise attached to said edge. This, attachment is accomplished more easily by means of a thin flange 25 of the seal which extends from the seal to overlap outwardly the outer marginal edge of the cup.
To supplement the resiliency of the seal to conform closely to the contours oi the human bust, an inside lip 21 is formed spacedly from the seal proper, thereby constituting a channel in which water leaking past the lip is trapped; consequently, double lines of rubber contact the skin so as to act as barriers against water seepage.
In "use, the device is held, as shown in Figure 1. with the semi-circular portion ll disposed toward the arm-pit, and the tubings i3 and I5 connected to drain and water pipes, respectively. In practice, it is expedient to stand over-a washbowl or wash-basin, wherein the water discharges. v
From the foregoing, it should be apparent that the present invention is an advance in the art of breast massaging and douching devices: due to the improved configuration oi the cup edge, a
better iii; is obtained between body and cup. Furthermore, the sealing means provided are quite effective to prevent leakage, thereby not requiring complete undressing o! the user. Finally, the arrangement of the water inlet assures better distribution of water than would be the case with simpler and single jets. Also, the cup is adapted to right or left use.
It must be understood that various changes as to the shape, size and arrangementoi parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. As an article or manufacture, a breast massaging device comprising a semi-spherical cup, resilient water-sealing means at the edge 01' said cup, a semi-circular extension on said edge, a water inlet nipple in the said extension, a deflector over the inlet nipple aperture inside the cup, anda water drain at the dome of the Cup.
2. A breast massaging device, comprising a semi-spherical cup, a semi-circular enlargement extending from said edge for a portion of its periphery, a resilient water seal disposed over the said edge, a water inlet in the center of the enlargement communicating with the inside of the cup, a water deflector over said inlet inside the cup, and a water drain disposed in the center of the cup dome.
3. In a device as claimed in claim 2. an inner lip formed on the inside of the water seal to define a channel between said lip and said seal.
'4. In a device as claimed in claim 2, a water passage formed in the deflector, said passage consisting in a channel cut across the deflector and having communication with the inlet aperture for directing the water in two diametrally, opposed streams against the inside suriace oi the P.
LIONEL 4LBER'I'. MARC-AUREIE.
REFEBENCES CITED The following references are 0! record in the Italy Sept. 1'7, 1929