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Publication numberUS2467007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1949
Filing dateJul 12, 1946
Priority dateJul 12, 1946
Publication numberUS 2467007 A, US 2467007A, US-A-2467007, US2467007 A, US2467007A
InventorsFrederick Boyd
Original AssigneeFrederick Boyd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vibrating and massaging apparatus
US 2467007 A
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'April 12,1949.

F. BOYD VIBRATING AND MASSAGING APPARATUS" Filed July 12, 1946 IN V EN TOR.

Patented Apr. 12, 1949 UNITED STATES "OFFICE VIBRATING ANDMAS SAGINGAPPARZXTUS FrederickiBoyd,Montgomery, Ala.

Applicationluly 12, 194I6Sefizfl N0."683206 Cla-ims.

"Th'e'present invention relates to new 'an'duse'ful improvements "in "vibrating and massaging apparatus, and more particularly to devices of this 'ch'ar'acterior applyingh'eat to and for vibrating and messaging the scalp or head.

An object of the invention is to provide a device of the "above character which "may be placed directly on "the head and which'may'be heatedan'd vibratedelectrically.

Another objectof the invention is to provide an improved head and scalp vibrator which shall contain an adjustable heating element particularlyfor use afteroil shampoos.

A still further object of'the'invention is to providea device of the above character which shall comprise alternativermassaging elements for use 'in'operation upon headsof various sizes.

A still "further "object is "to provide a rigidhood "f'o'r the'head having a sectionalmassaging element positioned therein "and" forming a liner "for the hood, the sections 'ofthe liner being =positioned over thetop'and'at' either sideof the head anda'rran'ged for alternate massaging movement.

'An additional 'object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical constructionjwhic'h is efficient andrelia'ble-in operation, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposesforwhich 't'he same is intended.

Other objectseand advantageslreside in the dex30 Figure 1 is a side elevational view with parts "broken awayand shown-in section. Figure 2 is a front elevational -view also -'with parts broken away and shown in section.

an "the shaftsbeing providedwith bevel "gears 1 t operatively'engaging the IastgearWZ of the gear 'train 8.

Po the outerend of ea'ch'nf the shafts H] is secured ab'evel gear "f3 driving a similar-gear +4 1125 i'con'nectedeccentrically to 'a disc -by'meansof a shaft 1'6; which is journaled "in an opening 1! .of'thehood"Batoneside of .the latter.

'The eccentric disc l'5'is positioned to travel'in .an-oval-shaped race or track I8 from the opposite sidesof'which a'pair er slides l9projectjth'e-slides being mounted "for reciprocating movement in arcuate' slots? ll'iormed inth'ehoo'd9.

A sectional massaging 'e'lemen'tis designated generally at "2|, and'is'constructed 'ofrubber-or 25,.si1n'ilar vmaterial reinforced with wire mesh 22,

the :massaging element embodying a right "and ,a :leftsection, I23 and "214, ..respectiv1y,"forming ualtwoepartlliner covering substantiallylthe. entire inner surface or the "hood and connected "tothe respective slides iii! Iby .snap fasteners or lthe ..1ikefi25.

.fllhe. meeting edges of the sections 23 and24 of the massagingelement. extend from front "to .rear of .the..hood, and are ,provided with opposed. .tracksifiof.channel-shaped construction for rid- .ingl againstthe opposite sides of. rollers 2*? 'jourinaledattthe under side or theho'od, whereby'the sections of the massaging element may travel Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional 40 forwardly and backwardly under the hood and view taken on a line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is an elevational View of the device i1- lustrating its appearance as a complete commercial product.

against the scalp of a person upon a reciprocating motion of the slides 19.

Secured to the hood 9 is an electric switch 28 and a rheostat 29 controlled by means of a Referring now to the drawings in detail, knob 30, all electrically connected in series with wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral I represents a standard, supported in a base 2 and having secured thereto a heating coil 3! positioned between the hood and the massaging element 2! The switch 28 serves to connect the motor 1 to a source of current (not shown) and also connects the heating coils by means of a thumb nut 3 a curvaceous arm 4 3! to the same source of current. The rheostat from which is dependent the heating, massaging and vibrating unit shown generally at 5, and which represents the novel portion of the device. Secured directly to the arm 4 is a housing 5 for 29 serves to control the amount of heat generated in the heating coils 3! by controlling the current flowing therein and may be suitably calibrated in terms of temperature, if desired. The heatcontaining a small electric variable speed drive ing coils 3| must, of course, be thoroughly in- 3 sulated from the hood 9, and this may be accomplished preferably with an asbestos lining 32.

In the operation of the device it will be apparent that the shafts H3 at the opposite sides of the hood are oppositely rotated, whereby to move the massaging elements 23 and 24 oppositely over the scalp of a person through the cocentric l5 and slides I9.

It is believed that the details of construction, manner of use and advantages of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.

It is to be understood, however, that even though I have herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of my invention, the same is susceptible of certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described, and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

1. A scalp-massaging device comprising a rigid hood shaped to receive the top and back portions of a head, a sectional scalp-massaging lining in said hood conforming to the internal configuration of the latter, a pair of slides mounted for reciprocation one at each side of said hood and each connected to a respective lining section for movement of the latter within said hood, respective drive means for said slides journaled in said hood, an electric motor mounted on said hood, and means operatively connecting said motor with said drive means including a bevel gear journaled on said hood, a bevel gear on each drive means, respective shafts, each having a bevel gear on each end thereof, connecting said drive means bevel gears with said first-mentioned bevel gear, and a speed-reducing gear train between said motor and said first-mentioned bevel gear.

2. A scalp-massaging device comprising a rigid hood shaped to receive the top and back portions of a head, a sectional scalp-massaging lining in said hood conforming to the internal configuration of the latter, a pair of slides mounted for reciprocation one at each side of said hood and each connected to a respective lining section for moving of the latter within said hood, respective drive means for said slides journaled in said hood, an electric motor mounted on said hood, means operatively connecting said motor with said drive means including a bevel gear journaled on said hood, a bevel gear on each drive means, respective shafts, each having a bevel gear on each end thereof, connecting said drive means bevel gears with said first-mentioned bevel gear, and a speed-reducing gear train between said motor and said first-mentioned bevel gear, and a hollow housing on said hood inclosing said motor and said means connecting said motor with said slide drive means.

3. A scalp-massaging device comprising a rigid hood shaped to receive the upper and back portions of a head, means for supporting said hood, a two-part, scalp-massaging lining of resilient material in said hood covering substantially the entire inner surface of the latter, a pair of slides mounted in said hood, one in each side thereof, for reciprocation in a forward and backward direction and respectively connected to the lining parts, respective drive means for said slides journaled in said hood, an electric motor mounted on said hood, and speed-reducing gear means operatively connecting said motor with said slide drive means.

4. A scalp-massaging device comprising a rigid hood shaped to receive the upper and back portions of a head, means for supporting said hood, a two-part, scalp-massaging lining of resilient material in said hood covering substantially the entire inner surface of the latter, a pair of slides mounted in said hood, one in each side thereof, for reciprocation in a forward and backward direction and respectively connected to the lining parts, respective drive means for said slides journaled in said hood, an electric motor mounted on said hood, speed-reducing gear means operatively connecting said motor with said slide drive means, and an inner lining of heat-insulating material fixed in said hood.

5. A scalp-massaging device comprising a rigid hood shaped to receive the upper and back portions of a head, means supporting said hood, a two-part, scalp-massaging lining of resilient material in said hood covering substantially the entire inner surface of the latter, a pair of slides mounted in said hood, one in each side thereof, for reciprocation in a forward and backward direction and respectively connected to the lining parts, respective drive means for said slides journaled in said hood, an electric motor mounted on said hood, speed-reducing gear means operatively connecting said motor with said slide drive means, a respective track on the inner edge of each lining part, and anti-friction means carried by said lining between said lining parts and engaged by said tracks.

FREDERICK BOYD.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 849,844 Laurence Apr. 9, 1907 1,709,170 Hassler Apr. 16, 1929

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Classifications
U.S. Classification601/103, 601/18, 123/195.00A
International ClassificationA61H7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H7/006
European ClassificationA61H7/00H