|Publication number||US2709432 A|
|Publication date||May 31, 1955|
|Filing date||Feb 23, 1954|
|Priority date||Feb 6, 1951|
|Publication number||US 2709432 A, US 2709432A, US-A-2709432, US2709432 A, US2709432A|
|Inventors||Ackerman Dolletta M|
|Original Assignee||Ackerman Dolletta M|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (14), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
y 1955 n. M. ACKERMAN LIQUID APPLYING MASSAGING DEVICE Original Filed Feb. 6. 1951 United btates Patent LIQUID APPLYING MASSAGING DEVICE Dolletta M. Ackerman, Los Angeles, Calif.
Original application February 6, 1951, Serial No. 209,694. Divided and this application February 23, 1954, Serial No. 411,670
2 Claims. (Cl. 128-67) This invention relates to a massaging device and is a division of application Serial No. 209,694, filed February 6, 1951.
It is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind including a container for liquid having associated therewith a freely rotatable massaging element which, when the device is used extracts liquid from within the container together with a valved means for controlling the delivery of the liquid within the container to the massaging element.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind including a valve controlled air inlet for the container which opens simultaneously with the opening and closing of the valved means for the liquid.
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved liquid applying massaging device whereby certain advantages are attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In order that my invention may be better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein is illustrated a view partly in elevation and partly in section of a massaging device constructed in accordance with an embodiment of the invention.
In the embodiment of the invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawing C denotes a container of desired dimensions and configuration, the interior of which providing a reservoir chamber 1 for the desired liquid which is to be supplied to the surface to be treated by the spherical massaging element 2. The bottom wall 3 of the container C is substantially semi-spherical and is disposed inwardly of the container C and provides a seat for the element 2. The element 2 is held against the bottom Wall or seat 3 by a retaining ring 4 suitably sealed or attached to the container C.
At one side of the container C is provided therein a supplemental chamber 5 which opens directly upon a portion of the member 2 and is separated from the reservoir chamber 1 by a partition wall 6. This wall 6 has a port 7 afiording communication between the two chambers 1 and 5.
Within the container C in the upper portion thereof and above the chamber 5 is a third chamber 8, separated from the reservoir chamber 1 by a partition or wall 9 which constitutes the bottom wall of the chamber 8. The top wall 10 for the chamber 8 is comprised in the top wall of the container C. The partition or wall 9 is provided with a port 11 which is in alignment with the port '7. Coacting with the ports 7 and 11 are the valve members 12 and 14, respectively, carried by a common stem 15 which is freely disposed through the ports 7 and 11 and also through a properly positioned guide sleeve 16 positioned substantially midway of the walls 6 and 9. The valve members 12 and 14 are normally in closed position to prevent entrance of air into the reservoir chamber 1 and the passage of liquid from the chamber 1 into the chamber 5. The wall 10 has an air inlet port 17 in communication with the chamber 8 and through which the stem 15 extends outwardly beyond the top of the container C. The outer extremity of the stem 15 carries a head or button 18 and interposed between said head or button 18 and the top wall 10 is an expansible member 19, herein disclosed as a coil spring surrounding the stem 15, which serves to maintain the valve members 12 and 14 in their normally closed positions.
In practice, the stem 15 is shiftedinwardly by the user to open the valves 12 and 14 to allow liquid to pass from the reservoir chamber 1 to the chamber 5 and when a sufficient amount of the liquid has been received within the chamber 5, pressure on the stem 15 is released whereupon the member or spring 19 will return the valve members 12 and 14 to their normally closed positions. During the period the valve members 12 and 14 are in open positions air will enter the reservoir chamber 1 to replace the liquid which has been extracted from the chamber 1.
It is believed obvious that the element 2 is maintained mounted for universal rotation relative to the container C and protrudes sufficiently beyond the container C to assure proper contact with the surface to be massaged. It is also believed to be obvious that the member 2 constitutes one wall for the chamber 5.
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a liquid applying massaging device constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated.
1. A liquid applying massaging device comprising a container having a liquid reservoir therein and a dispensing chamber at one side of the reservoir, a spherical massaging element mounted in said container for universal rotation relative thereto, said spherical element protruding beyond the perimeter of the container and forming one wall of the dispensing chamber, valve means between the reservoir and the dispensing chamber for admitting liquid from the reservoir to the dispensing chamber and into contact with the spherical element, and a second valve means for admitting air to the reservoir when the first mentioned valve means is opened.
2. A liquid applying massaging device as set forth in claim 1, wherein the second valve means operates in unison with the first mentioned valve means.
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|U.S. Classification||401/217, 601/159, 601/131|
|International Classification||A61H15/00, A61H15/02|
|Cooperative Classification||A61H15/02, A61H2201/105, A61H2015/0064|