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Publication numberUS2727509 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 20, 1955
Filing dateNov 1, 1954
Priority dateNov 1, 1954
Publication numberUS 2727509 A, US 2727509A, US-A-2727509, US2727509 A, US2727509A
InventorsAime Fortin Charles
Original AssigneePaul Pouliot
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hydromassaging device
US 2727509 A
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Dec. 20, 1955 c. A. FORTIN HYDROMASSAGING DEVICE Filed Nov. 1, 1954 United States Patent O HYDROMASSAGING DEVICE Charles Aime Fol-tin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, assignor of ninety per cent to Paul Pouliot, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Application November 1, 1954, Serial No. 466,178 6 Claims. (Cl. 128-66) The present invention pertains to a novel hydromassaging device for application to various parts of the human body.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a device of this character that requires no professional assistance and is easily connected to a water tap. Another object is to provide such a device that produces a combination of jets angular and substantially perpendicular to the surface being treated.

A further object is to provide such a device having a valve action that is adjustable to varying water pressure and to other requirements. Still another object is to provide such a device that is relatively simple and inexpensive for the purposes set forth.

In the accomplishment of these objects, the device comprises a tubular handle with a cup attached to one end thereof. In this end is mounted a valve body having a closed bottom and a perforated top. A perforated valve plate is movable along the top and is actuated by Water pressure in an inlet pipe leading to the body.

A spring opposes the water pressure, and another spring may be provided if necessary to aid the water pressure. The first spring is preferably adjustable to compensate for varying water pressure or to meet other requirements. The opposing pressures oscillate the valve plate to cause, at times, partial opening of the outlet apertures resulting in angular jets of water. Full opening, during the oscillation, produces axial or perpendicular jets.

The invention is fully disclosed by way of example in the following description and in the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a vertical section of the device;

Figure 2 is a cross section; and

Figure 3 is a perspective view.

Reference to these views will now be made by use of like characters which are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout.

The device includes a tube 1 having a cup 2 of rubher or similar material mounted thereon. The tube serves as a handle and as a Water outlet, as will presently be shown.

In the end of the tube at the cup is supported a valve body or casing 3 spaced annularly at 4 from the wall of the tube. The body is mounted by screws 5 passing through spacers 6 and into the body. The body has a closed bottom 7 and an arcuate top 8 formed with apertures or slots 9. An inlet tube 10 passes from the interior of the body through the wall of tube 1 and is threaded externally at 11 for attachment of a water supply pipe 21.

In the body 1 is mounted a pin 12 on which is supported a depending lever 13 which is preferably of U-shape. The lever is formed with one or more spaced, upwardly extending arms 14 carrying an arcuate valve plate 15 adapted to ride along to curved top 8. This plate is formed with slots or other apertures 16 adapted to register partially or fully with the openings 9.

2,727,509 Patented Dec. 20, 1955 One side of the lever 13 is engaged by a compressed coil spring 17 backed against a hollow plug 18 in the outer end of tube 10. The opposite side of the lever is engaged by another compressed spring 19 which preferably backs against a disk 20 on the inner end of one of the screws 5.

In the use of the device, the water pressure in the tube 17 swings the lever 13 and moves the valve plate 15 from a closing position to one that opens the slots 9. The spring 18 acts in opening the valve when the water pressure is low and may be eliminated if the pressure is always high. The spring 19 is adjusted by screw 5' according to requirements.

Ordinarily the small variations in water pressure will cause an oscillation of the valve plate 15, resulting in alternating partial and full opening of the slots 9. Partial opening produces lateral jets while full opening produces substantially axial jets. This variation in the movement of the water enhances the massaging action and is preferred by many persons. The water is exhausted through the space 4 and tubular handle 1.

Although a specific embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that various alterations in the details of construction may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.

What I claim is:

l. A hydromassaging device comprising a tubular handle, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the Wall of said handle, said body having an apertured top, an apertured slide valve mounted in said body and movable along said top, and a spring engaging said valve in opposition to water pressure in said tube.

2. A hydrornassaging device comprising a tubular han' die, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the wall of said handle, said body having an apertured top, an apertured slide valve mounted in said body and movable along said top, a spring engaging said valve in opposition to water pressure in said tube, and means for adjusting said spring.

3. A hydromassaging device comprising a tubular handle, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the wall of said handle, said body having an apertured top, an apertured slide valve mounted in said body and movable along said top, and springs engaging said valve in opposite directions, one of said springs being disposed in said tube.

4. A hydrornassaging device comprising a tubular handle, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the wall of said handle, said body having an arcuate apertured top, a lever pivotally mounted on said body, an arcuate apertured valve plate on one end of said lever and movable along said top, and a spring in said body engaging said lever in opposition to water pressure in said tube.

5. A hydromassaging device comprising a tubular handle, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the wall of said handle, said body having an arcuate apertured top, a lever pivotally mounted on said body, an arcuate apertured valve plate on one end of said lever and movable along said top, and springs engaging amazon,

said lever in opposite directions, one of said springs being disposed in said tube.

6. A hydromassaging device comprising a tubular handie, a cup mounted on one end thereof, a valve body supported in said end and spaced from the wall of said tube, an inlet tube extending from said body through the wall of said handle, said body having'an arcuate apertured top, a lever pivotally mounted on said body,

e 4 an arcuate apertured valve plate on one end of said lever and movable along said top, springs engaging said lever in opposite directions, one of said springs being disposed in said tube, and means for adjusting the other spring.

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US4365752 *May 4, 1981Dec 28, 1982Avery WaisbrenWater pulsating unit for oral syringe
Classifications
U.S. Classification601/166
International ClassificationB05B1/02, B05B1/08
Cooperative ClassificationB05B1/083
European ClassificationB05B1/08A