US 3364921 A
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Jan. 23, 1968 L. REITER 3,364,921
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Patented Jan. 23, 1968 3,364,921 REFLEX VIBRATION ATTACHMENT Lambert Reiter, 30 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, Minn. 55401 Filed Oct. 11, 1965, Ser. No. 494,555 3 Claims. (Cl. 128-32) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A hand operable vibrator having in combination therewith a plate member, a bracket removably securing said plate member to said vibrator, a resilient pad between said vibrator and said plate member, and said plate member having a handle integral therewith.
This invention relates to an improvement in connection with a conventional type of hand operated vibrator wherein an attachment is provided to produce a modified or reflex vibratory action in lieu of the stronger vibratory action resulting from the direct application of the vibrating head portion or applicator of the vibrator.
It is desirable to have and an object of this invention to provide detachable means for use with a conventional hand operable vibrator to modify the intensity of the normal action of said vibrator.
It i also an object of this invention to provide an attachment for a hand operable vibrator comprising means secured to overlie a wall portion of said vibrator, said means having integral therewith a substantially fiat plate member arranged to transmit a modified vibratory action from said vibrator.
It is more specifically an object of this invention to provide an attachment for a hand type of vibrator, said attachment comprising a holding means having a plate member integral therewith and means for transmitting through said plate member a modification of the vibratory action generated by said vibrator.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in front elevation with a portion thereof being broken away;
FIG. 2 is a view in side elevation;
FIG. 3 is a top plan view;
FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective showing an operating relationship between portion of the device herein;
FIG. 5 is a view in horizontal section taken on line 55 of FIG. 1 as indicated; and
FIG. 6 is a view in vertical section taken on line 6-6 of FIG. 5 as indicated.
The device herein is indicated generally by the character 19 and embodies the use of a conventional hand type of vibrator 12. Said vibrator comprises a front wall 13, side walls 15, a rear wall 16 and a bottom wall 17 through which an electric line or cord 18 having a conventional terminal plug will extend to a power supply. The lower portion of said vibrator is of a reduced width forming a handle 20.
Extending forwardly of said front wall is a vibration head or applicator 21 connected directly by a shaft 22 to the operating mechanism housed within said vibrator. A suitable switch 24 is provided arranged to extend outwardly of said handle 20.
The reflex vibration conducting attachment herein may take on various specific forms. In the preferred embodiment here presented said attachment is disclosed as comprising a collar bracket 30 about the handle of said vibrator secured by a nutted bolt 32 disposed through spaced forwardly extending flange portions 31 of said bracket.
Integral with said collar bracket and extending upwardly along said rear wall 16 in engagement therewith is a bracket housing 33 here indicated as being substantially rectangular in cross section having a forward wall portion 35 overlying said rear wall 16, side walls 36 and laterally spaced rear or outer wall portions 37 having formed between the adjacent edges thereof a longitudinal slot 39.
Preferably disposed between said bracket 35 and said rear vibrator wall 16 is a thin gasket 46 of suitable material to prevent chatter between said vibrator and said bracket housing and to act to reduce the noise level of sound passing from the housing of said vibrator through said bracket.
Secured within said bracket housing 33, as by a press fit, is the head portion 43 of an elongated handle 42. Integral with said head portion 43 of said handle and connected thereto by a neck portion 44 of narrowed width is a substantially flat plate member 46 which forms a reflex or modifying applicator or vibration head. Said head portion preferablywill have a width or span greater than that of said vibrator. Said neck portion 44 is narrower than said handle head portion 43 and thus is recessed inwardly from the adjacent sides thereof forming a pair of slots 47 between said handle head portion and said plate member 46. When said head portion of said handle is in operating position secured within said bracket housing said spaced rear wall portions 37 will be disposed in said slots 47 and said neck portion 44 will be disposed in said slot 39.
In operation, the elongated handle permits the convenient use of the vibrator by the operator on various portions of his body, such as back portions not otherwise reachable by hand alone. The vibratory mechanism Within the vibrator directly actuates the vibration head or applicator 21. The vibration thus set up is transmitted indirectly through the housing of the vibrator to pass directly through the bracket housing 33 and through the head portion 43 of the handle, the neck portion 44 and the reflex vibration head or applicator 46.
The reflex vibration head or applicator 46 is applied directly to the various portions of the body for treatment. This permits the application of a vibration action which is greatly modified and much less intense than the action which results from the direct application of the vibrator head 21. In many treatments or for many purposes the application of a strong vibration is not desirable, but a modified form of a vibration which provides soothing stimulation or circulation for sensitive areas is highly desirable. The attachment disclosed herein provides such treatment.
Thus it is seen that I have provided a simply constructed attachment for a conventional type of vibrator which produces and provides a modified and less intense vibratory action than is possible with the direct application of the vibration head of said vibrator.
It will of course be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicants invention which, generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, in the parts and combinations of parts disclosed and defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A reflex vibration attachment in connection with a hand vibrator having in combination,
a bracket secured about said vibrator, said bracket having a housing portion extending along one wall of said vibrator, said housing portion having a longitudinal slot in the outer rear wall portion thereof,
an elongated handle having ahead portion thereof secured within said housing portion, and
a substantially fiat plate member having a span greater than the width of said vibrator being integral with said head portion along said slot.
2. The structure set forth in claim 1, and
' a resilient sound reducing strip disposed between said member having an integral construction comprising a connecting neck portion. 7
References Cited L. W. TRAPP, Primary Examiner.