Handheld massaging device

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20050203448A1
SERIAL NO

10798471

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An apparatus and method for massaging a selected body part is provided. Generally, the apparatus is a handheld massager having a first massage end separated from a second massage end by a handle. Each end of the massager can be independently activated using separate motors. If the user chooses, both ends can be simultaneously activated. With this handheld massager the user can apply massage therapy to any desired body part by guiding the massager with the fingers of the user.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC.MERRIMACK, NH144

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Geringer, Joseph Merrimack, NH 32 405
Gleason, J Neil Milford, NH 6 44
Harris, Kenneth David JR Hollis, NH 10 23
Schwartz, Steven H Bedford, NH 16 206

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* D338964 Massager 40 1991
* 5336159 Infrared massager 31 1992
* 5674261 S-shaped electrotherapy massage stick 27 1996
* 6053881 Ankle massaging device 17 1998
* 2005/0203,445 Multi-functional massager 2 2004
 
Interactve Health, LLC (1)
* 2005/0020,947 Warm air massager 0 2004
 
SHARPER IMAGE CORPORATION (1)
* 5611771 Head mounted pulse action facial massager 20 1994
 
INTERACTIVE HEALTH, LLC (1)
* 6786878 Warm air massager 6 2001
 
Tensho Electric Industries Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4878489 Massage unit 33 1988
 
BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC. (8)
* D435913 Hand held percussive massager 10 1999
* D438308 Hand held massager with rotatable head 7 1999
* 6432072 Hand held percussive massager with adjustable nodes 26 2000
* D454959 Personal massager 67 2001
* D466217 Hand held massager 52 2002
* D466612 Pinpoint massager 29 2002
* D476746 Hand-held massager 6 2002
* D510441 Massager 19 2004
 
THUMPER MASSAGER INC. (1)
* 5716332 Body massager 23 1995
 
Wellness Innovations Corp. (2)
* D415838 Massager 15 1998
* 6165145 Body massager 20 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
* 2003/0009,116 Vibrating personal massager 7 2002
 
HoMedics, Inc. (6)
* 6500135 Percussive massager 10 1999
* 6730050 Handheld massager with circulatory contact motion 13 2001
* 2003/0028,134 Percussive massager with variable node spacing 11 2002
* 6981954 Percussive massager 8 2002
* 6733466 Percussive massager 6 2002
* 2005/0049,529 Wrap around body massager 0 2003
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LELO INC. (2)
* 9132058 Rechargeable personal massager 2 2008
* 2008/0306,417 RECHARGEABLE PERSONAL MASSAGER 13 2008
 
JJ ACQUISITION, LLC (2)
8821421 Massage device with flexible substructure 6 2010
* 2011/0071,445 MASSAGE DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRUCTURE 14 2010
* Cited By Examiner