Hand-held massager

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4590926
SERIAL NO

06416058

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The massager (10) comprises a substantially parallelepiped shaped graspable body having a leading edge which includes a curved central notch (13) with a rounded projection (14, 15) on either side thereof. The curvature of the notch and of each of the projections is such that, when said leading edge of the massager is applied to the back of a person to be massaged, the two projections rest on either side of the spinal column in such a manner as to massage the paravertebral muscles in a manner identical to that provided by the thumbs of a masseur whose shape is imitated by the projections. The rear edge (16) is advantageously provided with a concave curve extending from one side of the massager to the other and suitably dimensioned for providing effective massage of the lower limbs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CLARINS92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE, FR0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Courtin, Olivier 7, rue Guenegaud, 75006 Paris, FR 18 128

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Combi Co., Ltd. (1)
D269376 Back massager 16 1980
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE PRESSURE POSITIVE COMPANY (1)
* 6093159 Freely rotational manual body massager 26 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (19)
D312694 Back massager or similar article 18 1988
D338964 Massager 40 1991
D373197 Deep tissue massager 27 1994
* 5624385 Massaging/skin-scraping rod for traveller 22 1995
D374484 Massage device 15 1995
D375167 Massager 15 1996
* 5817037 Soft tissue injury treatment apparatus and method 9 1997
D400259 Massager 0 1997
* 6077239 Rubbing plate 29 1998
D428219 Combined backscratcher and massager for pets 1 1999
* 6241696 Hand held massage implement 18 1999
* 6893408 Palm-size multi-functional massage device 1 2003
D524445 Handheld massage scraping tool 23 2004
* 2006/0247,563 Tool for manipulating the patella and patellar tendon 1 2006
D610695 Trigger point massage device 23 2008
D615210 Reiki stick 15 2009
7942836 Massaging and exfoliating razor cover apparatus and associated method 0 2010
D715452 Massage tool 4 2013
* D791962 Massage instrument 0 2016
 
Kneads Must Limited (2)
D665090 Massage device 4 2011
D676566 Massage device 6 2012
 
Dr. Heal (1)
D687962 Massage device 8 2013
 
AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION (2)
D684702 Skin care massage tool 1 2012
* RE45657 Skin care massage tool 4 2014
 
TEPPERBERG, LEO (1)
* 4705030 Hand augmenting spinal manipulator encircling the hand 37 1987
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
D677394 Massage therapy toe device 20 2012
 
ROCKTAPE, INC. (2)
* D792601 Massage tool 0 2016
* D792600 Massage tool 0 2016
 
THERAPYCARE RESOURCES CORP. (4)
* 5231977 Tools and method for performing soft tissue massage 35 1991
* 5366437 Tools for performing soft tissue massage 26 1993
* 5441478 Tools and method for performing soft tissue massage 21 1994
* 5707346 System and method for performing soft tissue massage therapy 19 1995
 
Nefeli, Corp. (1)
D665916 Device for performing soft tissue massage 7 2011
 
TISSUE TOOLS LLC (1)
* D728814 Instrument for treatment of soft tissue 4 2014
 
Georgia Louise, Inc. (1)
* D728813 Massage stone 1 2014
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
D374722 Massager for spine and musculature 3 1995
 
ELC MANAGEMENT LLC (1)
D700351 Massage tool 10 2013
 
Bloom Classic Co., Ltd. (1)
D696414 Massage tool 11 2013
 
BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC. (3)
D438308 Hand held massager with rotatable head 7 1999
D435913 Hand held percussive massager 10 1999
6432072 Hand held percussive massager with adjustable nodes 26 2000
 
MOBILITY SPORTS TOOLS, LLP (1)
* D753317 Exercise recovery and mobility tool 3 2015
 
Goulding-Thompson; Bonnie L. (1)
D375166 Massage tool 25 1995
 
TENGA CO., LTD. (3)
* D732681 Massage appliance 1 2014
* D723707 Massage appliance 2 2014
* D723708 Massage appliance 2 2014
 
Performance Dynamics (1)
* 6641547 Instruments for diagnosing and treating fibrotic soft tissues 21 2001
 
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS, INC. (6)
6887211 Instrument for diagnosing and treating soft tissue abnormalities though augmented soft tissue mobilization 11 2003
D530823 Instrument for diagnosing and treating soft tissue abnormalities 15 2005
D530429 Instrument for diagnosing and treating soft tissue abnormalities 23 2005
D518576 Instrument for diagnosing and treating soft tissue abnormalities 17 2005
D637728 Therapy instrument 16 2008
D660449 Therapy instrument 2 2011
 
HARTMAN, MICHAEL (1)
D683862 Soft tissue massage tool 8 2011
 
UAB "FORTIS AXIS" (1)
* D760907 Apparatus for the rehabilitation of the spine and paravertebral muscles 0 2014
 
RECKITT BENCKISER (UK) LIMITED (1)
D713737 Container 12 2011
* Cited By Examiner