Massage machine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5063911
SERIAL NO

07481564

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In a massage machine, a pair of rotatable shafts are mounted to extend through a top plate of a housing, and a pair of kneading balls are loosely fitted respectively to the top ends of the shafts. The shafts include oblique portions such that the kneading balls are rotated eccentrically to provide an oscillating motion. Cover pieces having spherical surfaces corresponding to the oscillating traces of the kneading balls are mounted about the rotatable shafts and interposed in a gap formed in the top plate of the housing. The kneading balls can be oscillated so that portions thereof circulate along the outer surfaces of the cover pieces. A vibration plate can be supported above the top plate by an elastic support leg, such that the massage machine can provide a kneading effect and a vibration effect simultaneously.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Teranishi Electric Works, Ltd.AICHI-KEN0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Teranishi, Akihiko Nagoya, JP 4 116

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4505267 Portable massaging device 17 1982
 
SOCIETE ANONYME F A C O, A CORP. OF BELGIUM (1)
* 4733655 Electric massage appliance 17 1986
 
Tensho Electric Industries Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4620529 Foot bath 60 1984
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Fuji Iryoki (2)
* 4785798 Compact massaging apparatus for a seat having foldable, hinged housing 13 1987
* 4777940 Portable massaging apparatus having vibration isolating members on worm gears 14 1987
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* 6837860 Cranial base massage unit 2 2002
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DAITO ELECTRIC MACHINE INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITED (3)
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Ono Sokki Co., Ltd. (1)
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Teranishi Electric Works, Ltd. (1)
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MARUTAKA CO., LTD. (1)
* 2003/0199,796 Portable massaging apparatus 13 2002
 
FKA DISTRIBUTING CO., LLC (5)
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HoMedics, Inc. (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA PROTEC FUJI (TRADING ALSO AS PROTEC FUJI CO., LTD.) (1)
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Kabushiki Kaisha Japan Health (2)
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Nanma Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (3)
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BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC. (5)
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FAIRFORM MFG. CO., LTD. (1)
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FKA DISTRIBUTING D/B/A HOMEDICS, INC. (1)
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CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
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Merlex Corporation Pty Ltd. (2)
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