Foot vibrator-type massaging device with kneading balls and vibrating plate

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5785668
SERIAL NO

08808674

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A massaging device is so arranged to allow a massaging member thereof to simultaneously perform a vibrating action and a kneading action on the same body part to be massaged, and not to require any increase in the size thereof. The present invention provides a vibrator-type massaging device including a casing and a vibrating plate provided on top of the casing so as to vibrate at a high speed. A massaging member is provided on the vibrating plate and includes a top surface serving as a contact surface for contact with a human body. A kneading means having a pair of kneading balls which swing in the same plane as that of the contact surface of the massaging member is provided inside the casing so as to knead a human body.

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DAITO ELECTRIC MACHINE INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITEDOSAKA13

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shimizu, Nobuzo Higashi-Osaka, JP 12 149

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Kabushiki Kaisha Japan Health (1)
* 5183034 Portable vibration finger pressure massager 39 1991
 
DAITO ELECTRIC MACHINE INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITED (1)
* 5305738 Massage device 23 1992
 
Teranishi Electric Works, Ltd. (2)
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* 5099826 Vibrating device 14 1990
 
REMINGTON PRODUCTS COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
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7211057 Method and apparatus for providing hot and cold massage 3 2004
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BROOKSTONE COMPANY, INC. (1)
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Mulgary Enterprises, LLC (1)
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FKA DISTRIBUTING CO., LLC (7)
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HoMedics, Inc. (1)
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