Foot vibrator massager having a pair of solinoids

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5827205
SERIAL NO

08713032

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A foot massager having massaging applicators and capable of holding the feet of a user stably thereon to avoid an accidental actuation of a control section by the feet. A massager housing has an inclined top wall. The applicators are supported to the inclined top wall and are movable in a massage direction perpendicular to a general outer surface of the inclined top wall. Mounted within the housing are a pair of solenoids each having a plunger of which longitudinal axis is aligned with the massage direction. The plunger is connected at its upper end with the applicator and is attracted by repetitive energization of the solenoid to periodically move the applicator upward along the massage direction from a depressed position where the applicator is depressed by the foot of the user, thereby giving a tapping massage action to the foot. The control section is provided on a lower portion of the top wall adjacent to a front lower end of the housing and includes a switch for actuating the solenoid. The applicators are disposed in an upper portion of the inclined top wall adjacent to a rear upper end of the housing. Projected between the applicators and the control section is a heel stopper which bears the heels of the foot placed on the applicator. Thus, the heel stopper prevents the user's feet from slipping towards the control section and therefore protects the control section from being actuated by the user's heel during the massage.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD.KADOMA-SHI OSAKA33

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Iwamoto, Hironori Sakata-gun, JP 9 108

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