Hand-held vibratory massager

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5925002
SERIAL NO

08532968

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A hand-held massager includes an elongated handle, a contoured first massaging member or massaging head resiliently coupled to the handle, and at least one other massaging member or node mounted on the massaging head for providing an intense localized massage. The hand-held massager further includes a plurality of vibration inducing elements. A first vibration inducing element includes a main motor housed substantially within the handle is linked to a drive shaft extending from the motor into the massaging head. A massaging head eccentric cam is connected to the drive shaft within the massaging head for generally vibrating the massaging head and node relative to the handle upon rotation of the drive shaft. A second vibration inducing element includes a second motor or submotor linked to an output shaft. A second eccentric cam located substantially within the node extends from the output shaft for primarily vibrating the node upon rotation of the drive shaft. Other vibration inducing elements can be provided to vibrate additional vibratory members. Separate controls coupled to each vibration inducing element allow for independent control of each motor and the vibration induced in each massaging member. In operation, a user can adjust the relative phases of the motors to provide a wide variety of massage sensations.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERACTIVE HEALTH, LLCLONG BEACH, CA24

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wollman, Matt J Sherman Oaks, CA 8 99

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