CA2121964A1 - Trampoline with massage device - Google Patents

Trampoline with massage device

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Publication number
CA2121964A1
CA2121964A1 CA002121964A CA2121964A CA2121964A1 CA 2121964 A1 CA2121964 A1 CA 2121964A1 CA 002121964 A CA002121964 A CA 002121964A CA 2121964 A CA2121964 A CA 2121964A CA 2121964 A1 CA2121964 A1 CA 2121964A1
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Prior art keywords
bed
trampoline
frame
massage pad
round
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CA002121964A
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French (fr)
Inventor
Otto Wu
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Otto Wu
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Priority to CA002121964A priority Critical patent/CA2121964A1/en
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B5/00Apparatus for jumping
    • A63B5/11Trampolines
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/12Driving means
    • A61H2201/1253Driving means driven by a human being, e.g. hand driven
    • A61H2201/1261Driving means driven by a human being, e.g. hand driven combined with active exercising of the patient
    • A61H2201/1284Driving means driven by a human being, e.g. hand driven combined with active exercising of the patient using own weight
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/16Physical interface with patient
    • A61H2201/1683Surface of interface
    • A61H2201/169Physical characteristics of the surface, e.g. material, relief, texture or indicia
    • A61H2201/1695Enhanced pressure effect, e.g. substantially sharp projections, needles or pyramids
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H7/00Devices for suction-kneading massage; Devices for massaging the skin by rubbing or brushing not otherwise provided for
    • A61H7/001Devices for suction-kneading massage; Devices for massaging the skin by rubbing or brushing not otherwise provided for without substantial movement between the skin and the device
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/023Wound springs

Abstract

A trampoline includes a frame firmly supported by a number of legs with a bed resiliently supported within the frame by a number of springs of which one end is attached to the frame and the other end is secured to the bed. A massage pad which has a plurality of round-headed projections formed thereon is removably disposed on the bed to allow a player's feet to stand and/or jump thereon so as to have the round-headed projections to contact, depress and thus stimulate the under-skin cavities located on the foot soles of the player.

Description

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TRAMPOLINE WIT~ ~ASSAGE DEVICE

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates generally to a trampoline and in particular to a trampoline having a removable massage pad displaced on the bed thereof for massaging players' foot soles when they are playing the trampoline.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Trampoline is a well-known indoor activity. The trampoline game can be played in a very limited area and is quite convenient for urban people.
Conventional trampolines comprise in general a frame supported on ground by several legs. A bed is resiliently supported within the frame by means of a number of springs which has one end attached to the frame and the other end secured to the bed so as to allow players to jump and bond on the bed with the contact between the players' foot soles and the bed which deforms the bed so as to store therein rebound energy. The conventional trampoline provides no other function.
According to the ancient Chinese medical theory, there are a number of under-skin cavities existing in human body and this is recently proven by modern medical researches. By stimulating these under-skin cavities, certain therapeutic result of human body can be obtained.

It is therefore desirable to provide an under-skin massage device on the bed of a trampoline to stimulate the under-skin cavities located on the foot soles of a player when the player is playing the trampoline to enhance the utilization of the trampoline.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Thus, the principal objective of the present invention is to provide a trampoline with massage device thereon for massaging the under-skin cavities located on the player's foot soles when the player is jumping on the bed of the trampoline with his or her feet.
To achieve the above-mentioned objective, there is provided a trampoline structure which has a frame firmly supported by a number of legs with a bed resiliently supported within the frame by a number of springs of which one end is attached to the frame and the other end is secured to the bed.
A massage pad which has a plurality of round-headed projections formed thereon is removably disposed on the bed to allow a player's feet to stand and/or jump thereon so as to have the round-headed projections to contact, depress and thus stimulate the under-skin cavities located on the foot soles of the player.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Other objectives and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description of a preferred ~12196 1 embodiment of the present invention taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a trampoline with massage device mounted thereon in accordance with the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the trampoline of the present invention with the massage pad separated from the trampoline bed; and FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view showing a player standing on the massage pad placed on the trampoline bed to be massaged thereby.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

With reference to the drawings and in particular to FIGS.
1 and 2, wherein a trampoline constructed in accordance with the present invention, designated with reference numeral 20, is shown, the trampoline 20 comprises a frame 10 firmly supported by a number of legs 15. A bed 12 is resiliently supported within the frame 10 by means of a number of springs 12, each of which has a first end attached to the frame 10 and a second end secured to the bed 12. To this point, the structure of the trampoline 20 constructed in accordance with the present invention is the same as those already known.
In accordance with the present invention, the trampoline 20 further comprises a massage pad 13, preferably made of a soft and resilient material, such as rubber, having a surface area not greater than that of the bed 12 so as to be fully ~ 12`l96~

disposed on and thus supported by the bed 12. In the embodiment illustrated, the massage pad 13 is simply placed on the bed 12. However, if desired, releasable fastening means (not shown) may be used to more securely hold the massage pad 13 on the bed 12 in a removable fashion.
The massage pad 13 has a number of round-headed projections 14 formed on an upper surface thereof so that when the massage pad 13 is placed on the bed 12, the projections 14 face upward, namely away from the bed 12, to allow a player to stand and/or jump thereon, as shown in FIG. 3. In this way, the under-skin cavities located on the feet sole 16 of the player can be contacted and depressed and thus stimulated by the round-headed projections 14.
In the embodiment illustrated, the round-headed projections 14 are solid. However, it is apparent that the projections 14 may be formed as hollow projections. And they may assume any suitable shape, such as round-headed cone, pebble shape or semi-ellipsoid. Of course, other shapes that do not hurt the player's foot soles when the player jumps thereon may also be adapted.
The removability of the massage pad 13 from the bed 12 allows the trampoline 20 to be used as a regular trampoline.
It is apparent that although the invention has been described in connection with the preferred embodiment, those skilled in the art may make changes to certain features of the preferred embodiment without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the claims.

Claims (2)

1. A trampoline comprising a frame firmly supported by a number of legs, a bed being resiliently supported within the frame by means of a number of springs of which a first end is attached to the frame and a second end is secured to the bed, a massage pad made of a resilient and soft material being removably disposed on the bed, the massage pad having a plurality of round-headed projections formed on an upper surface thereof so as to have the round-headed projections face upward and away from the bed when the massage pad is disposed on the bed.
2. A trampoline as claimed in Claim 1, wherein said resilient and soft material which forms the massage pad comprises rubber.
CA002121964A 1994-04-22 1994-04-22 Trampoline with massage device Abandoned CA2121964A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

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CA002121964A CA2121964A1 (en) 1994-04-22 1994-04-22 Trampoline with massage device

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Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7354381B2 (en) * 2004-09-15 2008-04-08 Jon Greiner Weather and protective cover for a trampoline

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7354381B2 (en) * 2004-09-15 2008-04-08 Jon Greiner Weather and protective cover for a trampoline

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