EP1736128A1 - Massage bed - Google Patents

Massage bed

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EP1736128A1
EP1736128A1 EP20050013617 EP05013617A EP1736128A1 EP 1736128 A1 EP1736128 A1 EP 1736128A1 EP 20050013617 EP20050013617 EP 20050013617 EP 05013617 A EP05013617 A EP 05013617A EP 1736128 A1 EP1736128 A1 EP 1736128A1
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massage
mattress
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Massimo Carrera
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    • 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
    • A61H15/00Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
    • A61H15/0078Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains power-driven
    • 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
    • A61H2201/01Constructive details
    • A61H2201/0119Support for the device
    • A61H2201/0138Support for the device incorporated in furniture
    • A61H2201/0142Beds

Abstract

The invention relates to a massage bed with a frame (1), a mattress (2) and a massage device (3). The mattress has a removable mattress part (2a) and in order to carry out a massage on a person lying on the mattress - after removal of the mattress part - the massage device can be moved from a rest position into the region of the removed mattress part.

Description

  • [0001]
    The invention relates to a massage bed with a frame, a mattress and a massage device.
  • [0002]
    Massage devices in the form of items of furniture for sitting and/or reclining are known in the art in the most varied designs. Usually in the region of the back rest a height-adjustable massage device is provide which can carry out kneading, tapping and/or stroking massages.
  • [0003]
    Even when the massage device is switched off, the massage elements are in many cases perceptible in an unpleasant manner to a person sitting or lying on the massage chair, so that the furniture for sitting and/or reclining can only be used for massage.
  • [0004]
    The object of the invention, therefore, is to provide a massage bed which offers a high level of comfort even when the massage device is not used.
  • [0005]
    This object is achieved according to the invention by the features of Claim 1.
  • [0006]
    The massage bed according to the invention basically comprises a frame, a mattress and a massage device. The mattress has a removable mattress part and in order to carry out a massage on a person lying on the mattress - after removal of the mattress part - the massage device can be moved from a rest position into the region of the removed mattress part.
  • [0007]
    This massage bed on the one hand makes a high-quality massage possible and on the other hand offers the greatest possible comfort to the person lying on the mattress when the massage device is in the rest position.
  • [0008]
    According to a preferred embodiment the removable mattress part can be retained on a common displacement means. In a first preferred embodiment the removable mattress part and the massage device are retained so as to be rotatable about a common axis. In this case for example the removable mattress part and the massage device are fixed on two opposing sides of a rotatable mounting, the massage device being movable by rotation of the mounting from the rest position into the region of the removed mattress part.
  • [0009]
    In another embodiment of the invention the removable mattress part can be lowered and can be moved under the remaining mattress. For this purpose the removable mattress part and the massage device are for example are retained on a common displacement means, wherein the displacement means comprises a movable slide. The removable mattress part and the massage device can be disposed with a lifting means in each case on the slide.
  • [0010]
    The massage device itself comprises one or a plurality of massage elements, for example massage rollers, which can be driven by one or a plurality of motors in order to carry out a massage.
  • [0011]
    Further advantages and variants of the invention are explained in greater detail below with reference to two embodiments.
  • [0012]
    In the drawings:
    • Figure 1 shows a three-dimensional representation of the massage bed according to the invention,
    • Figure 2 shows a three-dimensional cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to a first embodiment,
    • Figure 3 shows a three-dimensional cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to the first embodiment with the mattress part lowered,
    • Figure 4 shows a three-dimensional cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to the first embodiment with the mattress part pushed under the remaining mattress,
    • Figure 5 shows a three-dimensional cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to the first embodiment with the massage device moved into the region of the removed mattress part,
    • Figure 6 shows a cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to a second embodiment in which the massage device is in the rest position,
    • Figure 7 shows a cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to the second embodiment in which the removable mattress part and the massage device are in a rotated intermediate position, and
    • Figure 8 shows a cross-sectional representation of the massage bed according to the second embodiment in which the massage device is in the operating position.
  • [0013]
    The massage bed illustrated in Figure 1 and Figure 2 basically comprises a frame 1, a mattress 2 and a massage device 3. The mattress has a removable mattress part 2a which is retained together with the massage device 3 on a common displacement mechanism 4.
  • [0014]
    The displacement mechanism 4 shown in Figure 2 to Figure 5 is formed by a displacement device which comprises guide rails 40 which extend between two lateral frame parts 1a, 1b of the frame 1. Furthermore a slide 41 is provided which is movable on the guide rails 40. Both the removable mattress part 2a and the massage device 3 are each disposed on the slide 41 with a lifting means 42, 43 respectively.
  • [0015]
    The removable mattress part 2a and the massage device 3 are movable perpendicular and parallel to the plane of the mattress 1, wherein a first drive motor 44 is provided for the displacement parallel to the plane of the mattress, a second drive motor 45 is provided for the vertical displacement of the mattress part 2a and a third drive motor 46 is provided for the vertical displacement of the massage device 3.
  • [0016]
    In the position shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2 the massage device is in its rest position. In order that the massage device can pass from the rest position according to Figure 2 into the operating position according to Figure 5, first of all the removable mattress part 2a is lowered by means of the second drive motor 45 (Figure 3). Then by means of the first drive motor 44 the slide is moved in the direction of the arrow 5 so that the removable mattress part 2a is pushed under the remaining mattress 1 and at the same time the massage device is moved under the opening produced in the mattress. Then the third drive motor 46 is actuated which moves the massage device 3 vertically upwards into the region of the previously removed mattress part. In this operating position the desired massage can take place.
  • [0017]
    A second embodiment of the massage bed according to Figure 1 is illustrated in Figures 6 to 8. Here the common displacement mechanism 6 is formed by a rotating means, the removable mattress part 2a and the massage device 3 being retained so as to be rotatable about a common axis 61. Here the removable mattress part 2a and the massage device 3 are fixed on two opposing sides of a rotatable mounting 62, the massage device being movable by rotation of the mounting 62 from the rest position into the region of the removed mattress part. At the same time the removable mattress part is rotatable downwards. The sequence of the rotation is illustrated in Figure 6 to Figure 8.
  • [0018]
    The massage device 3 has in the usual way one or a plurality of massage elements, for example massage rollers, which can be driven by one or a plurality of motors in order to carry out a massage.
  • [0019]
    In the rest position of the massage device the full comfort of the mattress 1 is available. In order to carry out the massage the massage device is merely moved (pushed or rotated) into the region of the removable mattress part. Thus in the rest position the massage device does not exert any unwanted pressure on the person lying on the mattress. On the other hand the effect of the massage in the operating position is not damped by the mattress, so that a direct and effective massage can take place.
  • [0020]
    In the two embodiments described above, although the removable mattress part 2a and the massage device 3 are retained on a common displacement mechanism, it would also be conceivable that the removable mattress part is removed by hand and the massage device is moved upwards in a suitable manner. However, the common displacement makes very simple and uncomplicated handling possible.

Claims (10)

  1. Massage bed with a frame (1), a mattress (2) and a massage device (3), characterised in that the mattress has a removable mattress part (2a) and in order to carry out a massage on a person lying on the mattress - after removal of the mattress part - the massage device (3) can be moved from a rest position into the region of the removed mattress part.
  2. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are retained on a common displacement mechanism (4, 6).
  3. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are retained so as to be rotatable about a common axis (61).
  4. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are fixed on two opposing sides of a rotatable mounting (62), the massage device being movable by rotation of the mounting from the rest position into the region of the removed mattress part.
  5. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) can be lowered and can be moved under the remaining mattress (3).
  6. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are retained on a common displacement means, wherein the displacement means comprises guide rails (40) which extend between two lateral frame parts (1a, 1b) of the frame and furthermore a slide (41) is provided which is movable on the guide rails (40).
  7. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are retained on a common displacement means, wherein the displacement means comprises a movable slide (41).
  8. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are retained on a common displacement means, wherein the displacement means comprises a movable slide and the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are disposed with a lifting means (42, 43) in each case on the slide (41).
  9. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the removable mattress part (2a) and the massage device (3) are movable perpendicular and parallel to the plane of the mattress (1), wherein a first drive motor (44) is provided for the displacement parallel to the plane of the mattress, a second drive motor (45) is provided for the perpendicular displacement of the mattress part (2a) and a third drive motor (46) is provided for the perpendicular displacement of the massage device (3).
  10. Massage bed as claimed in Claim 1, characterised in that the massage device (1) comprises one or a plurality of massage elements which can be driven by way of one or a plurality of motors in order to carry out a massage.
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US3675644A (en) * 1970-02-02 1972-07-11 Joseph F Laskowitz Massage apparatus
GB2123298A (en) * 1982-07-09 1984-02-01 Matsushita Electric Works Ltd Massage bed
DE10025109A1 (en) * 1999-06-07 2000-12-21 Paul Stark Back massage device e.g. for automobile seat, has pressure elements displaced longitudinally along massage bands and transverse to backrest support bands for controlling massage pressure and massage point
US6190338B1 (en) * 1998-10-05 2001-02-20 Chattanooga Group, Inc. Therapeutic massage table

Patent Citations (4)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3675644A (en) * 1970-02-02 1972-07-11 Joseph F Laskowitz Massage apparatus
GB2123298A (en) * 1982-07-09 1984-02-01 Matsushita Electric Works Ltd Massage bed
US6190338B1 (en) * 1998-10-05 2001-02-20 Chattanooga Group, Inc. Therapeutic massage table
DE10025109A1 (en) * 1999-06-07 2000-12-21 Paul Stark Back massage device e.g. for automobile seat, has pressure elements displaced longitudinally along massage bands and transverse to backrest support bands for controlling massage pressure and massage point

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