GB2248183A - Facial sauna apparatus - Google Patents

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GB2248183A
GB2248183A GB9020886A GB9020886A GB2248183A GB 2248183 A GB2248183 A GB 2248183A GB 9020886 A GB9020886 A GB 9020886A GB 9020886 A GB9020886 A GB 9020886A GB 2248183 A GB2248183 A GB 2248183A
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Ju-Nin Lin
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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
    • A61H33/00Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
    • A61H33/06Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths
    • A61H33/063Heaters specifically designed therefor
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M11/00Sprayers or atomisers specially adapted for therapeutic purposes
    • A61M11/005Sprayers or atomisers specially adapted for therapeutic purposes using ultrasonics
    • 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
    • A61H33/00Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
    • A61H33/06Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths
    • A61H33/12Steam baths for the face

Abstract

A facial sauna apparatus which is controlled by an electronic controller to drive a water heater to boil the water in a water container so that the hot water vapor can be provided for steaming the facial skin through a nozzle. An ultrasonic vibrator vibrates the water to provide cool water vapor for mixing with the hot water vapor for moistening the facial skin. The ultrasonic vibrator can be operated independently to produce cool water vapor for spraying on the facial skin through the nozzle. The water container includes a control block having a perforated hollow neck portion with a float bowl received therein, which float bowl will block up the water inlet when the water container is filled up with water. The nozzle has a horn-like structure which can effectively retain the water in the vapor ejected therethrough. <IMAGE>

Description

FACIAL SAUNA APPARATUS This invention relates to "facial sauna apparatus".

Sauna is a Finnish bath, consisting basically of exposure to extremely hot and relatively dry air. To take a sauna bath is one of the good ways to relax one's muscles.

Because sauna bath helps one's blood circulation and metabolism, one generally feels vigorous and energetic after having a sauna bath. Houever, a sauna bath generally helps to relax body muscles but gives little help to one's facial skin. Because one's face is constantly exposed to the sun and the wether, the skin of one's face is easy to get wrinkled. Although every woman is very concern about the care of one's facial skin, wrong method of treatment may result contrary to what was expected. It is indeed an effective way to take care of one's facial skin by receiving facial sauna bath daily. However, it is not practical to go to a beauty saloon everyday to receive such a facial sauna bath because it is time-consuming and very expensive.

The present invention is to provide a facial sauna apparatus for home use. A facial sauna apparatus of the present invention can provide extremely hot water vapor steaming warm water vapor moistening and cool water vapor spraying effect to thoroughly massage and clean the skin of an user's face. The initial extremely hot water vapor steaming effect is to stimulate blood circulation, accelerate the metabolism of skin cells, and help discharging of dirt through capillaries. The next warm water vapor moistening effect is to help relaxing of facial muscles and moderate the contracting of facial capillaries so as to prevent the facial muscles from getting hurt due to sudden contact with cold air or water. The last cool water vapor spraying effect is to help the capillaries to be fully contracted so as to make facia skin smooth and fine.Alternative setting of the functional operation of the present invention is possible, and it permits the present invention to be more practical for use in facial skin treatment.

An embodiment of the present invention will now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a facial sauna apparatus embodying the present invention; Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the facial sauna apparatus of Fig. 1; Figure 3 is a perspective exploded view of the cool water system of the facial sauna apparatus of Fig. 1; Figure 4 is a perspective exploded view of the hot water system of the facial sauna apparatus of Fig. 1; Figure 5 is a schematic drawing illustrating the arrangement of the bottom block of the facial sauna apparatus of Fig. 1; Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5; Figure 7 is a sectional view taken on line 7-7 of Figure 5; Figure 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8-8 of Figure 5;; Figure 9 is a schematic sectional view of the water drain hole structure in a closed position; and Figure 10 is a schematic sectional view of the water drain hole structure in a draining position.

Referring to the various drawings attached herewith, a detailed description of the structural features of "Facial Sauna Apparatus" of the present invention is as follous:- Referring to Figures 1 and 2, a sauna apparatus of the present invention is generally comprised of a main body 3, a bottom block 4, a face panel 2, and a front cover 1.

There is provided a hot water vapor pipe 20b and a cool water vapor pipe 21a in the body 3. Four conical stands 40 are respectrvely made on the undersurface of the bottom block 4 at its four corners. An air vent 41 and an air vent hood 42 are made on the bottom bloc 4 in its middle part (as shown in Figure 6) for the circulation of air current therethrough b means of the operation of an air fan 43 to cool down an ultrasonic vibrator 410 and two circuit boards 420 and 420' . A power switch 10 is mounted on the cover 1 to control the operation of the circuit boards 420 and 420'.

There is also mounted on the cover 1 a hot water vapor timer 12 for setting and controlling the operating time for hot water vapor, a warm water vapor timer 13 for setting and controlling the operating time for warm water vapor, a cool water vapor timer 14 for setting and controlling the operating time for cool water vapor, and an automatic shifting control switch 110 for controlling the sequence of the operation for hot water vapor, W .: water vapor and cool water vapor. As soon as the timers 12, 13 and 14 are set, the automatic shifting control switch '10 will automatically trigger the timers 12, 13 and 14 to operate in proper sequence.A heat insulating plate 30 is provided inside the apparatus between the bottom block 4 and the main body 3, which comprises an central hole 30' for the setting therein of a water heater 301 to heat a water container 3l thereabove. The water container 31 comprises therein a control block 31'. The control block 31' comprises a slantly perforate upper face 310, an elongated neck portion 3100 extending downward therefrom for receiving a float bowl therein. The bottom end of the elongated neck portion 3100 is also perforated. As soon as the water container 31 is filled up with water, the float bowl lifts to block up the filling hole of the water container 31.An upper cover 32 is covered on the water container 31, which comprises a hot steam pipe 20a for inducing the hot steam from the water container 31 to the air fan 43 which can rapidly blou the hot steam to a nozzle 23 via a hot steam pipe 21b. The nozzle 23 has a horn-like structure conveniently for ejecting hot steam, and comprises two pins 230 for positioning in the two holes 220 on a front cap 22. By means of the positioning of the pins 230, the nozzle 23 can be adjusted to a best angular position for ejecting hot steam. During application, one may lay one's face on the upper block 221 of the front cap 22 to receive the steaming of the hot water vapor ejected through the nozzle 23. There is a cool steam pipe 21a set above the hot steam pipe 20b, which is incorporated with a cool water tank 21. The cool water tank is covered with an upper cover 24. A vent pipe 26 is connected with the vent hole 21b of the cool water tank 21 to communicate with an adjacent vent hole 210, such that the cool air generated from the air fan 43 can be induced through the vent pipe 26 and the vent hole 21b to cool down the water in the cool water tank 21. The ultrasonic vibrator 410 is mounted on a division plate 45 beneath the cool water tank 21, which vibrates the water that comes from the cool water tank 21 through its bottom opening 211. Therefore, cool water vapor can be produced for ejecting through the nozzle 23 via the cool steam pipe 21a. At the same time, one may lay one's face on the upper block 221 of the front cap 22 to receive the steaming of the cool water vapor.Because the hot steam pipe 20b and the cool steam pipe 21a are respectively connected to the nozzle 23, hot water vapor and cool water vapor can be simultaneously produced and mixed to form a warm water vapor for ejecting through the nozzle 23. There is also a buzzer 120 mounted on the top of the main body 3 and incorporated with a hot water tank water level warning lamp 11 and a cool water tank water level warning lamp 15. When the water level in the water tank 31 or cool water tank 21 drops belou a predetermined range, the uarning lamp 11 or 15 immediately gives a visual uarning signal to advise the user to add water. After the warning of the warning lamp 11 or 15, the buzzer 120 buzzes if no water is added. The main bod 3 comprises a hot water inlet 121 and a cool water inlet 122 for the filling of water to the hot water container 31 and the cool water tank 21 respectively.The upper cover 32 of the hot water container 31 comprises a threaded neck 320 screwed up with a socket 321 to retain a cock funnel 322 therein, which cock funnel 322 is covered with a cap 333 and set in the hot water inlet 121. When to fill water into the hot water container 31, the cap 333 is removed, and water can be directly filled into the hot water container 31 through the cock funnel 322. As soon as the hot water container 31 is fully filled with water, the float bowl in the control block 3;' is floated to block up the water inlet hole (see Fig. 2). The cool water tank 21 comprises an upper cover plate 211 having a threaded neck 2111 screwed up with a socket 212 to retain a cock funnel 213, which cock funnel 213 is covered with a cap 214 and set in the cool water inlet 122.Therefore, upon the removal of the cap 214, water can be added to the cool water tank 21 conveniently.

Referring to Figures 2 through 4, the threaded neck 32G or 2100 comprises convex strips 3200 or 2111 on its inner wall, and an outer thread 3201 or 2112. When the outer thread 3201 o 2112 of the threaded neck 320 or 2100 is screwed up uith the inner thread 3210 or 2120 of the socket 321 or 212, the pair of retainer blocks 3220 or 2130 of the cock funnel 322 or 213 are inserted through the gaps betueen the convex strips 3200 or 2111 and turned aside to retain therewith, and the middle flange 3221 or 2131 of the cock funnel 322 or 213 is retained between the top surface 3211 or 2121 of the socket 321 or 212 and the convex strips 3200 or 2111 of the threaded neck 320 or 2110.Through the said double locking mechanism, the cock funnel 322 or 213 is revolvably retained from breaking away. The cock funnel 322 or 213 also comprises an upper flange 3222 or 2132 to facilitate the setting therein or removal therefrom of the associated cap 333 or 214.

Referring to Figure 4, 9 and 10, the hot water container 31 comprises a drain pipe 310 connected with a water manifold 311 by means of screw bolts 3122 through the bolt holes 3113 and 3200. A plunger 313 which is set in the water manifold 311 comprises a circular front head 3130 with a silicon rubber water seal 312 mounted thereon, an inner thread 3131 screwed up with the outer thread of the middle post 3120 of a control knob 312. The control knob 312 comprises one pair of extended retainer means 3121. When the control knob 312 is screwed up with the plunger 313 the retainer means 3121 are set through the gaps between the broken flange 3112 of the manifold 3il and properly turned aside to lock up with the outer flange 3112 of the manifold 311.At the same time, the plunger 313 is forced to push the silicon rubber water seal 312 to tightly seal the water manifold 311 and to stop the water from draining out of the hot water container 31. When to drain off the water, the control knob 312 is properly turned to drive the tuo extended retainer means 3121 release from the constraint of the broken outer flange 3112. As a consequence, the plunger 313 is turned backward permitting the water to drain out of the apparatus from the water container 31 through the bottom manifold 3111 via the drain pipe 310.

In conclusion, the present apparatus is controlled by means of the setting of timers to provide hot water vapor steaming, warm water vapor moistening, and cool water vapor spraying effect respectively for cleaning the facial skin.

When to provide hot water vapor steaming effect, the water heater 301 is turned on to boil the water in the hot water container 31. According to the present invention, a probe holder 335 which is screwed up with the bolt hole 334 of the upper cover of the hot water container 31 comprises probes 3350 for detecting the temperature of the water in the hot water container 31. After the water in the hot water container 31 is boiled, the water is evaporated to produce hot water vapor which will be blown through the hot steam pipes 20a and 20b toward to the spray nozzle 23 of the front cap 22. When one puts one's face on the spray nozzle 23, the spray nozzle 23 can be adjusted to the best position, permitting the hot water vapor to efficiently steam one's facial skin. After the hot water vapor steaming process, the ultrasonic vibrator 410 will start to vibrate and to produce cool water vapor, which cool water vapor will be sent through the cool steam pipe 22 to the spray nozzle 23 to mix with the hot water vapor so as to form a warm water vapor for moistening the skin of the user's face. As soon as the warm vapor moistening effect is terminated, the water heater 301 will be turned off, however, the ultrasonic vibrator 410 will keep operating to continuously provide cool water vapor for spraying on the user's facial skin.

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CLAIMS :
1. A facial sauna apparatus including a base, a housing mounted on the base, and a front cap mounted on the housing, said housing comprising therein electrical circuit means for controlling the operation of a hot water vapor steaming control timer, a warm water vapor moistening control timer, a cool water vapor spraying control timer, and an automatic shifting control switch, a hot steam pipe and a cool steam pipe interconnecting a hot water container and a cool water tank with a common spray nozzle respectively for mixing hot water vapor and cool water vapor to form a warm water vapor to provide a warm water moistening effect, the camon spray nozzle comprising two stubs bilaterally arranged to insert through two connecting holes respectively of a front cover to become adjustably set in said front cover for providing hot water vapor steaming, warm water vapor moistening and cool water vapor spraying effect upon lying thereon of an user's face, alarm means mounted on the top of said housing for warning of critical water level in said hot water container and said cool water tank, said hot water container including control means covered with an upper cover, said control means comprising an elongate hollow neck portion having a perforated bottom end and a float bowl located therein, said float bowl being adapted to block up the water inlet hole of said hot water container when the hot water container is full of water, said nozzle having a horn-like structure for retaining the water contained in the vapor when the vapor is ejected therethrough for cleaning the facial skin.
2. An apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein said control means comprises an upper face having thereon a plurality fo slanted apertures which can effectively retain the water contained in the vapor which poses therethrough.
3. An apparatus as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein the control means includes two warning lamps on the housing.
4. A facial sauna apparatus substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to, and as illustrated in, the accompanying drawings.
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