JP4656164B2 - Leg massage machine - Google Patents

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JP4656164B2
JP4656164B2 JP2008043598A JP2008043598A JP4656164B2 JP 4656164 B2 JP4656164 B2 JP 4656164B2 JP 2008043598 A JP2008043598 A JP 2008043598A JP 2008043598 A JP2008043598 A JP 2008043598A JP 4656164 B2 JP4656164 B2 JP 4656164B2
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利明 南野
信行 西谷
吉美 高橋
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  The present invention relates to a leg massage machine for treating a leg of a user by expanding and contracting an air bag.

  Conventionally, leg massage machines that perform treatment of a leg of a user by expansion and contraction of an air bag are widely known. For example, Patent Documents 1 and 2 include a leg treatment unit provided with an air bag and a leg treatment unit. A leg massage machine is disclosed in which a massage main body portion having a leg rest portion on which the user's legs can be placed on the opposite surface side is rotatably supported on a support base portion by a rotation shaft. .

In the leg massage machine of patent documents 1 and 2, the air pump which supplies compressed air to an air bag, and the electromagnetic valve which adjusts supply and discharge of compressed air are provided in the inside of a massage main part. The compressed air generated by the air pump is supplied to the air bag via the electromagnetic valve, and the air bag is expanded. Thereafter, the solenoid valve is switched from the supply side to the discharge side, whereby the compressed air supplied to the air bag is discharged and the air bag is contracted. These air bags are expanded and contracted repeatedly, so that the leg portion of the user is treated by the leg treatment portion.
JP 2007-330699 A JP 2007-330700 A

  By the way, in said leg massage machine, when producing | generating the compressed air supplied to an air bag, the air inside a massage main-body part is attracted | sucked from the suction opening provided in the air pump, and the production | generation of compressed air is performed. . Further, when the air in the inflated air bag is discharged, the air is also discharged from the discharge side of the solenoid valve into the massage body.

  Therefore, in the configuration in which the intake air of the air pump and the exhaust air of the air bag circulate inside the massage main body in this way, there is some circulation of the air inside and outside in the massage main body, but it was warmed by driving the air pump Since the exhaust air is re-intaken from the suction port of the air pump, the temperature of the air pump tends to be excessively high. Thereby, when an air pump, a solenoid valve, and the control apparatus which controls these are provided in the inside of a massage main-body part, there was a concern that these may lead to a malfunction or damage.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide a leg massage machine that can suppress an increase in the temperature of an air pump and reduce the occurrence of defects due to heat. .

In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, the invention according to claim 1 is an air bag provided with an air pump inside a massage main body portion, which generates compressed air from the air sucked by the air pump and is provided in the massage main body portion. The air bag is inflated, and after a predetermined inflating operation of the air bag, the air in the air bag is discharged and the air bag is contracted. The air pump is configured to suck outside air from a communication passage that opens to the outside of the massage main body, and the massage main body is inserted in the longitudinal direction of the massage main body. The rotating shaft is supported so that the rotation position can be selected with respect to the support bases provided on both sides of the rotating shaft, the rotating shaft is formed in a cylindrical shape, and the communication passage includes the air pump A connecting passage from the suction port connected to the interior of said rotary shaft, and its gist that constituted by the inner passage of the rotary shaft communicates with the outside of the massaging body portion.

In this invention, an air pump is comprised so that external air may be attracted | sucked from the communicating path opened outside the massage main-body part. In other words, fresh air can be sucked into the air pump through the communication passage, and re-intake of exhaust air warmed by driving the air pump can be suppressed, so that the temperature rise of the air pump can be suppressed and the occurrence of problems due to heat can be reduced. Can do.
In particular, the massage main body is supported by a rotary shaft that is inserted in the longitudinal direction of the massage main body so that the rotation position can be selected with respect to the support bases provided on both sides thereof. Is formed. The communication path includes a connection path that connects the suction port of the air pump to the inside of the rotary shaft, and an internal path of the rotary shaft that communicates with the outside of the massage main body, and uses the cylindrical rotary shaft to air Aspiration is performed. Thereby, for example, as a communication path, compared to a case where only the connection path connecting the air pump and the outside of the massage body part is configured, the connection path is connected to the inside of the rotary shaft to form a communication path. The required length of the connection passage can be shortened.

According to a second aspect of the invention, the leg massage machine according to claim 1, wherein the massaging body portion is at least partially concealed on both sides of the massaging body portion at the cover member before Symbol support section The gist of the invention is that the opening of the communication passage is provided within a range concealed by the cover member even if the rotational position of the massage body is changed.

In the present invention, the massage body portion is of a type wherein at least a portion of both side surfaces of the massaging body portion at the cover member of the supporting Jidai part is concealed, the opening of the communication passage, changes the rotational position of the massage body portion Even if it is, it is provided within the range concealed by the cover member. That is, since the opening of the communication passage is concealed by the cover member and is difficult to see from the user side, the opening of the communication passage can be prevented from being blocked, and the appearance can be improved.

According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the leg massage machine according to the first or second aspect , an electromagnetic valve for inflating and contracting the air bag is provided inside the massage main body portion, and the air pump and the air bag. And the electromagnetic valve is configured such that a discharge port used when the air bag is contracted communicates with the outside of the massage main body.

  In the present invention, an electromagnetic valve for expanding and contracting the air bag is provided between the air pump and the air bag inside the massage main body, and the electromagnetic valve has a discharge port used for contracting the air bag. It is configured to communicate with the outside of the main body. As a result, the air warmed by the air pump is discharged from the discharge port of the solenoid valve communicated with the outside of the massage main body, so that the warmed air does not stay inside the massage main body, and the air pump and the massage main body The temperature rise inside can be further suppressed.

  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, the leg massage machine which can suppress the raise of the temperature of an air pump and can reduce generation | occurrence | production of the malfunction by heat can be provided.

DESCRIPTION OF EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, an embodiment of the invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a leg massage machine in the present embodiment. The pair of support bases 11a and 11b of the leg massage machine 10 of the present embodiment is placed on a floor surface (not shown) and supports the massage main body 12 for treating the leg of the user from both the left and right sides. As shown in FIG. 2, the massage body 12 is rotatably supported by a rotation shaft 13 that is inserted in the longitudinal direction of the massage body 12.

  The support base portions 11a and 11b are provided with cover members 15 that cover the left and right side surfaces 14 of the massage main body portion 12 and both ends of the rotary shaft 13, and the upper portion of the cover member 15 has an inner direction (the massage main body portion 12). A handle 15a formed in a concave shape toward the side direction is provided. In addition, the support base parts 11a and 11b can fix the rotating shaft 13, ie, the massage main body part 12, at a plurality of rotational positions, respectively, by a lock mechanism (not shown).

  The massage body 12 has a leg treatment part 16 for treating the left and right legs of the user on one side (lower side in the figure) and a user on the opposite side (upper side in the figure) of the leg treatment part 16. The leg rest part 17 which can mount the leg part is provided.

  The leg treatment part 16 is formed with two groove parts 16a so that the right and left leg parts of the user are made independent and treatment is performed, and the leg part of the user can be inserted and used at the time of treatment. . The leg mounting part 17 has a substantially flat mounting surface 17a, and the user's leg can be rested on the mounting surface 17a. Further, the massage main body 12 can be arranged such that the leg treatment part 16 is arranged on the upper surface side during treatment by the locking mechanism of the support base parts 11a and 11b, or the leg rest part 17 is arranged on the upper surface side during non-treatment, That is, the user can select a favorite position.

  Air bags 20 are provided on the inner walls (inside the massage main body 12) of the two groove portions 16a of the leg treatment portion 16, respectively. The air bag 20 is connected via a connection hose 21 to an electromagnetic valve 22 that causes the air bag 20 to supply and discharge air. The electromagnetic valve 22 is connected to the air pump 24 via the connection hose 23, and the discharge port 22 a of the electromagnetic valve 22 provided on the opposite side to the connection port of the connection hose 23 opens to the internal space of the massage body 12. Has been. The electromagnetic valve 22 and the air pump 24 are controlled by a control device (not shown).

  The air pump 24 is connected to a communication hose 25 as a communication path whose suction port 24 a communicates with the outside of the massage main body 12. The communication hose 25 is concealed by the cover member 15 when the suction port 25a as the opening of the communication passage which is the tip of the communication hose 25 rotates the side surface 14 of the massage main body 12 and the massage main body 12 as shown in FIG. Is open so as to be within the range A, and is provided so that outside air can be inhaled through a gap between the massage main body 12 and the cover member 15.

  As the air pump 24 is driven, air is sucked into the air pump 24 from the outside of the massage main body 12 through the suction port 25 a of the communication hose 25, and compressed air is generated in the air pump 24. At this time, when the electromagnetic valve 22 is switched from the open side to the supply side, the compressed air is inflated through the connection hose 23, the electromagnetic valve 22, and the connection hose 21. On the other hand, when the predetermined inflation operation of the air bag 20 is completed, the electromagnetic valve 22 is switched from the supply side to the open side, and the air in the air bag 20 passes through the connection hose 21 and the discharge port 22a of the electromagnetic valve 22 to the massage body 12. The air bag 20 is exhausted to the inside and contracts. During the treatment, this expansion / contraction operation is repeated.

Next, characteristic effects of the present embodiment will be described.
(1) The air pump 24 is configured to suck outside air from a communication hose 25 that opens to the outside of the massage body 12. In other words, the air pump 24 can be sucked into the air pump 24 via the communication hose 25 and the re-intake of the exhausted air warmed by driving the air pump 24 can be suppressed. can do. Therefore, it is possible to widen the conditions of the specification of the air pump 24 such as long-time use of the air pump 24.

  (2) The massage main body 12 is supported by the rotation shaft 13 so that the rotation position can be selected with respect to the support bases 11a and 11b provided on both sides thereof, and the cover member 15 of the support bases 11a and 11b. At least a part of both side surfaces 14 of the massage main body 12 is concealed, and the suction port 25a of the communication hose 25 is concealed by the cover member 15 even if the rotational position of the massage main body 12 is changed. In the range A. That is, since the suction port 25a of the communication hose 25 is concealed by the cover member 15 and is difficult to see from the user side, the suction port 25a can be prevented from being blocked, and the appearance can be improved.

In addition, you may change embodiment of this invention as follows.
In the above embodiment, the communication hose 25 (suction port 25a) is used as a communication path that communicates with the outside of the massage main body 12, but this is not a limitation. For example, as shown in FIG. 4, the rotation shaft 13 is formed in a cylindrical shape, and the communication hose 30 as a connection passage that connects the rotation shaft 13 and the air pump 24 and enables the flow of air, and the inside of the rotation shaft 13 A configuration including the passage 13a is employed as a communication passage, and air is sucked using the cylindrical rotary shaft 13. Thereby, in the case where the air pump 24 and the rotary shaft 13 are close to each other as shown in FIG. 4, the required length of the communication hose 30 compared to the communication hose 25 (see FIG. 2) that is the communication path of the above embodiment. Can be shortened.

  In the above embodiment, although not particularly mentioned, as shown in FIG. 5, the exhaust hose 40 is connected to the tip of the discharge port 22 a of the electromagnetic valve 22, and the discharge port 22 a is connected to the massage main body 12 by the exhaust hose 40. You may comprise so that it may communicate with the exterior of. Incidentally, in FIG. 5, the suction port 25 a of the communication hose 25 is provided on the side surface 14 on the support base 11 a side, and the exhaust hose 40 connected to the discharge port 22 a of the electromagnetic valve 22 is connected to the support base 11 a on which the communication hose 25 is set. The side surface 14 is provided on the side surface 14 opposite to the side surface 14 on the side of the support base 11b. With such a configuration, since the air heated by the air pump 24 is discharged from the exhaust hose 40 communicated with the outside of the massage body 12, the warmed air is trapped inside the massage body 12. Therefore, the temperature rise inside the air pump 24 and the massage main body 12 can be further suppressed.

  In the above embodiment, the support body 11a, 11b supports the massage body 12 so that the massage body 12 can be rotated by the rotary shaft 13 inserted in the longitudinal direction of the massage body 12, that is, the rotary leg massage machine 10. It may be applied to a fixed leg massage machine.

It is a perspective view of the leg massage machine in this embodiment. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the internal structure of a leg massage machine. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the suction inlet of a communication hose. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the internal structure of the leg massage machine in another example. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the internal structure of the leg massage machine in another example.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 ... Leg massage machine, 11a, 11b ... Support stand part, 12 ... Massage main-body part, 13 ... Rotating shaft (communication passage), 13a ... Internal passage (communication passage), 14 ... Side, 15 ... Cover member, 20 ... Air bag, 22 ... electromagnetic valve, 22a ... outlet, 24 ... air pump, 25 ... communicating hoses (communication passage), 25a ... suction port (opening), 30 ... communicating hoses (communicating communication path, the connection passage).

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  1. An air pump is provided inside the massage main body, and compressed air is generated from the air sucked by the air pump and supplied to the air bag provided in the massage main body to inflate the air bag. A leg massage machine for discharging the air in the air bag after the inflating operation to contract the air bag and treating the leg portion of the user by the inflating / deflating operation of the air bag,
    The air pump is configured to suck outside air from a communication passage that opens to the outside of the massage body part ,
    The massage body is supported so that the rotation position can be selected with respect to the support bases provided on both sides of the rotation shaft that is inserted in the longitudinal direction of the massage body,
    The rotating shaft is formed in a cylindrical shape,
    The communication passage is composed of a connection passage that connects the suction port of the air pump to the inside of the rotary shaft, and an internal passage of the rotary shaft that communicates with the outside of the massage main body. .
  2. The leg massage machine according to claim 1,
    The massaging body portion is of a type wherein at least a portion of both side surfaces of the massaging body portion at the cover member before Symbol support section is concealed,
    The leg massage machine, wherein the opening of the communication passage is provided within a range that is concealed by the cover member even if the rotational position of the massage main body is changed.
  3. The leg massage machine according to claim 1 or 2 ,
    Inside the massage body part, an electromagnetic valve for expanding and contracting the air bag is provided between the air pump and the air bag,
    The said solenoid valve is comprised so that the discharge port used when shrinking | contracting the said air bag may be connected with the exterior of the said massage main-body part, The leg massage machine characterized by the above-mentioned.
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