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US1892068A
US1892068A US500383A US50038330A US1892068A US 1892068 A US1892068 A US 1892068A US 500383 A US500383 A US 500383A US 50038330 A US50038330 A US 50038330A US 1892068 A US1892068 A US 1892068A
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    • 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
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Dec. 27, 1932. R. .1. METZLER MASSAGE DEVICE Filed D60. 5. 1930 fa A INVENTolL Robery J/Vzzr W ATTORNEYS.

PATENT OFFICE f l y i ROBERT J. uErzLEB, or NEWARK, NEW JERSEY MSSAGE DEVICE Application led December 5, 1930. Serial No. 500,383.

This invention relates to a massage device andone object of the invention is to provide a device of this character particularly intended for use as a device for massaging the gums and other portions of the mouth.

form ribs upon the sleeve or body ortion. of 'the device that a very good massaging action will take place and also permit it to be thoroughly cleaned after being used.

Another object ofthe invention is to provide a device of this character wherein one side has massaging ribs and the other side suction cups for selective use.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein Figure 1 isa side elevation of a toothbrush having the improved massaging device applied to its handle. l

Figure 2 is a`n enlarged view of the massa e device looking at one face thereof.

igure 3 is a view looking at the other face of the massage device.

Figure 4 is a side elevation of the massage device.

Figure 5 is a longitudinal section through the device taken along the line 5--5 of Figure 2.

Fi ure 6 isa transverse section taken along the iines 6-6 of Figure 4, and v Figure 7 is a transverse sectional view showing the device applied to a handle having concaved surfaces.

This improved massage device is intended to be used as an accessory to a toothbrush and in Figure 1, has been shown applied to the handle l of a toothbrush 2 of a conventional construction Where it is indicated in general by the numeral 3. The massage device is formed entirel of soft rubber and has a fiat body 4 which is of greater length than width and has rounded ends as shown in Figures 2 and 3 so that it may be inserted into a persons mouth and the gums massa-ged Without danger of irritation to the gums and other portions of the mouth by sharp corners at ends of the massager. A passage 5 is formed longitudfnallythrough the body and this passage is rectangular in cross section as shown in Figure 6 in order that it may fit snugly about the handle and by firmly gripping the same beheld firmly in place upon the handle and prevented from slippin longitudinally thereon or circum'feientialy about the same when in use. By referrin to Figures 6 and 7 it will be seen that the side walls ofthe body are thicker than the upper andl lower walls thereof. When this device, which may be termed an applicator,y is applied to a support, such as the handle of a tooth brush or the like, having concaved front and rear faces, it will, when in use, conform to the 4contour of the gums. A head 6 extends circumferentially about the body intermediate the depth of the marginal faces thereof and at the ends of the passage 5 this bead extends about the passage as shown at 7 to reinforce the body at the ends of the passage and eliminate danger of tearing when applying the device to the handle or while it is in use.

One wall of the body carries ribs 8 which extend transversely of the bod in spaced parallel relation to each other an it should be noted that these ribs extend outwardly in cross section as shown in Figure 4 and also have their ends convergin outwardly as shown in Figures 6 and 7. y this arrangement the ribs will bey flexible and may have yielding movement when the device is inserted into the mouth and reciprocated with the ribs bearing against the gums. This causes a good rubbing action to take place and stimulates circulation. The taper of the ribs also forms wide spaces between them as shown in Figures 4 and 5 thereby permitting the device to be thorou hly cleaned with a minimum amount of e ort.

Theopposed wall also carries ribs and by referring to Figure 3 it will be seen that these ribs are arranged in groups of concentric circles as shown at 9, 10 and l1, thereby deinin rosettes 12 constitutin suction cups whic when pressed against t e gums cause the device to adhere and draw blood towards the surface as the ribs massage the gums. When this side of the device is in use a very good effect will be produced as the suction draws blood towards the surface and the massage action of the ribs causes a good circulation to take place.

From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved invention, the operation thereof and the method of applyin the same to use will be readily understoo It will be seen that I have provided a'simple, inexpensive and efficient means for carrying out the objectsof the invention and while I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, proportion and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, Without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the rinciples of the invention.

aving thus described the invention what is claimed is:

A massage device comprising a body of soft rubber formed with a longitudinally eX- tending handle receiving passage open at both ends, the body and passage bein rectan ular in cross section and front an rear Wal s of the body being appreciably thinner than side Walls thereof, reinforcing beads eX- tending along side Walls of the body longitudinally thereof intermediate their side edges and across ends of the body about marins of the open ends of said passage to reinorce the body and prevent tearing at ends of the passage when a handle is forced throughV the passage, and a handle having transversely concaved front and rear faces engaged through the passage for the entire length thereof with walls of thebody close- 1y contacting with faces of the handleand conforming to the contour thereof.

In testimony whereof I aiix m signature.

ROBERT J. M TZLER.

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