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Finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot

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Title: Finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot.
Abstract: A finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot, includes a supporting element having an inclined upper face with a slope. A buffering pad is positioned on the inclined upper face, and a metal finger-pressure plate having a plurality of finger-pressure projections on a surface thereof is positioned on the pad. A fixing arrangement fixes the metal finger-pressure plate and the buffering pad to the inclined upper face at several places. ...


- Hackensack, NJ, US
Inventor: Tae Woo Yoo
USPTO Applicaton #: #20060272096 - Class: 005652000 (USPTO) -


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Related Patent Categories: Beds, Support For User`s Body Or Part Thereof
The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20060272096, Finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Field of the Invention

[0001] The present invention relates to a finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot, and more particularly, said finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot comprising a supporting element having an inclined upper face for holding up the body weight of a user, a buffering pad positioned on said inclined upper face and a metal finger-pressure plate having a lot of finger-pressure projections on the surface positioned on the pad. The finger pressure panel according to the present invention provides a reinforced finger-pressure effect due to the inclined upper face when standing on the panel with a lot of finger-pressure projections.

[0002] The sole of a foot has many reaction points which are connected to specific parts of the human body. It has been known that stimulations to such reaction points provide an alleviation, a treatment and a prevention of skeletal and/or muscle pains. Therefore, a foot massage (i.e. finger-pressure) has been widely spread.

[0003] The easiest way of performing finger-pressure to a foot is to be served by a third party, but requires money and time. Due to these, a finger-pressure is usually self-performed by using a hand or a tool. An example of a tool for finger-pressure is a finger-pressure plane which was disclosed in the prior utility model owned by the present applicant (Utility Model Registration No. 269,523).

[0004] The contacting part with a foot of said finger-pressure plane is made in a curved shape. Said finger-pressure plate stimulates some parts strong but others weak, which cannot give a sufficient finger-pressure effect. In order to solve such problem, finger-pressure plane is made in a flat-form. However, this has also a problem to give insufficient exercise effect resulted from the finger-pressure.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The present invention was designed to solve aforementioned problems. An object of the present invention is to provide a finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot which can give a sufficient finger-pressure to the sole of a foot by setting up a finger-pressure panel having an inclined face with a lot of projections on its surface.

[0006] The finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot according to the present invention comprises a supporting element having an inclined upper face with an appropriate slope for holding up the body weight of a user, a buffering pad is positioned on said inclined upper face, and a metal finger-pressure plate having a lot of finger-pressure projections on its surface positioned on the pad. Said supporting element, buffering pad and metal finger-pressure plate are fixed by a screw. The finger-pressure panel according to the present invention provides a climbing effect as well as a finger-pressure effect because the sole of a foot is contacted with the inclined plate.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0007] The other objects and features of the present invention will be hereinafter explained in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0008] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of showing an unfolded state of finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot according to an example of the present invention.

[0009] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of showing a folded state of finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot according to an example of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 3 is a front view of said finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot.

[0011] FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a part of said finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot.

[0012] FIG. 5 is an illustrative view of showing a state of using the finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0013] The finger-pressure panel for the sole of a foot according to the present invention comprises a supporting element (10) having an inclined upper face (11) with an appropriate slope for holding up the body weight of a user, a buffering pad (30) positioned on said inclined upper face (11), a metal finger-pressure plate (20) having a lot of finger-pressure projections (21) on the surface positioned on the pad, and a fixing means such as screw (40) for fixing said metal finger-pressure plate (20) and the buffering pad (30) to said inclined upper face (11) at several places.

[0014] Said supporting element (10) requires durability for holding up the body weight of a user and a size in a degree for providing walking in a standing state. When fixing the buffering pad (30) and the metal finger-pressure plate (20) to the inclined upper face (11), it is preferred to make groove (12) on the inclined upper face in a degree of the thickness of both the buffering pad (30) and the metal finger-pressure plate (20) in order to prevent an injury by the edges.

[0015] The slope of the inclined upper face (11) is made in a degree of not giving unnatural feeling to an ankle.

[0016] The finger-pressure plate (20) is made by a metal, which releases a negative (-) ion. Thus, the metal finger-pressure plate (20) can accelerate blood circulation by transmitting negative ion to blood vessel through the skin, as well as the stimulation by finger-pressure projections (21).

[0017] Therefore, the finger-pressure plane of the present invention stimulates the sole of a foot when walking in a state of standing on the plane or sitting on the chair. Further, since walking is made in an inclined face, the finger-pressure plane of the present invention provides finger-pressure stimulation, climbing effect and ankle reinforcement effect.

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Application #
US 20060272096 A1
Publish Date
12/07/2006
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File Date
10/20/2014
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