US1565684A - Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles - Google Patents

Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US1565684A
US1565684A US640469A US64046923A US1565684A US 1565684 A US1565684 A US 1565684A US 640469 A US640469 A US 640469A US 64046923 A US64046923 A US 64046923A US 1565684 A US1565684 A US 1565684A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
sterilizing
toothbrushes
similar articles
brush
substance
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US640469A
Inventor
Thesee Victor Julien Marie
Original Assignee
Thesee Victor Julien Marie
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Thesee Victor Julien Marie filed Critical Thesee Victor Julien Marie
Priority to US640469A priority Critical patent/US1565684A/en
Priority claimed from US3500425 external-priority patent/US1579413A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US1565684A publication Critical patent/US1565684A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L2/00Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
    • A61L2/16Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor using chemical substances
    • A61L2/20Gaseous substances, e.g. vapours
    • A61L2/204Formaldehyde
    • CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
    • C11ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE OILS, FATS, FATTY SUBSTANCES OR WAXES; FATTY ACIDS THEREFROM; DETERGENTS; CANDLES
    • C11DDETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL
    • C11D1/00Detergent compositions based essentially on surface-active compounds; Use of these compounds as a detergent

Description

.Dec. 15,1925. 1,565,684 v. J. M. THESEE APPARATUS USED FOR THE STERILIZING OF TOOTHBRUSHES AND SIMILAR ARTICLES Fil ed May 21, 1 923 f fsg Patented Dec. 15, 1925. V
UNITED STATES 1,565,684 PATENT OFFICE.
vro'ron JULIEN MARIE rnnsnn, or BREST, FRANCE.
APPARATUS USED FOR. THE STEBILIZING OF TOOTHBRUSHES AND SIMILAR ARTICLES.
Application filed May 21, 1923.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Vroron JULIEN ATARIE. Tl-n'isiin, citizen of the French Republic, residing at Brest, Department of the Finistere, in France, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus Used for the sterilizing of Toothbrushes and Similar Articles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has, for its object, a new device or apparatus to be used for the sterilizing of tooth-brushes and similar articles.
The said apparatus belongs to the type for sterilization with a small box containing a sterilizing matter giving off vapours; its particular feature being, on the other hand, due to the particular qualities of the chosen material used for its construction.
In the particular case of sterilizing toothbrushes, practice has proved that it is very advantageous to shorten as much as possible the time limit necessary for a complete sterilization, in order to allow the use of the brush several times in a day in a perfect sterilizing state. The new device takes this fact into consideration by the improvement of conditions under which it operates, and modifications made to the sterilizing substance itself as well as to the envelope in which the brush to be treated is placed.
As far as the sterilizing substance is concerned, trioxymethylene is generally used, with an addition of an equal quantity of soda-tungstate for it has been found that the latter activates the known properties of the former. It acts at the same time as an exciter and regulator, practice having demonstrated that the length of the operation is reduced with said mixture in the ratio of 5 to 1 compared with the use of the trioxymethylene alone.
Besides it has been proved that it is advantageous to add a certain quantity of vegetable essence, such as orange essence, or thyme essence, which, on account of the fact that they themselves possess sterilizing qualities, add their action to that of the trioxymethylene exhalations. Furthermore, they offer the advantage of diminishing the disagreeable smell of the formic aldehyde.
account of its composition, it has the prop- Serial No. 640,469.
erty of being, more than any other, permeable to the ultraviolet coloured rays of natural light. The envelope obtained by such a glass,'further presents characteristic lines of longitudinal groovings, for the purpose of increasing the diffusion of the light I of glass, free from any lead compounds and which shows in its cross section the form indicated on Figure 2. This form is polygonal with a relatively wide side or wall for the back of the brush 2 forming a support when the case is lying in a horizontal position the opposite 'wall or side being slightly convexed for embracing the bristles of the brush while the remaining relatively narrow portions are slightly concave; The prismatic body of special shape thus obtained offers the most advantageous form as regards the diffusion of light in the interior of the envelope. The brush 2 is placed in the inside of the tube 1 present ing at both ends openings 3 and 4. Opening 3 is provided with a cap 3 made of metal or another substance and provided with perforations. At opening 4 is placed a cap 4 also perforated. Cap 4 itself is covered with a cap 5, the bottom of which is closed and the dimensions of which are such that a space 6 is left between the two parts into which the sterilizing substance is introduced. The latter is placed in the interior of a small metal box 7, the lid 8 of which is pierced with small holes.
The substance contained in the box 8 is mixture, the proportions of which are liable to pretty large variations of trioxymethylene, soda-tungstate and vegetable essence (orange essence, thyme essence, etc.), having in itself distinct sterilizing qualities. This mixture causes exhalations which penetrating through the holes of the lid 8 spread in the envelope 1. The surplus, as
well as the exhalations caused by the moisture of the brush, penetrate through the holes of the lid 3 Owing to the conditions described above, the new apparatus ensures the complete sterilization within a few hours, the reinforced action of the trioxymethylene being increased by the diffusion of the ultraviolet rays, due to the special formation of the envelope 1.
The sterilizing substance being contained is movable boxes or capsules renders it easy to change as soon as it is used up. Nevertheless this disposal necessitates a little precaution. The lid of the box containing the sterilizing matter being perforated, the evaporation outside of the apparatus must be avoided. For this purpose, the box is wrapped up, until the time it is used, in a very air-tight pellicle of transparent and impermeable cellulose, such as the product known under the name of cellophano.
The advantages of the apparatus above described have been indicated herein; the chief feature consists in the speed of the sterilization which takes place in a few hours, thus permitting the brush to be used after every meal, and so ensuring the use of a perfectly antiseptic instrument.
Claim:
A sterilizer for tooth brushes including an open ended hollow prismatic body of polygonal shape in cross section formed of glass free from lead, one of the walls of the body being relatively wide and fiat to serve as a support when the body is in a horizontal position and the opposite wall being of convexed formation while the remaining portions are concaved, the ends of the body being annular, perforated caps for removably closing the ends of the body, a second cap arrangedin spaced relation to and engaged by one of the first men tioned caps, and a relatively small sterilizing substance containing vessel arranged in the space between the last mentioned caps and having a perforated'cover, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
VICTOR JULIEN MARIE THESEE.
US640469A 1923-05-21 1923-05-21 Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles Expired - Lifetime US1565684A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US640469A US1565684A (en) 1923-05-21 1923-05-21 Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles

Applications Claiming Priority (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US640469A US1565684A (en) 1923-05-21 1923-05-21 Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles
US3500425 US1579413A (en) 1923-05-21 1925-06-04 Sterilizing substance for toothbrushes and similar articles

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US1565684A true US1565684A (en) 1925-12-15

Family

ID=24568387

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US640469A Expired - Lifetime US1565684A (en) 1923-05-21 1923-05-21 Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US1565684A (en)

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4211750A (en) * 1979-02-01 1980-07-08 Dorie Gillespie Brush and deodorant holder
US7097050B1 (en) * 2004-02-02 2006-08-29 Mcclellan Tasi L Disposable toothbrush holder liner

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4211750A (en) * 1979-02-01 1980-07-08 Dorie Gillespie Brush and deodorant holder
US7097050B1 (en) * 2004-02-02 2006-08-29 Mcclellan Tasi L Disposable toothbrush holder liner

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
FR2201880A1 (en) Hygienic antiperspirant powder or liq. - contg. boric acid and kaolin with other additives giving long lasting protection
US1565684A (en) Apparatus used for the sterilizing of toothbrushes and similar articles
US174619A (en) Improvement in tooth-picks
US2508773A (en) Container for toothbrushes
DE60002660T2 (en) Container, lid for a container and use of an insert
US1303884A (en) Sanitary tooth-brush hoi
US3016199A (en) Deodorizer container
US962617A (en) Inhaler.
DE3611265A1 (en) Disinfectant
US1461618A (en) Receptacle for the storage and preservation of used paint brushes
US20210179970A1 (en) Malodor counteracting ingredients
GB918218A (en) Improvements in sanitary appliances
DE10204303A1 (en) Herbal bath sachet contains medicinal herbs, aromatic oils and extracts, in durable pouch permeable to water, which also resists hot water and tearing
GB1456151A (en) Cycloaliphatic saturated and unsaturated ketones as flavour and odour agents
US2194649A (en) Perfumed sponge rubber article
US2163009A (en) Match
US1867494A (en) Container for toilet preparations
US827308A (en) Tooth-brush holder and sterilizer.
DE4141097C2 (en) Air fresheners
EP0688231B1 (en) Pourable air-freshening agent
US1122881A (en) Tooth-brush holder and sterilizer.
US238277A (en) Brotjgh
US963794A (en) Dental waste-receiver.
US2027428A (en) Sterilizing toothbrush receptacle
US1019614A (en) Chemical product for preserving eggs.