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US2004633A
US2004633A US660639A US66063933A US2004633A US 2004633 A US2004633 A US 2004633A US 660639 A US660639 A US 660639A US 66063933 A US66063933 A US 66063933A US 2004633 A US2004633 A US 2004633A
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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
    • A61H13/00Gum massage
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    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B9/00Arrangements of the bristles in the brush body
    • A46B9/02Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups
    • A46B9/04Arranged like in or for toothbrushes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/10For human or animal care
    • A46B2200/1066Toothbrush for cleaning the teeth or dentures

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June 11, 1935. c, MILLER 2,004,633
MASSAGE BRUSH Original Filed March 14, 1933 ill I Fig. 2
INVENTOR am wM k his ATTORNEY.
Patented June 11, 1935 r 2,004,633
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MASSAGE BRUSH Samuel Charles Miller, New York, N. Y., assignorv of one-half to John A. Weis, New York, N. Y.
Application March 14, 1933, Serial No. 660,639
Renewed October 27, 1934 3 Claims. (Cl. 15-167) This invention relates to improvements in In the form of the invention, illustrated, there massage brushes, and its main object is to proare three rows of bristle tufts indicated at 3, 4, vide a brush of this type with which the gingival and (Fig. 2), which are arranged to extend tissues of an individual may be properly stimulengthwise or longitudinally on the brush head 5 lated or exercised. The present type of tooth portion 2. The outer rows of tufts 3 and 5 are 5 brush, with flat surfaced bristling, is not adaptable set in the head to incline toward the central row 4, to this purpose because of the difficulty incurred so that the tips of the outer'rows press against in tilting the brush correctly in the mouth and the respective sides of the central row. The centhe tendency of the patient to employ the brush tral tufts extend above the outer rows of tufts,
as a scrubbing instrument, as it has become genas indicated at ii and form, therewith, a bristle to erally used upon the teeth, thereby causing injury surface, a cross section of which takes the shape to the gingival tissues. In order to overcome of an inverted V. It will be noted that the highest these disadvantages, a brush, constructed in ac point or apex of the brushing surface, defined by cordance with the present invention, does not the central bristle tufts, is substantially a straight have an exterior flattened surface formed at the line, as indicated at l, in Fig. 1. The angle of 1.3 tips of the bristles. The bristle surface, in this inclination of the outer tufts upon the brush head instance, is made in an invertedv formation, that 2, is preferably 45 degrees, inasmuch as, at this is, a transverse section of the brush bristles would an le maximum st mul i n of the tissues can be appear in such a manner, and the apex, or tip, of obtained. In using this brush the inclined brushthe bristling presents substantially aline surface. ing surface at either side of the tuft apex I is 20 The bristles are preferably very rigid, so as to employed to achieve the desired effect. permit the lateral pressure, exerted by the in- Having thus described my invention, what I clined bristle surface at the side of the V formaclaim as new, and desire to secure by Letters tion, to accomplish the result, rather than the tip Patent is:
portion of the bristles. It is obvious that with 1. A massage brush having three longitudinal 25 this type of brush there will be no tendency, on rows of bristle tufts located in the head thereof, the part of the user, to scrub the gingival tissues, the outer rows being arranged to support the but that a sweeping movement of the brush over central row and form therewith a brushing surthe tissues would be employed, which is desired. face of an inverted V cross section.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates 2. A massage brush having rows of bristle tufts 30 the preferred embodiment of the invention, Fig. 1 located in the head thereof to form an inverted is a plan view of the massage brush; Fig. 2 is a V brushing surface, the outer rows of tufts being transverse sectional view taken through the head inclined so that the tips thereof press against portion of the brush and showing the arrangethe sides of the centrally located tufts and form ment of the bristle tufts therein; and, Fig. 3 is a support therefor. v I 35 a side elevation of the brush. 3. A massage brush having three longitudinal Referring to the drawing, a brush, embodying rows of bristle tufts located in the head thereof, the present inventive conception, comprises a the outer rows of tufts being inclined so that the handle portion l, and a head portion 2, in which tips thereof press against the sides of the central 40 last portion the bristle tufts are firmly imbedded. row of tufts and forms therewith a brushing sur- 40 The handle and head of the brush may be conface, a cross section of which is an inverted V structed in any desired or well-known manner and shape. of a suitable material to grip the bristle tufts. SAMUEL CHARLES MILLER.
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Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2618801A (en) * 1947-12-01 1952-11-25 Charlie C Hibbs Root and gum stimulator
FR2502918A1 (en) * 1981-04-03 1982-10-08 Cachia Remy Tooth-brush with shaped bristles - has bristles converging towards centre with central row taller than outer
EP0175084A1 (en) * 1984-09-14 1986-03-26 Jeanie Frances Kaufman Toothbrush
US5123841A (en) * 1990-04-02 1992-06-23 Millner Don E Interproximal dental plaque remover
US5257434A (en) * 1986-12-11 1993-11-02 Sunstar Kabushiki Kaisha Toothbrush
US5862559A (en) * 1988-09-23 1999-01-26 Hunter; Frank Toothbrush for interproximal and periodontal pocket cleaning
US8951045B1 (en) * 2013-01-02 2015-02-10 Dennis J. White Toothbrush bristle arrangement and method
US20160100679A1 (en) * 2014-10-09 2016-04-14 David Hyun Jong Cho Toothbrush structure
US10477952B2 (en) 2015-10-09 2019-11-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
USD895973S1 (en) 2019-03-22 2020-09-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2618801A (en) * 1947-12-01 1952-11-25 Charlie C Hibbs Root and gum stimulator
FR2502918A1 (en) * 1981-04-03 1982-10-08 Cachia Remy Tooth-brush with shaped bristles - has bristles converging towards centre with central row taller than outer
EP0175084A1 (en) * 1984-09-14 1986-03-26 Jeanie Frances Kaufman Toothbrush
US5257434A (en) * 1986-12-11 1993-11-02 Sunstar Kabushiki Kaisha Toothbrush
US5862559A (en) * 1988-09-23 1999-01-26 Hunter; Frank Toothbrush for interproximal and periodontal pocket cleaning
US5123841A (en) * 1990-04-02 1992-06-23 Millner Don E Interproximal dental plaque remover
US8951045B1 (en) * 2013-01-02 2015-02-10 Dennis J. White Toothbrush bristle arrangement and method
US20160100679A1 (en) * 2014-10-09 2016-04-14 David Hyun Jong Cho Toothbrush structure
US10959510B2 (en) * 2014-10-09 2021-03-30 David Hyun Jong Cho Toothbrush structure
US10477952B2 (en) 2015-10-09 2019-11-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
USD895973S1 (en) 2019-03-22 2020-09-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement

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