US2092987A - Tooth cleanser - Google Patents

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US2092987A
US2092987A US80547A US8054736A US2092987A US 2092987 A US2092987 A US 2092987A US 80547 A US80547 A US 80547A US 8054736 A US8054736 A US 8054736A US 2092987 A US2092987 A US 2092987A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
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Sept. 14, 1937. K. M. REMINGi'ON TOOTH CLEANSER Filed. May 19. 1956 jivrz/vrai? Patented Sept. 14, 1937 PATENT OFFICE TOOTH CLEANSER Kate-M. Remington, Santa Cruz, Calif. Application May '19, 1936, Serial No. 80,547

3 Claims.

My invention relates to tooth cleaning devices and more particularly to such devices as are adapt to be supported on and manipulated by the finger.

A few of, the objects of my invention are to provide a finger stall type of tooth cleansing device which has a highly efiicient scrubbing action on the teeth; one which is easy to use and keep clean; one which has a long useful life; and one which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

The manner of accomplishing the foregoing objects as well as further objects and advantages will be understood from the following description taken together with the in which:

Fig. 1 is a perpective view of a preferred form of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. l.

accompanying drawing,

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the fingen hole of my invention opened to permitinsertion of a finger thereinto.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the device of my invention mounted on a finger in readiness for use.

Referring specifically to the drawing, the preferred form of my invention is seen to comprise a cleaner' l comprising a woven or knitted tube ll having an end l2 thereof closed tightly and an end I3 thereof open. This tube H is preferably.

In order to use this device the handle I6 is I seized as shown in Fig. 3 causing the finger hole It to gape somewhat. The forefinger of the the thumb of the. same'hand thereby retaining the cleaner 10 on the finger while it is being used.

The cleaner Ill may be impregnated with cleansing material or some other material which it is desired to apply, or; it may be free from any such material depending uponlthe particular useto be made of the invention.

What I claim is:

1. As an article of manufacture, a cleaning device, comprising: a tube formed of knitted material with a heavy pile formed on the outer surface thereof, said tube being closed at one end and having an aperture provided therein substantially midway'between the ends thereof for the insertion ofthe finger into the closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.

2. As an article of manufacture, a cleaning device, comprising a tube formed of fabric and having one end thereof closed, there being an opening provided therein inbetween theend portions thereof for the insertion of the finger into the aforesaid closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the 'remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.

3. As an article of manufacture, a'cleaning device, comprising a tube formed of fabric and having one end thereof closed, there being a button hole opening provided therein in between the end portions thereof for the insertion of the finger into the aforesaid closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.

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Cited By (22)

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US2439056A (en) * 1941-12-13 1948-04-06 Harry R Rathbun Tooth cleaning applicator
US2999260A (en) * 1959-10-05 1961-09-12 Helen R King Tooth cleaning device
US3934299A (en) * 1970-04-24 1976-01-27 Regester Willard D Tooth cleaning device
GB2162743A (en) * 1984-08-10 1986-02-12 Yueh Wei Yi Fingerstall toothbrush
US4884581A (en) * 1986-08-07 1989-12-05 Josephine Rescigno Oral hygiene tongue holder
US5228433A (en) * 1992-03-30 1993-07-20 Rosen Robert C Finger mounted dental appliance
US5765252A (en) * 1996-07-16 1998-06-16 Carr; Clairice M. Finger or hand mounted brush
US5875513A (en) * 1995-02-27 1999-03-02 Reinold; Josef Finger-mounted toothbrush
US6336461B1 (en) * 2001-01-22 2002-01-08 Loren R. Martinez Tooth cleaning device
US6510576B1 (en) * 2001-06-01 2003-01-28 Jack Gruber Vestibule cleaner and plaque remover
US20030168075A1 (en) * 2002-03-06 2003-09-11 Ira Schwartz Finger shaped tooth polisher
US20040045071A1 (en) * 2002-09-06 2004-03-11 Robins Duncan G. Finger grip aid
US7549188B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2009-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dental wipe
US7789845B1 (en) * 2006-06-20 2010-09-07 Susan Meliti Swab/applicator for ear cleaning
US20100306945A1 (en) * 2008-01-10 2010-12-09 Thomas Methfessel Device for cleaning the oral cavity
US20130192013A1 (en) * 2012-01-26 2013-08-01 Katina Clausen Finger sleeve for use with a touch screen display of an electronic device
US8549693B2 (en) 2011-04-20 2013-10-08 Gruber, Llc Tooth cleaning device
US8997299B2 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-04-07 Gruber, Llc Tooth cleaning device
USD726418S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-04-14 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning device
USD740033S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-10-06 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning head
USD756121S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2016-05-17 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning head
US20170304120A1 (en) * 2016-04-21 2017-10-26 Fingertips Enterprises, Llc Fingertip cleaning apparatus

Cited By (23)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2439056A (en) * 1941-12-13 1948-04-06 Harry R Rathbun Tooth cleaning applicator
US2999260A (en) * 1959-10-05 1961-09-12 Helen R King Tooth cleaning device
US3934299A (en) * 1970-04-24 1976-01-27 Regester Willard D Tooth cleaning device
GB2162743A (en) * 1984-08-10 1986-02-12 Yueh Wei Yi Fingerstall toothbrush
US4884581A (en) * 1986-08-07 1989-12-05 Josephine Rescigno Oral hygiene tongue holder
US5228433A (en) * 1992-03-30 1993-07-20 Rosen Robert C Finger mounted dental appliance
US5875513A (en) * 1995-02-27 1999-03-02 Reinold; Josef Finger-mounted toothbrush
US5765252A (en) * 1996-07-16 1998-06-16 Carr; Clairice M. Finger or hand mounted brush
US7549188B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2009-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dental wipe
US6336461B1 (en) * 2001-01-22 2002-01-08 Loren R. Martinez Tooth cleaning device
US6510576B1 (en) * 2001-06-01 2003-01-28 Jack Gruber Vestibule cleaner and plaque remover
US20030168075A1 (en) * 2002-03-06 2003-09-11 Ira Schwartz Finger shaped tooth polisher
US20040045071A1 (en) * 2002-09-06 2004-03-11 Robins Duncan G. Finger grip aid
US7789845B1 (en) * 2006-06-20 2010-09-07 Susan Meliti Swab/applicator for ear cleaning
US20100306945A1 (en) * 2008-01-10 2010-12-09 Thomas Methfessel Device for cleaning the oral cavity
US8549693B2 (en) 2011-04-20 2013-10-08 Gruber, Llc Tooth cleaning device
US8997299B2 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-04-07 Gruber, Llc Tooth cleaning device
USD726418S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-04-14 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning device
USD740033S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2015-10-06 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning head
USD756121S1 (en) 2011-04-20 2016-05-17 Gruber, Llc Dental cleaning head
US20130192013A1 (en) * 2012-01-26 2013-08-01 Katina Clausen Finger sleeve for use with a touch screen display of an electronic device
US20170304120A1 (en) * 2016-04-21 2017-10-26 Fingertips Enterprises, Llc Fingertip cleaning apparatus
US10449093B2 (en) * 2016-04-21 2019-10-22 Fingertips Enterprise, Llc Fingertip cleaning apparatus

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