US2364205A - Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance - Google Patents

Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2364205A
US2364205A US48338943A US2364205A US 2364205 A US2364205 A US 2364205A US 48338943 A US48338943 A US 48338943A US 2364205 A US2364205 A US 2364205A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
rubber
massaging
sponge
sheath
cup
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
Inventor
Leslie L Fuller
Original Assignee
Leslie L Fuller
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
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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

Description

- Dec. 5, 1944. L. FULLE R 2,364,205

GUM MASSAGING AND TOOTH POLISHING APPLIANCE Filed April 17, 1943 w '1 I1 VV.NTOR. L554 IEL. FULLER Patented Dec. 5, 1944 FFiCE GUM MASSAGING AND TOOTH POLISHING PLIANCE Leslie ll. Fuller, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Application April 17 1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in gum massaging appliances, and constitutes improvements on my prior Patents Nos. 2,217,439 and.

rubber cores or cups each encased in acovering or sheath of sponge rubber, which due to its absorbent properties is an excellent vehicle for carrying medicaments and in view of its velvet like softness provides an ideal contact surface for gum massage appliances that is neither harsh, irritating or injurious to the most tender, inflamed or congested tissue, will not cause injury, damage to or recession of the gum tissue. the massage appliance utilizing the well known "cupping action, through the establishment oi suction by partial vacuum. 1

'l'he principal object of the improvement con stituting this invention is to provide a sponge rubber sheath enclosing only the rims or" the velum rubber cups, instead of the whole surface oi said cups, and to further provide within the concavity of said cups a sponge rubber core of such structural shape as to define an annular channel between the said core and the inside wall of said sponge rubber sheath.

A further object of'this invention is to form both the rim of both the velum cupand the enclosing rim sheath with a concavity preferably coextensive with the longitudinal axis oi the an pliance,. the sponge rubber sheath, enclosing the rim of the cup being brought to a point at its periphery and the sponge rubber core within the 35 cup projecting up only to the level of the rim of the velum cup.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the'invention resides in the novel arrangement and combination of parts and in the details or construction hereinafter described and claimed... it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the "invention.

A practical embodiment -of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, where- Figure l is a side elevational view of one form gum massaging appliance.

Figure 2 is a plan view thereof. I Figure 3 is a detail sectional of one of the massaging cups taken on line-F4, Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional view similar to that of 1M3, Serial No. 483,389

(cl. IZHZJ) Figure 3 illustrating a modified form'of the invention, taken on line i-t, Figure 5.

Figure 5 is an end elevational of the massa ing cup.

Referring to the drawing, ill denotes the handle of a gum massaging appliance shaped somewhat in the form of a. conventional tooth brush handle, on the forward end of which is mounted a rowof gum massaging elements it, and which are fixed to said handle as by the rubber sheath It, or in any other suitable manner. in the form shown in Figure 1, four such massaging elements it are shown preferably spaced equal distances apart. As each of the massaging elemerits it are identical in form and structure a description of one will suflice.

The massaging element H, see Figure 3, comprises a velumrubber cup it of truncated conical form provided with a 'cup shaped concavity or recess it forming a tapered rim portion it. The cupit should be of such a length as to provide a requisite amount of flexibility thereof in all la oral or radial directions. E'ncasing the rim por tion it on each side thereof is a sponge rubber sheath it that extends a substantialdistance above the peripheral edge of said rim portion to define a flat edge portion ill. The outer wall surface it of the sheath it is of inverted truncated conical form, as clearly shown in Figure l, b the upper peripheral edge being preferably beveled as at it. The sponge rubber sheath it is vulcanized to or secured by cementation to the rim portion lb of the velum cup l3.

Disposed centrally within the concavity it of to that is preferably of truncated conical form, said core being seated directly on the bottom of said concavity and secured thereto in the same manner as the sheath it is secured to said cup It. 'The height of the core Ed is such that its upper end lies in the plane of the fiat edge por tion ll of the sponge rubber sheath It. Between the core and the inside wallof the sheath it is an annular channel 2! that forms a well or pocket for the reception of a medicament as will be hereinafter described.

,The advantages. of the above described construction in massaging device is: first, that by enclosing the rim only of the velum cup, instead 50 of the whole external surface as in my prior Patent No. 2,298,900, the massaging appliance is more easily cleaned after use and the advantages of having the surfaces that come in contact with the gum and teeth encased in sponge rubber are as retained; secondly, the sponge rubber core 20,

the velum rubber cup It is a sponge rubber core as herein constituted, is more flexible and makes better contact with the gum tissue; and third, the channel 2| between the core 20 and sheath It allows of greater flexibility of the cup l3 and constitutes a well to hold medicaments.

In the form 01' massaging appliance shown in Figures 4 and 5, only one massaging element Ha is shown. It is to be understood that a row of such elements II a are secured as by the sheath l2a, or in any other manner to the handle Illa in the same manner as that described above in the form shown in Figures 1 to 3. The massaging element Hm comprises a velum rubber cup l3a having a concavity Ha of the same general form as the velum cup [3. Secured to the rim portion l5 a is a sponge rubber sheath 5a and within the concavity Ha is-seated a sponge rubber core 20a, the upper end 25 of which lies in the plane of the peripheral edge of the velum cup l3a as clearly shown in Figure 4. Both the sponge rubber sheath I611 and the sponge rubber core 2041 are secured to the velum rubber cup as by vulcanization or cementation. The upper end of the sponge rubber sheath is provided with a tapered edge portion 26 which extends, above the plane of the core end 25. Formed between the core 20a and the'inside wall of the sheath 5a is an annular channel 2Ia forming a pocket or well for a medicament.

Formed centrally in the rim |5a of the velum rubber cup coextensive with the longitudinal axis of the handle Illa are opposed concavities 26,

and the sponge rubbe'r sheath lGa encasing the rim portion I 5a are likewise formed with opposed concavities 21 superimposed over-the rim. concavities 26. The concavity formations 26 and 21 providing a cupping down of the rim of the velum cup and the enclosing sponge rubber sheath permits of a more perfect confirmation of the sheathed cup to the contour of the teeth, and gum margins and to deeper penetration into the interdental spaces, the cup rims mushrooming out until the surface of the sponge rubber core comes into contact with the gum tissue. The massaging appliance 01' Figures 4 and 5 possesses the same advantages as enumerated above with reference to the massaging appliance of Figures 1, 2 and 3.

The gum massaging appliance as above described is eflicient in both gum massage and tooth cleaning and will not cause irritation, injury or gum recession.

It will be further noted that the same principle of construction; 1. e., a series of velum cups attached to a base, each cup being incased (except as to its base) in sponge rubber and having a sponge rubber core within its concavity and attached to the base of said concavity and having a channel between the sides of the core and the inner wall 01 the cup, may be applied to a general body massaging appliance in the form of a glove, mitten, pad or other suitable unit.

Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:

A massaging appliance comprising a handle, a plurality of similar massaging elements arranged -in a row in spaced relation on an end portion of said handle, each massaging element comprising a rubber body fixed on said handle, said rubber body having a central cavity at its free upper end providing a rim portion, said rim portion having opposed concave cut-out portions, the cut-out portions of all of said massaging elements being aligned co-extensively with the longitudinal extent of said handle, a sponge rubber sheath encasing both sides of said rim portion and secured thereto, said sheath extending beyond the peripheral edge of said rim portion and having concave portions corresponding to and aligned with said cut-out portions, a sponge rubber coreseated in said cavity and secured to said rubber body, the upper free end of said core being substantially in the plane of the peripheral edge of said rim portion, said core and sheath having an annular channel therebetween.

LESLIE L. FULLER.

US2364205A 1943-04-17 1943-04-17 Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance Expired - Lifetime US2364205A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2364205A US2364205A (en) 1943-04-17 1943-04-17 Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2364205A US2364205A (en) 1943-04-17 1943-04-17 Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2364205A true US2364205A (en) 1944-12-05

Family

ID=23919857

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US2364205A Expired - Lifetime US2364205A (en) 1943-04-17 1943-04-17 Gum massaging and tooth polishing appliance

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2364205A (en)

Cited By (39)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2684063A (en) * 1951-03-24 1954-07-20 Frank W Bileth Gum massaging device
FR2196782A1 (en) * 1972-08-22 1974-03-22 Barthe Henri
WO1981000804A1 (en) * 1979-09-28 1981-04-02 R Spademan Toothbrush and bristle
US4299208A (en) * 1980-02-11 1981-11-10 Max A. Blanc Gum massage device
US4471505A (en) * 1979-09-28 1984-09-18 Spademan Richard George Toothbrush and bristle
US20020084550A1 (en) * 1995-11-09 2002-07-04 Michael Roberts Gum-massaging oral brush
US20050000049A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-01-06 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050000048A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-01-06 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US20050166344A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-08-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060166166A1 (en) * 2002-08-20 2006-07-27 Atsushi Takahashi Sponge prophy
US20070199168A1 (en) * 2005-08-23 2007-08-30 Blanchard Stephen J Toothbrush with polishing member
US20070256263A1 (en) * 2004-05-29 2007-11-08 Braun Gmbh Brush Head for Electric and/or Manual Toothbrushes
US20080189888A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Hohlbein Douglas J Toothbrush with Low Profile Head
US7594293B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2009-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Oral care implement
US20090275870A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2009-11-05 Verifresh Ltd. Gum massager device
US20090286203A1 (en) * 2008-05-18 2009-11-19 Sanchez Anthony R Foam teeth cleaning and stain removing device
US20090282628A1 (en) * 2003-02-11 2009-11-19 The Gillette Company Toothbrushes
USD612611S1 (en) 2003-02-11 2010-03-30 The Gillette Company Head of a toothbrush
US7707676B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2010-05-04 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
US7725980B2 (en) 2004-12-15 2010-06-01 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20100229316A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2010-09-16 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7814603B2 (en) * 1999-06-11 2010-10-19 Gavney Jr James A Powered toothbrush with polishing elements
US7836539B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2010-11-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20110029004A1 (en) * 2009-07-28 2011-02-03 Stephen Papetti Tongue cleaning system
US7941886B2 (en) 2003-09-19 2011-05-17 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
US7954191B2 (en) 2002-09-27 2011-06-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7975344B2 (en) 2003-03-14 2011-07-12 The Gillette Company Toothbrush head
US7975343B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-07-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8332982B2 (en) 2004-04-23 2012-12-18 The Gillette Company Vibrating toothbrush
US8393042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-03-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8523888B2 (en) 2006-12-18 2013-09-03 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8561247B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-10-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8584299B2 (en) 2003-04-23 2013-11-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Electric toothbrushes
USRE44819E1 (en) 2000-03-16 2014-04-01 Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company Toothbrush
US8800093B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8806695B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8876221B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-11-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8990996B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
USD773825S1 (en) * 2010-05-05 2016-12-13 Colgate-Palmolive Company Head portion of a toothbrush

Cited By (72)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2684063A (en) * 1951-03-24 1954-07-20 Frank W Bileth Gum massaging device
FR2196782A1 (en) * 1972-08-22 1974-03-22 Barthe Henri
WO1981000804A1 (en) * 1979-09-28 1981-04-02 R Spademan Toothbrush and bristle
US4471505A (en) * 1979-09-28 1984-09-18 Spademan Richard George Toothbrush and bristle
US4299208A (en) * 1980-02-11 1981-11-10 Max A. Blanc Gum massage device
US20020084550A1 (en) * 1995-11-09 2002-07-04 Michael Roberts Gum-massaging oral brush
US7814603B2 (en) * 1999-06-11 2010-10-19 Gavney Jr James A Powered toothbrush with polishing elements
US7707676B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2010-05-04 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
US8332985B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2012-12-18 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
US8060970B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2011-11-22 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
USRE44819E1 (en) 2000-03-16 2014-04-01 Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company Toothbrush
US7908699B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-03-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20100229316A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2010-09-16 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8079110B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-12-20 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20090275870A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2009-11-05 Verifresh Ltd. Gum massager device
US7836539B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2010-11-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8393042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-03-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8561247B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-10-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9167888B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-10-27 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US20150157120A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2015-06-11 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8990996B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US9603441B2 (en) * 2002-08-09 2017-03-28 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8800093B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8806695B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8876221B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-11-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8839481B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-09-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9545148B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2017-01-17 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7785106B2 (en) * 2002-08-20 2010-08-31 Atsushi Takahashi Sponge prophy
US20060166166A1 (en) * 2002-08-20 2006-07-27 Atsushi Takahashi Sponge prophy
US9872558B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2018-01-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7721376B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2010-05-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7089621B2 (en) * 2002-09-20 2006-08-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US9655436B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2017-05-23 Colgate—Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8800091B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050166344A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-08-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7322067B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2008-01-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7143462B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2006-12-05 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8522386B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2013-09-03 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050000048A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-01-06 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7594293B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2009-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Oral care implement
US20110219556A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2011-09-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8042214B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-10-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050000049A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2005-01-06 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7975343B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-07-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7962991B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-06-21 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7954191B2 (en) 2002-09-27 2011-06-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US20090282628A1 (en) * 2003-02-11 2009-11-19 The Gillette Company Toothbrushes
USD612611S1 (en) 2003-02-11 2010-03-30 The Gillette Company Head of a toothbrush
US20110173765A1 (en) * 2003-02-11 2011-07-21 The Gillette Company Toothbrushes
US7934284B2 (en) 2003-02-11 2011-05-03 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
US8695149B2 (en) 2003-02-11 2014-04-15 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
US7958589B2 (en) * 2003-02-11 2011-06-14 The Gillette Company Toothbrushes
CN101596129B (en) 2003-02-11 2013-10-23 吉莱特公司 Toothbrushes
US9220335B2 (en) 2003-03-14 2015-12-29 The Gillette Company Toothbrush head
US8528148B2 (en) 2003-03-14 2013-09-10 The Gillette Company Toothbrush head
US7975344B2 (en) 2003-03-14 2011-07-12 The Gillette Company Toothbrush head
US8584299B2 (en) 2003-04-23 2013-11-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Electric toothbrushes
US8955186B2 (en) 2003-04-23 2015-02-17 The Procter & Gamble Company Electric toothbrushes
US7941886B2 (en) 2003-09-19 2011-05-17 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
US8332982B2 (en) 2004-04-23 2012-12-18 The Gillette Company Vibrating toothbrush
US20070256263A1 (en) * 2004-05-29 2007-11-08 Braun Gmbh Brush Head for Electric and/or Manual Toothbrushes
US7861356B2 (en) 2004-05-29 2011-01-04 Braun, Gmbh Brush head for electric and/or manual toothbrushes
US7725980B2 (en) 2004-12-15 2010-06-01 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20070199168A1 (en) * 2005-08-23 2007-08-30 Blanchard Stephen J Toothbrush with polishing member
US7712175B2 (en) 2005-08-23 2010-05-11 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Toothbrush with polishing member
US8523888B2 (en) 2006-12-18 2013-09-03 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8201298B2 (en) 2007-02-09 2012-06-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush with low profile head
US20080189888A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Hohlbein Douglas J Toothbrush with Low Profile Head
US8105083B2 (en) * 2008-05-18 2012-01-31 Anthony R Sanchez Foam teeth cleaning and stain removing device
US20090286203A1 (en) * 2008-05-18 2009-11-19 Sanchez Anthony R Foam teeth cleaning and stain removing device
US20110029004A1 (en) * 2009-07-28 2011-02-03 Stephen Papetti Tongue cleaning system
USD773825S1 (en) * 2010-05-05 2016-12-13 Colgate-Palmolive Company Head portion of a toothbrush

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3174174A (en) Tooth brush with disposable head
US3183538A (en) Portable electric toilet apparatus
US3491396A (en) Toothbrush
US3633237A (en) Tooth and gum scrubber
US3458268A (en) Disposable toothbrush
US3924638A (en) Tension reliever
US3124129A (en) Teeth protector
US1268544A (en) Tooth-brush.
US2807820A (en) Flexible brush head and means to retain it in a predetermined position
US2244098A (en) Toothbrush
US4632095A (en) Pressure-point attachment for use with electrical hand-held massagers
US2736917A (en) Tooth cleaning device with removable cleaning member
US1963389A (en) Toothbrush
US2241584A (en) Toothbrush and dental mirror
US803474A (en) Dental applicator.
US2771624A (en) Toothbrush
US3636947A (en) Ultrasonic home dental instrument and method
US3258805A (en) Tooth brush
US1008604A (en) Hand-protector.
US5682837A (en) Pet brush worn on the hand
US2253210A (en) Gum massage device
US3231925A (en) Disposable toothbrush
US3874084A (en) Prescription tooth-cleansing and gingival therapeutic device
US1816582A (en) Tooth exerciser
US1924152A (en) Toothbrush