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US2763885A
US2763885A US310826A US31082652A US2763885A US 2763885 A US2763885 A US 2763885A US 310826 A US310826 A US 310826A US 31082652 A US31082652 A US 31082652A US 2763885 A US2763885 A US 2763885A
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Sept. 25, 1956 w. E. LYONS' 2,763,885

DISPOSABLE TOQTHBRUSH CONTAINING A DENTIFRICE Filed Sept. 22, 1952 QINVENTOR. V VV/LL/AM E. LYONS ATTORNEYS.

DISPGSABLE TOOTHBRUSH CONTAINING A DENTIFRICE William E. Lyons, Clifton Park, N. Y.

Application September 22, 1952, Serial No. 310,826

3 Claims. (Cl. 15-244) The term toothbrush, as used in the specification and claims, is used because it is the term generally accepted for a device which is used for the purpose for which the invention herein disclosed is intended.

The invention relates to a disposable toothbrush containing a suitable quantity of dentifrice for cleaning ones teeth. An object of this invention is to provide a means of cleaning ones teeth at times when it would otherwise be awkward to provide the conventional type toothbrush and dentifrice. A further object of my invention is to provide a new type toothbrush suitable not only for cleaning the teeth, but for massaging the gums. Other objects and advantages will be more apparent to those skilled in the art from the following description and accompanying drawing.

One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my toothbrush with the outer wrapper unfolded. Figure 2 is a side elevation of my toothbrush attached to a finger by means of the adhesive backing; Figure 3 is a side elevation of the toothbrush with the adhesive on the tape still protected by the unfolded outer wrapper.

The novel disposable toothbrush of this invention includes a scrubber formed of a cellular or porous material such as flexible foam plastic, sponge rubber, natural sponge and the like. A dentifrice 2 is contained in the scrubber, said dentifrice filling the cells or pores of the scrubber. An adhesive tape 3 is fastened to the scrubber on its side opposite its adhesive side by suitable means such as by the utilization of a cement, adhesive or stitchmg.

A nonabsorbent sheet material 4 such as wax paper or cellophane or the like is placed over the exposed dentifrice Z to protect it while in the wrapper 5 and while attaching 'nited States Patent 0 2,763,885 Patented Sept. 25, 1956 the scrubber to the finger by means of the adhesive tape 3.

The outer wrapper 5 is a protective cover of wax paper or cellophane or a similar suitable material which can be sealed at the joints and folds to exclude air, moisture or other contamination. The adhesive of the tape 3 comes in contact with this outer wrapper 5 and is protected by it.

T 0 use the toothbrush, it is only necessary to open the outer wrapper 5, peel the adhesive tape 3 from the inner side of this wrapper 5, press the adhesive tape 3 to the finger as shown in Figure 2, using the other hand to press it on. When the tape is securely fastened to the finger, remove the protective sheet material 4 from the scrubber 1 and dentifrice 2, the toothbrush is ready to use as it is, or it can be wetted with water if it is the users preference.

I am aware that prior to my invention disposable type toothbrushes have been made, however, I believe what I claim has not been made before.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A disposable toothbrush comprising a scrubber formed of cellular material and containing a dentifrice, one face of said scrubber having attached thereto adhesive means whereby said scrubber may be attached to a finger so that the finger becomes the support for the scrubber, and a second strip temporarily attached to the opposite face of said scrubber for protecting the dentifrice contained in said scrubber prior to use.

2. A disposable toothbrush as defined in claim 1 wherein said adhesive means comprises a strip having an adhesive coating on its outer side with its inner side being secured to said scrubber.

3. A disposable toothbrush as defined in claim 1 wherein there is provided a protective cover for the adhesive means.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,639,718 Bacorn Aug. 23, 1927 1,960,137 Brown May 22, 1934 2,121,701 Landers -1 June 21, 1938 2,159,914 Tweedale May 23, 1939 2,165,420 Seifert July 11, 1939 2,419,896 Hobelmann Apr. 29, 1947 2,439,056 Rathbun Apr. 6, 1948 2,474,535 Krannak June 28, 1949 2,633,127 Scholl Mar. 3, 1953

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US2915767A (en) * 1958-04-24 1959-12-08 Frank C Vaughan Disposable toothbrushes
US2921590A (en) * 1956-06-07 1960-01-19 Howard F Holton Disposable and dispensable tooth brush
US2945306A (en) * 1959-03-10 1960-07-19 Flanagan John Clemans Tapping aptitude testing methods and devices
US2985288A (en) * 1959-08-10 1961-05-23 Stanley C Schaffer Diagnostic package
US3070102A (en) * 1960-05-12 1962-12-25 Harold B Macdonald Throw-away toothbrush and package
US3109192A (en) * 1960-08-29 1963-11-05 Myron F Levenson Device for cleaning teeth
US3124824A (en) * 1964-03-17 Tooth cleaning device
US3138820A (en) * 1961-10-05 1964-06-30 August George Sterling Disposable tooth cleaning and gum massage device and method for making same
US3354491A (en) * 1966-03-21 1967-11-28 Kay El Sales Corp Toothbrush
US3362776A (en) * 1966-01-03 1968-01-09 Louis W. Knorr Disposable finger wash device
US3452382A (en) * 1966-05-25 1969-07-01 Samuel Kazdan Tooth cleansing device
US4602650A (en) * 1984-05-14 1986-07-29 Pipkin Royace H Liquid applicator
US4832942A (en) * 1987-10-21 1989-05-23 Crace Robert L Touch effective disinfectant tape
US4831676A (en) * 1988-05-24 1989-05-23 Denmark Stanley J Dental prophylaxis device
US4941226A (en) * 1988-12-05 1990-07-17 Innovec, Inc. Foldable lotion applicator
US5045073A (en) * 1990-03-28 1991-09-03 Wagner Eugene C Digital applicator and program
US5348153A (en) * 1992-08-28 1994-09-20 Cole William L Disposable individual gelled instant toothbrush
US5392482A (en) * 1993-11-26 1995-02-28 Drulias; Dean Disposable toothbrush
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US5440774A (en) * 1992-08-28 1995-08-15 Cole; William L. Disposable individual gelled instant toothbrush and sealed brush pod therefor
US5547465A (en) * 1992-02-11 1996-08-20 Powell; Dorothy J. Finger patch with adhesive backing
US5613897A (en) * 1995-08-08 1997-03-25 Thompson, Jr.; John P. Foot-pad floor cleaning device
US5636406A (en) * 1995-10-10 1997-06-10 Strong; Vonda Self-adhering lotion application pad
US5678273A (en) * 1996-03-20 1997-10-21 Porcelli; V. Lorenzo Disposable oral hygiene applicator
US6105587A (en) * 1998-07-02 2000-08-22 Dunn; Gary D. Disposable, finger worn toothbrush
US6280529B1 (en) * 1999-02-08 2001-08-28 Darcy M. Dunaway Adherent wipes affixed to gloves
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US20040031723A1 (en) * 2002-06-20 2004-02-19 L'oreal Adhesive applicator for fixing to the end of a finger
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US2921590A (en) * 1956-06-07 1960-01-19 Howard F Holton Disposable and dispensable tooth brush
US2915767A (en) * 1958-04-24 1959-12-08 Frank C Vaughan Disposable toothbrushes
US2945306A (en) * 1959-03-10 1960-07-19 Flanagan John Clemans Tapping aptitude testing methods and devices
US2985288A (en) * 1959-08-10 1961-05-23 Stanley C Schaffer Diagnostic package
US3070102A (en) * 1960-05-12 1962-12-25 Harold B Macdonald Throw-away toothbrush and package
US3109192A (en) * 1960-08-29 1963-11-05 Myron F Levenson Device for cleaning teeth
US3138820A (en) * 1961-10-05 1964-06-30 August George Sterling Disposable tooth cleaning and gum massage device and method for making same
US3362776A (en) * 1966-01-03 1968-01-09 Louis W. Knorr Disposable finger wash device
US3354491A (en) * 1966-03-21 1967-11-28 Kay El Sales Corp Toothbrush
US3452382A (en) * 1966-05-25 1969-07-01 Samuel Kazdan Tooth cleansing device
US4602650A (en) * 1984-05-14 1986-07-29 Pipkin Royace H Liquid applicator
US4832942A (en) * 1987-10-21 1989-05-23 Crace Robert L Touch effective disinfectant tape
US4831676A (en) * 1988-05-24 1989-05-23 Denmark Stanley J Dental prophylaxis device
US4941226A (en) * 1988-12-05 1990-07-17 Innovec, Inc. Foldable lotion applicator
US5045073A (en) * 1990-03-28 1991-09-03 Wagner Eugene C Digital applicator and program
US5547465A (en) * 1992-02-11 1996-08-20 Powell; Dorothy J. Finger patch with adhesive backing
US5348153A (en) * 1992-08-28 1994-09-20 Cole William L Disposable individual gelled instant toothbrush
US5440774A (en) * 1992-08-28 1995-08-15 Cole; William L. Disposable individual gelled instant toothbrush and sealed brush pod therefor
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US5392482A (en) * 1993-11-26 1995-02-28 Drulias; Dean Disposable toothbrush
US5613897A (en) * 1995-08-08 1997-03-25 Thompson, Jr.; John P. Foot-pad floor cleaning device
US5636406A (en) * 1995-10-10 1997-06-10 Strong; Vonda Self-adhering lotion application pad
US5678273A (en) * 1996-03-20 1997-10-21 Porcelli; V. Lorenzo Disposable oral hygiene applicator
US6105587A (en) * 1998-07-02 2000-08-22 Dunn; Gary D. Disposable, finger worn toothbrush
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US7416358B2 (en) 2003-04-15 2008-08-26 L'oreal Applicator intended to be attached to a finger
US20050257805A1 (en) * 2004-05-24 2005-11-24 Williams Lendell J Applicator pads
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US20110151758A1 (en) * 2005-07-10 2011-06-23 Telamim Tel Katzir Ltd. Finger Adhesible Abrasive Pad
US20110306942A1 (en) * 2010-06-11 2011-12-15 Thorpe Gerald W Finger applicator device
US8272507B1 (en) 2011-12-02 2012-09-25 Visionary Products, Inc. Kit of a plurality of detachable pockets, a detachable pocket, and associated methods
US20160274312A1 (en) * 2013-10-16 2016-09-22 Afl Telecommunications Llc Attachable Disposable Fiber Optic Cleaning Pad
US20150223661A1 (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-13 Rebecca J. Metzger Self-adhesive cleaning wipe for dental instruments
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