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Cleaning utensil for dental hygiene

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WO1996016610A1
WO1996016610A1 PCT/CH1995/000279 CH9500279W WO9616610A1 WO 1996016610 A1 WO1996016610 A1 WO 1996016610A1 CH 9500279 W CH9500279 W CH 9500279W WO 9616610 A1 WO9616610 A1 WO 9616610A1
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finger
cleaning
surface
guard
utensil
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PCT/CH1995/000279
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French (fr)
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Sylvain-Victor Nahum
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Nahum Sylvain Victor
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C15/00Devices for cleaning between the teeth
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/04Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware shaped as gloves or finger-stalls or other special holding ways, e.g. by the tongue

Abstract

A utensil including a thin rubber or latex fingerstall (7) with an outer cleaning surface (10) impregnated with a gel or toothpaste (14). The fingerstall (7) is rolled up so that it has a collar (8) adjacent to the main body, and the utensil is sealed in an air-tight aseptic packaging.

Description

cleaning implement 1 for dental hygiene

TECHNICAL FIELD The present invention relates to a cleaning implement 1 for dental hygiene.

PRIOR ART The use that is usually made from a toothbrush, day after day, is absolutely not satis¬ tory from the perspective of hygiene. The toothbrush used daily, allowed to dry after placing either a glass or on a bathroom shelf, is a wetland often containing small food particles and therefore a significant amount of germs of any kind. If the toothbrush is contained in a toilet kit to be used for example while traveling, hygiene here is even worse, given that the brush is much longer wet in 1 inside the kit. On the other hand, in the case of a jour¬ nalière use, the toothbrush is a cumbersome utensil given the length of its handle. It requires props, no¬ MENT a tube of toothpaste or gel, or a box containing a powder or a salt tooth. There are commercially small accessories consist of a packing for em¬ generally made of plastic, the package containing a brush, toothpaste and optionally a thin cup-shaped. This packaging, as mentioned above, is relatively bulky and the operation is to use, for example for brushing teeth in the toilet of a restaurant or outdoors, is not very easy. Finally, the criterion of dental hygiene remains unresolved with the use of the accessory mentioned above.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The object of the present invention is to eliminate these drawbacks and to present a cleaning implement for dental hygiene of small, packed tightly and therefore own the biological point of view, the utensil being designed to be used once and be discarded after use.

The utensil for dental hygiene according to the invention will comprising a cleaning surface supported by a gripping member is characterized in that the gripping member is a thin, flexible guard finger carrying at its end surface cleansing or massage, the finger guard being rolled from its open end so as to form a collar and locked in a tight and aseptic packaging.

The finger guard is preferably made of rubber or a synthetic material such as latex and of the utensil cleaning surface is impregnated with a product for cleaning, treating and désin¬ fection teeth and mouth .

There may be provided a bag containing a product for cleaning, treatment and disinfection of the teeth and the mouth, the bag being arranged between the finger guard and the cleaning surface and orifices being provided in the cleaning surface for allow the product to flow under pressure of the finger.

The end of the finger guard on the cleaning surface can be introduced into a cup containing the product for cleaning, treating and désin¬ fection of the teeth and the mouth, the cup having at its open end an outer circular groove on which is placed the collar formed by the finger guard rolled on itself. The outer surface of cleaning the substrate may be made from a rough tisssage formed of elements or from a rough synthetic foam or from an injection of a plastic surface or rubber having bumps or spikes.

The outer surface of cleaning the substrate may be provided with bristles, of semi-rigid loop, a combination of sipes, hair or flexible spikes, hemispheres or suction cups. The sealed package may be made from a preformed plastic film having a bottom and an annular bulge for receiving the finger protection rolled, the whole being closed by a lid heat-sealed. The cleaning surface may be in the form of a patch extending over a portion of the end of the finger guard or alternatively extending over the entire end of the finger guard.

Finally, the finger guard may have a length for receiving a finger on a distance from a knuckle to the entire finger length. BRIEF DESCRIPTION The accompanying drawing shows schematically and as examples of embodiments and variations of the cleaning implement for dental hygiene, object 1 invention.

Figure 1 is a side view of a first embodiment of the utensil, Figure 2 is a section along the line II-II of Figure 1, Figure 3 is a variant of the embodiment of figures 1 and 2, Figure 4 is a top view of a package of plastic material of a second of the utensil embodiment being in the form of a finger guard rolled, Figure 5 is a section along the line VV of Figure 4, Figure 6 is a view of the utensil shown in FIG 4, the latter being held on the end of a finger, Figure 7 is a view of a variant the embodiment of figures 4 to 6, the end of a finger being ready to be introduced into the utensil, Figure 8 is a view of the variant of the fi¬ gure 7, the finger having been introduced into the utensil, Figure 9 is a view of a third mode of execution exé¬ utensil being in the form of a rolled finger protects pro¬ placed inside of a plastic packaging ma- RESPECT preformed, Figure 10 is a section along line XX of the package of Figure 9, Figure 11 shows a hand on one index which the finger guard of the embodiment figures 9 and 10 was held with its end provided with a cleaning patch, Figure 12 is a view of a patch of net¬ toyage located at the end of the finger guard of the embodiments of figures 9 11, the patch having a plurality of bristles lining its surface, Figure 13 shows a variant of the patch of Figure 12, the surface of the patch is filled with small suction cups, Figure 14 is a variant of the patch of the Figure 12, its surface being lined lamellae and bristles, and Figure 15 is a variant of the patch of Figure 12, its surface being lined half ^ spheres mainly for performing a massaging action.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION The first embodiment of the utensil of net¬ toyage for dental hygiene shown in Figure 1 comprises a support 1, the front portion 2 is provided with bristles 3, the front portion 2 extending under the tip of a finger 4 of a user, so as to leave free the par- upper tie the end of said finger. At its part ar¬ Rière, the support 1 is extended upwards to form a circular ring 5, in which the finger is inserted and retained. The bristles 3 of the utensil are impregnated with a product 6 for cleaning, treating and disinfecting tion of the teeth and mouth.

In the embodiment of Figure 1, as in the embodiments that follow with reference to the fi gures 2 to 8, the product 6 for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of the teeth and the mouth may is présen¬ ter form of a gel or toothpaste comprising for example sodium phosphate, fluorine, such as sodium fluoride, a copolymer as well as anticalculus or disinfectant or caregiver component materials. Cleaning product, treatment and dés¬ infection of the teeth and the mouth may also pré¬ Senter as a sea salt or a dental powder comprising sodium fluoride, the myrtle dyeing, tartaric acid, sodium carbonate, magnesium, calcium salts and / or optionally one hundred efferves¬ agent. These dental powders, as pastes and gels, are well known to the art and peu- wind all be used advantageously as prégnation im¬ product of hair 3 or impregnating surface 1 ' utensil.

A rubber finger-protection or a synthetic material, such as latex, is introduced into the pack- 1, as shown at 7, the open end of pro¬ protects finger being rolled on itself in order forming a flange 8 intended to come to bear against the rear of the element 1. the operation of the embodiment of the fi¬ gure 1 which has just been described is of great simplicity. The user inserts his finger shown at 4 in the opening delimited by the collar 8 of the finger guard 7 and enters the ring 5 until the tip of his finger comes to rest on the front part 2 of support 1. the bristles 3 are impregnated with a gel or a powder den- silent 6, the utensil can be used without problem. The finger guard 7, which has been made integral with the support 1 or by adhesive bonding or by hot vulcanization process, may, after the introduction of the end of the user's finger, take place along the finger 4 and so protect it from contact with said finger inside her mouth. When it will be washed teeth, the user can then pull forward protects the back of the finger pro¬ and detach the finger guard 7 and sup¬ port 1 finger. After use, the cookware will be cast and as has been previously discarded packaging étan¬ not shown che enclosing the utensil of the embodiment of Figure 1.

In the section of Figure 2 again sectional front part 2 of the support 1, the rear part of said support being designed to form the 5 born desti¬ ring to retain the end of the user's finger, the pro- protects finger 7 being secured to the ring 5. the front part 2 of the support has bristles 3 and, alternatively, the orifices 4 provided between the bristles 3 in the front part 2 of the support. The utensil shown in the section of Figure 2 shows fi¬ variant in a bag 9 containing a dentifrice gel or paste, which will be propelled to the outside of the utensil along the bristles 3 of the brush by the intermé¬ intermediary of orifices 4 when the finger acting upon its introduction into the holder 2 pressing said po¬ che 9. the bristles 3 of the brush will thus impregnated when the user's finger is inserted into the holder 1 .

It is obvious to those skilled in the art that the bristles 3 shown in the embodiment of Figure 1 and in the variant of the section of Figure 2, as the outer surface of cleaning, may be placed rem¬ by other means, for example by a dull surface cleaning ex¬ formed from a weave comprising rough elements. The bristles may secondly be replaced by a surface having the form of a rough synthetic foam. They can also be rempla¬-financed by a flexible synthetic material surface formed from an injection of plastic or caout¬ Chouc having asperities or flexible spikes. Fina¬ LEMENT the bristles may be replaced by a surface in the form of a small thickness of a synthetic foam having a certain roughness. In the variant of Figure 3, the support 1 is in the form of a flexible cap open at its upper part and within which may be positioned the end of a finger of a user. The surface 10 of higher exté¬ open cap 1 may be present and is a thin sheet of bristles 3, as shown in the operating exé¬ execution of Figures 1 and 2, or by a weaving, a thin plastic layer in the form of foam, or an injection synthéti¬ base material as or rubber having asperities or flexible spikes. A finger guard 7 is made integral with the inté¬ interior of the support 1 by bonding or by heat sealing its open end and is rolled according to the collar 8 as repré¬ sented in the variant of Figure 3, the whole being enclosed in an unshown sealed plastic packaging. Over- rough surface 10 will be as the embodiment of figu¬ res 1 and 2 impregnated with a product for the net¬ toyage, treatment and disinfection of the teeth and the mouth of the user .

The finger guard 7 is shown as tif facultative and if the user is not afraid to get dirty finger, the utensil shown in the variant of Figure 3 may consist simply in the support 1 previously unforeseen nied. In this case, the inner surface of support 1 is provided with an adhesive layer and covered with a plastic sheet, not shown protection as are the plasters. The not shown plastic sheet will 1'avantage protect the interior of the carrier surface 1 and all the more so that the cleaning surface 10 is impregnated exté¬ higher. The user can thus open simple¬ ment the not shown packaging, remove not shown protective sheet and paste the support 1 to the tip of his finger. After use of the utensil of the smiling va¬ of Figure 3, it will pull the bracket 1 from his finger in the same way that one removes a tape and discard.

It is obvious to those skilled in the art that the usten- sile shown in the variant of Figure 3 may pré¬ Senter form of a cap closed on its supé¬ part higher, the cleaning surface 10 circling capu¬ of chon. The user can then simply insert his finger into the cap and use the utensil impregnated with a cleaning product described.

The second embodiment shown in Figs 4-6 comprises a holder 1 which is in the form of a finger guard, the open end was rolled to form a neck 8, all being in a flattened shape and can thus be enclosed in a tight packing for em¬ plastic 11 formed from sheets or strips welded. Packaging presenting on its periphery a notch 12 for tearing the faci¬ LEMENT. In the section of Figure 5, the finger protection contained the support 1 has a central portion 13 contained a recess 13 supporting the cleaning surface or the bristles 10 and wherein the cleaning agent 14, which may be in form of a gel or toothpaste or a salt or a powder is contained. The support 1 thus constituted has on its circumference the annu¬ lar collar 8 and the whole is enclosed in the package 11 plasticizers.

In use, the package 11 is torn open and the user inserts his finger in the sup¬ port or finger guard 1. It then proceeds the collet 8 as shown in Figure 6 and the utensil is then ready for use. As shown in Figure 6, the cleaning surface which is previously impregnated with the product 14 as described above and indicated in reference numeral 10 in Figure 6, may consist of hairs, or in a surface rough formed by a weaving, a synthetic foam or injection rugo¬ having sites and / or spikes. The support 1 may thus be in¬ duced in the mouth being completely protected. After use, it will be cast as in the preceding embodiments. Alternatively, the cleaning surface 10 can extend over the entire circumference of the end of the finger guard.

In the variant of Figures 7 and 8, the finger guard contained the support 1 is inserted into a cup 15 containing the product 14 for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of the teeth and the mouth. The free end of the support 1 is rolled so as to form the collar 8 which will be supported in a groove 16 provided on the outer circumference of the excavator cou¬ 15. The cup 15 with the groove in combination with the carrier or guard finger 1 offer the advantage of maintaining the enclosed cleaning product, treatment and disinfection of the teeth and the mouth 14. the support or finger guard 1 of the embodiment of figures 1 to 8, as well as cups 15 of the embodiment of figures 7 and 8 may be made of dif¬ ferent sizes, a model or model for man, a model or model for ladies and a model or model for children. The inner end of the finger guard of the model for lady is advantageously strengthened to avoid dé¬ tériorations due to nails. The model for children, as well as the model for lady, may advantageously be chosen unforeseen nied different fragrances.

As shown in Figure 7, the user then introduce his finger into the cup 15, which will have the effect of outputting the collar 8 of the groove 16 and to expel the product 14 along the surface net-toyage 10 of the support 1 and impregnate it. The utilisa¬ tor place the collar 8 so as to cover complète¬ ular finger and remove the cup 15. The utensil may be used.

After washing teeth, rein- user troduira her finger into the cup 15 and the roll pro¬ protects finger until the collar thus formed comes to be put in the groove 16. It then lay all .

Dental utensil shown in Figures 9 to 15 comprises a finger guard 17 constructed as in the preceding embodiments of rubber or synthetic material. The finger guard 17 previously rolled so as to form a collar 18 has as shown in section in Figure 10 a central portion 19 provided with bristles or cleaning a surface similar to that these preceding embodiments.

The previously rolled finger guard is placed in a tray 20 formed of plastic ma- niere to have a circular central portion 21 surrounded by an annular groove 22 for receiving the rolled flange 18 of the finger guard 17. The tray 20 can be réa¬ Lisée from a plastic sheet of the type used to produce any packaging for pharma¬ ceuticals, drugstore or for food products, such as containers used to contain cream or butter. Such packages are made from hot-preformed sheet and having a large number of locations for receiving drugs or products, these sheets being closed by heat sealing a closure sheet 23 for enclosing the pro¬ ucts. Thermoformed sheets containing se¬ products NLOR then cut so that each packaged product is in the form shown in figu¬ res 9 and 10.

The central parts 21 of a packaging sheet previously preformed plastic receive a dose 24 of product for cleaning, the treatment or disinfection of the teeth and mouth and finger guard fitted with their central surface treatment 19 are arranged in their slots, so that the collars 18 are placed in the annular groove 22. the closure sheet 23 is positioned and welded by the preformed sheet 20 by thermal means. Each tray élé¬ ment 20 can then be separated by cutting or prepared to be subsequently separated by a dotted cutting.

The annular groove 22 is advantageously réali- Sée so as to retain the finger protection rolled at its establishment prior to installation of the cover 23. It is sufficient for it to provide between the central part 21 of the tray and the groove 22 a thin circular edge on which the collar will be retained 18 placed under slight tension.

When the user sink his finger in the center of the tray 20 after removing the couver¬ key 23, the tray will be slightly deformed by the fact that the central portion 21 is slightly convex. Thus, the action of the finger of the user product will permeate the cleaning surface 19 and distort the container, which will have the effect of outputting the collar 18 of the annular groove 22, said collar 18 closing on the finger the user who run it along her finger.

Figure 11 shows an alternative embodiment of the finger guard of Figures 4-10 place on the forefinger of one hand of a user. The finger guard 7, 17 is provided at its end with a patch 10, 19 of small thickness, adhered or applied hot at the end of pro¬ protects finger 7, 17.

Figures 12, 13, 14 and 15 show variant embodiments of flexible and thin patches. The patch of Figures 12 to 15 are oval in shape and are particularly intended for different uses. The patch of the fi¬ gure 12 has bristles or semi-rigid loops 25 that cover the entire upper part. The patch of 13 is covered at its top 26 small suction cups that will also serve well for cleaning at massage teeth and chives gen¬. The patch of Figure 14 it is covered in its upper part lamellae 27 arranged crosswise and bristles 28 positioned at the places not covered by the strips 27. The patch of Figure 15 has a succession of half-spheres 29 which will be particularly useful for massaging the gums.

patch of Figures 12 to 15 which have just been described may also be produced by molding in one piece with the finger guard 7, 17. This pré¬ Sentera then any end part slightly forced containing ren¬ its thickness in the elements 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 of figures 12 to 15.

The finger guard which have just been described may be made so as to be shorter than those of Figures 1 to 10 so as to cover only the extré¬ moth-eaten or half of the finger on which they are held. Thus, a finger guard covering only the first pha¬ diaper or the first and second phalanges of a finger can advantageously be achieved. On the other hand, the cleaning surface or massage placed at the fingertip can also develop around the entire periphery of the fingertip. In the case of a finger guard a length covering only the first phalanx of a finger, the cleaning surface may then develop on the entire finger guard surface.

Utensils that have been described in re¬ gard the embodiments and variants of FIGS 1 to 15 have the advantage of being very small and is in the form of content utensils in em¬ waterproof and sanitized dangling. They are used once and discarded after use. They represent a great advance in dental hygiene and allow a user to brush the teeth away from home, whether in town or in the countryside. Just the user to have some water in order to proceed with its dental hygiene at all times. Several packages containing the above described utensils can be placed either in a pocket or in a bag and occupy a very small volume. Finally, in all the embodiments which have just been described, the user can select a model in which the finger is completely covered and protected. It avoids any contact with his finger inside her mouth.

Claims

1. A cleaning device for dental hygiene comprising a surface cleaning supported by a gripping member, characterized in that the gripping member is a flexible, thin finger guard (7,17) carrying at its end the surface cleaning or massage (10,13,19), the finger guard being rolled from its open end so as to form a collar (8,18) and enclosed in a tight and aseptic packaging (11,20 and 23).
2. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the finger guard is made of rubber or syn¬ thetic material such as latex.
3. A utensil according to claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning surface (10,13,19) of the utensil is impregnated with a product (6,14,24) for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of the teeth and mouth.
4. Utensil according to claim 1, characterized in that a pocket (9) containing a product (6,14) for the net¬ toyage, treatment and disinfection of the teeth and the mouth is disposed between the finger guard and the cleaning surface (3,10), holes being provided in the cleaning surface.
5. A utensil according to claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning surface (10) is integral with the closed end of the finger guard.
6. A utensil according to claims 1 and 2, carac¬ terized in that the end of the finger guard on the cleaning surface (10,13,19) is inserted into a shovel cou¬ (15) containing a product (14 ) for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of the teeth and the mouth, the cup (15) having at its open end a nure rai¬ (16) outer circular, on which is pla¬ cer the collar (8) formed by finger guard rolled on itself.
7. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning of outer surface (10) of the support (1) is formed of a rough weaving elements.
8. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning of outer surface (10) - the support (1) is a rough synthetic foam.
9. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning of outer surface (10) of the support is made from an injection of a plastic surface or rubber having asperities or peaks.
10. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the cleaning of outer surface (10) of the support (1) is provided with bristles.
11. Utensil according to claim 1, characterized in that the surface cleaning or treatment comprises semi-rigid loops (Fig. 12).
12. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the surface cleaning or treatment comprises lamellae (Fig. 14).
13. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the surface cleaning or treatment comprises a combination of slides, hairs or sou¬ ples peaks (Fig. 14).
14. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the surface cleaning or treatment includes hemispheres (Fig. 15).
15. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the surface cleaning or treatment comprises suction cups (Fig. 13).
16. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the sealed package is made from a preformed plastic film having a bottom (21) and a groove (22) for receiving the annular finger guard rolled, the whole being sealed by a heat-sealed cover.
17. Utensil according to one of claims 7 to 15, ca¬ terized in that the cleaning surface (10,13,19) is in the form of a patch extending over a portion of the end of the finger guard .
18. Utensil according to one of claims 7 to 15, ca¬ terized in that the finger guard of the cleaning surface extends over the entire end of the finger guard.
19. A utensil according to Claim 1, characterized in that the finger protector has a length designed to re¬ cover a finger on a distance from a knuckle to the entire finger length.
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