US 1155343 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. H. EKMAN & P. J. GALLAGHER.
APPLICATION FILED DEC.8.1914.
, 1,155,343. Patented 0m. 1915.
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rinrrnn srar s ATE W E ALBERT H. EKMAN. AND reritrciz 1T. GALLAGHER, or SPGKANE, wesnnveroiv,
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented net. 5, 1915.
Application filed nece ber a, 1914. Serial-No. 876,036.
To all whom it may concern; v
Be it known that we, ALnnnr H. EKMAN and PATRICK J. GALLAGHER, citizens of the United States, residing at Spokane, in the county of Spokane and State of W'ashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Disinfectant- Containers, oi which the following is a specification;
The object of this invention is to provide an improved form of disinfecting container for retention and purification of articles which; aroused upon variousparts of the person, such articles as tooth brushes and thelike.
It is well known that matter which settles upon the teeth and which is removed by a tooth brush, contains a great deal of bacteria which if allowed to propagate would render a tooth brush extremely unhygienic and totally unfit for use after a short period of time. If on the contrary, the tooth brush is thoroughly disinfected after each applioation of use, the brush may be properly employed throughout the life of the bristles thereof. I v p Now it is one of the features of this invention to provide a container having an open portion, whiclnis preferably in the form of an open bottom, and whichis maintained closed by a novel form of closure structure. I
In themost improved embodiment of the invention, the closnre structure includes a container for the disinfectant, which may be in the form ofa capsule and which is held by the closure structure in "an interior position with respect to the container.
Other features and objects of the inven tion will be more fully described in "connection with the accompanying drawing, and will be more particularly pointed out in and by. the appended claims In the drawing :Figure is a view in side elevation illustrating one form ofthe invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view ofthe device shown in Fig. 1. Fig. ll is asectional view on the line 1l'ol Fig.2 withthe parts on an enlarged scale. -Fig. 5 is a detail perspeotiveview of the capsule or dis infectan t container. f
Like characters of reference designate similar parts throughout the different figures of the drawing.
As illustrated, the improved container is embodied in a tube of transparent material,
such as glass, as indicated at 1, the upper end 2 being closed and the lower end 3 being open. In the form shown it is intended vto support the container in an inverted position and the same is provided with. a bead a somewhat nearer the closed than the; open end. A support 5 is provided whichinay be inthe form of a clip, having embracing an open ended ferrule 8 whichgis shown .in-
teriorly threaded for threadedengagement with exterior threads on the open portionor lower end 3,, of the container 1. The ferrule S is provided with an inturned gasket or packing flange 9, whereby a ring packing or gasket 10 may be interposed between the flange. 9 and thelower margin of the open end 3. ()nc portion of the flange 9, as-indicated at 11,- isjextended radially inwardly tofor'm a supportnfora disinfectant holder 12, illustrated as being formed integral with flange 9. The holder 12 is perforated, as .in-. dicat-ed at (13, and a cap 14: provides for etiiciency. of tar extraction.
In order to close the lower end of the coir-v tainer 1,a closure l5is provided which is shownhinged, as at 16, to the ferrule A suitable spring fastener 17, 'niounted on the closurelfi, engages ferrule 8 above a bead 18 thereon inlsuch a manner as to retain the closure 15 in the closing position shown in full lines in Fig. 4e. Tight closure may be.
effected by seating a disk gasketor packing 19 in the bottom of closure 15 so that when the latter is moved into a closing position, the gasket 19 will be tightly impinged between the packing flange 9 and theclos'ure 15.
Ihe container 1 is preferably formed of a transparent material, 'such as glass, andthe closure 15 not only functions to close the container 1, but also to form a support for holding an article in the container, such 'article being illustrated as a'tooth brush .20 which is supported by closure 15, and which is automatically released fr'omthe container 1 when jtheclosure 15is opened. We preferably use a disinfectant which generates a gas when the air in the,container 1 is moistened by the moisture of the length of time. c
It will be readily seen that when the conbristles of the tooth brush so that the will thoroughly'permeate the bristles and destroy the germs. WVhen the moisture in the air has been taken up by generation of r the disinfecting gas, the disinfectant material will'then no longer be drawn upon and therefore a single capsule or charge of such material will last for a considerable tainer may be readily detached from its support so asto be immersed in a'boiling .fluid.
It is believed that the advantages and utility of thisinvention will be fully understood from the foregoing description,.and while only one specific form thereof has been shown, it will be understood that the invention is not to be limited to such specific showing except for such limitations as the claims may import.
We claim r 1. In a disinfecting device, a container havinga threaded open portion, a closure device for said open portion comprising an open ended threadedferrule adapted to be turned onto said portion and having a gasket engaging flange, a ring gasket interposed between said flangeand said portion, a disinfectant holder carried by said ferrule'and disposedinteriorly of said container, a 010'- sure hinged to said ferrule for closing the 1 open end of said container, and a disk gasket interposedbetween said closure and the flange of said ferrule, substantially as described. 1
2. In a disinfecting device, a container having a threaded open portion, a support for said containertdisposingthe same with its open portion downwardly, a closure device for said open portioncomprising an open ended threaded ferrule adapted to be turned onto said portion and having a gasket engaging flange, a ring gasket interposed between said flange and said portion, a dis infectant holder carried by said ferrule and disposed interiorly of said container, a closure hinged to said ferrule for closing the open end of said'container, and a disk gasket interposed between said closure and the flange of said ferrule, substantially as de-' scribed.
3. In a disinfecting device, a tubular con-' tainer having a closed and an open end, a support for holding said container in an inverted position with'its open end downwardly, a ferrule secured to the open end of .said container and provided with a disinfectant holder disposedinteriorly of said container, and closure hinged to" said ferrule forclosing the container and supporting the article to be disinfected therein, substantially as described.
4. In a disinfecting device, a tubular con-.
tainer having a closed and an open end, a
support for holding said container 1n an inverted position with its Sopen end downwardly, aferrulesecured to the open endof said container and provided with a disinfectant holder disposed-"interiorly of said container, and a'closure forattachmentto said ferrule for'closing the open'end ofsaid container and supporting the article to be disinfected therein, substantially as described.
5 Ina disinfecting device,atubular.con-
tainer having a closed and'an open end, a
ferrule securedto the open end of 'said C0115 tainer and provided with a disinfectant holder disposed interiorly of said container,
and a closure for' attachmentto said ferrule to close the open end of said container for direct engagement with the article to be disinfected to prevent discharge of the article from said container, substantially as de'- scribed. v
7. In a disinfectant device, a container having an open'portion, an open ended ferrule having one end secured to the open portion of said container and having a disinfectant holder rigidly secured thereto and disposed interiorly of thecontaine'r when said ferrule is attached to the latter, and a closure hinged to said ferrule for closing the remaining end of the latter and the open portion of said container and forming an abutment for direct engagement by the article'in said container to prevent discharge I of'the article from thelatter, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof we affix our signa- I tures in presence oftwo witnesses.
' V ALBERT H. EKMAN. PATRICK J. GALLAGHER; Witnesses:
H. E. SoANTLEMaN, EDNA BROYLES.
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