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Publication numberUS1171177 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1916
Filing dateMar 31, 1915
Priority dateMar 31, 1915
Publication numberUS 1171177 A, US 1171177A, US-A-1171177, US1171177 A, US1171177A
InventorsJohn Peale De L Eau
Original AssigneeJohn Peale De L Eau
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dental-floss holder.
US 1171177 A
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Jl P. DE LEAU.

DENTAL F.LOSS HOLDER.

APPLICATION mib MAR. 3l, 1915.

1,171,177. vPatented F6b.8,1916.

WIT/VES' s y v mja JOE ai@ /zfmy pose, and cut oii'1 by means of a cutting blade, preferably V-shaped, shown at 25, Figs. a and 5, projecting from the disk 16; the arms ll and l2 may now be forced toward each other manually, thereby disengaging the plates 13 from the clips 9, and the capireversed into the position shown in Fig. 2, the device now being ready for storage, as in a pocket or the like.`

It will thus be seen that I provide a container for dental floss wherein said oss is Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A device of the class described, comprising a container for a supply of dental thread, a cap adapted to be reversed there on, means for holding said cap in place, two arms in pivotal connection with said container, a plate on each arm engaged by the respective cap holding means when said cap is removed therefrom, one of said arms being tubular to permitvthe passage of said thread therethrough, and means for holding a length of said thread between said arms under tension in position for use. v

2. A device of the class described, comprising a tube, a removable cap therefor, a vial in said tube, adapted to contain a supply of dental thread, two arms in pivotal connection with said tube through one of which said thread is passed, means fol holding said arms in spread positions, and means for detachably holding the end of said thread on the other of said arms.

3. A device of the class described, coniprising a tube, a removable cap therefor, a vial in said tube, adapted to contain a supply of dental thread, two arms in pivotal connection with said tube and through one of which said thread is passed, means for holding said arms in spread positions, means for clamping said thread in the arm through which it is passed, and means for detachably holding the end of said thread on the other of said arms.

4. A device of the class described, comprising a container forv a supply of dental thread, a cap adapted to be reversed thereon, means for holding said cap in place, two arms in pivotal connection with said container, a plate on each arm engaged by the respective cap holding means and jointlyr forming a. cover for said container when said cap is reversed, one of said arms being tubular to permit the passage of said thread, and means for tensionally holding a portion of said thread between the outer ends of said arms.

In testimony whereof IV have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

R. W. BENNETT, I-I. VL. ANDnRsoN.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
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US3106216 *Jul 14, 1961Oct 8, 1963Kirby James BTooth cleaning device
US4827952 *Oct 27, 1987May 9, 1989Peter KosDental flosser and dental floss
US5267579 *Jun 22, 1990Dec 7, 1993Bushberger Todd EOscillating flossing implement
US5816271 *Dec 14, 1995Oct 6, 1998Dynaproducts, Inc.Self-guiding flosser
US5860435 *May 8, 1997Jan 19, 1999Hippensteel; Joseph B.Dental floss holder with an automatic floss tensioning means
WO1997021395A1 *Dec 13, 1996Jun 19, 1997Dynaproducts IncSelf-guiding flosser
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/324
International ClassificationA61C15/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61C15/046
European ClassificationA61C15/04E