Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1188823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 27, 1916
Filing dateMar 22, 1916
Priority dateMar 22, 1916
Publication numberUS 1188823 A, US 1188823A, US-A-1188823, US1188823 A, US1188823A
InventorsTheodore R Plank
Original AssigneeTheodore R Plank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tooth-brush attachment.
US 1188823 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

T. R. PLANK.

TOOTH BRUSH ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION FILED MAR-22,1916.

meow ore}? P/an/f,

5g. m rmmu THEODORE R. BLANK, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

TOOTH-BRUSH ATTACHMENT.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 11916.

Application filed March 22, 1916. Serial No. 85,882.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, THEODORE R. PLANK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tooth- Brush Attachments, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an attachment to be used on tooth brushes, and the objects of my invention are: first, to provide a device for massaging the gums at the same time the teeth are being brushed with the bristles of the brush; second, to provide a resilient cover for the hard portion of the brush end for protecting the gums from being bruised and injuredby said hard portion of the brush; third, to provide such attachment that will hold the water and tooth powder among the brush bristles; fourth, to provide such an attachment which is simple, economical of construction, durable, easily applied to the tooth brush and fifth, to provide such an attachment that is applicable to the different makes and shapes of tooth brushes.

With these and other objects in view as will appear hereinafter my invention consists of the certain novel construction and arrangement of portions as will be hereinafter described in detail and particularly set forth in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the characters of reference thereon which form a part of this specification, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a tooth brush showing a sectional longitudinal view of my attachmentrmounted thereon. Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of a tooth brush showing my attachment mounted thereon, in elevation. Fig. 3 is a sectional view through A-B of Fig. 2 and Fig. 4 is a plan view of the brush showing the bristles extending upwardly and showing my attachment mounted thereon. A

Similar characters of reference refer to similar portions of my attachment throughout the several views.

My attachment consists of a resilient covering for the brush end, and is prefer ably of rubber. It is provided with a portion 1 adapted to fit over the body of the portion holding the bristles adapted to prevent this body portion from bruising and lacerating the gums. It is provided in one end with an aperture 2 adapted to be stretched over the handle of the brush in placing it in position and fits tightly around the handle making it practically water tight. From this portion 1 the body portion 3 extends upwardly, fitting closely the outside bristles of the brush and it extends upwardly to approximately flush with the ends of the bristles of the brush. The upper edge is reinforced at 4 to provide a broadened surface for contacting with the gums while brushing the teeth for massaging said gums. It will be noted that this attachment is practically water tight when placed on the brush in position for use as shown in the drawings therefore any water or powder placed on the bristles of the brush in this attachment will be retained therein. It will also be noted that this attachment is readily removed from the brush for cleaning or sterilizing both the brush and the attachment.

It is obvious that with this attachment there is provided a means to be used in connection with tooth-brushes that will protect the gums from being bruised and lacerated by the hard portion of the brush contacting therewith, that the broadened surface 4 provides a widened surface for massaging the gums while the teeth are being brushed and end thereof adapted to be stretched tightly over the handle whereby said cover is made water tight.-

3. In an attachment for tooth brushes, a

' resilient cover inclosing the end of the bristle end of the tooth brush, and the bristles therein, provided with an aperture in one end adapted to be stretched over the handle of the brush providing a tight fit and a broad-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3183538 *Nov 23, 1962May 18, 1965Hubner OttoPortable electric toilet apparatus
US5144712 *May 6, 1991Sep 8, 1992Hansel Gail WDisposable toothbrush
US5604951 *Dec 30, 1994Feb 25, 1997Shipp; Anthony D.Prophy toothbrush
US5836033 *Aug 29, 1994Nov 17, 1998Berge; HaraldToothbrush for brushing teeth and massaging gums
US5926899 *Sep 11, 1997Jul 27, 1999Scott; Tony CurtisToothbrush with a protective covering
US5930860 *Mar 27, 1996Aug 3, 1999Shipp; Anthony D.Prophy bristle toothbrush
US6192544 *Mar 24, 1998Feb 27, 2001Maxim D. PersidskyToothbrush with protective bumper, and method
US6571417 *Jun 5, 2000Jun 3, 2003James Albert Gavney, Jr.Dentition cleaning device and system
US6658688Sep 17, 2002Dec 9, 2003James A. Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6820299Mar 5, 2003Nov 23, 2004James A. Gavney, Jr.Dentition cleaning device and system
US6820300Aug 13, 2003Nov 23, 2004James A. Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6859969Jun 3, 2003Mar 1, 2005James A. Gavney, Jr.Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same
US6865767Sep 19, 2001Mar 15, 2005James A. Gavney, Jr.Device with multi-structural contact elements
US6944903May 5, 2004Sep 20, 2005Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7047589Oct 6, 2004May 23, 2006Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7051394Jun 30, 2004May 30, 2006Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7069615Jun 30, 2004Jul 4, 2006Gavney Jr James ASqueegee device and system
US7089621Jun 18, 2004Aug 15, 2006Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush
US7137163Sep 27, 2002Nov 21, 2006Colgate-Palmolive CompanyPower toothbrush and power source
US7168125Oct 14, 2004Jan 30, 2007Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush
US7181799Oct 24, 2003Feb 27, 2007Eegee, LlcOral-care device and system
US7363675Sep 26, 2005Apr 29, 2008Gavney Jr James ASqueegee device and system
US7434288Aug 24, 2004Oct 14, 2008Gavney Jr James AOral care device with multi-structural contact elements
US7562411Aug 19, 2004Jul 21, 2009Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US7743448Aug 19, 2005Jun 29, 2010Gavney Jr James ADevice and system with moving squeegee fields
US7814603Mar 29, 2005Oct 19, 2010Gavney Jr James APowered toothbrush with polishing elements
US7814604Mar 14, 2005Oct 19, 2010Gavney Jr James ADevice with multi-structural contact elements
US7877833Jul 6, 2005Feb 1, 2011Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US7954191Apr 9, 2007Jun 7, 2011Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush
US7962991Aug 14, 2006Jun 21, 2011Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush
US7975339Jul 20, 2004Jul 12, 2011Gavney Jr James AAquatic scrubber
US7975343Jun 21, 2006Jul 12, 2011Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush
US8141192 *Jun 12, 2009Mar 27, 2012Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US8141194May 4, 2005Mar 27, 2012Gavney Jr James AAbsorbent structures with integrated contact elements
US8276231Dec 7, 2005Oct 2, 2012Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US8276233Dec 3, 2004Oct 2, 2012Gavney Jr James AMulti-directional wiping elements and device using the same
US8522386May 26, 2011Sep 3, 2013Colgate-Palmolive CompanyOral care implement
US8800091Aug 13, 2013Aug 12, 2014Colgate-Palmolive CompanyOral care implement
WO1996020654A1 *Dec 15, 1995Jul 11, 1996Anthony D ShippProphy toothbrush
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/110, 601/141, 433/216, 15/167.1, D04/113
Cooperative ClassificationA46B2200/1066