US 1202971 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. P. DAIBER.
ALVEOLAR TREATMENT APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 27,1915. 7
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 31, 1916.
Application filed December 27,1915. Serial No. 68,721.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES P. DAIBER, a citizen of the United States. residing in Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Alveolar-Treatment Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to dental suction apparatus and the principal object is to provide a simple and economically operated dental massage device for individual use.
It is also an object to provide a vacuum producing device in connection with an applicator of suitable form that may be operated by a sufferer from gum disease, the power required being supplied by the common water supply.
It is a further object to provide a simple controlling means in conjunction with the applicator and vacuum member by which the suction'niay be varied, intermitted or altered to suit individual requirements.
It is a still further object to provide a receptacle in connection with the controlling device which is of a transparentmaterial so that the results of the suction and treatment may be visible and no secretions .or exudates removed in the treatment will be carried into the other tubes and interfere with the efliciency of the apparatus.
In the drawings accompanying this specification Figure 1 is a general view with the parts in section and clearly showing the application of the invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1, both sections being viewed in the direction of the arrows.
More specifically in the drawings numerals are used to designate the component parts, the numeral 5 designating the gum applicator of well known construction, provided with the engaging lips 6-6 adapted to extend on either side of the gum in close approximation to the margins of the teeth, the lips widening to a base that preferably 18 provided with a channel that communicates with a nipple 7 to which the flexible tube 8 is secured. This tube 8 is of such length as to readily reach from the receptacle 9 when held in the patients hand with the applicator applied to the patients gums, this receptacle being formed of a transparent body 10 of convenient form to be held in the hand and tightly closed by the apertured member 11. l
The member 11 is formed of metal and is provided with the nipple'l2 engaged by the tube 8, this nipple having a passage therethrough and extending downwardly in the body of the closure and preferably extended lnto the container below the level of the other channel by the small tube 14. The other channel communicates with another and oppositely disposed nipple 15 which is" adapted to afford communication with a flexible tube 16. Intermediate these two channels and communicating directly to the outside is another channel or bore; that is tapered at its inner portion to form a seat for the valve 17, this valve being provided with a valve stem that extends through the bore and is surrounded by a coiled spring 18. This spring 18 bears against the outer surface of the closure and against the lower portion of the head 19 secured to the valve stem in any well known manner, so thattlie spring holds the valve normally closed against the amount of vacuum formed by the vacuum producing member, a bore 20 affording communication with the bore for the valve stem to relieve the vacuum. This vacuum or partial vacuum producer consists of a body 21 and a neck provided with a bore that aflords communication with the nipple 22 to which the other end of the long tube 16 is secured, this bore communicating with the axially disposed bore 23, being p'referablv for the lower portion of its length parallel with bore 23 and joining the latter below its communication with the concentrio and also straight bore 24 that affords communication with the bowl 25, this bore 24 being of less diameter and in line with the bore 23, these relations being a condition precedent to the efficient operation of the device.
The bowl 25 is provided with an apertured closure 26, the aperture therein being of such size as to fit over the common water bib, cook or faucet and allow the outlet of the latter to be securely and watertightly gripped by the flexible gripper or gasket 27 which is held in place by the closure and is preferably of the somewhat inverted cone shape, to allow the water tofill the large bowl provided and exert a steady and eddy free pressure of the water from the source to which the faucet is an outlet. This member is preferably of, metal and to cover the plugs (not shown) that are required in the machining to produce the form of the bores for the air from the nipple 22 and to lighten the structure as well as to extend the length of the water channel, the
tube 28 is fitted over the neck and extends some distance below the end of the bore 23, and'serves as a support for the wire screen 29 or a perforated plate as desired, placed slightly above the outlet so as to break the force of the water and prevent splashing as it passes away. a
The operation will be readily understood, the proper size applicator having been determined, the vacuum member is placed over the bib and the water turned on, and the requisite suction is created at the applicator, namely to clamp the lips 6-6 firmly to the gums, and Withdraw any secretion adjacent thereto, and this pressure may be intermitted to produce massage by an operator or the patient, on whom the treatment is made, this device being particularly adapted for the treatment and cure of pyorrhea, the secretions being collected in the receptacle 10 vacuum producing member secured to the outlet of said receptacle.
2. A dental apparatus adapted to treat the gums, comprising a gum applicator provided with a passaged nipple, a tube attached to said nipple and one opening in a valve'controlled receptacle, a valve controlled receptacle adapted to retain and show secretions and provided with a plurality of openings, and a vacuum producing member connected to the other of said openings in said receptacle.
3. A dental gum treating apparatus comprising a gum applicator, a tube connected therewith, a vacuum controlling member attached to the other end of said tube, a second tube connected to said controlling member and to a vacuum producing member, and a vacuum producing member provided with a chambered body having a bowl and a bore of small size, said bore entering a larger bore concentric thereto to carry water from said bowl, together with an air carrying bore entering said larger bore and aifording com munication with said second tube, whereby suction is produced in said applicator.
4- An alveolar treating device comprising a dental suction applicator, a tube connected therewith, a valved suction controlling member connected to the other endof said tube, said member having a channel extending into a dependent secretion holding member, a dependent secretion holding member secured to said valved suction controlling member, a second tube connected to said controlling member, and a suction producing member secured to the other end of said second tube.
CHARLES P. DAIBER.