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Publication numberUS1929318 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1933
Filing dateOct 25, 1930
Priority dateOct 25, 1930
Publication numberUS 1929318 A, US 1929318A, US-A-1929318, US1929318 A, US1929318A
InventorsKlosky Paul M
Original AssigneeKlosky Paul M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Thumb-sucking preventative device
US 1929318 A
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Oct. 3, 1933. P. M. KLOSKY THUMB SUCKING PREVENTATIVE DEVICE Filed Oct. 25, 1930 l l I 1 I I PAM 1% (105K) abkozmw Patented Oct. 3, 1933' 1,929,318 7 THUMB-SUCKING ,PREVENTATIVE DEVICE Paul M. Klosky, Detroit, Mich. Application ctober 25, 1930. Serial No. 491,283

' 1 Claim. (o1. 12s 1ss) v This invention relates to finger cots and has for its object theproduction of a simple and efiicient finger, cot, which is adapted to prevent a child from sucking his thumb or other fingers.

Another object of this invention is the production of a simple and efiicient finger cot, which is provided with longitudinally extending air channels, which will cause the child to suck air up through the. channels when attempting to suck its thumb, thereby tending to break the child of the habit of sucking itsathumb or other fingers of the hand.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will appear throughout the following specification and claims;

In the drawing:-

Figure 1 is a plan view of a child's hand showing the finger cot mounted upon the thumb, the hand being shown in dotted lines.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the finger cot partially broken away and partially shown in section.

Figure 3 is an end elevationof the structure shown in Figure 2.

Figure 41s a section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a side elevation partly broken away and shownin section of a modified form of the invention. Figure 6 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Figure 5.

Figure '7 is a section taken on the line 7-7 of Figure 5, and a Figure 8 is a side elevation partly shown in J section of a third form of my invention.

Referring to the drawing by numerals, it will be noted that l designates the finger cot which may be made of rubber such as gum rubber or other suitable or desired material, and this finger cot comprises an elongated body constructed to receive the thumb or finger of a hand. The outer end of the body is closed and is preferably formed to constitute a rounded nose 2. The body of the cot 1 is also provided with a depending lip 3 at its inner end, which is preferably tapered as shown in the drawing, and is provided with a suitable aperture 4 for the purpose of receiving a string or other anchoring means 5 whereby the cot may be tied to the wrist of the child when it is so desired.

As shown clearly in Figures 1 to 5 inclusive the body is provided with a .plurality of pairs of spaced longitudinally extending ribs 6, which extend from the nose 2 to the opposite open end 7 of the cot. These ribs 6 are provided with parallel faces 8 arranged in spaced relation to produce a longitudinally extending channel way 9 between the ribs 6, the outer faces of the ribs 6 being preferably beveled as indicated at 10' to prevent injury to the mouth of the child. These ribs 6 conform to the contour of the body of the, cot 1 and are curved and slightly tapered toward the outer end of the cot 1 or toward the nosel2 as indicated at 11 1 I I As shown clearly in Figures 3 and 4, the sets or pairs of ribs 6 are formed integral with the wt 1 and are preferably arranged in radiating relation with respect to each other, thereby pro-. viding a plurality of .longitudinally extending channel ways extending from-the inner toward these channel waysi9 will convey streams of air child of the habit of sucking its thumb.

, As shown in Figures 5, 6, and 7 there is indicated a modified form of the invention, wherein the cot comprises a body 1A having a plurality 0 the outer end of the body. As the child places the cot in its mouth and sucks thereon, naturally into the mouth of the child, tending to break the I erably formed integral with the body of the cot and are provided with openings 15 at their respective ends to permit air to readily pass longitudinally of the body 1A. Apertures 16 are also formed adjacent the outer or forward ends of the tubes 12 and are located near the outer end of the nose 14. The outer ends of the tubes 12 are preferably beveled or merged into the contour of the nose as indicated clearly at 17 in Figure 5.

In Figure 8 I have illustrated a further embodiment of the invention, wherein, the cot body 1A is turned to have the inner face form the outer face of the cot. This may be accomplished by merely forcing the nose 14 inwardly and reversing the cot or turning the same inside out. place the tubes 12A within the interior of thecot and the openings 16 will constitute a means for permitting the air to escape through the nose of the cot. As shown clearly in Figures 5 and 8 the usual lip 18 is provided having an aperture 19 formedtherein to permit the attachment of the cot to the wrist of the child, by passing a string or other suitable securing means therethrough.

It should be understood that this device may I be manufactured out of vulcanized rubber, sponge rubber or any suitableor desired material without departing from the spirit of the invention, so

This will 7 long as these changes fall within the scope or appended claim.

What is claimed is:


As a new article of manufacture, a. cot closed at its outer end and provided on its exterior with spaced pairs of longitudinally extending ribs,

' said ribs extending from the inner end of the cot to' a point adjacent the closed outer end and PAUL M. KLOSKY.

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US2442176 *Jun 29, 1946May 25, 1948Augusta Orr EleanorThumb sucking inhibitor or novelty device
US2498122 *Mar 27, 1947Feb 21, 1950Haniuk Nicholas KDigit sucking deterrent
US2783759 *Oct 28, 1954Mar 5, 1957Doyless Hill LutherGlove for preventing thumb sucking
US4396014 *Feb 12, 1981Aug 2, 1983Michael PaceThumb-sucking discouragement device
US4951689 *Jun 17, 1988Aug 28, 1990Jones J PaulArmoring system for protective body covers
US4953568 *Mar 1, 1990Sep 4, 1990Theisler Charles WAdjustable thumb brace
US5474093 *Jul 22, 1993Dec 12, 1995Pettiet; Monte C.Thumb sucker training device
US7900636Apr 27, 2007Mar 8, 2011April NastroFinger sucking deterrent devise and method of use of same
U.S. Classification128/880
International ClassificationA61F5/50
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/50
European ClassificationA61F5/50