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Publication numberUS1996205 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1935
Filing dateAug 25, 1933
Priority dateJan 23, 1933
Publication numberUS 1996205 A, US 1996205A, US-A-1996205, US1996205 A, US1996205A
InventorsCharles J F Jackson
Original AssigneeCharles J F Jackson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Instrument for treating teeth
US 1996205 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 2, 1935.

C. J. F. JACKSON INSTRUMENT FOR 'TREATING TEETH Filed Aug. 25, 1933 patnted, 'j 5,. ,t p a UNITED STATES PATENT Charles Jackson, Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Canada a Application August 25, 1933, Serial No. 686,716

. In Canada January 23, 1933 'iociaims. (01432-39 The invention relates to "improvements in in-, strument at the other .end thereof. The latter? struments for treating teeth andan object of the end of the handle is shown straightor nonsbent invention is to provide'asimple, inexpensive and in: Figure 1 and Figure 2 and the sides thereof are efficient instrument for cleaning, massaging or rounded as shown.

B medicating the teeth, particularly in any location In the extremity of the handle, I make a taper' not readily accessible, such as, in the inter-proxiing hole 4 which passes entirely through the han-' mal areas between the teeth and also the areas dle end, the taper being a gradual one asbest adjacent to the gums. shown in FigureZ. H A pickor applicator 5 is sup:-

A further object is to providean instrument in plied,'which is also tapered and is adapted tobe v the form of a pick or applicator carried by a passed through the holeiin the handle in the 10 handle and mounted thereon so that it can be manner best shown in Figure'2 and is adapted readily removed by theuser for replacement purto .become jammed in the hole under pressure. poses and positioned such that it can be convenand by virtue of the taper. The pick may be made 7 iently used for both cleaning, massaging or medi-. from any suitable material and in this regard I W ll cating purposes. H might mention that I have found that awooden'. l5

A further object is to providea pick or applipick efiectively serves my purpose, a cator having a tapering endadapted to be fric- Prior to inserting the pick'in the hole, I apply. tionally received within a tapering hole provided a covering material It thereon, such as absorbent in the handle and to enclose the pick in a matecotton and. after having applied the absorbent rial, such as absorbent cotton; for cleaning, mascotton, I insert the small end of the pickinthe 20' saging or medicating purposes and also serving to large end of the hole and then force,the;pick effectively jam the head of the pick in thehole into thehole until the large end ofit becomes of the handle, yet allowing of ready removal of firmly jammed in the handle hole as shown in.

the pick when desired for replacementpurposes; Figure t A further object is to so position the pick in re- It willbe observed that the covering material 25 lation to the handle that'it can be conveniently is jammed betweenfthe wall of the hole'and1the used. large end of the pick so'that the covering'material A further object is to provide a keeper carried as well as the pick are tightly held in place. by the handle and adapted when in use to posi- When a straight handle is used, the hole passes, tively prevent the loosening or escape of the pick. therethrough angularly so that the instrument 30 With the above more important objects in view, is in an angular position in respect to the handle. the invention consists essentially in thearrange- It can obviously be positioned, however, to obtain ment and construction of parts hereinafter more the same result by bending the end of the handle particularly described, reference being had to the carrying the instrument as shown in Figure 3 and accompanying drawing, in which:- having the hole passing through the bent end 35 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a tooth brush with its major axis positioned at right angles to having the handle thereof equipped with my inthe longitudinal axis of such bent handle endstrument. 1 The picks used can be blunt or pointed as Fig. 2 is an enlarged detailed vertical sectional shown in Figures 4 and 5 nd in fact y be view longitudinally and centrally through one end any desired shape for operating on the teeth 4 of the handle. ums. I

Fi 3 i a, vi w imilar to Figure 2 and showing One can. use this instrument to effectively the end of the handle bent at an obtuse angle. l an, massage or medicate the -pr a Fig. 4 is a side view of a sharp pointed pick or areas between the teeth and adjacent to the gums applicator, and obviously any desired cleaning, medicinal Fig. 5 is a side view of a blunt pointed pick or polishing, ing 01' lubricating agent can applicator. V be used as it will readily adhere to or be ab- Fig. 6 is an enlarged cross sectional view at sorbed by the absorbent cotton. 6-6 Figure 2. With a construction as described, there is a In the drawing like characters of reference Small p ss that w One is Working On 50 indicate corresponding parts in the several his teeth with the instrument, the constant back figures, 1 I pressure on the point of the pick might loosen the I have herein shown my invention as intropick in the hole. This possibility can be entirely duced on a tooth brush handle, the handle I havremoved by using a compar v ly ll k p ing the brush 2 at one end thereof and my inl slidably connected to the handle in a location adjacent the hole and adapted in its forward position to overlie the head of the pick in the hole and positively prevent escape thereof. The keeper spans the end of the handle and is provided with inturned tongues or flanges I adapted to enter longitudinally extending receiving channels 8 formed in the sides of the handle.

The body of the handle is cut away so that the exteriorfface 'oflthej keeper lies flush with the face of the handle and friction is relied upon to hold the keeper in any set position. Obviously. one can readily shift the keeper with his finger or thumb to a position overlying,; r-;clear of-the head of the pick. A keeper of this kind is very simple and inexpensive in construction' and re liable in use but of course any other means could be used for the purpose the -scopeof the;

appended claims.

I wish it to be understood, however, that thel device may be made with or without the keeper as I, have .foundthat for all practical purposes, if;

one eifectivel'y iani's the, tapered" oOfitOncovered picklinfthe 'tapere'dlhole, it'will remainfixed-in place whenin use. 'If one is careless, however, when jamming thepick, the keeper will insure of the eifectiveholdinglofthe pick.

What I claim asiny'invention is:'-,

adentalinstrument, a handle, having a tapering. orifice passing, therethrough and a.-

therfepver and adapted ,to prevent withdrawal of a thefinstrument from saidlorifice. 2; A handle having a. hole passingv there;

through, an instrument extending from the handle; and] having one, end; contained. within the hole-and an absorbent, material covering theinstrumentandfjammed between the body of the instrument and the wall ,ofthe hole,

3'; Affhandle having. a tapering hole passing through onel end thereof, aninstrument l having a tapering end adapted to'enter the hole andabsorbentmaterial covering the instrument and frictionally jammed between the tapering .end of the jnstrumentand, the wall of the, hole;

4. A handle having a hole passing there through, an instrument extending from the handle and having one endreceived within the hole and absorbent cotton enclosing the instrument and jammed between the said end of the instrument and the wall of the hole.

5. A handle having a gradually tapering hole passing therethrough, a tapering instrument having the large end received within the hole and absorbent cotton covering the instrument and frictionally jammed between the large end of the instrument and the wall of the hole.

6. A- handlehaying a tapering hole passing angularly through one end thereof, a tapering pick hpJ/ingthe large'encrthereof received within the hole and absorbent cotton covering the instrument and-ifriGtiQnaIly-jammed between the large endzofqthe instrument and the wall of the hole.

LA handle having a tapering hole passing through one end thereof and a tapering instrument having thelarge endlthereof received within thelholeanda keeper slidably attached to the handle and normally overlying the largetend of; the hole.

8. Ahandle having'a tapering; hole passing? through. one end, thereof, an instrument; having a tapering end adapted to enter the hole, an ab-- sorbent material covering the instrument and. frictionally jammed-between the: tapering end of the instrumentv and the wall of the 11018; and normally overlying the large end of the hole.

9. Ahandle having ,a hole in one. end thereof, a dental-applicator, extending from. the handleand entering the'hole and an absorbent mate rial enshrouding the applicator andjammedbetween therapplicator, and the wallof the. handle hole.

10; A handle having a tapering hole. passing therethrough andja tapering instrument having: the large end thereof receivedwithin thegholer and, a. keeper attached to the handle for-end? wise sliding movement ,thereofand normally. overlying the; large .end of 4 the hole andjadapteda to prevent withdrawal of thinstrument; from; thehole.


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U.S. Classification132/309, 601/141, 15/167.1
International ClassificationA46B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B15/0055, A46B2200/1066, A46B15/0069
European ClassificationA46B15/00C7, A46B15/00C