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Publication numberUS2187077 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1940
Filing dateAug 1, 1938
Priority dateAug 1, 1938
Publication numberUS 2187077 A, US 2187077A, US-A-2187077, US2187077 A, US2187077A
InventorsErickson Prentis E
Original AssigneeErickson Prentis E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tooth brush supporting device for tooth massaging apparatus
US 2187077 A
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2,187,077 AVRATUS- Jani. 16, 1940. P. E. ERICKSON TOOTH BRUSH SUPPORTING DEVICE FOR TOOTH MASSAGING APP Filed Aug. 1., 1938 Patented Jan'. 16, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT omer.

TooTn BRUSH SUPPORTING DEVICE Fon TooTH MASSAGING APPARATUS Prentis E. Erickson, Minneapolis, Minn. r Application August 1, 1938, Serial No. 222,475

v 4 Claims.

This invention relates. to improvements in tooth brush supporting and tooth massaging ap-L paratus, and more particularly to a portable motor driven vibrator or oscillator having means upon its casing for resiliently and positively supporting a tooth brush, whereby an efcientand effective massage and cieaning ofr the teeth may be accomplished. l

`.A11 object of the invention is to provide lan 'l0 improved resilient support mounted upon a vi- Ibrating or oscillating motor, whereby a tooth brush may be readily placed and locked in the support, and mayeffect the ldesired rotative movement of the Atooth brush, whichlmovement p ,l5 'is very essential to the proper cleansing of the brush in operative position while cleaning the' teeth. 25; v Other objectswill proceeds.

In the accompanying drawing which forms a part ofmy application,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved 30 device; ,v

'l Figure 2 is a side elevation of my improved device; i 1 Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on thevline 3--3 of` Figure 1; "i: 35 v Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 1;

Figure 5 is a perspective View of the tooth brush handle'supporting jaws, and

Figure 6 is a perspective view ofthe resilient appear asthe description 40 body member showing the resilient jaw and laterl ally extending handle engaging securing stud.

Like characters of reference are used throughyout the following specification vand the accompanying drawing to designate corresponding 45 parts.

In carrying out my invention, I provide aV suitable motor I having a shaft 2 and a counterweight 3 mounted ofi center on. said shaft, l whereby a rotary oscillating motion may be 50 imparted.

standing resilient portion 'I' formedV with the oppositely extending Acurved kjaws t and 9, and with the handle engaging stud It, the same being .struck from the said Vbody portion l. Supported upon` the body portion 'i, and in'contact there- 5 with, I have provided the spaced U- shaped'handle engaging jaws II and I2, which are formed integrally with the resilientv member I3, which is adapted to engage and to be supported upon "the body'l, and held thereon by means of the l0 rivets I4.

In the preferredform of ymy device,"av stud I5 will be extended through the body "l, and secured therein, in place of the struck out stud I 0.

From the foregoing description, it will be. Aapparent, that a tooth brush having a handle 2|, through which the opening22 is formed, will be placed on the device with the stud It or I5, v and the handle will be swung` upwardly until it 20 is forced betweenvthelocking jaws II and I2, and the jaw 9, whereuponthe tooth brush will be supported in firm position,.whereby the rotating or oscillating motion/imparted vby' the motorwill be resiliently imparted to the tooth ze y brush.'

Manyy minor changes in detail of construction may be resortedy to without departure from the spirit of the invention. p

Having` thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: l

1. AA tooth brush vsupport adapted yto be mounted upon a vibratory motor housing comprising an upstanding bodyhaving a jaw formed thereon, cooperating resilient tooth brush handle clamping jaws on said body,- andfmeans on said body for engaging and anchoring thetooth brush handle'` between said jaws. u

2. A tooth brush support adapted to` be 40 mounted upona vibratory motor housing compricing an upstanding body having a jaw formed thereon, a second body portion connected with said first mentioned body portion and having v thereon cooperating resilient toothbrush handle 3. A toothf-orush support adapted to be mounted vupon a vibratory motor housing com. 5o i prising anA` upstanding bodyy having a jaw formed v thereon, cooperating resilient-tooth brush handle clamping jaws on. saidbody, means on said body for engaging andanchoring the tooth brush'handle between ,said jaws, said means comprising a laterally extending stud formed on the said body.

4. A tooth brush support adapted to be mounted upon a vibratory motor housing comprising an upstanding body having a jaw formed thereon, a second body portion connected with said rst mentioned loodyv portion and having thereon cooperating resilient tooth brush handle i clamping jaws coextensive with the single jaw i on said upstanding body, and means on said

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U.S. Classification279/23.1, 15/22.1, 601/141, 132/73.6
International ClassificationA61C17/34, A61C17/16, A61C17/22
Cooperative ClassificationA61C17/222, A61C17/34
European ClassificationA61C17/22D, A61C17/34