US 2501544 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 21, 1950 D. c. SHRONTZ THERAPEUTIC PRODUFT' 'Filed Oct. 25, 1946 INVENTOR. fio/z C. L/ZfO/LZ' Bi V M M Patented Mar. 21, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE THERAPEUTIC PRODUCT Don C. Shrontz, Mount Vernon, Ohio, assignor to Shellmar Products Corporation, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application October 23, 1946, Serial No. 705,168
4 Claims. (01. 128-268) Fig. 1 is an expanded end view of the structural materials constituting a preferred form of poultice;
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the structures constituting the poultice in sealed relation;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the article shown in Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of the article Generally, it is an object of the invention to shown in Fig. 2; provide a therapeutic product which constitutes Fig. 5 is across sectional view taken along the a poultice secured between opposed faces of a lines of 5--5 of Fig. 3; and web united to provide a pocket therefor and in Fig. 6 illustrates diagrammatically the position Which one area of the web is non-porous to inof such a dental poulticc when inserted over a hibit transitory reaction of the ingredients ,comtooth and against thegum in the oral cavity. prising the poultice and in which the other area Referring more particularly to the drawing it of the web is porous to facilitate such reaction. will be seen that the structures constituting the More specifically, it is an object of the inpoultice have been considerably enlarged for the vention to provide a dental poultice having a purpose of clarity in illustration. Preferably, the counterirritating action comprising a web sepoultice consists in part of two webs of material. cured together to provide oppositely disposed One of these webs It is preferably made of celpockets each of which contains a poultice, one lophane having overall moistureproof coatings area of each of the pockets being non-porous .to H on each surface thereof, the coatings being inhibit transitory reaction of the ingredients of made of conventional heat-sealing type materials. the poultice, and an opposite area being porous The other web of the poultice structure is made to facilitate such reaction. of a porous material. Preferably, such web is Yet more specifically, it is an object of the inmade of fibrous material, such as paper, and is vention to provide a therapeutic product consticoatedoveral-l with a material [3 of a type which tuting two webs of material ,adhesively secured, will seal to the coated cellophane. together to provide oppositely disposed pockets In its preferred form two compressed countereach of which contains a poultice which is a irritants M, 14, comprising well known ground counterirritant, one of the webs being a moisturecrude drugs and herbs containing volatile oils, proof heat-scalable cellophane that will inhibit etc, are held in position by the webs l0 and I2. transitory reaction of the ingredients of the poul- It will be understood that while two sheets or tices and the other web being a fibrous structure 33 webs of different types of materials are illuscontaining a heat-scalable coating which will trated with two blocks of compressed counterheat seal to the cellophane and which is suifiirritants, a single web properly folded and sealed, ciently porous to permit transitory reaction of and containing a single block of a counterirritant, the poultice so that the gums of the oral cavity can be utilized if desired. It is only essential that receive treatment without the counterirritating one surface of the package or poultice be porous substance appreciably affecting other parts of so as to permit transitory reaction of the counthe oral cavity. terirritant while another surface thereof be non- Other objects of the invention will in part be porous so as to inhibit such reaction. obvious and will in part appear hereinafter. The web, or webs, are preferably marginally The invention accordingly comprises an arsealed around their edges and around the edges ticle of manufacture possessing the features, of the blocks of counterirritant in such a manner properties, and the relation of elements which that a poclret or pockets are provided for the latwill be exemplified in the article hereinafter deter as illustrated in Fig. 2. scribed and the scope of the application of which In Fig. 3 the position of the counterirritant is will be indicated in the claims. illustrated from the top, depicting the web of cel- For a fuller understanding of the nature and lophane or other suitable material. objects of the invention reference should be had Fig. 4 depicts the fibrous material through to the following detailed description taken in which the counterirritant readily is permitted to connection with the accompanying drawing, in pass when wetted after being placed in the oral which: cavity.
The position of such a poultice is illustrated in Fig. 6 in which the material between the poultices generally is of suificient length to bridge the crown of a tooth while the poultices, or counterirritating substances, are permitted to contact the gum with the porous material I2 thereagainst so that the transitory reaction of the ingredients takes place in the direction indicated by the arrows. The cellophane layer ll being of a non-porous material and moistureproof inhibits such reaction in that direction so that the cheek and tongue remain substantially unaffected by the drugs.
Such a dental poultice is an aid in alleviating aches and pains due to disorders of the teeth and has the advantage that it covers the gum on each side of a defective tooth. Furthermore, it does not affect the tongue or outer cheek and is very comfortable to the user because of its porous and non-porous surface characteristics.
It will thus be seen that the objects hereinbefore set forth may readily and eificiently be attained, and since certain changes may be made in the above article and different embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. v
It is also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention herein described, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A therapeutic product comprising a web secured together to provide oppositely disposed pockets each of which contains a dental poultice, one area of each or said pockets being non-porous to inhibit transitory reaction of the ingredients constituting said poultice, and an opposite area of each of said pockets being porous to facilitate such reaction, said product being of a size such that it readily can be inserted in the users mouth and the mouth kept closed, each poultice being sufficiently separated so that it will contact the gum along its porous area and the material between said poultice being sufficient in area to overlie the crown of a tooth and hold said poultices in suspended position along the gum on opposite sides of a tooth.
2. A therapeutic product'comprising two sheets of material secured together to provide oppositely disposed pockets each of which contains a dental poultice, one of said sheets being non-porous to inhibit transitory reaction of the ingredients constituting said poultices, and the other sheet being porous to facilitate such reaction, said product being of a size such that it readily can be inserted in the users mouth and the mouth kept closed, each poultice being suificiently separated so that it will contact the gum along its porous area and the material between said poultice being suflioient in area to overlie the crown of a tooth and hold said poultices in suspended position along the gum on opposite sides of a tooth.
3. A therapeutic product comprising two sheets of material secured together to provide oppositely disposed pockets each of which contains a dental poultice, one of said sheets being moistureproof cellophane to inhibit transitory reaction of the ingredients constituting said poultice, and the other sheet being a fibrous material, said product being of a size such that it readily can be inserted in the users mouth and the mouth kept closed, each poultice being suiiiciently separated so that it will contact the gum along its porous area and the material between said poultice being suiiicient in area to overlie the crown of a tooth and hold said poultices in suspended position along the gum on opposite sides of a tooth.
4. -'A therapeutic product for use as a dental poultice constituting two webs of material adhesively secured together marginally to provide oppositely disposed pockets and adhesively secured together in an area between said pockets each of which contains a dental poultice comprising a block of compressed counter-irritant material, one of said webs being a moistureproof heat-scalable cellophane which will inhibit transitory reaction of the ingredients constituting said poultices, and the other Web being a fibrous structure of paper containing an overall heatsealable coating which will heat seal to said cellophane and which is sufficiently porous to permit transitory reaction of said poultice, said area between pockets providing a bridging portion adapted to overlie a tooth and to suspend said poultices along the gum on each side of said tooth.
DON C. SHRONTZ.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Certificate of Correction Patent No. 2,501,544 March 21,1950 DON C. SHRONTZ It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows: a
In the grant, line 1, nameof inventor, for Don C. Schrontz read Don (l-Sltfontz and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the casein the Patent Office.
Signed and sealed this 27th day of June, A. D. 1950.
THOMAS F. MURPHY,
Assistant Gommz'ssioner of Patents.