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Publication numberUS2506254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1950
Filing dateDec 20, 1948
Priority dateDec 20, 1948
Publication numberUS 2506254 A, US 2506254A, US-A-2506254, US2506254 A, US2506254A
InventorsToreson Ethel A H
Original AssigneeToreson Ethel A H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manicuring device
US 2506254 A
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May 2, 1950 E. A. H. TORESON MANICURING DEVICE Original Filed May 27, 1946 gwue/wbon ETHEL A. H. TO/PESO/V IE E Patented May 2, 1950 MANICURING DEVICE Ethel A. H. Toreson, Minneapolis, Minn.

Substituted for application Serial No. 672,491, May 27, 1946. This application December 20, 1948, Serial No. 66,357

1 Claim. 1

This invention appertains to novel and useful improvements in manicuring devices and is a substitute application for my application entitled Manicuring device, Serial No. 672,491, which was filed on May 27, 1946.

The primary object of the present invention is to retain the wrist of an individual as well as the hand including the fingers immobilized for manicuring the finger nails of the individual in a manner which is safe for the individual and which avoids much discomfort to the person performing the manicuring operations.

Another object of this invention is to retain all of the joints, the knuckles and the wrist of an individuals hand so that substantial movement is avoided and prohibited and also to retain the fingers so that the finger tips are spaced from each other for maximum freedom from interference by the next adjacent finger or fingers when cutting the finger nails of a person.

Ancillary objects and features of novelty, such as simplicity of structure, will become apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the preferred form of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, where- Figure 1 is a plan View of the back of the device showing the same applied to the hand, and

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure l and in the direction of the arrows, the hand being removed from the device.

There is provided a device which is made up of plastic or other suitable rigid material having complementary front and rear sections or halves ID and II, respectively, so shaped to conform to the front and back portions of a hand and wrist of an individual.

Finger stalls l2 extend from the sections and I i, forming finger accommodating members, and they are spread apart in divergent fashion. The finger stalls are of such length to fit the average childs hand whereby the joints and knuckles are encased but the finger tips and finger nails are exposed. For this construction, it is necessary that the ends of the tubular stalls be cut off Or truncated as shown in Figure 1 so that the tips of the fingers l3 will project through the openings, exposing the finger nails 14.

The two sections it and l! are hinged together along one edge l5, as by means of conventional hinges i6, and the sections open apart in the expected manner at their opposite edges ll, which edges are adapted to be normally locked together to hold the sections closed. Any suitable means may be used in closing or latching the sections together. However, it has been found preferable and desirable to utilize spring clips or catches 18 attached to the section II and adapted to hook over projections or pins l9 on the section [0. By releasing the clips II, the sections I0 and il may be swung apart and the hand placed in the device, after which, as the sections are closed and fastened, the hand will be held with the fingers rigidly extended and spread apart so that the finger nails are in maximum comfortable spaced relation. Hence, the nails can readily be trimmed or similar work be performed thereon as required and desired.

The wrist portion 20 of the device is of such length as to pass beyond the wrist joint, as indicated at 2 l, and thus act as a rigid cuff to prevent the hand bending at the wrist. Thus, the hand and fingers will be held in such manner that a childs nails may be trimmed without the usual bothersome and sometimes dangerous movements which make this work difficult.

The wrist receiving portion 20 is substantially elliptical in cross-section, since the normal wrist of an individual is of that shape.

In use of the device, the wrist of a person is disposed between the sections and retained thereby. The hand-receiving portion which is fixed to the wrist-receiving portion accommodates the actual hand of the individual. The finger stalls accommodate the fingers, maintaining them in divergent relation with respect to each other and all of the knuckles and joints are rendered immobile. Hence, it is only necessary to grasp the entire device and cut the persons finger nails without interference with or from the next adjacent fingers or nails.

It is apparent that certain variations may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

A device for use on a persons hand and wrist to prevent substantial movement of the wrist and of all knuckles and joints comprising a pair of sections of rigid material, one of said sections formed in conformity with the top of a persons wrist, fingers and hand, and the other section formed in conformity with the bottom of the wrist, fingers and hand, means disposed at one corresponding side of each of said sections hingedly connecting said sections together and a latch means carried by the opposite sides of said sections, each pair of finger conforming portions diverging from the other pairs, and said finger conforming portions being truncated to thereby expose the fingernails of the wearer of the device.

ETI-IEL A. H. TORESON. Number 220,117 REFERENCES CITED The followmg references are of record 1n the 2:223:2O4

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Referenced by
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US4727865 *Mar 7, 1985Mar 1, 1988Hill Byrne Christopher RReplaceable rigid cast with integral fasteners
WO1986005087A1 *Mar 7, 1986Sep 12, 1986Hill Byrne Christopher RReplaceable rigid cast with integral fasteners
U.S. Classification600/21, 2/16, 2/159
International ClassificationA45D29/22, A45D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/22
European ClassificationA45D29/22