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Publication numberUS2681039 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1954
Filing dateMar 31, 1952
Priority dateMar 31, 1952
Publication numberUS 2681039 A, US 2681039A, US-A-2681039, US2681039 A, US2681039A
InventorsHeinz Springborn
Original AssigneeHeinz Springborn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Powder dispensing comb
US 2681039 A
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June 1954 H. SPRINGBORN 2,681,039

POWDER DISPENSING COMB Filed March 31, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY J1me 1954 H. SPRINGBORN POWDER DISPENSING COMB 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 31, 1952 INVEIEITOR ATTORNEY Patented June 15, I954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Claims.

The present invention relates to a powder dispenser and it particularly relates to a powder dispenser which may be utilized in combination with a comb or brush.

Although not limited thereto, the present invention will be particularly described in its application to manually actuated or hand manipulated powder dispensers which may be particularly utilized for distributing or applying powdered materials for treatment or for carrying insecticides in connection with animals having furry coats.

It is among the objects of the present invention to provide a powder dispenser appliance which may be conveniently handled and which will serve to distribute powdered germicidal or medicinal material to the hair or fur, and particularly to the hair or fur of animals, together with a controlled application of the powdered material to such hair or fur.

A further object of the present invention is to enable the application of finely divided powdered materials to hair or fur while combing or brushing the same, with assurance that there will be an efiective distribution of the powdered material throughout the stroke.

Another object is to provide a simple, refillable powder dispenser which may be readily manipulated to give a controlled distribution or application of the powdered material during the combing or brushing of the hair or fur of an animal, such as a dog.

Still further objects and advantages will appear in the more detailed description set forth below, it being understood, however, that this more detailed description is given by way of illustration and explanation only and not by way of limitation, since various changes therein may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention.

In accomplishing the above objects, it has been found most satisfactory, according to one embodiment of the present invention, to provide a powder container or dispenser, preferably made of a flexible, plastic material, which may be detachably mounted upon a carrier.

This carrier may be molded integrally with a comb and may also carry a brush, and it may also be provided with a laterally extending handle.

In one preferred form of the invention, the container itself may be formed in part or whole of a. pliable plastic or it may be formed of a metal base and a pliable plastic cover, with the walls or sides of the base and cover telescoping and being provided with registry openings which may be adjusted so as to give a predetermined powder distribution.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter more specifically described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of an applicator according to the present invention, partly broken away to more clearly show the construction thereof.

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view upon the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a top perspective view, partly broken away, of the container element of Figs. 1 and 2.

Fig. 4 is a top perspective view of the base section of Figs. 1 and 2 upon which the container may be mounted.

Fig. 5 is a top perspective view of an alternative comb-base section.

Fig. 6 is a top plan view of an alternative embodiment showing a combination brush, comb and handle.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view upon the line 7l of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a transverse vertical sectional View upon the line 8-8 of Fig. 6.

Referring to Figs. 1 to a, there is shown a con tainer element A with a base and mounting element B having formed integrally therewith a comb structure C.

The container element of Figs. 1 and 2 has an outer cover element with a top, flexible dome H and the depending cylindrical side wall i2. This side wall l2 adjacent one lower edge thereof may be provided with a row of spaced dispensing openings l3.

The inner container element [4 has a side cylindrical wall I5, which is designed to telescope within the wall H of the container element ID.

The lower edge of the cylindrical wall l2 may have a beaded connection as indicated at ll.

Within the container is the powdered material l8, which may be dispensed through the row of openings I9.

This row of openings 19 may be turned into registry in part or Whole with the outer row of openings l3, as indicated by the double arrow 20, to give a controlled dispensation of powdered material to the hair or fur of the animal being combed or brushed.

The bead I! is desirably snapped inside the inwardly projecting edge 39 of the peripheral receiver 3| forming part of the base B.

The bottom of the peripheral element 3| has an inwardly directed ledge or flange 32 which terminates at 33 to leave the bottom It of the container accessible and permit pressure to be applied to both top and bottom of the container A. At the same time this permits ready removal or insertion of the container A into the holder ring 3|.

The holder ring 31 is desirably molded integrally with the plate 34, which carries the comb C.

In use, the container A, containing the powder I8, may be adjusted before or after insertion in the ring 3! to have a predetermined registry of the openings I3 and 13. Then upon stroking of the fur or hair with the comb C, and with application of the finger and thumb to the dome top II, as well as the flexible bottom it, a distribution of the insecticidal powder may be obtained.

In the alternative base device as shown in Fig. 5, the holder has a hat, circular plate 49 with a semi-circular holder ring all having the inturned edge 43. The end corners of the inturned edge 43* may be turned inwardly so as to pinch the sides of the container A and hold it firmly in position, and the openings 52 register with the openings 13 and 19 to permit the powder to flow as the comb 44 is stroked over the fur or hair of the animal.

In either embodiment, of Figs. 1 to 4 or Fig. 5, the telescoping container A of all plastic or plastic and metal may be removed for refilling or for substitution of difierent treating ingredients.

In the alternative embodiment of Figs. 6, 7 and 8, the container A may be of the same construction as the construction of the container in Figs. 1 to 4. However, the openin 33 is preferably omitted and the base 55 is shown as being solid so that pressure is only applied to the top of the container, as indicated at i 1.

However, the handle E enables a stronger pressure by the thumb to the dome top i l and ejection of the powder through the matching openings 53 and i9 onto the brush F and the comb G.

The base section D, which carries the container A and also is molded integrally with the handle E and the comb G, is formed with a channel 55 into which may be inserted the base 5i holdin the brush F.

The brush holder 5i may be provided with the openings 53 receiving the removable pins 59 to hold the brush 5'! in position.

These pins 59 engage the ends 66 of the spring ti to hold the pins 6% in the openings 53 and maintain the brush F in position during the combing operation.

The spring 6! is centrally held in position by Ill 4 the rivet 52 upon the ledge 83 above the channel 56.

To remove the brush, the pins 59 are lifted against the springs 61 from the openings 58 and the brush F may be removed or replaced.

In the device of Figs. 6 to 8, the handle E when grasped in the fingers will enable a better controlled application of pressure to the dome l l as the hair or fur of the animal is being stroked with the brush F and the comb G.

In the form shown in Figs. 6 and 8, the brush is usually made much shorter than the comb and it has been found that this is the best construction in brushing a powder or medicament onto the hair or hide of an animal.

t is thus apparent that the applicant has provided an ingenious, readily controlled combination brush and comb which will lend itself to most effective treatment of animals, in which a predetermined amount of an insecticide or medicinal agent should be applied to the fur or hair thereof.

While there has been herein described a preferred form of the invention, it should be understood that the same may be altered in details and in relative arrangement of parts within the scope of the appended claims.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of the invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed, what is claimed is:

l. A powdered medicament container and ap plicator comprising a generally circular supporting base having an upstanding ring attachment consisting of a peripheral ridge with an inturned interior lip and a comb portion extending outwardly from one side thereof and a telescoping rotatable double wall cylindrical container adapted to convey a powdered medicament, one edge of said container being engageable with said lip, said edge having a base bead frictionally engaging said lip of said edge of said container having a plurality of cooperating openings whereby the rotation of one wall relative to the other wall will align the openings so that the medicament may be dispensed.

2. The base of claim 1, wherein said inturned lip extends fully around the periphery of said base.

3. The base of claim 1, wherein said base has a handle projecting outwardly from one side thereof at right angles to said comb portion.

l. The base of claim 1, wherein said base has a brush superimposed over a part of said comb portion where it is attached to said base.

5. The base of claim 1, wherein said container has a compressible dome portion.

Name Date Springborn et al. Nov. 6, 1951 Number

Patent Citations
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US2574130 *Jul 11, 1946Nov 6, 1951Fritz SpringbornAntiseptic animal appliance
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US3995597 *Mar 31, 1975Dec 7, 1976Warwick Ronald EFlea powder dispenser
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U.S. Classification119/605, D28/25, 132/112
International ClassificationA45D24/00, A45D24/24
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/24
European ClassificationA45D24/24