Abstract: The invention's toothbrush comprises an open end which is rolled up and placed in a small and convenient package. The closed end of the disposable toothbrush supports a number of clusters of bristles. The toothbrush is placed onto the user's index finger and is held tight by a small rolled up (i.e. unopened) portion near the base of the individual's index finger. The material near the tip (i.e. the closed end) of the toothbrush is thicker than the remainder of the toothbrush. The thicker material supports the bristles and permits a strong brushing action by the user. The toothbrush is carried along with toothpaste in a small package. In other embodiments of the invention, the disposable toothbrush can have ribs for massaging the gums and the package can contain some dental floss.
Abstract: A writing tool having a ring (1) allowing the tool to be worn on a finger (2) immediately ready for writing. The writing tool has a ring-shaped portion (1) for receiving an index finger (2), a guide portion (3) for guiding the tool during writing extending from the ring-shaped portion (1) and a support for a writing instrument (4) such as a pen or pencil extending outward from the end of the guide portion (3). A unique characteristic is the formation of the finger mounting ring (1) at an oblique angle to guide portion (3) to allow comfortable, proper positioning on the finger (2) when writing.
Abstract: A holder for a short pen or pencil to be worn on the upper (dorsal)side of the index finger while doing other work, and permitting writing without hunting for a writing instrument. Variations of flexible plastic and/or elastomeric one piece holders from extrusions or injection molded parts are disclosed as well as holders with Velcro straps. The sleeve holding the writing instrument may be parallel to the middle joint of the index finger or inclined to it, and may be adjusted with a thumb piece on the holder.
Abstract: Devices are disclosed which can make writing and other tasks easier for people with physically impaired hands, such as people suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis. These devices include a glove with a mounting attachment, for holding the base of a pen, pencil, or other device, affixed to the glove in the vicinity of the palm region. The mounting attachment on the glove is designed to securely hold the base of a device such as a pen or pencil, toothbrush, key holder, kitchen utensil, etc. The base of each insertable device is provided with a fitting designed for insertion and removal by someone with impaired hands, preferably without requiring assistance by another person. Several accommodating devices can be provided with the glove, as part of a complete set. Some of these devices will contain fixed, non-rotating bases, for use with devices such as pencils or pens; others will use bases that can rotate freely about a point or a single axle, or with various other types of constraints.
Abstract: In a cosmetic applicator, a first resilient member having a first density is provided and includes a tip end, an exterior surface and a lower end. A second resilient member having a second density for retaining and depositing a cosmetic material is coupled to the first resilient member. The cosmetic applicator also prevents contamination of the user's hands by cosmetic material by providing an interior area defined by the first resilient member for receiving at least two fingers of the user. Alternatively, the first and second resilient members can be mounted on or in a sleeve that can be manipulated either by the user grasping the sleeve's exterior surface, or sliding at least two fingers into an interior area defined by the sleeve. A cap containing a cutter for trimming a tip portion of both the first and second resilient members can also be provided, thereby allowing the user to obtain a fresh clean application surface when desired.
Abstract: A disposable ear cleaning device includes a thimble having a rigid extension protruding from a top portion thereof with a layer of cotton or other soft material wrapped around the protrusion.
Abstract: A new Ergonomic Hand Pet Washing System for facilitating washing of an animal without the user being in personal contact with the harsh shampoos utilized or the animal. The inventive device includes at least one resilient rubber glove formed to fit various sizes of hands, a rubber tubing secured to the resilient rubber glove carrying soap and water for washing, a valve secured at the end of the rubber tubing opposite of the resilient rubber glove which controls the soap and water flow, and an in-line shampoo applicator for adding soap to the water which enters the rubber tubing.
Abstract: A proper writing grip may be achieved by utilizing a conic shaped gripping aid which is slidably positioned along the barrel of a writing implement and comprises a finger retaining strap upon its lower surface. The gripping aid is durable due to the one piece design, economical to produce, easy to use and has no sharp edges or rigid members.
Abstract: A self-adhering lotion application pad is described for adhesive attachment to a human hand along the palmar side thereof, covering the palm, fingers, and thumb against contact by lotion. The pad includes a flexible applicator pad body having a lotion applicator surface and an opposed adhesive surface. The pad is generally like a human hand shaped, along a marginal edge surface that defines a finger section, at least one thumb section, and a truncated palm section. An adhesive is provided on the adhesive surface for releasably securing the applicator pad to the hand, covering the palmar sides of the fingers, thumb and palm. A liner is provided, covering the adhesive until separated to expose the adhesive for contact with the user's hand.
Abstract: A held writing instrument holder for persons with or without physical disabilities. A central bore with several flat slits enables insertion of instruments of varying shapes. One version has an hour glass-shaped body with a truncated periphery forming a gripping surface with a curved concave surface portion enabling a variety of grips to accommodate the user.
Abstract: A container with applicator for nail-varnish is provided which can be held interposed between fingers. The container includes a tank (1) provided with a plug (2) having an axial brush (3) for drawing from the tank and applying the varnish to the nails. The tank (1) has a pair of opposite deep recesses (4) of curved shape, each having such a dimension as to house a finger of the user's hand in order to keep the two fingers spaced apart during the application of nail-varnish.
Abstract: A fingertip pen writer comprised of a finger portion adapted for removable securement to a fingertip of a user. The finger portion has a holding chamber formed in an upper portion thereof. The finger portion has a ball point pen tip secured to an open end portion outwardly extending therefrom. An ink supply tube is secured within the holding chamber of the finger portion. The ink supply tube couples with the ball point pen tip of the finger portion for supplying ink to the ball point pen tip.
Abstract: A toothbrushing device comprising a sleeve of fibrous plant material, wherein the plant material comprises loofah. A portion of the sleeve defines a substantially coarse abrasive surface and another portion of the sleeve defines a substantially fine abrasive surface. The present invention is adapted to be mounted on a finger or on a wooden handle. Since the present invention is made from loofah, it can be disposed of without any substantial negative environmental effects.
Abstract: A hand-held implement which is sufficiently small so that it does not extend beyond the hand of the user and has forward and side surfaces which are oriented so that the implement in use extends in a direction which is no further toward the thumb of the user than the index finger of the user. The forward and side surfaces can be provided with concave contours which engage the thumb and fingers of the user.
Abstract: A finger painting apparatus includes a housing secured to the backhand portion of a user's hand by a flexible attachment strap. The housing supports a plurality of inverted paint bottles coupled to a corresponding plurality of flexible tubes at one end thereof. The remaining ends of the flexible tubes are coupled to a plurality of pad housings secured to the user's finger tips and supporting a corresponding plurality of porous painting pads on the undersurfaces thereof. The liquid paint material or the like within the inverted paint bottles is caused to flow from the paint bottles through the tubes to the pad housings and thereafter to the porous pads to provide finger painting operation.
Abstract: A mitt of latex material includes a pad of cleaning media covering the palm and inner finger area of a user's hand, and at least one strip of cleaning media covering the back of the user's hand extending across at least some of the user's fingers.
Abstract: A finger-mounted writing apparatus is disclosed which includes a housing having a forward portion for supporting a writing device extending therefrom and support means associated with the housing for receiving a user's finger and for rigidly supporting the housing relative to the finger. The writing device contacts the writing surface at a writing device contact region. A portion of the fingertip is extended beyond the support means during use, the fingertip being capable of contacting a writing surface at a fingertip contact region. Thus, the fingertip, in combination with the housing of the device, serves to support the writing apparatus during use, the fingertip additionally functioning to guide the motion of the device.
Abstract: A writing device capable of increasing the rate of writing, and reducing fatigue in case of prolonged writing. The device facilitates the handwriting process for sufferers from arthritis, invalid persons deprived of some fingers, students, computer users, pressman, and children. The device includes a ring that is an extension to a body and is made integral therewith. The hole of the ring is elliptical in shape, and the body line interconnecting the tip of a writing element and the nearest point on the ellipse intersects the major axis thereof at that point. A complete elimination of static tensioning of the fingers holding the pen is attained. A counterweight located on the ring on the side opposite to the writing element is provided to maintain the center of gravity at the point of support of the device.
Abstract: A vehicle washing mitt having a tubular sleeve of non-abrasive material for wiping a vehicle with cleaning materials. The user's hand fits into the inner end of the sleeve and a mild abrasive material cannot accidentally scrape the vehicle surface. When the washing mitt is deliberately manipulated, the mild abrasive material engages the more difficult soiled spots on the vehicle.
Abstract: A disposable teeth cleaning kit includes a finger mounted toothbrush having a substantially cylindrical elastic sheath with a closed end and an open end. The sheath can be provided with internal longitudinal torque ridges to prevent rolling of the sheath during use. Brush means is disposed on the sheath adjacent its closed end and the sheath is adapted to be furled into a compact configuration wherein the furled portion forms a substantially annular rim bounding an area spanned by the closed end portion of the sheath and the brush means. The brush means is sized and configured to be surrounded and protected by the rim during storage and can be sealed in a protective sterile pod if desired. In use, the toothbrush is unfurled onto a user's finger whereupon the finger is manipulated in the user's mouth to clean the teeth. When the teeth are cleaned, the brush is unfurled from the user's finger and discarded in an appropriate refuse receptacle.
Abstract: A pine tar carrier and dispenser for use by baseball and softball players that can be conveniently mounted on their wrist and forearm and that includes a pine tar applicator that can be safely covered up when not in use, but readily accessible while even at home plate for applying pine tar or pine tar substitute to a bat.
Abstract: A finger pen is provided which may be removably attached to a finger such that the pen is held in a prone position by which is meant that the pen is held in place with the palm of the hand turned downward facing the surface which is to be written upon.
Abstract: A writing aid for both left- and right-handed persons, and especially intended for young children, includes a central section having a first side and a second opposite side and means which receives and holds an elongated writing instrument between the first and second sides. A first sleeve is attached to the first side of the central section defining a finger-receiving first pocket and a second sleeve is attached to the second side of the central section defining a finger-receiving second pocket. The sleeves and associated pockets are configured and dimensioned and angularly offset with respect to one another in such a manner that the user's thumb may be inserted into one of the finger-receiving pockets and the user's index finger may be inserted into the other of the finger-receiving pockets so that they are oriented for holding a writing instrument received and held in the central section in proper writing position.
Abstract: A device for cleaning the inside surface of an automobile windshield comprising a rigid support member in the form of a tapered housing having a generally triangular shaped cross-section in a first transverse plane and a rectangular shaped cross-section in a second transverse plane othogonally related to the first plane, and a replaceable flexible cover fitted on the support member having a first portion of cleaning material and a second portion of drying and/or polishing material. In an alternative arrangement, a self-contained cleaning substance storage reservoir is disposed between the cover and the support member and a manually activatable flexible bulb is provided for facilitating selective transfer of the cleaning substance from the reservoir to the cover for eventual application to the inside surface of an automobile windshield.
Abstract: A disposable toothbrush formed of a biodegradable material such as biodegradable plastic. The toothbrush would fit, preferably, over the index finger of a user. By using the index finger, it is easy to reach any part of the teeth by locating the toothbrush so as to apply a brushing action to the upper and lower teeth, with the toothbrush located on the outside or inside of the index finger. A toothbrush cap provides an opening for receipt of an index finger of a user. On a flattened portion of the toothbrush cap, are defined two to four rows of short bristles, preferably 3/16 inches in height. These bristles may be formed integrally with the toothbrush cap or include bristles imbedded in the cap. These bristles are impregnated with dehydrated toothpaste which bonds with the bristles to form a defined layer on top of the bristles. Upon contact with water, the impregnated toothpaste would hydrolyze to aid in brushing of the teeth for a single use.
Abstract: A tooth cleaning kit for a vending machine is provided and consists of a small package to be dispensed from the vending machine. A toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, a napkin and a piece of dental floss are sealed in the small package so that a person can purchase, use and then dispose the tooth cleaning kit.
Abstract: A thin-walled protective glove having a self-contained palmar receptacle for storing various materials to be dispensed from the receptacle in response to the wearer's compressing or otherwise agitating the receptacle. The receptacle displays tributary conduits extending along the glove fingers to the fingertips and such conduits may have distal terminations through which materials are supplied to and dispensed from the receptacle. The receptacle and conduits may have perforations covered with sealing strips which are selectively removable to permit dispensing of stored material therethrough.
Abstract: A digital applicator for topically applied medicaments includes a dactyl cot formed of a tubular casing having a closed distal end. A conical dispenser formed of an absorbent material such as sponge is attached to the distal end. The casing wall is sufficiently thin and flexible so as not to significantly inhibit tactile sensitivity. Absorbed in the dispenser is a quantity of medicament with force exerted by the tip of a dactyl serving to compress the dispenser, thereby extruding a desired dosage of medicament on an affected area. The casing may be coiled in a toroid and sealed in a packet prior to use and the dispenser may be charged with medicament prior to packaging. Alternately, the user may absorb a desired quantity of medicament in the dispenser and then proceed with applying the medicament.
Abstract: A writing implement or the like is provided with a deformable grip for shape conformance in accordance with anatomical contours of the individual user, thereby providing enhanced user comfort with minimum fatigue during use. The deformable grip is located on the body of a writing implement in a position for grasping with the user's fingertips during normal use of the writing implement. The deformable grip is adapted to undergo substantial localized deformation in response to light manual pressure applied by the user's fingertips to conform geometrically with the shape of the user's fingertips in a custom fit manner, thereby providing a highly comfortable grip with a unique, novelty feel. The deformable grip is further adapted for retention of the deformed geometry for at least a substantial period of time, for example, at least about five seconds or more.
Abstract: A fingertip-receiving pen includes a short hollow penholder for receiving a finger and a writing element coupled with a compression spring and attached to a socket within the penholder. The socket includes a unitary resilient hook member which can be forced to be seated in a hole extending through the side wall of the penholder so that the writing element can be firmly positioned when it is pushed by a finger to protrude beyond the front through-hole of the penholder. As soon as the resilient hook member is pressed to disengage the penholder from within the hole, the writing element is immediately pushed by the compression spring to completely move back inside the penholder so that the pen conveniently can be carried by oneself.
Abstract: A waterproof dishwashing mitten is provided and consists of an inner pocket for receiving a hand of a person, a middle liner for protecting the inner pocket from moisture and keeping the hand dry, and outer pocket for washing the dishes, and elastic band sewn on the outer pocket to provide a wrist-hugging and enlargeable entrance to the inner pocket, a loop to hang up the mitten, a mesh net bag for retaining a soap therein and which can be placed through an elongated slot in the outer pocket that can be opened and closed to release and retain the mesh net bag.
Abstract: A disposable washing glove is shown which includes a felted base made of carded staple fibers mechanically interlocked, structured by use of special forked needles to create a high-pile fabric, having recesses therein. The fabric is coated on one side with a detergent material which also fills the recesses to permit a timed release of the detergent during use.
Abstract: A polishing glove apparatus (10) including a glove unit (11) equipped with a fluid reservoir unit which is operably connected to a fluid conduit (20) having a fluid control member (21) to selectively deliver liquid polish to a polishing cloth unit (14) which is releasably secured to the glove unit (11).
Abstract: A mitten for therapeutically cleansing the scalp of an infant, particularly one disposed to a dermatological scalp condition, includes a plurality of soft bristles in a finger portion thereof for briskly but gently massaging the affected area. The mitten also includes a reservoir having an opening in a palmar portion thereof for collecting, holding and releasing water whereby the massaged area may be rinsed. The mitten is thus adapted for cleansing and rinsing with only one hand, the wearer's other hand being free to hold the infant.
Abstract: This is a unit particularly suited for marking bingo cards and the like. The unit has an ink bottle that is attached to the user's arm. It also has an ink nib that delivers ink to a substrate such as a bingo card. A flexible tube permits the ink to flow from the bottle to the ink nib dispenser. The nib also is connected to the user's finger to a VELCRO Fastener or other suitable means.
Abstract: A device for application of liquids to the surface of hands which permits slow release of the liquid on the surface of the hands and at the same time permits one to continue to work with their hands. The device is shaped like a glove or mit prepared from a thin flexible sheet material possessing a plurality of spaced enclosed small pouches containing the liquid to be applied to the hands, the glove or mit also having a wrist band which fits tightly around the wrist to prevent the treatment liquid from running onto the wrist while the gloves are in place. The pouches are either punctured prior to placing the glove on the hand, or are burst by application of external pressure on the device after being placed on the hand.
Abstract: A finger-mounted ball point pen utilizes a padded tray that passes along the ventral side of the index finger, with a padded tip, and a Velcro tm strap which secures the end of the index finger to the tray. Once secured to the index finger, the user can write in a normal fashion with little or no support from the other fingers or the thumb.
Abstract: A car washing mitt constituting a flexible glove adapted to be worn on the hand of a user, having a palm pad formed of sponge material, and a liquid soap reservoir also mounted on the glove. A flexible water hose may be connected to a control device mounted on the glove, and the control device includes a manually operable selector valve, which may be set to deliver water selectively either directly to the interior of the pad, or to the interior of the pad after intermixture thereof with soap from the reservoir, or to a jet directed forwardly from the tip of the glove for rinsing purposes.
Abstract: A disposable finger applicator adapted to facilitate the application of a two-component therapeutic agent to gum tissues for treating periodontal disease. The applicator includes a collapsible thimble which when in use fits on the index finger of the user, the thimble being bonded to the rear wall of a small envelope formed of opaque, non-stretchable film material containing a charge of hydrogen peroxide in an aqueous solution. Marginally secured to the front wall of the envelope and otherwise spaced therefrom to define an internal cavity is an outer layer of porous, sponge-like material, the cavity being filled with dry sodium bicarbonate powder. The front wall of the envelope is provided with a weakened zone, such that when the finger applicator is pressed by the user against gum tissue, the hydrogen peroxide solution trapped in the envelope then ruptures the weakened zone, thereby causing the solution to leak into the cavity and to intermingle with the sodium bicarbonate powder.
Abstract: A sheet assembly for polishing work is provided. A non-woven fabric sheet and a non-permeable thick sheet are bonded together to define a first chamber. Further, a second chamber to contain a shoe polish therein is defined within said first chamber by a non-permeable but easily rupturable film such as a polyethylene sheet. The non-woven fabric sheet or the non-permeable thick sheet is formed with apertures therein. The shoe polish contained in the second chamber is discharged therefrom and further through the apertures to the outside of the sheet assembly when manually pressed from outside such that the shoe polish is ready for application onto shoes such that the shoes are shined by use of the non-woven fabric portion.
Abstract: A device for treating the fingernails and particularly for removal of nail polish from the nails, the invention provides a treatment container having an absorbent member disposed therein which is soaked with a liquid nail polish removal solvent, at least one finger being received within an aperture formed in the absorbent member to contact the nail with the solvent and with surfaces of the aperture to remove a polish coating from the nail. The invention particularly provides a supply container on which the treatment container can be carried, the interior of the supply container connecting with the interior of the treatment container through a valve in a cap element closing the supply container, thereby to allow liquid nail polish removal solvent stored within the supply container to be dispensed as desired into the treatment container.
Abstract: A body wash pad for bathing, the pad being constructed of a decorative terry cloth outer casing and a water absorbant core, the casing has a terry cloth lined, closeable pocket for insertion of a bar of soap or for inclusion of a capful or squirt of liquid soap, the terry cloth lined pocket providing a moderate abrasive action when the pad is squeezed which generates a rapid lathering of a soap foam.
Abstract: Disclosed are personal cleansing articles for the recto-genital region, and offering especial convenience to travelers and others without ready access to dressing rooms and conventional bathing facilities. The articles generally comprise a laminar washcloth member, there being below the hydrophilic uppersurface thereof a liquid chargeable laminar-pouch with the pouch-throat being preferably relegated to the washcloth uppersurface that washably contacts the recto-genital anatomy. The user's outstretched hand, with the thumb extending into a thumbway component, supports the washcloth member; thus, this hand controllably expels cleansing liquid from the laminar-pouch toward the contacted recto-genital anatomy. There are desireably hand-engaging means (preferably offering fingertips protection) and hydrophobic barrier means between the laminar-pouch and the hand-engaging means. Foldably extending towel member, as well as other optional and interdependent features are also disclosed.
Abstract: A shower mitt with two flat sheets of terry cloth double-seamed together around the outline edge to provide a hand-receiving pocket in which there is an elastic band to provide wrist-hugging. A pair of loops are stitched into the seam between the flat sheets. A wide mesh sheet of nylon net is attached around its edges to the outer face of one sheet to provide a fully enclosed soap-retaining pocket, in which an opening is cut through the sheet and a zipper placed therein, so that it may be opened for putting soap into the soap-retaining pocket and then closed.
Abstract: A disposable tooth cleaning apparatus including a sealed package having first and second separate compartments. The first compartment includes ingestible toothpaste for cleaning the teeth which can be swallowed without causing any unpleasantness and therefore does not require mouth rinsing or available water facilities. The second compartment includes an applicator having an opening and is sized and shaped for insertion over a finger whereby the teeth may be brushed by the finger after applying the toothpaste to the applicator. The applicator includes an outer layer having a soft absorbent non-woven fabric for supporting the toothpaste and moisture with the non-woven fabric being interwoven with reenforcing fibers which support the outer layer and provide a scrubbing surface for cleaning the teeth. The applicator also includes an inner layer of plastic bonded to the outer layer for providing a support backing to the outer layer and for keeping the finger dry.
Abstract: The application discloses a writing instrument adapted to be worn on a forefinger, thereby allowing the user of the instrument to pursue his normal activities without interruptions necessitated by picking up and setting down a writing instrument each time it is needed.Accordingly, the writing instrument of the present invention includes a holder adapted to fit on the end of a finger and having interior constriction rings enabling the holder to firmly grip normal variations in the forefinger of either an adult male, an adult female or a child.A substantially conically shaped writing means is firmly affixed to the holder and may be characterized by either an ink or crayon writing capability. In the ink embodiment, the writing means includes a conically shaped ink reservoir having an appropriate writing tip engaging the apex thereof and an air-vented capillary tube to insure uniform ink flow.