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Cinch1 History of (Collapsible Squeeze) Tubes
from Paint Roll (1841) to Cinch1 (2014) & Links.

1841 - American artist John Goffe Rand patents the "collapsible metal squeeze tube" or as he called it a "paint roll" to hold and keep paint fresh while painting outdoors. For 51 years preserving paints and inks would be the only use for tubes, now used across 11 industries. (US Patent No. 2,252, or see pdf pages 1, 2, and 3).
1850 - Dr.Washington Wentworth Sheffield invents toothpaste.
1892 - Dr. Sheffields son puts toothpaste in a tube.
1903 - Key type tube squeezers came on non-resilient metal tubes (see 1903 ad at right), enforces Rands bottom up. Keys don't work on resilient tubes.
1937 - The Tube Council (www.tube.org) a tube packaging association is founded. See Tube Council History (804KB pdf).
1953 - Increased use of resilient plastics in fabrication of tubes makes keeping them “permanently collapsed” harder.
1955 - P&G's Crest is first fluoride toothpaste .
1958 - American Assoc. of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) founded.
1968 - Colgate adds MFP Fluoride to its toothpaste.
1984 - Flip-top toothpaste sold and Mac PC released.
1997 - FDA requires WARNING statements for all fluoride dentifrice products shipped as of April 7 1997. 21CFR355.50(c)(1) "Warning. Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than [sic] used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away."
2002 - Jan 30th, the AAPCC and CDC officially launched a new nation-wide Poison Help hotline, 1-800-222-1222 and www.1-800-222-1222.info.
2004 - William W. Truxes III, recognizes a 32+ billion tubes/year niche market solution (to keeping tubes folded, "full" and ready to use!) and files a patent to block entry to it.
2005 - Sept. 1, Truxes founds Cinch1, L.L.C., to introduce the Cinch1, a new hangable squeeze tube holder to fill this niche.
2007 - Mar 15, my World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) patent number WO 2007/030597, titled "A CINCH FOR RESILIENT COLLAPSIBLE TUBES" has been published, searched and found to have novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability in the PCT written opinion.
2008 - Jan 10, enter the National phase in the following
Designated States (national), pop7/07 = 6,602,224,175.: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US*, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW. (* Filed US National 080307F).
Designated States (regional):
15 state ARIPO (African Reg. Intellectual Property Org.), pop7/07 = 242,130,404. (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW);
9 state EAPO (Eurasian Patent Organization), pop7/07 = 199,257,566. (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM);
38 state EPO (European Patent Office), pop7/07= 598,992,617. (AL, AT, BA, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, TR). See Application No.:06803095, Publication No.: WO2007030597 and EPO Applicant's Guide.
16 state OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization), pop7/07= 136,344,041.(BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).

These 2 letter codes are listed (here or here) with contact information here. (other WIPO Abv.) Also see PCT Resources, and all application guides here).
2008 - The 1997 FDA required WARNING is still on tubes, including the advice to "… contact a Poison Control Center right away." But the 2002 national Poison Help number is NOT. We can put this vital number on every tube in every home where your loved ones spend time. Easy to remember if seen every time you brush your teeth! Help Tubes Help.
2011, July 5 - Our patent US 7,971,752 is awarded.
Future - Health care cost significantly reduced because 1-800-222-1222 is as well known as 911. Cinch1 is ubiquitous.