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1. (CA2202651) IMPROVED VIAL FLOSS DISPENSER

Office : Canada
Application Number: 2202651 Application Date: 09.09.1996
Publication Number: 2202651 Publication Date: 02.05.1997
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1996014405 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61C 15/04
B65D 85/02
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
C
DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
15
Devices for cleaning between the teeth
04
Dental floss; Floss holders
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
D
CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
85
Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials
02
for annular articles
CPC:
A61C 15/043
Applicants: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Inventors: MCCLANAHAN, DAVID D.
SPENCER, JOHN W., JR.
HILL, RICKEY I.
DOLAN, JOHN W.
Priority Data: 08/551,503 01.11.1995 US
Title: (EN) IMPROVED VIAL FLOSS DISPENSER
(FR) DISTRIBUTEUR CYLINDRIQUE DE SOIE FLOCHE AMELIORE
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A floss dispenser has an essentially cylindrical case, the case including a cylindrical wall with an inner surface and two opposite ends. The case further includes an opening formed in at least one end for receiving a spool having floss wrapped around a hub. A cap is received within the opening in the end of the case. The cap has an annular wall for receiving and centering the hub of the spool when the cap is sealing the opening of the case, and at least one opening formed therein through which floss is threaded out of the end of the case. For securely attaching the cap to the case, a first interlocking engagement member associated with the cap engages a mating second interlocking engagement member associated with the case. The arrangement is such that upon insertion of the cap into the open end of the case and rotating the cap, the first engagement member of the cap engages the second engagement member of the case for preventing the axial movement of the cap relative to the case. Preferably, the first engagement member includes three protrusions which engage three mating protrusions of the second engagement member for securing the cap to the case.


Also published as:
FI972578NO19972173NZ316842MXPA/a/1997/004932IL120945EP0800362
JPH10512181 AU1996069172WO/1997/016131