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1. (WO1997017037) INTRAORAL ADMINISTRATION DEVICE AND SYSTEM
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Claims

1. Intraoral administration device comprising an elonga-ted, substantially plate-like arcuate oral screen designed to conform to the teeth and intended to be positioned in the space between the teeth and the lips, characterized in that the oral screen (7, 17) comprises containers (9) for an agent to be administered intraorally which containers are provided with means (5) allowing the free entrance of saliva into the container and its exit therefrom.

2. The administration device according to claim 1, cha-racterized in that the containers are arranged in the vicinity of the end regions of the oral screen.

3. The administration device according to claim 1 or 2 , characterized in that the means allowing the free ent-ranee of saliva into the container and its exit therefrom, are apertures or holes.

4. The administration device according to any of the claims 1-3 , characterized in that it is provided with a gripping means (7a, 12) attached to the surface of the oral screen facing the lips and which extends outside the mouth in use.

5. The administration device according to any of the claims 1-4, characterized in that the containers (9) are openable for filling purposes.

6. The administration device according to any of the claims 1-5, characterized in that the container (9) is formed by a recess in the oral screen (7) and a cover means (8,6) covering at least part of the recess.

7. The administration device according to any of the claims 1-5, characterized in that the container is formed by a means attached to a surface, advantageously the surface of the oral screen facing the cheeks, extending in a cup-like manner from the surface.

8. The administration device according to the claim 1 or 6 made from an elastic material, characterized in that the cover means comprises a strip-like means (8) which extends over the recess (9) and is made in one piece with the oral screen (7) .

9. The administration device according to the claim 1 or 6, characterized in that the cover means comprises a lid hinged to the oral screen and provided with a locking tongue or similar for attachment to the oral screen.

10. The administration device according to the claim 1, characterized in that the container comprises a sheathlike means made from an elastic material and slid over the end part (16) of the oral screen in a sealing engagement with the oral screen and provided with apertures.

11. The administration device according to the claim 4 and 10, characterized in that a loop (11) is fastened to a rim part (10) of the sheath-like means facing the cheeks, which loop can be pulled over the gripping means (7a) for fastening the sheath-like means.

12. The administration device according to the claim 1, characterized in that the oral screen comprises a casing cover (17) , the dispensing containers being arranged in the vicinity of the end regions of the said casing cover, and being provided, in its longitudinal direction, with a sliding slot (17b) extending from the center of the cover towards its end regions, and a sliding plate (71) slidably mounted in a groove or recess (18) in the inner surface of the casing cover (17) , allowing the containers to be opened for filling purposes, to which sliding plate a gripping means (7a) is attached slidably mounted in the sliding slot (17b) and extending outwards from the casing cover, and means for locking the casing cover and the sliding plate to each other.

13. The administration device according to any one of the claims 1-11, characterized in that it also comprises a pacifier-like sucking piece (2) attached to the inner surface of the oral screen.

14. The administration device according to claim 13 , characterized in that the sucking piece (2) functioning as a dispensing means, is made in one piece with the oral screen, for example from soft vinyl, and is provided with holes or apertures allowing the free entrance of saliva, whereby the base part of the sucking piece opening into the oral screen has a closable filling opening.

15. The administration device according to claim 4 and 14, characterized in that the filling opening of the sucking piece (2) is provided with a cover plug (24) which over at least two closing shafts (26) arranged in a substantially V-shaped manner with respect to each other, joins the inside periphery of the sides of the substantially ring-shaped gripping means (12) .

16. Administration system, characterized in that it comprises an administration device in accordance with any one of the claims 1-15, and one or several of the following active agents:
- caries preventing agent
- agent preventing middle ear infection
- agent preventing the adhesion and/or accumulation of pathogens
- sweetening agent
- anti-inflammatory agent - antibody
- remineralization agent, and/or
- antibacterial enzyme.

17. The administration system according to claim 16, characterized in that the active agent is formed into a tablet, pill, powder, gel or impregnated fabric, designated to fit the dispensing container of the administration device, optionally using conventional adjuvants suitable for the purpose.