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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/020670    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/028328
Publication Date: 23.02.2006 International Filing Date: 10.08.2005
A61C 15/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: SUNSTAR AMERICAS, INC. [US/US]; 4635 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
ACHEPOHL, H. Allen [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CHENG, Cunjiang [CN/US]; (US) (For US Only).
DEMKE, Richards, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
FENSKE, Lawrence [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KALBFELD, Russell, Glen [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SOIBEL, Randy [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SPARKS, Evan [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
STUDNEY, Thomas [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
VITEK, Kristin, Noelle [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WILKE, Andrew, P. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
YOST, Kevin [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MISNER, Chad, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: ACHEPOHL, H. Allen; (US).
CHENG, Cunjiang; (US).
DEMKE, Richards, S.; (US).
FENSKE, Lawrence; (US).
KALBFELD, Russell, Glen; (US).
SOIBEL, Randy; (US).
SPARKS, Evan; (US).
STUDNEY, Thomas; (US).
VITEK, Kristin, Noelle; (US).
WILKE, Andrew, P.; (US).
YOST, Kevin; (US).
MISNER, Chad, E.; (US)
Agent: SUFRIN, Barry, W.; Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60606, Chicago, IL 60606 (US)
Priority Data:
60/600,395 10.08.2004 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A manual advance floss holder which is simple and inexpensive to construct, comfortable to grasp, convenient to use in one hand and presents floss for flossing under uniform and proper tension while protecting the supply of unused floss from contamination including a body with a fork located at its distal end, a floss control mechanism within the body of the manual advance floss holder, a floss control mechanism including supply and take-up reels and means for advancing the floss therebetween under tension, and different compartments within the body for isolating spent and fresh floss.
(FR)L'invention concerne un support de fil dentaire à avancement manuel, qui peut être produit de manière simple et peu onéreuse, qui est facile à tenir et pratique à utiliser d'une seule main, qui présente le fil dentaire pour une utilisation à une tension uniforme et adéquate, et qui empêche toute contamination du fil dentaire non usagé. Le support de fil dentaire à avancement manuel selon l'invention comprend un corps qui est pourvu d'une fourche positionnée à son extrémité distale, un mécanisme de régulation de fil dentaire qui est disposé dans le corps du support de fil dentaire à avancement manuel et qui comprend des bobines débitrices et réceptrices, des moyens pour faire avancer le fil dentaire sous tension entre lesdites bobines, et différents compartiments qui sont disposés dans le corps pour isoler le fil dentaire usagé du fil dentaire non usagé.
Designated States: 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, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)