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1. (WO2010074412) DEVICE FOR PREVENTING MOUTH FROM OPENING DURING SLEEP
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/074412 International Application No.: PCT/KR2009/006944
Publication Date: 01.07.2010 International Filing Date: 24.11.2009
IPC:
A62B 18/02 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
62
LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
B
DEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
18
Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
02
Masks
Applicants:
하재흡 HA, Che Hub [KR/KR]; KR
Inventors:
하재흡 HA, Che Hub; KR
Agent:
박지호 PARK, Ji Ho; 서울 강남구 역삼동 648-23번지 여삼빌딩 3층 3rd FI., Yosam Bldg. 648-23 Yeoksam-Dong Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-748, KR
Priority Data:
10-2008-013424726.12.2008KR
Title (EN) DEVICE FOR PREVENTING MOUTH FROM OPENING DURING SLEEP
(FR) DISPOSITIF POUR EMPÊCHER LA BOUCHE DE S'OUVRIR AU COURS DU SOMMEIL
(KO) 수면 중 개구방지기구
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to a device for preventing a user's mouth from opening during sleep. More specifically, the invention comprises: an upper lip support member attched to the upper lip; a lower lip support member attached to the lower lip; a lower jaw support member attached to the lower part of the lower jaw and having a protruded fixture which protrudes forward in the center of the lower jaw support member to prevent retreat to the neck, is bent upward, and is held in the front of the lower jaw; and a coupling means which couples the members through coupling-holes formed in both sides of each member, keeps the shape thereof, and attaches the members to the user's face. The invention relieves dry mouth syndrome, snoring, and sleep apnea. The lower jaw support member supports the lower jaw when the jaw opens due to relaxation of the mouth muscles while sleeping. The upper and lower lip support members located on the upper and lower portions of the lips respectively prevent the mouth from opening by completely attaching the lower and upper lips to each other. Therefore, the device for preventing a user's mouth from opening according to the present invention can suppress mouth breathing. In addition, the device improves disorders such as dry mouth syndrome, snoring, and sleep apnea by inducing nose breathing, helps to strengthen weakened mouth muscles, minimizes discomfort caused by wearing by minimizing contact area with the skin, and can be used as a lower-priced aid for relieving dry mouth syndrome, snoring, and sleep apnea by simplifying the structure thereof.
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un dispositif servant à empêcher la bouche d'un utilisateur de s'ouvrir au cours du sommeil. Plus particulièrement, l'invention comprend : un élément de support de lèvre supérieure fixé à la lèvre supérieure ; un élément de support de lèvre inférieure fixé à la lèvre inférieure ; un élément de support de mâchoire inférieure fixé à la partie inférieure de la mâchoire inférieure et possédant une garniture protubérante qui forme saillie vers l'avant au centre de l'élément de support de mâchoire inférieure afin de prévenir tout retrait vers le cou, qui est incliné vers l'avant et qui est maintenu à l'avant de la mâchoire inférieure ; et un moyen de couplage qui permet de coupler lesdits éléments par l'intermédiaire d'orifices de couplage ménagés des deux côtés de chaque élément, de conserver la forme de ceux-ci et de fixer les éléments sur le visage d'un utilisateur. L'invention permet de soulager le syndrome de la bouche sèche, le ronflement et l'apnée du sommeil. L'élément de support de mâchoire inférieure soutient la mâchoire inférieure lorsque ladite mâchoire s'ouvre en raison de la relaxation des muscles de la bouche pendant le sommeil. Les éléments de support de lèvre supérieure et de lèvre inférieure, placés respectivement sur les parties supérieure et inférieure des lèvres, empêchent l'ouverture de la bouche en joignant les lèvres supérieure et inférieure l'une à l'autre. Par conséquent, le dispositif servant à empêcher la bouche d'un utilisateur de s'ouvrir selon la présente invention permet de supprimer la respiration par la bouche. De plus, ledit dispositif permet d'améliorer les troubles tels que le syndrome de la bouche sèche, le ronflement et l'apnée du sommeil en induisant la respiration par le nez, d'aider à renforcer des muscles de la bouche affaiblis et de réduire au minimum l'inconfort provoqué par le port du dispositif en minimisant la surface de contact avec la peau. Le dispositif peut également être utilisé comme aide bon marché pour soulager le syndrome de la bouche sèche, le ronflement et l'apnée du sommeil, si l'on simplifie la structure correspondante.
(KO) 본 발명은 수면 중 개구방지기구에 관한 것으로서, 보다 상세하게는 윗입술의 위에 밀착되어 지지하는 윗입술 지지부재와 아랫입술의 아래에 밀착되어 지지하는 아랫입술 지지부재, 아래턱의 하부에 밀착되어 위치하며 목 방향으로 물러나지 않게 중심부에는 전면을 향하여 돌출되어 상부를 향하여 절곡되어 아래턱 전면에 걸리도록 돌출고정부가 형성되어 있는 아래턱 받침부재 및 상기 각 부재를 각 부재의 양측에 각각 형성된 체결통공을 통해 하나로 연결되도록 하여 그 형태를 유지하도록 하면서 착용시 안면에 밀착시키도록 하는 체결수단을 포함하여 구성되는 것을 특징으로 하는 구강건조증, 코골이 및 수면무호흡증의 완화 또는 개선효과가 있는 수면 중 개구방지기구에 관한 것이다. 본 발명에 따른 개구방지기구는, 수면시 구강근육 이완에 의해 아래턱이 벌어지는 것을 아래턱 받침부재가 받쳐주고, 윗입술 지지부재와 아랫입술 지지부재가 각각 입술의 위와 아래에 각각 위치하여 위아랫입술을 완전 밀착시켜 개구(開口)를 방지하므로 수면시 입호흡을 억제할 수 있으며, 코호흡으로 유도하여 구강건조증, 코골이 및 수면무호흡증과 같은 장애를 개선할 수 있을 뿐만 아니라, 약화된 구강근육강화를 도울 수 있도록 하며, 각 구성요소가 피부에 닿는 면적을 기존의 마스크에 비해 최소화함으로써 착용시 거부감을 최소화하고 구조를 단순화시킴으로써 제작비가 저렴한 구강건조증, 코골이 및 수면무호흡증의 완화 및 개선을 위한 보조기구로 사용할 수 있다.
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Publication Language: Korean (KO)
Filing Language: Korean (KO)
Also published as:
EP2380634US20110265802