Global patent index - EP 1009320 A1

EP 1009320 A1 2000-06-21 - SPEED REDUCING DENTAL HANDPIECE

Title (en)

SPEED REDUCING DENTAL HANDPIECE

Title (de)

GESCHWINDIGKEITHERABSETZENDES ZAHNMEDIZINISCHES HANDSTÜCK

Title (fr)

OUTIL MANUEL DE DENTISTERIE REDUCTEUR DE VITESSE

Publication

EP 1009320 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98915339 A

Priority

  • US 9806875 W
  • US 83464097 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9846160A1] This invention is a disposable prophylaxis tool used in dentistry that includes an integrally formed gear reduction mechanism (60) within the housing (20) to allow a high powered drill output to drive the tool through the reducing gears in a slow reliable manner. The disposable prophylaxis cup is formed from inexpensive plastic and lends itself to mass production and assembly to be economically discarded after a single use thereby promulgating hygiene.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61C 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61C 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61C 17/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9846160A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE DK GB LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9846160 A1 19981022; AU 6954798 A 19981111; EP 1009320 A1 20000621

INPADOC legal status

2000-07-12 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20000517

2000-06-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991109

2000-06-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE DK GB LI SE