Global patent index - EP 1030625 A1

EP 1030625 A1 2000-08-30 - A DENTURE CLEANING APPARATUS

Title (en)

A DENTURE CLEANING APPARATUS

Title (de)

REINIGUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR ZAHNPROTHESE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF POUR NETTOYER LES APPAREILS DENTAIRES

Publication

EP 1030625 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98956685 A

Priority

  • GB 9723826 A
  • US 9823863 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923974A1] The invention relates to a denture cleaning apparatus consisting essentially of: a) a container for holding cleaning fluid; b) a basket, for holding a denture, removably disposed within the container; and c) a cover for the container; characterised in that the container has a side wall comprising thermal insulation means selected from: i) a cavity wall; ii) a cellular foam wall; and iii) a thermally insulating jacket attached to and enclosing the container side wall. The invention further relates to a method of cleaning a denture comprising soaking the denture in an aqueous solution at a temperature of greater than 50 DEG C, the solution comprising a cleaning agent and being contained within a denture cleaning apparatus having a Thermal Efficiency Indicator selected from a Heat Loss Value of less than 7.5 DEG C and a Touch Temperature of less than 40 DEG C. The apparatus and method of the invention provide for improved denture cleaning without discomfort to a user when handling the apparatus.

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

A61C 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61C 17/00 (2006.01); A61C 17/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61C 17/036 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9923974A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9923974 A1 19990520; CA 2309663 A1 19990520; EP 1030625 A1 20000830; GB 9723826 D0 19980107

INPADOC legal status

2003-09-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030315

2000-08-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000613

2000-08-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE