Global Patent Index - EP 1096889 A4

EP 1096889 A4 2001-12-19 - CLEAN BREATH WAND SYSTEM

Title (en)

CLEAN BREATH WAND SYSTEM

Title (de)

SCHLAUCHVORRICHTUNG FÜR SAUBEREN ATEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'HYGIENE BUCCALE A TUBE

Publication

EP 1096889 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99932169 A

Priority

  • US 9914990 W
  • US 10963798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0001311A1] A clean breath wand (10) for use in removing Halitosis bacteria and bacterial by-products from a user's tongue includes a body (26) having a distal end (20) and a proximal end (16), a head (34) operatively connected to the body (26) and having an outer end face, at least one opening (42) in the head (34) configured for being fluidly coupled to a source of liquid and positioned to direct a stream of the liquid upon the tongue, at least one tongue-scraping formation disposed on the outer end face and configured for engaging the bacteria on the user's tongue. Each, such tongue scraping formation is located in operational relationship to the at least one opening (42) so that movement of the formation upon the tongue, in combination with the emission of the liquid under pressure from the opening (42), dislodges the bacteria and its by-products from the tongue. Also provided is a replacement cartridge for providing the liquid to such a wand.

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

A61B 17/24; A61H 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/24 (2006.01); A61H 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/244 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0001311 A1 20000113; WO 0001311 A9 20000518; AU 4853299 A 20000124; CA 2335857 A1 20000113; EP 1096889 A1 20010509; EP 1096889 A4 20011219; JP 2003534025 A 20031118

INPADOC legal status


2005-02-23 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040810

2004-03-03 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: TONGUE SCRAPING WAND SYSTEM FOR CLEAN BREATH

2002-11-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020926

2002-10-09 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: WATER PIK, INC.

2002-10-09 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: FOLEY, RITA S.

2002-10-09 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: FOLEY, PATRICK F.

2001-12-19 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011107

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

2001-05-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010201

2001-05-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2001-05-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-05-09 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI