Global Patent Index - EP 1265516 A1

EP 1265516 A1 2002-12-18 - METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ENCOURAGE USE OF DENTAL FLOSS

Title (en)

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ENCOURAGE USE OF DENTAL FLOSS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER VERWENDUNG VON ZAHNSEIDE

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'ENCOURAGER L'UTILISATION DE FIL DE SOIE DENTAIRE

Publication

EP 1265516 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00917858 A

Priority

US 0006397 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0167928A1] In a method of encouraging a person to use dental floss, the person is educated that using dental floss promotes a healthy tooth. Dental floss is provided in a container (10) having a shape, and color that signifies a healthy tooth (20)(30). In some aspects the dental floss container (10) has a shape of a tooth (20)(30). Alternative containers (10) may have a shape of dentures (110). In further aspects, the dental floss is flavored with an aroma of a fruit, and the dental floss container (10) has a shape of the fruit (Figs. 3a-3f).

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

A47F 7/00; A61C 15/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61C 15/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61C 15/043 (2013.01)

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 0167928 A1 20010920; AU 3876500 A 20010924; EP 1265516 A1 20021218; EP 1265516 A4 20041006; JP 2003526431 A 20030909

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060627

2004-10-06 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040823

2004-10-06 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 47F 7/00 A

2004-10-06 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 61C 15/04 B

2003-05-28 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: SMILEY TOOTH FLOSS CORPORATION

2003-05-28 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: PERLIN, B. MICHAEL

2002-12-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20021010

2002-12-18 [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

2002-12-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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