US Patent Application No: 2011/0005,531

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SHOCK ABSORBING DENTAL APPLIANCE

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 8496009

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Abstract

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A dual arch dental appliance including a body which contains a pair of impact absorbing members located in molar regions of the arches. The impact absorbing members are selected from plastic material that exhibits high impact absorption coupled with low resilience or rebound. The result is an appliance which transfers minimal shock to the wearer. The appliance preferably further includes a bumper for providing enhanced impact protection to all of the user's upper and lower teeth. An airway opening is preferably provided to facilitate breathing when the appliance is clenched between the teeth. A post may be provided for structural reinforcement of the airway opening and, optionally, for receiving a tether for fastening the device to a helmet.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BRAIN-PAD, INC.CONSHOHOCKEN, PA24

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Manzo, Joseph S Lansdale, PA 26 529

Cited Art Landscape

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CUSTMBITE LLC (1)
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FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (1)
* 2006/0112,962 Mouthpiece 15 2003
 
MINER, JON (1)
* 5,234,005 Protective mouthguard assembly 68 1990
 
The Coca-Cola Company (1)
* 2010/0095,696 BEVERAGE CONTAINER DRINKING SURFACE ENHANCEMENT 2 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,163,840 Method and apparatus for dental treatment 17 1991
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