Shock absorbing dental appliance

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

8496009

APP PUB NO

20110005531A1

SERIAL NO

12821516

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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, US 24 604

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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* 5163840 Method and apparatus for dental treatment 17 1991
5259762 Oral appliance 81 1992
5624257 Oral appliance 80 1994
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (1)
D554259 Oral appliance tray 24 2006
 
CUSTMBITE LLC (1)
* 7950394 Mouthguard formed of propylene/alpha-olefin polymer elastomer 5 2005
 
BITE TECH, INC. (2)
* 2002/0144,691 Composite performance enhancing mouthguard with embedded wedge 4 2001
* 6820623 Polyethylene dental appliance and mouthguard with tactifier resin 33 2002
 
EZ GARD INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
5339832 Thermoplastic mouthguard with integral shock absorbing framework 81 1993
6082363 Triple layer mouthguard having integral shock absorbing framework 67 1999
 
Professional Positioners, Inc. (1)
4370129 Tooth positioner with harder areas 43 1981
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (1)
* 2006/0112,962 Mouthpiece 23 2003
 
The Coca-Cola Company (1)
* 2010/0095,696 BEVERAGE CONTAINER DRINKING SURFACE ENHANCEMENT 2 2009
 
Brain-Pad, Inc. (3)
D523994 Mouth guard 32 2005
D530863 Mouthguard 42 2005
D532559 Mouthguard 36 2005
 
WIPSS Products, Inc. (4)
5636379 Jaw-joint protective device 78 1995
D493578 Mouthguard 33 2002
D500895 Mouthguard 35 2003
D537986 Mouthguard 25 2003
 
SPORTSGUARD LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6584978 Mouthguard and method of making 68 2002
 
MINER, JON (1)
* 5234005 Protective mouthguard assembly 73 1990
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
D717447 Orthodontic appliance 1 2013
D717449 Orthodontic appliance 3 2013
D717451 Orthodontic appliance 1 2013
D717448 Orthodontic appliance 1 2013
D717450 Orthodontic appliance 1 2013
D767146 Orthodontic appliance 0 2015
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