US Patent No: 5,222,510

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Dental ring flosser




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A dental hygiene instrument, called a dental ring flosser, is used to remove dental debris from between the teeth of the user. The dental ring flosser has an aperture sized to firmly and snugly fit around the end of a user's finger, so his or her finger may be solely used during flossing, to manipulate the strand of dental floss secured to the dental ring flosser. The strand of dental floss is adjustably supported on two alike opposing elongated spaced prongs formed integrally with the dental ring flosser. By adjusting the tension in the stand of dental floss, the finger ring size is adjusted so the dental ring flosser fits firmly and snugly about the user's finger.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zuehlsdorf, Wayne L 1269 Lansing Ave., Bremerton, WA 98312 1 13

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,615,349 Disposable dental flosser 13 1985
* 4,638,824 Dental floss device 23 1985
Home Health and Safety (1)
* 4,729,392 Dental floss holder 21 1986
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
* 5,435,330 Dental floss device 11 1994
* 5,477,871 Dental floss retainer ring 8 1994
* 5,415,276 Portable toothpick holder with flat toothpicks 19 1994
* 5,454,386 Dental floss device 12 1994
* 5,704,379 Disposable flossing and debrider device 9 1995
* 5,947,132 Flossing loops and associated packaging arrangements 6 1998
* 6,065,480 Digital prosthesis for dental flossing 12 1999
8,596,286 Flossing device 0 2011
D665534 Flossing apparatus 0 2011
Sievers, Mark William (1)
7,325,553 Method of flossing and flossing aid system 0 2004
D460583 Dental floss holder 10 2001
D461282 Dental floss holder 4 2002
D532159 Dental floss holder 5 2005
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