Dental ring flosser

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5222510
SERIAL NO

07808686

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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 16

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4615349 Disposable dental flosser 14 1985
* 4638824 Dental floss device 23 1985
 
Home Health and Safety (1)
* 4729392 Dental floss holder 22 1986
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
* 5435330 Dental floss device 17 1994
* 5477871 Dental floss retainer ring 15 1994
* 5415276 Portable toothpick holder with flat toothpicks 21 1994
* 5454386 Dental floss device 17 1994
* 5704379 Disposable flossing and debrider device 10 1995
* 5947132 Flossing loops and associated packaging arrangements 6 1998
* 6065480 Digital prosthesis for dental flossing 15 1999
* 2006/0150,999 Dental plaque-reducing device 0 2005
* 2011/0290,274 Flossing Toys and Methods of Making and Using the Same 1 2010
* 2013/0319,456 TOOTH FLOSSING DEVICE 0 2013
D738044 Flossing device 0 2013
 
Oralwise, Inc (4)
8596286 Flossing device 2 2011
9265593 Flossing system 4 2011
D665534 Flossing apparatus 0 2011
9271814 Flossing device 3 2013
 
ANTLER, STEVEN M. (1)
D460583 Dental floss holder 12 2001
 
Sievers, Mark William (1)
7325553 Method of flossing and flossing aid system 2 2004
 
STAINO, LLC (2)
D461282 Dental floss holder 5 2002
D532159 Dental floss holder 6 2005
* Cited By Examiner