Patent Number: 8,876,528

Title: Appliance for delivering liquid to a gas stream for creating droplets in a dental cleaner

Abstract: A dental appliance having a passive arrangement for drawing liquid from a reservoir (22, 33, 54) in the appliance by action of a stream of gas, which can be provided by a source of compressed gas (31, 34) or other system. The liquid mixes with the gas, resulting in liquid droplets which are directed through an orifice (18, 42, 68) at the end of a nozzle portion (12, 39, 66) of the appliance.

Inventors: Johnson; Ahren Karl (North Bend, WA), Kloster; Tyler G. (Snoqualmie, WA), Edwards; Dainia (Issaquah, WA), Benning; Wolter F. (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.

International Classification: A61C 17/02 (20060101); A61H 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00