Patents Assigned to Sunstar Suisse SA
  • Patent number: 10843390
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an interdental cleaner includes providing a rod-shaped carrier made of plastic, into which laterally protruding bristles are embedded. In this case, a filament array formed of a plurality of filament strands is inserted into a holding cassette and is fixed in a predefined alignment in the holding cassette by means of a holding device. The holding cassette is then inserted into an injection-molding device and the filament array is coated with plastic in the injection-molding device, forming a plurality of rod-shaped carriers arranged spaced apart next to one another. Finally, the filament strands forming the filament array are separated at least in the sections located between adjacent rod-shaped carriers. In addition, a device for carrying out the method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventor: Jürgen Butz
  • Patent number: 10779749
    Abstract: A disposable adhesive substrate, a medical device and a charging station are provided. In particular the substrate may be adapted to be arranged on the medical device, which correspondingly may be charged in the charging station. The medical device may be used for monitoring and treatment of bruxism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Christian Christiansen, Morten Haugland, Tommy Jacobsen, Karsten Videbæk
  • Patent number: 10736560
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer implemented method for automatic detection of teeth clenching and/or teeth grinding in a dataset representing the level of biting force vs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Morten Haugland, Christian Christiansen, Nao Takano
  • Publication number: 20190274799
    Abstract: Provided is an interdental cleaning tool which has a simple configuration and can effectively prevent an occurrence of breakage of a core base portion when inserting the interdental cleaning tool into an interdental space or during interdental cleaning without reducing productivity of the interdental cleaning tool, and provided is a method for manufacturing the interdental cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Makiko YAMANE, Shinya SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10292638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for preventing, diagnosing, monitoring, and/or treating bruxism as well as related diseases of an individual. In a first aspect the invention relates to an apparatus for preventing bruxism of an individual, comprising: means for applying a plurality of stimulation signals for providing relaxation of at least one of the masticatory and/or facial muscles of said individual, means for applying said stimulations signals with a predefined setting, and means for applying said stimulations signals independent of activity of said muscle(s). The invention may be suitable for both nocturnal and awake bruxism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Troels Bierman Mortensen, Claus Steen, Erling Rasmussen, Morten Haugland
  • Publication number: 20190133729
    Abstract: Provided is an interdental cleaning tool which has a simple configuration and can effectively prevent an occurrence of breakage of a core base portion when inserting the interdental cleaning tool into an interdental space or during interdental cleaning without reducing productivity of the interdental cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Makiko YAMANE, Shinya SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190060037
    Abstract: Provided is an interdental cleaning tool which has a simple configuration and can effectively prevent an occurrence of breakage of a core base portion when inserting the interdental cleaning tool into an interdental space or during interdental cleaning without reducing productivity of the interdental cleaning tool, and provided is a method for manufacturing the interdental cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Makiko YAMANE, Shinya SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10114007
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting and separating specific compounds in breath gas mixtures for halitosis analysis consisting of a line (1) for delivering a pressure-controlled neutral gas; a removable connected sample chamber (2) of specific volume for receiving the gas mixture to be evaluated; an electronically controlled valve (8) for injecting the gas sample into the line (1); a temperature-controlled micro-fabricated separation capillary column (4) arranged to receive the gas sample injected into the line (1); a gas sensor (5) at the outlet of the capillary column (4) and a control interface (6) for managing the measurement and evaluating the obtained data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Alain Grisel, Ulrike Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20180168783
    Abstract: Provided is an interdental cleaning tool which has a simple configuration and can effectively prevent an occurrence of breakage of a core base portion when inserting the interdental cleaning tool into an interdental space or during interdental cleaning without reducing the productivity of the interdental cleaning tool, and provided is a method for manufacturing the interdental cleaning tool. A plurality of cleaning portion recesses (14) which penetrate a cleaning soft portion (21) and form recesses (14a) in a core base portion (12) are formed on each of a first side portion and a second side portion of a cleaning portion (2) at an interval in an axial direction of a cleaning soft portion (21), and at least one of the plurality of cleaning portion recesses (14) is formed so that an opening of the core base portion recess formed in the core base portion has a shape elongated in the axial direction of the cleaning portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Makiko YAMANE, Shinya SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 9895326
    Abstract: The invention concerns a topical oral composition comprising taurine, propanediol and xylitol and its use for alleviating or eliminating symptoms of dry mouth and/or preventing or treating mouth ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventor: Mori Shigeki
  • Patent number: 9763618
    Abstract: A palpometer device for assisting an examiner to evaluate deep pain sensitivity in a patient includes a housing supporting an axially displaceable spring-biased probe having a proximal end extending from an axial bore in a proximal axial face of the housing, and adapted for abutting contact with the patient. Within the housing, the spring-biased probe incorporates an annular flange for engaging one end of a bias spring coaxially disposed within the housing. The bias spring is disposed coaxially about the probe to resist axial displacement of the housing towards the proximal end of the probe upon manual application of a bias force to the housing, when the proximal end of the probe is in contact with a patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Peter Svensson, Gert Ravnholt, Kirsten Ravnholt
  • Publication number: 20170189148
    Abstract: To provide a method for manufacturing an interdental cleaning tool that can prevent deformation of a core base at molding of a cleaning flexible part using an elastomer material, thereby effectively preventing occurrence of molding failure of the cleaning flexible part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventor: Keisuke KATO
  • Patent number: 9642682
    Abstract: To provide a method for manufacturing an interdental cleaning tool that can prevent deformation of a core base at molding of a cleaning flexible part using an elastomer material, thereby effectively preventing occurrence of molding failure of the cleaning flexible part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventor: Keisuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20170105821
    Abstract: An interdental cleaning tool comprising: a handle base formed of a synthetic resin; and a cleaning part disposed on an end portion of the handle base, wherein a cleaning body substantially formed of a polystyrene elastomer in the cleaning part is covered with a perfume layer, and the perfume layer contains a glycerine fatty acid ester, an oil-soluble perfume as a flavor component, and gum arabic and/or starch octenylsuccinate as a water-soluble covering base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Yoshiyuki OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 9554722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for measuring muscular activity, in particular in relation to bruxism, and providing an electrical stimulation in response to the measured muscular activity through electrodes applied to the skin of an individual, wherein the quality of the connectivity of the electrodes to the skin is monitored and the electrical stimulation signal is changed based on said quality measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Faramarz Jadidi, Claus Steen
  • Patent number: 9370408
    Abstract: A vibrational frequency adjustment device comprises, as a vibrational frequency adjustment means (22): a first conversion means (40) which is provided with an input-side rotating member (41), an output-side rotating member (42), and a one-way clutch (44) for transmitting only the rotational motion in one direction of the input-side rotating member (41) to the output-side rotating member (42) and which, by causing the input-side rotating member (41) to pivot in a reciprocating manner by a set angle by means of the reciprocating linear motion of an output shaft (10), transmits only the forward motion or the reverse motion of the input-side rotating member (41) to the output-side rotating member (42) through the one-way clutch (44) to thereby rotate the output-side rotating member (42) by a given angle; and a second conversion means (50) which converts the rotational motion of the output-side rotating member (42) into the reciprocating linear motion of a second shaft member (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA.
    Inventors: Yukinori Wada, Masahiro Nishiura
  • Publication number: 20160120774
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an oral composition that has high power to remove stains from tooth surfaces and appropriate abrasive power. The invention provides an oral composition containing diamond particles and abrasive silica particles, the diamond particles having a median size (d50) of 2.0 to 3.5 ?m, and the abrasive silica particles having an RDA of at least 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventor: Kouichi FUJISAWA
  • Publication number: 20160120769
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition for oral use having excellent cleaning ability and smoothing. The present invention provides a composition for oral use containing diamond particles and silica particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Noritaka HASEGAWA, Aki TACHIBANA
  • Patent number: D763578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
    Inventors: Keisuke Kato, Anri Gengyo, Tetsuya Takahashi, Nobuharu Matsudomi
  • Patent number: D849955
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sunstar Suisse SA
    Inventors: Christian Christiansen, Tomas W. Stringdahl