Teething Device Patents (Class 606/235)
  • Patent number: 10369084
    Abstract: A biologic-response teether (150). The teether (150) has a shield (160) and one or two generally “T”-shaped bite portions (170, 180) projecting from the shield (160). The bite portions (170, 180) each define an elongated stem (171, 181) closest to the shield (160) and two arms (169, 168) that are coupled to and transverse to the stem (171, 181).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TW Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Tesini, Joshua Wiesman
  • Patent number: 10265241
    Abstract: A gum soother with a bristle-less wand, an internal vibrating device, a power supply connected to the internal vibrating device, an on/off switch for activating the internal vibrating device, and a mouth guard connected to the bristle-less wand. The mouth guard can extend at a first angle from the bristle-less wand and a flex neck connected to the bristle-less wand can extend at a second angle from the mouth guard. A hollow membrane-free dual chew tip can be connected to the flex neck, wherein the hollow membrane-free dual chew tip can be configured to sustain a reduced temperature from room temperature of at least 20 degrees Fahrenheit, if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Delores Ann Paul
  • Patent number: 10258544
    Abstract: A teething device that is configured to retain a pacifier in a central aperture of the teething device. The teething device has a plurality of lobes at a first end, with the lobes having a plurality of nubs for teething. The aperture and latch are configured to universally retain the edges of a pacifier shield or handle such that the nipple of the pacifier may be presented to a child utilizing the device. The device may also include a plush toy attached to an attachment ledge of the teething device. The plush toy includes an internal pocket for storing a pacifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Byongchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10159629
    Abstract: A teether includes a body, and a teething member. When the teether is frozen, the teething member is positioned within the teether providing rigidity to the teether. The teething member is moveable within the body as the frozen material within the body melts. The teether may include a cylindrical body, a nipple, and a cap with the teething member providing rigidity to the nipple. The teether may also be formed from a flexible membrane with at least one acute edge. An insulative storage container for the teether has an internal structure sized to hold multiple teethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Francesca Oneto
  • Patent number: 9974715
    Abstract: A shield for a pacifier, teether, feeding device, sippy cup or the like. The shield carries a structure that is adapted to be inserted into the mouth of a young child. There is a body defining an opening at which the structure is carried and an inner surface surrounding this opening and encompassing the perioral areas surrounding the lips. The body defines a superior portion superior to the opening and an inferior portion inferior to the opening, and defines a lateral axis passing laterally through the opening. The superior portion is generally concave laterally on both sides of the vertical midline, to define an inner surface that closely conforms to the upper lip and perioral areas. At least the part of the inferior portion close to and on either side of the vertical midline is offset outward away from the face compared to the inner surface of the superior portion that is close to and on either side of the vertical midline, to allow the mandible to move anteriorly without being inhibited by the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Tesini, Joshua Wiesman
  • Patent number: 9560925
    Abstract: A multi-function tool includes a utensil, a handle pivotally attached to the utensil, and a compass magnet mounted on the handle or utensil. The multi-function tool has a center of gravity, in at least one configuration, aligned with a convex side of the utensil to balance the multi-function tool. A sundial may be mounted on the multi-function tool. Geographical direction is determined by configuring the multi-function into a folded configuration in which the handle and utensil extend in generally the same direction from a hinge, balancing the multi-function tool upon the convex side of the eating utensil thereby permitting the compass magnet to cause a rotational orientation of the multi-function tool; and determining a geographical direction from the rotational orientation of the multi-function tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Essential Adaptations, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Harris
  • Patent number: 9504631
    Abstract: A teether is provided for infant use. The teether comprises an exterior portion and a mouthpiece wherein the mouthpiece includes a substantially U-shaped biting section comprising first and second arms extending from a central portion. At least part of said central portion is resiliently collapsible upon application of pressure thereto during use of the teether by an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Cudworth, Arnold Rees
  • Patent number: 9486387
    Abstract: The present invention provides in some embodiments, a cover for an exercise roller. The cover can include an elongate tubular structure defining a generally cylindrical elongate lumen extending through the length of the elongate tubular structure. A wall of the cover can have an inner face surrounding the generally cylindrical elongate lumen, which is configured to surround an outer surface of the exercise roller. The outer face of the elongate tubular structure can have a textured surface, and the elongate tubular structure has a density configured for myofascial release. Additionally, the inner face of the wall and the outer face of the wall define a thickness of the cover for an exercise device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HYGENIC INTANGIBLE PROPERTY HOLDING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Crowell, April Bertram
  • Patent number: 9216506
    Abstract: A handle barrier is configured to manipulate a handle while keeping a human hand separated from the handle. The handle barrier includes a body portion attached to a rear end having a left rear double arcuate portion, a right rear double arcuate portion, a front end having a left front arcuate portion and a right front arcuate portion. The left front arcuate portion and the right front arcuate portion are configured perpendicular to the body portion and further configured to accommodate the handle. The left front arcuate portion, the right front arcuate portion, the left rear double arcuate portion and the right rear double arcuate portion are further configured to be concave forming a central channel that is configured to accommodate the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Luisa Maria Geiger, Robert Karl Geiger
  • Patent number: 9144701
    Abstract: An exercise equipment comprising: a column body that is hollow and has a plurality of engaging ribs protruding at outer surface of the column body. One end of the column body has a U-shaped handle that has two through holes on both sides of the column body corresponding to the engaging ribs of the column body, so that the handle is able to conjugate the engaging ribs at the outer surface of the column body through the through holes. A cover layer covers outer surface of the column body, wherein inner surface of the cover layer has recessed slots corresponding to the engaging ribs, so that the cover layer can tightly cover the outer surface of the column body through the engagement of the engaging ribs and the recessed slots to avoid sliding and misalignment between the column body and the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ever Gym Enterprises Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chin Chen
  • Publication number: 20150066083
    Abstract: A pacifier with magnetic counterweight base; The invention is of a pacifier with nipple and a round body and also a magnetic counterweight base which counter acts the weight of the nipple and forces the nipple to stay upright on any surface the pacifier is placed. The magnetic base allows for mounting to any metal surface or specifically designed clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: MILTON RAMOS
  • Patent number: 8920466
    Abstract: An oral stimulatory device is configured for soothing gums, for instance, the gums of a teething infant. Accordingly, in one embodiment, the oral stimulatory device includes a tubular body. In certain embodiments, the tubular body is configured for being at least partially positioned in an oral cavity of a user, such as an infant, and is adapted for being deformed. Although the oral stimulatory device may be fabricated from any suitable material, in certain embodiments, the tubular body of the oral stimulatory device is fabricated from a material comprising silicone. In certain embodiments, the oral stimulatory device includes at least one stimulatory element, for example, a plurality of stimulatory elements, which elements may be adapted for soothing the gums of an infant when positioned in an oral cavity (e.g., mouth) of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LifeFactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Publication number: 20140296914
    Abstract: A teether includes a body, and a teething member. When the teether is frozen, the teething member is positioned within the teether providing rigidity to the teether. The teething member is moveable within the body as the frozen material within the body melts. The teether may include a cylindrical body, a nipple, and a cap with the teething member providing rigidity to the nipple. The teether may also be formed from a flexible membrane with at least one acute edge. An insulative storage container for the teether has an internal structure sized to hold multiple teethers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Francesca Oneto
  • Publication number: 20140243895
    Abstract: A teether is provided wherein the teether includes a base, a first member, and a second member. The first member may be integrally formed on a first side of the base. The second member may also be integrally formed on a second side, opposite the first side of the base. The first and second members each include a first area which extends in a substantially perpendicular direction from the base. The first and second members also each include a second area which extends in a substantially perpendicular from the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MELLO & COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Chrysoula Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20140236232
    Abstract: A multi use pacifier including a teething ring, where the teething ring includes a twist top; a nipple, where the nipple includes a plurality of orifices over the surface of the nipple; a mouth guard at one end of the nipple; a receiver extending beyond the mouth guard, where the twist top attaches the ring to the pacifier; an opening in the receiver for inserting a food product; and safety tabs, where the safety tabs lock the teething ring to the nipple. The safety tabs may be placed on each side of the receiver. The receiver includes an opening that is used to insert food into the receiver and passed through to the interior of the nipple. The nipple includes a first end and tabs are provided at the first end to prevent retraction of food out of the nipple near the mouth guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Williams Knierim
  • Publication number: 20140194928
    Abstract: An oral stimulatory device is configured for soothing gums, for instance, the gums of a teething infant. Accordingly, in one embodiment, the oral stimulatory device includes a tubular body. In certain embodiments, the tubular body is configured for being at least partially positioned in an oral cavity of a user, such as an infant, and is adapted for being deformed. Although the oral stimulatory device may be fabricated from any suitable material, in certain embodiments, the tubular body of the oral stimulatory device is fabricated from a material comprising silicone. In certain embodiments, the oral stimulatory device includes at least one stimulatory element, for example, a plurality of stimulatory elements, which elements may be adapted for soothing the gums of an infant when positioned in an oral cavity (e.g., mouth) of the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Publication number: 20140135836
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for a teething device for an article of clothing configured to cover a foot with toes. The teething device includes a teether that is coupled to an outer surface of the article of clothing and extends in a direction parallel to the toes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Donna Marie Beavers
  • Publication number: 20140074165
    Abstract: A feeding kit forming a storage and preparation assembly for infant feeding implements that includes a receptacle to receive a teether and a plurality of wells to form food/drink inserts for the teether. The teether includes a lid that is removably coupled to a feeding portion, such that the inserts may be inserted into the feeding portion, a portion which includes a feeding member with a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Paxson, Jacob J. Clark, Domenic T. Gubitosi, Charlie Smith
  • Publication number: 20140046370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a comforter intended for children who have their primary or permanent dentition and whose central and lateral incisors have fully erupted, comprising in particular an intra-oral part (C), which has a hook-shaped lower incisor groove (2) comprising an inclined bite plane (6), the hollow of the groove and a retro-incisor return of reduced thickness. The intra-oral part can also have two opposite labial grooves (4) and (5), an upper incisor groove (1) opposite the groove (2) and separated therefrom by the inclined bite plane (6), and also a lingual bulb (3) centred on the upper part of the retro-incisor return of the groove (2), favouring the upper and forward position of the tongue. The invention further relates to a personalized comforter which, in the incisor groove (1) and/or in the incisor groove (2), has the impression of the incisors of the child for whom said personalized comforter is intended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ILTET
    Inventor: Francois Fave-Lesage
  • Patent number: 8636768
    Abstract: A pacifier having a nipple, which can be fastened to the pacifier guard with a stem-shaped end, wherein on the pacifier guard a fastening part that is or can be connected to the pacifier is provided on a side provided for placing the lips thereon such that the pacifier is connected to the pacifier guard when the fastening part is fastened to the pacifier guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mam Babyartikel Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Peter Rohrig
  • Publication number: 20130338711
    Abstract: A pacifier system includes a pacifier having a face shield, a teething member, and a handle. The face shield includes first and second sides. The first side has a concave surface. The teething member extends from the concave surface on the first side of the face shield. The handle extends from the second side of the face shield. The pacifier system also includes a frozen member mold having a cavity that is sized to hold a volume of frozen fluid and receives the teething member held within the frozen fluid. The teething member is configured to maintain connection with the frozen fluid. The pacifier is removable from the frozen member mold with the frozen fluid attached to the teething member. The frozen fluid is insertable into a child's mouth to pacify the child and the teething member is configured to be chewed after the frozen fluid is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Monica B. Strazzeri
  • Patent number: 8597329
    Abstract: A dummy teat including a nipple carrier and a hollow dummy nipple projecting from the nipple carrier, which has areas of a smaller wall thickness at least on two opposed longitudinal sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: MAPA GmbH Gummi- und Plastikwerke
    Inventors: Alexander Du Chesne, Guenter Marr, Helmut Tomforde
  • Publication number: 20130304121
    Abstract: Teething products for infants and small children having massaging follicles that contact oral surfaces to soothe and comfort the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Nouri E. Hakim
  • Publication number: 20130245687
    Abstract: A teething device for a baby is described. The device is a textured flexible cover for an adult's finger. The adult may place the finger covered by the device into the baby's mouth, allowing the baby to bite down on the teething device, thus alleviating teething pain for the baby and finger pain for the adult. The teething device may be frozen or heated. It may also be infused or coated with flavors or medications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kimberly Bachmann
  • Patent number: 8518079
    Abstract: A teething device includes a loop and a plurality of plates each having a top surface, a bottom surface and a perimeter edge. Each of the plates has an aperture that the loop extends through. Each of the plates is in the shape of a key and each is made of a metallic material. A plurality grommets is positioned on the perimeter edges of each plate. A teething member is mounted on the loop. The loop extends through the opening in the teething member. The teething member is used to provide comfort to a child while the child chews on the teething member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Sarver
  • Patent number: 8475494
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention includes an oral stimulatory device. In certain embodiments, the oral stimulatory device is configured for soothing gums, for instance, the gums of a teething infant. Accordingly, in one embodiment, the oral stimulatory device includes a tubular body. In certain embodiments, the tubular body is configured for being partially positioned in an oral cavity of a user, such as an infant, and is adapted for being deformed. Although the oral stimulatory device may be fabricated from any suitable material, in certain embodiments, the tubular body of the oral stimulatory device is fabricated from a material comprising silicone. For instance, in one embodiment, the tubular body comprises a material that is at least about 50%, that is at least about 60%, that is at least about 70%, that is at least about 80%, that is at least about 90%, such as 95%, or even 99% or 100% food grade silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: LifeFactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Patent number: 8444675
    Abstract: A tooth-hardening apparatus according to the present invention includes a tooth-hardening member of a plate shape having a projection on its surface, and a nipple attached on the tooth-hardening member. The nipple has a predetermined hardness to provide a pacifier function and a tooth-hardening function. A space is formed in the tooth-hardening member. The space is covered with an upper transparent cover and a lower transparent cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumi Minoguchi, Keiichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130085530
    Abstract: The present invention contemplates a variety of apparatuses for a teething and gum soothing device. The teething and gum soothing device relieves gum and mouth soreness for infants, toddlers, elementary school children, orthodontic patients, etc. The teething/gum soothing device is filled with water and partially or completely frozen depending on preference. Some freezing and in-mouth melting allows for a pliable device, which molds to an individual's mouth and may be fitted around orthodontic devices such as braces. Several embodiments of the present invention are envisioned. In some embodiments, the internal mouth apparatus is a “lollipop” apparatus, while in others it is a “mouth chewy”. Also these mouth apparatuses are attached interchangeably with external holders, which in some embodiments are a soft squeezable holder, or a pacifier like holder. The teething/gum soothing device is sized to fit the mouths infants, toddlers, school age children, as well as adults.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Caroline E. Caputo
  • Publication number: 20130072977
    Abstract: A teething device comprising a shield connected to a gum soothing portion formed from a frame is disclosed. The frame is configured to locate underneath a lip and against a gum of an infant when in use. Furthermore, the frame is shaped so as to conform to an infant's gumso as to produce a massaging effect on said gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Engen, Peter Smith
  • Publication number: 20130053885
    Abstract: A teething device includes a loop and a plurality of plates each having a top surface, a bottom surface and a perimeter edge. Each of the plates has an aperture that the loop extends through. Each of the plates is in the shape of a key and each is made of a metallic material. A plurality grommets is positioned on the perimeter edges of each plate. A teething member is mounted on the loop. The loop extends through the opening in the teething member. The teething member is used to provide comfort to a child while the child chews on the teething member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Sarver
  • Patent number: 8361115
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-textured infant teether or teething device, where a portion of the teether is a rounded and curved, hard, smooth, hollow, metal exterior that is comprised of sterling silver, aluminum or any other rust-resistant metal material and a portion of the teether is a handle that is comprised of either metal covered by rubber or plastic or solely of rubber or plastic to prevent the teether from becoming too cold to hold. Inside the multi-textured teether will be a liquid or gel, comprised of water, food grade propalyne glycol, any other food grade, freezer-friendly gel or similar non-toxic material, that has the ability to remain cold for a prolonged time period following refrigeration or freezing, which shall be enclosed in a sealed bag, enclosed expandable plastic material or other container capable of being frozen while holding a liquid and/or gel in order to prevent leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Brabant, Erika Natalia Kuver-DelDuca
  • Publication number: 20120316604
    Abstract: A protective covering teether comprising a portable protective cover and teether that slips over a surface to provide a safe, hygienic, and enjoyable surface for infants and babies to teeth, gum, and chew, in which the cover and teether keep the surface dry and clean, in which the cover and teether protect the surface from destruction and frequent cleaning due to mildew and mold growth, and in which the covering contains bumps, ridges, and nubs that are interesting to the infant and baby and orally soothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Elizabeth Neely Thrush, Jane Thrush, Benjamin Thrush
  • Publication number: 20120290007
    Abstract: Teething device for an infant, with a substantially arc-shaped and elastically deformable teething element having two free end areas spaced apart from each other in an unloaded rest position, wherein the teething element forms a free gap between the end areas in the rest position and is substantially circular, and the arc-shaped teething element substantially simulates the shape of the jaw in such a way that, when it is inserted into the mouth and is substantially congruent with the jaw, the end areas are arranged in the area of the molars in the rest position of the teething element, wherein the free gap has an opening angle of between 15° and 35°, measured from the internal apex of the opening, and the arc-shaped teething element is elastically deformable in such a way that the two end areas can be arranged at least partially overlapping each other in a securing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: MAM BABYARTIKEL GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventor: Peter Röhrig
  • Publication number: 20120283774
    Abstract: A teether is provided for infant use. The teether comprises an exterior portion and a mouthpiece wherein the mouthpiece includes a substantially U-shaped biting section comprising first and second arms extending from a central portion. At least part of said central portion is resiliently collapsible upon application of pressure thereto during use of the teether by an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: JACKEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas Cudworth, Arnold Rees
  • Publication number: 20120259362
    Abstract: A teething and thumb sucking device that is worn on a hand of an adult is provided. The device includes an elongate tubular body portion and a flare portion. The body portion includes a proximal open end configured to receive a thumb of the adult hand and a distal closed end. The body portion decreases in diameter from the proximal open end to the distal closed end. The flare portion is disposed at the proximal open end of the body portion and extends axially therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Ann L. Weinland, Kenneth W. Weinland, II
  • Publication number: 20120232591
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-textured infant teether or teething device, where a portion of the teether is a rounded and curved, hard, smooth, hollow, metal exterior that is comprised of sterling silver, aluminum or any other rust-resistant metal material and a portion of the teether is a handle that is comprised of either metal covered by rubber or plastic or solely of rubber or plastic to prevent the teether from becoming too cold to hold. Inside the multi-textured teether will be a liquid or gel, comprised of water, food grade propalyne glycol, any other food grade, freezer-friendly gel or similar non-toxic material, that has the ability to remain cold for a prolonged time period following refrigeration or freezing, which shall be enclosed in a sealed bag, enclosed expandable plastic material or other container capable of being frozen while holding a liquid and/or gel in order to prevent leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Brabant, Erika Natalia Kuver-DelDuca
  • Publication number: 20120203277
    Abstract: Photograph teething devices and various methods thereof are disclosed herein. A photograph teething device includes a body section and an attachment section. The body section typically has a first side surface, a second side surface, an interior portion, and an external portion. The interior portion includes a photographic image and may also include text. The external portion of the body section is substantially transparent, yet may include a color or hue in the external portion. Moreover, the external portion is comprised of a babyproof material and typically encapsulates the interior portion. Methods of making the photograph teething device include selecting characteristics of the photograph teething device, uploading a photograph, and entering text. Methods of using the photograph teething device include using them as at least one security check for persons authorized to pick up a child in a facility, such as a day-care facility or preschool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Amy R. Forestieri
  • Patent number: 8214962
    Abstract: A device for massaging the jaw or cleaning the teeth of a baby. The device has a handle and a plate-shaped bite part which is curbed in such a way that it essentially corresponds to the curbed shape of the jaw. The bite part has massage or cleaning projections on at least one broad side and is of a material which is softer than that of the handle. The handle and the bite part are interconnected in a nondetachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mam Babyartikel Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Peter Rohrig
  • Patent number: 8211144
    Abstract: A pacifier with a shield and a teat element. The teat element includes a shaft adjacent to the shield and solid in cross-section in the region of contact with the jaw and/or the teeth. A teat member adjoins the shaft in its end section which faces away from the shield so that the contour of the teat element, starting from the shaft, has a club-shape which corresponds substantially to known hollow-body teats. A convex hollow teat body is provided as a teat member which is substantially annular. The longitudinal axis of the annular teat body runs substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinally extending axis of the teat element or the hollow teat body is designed to be substantially closed-walled so as to form a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mam Babyartikel Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Peter Röhrig
  • Patent number: 8182510
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-textured infant teether or teething device, where a portion of the teether is comprised of a rounded and curved, hard, smooth, hollow, metal exterior that is comprised of sterling silver, aluminum or any other rust-resistant metal material and a portion of the teether is comprised of a handle that is comprised of either metal covered by rubber or plastic or solely of rubber or plastic to prevent the teether from becoming too cold to hold. Inside the multi-textured teether will be a liquid or gel that has the ability to remain cold for a prolonged time period following refrigeration or freezing. Said liquid or gel center shall be comprised of water, food grade propalyne glycol, any other food grade, freezer-friendly gel or similar non-toxic material. The interior liquid or gel shall be enclosed in a sealed bag, enclosed expandable plastic material or other container capable of being frozen while holding a liquid and/or gel in order to prevent leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Brabant, Erika Natalia Kuver-DelDuca
  • Publication number: 20120083842
    Abstract: Pacifier retaining straps that attach to a child's clothing and teething devices that attach to pacifiers are common as separate devices. Accordingly, the object of the present invention is to provide a combination pacifier retaining strap and teething device that attaches to a child's clothing wherein the strap itself is, and functions as, the teething device. The present invention is comprised of two parts including a strap constructed of a non-toxic, flexible material that purposefully and intentionally functions as a teething device with an integrated attachment system to retain a pacifier at the top end, and a clip to secure the pacifier retaining teething strap to a child's clothing on the opposing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: TOES FOR EYES INC
    Inventor: Betsy Barton
  • Publication number: 20120016416
    Abstract: A teething glove includes a body member having upper and lower ends. A wrist attachment member is connected to the lower end of the body member and includes an elongate configuration that is extendable about a user's wrist and length adjustable. A pair of finger sleeves is attached to the upper end of the body member and extends away therefrom, each finger sleeve having a generally tubular configuration defining an open proximal end and a closed distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Lucille Frazier
  • Patent number: 8057512
    Abstract: A combined teething ring and pacifier may include a support member with a pacifier section and a teething ring section extending from the posterior and anterior sides thereof respectively. The teething ring may be removably coupled to the support member such that it may be removed therefrom while the pacifier remains situated inside the infant oral cavity. Multiple teething rings may be available to interchange with a single support member and pacifier. Further, the support member may include an automatic reciprocating mechanism for reciprocating the teething ring along an arcuate direction as the infant inhales air into the pacifier. The mechanism preferably includes an actuator that rotates inside an ambient-air diverting chamber as the infant breaths. With each rotation, the actuator contacts a trigger attached to the teething ring. The trigger may reciprocate along a linear path, thus urging the teething ring along the arcuate direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Rhonda Gibson
  • Publication number: 20110264142
    Abstract: The teething pacifier of the invention is formed with a guard plate having a handle and a chewing plate formed on opposed surfaces thereof. The handle and the chewing plate are substantially co-planar and perpendicular to the plane of the guard plate. The chewing plate is formed with a first and a second lateral segment that are separated by a gap. The teething pacifier is configured for engaging the entire gum line of the infant user and ease teething while providing a soothing sucking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Devin A. Reed
  • Patent number: 8042493
    Abstract: A containment vessel for teething and feeding includes an elongate object having axially opposed end portions and a central portion extending between the end portions, and a mesh pouch attached to the central portion. The pouch has an opening, which can be closed when the pouch is attached to the elongate object. The pouch can have a flap which is wrapped around the central portion and attached to the pouch prior to placing an object in the bag and closing the opening. In an alternative, the opening of the pouch is captured between inside surfaces of a two-part object. The elongate object preferably resembles a bone, the vessel being especially suitable for dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventor: Laura M. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20110245870
    Abstract: An infant teething toy device is provided that comprises a set of one to four horizontally aligned rings with a teething surface fixedly attached to each. The rings are open at their base for adjustably securing the device to the fingers of an infant user. The attached teething surface may be an oval shape which extends across the length of the child's hand, or alternatively it may comprise a set of small teething surfaces individually attached to finger rings. The teething surfaces may have surface texture consisting of nubs or grooves to facilitate stimulation of a child's gums. A variety of teething surface shapes and textures are provided to assist the child in alleviating differing levels of discomfort and prevent the child from chewing or biting his or her fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Charlotte McKinney
  • Patent number: 8028703
    Abstract: Sleep mouthpieces are provided. One such mouthpiece includes an intraoral component including first and second troughs configured to receive a user's upper and lower teeth or ridges. The troughs are separated by a distance, thereby providing an opening that can allow mouth breathing. The mouthpiece includes an extraoral component connected to the intraoral component by first and second columns. The columns can be positioned at first and second ends of the intraoral component. The columns can also be positioned at first and second ends of the opening. The columns can also be positioned between the ends of the opening and the ends of the intraoral component. The extraoral component includes first and second retention portions extending from the first and second columns away from a center of the intraoral component and away from the opening. The first and second retention portions are configured to contact the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Moses Appliance, LLC
    Inventor: Allen J. Moses
  • Patent number: 8021391
    Abstract: A tooth-hardening apparatus 10 according to the present invention includes a tooth-hardening member 11 of a plate shape having a projection 13 on its surface, and a nipple 15 attached on the tooth-hardening member 11. The nipple has a predetermined hardness to provide a pacifier function and a tooth-hardening function. A space 21 is formed in the tooth-hardening member 11. The space 21 is covered with an upper transparent cover 18 and a lower transparent cover 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumi Minoguchi, Keiichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110208241
    Abstract: The infant mouthpiece of the present invention comprises a U-shaped mouth mold for inserting into the mouth of the infant, wherein the mouth mold comprises a top, a bottom, a center, a distal end, a proximal end, and a plurality of ridges disposed along the top of the mouth mold. The infant mouthpiece further comprises a female portion of a plug and a stopper, wherein the stopper comprises a proximal side, a distal side, and a center. The mouth mold, the stopper, and the female portion of the plug are connected such that the proximal end of the mouth mold is connected to the distal side of the stopper and the proximal side of the stopper is connected to the female portion of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Dacosta T. Burroughs, Zenaida L. Burroughs
  • Publication number: 20110178550
    Abstract: A varied response teether (10) with an outer surface (12) created at least in part by a first elastomeric material and an inner portion (22) including an elastomeric material that has at least one different property than the first elastomeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: David A. Tesini, Joshua Wiesman