Nipple Patents (Class D24/196)
  • Patent number: 6863681
    Abstract: The present invention provides an infant teething gel applicator for the application of anesthetic gel, having a teething portion to administer a regulated and minimal dosage of medication, and a collar to fit inside a standard baby bottle. The collar extends radially in a first plane and the teething portion extends laterally from the collar and is aligned longitudinally in a direction generally orthogonal to the collar. The teething portion has an outer engaging surface with a plurality of protrusions extending outward therefrom. Each individual protrusion contains a single minute pore configured to harbor medication, which is dispersed upon an infant chewing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Dan Dickerson
  • Patent number: 5403349
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pacifier including a nipple (3) fastened in a central opening (2) of a shield (1) having perforations (11) at a distance from this central opening (2), wherein the shield (1), on its inner side facing the mouth when in use, comprises a zone (16) provided with nubs (15) radially outwardly of the zone (12) provided with the perforations (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Mam Babyartikel Gelsellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventor: Peter Rohrig
  • Patent number: 5300089
    Abstract: A pacifier is arranged to include a base disc mounting a base plug, wherein the base plug is directed through the base disc mounting a nipple head. The nipple head defines an annular groove between the nipple head and the base plug at a front wall of the base disc to enhance grasping of the nipple by an infant, wherein the nipple head includes a first inwardly tapered base portion extending from the annular base directed to a second outwardly tapered base portion, in turn directed to a third inwardly tapered base portion that in turn is directed into a nipple head tip, wherein the nipple head is canted from the annular base towards the nipple head tip defining an undulating outer surface for enhanced grasping by an infant in use. The nipple head is arranged to include a cavity to contain a fluid or freezable gel to enhance soothing use by the infant. A modification of the invention is directed to the fluid accessed to the infant and replenished through an access plug directed through the base plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Susan J. Sassin
  • Patent number: 5292335
    Abstract: An infant pacifier with a diaphragm melody generator in which only when the infant holds the pacifier in the mouth and sucks or mumbles, a diaphragm switch of the melody generator is operated in order to permit the generator to generate melody. The present pacifier comprises a nipple part for being held by the infant mouth, a handle part for permitting the pacifier to be handled and a melody generator. The melody generator comprises a diaphragm switch for turning on/off the melody generator in accordance with the holding force and an electronic circuit board for generating the melody in cooperation with the diaphragm switch when the infant holds the nipple part of the pacifier in the mouth. The diaphragm switch is applied with conductive ink at its center and easily expanded and contracted by the holding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Jong-Hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 5263975
    Abstract: A pacifier tether for use in conjunction with a pacifier to enhance developmental reflexes in an infant. The tether has a generally elongate body. The body has an upper fabric layer having a central portion and first and second extensions extending from the central portion, and first and second fabric layers underlying the first and second extensions, respectively, and stitched thereto. A reinforcing disk, preferably formed of several fabric layers, overlies the central portion of the upper fabric layer and is stitched thereto. An aperture is formed in the reinforcing disk and the central portion of the upper fabric layer for receiving the nipple of a pacifier. The reinforcing disk maintains the nipple in an upright midline position and insures that the infant's nose remains spaced from the fabric. The pacifier tether further includes a reinforced pocket underlying the aperture. The pacifier base is retained in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Mechelle La Rocca
  • Patent number: 5133740
    Abstract: An orthopedic pacifier, which is useful to inhibit or correct a receding lower jaw condition for improved placement of the upper and lower alveolar ridges of an infant's mouth, includes a shield to border the lips, a resiliently deformable bulbous body and a bridge connecting the base end of the body to the shield. The bridge extends between the upper and lower alveolar ridges from the base end to the shield and positions the body with its free end located posteriorly in the mouth. The body has a palatal conforming upper portion, and a lower portion defining an inclined section extending from the base end to the free end to engage the posterior side of the lower alveolar ridge to guide the lower jaw forward to foster its potential to grow into normal position relative to the upper jaw. A depression in the free end guides tongue placement to direct its forces toward the palate to improve control for swallowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: Leon Kussick
  • Patent number: D504723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Steven Randolph, Charles J. Renz, John George Rousso, Brenda Liistro
  • Patent number: D504724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Steven Randolph, Charles J. Renz, John George Rousso, Brenda Liistro
  • Patent number: D504725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Steven Randolph, Charles J. Renz, John George Rousso, Brenda Liistro
  • Patent number: D441870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross Steven Randolph
  • Patent number: D443932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventor: Deborah J. Wickerman
  • Patent number: D444239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: JEX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi, Tatsuya Shinoki
  • Patent number: D520142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignees: Baby Innovations Marketing E, Servicos Internacionais S.A.
    Inventor: Christopher Mallet
  • Patent number: D459815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Gregory Pastucha
  • Patent number: D463567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventor: Emanuel Peter Morano
  • Patent number: D465028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles John Renz
  • Patent number: D486579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Bryan Dunn
  • Patent number: D488560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles John Renz, Francis X Manganiello
  • Patent number: D498849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Steven Randolph, Charles J. Renz, John George Rousso, Brenda Liistro
  • Patent number: D324105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Scott M. Forrer
  • Patent number: D330938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Reiko Sakashita
  • Patent number: D335187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventor: Terri J. Stege
  • Patent number: D339197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Scott W. Ziegler
  • Patent number: D343701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventor: Monika G. Dahlstrand
  • Patent number: D346865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: George B. Gregory
  • Patent number: D359808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Playskool, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit S. Raghava
  • Patent number: D360468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventor: Ronald C. Fuller
  • Patent number: D363548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Inventors: Ann M. Riccio-Disch, Robert A. Disch
  • Patent number: D372089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Miin-Shiou Sheu
  • Patent number: D381752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Inventor: Latina D. McCoy
  • Patent number: D381753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: WFI International, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Phillip Ellenberger, James W. Bordwine
  • Patent number: D382059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventors: Campo E. Maya, John J. Maya
  • Patent number: D384748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Bryan Dunn
  • Patent number: D398398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Yvonne Taggerty
  • Patent number: D405530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank X. Manganiello, Emanuel P. Morano
  • Patent number: D414873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: David B. Kwiecinski
  • Patent number: D417275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: The First Years, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl J. Conforti
  • Patent number: D421127
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Guillermo Garcia