US20050050676A1 - Tongue vacuum cleaner - Google Patents

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US20050050676A1
US20050050676A1 US10/658,488 US65848803A US2005050676A1 US 20050050676 A1 US20050050676 A1 US 20050050676A1 US 65848803 A US65848803 A US 65848803A US 2005050676 A1 US2005050676 A1 US 2005050676A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/24Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers
    • A61B17/244Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers for cleaning of the tongue

Abstract

The invention provides a tongue vacuum cleaner that consists of a cleaner head having a dirty inlet facing the surface to be cleaned is mounted on a body that contains a separating filter that separates bacteria and rotting particles from an airflow entering the tongue vacuum cleaner by way of dirty air inlet. The dirty air goes into a refuge storage means, which is adapted to be removably mounted in the device. The storage means keeps the refuse letting the clean air pass out of the device from the bottom. After cleaning the tongue the refuse means is removed and the waste is washed away in the washbasin.

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    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • Not Applicable
  • FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
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  • SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM
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  • U.S. Class 15/327.5, 15/334, 15/328, 15/143.1, 15/172, 264/243
  • SPECIFICATION
  • Related Applications: The present invention claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/420,02 filed Oct. 21, 2002.
  • FIELD OF INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a tongue vacuum cleaner.
  • BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
  • Halitosis (bad breath) is a problem from which a majority of Americans suffer at one time or another. The cause of halitosis is a build up of bacteria on the tongue that emit hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) and methyl mercaptan (sever gas smell). In order to overcome bad breath we have the whole mouthwash industry that helps in cleaning only the front and middle part of the tongue because of gargling the mouthwash does not reach the back part of the tongue. To suppress bad breath coming from the back part of the tongue we have the bubble gum and mint industry. Mints don't remove the pesky bacteria they just overwhelm the bad breath with good smell. The tongue's surface is like a carpet. Sweeping a carpet doesn't clean it, vacuuming it, does. This is why regular tongue cleaners are not fully effective. Tonsils also get lodged with bacteria and rotting food particles, and we have nothing to clean our tonsils with. Tongue vacuum cleaners can clean the full tongue and the tonsils, the nose and the throat. Vacuum cleaning is a well-known process in industry. It is especially effective in cleaning carpets. As the human tongue has the same structure as a carpet we can clean the tongue by vacuuming its top surface as well as its bottom surface with this invention.
  • OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES
  • The objects and advantages of the present invention are:
      • 1) It leaves the full tongue squeaky clean, unlike mouthwashes that clean only the front half of the tongue.
      • 2) It takes away the source of the bad breath—the pesky bacteria unlike mints that just overwhelm bad breath with good smell leaving the bacteria in the mouth.
      • 3) It also cleans the tonsils, throat, and the nose.
      • 4) It leaves the mouth really clean and fresh.
    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention provides a tongue vacuum cleaner, which removes bacteria that hide in the crevices of the carpet like surface structure of the tongue. This invention also provides an apparatus that cleans the tonsils, throat, and nose. This apparatus removes bad breath causing bacteria as well as rotting food particles from the entire mouth, throat and tonsils as well as dirt and germs from the nose.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a hand held tongue scrapper shaped cleaner head vacuum device, which is used in the invention to suction up bacteria, food particles and dirt from the mouth, especially the tongue.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • A tongue vacuum cleaner according to the invention is illustrated in FIG. 1. As can readily be seen, the tongue vacuum cleaner 10 is a hand held device having a tongue scrapper 11, which incorporates a dirty matter inlet 12. The tongue scrapper head is connected by a hallow pipe 13 to the main body of the device. The pipe is flexibly attached to the devices main body. The main body 14 of the device contains a power unit is that can be run by a wall based power connection, disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries. This device also contains a motor 16 that drives a blower 17. In use the blower draws bacteria and food particles from the crevices of the tongue, into the device 10 in a dirty matter inlet 12. The dirty matter passes through into the detachable waste chamber 19. The filter 20 allows only clean air to pass into the exhaust port 21 from which it goes into the atmosphere. The one-way valve 22 prevents the waste from leaving the waste chamber. This device also has an on/off switch 23.

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1) an apparatus for utilizing vacuum power to clean the tongue, tonsils, throat and nose comprising of:
a) A cleaner head, in the form of a tongue scrapper, having a dirty air inlet, in the form of a hallow tube attached to a hand held device.
b) A body that contains an electrical motor.
c) A chamber that contains disposable batteries.
d) A chamber that contains a rechargeable battery unit.
e) A waste compartment that can be detached from the main body for cleaning.
f) A blower that pumps air out through the bottom of the device.
g) A filter between the waste chamber and the blower, to keep the refuse in the waste chamber while letting the air out.
h) An on/off switch.
i) A one-way valve that lets air and waste matter into the waste compartment and keeps the waste from spilling back into the pipe.
j) A “recharging station” such as a dock, which is connected to main power supply.
2) The apparatus of claim 1 can be made in various shapes.
3) The apparatus of claim 1 can be made in various sizes.
4) The apparatus of claim 1 can be made in various colors.
5) The apparatus of claim 1 can have a dirty air inlet pipe that is fixed to the body at an angle of 120 degrees.
6) The apparatus of claim 1 can have a dirty air inlet pipe that has a flexible angle to the body.
7) A trip wire for overload.
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US9265513B2 (en) 2001-01-04 2016-02-23 Biocurv Medical Instruments, Inc. Tongue cleaning device
USD771813S1 (en) 2015-01-31 2016-11-15 Robert J. Ripich Tongue cleaning vacuum attachment
WO2017044213A1 (en) * 2015-09-11 2017-03-16 Jivan Vinay Tongue cleaner with suction and irrigation ports
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US4806101A (en) * 1988-03-23 1989-02-21 Gianfranco Rossi Portable apparatus for removing food remains from the oral cavity
US6322573B1 (en) * 1998-03-13 2001-11-27 Ronald K. Murayama Electric tongue cleaner
US20030186192A1 (en) * 1998-10-30 2003-10-02 Kazumasa Ito Oral cavity cleaning device
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US9265513B2 (en) 2001-01-04 2016-02-23 Biocurv Medical Instruments, Inc. Tongue cleaning device
AU2007272880B2 (en) * 2006-07-13 2011-09-01 Lucent Technologies Inc. Method of switching modes of uplink transmission in a wireless communication system
DE202012105098U1 (en) 2012-12-29 2014-01-08 Armin Rees Device for tongue cleaning
DE102012113227B3 (en) * 2012-12-29 2014-05-22 Armin Rees Device and method for tongue cleaning
WO2014102752A1 (en) 2012-12-29 2014-07-03 Armin Rees Device and method for tongue cleaning
US20150026917A1 (en) * 2013-07-26 2015-01-29 Richard Lam Tongue vacuum cleaner
US9402642B2 (en) * 2013-07-26 2016-08-02 Richard Lam Tongue vacuum cleaner
CN104480886A (en) * 2014-12-15 2015-04-01 广西大学 Hand-held type small rubbish suction device
USD771813S1 (en) 2015-01-31 2016-11-15 Robert J. Ripich Tongue cleaning vacuum attachment
WO2017044213A1 (en) * 2015-09-11 2017-03-16 Jivan Vinay Tongue cleaner with suction and irrigation ports
WO2017124629A1 (en) * 2016-01-20 2017-07-27 江苏美的清洁电器股份有限公司 Hand-held vacuum cleaner

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