Dental aspirator tube

  • US 4,586,900 A
  • Filed: 03/12/1985
  • Issued: 05/06/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/1985
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A dental aspirator tube comprising:

  • an elongated tubular plastics handle having first and second ends and which is tapered from said first end towards said second end thereof, a major portion of the handle starting from said first end being straight and the remaining minor portion up to said second end being inclined at an angle to said major portion, and said handle being shaped to define integral finger grips thereon;

    a plastics tip for insertion into a patient'"'"'s mouth comprising a tube which is of a uniform diameter throughout which diameter is smaller than that of second end of said handle, said tube having first and second ends and being straight except for a bend therein through a sharp angle at a position intermediate said ends, said tube being securely fixed at the said first end thereof in the said second end of said handle;

    a short tubular end protector mounted on said second end of said tip tube so as to project freely therefrom, said protector terminating in a bevelled free end;

    a tubular plastics connector section having first and second ends, said first end thereof having a diameter which is smaller than that of the said first end of the handle, said first end of the connector section being securely fixed in the first end of the handle, and said section having successive portions of progressively reduced diameter from said first end to said second end thereof so as to be capable of fitting securely yet releasably within suction tubing of different diameters.

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