08408483 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 423 patents.

A dental water jet apparatus for adjusting a pressurized water stream from a pump to a tip moves pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. A flow control knob may be turned to selectively adjust the water pressure supplied by the tip between a minimum and a maximum value. When the flow control knob is turned in a first direction, the volume of fluid directed towards the tip decreases and the volume of fluid returned to an inlet of the pump increases. Fluid may flow from the reservoir and ultimately into the tip to provide oral irrigation and/or cleaning of the teeth, gums, and tongue.

Title
Adjustable flow regulator for dental water jet
Application Number
12/823983
Publication Number
8408483 (B2)
Application Date
June 25, 2010
Publication Date
April 2, 2013
Inventor
Kurt M Taylor
Fort Collins
CO, US
Brian R Williams
Fort Collins
CO, US
Brian Boyd
Fort Collins
CO, US
Agent
Dorsey and Whitney
Assignee
Water Pik
CO, US
IPC
B05B 7/02
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