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An oral irrigator including a handle through which fluid flows to a tip. Fluid flows to the tip during irrigate mode, and fluid flow may be interrupted by selecting a pause mode. The handle includes a mechanically controlled actuator for selecting the pause mode. The actuator may include a rack gear operably connected to a pinion gear formed on a valve spool inside the handle. The valve spool may include a ball that blocks fluid flow to the tip during pause mode but not during irrigate mode.

Title
Oral irrigator with slide pause switch
Application Number
14/555339
Publication Number
10022207 (B2)
Application Date
November 26, 2014
Publication Date
July 17, 2018
Inventor
Jeremy James Johnson
Longmont
CO, US
Harold A Luettgen
Windsor
CO, US
Kurt M Taylor
Fort Collins
CO, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
Water Pik
CO, US
IPC
A61C 17/02
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