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Brian Boyd, Brian R Williams, Kurt M Taylor: Adjustable flow regulator for dental water jet. Water Pik, Dorsey and Whitney, April 2, 2013: US08408483 (63 worldwide citation)

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 ma ...


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Brian Boyd, Brian R Williams, Kurt M Taylor: Dental water jet with storage container reservoir cover. WATER PIK, Dorsey & Whitney, June 9, 2015: US09050157 (22 worldwide citation)

A dental water jet provides a pressurized water stream for cleaning gums and teeth. The embodiment includes a base unit defining a cavity. The cavity contains a pump, which may move pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. A flow control knob may be turned to ...


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Robert A Shortt, Kenneth A Hair, Kurt M Taylor, Danial E Julian: Characterization of motion of dual motor oral hygiene device. Water Pik, Dorsey & Whitney, October 18, 2005: US06955539 (7 worldwide citation)

An oral hygiene device is disclosed having at least two motors to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device, most beneficially at the tip. A first motor is positioned in the handle portion of the device to impart a first frequency of movement to the ti ...


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Kenneth A Hair, Kurt M Taylor: Squeeze bottle for sinus cavity rinse. Water Pik, Dorsey & Whitney, March 31, 2015: US08991660 (4 worldwide citation)

A vessel for use in rinsing a user's nasal cavity provides a resiliently collapsible main body, a self-sealing nozzle that increases in internal pressure when the vessel is squeezed, and a check valve in the nozzle to reduce back-wash into the vessel. A collar connects the nozzle and check valve to ...


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Joseph W Cacka, Kurt M Taylor, Kenneth A Hair, Brian R Williams: Pot for sinus cavity rinse. Water Pik, Dorsey and Whitney, July 16, 2013: US08486029 (3 worldwide citation)

A vessel for use in rinsing a user's nasal cavities includes a main body, a spout extending from the main body, a nozzle attached to the spout, and a handle forming an aperture in communication with the main body. The aperture is sealable by a user to control a flow of a fluid held in the main body ...


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Kurt M Taylor, Gary L Sokol, Kenneth A Hair, Harold A Luettgen: Powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse. WATER PIK, Dorsey & Whitney, June 23, 2015: US09061096 (2 worldwide citation)

A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities has a main body including a handle and a fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled to the power s ...


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Kurt M Taylor, Harold A Luettgen, Jeremy James Johnson: Oral irrigator with slide pause switch. Water Pik, Dorsey & Whitney, July 17, 2018: US10022207 (1 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Brian Boyd, Brian R Williams, Kurt M Taylor: Dental water jet device. Water Pik, Dorsey & Whitney, July 3, 2018: US10010389 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a pressurized water stream for cleaning gums and teeth. The embodiment includes a base unit defining a cavity. The cavity contains a pump, which may move pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. The pump may be secured within the ca ...


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Harold A Luettgen, Kurt M Taylor: Oral irrigator with integrated lid and base. Water Pik, Dorsey & Whitney, March 21, 2017: US09597161 (1 worldwide citation)

An irrigating device including a massage mode module in communication with a motor driving a pump. During a normal mode the pump has a first pulse rate and during massage mode the massage mode module provides a massage control signal to the motor to cause the pump to have a second pulse rate. In oth ...