US 10,376,345 B2
Floss dispensers
Michael Evans, Palo Alto, CA (US); Duc Duong, Mountain View, CA (US); Gregorio Faria, Palo Alto, CA (US); Thomas Grimm, Napa, CA (US); and Christopher Loew, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to Flosstime Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed by Flosstime Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 25, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/835,498.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/070,388, filed on Aug. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/124,302, filed on Dec. 15, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0051351 A1, Feb. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. A61C 15/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61C 15/043 (2013.01) 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A floss dispenser, comprising:
a housing;
a feeder coupled to the housing, the feeder configured to feed a length of floss from a spool of floss;
a spout formed in the housing, the spout having a cutter entry and a cutter exit, the spout having a first wall and a second, opposing wall;
a cutter coupled to the housing between the cutter entry and the cutter exit, the cutter having a blade extending partially from the first wall towards the second wall; and
a guard coupled to the housing, the guard overlapping the cutter and configured to guide the length of floss to the cutter and away from a space between the second wall and the blade;
wherein the feeder and the spout are configured to allow the length of floss to be pulled across the cutter at an angle of 0 to 90 degrees.