US 10,376,408 B2
Oral appliance
W. Keith Thornton, Dallas, TX (US); and Alastair Edwin McAuley, Auckland (NZ)
Assigned to Airway Technologies, LLC, Carrollton, TX (US)
Filed by Airway Technologies, LLC, Carrollton, TX (US)
Filed on Nov. 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/931,942.
Application 14/931,942 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/834,149, filed on Aug. 24, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/041,486, filed on Aug. 25, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0056235 A1, Mar. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 5/56 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/01 (2006.01); A61B 5/11 (2006.01); A61B 5/087 (2006.01); A61B 5/024 (2006.01); A61B 5/145 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/566 (2013.01) [A61B 5/01 (2013.01); A61B 5/02438 (2013.01); A61B 5/087 (2013.01); A61B 5/11 (2013.01); A61B 5/14542 (2013.01); A61B 5/4833 (2013.01); A61B 5/682 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An oral appliance configured to inhibit breathing through the user's mouth, the oral appliance comprising:
an upper arch configured to be positioned within a user's mouth proximate the user's maxillary dentition when the upper arch is positioned in the user's mouth, the upper arch comprising a first upper attachment point and a second upper attachment point, the first attachment point and the second attachment point being positioned, with respect to each other, on opposite sides of a plane substantially bisecting the upper arch; and
a seal configured to couple to the upper arch at the first and second upper attachment points to inhibit breathing through the user's mouth when the oral appliance is positioned in the user's mouth, each of the first and second attachment points comprises a tab that extends from the arched frame, the seal comprises a first receptacle and a second receptacle, each of the first and second receptacles configured to receive at least one tab to couple the seal to the arched frame.