US 10,376,668 B2
Taste inhibition through the use of an air flow
Joseph Manne, New York, NY (US)
Assigned to JB SCIENTIFIC, LLC, New York, NY (US)
Appl. No. 14/777,192
Filed by JB Scientific, LLC, New York, NY (US)
PCT Filed Mar. 14, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/027510
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 15, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/152594, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/789,310, filed on Mar. 15, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/789,041, filed on Mar. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0030700 A1, Feb. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. A61M 16/12 (2006.01); A61K 33/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/06 (2006.01); A62B 18/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 16/122 (2014.02) [A61K 33/00 (2013.01); A61M 16/0666 (2013.01); A62B 18/003 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method to suppress appetite of a human comprising:
causing a convective flow of air into a nose toward an oropharynx of the human during consumption of food or beverage by the human, thereby causing a reduction in a flow of food and beverage odorants from an oral cavity up a nasopharynx to an olfactory bulb of the human, wherein causing the convective flow of air into a nose toward an oropharynx of the human comprises:
directing, by a device worn on a head of the human, a flow of air at a face of the human and into the nose of the human during the consumption of food or beverage, wherein the flow of air has a direction which forms an angle between 0° and 90°, with 0° representing an angle pointed vertically upward from a chin to a forehead of the face and 90° representing an angle pointed directly at the face, wherein the device comprises a headset, a fan, and a tube, and is adapted to direct air at the face of the human and into the nose of the human during the consumption of food or beverage.