US Patent Application No: 2002/0138,926

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Electric toothbrush head

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Abstract

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A head for an electric toothbrush includes a support member having a plurality of holes extending completely therethrough. A plurality of tufts of bristles each extends through one of the holes. A first brushing end of each tuft projects from a first side of the support member. Each tuft is prevented from being withdrawn from its hole when a tensile force is applied to the first end of each tuft along a long axis of the tuft. A resilient cushion is positioned adjacent a second side of the support member such that a second end of each tuft can contact the cushion. When a compressive force is applied to the first end of each tuft along the long axis of each tuft, each tuft can move in its hole in a first direction into the cushion. When the compressive force is removed the cushion causes each tuft to move in its hole in a second direction substantially opposite the first direction.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BRAUN GMBHD-61476 KRONBERG551

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, William R JR Peabody, MA 6 230
Christman, Thomas Lexington, MA 4 107
Driesen, Georges Weilrod, DE 50 851
Fritsch, Thomas Eppstein, DE 55 558
Roberts, Michael Brookfield, CT 127 1077
Schwarz-Hartmann, Armin Wendelsheim, DE 55 911

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Eureka Technologies Innovation Engineering (1987) Ltd. (1)
* 5,689,850 Accessory device for toothbrushes 41 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (4)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
* 7,941,886 Toothbrushes 5 2003
D526487 Head and neck unit of a toothbrush 2 2005
7,832,042 Brush head for toothbrush 0 2008
 
BRAUN GMBH (11)
7,810,201 Toothbrushes 1 2007
* 7,810,199 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head for the same 7 2009
* 8,434,183 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 0 2010
* 2012/0036,655 Brush Section For An Electric Toothbrush 0 2010
8,185,991 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head 3 2010
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
* 2011/0296,642 Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush 1 2011
* 8,813,292 Electric toothbrush and brush head for an electric toothbrush 0 2011
* 2011/0239,391 Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush 0 2011
8,418,301 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head 0 2012
* 2013/0007,969 Cleaning Section For An Electric Oral Hygiene Device 1 2012
 
Rubbermaid Incorporated (1)
D623411 Brush head for cleaning apparatus 2 2009
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
* 2004/0107,521 Electric toothbrushes 5 2002
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (55)
D517812 Toothbrush 44 2003
7,143,462 Oral care implement 83 2004
D520753 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2004
D516819 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 27 2004
D513882 Toothbrush 28 2004
7,168,125 Toothbrush 40 2004
* 2005/0102,780 Toothbrush 19 2004
7,273,327 Oral care implement 31 2004
7,725,980 Oral care implement 14 2004
7,908,699 Oral care implement 8 2004
7,721,376 Oral care implement 24 2004
7,213,288 Toothbrush 33 2005
7,845,042 Oral care implement 20 2005
7,836,539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7,594,293 Oral care implement 18 2005
* 7,389,557 Toothbrush 0 2006
D562560 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 22 2006
7,841,041 Oral care implement 18 2006
7,975,343 Toothbrush 3 2006
7,962,991 Toothbrush 4 2006
7,322,067 Oral care implement 36 2006
8,523,888 Oral care implement 0 2006
8,201,298 Toothbrush with low profile head 1 2007
7,954,191 Toothbrush 0 2007
8,628,263 Oral care implement 0 2007
8,281,448 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2007
7,950,100 Oral care implement 4 2007
D589260 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 20 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2008
8,151,397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 3 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 11 2009
8,042,214 Oral care implement 0 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 5 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 3 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
8,550,736 Oral care implement 2 2010
7,975,346 Oral care implement 1 2010
8,091,170 Oral care implement 0 2010
8,079,110 Oral care implement 1 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 3 2011
8,522,386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,561,247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,876,221 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,800,093 Oral care implement 0 2011
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 0 2012
8,806,695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2012
8,578,546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
8,990,996 Toothbrush 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,839,481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,800,091 Oral care implement 0 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2013
8,857,919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
 
Dondi, Roberto (1)
* 8,201,299 Tool for cleaning surfaces 3 2005
 
WATER PIK, INC. (3)
6,920,659 Toothbrush 16 2002
6,955,539 Characterization of motion of dual motor oral hygiene device 4 2003
8,943,634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (23)
* 2004/0083,566 Complex motion toothbrush 43 2003
6,928,685 Complex motion toothbrush 27 2004
6,952,854 Complex motion toothbrush 30 2004
* 7,124,461 Complex motion toothbrush 23 2004
7,698,771 Electric toothbrush 7 2004
7,861,348 Electric toothbrushes 5 2005
7,761,947 Complex motion toothbrush 2 2006
7,640,615 Electric toothbrushes 0 2006
7,636,976 Power toothbrush 4 2006
* 7,451,514 Complex motion toothbrush 14 2006
7,640,614 Multi motion toothbrush 2 2007
7,725,973 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
D621158 Toothbrush head 1 2008
D611711 Toothbrush head 1 2008
D606757 Toothbrush head 0 2008
D606758 Toothbrush head 1 2008
D606316 Toothbrush head 2 2008
D606317 Toothbrush head 2 2008
D606318 Toothbrush head 1 2008
7,861,350 Multi-motion toothbrush 7 2009
7,917,984 Electric toothbrushes 1 2009
8,281,443 Multi-motion toothbrush 2 2010
8,096,011 Electric toothbrushes 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner