Electric toothbrush head

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20020138926A1
SERIAL NO

09824310

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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 Each tuft is prevented from being withdrawn from its hole when a tensile force is applied to the first end of each tuft along a long axis of the tuft.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 KRONBERG598

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, William R JR Peabody, MA 10 349
Christman, Thomas Lexington, MA 4 124
Driesen, Georges Weilrod, DE 51 1047
Fritsch, Thomas Eppstein, DE 60 768
Roberts, Michael Brookfield, CT 138 1595
Schwarz-Hartmann, Armin Wendelsheim, DE 55 1237

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Eureka Technologies Innovation Engineering (1987) Ltd. (1)
* 5689850 Accessory device for toothbrushes 47 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 2008/0120,799 Tool for Cleaning Surfaces 6 2005
7640615 Electric toothbrushes 2 2006
7636976 Power toothbrush 6 2006
7640614 Multi motion toothbrush 2 2007
 
BRAUN GMBH (11)
* 2003/0163,881 Toothbrush head for an electric toothbrush 52 2003
7810201 Toothbrushes 2 2007
* 8434183 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 3 2010
* 2012/0036,655 Brush Section For An Electric Toothbrush 3 2010
* 2011/0296,642 Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush 2 2011
* 8813292 Electric toothbrush and brush head for an electric toothbrush 2 2011
* 2011/0239,391 Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush 1 2011
* 9364303 Cleaning section for an electric oral hygiene device 0 2012
* 2013/0007,969 Cleaning Section For An Electric Oral Hygiene Device 4 2012
* D775469 Toothbrush head 0 2013
9402462 Oral-care implement having spring-loaded cleaning elements 0 2015
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
D526487 Head and neck unit of a toothbrush 3 2005
 
L'OREAL (1)
* 2008/0125,682 HEAD FOR MASSAGING AND/OR DISPENSING A PRODUCT AND DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SUCH A HEAD 5 2007
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (1)
* 2004/0034,951 Electric toothbrush 5 2003
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
* 2004/0107,521 Electric toothbrushes 10 2002
 
WATER PIK, INC. (5)
6920659 Toothbrush 21 2002
6955539 Characterization of motion of dual motor oral hygiene device 8 2003
8943634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
9468511 Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening 1 2013
9144477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (20)
* 2004/0083,566 Complex motion toothbrush 48 2003
6928685 Complex motion toothbrush 30 2004
6952854 Complex motion toothbrush 36 2004
* 7124461 Complex motion toothbrush 29 2004
7698771 Electric toothbrush 12 2004
7861348 Electric toothbrushes 7 2005
7761947 Complex motion toothbrush 2 2006
* 7451514 Complex motion toothbrush 17 2006
7725973 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
D621158 Toothbrush head 1 2008
D611711 Toothbrush head 2 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
7861350 Multi-motion toothbrush 7 2009
7917984 Electric toothbrushes 2 2009
8281443 Multi-motion toothbrush 3 2010
8096011 Electric toothbrushes 0 2010
 
PROFIN PROGRESSIVE FINISH AG (1)
* 2007/0026,773 Tool for machining surfaces, edge areas and contours 1 2004
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (7)
7934284 Toothbrushes 12 2003
* 7941886 Toothbrushes 14 2003
7832042 Brush head for toothbrush 2 2008
* 7810199 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head for the same 9 2009
8185991 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head 5 2010
8695149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
8418301 Electric toothbrush and toothbrush head 3 2012
 
RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED (1)
D623411 Brush head for cleaning apparatus 2 2009
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (63)
D517812 Toothbrush 54 2003
7143462 Oral care implement 112 2004
D520753 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 15 2004
D516819 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 30 2004
D513882 Toothbrush 30 2004
7168125 Toothbrush 50 2004
* 2005/0102,780 Toothbrush 20 2004
* 2005/0102,783 Toothbrush 3 2004
7273327 Oral care implement 37 2004
7725980 Oral care implement 16 2004
7908699 Oral care implement 13 2004
7721376 Oral care implement 33 2004
7213288 Toothbrush 37 2005
* 2005/0166,342 Toothbrush 6 2005
7845042 Oral care implement 33 2005
7836539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7594293 Oral care implement 25 2005
* 7389557 Toothbrush 2 2006
D562560 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 28 2006
7841041 Oral care implement 27 2006
7975343 Toothbrush 5 2006
7962991 Toothbrush 5 2006
7322067 Oral care implement 47 2006
8523888 Oral care implement 4 2006
8201298 Toothbrush with low profile head 2 2007
7954191 Toothbrush 1 2007
8628263 Oral care implement 0 2007
8281448 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2007
7950100 Oral care implement 4 2007
D589260 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 27 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 19 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 16 2008
8151397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 4 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 22 2009
8042214 Oral care implement 0 2009
8393042 Oral care implement 7 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 5 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2010
8550736 Oral care implement 4 2010
7975346 Oral care implement 2 2010
8091170 Oral care implement 6 2010
8079110 Oral care implement 1 2010
9526324 Oral care implement 0 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 6 2011
8522386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8561247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8876221 Oral care implement 0 2011
8800093 Oral care implement 1 2011
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 2 2012
8806695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 1 2012
8578546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
8990996 Toothbrush 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 3 2013
8839481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8800091 Oral care implement 1 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 3 2013
8857919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
9167888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
D771953 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2014
9545148 Oral care implement 0 2014
9271564 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2014
9603441 Toothbrush 0 2015
 
Dondi, Roberto (1)
* 8201299 Tool for cleaning surfaces 3 2005
 
COLGATE—PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
9655436 Oral care implement 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner