US Patent Application No: 2004/0088,806

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Brush head for toothbrush

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Abstract

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A head for a toothbrush including a neck and, first and second sets of one or more bristles each. The first and second sets are indirectly supported by the neck and movable relative to each other such that at least one component of this relative movement causes the bristle(s) of the first set to be raised and/or lowered relative to the bristle(s) in the second set. The first and second sets of bristles both are movable relative to the neck.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE GILLETTE COMPANYBOSTON, MA1349

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boland, Bernhard Frankfurt, DE 21 291
DePuydt, Joseph A Quincy, MA 17 163
Fritsch, Thomas Eppstein, DE 55 555
Stolper, Michael Eschborn, DE 22 96

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
* 4,346,492 Mechanical toothbrush with individual tuft drive 45 1980
* 5,138,734 Motor-operated toothbrush bristle fastening structure 28 1991
* 5,337,435 Automatic toothbrush 59 1992
* 5,365,624 Apparatus for automatic and simultaneous caring for teeth and gums 33 1993
* 5,573,020 Dental flossing device and method therefor 43 1993
* 5,357,644 Adjustable toothbrush 23 1993
* 5,446,939 Shoe cleaning cylindrical brush 11 1994
* 5,450,646 Pot washer 23 1994
* 5,524,312 Electric toothbrush 129 1995
* 5,546,626 Toothbrush with movable bundles of bristles 24 1995
* 5,715,556 Toothbrush with manually operated bristle driven means 15 1996
* 6,032,313 Household appliance having plural coaxially rotatable or parallel linearly movable heads or tools 92 1997
* 6,106,290 Dental tool with controlled simultaneous reciprocal and oscillating motion 23 1998
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
* 6,574,820 Brush head for toothbrush 49 1999
 
BRAUN GMBH (5)
* 5,577,285 Electric toothbrush with rotary bristle supporting structure 94 1994
* 5,652,990 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 60 1994
* 5,709,233 Dental cleansing implement 36 1994
* 5,732,433 Electric toothbrush 79 1995
* 5,850,655 Electric toothbrush 61 1997
 
Addway Engineering Limited (1)
* 5,778,474 Mechanically driven toothbrush 40 1996
 
A to Z Technology Ltd. (1)
* 5,226,206 Toothbrush 65 1992
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,836,030 Dental cleaning device and attachment for such a device 101 1996
 
ORALINE INTERNATIONAL B.V. (1)
* 5,184,368 Toothbrushes 55 1990
 
HEGEMANN INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (1)
* 4,766,630 Twin-brushes rotary toothbrush 43 1987
 
ARIETE S.R.1. 35, VIA BALDANZESE (1)
* 5,416,942 Motorized anti-plaque toothbrush 98 1994
 
Sonex International Corporation (1)
* 5,738,575 Orbitally vibrating method and apparatus for interproximal plaque removal 43 1996
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
* 5,839,148 Toothbrush with both stationary and moving tufts 60 1997
 
BRAUN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 5,499,420 Brush holder for a toothbrush 22 1995
* 5,974,615 Rotary electric toothbrush with stroke-type bristle movement 99 1996
 
MAURER, WILHELM (1)
* 5,500,970 Automatic toothbrush 36 1993
 
BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED (1)
* 4,845,795 Automatic cleaning device 96 1988
 
GORDON S.N.C. DI BIZZARRI PAOLO E C., AN ITALIAN COMPANY (1)
* 5,007,127 Hydrobrush with speed-reducer of the epicyclic type 28 1989
 
PAZ, OHAD C.P.A. (1)
* 5,068,939 Brush construction including movably-mounted bristles 69 1989
 
MANAGED CARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,301,381 Toothbrush system 54 1992
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (3)
* 5,046,213 Plaque removing toothbrush 55 1990
* 5,625,916 Toothbrush 154 1995
* 6,889,401 Powered toothbrush with vibrating section 32 2002
 
DENTLINE LTD. (1)
* 5,070,567 Electrically-driven brush 150 1991
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
* 5,186,627 Hand-actuated rotatable toothbrush 80 1991
 
Lustig; L. Paul (1)
* 5,145,369 Dental tool driving apparatus having rotating and roto-reciprocating motions 46 1990
 
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,504,959 Electric toothbrush 111 1994
 
Isis International, Inc. (1)
* 5,435,032 Toothbrush 64 1994
 
ROW DENTAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 5,088,145 Electrically powered toothbrush 75 1990
 
1008335 Ontario Inc. (1)
* 5,259,083 Mechanical toothbrush 77 1992
 
ANSONIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,545,087 Toothbrush 57 1983
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BRAUN GMBH (2)
* 8,434,183 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 0 2010
* 2012/0036,655 Brush Section For An Electric Toothbrush 0 2010
 
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 (5)
6,928,685 Complex motion toothbrush 27 2004
6,952,854 Complex motion toothbrush 30 2004
7,124,461 Complex motion toothbrush 23 2004
7,761,947 Complex motion toothbrush 2 2006
7,451,514 Complex motion toothbrush 14 2006
* Cited By Examiner