Brush head for toothbrush

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20040088806A1
SERIAL NO

10697206

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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, MA332

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boland, Bernhard Frankfurt, DE 22 457
DePuydt, Joseph A Quincy, MA 18 243
Fritsch, Thomas Eppstein, DE 60 807
Stolper, Michael Eschborn, DE 22 176

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
* 4346492 Mechanical toothbrush with individual tuft drive 47 1980
* 5138734 Motor-operated toothbrush bristle fastening structure 28 1991
* 5337435 Automatic toothbrush 68 1992
* 5365624 Apparatus for automatic and simultaneous caring for teeth and gums 49 1993
* 5573020 Dental flossing device and method therefor 45 1993
* 5357644 Adjustable toothbrush 24 1993
* 5446939 Shoe cleaning cylindrical brush 11 1994
* 5450646 Pot washer 25 1994
* 5524312 Electric toothbrush 135 1995
* 5546626 Toothbrush with movable bundles of bristles 29 1995
* 5715556 Toothbrush with manually operated bristle driven means 15 1996
* 6032313 Household appliance having plural coaxially rotatable or parallel linearly movable heads or tools 102 1997
* 6106290 Dental tool with controlled simultaneous reciprocal and oscillating motion 25 1998
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
* 6574820 Brush head for toothbrush 62 1999
 
BRAUN GMBH (5)
* 5577285 Electric toothbrush with rotary bristle supporting structure 108 1994
* 5652990 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 65 1994
* 5709233 Dental cleansing implement 39 1994
* 5732433 Electric toothbrush 86 1995
* 5850655 Electric toothbrush 68 1997
 
Addway Engineering Limited (1)
* 5778474 Mechanically driven toothbrush 50 1996
 
A to Z Technology Ltd. (1)
* 5226206 Toothbrush 67 1992
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
* 5836030 Dental cleaning device and attachment for such a device 131 1996
 
ORALINE INTERNATIONAL B.V. (1)
* 5184368 Toothbrushes 63 1990
 
HEGEMANN INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (1)
* 4766630 Twin-brushes rotary toothbrush 45 1987
 
ARIETE S.R.1. 35, VIA BALDANZESE (1)
* 5416942 Motorized anti-plaque toothbrush 106 1994
 
SONEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5738575 Orbitally vibrating method and apparatus for interproximal plaque removal 45 1996
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
* 5839148 Toothbrush with both stationary and moving tufts 65 1997
 
BRAUN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 5499420 Brush holder for a toothbrush 28 1995
* 5974615 Rotary electric toothbrush with stroke-type bristle movement 112 1996
 
MAURER, WILHELM (1)
* 5500970 Automatic toothbrush 36 1993
 
BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED (1)
* 4845795 Automatic cleaning device 100 1988
 
GORDON S.N.C. DI BIZZARRI PAOLO E C., AN ITALIAN COMPANY (1)
* 5007127 Hydrobrush with speed-reducer of the epicyclic type 31 1989
 
PAZ, OHAD C.P.A. (1)
* 5068939 Brush construction including movably-mounted bristles 71 1989
 
MANAGED CARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5301381 Toothbrush system 69 1992
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (3)
* 5046213 Plaque removing toothbrush 58 1990
* 5625916 Toothbrush 164 1995
* 6889401 Powered toothbrush with vibrating section 40 2002
 
DENTLINE LTD. (1)
* 5070567 Electrically-driven brush 176 1991
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
* 5186627 Hand-actuated rotatable toothbrush 86 1991
 
Lustig; L. Paul (1)
* 5145369 Dental tool driving apparatus having rotating and roto-reciprocating motions 56 1990
 
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5504959 Electric toothbrush 125 1994
 
ISIS International, Inc. (1)
* 5435032 Toothbrush 71 1994
 
ROW DENTAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 5088145 Electrically powered toothbrush 77 1990
 
1008335 ONTARIO INC (1)
* 5259083 Mechanical toothbrush 87 1992
 
ANSONIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION (1)
* 4545087 Toothbrush 59 1983
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BRAUN GMBH (2)
* 8434183 Brush section for an electric toothbrush 5 2010
* 2012/0036,655 Brush Section For An Electric Toothbrush 5 2010
 
WATER PIK, INC. (6)
6920659 Toothbrush 24 2002
* 2002/0120,991 Toothbrush 22 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 2 2013
9144477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (7)
6928685 Complex motion toothbrush 30 2004
6952854 Complex motion toothbrush 38 2004
7124461 Complex motion toothbrush 31 2004
* 2005/0005,376 Complex motion toothbrush 0 2004
7761947 Complex motion toothbrush 2 2006
7451514 Complex motion toothbrush 19 2006
* 2006/0288,505 Complex motion toothbrush 4 2006
* Cited By Examiner