US Patent No: 5,033,150

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Motor-driven toothbrush

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Abstract

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A motor-driven toothbrush includes a housing adapted to be gripped by the user and containing an electrical rotary motor, and a toothbrush coupled to the rotary motor by an eccentric coupling such that rotation of the motor causes the toothbrush to oscillate. A sleeve threadedly received in the end of the housing through which the toothbrush handle passes defines a pivot point for the oscillations of the handle, and is adjustable with respect to the housing so as to permit varying the location of the pivot point, and thereby the type of oscillations produced by the rotary motor.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (Z.G.S.) LTD.PETACH TIKVA, IL0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gross, Joseph Moshav Mazor, IL 88 10251
Zucker, Shlomo Yavne, IL 26 1401

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Les Produits Associes LPA SA (1)
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Allen Coding Systems Limited (1)
* 4,702,428 Infinitely variable ratio drive mechanism 5 1986
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
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* 2004/0180,307 Orthodontic bracket cleaner 1 2003
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
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Trisa Holding AG (17)
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7,748,071 Personal care article with vibrating head part 3 2009
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8,307,488 Oral hygiene device 5 2010
* 2011/0024,944 Process for producing a toothbrush 1 2010
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BRAUN GMBH (1)
7,810,201 Toothbrushes 1 2007
 
WILLIAM GETGEY COMPANY, INC., THE (5)
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CRA LABS, INC. (12)
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CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (15)
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D458030 Head portion of an electric toothbrush 14 2002
D457728 Head portion of an electric toothbrush 14 2002
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* 2003/0084,528 Multi-motion toothbrush 5 2002
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7,356,866 Modular electric toothbrushes 25 2003
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WOLK, ROGER S. (1)
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HAYCO MANUFACTURING LTD. (2)
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PROVIDENT BANK, THE (1)
* 6,178,579 Electric toothbrush 98 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (6)
6,920,659 Toothbrush 21 2002
6,955,539 Characterization of motion of dual motor oral hygiene device 8 2003
7,198,487 Whitening tip for dental flossing device 4 2003
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9,468,511 Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening 0 2013
9,144,477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
Kossak; Michael (3)
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* 2002/0078,974 Manually held dental flossers 0 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (32)
D499884 Electric toothbrush 1 2002
* 2003/0084,527 Multi-motion toothbrush 33 2002
6,892,413 Complex motion toothbrush 40 2003
* 2005/0053,895 Illuminated electric toothbrushes emitting high luminous intensity toothbrush 19 2004
* 2005/0053,896 Illuminated electric toothbrushes emitting high luminous intensity toothbrush 13 2004
7,845,039 Toothbrush with severable electrical connections 17 2004
* 2005/0050,658 Toothbrush with severable electrical connections 25 2004
* 2005/0066,459 Electric toothbrushes and replaceable components 14 2004
* 2005/0050,659 Electric toothbrush comprising an electrically powered element 14 2004
* 2005/0053,898 Illuminated electric toothbrushes and methods of use 19 2004
6,952,854 Complex motion toothbrush 35 2004
7,124,461 Complex motion toothbrush 28 2004
* 2005/0005,376 Complex motion toothbrush 0 2004
7,698,771 Electric toothbrush 12 2004
7,861,348 Electric toothbrushes 7 2005
7,761,947 Complex motion toothbrush 2 2006
7,421,753 Electric toothbrushes 14 2006
* 7,340,794 Multi-motion toothbrush 1 2006
* 2006/0191,085 Multi-motion toothbrush 0 2006
7,640,615 Electric toothbrushes 1 2006
7,636,976 Power toothbrush 6 2006
7,451,514 Complex motion toothbrush 16 2006
* 2006/0288,505 Complex motion toothbrush 4 2006
7,640,614 Multi motion toothbrush 2 2007
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 3 2007
7,725,973 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
7,748,070 Electric toothbrush comprising an electrically powered element 11 2008
7,861,350 Multi-motion toothbrush 7 2009
7,917,984 Electric toothbrushes 2 2009
8,281,443 Multi-motion toothbrush 3 2010
* 8,096,011 Electric toothbrushes 0 2010
8,955,186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
7,832,042 Brush head for toothbrush 2 2008
8,250,763 Battery-operated razor 0 2010
8,302,316 Battery-operated razor 0 2012
 
Ideavillage Products Corp. (2)
7,251,896 Hair clipper with pivot head 9 2004
* 2006/0053,632 Hair clipper with pivot head 1 2004
 
DR. JOHNS PRODUCTS, LTD. (1)
6,371,294 Electric toothbrush 61 2000
 
Trisa Holding (1)
6,802,097 Toothbrush having a vibrating head part 52 2002
 
Rehco, LLC (3)
* 7,055,531 Electronic oral cleaning device 9 2004
* 7,140,373 Electric oral cleaning device 2 2004
* 2005/0284,501 Electric oral cleaning device 1 2004
 
PENTALPHA MACAU COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE LTD. (1)
* 5,822,821 Electric toothbrush 43 1996
 
Michael Kossak (1)
7,082,950 Manually held dental flossers 5 2001
 
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. (3)
* 2006/0010,622 Electric toothbrush 6 2003
* 2005/0262,696 Personal Trimming system 3 2005
* 2011/0005,081 PERSONAL TRIMMING SYSTEM 2 2010
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
* 5,921,254 Power flossing device 11 1998
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (4)
* 5,343,883 Sonic dental device and method 25 1992
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* Cited By Examiner