US Patent No: 5,033,150

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Motor-driven toothbrush

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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, IL9

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gross, Joseph Moshav Mazor, IL 97 6817
Zucker, Shlomo Michmoret, IL 27 1070

Cited Art Landscape

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ALLEN CODING SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4,702,428 Infinitely variable ratio drive mechanism 5 1986
 
Les Produits Associes LPA SA (1)
4,880,382 Integrated oral hygiene system 71 1986

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (21)
D499884 Electric toothbrush 0 2002
6,892,413 Complex motion toothbrush 29 2003
7,845,039 Toothbrush with severable electrical connections 8 2004
6,952,854 Complex motion toothbrush 27 2004
7,124,461 Complex motion toothbrush 21 2004
7,698,771 Electric toothbrush 4 2004
7,861,348 Electric toothbrushes 2 2005
7,761,947 Complex motion toothbrush 1 2006
7,421,753 Electric toothbrushes 12 2006
7,340,794 Multi-motion toothbrush 1 2006
7,640,615 Electric toothbrushes 0 2006
7,636,976 Power toothbrush 3 2006
7,451,514 Complex motion toothbrush 14 2006
7,640,614 Multi motion toothbrush 1 2007
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 0 2007
7,725,973 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
7,748,070 Electric toothbrush comprising an electrically powered element 7 2008
7,861,350 Multi-motion toothbrush 4 2009
7,917,984 Electric toothbrushes 1 2009
8,281,443 Multi-motion toothbrush 1 2010
8,096,011 Electric toothbrushes 0 2010
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (12)
D465088 Toothbrush 19 2000
6,360,395 Electric toothbrush 70 2001
6,836,917 Replaceable head electric toothbrush and connection structure therefor 25 2001
6,932,216 Electric toothbrush 31 2001
6,564,940 Electric toothbrush 33 2001
D458455 Head portion of an electric toothbrush 25 2002
D458030 Head portion of an electric toothbrush 14 2002
D457728 Head portion of an electric toothbrush 14 2002
7,225,494 Multi-motion toothbrush 18 2002
7,356,866 Modular electric toothbrushes 22 2003
7,322,066 Electric toothbrushes having movable, intermittently movable, and fixed bristles 3 2004
7,234,187 Electric toothbrush 0 2005
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (10)
7,240,390 Personal hygiene device 16 2002
7,003,839 Interdental treatment device with vibrating head part 26 2004
7,261,851 Personal hygiene article with vibrating part and method 12 2005
7,254,858 Interdental treatment device with vibrating head part 2 2006
7,713,461 Process for producing an oral care device 1 2007
7,556,320 Personal hygiene article with vibrating part and method 12 2007
7,748,071 Personal care article with vibrating head part 3 2009
8,307,488 Oral hygiene device 0 2010
8,015,649 Personal care article with vibrating head part 2 2010
8,327,490 Personal care article with vibrating head part 0 2011
 
CRA LABS, INC. (8)
7,757,328 Oral brushing devices and/or methods 2 2005
7,757,329 Oral brushing devices and/or methods 0 2007
7,757,330 Oral brushing devices and/or methods 0 2008
7,849,549 Oral brushing devices 4 2008
D696020 Oral brush head 0 2010
D696021 Oral brush head 0 2010
7,954,193 Oral brushing devices and/or methods 0 2010
8,449,295 Oral irrigation and/or brushing devices and/or methods 0 2011
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (4)
5,343,883 Sonic dental device and method 20 1992
5,636,988 Sonic dental device 13 1994
RE35712 Sonic dental device and method 23 1994
RE36699 Sonic dental device 11 1998
 
The Gillette Company (3)
7,832,042 Brush head for toothbrush 0 2008
8,250,763 Battery-operated razor 0 2010
8,302,316 Battery-operated razor 0 2012
 
WATER PIK, INC. (3)
6,920,659 Toothbrush 15 2002
6,955,539 Characterization of motion of dual motor oral hygiene device 3 2003
7,198,487 Whitening tip for dental flossing device 0 2003
 
KOSSAK, MICHAEL (2)
5,678,578 Flossing equipment and method of operation 15 1996
5,947,133 Flossing equipment and method of operation 6 1997
 
REHCO, LLC (2)
7,055,531 Electronic oral cleaning device 6 2004
7,140,373 Electric oral cleaning device 1 2004
 
THE WILLIAM GETGEY COMPANY, INC. (2)
7,311,108 Motorized flosser and method of use 3 2005
D532555 Head and neck of motorized flosser 0 2006
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
7,810,201 Toothbrushes 0 2007
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
5,921,254 Power flossing device 8 1998
 
DR. JOHNS PRODUCTS, LTD. (1)
6,371,294 Electric toothbrush 60 2000
 
HAYCO MANUFACTURING LIMITED (1)
7,784,138 Device for converting a rotating motion into a reciprocating motion and an electric tool assembly having such a device 0 2005
 
Ideavillage Products Corp. (1)
7,251,896 Hair clipper with pivot head 4 2004
 
Michael Kossak (1)
7,082,950 Manually held dental flossers 1 2001
 
PENTALPHA MACAU COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE LTD. (1)
5,822,821 Electric toothbrush 38 1996
 
PROVIDENT BANK, THE (1)
6,178,579 Electric toothbrush 84 1999
 
Trisa Holding (1)
6,802,097 Toothbrush having a vibrating head part 33 2002
 
WOLK, ROGER S. (1)
5,579,786 Automatic dental flossing device 31 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
5,253,382 Power operated toothbrush 80 1992
6,047,711 Method and apparatus for converting a power-driven toothbrush into a power-driven flossing device 12 1999
6,823,875 Composition of a vibrating wave type oral cleansing and hygiene appliance 2 2001
6,910,883 Orthodontic bracket cleaner 0 2003
6,886,570 Hybrid dental flosser and toothbrush 3 2003