Motor-driven toothbrush

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5033150
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07471333

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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 (S.G.Z.) LtdPETACH-TIKVA 49511, IL0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gross, Joseph Moshav Mazor, IL 88 10840
Zucker, Shlomo Yavne, IL 26 1443

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Les Produits Associes. LPA (1)
* 4880382 Integrated oral hygiene system 104 1986
 
Allen Coding Systems Limited (1)
* 4702428 Infinitely variable ratio drive mechanism 5 1986
* Cited By Examiner

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The Procter & Gamble Company (32)
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THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
7832042 Brush head for toothbrush 2 2008
8250763 Battery-operated razor 0 2010
8302316 Battery-operated razor 0 2012
 
Ideavillage Products Corp. (2)
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Trisa Holding (1)
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REHCO, LLC (3)
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