US Patent No: 5,896,614

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Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush

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A toothbrush, wherein the head has a face from which project one or more strips of a flexible and resilient material, preferably combined with bristles and arranged in rows or groups of rows of the strips alternating with the rows or groups of rows of the bristles. The strips enhance the tooth cleaning effect of the toothbrush.

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SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C.BRENTFORD MIDDLESEX135

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flewitt, Harry Farnham, GB 6 228

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (11)
RE44346 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
RE42985 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
7,174,596 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 43 2002
* 2003/0159,224 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 20 2003
7,354,112 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 25 2006
* 2006/0137,120 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 4 2006
7,458,647 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 13 2007
7,445,295 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 14 2007
7,520,571 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 13 2008
7,988,238 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 2 2009
RE45141 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 1 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (36)
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 81 2001
6,865,767 Device with multi-structural contact elements 44 2001
6,658,688 Squeegee device and system 56 2002
6,820,299 Dentition cleaning device and system 71 2003
* 2003/0140,440 Dentition cleaning device and system 2 2003
6,820,300 Squeegee device and system 43 2003
* 2004/0031,115 Squeegee device and system 11 2003
* 2004/0261,207 Squeegee device and system 10 2003
6,944,903 Dentition cleaning device and system 32 2004
* 2004/0231,082 Dentition cleaning device and system 2 2004
* 2004/0221,409 Squeegee device and system 39 2004
7,069,615 Squeegee device and system 19 2004
7,051,394 Dentition cleaning device and system 28 2004
* 2004/0231,076 Dentition cleaning device and system 11 2004
7,975,339 Aquatic scrubber 3 2004
* 2004/0255,427 Aquatic scrubber 14 2004
7,562,411 Oral-care device and system 11 2004
* 2005/0015,901 Oral-care device and system 16 2004
7,434,288 Oral care device with multi-structural contact elements 2 2004
7,047,589 Dentition cleaning device and system 27 2004
8,276,233 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 4 2004
7,814,604 Device with multi-structural contact elements 0 2005
7,814,603 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 5 2005
* 2005/0166,343 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 23 2005
8,141,194 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 0 2005
* 2005/0198,757 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 22 2005
* 2005/0229,339 Oral-care device and system 5 2005
7,877,833 Oral-care device and system 4 2005
* 2006/0236,477 Oral-care device and system 17 2005
7,743,448 Device and system with moving squeegee fields 7 2005
* 2005/0273,961 Toothbrush 2 2005
7,363,675 Squeegee device and system 2 2005
* 2006/0282,963 Electric toothbrush head 10 2006
* 2008/0172,814 Electric toothbrush head 2 2008
* 2009/0013,484 Gum Massaging Oral Brush 13 2008
* 2010/0162,499 Vibrating Toothbrush 12 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (4)
* 2009/0151,101 TOOTHBRUSH HEAD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 9 2006
8,166,601 Electric toothbrush head 6 2008
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
8,677,541 Oral care products and methods of using and marking the same 0 2012
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (1)
* 2003/0033,680 Electric toothbrush 67 2002
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (3)
* 6,725,493 Toothbrush 33 2002
D536876 Head portion of a toothbrush 9 2003
D563106 Head portion of a toothbrush 3 2006
 
PHILIPS ORAL HEALTHCARE, INC. (2)
6,202,241 Brushhead for use in an acoustic toothbrush 47 1998
* 6,035,476 Brushhead for a toothbrush 45 1999
 
HITACHI, LTD. (2)
* 2009/0297,924 CATALYST NANOPARTICLE 4 2006
* 2007/0026,294 CATALYST NANOPARTICLE 13 2006
 
EEGEE, LLC (5)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 95 2003
7,181,799 Oral-care device and system 43 2003
* 2005/0049,155 Oral-care device and system 3 2003
8,276,231 Oral-care device and system 13 2005
* 2006/0117,506 Oral-care device and system 8 2005
 
GOODY PRODUCTS, INC. (8)
* 8,627,829 Water removing hair brush 0 2011
* 2012/0167,323 Water Removing Hair Brush 4 2011
D709291 Hair brush 2 2012
D709705 Hair brush 7 2012
D708857 Hair brush 2 2012
9,210,994 Water removing hair brush 0 2013
D763580 Water removing hair brush 0 2014
D758740 Water removing hair brush 0 2014
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (77)
7,137,163 Power toothbrush and power source 36 2002
* 2004/0060,136 Power toothbrush and power source 6 2002
* 7,757,326 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 7 2003
7,143,462 Oral care implement 96 2004
7,089,621 Toothbrush 32 2004
* 2005/0000,048 Toothbrush 0 2004
7,168,125 Toothbrush 43 2004
* 2005/0102,780 Toothbrush 19 2004
* 2005/0102,783 Toothbrush 3 2004
7,273,327 Oral care implement 34 2004
* 2005/0069,372 Oral care implement 32 2004
7,725,980 Oral care implement 14 2004
* 2006/0129,171 Oral care implement 11 2004
7,908,699 Oral care implement 9 2004
7,721,376 Oral care implement 27 2004
7,213,288 Toothbrush 33 2005
* 2005/0166,342 Toothbrush 5 2005
7,845,042 Oral care implement 25 2005
7,836,539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7,251,849 Toothbrush 8 2005
7,594,293 Oral care implement 21 2005
* 2006/0052,806 Oral care implement 13 2005
7,841,041 Oral care implement 22 2006
7,975,343 Toothbrush 3 2006
7,962,991 Toothbrush 4 2006
7,322,067 Oral care implement 41 2006
8,523,888 Oral care implement 1 2006
8,201,298 Toothbrush with low profile head 1 2007
7,954,191 Toothbrush 0 2007
8,628,263 Oral care implement 0 2007
8,281,448 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2007
7,950,100 Oral care implement 4 2007
8,151,397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 3 2008
8,776,302 Oral care implement 0 2008
* 2010/0050,356 ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 12 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 12 2009
8,387,196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements 1 2009
* 2011/0047,734 Oral Care Implement Having A Turbine-Like Arrangement of Cleaning Elements 2 2009
8,042,214 Oral care implement 0 2009
* 2010/0004,666 Oral Care Implement 1 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 5 2009
D671325 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655916 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655918 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655917 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642802 Toothbrush 3 2009
D642803 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642804 Toothbrush 0 2009
D632084 Toothbrush 0 2009
D631257 Toothbrush 6 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 3 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
8,550,736 Oral care implement 4 2010
7,975,346 Oral care implement 1 2010
8,091,170 Oral care implement 4 2010
8,079,110 Oral care implement 1 2010
* 2010/0263,148 TOOTHBRUSH WITH ENHANCED CLEANING EFFECTS 2 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 4 2011
8,522,386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,561,247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,876,221 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,800,093 Oral care implement 0 2011
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 0 2012
8,806,695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2012
8,578,546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
8,990,996 Toothbrush 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,839,481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,800,091 Oral care implement 0 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 2 2013
8,857,919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
D764175 Toothbrush 0 2013
D760499 Toothbrush 0 2013
D753922 Toothbrush 0 2013
9,167,888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
9,271,564 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2014
 
GAVNEY, JAMES A., JR. (1)
6,571,417 Dentition cleaning device and system 87 2000
 
The Gillette Company (13)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 10 2003
* 2004/0154,112 Toothbrushes 61 2003
* 2004/0177,462 Toothbrush head 65 2003
7,941,886 Toothbrushes 11 2003
* 2006/0272,112 Toothbrush 17 2004
* 2005/0235,439 Toothbrush 32 2004
7,975,344 Toothbrush head 5 2007
* 2009/0172,900 Toothbrush 9 2008
8,156,600 Gum massaging oral brush 2 2008
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 7 2009
8,332,982 Vibrating toothbrush 0 2009
8,528,148 Toothbrush head 0 2011
9,220,335 Toothbrush head 0 2013
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 7,546,658 Toothbrush 13 2002
* 2005/0039,279 Toothbrush 14 2004
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (2)
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 87 1999
6,553,604 Toothbrush 83 2000
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (6)
D660003 Toothbrush 3 2010
8,595,886 Bristle configuration 1 2011
D675024 Toothbrush 3 2012
9,198,501 Bristle configuration 0 2013
9,060,596 Illuminated flashing toothbrush and method of use 1 2014
9,084,473 Illuminated flashing toothbrush and method of use 0 2014
 
Gilltec GmbH (2)
* 9,339,359 Applicator instrument for dental compounds 0 2013
* 2014/0106,301 APPLICATOR INSTRUMENT FOR DENTAL COMPOUNDS 0 2013
 
WATER PIK, INC. (3)
* 2005/0189,000 Flosser with motor integrated with vibrating head 5 2004
8,943,634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
9,144,477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (9)
* 2005/0053,895 Illuminated electric toothbrushes emitting high luminous intensity toothbrush 18 2004
* 2005/0053,896 Illuminated electric toothbrushes emitting high luminous intensity toothbrush 12 2004
* 2007/0251,040 Toothbrush head 29 2007
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
* 2009/0007,357 Oral Hygiene Implements 3 2008
7,748,070 Electric toothbrush comprising an electrically powered element 10 2008
8,060,970 Toothbrush 1 2010
8,332,985 Toothbrush 0 2011
8,955,186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
Warner-Lambert Company (2)
* 2005/0233,279 Oral composition applicator devices including movable applicator surface and related methods 9 2004
* 2005/0232,687 Composition applicator devices including twist off closure member and related methods 4 2004
 
GRUBER, LLC (5)
8,549,693 Tooth cleaning device 0 2011
D726418 Dental cleaning device 0 2011
D740033 Dental cleaning head 0 2011
D756121 Dental cleaning head 0 2012
8,997,299 Tooth cleaning device 0 2013
 
AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX (1)
* 2010/0257,902 WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER 4 2008
 
HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
* 2014/0331,422 COMBINATION COSMETIC APPLICATOR 0 2013
 
Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company (1)
RE44819 Toothbrush 0 2004
 
CHILDREN ORAL CARE, LLC (1)
9,044,083 Illuminated multi-light flashing toothbrush and method of use 0 2013
 
Aros S.R.L. (1)
* 2009/0081,929 SMOOTHING AND/OR LAPPING TOOL PARTICULARLY FOR FINISHING STONE MATERIALS 0 2008
 
SUNSTAR AMERICAS, INC. (2)
* 8,079,109 Illuminated toothbrush 8 2008
* 2010/0050,357 ILLUMINATED TOOTHBRUSH 1 2008
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