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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C.BRENTFORD MIDDLESEX155

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flewitt, Harry Farnham, GB 6 195

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (9)
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 40 2002
7,354,112 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 23 2006
7,458,647 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 12 2007
7,445,295 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 13 2007
7,520,571 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 12 2008
7,988,238 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 1 2009
RE45141 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (19)
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 77 2001
6,865,767 Device with multi-structural contact elements 41 2001
6,658,688 Squeegee device and system 55 2002
6,820,299 Dentition cleaning device and system 67 2003
6,820,300 Squeegee device and system 42 2003
6,944,903 Dentition cleaning device and system 28 2004
7,069,615 Squeegee device and system 18 2004
7,051,394 Dentition cleaning device and system 27 2004
7,975,339 Aquatic scrubber 1 2004
7,562,411 Oral-care device and system 11 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 1 2004
7,814,604 Device with multi-structural contact elements 0 2005
7,814,603 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 4 2005
8,141,194 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 0 2005
7,877,833 Oral-care device and system 4 2005
7,743,448 Device and system with moving squeegee fields 7 2005
7,363,675 Squeegee device and system 2 2005
 
BRAUN GMBH (4)
* 2009/0151,101 TOOTHBRUSH HEAD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 9 2006
8,166,601 Electric toothbrush head 2 2008
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
8,677,541 Oral care products and methods of using and marking the same 0 2012
 
The Gillette Company (7)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
7,941,886 Toothbrushes 5 2003
7,975,344 Toothbrush head 4 2007
8,156,600 Gum massaging oral brush 1 2008
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 2 2009
8,332,982 Vibrating toothbrush 0 2009
8,528,148 Toothbrush head 0 2011
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
* 7,546,658 Toothbrush 9 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (2)
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 83 1999
6,553,604 Toothbrush 69 2000
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (3)
* 6,725,493 Toothbrush 32 2002
D536876 Head portion of a toothbrush 8 2003
D563106 Head portion of a toothbrush 2 2006
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
D660003 Toothbrush 0 2010
8,595,886 Bristle configuration 1 2011
D675024 Toothbrush 0 2012
 
PHILIPS ORAL HEALTHCARE, INC. (2)
6,202,241 Brushhead for use in an acoustic toothbrush 38 1998
* 6,035,476 Brushhead for a toothbrush 38 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
8,943,634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (5)
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
7,748,070 Electric toothbrush comprising an electrically powered element 9 2008
8,060,970 Toothbrush 1 2010
8,332,985 Toothbrush 0 2011
8,955,186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
GRUBER, LLC (1)
8,549,693 Tooth cleaning device 0 2011
 
AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX (1)
* 2010/0257,902 WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER 3 2008
 
Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company (1)
RE44819 Toothbrush 0 2004
 
EEGEE, LLC (3)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 91 2003
7,181,799 Oral-care device and system 37 2003
8,276,231 Oral-care device and system 8 2005
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (59)
7,137,163 Power toothbrush and power source 35 2002
* 7,757,326 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 5 2003
7,143,462 Oral care implement 77 2004
7,089,621 Toothbrush 31 2004
7,168,125 Toothbrush 39 2004
7,273,327 Oral care implement 30 2004
7,725,980 Oral care implement 13 2004
7,908,699 Oral care implement 7 2004
7,721,376 Oral care implement 22 2004
7,213,288 Toothbrush 33 2005
7,845,042 Oral care implement 14 2005
7,836,539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7,251,849 Toothbrush 6 2005
7,594,293 Oral care implement 16 2005
7,841,041 Oral care implement 14 2006
7,975,343 Toothbrush 2 2006
7,962,991 Toothbrush 4 2006
7,322,067 Oral care implement 35 2006
8,523,888 Oral care implement 0 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 2 2008
8,776,302 Oral care implement 0 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 11 2009
8,387,196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
8,042,214 Oral care implement 0 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 4 2009
D671325 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655916 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655918 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655917 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642802 Toothbrush 1 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 0 2010
7,975,346 Oral care implement 1 2010
8,091,170 Oral care implement 0 2010
8,079,110 Oral care implement 1 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 3 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
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 0 2013
8,857,919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
 
GOODY PRODUCTS, INC. (5)
* 8,627,829 Water removing hair brush 0 2011
* 2012/0167,323 Water Removing Hair Brush 2 2011
D709291 Hair brush 0 2012
D709705 Hair brush 4 2012
D708857 Hair brush 0 2012
 
AROS S.R.L. (1)
* 2009/0081,929 SMOOTHING AND/OR LAPPING TOOL PARTICULARLY FOR FINISHING STONE MATERIALS 0 2008
 
GAVNEY, JAMES A., JR. (1)
6,571,417 Dentition cleaning device and system 82 2000
 
SUNSTAR AMERICAS, INC. (1)
* 8,079,109 Illuminated toothbrush 3 2008
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