US Patent No: 6,786,342

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Toothbrush holder and a method for assuring the hygiene of a toothbrush holder and for adapting a toothbrush holder to provide assurance of its hygiene

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030034315

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Abstract

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A counter-top toothbrush holder for holding a toothbrush in a stable equilibrium position. The holder comprises a base and an elevator section which is connected to the base and extends upwardly from the base. The elevator section has a receptacle member which has at least one open-type receptacle. The receptacle is adapted to receive and hold a toothbrush in a stable equilibrium position.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Tayebi, Amad Westford, MA 45 547

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLERIDGE PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF VA. (1)
* D278777 Combined bracket and disposable toothbrush holder 14 1982
 
DIVERSEY, INC. (1)
* 6,357,713 Small space container bracket 6 2000
 
GLOBAL DECOR, INC. (1)
* D320123 Combined toothpaste tube and toothbrush holder 9 1989
 
Hawker Pacific Pty. Ltd. (1)
* D304421 Extension tube clip 3 1986
 
PRODYNE ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 5,180,066 Wine bottle holder and display rack 33 1992
 
Rxtra Inc. (1)
* 6,325,222 Adjustable health improvement device for modifying a daily behavior by reminding a person to take medication 8 1999
 
Suruga Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 4,979,708 Fancy toothbrush holder 22 1989
 
TERRY ESTVOLD, INC. (1)
* 4,770,379 Disposable toothbrush holder 18 1987
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
* 4,515,334 Container rack 36 1982
* 4,488,327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 68 1983
* 4,607,752 Paint brush cleaning rack 11 1983
* D306811 Combined toothpaste pump and toothbrush holder 12 1986
* 5,259,519 Advertiser and hygienic disposable toothbrush holder 22 1993
* 5,358,127 Shaver stand 5 1993
* D363365 Rack for lipstick tubes 9 1994
* 5,769,245 Toothbrush holder 26 1997
* 5,996,816 Toothbrush and denture holding device 2 1998
* 6,102,203 Toothbrush cover and holding assembly 13 1999
* D425349 Toothbrush and dental floss holder 6 1999
* 6,497,236 Combination toothbrush holder and dental floss dispenser 4 2000
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Hoy, Michael W. (1)
* 6,918,495 Toothbrush holder 3 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
D570144 Disposable toothbrush holder 5 2007
* 7,721,899 Toothbrush holder 3 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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