US Patent No: 6,786,342

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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 45 540

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

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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

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