US Patent No: 6,990,706

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Toothbrush

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030056311

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A toothbrush having a head which carries a dental cleaning tool, and a grip handle, the head and handle being disposed along a longitudinal head-handle axis, the toothbrush having a resiliently flexible structure which can resiliently bend under the action of toothbrushing pressure and having adjustment means comprising a longitudinally moveable stiffening member which can be moved longitudinally into greater or lesser engagement with the resiliently flexible structure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KGBUEHL (BADEN)63
M + C SCHIFFER GMBHNEUSTADT/WIED21

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Broecker, Gerd Neustadt, DE 6 27
Georgi, Matthias Buehl, DE 28 122
Meyer, Berthold Neustadt, DE 14 223
Muller, Wolf-Dieter Berlin, DE 16 132

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
M + C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
5,054,154 Toothbrush with flexible head 147 1989
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMER (1)
6,101,659 Toothbrush 33 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,315,732 Toothbrush having adjustable brushing pressure 17 1993

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (10)
D675830 Toothbrush 0 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 2 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 2 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 4 2009
D671326 Toothbrush handle 0 2012
D670503 Head portion of a toothbrush 0 2012
D670505 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 0 2012
D669688 Head portion of a toothbrush 0 2012
D669689 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 0 2012
 
The Gillette Company (2)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 2 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
8,763,196 Toothbrush incorporating a flexible undulating region 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
7,213,292 Bendable shaft body toiletry apparatus 1 2004

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