Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7174596
APP PUB NO 20030159224A1
SERIAL NO

10362590

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Abstract

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The invention relates to a toothbrush having a handle and a head part, on which bristle filaments and at least one flexible cleaning element are arranged. According to the invention, the at least one flexible cleaning element is arranged on a carrier element which consists of a hard material and is connected to the head part. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a toothbrush.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TRISA HOLDING AGTRIENGEN82

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fischer, Franz Triengen, CH 84 1252
Strahler, Reto Adligenswil, CH 13 184

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4694844 Toothbrush 78 1985
4776054 Toothbrush 117 1987
5357644 Adjustable toothbrush 24 1993
5528786 Toothbrushes 66 1995
* 5930860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 133 1996
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (5)
6151745 Gum-massaging oral brush 101 1999
* 6389634 Oral devices 38 1999
* 6553604 Toothbrush 98 2000
* 6826797 Oral devices 28 2000
6564416 Toothbrush 70 2000
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5875510 Replaceable head toothbrush 114 1997
 
CROWN DYNAMICS CORP (1)
5799354 Toothbrush 58 1997
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (2)
5802656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 193 1996
5991959 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 107 1998
 
ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
5269038 Rocker toothbrush 73 1991
5398366 Rocker toothbrush 77 1993
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
6219874 Resiliently flexible bristle bearing head toothbrush 89 1997
5839148 Toothbrush with both stationary and moving tufts 65 1997
6115870 Toothbrush 60 1999
 
Ingenieurburo A. Maurer & Partner (1)
5964508 Method for producing brushes with flexible bristles and brushes with stiff bristles 32 1997
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5896614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 161 1997
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (1)
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 85 2002
 
Firma G.B. Boucherie N.V. (1)
6290303 Method for manufacturing brushes and brush manufacturing machine applying this method 44 1999
 
LABORATOIRES H. VILLETTE, A CORP. OF FRANCE (1)
4633542 Brush having resiliently retractable bristles, in particular for brushing surfaces of complex shape, such as teeth 56 1985
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
5628082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 262 1995
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (1)
6702394 Method and device of melting together fiber ends 30 2001
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6161245 Brush-ware with adjustable bristle hardness 62 1998
 
THORWARTH & GREBE OHG, A CORP OF GERMANY (WEST GERMANY) (1)
* D282318 Brush 18 1983
 
ISIS International, Inc. (1)
5435032 Toothbrush 71 1994
 
SCHEIER, LUISE E. (1)
5483722 Toothbrush with resilient flexible bristle support 78 1994
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BLUE FOREST LLC (3)
D579666 Toothbrush 7 2008
D579667 Toothbrush 9 2008
D579207 Toothbrush 8 2008
 
Firma G.B. Boucherie N.V. (1)
* 2006/0107,478 Toothbrush 41 2005
 
BRAUN GMBH (4)
7861356 Brush head for electric and/or manual toothbrushes 1 2005
* 2007/0256,263 Brush Head for Electric and/or Manual Toothbrushes 1 2005
* 2009/0151,101 TOOTHBRUSH HEAD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 10 2006
9119462 Oral cleaning implement having a plastic staple comprising a cavity 0 2012
 
ARCHTEK, INC. (1)
* 2006/0064,833 Mouth brush 62 2004
 
Melrose International Limited (1)
D565843 Head of a toothbrush 12 2007
 
CURADEN AG (1)
* D770184 Toothbrush 0 2015
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (1)
* 2011/0030,160 BRISTLE CONFIGURATION 5 2009
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (35)
8776302 Oral care implement 1 2008
* 2010/0050,356 ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 13 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 22 2009
D671325 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655916 Toothbrush 2 2009
D655918 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655917 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642802 Toothbrush 4 2009
D642803 Toothbrush 1 2009
D642804 Toothbrush 0 2009
D632084 Toothbrush 0 2009
D631257 Toothbrush 7 2009
D675830 Toothbrush 1 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 9 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 24 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 8 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 7 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 5 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 6 2011
* 9526323 Tissue cleaner and oral care implement 0 2011
D671326 Toothbrush handle 4 2012
D670503 Head portion of a toothbrush 4 2012
D670505 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2012
D669688 Head portion of a toothbrush 4 2012
D669689 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2012
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 2 2012
* 8984699 Light-emitting oral care implement 0 2013
D692242 Oral care implement 3 2013
* 2013/0227,803 LIGHT-EMITTING ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 0 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 3 2013
9549607 Oral care implement 0 2014
* D773825 Head portion of a toothbrush 0 2014
D771953 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2014
 
FOR THE CHILDREN INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
8572794 Oral-care brushing implement 0 2011
 
WATER PIK, INC. (3)
8943634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
9468511 Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening 1 2013
9144477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
8056176 Toothbrushes 3 2008
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (6)
7934284 Toothbrushes 12 2003
* 2008/0178,401 Toothbrushes 23 2008
* 7958589 Toothbrushes 14 2009
* 2009/0282,628 TOOTHBRUSHES 5 2009
8695149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
8484789 Toothbrushes 5 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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