US Patent No: 7,174,596

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Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030159224
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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 AGTRIENGEN70

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fischer, Franz Triengen, CH 126 800
Strahler, Reto Adligenswil, CH 21 129

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (5)
6,151,745 Gum-massaging oral brush 76 1999
6,389,634 Oral devices 32 1999
6,553,604 Toothbrush 63 2000
6,826,797 Oral devices 23 2000
6,564,416 Toothbrush 49 2000
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
6,219,874 Resiliently flexible bristle bearing head toothbrush 74 1997
5,839,148 Toothbrush with both stationary and moving tufts 55 1997
6,115,870 Toothbrush 46 1999
 
ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
5,269,038 Rocker toothbrush 61 1991
5,398,366 Rocker toothbrush 64 1993
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (2)
5,802,656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 163 1996
5,991,959 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 85 1998
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5,875,510 Replaceable head toothbrush 90 1997
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
5,628,082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 230 1995
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6,161,245 Brush-ware with adjustable bristle hardness 48 1998
 
CROWN DYNAMICS CORP (1)
5,799,354 Toothbrush 47 1997
 
FIRMA G.B. BOUCHERIE, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP (1)
6,290,303 Method for manufacturing brushes and brush manufacturing machine applying this method 36 1999
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (1)
6,702,394 Method and device of melting together fiber ends 24 2001
 
Ingenieurburo A. Maurer & Partner (1)
5,964,508 Method for producing brushes with flexible bristles and brushes with stiff bristles 26 1997
 
Isis International, Inc. (1)
5,435,032 Toothbrush 57 1994
 
LABORATOIRES H. VILLETTE, A CORP. OF FRANCE (1)
4,633,542 Brush having resiliently retractable bristles, in particular for brushing surfaces of complex shape, such as teeth 52 1985
 
SCHEIER, PAUL A. (1)
5,483,722 Toothbrush with resilient flexible bristle support 63 1994
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5,896,614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 119 1997
 
The Gillette Company (1)
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 69 2002
 
THORWARTH & GREBE OHG, A CORP OF GERMANY (WEST GERMANY) (1)
D282318 Brush 16 1983
 
Tucel Industries, Inc. (1)
4,291,431 Tufted angular brush consturction 40 1979
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,240,452 Elastic base toothbrush 44 1979
4,694,844 Toothbrush 64 1985
4,776,054 Toothbrush 98 1987
5,357,644 Adjustable toothbrush 22 1993
5,528,786 Toothbrushes 54 1995
5,930,860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 110 1996

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (27)
8,776,302 Oral care implement 0 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 11 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
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
D657568 Oral care implement 3 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 3 2011
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
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
 
JAMSON, ARI SYRQUIN (3)
D579666 Toothbrush 4 2008
D579667 Toothbrush 7 2008
D579207 Toothbrush 6 2008
 
The Gillette Company (3)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 2 2009
8,484,789 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
BRAUN GMBH (2)
7,861,356 Brush head for electric and/or manual toothbrushes 0 2005
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
Melrose International Limited (1)
D565843 Head of a toothbrush 5 2007
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
8,056,176 Toothbrushes 1 2008
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,572,794 Oral-care brushing implement 0 2011
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2013

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