US Patent No: 7,389,781

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Toothbrush assembly

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040069317

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Abstract

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A child's toothbrush includes a handle in the form of a child-safe, ventilated toy, such as a rocket or a vehicle, and contains a removable child-safe vehicle, figurine, other toy or sundry product therein, and wherein a toothbrush head may be detachable from the handle.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY3105

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dai, Tau Edison, NJ 15 75
Jimenez, Eduardo Manalapan, NJ 135 546
Kemp, James Somerset, NJ 44 196
Pak, Nancy Won Mee New York, NY 8 27
Sprosta, Al Union, NJ 29 169
Traficant, Brett Clark, NJ 8 26

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (3)
5,390,984 Method of producing tooth brushes 46 1993
5,609,890 Molding machine for injection molding of tooth brushes 44 1995
5,533,791 Brush making machine 30 1995
 
Zooth, Inc. (3)
D347146 Handle for flatware and toothbrushes 27 1993
D347147 Handle for flatware and toothbrushes 16 1993
D347148 Handle for flatware and toothbrushes 12 1993
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6,015,293 Oral cleaning apparatus 58 1997
5,967,152 Oral cleaning apparatus 50 1998
 
Sinorita Sendirian Berhad (2)
D452380 Toothbrush 17 2001
D452382 Toothbrush 5 2001
 
BERHAD, SINORITA SENDIRIAN (1)
D452381 Toothbrush 5 2001
 
CASE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,968,459 Filtered flash sterilization apparatus 15 1998
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
6,026,532 Toothbrush assembly 21 1996
 
Harilela (George) Ltd. (1)
5,713,664 Beverage stirrer with pop out item 15 1996
 
HASBRO, INC. (1)
D363166 Toothbrush 14 1994
 
HoMedics, Inc. (1)
2003/0019,063 Picture display toothbrush 6 2002
 
John O. Butler Company (1)
5,934,295 Dental hygiene system 18 1998
 
NAMKUNG PROMOTIIONS INC. (1)
5,836,803 Figurine with movable limb 2 1997
 
Preliminary Amendement; Information Disclosure Ste (1)
2002/0124,864 Toothbrush 40 2002
 
Prelude UK Limited (1)
5,590,436 Toothbrush 27 1995
 
SIMON, MARIE B. (1)
5,353,464 Toothbrush construction 39 1993
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH (1)
D402119 Children's novelty toothbrush 17 1997
 
SmithKline Beecham GmbH & Co. KG (1)
D434907 Toothbrush 4 1999
 
SPORTZ BRUSH, L.L.C. (1)
D443765 Toothbrush with race car handle 9 2000
 
STILLER, WOLFGANG, INGOLSTADTER STRASSE 61 K, EUROP-INDUSTRIEPARK, 8000 MUNCHEN 46, GERMANY (1)
4,589,159 Toothbrush 16 1983
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4,399,723 Compact combination tool set 34 1980
D329948 Combined toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser 18 1990
5,348,028 Compact multi-use oral hygiene device 22 1993
6,015,328 Toothbrush toy having interchangeable bendable and posable character handles 15 1995
5,909,977 Dentifrice dispensing toothbrush with refillable cartridge 25 1997
5,832,940 Self-contained toothbrush construction 15 1997
5,875,796 Apparatus for cleaning teeth 15 1997
5,887,601 Toothbrush 3 1998
6,089,180 Multi-time indicating post manufacture container double closure and pill cup separator assembly 58 1998
5,924,429 Disposable toothbrush system with integral dental floss supply 8 1998
6,266,840 Grip enhancing toothbrush 8 1998
6,671,920 Pop-out toothbrush and enclosure therefore 3 2001

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
D630436 Toothbrush 0 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,015,982 Toothbrush and flossing system 2 2004

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