Interactive musical toothbrush

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7845041
APP PUB NO 20070192976A1
SERIAL NO

11677433

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A toothbrush includes a storage unit having an input, a memory for storing audio signals received via the input. The unit can have an output for transmitting or playing the stored audio signals. A variety of different constructions of storage unit and toothbrush configurations are described, each creating an environment that makes tooth brushing enjoyable.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY1816

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eighmy, Eugene Birmingham, US 1 21
Gatzemeyer, John J Hillsborough, US 86 1565
Jimenez, Eduardo J Manalapan, US 93 760
Michaels, James E Downers Grove, US 4 52
Riebe, Robert Minneapolis, US 4 61
Ward, Evan Chicago, US 15 162

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
D663124 Combined keyboard brush handle and base 2 2010
8404053 Device and method for removing particulates from a keyboard 2 2011
* 8468638 Musical apparatus 0 2011
* 2011/0252,587 MUSICAL APPARATUS 0 2011
 
BuzzCo, LLC (1)
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BEAM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
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SOUNDMED, LLC (3)
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* 2010/0290,647 HEADSET SYSTEMS AND METHODS 3 2009
8660278 Headset systems and methods 0 2012
 
CHILDREN ORAL CARE, LLC (1)
9044083 Illuminated multi-light flashing toothbrush and method of use 2 2013
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (8)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
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ASHTEL STUDIOS, INC. (1)
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