US Patent No: 7,958,589

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Toothbrushes

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Toothbrush heads, e.g., for power toothbrushes, are provided. An embodiment of the toothbrush heads include a support structure, a plurality of upstanding accurate members extending upward from a surface of the support structure forming an open center area, a second cleaning element disposed within the open center area and plurality of bristle tufts extending from the support structure and at least partially surrounding at least one of the plurality of arcuate segments

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLCBOSTON, MA, US747

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Braun, Phillip M Exeter, US 20 544
Brown,, Jr William R Peabody, US 10 60
Chenvainu, Alexander T Sudbury, US 22 496
Christman, Thomas A Lexington, US 19 449

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (97)
4,356,585 Hygienic dental appliance 112 1981
4,472,853 Toothbrush 50 1982
4,573,920 Device for cleaning the proximal faces of teeth 47 1984
4,691,405 Toothbrush having adjustable bristle-mounted tabs 97 1985
4,854,870 Cleaning tool, especially for dental use 8 1987
4,763,380 Can cleaning device 35 1987
4,866,806 Surgical scrub sponge 75 1988
4,929,180 Stay full-easy load "turbo" prophylactic polishing cup 45 1988
5,040,260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 121 1989
4,974,615 Elastic filament for oral hygiene 43 1989
5,005,246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 108 1989
5,032,082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 81 1989
5,027,463 Toothbrush 30 1990
5,058,230 Toothbrush with replaceable tip portion 32 1990
5,211,494 Bath brush-backscratcher for cleansing and stimulating one's skin 52 1991
5,226,197 Tongue hygiene device 129 1992
5,323,795 Dental instrument for massaging gums and cleaning teeth 11 1993
5,392,482 Disposable toothbrush 25 1993
5,711,759 Oral hygiene device 66 1994
5,440,774 Disposable individual gelled instant toothbrush and sealed brush pod therefor 27 1994
5,604,951 Prophy toothbrush 130 1994
5,535,474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 90 1995
5,564,150 Toothbrush 9 1995
5,528,793 Multi-purpose squeegee with deflector 43 1995
5,584,690 Dental cleaning assembly 101 1995
5,700,146 Dental hygiene cleaning tool 57 1995
5,930,860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 128 1996
5,864,915 Toothbrush 68 1996
5,878,459 Toilet brush 28 1997
6,192,544 Toothbrush with protective bumper, and method 13 1998
5,860,183 Safety tooth brush with wear indicator 55 1998
6,065,890 Cleaning apparatus providing coincidental washing and wiping in a synchronized manner 41 1998
6,003,189 Toothbrush 28 1998
6,168,434 Oral hygiene appliance 37 1999
6,240,590 Grout scrubber 36 1999
6,272,713 Internal pipe cleaning device 31 1999
6,254,390 Oral burnisher 97 2000
6,490,747 Electric toothbrush attachment 16 2000
6,374,449 Athletic shoe cleaner 11 2000
6,883,200 Tooth brush 16 2000
6,273,719 Oral hygiene implements 25 2000
6,568,020 Toothbrushes having brush bristles capable of oscillating perpendicularly with respect to a tooth surface 6 2000
2001/0008,032 Cleaning implement 8 2001
6,612,770 Brush head of toothbrush 10 2001
6,334,231 Infant toothbrush 11 2001
2002/0056,197 Toothbrush 8 2001
6,772,465 Cleansing and massaging utensil 4 2001
6,547,750 Massage device 7 2001
2002/0157,202 Multiple head toothbrush 8 2001
6,957,467 Triple clean toothbrush 16 2001
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 81 2001
2003/0014,826 Two headed toothbrush 4 2001
6,865,767 Device with multi-structural contact elements 44 2001
6,599,048 Toothbrush for massaging and protecting gums 109 2001
6,618,893 Hairbrush with bristles retained on a flexible pad body 10 2002
6,874,194 Safety fingertip toothbrush 5 2002
6,658,688 Squeegee device and system 56 2002
6,851,431 Collapsible hair brush 14 2002
6,813,794 Vibratory electric toothbrush 9 2002
6,808,068 Portable device for dental hygiene 14 2002
6,851,150 Block head structure of electric toothbrush 14 2002
7,055,205 Toothbrush and head thereof 18 2002
2003/0140,442 Toothbrush head 5 2003
2004/0154,118 Stain removing device 6 2003
6,671,919 "Air cushion effect" soft oral care brush 10 2003
2004/0187,887 Disposable angled toothbrush, periodontal aid and floosing device 7 2003
2004/0068,811 Manual and electronic orthodontic toothbrushes 19 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 45 2003
6,793,434 Brush 23 2003
2004/0074,035 Flexible toothbrush and method of manufacturing the same 9 2003
2004/0261,207 Squeegee device and system 10 2003
2005/0138,745 Massage brush 6 2003
7,111,350 Multi-part single-use toothbrush system 5 2004
6,944,903 Dentition cleaning device and system 32 2004
7,051,394 Dentition cleaning device and system 30 2004
7,069,615 Squeegee device and system 19 2004
2004/0255,427 Aquatic scrubber 14 2004
7,562,411 Oral-care device and system 11 2004
7,047,589 Dentition cleaning device and system 28 2004
2005/0060,826 Device with multi-structural contact elements 10 2004
2005/0091,773 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 20 2004
2005/0155,172 Device with multi-structural contact elements 7 2005
2005/0160,541 Power toothbrush 3 2005
7,814,603 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 5 2005
2005/0198,757 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 22 2005
2005/0229,339 Oral-care device and system 5 2005
2005/0241,091 Dental device 4 2005
2006/0230,563 Oral care device with multi-structural contact elements 37 2005
2006/0236,477 Oral-care device and system 18 2005
2005/0273,952 Electric toothbrushes 3 2005
2005/0273,954 Device and system with moving squeegee fields 14 2005
2006/0075,588 Multi-purpose adjustable toothbrush 8 2005
2006/0085,932 Comprehensive-hygiene toothbrush and tongue-cleaning apparatus 38 2005
2006/0059,642 Toothbrush 10 2005
2006/0117,508 Contouring toothbrush head 35 2006
2007/0033,755 Squeegee device and system 6 2006
2007/0074,361 Squeegee device and system with integrated sponge elements 5 2006
 
Tucel Industries, Inc. (1)
6,151,746 Blow-molded brushware 28 1998
 
Westone Products Limited (1)
6,325,626 Interdental brush 28 2000
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (9)
6,446,295 Electric toothbrush 110 2000
6,510,575 Toothbrush 66 2001
2002/0138,931 Toothbrush 68 2002
6,654,979 Electric toothbrush 36 2002
2003/0033,680 Electric toothbrush 68 2002
2003/0033,682 Toothbrush 44 2002
6,957,469 Toothbrush 33 2003
6,805,557 Brush device 6 2003
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 108 2003
 
Raychem Corporation (1)
4,525,531 Polymeric compositions suitable for use in the medical field and containing a polyolefin, a polysiloxane and an elastomer 32 1983
 
BAMED AG (1)
6,546,583 Toothbrush 39 2000
 
Dr. Bobʼs Ltd. (1)
2005/0210,613 Tongue cleaning device 12 2004
 
JORDAN A/S (2)
6,276,019 Toothbrush and method for making such toothbrush 26 1998
6,276,020 Toothbrush structure 27 1998
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Hoky (1)
5,347,676 Squeegee 23 1993
 
Mariax Limited (1)
D378166 Toothbrush 38 1996
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (54)
4,403,623 Combined toothbrush and gum massage device 56 1981
5,335,389 Plaque removing toothbrush 103 1990
5,806,127 Coded toothbrush 36 1996
5,758,383 Contouring toothbrush head 70 1996
5,946,758 Toothbrush having contouring multi-component head with peel-resistant joint and limited flexibility 72 1997
5,991,958 Contouring toothbrush head 49 1998
6,073,299 Contouring toothbrush head 53 1999
6,314,606 Contouring toothbrush head 53 1999
6,502,272 Replaceable head toothbrush providing controlled brushing pressure 5 2000
6,347,425 Powered toothbrush having three dimensional rotational head motion 52 2000
6,442,787 Contouring toothbrush head 32 2001
2003/0140,437 Powered toothbrush 74 2002
6,889,401 Powered toothbrush with vibrating section 40 2002
6,996,870 Contouring toothbrush head 41 2002
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 112 2002
2003/0213,075 Powered toothbrush having a decorative facade 57 2002
2003/0182,746 Powered toothbrush with vibrating section 39 2002
D476157 Powered toothbrush bristle pattern 25 2002
6,813,793 Toothbrush with linear and rotary fields 27 2002
6,892,412 Powered toothbrush 45 2002
6,944,901 Brush section for a powered toothbrush 20 2002
6,966,093 Toothbrush having a movable upstanding cleaning element 41 2002
7,137,163 Power toothbrush and power source 38 2002
7,140,058 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 43 2002
2004/0060,137 Toothbrush with sectorial motion 70 2002
6,983,507 Toothbrush 38 2003
2003/0208,870 Toothbrush 21 2003
2005/0022,322 Powered toothbrush with curved neck and flexible shaft and single battery 9 2003
6,931,688 Toothbrush 34 2003
6,817,054 Toothbrush 63 2003
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 132 2003
2004/0074,034 Toothbrush 13 2003
2005/0091,767 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 21 2003
6,886,208 Toothbrush assembly having an environmentally safe polymer battery 6 2003
2005/0091,769 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 35 2004
7,089,621 Toothbrush 34 2004
7,143,462 Oral care implement 99 2004
7,047,591 Oral care implement 74 2004
6,938,293 Powered toothbrush 30 2004
7,024,720 Toothbrush 25 2004
2006/0010,628 Oral care implement 40 2004
2005/0210,612 Oral care implement 46 2004
2005/0193,512 Toothbrush 17 2005
2005/0138,744 Toothbrush 17 2005
7,020,928 Toothbrush 46 2005
7,007,332 Powered toothbrush 23 2005
2005/0188,489 Toothbrush 21 2005
2006/0026,784 Oral care implement 92 2005
2006/0000,036 Toothbrush having a movable upstanding cleaning element 5 2005
7,117,555 Toothbrush with movable head sections for enhanced oral care 37 2005
7,185,383 Brush section for a powered toothbrush 8 2005
7,210,184 Powered toothbrush 16 2005
7,322,067 Oral care implement 42 2006
2008/0201,885 Oral Care Implement Having Tooth Whitening Elements 10 2007
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (3)
6,357,074 Cleaning brush, especially a toothbrush 33 2000
7,036,179 Brush, especially a toothbrush 37 2000
6,810,551 Brush, especially toothbrush 31 2002
 
INTERBROS GMBH (1)
6,832,819 Method and device for producing brushes and brushes produced using the same 16 2002
 
GAVNEY, JAMES A., JR. (2)
6,319,332 Squeegee device and system 64 1999
* 6,571,417 Dentition cleaning device and system 87 2000
 
Innovative Molding Technology Inc. (Imtech) (1)
4,480,351 Two-component scrub brush 51 1982
 
Firma Carl Freudenberg (1)
6,108,854 Rubber broom 38 1998
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5,735,011 Plaque removing toothbrush 130 1996
 
Kweon; Young-Cheol (1)
6,067,684 Toothbrush 68 1999
 
YOUNG DENTAL MANUFACTURING I, LLC (1)
6,146,140 Dental prophylaxis cup 15 1999
 
L'OREAL (2)
5,345,644 Brush intended for the application of a cosmetic product, in particular to the eyelashes or the hair 69 1993
6,176,631 Brush for a make-up product comprising a tuft of substantially parallel bristles made from an elastomeric thermoplastic or vulcanized material 16 1995
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
6,895,624 Powered tongue cleaning device 10 2002
6,964,603 Fiber flocked dental polishing tips 7 2002
 
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (1)
6,871,374 Low friction toothbrush 4 2004
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
6,237,178 Toothbrush comprising a brush member having bristles of different lengths, and brush member having bristles of different lengths for a tooth brush 110 1997
 
Create Co., Ltd. (1)
6,952,856 Ionic toothbrush 7 2001
 
Ponzini S.p.A. (1)
6,968,590 Disassemblable toothbrush with positive blocking 31 2001
 
Trisa Holding (1)
6,802,097 Toothbrush having a vibrating head part 52 2002
 
POLYMER CORPORATION (1)
4,391,951 Nylon 6 with improved wear life 25 1982
 
SUNSTAR INC. (2)
5,799,353 Toothbrush 59 1996
6,021,541 Toothbrush 33 1998
 
E.D. OATES PTY. LTD. (1)
6,694,559 Toilet brush 5 2001
 
PHILIPS ORAL HEALTHCARE, INC. (1)
5,378,153 High performance acoustical cleaning apparatus for teeth 117 1992
 
RANIR, LLC (1)
2006/0010,623 Electric toothbrush with three dimensional motion 18 2004
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6,353,958 Toothbrush 62 1997
 
Eureka Technologies Innovation Engineering (1987) Ltd. (1)
5,689,850 Accessory device for toothbrushes 44 1995
 
METRO CORPORATION (1)
7,013,522 Toothbrush assembly with sound generating function 24 2002
 
John O. Butler Company (1)
2004/0025,272 Dental hygiene system handle 41 2003
 
G. B. Boucherie N.V. (1)
6,779,851 Method of producing a brush having a bristle plate 59 2001
 
KENKMAN, DONALD L. (1)
4,303,431 Method and apparatus for producing hollow microspheres 101 1980
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
6,190,367 Medical site prep device 55 1999
 
INTERBAY FUNDING, L.L.C. (1)
5,137,039 Tooth cleaning device 42 1991
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,859,968 Nodal mounted system for driving a power appliance 17 2002
 
The Gillette Company (9)
4,720,489 Hair growth modification with ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors 61 1984
5,851,551 Sustained-release matrices for dental application 36 1994
5,648,394 Topical composition for inhibiting hair growth 30 1995
6,182,365 Skin engaging member for razor blade assembly 54 1997
6,993,804 Oral care devices 45 2000
6,743,822 Reduction of hair growth 6 2002
2003/0036,561 Reduction of hair growth 4 2002
2004/0177,462 Toothbrush head 66 2003
2005/0235,439 Toothbrush 34 2004
 
ARCHTEK, INC. (1)
2006/0064,833 Mouth brush 57 2004
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
6,126,533 Molded abrasive brush 40 1997
6,554,614 Dental handpiece brush and method of using the same 17 2001
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (15)
4,802,255 Novel brush filaments 109 1987
5,987,688 Gum-massaging oral brush 79 1996
6,041,467 Toothbrush 118 1997
D413384 Dental prophy cup 9 1998
D413385 Dental prophy cup 7 1998
6,308,367 Toothbrush 73 1998
6,151,745 Gum-massaging oral brush 98 1999
6,389,634 Oral devices 36 1999
6,234,798 Flexible tip toothbrush handle 38 1999
6,536,068 Toothbrushing technique monitoring 75 1999
6,553,604 Toothbrush 95 2000
6,826,797 Oral devices 28 2000
6,823,554 Oral devices 13 2000
2002/0084,550 Gum-massaging oral brush 28 2001
2004/0087,882 Gum massaging oral brush 31 2003
 
ROYAL SOVEREIGN, LTD. (1)
6,032,322 Silicone painting tip for paint brush 30 1996
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
5,980,542 Tongue cleaner 82 1999
 
HoMedics, Inc. (1)
6,954,961 Light emitting toothbrush 64 2003
 
MUNCHKIN, INC. (2)
5,491,863 Combined nipple cleaning and bottle cleaning brushes 56 1994
2002/0100,134 Suction cup toothbrush with improved characteristics 57 2001
 
MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA (1)
4,812,070 Brush and scraper attachment for faucet spray handle 41 1987
 
RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED (1)
2004/0211,018 Multi-layer bristle 5 2003
 
GEKA GMBH (1)
7,226,555 Method for the production of a bristle structure on a carrier 19 2003
 
101061967 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (1)
2004/0200,748 Children's tooth and gum cleaning kit 43 2004
 
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF BERMUDA (1)
4,616,064 Polymeric compositions suitable for use in the medical field and comprising a thermoplastic olefin, a siloxane polymer, and an elastomer 61 1984
 
BRAUN GMBH (8)
5,467,495 Brush for an electrically powered toothbrush 66 1994
6,245,032 Jet nozzle for an oral irrigator 32 1997
6,253,404 Electrically operated tooth-cleaning device 27 1998
6,665,901 Brush head and method of manufacturing such a brush head 32 2001
2002/0059,685 Toothbrush and a toothbrush head therefor 34 2002
2003/0041,402 Methods of manufacturing toothbrushes 12 2002
2003/0154,567 Toothbrush 47 2003
7,392,562 Motor-driven toothbrush and brush head for it 37 2003
 
GERRESHEIMER WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6,138,316 Toothbrush with replaceable brush section 20 1998
 
Team, Inc. (1)
4,617,694 Finger-mounted device for cleaning teeth 61 1984
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (1)
6,253,405 Hand held motorized cleaning apparatus with linear, orbital and/or dual motion 34 1999
 
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (1)
7,073,255 Method for producing ribbon cable using flash curing 2 2004
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5,896,614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 153 1997
 
TENAX S.P.A. (1)
2005/0107,017 Working system using brush tool 11 2004
 
SOLVAY ADVANCED POLYMERS, L.L.C. (1)
4,617,342 Crystalline copolyamide from terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid and C.sub.6 38 1985
 
The Standard Oil Company (2)
4,476,280 Polyamide compositions from mixtures of trimethylhexamethylene diamine, hexamethylene diamine and diacids 25 1983
4,603,166 Crystalline polyamide composition from dicarboxylic acid mixture and diamine 57 1985
 
ORAL LOGIC, INC. (2)
5,497,526 Tooth brushing device 44 1994
5,669,097 Straddle-type tooth brushing device 47 1995
 
J.E. FALLER GMBH BURSTENFABRIK - SPRITZGUSSWERK (1)
2004/0088,812 Brush and method for its fabrication 16 2003
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (19)
6,219,874 Resiliently flexible bristle bearing head toothbrush 87 1997
5,946,759 Brush head 87 1998
6,408,476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 63 1998
6,115,870 Toothbrush 58 1999
6,314,605 Toothbrush 46 1999
6,514,445 Brush making 51 1999
6,988,292 Flexible brush comprising a mixture of polymers 4 1999
6,886,207 Toothbrush 79 2000
6,311,358 Toothbrush comprising gum-massaging sticks 86 2000
6,463,618 Toothbrush comprising improved means for fixing friction elements 78 2000
6,505,373 Toothbrush 35 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 52 2002
2003/0163,882 Electric toothbrushes 47 2002
6,807,703 Toothbrush 23 2002
2004/0200,016 Electric toothbrushes 56 2003
6,948,209 Electric toothbrushes having flexible necks 10 2003
2005/0000,043 Electric toothbrushes 59 2004
2005/0166,341 Toothbrush 18 2005
2006/0064,827 Electric toothbrush comprising elastomer 16 2005
 
Avtipus Patents & Inventions Ltd. (1)
7,020,925 Mechanical toothbrush 10 2004
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (4)
7,160,508 Personal care products having elastomeric portions 12 2001
2004/0154,112 Toothbrushes 67 2003
D501605 Toothbrush head 6 2003
2009/0282,628 TOOTHBRUSHES 4 2009
 
REVOLUTION ACOUSTICS, LTD. (1)
6,907,638 Toothbrush with stand 7 2003
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
6,182,323 Ultraclean surface treatment device 34 1998
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5,249,327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 79 1992
 
Stratford Laboratories (1)
4,672,706 Toothbrush 113 1985
 
Noblecrest Marketing Pty., Ltd. (1)
5,966,771 Polymeric molded sweeping device 48 1997
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMER (1)
6,101,659 Toothbrush 46 1999
 
CHIAPHUA INDUSTRIES LIMITED (1)
2004/0010,870 Hygienic electric toothbrush 10 2002
 
Trisa Holding AG (6)
6,708,364 Flexible brush head for a toothbrush 28 1999
6,687,940 Toothbrush 85 2001
* 7,174,596 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 46 2002
6,988,777 Process for producing a toothbrush 63 2003
7,003,839 Interdental treatment device with vibrating head part 33 2004
7,162,767 Toothbrush and process for producing the same 29 2005
 
Rowenta-Werke GmbH (1)
6,766,548 Accessories mount for an electric toothbrush 21 2000
 
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (1)
6,077,360 Cleaning composition for mold for molding semiconductor device and method of cleaning mold using the same 30 1999
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5,926,900 Unitarily molded toothbrush 32 1998
 
NAR, INC. (1)
5,360,339 Dental prophy cup having a paste-distributing channel arrangement 39 1994
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (7)
5,991,959 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 104 1998
6,513,182 Toothbrush 83 2000
6,932,216 Electric toothbrush 36 2001
6,725,493 Toothbrush 34 2002
2003/0226,223 High efficiency electric toothbrush 61 2002
7,228,583 Electric toothbrush housing design 12 2003
2004/0088,807 Electric toothbrush 23 2003
 
LINGNER & FISCHER GMBH (2)
5,813,079 Toothbrush having a flexibility linked zone in its head 63 1996
RE38521 Toothbrush with resiliently flexible head 9 1999
 
TRISA BURSTENFABRIK AG TRIENGEN (1)
6,092,252 Motor driven toothbrush, in particular an electric toothbrush 48 1999
 
SmithKline Beecham GmbH & Co. KG (1)
6,408,473 Tooth brush with elastically articulated replaceable head 25 1999
 
WAGSTAFF, ROBERT K. (1)
6,792,642 Tongue cleaning device 44 2001
 
DR. JOHNS PRODUCTS, LTD. (1)
2002/0152,564 Electric toothbrush 35 2002
 
PRODUCT COUNCIL, LTD. (1)
2005/0097,693 Dental device 3 2003
 
TRADEMARK CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME OF TRADEMARK MEDICAL INC. (1)
4,538,631 Oral hygiene instrument 42 1983
 
EEGEE, LLC (2)
7,181,799 Oral-care device and system 44 2003
2006/0117,506 Oral-care device and system 8 2005
 
Pierre Fabre Sante (1)
7,007,335 Toothbrush spontaneously taking up stable equilibrium position on a horizontal support 3 2000
 
Les Cables de Lyon (1)
4,623,495 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an optical fiber cable 38 1984
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (7)
6,668,416 Toothbrush 21 2002
7,546,658 Toothbrush 19 2002
2006/0010,631 Toothbrush 4 2003
2005/0039,279 Toothbrush 16 2004
2005/0015,907 Toothbrush 17 2004
2007/0271,717 Toothbrush 13 2005
2005/0198,753 Toothbrush 15 2005
 
M+C Schiffer GmbH (4)
6,311,360 Brush and method of producing the same 48 1998
6,990,706 Toothbrush 20 2000
7,086,116 Toothbrush 5 2000
* 6,374,448 Toothbrush 69 2001
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
7,039,984 Handle for tooth cleaning member 29 2000
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4,827,551 Electrical device for mouth care 88 1988
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
6,920,659 Toothbrush 21 2002
 
RAINES, THOMAS M. - 25% (1)
4,585,416 Device for cleaning teeth and massaging gums 69 1984
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
6,044,514 Toothbrush 56 1998
 
Helmut Hung GmbH (1)
6,862,771 Toothbrush head with means to direct and collect radiation 43 2001
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
6,721,987 Dental wipe 25 2001
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,108,849 Toothbrush having a resilient neck and conical brush bundles 44 1998
 
ECCO DESIGN INC. (1)
6,938,294 Toothbrush with movable head sections for enhanced oral care 31 2002
 
Sinorita Sendirian Berhad (1)
2005/0071,939 Dual head toothbrush 11 2003
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH (6)
5,903,949 Toothbrush 24 1997
6,178,582 Toothbrush comprising a resilient flex region 75 1998
6,327,735 Power tip toothbrush with ball joint 33 1999
6,185,779 Toothbrush comprising a flexibly linked region in the head 39 1999
6,675,428 Toothbrush comprising a resilient flex region 39 2000
6,442,786 Toothbrush comprising a resilient flex region 39 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (9)
D767281 Bristle bearing surface of a toothbrush head 0 2013
D765983 Toothbrush 0 2013
D765984 Toothbrush 0 2013
D765985 Toothbrush 0 2013
D765986 Toothbrush 0 2013
D764805 Toothbrush 0 2013
D764175 Toothbrush 0 2013
D760499 Toothbrush 0 2013
D753922 Toothbrush 1 2013
 
RANIR, LLC (4)
9,131,765 Brush head for an electric toothbrush 0 2013
D689698 Brush head for electric toothbrush 5 2013
D706033 Brush head for electric toothbrush 0 2013
9,332,828 Brush head for an electric toothbrush 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

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