US Patent No: 8,132,681

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Sanitary toothbrush and holder apparatus

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20100146725

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Abstract

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Disclosed is a sanitary, hygienic toothbrush and holder. The holder carries a plurality of pegs on its front surface. At a distal end of the toothbrush handle is an opening, sized to fit cooperatively over a peg of the holder. At least a portion of the margin of the opening is thinned toward the opening from a surface of the handle, so that, in use, at least a portion of the thinned margin rests cooperatively upon the peg of the holder when the toothbrush is placed by a user in a hanging position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AFGHAN, FAREDLAWRENCEVILLE, GA, US1
AFGHAN, FARZANALAWRENCEVILLE, GA, US1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Afghan, Farzana Ayubi - 3 2
Afghan, M Farad - 3 2

Cited Art Landscape

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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
OCEAN RIM PRODUCTS LIMITED (1)
D294442 Combined brush and tube holder 11 1985
 
SPORTZ BRUSH, L.L.C. (1)
D389312 Toothbrush with handle 18 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
D256635 Bathroom fixture for toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes 2 1979
4,325,485 Toothbrush holder 10 1980
4,488,327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 65 1983
5,163,566 Hygienic magnetic toothbrush holder 16 1991
5,566,842 Holder for storing a toothpaste dispenser and toothbrushes 26 1994
5,573,019 Hygienic frictional toothbrush holder 12 1994
5,692,260 Tooth brush with coiled spring shanks 6 1996
5,921,407 Holder for holding surgical instrumentalities in spread arrangement 5 1997
6,273,719 Oral hygiene implements 18 2000
6,857,526 Revolutionary toothbrush holder 7 2001
2003/0070,998 Bathroom utensil holder with magnetic cap 6 2001
2003/0088,933 Sanitary toothbrush 4 2001
6,877,619 Device for holding toothbrush, toothpaste tube and/or solid soap 7 2002
2007/0262,035 Sanitary toothbrush holder 2 2006

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
8,727,141 Magnetic toothbrush and holder 0 2008

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