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Tooth or nail brush

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015 - Brushing, scrubbing, and general cleaning

015104001 - IMPLEMENTS

015159100 - Brush or broom

015160000 - Special work

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015167200 Concurrently brushes plural tooth surfaces 22
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20090013488TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush which comprises a brush main body made of a synthetic resin and having a bristle base and bristles made of a thermoplastic resin which have been fusion-bonded to the bristle base to constitute a bristled part, wherein the bristles constituting the bristled part at least partly comprise: tapered bristles which are bristles having split free ends, the split free ends having been tapered beforehand; tapered bristles which have a sectional shape having a core-sheath structure or islands in a sea structure; or tapered bristles in each of which a core bristle comprising a core or island part has been formed beforehand so as to be exposed at the free end. The toothbrush has excellent suitability for bristle insertion into narrow parts. It is highly effective in removing dental plaque and cleaning the teeth. It is highly easy to use in the oral cavity. It further has a highly attractive appearance.01-15-2009
20090217472TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush grip handle made of a plastics material including one or plural voids having an opening at the surface of the grip handle and at least partly closed by a film material.09-03-2009
20100125962TOOTHBRUSH WITH METAL SKELETON AND PLASTIC BODY MOULDED AROUND IT - Toothbrush having a head, a neck and a handle, the toothbrush comprising a plastic body and a metal skeleton, the plastic body being moulded around the metal skeleton, the metal skeleton extending from the handle through the neck and into the head of the toothbrush.05-27-2010
20100115725MANUFACTURING METHOD OF NEEDLE-SHAPED BRISTLES HAVING SHORT TAPER LENGTH AND A TOOTHBRUSH BY SAME MANUFACTURING METHOD - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a needle-shaped bristle having a short taper length. The method includes preparing a bundle of toothbrush bristles by mixing a polyester resin (a polyester resin other than a PTT resin) and a PTT resin in a ratio of 90˜40 to 10˜60 and spinning the mixture thereof; cutting the bundle of toothbrush bristles; and tapering the cut bundle of toothbrush bristles by immersing it into a chemical. According to the present invention, since needle-shaped bristles having a taper length of 6 mm or less can be efficiently obtained, the needle-shaped bristles can be implanted even in an anchorless toothbrush.05-13-2010
20120174331TOOTHBRUSH WITH NEEDLE-SHAPED BRISTLES FOR IMPROVING TOOTH AND GUM CONTACTING FORCE AND TEETH-CLEANING PERFORMANCE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A toothbrush having needle-shaped bristles on the head portion is configured such that the differences in height between the longer and shorter bristles is 1 to 4 mm, the end points of the longer bristles are 0.01 to 0.03 mm in diameter, the end points of the shorter bristles are 0.03 to 0.08 mm in diameter, the taper lengths of the longer bristles are 4 to 8 mm, the taper lengths of the shorter bristles are 2 to 6 mm, and the differences in taper length between the longer and shorter bristles is 1 to 4 mm. The toothbrush provides superior teeth and gum contact force unique to a toothbrush having needle-shaped bristles and at the same time also provides superior cleaning performance for the surface of teeth thanks to the action of the shorter bristles having relatively large diameters at end points and relatively short taper lengths.07-12-2012
20120174330TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - An oral care implement is described herein. The oral care implement has a base having a handle region, an oral engaging region and a neck between the handle region and the oral engaging region. A recess surrounds the handle and/or the neck and has a first boundary and a second boundary, and the first boundary is further from a distal end than the second boundary. The first boundary has an angle of greater than about 90 degrees with respect to a mold parting line of the oral care implement. The base has a first material, and a collar made of a second material which is different than the first material, is disposed in the recess.07-12-2012
20090119859Universal toothbrush - A universal toothbrush formed to provide overcoming drawbacks of the prior arts with elastic pump-dispenser for impeccable supplying of toothpaste on surface of the bristles with comfortable design for use and simple manufacturing. A toothbrush is formed from three separate branches; a replaceable brush, a conic annular resilient pump formed with cover for short elastic push-button, located on horizontal axis with opposite bulges in chamber, means to divide the paste in order to control the supply. The pump located in conical plastic compartment having on vertical axis an inlet valve with a ball and an outlet flap valve, which hermetical connected with resilient pump, and a replaceable/refillable cartridge for the toothpaste, made from tubing, which bypasses expensive equipment, it has inside a special piston that capture the paste and indexes. First support to slide up easily the piston behind toothpaste and second do not slide down under weight of the paste. Said design allows an impeccable supplying of the toothpaste on the surface of the bristles.05-14-2009
20130036567TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush that enhances cleaning and user comfort while brushing. In one embodiment, the toothbrush comprises a cleaning element support member, or base member, that permits a head of the toothbrush to be comfortably received and manipulated within the user's mouth. In an embodiment, the support member comprises a head support having an overhanging portion and a portion free of an overhang.02-14-2013
20130036566MINIATURE BRUSH FOR ORAL HYGIENE - A miniature brush for dental hygiene having an elongated body having a first end in the form of a brush head and a second end, the elongated body also includes an upper elongated body surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom elongated body surface. The brush head including an upper brush head surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom brush head surface including a plurality of bristles extending from the bottom brush head surface and an anhydrous gel coupled to and extending from the bottom brush head surface.02-14-2013
20100043166Denture brush - A brush suitable for cleaning dentures, comprising: a handle attached to a brush head; the brush head having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface having a pad disposed thereon and the bottom surface having a plurality of bristles in perpendicular orientation to the bottom surface. This invention improves on prior art by having two sets of bristles where the second set surrounds the first set and is perpendicular to the first set of bristles.02-25-2010
20100043165BRUSH, PARTICULARLY TOOHBRUSH AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF - Brush, particularly toothbrush and method for the manufacture thereof The present invention relates to a brush, particularly a toothbrush, comprising a brush head carrying bundles of bristles, and a handle with an injection-molded basic body which comprises a fastening section extending up to the brush head. To provide a brush that meets the hygienic standards as much as possible and can be manufactured in an easy way, it is suggested according to the invention that the bundles of bristles should be bonded to the basic body via a casting compound. Furthermore, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a brush, particularly a toothbrush, comprising a brush head carrying bundles of bristles, and a handle, wherein the bundles of bristles are bonded to a basic body manufactured by injection molding from a thermoplastic after demolding of said basic body, and wherein the bond between the bundles of bristles and the basic body is formed by way of a casting compound that after its solidification is fastened to the basic body.02-25-2010
20100043164Disposable toothbrush - A disposable toothbrush includes a handle member produced from a pre-selected biodegradable material. The handle member has a predetermined size and a predetermined shape. There are a predetermined number of rows of bristles attached to and extending above a top surface of the handle member closely adjacent one end thereof. Such bristles have a predetermined length. A pouch containing toothpaste is disposed beneath the rows of bristles such that the toothpaste will be in fluid communication with the bristles when the pouch is punctured and compressed.02-25-2010
20090158543Toothbrush - A toothbrush is disclosed, in which wing hairs are arranged in a V-shape in left and right sides with respect to the center hairs which are the center toothbrush hairs planted in forward and backward directions in a toothbrush head, and the V-shaped wing hairs of the left and right sides are arranged in a X-shape, and auxiliary hairs are arranged between the forward and backward wing hairs in part of the X-shaped toothbrush hairs. With the above arrangements, a contact surface area of each tooth is widened, and a more effective tooth brushing can be performed in three fossas (mesial fossa (mesial pit), a central fossa (central pit) and a distal fossa (distal pit)), a buccal developmental groove, a lingual developmental groove, an accessory groove, a triangular groove and a buccal groove of a buccal aspect, which correspond to a dental caries portion, an interproximal space in which a food debris might be accumulated, and a contact area peripherals of a buccal aspect in which a food debris might be impacted, so dental caries and tooth diseases (periodontitis) can be advantageously prevented, and a pain due to a temporomandibular disorder and a facial muscle fatigue might be reduced and recovered by protruding a cushion layer from an upper side of a toothbrush.06-25-2009
20100107349Fountain Toothbrush - A toothbrush body includes a handle connected to a head and bristles projecting from the top of the head. An open channel runs longitudinally along the body between a first open end and a second closed end such that the first open end is in communication with the second closed end through the open channel. The open channel, the first open end, and the second closed end are arranged so that a substantially downward running stream of water directed into the first open end is redirected through the channel and out of the closed second end to form a fountain. A direction of a flow of the fountain at the other of the first opening and the second opening has an upward component so that a user, i.e., holder of the toothbrush, can use the fountain for oral rinsing.05-06-2010
20100024142NON-PLANAR BRUSH - Disclosed is a brush having a generally arc-shaped base surface with a plurality of bristles that are grouped together into arcuate or splayed tufts that are seated with cavities on the base surface and extend outwardly therefrom.02-04-2010
20100071144FOLDING TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush with a folding two-piece handle, the pivot designed to rotate the brush of the handle in relationship to rest of the handle, the pivot also designed to slide into a slot to lock the handle into the open upright position. The handle having a secondary slot and corresponding protrusion to further secure the handle in place.03-25-2010
20100269278Interdental Brush - An interdental brush includes a handle, an elongate bar mounted on a first end of the handle and having a surface provided with a plurality of bristles and a pointed shank mounted on a second end of the handle and having a surface provided with a plurality of serrated portions. Each of the bristles is provided with at least one intersection which divides each of the bristles to form a protrusion. The intersection of each of the bristles can expand a clearing extent during a reciprocal movement of the elongate bar to catch and carry away residuals left in a gap between a user's any two teeth exactly and completely.10-28-2010
20120222229DENTAL DEVICE - A dental device including an elongated handle and a tip portion formed at a distal end of the handle and tapering to a tip end. A plurality of bristles is integrally molded with the tip end from a flexible polymer material.09-06-2012
20110010882Brush head for toothbrush - A toothbrush head includes a base portion having a first surface and a pivot portion having a first cleaning element holder having a second surface, wherein the second surface is superjacent the first surface. The pivot portion also includes a second cleaning element holder and a third cleaning element holder which extend longitudinally from the first element holder. The head includes a pivot element for pivotally coupling the base portion and the pivot portion.01-20-2011
20110010881Toothbrush and process for producing the same - The invention relates to a toothbrush that is produced by AFT and has a head part and at least one carrier element connected thereto. A front surface of the head part is formed by the top surfaces of the at least one carrier element and has a non-planar three-dimensional configuration, or is capable of assuming such a configuration during intended use. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a toothbrush.01-20-2011
20130061413Toothbrush - A toothbrush comprises: a main body including a handle wall portion defining a rear passage portion, and formed with an elongate slot, the slot being in spatial communication with the rear passage portion; a toothpaste material received in the handle wall portion; and a driving member extending through the slot into the handle wall portion. The driving member is slidable along the slot so that the toothpaste material is moved forwardly onto a bristle mounting surface along the rear passage portion.03-14-2013
20090255077Toothbrush - A toothbrush (10-15-2009
20090235477INTERDENTAL BRUSH - An interdental brush comprises a brush member having bristle filaments attached to a spine which projects from a handle part. The handle part comprises a main body and a resilient transition portions. The handle part further comprises a hollow cavity, in the transition portions. The hollow cavity improves the cushioning effect of the transition portion, and increases the length of stroke of the interdental brush by allowing the transition portion to be deformed.09-24-2009
20090013489NOVEL DEVICE - Toothbrush heads with bristle tufts comprised of longer tapered bristles and shorter non-tapered bristles in respective embodiments comprising tufts which include both tapered and non-tapered bristles, and comprising an outer ring of tufts of non-tapered bristles round an inner region of tufts of longer tapered bristles.01-15-2009
20090007359TOOTHBRUSH WITH ADJUSTABLE HAND GRIP - A toothbrush includes a hollow handle which has an outer sleeve made of an elastomeric material which can be expanded or contracted to provide an adjustable diameter grip.01-08-2009
20090007358ORAL BRUSHING DEVICES AND/OR METHODS - An oral hygiene device having one or more toothbrushes connected or connectible to the end of a handle, the one or more toothbrushes providing a desirable fit about the teeth and/or gums and/or providing a desirable brushing action. An oral hygiene device hereof may provide for mechanically providing the brushing movements of the professionally recommended manual tooth-brushing method known as the “Bass” or “Modified Bass” technique to thus reduce or eliminate the element of human error associated with the brushing of a user's teeth and gums.01-08-2009
20100088836TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush comprises bristle supporting elements in the head region thereof. The bristle supporting elements are arranged in an elastic manner relative to the neck region and in a bendable and twistable manner relative to one another by a foil-type hard film. Preferably, the foil-type hard film externally extends in a flush fashion around a top opening of the bristle supporting element.04-15-2010
20120227201Electric Toothbrush Head - A toothbrush is disclosed. The toothbrush includes a head; a base member supported by a neck; a support member having a plurality of holes therein; a resilient cushion member disposed, at least in part, between the base member and the support member, the cushion member being fixed to the support member; at least one center bristle tuft extending from the support member; and two or more outer bristle tufts located at least partially around the at least one center bristle tuft. The center bristle tuft has a first shaped cross section and the outer bristle tufts have a second shaped cross section. The first shaped cross section is different from the second shaped cross section. Applying a force to the center bristle tuft and/or the outer bristle tufts causes the center bristle tuft and/or the outer bristle tufts to deflect into the resilient cushion member.09-13-2012
20110138561Oral Cleaning Section - An oral cleaning section is disclosed. The oral cleaning section includes a first carrier having a cleaning side on which at least a first cleaning element is mounted and a second side opposite to the cleaning side, a second carrier having a cleaning side on which at least a second cleaning element is mounted, at least one aperture being formed in the first carrier such that the aperture extends from the cleaning side to the second side, with the second cleaning element extending through the aperture. The second carrier is arranged underneath the first carrier such that the cleaning side of the second carrier is underneath the second side of the first carrier and laterally extends beyond the aperture in at least a first direction. The first carrier and the second carrier are arranged for relative movement to each other.06-16-2011
20110138563BRUSH MECHANISM - A brush, such as a toothbrush, has a brushing head incorporating one or more rotatable brush inserts. The brushing head and the inserts both have a plurality of bristles extending therefrom, the bristles of the inserts being surrounded by the bristles of the brushing head. The inserts are retained in sockets within the brushing head, within which they may both rotate and move translationally, preferably undergoing an orbital motion around the socket. The inserts may move continuously or reciprocally. This motion of the inserts is generated by manual movement of the brush, for example while brushing a user's teeth. The inserts may be provided with toothed cogs that engage with recesses between teeth arrayed around an interior of each socket. The brush may include an electric motor powering a mechanism to vibrate the brushing head as a whole; however, this motor still does not drive the inserts.06-16-2011
20110138562Oral Cleaning Section Of An Oral Cleaning Device And Oral Cleaning Device - An oral cleaning section for detachable connection with a handle section of an oral cleaning device is disclosed. The oral cleaning section has a connector structure for detachably attaching the oral cleaning section to the handle section. The connector structure has a first receptacle suitable for accommodating a first protrusion of the handle section in the attached state, the first receptacle having a first resilient element provided on a first circumferential side of the first receptacle arranged in a circumferential direction, the circumferential direction being defined with respect to the longitudinal extension axis of the oral cleaning section. The disclosure is also directed to an oral cleaning device that includes an oral cleaning section attached to a handle section.06-16-2011
20110138560Toothbrush - A toothbrush having a toothbrush head with a top side at which cleaning elements for cleaning teeth are arranged. The cleaning elements form various zones of care or arrangements to meet specific cleaning and manufacturing requirements.06-16-2011
20110138559Toothbrush With Multi-Tiered Bristles - Toothbrush comprising a plurality of multi-action bristles which enable the cleaning between the teeth and on the surfaces of the teeth. Certain of the bristles are longer than others, enabling them to reach into small but deep crevices on the surface of the tooth, and between teeth. Certain of the bristles are harder than others, enabling the effective cleaning of the tooth by removing stubborn debris that would remain were the bristles too soft. The bristles can be provided in spaced arrays, and a single filament attached to the head of the toothbrush at a point intermediate its length can be used to form a longer and a shorter bristle extending orthogonally from the head. Reduction or elimination of bacteria residing on the toothbrush is achieved by incorporating in the bristles or filaments making up the bristles one or more antimicrobial agents, such as nanosilver.06-16-2011
20120284944ORAL HYGIENE DEVICE, PARTICULARLY A TOOTHBRUSH, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The oral hygiene device, particularly a toothbrush, has in the neck part, a cavity, which is closed off from the surroundings and in which a snap dome is arranged. This snap dome produces an acoustic warning signal when a limiting bending of the neck part is exceeded as a result of a limiting pressing force with which the head part is pressed, for example, against the teeth and gums is exceeded. On the one hand, this has the effect of protecting the snap dome, usually produced from metal, from corrosion and, on the other hand, the cavity serves as a resonance chamber to amplify the warning signal.11-15-2012
20090313778Toothbrush With Visual and/or Other Sensory Effects - Toothbrushes comprising components with light transmitting and structural characteristics provide enhanced visual and other sensory effects. The components in combination are generally chemically compatible and function to provide areas of varying visibility of features and optionally varying scent release.12-24-2009
20090178220Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush - 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. 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.07-16-2009
20100037408Retractably Clean Toothbrush, with retractable, disposable bristles and audio/visual reminder system - This new toothbrush will have a detachable head of bristles and a storage area for new bristles, so that with just the push of a button, the old, dirty bristles drop off, and a new head of bristles slide out. It will also have a built in reminder that flashes red when it's time to replace it. An LED light (and/or a speaker with a voice recorded on a small computer chip for the more upscale consumer), along with a simple timer device, will remind people that it is time to replace the old bristles with a new set. The new bristle heads will be kept in a storage area in the handle, and additional heads can be in a separate container, much like the blades of a disposable razor. When the handle and container are empty, a refill of new bristles can be purchased at a price for everyday consumers as well as our more elite buyers. In order to shield the bristles that are in use against contamination from other sources when the toothbrush is not in use, the bristle head can be retracted back into the handle's storage area.02-18-2010
20120284943DENTAL HYGIENE DEVICE - A dental hygiene device such as an interdental brush includes a handle, a brush head having bristles extending therefrom, and a neck portion extending between the brush head and the handle. At least some of the bristles may have a substantially triangular cross section. The neck portion defines a longitudinal axis and has a first bending stiffness when subject to loading in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the axis, and a second bending stiffness when subjected to loading in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the axis. The first bending stiffness is less than the second bending stiffness such that the dental hygiene device can be reoriented during use to provide a more gentle or a more robust cleaning to interdental spaces.11-15-2012
20120096665Replaceable Toothbrush Head - A toothbrush with a replaceable head formed to permit ready removal and attachment preferably without the use of a tool. The replaceable toothbrush head may advantageously be formed for coupling with a power toothbrush, particularly, a power toothbrush with a power element that protrudes from the toothbrush head. The replaceable toothbrush head thus preferably is formed to accommodate the power element. In a preferred embodiment, the replaceable toothbrush head is rotated about a rotation axis into engagement with the head of the toothbrush main unit. The replaceable toothbrush head may be moved axially along the rotation axis for alignment with an alignment axis. Preferably, the replaceable toothbrush head is moved axially into engagement with the power element for alignment for coupling with the toothbrush main unit.04-26-2012
20110271474Toothbrush Head - A toothbrush head having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface is described herein. The head has a first portion, a second portion, and an opening between the first portion and the second portion. The opening extends from the top surface to the bottom surface. A first plurality of contact elements are positioned on the first portion and the second portion. A second plurality of contact elements are positioned on the first portion and the second portion. Each of the second plurality of contact elements has an elastomer.11-10-2011
20110271473ORAL CARE DEVICE - An oral care implement having a handle and a toothbrush head is disclosed. The head includes a base portion and a cleaning portion. The cleaning portion includes a plurality of cleaning elements, wherein the cleaning portion is attached to the base portion at a first end and a second end. A mid-section of the cleaning portion is elevated above the base portion such that an opening is created between the base portion and the cleaning portion, and wherein the opening extends along a longitudinal axis of the head.11-10-2011
20120005851Extendable Toothbrush - An extendable toothbrush for assisting a person with impaired mobility of the arms. The toothbrush has an extendable neck that locks in place at various lengths. The toothbrush is capable of extending to twice its retracted length, thus allowing a user to reach their mouth without having to raise their arm. Rotating head and brush implements further increase mobility and access to different areas of the mouth. A removable toothpick tool is attached to the handle of the toothbrush for cleaning in between teeth.01-12-2012
20090241279METHODS OF MANUFACTURING TOOTHBRUSHES - A method is provided for manufacturing a function element carrier with function elements, for example, individual tufts made up of bristles and/or massage elements, interproximal cleaning elements, or other elements designed to be fastened to a toothbrush and also perform special functions. The function elements are equipped at their ends intended for anchoring in a toothbrush with an anchor, retainer or axle element. The method includes: (a) inserting several function elements in corresponding recesses of an injection mold, said injection mold being connected via grid or bar shaped channels formed in a die to recesses in the areas of the anchoring ends of the function elements; (b) filling the grid or bar shaped channels with liquefied plastic material and injecting said material at the anchoring ends of the function elements or embedding them therein; and (c) allowing the plastic material to cool and removing a function element carrier made up of a grid or bar shaped plastic frame and the function elements. Function element carriers and toothbrushes are also provided.10-01-2009
20110296643PHOTOCATALYSIS PROCESS TOOTHBRUSH - A photocatalysis process light emitting toothbrush comprising a handle with a grip at a proximal end and a replaceable brush head at a distal end thereof. The replaceable brush head has at least one group of bristles permanently affixed to the replaceable brush head and at least one violet light emitter is provided on an upper surface of the replaceable brush head for emitting violet light in a direction generally parallel to the bristles permanently affixed to the replaceable brush head. At least one violet light source is provided for radiating violet light, in a wavelength band between 400 nm to 420 nm, and a power source is provided for energizing the at least one violet light source. The violet light is at least one of modulated emission with an average optical output power level of less than 5 watts.12-08-2011
20110296642Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush - A brush head for an electric toothbrush is disclosed. The brush head includes a plate-shaped bristle support including mounting means for the movable mounting of the bristle support, the bristle support carrying at least two outer bristle tufts and at least two inner bristle tufts, the outer bristle tufts having a greater height than the inner bristle tufts, such that in the working surface defined by the free ends of the tufts there is formed a central depression which has a groove-shaped concave bottom curved in one direction and extending substantially straight in the direction vertical thereto. At least one of the outer bristle tufts has a chamfer on its outer lying edge of its free end close to the circumferential side of the bristle support.12-08-2011
20100269281ANTIMICROBIAL FILLED CAPSULES IN AN ULTRASOUND FIELD FOR TREATMENT OF DENTAL BIOFILM - An appliance and corresponding method for delivering antimicrobial agents to the vicinity of dental biofilm and for killing bacteria therein includes a system (10-28-2010
20100263146Oral Care Implement - An oral care implement or toothbrush includes a head, tooth cleaning elements and tissue cleansing elements. The tooth cleaning elements may be provided on a first face of the toothbrush head while the tissue cleansing elements may be disposed on a second face of the head. The head may further include one or more splits that provide flexible and non-flexible regions. Various configurations of splits may be used to create different effects such as more responsive flexion, regions of differing flexibility and/or different degree of flexion.10-21-2010
20110214240FLUID DISPENSING ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - A fluid dispensing oral care implement with fluid delivery system. The implement includes a storage member containing a fluid. A channel formed of one or more wicking or capillary members extends through at least a portion of the oral care implement to deliver fluid(s) through one or more fluid outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, the fluid outlet is comprised of a wicking or capillary material and is disposed in the head of the implement. In some embodiments, the implement may include a valve and a specially configured storage cap. A variety of fluids can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits, such as fresh breath, tooth whitening, tooth sensitivity, plaque and/or tartar control, or producing sensations of heat, cool, or tingling.09-08-2011
20090049632 - A disposable toothbrush includes a handle member produced from a pre-selected biodegradable material. The handle member has a predetermined size and a predetermined shape. There are a predetermined number of rows of bristles attached to and extending above a top surface of the handle member closely adjacent one end thereof. Such bristles have a predetermined length. A pouch containing toothpaste is disposed beneath the rows of bristles such that the toothpaste will be in fluid communication with the bristles when the pouch is punctured and compressed.02-26-2009
20100101036Toothbrush for pet dog - A toothbrush for a pet dog is disclosed, in which a groove is longitudinally formed in a center of a head in a direction of a handle, and a cushion material is provided in a surrounding surface, a lower surface and the groove. When a pet dog bites a toothbrush with teeth during a tooth brushing, it is possible to prevent teeth from fracture while preventing a lot of pain occurring when teeth collide with a hard toothbrush. Toothbrush hairs planted in a head are shaped depending on a tooth shape of a pet dog, so it is possible to reliably brush off plague attached on the upper side of a cervical ridge of premolars and molars of a pet dog without applying over stimulation on the gum.04-29-2010
20100101038Toothbrush With Inclined Bristles and Pointed Bristles - A brush head for a toothbrush with bunches (04-29-2010
20120291213ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT WITH MECHANICAL ENERGY HARVESTING - A mechanical energy harvesting toothbrush may employ circuits and devices to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Such conversion can be done using piezoelectric devices to convert stresses and strains from bending of the toothbrush head and/or bristles during use, and can be done using electromagnetic generators involving passing a magnet through a coil to induce current. The resulting electric energy may be rectified, and stored in a storage device, such as a capacitor or rechargeable battery. A switching circuit may be configured to detect the level of energy stored in the storage device, and to close an electrical connection when a predetermined level of energy (e.g., a charge) has been reached. The predetermined level may correspond to a desired amount of brushing. The closing of the electrical connection may be used to power output devices when that desired amount of brushing has been reached.11-22-2012
20100269279BRUSH HEAD FOR A TOOTHBRUSH - The invention relates to a brush head for a toothbrush. The brush head has a brush disc (10-28-2010
20120096664Disposable Toothbrush - A single-use, disposable toothbrush offering the dental hygiene benefits of a miswak chewing stick. The toothbrush has a toothbrush body having a recess at one end thereof, and a piece of cut and flared 04-26-2012
20090119861ILLUMINATED FLASHING TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF USE - A toothbrush with a handle having a base, a body, and a head. The body having a first section and a second section forming an oblique angle. A projector of a beam of light located within the handle. The toothbrush having at least one bristle attached to the head. The toothbrush having a grip attached to the base. A method of using a toothbrush including the step of gripping the toothbrush. The method further including the step of engaging the projector of a beam of light. The method still further including the step of utilizing the toothbrush while the projector of a light beam is activated.05-14-2009
20120110768Toothbrush head - A toothbrush has a removable end cap at its free end area directed away from the bristles, which end cap closes off an inner space of a grip element. The end cap accommodates an electrical control element, in particular a potentiometer, which can be adjusted via an adjustment element arranged rotatably on the end cap. The toothbrush also comprises an electrical power consumption unit, in particular an electric motor, which is designed to set the bristles in vibration. The energy supply from an energy reservoir arranged in the interior to the electrical power consumption unit can be adjusted continuously by means of the control element, as a result of which the vibration intensity of the bristles can be steplessly adjusted.05-10-2012
20120110767Apparatus for Polishing Teeth - A tooth polishing device includes a rubber or elastomeric surface for scrubbing or polishing teeth. The scrubbing surface is attached to a series of one or more deformable tubes that allow the scrubbing surface to flex away from the teeth as excessive pressure is applied. The tubes are aligned laterally to the face of a brush handle in order to provide the flexible support to the scrubbing surface. The tubes are formed of elastomeric material as well that may be softer than the material used for the scrubbing surface.05-10-2012
20110179595Toothbrushes - Toothbrush heads, e.g., for power toothbrushes, are provided. The toothbrush heads include a support member and a plurality of bristles or tufts of bristles extending from the support member, the bristles or bristle tufts having different lengths. The contour of the bristles may be selected to allow substantially all of the bristles to contact the dentition during brushing.07-28-2011
20090288262Compact Portable Toothbrush - The compact toothbrush (11-26-2009
20110167579Method and device for producing a toothbrush by the two-component or multi-component injection-molding process - The invention relates to a method and a device for producing a toothbrush or part thereof by the two-component or multi-component injection-molding process. To produce in the brush body segments that are isolated from the rest of the brush body, a mold which comprises three hollow regions is used. Two of these hollow regions that are separate from one another serve for producing the segments and the other regions of the toothbrush from a first component. A third hollow region serves for distributing material to the segments that are isolated from one another and from the other regions, or the corresponding hollow region. The material remaining behind there is removed and sent for disposal. In a further step, connecting elements between the segments and/or the other regions are injection-molded from a second component.07-14-2011
20080216265Motorized interdental toothbrush - A motorized interdental toothbrush includes one or more wires having fixed filaments, and a gage disposed on one end portion of the wires and having an outer diameter equal to or smaller than that of the filaments for limiting the wires and the filaments to engage into the selected interdental spaces between the teeth of the user and for preventing the filaments from being inserted and engaged into the interdental spaces having a relatively smaller width and for preventing the user's gum from being injured by the greater filaments, and a rotating device may be coupled to rotate and drive the brush device to clean the interdental space.09-11-2008
20090007357Oral Hygiene Implements - Oral hygiene implements, such as manual or electric toothbrushes or refills, include a head portion sized for insertion into a human mouth that includes a base and a plurality of elastomeric elements extending from the base to define a field of elastomeric bristles. The field can include a first elastomeric element that includes a first elastomeric material and a second elastomeric element different than the first elastomeric element that includes a second elastomeric material. The elastomeric elements extending from the base can define many “sharp,” yet compliant edges, such as those having a tip radius of less than about 0.006 inch, for enhanced cleaning with reduced abrasion.01-08-2009
20110203066Toothpaste measuring toothbrush - A toothpaste measuring toothbrush for allowing users of a toothbrush to know how much toothpaste is needed or recommended simply by filling a reservoir in the toothbrush. The toothpaste measuring toothbrush generally includes toothbrush bristles, a head that attaches to the bristles, and a well surrounded by bristles.08-25-2011
20090265873Toothbrush and process for producing the same - The invention relates to a toothbrush with a neck piece and a brush body, comprising a head piece connected thereto, conventional bristles and at least one soft elastic cleaning element. According to the invention, the conventional bristles are mounted on a support element made from hard plastic. The above is connected to the brush body by means of a recess on the head piece which matches the support element. The at least one cleaning element is arranged on the head piece and directly connected to the brush body. The invention further relates to a method for production of such a toothbrush.10-29-2009
20100263147REPLACEMENT HEAD FOR ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH - A replacement head for an electromagnetic toothbrush drive includes a mechanical linkage assembly for converting linear drive motion into rotational movement of the brush head. The mechanical linkage assembly includes a fixed shaft and a lever arm that extend between a movable bottom member and a fixed top member, and a link member rotatably connected to the top member and the brush head. The lever arm pivots about a fulcrum formed in the top member, and engages the link member. When the bottom member oscillates as a results of the actuation of the electromagnet in the drive unit, the lever arm pivots about the fulcrum and drives the link member to rotate in an arc shaped pattern. The rotation of the link member consequently rotates the brush head.10-21-2010
20080276398ILLUMINATED FLASHING TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF USE - A foldable toothbrush can comprise an arm, a handle and a pivot. The arm can comprise a head with bristles. The arm can optionally include an engaging portion. The toothbrush can include a light generating mechanism with an activation portion. A method of using a toothbrush including the step of gripping the toothbrush. The method further including the step of engaging the light generating mechanism by rotating the arm relative to the handle causing the engaging portion to contact the activation portion. The method still further including the step of utilizing the toothbrush while the projector of a light beam is activated.11-13-2008
20120291212RESONANT VIBRATION-ENHANCING CLEANING ATTACHMENT FOR AN ULTRASONIC POWERED HANDLE - A cleaning attachment for an ultrasonic powered handle includes a shaft mounting a cleaning implement (brush or scraper) at a tip end and either two parallel transverse channels in a front surface near the cleaning implement, or two parallel transverse channels in opposite side surfaces, so as to increase the resonant vibrational frequency of the cleaning implement beyond that expected from vibration generated by the ultrasonic powered handle.11-22-2012
20080244850TOOTHBRUSH WITH SAFETY DEVICE - A toothbrush with a safety device includes a brush body and an annular spacer. The brush body includes a bristle portion with a plurality of bristles and a handle portion contiguous to the bristle portion. The annular spacer is flared and includes a smaller end and larger end having a diameter greater than that of the smaller end. The smaller end of the spacer is tightly mounted around the handle portion below the bristle portion. The annular spacer avoids the toothbrush from being swallowed and prevents spit and bubbles generated during brushing from coming into contact with a user's hand.10-09-2008
20090320226Oral Care Implement - An oral care implement includes a handle, a head mounted to one end of the handle that includes a first face having plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending therefrom and a second face, a store of dentifrice retained at the head, and a film matrix retained at the head containing at least one rapidly releasable agent. A soft tissue cleaner can be included on the second face. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the film matrix. In addition, dentifrice can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the store of dentifrice. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can include, for example, a flavoring agent, a dentifrice, or a therapeutic agent. The toothbrush can be small in size and lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.12-31-2009
20080216268Baby safety toothbrush - This is a baby safety toothbrush. While it looks like a pacifier, and is safe like a pacifier, it is really a toothbrush. This safe toothbrush will allow a baby or young child to become accustomed to a toothbrush and even brush their teeth, all while remaining safe from injury.09-11-2008
20080216266Interdental toothbrush - An interdental toothbrush includes one or more wires having fixed filaments disposed on the wires, and a gage disposed on one end portion of the wires and having an outer diameter equal to or smaller than that of the filaments for limiting and guiding the wires and the filaments to engage into the predetermined or suitable or selected interdental spaces between the teeth of the user and for preventing the filaments from being inserted and engaged into the interdental spaces having a relatively smaller width and thus for preventing the user's gum from being hurt or injured by the greater filaments.09-11-2008
20080271276Toothbrush Comprising Inclined and Tapered Bristles - Disclosed is a brush head (11-06-2008
20100269280Dental care device - A dental care device utilizing a shaft having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and an intermediate portion there between. A dental brush is located on the shaft at the distal end while a wishbone support is found on the proximal end of the shaft. The wishbone support includes a gripping post and a groove which allows dental floss to extend from the post, along its outer surface, and to span the end legs of the wishbone for use.10-28-2010
20090178219ORAL CARE TOOTHBRUSH - An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements. The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.07-16-2009
20090183331Toothbrush With Faceted Handle - The toothbrush according to the invention is equipped with a handle of which the surface is formed, at least in certain sections, in a facet-like manner by way of multiplicity of planar surface-area elements. The surface-area elements are arranged directly adjacent to one another and form a network of element edges. The multiplicity of surface-area elements reproduce, more or less, an essentially rounded handle form, this ensuring comfortable use of the toothbrush in different rotary positions in relation to its longitudinal axis.07-23-2009
20090183332TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush includes a handle and a head. The head is in the form of a peripheral frame having an open central area. A plurality of cleaning element carrying support members are mounted across the frame over the open central area to form an open lattice pattern having through holes to facilitate the cleaning of the head. The cleaning elements are bristles laser welded to the support members.07-23-2009
20090025165Oral Care Implement Having Flexibly Supported Cleaning Elements Extending In Opposite Directions - An oral care implement is provided includes a head platform having a plurality of faces with cleaning elements extending therefrom. The oral care implement can have flexibly mounted cleaning elements extending in opposite directions. The oral care implement can include a handle and a head with tooth cleaning elements extending from fixed pods and one or more central pods suspended between the fixed pods via a bridge. The bridge may be formed from an elastomer and permit the one or more central pods to move from an initial position toward and away from the head platform during use. The one or more central pods can include first cleaning elements extending in a first direction toward the first face and second cleaning elements extending in a second direction opposite the first direction. The second cleaning elements can extend through one or more apertures in the head platform.01-29-2009
20110219558Toothbrush - A toothbrush having a toothbrush head with a top side at which cleaning elements for cleaning teeth are arranged. The cleaning elements and the head can facilitate the removal of foam, plaque and undesired particles.09-15-2011
20090064435TOOTHBRUSH - A tooth brush which is excellent in durability and can give a high massaging effect to a person even with weak gum with a low stimulus and without damaging the gum in various tooth brushing methods, especially in a Bass method. The toothbrush comprises bristles (03-12-2009
20120227199METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TOOTHBRUSHES WITH COMMON CORE - A dental implement includes a rigid plastic core handle and an overmold. The overmold may have different exterior configurations for different users with the different configurations altered to anatomically fit the targeted user's hands and to appeal to the targeted user. The method for manufacturing the dental implement includes forming a plastic core in a first mold, removing the plastic core from the first mold, selecting one of a plurality of second molds, with each of the plurality of second molds having a different mold cavity such that an overmold formed by one of the plurality of the second modes and an overmold formed by another one of the plurality of second molds have different configurations, placing the plastic core into the selected one of the plurality of second molds, forming an overmold about the plastic core by injecting an material into the mold cavity, and removing the plastic core and overmold from the mold cavity.09-13-2012
20090100620Oral Care Implement With Air Flossing System - An oral care implement with an air flossing system cleans debris from the teeth of a user. The oral care implement may include an oral care region having cleaning elements for engaging oral tissue. A body is provided for gripping the implement. An air source is disposed in the body for proving pressurized air to an air outlet. The air outlet is disposed in the oral care region for injecting the pressurized air to clean debris from the oral tissue.04-23-2009
20090193604Toothbrush and process for producing the same - The invention relates to a toothbrush that is produced by AFT and has a head part and at least one carrier element connected thereto. A front surface of the head part is formed by the top surfaces of the at least one carrier element and has a non-planar three-dimensional configuration, or is capable of assuming such a configuration during intended use. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a toothbrush.08-06-2009
20110126370Self Sanitizing Electronic Toothbrush Apparatus - A self sanitizing toothbrush comprising a toothbrush handle and an interactive fitted electronic cap which sanitizes the toothbrush head automatically after brushing.06-02-2011
20080307596Contouring Toothbrush Head - The present invention discloses a toothbrush having a handle and an articulated head coupled to the handle. The articulated head includes two sections and each of the head sections has a bottom surface and a side surface. Each of the head sections includes a plurality of bristles extending from the bottom surface of that head section and at least one of the head sections includes a plurality of elastomeric fingers partially defining the side surface of that head section and partially extending from the bottom surface of the head section. The head section most remote from the handle, in a normal configuration of the articulated head, is angled with respect to the other head section.12-18-2008
20100146724 MOUTH CLEANING DEVICE - Certain embodiments provide toothbrushes and/or other cleaning devices for contacting and cleaning teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and orthodontic appliance in an oral cavity. Certain embodiments provide a mouth cleaning device. The device includes a handle portion for holding and maneuvering the mouth cleaning device in an oral cavity. The device also includes a cleaning head portion including a core and a plurality of cleaning elements extending radially around the core, the core attached to the handle portion.06-17-2010
20100146725SANITARY TOOTHBRUSH AND HOLDER APPARATUS - 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.06-17-2010
20090089950Oral Care Implement Having an Adjustable Mass Centroid - An oral care implement or toothbrush includes a head and a tooth cleaning element. The oral care implement's mass centroid may be adjusted to guard against the application of excessive force against a user's teeth. Adjustment may be performed using a variety of systems and mechanisms including adjustment of a weight within a portion of the oral care implement. The location of the weight may be modified using a variety of techniques including a screw configuration and/or a slider control.04-09-2009
20100162506Toothbrush - A toothbrush includes a head having a proximal end and a distal end furthest from the proximal end. The head also includes a top face having a plurality of bristle tufts disposed therein, a back face opposed to the top face, and a tip. An elastomeric support element covers a portion of the back face, and the tip is uncovered by the elastomeric support element. A first plurality of elastomeric elements is integrally formed with the elastomeric support element. Each of the first plurality of elastomeric elements extends individually from the elastomeric support element and terminates in a free end.07-01-2010
20130212823BRUSH, IN PARTICULAR TOOTHBRUSH, AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION METHOD - A brush, in particular a toothbrush, comprising a head part with a cleaning structure featuring bristles, a hand part and a neck part, and a cavity located in the head or neck part comprising at least one outlet opening for an active substance. In one embodiment, the cavity incorporates an active substance element, which contains the active substance in a carrier material and releases said substance in a controlled manner when it comes into contact with water. In another embodiment, the cavity is adapted to the shape of an active substance element by means of defined external contours. The volume of the cavity is preferably 1-2 times and no more than 4 times greater than the volume of the active substance element, ensuring that the latter is preferably surrounded by water during use. This allows the active substance to be effectively metered and ensures the brush is easy to use.08-22-2013
20100186182ORAL HYGIENE DEVICE & METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Oral hygiene devices and methods of use thereof are herein disclosed. In one embodiment, an oral hygiene device is a toothbrush, floss and a flossing aid combination. A plurality of toothbrush bristles is located at a proximal end of the device while floss and the flossing aid are located at a distal end of the device. The device includes a handle wherein a distal portion of the handle accommodates a plurality of floss spools. A shearing blade proximate to at least one floss spool for shearing a piece of floss from the floss spool may also be included at the distal portion. The distal portion of the handle may also include a flossing aid which may hold a piece of floss and may be used independent of use with hands of an individual.07-29-2010
20090313779TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush with a cleaning zone with bristles, and with a deformable element by which the cleaning zone can be adapted to the shape of the tooth surface by the cleaning force, where the deformable element comprises flexible wings tapering in a wedge shape toward the cleaning zone and with guide elements between them, at least one of the wings and/or guide element is made of a compressible elastic material.12-24-2009
20100257684MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH - A manual toothbrush with a handle and a toothbrush head mounted on the handle. A pivot bearing for pivoting the toothbrush head relative to the handle is arranged between the toothbrush head and the handle.10-14-2010
20100223746NOVEL DEVICE - A toothbrush head with plural tufts of bristles comprising tapered bristles and plural non-tapered bristles. Tufts containing tapered bristles are arranged along the widthways opposite outermost sides of the tuft pattern and are of a greater length than inner tufts which contain non tapering bristles.09-09-2010
20100223745NOVEL DEVICE - A toothbrush head with bristles comprising tapered and non-tapered bristles, in which the non-tapered bristles extend to two different lengths from the face, being a first greater length LN09-09-2010
20100242196TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush which comprises a handle comprising at least three longitudinally elongate flexible spines arranged at the apexes of a polygon, the space between the spines containing an elastomer material which links the spines.09-30-2010
20080313834Interdental Brush - Interdental brush with an elongate brush body (12-25-2008
20110099738LINEAR BEARING USING ROLLING LEAF SPRINGS - The linear bearing is useful in a personal care appliance and includes an elongated center member (05-05-2011
20090320227Apparatus and Method for Providing Condition-Based Vibrotactile Feedback - Systems and methods for monitoring motion parameters of an object are described in the present disclosure. In one embodiment among many, a sensor, coupled to a housing, senses motion associated with the housing and provides a sensor output based on the sensed motion. A processing device receives the sensor output, accumulates counts associated with the sensor output, and provides an output once a threshold associated with the accumulated counts is reached. A vibrotactile device, that receives the output from the processing device, provides a haptic output in response to the output from the processing device. In one embodiment among many, a toothbrush is described as a monitoring mechanism for monitoring a plurality of brush strokes that a user executes with the toothbrush. The monitoring mechanism is incorporated in the handle of the toothbrush. The monitoring mechanism may be used to provide an alert once a sufficient number of brush strokes is achieved.12-31-2009
20090320225Oral Care Implement With Mechanical Energy Harvesting - A mechanical energy harvesting toothbrush may employ circuits and devices to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Such conversion can be done using piezoelectric devices to convert stresses and strains from bending of the toothbrush head and/or bristles during use, and can be done using electromagnetic generators involving passing a magnet through a coil to induce current. The resulting electric energy may be rectified, and stored in a storage device, such as a capacitor or rechargeable battery. A switching circuit may be configured to detect the level of energy stored in the storage device, and to close an electrical connection when a predetermined level of energy (e.g., a charge) has been reached. The predetermined level may correspond to a desired amount of brushing (e.g., taking into account stroke length and force, and the number of strokes), and the closing of the electrical connection may be used to power output devices when that desired amount of brushing has been reached.12-31-2009
20090113650Toothbrush - A toothbrush comprises a head (05-07-2009
20120192370TOOTHBRUSH HAVING NEEDLE-SHAPED BRISTLES WITH VARIOUS END POINTS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a toothbrush having needle-shaped bristles with various end points and a method of manufacturing the same. The needle-shaped toothbrush bristle, folded in an asymmetric U-shape to outwardly expose both ends thereof at a height difference ranging from 0.5 to 2 mm and disposed on a head portion of the toothbrush, has a tapered length of 3-7 mm and a blunt end point with a diameter of 0.01-0.07 mm The toothbrush is advantageous in terms of high insertion function into the periodontal pockets of the user while leaving the user with a refreshed feeling after brushing his/her teeth.08-02-2012
20090106923Brush head for toothbrush - A head for a toothbrush including a neck and, first and second sets of one or more bristles each. The first and second sets are indirectly supported by the neck and movable relative to each other such that at least one component of this relative movement causes the bristle(s) of the first set to be raised and/or lowered relative to the bristle(s) in the second set. The first and second sets of bristles both are movable relative to the neck.04-30-2009
20090038097TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush head in which oral hygiene parts, in particular toothbrush bristles, are set in a flexible pad. Typically the pad is made of a thermoplastic elastomer or a polyurethane gel material. The pad is supported on support parts which are connected to the toothbrush handle in various ways, for example arms or a web structure.02-12-2009
20100299858DEVICE FOR CLEANING TEETH AND/OR MOUTH - The invention relates to a device for dental and/or oral care, especially a toothbrush, comprising a preferably rod-shaped tool support to which a cleaning tool, especially a bristle field, can be fastened. The tool support is configured as a composite body that comprises an enveloping body from a first material, preferably plastic material, and a functional body from a second material, preferably metal, which is embedded in the enveloping body. The dental and/or oral care device is characterized in that the functional body is configured in at least some sections thereof as a trelliswork girder frame that has longitudinal girders substantially extending in the longitudinal direction of the tool support and a plurality of cross-girders. The enveloping body is especially transparent so that the functional body is visible through the enveloping body.12-02-2010
20100313372Rotational toothbrush - A toothbrush which head can be rotated to form different angle with the handle. This action of rotation can be done while brushing the teeth, once the handle leaves out the slot at the head, the handle can be moved to another slot, the angle of the head and the handle is changed from 180 degree to 90 degree and then from 90 to 180 degree again. The handle also can be free rotated without fixing to the slot at the head. A T-shape shaft is inserted between two covers at the head of the toothbrush, a connector is connected between the T-shape shaft and the handle of the toothbrush, so that the head and handle can be rotated freely.12-16-2010
20100313371Toothbrush and Method for Producing It - A toothbrush comprises a grip part and a head part carrying a set of bristles. The grip part is connected to the head part via a joint which is associated with a spring element from an elastic plastic material. The spring element is configured froth an at least partial outer cover of the joint. In a preferred embodiment, the cover completely covers the joint and seals it off relative to the surroundings.12-16-2010
20100313373TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING IT - A toothbrush having a handle portion and a neck portion connecting the handle portion with a head. The head has a brushing side and a rear side. The brushing side includes a plurality of bristle tufts for cleaning the teeth. The tufts are attachable in the head through tufting apertures, with each tufting aperture being assigned a blind-end hole having sidewalls and a bottom. The cross-sectional area of the head between a first bottom and the rear side differing from a cross-sectional area of the head between a second bottom and the rear side. The first bottom and the second bottom are arranged in the head in such a way that the minimum distance between the first bottom and the rear side as well as the minimum distance between the second bottom and the rear side are each in the range of between about 0.5 and about 2.5 mm.12-16-2010
20110000041TOOTHBRUSH - The invention relates to a toothbrush having a cleaning element formed of a plastic injection molded component, comprising an attachment segment for attachment in the head region of the toothbrush and a cleaning segment for cleaning teeth, and having at least one indentation in the region of the cleaning segment, around which the cleaning segment has an increased bending flexibility.01-06-2011
20110000040Toothbrush Having Improved Tuft Retention and Anchor Wire - An ansate implement, especially a toothbrush, having improved tuft retention and a staple for use therewith. The staple has a specially designed topography that provides reliable anchoring and creation from cost effective materials. In one embodiment, the invention is an ansate implement comprising: a handle; a head connected to said handle and having at least one hole extending into the head from a surface; at least one cleaning element positioned in the hole; and a staple located in the hole anchoring the cleaning element in the tuft hole, the staple having a longitudinal axis and a first major surface, wherein a plurality of spaced apart grooves are formed into the first major surface, each of the grooves extending along a linear axis from a bottom edge of the staple toward a top edge of the staple, the linear axis intersecting the longitudinal axis at an acute angle of 40 to 70 degrees.01-06-2011
20100180393ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head having a base structure. A pair of fixed pods extend from a first face of the base structure of the head and a movable pod is supported by and between the pair of fixed pods above the first face of the base structure by at least one suspension member. The movable pod comprises cleaning elements, thereby facilitating a greater degree of cleaning action during an oral care session.07-22-2010
20100180392TOOTHBRUSH WITH LONG TAPERED BRISTLES AND SHORT NON-TAPERED BRISTLES - Toothbrush heads with bristle tufts comprised of longer tapered bristles and shorter non-tapered bristles in respective embodiments comprising tufts which include both tapered and non-tapered bristles, and comprising an outer ring of tufts of non-tapered bristles round an inner region of tufts of longer tapered bristles.07-22-2010
20110030160BRISTLE CONFIGURATION - A bristle configuration providing enhanced cleaning of teeth. The bristle pattern includes large tufts having a greater cross-sectional area than standard toothbrush bristle tufts. The large tufts are contoured so that the top ends of the bristles comprising the large tufts are not all at the same height. More than one raised section is provided, the raised sections being spatially isolated from one another to function independently of one another. Preferably, at least one of the raised sections has a sufficient brushing surface area with bristles extending a sufficient height above surrounding bristles such that that raised section can reach into and clean interdental tooth surfaces, preferably while the remaining bristles in the large tuft clean other tooth surfaces. Another aspect of the invention relates to a zig-zag or sawtooth bristle profile, wherein each tuft making up the profile has its own unique substantially conical or frustoconical profile. In one embodiment, the height of conical or frustoconical bristle tufts increases from the sides of the head towards the midline of the head.02-10-2011
20100154154Toothbrush Bristle With A Tapering Part and Toothbrush With Such Bristles - Bristle for a toothbrush, comprising a) a cylindrical part (06-24-2010
20100101037Toothbrush with partially coated surface - The toothbrush has a handle, a neck and a head. In the handle there is a first hard component which has a metallic covering. At least in regions, the metallic covering has a covering of a second hard component.04-29-2010
20100132145TOOTHBRUSH ASSEMBLY - A toothbrush assembly comprising a head component, a handle component detachably attached to the head component, and a toothpaste cartridge removably received within the handle component. The head component comprises a first body member having a first cavity and a plurality of holes configured on a front end portion, and a plurality of bristles configured on the front end portion of the first body member. The handle component comprises a second body member having a second cavity, a rotatable member coupled to a distal end portion of the second body member, and a first turning lug coupled to the rotatable member. The toothpaste cartridge comprises an enclosure member for storing toothpaste therein, a rod positioned within the enclosure member, a second turning lug coupled to the rod, and a plunger member movably mounted on the rod.06-03-2010
20110239391Electric Toothbrush And Brush Head For An Electric Toothbrush - A brush head for an electric toothbrush is disclosed. The brush head includes a bristle support having mounting means for the movable mounting of the bristle support and a plurality of bristle tufts arranged on the bristle support in at least one outer ring and one middle ring, the middle ring being nested within the outer ring and having a central area. The outer ring includes outer bristle tufts having an elongated tuft cross-section, which outer bristle tufts are mounted on opposing sides of the outer ring. The middle ring includes at least two middle bristle tufts that each have a cross-section that is smaller than the cross-section of the outer bristle tufts and a central area including at least one bristled section that consists of two center bristle tufts having a cross-section larger than the cross-section of the middle bristle tufts. The center bristle tufts each having an elongated, substantially kidney-shaped form that complement each other so that the bristled section of the central area has an approximately circular, oval or elliptical structure.10-06-2011
20090031515Transparent dentifrice for use with electromagnetic radiation emitting toothbrush system - A cleaning and whitening system for teeth having an electromagnetic radiation emitting toothbrush and a dentifrice with a photosensitive agent is disclosed. The toothbrush has a cleaning surface, such as bristles. The toothbrush is also adapted to direct electromagnetic radiation toward the cleaning surface. The electromagnetic radiation may be monochromatic or polychromatic. Further, the electromagnetic radiation may be substantially free of ultraviolet radiation. Additionally, the electromagnetic radiation may consist essentially of wavelengths within a range of 300 to 750 nanometers. The photosensitive agent is dispersed throughout the dentifrice. The dentifrice transmits the electromagnetic radiation through a varying thickness disposed over a target surface during use of the system. As a result, a significant portion of the photosensitive agent reacts, resulting in whitening stains, removing and/or disclosing undesired substances, and/or foaming. The dentifrice may be clear and may have clear abrasive particles. A method for tuning the cleaning and whitening system for teeth includes formulating the dentifrice with photosensitive agents that react to a range of electromagnetic radiation and providing a toothbrush that emits that electromagnetic radiation range. Another method of tuning the cleaning and whitening system includes designing a toothbrush that emits a range of electromagnetic radiation and formulating a dentifrice with photosensitive agents that react to the electromagnetic radiation range.02-05-2009
20090320224Oral Care Implement - An oral care implement (12-31-2009
20100058550TOOTHBRUSH - The invention relates to a toothbrush having a head area comprising cleaning elements, a grip area, and a neck area, which connects the head and the grip areas to each other, wherein the toothbrush is configured having a first component made of plastic, and at least one further second component made of plastic, wherein the first component has a relief structure that is covered by the second component. The relief structure comprises high regions having the shortest distance to the outer surface of the second component, and low regions having the greatest distance to the outer surface of the second component, and the relief structure has intermediate regions adjacent to the high and low regions, the distance to the outer surface of the second component of the intermediate regions being between that of the high and low regions.03-11-2010
20110173766INTERDENTAL BRUSH - Provided is an interdental brush having a wire and filaments arranged therein by folding the wire and disposing the filaments between the wire and then twisting the wire. The interdental brush has improved filament retention and improved cleaning effectivity and reachability to minute portions. Each of filaments 07-21-2011
20110099737Toothbrush - A toothbrush includes a handle, a head, and a neck extending between the handle and the head. The head has a first portion and a second portion defining a gap of less than about 3.5 mm between a lower surface of the first portion and a top surface of the second portion. Each of the first portion and the second portion have a plurality of cleaning elements.05-05-2011
20110067193Toothbrush Device - A toothbrush device having a body defining a cavity and an input port disposed on the body in fluid communication with the cavity. The input port permits brushing by-products to pass through the input port and into the cavity while restricting passage of the brushing by-products outward from the cavity. In one form, the toothbrush device includes an elongated handle with a reservoir having at least a portion disposed within the handle. The reservoir is sized to hold a predetermined amount of oral care product, and a mouthpiece is in fluid communication with the reservoir to discharge the oral care product from the reservoir.03-24-2011
20110247158Display Panel And Manufacturing A Translucent Carrier Element Of The Display Panel - A display panel including a translucent carrier element that has an inner side, an outer side, and a display area is provided. At least one display element is arranged within the display area, the display element being formed by geometric structures realized as protrusions and/or depressions on both of the inner side and the outer side of the translucent carrier element. The display panel can be used in an information display that in particular comprises at least a light emitting element for backlighting the display element. The information display can be used in an appliance such as an electric toothbrush, wherein the protrusions and/or depressions integrally formed with the translucent carrier element.10-13-2011
20110061189ORAL CARE PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USING AND MAKING THE SAME - An oral care implement may include a base portion sized for insertion into an oral cavity and a plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements extending from the base portion, wherein each of the plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements comprises an edge, wherein at least one of the edges comprises a micro edge, and wherein the plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements comprises an element density of less than about 5 mm. Another embodiment of an oral care implement may include a base portion sized for insertion into an oral cavity and a plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements extending from the base portion, wherein at least one of the plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements comprises a first section having a first section edge and a first transverse cross sectional area, and a second section disposed adjacent to the first section along a longitudinal axis of the at least one of the plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements, the second section having a second section edge and a second transverse cross sectional area different from the first transverse cross sectional area. Yet another embodiment of an oral care implement includes a base portion sized for insertion into an oral cavity, the base portion having a base wall and two opposed, side walls connected to the base wall that form a channel for receiving teeth within an oral cavity and a plurality of flexible, elastomeric elements extending into the channel from the base and two opposed, side walls.03-17-2011
20110061191Toothbrush, Toothbrush Filament and Method for Manufacturing Same - The present invention relates to a toothbrush. The invention relates in particular to a toothbrush filament having a filament body surrounding a matrix material in which grains are embedded, wherein the matrix material and the grains have a different resistance to etching so that by etching the matrix material and/or the grains a surface structure can be created on the filament body at least in the area of the tapering end section. According to one aspect of the present invention, grains having a shell structure with a grain shell, in which is encapsulated a grain core comprising a core material different from the shell material, have been embedded in the matrix material of the filament.03-17-2011
20110061190DENTAL BRUSH ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A dental brush assembly includes an elongate handle having first and second coupling ends sized and shaped to couple with at least a first detachable dental brush. The first coupling end is at a first angle relative to a handle longitudinal axis and the second coupling end is at a second different angle relative to the handle longitudinal axis. The first coupling end includes first and second brush facing surfaces. The second coupling end includes third and fourth brush facing surfaces. The first detachable dental brush includes a directional brush surface and a brush end complementary to the first, second, third and fourth brush facing surfaces. The directional brush surface is directed in first, second, third or fourth non-identical orientations relative to the handle longitudinal axis depending on which brush facing surface the first detachable dental brush is oriented with.03-17-2011
20110047735Stainless Steel Toothbrush with Thermochromic Display - A toothbrush comprising at one of its ends, a handle, and also comprising, at its other end, a head carrying bristles on one of its side, and a stainless steel cladding on its other side. As a variation, the cladding can be extended to cover the handle. As yet another variation, the head and handle can be made of stainless steel with a plastic plate attached to the head and carrying bristles. As an option, a tongue scraper can be incorporated at the tail end of the handle. As yet another variation the handle can carry a thermochromic material to provide a measure of temperature or to display an image or a text message.03-03-2011
20110047734Oral Care Implement Having A Turbine-Like Arrangement of Cleaning Elements - An oral care implement having an turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements. In one aspect, the invention is an oral care implement comprising a handle: a head connected to the handle, the head comprising a first surface, the first surface comprising an elliptical zone and a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart spirals spreading out from the elliptical zone; and for each spiral, an arcuate cleaning element wall extending outward from the first surface of the head along the spiral. In another aspect, the invention may be an apparatus for incorporation into an ansate oral care implement that utilizes the aforementioned arrangement of cleaning elements.03-03-2011
20120284945METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHBRUSH - In the production of toothbrushes, the neck part and the head part are bent relative to each other from the original shape thereof by a predetermined angle (α) in the hot state of the toothbrush body. Thereafter, the force applied to the toothbrush body by the stretching device in order to bend the toothbrush body is removed so that the toothbrush body can bend back into the original shape thereof. The risk of fractures, in particular brittle fractures, can be greatly reduced by said action. The method is advantageous, in particular, if the toothbrush body was heated during processing by ultrasonic welding.11-15-2012
20100293734Bristle Tufts And Toothbrush With Bristle Tufts - A bristle cluster for a toothbrush is provided. The bristle cluster includes a number of bristles of a first type and a number of bristles of a second type. The bristles of the first type have wear characteristics that differ from the wear characteristics of the second type. The bristles of the first type have a wear indicator which causes a color change of the bristles, and the bristles of the second type, upon continuous mechanical stress, undergo a visible mechanical change and the free ends of the bristles of the second type are designed to be capable of being longitudinally fanned out.11-25-2010
20110247159DENTAL CLEANING MOUTHPIECE WITH REPLACEABLE BRISTLE FIELDS - The dental mouthpiece includes an assembly (10-13-2011
20100257683Oral Care Implement Having Tissue Cleanser - An oral care implement includes a handle and a head connected to the handle. A tissue cleanser is positioned on the head and has a textured surface and a plurality of apertures extending therethough. Each of a plurality of tissue cleaning elements extends through one of the apertures and extends outwardly from the head.10-14-2010
20120198643ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT - An oral hygiene implement is described herein. The oral hygiene implement has a handle; a head, and a neck disposed between the handle and the head. The head has a plurality of contact elements. A sealing element is positioned between the handle and the neck. The sealing element is translucent. An indication element is positioned between the adjacent the sealing element. A light emitting source provides electromagnetic energy to the indication element, and the electromagnetic energy passes through the sealing element.08-09-2012
20100263148TOOTHBRUSH WITH ENHANCED CLEANING EFFECTS - A toothbrush with a mechanical vibratory element and a head having a plurality of different types of cleaning areas which provide for an enhanced cleaning effect. In one aspect, the invention is a toothbrush comprising: a handle; a head connected to said handle by a neck element; a mechanical vibratory device which causes the head to vibrate; and wherein said head comprises movable elements attached thereto for providing an enhanced cleaning effect upon vibration of said head by said mechanical vibratory element.10-21-2010
20090000047Toothbrush - Disclosed is a toothbrush having a compact toothbrush head, which contributes to the economy, cost reduction, and saving of resources, by forming a brush base secured with consumable brush bundles so as to be attachable to and detachable from the stem of the toothbrush head. The toothbrush applies an elastic member to the brush-bundle fixed portion and the brush base in order to absorb excessive pressure added to the brush bundles and secure stable elasticity and a substantial elastic amount for those brush bundles in contact with recessed and projected portions of teeth or those brush bundles entered into space between teeth to enable user to gently clean the teeth and gum. Even when excessive pressure is added to brush bundles, the inventive toothbrush effectively functions for the teeth brushing process.01-01-2009
20090000048Toothbrush - An electric toothbrush features a handpiece and a detachable toothbrush head. The toothbrush head of toothbrush has a set of bristles and a coupling device for coupling it to a handpiece of the toothbrush. The toothbrush head includes a conduit for supplying a pasty, gel-type and/or liquid substance to be applied, in particular toothpaste. The coupling device has a conduit coupling for coupling the conduit to a conduit section on the handpiece side. A handpiece of the toothbrush has a coupling device for coupling the toothbrush head thereto. The handpiece includes a conduit for supplying a pasty, gel-type and/or liquid substance to be applied, in particular toothpaste. The coupling device has a conduit coupling for coupling the conduit on the handpiece side to the conduit on the brush head side. The conduit coupling comprises a control valve.01-01-2009
20090144922TOOTHBRUSH - In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a toothbrush comprising: a toothpaste dispenser wherein the toothpaste container thereof is deployed within the toothbrush; a passageway from the container to the bristles of the toothbrush, wherein the container and the passageway generate a closed space; and a closure at the end of the passageway, for preventing contact between the air and the toothpaste stored within the closed space. According to one embodiment of the invention, the dispenser dispenses toothpaste upon applying pressure to the container. The toothbrush may further comprise a no-return mechanism, for preventing toothpaste within the closed space from falling back. The no-return mechanism may comprise a valve that comprises, e.g., a flexible lid attached to the body of the toothbrush, for closing the passageway of the valve.06-11-2009
20080313835Oral Care Instrument Including An Oral Care Agent - An oral care instrument includes at least one oral care agent. In one embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided on one or more surfaces of the oral care instrument or included within cavities within the head or in one or more surfaces of a head. In other embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided in or on a thin slab subsequently bonded onto a surface, or applied as a stable coating. The oral care instrument can also be provided with a wear indicator. The oral care agents can be released during one use, during multiple uses, or throughout the life of the instrument. Water, oral secretions and/or chemicals within the mouth can activate the oral care agents.12-25-2008
20110041272ORAL CARE TOOTHBRUSH - An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. A dispenser for an oral care composition is mounted within the toothbrush. The oral care composition consists of arginine. The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.02-24-2011
20110041271INTERDENTAL BRUSH - An interdental brush has a hard body, an encapsulation layer and a plurality of soft and elastic bristles. The hard body takes a straight form and has a grip portion and a slender bristle portion. The hard body is sheathed by a soft and elastic material to form the encapsulation layer by means of insert molding. A grip is formed by sheathing the grip portion with the encapsulation layer to enhance holding comfort. The plural elastic bristles aligned in a radial fashion are formed on a surface of the encapsulation layer corresponding to the bristle portion. Given the foregoing interdental brush structure, the elastic bristles on the bristle portion can be deeply slid in between teeth for cleaning. The soft and elastic nature of the bristles ensures gums are not injured during cleaning.02-24-2011
20100293733Toothbrush - A toothbrush having a handle with a brush at one end has an open-ended slot in the handle adapted to receive a collapsible tube of toothpaste and force the toothpaste by wedging action from a closed end of the tube toward a dispensing end of the tube as the tube is pulled through the slot. The slot has a configuration that is adapted to partially define the handle with a stiff resiliently-hinged handle portion and an opposing relatively rigid handle portion wherein the hinged handle portion is operable to swing outward and inward of the handle and by squeezing action on these handle portions vary as well as maintain the width of the slot and thereby control and assist in forcing the toothpaste by wedging action to a desired degree toward the dispensing end of the tube as the tube is pulled through the slot.11-25-2010
20080250592APPARATUS OR METHOD FOR APPLYING A SOLVENT - An apparatus is disclosed comprising a cover, a foam or a brush housing, a pushing cap, a container, and a seal. The container may be adaptable for retaining a solvent, and the combination of the seal and the container may retain the solvent in a completely enclosed chamber. The seal may prevent the solvent from coming out of the container unless the seal is broken. The cover may be oriented with respect to the pushing cap so that when the cover is pressed in a first direction, the pushing cap moves in the first direction, and snaps into a first position on the container while breaking the seal, and allows the solvent to come out of the container and out of the foam housing.10-16-2008
20080250593TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush comprises a handle and a head. The head includes a first section having cleaning elements extending outwardly from its outer surface. A ball joint is mounted to the head adjacent to the first section. The ball joint also includes cleaning elements extending outwardly from the outer surface. The head includes resilient material urging the ball joint so be in its initial position after the pivotal movement of the ball joint cleaning elements.10-16-2008
20110107536BRUSHHEAD ASSEMBLY FOR A POWER TOOTHBRUSH - A brushhead assembly for use with a power toothbrush, comprising a toothbrush element (05-12-2011
20110067192Teeth and gum cleaning apparatus for persons with dexterity problems, such as limited, inexperienced, uncertain and/or tremulous finger, hand and/or arm motions - The invention's head is lengthened and completely covered with bristles. The invention has a shortened handle minimizing the distance between the cleaner's hand, cuff or other apparatus used to assist with teeth cleaning, and the cleaner's teeth and gums. This invention eases the process of teeth and gum cleaning for individuals with dexterity problems, such as individuals with limited, inexperienced or uncertain finger, hand and/or arm motion. Persons will struggle less to maneuver this invention's head into a proper cleaning position and will have markedly less encounters with any hard surfaces while cleaning their teeth and gums.03-24-2011
20100115724Brush head of a toothbrush - A brush head of a toothbrush has a head body and multiple hair assemblies. The head body has a mounting surface and multiple mounting holes defined in the mounting surface. The hair assemblies are mounted respectively in the mounting holes. Each hair assembly comprising at least one bundle of soft hairs and a bundle of hard hairs. The at least one bundle of soft hairs is mounted in a corresponding one of the mounting holes and has a hardness. The bundle of hard hairs is mounted in the corresponding mounting hole, is enclosed by the at least one bundle of soft hairs and has a hardness larger than that of the soft hairs.05-13-2010
20090188063Toothbrush with Recesses - The toothbrush body according to the invention has on its top side a hand-supporting section with at least one longitudinal support strip which extends along the longitudinal axis of a handle part and next to which is located at least one recess which extends laterally from the top side to a bottom side. The recesses can take the form of holes located between two longitudinal support strips or of open lateral recesses formed in the broad sides of the toothbrush body.07-30-2009
20110185525SECTIONED MOUTHPIECE FOR ORAL CARE - The mouthpiece (08-04-2011
20110258797Toothbrush and process for producing the same - The invention relates to a toothbrush that is produced by AFT and has a head part and at least one carrier element connected thereto. A front surface of the head part is formed by the top surfaces of the at least one carrier element and has a non-planar three-dimensional configuration, or is capable of assuming such a configuration during intended use. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a toothbrush.10-27-2011
20100024144Oral Care Implement - An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with tooth cleaning elements extending from fixed pods. Additional tooth cleaning elements extend from one or more central pods suspended between the fixed pods via a bridge. The bridge may be formed from an elastomer and permit the one or more central pods to move from an initial position toward the head during use. The central pods, the bridge and outer portions of the fixed pods may be formed as a unitary structure. When a single central pod is employed, a flexible section may be disposed in the middle of the central pod so that cleaning elements extending from either end of the central pod can move toward one another during use.02-04-2010
20100024143TOOTHBRUSH INCORPORATING TRAINING AID - A toothbrush and method of use for improving oral health habits. A plurality of light assemblies and an overlay including appealing graphics are provided on the toothbrush with some of the graphics disposed adjacent the assemblies. A microprocessor carries software that tracks actual brushing time over a plurality of brushing events in a pre-set time period. The total brushing time during that time period is compared with a preferred brushing time and a proportionate number of the light assemblies are illuminated to indicate the degree of brushing compliance.02-04-2010
20100017989NOVEL DEVICE - A toothbrush head having a bristle carrier, and bristles held in bristle holders, the bristle holders being connected to the bristle carrier by resilient connectors which cause the holders to move resiliently as brushing pressure is applied to the bristles and also cause the bristle holders to rotate. A suitable form of connector follows a conical surface between the bristle holder and bristle carrier.01-28-2010
20100000039Portabale toothbrush dispenser - I claim that my Portable Toothbrush Dispenser will contain both toothbrush and clear through dispenser. The toothbrush section will contain 3 small holes for use of disbursement of equal toothpaste or gel. The Dispenser will have a mechanism lever which will help with the dispensing of product. Portable Toothbrush Dispenser will have colorful caps and will be sized in a portable way. It will fit in shirt pockets or pants just like carrying a pen. The material to make this product can be recycled plastic being that its good for the environment.01-07-2010
20120144613Device for Holding the Head of a Toothbrush - The device for fixedly holding the head of a toothbrush in a processing machine comprises holding parts with a support surface that is formed on a holding flange. The holding flange is inserted between the bristle carrier and the holding plate of the head of the toothbrush and supports the bristle carrier with the support surface thereof.06-14-2012
20090193603Method for manufacturing a toothbrush and a bristle head thereof, toothbrush obtained by said method and mould for such method - A moulding process and a mould for manufacturing a toothbrush of plastic material with a resistant inner core, is disclosed. It is provided to manufacture a resistant inner core, and to introduce it into a mould cavity having opposite footprints belonging to a lower half-mould and an upper half-mould (S08-06-2009
20100263149TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush having a top side, an opposite bottom side, a head on which tooth cleaning elements are provided, a handle having walls and a recess, and a neck which connects the head to the handle. The recess is located on the side of the handle opposite the side having the tooth-cleaning elements and is open only toward the bottom side so that the handle walls bordering the recess form an inverted u-shaped cross-section.10-21-2010
20110302736Miswak Toothbrush - A toothbrush having a handle with a first end, a second end and a longitudinal axis that extends along the length of the handle from the first end to said second end. A channel having upright side members is located at the first end of the handle and a brush receiving head having individual bristles or tufts of bristles embedded therein which is rotatably coupled to the side members of the channel is adapted to rotate along the longitudinal axis of the handle, either freely or only when a force is applied such as when the bristles in the brush receiving head are pushed or pulled against a user's teeth.12-15-2011
20110072603Toothbrush - A toothbrush having a brush section and a handle section that longitudinally extends between a first end distal to the brush section and a second end proximal to the brush section is provided. The handle section includes at least three longitudinally extending edges on the outer surface of the handle section defining at least three longitudinally extending surface areas that each span between two neighboring edges. The at least three edges each twist in the longitudinal direction by a total twist angle lying in the range of from about 80 degrees to about 100 degrees.03-31-2011
20120030891ORAL CARE DEVICE - A toothbrush head with a bristle support to which a plurality of tuft-shaped cleaning elements are affixed is described. The bristle support including at least one movable rocker having a first end attached to it on the side remote from a handpiece and having a free second end which is on the side close to the handpiece. Said rocker carrying at least one row of cleaning elements. At least the cleaning elements arranged on the rocker furthest from a longitudinal center plane of the toothbrush head have their free ends inwardly tilted towards said longitudinal center plane at an acute angle.02-09-2012
20120036665DISPOSABLE TOOTHBRUSH - A disposable toothbrush 02-16-2012
20120159731BRUSH FILAMENTS PREPARED FROM A POLYTRIMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE COMPOSITION AND BRUSHES COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a monofilament bristle made of modified polytrimethylene terephthalate composition having s a flexural modulus of 2500 MPa or lower, measured according to ISO178:2001, a tensile modulus of 2600 MPa or lower, and an elongation at break % of about 20% or lower, measured respectively according to ISO527-2:1993, wherein the composition comprises: (a) 65-95 wt. % of at least a polytrimethylene terephthalate, and (b) 5-35 wt. % of at least a copolyether-ester having a Shore Hardness of 55 or higher measured according to ISO868. The invention also discloses brushes comprising the monofilament bristle.06-28-2012
20120060310TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush includes a head having a proximal end and a distal end furthest from the proximal end. The head also includes a top face having a plurality of bristle tufts disposed therein, a back face opposed to the top face, and a tip. An elastomeric support element covers a portion of the back face, and the tip is uncovered by the elastomeric support element. A first plurality of elastomeric elements is integrally formed with the elastomeric support element. Each of the first plurality of elastomeric elements extends individually from the elastomeric support element and terminates in a free end.03-15-2012
20110314623ORAL CARE SYSTEM, KIT AND METHOD - An oral care system and method for applying a fluid to an oral surface, including a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the invention can be an oral care system comprising: a toothbrush; and a dispenser detachably coupled to the toothbrush, the dispenser comprising: an internal reservoir containing a fluid; and a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir and terminating in an orifice for dispensing the fluid; and a plug having a proximal plug portion disposed within the conduit and a distal plug portion disposed within a socket of the toothbrush.12-29-2011
20110314624INTERDENTAL BRUSH AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - An interdental brush of the present invention includes bristles (12-29-2011
20110314622TOOTHBRUSH USING UP-AND-DOWN MOVEMENT PATTERN - Disclosed is a toothbrush using an up-and-down movement pattern, in which two brushes are attached in series to each of inner surfaces of parallel first and second heads having an obtusely bent shape to perform up-and-down brushing. The toothbrush enables simultaneous brushing of inner and outer portions and a cusp portion of a tooth and a cheek pouch and removal of a tongue coating. The toothbrush includes the first and second heads, brushes longitudinally attached to the first and second heads, holes perforated in opposite end positions of the first and second heads, a C-shaped loop pivotally rotatably fitted into the holes of the first and second heads, an elongated U-shaped guide fixed to both ends of the first head, a transfer member connected to the elongated U-shaped guide so as to reciprocate in a longitudinal direction of the first head, and a gripper extending downward from the transfer member.12-29-2011
20120000025TOOTHBRUSH - The invention relates to a toothbrush, having a head and a handle, wherein the head is provided with bristles. So that the toothbrush can be used for squeezing toothpaste out of a squeezed-together toothpaste tube, the invention provides that a slit is cut into the handle, and is matched in its length to the width of a squeezed-out toothpaste tube, and in its width to the thickness of a squeezed-out toothpaste tube.01-05-2012
20080216267Reciprocating interdental toothbrush - A motorized interdental toothbrush includes one or more wires having fixed filaments, and a gage disposed on one end portion of the wires and having an outer diameter equals to or smaller than that of the filaments for limiting the wires and the filaments to engage into the selected interdental spaces between the teeth of the user and for preventing the filaments from being inserted and engaged into the interdental spaces having a relatively smaller width and for preventing the user's gum from being injured by the greater filaments, and a moving device may be coupled to move and drive the brush device to move back and forth or in a reciprocating action and to clean the interdental space.09-11-2008
20120005852Toothbrush and process for producing the same - The invention relates to a toothbrush with a neck piece and a brush body, comprising a head piece connected thereto, conventional bristles and at least one soft elastic cleaning element. According to the invention, the conventional bristles are mounted on a support element made from hard plastic. The above is connected to the brush body by means of a recess on the head piece which matches the support element. The at least one cleaning element is arranged on the head piece and directly connected to the brush body. The invention further relates to a method for production of such a toothbrush.01-12-2012
20120011673TOOTHBRUSHES - Toothbrushes are provided which have various features that may include one or more tooth cleaning elements having a variety of shapes and sizes, one or more gum treating elements having a variety of shapes and sizes, and/or one or more soft tissue/tongue treating elements having a variety of shapes and sizes.01-19-2012
20130192012TOOTHBRUSH HAVING IMPROVED TUFT RETENTION AND ANCHOR WIRE - An ansate implement, especially a toothbrush, having improved tuft retention and a staple for use therewith. The staple has a specially designed topography that provides reliable anchoring and creation from cost effective materials. In one embodiment, the invention is an ansate implement comprising: a handle; a head connected to said handle and having at least one hole extending into the head from a surface; at least one cleaning element positioned in the hole; and a staple located in the hole anchoring the cleaning element in the tuft hole, the staple having a longitudinal axis and a first major surface, wherein a plurality of spaced apart grooves are formed into the first major surface, each of the grooves extending along a linear axis from a bottom edge of the staple toward a top edge of the staple, the linear axis intersecting the longitudinal axis at an acute angle of 40 to 70 degrees.08-01-2013
20120204371TOOTHBRUSH WITH BRISTLES OF NON CIRCULAR TIPS - A toothbrush having a handle with a longitudinal axis, a toothbrush head, constructed and arranged to hold bristles and a plurality of bristles, whereby said bristles are formed in a non-circular configuration whereby the non circular configuration is on at least one of a distal end, a portion including the distal end or the entire bristle.08-16-2012
20120204370TOOTHBRUSH WITH MOVABLE HEAD PORTION - A toothbrush includes a handle, a head and a movable portion affixed to the head. In one embodiment, the head includes an upper surface and a lower surface opposite said upper surface. A recess extends into the upper surface and includes a floor, and a pair of walls extending upwardly from the floor to the upper surface. A central support may be suspended above the floor by a pair of arms that extend from opposite ends of the central support and into notches in the opposing sidewalls of the recess. A portion of the arms may be affixed in the respective notches, and a portion of the arms may be spaced from the walls of the notches to enable the arms to twist within the notches, and this enable movement of the central support.08-16-2012
20120060309Brush Head For A Toothbrush - A brush head for an electric toothbrush is disclosed. The brush head includes a neck connectable to a handle of the electric toothbrush, and a bristle carrier pivotally supported by a pivot support at the neck about a pivot axis extending transverse to a longitudinal axis of the neck. The bristle carrier is provided with a drive joint connectable to a swivel element swiveling about a drive shaft axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the neck, the drive joint being radially spaced apart from the pivot axis of the bristle carrier and adapted to allow pivoting movement of the swivel element relative to the bristle carrier about a drive joint axis substantially parallel to the pivot axis of the bristle carrier, such that the pivot support provides for transverse movability of the bristle carrier relative to the pivot axis and/or of the pivot axis relative to the neck along a transverse axis extending transverse to the pivot axis, and that the drive joint is adapted to transmit driving forces of the swivel element to the bristle carrier in the direction of the transverse axis.03-15-2012
20120124765Toothbrush - A toothbrush has a body having one end provided with a toothbrushing element and another opposite end, the body also having at least a part formed so that when the toothbrush is inclined, even close to a horizontal position, it automatically turns back to a substantially vertical orientation to prevent a contact of the toothbrushing element with a supporting surface.05-24-2012
20120159730BRUSH FILAMENTS PREPARED FROM A POLYTRIMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE COMPOSITION AND BRUSHES COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a monofilament bristle made of modified polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) composition, comprising: (a) 85-95 wt. % of a polytrimethylene terephthalate, and (b) 5-15 wt. % of a polyethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer, having a flexural modulus of 2500 MPa or lower, a tensile modulus of 2600 MPa or lower, and an elongation at break % of 20% or lower.06-28-2012
20100205760Toothbrush - A manually driven toothbrush creating the same force, effect and rotation as the electric powered toothbrush. The oval head is smaller in circumference to the handle, to allow the flexible movement between the two pieces and stimulate the pushing of the stem against the pillar of the first rotator cog, thereby creating the rotating motion of the three brushes.08-19-2010
20100175214Device and Device Kit With Dual Tank For Oral Use, Cartridge, Tank and Related Manufacture and Assembling Method - A device for oral use includes at least two removable members, namely: a cartridge for containing a first fluid component to be dispensed; and a deformable tank for containing a second propulsion fluid component. The device can be assembled into at least two separate configurations: a first configuration forming a self-contained toothbrush with an interchangeable cartridge, wherein the cartridge is provided between the deformable tank and a toothbrush head end piece in order to permit the discharge of the first and optionally the second fluid components entirely or partially through a same continuous channel; and a second configuration defining a dual-component food dispenser in which the cartridge is connected to the deformable tank so as to permit the discharge of the first and optionally the second fluid components towards an oral dispensing end piece integrated or added on the device, entirely or partially through a same continuous channel.07-15-2010
20120246857CORE/SHEATH COMPOSITE FILAMENT FOR TOOTHBRUSHES, AND TOOTHBRUSH USING SAME - Provided is a core/sheath composite filament for toothbrushes which exhibits excellent hardness, durability and feeling of use when used in toothbrushes, is less prone to falling out when tufted into the tufting plate, and makes it possible to improve stain-removal properties. Also provided is a toothbrush using said core/sheath composite filament. A toothbrush is configured using bundles of bristles configured from core/sheath composite filaments that have a quadrangular cross section in the plane perpendicular to the lengthwise direction and comprise a core (10-04-2012
20120246858POSITION SENSING TOOTHBRUSH - The toothbrush includes a handle portion (10-04-2012
20110179594MANEUVERABLE BRISTLE TOOTHBRUSH - The present invention provides a toothbrush having a bristle-carrying head portion (07-28-2011
20120311801ANTIBACTERIAL BRUSH - The invention refers to an antimicrobial brush, preferably an antibacterial toothbrush provided with silver thread that, when connected to a power supply, it emits silver ions having antimicrobial effect.12-13-2012
20120210530TOOTHBRUSH WITH VISUAL AND/OR OTHER SENSORY EFFECTS - Toothbrushes comprising components with light transmitting and structural characteristics provide enhanced visual and other sensory effects. The components in combination are generally chemically compatible and function to provide areas of varying visibility of features. At least one of the components may include a scenting agent.08-23-2012
20120167324TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush has a bristle support head and a brush cluster. The bristle support head has a mounting surface having a long axis and a short axis. The brush cluster is mounted on the mounting surface of the bristle support head, and has at least one bristle column being parallel with the short axis of the mounting surface, at least one bristle row being parallel with the long axis of the mounting surface and intersecting with the at least one bristle column, and at least one bristle tuft mounted in multiple partitions respectively surrounded by the at least one bristle column and by the at least one bristle column and the at least one bristle row. With the above bristle structure, the toothbrush can effectively contact with the slits between teeth to clean the tartar in the slits.07-05-2012
20100050357ILLUMINATED TOOTHBRUSH - The invention provides a toothbrush having a handle portion defining a longitudinal axis, a head portion coupled to the handle portion having a plurality of bristles extending therefrom, a light source disposed within at least one of the handle portion and the head portion, and a base portion including a suction cup configured to removably adhere to a support surface, wherein the suction cup includes an actuator configured to actuate the light source.03-04-2010
20100050356ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - An oral care implement has a head and a first tooth cleaning element. The first tooth cleaning element has a generally convex end surface such that dentifrice applied to the head is adapted to be directed towards a distal cleaning surface of the head. The oral care implement can also include a gum massaging element extending from a peripheral side of the head.03-04-2010
20120073072ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - An oral care implement having a handle and a head having a flexible support from which cleaning elements extend. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head attached to the handle; a flexible support attached to the head and having a face; a plurality of cleaning elements attached to the flexible support and projecting outwardly from the face, the cleaning elements including bristles and wall-like elements and being movable in the outward direction from the head; wherein the cleaning elements comprise a row of first cleaning elements substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the head and traversing a central region of the flexible support; and wherein some of the wall-like cleaning elements laterally radiate from the central region of the flexible support.03-29-2012
20120073071INTERDENTAL BRUSH - In an interdental brush, the filaments are retained between two wire sections (03-29-2012
20120073070Brush Head Manufacturing Method - A method of manufacturing a brush head is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a bristle carrier on which at least a bristle tuft including a plurality of bristles is mounted; providing a cover structure having at least an aperture; constraining the free ends of the plurality of bristles of the bristle tuft into a defined cross sectional geometry such that it fits within the cross sectional area of the aperture; moving the cover structure and the bristle carrier relative to each other until the constrained bristle tuft and the aperture are positioned in spatial alignment; and releasing the constraint while moving the cover structure into a destination position in which the bristle tuft extends through the aperture.03-29-2012
20120255136ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT HAVING A BODY DISPOSED WITHIN THE HANDLE - An oral care implement having a body that appears to float within an aperture of the handle. The body can perform both a decorative and/or utilitarian function depending on its design and/or location on the handle. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head connected to the handle; an aperture in the handle; and a grip body disposed within the aperture and enveloping a body, the grip body constructed of a first material and the body constructed of a second material, the second material being harder than the first material.10-11-2012
20100192319TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush includes a handle and a head. The head is in the form of a peripheral frame having an open central area. A plurality of cleaning element carrying support members are mounted across the frame over the open central area to form an open lattice pattern having through holes to facilitate the cleaning of the head. The cleaning elements are bristles laser welded to the support members.08-05-2010
20120227200Novel Device - A toothbrush wherein longitudinally between its neck region and the grip handle is a an undulating region of transverse limbs integrally linked by folds with troughs between the limbs, the troughs containing a thermoplastic elastomer material bonded to the plastic material of said limbs with a ShoreA hardness of 60-70. Specific structures and dimensions of limbs and folds are disclosed.09-13-2012
20080301893Dental Brush - A dental brush (12-11-2008
20080301894Toothbrush - A toothbrush comprising a head portion having bristles thereon, a neck portion, and a handle is disclosed. One end of the neck portion is connected to the head portion, and the other end is connected to the handle. The axis of the bristles is substantially parallel to the axis of the neck portion. The axis of the neck portion and the axis of the handle form an angle. Accordingly, the toothbrush can be used easily for brushing and it reduces angle limitations when cleaning the inner surface of the teeth.12-11-2008
20080301892Replacement toothbrush system - The Replacement Toothbrush System: 12-11-2008
20100325828PRESSURE INDICATOR FOR AN ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT - An oral hygiene implement comprising having a handle, head, and a neck extending between the handle and the head is described. The head has a plurality of cleaning elements and/or massaging elements attached to the head. The oral hygiene implement also has a force sensor and an output source. The output source provides a plurality of output signals which correspond to a plurality of conditions to a user.12-30-2010
20100325827TOOTHBRUSH - The present invention relates to a toothbrush having a bristle support head having a plurality of bristles densely implanted thereon and a brushing surface formed by ends of the bristles. The contact area between the bristle support head and teeth can be increased by virtue of the brushing surface. Reciprocal motion of the bristle support head maintains contact between the bristles and teeth so removes contaminants from inter-tooth spaces effectively and with improved efficiency.12-30-2010
20110119848V-SPRING CONFIGURATION AND END ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLIES THEREFOR FOR USE IN A PERSONAL CARE APPLIANCE - A V-spring member (05-26-2011
20110225759CONTAINER, A TOOTHBRUSH, A USE OF A CONTAINER AND A METHOD TO APPLY A TOOTH CLEANING SUBSTANCE AND A PLAQUE INDICATING SUBSTANCE ON A TOOTHBRUSH - The invention relates to a use of a container comprising at least two separate compartments wherein a first compartment comprises a plaque indicating substance, and a second compartment comprises a tooth cleaning substance, for applying the plaque indicating substance and the tooth cleaning substance to a toothbrush, such that the visible surface area of the plaque indicating substance on the toothbrush is larger than the visible surface area of the tooth cleaning substance on the toothbrush. The invention also relates to a method for applying a plaque indicating substance and a tooth cleaning substance to a toothbrush, a container comprising at least two separate compartments, a first compartment comprising a tooth cleaning substance, and a second compartment comprising a plaque indicating substance, and a toothbrush comprising a body of bristles, which defines a contact surface, the toothbrush further comprising a product body on the contact surface, wherein the product body comprises a tooth cleaning substance and a plaque indicating substance.09-22-2011
20110225758METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHBRUSH MANUFACTURED BY THE METHOD - A method of producing a bundle of bristles is provided and includes collecting a plurality of bristles substantially close together and fusing and subsequently hardening ends of the collected bristles to each other by cutting to thereby fuse the ends of the collected bristles using a heated cutter to thus produce a bundle of bristles.09-22-2011
20120317738Brush Head And Method And Tool For Producing Same - A brush head, particularly a toothbrush head, may have a plurality of cleaning elements, in particular bristle tufts, which are anchored by an end section in a brush carrier, wherein the cleaning elements may be cast with positive engagement in blind-hole shaped retaining recesses. For producing such a brush head different cleaning elements, such as bristle tufts may be fused by heat and may be placed in a mold cavity to be over-molded.12-20-2012
20110247160ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - An oral care implement and method for forming the same is provided. The oral care implement comprises a handle and a head having a base structure. A unitary assembly comprising a top portion of a first pod, a top portion of a second pod, a third pod comprising a plurality of cleaning elements extending from the third pod, and at least one suspension member is formed. The unitary assembly is subsequently attached to the base structure of the handle to form the first pod extending from a first face of the base structure and the second pod extending from the first face of the base structure. The third pod is disposed between and supported above the first face by the first and second pods by the at least one suspension member so that a gap exists between a bottom surface of the third pod and the first face of the base structure.10-13-2011
20100229316ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT - An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs extending for cleaning between the papillae of the tongue. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of conically shaped nubs. A tissue cleanser can be used to reduce oral malodor problems and remove oral epithelial cells.09-16-2010
20120324668ORTHODONTIC TOOTHBRUSH - An orthodontic toothbrush comprising a handle, an attached head, and a plurality of bristles. The bristles define at least one well having the shorter length bristles at the center or bottom of the well and relatively longer length bristles bordering the wells. The wells are preferably spaced at the average distance between orthodontic braces. A plurality of bristles off the longitudinal plane of the toothbrush head are angled or slanted toward the toothbrush head median longitudinal plane, while another plurality of bristles are perpendicular to the toothbrush head plane. The well accommodates an orthodontic bracket or brace wherein the shortest bristles in the well clean the archwire and face of the orthodontic bracket and the relatively longer bristles clean under the wings of the bracket, the sides and rear of brackets and the teeth.12-27-2012
20120090117Magnetic Toothbrush and Holder - A toothbrush and holder assembly includes a toothbrush having a handle, a head connected to the handle, cleaning elements extending outwardly from the head and a first magnetic element secured to a portion of the handle. A holder has a bottom surface, at least one recess formed in the bottom surface, and at least one second magnetic element seated in the at least one recess. Each recess is configured to receive the portion of the handle having the first magnetic element secured thereto.04-19-2012
20120137460Toothbrush and method using the same - A toothbrush is provided having an elongated handle and a brush head supported by the handle. The brush head has a base and a plurality of bristles that are arranged in sections.Each section has bristles that extend from the base to form a contact surface elevated from the base. One or more of the sections include bristles that extend to varying lengths from the base to form a contact surface that inclines or declines relative to the base. The sections of bristles further include a first outside section having a contact surface that declines inwardly, an inside section, adjacent the first outside section, having a contact surface that declines outwardly toward the first outside section, and a second outside section positioned adjacent an opposite side of the inside section from the first outside section. The second outside section has a contact surface that declines inwardly toward the inside section.06-07-2012
20110146016INTERACTIVE TOOTHBRUSH AND REMOVABLE AUDIO OUTPUT MODULE - An oral care implement (06-23-2011
20110146015Oral Care Implement Having Multi-Component Handle - An oral care implement having a multi-component handle, and method of manufacturing the same. The invention can be an oral care implement having a handle which comprises at least four components constructed of different materials. The invention may also be an oral care implement having a handle comprising a core structure constructed of a first rigid material and an elongated handle body constructed of a second rigid material, the core structure disposed within a through slot of the elongated handle body; and a grip cover constructed of a resilient material that covers a front surface, a rear surface and a proximal end surface of the elongated handle body. The grip cover may be used to conceal through-holes in the elongated handle body that result from supporting the core structure during the injection molding of the elongated handle body about the core structure.06-23-2011
20110146014Oral Care Implement Having A Closed-Loop Arrangement of Cleaning Elements - A toothbrush having an arrangement of cleaning elements for improved oral care and dentifrice retention. In one aspect, the invention is a toothbrush comprising a first set of cleaning elements forming a loop that extends from the distal periphery of the head to the proximal periphery of the head. The loop has the shape of a racetrack and comprises a first par-elliptical wall of cleaning elements at the distal periphery of the head and a second par-elliptical wall of cleaning elements located at the proximal periphery of the head. The par elliptical walls are connected first and second arcuate rows of cleaning elements. In one embodiment, the first and second arcuate rows are symmetrically arranged about the longitudinal axis so that peripheral convex surfaces of the first and second arcuate rows face the longitudinal axis.06-23-2011
20130019427ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT HAVING ONE OR MORE MOVING PIECES - An oral care implement is provided having a head frame and a cleaning elements assembly attached thereto with tooth cleaning elements extending from one or more carriers. One or more central carriers can be suspended via a flexible bridge between a pair of support carriers attached to the head frame. The bridge may be formed from an elastomer and permit the one or more central carriers to move from an initial position toward the head frame during use. The bridge may include rigid supports and flexible elastomeric supports. The carriers and the bridge can be formed as a unitary assembly attached to the head frame, such as via mechanical connections. The mechanical connections could include snap-fit connections.01-24-2013
20130019426Oral Cleaning Implement Having A Plastic Staple Comprising A Cavity - An oral cleaning implement can be produced by stapling at least one bristle filament and/or one or more bristle tufts into a tuft hole. Staples used for said stapling may be produced from plastic material by extrusion technology. Said staples may have a cavity formed along one of its axis and optional one or more recesses at its side faces.01-24-2013
20130019425ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT - An oral care implement has a body made of a first material. The body has a handle, a head support, and a neck extending between the handle and the head support. The head support has a recess therein, and the recess has a bottom face and a side face. A head has a first head section and a second head section, and supports a plurality of contact elements. The first head section is disposed in the recess and attached thereto, and the second head section is attached to the first head section and unattached to the body.01-24-2013
20080250591ILLUMINATED FLASHING TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF USE - A toothbrush with a handle having a base, a body, and a head. The body having a first section and a second section forming an oblique angle. A projector of a beam of light located within the handle. The toothbrush having at least one bristle attached to the head. The toothbrush having a grip attached to the base. A method of using a toothbrush including the step of gripping the toothbrush. The method further including the step of engaging the projector of a beam of light. The method still further including the step of utilizing the toothbrush while the projector of a light beam is activated.10-16-2008
20110232015ILLUMINATED FLASHING TOOTHBRUSH AND METHOD OF USE - A toothbrush can include a handle and a head. At least one bristle can be attached to the head. The toothbrush can also have an illumination member, an illumination circuit and an activation device. The activation device can include two contact members fixed in a non-contact position on an outside of the handle. A method can include causing conduction between the contact members to activate the illumination circuit. The toothbrush can be an electric toothbrush. The electric toothbrush can have an illumination member positioned such that light from the illumination member can be seen by a user in a mirror facing the user.09-29-2011
20110232014BRUSH BODY AND TOOTHBRUSH - A brush body and toothbrush that allows for current to easily flow from conductive bristles to oral tissues or enhance ionization of electrolytic medicinal components. The brush body includes a mixed bristle bundle arranged on an anchoring surface and including a plurality of conductive bristles and a plurality of insulative bristles. A reference plane is set on the anchoring surface. The conductive bristles have a height from the reference plane, and the insulative bristles have a height from the reference plane that differs from the height of the conductive bristles.09-29-2011
20130198986Environmentally Friendly Toothbrush - This invention provides a non-disposable, environmentally friendly toothbrush comprising a solid handle and bristled filaments operably affixed thereto, wherein the solid handle is made of an environmentally friendly composition of matter comprising an admixture of cornstarch (PSM) and recycled polypropylene, the weight ratio of biodegradable cornstarch (PSM) to recycled polypropylene being from 50:50 to 80:20.08-08-2013
20130198987INTERDENTAL CLEANING MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to an interdental cleaning member and a manufacturing method thereof, and more particularly, to an interdental cleaning member and a manufacturing method thereof, which may easily remove food residues between teeth without damaging the gums.08-08-2013
20130097797QUAD-DIRECTIONAL ANGLE ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS AND QUAD-DIRECTIONAL ANGLE ADJUSTMENT BRUSH USING SAME - A quad-directional angle adjustment apparatus and a toothbrush using the same are provided. The quad-directional angle adjustment apparatus includes a toothbrush head unit having a C-shaped connection portion, which has an assembly opening, in one side of the head unit; and a toothbrush handle unit having a C-shaped connection portion, which has an assembly opening, in one side of the handle unit. The C-shaped connection portions provided in one side of the toothbrush head unit and the toothbrush handle unit have a convex connecting portion on an inner surface and a concave connecting portion on an outer surface.04-25-2013
20130139337Method And Device For Producing A Brush Head Section For An Oral Care Device And Brush Head Section Produced By Said Method And/Or Said Device - A brush head section for an oral care device is provided. The brush section includes an insert being made from a first thermoplastic material by injection-molding, at least one oral cleaning element and a cleaning element carrier consisting of a second thermoplastic material or a second thermoplastic mixture. The insert and the at least one cleaning element are partially embedded into the cleaning element carrier by over-molding and the cleaning element carrier at least partly engages behind the insert. The hardness of the second thermoplastic material is less than the hardness of the first thermoplastic material.06-06-2013
20130139338TOOTHBRUSH HAVING A BRISTLE AREA DESIGN - A process for producing toothbrushes covered with bristles in an anchor-free manner, in which a tuft of bristles with cylindrical bristles and/or pointed bristles is introduced into a receiving recess of a mold of a bristle-providing machine and, by means of a profiled pin guided in the receiving recess, force is applied to the end facing the pin of the bristles of the tuft of bristles for the alignment thereof, so that the bristles of the tuft of bristles are aligned by means of an end face of the profiled pin and, as a result, form the topography that complements the topography of the end face of the profiled pin, wherein the profiled pin has on the end face that acts on the bristles a discontinuous surface, which forms multiple levels. This achieves a bristle area configuration that has multiple areas of use. A correspondingly produced toothbrush is also described.06-06-2013
20130139339TOOTHBRUSH COMPRISING ASYMMETRICALLY ORIENTED TUFTS OF BRISTLES - The invention concerns a toothbrush with a handle and a bristle-carrying head part, which are connected to each other by a neck part, the head part having a multiplicity of tufts of bristles consisting of bristles. An anchor is oriented at right angles to the longitudinal axis. Two or more tufts of bristles have a bristle tuft half with bristle ends standing up higher in relation to the bristle ends of the other bristle tuft half.06-06-2013
20100275399Spherical brush - [Problem]Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a spherical brush having highly dense brush bristles for easy cleaning of periodontal pockets and a cylindrical brush having the brush bristles highly dense brush bristles at a ball portion of a tip thereof, and a brush manufactured by the manufacturing method.11-04-2010
20080201885Oral Care Implement Having Tooth Whitening Elements - An oral care implement or toothbrush includes a head and a tooth cleaning element for enhanced cleaning and whitening of the teeth. The tooth cleaning element has a base corrected to the head. The base has structure in the form of a concave surface facing a distal region of the head such that dentifrice applied to the head is adapted to be directed towards the distal region of the head. A protrusion extends from the concave surface towards the distal region of the head. The head may include a plurality of concave surfaces that are substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the head, and protrusion extends from the curved surface.08-28-2008
20080201884Toothbrush Having Soft Tissue Cleaning Elements - An oral care implement includes a head and a plurality of cleaning elements for enhanced cleaning of the teeth and soft tissue of the oral cavity. One tooth cleaning element has a plurality of bristles adapted to clean teeth. Another cleaning element is connected to the head and has structure defining a channel. The channel is configured to direct fluid in contact with the head toward an edge of the head when the implement is moved. The head also defines a reservoir that is configured to receive a dentifrice therein.08-28-2008
20130180069TOOTHBRUSH AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - The invention relates to a toothbrush that is produced by AFT and has a head part and at least one carrier element connected thereto. A front surface of the head part is formed by the top surfaces of the at least one carrier element and has a non-planar three-dimensional configuration, or is capable of assuming such a configuration during intended use. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a toothbrush.07-18-2013
20100064461Toothbrush with textured bristle - The toothbrush with textured bristles provides a tooth cleaning implement that allows for a greater abrasive or scrubbing effect than that of a conventional toothbrush. The toothbrush with textured bristles includes an elongated handle having a head portion and a plurality of bristles extending from the head portion. Each of the bristles is formed from a non-porous material and has opposed fixed and free ends and a side surface extending between the fixed and free ends. The side surface is textured to abrade the user's teeth during brushing thereof. The textured side surface may be formed as a substantially helical surface having alternating helical ridges and helical grooves or, alternatively, may be formed as a plurality of spaced apart rings.03-18-2010
20130145567TOOTHBRUSH HEAD - A toothbrush head that includes a main body portion and a generally cylindrical connection member extending downwardly and defining an axis. The connection member includes bottom, outer and inner surfaces and a central opening. The connection member also includes a first lower protrusion that includes first and second inclined surfaces extending inwardly from the inner surface, a first slot defined in the bottom surface and the inner surface, a first lower notch defined in the inner surface, and a first opening defined in the inner surface above the first lower protrusion.06-13-2013
20130205528ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT AND PACKAGE THEREFORE - A toothbrush having a handle and a head in a display package is described. The head is attached to a neck which is attached to the handle. An indication element is between the head and the handle and is in electrical communication with a power source. A switch connects the indication element to the power source and has a first position where the indication element is not energized and a second position where the indication element is energized. An adequate force applied to the head and an at least partially translucent package body moves the switch to the second position. The package body has a first face and a second face. The first face and/or the second face have a rugose area configured to facilitate application of a force to the head and/or neck through the package body to place the switch in the second position.08-15-2013
20090119860Riveted joint based on plastic - A riveted joint and a method for forming a riveted joint based on plastic. The riveted joint having a thermoplastically shapeable riveted bolt that can be inserted into a rivet through-hole provided for this purpose in a holding part. To create a rotationally movable riveted joint, a sliding layer, such as a lubricant, is provided on the side of the holding part facing away from the rivet part.05-14-2009
20100306943TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush having a head with a first end and a second end with peripheral edge regions extending between the first end and the second end is described. The head includes a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface includes raised portions and depressed portions, wherein the depressed portions are adjacent the peripheral edge regions. A first plurality of cleaning elements protrude from the first surface, and a second plurality of cleaning elements protrude from the first surface. Each of the first plurality of cleaning elements protrudes from a depressed portion and has a cross section. Each of the depressed portions has the same cross section as each of the first plurality of cleaning elements.12-09-2010
20100306942BRUSH HEAD FOR A TOOTHBRUSH - A toothbrush head having a cleaning element support attached to a cleaning head support is described. The cleaning element support has a plurality of cleaning element support segments which are movable relative to each other. Each of the plurality of cleaning element support segments is outboard of a central portion of the cleaning element support. A top surface of cleaning element support defines a first plan and a top surface of at least one of the plurality of cleaning element support segments defines a second plane. The first plane and the second plane are not co-planar. A plurality of cleaning elements is attached to the central portion and each of the plurality of cleaning element support segments.12-09-2010
20100306941Toothbrush - There is provided a toothbrush having an elongate body provided with a handle portion at a first end and a utility portion at a second end opposite to the first end, (a) wherein the utility portion is provided with a platform from which a plurality of tufts of cleaning bristles are extended, (b) wherein the cleaning media is provided with a front region, opposite side regions and a rear region which together forming a circumferential area surrounding a middle region of the cleaning bristles, (c) wherein the tufts of cleaning bristles located at the middle region are formed into at least two peaks configured for insertion into adjacent gaps between successive teeth, (d) wherein the tufts of cleaning media forming the peaks are substantially taller than the tufts of cleaning media along the side regions, and (e) wherein distal end of the two peaks are separated by a distance from 8.15 mm to 9.15 mm.12-09-2010
20120272469TOOTHBRUSH AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A toothbrush includes a head and a plurality of bristles. Each bristle includes a first end exposed outside the head of the toothbrush, and a second, opposite end being placed in the head of the toothbrush. The second ends of the bristles are fused together, in bundles, to be thermally attached directly to the head of the toothbrush and/or to define a continuous layer in which at least some of the bundles are also fused together.11-01-2012
20120272468Oral Care Device Comprising A Synthetic Polymer Derived From A Renewable Resource And Methods Of Producing Said Device - An oral care device is disclosed including a body. The body is formed at least partially from a first polymer and the first polymer is synthetic and at least partially derived from a renewable resource via a first intermediate monomeric compound. The body includes one or more components such that at least one component of the body has a bio-based content of about 10% to about 100% using ASTM D6866-10, method B. Methods of forming oral care devices are also provided.11-01-2012
20110308030ORAL CARE SYSTEM, KIT AND METHOD - An oral care system comprising an oral care implement, such as a toothbrush, and dispenser containing a fluid detachably coupled to the toothbrush. In one embodiment, the dispenser includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a rotatable actuator for dispensing the fluid from the dispenser; and the dispenser is alterable between: (i) a storage state in which the dispenser is detachably coupled to the toothbrush and a mechanical interference between a portion of the rotatable actuator and a portion of the toothbrush prohibits rotation of the rotatable actuator relative to the toothbrush; and (ii) an application state in which a user can rotate the rotatable actuator to dispense the fluid from the dispenser.12-22-2011
20110308029BRISTLE CONFIGURATION - A bristle configuration providing enhanced cleaning of teeth. At least one elongated bristle tuft is formed to at least partially enclose an area, and a complementary-shaped tuft is provided in the at least partially enclosed area. The elongated tuft and the complementary tuft have angled profiles angled to a different degree, and preferably also in a different direction. A series of elongated tufts with angled profiles may be provided to form an overall bristle profile providing enhanced cleaning of teeth. In addition, one or more tufts may be provided along the elongated tufts to form another tuft pattern along the pattern formed by the elongated tufts. In one embodiment, the other tuft pattern presents a contoured bristle profile angled to a different degree from the profile of the elongated tufts along which the other tuft pattern is provided.12-22-2011
20110308028TOOTHBRUSH WITH ELASTOMER FILLED FLEXIBLE HEAD - A toothbrush having a handle, a head, and a neck extending between the handle and the head is disclosed. The handle having one or more elastomeric handle regions. The head having a first face and a second face. The second face opposes the first face and at least one of the first face or second face has an elastomer filled recess. The elastomer filled recess has a plurality of cleaning elements. An elastomer filled supply channel extends from the one or more elastomeric handle regions to the elastomer filled recess.12-22-2011
20130185881TOOTHBRUSH - To provide a toothbrush that can easily and surely brush, particularly, lateral sides of molars and premolars and rear surfaces of incisors. A toothbrush comprising a rod-like block handle and a bristle section having a bristle tuft unit composed with a plurality of bristle tufts and extended to the end part of the block handle, wherein the bristle tuft unit is equipped with a head-end bristle tuft unit disposed in the head end section and a level difference unit provided on the block handle side rather than on the head-end bristle tuft unit, having still shorter bristle tufts and at the same time, formed throughout a plane range larger than the head-end bristle tuft unit.07-25-2013
20130185882Head For An Oral Hygiene Device - A head for an oral hygiene device is disclosed. The head includes a carrier; and at least one elastic cleaning element attached to the carrier. The carrier is structured such that it provides the cleaning element with a first bending property in a first direction and a second bending property in a second direction. The first bending property and the second bending property are different from each other; and the first direction and the second direction are different from each other.07-25-2013
20120054974ORAL HYGIENE IMPLEMENT AND METHOD OF USE - Oral hygiene implement including a handle, a first head mounted to the first end of the handle, a second head mounted to the second end of the handle, including a plurality of cleaning elements extending from the first head and the second head wherein the cleaning elements can exhibit releasable dentifrice retained in the cleaning elements.03-08-2012
20120054973Flossibility - A gum cleaning tool for cleaning and massaging a gum of a user may include a handle portion for the user to hold the gum cleaning tool, and a cleaning portion to cooperate with the handle portion to clean and massage the gum of the user. The cleaning portion may include a radial bristle. The cleaning portion may be curved, and the cleaning portion may be is concavely curved. The handle portion may define a plane and the concavely curved cleaning portion is formed within the plane, and the cleaning portion may be flexible. The cleaning portion may be formed from rubber, and the cleaning portion may be formed from flexible plastic.03-08-2012
20130198988TOOTH CLEANING DEVICE - A tooth cleaning device comprising a handle, and a pad coupled to the handle, wherein the pad has a front face, a back face and a plurality of side walls. There are a plurality of different areas disposed on the front face of the pad comprising a first area comprising a first set of protrusions, in a substantially semi-spherical shape, and a second area comprising a second set of protrusions in a substantially conical shape. There is also a third area of protrusions formed as a substantially conical shape, and a fourth area of protrusions formed as a substantially semi-spherical shape. The device can be formed as a pad which collapses voluntarily under pressure. The pad can be made from any suitable material such as any type of rubber or plastic.08-08-2013
20130205527MOLAR-DEDICATED TOOTHBRUSH - A molar-dedicated toothbrush is provided to remove dental plaque formed in a molar tooth because the head part of the toothbrush can approach the side of a molar tooth located at the inner most part, approach the side of a molar tooth, or approach the side of a molar tooth adjacent to an extracted molar tooth in a surface-contact manner. The molar-dedicated toothbrush of the present invention includes a toothbrush body configured to be able to be held, a toothbrush head provided at a front part of the toothbrush body and rounded in a U shape so that the toothbrush head can come into a surface-contact with the side of a molar tooth, and a toothbrush tuft configured to brush the molar tooth.08-15-2013

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