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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to toothbrushes and more specifically it relates to a toothbrush system for efficiently integrating toothpaste within a toothbrush.
2. Description of the Related Art
Toothbrushes have been in use for years. Typically, a conventional toothbrush has an elongate handle with a plurality of bristles in a single group for brushing the user's teeth. The user must apply toothpaste from a separate container to the bristles and then brush the teeth.
The main problem with conventional toothbrushes is that they require an auxiliary container for storing and dispensing the toothpaste. A further problem with conventional toothbrushes is that they require a significant volume of storage space in conjunction with the toothpaste container. Another problem with conventional toothbrush systems is that the user will often times lose or damage the cap to the toothpaste container.
Examples of patented devices which may be related to the present invention include U.S. Pat. No. 5,066,155 to English, et al; U.S. Pat. No. 5,842,487 to Ledet; U.S. Pat. No. 6,009,886 to Labranche, et al; U.S. Pat. No. 6,129,474 to Mitchell, et al; U.S. Pat. No. 6,213,662 to Aljanedi; U.S. Pat. No. 6,220,773 to Wiegner, et al; U.S. Pat. No. 6,238,118 to Tryon; U.S. Pat. No. 5,028,158 to Fey; and U.S. Pat. No. 6,039,489 to Harman, et al.
While these devices may be suitable for the particular purpose to which they address, they are not as suitable for efficiently integrating toothpaste within a toothbrush. Conventional toothbrushes require an auxiliary toothpaste container which are bulky and difficult to handle.
In these respects, the toothbrush system according to the present invention substantially departs from the conventional concepts and designs of the prior art, and in so doing provides an apparatus primarily developed for the purpose of efficiently integrating toothpaste within a toothbrush.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known types of toothbrushes now present in the prior art, the present invention provides a new toothbrush system construction wherein the same can be utilized for efficiently integrating toothpaste within a toothbrush.
The general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a new toothbrush system that has many of the advantages of the toothbrushes mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new toothbrush system which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art toothbrushes, either alone or in any combination thereof.
To attain this, the present invention generally comprises a handle portion having a reservoir, a plunger member positioned within the reservoir actuated by a control knob and threaded shaft, a head unit threadably attached to the handle portion having a passageway, a plurality of dispensing nozzles within the head unit, and a plurality of bristle member extending from the head unit.
There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and that will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of the description and should not be regarded as limiting.
A primary object of the present invention is to provide a toothbrush system that will overcome the shortcomings of the prior art devices.
A second object is to provide a toothbrush system for efficiently integrating toothpaste within a toothbrush.
Another object is to provide a toothbrush system that does not require the usage of an auxiliary toothpaste container.
An additional object is to provide a toothbrush system that reduces the volume of personal items required when traveling.
A further object is to provide a toothbrush system that conveniently dispenses toothpaste directly into the bristles.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become obvious to the reader and it is intended that these objects and advantages are within the scope of the present invention.
To the accomplishment of the above and related objects, this invention may be embodied in the form illustrated in the accompanying drawings, attention being called to the fact, however, that the drawings are illustrative only, and that changes may be made in the specific construction illustrated and described within the scope of the appended claims.