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VeröffentlichungsnummerUS20100037408 A1
PublikationstypAnmeldung
AnmeldenummerUS 12/193,030
Veröffentlichungsdatum18. Febr. 2010
Eingetragen17. Aug. 2008
Prioritätsdatum17. Aug. 2008
Veröffentlichungsnummer12193030, 193030, US 2010/0037408 A1, US 2010/037408 A1, US 20100037408 A1, US 20100037408A1, US 2010037408 A1, US 2010037408A1, US-A1-20100037408, US-A1-2010037408, US2010/0037408A1, US2010/037408A1, US20100037408 A1, US20100037408A1, US2010037408 A1, US2010037408A1
ErfinderPatrice Darrell Brown
Ursprünglich BevollmächtigterPatrice Darrell Brown
Zitat exportierenBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Externe Links: USPTO, USPTO-Zuordnung, Espacenet
Retractably Clean Toothbrush, with retractable, disposable bristles and audio/visual reminder system
US 20100037408 A1
Zusammenfassung
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.
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Ansprüche(4)
1. A method of replacing the bristles on a toothbrush quickly without needing to replace the entire toothbrush.
2. A method of protecting the bristles of a toothbrush against contamination when the toothbrush is not in use.
3. A method of reminding the owner of a toothbrush that the bristles on the toothbrush are old and need to be replaced by a visual signal.
4. A method of reminding the owner of a toothbrush that the bristles on the toothbrush are old and need to be replaced by an audio signal.
Beschreibung
    TECHNICAL FIELD AND APPLICABILITY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    This invention relates to the area of dental hygiene. The invention relates particularly to an improved design of toothbrush with retractable, disposable bristles and a method of notifying the user that it is time to replace the bristles.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    This invention idea for a toothbrush that has new bristles come out when you slide the old ones out and push the bottom button to make a new one release came to me during the flu season, but even more so when our daughter was washing out her toothbrush and dropped it in dirty water. She said she was bathing it to get the germs out so she could use it in the morning, but the water was too dirty, so the toothbrush had to be thrown away. This can become expensive when someone has a cold, the flu or some other illness that contaminates their toothbrush every time they use it.
  • [0003]
    And, for those people who may have had one too many the night before and may want to get a fresh toothbrush after they have brushed out all those germs the next day—instead of going out and buying another toothbrush, they can push the button on the bottom of the toothbrush; the old bristle head drops off in the trash, and a new set of bristles are available.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0004]
    So, 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.
  • [0005]
    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), along with a simple timer device, will remind people that it is time to replace the old bristles with a new set.
  • [0006]
    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, and the handle refilled.
  • [0007]
    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.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • [0008]
    FIG. 1 is the overall view of the Retractably Clean Toothbrush.
  • [0009]
    FIG. 2 is the location of the release button which releases a new set of bristles and ejects the old bristles.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 3 is the location on the toothbrush from which the new bristles would be dispensed.
  • [0011]
    An un-numbered Figure below FIGS. 1-3 shows an alternate version with a clock/radio in a chrome handle.
Patentzitate
Zitiertes PatentEingetragen Veröffentlichungsdatum Antragsteller Titel
US2774982 *8. Apr. 195525. Dez. 1956Reed JackToothbrush and cover therefor
US5438726 *9. Mai 19948. Aug. 1995Leite; Francisca P.Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means
US6606755 *24. Mai 200019. Aug. 2003American Applied TechnologyElectronically timed toothbrush system
US20060037158 *1. Juni 200523. Febr. 2006Kevin FoleyToothbrush and method of brushing
US20060059643 *24. Okt. 200323. März 2006Colgate-Palmolive CompanyToothbrush with decorative protective cover
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US856124922. Nov. 201122. Okt. 2013Alevtina MalakovaMulti-head toothbrush assembly
US888133320. Sept. 201311. Nov. 2014Alevtina MalakovaReplaceable bristle toothbrush device
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EP3007856A4 *29. Mai 20141. März 2017L'oréalPerformance regulation for a skin care appliance
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Klassifizierungen
US-Klassifikation15/167.1, 300/21
Internationale KlassifikationA46B9/04, A46D3/04
UnternehmensklassifikationA46B7/023, A46B15/00, A46B15/0061, A46B7/04, A46B15/001, A46B15/0002, A46B2200/1066
Europäische KlassifikationA46B15/00C3, A46B15/00B2C, A46B7/04, A46B7/02A, A46B15/00, A46B15/00B