CN103260468B - Oral care kit - Google Patents

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CN103260468B
CN103260468B CN 201080070915 CN201080070915A CN103260468B CN 103260468 B CN103260468 B CN 103260468B CN 201080070915 CN201080070915 CN 201080070915 CN 201080070915 A CN201080070915 A CN 201080070915A CN 103260468 B CN103260468 B CN 103260468B
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
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    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0093Magazins or sets of brushes components, e.g. plurality of brushes linked as a package
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D75/00Packages comprising articles or materials partially or wholly enclosed in strips, sheets, blanks, tubes, or webs of flexible sheet material, e.g. in folded wrappers
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D75/58Opening or contents-removing devices added or incorporated during package manufacture
    • B65D75/5805Opening or contents-removing devices added or incorporated during package manufacture for tearing a side strip parallel and next to the edge, e.g. by means of a line of weakness
    • B65D75/5811Opening or contents-removing devices added or incorporated during package manufacture for tearing a side strip parallel and next to the edge, e.g. by means of a line of weakness and defining, after tearing, a small dispensing spout, a small orifice or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/10For human or animal care
    • A46B2200/1066Toothbrush for cleaning the teeth or dentures

Abstract

一种口腔护理套件包括多个口腔护理用具,每一个包括柄部,柄部在其一端处具有头部。 An oral care kit comprising a plurality of oral care implements, each comprising a shank, the shank having a head at one end thereof. 头部具有从头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件。 A head having at least one cleaning element extending outwardly from the head. 包括与口腔护理用具分开的至少一个分配器。 It includes oral care appliances, separate from at least one distributor. 分配器包含一定量的口腔护理材料。 The dispenser contains a certain amount of oral care material. 至少一个包装具有成形为包含多个口腔护理用具的第一室和成形为包含分配器的第二室。 Forming a package having at least a first chamber comprising a plurality of oral care implement and a second chamber containing shaped dispenser. 第二室与第一室由可分离的连接部分开。 A second chamber with the first chamber opening by a detachable connecting portion.

Description

口腔护理套件 Oral care kit

技术领域 FIELD

[0001] 本发明大体上涉及牙刷,并且更特别地涉及具有牙刷和包含口腔护理材料的口腔护理分配器的套件。 [0001] The present invention relates generally to toothbrushes, and more particularly relates to a toothbrush and an oral care kit having a dispenser comprising an oral care material.

背景技术 Background technique

[0002] 良好的牙齿卫生的优点是为人们所熟知的。 [0002] The advantages of good dental health is well known. 然而,当人们在旅行或离家在外时常常忘带牙刷。 However, when people are traveling or away from home often forgotten toothbrush. 酒店、保健机构、疗养院、医院、日托所、学校、航空公司等可使用可以经济地提供给个人并由个人丢弃的单次使用的一次性或有限多次使用的牙刷,而不用一般意义的牙刷和/或水源。 Hotels, health care institutions, nursing homes, hospitals, day care, schools, airlines, etc. can be used economically to provide a toothbrush disposable or limited multiple use of single-use disposable individual by individual, rather than a general sense of toothbrush and / or water. 这样的牙刷可用于自动贩卖机,或者为了简单便携的随处使用而大量分配。 Such toothbrushes could be used in vending machines, or to simply use a portable everywhere and mass distribution.

[0003] 各种类型的一次性有限使用或便携式牙刷是本领域已知的。 [0003] Various types of disposable limited use, or portable toothbrushes are known in the art. 需要一种改进的便携式牙刷。 Need for an improved portable toothbrush.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0004] 在一些实施例中,口腔护理套件包括具有柄部的至少一个口腔护理用具,柄部在其一端处具有头部。 [0004] In some embodiments, the oral care kit comprising at least one oral care implement having a handle portion, the handle portion having a head at one end thereof. 头部具有从头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件。 A head having at least one cleaning element extending outwardly from the head. 至少一个分配器与口腔护理用具分开。 At least one separate distributor and oral care appliances. 分配器包含一定量的口腔护理材料。 The dispenser contains a certain amount of oral care material. 包装包括至少一个口腔护理用具和至少一个分配器。 Package includes at least one oral care appliances, and at least one distributor. 包装具有接合到彼此的至少两个部段。 Package has at least two segment portions joined to each other. 每个部段具有单独的密封室。 Each section has a separate sealed chamber. 包装具有将其中一个室与另一个室分开的至少一个可分离的连接部。 Package having at least one detachable connecting portion in which one chamber separated from another chamber.

[0005] 在一些实施例中,口腔护理套件包括多个口腔护理用具,每一个包括柄部,柄部在其一端处具有头部。 [0005] In some embodiments, the oral care kit comprising a plurality of oral care implements, each comprising a shank, the shank having a head at one end thereof. 头部具有从头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件、以及成形为保持口腔护理材料的凹部。 A head having at least one cleaning element extending outwardly from the head, and a recess formed to hold oral care material. 至少一个分配器设置成与口腔护理用具分开。 At least one dispenser provided separate from the oral care implement. 分配器包含一定量的口腔护理材料。 The dispenser contains a certain amount of oral care material. 分配器具有用于分配口腔护理材料的孔口。 The dispenser has an aperture for dispensing oral care material. 孔口具有小于或等于凹部的宽度的宽度。 The aperture has a width of less than or equal to the width of the recess. 包装包含多个口腔护理用具和至少一个分配器。 Package contains multiple oral care appliances, and at least one distributor.

[0006] 在一些实施例中,口腔护理套件包括小囊(sachet),小囊具有围绕中心开口构造的用于口腔护理材料的环形贮存器。 [0006] In some embodiments, the oral care kit comprising a sachet (Sachet), sachets having an annular configuration surrounding the central opening reservoir for oral care material. 小囊具有凹口、狭缝或穿孔,用于在贮存器的一部分中形成撕裂部以便形成分配喷嘴。 Sachet having a notch, slit, or perforations, to tear portion formed in a portion of the reservoir to form a dispensing nozzle. 口腔护理用具尺寸设计成使得口腔护理用具的一部分配合通过中心开口。 Oral care implement sized so that a portion of the oral care implement fit through the central opening. 口腔护理用具构造成用来沿着凹口、狭缝或穿孔撕裂贮存器的一部分。 Oral care implement along configured to notch a slit or perforated portion torn reservoir.

[0007] 本发明进一步的适用范围将通过下文提供的详细描述而变得显而易见。 Further scope of applicability of the invention will become apparent from the detailed description provided hereinafter [0007] present. 应当理解,详细描述和具体示例虽然指示本发明的优选实施例,但其旨在仅用于举例说明目的,而并非旨在限制本发明的范围。 It should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the present invention, but are intended only for illustrative purposes, and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention.

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[0008] 根据详细描述和附图,将更加完整地理解本发明,附图仅仅通过说明的方式给出,并且因此不限制本发明,并且其中: [0008] The detailed description and the accompanying drawings, will be more complete understanding of the present invention, the drawings are given by way of illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:

[0009] 图1是带有连接到其的牙签的口腔护理牙刷的前正视图; [0009] FIG. 1 is connected to an oral care toothbrush with a toothpick a front elevational view thereof;

[0010] 图2是图1所示的牙刷的侧正视图; [0010] FIG. 2 is a side of the toothbrush shown in Figure 1 a front view;

[0011] 图3是图1-2所示的牙刷的后正视图; [0011] FIG. 3 is a rear toothbrush elevational view shown in FIG. 1-2;

[0012] 图4是口腔护理牙刷的头部的局部剖视图; [0012] FIG. 4 is a partial cross-sectional view of the head of an oral care toothbrush;

[0013] 图5-6是用于口腔护理牙刷的其它形式的头部的侧正视图; [0013] FIG. 5-6 is a side other form for oral care toothbrush having the head elevation view;

[0014] 图7是局部侧正视图,其示出了备选实施例的可拆卸地安装到柄部的头部; [0014] FIG. 7 is a partial side elevational view which illustrates an alternative embodiment is detachably mounted to the head portion of the handle;

[0015] 图8是局部剖视正视图,其示出了备选实施例的振动牙刷头部; [0015] FIG. 8 is a partially sectional elevational view showing a vibrating toothbrush head of an alternative embodiment;

[0016] 图9-10是备选实施例的柄部部分的局部剖开的局部前正视图; [0016] FIG. 9-10 is a partial front elevational view of an alternative embodiment of the handle portion of the embodiment partially cut away;

[0017] 图11是示出处于已包装或展示状态的牙刷的前正视图; [0017] FIG. 11 is a front toothbrush is packaged or display condition elevational view;

[0018] 图12是包括多个口腔护理用具的口腔护理套件的前视图。 [0018] FIG. 12 is an oral care kit comprising a plurality of oral care implement a front view.

[0019] 图13是图12的口腔护理套件的侧边视图。 [0019] FIG. 13 is a side view of the oral care kit 12 of FIG.

[0020] 图14示出在使用中的图12的口腔护理器械和分配器中的一个。 [0020] FIG. 14 shows an oral care device in use and the distributor 12 in FIG.

[0021] 图14A和图14B示出喷嘴构型的变型。 [0021] FIGS. 14A and 14B illustrate variants of the nozzle configuration.

[0022] 图14C示出具有吸收插件的头部。 [0022] FIG 14C shows a head having an absorption insert.

[0023] 图15是未打开的图12的泡罩包装的前视图。 [0023] FIG. 15 is a front view of the unopened blister package 12 of FIG.

[0024] 图16是示出在折叠期间的图15的泡罩包装的等轴视图。 [0024] FIG. 16 is a isometric view of the blister pack of FIG. 15 or the like during folding.

[0025] 图17是用于分配口腔护理材料的环形小囊的平面图。 [0025] FIG. 17 is a plan view of a dispensing oral care material in the annular sachet.

[0026] 图18A是包含上面安装有图17的小囊的牙刷的泡罩包装的侧正视图。 [0026] FIG. 18A is a side mounted thereon comprising a sachet of the toothbrush of FIG. 17 a front view of the blister pack. 图18B示出打开图18A的小囊的步骤。 18B shows a step of opening the sachet in FIG. 18A.

[0027] 图19A是备选的泡罩包装设计的平面图。 [0027] FIG 19A is a plan view of an alternative design of the blister pack. 图19B是图19A的小囊的放大详图。 19B is an enlarged detail of FIG. 19A sachet.

[0028] 图20A是图19A的泡罩包装的变型的平面图。 [0028] FIG 20A is a plan view of a modification of the blister package of FIG. 19A. 图20B是图20A的小囊的放大详图。 FIG 20B is an enlarged detail of FIG. 20A sachet.

具体实施方式 detailed description

[0029](多个)优选实施例的以下描述本质上仅为示例性的,而绝不旨在限制本发明、其应用或用途。 [0029] (s) merely exemplary in nature following description of the preferred embodiments is in no way intended to limit the invention, its application, or uses.

[0030] 下面的详细描述引用了附图。 [0030] The following detailed description refers to the accompanying drawings. 不同图中的相同附图标记表示相同或类似的元件。 The same reference numerals in different figures represent the same or similar elements.

[0031] 图1-4示出了包括头部12和柄部14的口腔护理牙刷10。 [0031] Figures 1-4 illustrate a handle portion and a head portion comprising an oral care toothbrush 12 14 10. 头部12可以是再充填头部并且因此可移除地连接到柄部14,或者头部12可以永久性地连接到柄部14。 Head 12 may be a refill head and thus be removably connected to the handle 14, or head 12 may be permanently connected to the handle portion 14.

[0032] 柄部14的大部分和头部12的一部分可以由各种刚性材料模制,包括塑料、树脂等,例如聚丙烯。 Most part of head portion 12 and the [0032] handle portion 14 may be molded from a variety of rigid materials, including plastics, resins, etc., such as polypropylene. 在与头部12附连到的端部相对的柄部14的端部处,附连有附件16。 At the end of the head 12 is attached to the opposite ends of the handle 14, the attachment 16 has an attachment. 在本发明的一些实施例中,附件16可以是牙签。 In some embodiments of the present invention, the accessory 16 may be a toothpick. 牙签16由弹性和柔软的热塑性弹性体形成。 Toothpick 16 formed of a resilient and soft thermoplastic elastomer. 附件16可以是再充填的,并且因此可移除地连接到柄部14。 Accessory 16 may be a refill and thus be removably connected to the handle portion 14. 附件16可永久性地连接到柄部14。 Attachment 16 may be permanently connected to the handle portion 14. 附件16提供了用于在牙齿之间局部清洁的机制。 Annex 16 provides for local clean between the teeth of the mechanism. 由柔软的弹性体形成附件16提供了在牙齿间更舒适的邻间清洁。 It provides between between teeth more comfortable interproximal cleaning attachment 16 to form a soft elastomer. 然而,附件16可由类似于柄部14的主要部分的坚硬的刚性材料制成,或者可以仅仅是粘附或以其它方式安装到柄部14的端部的橡胶或弹性体牙签。 However, attachment 16 may be stiff rigid material similar to the main portion of handle 14 is made, or may simply be adhered or otherwise attached to a rubber or elastomeric pick end portion 14 of the handle.

[0033] 柄部14的部分18也可由弹性和柔软的热塑性弹性体形成。 [0033] 14 handle portion 18 may be formed of a resilient and soft thermoplastic elastomer. 形成附件16和柄部部分18的热塑性弹性体可以是热塑性硬橡胶(TPV),其由聚丙烯和EPDM(乙烯丙烯二烯系单体)的混合物组成,该弹性体以如在美国专利N0.5,393,796中描述的商品名SANT0PRENE(品牌)或者VYRAM(品牌)获得,另一种TPV由聚丙烯和天然橡胶的混合物组成。 Forming attachment portion 16 and the handle portion 18 of the thermoplastic elastomer may be a thermoplastic vulcanite (TPV), which is a mixture of polypropylene and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) composed of the elastomer as described in U.S. Patent N0. tradename SANT0PRENE 5,393,796 described (brand), or VYRAM (brand) to obtain, another TPV consisting of a mixture of polypropylene and natural rubber composition. SANT0PRENE 和VYRAM(品牌)是由Advanced Elastomer Systems 销售的弹性体。 SANT0PRENE and VYRAM (brands) are elastomers marketed by Advanced Elastomer Systems of. 其它合适的弹性体包括:KRAT0N,其为由Shell销售的苯乙烯嵌段共聚物(SBC)的品牌;和DYNAFLEX G 2706 (品牌),其为由GLS Corporat1n销售的热塑性弹性体并且用KRATON(品牌)聚合物制成。 Other suitable elastomers include: KRAT0N, by which the styrene block copolymer (SBC) Shell brand sold; and DYNAFLEX G 2706 (brand), which is marketed by GLS Corporat1n and treated as KRATON thermoplastic elastomers (Brand ) polymer.

[0034] 柄部14还可包括凹坑、隆起块或脊,该脊从其表面的部分突出,并且为柄部14提供装饰性外观并在牙刷10的使用期间增强柄部14的抓握。 [0034] The handle 14 may further include dimples, bumps, or ridges, the ridge portion protruding from the surface, and providing a decorative appearance to handle 14 and enhanced gripping of handle 14 during use of the toothbrush 10. 凹坑可由与柄部14的柔软弹性体部分18相同的材料或由与柄部14的大部分相同的材料(例如,诸如聚丙烯的刚性材料)形成。 Pits may be formed of the same material and the soft and resilient portion 18 of the handle portion 14 or formed of the same material (e.g., a rigid material such as polypropylene) most of the handle 14. 柄部14的全部或部分可由任何合适的材料制成,例如塑料、木材、金属或各种可生物降解的天然材料。 All 14 or the handle portion may be of any suitable material, such as plastic, wood, metal or various natural biodegradable material. 优选地,柄部14被制造成在其抓握部分中为大体平坦的或椭圆形形状,而不是圆柱形,该抓握部分将在间隔的弹性体部分18之间以有利于柄部的抓握。 Preferably, the handle portion 14 will be made to grip portion to facilitate gripping thereof as the substantially planar portion or elliptical shape, rather than cylindrical, the grip space between the elastic portion 18 grip.

[0035] 如图4所示,限定头部12的刷毛或清洁元件块22的头部12的另一部分也可由弹性和柔软的热塑性弹性体形成,例如用来形成柄部部分18的热塑性弹性体。 [0035] As shown in FIG. 4, the other portion of the head 22 of the bristles 12 or cleaning element block 12 of head defines also be formed of a resilient and soft thermoplastic elastomer, such as a thermoplastic elastomer for forming the handle section 18 of the . 清洁块22可以可选地包括设置在其表面中的一个或多个凹陷24,在凹陷24中具有开口30。 Cleaning block 22 may optionally include one or more disposed in a surface recess 24 having an opening 30 in the recess 24. 清洁块22还包括多个清洁元件,清洁元件可以是从头部12的外表面一体地向外延伸的常规的长丝(优选尼龙)或弹性体刷毛或指状物26。 Cleaning block 22 further includes a plurality of cleaning elements, the cleaning elements may be filaments from a conventional (preferably nylon) outer surface of head 12 extending integrally outwardly or elastomeric bristles or fingers 26. 在如图4中最清楚示出的图示实施例中,所有清洁元件26从清洁块22的外表面向外延伸相同距离,以便形成大致平坦的表面。 In most clearly illustrated in FIG. 4 in the embodiment illustrated embodiment, all of the cleaning elements 26 extend the same distance, so as to form a substantially flat outer surface facing outwardly from the cleaning block 22. 然而,备选地,一些元件26可短于或长于其它元件26。 Alternatively, however, some elements 26 may be shorter or longer than other elements 26. 清洁元件26的可变长度由图14中的带虚线的外顶端26a示出,其中仅清洁元件26的主体部分26b以实线示出,以便为了清楚起见和重点关注这样的元件的可变性质。 The variable length of the cleaning elements 26 is illustrated by an outer tip 26a with a dotted line in FIG. 14, in which only the body portion 26b of the cleaning elements 26 shown in solid lines, and in order to focus the sake of clarity such elements variable property .

[0036] 如本文所用,术语“清洁元件”旨在包括布置成圆形、椭圆形或卵圆形横截面形状或任何类型的所需形状的按摩元件,包括直部分或正弦曲线部分。 [0036] As used herein, the term "cleaning element" is intended to include arranged in a circular, elliptical or oval cross-sectional shape or any desired type of massage elements, including straight portions or sinusoidal portions. 应当理解,清洁元件的具体图示仅仅是为了示例性目的。 It should be understood that the specific illustration of the cleaning elements is merely for exemplary purposes. 然而,本文中的特征可以用相同或不同构型的各种组合(例如,带钉的或模内成簇(IMT)的刷毛技术)和/或用相同或不同的刷毛材料(例如,尼龙刷毛、螺旋刷毛、橡胶刷毛等)实践。 However, features may herein (e.g., the clustering or molding with nails (IMT) bristle technology) with the same or different configurations of various combinations and / or with the same or different bristle materials (such as nylon bristles , spiral bristles, rubber bristles, etc.) practice. 类似地,虽然图1-4将清洁元件26示出为大体上垂直于头部12的外表面,但清洁元件26中的一些或全部可相对于头部12的外表面成各种角度。 Similarly, while Figure 1-4 shows the cleaning member 26 is substantially perpendicular to the outer surface of head 12, some of or all of the cleaning elements 26 relative to the outer surface of head 12 at various angles. 因此可以选择构型、材料和取向的组合以实现具体的预期结果,例如加强的清洁、牙齿抛光、口气清新、牙齿增白和/或齿龈的按摩。 It is possible to select a combination of configurations, materials and orientations to achieve specific intended results, such as enhanced cleaning, tooth polishing, breath freshening, tooth whitening and massaging the gums or /.

[0037] 在一些实施例中,清洁元件26可以呈刷毛的形式,该刷毛由诸如尼龙的常规材料以及材料的组合制成,以便以经济方式提供适当的硬挺度。 [0037] In some embodiments, the cleaning elements 26 may take the form of bristles, which bristles made from a combination of conventional materials such as nylon and material so as to provide an adequate degree of stiffness in an economical manner. 例如,清洁元件26可由诸如TPE的柔韧的弹性材料和诸如LLDPE (线性低密度聚乙烯)或EVA (乙烯-醋酸乙烯)或TPE的较低廉的材料制成。 For example, the cleaning elements 26 may be formed of a flexible resilient material such as TPE and LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) or EVA (ethylene - vinyl acetate) as a less expensive material or made of TPE. 清洁元件26可由TPE与LLDPE、EVA或聚丙稀的共混物制成。 The cleaning elements 26 may be made of a blend of TPE and LLDPE, EVA, or of polypropylene. 优选地,两种材料被组合以提供小于600MPa的硬挺度。 Preferably, the two materials are combined to provide a stiffness of less than 600MPa. 材料的共混将提供常规尼龙刷毛的性质,同时提供降低的成本。 Blends will provide the properties of conventional nylon bristles, while offering reduced costs. 例如,通过注塑而不是常规刷毛成簇将提供更低的制造成本。 E.g., by injection molding instead of conventional bristle tufting provides lower manufacturing costs. 备选地,弹性材料可以是单一材料,例如硬TPE( S卩,肖氏A80硬度)、直LLDPE或直EVA。 Alternatively, the elastic material may be a single material, such as hard TPE (S Jie, Shore A80 hardness), straight LLDPE or straight EVA.

[0038] 清洁元件26可具有任何所需形状。 [0038] The cleaning elements 26 may have any desired shape. 例如,清洁元件26可具有圆柱形形状,该圆柱形贯穿其长度具有一致的直径。 For example, the cleaning elements 26 may have a cylindrical shape, the cylindrical throughout its length having a uniform diameter. 备选地,清洁元件26可从每个清洁元件的根部渐缩,在根部处从头部22延伸至其外部清洁末端。 Alternatively, the cleaning elements 26 may be tapered from the root of each cleaning element extending from the head 22 to its outer cleaning end at the root. 在一些实施例中,为了提供小型轻便牙刷,牙刷10的各种部件的尺寸优选地较小。 In some embodiments, to provide a small lightweight toothbrush the dimensions of the various components of the toothbrush preferably 10 smaller. 因此,例如,每个清洁元件26可从清洁块12的外表面向外延伸不大于10 mm并且优选地不大于8 mm并且最优选地不大于6 mm的距离。 Thus, for example, each cleaning element 26 may be no greater than 10 mm outer surface of cleaning block 12 extending outwardly from and preferably no greater than 8 mm and most preferably no greater than a distance of 6 mm. 当使用渐缩的清洁元件时,根部直径应不大于1.5 mm,优选地不大于I mm、最优选地不大于0.7 mm或不大于0.5 mm或不大于0.3 _。 When using the cleaning elements tapered root diameter should be no greater than 1.5 mm, preferably not more than I mm, and most preferably not greater than 0.7 mm or no greater than 0.5 mm or no greater than 0.3 _. 那么,在离清洁元件的基部不大于6 mm的距离处,直径可以在尺寸上减小至不大于0.2mm。 Then, at a distance from the base of the cleaning elements is not more than of 6 mm, the diameter can be reduced to not greater than 0.2mm in size. 在根部直径以上的距离位置处,直径的渐缩关系在不大于10 mm的距离处可以在不大于I mm的范围内,优选地在不大于8 mm的距离处不大于0.6mm,最优选地在不大于6 mm的距离处不大于0.2 mm。 At a distance above the position of the root diameter, tapering relationship is not greater than a diameter of 10 mm at a distance may be in the range of not greater than I mm, preferably not more than of 8 mm at a distance of not larger than 0.6mm, most preferably at a distance of 6 mm is not greater than not greater than 0.2 mm. 优选地,整个牙刷10的长度不大于5英寸,优选地不大于4英寸,并且更优选地不大于3.75或3或2.50英寸,并且可以在2至4英寸的范围内。 Preferably, the length of the entire toothbrush 10 is no greater than 5 inches, preferably no greater than 4 inches, and more preferably no greater than 3.75 or 3 or 2.50 inches, and may be in the range of 2 to 4 inches.

[0039] 在一些实施例中,清洁元件26可在其近端处直径变化,以使得清洁元件26在该处的不同的区域中具有从刷毛的纵向轴线测量的不同的厚度和刚度或轴向硬挺度。 [0039] In some embodiments, the cleaning elements 26 may change diameter at its proximal end, so that the cleaning member 26 has a longitudinally measured from the axis of the bristle of different thicknesses and rigidity or axial direction in different regions where the stiffness. 在这样的构造中,内部或中央区域的刷毛26b比外部或周边区域的清洁元件26c更硬。 In such a configuration, inner or central region bristles 26b of the cleaning member 26c stiffer than the outer or peripheral region. 载体80的清洁元件26可朝其远端渐缩。 80 of the cleaning element carrier 26 can taper towards its distal end.

[0040] 清洁元件26的区域的可变硬挺度的布置形成一种用于在刷牙操作期间对口腔护理溶液/材料进行渐增的径向流控制以进行高效清洁的结构。 [0040] The cleaning element 26 is arranged a variable stiffness region is formed during a brushing operation for oral care solution / material incremental radial flow control structure to perform efficient cleaning. 该特征对于低粘度口腔护理溶液尤其有用。 This feature is particularly useful for low viscosity oral care solutions. 然而,可以在牙刷10中使用更高粘度的口腔护理溶液。 However, the mouth care solution may be used in higher viscosity of the toothbrush 10. 清洁元件26是独立柔性的。 Cleaning elements 26 are independently flexible. 就这一点而言,在刷牙操作期间,更硬的清洁元件26b的自由端(例如,顶端)相对于其相应的竖直轴线比外部清洁元件26c(例如,周边附近的刷毛)弯曲得更少。 In this regard, during a brushing operation, the harder the free end 26b of the cleaning elements (e.g., the top) with respect to its respective vertical axis than the outer cleaning elements 26c (e.g., bristles near the periphery) bent even less . 因此,洁齿剂的一部分通过减少更硬的刷毛的动态弯曲或动作而在牙刷头部的中心区域停留更长时间。 Thus, a portion of the dentifrice stays longer in the central region of the brush head by reduced dynamic stiffer bristles or bending operation. 扫掠或摆动运动将保留的液体的一部分转移到清洁元件的外部区域。 The sweeping or oscillating motion of the liquid transfer portion retained to the outer region of the cleaning element. 虽然外部清洁元件26c不太硬,但相对于其竖直轴线的动态弯曲额外地使外部刷毛从清洁元件的中心区域接收洁齿剂的一部分。 Although less stiff outer cleaning member 26c, relative to their vertical axis additionally dynamic bending so that the outer bristles to receive a portion of the dentifrice from the central region of the cleaning element. 在这种构造中,通过组合使用机械地擦组织表面的可变硬挺度刷毛区域和将来自分配器的口腔护理材料施加到口腔中的有益效果,可以获得口腔中的组织表面的有效清洁。 In this configuration, the combined use of mechanically rubbing the variable stiffness bristle field tissue surface, and an oral care material from the dispenser is applied to the beneficial effects of the oral cavity, can be an effective cleaning of the tissue surfaces of the oral cavity. 这样,刷毛区域为外部刷毛提供了有限且受控制的洁齿剂或其它口腔护理材料的流并保持足够的柔性,以提供更大的使用者舒适度和改善的口腔组织清洁。 Thus, the outer bristles of the bristle area provides a limited and controlled flow of the dentifrice or other oral care material and maintain sufficient flexibility to provide greater user comfort and improved cleaning of the oral tissues.

[0041] 头部12可相对于柄部14以10°的角度倾斜,这意味着比图1-4中所示的头部倾斜更小的头部。 [0041] The head 12 may be relative to the handle portion 14 is inclined at an angle of 10 °, which means that a smaller tilt head than shown in Figures 1-4. 从8°至12°变化的角度可有助于改善使用者的刷牙技术。 From 8 ° to 12 ° angle change may contribute to improve the user's brushing technique. 块22可由与刷毛26中的一些或全部和柄部14的部分相同的材料制成。 The block 22 may be some or all of the bristles 26 of the same material and the handle portion 14 is formed. 备选地,柄部14可由与块22和/或刷毛26相同的材料制成。 Alternatively, the handle portion 14 may be formed with and / or block 22 of the same material as the bristles 26.

[0042] 如图1和图4所示,清洁元件26限定在头部22中的清洁区域。 [0042] As shown in FIGS. 1 and 4 the cleaning elements define a cleaning zone 26 in the head 22. 清洁元件26优选地从清洁块22向外延伸,如图4所示。 The cleaning elements 26 preferably extend outwardly from the cleaning block 22 as shown in FIG. 然而,本文的特征也可在清洁元件比图14所示延伸更大距离或更小距离的情况下实践。 Practice case, however, the features described herein may also extend a greater distance or a lesser distance than the cleaning elements 14 shown in FIG.

[0043] 如上所述,清洁块22可包括一个或多个可选的凹陷24,这些凹陷24被设计成在其中接纳和保持口腔护理材料。 [0043] As described above, the cleaning block 22 may include one or more optional depressions 24, depressions 24 which are designed to receive and retain an oral care material. 一个或多个凹陷24可在尺寸上变化,以便容纳变化量的牙粉、牙膏或牙齿清洁凝胶洁齿剂或其它口腔护理材料,以在使用期间当从块22延伸的元件26施加到牙列(dentiture)时递送到牙列,使得口腔护理材料通过清洁元件而增强牙列的清洁。 One or more depressions 24 can be varied in size to accommodate varying amounts of toothpowder, toothpaste or tooth cleaning gel dentifrice or other oral care material, when applied to element 22 extending from the block 26 to the dentition during use delivery (dentiture) when the dentition, such that the oral care material enhances the cleaning by the cleaning member dentition. 在一些实施例中,牙刷10制造成包含封装的牙粉、牙膏或牙齿清洁凝胶洁齿剂,并被使用者用牙粉、牙膏或牙齿清洁凝胶洁齿剂重新充填分配器而重复使用。 In some embodiments, the toothbrush 10 manufactured toothpowder, toothpaste or tooth cleaning gel dentifrice comprising a package, and a user with toothpowder, toothpaste or tooth cleaning gel dentifrice and used repeatedly refilling the dispenser. 在其它实施例中,牙刷10作为套件的一部分而提供有单独地包装的口腔护理材料,该材料由使用者手动置于清洁元件26上或凹陷24 (如果存在的话)中。 In other embodiments, the toothbrush 10 as part of a kit is provided with a separately packaged oral care material, which material is placed manually by a user or a cleaning element 26 in the recess 24 (if present).

[0044] 在一些实施例中,凹陷呈缓冲承窝(socket) 28的形式。 [0044] In some embodiments, the buffer in the form of a socket recess (socket) 28 of. 缓冲承窝28、开口30和构成刷毛块22的材料提供了一种缓冲效应。 Buffer socket 28, opening 30 and the material constituting the bristle block 22 provide a cushioning effect.

[0045] 使用者将口腔护理材料施加到牙刷头部12的刷毛26上。 [0045] The user of the oral care material is applied to the bristles 12 of toothbrush head 26. 口腔护理材料可以是牙膏、凝胶、漱口水、粉末或类似的洁齿剂或口腔卫生产品、或它们的组合。 Oral care material may be a toothpaste, gel, mouthwash, powder, or similar dentifrice or oral hygiene product, or a combination thereof. 构成口腔护理材料的材料优选地可由牙刷10的使用者消耗,消除了为吐出口腔护理材料而对水、水槽或废物容器的需求。 Preferably, the material constituting the oral care material consumable by the user of toothbrush 10, eliminating the oral care material is discharged while the demand for water, a sink, or a waste container.

[0046] 口腔护理材料可包括活性剂。 [0046] Oral care material may comprise an active agent. 可使用的活性剂的非限制性示例包括抗菌剂、增白剂、抗过敏剂、消炎剂、抗粘结剂、牙斑指示剂、香料、感知剂、口气清新剂、齿龈保健剂和着色剂。 Non-limiting examples of active agents which can be used include antibacterial agents, whitening agents, anti-allergic agents, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-caking agents, plaque indicator, fragrances, sensates, breath freshening agents, gum health agents and colorants . 这些试剂的示例包括金属离子试剂(例如,锡离子试剂、铜离子试剂、锌离子试剂、银离子试剂)三氯生;三氯生单磷酸盐、洗必太、双弧腚、合克替啶、血根碱、杀藻胺、N-水杨酰苯胺、杜灭芬、氯化十六烧基卩比啶、氯化十四烧基卩比啶(tetradecylpyridinium chloride)、氯化N-十四烷基-4-乙基吡啶(TDEPC)、奥替尼啶、地莫匹醇、辛哌乙醇(octapinol)、尼生素、精油、呋喃酮、细菌素、黄烷、黄酮(flavinoids)、叶酸、维生素、矿物、过氧化氢、过氧化脲、过碳酸钠、PVP-H202、聚合物约束的过氧化物、硝酸钾、封阻剂、生物活性玻璃、精氨酸盐、精氨酸碳酸氢盐、黄芩苷、多酚、丙酮酸乙酯、胍基乙基二硫化物、牙垢控制剂、抗污成分、磷酸盐、聚乙烯基膦酸、PVM/MA共聚物;酶、葡萄糖氧化酶、木瓜蛋白酶、无花果蛋白酶、月桂酰精氨酸乙酯、薄荷醇、香芹酮和茴香 Examples of these agents include metal ion agents (e.g., stannous ion agents, copper ion agents, zinc ion agents, silver ion agents) triclosan; triclosan monophosphate, chlorhexidine, double arc Ding, hexetidine , sanguinarine, benzalkonium chloride, N- salicylanilide, domiphen chloride sixteen yl Jie burning of pyridine chloride fourteen yl Jie burning of pyridine (tetradecylpyridinium chloride), chlorinated fourteen N- alkyl-4-ethylpyridine (TDEPC), octenidine, delmopinol, oct-l ethanol (octapinol), nisin, essential oils, furanones, bacteriocins, flavans, flavonoids (flavinoids), folic acid , vitamins, minerals, hydrogen peroxide, urea peroxide, sodium percarbonate, PVP-H202, the polymer bound peroxides, potassium nitrate, blocking agents, bioactive glass, arginine salts, arginine bicarbonate salt, baicalin, polyphenols, ethyl pyruvate, guanidinoethyl disulfide, tartar control agents, antifouling component, a phosphate, polyvinylphosphonic acid, PVM / MA copolymer; enzyme, glucose oxidase, papain, ficin, ethyl lauroyl arginate, menthol, carvone and anise 、各种有利的醛、酯和醇、荷兰薄荷油、胡椒薄荷油、冬青油、黄樟油、丁香油、鼠尾草油、桉叶油、马郁兰油、肉桂油、柠檬油、梨莓油、葡萄柚油、和/或橙油。 , Various advantageous aldehydes, esters and alcohols, Netherlands peppermint oil, peppermint oil, wintergreen, sassafras, clove, sage, eucalyptus, marjoram, cinnamon oil, lemon oil, lime oil , grapefruit oil, and / or orange oil.

[0047] 活性剂可与牙膏相容,或者可能不稳定和/或与典型的牙膏成分起反应。 [0047] The active agent may be compatible with toothpaste, or may be unstable and / or reactive typical toothpaste ingredients. 活性剂也可以是牙齿清洁剂,以提高刷牙的整体效率。 The active agent may also be a tooth cleaning agent to enhance the overall efficacy of brushing.

[0048] 活性剂可设置在任何合适的载体中,例如在水溶液中或者呈凝胶、糊剂或粉末的形式。 [0048] The active agent may be disposed in any suitable vector, for example in aqueous solution or in the form of a gel, paste or powder. 载体可具有多种不同的视觉美观,包括清澈的溶液或凝胶或不透明的溶液或凝胶。 The carrier may have a variety of different visual aesthetics including clear solution or gel or opaque solution or gel. 载体的非限制性示例包括水、诸如乙醇的一元醇、诸如聚乙二醇(例如,可从Un1n Carbide获得的PEG 2M、5M、7M、14M、23M、45M和90M)的聚环氧乙烷、羧甲基聚合物(carboxymethylene polymer)(例如可从BFGoodrich 获得的Carbopol.RTM.934 和974、以及它们的组合。本领域的技术人员将清楚,合适的载体的选择取决于诸如活性剂的性质和介质的所需性质的因素,例如粘性。 Non-limiting examples of vehicles include water, monohydric alcohols such as ethanol, such as polyethylene glycol (e.g., available from Un1n Carbide PEG 2M, 5M, 7M, 14M, 23M, 45M and 90M) polyethylene oxide , carboxymethyl polymer (carboxymethylene polymer) (e.g., available from BFGoodrich Carbopol.RTM.934 and 974, and combinations thereof. Those skilled in the art will appreciate, the choice of suitable carriers will depend on the nature of the active agent, such as factors and the desired properties of a medium, such as viscosity.

[0049] 在使用中,使用者将口腔护理材料施加到清洁元件26上。 [0049] In use, a user oral care material 26 is applied to the cleaning elements. 然后,使用者可以用牙刷10刷牙。 Then, the user may be brushing with a toothbrush 10. 使用者还可在刷牙之前或之后使用附件16在牙齿之间进行清洁。 The user can also use the attachment 16 before or after brushing for cleaning between the teeth. 在使用者使用牙刷10之后,使用者接着可以但不一定容易且经济地丢弃牙刷10。 After the user uses the toothbrush 10, but not necessarily, the user can then easily and economically dispose of toothbrush 10.

[0050] 在一些实施例中,利用通常在牙刷制造中使用的常规多组分注塑操作,可将包括头部12、柄部14和附件16的牙刷10的整个结构模制为一个整体结构。 [0050] In some embodiments, the multicomponent injection molding using a conventional commonly used in the manufacture of toothbrushes operation, may include a head 12, the entire structure of the toothbrush handle molded attachments 14 and 10 to 16 of a unitary structure. 这使得能够经济而快速地制造牙刷10。 This makes it possible to economically and quickly manufactured toothbrush 10. 虽然牙刷10可具有多种大小和尺寸,但优选的是牙刷10具有小的轮廓,其中头部12足够小,以便一次覆盖一个牙齿,并且柄部14比常规的日常使用的牙刷柄部更细。 Although toothbrush 10 may have a variety of sizes and dimensions, it is preferred that toothbrush 10 have a small profile, wherein the head 12 being small enough to cover one tooth, and the handle 14 being thinner than conventional toothbrush handle daily use . 因此,牙刷10容易携带或节省空间。 Thus, toothbrush 10 is easily portable or space saving.

[0051] 牙刷10可提供许多有益效果,包括以能够在人们离家和远离水源时使用的形式刷牙的美容有益效果。 [0051] The toothbrush 10 may provide many benefits, including in the form that can be used when people are away from home, and away from water cosmetic benefits of brushing. 由牙刷10获得的美容有益效果包括用附件16清洁牙齿之间的碎肩、利用清洁元件26和口腔护理溶液来广泛地清洁齿面、以及利用口腔护理溶液来获得口气清新的效果。 Obtained from the cosmetic benefits toothbrush 10 comprises a shoulder between the attachment pieces 16 for cleaning teeth, with the cleaning elements 26 and the mouth care solution to clean the tooth surface broadly, and the use of the oral care solution to obtain a breath freshening effects.

[0052] 除了美容有益效果之外,牙刷10还可提供快速而经济地制造的廉价牙刷的形式的经济好处。 [0052] In addition to cosmetic benefits outside the toothbrush 10 also provides fast and economical manufacture of economic benefits in the form of cheap toothbrush. 牙刷10还提供了一种用于保持口腔卫生的机制,而不需要牙膏、水、漱口水和保持它们的容器。 Toothbrush 10 also provides a mechanism for maintaining oral health, without the need for toothpaste, water, mouth wash, and containers to hold water. 因此,牙刷10也非常方便使用。 Thus, toothbrush 10 is also very easy to use.

[0053] 此外,牙刷10提供了至少一种防止水传疾病传播的有益效果。 [0053] Furthermore, the toothbrush 10 provides at least one preventing the spread of waterborne diseases beneficial effect. 例如,牙刷10消除了使用本地水与牙膏混合的常规做法。 For example, the toothbrush 10 eliminates the conventional practice of using local water to mix with toothpaste. 该特征对于军事应用很有用,在这种应用中,例如在沙漠战斗环境中,只有有限的自带水源,或需要保存水或保持军队的口腔卫生。 This feature is useful for military applications, in such applications, such as in desert fighting environments, comes with only limited water sources, or need to conserve water or maintain oral hygiene army. 在另一种情形中,牙刷在户外露营环境中很有用,以防止来自水生细菌的疾病或病痛。 In another situation, the toothbrush is useful in outdoor camping environments to prevent disease or sickness from waterborne bacteria's.

[0054] 虽然图1-4示出了手动操作的一次性牙刷,但本文的特征也可以在头部包括一个或多个承载清洁元件的动力操作或电动操作的可活动部段时实施。 [0054] While Figures 1-4 illustrate a manually-operated disposable toothbrush, but features herein may be implemented or comprise a plurality of power-operated movable sections carrying cleaning or electrically operated when the head member. 这样的可活动部段可以以旋转方式摆动,或者可以在纵向方向上相对于头部的纵向轴线线性摆动,或者可以在侧向或横向方向上相对于头部的纵向轴线线性摆动。 Such movable section may swing in a rotational manner, or may be linear to the longitudinal axis of the head oscillating in the longitudinal direction relative to the longitudinal axis or may be a line head swings relative to a lateral or transverse direction. 可活动部段可以在朝向和远离头部的外表面的方向上摆进和摆出。 The movable section may oscillate in and out in a direction toward and away from the outer surface of the head. 可活动部段可以相对于头部的外表面来回摇动。 The movable section relative to the outer surface of the head rock back and forth. 可活动部段可在相同方向上连续旋转,而不是摆动。 The movable section may be continuously rotated in the same direction, rather than oscillate. 任何合适的驱动机构可用于赋予可活动部段所需的运动。 Any suitable drive mechanism may be used to impart the desired motion movable section. 在使用多个可活动部段的情况下,所有可活动部段可具有相同的类型和移动方向,或者可以使用不同移动的组合。 In the case where a plurality of movable sections, all of the movable sections may have the same type and direction of movement, or combinations of different movements may be used.

[0055] 由于牙刷10意图为小而轻便的,所以优选的是牙刷10的重量不超过3克,但这只是一种选择,牙刷10可具有更大的重量。 [0055] Since toothbrush 10 is intended to be small and lightweight, it is preferred that the weight of toothbrush 10 is no more than 3 grams, but this is only an option, the toothbrush 10 may have a greater weight. 小的尺寸使得它能被完全抓握在成人使用者的手掌内。 Small size that it can be fully gripped in the palm of an adult user. 头部12具有对应于单个牙齿的尺寸或单个牙齿和邻间区域的尺寸的尺寸。 A head 12 having a tooth corresponding to a single size or size of the individual tooth and the interproximal areas. 头部12可制造成任何合适的形状,并且优选地具有圆形、椭圆形、卵圆形或三凸角(lobe)形状,其最大侧向尺寸或直径不大于13mm,优选地不大于12mm,并且最优选地不大于11mm。 Head 12 may be manufactured in any suitable shape, and preferably has a circular, elliptical, oval or three lobes (lobe in) shape, its maximum lateral dimension or diameter of no greater than 13mm, preferably not more than 12mm, and most preferably not more than 11mm. 当头部12具有非圆形形状时,其优选最大侧向尺寸为14mm。 When the head 12 has a non-circular shape, which is preferably a maximum lateral dimension of 14mm.

[0056] 如图2中所示,头部12可相对于柄部14的纵向轴线成0°和90°之间的角度。 [0056] The angle head 12 in FIG. 2 may be relative to the handle portion 14 of the longitudinal axis of between 0 ° and 90 ° in FIG. 优选角度为从20°至70°,并且更优选地从30°至60°。 Preferably an angle of from 20 ° to 70 °, and more preferably from 30 ° to 60 °. 清洁元件可以垂直于头部12的外表面,或者也可以相对于外表面成一角度,例如在60°至90°的范围内或在75°至90°的范围内的角度。 Cleaning elements may be perpendicular to the outer surface of head 12, or may be at an angle with respect to the outer surface, for example in the range 60 ° to 90 ° or 75 ° angle in the range of 90 ° to.

[0057] 在一个实施例中,清洁元件可以是中空的,例如中空刷毛,其能够通过毛细作用而吸收药物。 [0057] In one embodiment, the cleaning elements may be hollow, such as hollow bristles, which is capable of absorbing the drug through capillary action. 当可从中空清洁元件分配药物或某些形式的风味剂时,这样的特征对于儿童将尤其有用。 When the cleaning elements may be hollow dispensing medicament or some form of flavor, such features will be particularly useful for children. 也可以从清洁元件滤去抗菌材料。 You may leach antibacterial material from the cleaning elements. 在清洁元件用来分配口腔护理材料的一个实施例中,清洁元件本身可被认为是口腔护理分配器,而不需要额外的分配器。 In the cleaning element for dispensing oral care material in one embodiment, the cleaning elements themselves may be considered as the oral care dispensers without requiring additional dispensers.

[0058] 在已经赋予清洁元件具体的参数和特性的情况下,可在其它清洁元件不包括这些参数和特性的情况下实施本文的特征。 [0058] In the case where the cleaning element has been rendered specific parameters and characteristics, features herein may be implemented in a case where other cleaning elements do not include those parameters and characteristics.

[0059] 图5-6示出了其它变型,其中清洁元件为具有不规则外表面的单一团块(mass)形式。 [0059] Figures 5-6 show other variations wherein the cleaning elements as a single bolus (mass) in the form of having an irregular outer surface. 如图5所示,团块34类似于家庭清洁中使用的“钢丝球”,或者可以是VELCRO结构的一部分,例如钩或环。 5, the pellet 34 is similar to household cleaning use "steel wool", or may be part of VELCRO structure such as hooks or loops.

[0060] 图6示出了一个变型,其中清洁元件36为单块海绵、泡沫或棉花,可用作口腔护理材料所用的拭子。 [0060] FIG. 6 shows a variation where the cleaning element 36 is a single piece of sponge, foam or cotton, it can be used as oral care material used swab. 在一些实施例中,清洁元件36为口腔护理材料提供了吸收贮器。 In some embodiments, the cleaning element 36 is provided as absorber reservoir oral care material. 拭子的外表面可以是大体上平坦的或者可具有表面不规则性。 The outer surface of the swab could be generally planar or may have surface irregularities. 在这样的实施例中,清洁元件36可用口腔护理材料浸渍,或者可以浸入口腔护理材料中,以便吸收口腔护理材料,因此清洁元件36还将起到口腔护理分配器的作用。 In such an embodiment, 36 may be impregnated with the oral care material of the cleaning elements, or may be dipped in an oral care material in the oral care material so as to absorb, so the cleaning element 36 would also function as the oral care dispenser. 这种拭子型清洁元件对于儿童是温和的,特别是对婴儿。 Such swab type cleaning elements are gentle for children, especially for infants.

[0061] 在一些实施例中,元件36为单件三聚氰胺泡沫,一种包含甲醛-三聚氰胺-亚硫酸氢钠共聚物的泡沫状材料。 Melamine - - sodium bisulfite copolymer foam-like material [0061] In some embodiments, element 36 is a single piece melamine foam, comprising an oxymethylene. 三聚氰胺泡沫可得自BASF(Ludwigshafen am Rhein,德国),并且也由Procter & Gamble以商品名“MR.CLEAN MAGIC ERASER”TM出售。 Melamine foam is available from BASF (Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany), and also under the trade name "MR.CLEAN MAGIC ERASER" TM sold by Procter & Gamble. 三聚氰胺泡沫是一种有效的研磨清洁剂。 Melamine foam is an effective abrasive cleaners. 开孔泡沫为微孔的并且像极细的砂纸一样工作,从而进入被清洁齿面中的微小凹槽和凹坑。 Microporous open cell foam of very fine sandpaper and the like as the work to enter the fine grooves and pits in tooth surface to be cleaned. 在大的尺度上,材料让人感觉柔软。 On a large scale, the material feels soft.

[0062] 在牙刷10的各种部件出于制造和组装目的而分段的情况下,可以实施本文的特征。 [0062] In the case of the various components of toothbrush 10 for manufacturing and assembly purposes segmented features herein may be implemented. 这样的分段部件也可以可拆卸地连接到一起,以便赋予部件可互换性,从而提供替换组合中的不同部件的可能。 Such segmented components could also be detachably connected together so as to give the interchangeability of components, thereby providing alternative means of different combinations possible. 因此,头部12可以可拆卸地连接到柄部14。 Thus, the head 12 may be removably connected to the handle portion 14. 例如,图7示出了将通过卡扣38可拆卸地安装到柄部14的头部12,卡扣38可具有本领域的普通技术人员已知的任何合适的构造。 For example, FIG. 7 shows a configuration will be any suitable, 38 may snap having ordinary skill in the art by known snap head 38 is detachably mounted to the handle 14.

[0063] 当诸如牙签的口腔护理附件16可拆卸地安装到柄部14时,也可以使用可拆卸互连的概念。 [0063] When the toothpick oral care accessory 16 is detachably mounted to the handle portion 14 such as may be used in the concept of a detachable interconnection. 因此,如随后结合图12和图13所述,牙刷及其各种部件可以被包装,其中相同的包装包括多个牙刷和/或多个诸如头部、分配器或附件的不同的部件。 Thus, as described later in conjunction with 12 and 13 the toothbrush and its various components may be packaged view, wherein the same package includes a plurality of toothbrushes and / or a plurality of different components such as heads, dispensers or accessories.

[0064] 图8示出了另一个实施例,其中在与头部12的接头处的柄部14中设有压电晶体40,以便使头部12在使用期间振动。 [0064] FIG. 8 shows another embodiment, wherein a piezoelectric crystal 40 is provided in the joint of the head portion 12 of the handle 14, so that the head 12 to vibrate during use. 备选地,头部12可安装到可旋转的轴,该轴从柄部延伸并且在轴上具有偏心重物,以便使头部振动。 Alternatively, the head 12 may be mounted to a rotatable shaft, the shaft extending from the handle and having an eccentric weight on the shaft to cause the head to vibrate.

[0065] 虽然图1-3示出了具有牙签形式的口腔护理附件16,但可以使用其它类型的附件42,如图9中示意性地所示。 [0065] Although Figures 1-3 illustrate an oral care accessory 16 having the form of a toothpick, but other types of accessories 42, as schematically shown in FIG. 9. 如图所示,这样的附件42将类似于牙签的安装一样安装到柄部14的端部。 As shown, this would be similar to attachment 42 is mounted as toothpicks mounted to the end portion 14 of the shank. 这样的安装可以是可拆卸的,或者具有永久的性质。 Such mounting may be removable, or permanent nature. 这样的口腔护理附件16/42的示例包括刮舌器、牙线保持器或邻间牙刷。 Examples of such oral care accessories include tongue cleaners 16/42, between the floss holder or toothbrush o. 类似地,附件16/42可以为类似于图6的清洁元件36的拭子或泡沫类型,或者可以是为单个团块的粗糙材料,例如图5的清洁元件34。 Similarly, attachment 16/42 may be similar to the cleaning element 6 of FIG. 36 swab or foam type, or may be a single mass of roughened material such as the cleaning element 34 of FIG.

[0066] 图10示出了另一个变型,其中牙刷尤其适合儿童使用。 [0066] FIG. 10 shows another variation wherein the toothbrush is particularly suitable for children. 通过在牙刷上,例如柄部上或包括头部的背面的任何其它合适的位置提供任何合适的装饰物或漫画44,来增强这种使用。 By on the toothbrush, such as on the handle or any suitable ornament or caricature include any other suitable location of the back of the head 44, to enhance such use. 这样的装饰物44可以可拆卸地安装,使得其在扔掉牙刷的剩余部分之后可由儿童保留。 Such ornament 44 could be detachably mounted so that it can be retained after the child is thrown away the remainder of the toothbrush. 尤其适合儿童使用的其它实施例包括分配各种类型的口腔护理材料的可选能力,这些材料包括具有特别香味的材料、使牙齿麻木的材料、抗敏感材料或各种药物。 Other particular embodiments suitable for use by children include optional capability of dispensing various types of oral care material, which material comprises a material having a special flavor, tooth numbing materials, anti-sensitive materials or various drugs.

[0067] 牙刷也可制造成具有针对牙刷的不同部分的各种颜色。 [0067] The toothbrush can also be made with various colors for different parts of the toothbrush. 例如,相对于可由刚性材料制成的柄部14的其余部分,柔软的弹性体18可制造成具有不同的(例如对比的)颜色。 For example, with respect to the remainder of the handle portion 14 can be made of a rigid material, soft elastomer 18 could be manufactured with different (e.g. contrasting) color. 类似地,头部12可制造成具有与柄部的刚性部分和/或柔软的弹性体部分18不同的颜色。 Similarly, the head 12 may be manufactured in different colors and the rigid portion of the shank portion and / or the soft elastomer portions 18 having. 清洁元件26可制造成独特的颜色。 Cleaning elements 26 may be manufactured to a unique color. 同样,诸如牙签或其它附件的附件16/42可以制造成具有独特的颜色。 Likewise, accessories such as a toothpick or other accessory 16/42 may be manufactured with a unique color. 这些不同的颜色可以是彼此对比或互补的。 The different colors may be complementary to each other or contrast. 因此,例如,各种颜色可以在色彩或色调上仅仅略微不同。 Thus, for example, various colors may be only slightly different in color or shade.

[0068] 从分配器可分配任何合适的口腔护理产品。 [0068] may be any suitable dispensing the product from the oral care dispenser. 这样的产品包括但不限于牙膏、牙粉,或者可以是具有凝胶、粉末或液体的一小瓶漱口水。 Such products include but are not limited to, toothpastes, tooth powders, or may be a vial having a gel, a powder or a liquid mouthwash. 这样的分配器可以单独地包括在包含牙刷10的包装中。 Such dispensers may be separately included in a package containing the toothbrush 10. 材料可以是有香味的,并可按照不同的香味和/或诸如药物、麻木材料等的不同特性的分组提供。 Material may be flavored, and may provide a packet according to the different characteristics of the different flavor and / or drugs such as, numbing materials, and the like.

[0069] 可使用任何合适的方法来形成牙刷10及其各种部件。 [0069] 10 may be formed in the toothbrush and its various components using any suitable method. 例如,多组分注塑可用来一体地联接诸如清洁元件26和头部12和/或柄部14的各种部件。 For example, multi-component injection may be used to integrally couple various components such as 26 and the cleaning member head portion 12 and / or the handle 14. 这可以在自动化或多步骤过程中完成。 This can be done in an automated or multiple step process. 柄部14可经过搪胶吹塑(rotocast blow)而形成中空的挤压柄部。 Vinyl handle 14 may be blown through (rotocast blow) to form a hollow squeeze handle.

[0070] 图11示出了一种变型,其中包装54包括一个或多个牙刷10和可以是附件或分配器或其它部件的多个其它部件56。 [0070] FIG. 11 illustrates a variation wherein the package 54 and 10 may comprise one or a plurality of accessories or dispensers or other components of the other member 56 a plurality of toothbrushes. 部件可包括一小瓶漱口水。 Member may comprise a vial of mouthwash. 优选地,包装50或54将被气密地密封,以确保新鲜。 Preferably, the package 50 or 54 would be hermetically sealed to ensure freshness.

[0071] 显然,本文的特征提供了一种口腔护理牙刷,该牙刷可以是小尺寸且便携的,并且可以方便地在诸如旅行的不容易得到水的情况下离家使用。 [0071] Obviously, features herein provide an oral care toothbrush that may be small in size and portable and can be conveniently used away from home in the case where water is not readily available, such as travel.

[0072] 本文的特征可利用不涉及“牙刷”使用的各种部件的组合来实施。 [0072] The features described herein may be implemented using a combination of various components that do not involve "toothbrush" as used. 在这个意义上,这些特征可用于任何口腔护理装置等,而不是严格地为牙刷。 In this sense, these features can be used in any oral care devices, rather than strictly as a toothbrush. 在用作牙刷等的情况下,本文的特征可由于尺寸和构型而具有优点,以允许谨慎卫生的使用,例如口腔中没有手指,使其容易在公共区域中使用。 , Due to the features described herein may be size and configuration and has the advantage to allow discreet hygienic use, such as no fingers in the mouth, making it easy to use in the common area in the case where used as a toothbrush or the like.

[0073] 图12-16示出了口腔护理套件90的一个实施例。 [0073] FIG 12-16 illustrate an oral care kit of embodiment 90. 图12示出了口腔护理套件90,其包括多个口腔护理用具10和与口腔护理用具10分开的至少一个分配器96。 FIG 12 shows the oral care kit of 90, which comprises a plurality of oral care implements 10 and 10 with separate oral care implements at least one dispenser 96. 口腔护理用具10可以是例如图1-10所示的任何一个实施例。 The oral care appliance 10 may be, for example, any of the embodiments shown in Figure 1-10. 每个口腔护理用具10为包括柄部14的一次性的牙刷,柄部14在其一端处具有头部12。 10 of each oral care implement comprises a disposable toothbrush, the handle portion 14 of the shank 14 has a head 12 at one end thereof. 在一些实施例中,头部具有可选的凹陷24,凹陷24为空的,以接纳以上讨论的口腔护理材料中的一种。 In some embodiments, an optional head has a recess 24, the recess 24 is empty, the oral care material to receive one discussed above. 头部12具有从头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件26,并且可以被构造为图4所示那样。 Head 12 having at least one cleaning element extending outwardly from the head 26, and may be configured as shown in FIG. 4. 上文提供了对柄部14、清洁元件26、弹性体部分18、清洁块22、缓冲承窝28和开口30的描述,为简明起见,不再重复。 Provided above for the handle 14, the cleaning member 26, the elastic portion 18, the cleaning block 22, 28 and openings 30 described in the socket buffer, for brevity, will not be repeated. 在一些实施例中,每个柄部14的第二端部具有诸如牙签的附件16。 In some embodiments, the second end portion of each handle 14 having attachments 16, such as a toothpick. 其它实施例在与头部12相对的柄部14的端部处具有不同的附件42,如上文参照图9和图10所述。 Other embodiments having different attachment 42 at the end opposite the head 12 and the handle 14, as described above in FIGS. 9 and 10.

[0074] 再次参看图12-16,在一些实施例中,多个口腔护理用具10均彼此相同。 [0074] Referring again to Figures 12-16, in some embodiments, a plurality of oral care implements 10 are identical to each other. 在其它实施例中,包括多种口腔护理用具。 In other embodiments, it includes a variety of oral care implement. 各种口腔护理用具可包括例如图1-10中所示实施例中的两个或更多个。 Oral care implement various embodiments may comprise two or more embodiments as shown for example in Figure 1-10. 此外,口腔护理用具10的每个变型可以可选地具有相应的颜色,以方便识别。 Further, each modification oral care implement 10 may optionally have a respective color, for easy identification.

[0075] 在一些实施例中,凹陷24仅部分地延伸穿过头部,以便能够保持口腔护理材料99,例如液体、乳状液、糊剂、凝胶、粉末或其它口腔护理材料。 [0075] In some embodiments, the recess 24 extends only partially through the head, to be able to retain an oral care material 99, such as a liquid, emulsion, paste, gel, powder, or other oral care material. 在一些实施例中,凹陷24能够保持液体、乳状液、糊剂、凝胶、粉末或其它口腔护理材料。 In some embodiments, the recess 24 capable of holding a liquid, emulsion, paste, gel, powder, or other oral care material.

[0076] 虽然图4示出了在凹陷24的中心处的开口30,但其它实施例省略了开口30。 [0076] Although FIG. 4 shows a recess 30 at the center of the opening 24, but other embodiments opening 30 is omitted. 如果开口30存在,则开口能够在使用期间保持额外的口腔护理材料。 If the opening 30 is present, additional openings can be maintained in the oral care material during use.

[0077] 在其它实施例中,头部不具有凹陷24。 [0077] In other embodiments, the head 24 does not have a recess. 如果清洁元件26为刷毛,则跨头部12设有连续的刷毛或泡沫的区域。 If the cleaning element is a brush 26, the cross-head 12 is provided with a continuous region of the bristles or foam. 备选地,没有凹陷的清洁元件可以是如上文参照图5所述的塑料钩或环34的连续区域,或者如上文参照图6所述的泡沫、海绵或棉花36的单个团块。 Alternatively, the cleaning elements may not be depressed as described above with reference to FIG. 5 of the plastic hook or loop 34 of the continuous area, or a foam as described above with reference to claim 6, sponge or cotton single mass 36 of FIG. 口腔护理材料(糊剂、粉末、凝胶、液体等)被置于清洁元件26上。 Oral care material (paste, powder, gel, liquid, etc.) is placed on the cleaning member 26. 在一些实施例中,清洁元件26适于保持或吸收由使用者手动分配的口腔护理材料。 In some embodiments, the cleaning member 26 adapted to hold or absorbing oral care material dispensed manually by the user. 在分配后被吸收的口腔护理材料接着在刷牙期间浸出到使用者的牙齿和齿龈。 After dispensing the oral care material during brushing absorbed is then leached into the user's teeth and gums.

[0078] 在一些实施例中,单个泡罩包装92保持多个口腔护理用具10的整体。 [0078] In some embodiments, a single blister pack 92 integrally holding the plurality of oral care implements 10. 单个泡罩包装92可以是可折叠的,如图16所示,以便紧凑地存储在套件90内。 A single blister pack 92 can be foldable, as shown in Figure 16, to be stored in a compact package 90. 在其它实施例中,多个口腔护理用具10包含在两个更小的泡罩包装内,这两个泡罩包装可通过将其清洁元件背向彼此而背靠背布置,以便紧凑存储在套件90内(即,泡罩包装的扁平侧面面向彼此)。 In other embodiments, a plurality of oral care implements 10 included in the two smaller blister pack, the blister pack by the two cleaning elements which are arranged back to back away from each other, so as to be stored in a compact package 90 (i.e., a blister pack flat sides facing each other). 在备选实施例中,套件90包括两个以上的泡罩包装(例如,四个泡罩包装,每个包含两个或三个口腔护理用具10。)。 In an alternative embodiment, the kit 90 comprises at least two blister packs (e.g., four blister packs, each containing two or three 10. The oral care implement).

[0079] 泡罩包装92包括具有用于包含口腔护理用具10的多个腔体92c的聚合物幅材(web)92w (图16),每个腔体具有纵向轴线A (图15),定向成每个口腔护理用具的柄部14与其相应的腔体的纵向轴线对齐。 [0079] The blister pack 92 comprises a polymer having a web (Web) comprising a plurality of cavities 10 of the oral care implement of 92w 92c (FIG. 16), each cavity having a longitudinal axis A (FIG. 15), is oriented aligned with the longitudinal axis of each oral care implement handle 14 with its respective cavity. 在一些实施例中,泡罩包装92的腔体92c被成形为符合口腔护理用具10的形状。 In some embodiments, the cavity 92 of the blister pack 92c is shaped to conform to the shape of the oral care implement 10. 在其它实施例中,腔体92c为大致矩形或块形的,以适应多种口腔护理用具形状。 In other embodiments, the cavity 92c is a substantially rectangular block shape or to accommodate a variety of oral care implement shape.

[0080] 在一些实施例中,如在图16中所示,泡罩包装92为单个泡罩包装,其可围绕与腔体92c的纵向轴线A对齐的轴线B折叠。 [0080] In some embodiments, as shown, the blister pack 92 as a single blister pack 16, which can be folded about the axis B and the longitudinal axis A of the cavity 92c aligned. 因此,在单个泡罩包装中的多个口腔护理器械10可以通过将其清洁元件26背向彼此而背靠背布置,以便紧凑存储在套件90内。 Thus, a plurality of oral care instruments in a single blister pack 10 can be away from the cleaning elements 26 are arranged back to back with each other, so as to be stored in a compact package 90.

[0081] 在一些实施例中,如图12、图13、图15和图16所示,每个口腔护理用具10的柄部14具有与头部12相对(即,在图12-16中的附件16的位置处)的第二端部;并且多个口腔护理用具10在第一取向和第二取向之间交替,在第一取向中,头部12指向第一方向(例如,向上),并且第二端部指向与第一方向相反的第二方向;在第二取向中,头部指向第二方向(例如,向下),并且第二端部指向第一方向。 [0081] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG 12, FIG 13, FIG 15 and FIG 16, each of the oral care implement having a handle portion 1410 opposite the head 12 (i.e., in 12-16 of FIG. at) the position of attachment of the second end portion 16; and a plurality of oral care implements 10 between the first and second orientations alternately, in a first orientation in a first direction of the head 12 points (e.g., upward), and the second end portion directed to the second direction opposite the first direction; a second orientation, the head points to the second direction (e.g., downward), and the second end towards the first direction. 对于头部12宽于第二端部16的口腔护理用具设计来说,通过交替连续的口腔护理用具的取向允许减小相邻口腔护理用具之间的距离(和泡罩包装92的总占有面积)。 For the design of oral care implement head 12 is wider than the second end portion 16 is, by alternating the orientation of the oral care implement continuous allows to reduce the distance between adjacent occupied area of ​​the total oral care implement (92 and blister pack ).

[0082] 在一些实施例中,泡罩包装92具有在每一对相邻口腔护理用具10之间的相应的可分离连接部(例如,穿孔92p)。 [0082] In some embodiments, the blister pack 92 having a separable connection of each pair of corresponding portions (e.g., perforations 92P) 10 between the adjacent oral care implement. 可分离连接部92p有利于泡罩包装的折叠或者口腔护理用具10中的一个或多个与泡罩包装92的分离。 The separable connector portion 92p facilitate folding of the blister pack or in separate oral care implement 10 with one or more of the blister pack 92.

[0083] 在一些实施例中,泡罩包装92通过成型-填充-密封过程形成。 [0083] In some embodiments, the blister pack 92 by forming - filling - sealing process is formed. 泡罩包装92由透明的平片或薄膜的卷利用热成形工艺形成。 Blister pack 92 is formed by a process using a thermal roll of transparent sheet or film formed flat. 在一些实施例中,片材或薄膜包含聚氯乙烯。 In some embodiments, sheet or film comprising polyvinyl chloride. 在其它实施例中,片材或薄膜包含聚偏二氯乙烯、聚三氟氯乙烯或环烯烃共聚物。 In other embodiments, the sheet or film comprising polyvinylidene chloride, polychlorotrifluoroethylene or a cyclic olefin copolymer. 口腔护理用具定位在片材或薄膜上,并且泡罩包装92在泡罩生产线上封闭(密封)。 The oral care appliance is positioned on a sheet or film, the blister pack 92 and closing (sealing) blister line. 泡罩包装92包括成形的基部幅材92w,其限定内部装配口腔护理用具10的腔体92c。 A base web 92w blister pack 92 includes a shaped, defining an interior cavity assembly oral care implement of 92c 10. 泡罩包装92还包括背衬板或封盖箔92f (图16),以用于将口腔护理用具包含在包装92内。 92 further comprises a blister pack backing plate or foil cover 92f (FIG. 16), for the oral care implement contained within the package 92. 热塑性粘合剂将幅材92w粘合到背衬板或封盖箔92f。 The web 92w thermoplastic adhesive adhered to a backing plate or cover foil 92f.

[0084] 套件90包括至少一个分配器96。 [0084] The kit 90 comprises at least one dispenser 96. 可提供许多分配器96。 It provides a number of dispensers 96. 例如,如图12中所示,可以为单个相对较大的分配器96提供足够的口腔护理材料,以便单次或多次使用每个口腔护理用具10。 For example, as shown in Figure 12, provides sufficient material for a single oral care dispenser 96 is relatively large, so that use of each single or multiple oral care implement 10. 备选地,如下文参照图17-20B所讨论的,可以为每个相应的口腔护理用具提供相应的单个分配器。 Alternatively, as discussed with reference to FIGS. 17-20B may be provided corresponding to each respective single dispenser oral care implement. 虽然图12-14的分配器96为管,但其它实施例包括不同的分配器类型,例如瓶、栗、罐、盒、小囊或其它器皿。 Although 12-14 distributor tube 96, but other embodiments include different types of dispenser, such as bottles, Li, cans, boxes, sachets, or other containers. 除了诸如便利性和成本的因素外,分配器96的类型根据口腔护理材料的类型来选择。 In addition to factors such as convenience and cost, the dispenser 96 of the type is selected according to the type of oral care material. 在一些实施例中,如图14所示,分配器96具有狭窄的喷嘴96η,以将小流量或少量的口腔护理材料99输送至凹陷24中。 In some embodiments, shown in Figure 14, the dispenser 96 has a narrow nozzle 96η, to deliver a small amount or to a small flow rate of oral care material 9924 in the recess.

[0085] 在图14Α所示的备选实施例中,开口30完全延伸至头部12的背表面。 [0085] In an alternative embodiment shown in FIG. 14Α embodiment, the opening 30 extends completely to the back surface of the head 12. 在头部12后面的开口30的形状通过协调与供应口腔护理材料的单独的分配器96(例如,栗、小瓶、管等)的喷嘴96η匹配,以使得喷嘴可以接合到头部,以便从头部的后面无泄漏地供应口腔护理材料。 The shape of the opening 30 behind the head 12 by a coordination with a separate dispenser oral care material supply 96 (e.g., Li, vials, tubes, etc.) of the nozzle 96η matched so that the nozzle can be joined to the head, to the head the rear portion of the oral care material supply without leakage. 例如,开口30可以与喷嘴上的配合孔螺纹连接,或者开口和喷嘴可具有匹配的锥度。 For example, the openings 30 may be connected with a mating threaded bore in the nozzle, and the nozzle or the opening may have a matching taper. 如果头部12不设有凹陷24,则口腔护理材料可行进通过(多个)清洁元件26 (例如,刷毛),而不是置于刷毛的顶部上。 If the head 12 is not provided with a recess 24, the oral care material can travel through (s) of cleaning elements 26 (e.g., bristles), rather than placed on top of the bristles.

[0086] 在图14Α中所示的构型中,口腔护理材料从头部12后方的喷嘴分配到刷毛26之间的空间内。 [0086] In the configuration shown in FIG. 14Α, the oral care material is dispensed from the nozzle head 12 rearward into the space between the bristles 26. 在另一个实施例(未示出)中,刷毛为中空的,并且头部包括通道,用于将口腔护理材料从头部后方通过通道分配到刷毛的中空部中。 In another embodiment (not shown), the bristles are hollow, and the head includes a channel, a hollow portion of the oral care material is dispensed to the bristles through the passage from the back of the head. 在该实施例中,刷毛包括可渗透的材料,该材料在刷牙期间将要释放的口腔护理材料传送到牙齿的表面上。 In this embodiment, the bristles comprise a permeable material, the transfer material is to be released during brushing oral care material to the surfaces of the teeth.

[0087] 在另一个变型(未示出)中,清洁元件为海绵、棉花或泡沫的单个团块,其具有如图6中所示外部形状和用于通过头部后面的开口接纳口腔护理材料的中空内部。 [0087] In another variant (not shown), the cleaning element is a single mass of sponge, cotton or foam, having an outer shape as shown in FIG. 6 for receiving the oral care material through the back of the head opening hollow interior. 口腔护理材料通过头部后面的开口分配到中空部中。 Dispensing oral care material to the hollow portion through the back of the head opening. 这样,在刷牙期间,口腔护理材料被释放通过清洁元件的材料。 Thus, during brushing, the oral care material is release material by the cleaning elements.

[0088] 在图14B中所示的另一个实施例中,每个口腔护理用具具有用于接纳和保持口腔护理材料99的凹部或凹陷28,并且分配喷嘴96η'的宽度小于或等于凹部的宽度。 Width [0088] In another embodiment shown in FIG. 14B, each having an oral care appliance for receiving and holding the oral care material 99 recess or recesses 28, and the dispensing nozzle 96η 'is equal to or less than the width of the recess . 喷嘴96η'可选地联接有至少一个侧开口(side opening)96o,以便接纳和分配口腔护理材料99,同时喷嘴96η'的顶端接触凹部或凹陷28的底部。 Nozzle 96η 'optionally coupled with at least one side opening (side opening) 96o, for receiving and dispensing the oral care material 99, while the nozzle 96η' tip contacts the bottom of recess or depression 28. 因此,喷嘴96η'的顶端可牢固地坐靠到凹陷的底部上,而不阻挡或妨碍口腔护理材料99的分配。 Thus, the nozzle tip 96η 'may sit firmly against the bottom of the recess, without blocking or interfere with dispensing oral care material 99.

[0089] 在一些实施例中,开口96ο的高度96h (从喷嘴顶端到开口96ο的肩部的距离)约等于凹陷28的深度,以便有利于在喷嘴96η'的顶端坐靠在凹陷28的底部上的同时填充凹陷。 [0089] In some embodiments, the height of the opening 96h 96ο (shoulder 96ο distance from the nozzle tip to the opening) is approximately equal to the depth of the recess 28 so as to facilitate seated against the bottom of the recess 28 in the top nozzle 96η 'of simultaneously fill the recess. 这也为帮助使用者确定凹陷28何时完全充满提供了视觉上的辅助手段。 It also helps users determine the depression 28 when fully charged provides visual aids.

[0090] 在其它实施例中,开口96ο的高度96h和形状可以被选择,以使得开口96ο接合头部12的特征(例如清洁元件26)并充当深度计,以便将喷嘴96η'的顶端定位在离凹陷28的底部的预定距离处。 [0090] In other embodiments, the shape and height of the opening 96h 96ο may be selected such that the opening 96ο engagement feature (such as the cleaning element 26) of the head 12 and acts as a depth gauge to the tip of the nozzle 96η 'is positioned at a predetermined distance from the bottom of the recess 28. 这确保喷嘴96η'的顶端不妨碍分配口腔护理材料。 This ensures that the nozzle 96η 'does not interfere with the distal end dispensing the oral care material.

[0091] 分配器96包含一定量的口腔护理材料99。 [0091] The dispenser 96 contains an amount of the oral care material 99. 在一些实施例中,口腔护理材料99为口气清新溶液、牙膏或抛光剂、漱口水、氟化物漱口液等。 In some embodiments, the oral care material is a breath freshening solution 99, a toothpaste or polishing agent, a mouthwash, mouthwash fluoride and the like. 在其它实施例中,口腔护理材料可以是用于提供齿龈疾病或癌症的指示的标记材料,或者对需要额外清洁的牙齿区域的标记物。 In other embodiments, the oral care material may be used to provide gum disease or cancer indication marking material, or the need for additional markers tooth cleaning region. 在一些实施例中,口腔护理材料包括定时释放的材料,以便释放活性成分或发泡剂。 In some embodiments, the oral care material comprises a timed release material, so as to release the active ingredient or a blowing agent. 定时释放的活性成分可用于例如无水环境中,在该环境中,使用者在刷牙结束后将口腔护理材料保持在使用者的口腔中。 Timed release of the active ingredient may be, for example, an anhydrous environment, in the environment, the user held in the user's brushing the oral cavity after the end of the oral care material.

[0092] 在口腔护理材料具有相对低的粘度的一些实施例中,诸如图6的海绵、泡沫或棉花36的吸收团块的清洁元件有利地可充当吸收贮器,并且在使用者没有以处于完全水平的取向的头部12抓握牙刷10时防止口腔护理材料溅出。 [0092] Some embodiments have a relatively low viscosity of the oral care material, such as a sponge, in FIG. 6, the absorbent foam or cotton clumps cleaning elements 36 advantageously may act as absorber reservoir, and the user is not to be in the completely horizontal orientation of the head 12 of the toothbrush grip oral care material 10 to prevent spilling. 因此,使用者可以用空闲的一只或两只手来更换例如口腔护理材料分配器96上的帽盖。 Thus, the user can use one or both hands free, for example, to replace the cap on the head 96 the oral care material dispenser. 一旦清洁元件36被置于使用者的口腔内,刷牙运动就从清洁元件36的吸收贮器释放口腔护理材料。 Once the cleaning element 36 is placed within the user's oral cavity, brushing motion releases the oral care material from the cleaning elements of absorbent receptacle 36.

[0093] 在一些实施例中,如图14C所示,吸收贮器27设置为具有诸如刷毛的清洁元件26的牙刷10中的插件。 [0093] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 14C, absorber reservoir 27 to a toothbrush having cleaning elements such as bristles 26 in the plug 10. 吸收贮器27可以是上文结合图6的清洁元件36讨论的任何材料的团块,包括棉花、海绵或泡沫,例如三聚氰胺泡沫,一种包含甲醛-三聚氰胺-亚硫酸氢钠共聚物的泡沫状材料。 Absorbent receptacle 27 may be of any material agglomerate 36 discussed above in conjunction with FIG. 6, the cleaning member, including cotton, sponge or foam, melamine foam, for example, comprising a formaldehyde - melamine - sodium bisulfite foam copolymer material. 这提供了能延伸进入裂缝中的刷毛26和分配口腔护理材料并利用其温和的研磨性质抛光齿面的柔软吸收插件27的组合有益效果。 This provides the flexibility to extend the fracture into the bristles 26 and dispensing oral care material and using the nature of its mild abrasive polishing tooth surfaces of the absorbent insert 27 is a combination of beneficial effects. 如在单块清洁元件36的情况中那样,在使用者没有以处于完全水平的取向的头部12抓握牙刷10时,吸收插件27能防止口腔护理材料溅出,并且腾出使用者的一只或两只手。 When as in the head of the user is not in a horizontal orientation in a fully gripping the toothbrush 12 in the case of a single block 10 the cleaning element 36, the absorbent insert 27 can be prevented from spilling oral care material, and make a user only or both hands. 一旦清洁元件27被置于使用者的口腔内,刷牙运动就从清洁元件36的吸收贮器释放口腔护理材料。 Once the cleaning member 27 is placed within the user's oral cavity, brushing motion releases the oral care material from the cleaning elements of absorbent receptacle 36.

[0094] 在一些实施例中,多个口腔护理用具10包括多个口腔护理用具,并且在分配器中的口腔护理材料的量包含多次剂量的口腔护理材料,该剂量数大于或等于口腔护理用具的数量。 [0094] In some embodiments, the oral care appliance 10 includes a plurality of a plurality of oral care implements, and the amount of material in the oral care dispenser comprises multiple doses of oral care material, the number of doses is greater than or equal to the oral care the number of appliances. 例如,在图12-15中,套件90具有10个口腔护理用具10,并且口腔护理材料96的管具有至少10次剂量的口腔护理材料。 For example, in Figure 12-15, the kit 90 having 10 oral care implement 10, the material 96 and oral care oral care material tube has at least 10 doses. 该量足以至少将一次剂量的口腔护理材料99 一次分配到每个口腔护理用具10的相应凹陷24中(或者在没有凹陷时分配到清洁元件26上),以用作单次使用的牙刷。 An amount sufficient to at least one dose of the oral care material 99 to a dispensing oral care implement each respective recess 10, 24 (or assigned to the cleaning member in the absence of the recess 26), to be used as a single use of the toothbrush. 可选地,管96可包括更大量的口腔护理材料(例如,20或30次剂量)O Alternatively, tube 96 may include a greater amount of oral care material (e.g., 20 or 30 doses) O

[0095] 在一些实施例(未示出)中,套件包括两个或更多个分配器96,其可选地各自具有不同配方、香味或颜色的口腔护理材料99。 [0095] In some embodiments (not shown), the kit comprising two or more dispensers 96, each optionally having a different formulation, flavor or color of oral care material 99. 这允许使用者单独地选择用于每个口腔护理用具10的口腔护理材料99的配方、香味和/或颜色。 This allows the user to individually select each of the oral care implement for oral care material 10 formulation, the flavor and / or color 99.

[0096] 图17、图18A和图18B示出了备选的分配器和包装构型70。 [0096] FIGS. 17, 18A and 18B illustrate alternative configurations of the dispenser and the package 70. 在一些实施例中,口腔护理材料分配器60以一个或多个小囊的形式提供。 In some embodiments, the oral care material dispenser 60 is provided in the form of one or more small balloon. 小囊60可包含单剂量的口腔护理材料69或更大的量(例如,多达三次剂量)。 Sachet oral care material 60 may comprise an amount of a single dose of 69 or more (e.g., up to three doses). 小囊60由柔性聚合物薄膜形成,并且每个小囊具有狭缝、凹口或穿孔68,从而提供了用于手动撕开小囊的手段。 Sachet formed from a flexible polymeric film 60, and each sachet has a slit, a notch or perforation 68, thereby providing a means for manually tearing the sachet. 每个小囊具有喷嘴部分67,其被定位和成形为当狭缝、凹口或穿孔被撕裂时形成分配喷嘴。 Each sachet has a nozzle portion 67, which is positioned and shaped as a slit, notch or perforated tearing dispensing nozzle is formed.

[0097] 小囊可以是大体上环形的,并具有用于容纳口腔护理材料69的贮存器64。 [0097] The sachet may be generally annular, and a reservoir 64 for accommodating an oral care material 69. 贮存器64围绕中心开口63,并且包括具有减小的宽度的端部66。 Reservoir 64 about the central opening 63, and comprises an end portion 66 having a reduced width. 小囊60可被构造成在贮存器64的宽度减小的端部66附近具有凹口65a或狭缝。 Sachet 60 may be configured to have a notch or a slit 65a in the vicinity of the end portion 66 of reduced width 64 of the reservoir. 凹口或狭缝65a形成在大体上径向方向上延伸的易碎密封,该密封被构造用于撕裂以形成用于从小囊60分配口腔护理材料69的喷嘴部分67。 Notches or slits formed in the frangible seal 65a extending in a generally radial direction, the seal is configured to tear the balloon 60 to form a small dispensing the oral care material 69 to the nozzle portion 67. 可选地,在喷嘴部分67的任一侧或两侧上可设有穿孔68,以便帮助撕开分配器60。 Alternatively, on either or both sides of the nozzle portion 67 may be provided with perforations 68, 60 to assist in tearing the dispenser.

[0098] 在一些实施例中,环形IC存器69对向(subtend)围绕小囊的中心开口63的270-330度的角度。 [0098] In some embodiments, the annular IC memory 69 to the central direction (subtend) around the small angle of 270-330 degrees bladder 63 openings. 在一些实施例中,环形贮存器69对向围绕中心开口63的300-330度的角度。 In some embodiments, the annular reservoir 69 angle of 300-330 degrees to the opening 63 to about the center.

[0099]小囊 60 可使用美国专利N0.4,705,680、N0.4,728,508、N0.4,770,324、N0.5,041,279或N0.5,096,698或者国际申请公开N0.WO 95/01921中的任一个中描述的材料和方法来形成,这些专利中的每一个均全文以引用方式并入本文中。 [0099] 60 may use sachet U.S. Patent N0.4,705,680, N0.4,728,508, N0.4,770,324, N0.5,041,279 or international application or N0.5,096,698 N0.WO 95/01921 disclosed in any of the materials and methods described herein are formed, each of these patents are hereby incorporated by reference herein. 可以使用其它小囊制造方法。 Other methods may be used for manufacturing sachets.

[0100] 在一些实施例中,牙刷10被用作用来打开小囊60的工具,如图18B所示。 Tool [0100] In some embodiments, the toothbrush 10 is used for opening the sachet 60, as shown in FIG. 18B. 小囊60的中心开口63在包装期间被置于牙刷10的头部12周围,以使得牙刷10的头部12在小囊60内。 The central opening 63 of the sachet 60 is disposed around the head 12 of the toothbrush 10 during packaging, so that the head 12 of toothbrush 10 in a sachet 60. 当使用者准备使用牙刷10时,他/她将牙刷10拔出小囊60。 When the user is ready to use a toothbrush 10, he / she will pull out a small bag toothbrush 10 60. 在一些实施例中,使用者使用一只手通过与易碎密封37相对的端部61抓住小囊60,并且使用另一只手抓住牙刷头部12。 In some embodiments, a user using one hand to grasp the sachet 60 by a frangible seal 37 opposite the end 61, and with the other hand grasp the toothbrush head 12. 牙刷12在凹口或狭缝65a的方向上(远离端部61)拉动,并且用来撕裂小囊60的易碎密封67,以使得当从小囊移除牙刷10时,小囊的分配孔口67打开以便分配口腔护理材料69。 The toothbrush 12 (away from the end portion 61) is pulled in the direction of the notch or slit 65a, and is used to tear the frangible seal 60 of the sachet 67, such that when the balloon grew toothbrush 10 is removed, the dispensing aperture sachet port 67 open for dispensing the oral care material 69. 图18A示出了包装70,其中小囊60在包装期间被定位在牙刷10的头部12上,以有利于在从包装70移除牙刷和小囊时使用牙刷10作为工具打开小囊的步骤。 FIG 18A shows the step of packaging 70, wherein the sachet 60 is positioned on the head 12 of the toothbrush 10 during packaging to facilitate the use of the toothbrush the toothbrush is removed from the packaging sachet 70 and 10 as the tool opens sachet .

[0101] 在其它实施例中,小囊60的打开(通过切断易碎密封67)在与将小囊从牙刷10拔出的步骤独立的步骤中进行。 [0101] In other embodiments, the sachet 60 is opened in step with the sachet removed from the toothbrush 10 separate steps (off by a frangible seal 67). 牙刷10沿着其纵向轴线移动,而不撕裂易碎密封67。 The toothbrush 10 is moved along its longitudinal axis, without tearing the frangible seal 67. 然后,通过沿着凹口65a和/或穿孔68撕开小囊60而使密封67破裂。 Then, by tearing along the small recess 65a and / or perforations 68 rupture of the balloon 60 the seal 67. 可选地,可沿小囊60的外边缘设置第二凹口65b,以有利于手动撕裂易碎密封,而不使用牙刷10或任何其它工具来进行撕裂。 Alternatively, the sachet 60 along the outer edge of the second recess 65b is provided, to facilitate manual tearing of the frangible seal, without the use of the toothbrush 10 or any other tool to tear.

[0102] 在一些实施例中,小囊60为单独的包装,该包装独立地置于容纳牙刷10的泡罩包装或袋内。 [0102] In some embodiments, the sachet 60 as a separate package which is independently placed on the blister pack receiving pocket or toothbrush 10. 例如,泡罩包装可具有两行和十列室。 For example, the blister pack may have two rows and ten chambers. 一行中的室包含牙刷10。 Row toothbrush 10 comprises a chamber. 另一行中的室包含小囊60。 Another row sachet containing chamber 60. 每一列具有相应的牙刷和相应的小囊60。 Each column has a respective brush 60 and a respective sachet. 两行具有在两者间的可分离的连接部。 Two rows with the connection between the two separable portions. 可分离的连接部是由下列组成的组中的一个:包装的穿孔区域、具有切口或凹口的包装的区域、易于被撕裂或破裂的材料的薄膜或条带、或者连接包装的单独地形成的部段的至少一个粘合剂接头。 Perforated region separately packaged, or packaged has a cutout area recess, the material is easily torn or broken film or tape, or connect the package: the connection portion is separable from the group consisting of one section formed in at least one adhesive joint. 另一个可分离的连接部设置在每对连续的相邻列之间。 Another detachable connection portion disposed between each pair of successive adjacent columns. 因此,使用者可容易地从泡罩包装手动分离一列,以形成具有一个牙刷10和一个分配器60的单独的套件(“子套件”)。 Thus, a user can be easily separated from the blister pack a manual, to form individual packages ( "sub-kit") and a toothbrush 10 having a dispenser 60. 类似地,准备开始旅行的使用者可以根据需要撕下包括N列(N个牙刷和N个小囊,其中N为整数)的一部分。 Similarly, the user may be ready to begin to travel in accordance with need tear comprises N columns (N and N toothbrush sachets, where N is an integer) part.

[0103] 在其它实施例中,多个小囊60沿连续的塑料片材形成,并且在每个相邻的小囊60之间具有可分离的连接部(例如,穿孔、狭缝等)。 [0103] In other embodiments, a plurality of sachets 60 is formed along a continuous sheet of plastic, and a connecting portion (e.g., perforations, slits, etc.) between each adjacent separable sachet 60. 一条小囊60可以从牙刷10的泡罩包装分开(即,断开连接)。 A sachet 60 may be separated from the blister pack 10 of the toothbrush (i.e., disconnected).

[0104] 图19A示出了另一个实施例,其中多个口腔护理用具10包装在诸如一个或多个泡罩包装80的第一包装内,并且小囊81被成形为相同泡罩包装80的一部分。 [0104] FIG. 19A shows another embodiment, wherein the plurality of oral care implements 10 packaged in blister packs such as one or more of the first package 80 and sachet 81 is shaped the same as blister package 80 part. 泡罩包装80具有两行和十列室,但可以使用任何数量的列。 Blister package 80 having two rows and ten chamber, but any number of columns. 一行中的室83包含牙刷10。 Chamber 83 containing toothbrush 10 in a row. 另一行中的室82包含小囊81。 Another row 82 comprises a chamber 81 sachets. 每一列具有相应的牙刷10和相应的小囊81。 Each toothbrush 10 has a corresponding row and the corresponding sachet 81. 两行具有在两者间的可分离的连接部(例如,穿孔)86。 Two rows have separable connecting portion (e.g., perforations) 86 therebetween. 另一个可分离的连接部(例如,穿孔)85设置在每一对连续的相邻列之间。 Another detachable connection portion (e.g., perforations) 85 disposed between adjacent columns of each successive. 因此,使用者可以容易地从泡罩包装80手动分离N列,以形成具有N个牙刷10和N个分配器81的单独的套件(“子套件”),其中N为从I至C-1的整数,其中C为泡罩包装80中的列的总数。 Thus, a user can be easily separated from the blister pack 80 N columns manually, to form individual packages ( "sub-kit") with N and N toothbrush 10 of the dispenser 81, where N is C-1 to I integer, where C is the total number of the blister package 80 columns.

[0105] 图19B为包含一个小囊86的室82的放大详图。 [0105] FIG. 19B is an enlarged detail view of a sachet containing 86 of the chamber 82. 在该示例中,小囊81由用来形成泡罩包装80的相同聚合物薄膜片材形成,并且将牙刷室83与小囊室82分开的可分离连接部86也提供了一种用于撕开小囊81的喷嘴84的手段。 In this example, sachets 81 of the same polymer film 80 is formed by a sheet used to form the blister package, and the brush chamber 83 and the chamber 82 separate sachet separable connector portion 86 also provides a method for tearing It means 81 to open a small bag of nozzle 84. 因此,可以在一行小囊室82和一行牙刷室83之间形成单个穿孔线86 (穿孔在每个小囊81的每个喷嘴部段87处中断,以避免口腔护理材料泄漏)。 Thus, a single line of perforations 86 may be formed (perforated interrupted at each nozzle segment 81 of each sachet 87, to prevent leakage of the oral care material) between the row 82 and row sachet compartment chamber 83 of the toothbrush. 在单次运动中,使用者可以将其中一个小囊室82与其相关联的牙刷室83分离,并且也打开该室82的小囊81的喷嘴84。 In a single motion, wherein a user may sachet chamber 82 associated therewith separating chamber 83 of the toothbrush, and also to open the nozzle 81 of the chamber 82 of the sachet 84. 穿孔86的撕裂动作形成小囊81的开放的分配喷嘴。 Tearing perforation 86 is formed open operation sachet dispensing nozzle 81.

[0106] 在每个小囊81中用于包含口腔护理材料的贮存器为大致五边形的,并具有用于形成喷嘴84的狭窄部分。 [0106] for each sachet reservoir 81 comprises the oral care material is substantially pentagonal and having a nozzle for forming the narrow portion 84. 然而,贮存器可以是任何便利的形状,例如但不限于矩形、正方形、梯形、圆形、椭圆形、卵圆形等。 However, the reservoir may be any convenient shape, such as, but not limited to rectangular, square, trapezoidal, circular, elliptical, oval and the like.

[0107] 普通技术人员应理解,本文中水平行和竖直列的命名为可选的,并且相同的包装可以旋转90度,在这种情况下,行为竖直的,而列为水平的。 [0107] It should be understood of ordinary skill in the art, the vertical and horizontal line herein named optional columns, and the same package may be rotated 90 degrees, in this case, the behavior of the vertical, horizontal and classified.

[0108] 图20A和图20B示出了图19A和图19B的包装的变型,其中每个小囊187与形成泡罩包装182的小囊室182的薄膜单独地形成。 [0108] FIGS. 20A and 20B illustrate the package of Fig. 19A and 19B variant, wherein each sachet 187 separately formed with the film sachet forming chamber 182 of the blister package 182. 小囊187可以可选地从其室182移除,而不切断将小囊室182与其相应的牙刷室83分离的可分离的连接部186。 Sachet 187 may optionally be removed from the chamber 182, without cutting the detachable connection portion 186 corresponding thereto sachet chamber 182 toothbrush chamber 83 separated. 类似地,一旦被移除,小囊187就可以返回到其室182,或者为了在单次使用之后丢弃,或者为了在小囊187的贮存器181包含不止一次剂量的口腔护理材料时二次使用。 Similarly, once removed, the sachet 187 can be returned to the chamber 182 which, when used for the secondary or after a single use, or in the sachet 187 to a reservoir 181 containing more than one dose of the oral care material . 可选地,可通过沿穿孔线186撕裂泡罩包装材料而将小囊室182从其相应的牙刷室83分离。 Alternatively, the blister pack may tear the sachet material chamber 182 isolated from their respective chambers 83 through the toothbrush 186 along the perforated line. 每个小囊187具有独特的可分离的连接部185 (例如,穿孔、狭缝或凹口),以用于撕裂小囊187的薄膜以打开小囊的喷嘴孔口,从而分配口腔护理材料。 Each sachet 187 has a unique detachable connection portion 185 (e.g., perforations, slits or notches) for tearing the film sachet 187 to open the sachet nozzle orifice to dispense the oral care material .

[0109] 在其它方面,套件180的布局和构造类似于套件80 (图19A和图19B)的布局和构造,因此不再重复对其的描述。 [0109] In other aspects, the kit 180 is similar to the layout and configuration of package 80 (FIGS. 19A and 19B) of the layout and configuration, thus description thereof is not repeated.

[0110] 再次参看图12、图13、图15和图16,口腔护理套件90可以可选地包括外包装,例如蛤壳式容器91。 [0110] Referring again to FIG 12, FIG 13, FIG 15 and FIG 16, the oral care kit 90 may optionally include packaging, for example, a clamshell container 91. 外包装可包括用于保护小囊和/或其它附件,并且防止它们与套件90的其余部分意外分离。 Overpack may include a protective sachet and / or other accessories, and prevents accidental separation thereof with the remainder of the package 90. 外包装91也可用于存储单独的口腔护理材料分配器,例如管96、栗、罐等。 Outer package 91 may also be used separately stored oral care material dispenser, for example tube 96, Li, cans and the like. 外包装也可提供成型(contoured)的隔室,以用于在分配或刷牙操作期间容纳牙刷10或分配器96。 Packaging may also provide a compartment forming (a contoured), the toothbrush 10 for receiving dispenser 96 or brushing operations or during dispensing.

[0111] 在一些实施例中,外包装91包括两个预成形的塑料片材或折叠到其自身上并在边缘处熔融的一个片材。 [0111] In some embodiments, the overpack 91 comprises two preformed plastic sheet or folded onto itself and melted at the edges of one sheet. (多个)片材包含透明的聚合物,该聚合物通过选择材料或通过聚合物材料的厚度而比泡罩包装幅材92w更耐久和更具刚性。 (S) comprising a transparent polymer sheet, the specific polymer web 92w blister pack more durable and more rigid by the thickness of the polymer material or by selecting the material.

[0112] 外包装91包括至少一个透明的外壳91,其具有成形为包含多个口腔护理用具10的第一开口94和成形为包含分配器96的第二开口98。 [0112] 91 comprises at least one transparent outer housing 91, having a plurality of molding an oral care appliance comprising a first opening 94 and 10 is shaped to include a second opening 98 of the dispenser 96. 第二开口98与第一开口94分离。 The second opening 98 is separated from the first opening 94.

[0113] 在一些实施例中,蛤壳式包装91具有两个对称的半部91a、91b(图13中示出),每个半部被成形为接纳泡罩包装92或包含多个口腔护理用具10的子集的泡罩包装的一部分。 [0113] In some embodiments, clamshell package 91 has two symmetrical halves 91a, 91b (shown in FIG. 13), each half is shaped to receive a blister pack 92 comprises a plurality of oral care or a portion of the blister pack 10 of sub-tool set. 每个半部91a、91b被成形为接纳相应的一部分分配器96。 Each half 91a, 91b is shaped to receive a respective part of the dispenser 96.

[0114] 在一些实施例中,每个半部91a、9Ib被成形为接纳包含多个口腔护理用具10的子集的至少一个泡罩包装92的至少一部分。 [0114] In some embodiments, each half 91a, 9Ib is shaped to receive at least one blister pack comprising a plurality of oral care implements a sub-set of at least a portion of 10 92. 在一些实施例中,蛤壳式包装91具有两个半部91a、91b,每个半部被成形为接纳泡罩包装92的幅材92w的相应部分,如图13中所示。 In some embodiments, the clamshell package 91 having two halves 91a, 91b, each half of the blister pack is shaped to receive a corresponding portion of the web 92w, 92, 13 as shown in FIG. 每个半部91a、91b被成形为接纳相应的一部分分配器96。 Each half 91a, 91b is shaped to receive a respective part of the dispenser 96. 在单个泡罩包装92围绕轴线B折叠(图16中示出)的一些实施例中,折叠的泡罩包装的每个半部被蛤壳91的相应半部接纳,如图13中所示。 A single blister pack 92 in some embodiments is folded about the axis B (shown in FIG. 16), each of the halves of the folded blister pack is received in a corresponding half clamshell 91, 13 as shown in FIG.

[0115] 在一些实施例中,外包装91具有狭槽93,以用于将套件90悬挂在商店货架或钩子上。 [0115] In some embodiments, the overpack 91 has a slot 93, 90 for hanging the package on a store shelf or hook. 可选地,可提供更大的狭槽(未示出)以用作柄部。 Alternatively, provide a larger slot (not shown) to serve as a handle.

[0116] 在其它实施例中,蛤壳91的两部分不是彼此的镜像,而是包括具有较深凹部的第一侧和具有较浅(或没有)凹部的第二侧。 [0116] In other embodiments, two clam shell section 91 are not mirror images of each other, but includes a first side having a deeper portion of the recess and with a light (or without) a second side portion of the recess. 蛤壳91的其它变型可以适应(多个)泡罩包装92和(多个)分配器96的形状和构型中的变型。 Other variations clamshell 91 can be adapted (s) 92 and the blister pack (s) variations shape and configuration of the dispenser 96.

[0117] 制造套件90的方法的一个示例包括:提供至少一个包含多个口腔护理用具的泡罩包装;以及将该至少一个泡罩包装92围绕其轴线B折叠,从而使幅材92w的两部分面向相反的方向。 One example of a method of [0117] manufacturing a kit 90 comprising: providing at least one blister pack comprising a plurality of oral care implement; and the at least one blister pack 92 is folded about the axis B, so that the two web portions 92w, face in opposite directions. 至少一个泡罩包装92被插入蛤壳式包装91内;并且至少一个分配器(例如,具有喷嘴96η的管96)被插入蛤壳内。 At least one blister pack 92 is inserted into the clamshell package 91; and at least one dispenser (e.g., a tube having a nozzle 96η 96) is inserted into the clam shell. 分配器96与泡罩包装92分离并且包含一定量的口腔护理材料99。 Separating the dispenser 96 and comprises an amount of blister pack 92 and oral care material 99. 蛤壳式包装91具有成形为接纳至少一个泡罩包装92的第一开口94和成形为接纳分配器96的第二开口98。 Clamshell package 91 having at least one shaped to receive a blister pack 92, a first opening 94 and a second shaped opening 98 to receive the dispenser 96. 然后密封蛤壳式包装91,使其中具有至少一个泡罩包装92和分配器96。 Clamshell package is then sealed 91, which has at least make a blister pack 92 and the dispenser 96.

[0118] 在一些实施例中,泡罩包装具有第一边缘和第二边缘,并且提供步骤包括将多个口腔护理用具布置在相应的腔体中,以使得连续的口腔护理用具在第一取向和第二取向之间交替,在第一取向中,口腔护理用具的头部邻近第一边缘,并且其第二端部邻近第二边缘;在第二取向中,口腔护理用具的第二端部邻近第一边缘,并且其头部邻近第二边缘。 [0118] In some embodiments, the blister pack having a first edge and a second edge, and providing a plurality of oral care implements are arranged in a respective cavity, such that a first orientation of the oral care implement successive steps and alternating between the second orientation, the first orientation, the oral care implement head portion adjacent the first edge and a second edge adjacent the second end; in a second orientation, the second end portion of the oral care implement adjacent the first edge and a second edge adjacent to the head. 在一些实施例中,在泡罩包装92中每对相邻的口腔护理用具10之间制造出相应的穿孔92ρ。 In some embodiments, the blister pack 92 for producing the corresponding perforations 92ρ 10 between each pair of adjacent oral care implement.

[0119] 在一些实施例中,使用口腔护理套件90的方法包括打开蛤壳式包装91和从蛤壳式包装移除泡罩包装92。 Method [0119] In some embodiments, the use of the oral care kit 90 includes a clamshell package 91 is opened and removed from the blister pack 92 clamshell package. 泡罩包装92包括包含相应的口腔护理用具10的多个腔体92c。 92 comprises a blister pack comprising a respective plurality of oral care implement of cavities 92c 10. 每个口腔护理用具10包括柄部14,柄部14在其第一端部处具有头部12,头部具有从头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件26,头部具有成形为容纳口腔护理材料的至少一个凹形凹陷24。 Each oral care implement 10 includes a handle 14, a head 12 having a handle 14 at its first end, the head having at least one cleaning element 26 projecting outwardly from the head, the head having a mouth shaped to receive care material at least one concave recess 24.

[0120] 使用者从泡罩包装92中移除其中一个口腔护理用具10。 [0120] User 92 is removed from the blister pack wherein a oral care implement 10. 使用者从蛤壳式包装91移除分配器96。 The dispenser 96 is removed from the user clamshell package 91. 分配器96与口腔护理用具10分离。 The dispenser 96 is separated from the oral care implement 10. 使用者将一个剂量的口腔护理材料99从分配器96分配到移除的口腔护理用具10的凹陷24中。 A user dose dispensing oral care material from the dispenser 96 to 99 to remove the oral care implement in the recess 24 10. 使用者使用上面带有口腔护理材料99的移除的口腔护理用具来执行牙齿护理程序,例如刷使用者的牙齿。 Used above to remove the user with the oral care material in the oral care implement 99 to perform dental care procedures, such as brushing the user's teeth.

[0121] 在一些实施例中,使用者在单次使用之后丢弃移除的口腔护理用具10。 [0121] In some embodiments, the user discards the oral care implement 10 is removed after a single use. 在一些实施例中,使用者(对每个口腔护理用具10)重复从包装92移除口腔护理用具、将口腔护理材料99分配到移除的口腔护理用具上、执行牙齿护理操作以及在使用后丢弃移除的口腔护理用具的步骤。 In some embodiments, the user (for each oral care implement 10) is removed from the package 92 is repeated oral care implement, the dispensing oral care material 99 to remove the oral care implement, in performing dental care operations and the use of discarding step of removing the oral care implement.

[0122] 在一些实施例(未示出)中,套件90包括口腔护理用具的至少两个变型和分别包含不同的口腔护理材料的至少两个分配器。 [0122] In some embodiments (not shown), the kit 90 includes at least two oral care implement respectively comprise different variants of the at least two oral care material dispenser. 使用者协调口腔护理用具中的一个的选择与口腔护理材料的选择。 Selecting a user selection and coordination of oral care material in the oral care implement. 在一些实施例中,柄部14和分配器96可选地带颜色编码,以指示具有相应的差异化的口腔护理材料99的所建议的差异化的成对的口腔护理用具10。 In some embodiments, the handle portion 14 and the distributor 96 optionally with color-coded to indicate the corresponding difference with the oral care material 99 of the proposed pairs of differentiated oral care implement 10. 例如,在一些实施例中,口腔护理用具具有对于每个清洁元件类型或附件类型相应地不同的柄部颜色,并且包含用于每个口腔护理用具类型的对应的推荐口腔护理材料的分配用具有相同的颜色。 For example, in some embodiments, an oral care implement having a correspondingly different for each type of cleaning elements or attachment type handle color and contains allocated for each type of oral care implement corresponding recommended oral care material having the same color.

[0123] 通过考虑本文所公开的说明书,其它实施例对于本领域的技术人员将显而易见。 [0123] consideration of the specification disclosed herein, other embodiments to those skilled in the art will be apparent. 说明书和示例旨在仅被看作是示例性的,本发明的真正范围和精神由所附权利要求和其等同物的范围指示。 Specification and examples are intended merely to be considered as exemplary, with a true scope and spirit of the invention indicated by the scope of the appended claims and their equivalents.

[0124] 如在全文中所用,范围被用作描述在该范围内的每个值的缩写。 [0124] As used throughout the text, ranges are used as shorthand for describing each of the values ​​within that range. 范围内的任何值可选作该范围的端点。 Any value within the range can be selected as the terminus of the range. 此外,本文引用的所有参考文献均以引用方式全文并入本文中。 In addition, all references cited herein are incorporated herein by reference. 在本公开中的定义与引用的参考文献的定义矛盾的情况下,以本公开为准。 Definitions the contradiction in the present disclosure and the cited references, the present disclosure controls.

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  1. 1.一种口腔护理套件,包括: 至少一个口腔护理用具,其包括柄部,所述柄部具有在所述柄部一端处的头部,所述头部具有从所述头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件; 至少一个分配器,其与所述口腔护理用具分开,所述分配器包括喷嘴并包含一定量的口腔护理材料; 包装,其包括所述至少一个口腔护理用具和所述至少一个分配器,所述包装具有包括通过至少一个可分离的连接部接合到彼此的第一部段和第二部段的至少两个单独的部段,其中,所述口腔护理用具在所述第一部段中,并且所述分配器在所述第二部段中,并且其中所述至少一个可分离的连接部提供用于撕开分配器喷嘴的装置,使得沿着可分离连接部的撕裂动作将第一部段和第二部段分开和打开分配器的喷嘴。 1. An oral care kit, comprising: at least one oral care implement comprising a handle portion, the handle portion having a head at one end of the shank portion, said head portion having a head portion extending outwardly from the the at least one cleaning element; at least one dispenser, separate from the oral care implement, comprising a dispenser comprising a nozzle and a quantity of the oral care material; package, which comprises at least one oral care implement and the at least one dispenser, said package having a connection portion comprising at least joined by a separable into at least two separate sections with each other and the segments of the first portion of the second section, wherein the oral care implement in the in the first section, and the dispenser in said second section, and wherein the at least one separable connector portion providing means for tearing the dispenser nozzle, so that the separable along a connecting portion the tearing operation of the first section and second section are separated and the dispenser nozzle opening.
  2. 2.根据权利要求1所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,还包括: 多个口腔护理用具和用于所述口腔护理用具中的每一个的相应的分配器;以及多个单独的部段;其中所述口腔护理用具中的每一个和所述分配器中的每一个包含在相应的单独的部段内,并且每个单独的部段通过至少一个可分离的连接部与邻近其的每个其它单独的部段分开,以使得每个单独的部段可与所述包装的其余部分手动分开。 And a plurality of individual sections; and a plurality of oral care implements a respective dispenser in the oral care implement each: 2. The oral care kit according to claim 1, characterized by further comprising ; wherein the oral care implement each of the dispenser and each contained within a respective separate sections, and each separate section by connecting at least a portion of each separable adjacent thereto two other individual sections separately, so that each individual section can be manually separated from the rest of the package.
  3. 3.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述可分离的连接部是由下列组成的组中的一个:所述包装的穿孔区域、具有切口或凹口的所述包装的区域、易于被撕裂或破裂的材料的薄膜或条带、或者连接所述包装的单独地形成的部段的至少一个粘合剂接头。 3. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said connecting portion is separable from the group consisting of one of: the area of ​​the packaging is perforated, having a cut or notch said packaging area, film or strip is easily torn or broken material, or adhesive joint connecting at least one section of the package are formed separately.
  4. 4.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述包装为泡罩包装,并且每个可分离的连接部为所述包装的穿孔区域。 4. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the perforated region of blister pack packaging, and is connected to the detachable portion of each package.
  5. 5.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于: 所述包装为具有一行口腔护理用具和一行分配器的泡罩包装,并且每个口腔护理用具具有邻近其的相应的分配器,其中所述泡罩包装的每一列包括所述口腔护理用具中的相应的一个和所述分配器中的相应的一个,并且每一对相邻的列具有在它们之间的可分离的连接部。 5. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein: said package having a row of oral care implement dispenser and a blister pack row, and each adjacent the oral care implement having a respective assigned thereto , a blister pack wherein each said column includes a respective one of the oral care implement and a respective one of said dispenser, each pair of adjacent columns and having therebetween separable connection.
  6. 6.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述分配器为包含口腔护理液体、凝胶、糊剂或粉末的小囊。 6. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said oral care dispenser comprising a liquid, gel, paste or powder sachet.
  7. 7.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述口腔护理用具具有用于接纳和保持所述口腔护理材料的凹部,并且所述喷嘴的宽度小于或等于所述凹部的宽度。 7. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said oral care implement having a recess for receiving and holding said oral care material, and the width of the nozzle is less than or equal to the recessed portion width.
  8. 8.根据权利要求1所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,还包括: 多个口腔护理用具,并且在所述分配器中的所述口腔护理材料的剂量数与口腔护理用具的数量至少一样大;以及多个单独的部段, 其中,所述分配器和所述口腔护理用具中的每一个包含在相应的单独的部段内,并且每个单独的部段通过至少一个可分离的连接部与邻近其的每个其它单独的部段分开,以使得每个单独的部段可与所述包装的其余部分手动分开。 8. The oral care kit according to claim 1, characterized in that, further comprising: a plurality of oral care implements, the number of doses and the number of oral care implement the oral care material in said dispenser at least as Great; and a plurality of individual sections, wherein the oral care dispenser and the appliance is contained within each of the respective individual sections, and each separate sections by at least one detachable connection portions adjacent to each other individual sections thereof separated manually so that the remaining portion of each individual section may be separated from the package.
  9. 9.根据权利要求1所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于: 所述口腔护理用具具有延伸穿过所述头部的开口,并且所述喷嘴被尺寸设计和成形为配合在所述开口中以便分配来自所述头部后面的所述口腔护理材料。 9. The oral care kit according to claim 1, wherein: said oral care implement having a head portion extending through the opening, and the nozzle is designed and shaped so as to fit the size of the opening dispensing the oral care material from the back of the head.
  10. 10.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述喷嘴联接到至少一个侧开口以接纳和分配所述口腔护理材料。 10. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, characterized in that the nozzle is coupled to at least one side opening for receiving and dispensing the oral care material.
  11. 11.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述口腔护理用具的所述清洁元件包括研磨泡沫。 11. The oral care kit according to claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said cleaning member comprises a polishing oral care appliance foam.
  12. 12.根据权利要求1或2所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述口腔护理用具的清洁元件为成件的甲醛-三聚氰胺-亚硫酸氢钠共聚物。 12. The oral care kit of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the cleaning elements of the oral care implement of piece of formaldehyde - melamine - sodium bisulfite copolymer.
  13. 13.一种口腔护理套件,包括: 多个口腔护理用具,每一个包括柄部,所述柄部具有在所述柄部一端处的头部,所述头部具有从所述头部向外伸出的至少一个清洁元件,以及成形为保持口腔护理材料的凹部; 至少一个分配器,其与所述口腔护理用具分开,所述分配器包含一定量的所述口腔护理材料,所述分配器具有用于分配所述口腔护理材料的孔口,所述孔口具有小于或等于所述凹部的宽度的宽度,其中从分配器的顶端到孔口的距离等于凹部的深度;以及包装,其包含所述多个口腔护理用具和所述至少一个分配器。 13. An oral care kit, comprising: a plurality of oral care implements, each comprising a shank, the shank having a head at one end of the shank portion, said head portion having outwardly from the head portion extending at least one cleaning element, and the recess is shaped to hold oral care material; at least one dispenser, separate from the oral care implement, the dispenser comprising an amount of the oral care material, said dispensing appliance has an aperture for dispensing the oral care material, said aperture having a width less than or equal to the concave portion, wherein the aperture from the top of the dispenser to a distance equal to the depth of the concave portion; and a package comprising the said plurality of oral care implement and the at least one dispenser.
  14. 14.根据权利要求13所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于: 在所述分配器中的量内的所述口腔护理材料的剂量数至少与口腔护理用具的数量一样大。 14. The oral care kit according to claim 13, wherein: at least the number of doses of the oral care material in an amount within the dispenser as large as the number of the oral care implement.
  15. 15.根据权利要求13或14所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述分配器具有联接到其的至少一个侧开口,以接纳和分配所述口腔护理材料。 15. The oral care kit according to claim 13 or claim 14, wherein, said dispenser having coupled thereto at least one side opening for receiving and dispensing the oral care material.
  16. 16.根据权利要求13或14所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于: 所述包装具有接合到彼此的至少三个部段,每个部段具有单独的密封室, 所述分配器和所述多个口腔护理用具各自包含在所述单独的密封室中的相应的一个内,并且所述包装具有在所述单独的密封室中的每一个和所述单独的密封室的邻近其的每个另一个之间的多个可分离的连接部。 16. The oral care kit of claim 13 or claim 14, wherein: said package having at least three sections joined to one another, each section having a separate sealed chamber, said dispenser and said a respective one of a plurality of oral care appliances contained in each of the separate sealed chamber inside, and the package having the separate sealed chambers and adjacent to each of the separate sealed chamber for each thereof a plurality of detachable connecting portion between the other.
  17. 17.根据权利要求13或14所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述多个口腔护理用具中的至少一个的所述清洁元件包含甲醛-三聚氰胺-亚硫酸氢钠共聚物。 17. The oral care kit according to claim 13 or 14, wherein said plurality of said at least one oral care implement comprising the cleaning element formaldehyde - melamine - sodium bisulfite copolymer.
  18. 18.根据权利要求13或14所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述口腔护理用具的清洁元件为单件研磨泡沫。 18. The oral care kit of claim 13 or 14, characterized in that the cleaning elements of the oral care appliance as a single piece of foam polishing.
  19. 19.根据权利要求18所述的口腔护理套件,其特征在于,所述研磨泡沫为甲醛-三聚氰胺-亚硫酸氢钠共聚物。 19. The oral care kit according to claim 18, characterized in that the grinding is formaldehyde foam - melamine - sodium bisulfite copolymer.
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