GB2443888A - A self righting toothbrush - Google Patents

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GB2443888A
GB2443888A GB0623083A GB0623083A GB2443888A GB 2443888 A GB2443888 A GB 2443888A GB 0623083 A GB0623083 A GB 0623083A GB 0623083 A GB0623083 A GB 0623083A GB 2443888 A GB2443888 A GB 2443888A
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toothbrush
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Shaun Desmond Mills
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0097Self supporting, e.g. brushes that stand upright or in other particular ways
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • 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

A toothbrush with a weighted base 1 such that the toothbrush will self right into a vertical or substantially vertical position when placed on a flat surface. The base has a convex curved surface which is attached to a neck portion 3 which supports the brush head or bristles 4. The brush head may be replaceable, while the shape of it may be conventional or round. The toothbrush may be manual or electrically powered.

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Self-nghting toothbrush This invention relates to a product used to keep the head and particularly the bnstles of a toothbrush more hygienically clean Unless the user has a stand or holder they can often leave their toothbrush lying on the sink or its surround, after use This can lead to the bristles not drying out which creates an ideal atmosphere for germs to multiply, it can also lead to the bnstles being cross-contaminated with items such as soap To overcome these problems, the present invention proposes a toothbrush that has a shaped sphencal weighted bottom that ensures the head and bristles of the toothbrush self-upright, so always remaining clear of the surface thus allowing the brush to drain and dry making a less hospitable environment for germs and allowing the toothbrush head to stay clear and clean of crosscontaminants Preferably, the head of the toothbrush could be replaced with a new one when required The brush could be either manual or electric. The shape of the head of the toothbrush cd be cther ctn idoiia or round The invention will now be descnbed by way of example and with reference to the accompanying drawing Figure 1 shows a the self nghting tooth brush body The weighted part of the tooth brush body I is sphencal and the base reduces in dimension 2 and joins to a vertical upright 3 which in turn holds the toothbrush brush head 4 Title: Self-righting toothbrush.

Background:

Toothbrushes have to be hygienic and kept clean and unless the user has a stand or holder they can often be left on the sink or surround. This can lead to the bristles not drying out which creates an ideal atmosphere for germs to multiply or can lead to the bristles being cross-contaminated with items such as soap.

Statement of invention:

To overcome this issue, the present invention proposes a toothbrush that has a shaped spherical weighted bottom that ensures the head and bristles of the toothbrush self-upright, so always remaining clear of the surface thus allowing the brush to drain and dry and stay clean Preferably, the head of the toothbrush could be replaced with a new one when required.

Detailed description:

A toothbrush with an upright that has the conventional head and bristles but has a shaped bottom that contains a non-toxic weight as part of the spherical bottom. This weight will be heavier than the top housing the tooth brush head and thus ensure the brush self-rights, keeping the bristles free of any surface.

Claims (3)

  1. Claims: 1. a toothbrush with a weighted base such that the toothbrush
    will self right into an upright position, or nearly upright position, when placed on a flat or resting surface like a sink surround.
  2. 2. a toothbrush, according to claim 1, that may be either manually operated or the weighted base may also include an electric motor, allowing it to be an electric toothbrush, which is rechargeable.
  3. 3. a toothbrush, according to claims 1 and 2 whereby the head of the tooth brush can be removed and replaced when the bristles become worn.
GB0623083A 2006-11-17 2006-11-17 A self righting toothbrush Withdrawn GB2443888A (en)

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US9861187B2 (en) 2015-09-16 2018-01-09 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10092087B2 (en) 2016-06-03 2018-10-09 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10485330B2 (en) 2017-02-20 2019-11-26 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10517386B2 (en) 2017-03-30 2019-12-31 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush

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US1690311A (en) * 1925-02-09 1928-11-06 Reich Frederick Toothbrush holder
US1692980A (en) * 1927-09-07 1928-11-27 Gordon C Farmer Motor-driven rotary toothbrush
WO1984001700A1 (en) * 1982-11-04 1984-05-10 Herbert Makowsky Tooth-brush
FR2654314A1 (en) * 1989-11-15 1991-05-17 Rog Betinna Autostable toothbrush with or without refillable integral reservoir for toothpaste or gel and with interchangeable or fixed brush
DE29619569U1 (en) * 1996-11-12 1997-03-27 Klotz Mathias Become self-righting, or of upright or article, preferably toothbrush
WO1998044823A2 (en) * 1997-04-04 1998-10-15 Gillette Canada Inc. Personal hygiene implement construction
DE29724598U1 (en) * 1996-11-12 2002-04-04 Klotz Mathias Device for holding a care device
WO2006119194A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Children's combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser, and method

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1690311A (en) * 1925-02-09 1928-11-06 Reich Frederick Toothbrush holder
US1692980A (en) * 1927-09-07 1928-11-27 Gordon C Farmer Motor-driven rotary toothbrush
WO1984001700A1 (en) * 1982-11-04 1984-05-10 Herbert Makowsky Tooth-brush
FR2654314A1 (en) * 1989-11-15 1991-05-17 Rog Betinna Autostable toothbrush with or without refillable integral reservoir for toothpaste or gel and with interchangeable or fixed brush
DE29619569U1 (en) * 1996-11-12 1997-03-27 Klotz Mathias Become self-righting, or of upright or article, preferably toothbrush
DE29724598U1 (en) * 1996-11-12 2002-04-04 Klotz Mathias Device for holding a care device
WO1998044823A2 (en) * 1997-04-04 1998-10-15 Gillette Canada Inc. Personal hygiene implement construction
WO2006119194A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Children's combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser, and method

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9861187B2 (en) 2015-09-16 2018-01-09 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10092087B2 (en) 2016-06-03 2018-10-09 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10485330B2 (en) 2017-02-20 2019-11-26 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush
US10517386B2 (en) 2017-03-30 2019-12-31 Israel Harry Zimmerman Self-righting toothbrush

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