WO1998038889A3 - Toothbrush - Google Patents

Toothbrush

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Publication number
WO1998038889A3
WO1998038889A3 PCT/EP1998/001291 EP9801291W WO9838889A3 WO 1998038889 A3 WO1998038889 A3 WO 1998038889A3 EP 9801291 W EP9801291 W EP 9801291W WO 9838889 A3 WO9838889 A3 WO 9838889A3
Authority
WO
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
bristles
toothbrush
project
free ends
feathered
Prior art date
Application number
PCT/EP1998/001291
Other languages
French (fr)
Other versions
WO1998038889A2 (en )
Inventor
Hans Kramer
Original Assignee
Hans Kramer
Smithkline Beecham Consumer
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

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Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46DMANUFACTURE OF BRUSHES
    • A46D1/00Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles
    • A46D1/02Bristles details
    • A46D1/0276Bristles having pointed ends
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B9/00Arrangements of the bristles in the brush body
    • A46B9/02Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups
    • A46B9/04Arranged like in or for toothbrushes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46DMANUFACTURE OF BRUSHES
    • A46D1/00Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46DMANUFACTURE OF BRUSHES
    • A46D1/00Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles
    • A46D1/02Bristles details
    • A46D1/0292Bristles having split ends
    • 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 in which the bristles project to at least two distinct heights from the bristle face, and the bristles which project to the greatest height are feathered bristles with their free ends split to produce soft fine strands.
PCT/EP1998/001291 1997-03-06 1998-03-02 Toothbrush WO1998038889A3 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
EP97301503.5 1997-03-06
EP97301503 1997-03-06

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP53817298A JP2002512540A (en) 1997-03-06 1998-03-02 toothbrush

Publications (2)

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WO1998038889A2 true WO1998038889A2 (en) 1998-09-11
WO1998038889A3 true true WO1998038889A3 (en) 1998-12-10

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WO (1) WO1998038889A3 (en)

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CA2256228A1 (en) * 1997-12-22 1999-06-22 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Toothbrush and method of making the same
DE19918959A1 (en) 1999-04-27 2000-11-02 Pedex & Co Gmbh A method for processing of bristles and bristle products with such bristles
DE19919196C1 (en) * 1999-04-28 2000-12-14 Henkel Kgaa toothbrush
US6496999B1 (en) 2000-02-02 2002-12-24 John O. Butler Company Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas
JP2002345561A (en) * 2001-05-24 2002-12-03 Kao Corp Toothbrush
US8042217B2 (en) * 2004-11-02 2011-10-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush and method of making the same
EP2198744B1 (en) 2008-12-19 2011-11-09 Braun GmbH Bristle tuft and toothbrush with bristle tuft
US20110030160A1 (en) * 2009-08-06 2011-02-10 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Bristle configuration

Citations (6)

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FR2587183A1 (en) * 1985-09-13 1987-03-20 Trentini Gisele Toothbrush comprising bristles of different heights
US4672706A (en) * 1985-12-27 1987-06-16 Stratford Laboratories Toothbrush
DE9408268U1 (en) * 1994-05-19 1994-07-14 Seever Wieland toothbrush head
DE29520641U1 (en) * 1995-12-28 1996-03-21 Rueb Fritz Alfons A toothbrush having a handle or handle
WO1996016571A1 (en) * 1994-12-01 1996-06-06 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush having extended bristles
WO1997025902A1 (en) * 1996-01-19 1997-07-24 Colgate-Palmolive Company Plastic bristle for toothbrushes

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US74560A (en) 1868-02-18 Improved tooth-bkush
US2797424A (en) 1954-10-20 1957-07-02 Olson Alfred Toothbrush
US3188673A (en) 1964-03-04 1965-06-15 Prophylactic Brush Co Toothbrush
US3229318A (en) 1964-05-15 1966-01-18 Sunbeam Corp Toothbrush
GB8807673D0 (en) 1988-03-31 1988-05-05 Lingner & Fischer Gmbh Novel article
JPH05508566A (en) 1990-06-19 1993-12-02
GB9106511D0 (en) 1991-03-27 1991-05-15 Lingner & Fischer Gmbh Novel article
DE4409395C2 (en) 1994-03-18 2000-10-26 Lingner & Fischer Gmbh toothbrush head
US5758383A (en) 1995-12-29 1998-06-02 Colgate-Palmolive Company Contouring toothbrush head
GB9601012D0 (en) 1996-01-18 1996-03-20 Procter & Gamble A toothbrush
GB9601013D0 (en) 1996-01-18 1996-03-20 Procter & Gamble Brush invention

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2587183A1 (en) * 1985-09-13 1987-03-20 Trentini Gisele Toothbrush comprising bristles of different heights
US4672706A (en) * 1985-12-27 1987-06-16 Stratford Laboratories Toothbrush
DE9408268U1 (en) * 1994-05-19 1994-07-14 Seever Wieland toothbrush head
WO1996016571A1 (en) * 1994-12-01 1996-06-06 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush having extended bristles
DE29520641U1 (en) * 1995-12-28 1996-03-21 Rueb Fritz Alfons A toothbrush having a handle or handle
WO1997025902A1 (en) * 1996-01-19 1997-07-24 Colgate-Palmolive Company Plastic bristle for toothbrushes

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