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Musical toothbrush device of the wind instrument type

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Publication number
WO2005074745A1
WO2005074745A1 PCT/FR2004/000027 FR2004000027W WO2005074745A1 WO 2005074745 A1 WO2005074745 A1 WO 2005074745A1 FR 2004000027 W FR2004000027 W FR 2004000027W WO 2005074745 A1 WO2005074745 A1 WO 2005074745A1
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device
mobile
handle
brush
sounds
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PCT/FR2004/000027
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French (fr)
Inventor
Jérôme NOEL
Original Assignee
Noel Jerome
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0002Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0002Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process
    • A46B15/0016Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with enhancing means
    • A46B15/0028Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with enhancing means with an acoustic means
    • 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

The invention concerns a device for manually producing sounds when brushing one's teeth. It consists of a toothbrush head (1) fixed to a hollow handle (2) wherein a mobile device (3) is free to perform reciprocating movements during brushing. The air inside the handle passes through an orifice located in the middle of the mobile device, which itself contains a reed-like device for wind instrument enabling sounds to be generated. The type of sounds is variable depending on the speed and direction of the mobile device, as well as on its position inside the handle. The inventive device is particularly designed for children and all those wishing to make tooth brushing more amusing and attractive.

Description

The invention relates to a musical toothbrush device wind instrument style. Dental hygiene is a crucial but difficult routine to build steadily in children. Several systems have been developed to attract more brushing and increase the popularity, but the complexity of their implementation and their high cost was a barrier to their development and development. Finally, some systems previously developed as musical tooth brushes have the distinction of producing, electronic or mechanical, specific sounds or pre-recorded melodies which, due to their repetitive nature, eventually cause a form of lassitude and neglect of the brush, and makes brushing. The device of the invention overcomes the lack of toothbrushing matters attendance by making fun and attractive brushing period, mainly for children but also for adults. The simplicity of the device, purely manual and mechanical, making the easy development and production cost. Finally, this combination of a toothbrush with a true wind musical instrument can generate, interactive and dynamic way, a variety of sounds, which feature alleviates boredom factor towards the brush and brushing. The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention: Figure 1 shows the external appearance of the brush.

2 shows in section the brush as a whole.

3 shows the main parts of the brush components. 4 shows in exploded view the mobile device.

Figures 5 and 6 show two sectional views of the mobile device. Referring to these drawings, the device having further a traditional toothbrush head (1) is characterized by the combination of a hollow handle (2) in which a movable member (3) slides in the manner of a piston, producing sounds like a reed wind instrument. The movements and 1 'brush orientation affect the mobile device, according to the laws of gravity, which descends and ascends inside the sleeve. The size of the mobile device (3a) is very slightly smaller than the inner dimension of the sleeve (2) to enable the mobile device to easily slide along the latter, but to restrict the air circulating between the walls. Acting as a real and independent mobile piston, the device acts on the air pressure during movement of back and forth, with suction phenomena and expiration. Can not circulate between the walls, one air then concentrated and passes through the hole in the central axis of the movable device (3b). This orifice is itself the support of a rigid concave spout (3c) and a vibrating tongue (3d) facing it with a very slight spacing. These elements (3b, 3σ, 3d) are a real reed wind instrument. The pressurized air which passes the middle of the mobile device vibrates the tongue and allows the reed to emit sounds. The interior of the handle (2) then acts as a resonator and nature sounds, with ascending or descending tone varies depending on the position and direction of the mobile device within the handle. For retaining the mobile device in the body of the sleeve, but allow free airflow and sound, a wafer (4) partially open seals one lower end of the handle. The addition of a mouthpiece (5) in the lower extension of the handle makes it possible to slightly amplify the sound and ask the vertically brush. This position mainly to drain and effectively dry the moisture or water on the inside of the handle may impair or preclude the emission of sounds. In order to deliberately avoid the noise at times, the brush can be improved by adding a neutralizing device or attenuating sound production. In addition, a protective device of the toothbrush head may be added to bring the brush- instrument anywhere, easy transport. Finally, the external appearance of the brush may vary, from an ergonomic point of view to meet better functionality; and the aesthetic point of view with the use of various shapes, designs, logos, figures, lettering or manufacturing materials.

Claims

1) A musical toothbrush characterized in that it comprises a hollow handle defining a cavity housing a wind musical instrument sound producing during its movement and the moving mass of air within said cavity these movements being obtained during brushing movements applied to the device. 2) Device according to claim 1 characterized in that the mobile piston is ideal diameter to freely slide but exert pressure on the air inside the sleeve, concentrating its flow towards said orifice located in the middle of the piston and comprising a concave spout and a vibrating tongue facing it, which make it possible to emit sound when air flows. 3) Device according to the preceding claims characterized in that one lower end of the sleeve is sealed by a partially open pellet to allow air circulation and sound. 4) Device according to the preceding claims characterized in that a widened end piece extends the lower end of the handle and aimed at amplifying sounds and allow vertical installation of the brush to dry the parts inside the handle.
PCT/FR2004/000027 2004-01-08 2004-01-08 Musical toothbrush device of the wind instrument type WO2005074745A1 (en)

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Cited By (2)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7845041B2 (en) 2005-05-03 2010-12-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Interactive musical toothbrush
US8544132B2 (en) 2008-05-07 2013-10-01 John Gatzemeyer Interactive toothbrush and removable audio output module

Citations (4)

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DE909688C (en) * 1952-03-04 1954-04-22 Georg V Hefty Toothbrush with a hollow, transparent handle
US4253212A (en) * 1979-05-29 1981-03-03 Kinya Fujita Training appliance for tooth brushing
US5890493A (en) * 1998-08-28 1999-04-06 Horng; Bae Yan Tooth cleaning assembly
US6154912A (en) * 1998-12-24 2000-12-05 Li; Hun-Pien Water-proof electronic sound and light toothbrush

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE909688C (en) * 1952-03-04 1954-04-22 Georg V Hefty Toothbrush with a hollow, transparent handle
US4253212A (en) * 1979-05-29 1981-03-03 Kinya Fujita Training appliance for tooth brushing
US5890493A (en) * 1998-08-28 1999-04-06 Horng; Bae Yan Tooth cleaning assembly
US6154912A (en) * 1998-12-24 2000-12-05 Li; Hun-Pien Water-proof electronic sound and light toothbrush

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7845041B2 (en) 2005-05-03 2010-12-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Interactive musical toothbrush
US8544132B2 (en) 2008-05-07 2013-10-01 John Gatzemeyer Interactive toothbrush and removable audio output module
US8918940B2 (en) 2008-05-07 2014-12-30 Colgate-Palmolive Company Interactive toothbrush and removable audio output module

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