WO2006062778A3 - Apparatus and method for boosting sound in a denta-mandibular sound-transmitting entertainment toothbrush - Google Patents

Apparatus and method for boosting sound in a denta-mandibular sound-transmitting entertainment toothbrush

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WO2006062778A3
WO2006062778A3 PCT/US2005/043245 US2005043245W WO2006062778A3 WO 2006062778 A3 WO2006062778 A3 WO 2006062778A3 US 2005043245 W US2005043245 W US 2005043245W WO 2006062778 A3 WO2006062778 A3 WO 2006062778A3
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Prior art keywords
sound
user
sound waves
method
toothbrush
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PCT/US2005/043245
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French (fr)
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WO2006062778A2 (en )
Inventor
Andrew S Filo
David G Capper
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Hasbro Inc
Andrew S Filo
David G Capper
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C17/00Devices for cleaning, polishing, rinsing or drying teeth, teeth cavities or prostheses; Saliva removers; Dental appliances for receiving spittle
    • A61C17/16Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices
    • A61C17/22Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups, or the like
    • 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
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0002Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process
    • A46B15/0038Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with signalling means
    • A46B15/004Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with signalling means with an acoustic signalling means, e.g. noise
    • A46B15/0042Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with signalling means with an acoustic signalling means, e.g. noise with musical signalling means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C17/00Devices for cleaning, polishing, rinsing or drying teeth, teeth cavities or prostheses; Saliva removers; Dental appliances for receiving spittle
    • A61C17/16Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices
    • A61C17/22Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups, or the like
    • A61C17/221Control arrangements therefor
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R1/00Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones
    • H04R1/02Casings; Cabinets ; Supports therefor; Mountings therein
    • H04R1/028Casings; Cabinets ; Supports therefor; Mountings therein associated with devices performing functions other than acoustics, e.g. electric candles
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B15/00Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
    • A46B15/0002Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process
    • A46B15/0004Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with a controlling means
    • A46B15/0012Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process with a controlling means with a pressure controlling device
    • 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
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2460/00Details of hearing devices, i.e. of ear- or headphones covered by H04R1/10 or H04R5/033 but not provided for in any of their subgroups, or of hearing aids covered by H04R25/00 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2460/13Hearing devices using bone conduction transducers

Abstract

A device and method for transmitting sound waves between a signal source and a user's ears, wherein the sound waves bypass the air. The sound waves are conducted by the user's teeth and bones to the user's ears, where they are perceived as sound. Sound-transmitting toothbrushes and the like are described to transmit and/ or conduct sound to the user's ear, while the user is brushing his or her teeth. The toothbrush head (100) and a signal source (108/604) are configured to produce sound waves for transmission through the toothbrush head (100) to the user's mouth, and a tension controller is configured to control the volume of the sound waves based on the pressure applied by the toothbrush head. The signal source (10/604) may produce sound waves directly or with the assistance of a transducer.
PCT/US2005/043245 2004-12-08 2005-11-30 Apparatus and method for boosting sound in a denta-mandibular sound-transmitting entertainment toothbrush WO2006062778A3 (en)

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US63439804 true 2004-12-08 2004-12-08
US60/634,398 2004-12-08
US65279105 true 2005-02-14 2005-02-14
US60/652,791 2005-02-14

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EP20050826081 EP1820283A4 (en) 2004-12-08 2005-11-30 Apparatus and method for boosting sound in a denta-mandibular sound-transmitting entertainment toothbrush
CA 2559039 CA2559039C (en) 2004-12-08 2005-11-30 Apparatus and method for boosting sound in a denta-mandibular sound-transmitting entertainment toothbrush

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US5438726A (en) * 1994-05-09 1995-08-08 Leite; Francisca P. Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means
US6115477A (en) * 1995-01-23 2000-09-05 Sonic Bites, Llc Denta-mandibular sound-transmitting system
US6801815B1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2004-10-05 Hasbro, Inc. Sound and image producing system

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