WO2008015616B1 - Tooth-care device - Google Patents

Tooth-care device

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Publication number
WO2008015616B1
WO2008015616B1 PCT/IB2007/052931 IB2007052931W WO2008015616B1 WO 2008015616 B1 WO2008015616 B1 WO 2008015616B1 IB 2007052931 W IB2007052931 W IB 2007052931W WO 2008015616 B1 WO2008015616 B1 WO 2008015616B1
Authority
WO
WIPO (PCT)
Prior art keywords
mount
bristles
characterized
device according
position
Prior art date
Application number
PCT/IB2007/052931
Other languages
French (fr)
Other versions
WO2008015616A3 (en
WO2008015616A2 (en
Inventor
Annalisa Serra
Original Assignee
Annalisa Serra
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
Priority to ITBO20060577 priority Critical patent/ITBO20060577A1/en
Priority to ITBO2006A000577 priority
Application filed by Annalisa Serra filed Critical Annalisa Serra
Publication of WO2008015616A2 publication Critical patent/WO2008015616A2/en
Publication of WO2008015616A3 publication Critical patent/WO2008015616A3/en
Publication of WO2008015616B1 publication Critical patent/WO2008015616B1/en

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Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/002Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions
    • A46B5/0054Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body
    • A46B5/0075Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body being adjustable and stable during use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/002Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions
    • A46B5/0054Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body
    • A46B5/0075Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body being adjustable and stable during use
    • A46B5/0083Mechanical joint allowing adjustment in at least one plane
    • 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 tooth-care device consists of a gripping handle (2) presenting a distal portion (3) equipped with an array of bristles (4). The bristles array (4) is connected in a revolving way to the handle (2) through a mount (13) assembled rotatably suitable to allow the said bristles array (4) to rotate with respect to the handle (2) in a plurality of predetermined angular usage potions (a, b, c, d), with respect to an axis parallel to the direction of the bristles (4).

Claims

AMENDED CLAIMS Received by the international bureau on 13 March 2008 (13.03.08)
1. Tooth-care device, of the type comprising a gripping handle (2) presenting a distal portion (3) equipped with an array of bristles (4), the said array of bristles (4) being set on a mount (13) connected in a revolving way to the said distal portion (3) through coupling means (14) suitable to allow the said mount (13) to rotate with respect to the said distal portion (3) around an axis (A) parallel to the said direction of the bristles (4), characterized in that the said mount (13) is suitable to rotate in a plurality of predetermined angular usage positions (a, b, c, d), and in that it comprises locking means (19) suitable to selectively lock the said mount (13) of the bristles (4) in one of the said predetermined angular positions (a, b, c, d).
2. Device according to claim 1 , characterized in that the said mount (13) is suitable to rotate in four predetermined usage position (a, b, c, d) angularly distributed on a plane orthogonal to the said direction of the bristles (4).
3. Device according to claim 2, characterized in that the said four predetermined angular positions (a, b, c, d) of the said mount (13) of the bristles (4) consist of a first position (a) aligned with the axis of the said handle (2); a second position (b) oriented at 45° with respect to the axis of the said handle (2); a third position (c) oriented at 90° with respect to the axis of the said handle (2); a fourth position (d) oriented at 135° with respect to the axis of the said handle (2).
4. Device according to claims 1 , 2 or 3, characterized in that the said locking means (19) are strained by elastic means (20) in a lifted tightening position, to selectively lock the said mount (13) of the bristles (4) in one of the said predetermined angular positions (a, b, c, d).
5. Device according to claim 1 , characterized in that the said coupling means (14) consist of turning mating means comprising a trunnion (15) with octagonal profile
8 superiorly fastened to the said mount (13) and arranged parallel to the said direction of the bristles (4).
6. Device according to claim 1 , characterized in that the said distal portion (3) peripherally shapes a pair of parallel tines (3a, 3b), internally shaping a seat (25) with octagonal profile suitable to be engaged by the said trunnion (15).
7. Device according to claim 6, characterized in that the said locking means (19) comprise a movable collar (5) set coaxial externally to the said distal portion (3) and suitable to slide between a lifted tightening position of the said parallel tines (3a, 3b), for the locking of the coupling means (14) of the mount (13), and a lowered disengagement position that allows the rotation of the same mount (13).
8. Device according to claim 7, characterized in that the said parallel tines (3a, 3b) shape an area (18) of contact with the said collar (5) having conical profile conjugated with a conical bevel (17) of the same collar (5).
9. Device according to claim 7, characterized in that the said movable collar (5) is strained by elastic means (20) in the said lifted tightening position of the said parallel tines (3a, 3b).
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PCT/IB2007/052931 2006-07-31 2007-07-24 Tooth-care device WO2008015616A2 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
ITBO20060577 ITBO20060577A1 (en) 2006-07-31 2006-07-31 Device for dental cleaning
ITBO2006A000577 2006-07-31

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
EP07805214.9A EP2048988B1 (en) 2006-07-31 2007-07-24 Tooth-care device

Publications (3)

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WO2008015616A2 WO2008015616A2 (en) 2008-02-07
WO2008015616A3 WO2008015616A3 (en) 2008-03-27
WO2008015616B1 true WO2008015616B1 (en) 2008-05-22

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PCT/IB2007/052931 WO2008015616A2 (en) 2006-07-31 2007-07-24 Tooth-care device

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EP (1) EP2048988B1 (en)
IT (1) ITBO20060577A1 (en)
WO (1) WO2008015616A2 (en)

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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IL196650A (en) 2009-01-22 2015-06-30 Mordechai Kirsh Toothbrush
EP2410641A1 (en) 2010-07-23 2012-01-25 Braun GmbH Linear electric motor
CN103068338B (en) 2010-08-19 2015-05-13 博朗有限公司 Method for operating an electric appliance and electric appliance
DK2550937T3 (en) 2011-07-25 2014-05-19 Braun Gmbh Magnetic connection between a tooth brush and a brush head
EP2550938B1 (en) 2011-07-25 2015-01-14 Braun GmbH Oral hygiene device
CN103703668B (en) 2011-07-25 2016-12-07 博朗有限公司 Linear electro-polymer motor and the device with described linear electro-polymer motor

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US1835319A (en) * 1925-08-12 1931-12-08 Clean Be Tween Tooth Brush Cor Toothbrush
US2503134A (en) * 1946-03-02 1950-04-04 William B Schroeder Adjustable toothbrush
FR1227009A (en) * 1959-06-11 1960-08-18 Improvements in brushes

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
WO2008015616A3 (en) 2008-03-27
ITBO20060577A1 (en) 2008-02-01
EP2048988A2 (en) 2009-04-22
EP2048988B1 (en) 2013-11-20
WO2008015616A2 (en) 2008-02-07

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