Global Patent Index - EP 0769920 A4

EP 0769920 A4 2000-03-01 - RESILIENTLY FLEXIBLE BRISTLE BEARING HEAD TOOTHBRUSH

Title (en)

RESILIENTLY FLEXIBLE BRISTLE BEARING HEAD TOOTHBRUSH

Title (de)

ZAHNBÜRSTENKOPF MIT ELASTISCH, FLEXIBLEN BORSTEN

Title (fr)

BROSSE A DENTS A TETE SOUPLE, ELASTIQUE, POURVUE DE POILS

Publication

EP 0769920 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 95925631 A

Priority

  • GB 9414140 A
  • US 9508740 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9602165A1] A toothbrush having a handle (2) and a resiliently flexible bristle-bearing head (1) wherein, when the toothbrush is in its normal stress-free configuration, the free ends of bristles lying along a longitudinal and/or transverse axis of the brush form a generally concave profile (9) adapted to suit the buccal surface of the teeth (10). The toothbrush head (1) can flexibly conform to a convex profile to suit the labial surface (12) of the teeth (10) or to avoid damage to the gums (18).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A46B 7/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/00 (2006.01); A46B 7/06 (2006.01); A46B 9/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A46B 9/026 (2013.01); A46B 5/0025 (2013.01); A46B 7/06 (2013.01); A46B 9/04 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9602165 A1 19960201; AT 249765 T 20031015; AU 2969895 A 19960216; AU 706139 B2 19990610; BR 9508399 A 19980526; CA 2194054 A1 19960201; CA 2194054 C 20000919; CN 1108125 C 20030514; CN 1150748 A 19970528; DE 69531786 D1 20031023; DE 69531786 T2 20040715; EP 0769920 A1 19970502; EP 0769920 A4 20000301; EP 0769920 B1 20030917; EP 1300096 A2 20030409; EP 1300096 A3 20031126; ES 2202367 T3 20040401; GB 9414140 D0 19940831; HU 218758 B 20001128; HU T77207 A 19980302; IL 114577 D0 19951127; JP H10502846 A 19980317; KR 100253963 B1 20000501; MX 9700341 A 19970531; PE 39296 A1 19961126; PL 178909 B1 20000630; PL 318155 A1 19970512; RU 2158101 C2 20001027; TR 9500852 A2 19960621; TW 279795 B 19960701; ZA 9505833 B 19960221

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