US 11,051,610 B2
Lighted toothbrush with front base button
Huy Kha Nguyen, Anaheim, CA (US); Geoff Carroll, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Aaron Onglingswan, Costa Mesa, CA (US)
Assigned to Ranir, LLC, Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Filed by Children Oral Care, LLC, La Palma, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 5, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/376,011.
Application 16/376,011 is a continuation of application No. 15/085,848, filed on Mar. 30, 2016, granted, now 10,251,473.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/140,647, filed on Mar. 31, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2019/0246784 A1, Aug. 15, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A46B 15/00 (2006.01); A46B 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC A46B 15/0044 (2013.01) [A46B 9/04 (2013.01); A46B 15/0008 (2013.01); A46B 15/0097 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A toothbrush comprising:
a head including a plurality of bristles;
a handle connected to the head, extending in a longitudinal direction;
a base being made of a flexible material overlapping the handle, and having a sidewall with a raised push point for a user to press;
a light configured to emit light visible from outside the handle;
a power source positioned in the toothbrush and configured to supply power to the light; and
an activation device positioned in the toothbrush and configured to be pressed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction to activate the light upon the user pressing on the push point of the sidewall of the base.