US 11,051,921 B2
Vibrating toothbrush
Alan Vincent Sorrentino, Cranbury, NJ (US)
Assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY (US)
Filed by Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Jul. 16, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/512,789.
Application 15/481,229 is a division of application No. 14/289,801, filed on May 29, 2014, granted, now 9,649,181, issued on May 16, 2017.
Application 14/289,801 is a division of application No. 13/706,282, filed on Dec. 5, 2012, granted, now 8,739,344, issued on Jun. 3, 2014.
Application 13/706,282 is a division of application No. 13/004,565, filed on Jan. 11, 2011, granted, now 8,327,489, issued on Dec. 11, 2012.
Application 13/004,565 is a division of application No. 11/460,158, filed on Jul. 26, 2006, granted, now 7,886,393, issued on Feb. 15, 2011.
Application 16/512,789 is a continuation of application No. 15/988,590, filed on May 24, 2018, granted, now 10,390,918.
Application 15/988,590 is a continuation of application No. 15/481,229, filed on Apr. 6, 2017, granted, now 10,004,581, issued on Jun. 26, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/702,474, filed on Jul. 26, 2005.
Prior Publication US 2019/0336258 A1, Nov. 7, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61C 17/34 (2006.01); A46B 13/02 (2006.01); A61C 17/22 (2006.01); H02K 5/24 (2006.01); A46B 15/00 (2006.01); F16F 7/00 (2006.01); F16F 1/36 (2006.01); H02K 7/06 (2006.01); B26B 19/38 (2006.01)
CPC A61C 17/3481 (2013.01) [A46B 13/023 (2013.01); A46B 15/0002 (2013.01); A61C 17/22 (2013.01); A61C 17/225 (2013.01); F16F 1/36 (2013.01); F16F 7/00 (2013.01); H02K 5/24 (2013.01); H02K 7/061 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01); B26B 19/3866 (2013.01); F16F 2224/025 (2013.01); F16F 2230/00 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
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1. An oral care implement comprising:
a body extending along an axis and having a front side, the body comprising a head having cleaning elements extending therefrom, the front side aligned with the cleaning elements;
a mechanical vibratory device located in the body, the mechanical vibratory device including a motor and an eccentric weight that is configured to generate vibrations; and
the body comprising an axial portion that is aligned with the mechanical vibratory device and a vibration-reducing section that is at least partially located on the axial portion of the body, a majority of the vibration-reducing section being located on the front side.