Electric toothbrush

  • US 6,371,294 B1
  • Filed: 11/09/2000
  • Issued: 04/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electric toothbrush comprising:

  • packaging for containing the toothbrush;

    an elongated body portion having opposed first and second ends, a hollow portion and a longitudinal axis;

    a head attached to said first end, wherein said head includes a moving portion, said moving portion comprises bristles and massaging tips;

    a motor located within said hollow portion of said elongated body portion, said motor being configured to produce a moving motion for the moving portion;

    a shaft operatively connected to said motor at a first end and to the moving portion at a second end;

    a handle attached to said second end of said elongated body portion; and

    , a switch which is operably connected to said motor, wherein said switch is actuated in a first manner to provide momentary operation of said toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the packaging, and is actuated in a second manner to provide continuous operation of said toothbrush when the toothbrush is out of the packaging.

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