Sonic power toothbrush with multiple containers

  • US 6,918,153 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2002
  • Issued: 07/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An oral care system (1), comprising a sonic power toothbrush (2) which comprises:

  • a toothbrush body (3);

    a brush member (4) mounted on the toothbrush body;

    a brush head (5) which is supported by the brush member at its end remote from the toothbrush body, so as to be able to vibrate relative to the body, and which includes bristles (6) and an additive outlet (7);

    a plurality of additive containers (8, 18) containing additives;

    driving means (9) for generating sonic frequency vibrations and a transmission means (29) for transmitting said sonic frequency vibrations to the brushhead;

    a manual selection means for selecting one additive container and means for moving the additive in said one container by manual action through the additive outlet; and

    an automatic selection means for automatically selecting at least one additional additive container that automatically follows selection of the one additive container by said manual selection means, and means for moving the additive in the additional additive container, through the additive outlet.

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