Illuminated flashing toothbrush and method of use

  • US 8,561,244 B2
  • Filed: 09/15/2012
  • Issued: 10/22/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A toothbrush comprising:

  • a handle with an internal cavity, the internal cavity being sealed in a substantially fluid tight manner;

    a light generation mechanism configured to be fully assembled prior to insertion into the internal cavity comprising;

    one or more elongate members;

    a battery connected to and fixed in position with respect to the one or more elongate members;

    a switch electrically coupled to the battery;

    a light electrically coupled to the switch, wherein the switch and the light are connected to the one or more elongate members such that the light generation mechanism is configured to be fully assembled in a self-contained manner prior to insertion into the internal cavity;

    a head having a plurality of bristles, the head connected to the handle;

    a pliant material of a material different from the handle and connected to the handle, wherein the pliant material covers the switch such that a force applied on the pliant material is configured to flex the pliant material and cause the switch to activate the light; and

    wherein the one or more elongate members surround the battery.

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