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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G) [2013‑01]
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A46B 1/00
Brush bodies and bristles moulded as a unit [2013‑01]
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A46B 3/00
Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier (machines or appliances therefor A46D) [2013‑01]
A46B 3/005
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{
Bristle carriers and bristles moulded as a unit (A46B 1/00 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 3/02
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by pitch, resin, cement, or other adhesives [2013‑01]
A46B 3/04
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by mouldable materials, e.g. metals, cellulose derivatives, plastics (A46B 1/00 takes precedence) [2013‑01]
A46B 3/06
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by welding together bristles made of metal wires or plastic materials [2013‑01]
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A46B 3/08
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by clamping [2013‑01]
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A46B 3/10
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into rings or the like [2013‑01]
A46B 3/12
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specially adapted for paint-brushes [2013‑01]
A46B 3/14
. . .
specially adapted for street-cleaning or rail-cleaning brooms [2013‑01]
A46B 3/16
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by wires or other anchoring means, specially for U-shaped bristle tufts [2013‑01]
A46B 3/18
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the bristles being fixed on or between belts or wires [2013‑01]
A46B 3/20
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the bristles being fixed or joined in rubber bodies, e.g. in soft rubber [2013‑01]
A46B 3/22
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rubber bristles being fixed in or on brush bodies [2013‑01]
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Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware [2013‑01]
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A46B 5/0004
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{
Additional brush head
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0008
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{
Brushes with two or more heads on the same end of a handle not intended for simultaneous use
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0012
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{
Brushes with two or more heads on the same end of a handle for simultaneous use, e.g. cooperating with each-other
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0016
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{
Brushes with heads on opposite sides or ends of a handle not intended for simultaneous use
}
[2013‑01]
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A46B 5/002
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{
having articulations, joints or flexible portions
}
[2013‑01]
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{
Brushes with elastically deformable heads that change shape during use
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0029
. . .
{
Head made of soft plastics, rubber or rubber inserts in plastics matrix
}
[2013‑01]
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{
bending or stretching or collapsing (A46B 7/023 takes precedence)
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0037
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{
Flexible resilience by plastic deformation of the material
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0041
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{
Mechanical joint or hinge, made up of several components
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0045
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{
Brushes articulated with more than one hinge
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/005
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{
Brushes with a telescopic or similarly moveable portion
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 5/0054
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{
designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0058
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Mechanical joint or hinge made up of several components
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[2013‑01]
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{
being flexible or resilient during use
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0066
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{
Flexible resilience by elastic deformation of the material
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/007
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{
Inserts made of different material e.g. springs, plates
}
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being adjustable and stable during use
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0079
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{
Adjustable and stable shaft or handle, e.g. generally in one piece
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0083
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{
Mechanical joint allowing adjustment in at least one plane
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0087
. . . .
{
Mechanical joint featuring a ball and socket
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0091
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{
promoting relative motion during use (bristle carriers moving during use A46B 7/06; driven brush bodies A46B 13/00)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/0095
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{
Removable or interchangeable brush heads
}
[2013‑01]
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specially shaped for holding by the hand [2013‑01]
A46B 5/021
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{
Grips or handles specially adapted to conform to the hand
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/023
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{
Grips or handles specially adapted for children
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/025
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{
Grips or handles specially adapted for handicapped persons
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/026
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{
Grips or handles having a nonslip section
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/028
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{
Handles featuring an adjustable thumbrest
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[2013‑01]
A46B 5/04
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shaped as gloves or finger-stalls
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or other special holding ways e.g. by the tongue
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 5/06
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in the form of tapes, chains, flexible shafts, springs,
{
mats
}
or the like [2013‑01]
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Bristle carriers arranged in the brush body [2013‑01]
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in an expanding or articulating manner [2013‑01]
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{
where the bristle carrier retracts or collapses, i.e. for storage
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[2013‑01]
A46B 7/026
. . .
{
where the bristle carrier collapses
}
[2013‑01]
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interchangeably
{
removable bristle carriers
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[2013‑01]
A46B 7/042
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{
Clip or snap connection for bristle carriers
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[2013‑01]
A46B 7/044
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{
Sliding connections for bristle carriers
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 7/046
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{
Threaded or screw connections for bristle carriers
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[2013‑01]
A46B 7/048
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{
Lock screw to secure carriers
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 7/06
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movably during use,
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i.e. the normal brushing action causing movement (driven brush bodies A46B 13/00)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 7/08
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as a rotating disc [2013‑01]
A46B 7/10
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as a rotating cylinder [2013‑01]
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Arrangements of the bristles in the brush body [2013‑01]
A46B 9/005
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{
where the brushing material is not made of bristles, e.g. sponge, rubber or paper
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 9/02
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Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups [2013‑01]
A46B 9/021
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{
arranged like in cosmetics brushes, e.g. mascara, nail polish, eye shadow
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 9/023
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{
arranged like in hair brushes, e.g. hair treatment, dyeing, streaking
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 9/025
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{
the bristles or the tufts being arranged in an angled position relative to each other
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 9/026
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{
where the surface of the brush body or carrier is not in one plane, e.g. not flat (A46B 9/005 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 9/028
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{
Bristle profile, the end of the bristle defining a surface other than a single plane or deviating from a simple geometric form, e.g. cylinder, sphere or cone
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Arranged like in or
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for toothbrushes [2013‑01]
A46B 9/045
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{
specially adapted for cleaning a plurality of tooth surfaces simultaneously
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[2013‑01]
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Arrangement of mixed bristles or tufts of bristles, e.g. wire, fibre, rubber [2013‑01]
A46B 9/065
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{
the bristles or the tufts being embedded in a different brushing material
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 9/08
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Supports or guides for bristles [2013‑01]
A46B 9/10
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Adjustable supports [2013‑01]
A46B 9/12
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Non-adjustable supports [2013‑01]
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Brushes with reservoir or other means for applying substances, e.g. paints, pastes, water (driven brush bodies A46B 13/00;
{
massage apparatus with liquid delivery A61H 7/002, A61H 2201/105
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; applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by liquid carrying members in general, e.g. by pads B05C 1/00, B05D 1/28)
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0003
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{
containing only one dose of substance, e.g. single-use toothbrushes
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0006
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{
specially adapted to feed the bristle upper surface
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A46B 11/001
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{
with integral reservoirs (A46B 11/0003, A46B 11/0006 take precedence)
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0013
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{
dispensing by gravity or by shaking
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0017
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{
with pre-pressurised reservoirs, e.g. aerosols
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 11/002
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pressurised at moment of use manually or by powered means
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 11/0024
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with a permanently displaceable pressurising member that remain in position unless actuated, e.g. lead-screw or ratchet mechanisms, toothpaste tube twisting or rolling devices
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A46B 11/0027
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Lead-screw mechanisms
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0031
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{
Means for influencing rotation of the knob, e.g. ratchet, click mechanisms, one way clutches
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0034
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Means comprising a rachet mechanism or equivalent for advancing the piston stepwise
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0037
. . . .
{
A piston or plunger advanced by direct pushing along the side of brush handle
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[2013‑01]
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{
Flexible or deformable reservoirs, e.g. resilient bulbs, compressible tubes
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0044
. . . .
{
where a tube is rolled up transverse to long axis
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0048
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{
where a tube is twisted along length
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0051
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Peristaltic pump
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0055
. . .
{
with a reciprocating piston or plunger acting as the pressurising means
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0058
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{
with a metered dosage
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0062
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{
Brushes where the reservoir is specifically intended for being refilled when empty
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0065
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Brushes where the reservoir is specifically intended for being replaced when empty
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0068
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{
Brushes where the reservoir is specifically intended for solid substance that dissolves gradually
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 11/0072
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{
Details
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0075
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{
Means integral with the brush for opening, puncturing or piercing sealed reservoirs, e.g. on insertion
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 11/0079
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{
Arrangements for preventing undesired leakage or dispensing
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0082
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{
Means for closing, sealing or controlling the flow using capillary action
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0086
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{
Means for closing or sealing, e.g. toothpaste outlet when brush not in use thereby preventing leakage or drying out
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0089
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{
Caps or covers for bristles
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0093
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Arrangements for catching drips or overflow
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/0096
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{
Indication of the level of the remaining fluid, e.g. through transparent walls
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[2013‑01]
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connected to supply pipe
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or to other external supply means (A46B 11/0003 and A46B 11/0006 take precedence)
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[2013‑01]
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A46B 11/063
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{
by means of a supply pipe
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[2013‑01]
A46B 11/066
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{
with means for introducing an additive, e.g. soap
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 11/08
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with heating means [2013‑01]
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Brushes with driven brush bodies
{
or carriers
}
(power-driven toothbrushes A61C 17/16) [2013‑01]
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Cylindrical or annular brush bodies
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[2013‑01]
A46B 13/003
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{
made up of a series of annular brush rings; Annular brush rings therefor
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 13/005
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{
made up of a series of longitudinal strips or segments
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 13/006
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{
formed by winding a strip tuft in a helice about the body
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 13/008
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{
Disc-shaped brush bodies
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[2013‑01]
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Power-driven
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carriers
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[2013‑01]
A46B 13/023
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{
with means for inducing vibration to the bristles
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 13/026
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{
Brushes which automatically reverse direction of rotation, e.g. using gravity switches
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[2013‑01]
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with reservoir or other means for supplying substances [2013‑01]
A46B 13/06
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with brush driven by the supplied medium [2013‑01]
A46B 13/08
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hand-driven [2013‑01]
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A46B 15/00
Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements [2013‑01]
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A46B 15/0002
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{
Arrangements for enhancing monitoring or controlling the brushing process
}
[2013‑01]
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A46B 15/0004
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{
with a controlling means
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0006
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{
with a controlling brush technique device, e.g. stroke movement measuring device
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0008
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{
with means for controlling duration, e.g. time of brushing
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/001
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{
with means indicating the remaining useful life of brush
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0012
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{
with a pressure controlling device
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0014
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with a controlling temperature device
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A46B 15/0016
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with enhancing means
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0018
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{
with antistatic properties
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/002
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{
with a means for removing or creating static electricity
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0022
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{
with an electrical means
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0024
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{
with means generating ions
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0026
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{
with a magnetic means
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0028
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{
with an acoustic means
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/003
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{
Enhancing with heat
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0032
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{
with protrusion for polishing teeth
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0034
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{
with a source of radiation, e.g. UV, IR, LASER, X-ray for irradiating the teeth and associated surfaces
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0036
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{
with a lighting means, e.g. laser, bulb (A46B 15/0034 takes precedence)
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A46B 15/0038
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with signaling means
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A46B 15/004
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with an acoustic signaling means, e.g. noise
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0042
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{
with musical signaling means
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[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0044
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{
with light signaling means (A46B 15/0034, A46B 15/0036 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0046
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{
with vibrating signaling means
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0048
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Drip collector, e.g. collecting the liquids dripping from the brush during a brushing process
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0051
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{
Brushes fitted with ventilation means, e.g. with air buffers, air vents
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0053
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{
Brushes fitted with ventilation suction, e.g. for removing dust (vacuum cleaner A47L 7/00)
}
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A46B 15/0055
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{
Brushes combined with other articles normally separate from the brushing process, e.g. combs, razors, mirrors
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0057
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{
Brushes fitted with a device for cleaning the ears
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0059
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{
Brushes with a comb
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0061
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{
with a container for accessories, e.g. pills, polish, condoms, cells (A46B 11/00 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0063
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{
Brushes with a device for opening containers, e.g. shoes polish (A46B 11/0093 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0065
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{
Brush with an additional cutting tool, e.g. nail clippers, hair cutting
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0067
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Brushes fitted with a drinking device, i.e. brushes with devices allowing drinking
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Brushes fitted with a interdental devices, e.g. toothpick (A46B 2200/108 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0071
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{
Toothbrushes with flossing arrangements (A61C 15/04 takes precedence)
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0073
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{
Brushes with an arrangement for using the floss
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0075
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{
Brushes with an additional massage device
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0077
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{
Brushes fitted with a mirror
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0079
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{
Brushes fitted with a rasor or other shaving equipments
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0081
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{
Brushes with a scraper, e.g. tongue scraper
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0083
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Brushes with a shoehorn
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0085
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{
Brushes provided with an identification, marking device or design
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0087
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{
Brushes with decoration on or in the handle
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0089
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{
Brushes with figurines such as animals on the handle
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0091
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{
Container, e.g. bag or box with a collection of various devices
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0093
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{
Magazins or sets of brushes components, e.g. plurality of brushes linked as a package
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0095
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{
Brushes with a feature for storage after use
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 15/0097
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{
Self supporting, e.g. brushes that stand upright or in other particular ways
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[2013‑01]
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Accessories for brushes [2013‑01]
A46B 17/02
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Devices for holding brushes in use [2013‑01]
A46B 17/04
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Protective covers for the bristles [2013‑01]
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A46B 17/06
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Devices for cleaning brushes after use [2013‑01]
A46B 17/065
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{
Sterilising brushes; products integral with the brush for sterilising, e.g. tablets, rinse, disinfectant
}
[2013‑01]
A46B 17/08
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Other accessories, e.g. scrapers, rubber buffers for preventing damage to furniture [2013‑01]
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A46B 2200/00
Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/01
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Disposable brush (A46B 11/0003, A46B 5/0004 take precedence) [2013‑01]
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For human or animal care [2013‑01]
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A46B 2200/1006
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Brushes for cleaning the hand or the human body [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1013
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Brushes for cleaning fingers or finger nails [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/102
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Brush specifically designed for massaging the skin or scalp (A46B 2200/1026 takes precedence) [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1026
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Gum massaging brush i.e. specifically designed for massaging the gums [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1033
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Brush for applying or spreading shaving foam or soap [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/104
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Hair brush (bristles arrangements for hair brushes A46B 9/023) [2013‑01]
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Brush used for applying cosmetics (bristles arrangements for cosmetic brushes A46B 9/021) [2013‑01]
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A46B 2200/1053
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Cosmetics applicator specifically for mascara [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/106
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Cosmetics applicator specifically for mascara including comb like element [2013‑01]
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Toothbrush for cleaning the teeth or dentures (A61C 17/16 takes precedence; bristles arrangements for toothbrushes A46B 9/04) [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1073
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Denture toothbrush, i.e. used for dentures specifically [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/108
. . .
Inter-dental toothbrush, i.e. for cleaning interdental spaces specifically [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1086
. . .
Toothbrush for cleaning animal teeth specifically [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/1093
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Brush for use on animal (A46B 2200/1086 takes precedence) [2013‑01]
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Brushes for applying products to surfaces in general (A46B 2200/10 takes precedence) [2013‑01]
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A46B 2200/202
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Applicator paint brush [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/205
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Artist paint brush, e.g. paint brushes that as a rule come to a point for fine work [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/207
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Food brush, i.e. used in cooking for applying substances on the surface of the food [2013‑01]
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Brushes for cleaning or polishing [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3006
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Brushes for cleaning bottles or hollow containers [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3013
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Brushes for cleaning the inside or the outside of tubes [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/302
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Broom [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3026
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Dusting brush [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3033
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Household brush, i.e. brushes for cleaning in the house or dishes [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/304
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Lavatory brush, i.e. brushes for cleaning toilets [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3046
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Brushes for cleaning cars or parts thereof [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3053
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Clothes brush, i.e. brushes specifically designed for cleaning clothes [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/306
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Shoe cleaning or polishing brush [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3066
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Brush specifically designed for use with street cleaning machinery [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3073
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Brush for cleaning specific unusual places not otherwise covered, e.g. gutters, golf clubs, tops of tin cans, corners [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/308
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Curling brooms [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3086
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Brushes for polishing [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/3093
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Brush with abrasive properties, e.g. wire bristles [2013‑01]
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Other application [2013‑01]
A46B 2200/405
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Brush used for purposes that are not conventional brushing, e.g. holder or support [2013‑01]
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