US 9,808,077 B2
Toothbrush system utilizing oral care capsule
Lise W. Noble, Chapel Hill, NC (US); and Patrick T. Noble, Chapel Hill, NC (US)
Assigned to Noble Innovations LLC, Chapel Hill, NC (US)
Filed by NOBLE INNOVATIONS LLC, Chapel Hill, NC (US)
Filed on Nov. 7, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/535,442.
Application 14/535,442 is a continuation of application No. 12/101,446, filed on Apr. 11, 2008, granted, now 8,881,332.
Application 12/101,446 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/840,627, filed on Aug. 17, 2007, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2015/0083747 A1, Mar. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. B65H 3/00 (2006.01); A46B 11/00 (2006.01); A46B 9/02 (2006.01); A46B 15/00 (2006.01); A46B 17/06 (2006.01); A61C 19/06 (2006.01)
CPC A46B 11/0003 (2013.01) [A46B 9/025 (2013.01); A46B 11/0006 (2013.01); A46B 11/0068 (2013.01); A46B 15/0002 (2013.01); A46B 15/0008 (2013.01); A46B 15/0036 (2013.01); A46B 17/06 (2013.01); A61C 19/063 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A dispensing device configured for use with at least one toothbrush including a brush head having a capsule receiving zone configured to receive an oral care capsule, the dispensing device comprising:
a container including an interior arranged to contain a plurality of oral care capsules including the oral care capsule;
a bristle spreading element including an aperture arranged to permit passage of the oral care capsule, the bristle spreading element arranged to spread apart at least some bristles of the brush head to prepare the brush head to receive the oral care capsule in the capsule receiving zone; and
a moveable dispensation element arranged to contact and push the oral care capsule through the aperture to be received by the capsule receiving zone of the brush head.