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John O. Butler Company Patents
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John O. Butler Company
Address:
Chicago, IL
No. of patents:
42
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D463129 Toothbrush head with set of bristles September 24, 2002
D459086 Toothbrush handle June 25, 2002
D441504 Dental floss case May 1, 2001
D441143 Dental floss case April 24, 2001
D421841 Toothbrush handle March 28, 2000
D412064 Toothbrush handle July 20, 1999
D364708 Dental floss holder November 28, 1995
D351733 Toothbrush October 25, 1994
D333002 Interdental brush handle February 2, 1993
D304785 Toothbrush November 28, 1989
D303043 Toothbrush August 29, 1989
D300946 Interdental brush handle May 2, 1989
D298182 Combined toothbrush and cap therefor October 25, 1988
D293858 Combined interdental brush cap therefor January 26, 1988
D291505 Interdental brush August 25, 1987
D291504 Toothbrush August 25, 1987
D262316 Holder (without sleeve) for interproximal brushes December 15, 1981
D262315 Holder (with sleeve) for interproximal brushes December 15, 1981
D262236 Holder for interproximal brushes December 8, 1981
6601272 Dental hygiene system handle August 5, 2003
A dental hygiene system handle including a proximal grip section, a central control section, and a distal brush section, the central control section including four elastomeric lands for receiving the thumb and forefinger of a user on opposite sides of the central control section.
6496999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal area December 24, 2002
A toothbrush which is particularly well adapted for properly cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas having a plurality of tufts of bristles mounted in the head of the toothbrush with the tufts cut in a series of at least two rounded peaks extending laterally across the head and
6446640 Dental hygiene device with easily mounted and identified dental hygiene element September 10, 2002
The present invention relates to dental hygiene devices carrying dental hygiene elements and to a method for assembling them. The dental hygiene devices have two intersecting cavities, with a dental hygiene element positioned in one cavity and a plug positioned in the other cavity. The
5934295 Dental hygiene system August 10, 1999
A dental hygiene system in which a single elongated handle having a recess in its distal end receives a plurality of carrying members holding different dental hygiene elements. The carrying members have resilient portions retained in the handle recess by way of either a latching portion
5791740 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the August 11, 1998
An interdental twisted wire brush having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends prepared by rotating the interdental brush both transversely to the axis of the brush and axially along its longitudinal axis, while flexing the bristles and grinding the bristle ends of the interdental
5702686 Clear dentrifice gel for interdental brushes December 30, 1997
A clear, mildly abrasive, low-viscosity dentrifice gel for use with twisted wire interdental brushes which comprises optimal humectant, silica abrasive and water concentration levels.
5488751 Interdental toothbrush February 6, 1996
An interdental handle having a molded-in-place twisted wire brush that includes a handle having a generally tapered first portion of reduced cross-section at one end with a flexing and substantially resilient capability, and a second portion of a larger cross-section at an opposite e
5201091 Toothbrush April 13, 1993
An interdental toothbrush has a hinged locking retainer on the end of an elongated handle. The locking retainer has a hole which is positioned relative to a groove in the handle so that a twisted wire brush may be locked into place simply by inserting it and closing the retainer. A latch
5098297 Apparatus for application of a tooth desensitizing composition March 24, 1992
A composition for the rapid desensitization of dentin and a system for its application, comprising a subsaturated aqueous solution of monopotassium monohydrogen oxalate and a disposable single-use applicator/dispenser apparatus. The apparatus includes a crushable ampule containing the
5027467 Toothbrush July 2, 1991
An interdental toothbrush has a hinged cap on the end of an elongated handle. The cap has a hole which is positioned relative to a groove so that a twisted wire brush may be locked into place simply by inserting it and closing the cap.
4947880 Dental flossing device August 14, 1990
A dental flossing cord is made from only a single kind of material. The inventive cord has a leader portion which is created by causing the multi-strands of the cord to cling together in a unified mass, preferably by an ultrasonic heat treatment which welds the strands together. The
4925073 Dental floss holder May 15, 1990
A dental floss holder is in the form of a box with a drawer in it. The bottom of the drawer includes a hub which is spring biased to push a bobbin mounted thereon toward an opposite side of the box. The bias is such that the bobbin drags with a predetermined force on an opposite side
4907135 Dental mirror flashlight March 6, 1990
A pen light has a removable dental mirror positioned to be in the beam of the light. The flashlight has a barrel which is constricted on one end to capture and hold a pen light bulb dropped in the other end. The electrical circuit within the flashlight includes a strip spring with a bow
4805252 Toothbrush February 21, 1989
An interdental toothbrush has a refill with a twisted wire stem which has a molded plastic encasement over the end thereof. A toothbrush handle has a hole with internal contours which complement the external contours of the plastic encasement. A sleeve slides over the hole to capture and
4710996 Interdental brush handle December 8, 1987
An elongated, preferably plastic handle has a sleeve lock on each of its opposite tip ends. When a twisted wire brush is placed in the handle and the sleeve is slipped over it, there is a guy wire effect from the sleeve which holds the brush firmly in place, as the sleeve stretches sligh
4691404 Toothbrush September 8, 1987
An interdental toothbrush has a handle made from a mixture of a thermoplastic elastomer and a general purpose polypropylene. A twisted wire brush projects from the handle in axial alignment therewith. The toothbrush can be held within a loosely clasped fist, with one end of the brush
4319377 Interproximal toothbrush March 16, 1982
An interproximal toothbrush comprises an elongated metal handle terminating at one end in a threaded section. The stem of a twisted wire brush passes through a hole in said threaded section, humps up above the threads, and then passes down into a groove in the handle. A nut travels on th
4222143 Interproximal brush handle September 16, 1980
An elongated preferably plastic handle has a sleeve lock on the tip end. When a twisted wire brush is placed in the handle, there is a guy wire effect from the sleeve which holds the brush firmly in place, as the sleeve stretches slightly over a bent end of the twisted wire of the br
4162688 Medicating floss dispenser and method of applying medication to human teeth July 31, 1979
A floss holder includes a bobbin of preferably unwaxed floss which feeds through a chamber containing a medication, such as fluoride. While in the chamber, the floss passes through a number of bearing surfaces for squeezing the medication into the floss without disturbing the lay of the
4141519 Thread storage and dispensing system February 27, 1979
A spool of thread, such as dental floss, is housed in a holder, preferably made of plastic. The thread or floss is wound on a bobbin having a hollow, cylindrical hub area. A clutch for controlling the bobbin rotation comprises a split post having an enlarged cross section near the center
4073419 Thread storage and dispensing system February 14, 1978
A spool of thread, such as dental floss, is housed in a two-part shell or holder, preferably made of plastic. The floor on the bottom one of the shell parts includes a platform to provide a bearing surface for enabling rotation of the spool with a minimum of friction. The top of the uppe
4050648 Thread storage and dispensing system September 27, 1977
A spool of thread, such as dental floss, is housed in a two-part shell or holder, preferably made of plastic, one of the two parts having a central post coaxially located therein. The thread or floss is wound on a bobbin having a clutch molded in its hub area. The clutch comprises a spli
4011658 Device for inserting dental floss through interproximal areas and method of using same March 15, 1977
A device for inserting dental floss in difficult-to-reach areas under dental bridges or splints, comprising a length of flexible material formed into a loop, the ends of which are bonded together over a substantial portion to provide a stiffened elongated guide portion. The floss is

 
 
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