CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for sale a dentifrice dispensing electrical toothbrush patents from Rochester Innovations.
Key Characteristics & Benefits These patents disclose a dentifrice (toothpaste) dispensing electrical toothbrush. Key features include:
Mini, disposable brush unit (no neck portion) that dispenses toothpaste to the top of bristles
Permanent driver-pump head with self-sealing spout. This feature prevents the paste from drying (no capping required)
Refillable toothpaste cartridge – refills in less than 10 seconds, and is refillable at any stage
Failure-proof pumping: toothpaste can always be pumped out
Minimal use of battery power as oscillations occur only on the bristle elements without wasting energy on vibrating the drive-shaft support structure
Toothpaste pumping does not use battery power
Brush unit has pushbuttons for snap-on mounting and detaching
Compact handle with toothpaste cartridge and two AAA batteries – circumferential size is comparable to regular electrical toothbrushes
Driver-pump head configuration applicable to all modes of bristle oscillations currently used
Same self-sealing spout, pumping mechanism, and pushbutton mounting features applicable to a manual pump toothbrush
Working prototypes for both electrical and manual toothbrush models are available for demo and focus group study
Market Potential This is a key strategic portfolio for manufacturers of electrical toothbrushes as well as dentifrice manufacturers. It provides a dramatic easy-to-understand reason for new and/or replacement purchase.
Companies who have cited the patents include: Braun, Procter and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, MediPurpose Private Limited
To learn more about the assets available for license in this portfolio: Contact Clay Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 561-797-1161 or [email protected]
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