Invented by James H. Kemp, Colgate Palmolive Co
The Colgate Palmolive Co invention works as followsA reaction and delivery implement, which includes a handle for user manipulation and a head with a plurality agent housing regions. The first agent housing area housing a first agent, and the second agent housing regional housing a second, differing agents. The head can be used to prevent intermixing of first and second agent in a storage location and to allow for the reaction of first and second agent through intermixing at a delivery position. This allows the third agent to be applied to a contact surface. A toothbrush or other oral care instrument may be used as the delivery and reaction implement. You can also use the implement with motorized reactions.
Background for Implement having both a reaction system and a delivery system
The invention relates to a delivery and reaction implement. The implement can be a brush that is used to react a plurality initial substances. It may also be configured to deliver the substance from the reaction to the desired receiving surface.
There are many delivery tools, including brushes. A brush is commonly used to apply a substance on any surface. Brushes such as toothbrushes can be used to remove food particles and apply toothpaste or other oral care products to teeth. Brushes can also be used for home care purposes such as staining or painting surfaces. Brushes can also be used to apply cosmetics, especially certain makeup or other substances to the skin.
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed at an implement with a chemical delivery method for delivering an agent.
One aspect of the invention is a toothbrush. It includes: a handle that can be used for manipulation; a head that contains a first capsule to retain a first agent; and a second capsule to retain a second agent. The first and secondary agents are different. A plurality of cleaning elements are placed between and around each of these capsules to prevent intermixing and facilitate intermixing.
Another aspect of the invention is a brush. It can include: a handle that can be used for manipulation; and a head with a plurality housing regions. The first housing area includes a region of cleaning element having the first agent. The second housing region contains a seal surrounded by the region cleaning elements. The head is designed to prevent the first- and second-agents from being mixed in storage. During use, the head allows intermixing of first and secondary agents to produce and apply a surface
Another aspect of the invention is a motorized toothbrush. It includes a handle that can be used for manipulation and a head with a plurality agent housing regions. The first tuft plate can hold a first agent on the first cleaning element. A second tuft plate can retain a second agent at the second cleaning element. The first and the second movable plates move in opposite directions. The head is designed to allow for both intermixing of first and secondary agents in storage positions and reacting to the second agent on the delivery position.
A further aspect of the invention is a toothbrush that includes: a handle for user manipulation; a head with a first and a second storage of oral material; and a plurality cleaning elements having an alignment between and surrounding each store. The head also contains a plurality o cleaning elements.
The invention is described in terms of an implement that has a reaction and a delivery system, and more specifically in the form a toothbrush, brush, or other oral care implements. The implement with a delivery and reaction system can also be used in any of the specific embodiments described herein.
Innovative aspects can be illustrated or described using a toothbrush (e.g. A toothbrush is an oral care tool, but it could also be used to care for other personal items. A toothbrush, for example, can be used to maintain personal hygiene such as oral care. Alternately, the delivery and reaction implement can be used. Other embodiments are possible. Functional and structural modifications can be made to the invention without departing from its scope.
FIGS. “FIGS. The handle 103 and the head 102 are common features of the toothbrush 100. The handle 103 is an elongated piece that allows users to grip and use the toothbrush 100. You can have the handle 103 in many shapes and lengths. One construction of the handle 103 includes a neck portion (105) that is located adjacent to the head 101. The neck portion 105 could be the narrowed area between the head 101 and the normal grip of the handle. The neck portion 105 may be located between the head 101, and the handle part normally gripped. Another construction is to integrate the handle 103 with the head 101. You can also attach other items.
In FIGS. “In FIGS. The first and second housing areas 120 and 130 are generally portions of an implement that house multiple agents in one state or position. This allows for intermixing of the first and second agents to create a third. It is important to use certain agents immediately after they have formed, such as anesthetics and antimicrobial agents, medicines, anesthetics and antimicrobial agents and polishes and paints. It is often difficult, or impossible, to transport core components and agents necessary to make the desired effective agent. It is important to have an implement that can store core components and allow for the easy application of effective agents by reacting with or mixing two or more of the initial agents.
For instance, FIG. 2 shows a first agent. It is located in the central area of the toothbrush in the first agent housing 120. There may be other sealed structures that were created in conjunction with the manufacturing of toothbrush 100. There may be several mechanisms to release the first agent from the sealed structure. A wearable surface, or a portion thereof, may be included in the sealed structure to allow for mechanical abrasion of the toothbrush 100. The seal structure can also be made of water-soluble material that chemically erodes in the oral cavity when the toothbrush is used. An outer layer of a construction may contain a water-soluble material (such as polyethylene dioxide, polyethylene glycol or polyvinyl al) As is the case, other non-toxic polymers can also be used with sufficient water solubility to make them bio-effective.
The outer layer’s solubility may be modified depending on the intended use. Materials with low solubility so that they disintegrate slowly over time may be used if the implement is intended to be used repeatedly. If the total amount of the agent required for a specific reaction is not desired, or if the implement is intended to be used only once, it is preferable that the materials have a high solubility. These solubility properties have been discussed in relation to water and the oral cavity, but they can also be applied in other contexts, where the material housing first agent may be affected by physical engagement, solubility in an environment liquid, chemical, or any other environmental characteristic. The sealed structure can be damaged by high temperatures, certain chemicals, or sharper edges, such as a tooth.
The medium containing the agent may be placed in a sealed container during toothbrush manufacturing. In this case, the toothbrush can be disposed off after the supply has run out. The reservoir 11 can also be refilled via an inlet (not illustrated) or can be replaced, e.g. by inserting a replacement cartridge into the recess of the toothbrush. To ensure that the cartridge stays in place after inserting, it can be spring loaded. A seal can also be added to protect against any unwanted leakage.
While the first housing region of the toothbrush of FIGS. The first agent housing region 1-2 is a closed structure. The second agent housing area 130 contains cleaning elements. The head 101 could include an oral care area containing one or more of the tooth cleaning elements 111. The term “tooth cleaning elements” is used herein. Or?cleaning elements’? Any structure that can be used to provide oral health benefits, such as tooth cleaning, tooth polishing and massaging, stimulating, or any other type of structure, is included. contact with the gums and portions of the teeth. These tooth cleaning elements can include tufts made of bristles in a variety of shapes and sizes. Elastomeric cleaning member can also be formed to be shaped to be a variety of shapes and sizes. Although certain bristle configurations have been illustrated, it is important to understand that you can use any bristle and handle configuration.
In one construction, the one- or more tooth cleaning elements (111) are formed from a plurality bristles. Referring to FIGS. FIGS. 1 and 2 show the tooth cleaning elements 112 form bristle areas that can have the same or different shapes. It is possible to use a variety of oral care tools. One or more of the tooth cleaning elements 111 can be attached to the head 101 using known methods. For example, they may fit into the recesses in the head 101 that run along the front portion 107 (FIGS. 1 & 2).
Here are the FIGS. schematics of the cleaning elements 111. The cleaning elements 1-2 are made of material that can be used to house an agent. These cleaning elements can be made of a material that is sticky or tactile to hold the second agent. Or, they may have grooves, ledges or hollows to house a powder, liquid or gel.
FIGS. “FIGS. A capsule can be used as one or more agent housing regions. FIG. FIG. 3 shows how the toothbrush 100 can be configured so that a removable capsule may be placed in the central portion of the head 107. A capsule 120 is used as a first agent to house the 120-square-foot housing area. The capsule can take many forms, sizes, colors, and textures. The capsule might have a color that is specific to draw attention to children, or it may be a color that is able to attract their attention. The capsule can also be color coded to match flavors like red for strawberry and green for lime. The capsule can also be made up of an outer structure that houses medicaments or other reactive agents, as described in this article. Capsules are flexible and can be ingested or punctured. The capsule can house various agents, until it is punctured to release the contents or until liquids such as water or saliva cause the outer membrane or shell to disintegrate or dissolve. FIG. FIG. 3 shows that a second area housing the second agent 130 may contain cleaning elements 111. This region can be used to store a second agency. The capsule 120 can be punctured if a user touches the head 102 and the bristles or cleaning element 111 to their teeth. A further puncture-assisting structure can be built into the toothbrush’s head, specifically under the capsule housing area, to aid in puncturing the capsule on contact or engagement.
The first agent, 120, is disintegrated immediately after puncture. The second agent, 130, which was initially contained in the capsule 120, is mixed with the cleaning elements 111. These agents react to create a third agent. The typical movements of the toothbrush 100, such as the brushing motions or gum massaging motions, intermix the agents and facilitate the delivery of the third agent.
FIG. 4. Also, it shows a toothbrush 100 that holds a capsule. Two capsules are housed on head 102 in this construction. FIG. 4 shows that broken lines were used to identify the first- and second-agent housing regions 120, 130 respectively. Each of the first and third housing regions 120 and 130 are shown in FIG. Each capsule is surrounded by a variety of cleaning elements. The contrast in the fill of the schematic capsules shows that each capsule in the first and second agents housing regions 120 and 130 contain a different agent. The illustrative FIG. 4 illustrates how the agents can be mixed and delivered. 4. may be performed in a similar and/or related fashion to that described in FIG. 3. The bristles 111 are placed between and around the capsules to facilitate intermixing and delivery. Because bristles bend and sway in normal use when they contact a surface or structure, the agent from one capsule is transferred to another area. The second capsule’s agent will also be transferred to the same area. The second and first agents are mixed by repeated brushing, cleaning, gumming, or other oral care activities to create a third agent. The third agent is delivered directly via bristles or cleaning element 111 to the desired location. Many bristle configurations, capsule arrangement, positioning, and related configurations can be used, as those skilled in the art will appreciate.
FIG. FIG. 5 shows a toothbrush 100 with the first and second agents housing regions being separated by containment structures. A barrier 125 prevents intermixing of agents on opposite sides of the barrier. Any number of structures can be used to make a containment structure. The first agent housing area 120 could contain a containment system 121 made of a sponge-like substance to house a first agent, while the second agent housing regions 130 might contain a containment scheme 131 made of small bristles packed densely. You can also consider capsules, pills, and other structures containment structures. The first and second agents housing regions are placed as adjacent and abutting structures. These can be either integrally formed in the head 102 or toothbrush 100, or they may be removable using various known mechanisms like snap-on or slide attachments.
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