Patent Number: 6,170,113

Title: Toothbrush with handle comprising means for vertical storage

Abstract: The invention concerns a toothbrush (10) with bristles (12) at the top and a handle (14) including a structure for maintaining the brush in a vertical storage position, characterized in that the brush handle (14) is longitudinally divided in its upper part into at least two branches (16,18,20) articulated between an open position for storage wherein the free ends (22,24,26) of the branches (16,18,20), mutually spaced, form support points for the brush (10) on a horizontal surface, and a closed position wherein the branches are brought together for the toothbrush (10) to be used.

Inventors: Cornu; Jean-Michel (Paris, FR), Malcourant; Veronique (Paris, FR)

Assignee: Sanofi-Synthelabo

International Classification: A46B 5/00 (20060101); A46B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018