Patent Number: 6,253,406

Title: Combined toothbrush handle and stand

Abstract: Heretofore, the average commercially available toothbrush had to depend on surfaces not attached to the toothbrush itself in order for the toothbrush to be stored when not in use, either in a holder often of questionable hygiene attached to a wall, in a drinking glass or other makeshift storage position. The unique feature of the combined toothbrush handle and stand as described in this application provides for the efficient, hygienic storage in a single unit, permitting the toothbrush bristles to air dry in an upright position free from contact with any surface. This is created by flexible moveable shafts set into the handle which are easily extended or retracted by the toothbrush user with the aid of a moveable ring to which the shafts are attached, thus creating a fully deployable stand alone base.

Inventors: Holland; John (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: A46B 5/00 (20060101); A46B 009/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018