Tasuku Kikkawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: An interdental cleaning tool (1) comprises a base (10) having a shaft (20) that has a shape to be inserted into an interdental space, wherein the base (10) is formed of a composite material comprising a synthetic resin, a reinforcement material and a low-hardness resin having a lower hardness than the hardness of the synthetic resin.
Abstract: A cleaning implement equipped with: a shaft part having an insertion end section and a base end section; and a cleaning part comprising an elastomer and capable of cleaning a gap. The cleaning part has a cleaning-part body and a guide part for projecting farther outward in the axial direction than the insertion end section, and guiding the insertion of the cleaning-part body into a gap. The projection dimension of the guide part from the insertion end section is equal to or greater than the thickness of the cleaning-part body, and the guide part has a shape that can be elastically deformed so as to be displaced relative to the insertion end section in the axially perpendicular direction.
Abstract: An interdental cleaning instrument is equipped with a base part and a cleaning part. The base part has a shaft part and a grip part. At least the shape of the base part is set in a manner such that a first pressing force required to press a portion spaced 2.5 mm apart from a tip of the cleaning part in 10 mm is 0.3 N or more and 1.4 N or less in a state in which a portion spaced 10 mm apart from the tip of the cleaning part is fixed, and a second pressing force required to press a portion spaced 8.0 mm apart from the tip of the cleaning part in 10 mm is 0.5 N or more and 2.5 N or less in a state in which a portion spaced 35 mm apart from the tip of the cleaning part is fixed.
Abstract: [Problem] To provide a base part, an interdental cleaning tool, and a method for manufacturing the interdental cleaning tool, capable of preventing bending of a shaft part when a resin material is filled from an insertion end. [Solution] A base part includes a shaft part (20) and a grip part (30). The base part is used for forming an interdental cleaning tool by filling, inside a metal mold having a shape that forms a filling space around the shaft part (20), a resin material into the filling space with the shaft part (20) clamped by a holding pin. The shaft part (20) includes a first guide groove (24) formed on one side with respect to an axially parallel plane and a second guide groove (26) formed on the other side with respect to the axially parallel plane.