Combined toothbrush and cap therefor

- John O. Butler Company

Description

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a toothbrush and cap therefor, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the cap;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the cap;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the cap;

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view of the toothbrush;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the toothbrush;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the toothbrush;

FIG. 8 is a side elevational view of the toothbrush with the cap in place;

FIG. 9 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a second embodiment of the toothbrush; and

FIG. 10 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a third embodiment of the toothbrush.

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Patent History

Patent number: D298182
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 21, 1985
Date of Patent: Oct 25, 1988
Assignee: John O. Butler Company (Chicago, IL)
Inventors: Emanuel B. Tarrson (Chicago, IL), Dane Maric (Chicago, IL), Thomas P. Kelly (Palatine, IL)
Primary Examiner: Catherine E. Kemper
Law Firm: Laff, Whitesel, Conte & Saret
Application Number: 6/703,744

Classifications

Current U.S. Class: D/4104; D/4108; D/4131