ApplicationNo. 831144 filed on 04/01/1997
US Classes:206/362.3, Projecting handle206/457WITH ORNAMENTATION OR SIMULATION
ExaminersPrimary: Foster, Jimmy G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassB65D 085/00
AbstractA decorative toothbrush guard which covers nearly the entire head of a toothbrush thereby preventing germs or dust from coming into contact with the head. More specifically, the present invention includes an upper and a lower cover portion connected by a hinge. The upper and lower cover portions each have an inner cavity which can house a toothbrush head. The lower cover portion has a seat portion integrally connected therein for holding the toothbrush head. The toothbrush guard can be slipped over the toothbrush head and firmly secured thereon by a plurality of frictionally interlocking rods and holes on the upper and lower cover portions. The lower cover portion has a slot which not only allows for the insertion of a toothbrush neck or upper handle through the lower cover portion, but also allows air to circulate within the cover portion to facilitate drying of the toothbrush head. The preferred embodiment of the present invention is made of a single piece of flexible material. Also the outer surface of the toothbrush guard can be formed to resemble a head of a cartoon character, television personality, or other person or animal to help encourage children to brush their teeth.