TODAY’S PATENT – BRUSH HANDLE
The BRUSH HANDLE was invented by Jeffrey S. Meessmann (Iowa City, IA), Gerald S. Szczech (Iowa City, IA), William A. Bredall (Pacifica, CA) on the 21st of July 1998 , bearing patent number US5781958A.
The present invention relates to brush handles and more particularly to a toothbrush handle having a finger-gripping portion which is capable of deformation by the fingers of the user. The handle is formed of a semi-rigid plastic material having a pair of flanges disposed on the surface opposite that of the bristles for controlling the fixture at various points along the handle length and a softer material is formed onto that portion of the handle containing the flanges to provide a soft grip for the user.
A necessity therefore has risen to provide a two-element brush in which the flexibility over the length of the handle is controlled while maintaining a desirable thickness to the gripping portion about which the hand of the user envelopes. One of the objective of the present invention to provide a handle for a toothbrush or other such appliance which comprises a gripping surface having a finger deform able portion to present a more desirable “feel” to the user.