Church & Dwight has patented a water flosser with a unique design, including a base, reservoir, lid, and handle. The flosser features an input device with a light ring and innovative lighting system. The motor is powered by a rechargeable battery. GlobalData’s report on Church & Dwight gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Church & Dwight, Nanoparticle drug conjugates was a key innovation area identified from patents. Church & Dwight's grant share as of February 2024 was 73%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Water flosser with illuminated power button

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Church & Dwight Co Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918530B2) discloses a water flosser with innovative features. The water flosser includes a base, a reservoir, a lid, and an input device with a unique design. The input device is actuated by applying a downward force towards the base and features a light ring surrounding a power button, a light source positioned within the base, and a light pipe to illuminate the light ring independently from the power button. Additionally, the water flosser comprises a push rod connected to the power button, a printed circuit board with a switch, and a wireless transmitting device within the power button.

Furthermore, the water flosser includes a handle in fluid communication with the reservoir, a pump, and a motor with a dual output shaft for determining rotational speed. The sensing device of the motor includes a rotary encoder disc with cutouts, a transmitter, and a receiver for detecting speed. The patent also details a method of controlling power to the water flosser by pressing downward on the power button, which is coplanar with the lid and surrounded by a light ring element. The water flosser's design and functionality aim to enhance user experience and efficiency in oral care routines, offering a unique combination of features for improved performance and ease of use.

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