US Patent No: 5,628,082

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Toothbrush with improved efficacy

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Abstract

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An improved toothbrush with a secure grip, a more effective bristle arrangement, and a specially shaped head is disclosed. The handle is formed with opposed gripping portions, and fits securely in the hand of the brusher, facing either up or down, imparting to the user a very secure and comfortable feeling. The toothbrush has a narrow and thin head for maximum access to the oral cavity, and a novel bristle arrangement which is highly effective for the removal of plaque from teeth with manual brushing. In one embodiment, the brush head is tapered to a narrow portion, and then optionally flares out again. In another embodiment, the head is formed with a wavy profile. In yet other embodiments, the brush head may also be provided with an upwardly curved or an angled tip. The head may also have a rubberized lower portion to effectuate gum massage, a gum stimulator, and a head with visibly different utilization areas.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY3122

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Moskovich, Robert - 244 2059

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (8)
D330116 Toothbrush handle 20 1990
D330458 Toothbrush 6 1990
D334472 Toothbrush 30 1990
5,335,389 Plaque removing toothbrush 98 1990
D342160 Toothbrush 86 1991
D342162 Toothbrush 42 1991
5,341,537 Plaque removing toothbrush 125 1992
D352396 Toothbrush 14 1992
 
BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC. (2)
D347943 Denture brush 7 1992
D352829 Denture brush 19 1993
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
5,392,483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 175 1994
 
Cook Coffee Company (1)
D265698 Toothbrush 9 1981
 
CPPD, INC., A CORP. OF IL (1)
D292448 Toothbrush 31 1986
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
D358938 Toothbrush handle 36 1992
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,339,482 Toothbrush having non-slip surface 116 1992
 
ROSOFSKY, DEANA (1)
D270972 Handle for tooth brush or similar article 33 1981
 
The Gillette Company (1)
5,396,678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 71 1992
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
D332873 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 24 1990
 
Tochigi Seiko Co., Ltd. (1)
4,571,768 Toothbrush 24 1984
 
Warner-Lambert Company (1)
D324957 Toothbrush with adjustable head 8 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (18)
4,288,883 Combined tooth brush and gum massaging 70 1979
D274018 Toothbrush 20 1981
D281202 Toothbrush 9 1983
D284236 Toothbrush 11 1983
D284528 Toothbrush 27 1984
D287073 Toothbrush 18 1985
D297467 Lotion applicator 16 1985
4,776,054 Toothbrush 101 1987
4,800,608 Toothbrush 100 1987
4,864,676 Tooth brush 45 1988
5,046,212 Toothbrush 80 1990
D335579 Toothbrush 36 1991
D346697 Toothbrush 14 1992
5,315,731 Individual tooth toothbrush 12 1992
5,351,358 Toothbrush 24 1992
5,371,915 Angular headed toothbrush 64 1993
5,373,602 Toothbrush 67 1993
5,398,368 Toothbrush 18 1994

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (95)
6,276,021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 97 1999
6,643,886 Toothbrush having an efficacious bristle pattern 23 2001
6,996,870 Contouring toothbrush head 36 2002
D475855 Electric toothbrush bristle pattern 14 2002
7,140,058 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 34 2002
7,137,163 Power toothbrush and power source 33 2002
6,983,507 Toothbrush 33 2003
D517812 Toothbrush 40 2003
7,757,326 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 4 2003
7,703,163 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 13 2004
7,143,462 Oral care implement 72 2004
7,089,621 Toothbrush 30 2004
D520753 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2004
D516819 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 27 2004
D513882 Toothbrush 28 2004
7,168,125 Toothbrush 36 2004
7,273,327 Oral care implement 30 2004
7,725,980 Oral care implement 13 2004
7,908,699 Oral care implement 7 2004
7,721,376 Oral care implement 20 2004
7,213,288 Toothbrush 31 2005
7,823,243 Toothbrush 0 2005
7,845,042 Oral care implement 12 2005
7,836,539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7,251,849 Toothbrush 6 2005
7,594,293 Oral care implement 16 2005
7,389,557 Toothbrush 0 2006
D562560 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 20 2006
7,841,041 Oral care implement 13 2006
7,975,343 Toothbrush 2 2006
7,962,991 Toothbrush 3 2006
7,448,108 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 3 2006
7,322,067 Oral care implement 30 2006
8,523,888 Oral care implement 0 2006
8,201,298 Toothbrush with low profile head 1 2007
7,954,191 Toothbrush 0 2007
8,628,263 Oral care implement 0 2007
8,281,448 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2007
7,950,100 Oral care implement 3 2007
D589260 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 18 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2008
8,510,893 Toothbrush with visual and/or other sensory effects 0 2008
D651406 Toothbrush handle 0 2008
8,151,397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 2 2008
8,857,003 Contouring toothbrush head 0 2008
8,776,302 Oral care implement 0 2008
7,784,136 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 4 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 11 2009
8,042,214 Oral care implement 0 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 3 2009
D671325 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655916 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655918 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655917 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642802 Toothbrush 1 2009
D642803 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642804 Toothbrush 0 2009
D632084 Toothbrush 0 2009
D631257 Toothbrush 6 2009
8,863,345 Oral care implement having a closed-loop arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
D675830 Toothbrush 0 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 2 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 2 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 4 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 3 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
8,550,736 Oral care implement 0 2010
7,975,346 Oral care implement 1 2010
8,091,170 Oral care implement 0 2010
8,079,110 Oral care implement 1 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 3 2011
D712155 Toothbrush 0 2011
D689286 Toothbrush 0 2011
D667223 Toothbrush 0 2011
8,522,386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,561,247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,800,093 Oral care implement 0 2011
D671326 Toothbrush handle 0 2012
D670503 Head portion of a toothbrush 0 2012
D670505 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 0 2012
D669688 Head portion of a toothbrush 0 2012
D669689 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 0 2012
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 0 2012
8,806,695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2012
8,745,805 Toothbrush with visual and/or other sensory effects 0 2012
8,578,546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,839,481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,800,091 Oral care implement 0 2013
D710111 Toothbrush 0 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2013
8,857,919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
 
ERGONOMIC DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (39)
6,230,355 Lingual toothbrush 4 1999
D431908 Toothbrush head with bristles 20 1999
D430401 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 22 1999
D428256 Toothbrush 21 1999
D428260 Anterior lingual toothbrush 21 1999
D434564 Anterior lingual toothbrush 0 2000
D431722 Toothbrush 0 2000
D431366 Toothbrush 1 2000
D443140 Toothbrush head with bristles 0 2000
D462175 Toothbrush 1 2000
D462176 Toothbrush 2 2000
D458452 Toothbrush 0 2000
D450927 Toothbrush 0 2000
D448932 Toothbrush 0 2000
D446020 Set of bristles for a substantially oval-headed toothbrush 0 2000
D444951 Set of bristles for a substantially triangular-headed toothbrush 1 2000
D442785 Toothbrush head with bristles 3 2000
D439745 Toothbrush head with bristles 0 2000
D438385 Toothbrush head with bristles 3 2000
D445571 Toothbrush head 1 2000
D443141 Toothbrush head 1 2000
D443142 Toothbrush head 11 2000
6,438,786 Toothbrush with longitudinal bristle reinforcement 10 2000
D460624 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2000
D460268 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2000
D459084 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2000
D459085 Stepped bristle array for a toothbrush head 1 2000
D465089 Toothbrush handle 7 2001
D456137 Toothbrush 2 2001
D465656 Toothbrush 0 2002
D464797 Stepped bristle array for a toothbrush head 0 2002
D464798 Stepped bristle array for a toothbrush head 3 2002
D461314 Toothbrush handle 1 2002
D480876 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 1 2002
D468538 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
D467081 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 1 2002
D464800 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
D467082 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
D464801 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (11)
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 82 1997
D402471 Toothbrush 10 1997
D402114 Toothbrush 7 1997
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 81 1997
D402117 Brushhead for a toothbrush 3 1997
D402118 Toothbrush 2 1997
8,631,534 Toothbrush 0 2006
D660598 Toothbrush bristle 0 2009
D660003 Toothbrush 0 2010
8,595,886 Bristle configuration 1 2011
D675024 Toothbrush 0 2012
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (10)
D419773 Toothbrush handle 69 1998
D415352 Toothbrush handle 24 1998
6,308,367 Toothbrush 59 1998
D443985 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 38 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 88 1999
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 82 1999
D422143 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 71 1999
D437688 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 31 1999
D434563 Set of bristles for a brush 45 2000
6,564,416 Toothbrush 52 2000
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (10)
6,886,207 Toothbrush 67 2000
6,311,358 Toothbrush comprising gum-massaging sticks 70 2000
D561475 Toothbrush head 4 2003
6,928,685 Complex motion toothbrush 26 2004
7,962,992 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 0 2005
7,707,676 Toothbrush 3 2006
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 0 2007
8,060,970 Toothbrush 1 2010
8,327,492 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 0 2011
8,332,985 Toothbrush 0 2011
 
The Gillette Company (8)
D440048 Toothbrush 74 1998
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
7,941,886 Toothbrushes 5 2003
7,975,344 Toothbrush head 4 2007
8,578,544 Oral hygiene implements having flexible elements, and methods of making the same 0 2008
8,156,600 Gum massaging oral brush 1 2008
8,332,982 Vibrating toothbrush 0 2009
8,528,148 Toothbrush head 0 2011
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (8)
RE44346 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
RE42985 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
7,174,596 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 39 2002
7,354,112 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 21 2006
7,458,647 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 12 2007
7,445,295 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 13 2007
7,520,571 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 12 2008
7,988,238 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 1 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (6)
D504569 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2003
D503281 Body for a toothbrush head 9 2003
D503043 Body for a toothbrush head 0 2003
D501084 Portion of a toothbrush 19 2003
8,166,601 Electric toothbrush head 2 2008
8,621,698 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
6,513,182 Toothbrush 76 2000
6,725,493 Toothbrush 31 2002
7,225,494 Multi-motion toothbrush 18 2002
D536876 Head portion of a toothbrush 8 2003
D563106 Head portion of a toothbrush 2 2006
 
EEGEE, LLC (3)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 89 2003
7,181,799 Oral-care device and system 34 2003
8,276,231 Oral-care device and system 7 2005
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (3)
6,446,295 Electric toothbrush 99 2000
6,654,979 Electric toothbrush 29 2002
6,957,469 Toothbrush 25 2003
 
GAVNEY, JAMES A., JR. (2)
6,319,332 Squeegee device and system 59 1999
6,571,417 Dentition cleaning device and system 80 2000
 
L'OREAL (2)
6,453,909 Applicator, kit, and method for applying hair coloring 13 2000
7,337,785 Device and method for applying product to keratinous fibers 7 2001
 
RANIR, LLC (2)
D535823 Toothbrush 39 2006
D566401 Toothbrush 21 2007
 
Connoisseurs Products Corporation (1)
6,601,257 Jewelry brush with cleaning zones 4 1999
 
GABA INTERNATIONAL AG (1)
8,813,299 Toothbrush with inclined bristles and pointed bristles 0 2007
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
7,546,658 Toothbrush 9 2002
 
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED (1)
7,716,775 Brush 2 2005
 
Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company (1)
RE44819 Toothbrush 0 2004
 
SUNSTAR INC. (1)
5,799,353 Toothbrush 50 1996
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
D444629 Set of bristles for a brush 24 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
6,397,858 Dental concave and convex rake 1 1999
6,260,227 Orthodontic toothbrush 36 2000
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 75 2001
6,865,767 Device with multi-structural contact elements 39 2001
6,599,048 Toothbrush for massaging and protecting gums 89 2001
6,658,688 Squeegee device and system 54 2002
7,500,282 Modular system for stimulation and exfoliation of human skin 2 2002
6,820,299 Dentition cleaning device and system 65 2003
6,820,300 Squeegee device and system 41 2003
6,944,903 Dentition cleaning device and system 27 2004
7,069,615 Squeegee device and system 17 2004
7,051,394 Dentition cleaning device and system 25 2004
7,975,339 Aquatic scrubber 1 2004
7,562,411 Oral-care device and system 11 2004
7,434,288 Oral care device with multi-structural contact elements 2 2004
7,047,589 Dentition cleaning device and system 25 2004
8,276,233 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 1 2004
7,814,604 Device with multi-structural contact elements 0 2005
7,814,603 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 4 2005
8,141,194 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 0 2005
7,877,833 Oral-care device and system 4 2005
7,743,448 Device and system with moving squeegee fields 7 2005
7,363,675 Squeegee device and system 2 2005
RE45141 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2013