Toothbrush with improved efficacy

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5628082
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08406333

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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, NY1839

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Moskovich, Robert East Brunswick, NJ 249 3191

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
D274018 Toothbrush 30 1981
D281202 Toothbrush 14 1983
D284236 Toothbrush 14 1983
D284528 Toothbrush 31 1984
D287073 Toothbrush 24 1985
D297467 Lotion applicator 19 1985
* 4776054 Toothbrush 117 1987
* 4800608 Toothbrush 109 1987
* 4864676 Tooth brush 55 1988
* 5046212 Toothbrush 86 1990
D335579 Toothbrush 49 1991
D346697 Toothbrush 18 1992
* 5315731 Individual tooth toothbrush 15 1992
* 5351358 Toothbrush 35 1992
* 5371915 Angular headed toothbrush 79 1993
* 5373602 Toothbrush 77 1993
* 5398368 Toothbrush 24 1994
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
* 5396678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 80 1992
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5339482 Toothbrush having non-slip surface 141 1992
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
D358938 Toothbrush handle 45 1992
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
* 5392483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 195 1994
 
BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC. (2)
D347943 Denture brush 15 1992
D352829 Denture brush 27 1993
 
ROSOFSKY, DEANA (1)
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CPPD, INC., A CORP. OF IL (1)
D292448 Toothbrush 35 1986
 
Tochigi Seiko Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4571768 Toothbrush 29 1984
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (8)
D330116 Toothbrush handle 23 1990
D330458 Toothbrush 9 1990
D334472 Toothbrush 34 1990
* 5335389 Plaque removing toothbrush 104 1990
D342160 Toothbrush 91 1991
D342162 Toothbrush 50 1991
* 5341537 Plaque removing toothbrush 133 1992
D352396 Toothbrush 17 1992
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
D332873 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 28 1990
 
WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY (1)
D324957 Toothbrush with adjustable head 11 1990
 
Cook Coffee Company (1)
D265698 Toothbrush 13 1981
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (11)
RE44346 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
RE42985 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 0 2002
7174596 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 49 2002
* 2003/0159,224 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 25 2003
7354112 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 26 2006
* 2006/0137,120 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 5 2006
7458647 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 16 2007
7445295 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 14 2007
7520571 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 13 2008
7988238 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 2 2009
RE45141 Toothbrush and process for producing such a toothbrush 3 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (44)
* 6397858 Dental concave and convex rake 3 1999
6260227 Orthodontic toothbrush 48 2000
6463619 Squeegee device and system 83 2001
6865767 Device with multi-structural contact elements 46 2001
6599048 Toothbrush for massaging and protecting gums 115 2001
6658688 Squeegee device and system 58 2002
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6820299 Dentition cleaning device and system 76 2003
* 2003/0140,440 Dentition cleaning device and system 2 2003
6820300 Squeegee device and system 45 2003
* 2004/0031,115 Squeegee device and system 13 2003
* 2004/0261,207 Squeegee device and system 10 2003
6944903 Dentition cleaning device and system 33 2004
* 2004/0231,082 Dentition cleaning device and system 2 2004
* 2004/0221,409 Squeegee device and system 41 2004
7069615 Squeegee device and system 21 2004
7051394 Dentition cleaning device and system 31 2004
* 2004/0237,236 Squeegee device and system 15 2004
* 2004/0231,076 Dentition cleaning device and system 14 2004
7975339 Aquatic scrubber 3 2004
* 2004/0255,427 Aquatic scrubber 15 2004
7562411 Oral-care device and system 11 2004
* 2005/0015,901 Oral-care device and system 16 2004
7434288 Oral care device with multi-structural contact elements 2 2004
7047589 Dentition cleaning device and system 29 2004
* 2006/0080,799 Toothbrush featuring bristles with raised annular portions 15 2004
8276233 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 10 2004
7814604 Device with multi-structural contact elements 0 2005
7814603 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 5 2005
* 2005/0166,343 Powered toothbrush with polishing elements 26 2005
8141194 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 0 2005
* 2005/0198,757 Absorbent structures with integrated contact elements 22 2005
* 2005/0229,339 Oral-care device and system 5 2005
7877833 Oral-care device and system 6 2005
* 2006/0236,477 Oral-care device and system 20 2005
7743448 Device and system with moving squeegee fields 7 2005
* 2005/0273,961 Toothbrush 4 2005
7363675 Squeegee device and system 2 2005
* 2006/0130,257 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 18 2005
* 2006/0282,963 Electric toothbrush head 11 2006
* 2007/0130,705 Electric toothbrushes 7 2006
* 2008/0172,814 Electric toothbrush head 2 2008
* 2009/0013,484 Gum Massaging Oral Brush 13 2008
9095205 Orthodontic toothbrush 2 2011
 
BRAUN GMBH (6)
D504569 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 16 2003
D503281 Body for a toothbrush head 10 2003
D503043 Body for a toothbrush head 1 2003
D501084 Portion of a toothbrush 31 2003
* 2008/0201,886 Toothbrush Head 9 2006
* 8166601 Electric toothbrush head 6 2008
 
GABA International AG (2)
8813299 Toothbrush with inclined bristles and pointed bristles 2 2007
* 2010/0101,038 Toothbrush With Inclined Bristles and Pointed Bristles 4 2007
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (6)
6513182 Toothbrush 85 2000
6725493 Toothbrush 34 2002
* 7225494 Multi-motion toothbrush 24 2002
* 2003/0084,528 Multi-motion toothbrush 6 2002
D536876 Head portion of a toothbrush 18 2003
D563106 Head portion of a toothbrush 9 2006
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (5)
* 6446295 Electric toothbrush 114 2000
6654979 Electric toothbrush 38 2002
* 2003/0033,680 Electric toothbrush 70 2002
6957469 Toothbrush 37 2003
* 2003/0208,865 Toothbrush 16 2003
 
BEST WHASUNG CO., LTD. (1)
* 2008/0028,558 Functional Toothbrush 13 2004
 
ERGONOMIC DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (39)
6230355 Lingual toothbrush 8 1999
D431908 Toothbrush head with bristles 24 1999
D430401 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 23 1999
D428256 Toothbrush 21 1999
D428260 Anterior lingual toothbrush 24 1999
D434564 Anterior lingual toothbrush 4 2000
D431722 Toothbrush 1 2000
D431366 Toothbrush 2 2000
D443140 Toothbrush head with bristles 0 2000
D462175 Toothbrush 1 2000
D462176 Toothbrush 3 2000
D458452 Toothbrush 2 2000
D450927 Toothbrush 1 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 6 2000
D439745 Toothbrush head with bristles 0 2000
D438385 Toothbrush head with bristles 6 2000
D445571 Toothbrush head 1 2000
D443141 Toothbrush head 2 2000
D443142 Toothbrush head 17 2000
6438786 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 8 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 2 2002
D480876 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 5 2002
D468538 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 3 2002
D467081 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 6 2002
D464800 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
D467082 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 3 2002
D464801 Toothbrush head with stepped bristle array 0 2002
 
RANIR, LLC (2)
D535823 Toothbrush 47 2006
D566401 Toothbrush 25 2007
 
CONNOISSEURS PRODUCTS CORP. (1)
6601257 Jewelry brush with cleaning zones 5 1999
 
HITACHI, LTD. (2)
* 2009/0297,924 CATALYST NANOPARTICLE 4 2006
* 2007/0026,294 CATALYST NANOPARTICLE 14 2006
 
USCOM Pty Ltd. (1)
* 2005/0187,469 Blood flow oxygen measurement system and method 12 2003
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
D444629 Set of bristles for a brush 28 2000
 
EEGEE, LLC (5)
6859969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 101 2003
7181799 Oral-care device and system 47 2003
* 2005/0049,155 Oral-care device and system 3 2003
8276231 Oral-care device and system 13 2005
* 2006/0117,506 Oral-care device and system 9 2005
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (127)
* 6276021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 110 1999
6643886 Toothbrush having an efficacious bristle pattern 27 2001
6996870 Contouring toothbrush head 45 2002
* 2002/0152,570 Contouring toothbrush head 3 2002
D475855 Electric toothbrush bristle pattern 15 2002
7140058 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 43 2002
7137163 Power toothbrush and power source 38 2002
* 2004/0060,136 Power toothbrush and power source 8 2002
* 2004/0060,135 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 9 2002
6983507 Toothbrush 39 2003
* 2004/0168,271 Toothbrush 6 2003
D517812 Toothbrush 54 2003
7757326 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 10 2003
* 7703163 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 22 2004
* 2005/0091,769 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects 39 2004
7143462 Oral care implement 110 2004
7089621 Toothbrush 37 2004
* 2005/0000,048 Toothbrush 0 2004
D520753 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 15 2004
D516819 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 30 2004
D513882 Toothbrush 30 2004
7168125 Toothbrush 50 2004
* 2005/0102,780 Toothbrush 20 2004
* 2005/0102,783 Toothbrush 3 2004
7273327 Oral care implement 37 2004
* 2005/0069,372 Oral care implement 35 2004
7725980 Oral care implement 16 2004
* 2006/0129,171 Oral care implement 12 2004
7908699 Oral care implement 13 2004
7721376 Oral care implement 33 2004
7213288 Toothbrush 37 2005
* 2005/0166,342 Toothbrush 6 2005
7823243 Toothbrush 1 2005
* 2005/0188,489 Toothbrush 23 2005
7845042 Oral care implement 32 2005
7836539 Oral care implement 1 2005
7251849 Toothbrush 8 2005
7594293 Oral care implement 24 2005
* 2006/0052,806 Oral care implement 16 2005
7389557 Toothbrush 2 2006
D562560 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 28 2006
7841041 Oral care implement 27 2006
7975343 Toothbrush 5 2006
7962991 Toothbrush 5 2006
7448108 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 8 2006
7322067 Oral care implement 46 2006
8523888 Oral care implement 4 2006
8201298 Toothbrush with low profile head 2 2007
7954191 Toothbrush 1 2007
8628263 Oral care implement 0 2007
8281448 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2007
7950100 Oral care implement 4 2007
D589260 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 27 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 19 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 16 2008
8510893 Toothbrush with visual and/or other sensory effects 2 2008
D651406 Toothbrush handle 0 2008
* 2009/0313,778 Toothbrush With Visual and/or Other Sensory Effects 3 2008
8151397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 4 2008
8857003 Contouring toothbrush head 1 2008
* 8776302 Oral care implement 1 2008
* 2010/0050,356 ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 13 2008
7784136 Toothbrush with kinetic plate 8 2008
* 2009/0025,157 TOOTHBRUSH WITH KINETIC PLATE 2 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 22 2009
* 2011/0047,736 Oral Care Implement Having Diverging Cleaning Elements 12 2009
8042214 Oral care implement 0 2009
* 2010/0004,666 Oral Care Implement 1 2009
8393042 Oral care implement 7 2009
D671325 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655916 Toothbrush 2 2009
D655918 Toothbrush 0 2009
D655917 Toothbrush 0 2009
D642802 Toothbrush 4 2009
D642803 Toothbrush 1 2009
D642804 Toothbrush 0 2009
D632084 Toothbrush 0 2009
D631257 Toothbrush 7 2009
8863345 Oral care implement having a closed-loop arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
D675830 Toothbrush 1 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 9 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 23 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 8 2009
* 2011/0146,014 Oral Care Implement Having A Closed-Loop Arrangement of Cleaning Elements 0 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 7 2009
D657568 Oral care implement 5 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2010
8550736 Oral care implement 4 2010
7975346 Oral care implement 2 2010
8091170 Oral care implement 6 2010
8079110 Oral care implement 1 2010
* 2010/0263,148 TOOTHBRUSH WITH ENHANCED CLEANING EFFECTS 2 2010
9526324 Oral care implement 0 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 6 2011
D712155 Toothbrush 1 2011
D689286 Toothbrush 3 2011
D667223 Toothbrush 11 2011
8522386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8561247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8876221 Oral care implement 0 2011
8800093 Oral care implement 1 2011
D671326 Toothbrush handle 4 2012
D670503 Head portion of a toothbrush 4 2012
D670505 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2012
D669688 Head portion of a toothbrush 4 2012
D669689 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 1 2012
D690518 Head portion of an oral care implement 1 2012
D680748 Oral care implement 2 2012
8806695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 1 2012
8745805 Toothbrush with visual and/or other sensory effects 1 2012
8578546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
8990996 Toothbrush 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 3 2013
8839481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8800091 Oral care implement 1 2013
D710111 Toothbrush 14 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 3 2013
8857919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
8997301 Toothbrush with visual and/or other sensory effects 0 2013
9549607 Oral care implement 0 2014
9167888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
D773824 Portion of a toothbrush 0 2014
D771953 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2014
9545148 Oral care implement 0 2014
9271564 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2014
D780457 Oral care implement 0 2014
9603441 Toothbrush 0 2015
 
GAVNEY, JAMES A., JR. (2)
6319332 Squeegee device and system 66 1999
6571417 Dentition cleaning device and system 90 2000
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (3)
D440048 Toothbrush 89 1998
* 2006/0085,931 Gum-massaging oral brush 16 2005
8156600 Gum massaging oral brush 2 2008
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
* 2004/0117,930 Toothbrush 15 2002
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 7546658 Toothbrush 19 2002
* 2005/0039,279 Toothbrush 17 2004
 
L'OREAL (3)
* 6453909 Applicator, kit, and method for applying hair coloring 14 2000
* 7337785 Device and method for applying product to keratinous fibers 7 2001
* 2002/0023,658 Device and method for applying product to keratinous fibers 3 2001
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (12)
D419773 Toothbrush handle 78 1998
D415352 Toothbrush handle 33 1998
6308367 Toothbrush 73 1998
D443985 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 42 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 99 1999
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 90 1999
D422143 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 84 1999
D437688 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 32 1999
D434563 Set of bristles for a brush 52 2000
6564416 Toothbrush 70 2000
* 2002/0084,550 Gum-massaging oral brush 30 2001
* 2005/0086,753 Gum massaging oral brush 17 2004
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (13)
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 90 1997
D402471 Toothbrush 11 1997
D402114 Toothbrush 8 1997
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 92 1997
D402117 Brushhead for a toothbrush 4 1997
D402118 Toothbrush 2 1997
* 8631534 Toothbrush 2 2006
* 2007/0283,518 TOOTHBRUSH 31 2006
D660598 Toothbrush bristle 0 2009
D660003 Toothbrush 8 2010
8595886 Bristle configuration 5 2011
D675024 Toothbrush 9 2012
9198501 Bristle configuration 0 2013
 
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED (2)
7716775 Brush 9 2005
* 2007/0143,945 Brush 13 2005
 
WATER PIK, INC. (4)
* 2005/0189,000 Flosser with motor integrated with vibrating head 7 2004
8943634 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2012
9468511 Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening 0 2013
9144477 Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (14)
6886207 Toothbrush 87 2000
* 6311358 Toothbrush comprising gum-massaging sticks 92 2000
* 2004/0200,016 Electric toothbrushes 60 2003
D561475 Toothbrush head 6 2003
* 2005/0000,043 Electric toothbrushes 61 2004
6928685 Complex motion toothbrush 30 2004
7962992 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 0 2005
7707676 Toothbrush 11 2006
8584299 Electric toothbrushes 4 2007
* 2009/0007,357 Oral Hygiene Implements 5 2008
8060970 Toothbrush 4 2010
8327492 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 1 2011
8332985 Toothbrush 4 2011
8955186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY (2)
* 2005/0233,279 Oral composition applicator devices including movable applicator surface and related methods 12 2004
* 2005/0232,687 Composition applicator devices including twist off closure member and related methods 5 2004
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (15)
7934284 Toothbrushes 12 2003
* 2004/0154,112 Toothbrushes 68 2003
7941886 Toothbrushes 14 2003
7975344 Toothbrush head 10 2007
8578544 Oral hygiene implements having flexible elements, and methods of making the same 2 2008
* 2008/0184,511 Oral hygiene implements having flexible elements, and methods of making the same 26 2008
8332982 Vibrating toothbrush 4 2009
* 8621698 Toothbrushes 1 2011
* 2011/0179,595 Toothbrushes 1 2011
8528148 Toothbrush head 4 2011
9504312 Oral hygiene implements having flexible elements, and methods of making the same 0 2013
9220335 Toothbrush head 0 2013
* 9204949 Toothbrushes 0 2013
* 2014/0101,871 Toothbrushes 0 2013
* 2014/0359,958 HEAD FOR AN ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 4 2014
 
HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (4)
* 2014/0331,422 COMBINATION COSMETIC APPLICATOR 6 2013
D767903 Cosmetic brush 1 2014
D779140 Brush cleansing mitt 0 2014
D778069 Dual ended kabuki brush 0 2015
 
Procter & Gamble Business Services Canada Company (1)
RE44819 Toothbrush 0 2004
 
SUNSTAR INC. (1)
* 5799353 Toothbrush 61 1996
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (1)
* 2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 78 2001
 
CARL FREUDENBERG KG (1)
* D734909 Broom head 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner