Oral cleaning apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5967152
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09069918

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Abstract

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A disposable oral cleaning apparatus for cleaning and removing particles and bacteria from the upper surface of the tongue, including an elongated handle having a solution storage cavity, an attachment utensil partially stored in the cavity, and a head component. The attachment has a brush for applying the solution to a surface of the mouth, and a cap for sealably closing the opening of the cavity. A flexible connector connects the elongated handle and the head component. The head component has multiple cleaning portions including a pre-cleaning portion, a main-cleaning portion and an absorbent portion to provide an initial cleaning of the coating of the tongue, a secondary deep cleansing of the pores of the tongue, and a final absorption and removal of all debris. The oral cleaning apparatus is adapted to promote proper cleansing of the tongue and inner mouth so as to eliminate oral bacteria and bad breath, and promote proper oral hygiene.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMTEC PRODUCTS, INC.FLOSSMOOR, IL0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rimkus, Ronald J Flossmoor, IL 3 200

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (20)
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* 5842247 Combination toothbrush and tongue brush 37 1997
* 5865195 Oral hygiene system 32 1997
 
SUZMAN, COLIN (1)
D367707 Tongue scraper 30 1994
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
* 6402768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 50 2000
* 6325070 Brush for holding at least one of a fluid dispensing device and other items therein 20 2000
* 6440149 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 45 2001
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ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
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PROVEX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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DENTAL CONCEPTS LLC (1)
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WIEGNER, GEORG (1)
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TULSA DENTAL PRODUCTS, L.L.C. (2)
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ARGO, MR. RANDY (1)
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Victoria Cosmetic Co. Ltd. (1)
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ICP MEDICAL, LLC (1)
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Dr. Bobʼs Ltd. (1)
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Randy Argo (1)
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IMPORT PARTNERS, INC. (1)
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COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (48)
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7845042 Oral care implement 30 2005
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9398804 Oral care implement having reservior for dispensing active agent 0 2006
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7962991 Toothbrush 5 2006
7322067 Oral care implement 46 2006
8523888 Oral care implement 2 2006
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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
* 8234741 Oral care implement having tissue cleanser 0 2008
* 2010/0257,683 Oral Care Implement Having Tissue Cleanser 3 2008
8151397 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 4 2008
8042214 Oral care implement 0 2009
8281446 Oral care implement 0 2009
8393042 Oral care implement 6 2009
8550736 Oral care implement 4 2010
7975346 Oral care implement 2 2010
8091170 Oral care implement 5 2010
8079110 Oral care implement 1 2010
8522386 Oral care implement 0 2011
8561247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8876221 Oral care implement 0 2011
8800093 Oral care implement 1 2011
8806695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 1 2012
8578546 Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces 0 2012
8990996 Toothbrush 0 2012
8839481 Oral care implement 0 2013
8800091 Oral care implement 1 2013
8857919 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2013
9167888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
9545148 Oral care implement 0 2014
9271564 Oral care implement having one or more moving sections 0 2014
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Johnson Therapeutic, LLC (2)
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D523299 Textured spoon 12 2005
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (3)
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DENTEK ORAL CARE, INC. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner