US Patent No: 7,143,462

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Oral care implement

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An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs extending for cleaning between the papillae of the tongue. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of conically shaped nubs. A tissue cleanser can be used to reduce oral malodor problems and remove oral epithelial cells.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY3085

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington, NJ 139 2058

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (13)
5,628,082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 223 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 53 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 45 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 75 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 42 1998
5,938,673 Tongue cleaning device 32 1998
6,276,021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 90 1999
D440767 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 45 2000
D456139 Toothbrush with a combination of filaments and elastomeric tufts 80 2001
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 99 2002
D478211 Toothbrush 33 2002
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 95 2003
6,817,054 Toothbrush 53 2003
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (12)
5,165,761 Method of making improved toothbrush having multi-level tufts with substantially uniformly rounded bristle ends in each tuft 37 1991
D428702 Toothbrush 29 1996
D407221 Toothbrush head 29 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 32 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 32 1996
D420515 Toothbrush head 32 1996
5,946,759 Brush head 66 1998
6,408,476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 51 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 46 1999
6,886,207 Toothbrush 61 2000
D461959 Toothbrush head 44 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 40 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (9)
D391769 Toothbrush handle 61 1996
6,058,541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 74 1997
6,041,467 Toothbrush 98 1997
6,108,869 Brush handle 75 1998
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 76 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 82 1999
D434906 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 53 1999
D422413 Toothbrush 34 1999
6,108,851 Toothbrush 43 1999
 
Avantgarde S.p.A. (5)
D272683 Toothbrush 36 1981
D272687 Toothbrush 31 1981
D272689 Toothbrush 46 1981
D272690 Toothbrush 47 1981
D273635 Toothbrush 63 1981
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
5,392,483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 168 1994
5,802,656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 159 1996
D401069 Toothbrush 55 1997
5,970,564 Brush having an elastomeric bridge 104 1997
6,513,182 Toothbrush 72 2000
 
The Gillette Company (4)
5,396,678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 66 1992
D463131 Toothbrush 44 2001
D464796 Toothbrush 34 2001
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 66 2002
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (4)
6,446,295 Electric toothbrush 93 2000
D482199 Toothbrush 60 2002
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 86 2003
D503538 Toothbrush 57 2004
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 76 1997
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 77 1997
D448569 Bristle head for a toothbrush 40 2000
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6,015,293 Oral cleaning apparatus 54 1997
5,967,152 Oral cleaning apparatus 47 1998
 
John O. Butler Company (2)
5,778,476 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the same 28 1996
6,496,999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas 43 2000
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
D397219 Brush head for a tongue hygiene brush 36 1997
2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 63 2001
 
101061967 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (1)
2004/0200,748 Children's tooth and gum cleaning kit 30 2004
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
6,322,573 Electric tongue cleaner 35 2000
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5,735,011 Plaque removing toothbrush 114 1996
 
Blanc; Max A. (1)
4,299,208 Gum massage device 42 1980
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
2002/0138,926 Electric toothbrush head 82 2001
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5,875,510 Replaceable head toothbrush 85 1997
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
D456607 Brush disk for rotary electric toothbrushes 66 2001
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6,098,233 Bath brush with massage means 42 1999
 
COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
5,920,941 Denture brush 37 1997
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6,421,867 Brush, in particular for an electric toothbrush 76 2000
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
5,176,427 Bristle treatment 40 1991
 
CRA LABS, INC. (1)
5,758,380 Device for comprehensive oral hygiene 54 1997
 
DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC. (1)
6,383,202 Dual action tongue scraper 29 2000
 
DR. BOB'S, LTD. (1)
2003/0116,884 Method for making a tongue cleaning device 18 2001
 
EEGEE, LLC (1)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 83 2003
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
D483184 Toothbrush 55 2002
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5,249,327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 68 1992
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 49 2001
 
JAMES B. COPELAN TRUST DATED DECEMBER 30, 1988, JAMES B. COPELAN, TRUSTEE, THE (1)
5,445,825 Disposable personal dental hygiene assembly 46 1992
 
M + C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
6,374,448 Toothbrush 51 2001
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
5,120,225 Method and apparatus for brushing teeth with cyclically rotating brush strokes 106 1991
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,818,856 Ozone compatible stimulated brillouin scattering materials 26 1996
 
ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
6,289,545 Device for cleaning within the oral cavity 30 1999
 
Peak Enterprises, Inc. (1)
RE37625 Tongue hygiene device 21 1999
 
PLASTICOS Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
D483568 Toothbrush with sucker attachable holder 37 2002
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5,896,614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 114 1997
 
T&T PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6,119,296 All-sided mouthbrush 63 1998
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4,827,551 Electrical device for mouth care 76 1988
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,511,273 Variable engagement toothbrush 44 1995
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
5,980,542 Tongue cleaner 60 1999
 
TRISA, S.A. (1)
D486649 Toothbrush 64 2002
 
Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
D376695 Handle for a toothbrush and tongue cleaner 45 1995
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,625,839 Flocked tongue cleaning device 35 2001
 
UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
D350851 Infant massager toothbrush 46 1992
 
VERIFRESH LTD. (1)
5,984,935 Tongue cleaner 48 1998
 
WAGNER, EUGENE C. (1)
6,352,545 Breath system appliance with dorsal applicator and scraper 47 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
5,779,654 Clean breath wand 48 1997
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6,353,958 Toothbrush 49 1997
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5,957,942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 34 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (67)
4,328,604 Toothbrushes 42 1980
4,364,142 Body squeegee 43 1980
4,356,585 Hygienic dental appliance 95 1981
4,455,704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 68 1982
4,628,564 Toothbrush 65 1983
4,488,327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 62 1983
D287072 Toothbrush 38 1985
4,610,043 Oral hygiene brush 79 1985
D295695 Combination tooth brush and tongue scraper 41 1986
4,888,844 Toothbrush for natural teeth and dentures 35 1988
5,040,260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 101 1989
5,005,246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 98 1989
5,032,082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 71 1989
D309528 Tongue brush 52 1990
5,027,796 Gum massager 41 1990
5,230,118 Orthodontic tooth-brush 34 1991
5,242,235 Toothbrush 55 1992
5,226,197 Tongue hygiene device 117 1992
5,273,425 Portable pet teeth cleaning abrasive instrument 42 1992
5,305,489 Ergonomic topographic toothbrush 84 1993
5,438,726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 113 1994
5,613,262 Lingual brush 97 1994
5,604,951 Prophy toothbrush 113 1994
5,535,474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 74 1995
5,530,981 Toothbrush having a tongue scraper disposed therein 42 1995
5,584,690 Dental cleaning assembly 85 1995
5,570,487 Toothbrush having multiple brushing surface configurations 76 1995
5,930,860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 106 1996
6,171,323 Tongue cleaner 40 1996
5,709,004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 44 1996
5,778,475 Tongue debridement aid 38 1996
5,810,856 Wiping element for an oral hygiene device, window wiper, or the like 78 1996
5,766,193 Tongue cleaner 45 1996
5,792,159 Tongue cleaner 80 1997
5,735,864 Disposable tongue cleaner 69 1997
5,842,247 Combination toothbrush and tongue brush 28 1997
5,928,254 Tongue cleaning device 32 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 33 1997
5,817,114 Hygienic tongue cleaner 36 1997
5,915,433 Combined toothbrush and tongue scraper with anti-slip bumps therebetween 38 1997
5,845,358 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 34 1998
D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 48 1998
5,980,541 Oral hygiene device 40 1998
5,951,578 Tongue cleaning system 33 1998
6,032,315 Device for cleaning a human tongue 36 1998
D405272 Tongue brush 40 1998
5,913,346 Tongue cleaning device 30 1998
6,131,228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 57 1998
6,105,191 Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles 60 1998
D423785 Combined toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss tool 33 1999
D423786 Combined tooth and tongue brush with timing device 30 1999
D423787 Combined toothbrush and gum massager 32 1999
D424809 Toothbrush with auxiliary bristles 32 1999
6,254,390 Oral burnisher 80 2000
6,402,768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 36 2000
6,345,405 Two-in-one toothbrush 29 2000
6,260,227 Orthodontic toothbrush 31 2000
D471276 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 36 2001
6,546,586 Toothbrush with flossing functionality 43 2001
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 70 2001
D459087 Toothbrush 30 2001
6,647,581 Tongue cleaner inside toothbrush handle 35 2002
2003/0163,149 Breath freshener lollipop 39 2002
6,729,789 Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser 35 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 34 2003
2004/0068,810 Complex type toothbrush 25 2003
6,895,629 Double sided toothbrush 48 2004

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (42)
D558980 Toothbrush 13 2005
8,429,783 Light-emitting oral care implement 0 2006
8,517,728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2007
8,201,298 Toothbrush with low profile head 0 2007
8,032,967 Powered toothbrush with two-sided moving head 1 2007
8,156,599 Oral care implement having a head insert 3 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 12 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 12 2008
8,234,741 Oral care implement having tissue cleanser 0 2008
8,185,999 Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning 0 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 8 2009
8,387,196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 2 2009
8,500,766 Oral care implement multiple soft tissue cleaner components 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 2 2009
8,757,912 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2009
8,506,196 Fluid delivery system for an oral care implement 0 2010
D657568 Oral care implement 1 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
8,398,326 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 0 2010
8,491,210 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
8,727,652 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 1 2011
8,561,247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,523,475 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2011
8,511,323 Oral care dispenser and oral care system implementing the same 0 2011
D706035 Toothbrush 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
8,533,889 Oral care implement having a head insert 0 2012
8,528,145 Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning 0 2012
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,695,146 Oral care implement having a head insert 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (8)
8,016,744 External pressure-based gastric band adjustment system and method 2 2006
7,775,215 System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data 28 2006
7,775,966 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive device 32 2006
8,016,745 Monitoring of a food intake restriction device 1 2006
7,927,270 External mechanical pressure sensor for gastric band pressure measurements 7 2007
8,066,629 Apparatus for adjustment and sensing of gastric band pressure 7 2007
7,658,196 System and method for determining implanted device orientation 46 2007
8,152,710 Physiological parameter analysis for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 0 2008
 
BRAUN GMBH (6)
D612613 Toothbrush handle 3 2007
D614868 Toothbrush 3 2007
D637401 Toothbrush handle 10 2010
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
8,766,496 Linear electric motor 0 2011
8,677,541 Oral care products and methods of using and marking the same 0 2012
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 0 2007
8,060,970 Toothbrush 1 2010
8,332,985 Toothbrush 0 2011
 
The Gillette Company (2)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 6 2003
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 2 2009
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (1)
D623413 Toothbrush 2 2009
 
Sinorita Sendirian Berhad (1)
D557014 Toothbrush 19 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,468,638 Musical apparatus 0 2011

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