US Patent No: 7,143,462

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Oral care implement

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Abstract

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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, NY1671

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington, NJ 112 2659

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (67)
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4,364,142 Body squeegee 54 1980
4,356,585 Hygienic dental appliance 110 1981
4,455,704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 84 1982
4,628,564 Toothbrush 82 1983
4,488,327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 77 1983
D287072 Toothbrush 51 1985
4,610,043 Oral hygiene brush 92 1985
D295695 Combination tooth brush and tongue scraper 51 1986
4,888,844 Toothbrush for natural teeth and dentures 44 1988
5,040,260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 118 1989
5,005,246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 108 1989
5,032,082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 81 1989
D309528 Tongue brush 61 1990
5,027,796 Gum massager 54 1990
5,230,118 Orthodontic tooth-brush 46 1991
5,242,235 Toothbrush 67 1992
5,226,197 Tongue hygiene device 129 1992
5,273,425 Portable pet teeth cleaning abrasive instrument 55 1992
5,305,489 Ergonomic topographic toothbrush 100 1993
5,438,726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 131 1994
5,613,262 Lingual brush 110 1994
5,604,951 Prophy toothbrush 128 1994
5,535,474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 87 1995
5,530,981 Toothbrush having a tongue scraper disposed therein 53 1995
5,584,690 Dental cleaning assembly 99 1995
5,570,487 Toothbrush having multiple brushing surface configurations 86 1995
5,930,860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 124 1996
6,171,323 Tongue cleaner 49 1996
5,709,004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 58 1996
5,778,475 Tongue debridement aid 48 1996
5,810,856 Wiping element for an oral hygiene device, window wiper, or the like 89 1996
5,766,193 Tongue cleaner 54 1996
5,792,159 Tongue cleaner 92 1997
5,735,864 Disposable tongue cleaner 80 1997
5,842,247 Combination toothbrush and tongue brush 35 1997
5,928,254 Tongue cleaning device 42 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 42 1997
5,817,114 Hygienic tongue cleaner 45 1997
5,915,433 Combined toothbrush and tongue scraper with anti-slip bumps therebetween 50 1997
5,845,358 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 43 1998
D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 60 1998
5,980,541 Oral hygiene device 57 1998
5,951,578 Tongue cleaning system 42 1998
6,032,315 Device for cleaning a human tongue 47 1998
D405272 Tongue brush 52 1998
5,913,346 Tongue cleaning device 40 1998
6,131,228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 68 1998
6,105,191 Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles 70 1998
D423785 Combined toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss tool 43 1999
D423786 Combined tooth and tongue brush with timing device 40 1999
D423787 Combined toothbrush and gum massager 43 1999
D424809 Toothbrush with auxiliary bristles 41 1999
6,254,390 Oral burnisher 94 2000
6,402,768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 46 2000
6,345,405 Two-in-one toothbrush 42 2000
6,260,227 Orthodontic toothbrush 44 2000
D471276 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 45 2001
6,546,586 Toothbrush with flossing functionality 55 2001
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 81 2001
D459087 Toothbrush 40 2001
6,647,581 Tongue cleaner inside toothbrush handle 50 2002
2003/0163,149 Breath freshener lollipop 51 2002
6,729,789 Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser 48 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 44 2003
2004/0068,810 Complex type toothbrush 35 2003
6,895,629 Double sided toothbrush 66 2004
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
2002/0138,926 Electric toothbrush head 95 2001
 
DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC. (1)
6,383,202 Dual action tongue scraper 38 2000
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (4)
6,446,295 Electric toothbrush 108 2000
D482199 Toothbrush 74 2002
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 104 2003
D503538 Toothbrush 73 2004
 
AVANTGARDE S.P.A. (5)
D272683 Toothbrush 45 1981
D272687 Toothbrush 41 1981
D272689 Toothbrush 59 1981
D272690 Toothbrush 60 1981
D273635 Toothbrush 76 1981
 
Blanc; Max A. (1)
4,299,208 Gum massage device 53 1980
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5,896,614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 139 1997
 
Dr. Bobʼs Ltd. (1)
2003/0116,884 Method for making a tongue cleaning device 26 2001
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,511,273 Variable engagement toothbrush 54 1995
 
Plasticos y Tecnologia, S.A. de C.V. (1)
D483568 Toothbrush with sucker attachable holder 51 2002
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6,098,233 Bath brush with massage means 52 1999
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (13)
5,628,082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 248 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 63 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 56 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 89 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 53 1998
5,938,673 Tongue cleaning device 43 1998
6,276,021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 103 1999
D440767 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 54 2000
D456139 Toothbrush with a combination of filaments and elastomeric tufts 91 2001
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 111 2002
D478211 Toothbrush 43 2002
6,817,054 Toothbrush 63 2003
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 120 2003
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5,957,942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 44 1997
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6,421,867 Brush, in particular for an electric toothbrush 92 2000
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
5,176,427 Bristle treatment 49 1991
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,818,856 Ozone compatible stimulated brillouin scattering materials 35 1996
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
6,322,573 Electric tongue cleaner 49 2000
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5,735,011 Plaque removing toothbrush 129 1996
 
Ultradent Products, Inc. (1)
6,625,839 Flocked tongue cleaning device 51 2001
 
Dr. Fresh, LLC (3)
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 87 1997
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 88 1997
D448569 Bristle head for a toothbrush 52 2000
 
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 46 1991
D428702 Toothbrush 39 1996
D407221 Toothbrush head 39 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 42 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 42 1996
D420515 Toothbrush head 42 1996
5,946,759 Brush head 86 1998
6,408,476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 62 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 56 1999
6,886,207 Toothbrush 75 2000
D461959 Toothbrush head 54 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 51 2002
 
TRISA, S.A. (1)
D486649 Toothbrush 80 2002
 
UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
D350851 Infant massager toothbrush 65 1992
 
JAMES B. COPELAN TRUST DATED DECEMBER 30, 1988, JAMES B. COPELAN, TRUSTEE, THE (1)
5,445,825 Disposable personal dental hygiene assembly 56 1992
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5,249,327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 79 1992
 
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, THE (1)
5,980,542 Tongue cleaner 73 1999
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
D397219 Brush head for a tongue hygiene brush 45 1997
2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 74 2001
 
VeriFresh Ltd (1)
5,984,935 Tongue cleaner 60 1998
 
CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO., DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (1)
5,875,510 Replaceable head toothbrush 108 1997
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
5,392,483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 188 1994
5,802,656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 179 1996
D401069 Toothbrush 67 1997
5,970,564 Brush having an elastomeric bridge 122 1997
6,513,182 Toothbrush 83 2000
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6,353,958 Toothbrush 61 1997
 
EEGEE, LLC (1)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 95 2003
 
John O. Butler Company (2)
5,778,476 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the same 38 1996
6,496,999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas 56 2000
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
5,120,225 Method and apparatus for brushing teeth with cyclically rotating brush strokes 120 1991
 
T&T PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6,119,296 All-sided mouthbrush 81 1998
 
Peak Enterprises, Inc. (1)
RE37625 Tongue hygiene device 28 1999
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 58 2001
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
D456607 Brush disk for rotary electric toothbrushes 76 2001
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6,015,293 Oral cleaning apparatus 75 1997
5,967,152 Oral cleaning apparatus 57 1998
 
The Gillette Company (4)
5,396,678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 77 1992
D463131 Toothbrush 56 2001
D464796 Toothbrush 45 2001
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 78 2002
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG (1)
D483184 Toothbrush 65 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (9)
D391769 Toothbrush handle 71 1996
6,058,541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 87 1997
6,041,467 Toothbrush 116 1997
6,108,869 Brush handle 89 1998
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 87 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 94 1999
D434906 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 65 1999
D422413 Toothbrush 43 1999
6,108,851 Toothbrush 56 1999
 
CRA Labs, Inc. (1)
5,758,380 Device for comprehensive oral hygiene 69 1997
 
M+C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
6,374,448 Toothbrush 67 2001
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
5,779,654 Clean breath wand 74 1997
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4,827,551 Electrical device for mouth care 86 1988
 
Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
D376695 Handle for a toothbrush and tongue cleaner 56 1995
 
COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
5,920,941 Denture brush 48 1997
 
ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
6,289,545 Device for cleaning within the oral cavity 39 1999
 
WAGNER, EUGENE C. (1)
6,352,545 Breath system appliance with dorsal applicator and scraper 58 1999
 
101061967 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (1)
2004/0200,748 Children's tooth and gum cleaning kit 39 2004
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 8,468,638 Musical apparatus 0 2011
* 2011/0252,587 MUSICAL APPARATUS 0 2011
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (11)
8,016,744 External pressure-based gastric band adjustment system and method 4 2006
7,775,215 System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data 68 2006
7,775,966 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive device 69 2006
8,016,745 Monitoring of a food intake restriction device 4 2006
7,927,270 External mechanical pressure sensor for gastric band pressure measurements 14 2007
8,066,629 Apparatus for adjustment and sensing of gastric band pressure 16 2007
* 2007/0235,083 Apparatus for Adjustment and Sensing of Gastric Band Pressure 79 2007
7,658,196 System and method for determining implanted device orientation 92 2007
* 2007/0213,837 System and Method for Determining Implanted Device Orientation 32 2007
8,870,742 GUI for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 0 2008
8,152,710 Physiological parameter analysis for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 1 2008
 
The Gillette Company (2)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 8 2003
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 4 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (6)
D612613 Toothbrush handle 5 2007
D614868 Toothbrush 6 2007
D637401 Toothbrush handle 14 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
 
ARCHTEK, INC. (1)
* 2006/0064,833 Mouth brush 56 2004
 
Dr. Fresh, LLC (1)
D623413 Toothbrush 5 2009
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (78)
D558980 Toothbrush 20 2005
8,429,783 Light-emitting oral care implement 2 2006
* 2008/0276,393 Light-Emitting Oral Care Implement 8 2006
8,517,728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 1 2007
* 8,201,298 Toothbrush with low profile head 1 2007
* 8,032,967 Powered toothbrush with two-sided moving head 2 2007
* 2008/0189,888 Toothbrush with Low Profile Head 30 2007
* 2008/0189,886 Powered Toothbrush with Two-Sided Moving Head 3 2007
8,156,599 Oral care implement having a head insert 4 2007
* 2009/0091,178 ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT HAVING A HEAD INSERT 4 2007
D599556 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 15 2008
D598199 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 13 2008
8,234,741 Oral care implement having tissue cleanser 0 2008
* 2010/0257,683 Oral Care Implement Having Tissue Cleanser 2 2008
8,185,999 Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning 1 2008
* 2009/0313,777 Oral Care Implement Having Tissue Cleaning Elements With Directional Cleaning 1 2008
D651407 Toothbrush 11 2009
8,387,196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements 1 2009
* 2011/0047,734 Oral Care Implement Having A Turbine-Like Arrangement of Cleaning Elements 2 2009
* 2011/0047,736 Oral Care Implement Having Diverging Cleaning Elements 4 2009
8,393,042 Oral care implement 5 2009
8,863,345 Oral care implement having a closed-loop arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
8,500,766 Oral care implement multiple soft tissue cleaner components 0 2009
D675830 Toothbrush 0 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 3 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 6 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 3 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 4 2009
9,138,046 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2009
8,757,912 Oral care system, kit and method 1 2009
8,506,196 Fluid delivery system for an oral care implement 2 2010
D657568 Oral care implement 3 2010
D657569 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2010
* 2011/0211,901 FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR AN ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 1 2010
8,398,326 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 2 2010
* 2011/0214,240 FLUID DISPENSING ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 2 2010
8,491,210 Oral care system, kit and method 1 2010
9,173,477 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
9,072,371 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
8,882,380 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
8,851,779 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2010
9,167,887 Oral care implement 0 2010
9,027,193 Oral care implement 0 2010
8,959,696 Oral care implement 0 2010
8,727,652 Oral care system, kit and method 1 2010
D658886 Toothbrush 4 2011
9,033,602 Toothbrush having oral care fluid delivery 0 2011
9,155,601 Package of oral care implements 0 2011
8,561,247 Oral care implement 0 2011
8,523,475 Oral care system, kit and method 2 2011
8,511,323 Oral care dispenser and oral care system implementing the same 6 2011
8,876,221 Oral care implement 0 2011
* 9,307,826 Tissue cleaner and oral care implement 0 2011
* 2015/0216,291 TISSUE CLEANER AND ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT 0 2011
D706035 Toothbrush 4 2011
D671326 Toothbrush handle 1 2012
D670503 Head portion of a toothbrush 1 2012
D670505 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 0 2012
D669688 Head portion of a toothbrush 1 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
8,533,889 Oral care implement having a head insert 0 2012
8,528,145 Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning 1 2012
8,990,996 Toothbrush 0 2012
9,237,798 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 0 2013
8,984,699 Light-emitting oral care implement 0 2013
D692242 Oral care implement 0 2013
8,839,481 Oral care implement 0 2013
9,167,886 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
8,806,693 Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning 0 2013
D713151 Head portion of an oral care implement 2 2013
8,695,146 Oral care implement having a head insert 0 2013
8,920,168 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
8,864,241 Oral care implement having a head insert 0 2014
9,179,765 Oral care system, kit and method 0 2014
9,167,888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
 
Gilltec GmbH (1)
* 2014/0106,301 APPLICATOR INSTRUMENT FOR DENTAL COMPOUNDS 0 2013
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
8,584,299 Electric toothbrushes 1 2007
8,060,970 Toothbrush 1 2010
8,332,985 Toothbrush 0 2011
8,955,186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
Sinorita Sendirian Berhad (1)
D557014 Toothbrush 24 2007
 
ASHTEL STUDIOS, INC. (1)
8,981,196 Illuminating toothbrush 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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