US Patent No: 7,322,067

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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)
4,328,604 Toothbrushes 52 1980
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 111 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 125 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 93 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
6,278,021 Reduced particle-size urea 1 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
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 (12)
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 44 1998
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 52 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 66 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
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2009/0025,162 Electric toothbrushes 7 2007
* 2012/0060,310 TOOTHBRUSH 0 2011
 
The Gillette Company (2)
7,934,284 Toothbrushes 8 2003
7,958,589 Toothbrushes 4 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
D655509 Suction oral brush 1 2009
* 2011/0151,404 SUCTION ORAL BRUSH 1 2010
 
Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Ind. Com. Prod. Para Saude Ltda. (1)
D670504 Toothbrush 1 2012
 
Dr. Fresh, LLC (8)
D645252 Toothbrush 0 2008
D660598 Toothbrush bristle 0 2009
* 2011/0030,160 BRISTLE CONFIGURATION 2 2009
D680747 Toothbrush feature 0 2011
D657566 Toothbrush 0 2011
D720541 Toothbrush 0 2011
D710615 Toothbrush handle 0 2012
D719356 Toothbrush handle 0 2012
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (27)
8,517,728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 1 2007
* 2008/0176,183 Oral Care Implement Having Fluid Delivery System 13 2007
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
8,863,345 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
8,506,196 Fluid delivery system for an oral care implement 2 2010
8,398,326 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 2 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
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
8,806,695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2012
9,237,798 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 0 2013
9,167,886 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
8,920,168 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
9,167,888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
 
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
* Cited By Examiner

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