Oral care implement

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7322067
APP PUB NO 20070101525A1
SERIAL NO

11566479

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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, NY1859

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington, NJ 114 3063

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (67)
4328604 Toothbrushes 58 1980
4364142 Body squeegee 57 1980
4356585 Hygienic dental appliance 115 1981
4455704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 91 1982
4628564 Toothbrush 89 1983
4488327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 81 1983
D287072 Toothbrush 54 1985
4610043 Oral hygiene brush 96 1985
D295695 Combination tooth brush and tongue scraper 62 1986
4888844 Toothbrush for natural teeth and dentures 47 1988
5040260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 130 1989
5005246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 111 1989
5032082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 84 1989
D309528 Tongue brush 65 1990
5027796 Gum massager 58 1990
5230118 Orthodontic tooth-brush 49 1991
5242235 Toothbrush 70 1992
5226197 Tongue hygiene device 133 1992
5273425 Portable pet teeth cleaning abrasive instrument 59 1992
5305489 Ergonomic topographic toothbrush 106 1993
5438726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 138 1994
5613262 Lingual brush 114 1994
5604951 Prophy toothbrush 136 1994
5535474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 96 1995
5530981 Toothbrush having a tongue scraper disposed therein 57 1995
5584690 Dental cleaning assembly 105 1995
5570487 Toothbrush having multiple brushing surface configurations 90 1995
5930860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 133 1996
6171323 Tongue cleaner 54 1996
5709004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 63 1996
5778475 Tongue debridement aid 51 1996
5810856 Wiping element for an oral hygiene device, window wiper, or the like 94 1996
5766193 Tongue cleaner 57 1996
5792159 Tongue cleaner 105 1997
5735864 Disposable tongue cleaner 84 1997
5842247 Combination toothbrush and tongue brush 39 1997
5928254 Tongue cleaning device 46 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 45 1997
5817114 Hygienic tongue cleaner 48 1997
5915433 Combined toothbrush and tongue scraper with anti-slip bumps therebetween 55 1997
5845358 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 50 1998
D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 69 1998
5980541 Oral hygiene device 64 1998
5951578 Tongue cleaning system 45 1998
6032315 Device for cleaning a human tongue 51 1998
D405272 Tongue brush 56 1998
5913346 Tongue cleaning device 43 1998
6131228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 73 1998
6105191 Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles 74 1998
D423785 Combined toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss tool 51 1999
D423786 Combined tooth and tongue brush with timing device 44 1999
D423787 Combined toothbrush and gum massager 49 1999
D424809 Toothbrush with auxiliary bristles 46 1999
6254390 Oral burnisher 101 2000
6402768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 52 2000
6345405 Two-in-one toothbrush 47 2000
6278021 Reduced particle-size urea 1 2000
6260227 Orthodontic toothbrush 49 2000
D471276 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 48 2001
6546586 Toothbrush with flossing functionality 62 2001
6463619 Squeegee device and system 84 2001
D459087 Toothbrush 43 2001
6647581 Tongue cleaner inside toothbrush handle 55 2002
2003/0163,149 Breath freshener lollipop 55 2002
6729789 Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser 59 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 49 2003
6895629 Double sided toothbrush 74 2004
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
2002/0138,926 Electric toothbrush head 104 2001
 
DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC. (1)
6383202 Dual action tongue scraper 41 2000
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (4)
6446295 Electric toothbrush 115 2000
D482199 Toothbrush 78 2002
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 113 2003
D503538 Toothbrush 81 2004
 
Avantgarde S.p.A. (5)
D272683 Toothbrush 49 1981
D272687 Toothbrush 45 1981
D272689 Toothbrush 63 1981
D272690 Toothbrush 64 1981
D273635 Toothbrush 81 1981
 
Blanc; Max A. (1)
4299208 Gum massage device 58 1980
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5896614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 161 1997
 
Dr. Bobʼs Ltd. (1)
2003/0116,884 Method for making a tongue cleaning device 30 2001
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5511273 Variable engagement toothbrush 59 1995
 
PLASTICOS Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
D483568 Toothbrush with sucker attachable holder 59 2002
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6098233 Bath brush with massage means 56 1999
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (12)
5628082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 262 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 72 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 61 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 96 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 59 1998
5938673 Tongue cleaning device 48 1998
D440767 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 58 2000
D456139 Toothbrush with a combination of filaments and elastomeric tufts 97 2001
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 116 2002
D478211 Toothbrush 46 2002
6817054 Toothbrush 67 2003
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 141 2003
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5957942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 47 1997
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6421867 Brush, in particular for an electric toothbrush 100 2000
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
5176427 Bristle treatment 52 1991
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5818856 Ozone compatible stimulated brillouin scattering materials 38 1996
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
6322573 Electric tongue cleaner 54 2000
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5735011 Plaque removing toothbrush 135 1996
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6625839 Flocked tongue cleaning device 57 2001
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 93 1997
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 91 1997
D448569 Bristle head for a toothbrush 59 2000
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (12)
5165761 Method of making improved toothbrush having multi-level tufts with substantially uniformly rounded bristle ends in each tuft 49 1991
D428702 Toothbrush 42 1996
D407221 Toothbrush head 42 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 45 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 45 1996
D420515 Toothbrush head 45 1996
5946759 Brush head 89 1998
6408476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 68 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 61 1999
6886207 Toothbrush 89 2000
D461959 Toothbrush head 57 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 55 2002
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
D463131 Toothbrush 62 2001
D464796 Toothbrush 50 2001
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 85 2002
 
TRISA, S.A. (1)
D486649 Toothbrush 87 2002
 
UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
D350851 Infant massager toothbrush 70 1992
 
JAMES B. COPELAN TRUST DATED DECEMBER 30, 1988, JAMES B. COPELAN, TRUSTEE, THE (1)
5445825 Disposable personal dental hygiene assembly 61 1992
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5249327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 82 1992
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
D397219 Brush head for a tongue hygiene brush 48 1997
2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 79 2001
 
VERIFRESH LTD. (1)
5984935 Tongue cleaner 70 1998
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5875510 Replaceable head toothbrush 114 1997
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
5392483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 196 1994
5802656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 193 1996
D401069 Toothbrush 72 1997
5970564 Brush having an elastomeric bridge 131 1997
6513182 Toothbrush 86 2000
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6353958 Toothbrush 67 1997
 
EEGEE, LLC (1)
6859969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 102 2003
 
John O. Butler Company (2)
5778476 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the same 41 1996
6496999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas 64 2000
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
5120225 Method and apparatus for brushing teeth with cyclically rotating brush strokes 124 1991
 
T&T PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6119296 All-sided mouthbrush 87 1998
 
Peak Enterprises, Inc. (1)
RE37625 Tongue hygiene device 32 1999
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 66 2001
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
D456607 Brush disk for rotary electric toothbrushes 81 2001
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6015293 Oral cleaning apparatus 82 1997
5967152 Oral cleaning apparatus 62 1998
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
5396678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 82 1992
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
D483184 Toothbrush 69 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (9)
D391769 Toothbrush handle 74 1996
6058541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 99 1997
6041467 Toothbrush 123 1997
6108869 Brush handle 94 1998
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 91 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 100 1999
D434906 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 73 1999
D422413 Toothbrush 46 1999
6108851 Toothbrush 60 1999
 
CRA LABS, INC. (1)
5758380 Device for comprehensive oral hygiene 74 1997
 
M + C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
6374448 Toothbrush 73 2001
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
5980542 Tongue cleaner 86 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
5779654 Clean breath wand 90 1997
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4827551 Electrical device for mouth care 99 1988
 
Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
D376695 Handle for a toothbrush and tongue cleaner 61 1995
 
COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
5920941 Denture brush 51 1997
 
ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
6289545 Device for cleaning within the oral cavity 42 1999
 
WAGNER, EUGENE C. (1)
6352545 Breath system appliance with dorsal applicator and scraper 63 1999
 
101061967 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (1)
2004/0200,748 Children's tooth and gum cleaning kit 48 2004
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2009/0025,162 Electric toothbrushes 14 2007
* 2012/0060,310 TOOTHBRUSH 0 2011
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
D655509 Suction oral brush 1 2009
* 2011/0151,404 SUCTION ORAL BRUSH 4 2010
 
Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Ind. Com. Prod. Para Saude Ltda. (1)
D670504 Toothbrush 12 2012
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (8)
D645252 Toothbrush 8 2008
D660598 Toothbrush bristle 0 2009
* 2011/0030,160 BRISTLE CONFIGURATION 5 2009
D680747 Toothbrush feature 0 2011
D657566 Toothbrush 8 2011
D720541 Toothbrush 3 2011
D710615 Toothbrush handle 10 2012
D719356 Toothbrush handle 3 2012
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (34)
8517728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 2 2007
* 2008/0176,183 Oral Care Implement Having Fluid Delivery System 20 2007
8387196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like arrangement of cleaning elements 2 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 12 2009
8863345 Oral care implement having a closed-loop arrangement of cleaning elements 0 2009
8500766 Oral care implement multiple soft tissue cleaner components 1 2009
D675830 Toothbrush 1 2009
D654696 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 9 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 24 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 8 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 7 2009
8506196 Fluid delivery system for an oral care implement 4 2010
8398326 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 5 2010
9526324 Oral care implement 0 2010
9462877 Oral care implement 0 2010
9167887 Oral care implement 0 2010
9027193 Oral care implement 4 2010
8959696 Oral care implement 1 2010
9402700 Interdental cleaning device 0 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
8806695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 1 2012
9237798 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 0 2013
9586350 Oral care implement having multiple soft tissue cleaner components 0 2013
9167886 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
9554641 Oral care implement 0 2013
8920168 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2013
9167888 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2014
D780457 Oral care implement 0 2014
9648943 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 0 2015
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
8584299 Electric toothbrushes 4 2007
8060970 Toothbrush 4 2010
* 8332985 Toothbrush 4 2011
8955186 Electric toothbrushes 0 2013
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
7934284 Toothbrushes 12 2003
7958589 Toothbrushes 14 2009
8695149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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