US Patent No: 7,322,067

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Oral care implement

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070101525

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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, NY3114

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington, NJ 143 2196

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (12)
5,628,082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 234 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 58 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 50 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 81 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 47 1998
5,938,673 Tongue cleaning device 37 1998
D440767 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 50 2000
D456139 Toothbrush with a combination of filaments and elastomeric tufts 85 2001
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 104 2002
D478211 Toothbrush 38 2002
6,817,054 Toothbrush 58 2003
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 103 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 42 1991
D428702 Toothbrush 34 1996
D407221 Toothbrush head 34 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 37 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 37 1996
D420515 Toothbrush head 37 1996
5,946,759 Brush head 71 1998
6,408,476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 57 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 51 1999
6,886,207 Toothbrush 67 2000
D461959 Toothbrush head 49 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 45 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (9)
D391769 Toothbrush handle 66 1996
6,058,541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 80 1997
6,041,467 Toothbrush 105 1997
6,108,869 Brush handle 81 1998
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 82 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 88 1999
D434906 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 59 1999
D422413 Toothbrush 39 1999
6,108,851 Toothbrush 48 1999
 
Avantgarde S.p.A. (5)
D272683 Toothbrush 41 1981
D272687 Toothbrush 36 1981
D272689 Toothbrush 52 1981
D272690 Toothbrush 53 1981
D273635 Toothbrush 69 1981
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
5,392,483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 174 1994
5,802,656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 166 1996
D401069 Toothbrush 60 1997
5,970,564 Brush having an elastomeric bridge 111 1997
6,513,182 Toothbrush 76 2000
 
The Gillette Company (4)
5,396,678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 71 1992
D463131 Toothbrush 49 2001
D464796 Toothbrush 39 2001
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 72 2002
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (4)
6,446,295 Electric toothbrush 99 2000
D482199 Toothbrush 66 2002
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 93 2003
D503538 Toothbrush 63 2004
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 81 1997
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 82 1997
D448569 Bristle head for a toothbrush 46 2000
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6,015,293 Oral cleaning apparatus 61 1997
5,967,152 Oral cleaning apparatus 52 1998
 
John O. Butler Company (2)
5,778,476 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the same 33 1996
6,496,999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas 49 2000
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
D397219 Brush head for a tongue hygiene brush 41 1997
2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 68 2001
 
101061967 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (1)
2004/0200,748 Children's tooth and gum cleaning kit 34 2004
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
6,322,573 Electric tongue cleaner 40 2000
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5,735,011 Plaque removing toothbrush 119 1996
 
Blanc; Max A. (1)
4,299,208 Gum massage device 47 1980
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
2002/0138,926 Electric toothbrush head 89 2001
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5,875,510 Replaceable head toothbrush 94 1997
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
D456607 Brush disk for rotary electric toothbrushes 71 2001
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6,098,233 Bath brush with massage means 47 1999
 
COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
5,920,941 Denture brush 42 1997
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6,421,867 Brush, in particular for an electric toothbrush 82 2000
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
5,176,427 Bristle treatment 45 1991
 
CRA LABS, INC. (1)
5,758,380 Device for comprehensive oral hygiene 60 1997
 
DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC. (1)
6,383,202 Dual action tongue scraper 34 2000
 
DR. BOB'S, LTD. (1)
2003/0116,884 Method for making a tongue cleaning device 22 2001
 
EEGEE, LLC (1)
6,859,969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 88 2003
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO KG (1)
D483184 Toothbrush 60 2002
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5,249,327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 73 1992
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 54 2001
 
JAMES B. COPELAN TRUST DATED DECEMBER 30, 1988, JAMES B. COPELAN, TRUSTEE, THE (1)
5,445,825 Disposable personal dental hygiene assembly 51 1992
 
M + C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
6,374,448 Toothbrush 57 2001
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
5,120,225 Method and apparatus for brushing teeth with cyclically rotating brush strokes 112 1991
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,818,856 Ozone compatible stimulated brillouin scattering materials 31 1996
 
ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
6,289,545 Device for cleaning within the oral cavity 35 1999
 
Peak Enterprises, Inc. (1)
RE37625 Tongue hygiene device 25 1999
 
PLASTICOS Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
D483568 Toothbrush with sucker attachable holder 42 2002
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5,896,614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 122 1997
 
T&T PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6,119,296 All-sided mouthbrush 69 1998
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4,827,551 Electrical device for mouth care 81 1988
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,511,273 Variable engagement toothbrush 49 1995
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
5,980,542 Tongue cleaner 65 1999
 
TRISA, S.A. (1)
D486649 Toothbrush 71 2002
 
Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
D376695 Handle for a toothbrush and tongue cleaner 50 1995
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,625,839 Flocked tongue cleaning device 42 2001
 
UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
D350851 Infant massager toothbrush 52 1992
 
VERIFRESH LTD. (1)
5,984,935 Tongue cleaner 53 1998
 
WAGNER, EUGENE C. (1)
6,352,545 Breath system appliance with dorsal applicator and scraper 53 1999
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
5,779,654 Clean breath wand 58 1997
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6,353,958 Toothbrush 54 1997
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5,957,942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 39 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (67)
4,328,604 Toothbrushes 47 1980
4,364,142 Body squeegee 48 1980
4,356,585 Hygienic dental appliance 100 1981
4,455,704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 73 1982
4,628,564 Toothbrush 70 1983
4,488,327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 67 1983
D287072 Toothbrush 44 1985
4,610,043 Oral hygiene brush 84 1985
D295695 Combination tooth brush and tongue scraper 46 1986
4,888,844 Toothbrush for natural teeth and dentures 40 1988
5,040,260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 107 1989
5,005,246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 103 1989
5,032,082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 76 1989
D309528 Tongue brush 57 1990
5,027,796 Gum massager 46 1990
5,230,118 Orthodontic tooth-brush 39 1991
5,242,235 Toothbrush 60 1992
5,226,197 Tongue hygiene device 122 1992
5,273,425 Portable pet teeth cleaning abrasive instrument 47 1992
5,305,489 Ergonomic topographic toothbrush 90 1993
5,438,726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 119 1994
5,613,262 Lingual brush 103 1994
5,604,951 Prophy toothbrush 119 1994
5,535,474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 79 1995
5,530,981 Toothbrush having a tongue scraper disposed therein 47 1995
5,584,690 Dental cleaning assembly 91 1995
5,570,487 Toothbrush having multiple brushing surface configurations 81 1995
5,930,860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 114 1996
6,171,323 Tongue cleaner 45 1996
5,709,004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 49 1996
5,778,475 Tongue debridement aid 43 1996
5,810,856 Wiping element for an oral hygiene device, window wiper, or the like 84 1996
5,766,193 Tongue cleaner 50 1996
5,792,159 Tongue cleaner 85 1997
5,735,864 Disposable tongue cleaner 74 1997
5,842,247 Combination toothbrush and tongue brush 31 1997
5,928,254 Tongue cleaning device 37 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 38 1997
5,817,114 Hygienic tongue cleaner 41 1997
5,915,433 Combined toothbrush and tongue scraper with anti-slip bumps therebetween 43 1997
5,845,358 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 39 1998
D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 54 1998
5,980,541 Oral hygiene device 45 1998
5,951,578 Tongue cleaning system 38 1998
6,032,315 Device for cleaning a human tongue 41 1998
D405272 Tongue brush 46 1998
5,913,346 Tongue cleaning device 35 1998
6,131,228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 62 1998
6,105,191 Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles 65 1998
D423785 Combined toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss tool 38 1999
D423786 Combined tooth and tongue brush with timing device 35 1999
D423787 Combined toothbrush and gum massager 37 1999
D424809 Toothbrush with auxiliary bristles 37 1999
6,254,390 Oral burnisher 85 2000
6,402,768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 41 2000
6,345,405 Two-in-one toothbrush 34 2000
6,278,021 Reduced particle-size urea 1 2000
6,260,227 Orthodontic toothbrush 36 2000
D471276 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 41 2001
6,546,586 Toothbrush with flossing functionality 49 2001
6,463,619 Squeegee device and system 75 2001
D459087 Toothbrush 35 2001
6,647,581 Tongue cleaner inside toothbrush handle 40 2002
2003/0163,149 Breath freshener lollipop 44 2002
6,729,789 Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser 41 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 39 2003
6,895,629 Double sided toothbrush 54 2004

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (16)
8,517,728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system 0 2007
8,387,196 Oral care implement having a turbine-like 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 1 2009
D654695 Toothbrush 2 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 2 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 4 2009
8,506,196 Fluid delivery system for an oral care implement 0 2010
8,398,326 Fluid dispensing oral care implement 1 2010
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
8,806,695 Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions 0 2012
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (5)
D645252 Toothbrush 0 2008
D660598 Toothbrush bristle 0 2009
D680747 Toothbrush feature 0 2011
D657566 Toothbrush 0 2011
D710615 Toothbrush handle 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
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
D655509 Suction oral brush 1 2009
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
8,695,149 Toothbrushes 0 2011
 
Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Ind. Com. Prod. Para Saude Ltda. (1)
D670504 Toothbrush 1 2012

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7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jul 29, 2015
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jul 29, 2019
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Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00