Oral care implement

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7594293
APP PUB NO 20060052806A1
SERIAL NO

11261048

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Abstract

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An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleanser is provided to effectively cleanse the soft tissue of the mouth with comfort and a reduced risk of injury to the user. In one construction, a projection is formed of a combination of a hard material and a soft material. The hard material provides good stability for cleaning debris from the tongue or other tissue while the soft material provides comfort and a reduced risk of injury.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY1902

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington , US 114 3084
Mei, James Nanjing , CN 1 41
Mintel, Thomas Rahway , US 32 781
Moskovich, Robert East Brunswick , US 249 3302
Xi, Swanson Yangzhou , CN 16 291

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (60)
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4455704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 91 1982
4628564 Toothbrush 89 1983
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5438726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 138 1994
5613262 Lingual brush 115 1994
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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
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5930860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 133 1996
6171323 Tongue cleaner 54 1996
5709004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 64 1996
5778475 Tongue debridement aid 51 1996
5766193 Tongue cleaner 57 1996
5735864 Disposable tongue cleaner 84 1997
5928254 Tongue cleaning device 47 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 45 1997
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D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 70 1998
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2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 49 2003
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BRAUN GMBH (1)
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Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
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CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
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Avantgarde S.p.A. (5)
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Blanc; Max A. (1)
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SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
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WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
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PLASTICOS Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
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TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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EEGEE, LLC (1)
6859969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 103 2003
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6098233 Bath brush with massage means 56 1999
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5957942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 47 1997
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (14)
5628082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 264 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 72 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 61 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 96 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 59 1998
5938673 Tongue cleaning device 48 1998
6276021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 111 1999
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 142 2003
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John O. Butler Company (2)
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CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
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NOAH AMIT (1)
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Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 67 2001
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
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CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
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NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
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AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
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ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
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AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
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THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
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ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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Gillette Canada Company (10)
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6058541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 99 1997
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6108869 Brush handle 94 1998
6308367 Toothbrush 74 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 47 1999
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M+C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
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CRA Labs, Inc. (1)
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THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (1)
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DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
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TARTSCH, RITA (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (12)
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D407221 Toothbrush head 42 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 45 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 45 1996
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5946759 Brush head 89 1998
6408476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 68 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 61 1999
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D461959 Toothbrush head 57 2001
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THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
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D464796 Toothbrush 50 2001
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Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
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UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
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COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
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Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
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ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
9585815 Pacifier for use with premature newborns and infants 0 2011
* 2011/0218,569 Pacifier for Use with Premature Newborns and Infants 2 2011
9011032 Miniature brush for oral hygiene 2 2012
* 9161613 Tongue scraper toothbrush system 0 2013
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
8766496 Linear electric motor 0 2011
 
M+C SCHIFFER GMBH (2)
* 9101204 Oral care implement 1 2013
* 2015/0082,564 Oral Care Implement 4 2013
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (2)
D640469 Toothbrush 14 2008
D648134 Toothbrush 4 2010
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (18)
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
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 9 2009
9138046 Oral care system, kit and method 4 2009
9167887 Oral care implement 0 2010
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 2 2012
9586350 Oral care implement having multiple soft tissue cleaner components 0 2013
* D771953 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2014
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
* 9635928 Toothbrush comprising elastomeric cleaning elements over-molded with a harder plastic and method for producing the same 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Mar 29, 2017
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