Oral care implement

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7594293
APP PUB NO 20060052806A1
SERIAL NO

11261048

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY1839

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hohlbein, Douglas J Pennington , US 114 3040
Mei, James Nanjing , CN 1 40
Mintel, Thomas Rahway , US 32 765
Moskovich, Robert East Brunswick , US 249 3191
Xi, Swanson Yangzhou , CN 16 282

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (60)
4328604 Toothbrushes 57 1980
4364142 Body squeegee 56 1980
4356585 Hygienic dental appliance 114 1981
4455704 Toothbrush and tongue cleaner 88 1982
4628564 Toothbrush 87 1983
4488327 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 80 1983
D287072 Toothbrush 53 1985
4610043 Oral hygiene brush 95 1985
D295695 Combination tooth brush and tongue scraper 59 1986
4888844 Toothbrush for natural teeth and dentures 46 1988
5040260 Tooth cleaning and polishing device 129 1989
5005246 Replaceable tooth brush with tongue scaler 110 1989
5032082 Device for removing adhesive from the palate 83 1989
D309528 Tongue brush 64 1990
5230118 Orthodontic tooth-brush 48 1991
5242235 Toothbrush 69 1992
5226197 Tongue hygiene device 132 1992
5273425 Portable pet teeth cleaning abrasive instrument 58 1992
5305489 Ergonomic topographic toothbrush 104 1993
5438726 Tooth cleaning system with timer and signaling means 137 1994
5613262 Lingual brush 113 1994
5604951 Prophy toothbrush 135 1994
5535474 Brush for cleaning and polishing teeth while stimulating gums 94 1995
5530981 Toothbrush having a tongue scraper disposed therein 56 1995
5584690 Dental cleaning assembly 104 1995
5570487 Toothbrush having multiple brushing surface configurations 89 1995
5930860 Prophy bristle toothbrush 132 1996
6171323 Tongue cleaner 53 1996
5709004 Toothbrush with device for cleaning the tongue 62 1996
5778475 Tongue debridement aid 50 1996
5766193 Tongue cleaner 56 1996
5735864 Disposable tongue cleaner 83 1997
5928254 Tongue cleaning device 45 1997
D396288 Tongue cleaner 44 1997
5817114 Hygienic tongue cleaner 47 1997
5915433 Combined toothbrush and tongue scraper with anti-slip bumps therebetween 54 1997
5845358 Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper 49 1998
D399349 Tooth brush to cleanse mouth as well as teeth 67 1998
5980541 Oral hygiene device 61 1998
5951578 Tongue cleaning system 44 1998
D405272 Tongue brush 55 1998
5913346 Tongue cleaning device 42 1998
6105191 Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles 73 1998
D423785 Combined toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss tool 50 1999
D423786 Combined tooth and tongue brush with timing device 43 1999
D423787 Combined toothbrush and gum massager 47 1999
D424809 Toothbrush with auxiliary bristles 44 1999
6254390 Oral burnisher 99 2000
6402768 Device for cleaning a human tongue 51 2000
6345405 Two-in-one toothbrush 46 2000
6260227 Orthodontic toothbrush 48 2000
D471276 Tongue and tooth cleaning device 47 2001
6546586 Toothbrush with flossing functionality 59 2001
D459087 Toothbrush 42 2001
6647581 Tongue cleaner inside toothbrush handle 54 2002
2003/0163,149 Breath freshener lollipop 54 2002
6729789 Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser 58 2003
2004/0006,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 48 2003
2004/0068,810 Complex type toothbrush 37 2003
6895629 Double sided toothbrush 72 2004
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
2002/0138,926 Electric toothbrush head 103 2001
 
DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC. (1)
6383202 Dual action tongue scraper 40 2000
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5875510 Replaceable head toothbrush 113 1997
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (4)
6446295 Electric toothbrush 114 2000
D482199 Toothbrush 77 2002
2004/0134,007 Toothbrush 112 2003
D503538 Toothbrush 80 2004
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (5)
5392483 Multi-level bristle tuft toothbrush 195 1994
5802656 Toothbrush with flexibly mounted bristles 192 1996
D401069 Toothbrush 71 1997
5970564 Brush having an elastomeric bridge 129 1997
6513182 Toothbrush 85 2000
 
Avantgarde S.p.A. (5)
D272683 Toothbrush 47 1981
D272687 Toothbrush 43 1981
D272689 Toothbrush 61 1981
D272690 Toothbrush 62 1981
D273635 Toothbrush 79 1981
 
Blanc; Max A. (1)
4299208 Gum massage device 57 1980
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C. (1)
5896614 Bristle arrangement for a toothbrush 158 1997
 
WILDEN AG SCHWEIZ (1)
6353958 Toothbrush 65 1997
 
PLASTICOS Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
D483568 Toothbrush with sucker attachable holder 58 2002
 
TEAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5511273 Variable engagement toothbrush 57 1995
 
EEGEE, LLC (1)
6859969 Multi-directional wiping elements and device using the same 101 2003
 
CONFIRM PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRIAL CORP. (1)
6098233 Bath brush with massage means 55 1999
 
Yudelman; Gillian C. (1)
5957942 Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities 46 1997
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (14)
5628082 Toothbrush with improved efficacy 260 1995
D386905 Toothbrush 71 1995
D390706 Toothbrush 60 1996
D404205 Toothbrush 95 1998
D404206 Toothbrush 58 1998
5938673 Tongue cleaning device 47 1998
6276021 Toothbrush having a bristle pattern providing enhanced cleaning 110 1999
D440767 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 57 2000
D456139 Toothbrush with a combination of filaments and elastomeric tufts 96 2001
2003/0196,283 Powered toothbrush 115 2002
D478211 Toothbrush 45 2002
6817054 Toothbrush 66 2003
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 139 2003
2005/0210,612 Oral care implement 49 2004
 
John O. Butler Company (2)
5778476 Interdental brushes having roughened, tapered and rounded bristle ends and method of making the same 40 1996
6496999 Toothbrush with bristle configuration adapted for cleaning tooth surfaces and interproximal areas 63 2000
 
CORONET-WERKE GMBH (1)
6421867 Brush, in particular for an electric toothbrush 99 2000
 
NOAH AMIT (1)
5120225 Method and apparatus for brushing teeth with cyclically rotating brush strokes 123 1991
 
Jacobs, Odeleya (1)
D465847 Tongue scraper 65 2001
 
Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH (1)
5176427 Bristle treatment 51 1991
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
D456607 Brush disk for rotary electric toothbrushes 80 2001
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5818856 Ozone compatible stimulated brillouin scattering materials 37 1996
 
AMDEN CORPORATION (1)
6322573 Electric tongue cleaner 53 2000
 
ASHER, RANDALL S. (1)
5735011 Plaque removing toothbrush 134 1996
 
AMTEC Products, Inc. (2)
6015293 Oral cleaning apparatus 81 1997
5967152 Oral cleaning apparatus 61 1998
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY (1)
5396678 Toothbrush with rectangular bristles 80 1992
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG (1)
D483184 Toothbrush 68 2002
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6625839 Flocked tongue cleaning device 56 2001
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (10)
D391769 Toothbrush handle 73 1996
6058541 Crimped bristle toothbrush 97 1997
6041467 Toothbrush 122 1997
6108869 Brush handle 93 1998
6308367 Toothbrush 73 1998
D424808 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 90 1999
D425306 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 99 1999
D434906 Set of bristles for a toothbrush 72 1999
D422413 Toothbrush 45 1999
6108851 Toothbrush 59 1999
 
M + C SCHIFFER GMBH (1)
6374448 Toothbrush 72 2001
 
CRA Labs, Inc. (1)
5758380 Device for comprehensive oral hygiene 73 1997
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
5980542 Tongue cleaner 85 1999
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (3)
D402116 Brushhead for a toothbrush 92 1997
D403510 Brushhead for a toothbrush 90 1997
D448569 Bristle head for a toothbrush 58 2000
 
TARTSCH, RITA (1)
4827551 Electrical device for mouth care 96 1988
 
WATER PIK, INC. (1)
5779654 Clean breath wand 86 1997
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (12)
5165761 Method of making improved toothbrush having multi-level tufts with substantially uniformly rounded bristle ends in each tuft 48 1991
D428702 Toothbrush 41 1996
D407221 Toothbrush head 41 1996
D407222 Toothbrush head 44 1996
D407223 Toothbrush head 44 1996
D420515 Toothbrush head 44 1996
5946759 Brush head 89 1998
6408476 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 67 1998
D421844 Toothbrush 60 1999
6886207 Toothbrush 87 2000
D461959 Toothbrush head 56 2001
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 54 2002
 
THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC (3)
D463131 Toothbrush 61 2001
D464796 Toothbrush 49 2001
D477465 Portion of a toothbrush 83 2002
 
Tveras; Rimvydas (1)
D376695 Handle for a toothbrush and tongue cleaner 60 1995
 
TRISA, S.A. (1)
D486649 Toothbrush 86 2002
 
UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
D350851 Infant massager toothbrush 69 1992
 
COPELAND, CHARLOTTE (1)
5920941 Denture brush 50 1997
 
JAMES B. COPELAN TRUST DATED DECEMBER 30, 1988, JAMES B. COPELAN, TRUSTEE, THE (1)
5445825 Disposable personal dental hygiene assembly 60 1992
 
Hing; Marilyn O. (1)
5249327 String and ribbon floss holder for brushes 81 1992
 
ONE DROP ONLY CHEMISCH-PHARMAZEUTISCHE VERTRIEBS GMBH (1)
6289545 Device for cleaning within the oral cavity 41 1999
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
D397219 Brush head for a tongue hygiene brush 47 1997
2002/0004,964 Toothbrush with individually embedded bristles 78 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

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 3 2013
 
DR. FRESH, LLC (2)
D640469 Toothbrush 13 2008
D648134 Toothbrush 4 2010
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (18)
8387196 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
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 23 2009
D654270 Toothbrush handle 8 2009
D632484 Toothbrush handle with tissue cleaner 7 2009
9138046 Oral care system, kit and method 2 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 1 2012
9586350 Oral care implement having multiple soft tissue cleaner components 0 2013
* D771953 Head portion of an oral care implement 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Mar 29, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Mar 29, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
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