Oral care implement having a head insert

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8156599
APP PUB NO 20090091178A1
SERIAL NO

11866590

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Abstract

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An oral care implement is provided with a head platform having a plurality of faces and an insert retention space formed therebetween. The oral care implement can have an insert disposed within the insert retention space. The oral care implement can further include a transparent or translucent support member on one of the faces and a reflective insert within the insert retention space. The oral care implement can include a plurality of support members on the plurality of faces from which cleaning elements extend. The oral care implement can further include a fluid-permeable and/or air-permeable support member on one of the faces and an insert containing a fluid-permeable and/or air-permeable agent. The oral care implement can be formed by affixing a first AFT-tufted carrier plate to a first face of the head platform and affixing a second AFT-tufted carrier plate to the second face of the head platform.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY1854

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Moskovich, Robert East Brunswick, US 249 3203
Russell, Bruce Howell, US 22 384
Waguespack, Kenneth North Brunswick, US 48 747

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Preliminary Amendement; Information Disclosure Ste (1)
2002/0124,864 Toothbrush 52 2002
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (4)
6988777 Process for producing a toothbrush 68 2003
* 2008/0014,010 Brush, In Particular Toothbrush, And Associated Production Method 48 2005
7162767 Toothbrush and process for producing the same 30 2005
2007/0094,824 Toothbrush and process for producing the same 4 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4694844 Toothbrush 78 1985
5242235 Toothbrush 69 1992
* 5366310 Toothbrush with slide in supply 33 1993
6192544 Toothbrush with protective bumper, and method 13 1998
6131228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 72 1998
2006/0085,932 Comprehensive-hygiene toothbrush and tongue-cleaning apparatus 40 2005
2006/0272,113 DOUBLE SIDED TOOTHBRUSH FOR CLEANING TEETH 17 2006
 
BRAUN GMBH (1)
6957468 Toothbrush head with anchor-free bristle tufting 37 2002
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
2004/0087,882 Gum massaging oral brush 32 2003
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5875510 Replaceable head toothbrush 113 1997
 
Tochigi Seiko Co., Ltd. (1)
5799356 Tooth brush 14 1997
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
6115870 Toothbrush 60 1999
2003/0009,837 Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head 54 2002
2005/0000,043 Electric toothbrushes 61 2004
 
Ingenieurburo A. Maurer & Partner (1)
5964508 Method for producing brushes with flexible bristles and brushes with stiff bristles 32 1997
 
Dr. Bobʼs Ltd. (1)
6792642 Tongue cleaning device 47 2001
 
BRILLIANT ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. (1)
* 4592726 Diagnostic mirror and light filter 17 1984
 
Firma G.B. Boucherie N.V. (1)
6290303 Method for manufacturing brushes and brush manufacturing machine applying this method 44 1999
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (6)
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 140 2003
7143462 Oral care implement 112 2004
2005/0166,344 Oral care implement 29 2004
2005/0193,510 Toothbrush with transparent handle 17 2005
2006/0026,784 Oral care implement 104 2005
2007/0202,467 Oral Care Implement 5 2007
 
CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY (1)
6752627 Light emitting tooth brush having whitening and sterilizing effects 27 2002
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (2)
6702394 Method and device of melting together fiber ends 30 2001
6779851 Method of producing a brush having a bristle plate 63 2001
 
CORONET-WERKE HEINRICH SCHLERF GMBHNY (1)
4936633 Process for the production of bristle articles and bristle articles produced by the same 13 1988
 
ACUMEN CO., LTD. (1)
5350219 Toothbrush without metal gasket 16 1993
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 8745804 Stainless steel toothbrush with thermochromic display 0 2010
* 2011/0047,735 Stainless Steel Toothbrush with Thermochromic Display 1 2010
* 2012/0272,984 ORAL HYGIENE IMPLEMENT AND METHOD OF USE 0 2012
 
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD. (3)
* 8499396 Electric toothbrush 1 2011
* 2011/0247,153 Electric Toothbrush 0 2011
* 8769754 Electric toothbrush 0 2013
 
SANDOZ AG (2)
* 9198833 Method and device for oral application of a composition 0 2010
* 2011/0319,867 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ORAL APPLICATION OF A COMPOSITION 0 2010
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