US Patent No: 8,156,599

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Oral care implement having a head insert

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090091178

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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, NY3098

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Moskovich, Robert - 235 1981
Russell, Bruce - 34 205
Waguespack, Kenneth - 62 463

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (6)
2004/0255,416 Toothbrush with tongue cleaning member 100 2003
7,143,462 Oral care implement 66 2004
2005/0166,344 Oral care implement 20 2004
2005/0193,510 Toothbrush with transparent handle 11 2005
2006/0026,784 Oral care implement 57 2005
2007/0202,467 Oral Care Implement 4 2007
 
TRISA HOLDING AG (4)
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2008/0014,010 Brush, In Particular Toothbrush, And Associated Production Method 29 2005
7,162,767 Toothbrush and process for producing the same 17 2005
2007/0094,824 Toothbrush and process for producing the same 3 2006
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
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2005/0000,043 Electric toothbrushes 46 2004
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (2)
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6,779,851 Method of producing a brush having a bristle plate 46 2001
 
ACUMEN CO., LTD. (1)
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BRAUN GMBH (1)
6,957,468 Toothbrush head with anchor-free bristle tufting 23 2002
 
BRILLIANT ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. (1)
4,592,726 Diagnostic mirror and light filter 15 1984
 
CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY (1)
6,752,627 Light emitting tooth brush having whitening and sterilizing effects 15 2002
 
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc. (1)
5,875,510 Replaceable head toothbrush 89 1997
 
CORONET-WERKE HEINRICH SCHLERF GMBHNY (1)
4,936,633 Process for the production of bristle articles and bristle articles produced by the same 11 1988
 
FIRMA G.B. BOUCHERIE, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP (1)
6,290,303 Method for manufacturing brushes and brush manufacturing machine applying this method 36 1999
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
2004/0087,882 Gum massaging oral brush 21 2003
 
Ingenieurburo A. Maurer & Partner (1)
5,964,508 Method for producing brushes with flexible bristles and brushes with stiff bristles 26 1997
 
Preliminary Amendement; Information Disclosure Ste (1)
2002/0124,864 Toothbrush 40 2002
 
Tochigi Seiko Co., Ltd. (1)
5,799,356 Tooth brush 9 1997
 
Tucel Industries, Inc. (1)
4,291,431 Tufted angular brush consturction 40 1979
 
WAGSTAFF, ROBERT K. (1)
6,792,642 Tongue cleaning device 35 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
4,240,452 Elastic base toothbrush 44 1979
4,694,844 Toothbrush 64 1985
5,242,235 Toothbrush 58 1992
5,366,310 Toothbrush with slide in supply 25 1993
6,192,544 Toothbrush with protective bumper, and method 12 1998
6,131,228 Brush for cleaning the tongue root 60 1998
2006/0085,932 Comprehensive-hygiene toothbrush and tongue-cleaning apparatus 34 2005
2006/0272,113 DOUBLE SIDED TOOTHBRUSH FOR CLEANING TEETH 12 2006

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD. (2)
8,499,396 Electric toothbrush 1 2011
8,769,754 Electric toothbrush 0 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,745,804 Stainless steel toothbrush with thermochromic display 0 2010

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