Patents Assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • Publication number: 20190380817
    Abstract: An oral care implement having an arrangement of tooth cleaning elements thereon. The oral care implement may include a head extending from a proximal end to a distal end and comprising first and second peripheral sides. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from the head and are arranged in groups including a first peripheral grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the first peripheral side of the head and having first and second types of tooth cleaning elements, a distal grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the distal end of the head and having a third type of tooth cleaning element, and a proximal grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the proximal end of the head and having the third type of tooth cleaning element. The first, second, and third types of tooth cleaning elements are different in at least one more structural characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahide OKAI
  • Publication number: 20190335890
    Abstract: The plaque detecting device of the present invention comprises a light emitting unit (450) which irradiates ultraviolet or blue excitation light (L) toward the tooth surface (99a), and a first and second light receiving units (402) which receive radiated light (L?) from the tooth surface (99a). The first light receiving unit extracts the spectral component of a first wavelength region including the wavelength range of fluorescent light specific to plaque from the radiated light (L?), and obtains a first output value corresponding to the intensity of that spectral component. The second light receiving unit extracts, from the radiated light (L?), the spectral component of a second wavelength region containing the wavelength range of the fluorescent light specific to enamel and having a predetermined lower limit wavelength below the lower limit wavelength of the first wavelength region, and obtains a second output value corresponding to the intensity of this spectral component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hideyuki YAMASHITA, Kosuke ABE, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro KAWABATA, Masashi KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10449022
    Abstract: An oral care implement having an arrangement of tooth cleaning elements thereon. The oral care implement may include a head extending from a proximal end to a distal end and comprising first and second peripheral sides. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from the head and are arranged in groups including a first peripheral grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the first peripheral side of the head and having first and second types of tooth cleaning elements, a distal grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the distal end of the head and having a third type of tooth cleaning element, and a proximal grouping of tooth cleaning elements positioned adjacent the proximal end of the head and having the third type of tooth cleaning element. The first, second, and third types of tooth cleaning elements are different in at least one more structural characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahide Okai
  • Publication number: 20190216582
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention can be an electric toothbrush. The electric toothbrush may include a driving module configured to oscillate a brush unit; an acceleration sensor configured to generate an output signal; a signal extraction module configured to extract from the output signal (a) a first signal having a frequency at a first threshold or higher and (b) a second signal having a frequency at a second threshold or lower; a brushing site estimation module configured to estimate a brushing site of the brush unit based on the output signal of the acceleration sensor; and a correction module configured to correct the brushing site estimated by the brushing site estimation module based on an amplitude of the first signal and an amplitude of the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki YOSHIDA, Mamoru KATANO
  • Patent number: 7690531
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a decorated dispensing container. The container is substantially transparent and has a decoration on the front and/or rear surface. The dispensing unit comprises a pump mechanism with a dip tube at one end and a dispensing channel at the other end. The dip tube has an identifiable shape formed in the dip tube. This identifiable shape can be a land, sea or air animal, or an inanimate object. This inanimate shape is molded into the dip tube and colors are applied by hand painting or the use of a shrink label or an in mold label. By the use of a decorated identifiable shape and a coordinating label on the front and/or rear surface of the container a 3-D effect is imparted to the container and product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Todd VanGordon, Van Canady
  • Patent number: 7601338
    Abstract: An antiplaque oral care composition having enhanced oral hygiene and organoleptic properties is provided. The composition contains an enzyme and a cyclodextrin. Papain and other proteolytic enzymes may be preferred. The resulting composition has more favorable organoleptic properties than a comparative composition containing only the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: James G. Masters, Richard Payne, Lori H. Szeles, Xiaoyan Liu, Malcolm Williams
  • Patent number: 7601002
    Abstract: A method for whitening a dental surface comprises nonsimultaneously applying a whitening composition to the surface, the whitening composition comprising at least one orally acceptable peroxy compound, and directing a volume of up to about 2.5 ml of an atomized activating composition on to the surface, wherein the activating composition comprises, in the volume so directed, a peroxy compound activating effective amount of at least one orally acceptable basifying agent, and wherein applying the whitening composition and directing the activating composition are separated by an interval not greater than a peroxy compound activating effective interval. The atomized composition can be directed on to the dental surface before or after application of the whitening composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co
    Inventors: Nebojsa Milanovich, Ryan B. Cameron, John P. Curtis, Ravi Subramanyam, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 7594293
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Swanson Xi, James Mei, Robert Moskovich, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Thomas Mintel
  • Patent number: 7591272
    Abstract: An acidic cleaning composition designed to clean hard surfaces and to prevent soil build-up comprising a hydrophilizing polymer, a surfactant, and an acid and to methods of using the composition to remove limescale and/or soapscum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Nathalie Dastbaz, Joelle Simon
  • Patent number: D598758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Peter R. Hilliard, Jr., John H. Swanson, Eric Charles
  • Patent number: D598764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Peter R. Hilliard, Jr., John H. Swanson, Eric Charles
  • Patent number: D598768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Peter R. Hilliard, Jr., John H. Swanson, Eric Charles
  • Patent number: D599207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Peter R. Hilliard, Jr., John H. Swanson, Eric Charles
  • Patent number: D599556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Maria Valentina Sposito, Frank Hom
  • Patent number: D600554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Anthony J. Baxter, Alberto Mantilla
  • Patent number: D605530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Frank Hom, Robert Moskovich, Kiat-Cheong Toh
  • Patent number: D606319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventor: Wen Jin Xi
  • Patent number: D608647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Liam Hawry
  • Patent number: D614027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: Peter J. Fallat, II, Bruce Cummings, Brian Worthington
  • Patent number: D877517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahide Okai