Patents Assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Publication number: 20210128433
    Abstract: An oral care composition and methods for the same are disclosed herein. The oral care composition may include an orally acceptable vehicle, an anionic surfactant, and a nonionic surfactant. The anionic surfactant may include a C6-C18 fatty acid glutamate or a salt thereof, and the nonionic surfactant may include a C6-C18 alkyl polyglucoside. A weight ratio of the nonionic surfactant to the anionic surfactant may be from about 0.25:1 to about 9:1, or from about 1.8:1 to about 2.2:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aradhana DAS, Hongwei SHEN, Yun XU, Eric SIMON
  • Patent number: 10993523
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a tuft hole with inclined walls. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a head having a front surface and a rear surface; a tuft hole in the front surface of the head, the tuft hole extending along a central axis, the tuft hole comprising a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall, each of the first and second sidewalls comprising an inclined section that converges toward a central plane that comprises the central axis with decreasing distance from the front surface; and a bristle tuft formed by a plurality of bristles, each of the plurality of bristles having a first portion disposed within the tuft hole and a second portion protruding from the front surface of the head, the second portions of the plurality of bristles converging toward the central plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Waguespack
  • Publication number: 20210121276
    Abstract: An oral care implement body to which a replacement head can be detachably coupled. In one embodiment, the oral care implement body includes a gripping portion having a shoulder, a stem extending from the shoulder along a longitudinal axis, and a boss protruding from an outer surface of the stem. The boss may have a locking rib section having an undercut surface that is axially spaced from the shoulder and a positioning rib section extending from the locking rib section to the shoulder. The undercut surface may circumferentially protrude from a first side surface of the positioning rib section. The locking rib section may extend along a first rib axis and the positioning rib section may extend along a second rib axis, the first rib axis oriented obliquely to the second rib axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi TORIHAMA, Thomas Edward MINTEL, Joseph E. FATTORI
  • Patent number: 10987204
    Abstract: Oral care implement that can be detachably coupled to a handle having a motor. The oral care implement includes a drive assembly to operably engage the motor, a head portion that includes a body, a first carrier comprising a plurality of bristle tufts extending from the first carrier, the first carrier comprising a central passageway; and a second carrier disposed within the central passageway of the first carrier, the second carrier comprising an elastomeric cleaning element extending from the second carrier. The drive assembly may be operably coupled to each of the first and second carriers and configured to: (1) produce a first oscillatory motion of the first carrier about a first rotational axis; and (2) produce a second oscillatory motion of the second carrier, the second oscillatory motion being counter to the first oscillatory motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Brian Bloch, Thuanchong Tan
  • Patent number: 10987285
    Abstract: Methods for reclaiming formula components of an antiperspirant composition and recycling formula into its component parts for recycling into an antiperspirant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Steven Misner, Pablo Molina, Richard Blume, Ronald Growe, Jr., Frederick Eckert, Peter Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10987292
    Abstract: Provided herein is a cost-effective and potent preservative system for a composition comprising a salicylate salt and a benzoate salt in an amount of from 0.2 weight % to 0.5 weight % by total weight of the composition and in a molar ratio of salicylate to benzoate of 1:6 to 1:1.2, wherein the composition has a pH of 5 or less. Further provided herein is a method of using a combination of a salicylate salt and a benzoate salt in a preservative system in a composition, and a method of preserving a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Catherine Lewus, Laurence D. Du-Thumm, Rehana Begum-Gafur, Kimdra Smith-Webster, Mark Vandeven
  • Publication number: 20210114796
    Abstract: A packaged set of articles that are easily mounted to a pegboard hook. The packaged set of articles includes a container defining an internal cavity. A plurality of packages may be located in the internal cavity’ of the container in a single file arrangement. Each of the packages may comprise a receiving cavity within which an article, such as a toothbrush, is disposed. The packages may also have an aperture that permits the package to be hung from a pegboard hook in a retail environment. Furthermore, an elongated rod may be located within the internal cavity of the container so as to extend through the apertures of each of the packages. This enables the elongated rod and packages to be removed from the container simultaneously so that the elongated rod can be used to facilitate loading of the packages onto a pegboard hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel WAINLESS, Eduardo JIMENEZ, Quang NGUYEN, Yixin KELLER, Aaron QUATTLEBAUM, Jacalyn O'KEEFE, Lindsey BUCKHEIT, Patrick DIBERARDINO
  • Publication number: 20210116397
    Abstract: The disclosure contains a method of quantifying and/or evaluating metal ions in a dentifrice, wherein the method comprises subjecting the dentifrice to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and wherein the XAS is used to measure and/or evaluate the metal ions in the dentifrice. Also disclosed are methods of selecting and screening for dentifrices based upon the evaluation and quantification of their metal ion content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Michael FITZGERALD, Iraklis PAPPAS, Jean-Francois GAILLARD, Marco ALSINA CORVALAN
  • Patent number: 10980720
    Abstract: An oral care composition comprising high water oral care compositions comprising an orally acceptable carrier, zinc phosphate, a first stannous ion source (i.e., stannous fluoride), and a second stannous ion source (i.e., stannous chloride). Methods and uses for this composition are also described throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aarti Rege, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 10980719
    Abstract: This invention relates to a dentifrice comprising (i) at least one source of ionic tin; and (ii) an antibacterial system comprising caprylyl glycol together with 3-phenyl-1-propanol, phenethyl salicylate, or both 3-phenyl-1-propanol and phenethyl salicylate, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Ruth Hinrichs, Andre Brunella, Turan Matur
  • Patent number: 10980424
    Abstract: An oral care evaluation process may include: illuminating soft oral tissue within an oral cavity with a light source emitting a spectrum of light which induces fluorescence in an organic compound; generating image data for an image of the soft oral tissue while illuminating the soft oral tissue, the image comprising a plurality of pixels; and evaluating oral hygiene using a programmable processor programmed to assess an attribute of each pixel of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Pacelli, Hrebesh Molly Subhash, Michael Fitzgerald, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi
  • Publication number: 20210106131
    Abstract: A personal care implement includes a treatment device having a longitudinal axis and including a treatment portion having at least one treatment element; a connection portion having a main body and a first resilient snap attachment protruding from the main body, the main body formed of a first material having a first hardness and the first resilient snap attachment formed of a second material having a second hardness, the first hardness being greater than the second hardness; and the treatment device is alterable between: (1) a detached state; and (2) an assembled state in which the treatment device is detachably coupled to a grip section such that the first resilient snap attachment cooperates with and engages a first engagement portion of the grip section to secure the treatment device to the grip section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel WAINLESS, Douglas HOHLBEIN, Douglas HENDERSON, Thuanchong TAN, Pengyang FU
  • Patent number: 10973885
    Abstract: An oral care composition, including a catalyzing enzyme and an anhydrous matrix configured to at least partially stabilize the catalyzing enzyme, wherein the anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a surfactant mixture including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), Betaine, and a poloxamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang Yuan, Paloma Pimenta, Dennis Ontumi, Jennifer Gronlund, Robert Dicosimo, Sharon Haynie, Mark S. Payne
  • Patent number: 10975332
    Abstract: Described herein are home care compositions comprising: a surfactant system comprising a non-ionic surfactant; and a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Juan Leon Navarro
  • Patent number: 10975336
    Abstract: A multicomponent composition separating surfactant and fragrance into separate phases to increase the fragrance release from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Joseph Knorr, Junhong Mao, Alison Kugler, Ammanuel Mehreteab, Andrei Potanin
  • Publication number: 20210100645
    Abstract: An oral cavity treatment device including a power component and a tray component that are detachably coupled together. The power component may include a housing having a cavity and a power source located therein. The tray component may include a tooth receiving channel and may have a first electrode and a second electrode located on opposite sides of the tooth receiving channel. The tray component may be detachably coupled to the power component in: (1) a first configuration whereby the first electrode is operably coupled to a positive terminal of the power source and the second electrode is operably coupled to a negative terminal of the power source; and (2) a second configuration whereby the first electrode is operably coupled to the negative terminal of the power source and the second electrode is operably coupled to the positive terminal of the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Erin SPEICHER, Leighton DAVIES-SMITH
  • Patent number: 10966910
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising zinc phosphate, a first source of stannous (e.g., stannous fluoride); and a second source of stannous, wherein the second source of stannous comprises stannous pyrophosphate, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aarti Rege, Michael Prencipe, Paul Thomson, Rehana Begum-Gafur
  • Patent number: 10966516
    Abstract: A toothbrush handle includes a support structure formed of clarified polypropylene and a body formed of thermoplastic elastomer disposed on the support structure. The support structure includes a web having a thickness in a first direction orthogonal to an axis of the toothbrush handle of less than 2 millimeters and at least one rib depending from the web and having a thickness in a second direction, orthogonal to the axis and angled relative to the first direction, of less than about 2 millimeters. The body at least partially covers the web and the at least one rib. The handle has a light transmissivity of greater than 40% through a portion of the handle at which the body covers the web and the at least one rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, Chi Shing Wong
  • Patent number: 10966806
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention may be a teeth cleaning device including: a first support structure comprising a first dentature channel configured to receive at least a first portion of a dentature of a user; a plurality of teeth cleaning pads located within the first dentature channel; a plurality of air bladders operably coupled to the teeth cleaning pads; an air-flow subsystem operably coupled to the air bladders; and a control unit operably coupled to the air-flow subsystem, the control unit configured to: (1) pressurize the air bladders with external air in a pressurization mode; and (2) transfer air between select ones of the air bladders in a cleaning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Pierce, Nagarajan Jayaraman, Mark Bakhrakh, Igor Kachko, Stanislav Kolchanov, Pavel Karavaev, Rostislav Khorenyan, Irina Sigalovsky, Semyon Kogan
  • Patent number: D915077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Robert Moskovich, Michael Rooney, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger, Andreas Wechsler