Patents Assigned to Gillette Canada Inc
  • Patent number: 6293287
    Abstract: A dental floss having improved abrasion resistance composed of dental fibers coated with a UV-curable resin, and a method for producing a dental floss having improved abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Anglin, Casper W. Chiang, Larry H. Luebbert, Michael F. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20010020594
    Abstract: A method of forming blister pack packaging is provided including providing a thermoplastic material and placing the thermoplastic material between a pair of opposed male and female thermoforming dies, while cooling a portion of at least one of the dies. The cooled portion of the die is positioned to contact the area of the thermoplastic material in which it is desired to avoid distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Applicant: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Hicks, Lawrence H. Luebbert, Gary L. Konop
  • Patent number: 6234781
    Abstract: A method of forming blister pack packaging is provided including providing a thermoplastic material and placing the thermoplastic material between a pair of opposed male and female thermoforming dies, while cooling a portion of at least one of the dies. The cooled portion of the die is positioned to contact the area of the thermoplastic material in which it is desired to avoid distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Hicks, Lawrence H. Luebbert, Gary L. Konop
  • Patent number: 6234798
    Abstract: A toothbrush comprising a handle member affixed to a flexible extension which is grippable by the user so that the flexible end is in contact with the heel of the palm of the user to flex when force is applied by the user to the head of the toothbrush. Rubberized inserts are also provided on the handle of the toothbrush to provide improved gripping surfaces for the fingers and palm of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Beals, Max Yoshimoto, Jeffrey Allen Salazar, William A. Bredall, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Patent number: 6173844
    Abstract: A merchandise display system includes a support from which merchandise can be suspended. The support includes a rod with a hook at its free end. The rod is angled down towards its free end. A member on one side of the merchandise restricts movement of the merchandise about a first axis of the support. An additional member on another side of the merchandise restricts movement of the merchandise about the first axis of the support. The system further includes a pair of stoppers, one stopper being attached to the member near a free end of the member and the other stopper being attached to the additional member near a free end of the additional member. The stoppers restrict movement of the merchandise about a second axis of the support. The stoppers each include a pair of flexible flaps which enable merchandise to be inserted onto a support and removed from a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc
    Inventor: Frederick M. Avery
  • Patent number: 6151745
    Abstract: An oral brush is provided that includes an elongated body, a head portion extending from the body, and a plurality of bristles, formed of particular thermoplastic elastomers, extending from the body. In various embodiments, the thermoplastic elastomer has a Shore A hardness of at least 30; the thermoplastic elastomer is selected from the group consisting of polyetheramides, polyesters, styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene block copolymers, polyurethanes, polyolefin elastomers, and mixtures thereof; and the thermoplastic elastomer has a flexural modulus of at least 5 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Roberts, T. Craig Masterman, Edward Hosung Park, Philip J. Sweeney, Mingchih M. Tseng, Stephen C. Witkus
  • Patent number: 6146687
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a fiber used in oral hygiene. The method comprises aerosolizing a coating and projecting the aerosolized coating particles onto a target area of the fiber. The method also comprises recycling recaptured coating particles for reuse in fiber coating. An apparatus for coating oral hygiene fibers is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Pranav Desai
  • Patent number: 6145516
    Abstract: A dental hygiene article, including a dental floss, and a microcapsule associated with a portion of the floss. The microcapsule includes a pigment encapsulated within the microcapsule for changing the color of a portion of the floss associated with the microcapsule upon rupture of the microcapsule as an indication of use or release of an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon G. Guay, Jean L. Spencer, Ronald R. Duff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6108851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toothbrush which exhibits superior interproximal and gingival margin cleaning. The toothbrush includes an elongated handle member connected to a toothbrush head member. The head is divided into two regions. A "toe" region is defined as the part of the head which is furthest from the handle and a "heel" region is the portion of the head which is closest to the handle. A multiplicity of bristles extend from the heel region of the head; the distal ends of these bristles form a longitudinally aligned concave shape when viewed on end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Bredall, Miklos M. Breuer, Ximena A. Gavino, Christopher Loew, Jeffrey Scott Meessmann, Douglas J. McDowell, Alberto B. Sabato, Jean L. Spencer, James D. Vidra, Stanley Wreford
  • Patent number: 6108869
    Abstract: A toothbrush has an elongated handle with bristles disposed at one end extending outwardly from one surface of the handle. The handle is formed of a semi-rigid plastic material having a pair of flanges disposed on the surface opposite that of the bristles for controlling the flexure at various points along the handle length and a softer material is formed onto that portion of the handle containing the flanges to provide a soft grip for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Meessmann, Gerald S. Szczech, William A. Bredall
  • Patent number: 6059106
    Abstract: A plastic blister package for display and storage of a toothbrush has a base member and a closure member connected to one another by an integrally molded hinge. The base member and closure member have a pair of flanges, one overlying the other with package in the closed position, and a lip is provided on flange edge of the base member for receiving the edge of the closure member to seal the cavity formed by the two members. A pair of protuberances extend from the base flange and are received in interfitting engagement with a pair of openings found in the closure flange to substantially lock the package in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley William Baker, Joseph Michael Kornick, Jose Tirso Olivares
  • Patent number: D437688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc
    Inventors: Donna Beals, Maisie Wong-Paredes, Edgardo Gotangco Zapanta, Kenneth Brad Wilson, Bradley Castillo
  • Patent number: D440048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Beals, William Alan Bredall, Bradley Castillo, J├╝rgen Greubel, Jeffrey Alan Hoefer, Maisie Wong-Paredes, Jeffrey Allen Salazar, Peter Schneider, Edgardo Gotangco Zapanta, Kenneth Brad Wilson, Max Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: D424808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Beals, Maisie Wong-Paredes, Edgardo Gotangco Zapanta
  • Patent number: D425306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Beals, Michael Roberts, William Alan Bredall, Bradley Castillo
  • Patent number: D425414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley William Baker, Bradley Castillo, Joseph E. Tungol, Jay McCulloch
  • Patent number: D429566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Max Yoshimoto, Tad Toulis
  • Patent number: D429567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Max Yoshimoto, Gil Wong
  • Patent number: D433815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Alexis Denhez, Max Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: D434906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Beals, Michael Roberts, Bradley Castillo, Edgardo Gotangco Zapanta