Patents by Inventor Daniel Wainless

Daniel Wainless has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210307886
    Abstract: A powered toothbrush includes a handle, a power source disposed in the handle, a head including a cavity disposed at a distal end of the handle, an electrically conducting element disposed in the cavity and electrically connected to the power source, and a movable cleaning element connected to the head and movable relative to the cavity. The movable cleaning element includes a tooth cleaning support member, a tooth cleaning element mounted on the support member, and a ferromagnetic member. Application of an electrical current to the electrically conducting element generates a magnetic field at the electrically conducting element. The magnetic field selectively at least one of attracts and repels the ferromagnetic member to move the movable cleaning element relative to the electrically conducting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik JOHANSSON, Guofeng XU, Gerald GONTARZ, Robert MOSKOVICH, Daniel WAINLESS
  • Patent number: 11123553
    Abstract: An oral care implement herein may be embodied as an oral device for placement in the oral cavity. The device may include an insert configured for placement in the oral cavity in contact with a wearer's teeth and an activating member configured for placement in the oral cavity and selectively attachable to the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Evaristo Delgado, Daniel Wainless
  • Patent number: 11103058
    Abstract: An oral care implement having electrodes thereon. In one aspect, the oral care implement may include a handle and a head, the head having a front surface and an opposite rear surface. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements may extend from the front surface of the head. A soft tissue cleaner may be located on the rear surface of the head, the soft tissue cleaner including a protuberance field. A first electrode and a second electrode are each operably coupled to a power source to have opposite electrical charges. The first and second electrodes may be spaced apart from one another and substantially surround the protuberance field. In other embodiments, the first and second electrodes may be embedded within or otherwise located within the protuberance field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Patrik Johansson, Soniya Khan
  • Patent number: 11071854
    Abstract: An oral care implement having electrodes thereon. In one aspect, the oral care implement may include a handle and a head, the head having a transverse through hole defined by an upper surface and a lower surface. A first electrode and a second electrode are located on the head and operably coupled to a power source to have opposite electrical charges. At least one of the first and second electrodes may be located on one of the upper and lower surfaces of the transverse through hole. In some embodiments, the first electrode is located on the upper surface of the transverse through hole and the second electrode is located on the lower surface of the transverse through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Patrik Johansson, Soniya Khan
  • Patent number: 11065091
    Abstract: A powered toothbrush includes a handle, a power source disposed in the handle, a head including a cavity disposed at a distal end of the handle, an electrically conducting element disposed in the cavity and electrically connected to the power source, and a movable cleaning element connected to the head and movable relative to the cavity. The movable cleaning element includes a tooth cleaning support member, a tooth cleaning element mounted on the support member, and a ferromagnetic member. Application of an electrical current to the electrically conducting element generates a magnetic field at the electrically conducting element. The magnetic field selectively at least one of attracts and repels the ferromagnetic member to move the movable cleaning element relative to the electrically conducting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Guofeng Xu, Gerald Gontarz, Robert Moskovich, Daniel Wainless
  • Publication number: 20210161282
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a head and a handle. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from an exposed front surface of the head. The handle has an open thumb gripping passageway extending between an exposed first surface of the handle and an exposed second surface of the handle opposite the exposed first surface. The handle also has a plurality of slots defining open slot passageways from the exposed first surface of the handle to the exposed second surface of the handle. The open thumb gripping passageway may be defined by a ring component that is fitted into an aperture in a body component. The open thumb gripping passageway may be a void space in the handle. The open slot passageways may be elongated along the handle and may serve to reduce a total amount of virgin material needed to manufacture the oral care implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas HOHLBEIN, Daniel WAINLESS
  • Publication number: 20210161283
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a head and a handle. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from an exposed front surface of the head. The handle has an open thumb gripping passageway extending between an exposed first surface of the handle and an exposed second surface of the handle opposite the exposed first surface. The handle also has a plurality of slots defining open slot passageways from the exposed first surface of the handle to the exposed second surface of the handle. The open thumb gripping passageway may be defined by a ring component that is fitted into an aperture in a body component. The open thumb gripping passageway may be a void space in the handle. The open slot passageways may be elongated along the handle and may serve to reduce a total amount of virgin material needed to manufacture the oral care implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas HOHLBEIN, Daniel WAINLESS
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210070496
    Abstract: A packaged set of articles that are easily mounted to a pegboard hook. The packaged set of articles includes a container having a base portion and a top portion that are separable from one another along a pre-weakened line. The top portion includes a portion of a front wall of the container and a portion of a rear wall of the container. The top portion may include at least 50%, or at least 75%, or the entirety of the rear wall of the container. A plurality of packages, each of which contains an article, is arranged in an internal cavity of the container in single file. The packages may include an aperture so that the packages can be hung from a pegboard hook in a retail display. The hanging apertures may be aligned so that an employee can use the container to slide the packages onto the pegboard hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 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: 20200253367
    Abstract: An oral implement and a method of forming an oral care implement. The oral care implement may include a head having a front surface and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending from the front surface. In one embodiment, the plurality of tooth cleaning elements may include three different types of tooth cleaning elements, each type of tooth cleaning element being formed of a different material. In one embodiment each of the materials has a different hardness and thus the oral care implement includes three different types of tooth cleaning elements each having a different hardness. In another embodiment, the oral care implement may include bristles and a molded cleaning element that may function as an interdental cleaner. Such a molded cleaning element may include a body and tines extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas HOHLBEIN, Kenneth WAGUESPACK, Daniel WAINLESS
  • Publication number: 20200237090
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head at a distal end of the handle comprising a bristle plate, a hole extending through the bristle plate, a plurality of bristles at least partially disposed in the hole and extending from the hole in a direction away from the head, and a reservoir in fluid communication with the hole. Fluid in the reservoir enters the tuft holes and is wicked out of the head of the toothbrushes by capillaries formed between the bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Gerald GONTARZ, Patrik JOHANSSON, John GATZEMEYER, Douglas HOHLBEIN, Daniel WAINLESS, Brian BLOCH, Najma KHAN
  • Patent number: 10681976
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head at a distal end of the handle comprising a bristle plate, a hole extending through the bristle plate, a plurality of bristles at least partially disposed in the hole and extending from the hole in a direction away from the head, and a reservoir in fluid communication with the hole. Fluid in the reservoir enters the tuft holes and is wicked out of the head of the toothbrushes by capillaries formed between the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Gerald Gontarz, Patrik Johansson, John Gatzemeyer, Douglas Hohlbein, Daniel Wainless, Brian Bloch, Najma Khan
  • Patent number: 10674808
    Abstract: An oral implement and a method of forming an oral care implement. The oral care implement may include a head having a front surface and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending from the front surface. In one embodiment, the plurality of tooth cleaning elements may include three different types of tooth cleaning elements, each type of tooth cleaning element being formed of a different material. In one embodiment each of the materials has a different hardness and thus the oral care implement includes three different types of tooth cleaning elements each having a different hardness. In another embodiment, the oral care implement may include bristles and a molded cleaning element that may function as an interdental cleaner. Such a molded cleaning element may include a body and tines extending therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, Kenneth Waguespack, Daniel Wainless
  • Patent number: 10639467
    Abstract: An oral care implement having electrodes thereon. In one aspect, the oral care implement may include a handle and a head, the head having an exposed outer surface. A first depression is formed in the exposed outer surface of the head. A first sacrificial electrode is disposed within the first depression and has an exposed surface that is recessed relative to the exposed outer surface of the head. A second electrode is located on the head. Each of the first and second electrodes is operably coupled to a power source to have opposite electrical charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Patrik Johansson, Soniya Khan
  • Patent number: 10561232
    Abstract: An oral care implement having electrodes thereon. In one aspect, the oral care implement may include a handle and a head, the head having an outer surface. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from the head. At least one oral care agent dispenser is located on the head. A first electrode and a second electrode are located on the head and operably coupled to a power source to have opposite electrical charges. In some embodiments at least one of the first and second electrodes may be a sacrificial electrode. The oral care agent dispenser may be an outlet that is coupled to an oral care fluid in a reservoir and/or a solid release polymer that releases an oral care agent over time during use of the oral care implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Patrik Johansson, Soniya Khan
  • Publication number: 20200029679
    Abstract: An oral care implement having an arrangement of tooth cleaning elements thereon. The oral care implement may include a head extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from the head and are arranged in groups including a first group of tooth cleaning elements that terminate in distal ends that form a concave cleaning surface and a second group of tooth cleaning elements that terminate in distal ends that form a convex cleaning surface. Furthermore, there may also be a third group of tooth cleaning elements extending transversely across the head and dividing the first group of tooth cleaning elements into first and second subgroups of tooth cleaning elements. The third group of tooth cleaning elements may be inclined relative to a surface of the head from which they extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel WAINLESS, Eduardo JIMENEZ
  • Patent number: D893884
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Christina Herrmann
  • Patent number: D893885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Christina Herrmann
  • Patent number: D899094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wainless, Douglas Hohlbein, Douglas Henderson, Thuan Chong Tan, Pengyang Fu