Patents by Inventor James H. Kemp

James H. Kemp 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).

  • Patent number: 9492005
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement that includes a handle configured for user manipulation, a head having a plurality of agent housing regions, the first agent housing region housing a first agent and the second agent housing region housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20150164212
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, the head comprising a chamber. The oral care implement may include a reflective or refractive membrane positioned within the chamber. A light source may also be positioned within the chamber such that light from the light source is directed at the reflective or refractive membrane. The oral care implement may also include a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements coupled thereto, the head plate positioned over the chamber. The light from the light source may be emitted through the head plate. In some embodiments the oral care implement may be a toothbrush. In other embodiments the oral care implement may be non-toothbrush type implements that include a body forming a chamber within which the lighting components are positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, James H. Kemp
  • Patent number: 8984699
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, and a light source incorporated into or adjacent the head. The light source is incorporated prior to the attachment of the cleaning elements for ease of manufacturing and a cost-effective assembly. The cleaning elements are preferably pre-formed and attached to the head after the incorporation of the light source so that the provision of the light source does not require any post-processing that might impair the integrity of the head or cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20140133896
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement that includes a handle configured for user manipulation, a head having a plurality of agent housing regions, the first agent housing region housing a first agent and the second agent housing region housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Patent number: 8632268
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement (100) that includes a handle (103) configured for user manipulation, a head (102) having a plurality of agent housing regions (120,130), the first agent housing region (120) housing a first agent and the second agent housing region (130) housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different is described. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20130227803
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, and a light source incorporated into or adjacent the head. The light source is incorporated prior to the attachment of the cleaning elements for ease of manufacturing and a cost-effective assembly. The cleaning elements are preferably pre-formed and attached to the head after the incorporation of the light source so that the provision of the light source does not require any post-processing that might impair the integrity of the head or cleaning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, James H. Kemp
  • Patent number: 8429783
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, and a light source incorporated into or adjacent the head. The light source is incorporated prior to the attachment of the cleaning elements. For ease of manufacturing and a cost-effective assembly. The cleaning elements are preferably preformed and attached to the head after the incorporation of the light source so that the provision of the light source does not require any post-processing that might impair the integrity of the head or cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20110056034
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement (100) that includes a handle (103) configured for user manipulation, a head (102) having a plurality of agent housing regions (120,130), the first agent housing region (120) housing a first agent and the second agent housing region (130) housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different is described. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20080276393
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, and a light source incorporated into or adjacent the head. The light source is incorporated prior to the attachment of the cleaning elements. For ease of manufacturing and a cost-effective assembly. The cleaning elements are preferably preformed and attached to the head after the incorporation of the light source so that the provision of the light source does not require any post-processing that might impair the integrity of the head or cleaning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, James H. Kemp
  • Patent number: 5503842
    Abstract: Polytetrafluoroethylene surfaced articles can be coated with various adjuvants such as medicants and flavorants. The coated articles can be dental flosses, toothpicks, and tongue depressors. The dental flosses can be of a monofilament or a multi-filament type. Further, they can be a filament of polytetrafluoroethylene or have a coating of polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Stephen A. Fazan, Bernie L. Blackwell, John P. Curtis, James H. Kemp
  • Patent number: 5446940
    Abstract: A toothbrush whose tufts comprise three distinct groups of rows, with each row oriented transversely to the longitudinal axis of the head. The tufts of the first group are the shortest. The endmost tufts on each row of the second kind tilt laterally outwardly by about 12 degrees. The tufts of the third group are nearest the end of the head farthest from the handle and diverge from each other. In one embodiment, each tuft of the third kind tilts laterally at an angle of about 30 degrees and forwardly at about 14 degrees. In a first embodiment, each row of the first group comprises a single, wide tuft. In a second embodiment, each row of the first group has a plurality of laterally spaced round tufts. In a third embodiment, each row of the first group comprises a plurality of laterally spaced quadrangular tufts. All of the tufts may also be considered as defining four functional groups of tufts, with each of these four groups performing a specific function during brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: 5341537
    Abstract: A toothbrush whose tufts comprise three distinct groups of rows, with each row oriented transversely to the longitudinal axis of the head. The tufts of the first group are the shortest. The endmost tufts on each row of the second kind tilt laterally outwardly by about 12 degrees. The tufts of the third group are nearest the end of the head farthest from the handle and diverge from each other. In one embodiment, each tuft of the third kind tilts laterally at an angle of about 30 degrees and forwardly at about 14 degrees. In a first embodiment, each row of the first group comprises a single, wide tuft. In a second embodiment, each row of the first group has a plurality of laterally spaced round tufts. In a third embodiment, each row of the first group comprises a plurality of laterally spaced quadrangular tufts. All of the tufts may also be considered as defining four functional groups of tufts, with each of these four groups performing a specific function during brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: 5335389
    Abstract: A toothbrush whose tufts comprise three distinct kinds of rows, with each row oriented transversely to the longitudinal axis of the head. The tufts of the first kind are the shortest. The endmost tufts on each row of the second kind tilt laterally outwardly by about 12 degrees. The tufts of the third kind are nearest the end of the head farthest from the handle and diverge from each other, with each tuft thereof tilting laterally at an angle of about 30 degrees and forwardly at about 14 degrees. In a first embodiment, each row of the first kind comprises a single, wide tuft. In a second embodiment, each row of the first kind has a plurality of laterally spaced round tufts. In a third embodiment, each row of the first kind comprises a plurality of laterally spaced rectangular tufts. All of the tufts may also be considered as defining four functional groups of tufts, with each of these four groups performing a specific function during brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D474027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: James H. Kemp, Roberto Cruz, Natan Vaisman, Walter Vonarburg
  • Patent number: D342160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D342161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D342162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D343294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D352396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Adam Sherman, Robert Moskovich, James Petronio, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman
  • Patent number: D353939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John P. Curtis, Kedar N. Rustogi, John C. Crawford, James H. Kemp, Thomas E. Mintel, Bert D. Heinzelman, Adam Sherman, Robert Moskovich, James Petronio, Donald R. Lamond, Laura H. Edelman