Patents by Inventor Joseph Fattori

Joseph Fattori 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: 10898304
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 10888155
    Abstract: An oral care implement and a method of forming the same. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement having a handle and a head. The head has a basin cavity formed therein which has an open top end. An aperture is formed into the basin cavity that forms a passageway to an outer surface of the head. An applicator is positioned within the basin cavity so that a portion of the applicator protrudes through the aperture. The oral care implement also includes a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereon. The head plate is coupled to the head and encloses the open top end of the basin cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 10702052
    Abstract: A dispenser that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of a subject fluid to a desired surface. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20200037744
    Abstract: An oral care implement and a method of forming the same. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement having a handle and a head. The head has a basin cavity formed therein which has an open top end. An aperture is formed into the basin cavity that forms a passageway to an outer surface of the head. An applicator is positioned within the basin cavity so that a portion of the applicator protrudes through the aperture. The oral care implement also includes a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereon. The head plate is coupled to the head and encloses the open top end of the basin cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo JIMENEZ, Joseph FATTORI
  • Publication number: 20180368563
    Abstract: A dispenser that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of a subject fluid to a desired surface. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20180296309
    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: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki YOSHIDA, Takashi TORIHAMA, Thomas MINTEL, Joseph FATTORI
  • Publication number: 20180078027
    Abstract: An oral care implement and a method of forming the same. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement having a handle and a head. The head has a basin cavity formed therein which has an open top end. An aperture is formed into the basin cavity that forms a passageway to an outer surface of the head. An applicator is positioned within the basin cavity so that a portion of the applicator protrudes through the aperture. The oral care implement also includes a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereon. The head plate is coupled to the head and encloses the open top end of the basin cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 9848693
    Abstract: An oral care implement and a method of forming the same. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement having a handle and a head. The head has a basin cavity formed therein which includes a basin floor and a basin sidewall and which has an open top end. An aperture is formed into the basin floor or the basin sidewall. An applicator is positioned within the basin cavity so that a delivery portion of the applicator protrudes through the aperture. The oral care implement also includes a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereon. The head plate is coupled to the head and encloses the open top end of the basin cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20160302565
    Abstract: An oral care implement and a method of forming the same. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement having a handle and a head. The head has a basin cavity formed therein which includes a basin floor and a basin sidewall and which has an open top end. An aperture is formed into the basin floor or the basin sidewall. An applicator is positioned within the basin cavity so that a delivery portion of the applicator protrudes through the aperture. The oral care implement also includes a head plate with a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereon. The head plate is coupled to the head and encloses the open top end of the basin cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 9168117
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20150020325
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicants: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 8727652
    Abstract: An oral care system, such as a toothbrush having a detachable dispenser containing an oral care material. In one embodiment, the dispenser may include a housing; an internal reservoir for containing a fluid and a dispensing orifice for dispensing the fluid; a first cam surface, the first cam surface being non-rotatable with respect to the housing; a reciprocator comprising an actuator, a drive screw, and a second cam surface, the reciprocator being rotatable with respect to the housing; an elevator forming a transverse end wall of the reservoir, the elevator being non-rotatable with respect to the housing and threadily coupled to the drive screw; wherein rotation of the actuator causes the elevator to (1) axially advance, and (2) axially reciprocate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Alan Sorrentino, Michael Rooney, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20120034016
    Abstract: An oral care system, such as a toothbrush having a detachable dispenser containing an oral care material. In one embodiment, the dispenser may include a housing; an internal reservoir for containing a fluid and a dispensing orifice for dispensing the fluid; a first cam surface, the first cam surface being non-rotatable with respect to the housing; a reciprocator comprising an actuator, a drive screw, and a second cam surface, the reciprocator being rotatable with respect to the housing; an elevator forming a transverse end wall of the reservoir, the elevator being non-rotatable with respect to the housing and threadily coupled to the drive screw; wherein rotation of the actuator causes the elevator to (1) axially advance, and (2) axially reciprocate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Alan Sorrentino, Michael Rooney, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 7475775
    Abstract: A package for displaying certain features of a toothbrush is disclosed. The package includes a movable slider bar as part of the package that can be manipulated by a potential consumer. The slidable bar engages a movable portion of a toothbrush so that a potential customer can observe that movement without opening the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20060226041
    Abstract: A package for displaying certain features of a toothbrush is disclosed. The package includes a movable slider bar as part of the package that can be manipulated by a potential consumer. The slidable bar engages a movable portion of a toothbrush so that a potential customer can observe that movement without opening the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 7059471
    Abstract: A package for displaying certain features of a toothbrush is disclosed. The package includes a movable slider bar as part of the package that can be manipulated by a potential consumer. The slidable bar engages a movable portion of a toothbrush so that a potential customer can observe that movement without opening the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20060000039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powered toothbrush with two moving bristle bearing parts, the first such part is disc-shaped and rotates or oscillates back-and-forth, the second such part is coupled to the brush head by an elastomeric material, such that the second section can be moved either by the force of brushing or by selective engagement with the drive mechanism of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Joseph Fattori, John Gatzemeyer, Eyal Eliav
  • Publication number: 20050145519
    Abstract: A package for displaying certain features of a toothbrush is disclosed. The package includes a movable slider bar as part of the package that can be manipulated by a potential consumer. The slidable bar engages a movable portion of a toothbrush so that a potential customer can observe that movement without opening the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20050125919
    Abstract: A drive system for imparting motion to a treating implement such as a toothbrush or the like includes a cam rotatably driven around an axis of rotation by a motor. The cam has a closed loop cam track eccentric to the axis of rotation. A control member is disposed between the cam and the treating implement head. The control member has a control slot extending completely through the control member. A pivot member is located between the control member and the treating implement head. The drive system further includes a drive shaft with its drive end freely mounted in the cam track. The drive shaft extends through the control slot and through the pivot member with its driven end operatively connected to the drive connection of the implement head. As a result, when the cam member is rotated the direction of movement of the drive shaft is controlled by the drive shaft being confined for sliding movement in the control slot. The drive shaft is still capable of rotating because of its free mounting in the cam track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20030033679
    Abstract: An electric toothbrush head section and method of manufacture thereof, which head section contains a movable and at least one static bristle bearing components, wherein the static bristle bearing component is interfitted about the exterior of said head section, in a fashion to reduce the seepage of liquid therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph Fattori, Hui Fung Kut