Patents by Inventor Patrik Johansson

Patrik Johansson 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: 11105005
    Abstract: A product container is provided. The product container includes a first product and an electrochemistry device configured to convert a portion of the first product into a second product, which is an unstable formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Venda Porter Maloney, Kelly Duncan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210235860
    Abstract: An oral care device may include: a body including a head; a plurality of teeth cleaning elements extending from the head; a first electrode on the head; a second electrode on the head and spaced apart from the first electrode, wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes is a sacrificial electrode; a power source; and a controller configured to operably couple the power source to the first and second electrodes to create an electric potential between the first and second electrodes so that ions are released from the sacrificial electrode during a brushing session; wherein the controller is configured to change a magnitude of the electric potential the brushing session ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Leighton DAVIES-SMITH
  • 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: 20210169624
    Abstract: A container, a toothbrush, or a device including at least one sacrificial electrode. In one aspect, the container may include a body adapted to contain an oral care solution and a cap selectively removable from the body. The cap may include a cavity configured to contain a fluid, a first electrode comprising a sacrificial metal, a second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and an electrical connection electrically connecting the first electrode and the second electrode to a power source. Activation of the power source may generate an electric field between the first and second electrodes, thereby causing the sacrificial metal of the first electrode to release ions into the fluid in the cavity of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Gerald Gontarz
  • Patent number: 11019918
    Abstract: An oral care device may include: a body including a head; a plurality of teeth cleaning elements extending from the head; a first electrode on the head; a second electrode on the head and spaced apart from the first electrode, wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes is a sacrificial electrode; a power source; and a controller configured to operably couple the power source to the first and second electrodes to create an electric potential between the first and second electrodes so that ions are released from the sacrificial electrode during a brushing session; wherein the controller is configured to change a magnitude of the electric potential the brushing session ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Publication number: 20210154748
    Abstract: A cutting insert for a rotary drill tool and a drill tool assembly in which an insert and a support body are coupled via cooperative contact surfaces and a mounting screw. The contact surfaces provide a dual function to axially and rotationally lock the insert at the support body in addition to providing a centring function of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Patrik JOHANSSON
  • Patent number: 10932893
    Abstract: A container, a toothbrush, or a device including at least one sacrificial electrode. In one aspect, the container may include a body adapted to contain an oral care solution and a cap selectively removable from the body. The cap may include a cavity configured to contain a fluid, a first electrode comprising a sacrificial metal, a second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and an electrical connection electrically connecting the first electrode and the second electrode to a power source. Activation of the power source may generate an electric field between the first and second electrodes, thereby causing the sacrificial metal of the first electrode to release ions into the fluid in the cavity of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Gerald Gontarz
  • Patent number: 10918882
    Abstract: An oral treatment device that emits light onto surfaces of a user's teeth. In one aspect, the oral treatment device includes an intraoral mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comprises: a first light emitting surface configured to emit light onto a user's maxillary teeth, the first light emitting surface having a concave curvature; a second light emitting surface configured to emit light onto a user's mandibular teeth, the second light emitting surface having a concave curvature; the first and second light emitting surface located on opposite sides of a horizontal reference plane; the first light emitting surface inclined so that a first acute angle is formed between with the first light emitting surface and the horizontal reference plane; and the second light emitting surface inclined so that a second acute angle is formed between with the second light emitting surface and the horizontal reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Francis Tatu, Mark Bartlett, Evaristo Delgado, Kathryn Neal, Patrik Johansson, Mark Lowenthal
  • Publication number: 20200269036
    Abstract: An oral care implement having conductive protrusions. In one embodiment, the oral care implement includes a handle and a head coupled to the handle. Furthermore, the oral care implement includes a power source. A plurality of conductive protrusions may be electrically coupled to the power source. The plurality of conductive protrusions may include a base proximate the head and a distal end spaced from the head. Furthermore, at least one of the conductive protrusions may taper from the base to the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik JOHANSSON, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI, Douglas HOHLBEIN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200229909
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an oral care device includes a flexible base substrate, a power source disposed on the base substrate, and a flexible light source disposed on the base structure or on the power source. The flexible light source is in electrical communication with the power source. Also disclosed are methods of using the same, for example, for whitening the teeth or for treating other conditions in the oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik JOHANSSON, John GATZEMEYER, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI, James MASTERS
  • Publication number: 20200215349
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new methodology for whitening teeth that provided increased whitening efficiency without increased health risk to the user. The methodology includes irradiating a tooth at a wavelength in the visible spectrum at a reduced irradiation density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik JOHANSSON, Stacey LAVENDER, Scott DEMAREST, Richard ADAMS, Thomas BOYD, Madhusudan PATEL
  • 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: 10675455
    Abstract: An oral care implement having conductive protrusions. In one embodiment, the oral care implement includes a handle and a head coupled to the handle. Furthermore, the oral care implement includes a power source. A plurality of conductive protrusions may be electrically coupled to the power source. The plurality of conductive protrusions may include a base proximate the head and a distal end spaced from the head. Furthermore, at least one of the conductive protrusions may taper from the base to the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi, Douglas Hohlbein
  • Patent number: 10646319
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an oral care device includes a flexible base substrate, a power source disposed on the base substrate, and first and second electrodes electrically connected to the power source. Also disclosed are methods of using the same, for example, for whitening the teeth or for treating other conditions in the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, John Jacob Gatzemeyer, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi, James Gerard Masters
  • 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