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Colgate-Palmolive Company
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New York, NY
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8015860 Method of measuring deposition onto a substrate September 13, 2011
A method of measuring the deposition of a composition onto a substrate. This information can be used to correlate how the composition will deposit on sanitary ware, such as shower cubicles, baths, and wash basins. The composition can be a liquid personal cleansing composition.
7992710 Powered toothbrush package August 9, 2011
An oral care implement demonstration assembly includes a powered oral care implement, a package housing and a plurality of demonstration elements. The oral care implement demonstration assembly is configured to produce a visual demonstration effect when relative movement is provided
7977296 Liquid detergent composition comprising an acrylic polymer/viscosity control agent mixture July 12, 2011
A composition comprising a liquid portion comprising at least one surfactant, at least one suspending agent, and at least one viscosity control agent, wherein the composition has an apparent viscosity under a shear stress of 0.5 Pa of at least about 1,000 Pas; and the composition has
7976829 Antiperspirant/deodorant compositions July 12, 2011
A composition comprising a structuring agent for the composition comprising a partially hydrogenated soybean oil with a melting point of about 26 to about 38.degree. C. in an amount of about 5% or less by weight: and at least one active chosen from antiperspirant actives and deodoran
7976828 Antiperspirant/deodorant composition July 12, 2011
A composition comprising at least one plant derived oil having a melting point of about -15 to about 38.degree. C. in an amount of about 5% or less by weight; and at least one active chosen from antiperspirant actives and deodorant actives in an amount of about 0.5 to about 16% by we
7975346 Oral care implement July 12, 2011
An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head having a base structure. A pair of fixed pods extend from a first face of the base structure of the head and a movable pod is supported by and between the pair of fixed pods above the first face of the base structure by at lea
7975343 Toothbrush July 12, 2011
A toothbrush includes a head and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements for enhanced cleaning of the teeth. The tooth cleaning elements include cleaning elements that define a loop arrangement for better retention of the dentifrice, a central cleaning element disposed within the loop, tw
7975341 Bio-activated oral care instrument July 12, 2011
An oral care instrument, such as a motorized toothbrush, which activates upon exposure to the oral environment of the user, is described. The electrical conductivity of saliva, optionally mixed with toothpaste and water, may be utilized to complete an electrical circuit that powers a
7962991 Toothbrush June 21, 2011
A toothbrush includes a head and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements for enhanced cleaning of the teeth. The tooth cleaning elements include cleaning elements that define a loop arrangement for better retention of the dentifrice, a central cleaning element disposed within the loop, tw
7962988 Toothbrush with powered head June 21, 2011
A powered toothbrush includes a handle having a neck. A head is mounted to the neck and has a first surface and an opposed second surface. At least one fixed tuft block is mounted to the head in a fixed orientation and has a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending outwardly away
7954669 Container with enhanced display June 7, 2011
This invention is directed to a decorated dispensing container. The container is substantially transparent and has a decoration on the front and/or rear surface. The dispensing unit comprises a pump mechanism with a dip tube at one end and a dispensing channel at the other end. The dip
7954192 Powered toothbrush with rotating sections June 7, 2011
The head of a toothbrush includes a first tuft block having bristles and a second tuft block having bristles. The first and second tuft blocks are mounted for counter-rotational or counter-rotational oscillating movement in a direction parallel to the outer surface of the head. The tooth
7954191 Toothbrush June 7, 2011
A toothbrush includes a head having a prophylaxis polishing cup closely surrounded by cleaning elements in the form of a bristle ring extending above the upper surface of the cup. Alternatively, the cups could be in the form of arrays of densely packed cleaning elements. The area formed
7950100 Oral care implement May 31, 2011
An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs ex
7943354 Method to remove bisulfite by-products from enzyme compositions May 17, 2011
Provided are methods of removing bisulfite material from a composition that contains a bisulfite material and an enzyme. The method includes contacting the composition with a compound containing at least one aldehyde functional group to form an aldehyde-bisulfite complex, whereby the
7941924 Oral care implement and method of decorating May 17, 2011
An oral care implement comprises a head and a body provided with a three-dimensional surface feature on the body that is generally undecorated. A cover is applied to the body and includes a decoration that is associated with the three-dimensional surface feature, such that the body,
7939306 Antibacterial dentifrice exhibiting antiplaque and breath freshening properties May 10, 2011
A dual component antiplaque oral composition having antimalodor properties in which a first component contains an antibacterial agent and the second component contains a proteolytic enzyme, the first and second components are simultaneously combined for application to the teeth, the
7937795 Toothbrush May 10, 2011
A toothbrush includes a handle and a head. The head is in the form of a peripheral frame having an open central area. A plurality of cleaning element carrying support members are mounted across the frame over the open central area to form an open lattice pattern having through holes to
7930792 Oral care implement April 26, 2011
An oral care implement includes a head platform having a plurality of faces with bristles extending therefrom. The oral care implement can have a pair of opposite bristled faces and the bristles can extend from the faces in opposite directions. The oral care implement can be formed by
7917986 Toothbrush April 5, 2011
An oral care implement, such as an electric toothbrush, is ergonomically configured for the anatomical structures of children. In one embodiment, a toothbrush is provided with three dimensional sections in visually appealing or recognizable shapes for promoting more frequent of brushing
7912265 Computer-implemented system and method for automated and highly accurate plaque analysis, report March 22, 2011
A computer-implemented system and method of intra-oral analysis for measuring plaque removal is disclosed. The system includes hardware for real-time image acquisition and software to store the acquired images on a patient-by-patient basis. The system implements algorithms to segment
7908699 Oral care implement March 22, 2011
An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs ex
7900309 Powered toothbrush March 8, 2011
The head of a powered toothbrush includes a first tuft block mounted for rotational oscillation about an axis generally perpendicular to the outer surface of the head, and a second tuft block having fixed bristles or bristles independently movable by being mounted on an elastomeric base.
7897799 Oxo-hexameric zirconium-octaamino acid antiperspirant salts March 1, 2011
A process for preparing oxo-hexameric zirconium-octaamino acid, such as glycine, salt comprising: mixing zirconium (Zr):amino acid:and mineral acid, in a molar ratio of 1:about 1 to about 15:about 1.5 to about 3 to form a mixture; optionally, filtering the mixture; and optionally, drying
7886393 Vibrating toothbrush February 15, 2011
A vibrating toothbrush is provided with vibration-isolating zones that substantially isolate vibrations in the head and reduce vibrations transmitted to the handle without sacrificing structural integrity around the vibration-isolation zones. Such zones may generally comprise neck ma
7845042 Oral care implement December 7, 2010
An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with a soft tissue cleanser and/or tooth cleaning elements. The tooth cleaning elements may be flexibly mounted in the head for movement from an initial position with respect to the head during use. The soft tissue cleanser
7845041 Interactive musical toothbrush December 7, 2010
A toothbrush includes a storage unit having an input, a memory for storing audio signals received via the input. The unit can have an output for transmitting or playing the stored audio signals. A variety of different constructions of storage unit and toothbrush configurations are de
7841041 Oral care implement November 30, 2010
An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with tooth cleaning elements extending from fixed pods. Additional tooth cleaning elements extend from one or more central pods suspended between the fixed pods via a bridge. The bridge may be formed from an elastomer and perm
7836539 Oral care implement November 23, 2010
An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with a soft tissue cleanser and/or tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of projections for cleaning the soft tissue, which may include cleaning between the papillae of a user's tongue. The soft
7827644 Toothbrush with resilient head section November 9, 2010
A powered toothbrush is provided and includes a handle portion having a neck formed at one end and a head coupled to the neck. The head includes a first carrier coupled to the head and operatively connected to a drive mechanism for moving the first carrier in a first path of motion. The
7823243 Toothbrush November 2, 2010
A toothbrush with a flexible head is disclosed. At least the head of the toothbrush may be manufactured by in-molded technology. A blend of thermoplastic elastomer and polypropylene is used to impart added flexibility to the head. That flexibility is further enhanced by the tapered p
7810372 Payout-glide-flakeoff apparatus for characterizing deodorant and antiperspirant sticks October 12, 2010
An apparatus and system for characterizing and quantifying certain attributes of antiperspirants and deodorants is provided, such as payout, friction, and flakeoff. The apparatus is capable of reproducibly applying antiperspirants and deodorant to a substrate.
7807189 Skin care formulation October 5, 2010
Skin moisturizing formulations which can be administered in the bath or shower, depositing a thin layer of moisturizing agents on application, which is not rinsed off but remains to protect the skin from drying, resulting in smoother, softer skin feel; the formulations comprising pol
7793375 Powered toothbrush with curved neck and flexible shaft September 14, 2010
A powered toothbrush having a curved neck and a flexible shaft within said neck is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a powered toothbrush having a curved neck of a constant radius, a flexible shaft and a clutch mechanism to disengage the flexible shaft from a drive mechanism upon
7786068 Cleaning composition comprising a ternary surfactant system in combination with dipropyl or diis August 31, 2010
Cleaning compositions are described comprising an aqueous component: an organic solvent; an anionic surfactant; an amine co-surfactant containing either (a) an N-oxide group or (b) a zwitterionic group; and a nonionic surfactant; in a form of a microemulsion or microemulsion preconcentra
7784136 Toothbrush with kinetic plate August 31, 2010
A powered toothbrush is provided and includes a handle portion having a neck formed at one end and a head coupled to neck. The head includes a first carrier that is coupled to the head and is operatively connected to a first drive for moving the first carrier in a first direction. The
7763235 Dentifrice containing functional film flakes July 27, 2010
A dentifrice composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle having distributed therein water hydratable film flakes having a matrix comprised of a water soluble hydroxy alkyl cellulose polymer and a starch, and having entrained therein a constituent selected from therapeutic cos
7761946 Toothbrush with powered head July 27, 2010
A powered toothbrush includes a handle having a neck. A head is mounted to the neck and has a first surface and an opposed second surface. At least one fixed tuft block is mounted to the head in a fixed orientation and has a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending outwardly away f
7749951 Enhanced oil delivery from structured surfactant formulations July 6, 2010
Described are methods for preparing compositions that include the steps of (a) premixing a cationic guar gum in water; (b) adding a surfactant component to the premix of (a); (c) adding about 1 to about 3 weight % of salt to the mixture obtained in (b); (d) applying shear to the mixture
7749949 Liquid detergent composition comprising an acrylic polymer/ propylene glycol ether of methyl glu July 6, 2010
A composition comprising a liquid portion comprising at least one surfactant and at least one material chosen from at least one suspending agent and at least one viscosity control agent, wherein the composition has an apparent viscosity under a shear stress of 0.5 Pa of at least abou
7743447 Toothbrush assembly having an environmentally safe polymer battery June 29, 2010
The present invention discloses a powered or manual toothbrush having a polymer battery as a power source. The polymer battery contains no heavy metals, making it environmentally safe, and contains no alkaline, making it physically safe. The polymer battery is inexpensive and rechargeabl
7737104 Enhanced oil delivery from structured surfactant formulations June 15, 2010
Spherulite-containing compositions are described, including compositions comprising a surfactant component, a salt, and an oil phase, wherein the surfactant component comprises (a) about 6 to about 8.25 weight % sodium trideceth sulfate; (b) about 1.8 to about 3.0 weight % of a structuri
7736629 Red herbal dentifrice June 15, 2010
A dentifrice composition of the invention can be applied to teeth and/or gums by any conventional A dentifrice composition comprises (a) calcium carbonate having properties of particle size and angularity effective to provide mild abrasivity to dental enamel; (b) red iron oxide of low
7735174 Powered toothbrush with multi-action movement June 15, 2010
A powered toothbrush includes a handle having a neck. A head is mounted to the neck and has a first portion and a second portion. A plurality of tuft blocks is mounted to the second portion, with each tuft block having a tooth cleaning element. At least one projection is positioned on on
7732392 Massaging bar soap June 8, 2010
A soap bar comprising at least two different portions wherein the portions have a difference in solubility of at least 1.0%.
7731066 Closure June 8, 2010
There is disclosed a closure comprised of a valve, a base unit and an upper unit. The base unit has a base surface with a peripheral skirt. The base surface has an aperture with a cylindrical section extending above and below the base surface. The cylindrical section has an aperture
7725981 Toothbrush June 1, 2010
A toothbrush head is provided with a plurality of separate cleaning areas. The distal end and the proximal end of the head include cleaning elements mounted to generally non-movable bases. The central portion of the head includes resilient pods carrying cleaning elements in such a manner
7725980 Oral care implement June 1, 2010
An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleanser is provided to effectively cleanse the soft tissue of the mouth with comfort and a reduced risk of injury to the user. In one construction, a projection is formed of a combination of a hard material and a soft material. The hard mate
7723282 Liquid detergent composition May 25, 2010
A liquid detergent composition comprising surfactants, a suspending agent, beads, and water.
7722274 Oral care toothbrush May 25, 2010
An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the
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