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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
7721376 Oral care implement May 25, 2010
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
7718595 Light duty liquid cleaning compositions and methods of manufacture and use thereof comprising or May 18, 2010
The invention encompasses liquid cleaning compositions, for example, dish washing liquids, and methods of their manufacture and use, which possess enhanced cleaning ability. The cleaning compositions of the invention include acidic light duty liquid cleaning compositions with low toxicit
7707804 Method of wrapping a soap bar May 4, 2010
Soap bars that are not of essentially a square or rectangular shape, but of a generally rectangular shape, can be packaged using a single plastic film wrapper. This plastic film preferably is biaxially oriented polypropylene of from about 60 micron to about 180 microns. It can be a m
7707677 Toothbrush May 4, 2010
A toothbrush includes a head having a bristle carrying surface formed from a thin resilient flexible dome shaped membrane. An air space is located between the base of the head and the membrane so that the membrane is capable of flexing to alter its original shape during use of the to
7704531 Enhanced efficacy aluminum or aluminum-zirconium antiperspirant salt compositions containing cal April 27, 2010
An antiperspirant composition comprising an antiperspirant salt selected from an aluminum antiperspirant salt, an aluminum-zirconium antiperspirant salt, and a mixture thereof; a betaine component selected from betaine, betaine hydrochloride, and a mixture thereof; a calcium salt; an
7703163 Toothbrush with enhanced cleaning effects April 27, 2010
A toothbrush is provided for cleaning and/or massaging of teeth and gums having a mechanical vibratory element and a head having cleaning/treating elements on a plurality of different types of cleaning areas which provide for an enhanced cleaning, scrubbing and massaging effect. The
7700536 Foaming hard surface cleaner comprising a surfactant/solvent/dispersant mixture April 20, 2010
A foamable composition comprising: a) at least one anionic surfactant chosen from a salt of an alkyl sulfate and a salt of an alkyl ether sulfate in an amount of about 0.01 to about 1% by weight of the composition: b) at least one glycol ether in an amount of about 0.1 to about 1.5%
7635672 Acidic cleaning composition containing a hydrophilizing polymer, a surfactant, an acid, and a so December 22, 2009
An acidic cleaning composition designed to clean hard surfaces and to prevent soil build-up comprising a hydrophilizing polymer, a surfactant, and an acid and to methods of using the composition to remove limescale and/or soapscum.
7618930 Foaming hard surface cleaner comprising a TEA alkyl sulfate and amine oxide surfactant system November 17, 2009
A foamable composition comprising: a) at least one anionic surfactant chosen from a salt of an alkyl sulfate and a salt of an alkyl ether sulfate in an amount of about 0.01 to about 1% by weight of the composition; b) at least one glycol ether in an amount of about 0.1 to about 1.5%
7617950 Controlling flow from multi-chamber containers November 17, 2009
The dispensing of substances from multi-chamber containers, such as tubes, can be controlled by the placement of a flow modifying unit in the dispensing nozzle of the container. The dispensing nozzle will have a plurality of channels, usually one for each chamber. The flow controlling
7614111 Oral care implement November 10, 2009
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
7607190 Toothbrush October 27, 2009
A toothbrush comprises a handle and a head. The head includes a first section having cleaning elements extending outwardly from its outer surface. A ball joint is mounted to the head adjacent to the first section. The ball joint also includes cleaning elements extending outwardly fro
7600285 Oral care implement and method of decorating October 13, 2009
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,
7585832 Thickened fabric conditioners September 8, 2009
The present invention relates to thickened fabric conditioners, which fabric conditioners contain a particular polymeric thickener, which is obtained by polymerizing from 5 to 100 mole percent of a cationic vinyl addition monomer, from 0 to 95 mole percent of acrylamide, and from 70 to
7552497 Powered toothbrush with rotating sections June 30, 2009
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
7517844 Acidic cleaning compositions comprising an acid mixture and ternary solvent mixture April 14, 2009
A composition comprising a mixing product of: (i) a first acid having a pKa of less than 3, in an amount by weight of 1-10%, (ii) a second acid having a pKa of greater than 3, in an amount by weight of 1-10%, (iii) a nonionic surfactant in an amount by weight of 1-7%; and (iv) water;
7503092 Toothbrush March 17, 2009
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
7480955 Toothbrush January 27, 2009
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 radial array arrangement for better retention of the dentifrice. A radial array may be strategically disposed
7478959 Oral care toothbrush January 20, 2009
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
7475775 Toothbrush package January 13, 2009
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
7472448 Toothbrush with adjustable hand grip January 6, 2009
A toothbrush includes a hollow handle which has an outer sleeve made of an elastomeric material which can be expanded or contracted to provide an adjustable diameter grip.
7470653 Liquid cleaning composition comprising an anionic/betaine surfactant mixture having low viscosit December 30, 2008
A light duty liquid cleaning composition comprising at least one ammonium or metal salt of a C.sub.8-C.sub.16 linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant, at least one ammonium or metal salt of an ethoxylated C.sub.8-C.sub.18 alkyl ether sulfate surfactant having 1 to 30 moles of ethyl
7458125 Oral care implement December 2, 2008
An oral care implement has an improved handle for control. The handle may include a gripping region having a grip surface with a plurality of spaced slot openings exposing portions of the base. In one construction, the handle may have an inclined portion and a grip body extending through
7449436 Liquid cleaning composition comprising an anionic/betaine surfactant mixture having low viscosit November 11, 2008
A light duty liquid cleaning composition comprising at least one ammonium or metal salt of a C.sub.8-C.sub.16 linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant, at least one ammonium or metal salt of an ethoxylated C.sub.8-C.sub.18 alkyl ether sulfate surfactant having 1 to 30 moles of ethyl
7448108 Toothbrush with kinetic plate November 11, 2008
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
7430778 Powered toothbrush October 7, 2008
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.
7428965 Soap bar wrapper September 30, 2008
Soap bars (10) that are not of essentially a square or rectangular shape, but of a generally rectangular shape, can be packaged using a single plastic film wrapper (40). This plastic film (40) preferably is biaxially oriented polypropylene of from about 60 micron to about 180 microns. It
7428766 Powered toothbrush September 30, 2008
A powered toothbrush refill head combines a typical round oscillating or primary tuft block which oscillates in a rotational manner with a secondary tuft block. The secondary tuft block may be oscillated in a rotational manner or may oscillate linearly back and forth in the same dire
7418757 Musical toothbrush September 2, 2008
A toothbrush assembly comprises a toothbrush, a storage unit comprising an input, a memory for storing audio signals received via the input, and an output for transmitting or playing the stored audio signals. A variety of different embodiments of storage unit and toothbrush configuration
7417015 Massaging bar soap August 26, 2008
A soap bar comprising at least two different portions wherein the portions have a difference in solubility of at least 1.0%.
7416081 Power toothbrush demonstration package August 26, 2008
A package that demonstrates a functionality of a contained product that has a demonstration feature distinct from the contained product that changes from a resting state to an active state upon activation of the contained product is described. In at least one configuration the product
7402416 Antibacterial dentifrice exhibiting antiplaque and breath freshening properties July 22, 2008
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 firs
7396805 Oil containing starch granules for delivering benefit-additives to a substrate July 8, 2008
An oil containing starch granule is provided comprising: (a) a starch to form an effective matrix for said granule; (b) a perfume oil comprising ingredients having a calculated C log P of at least 3; and (c) an effective amount of an organic compound as herein described for inhibitin
7396804 Oil containing starch granules for delivering benefit-additives to a substrate July 8, 2008
An oil containing starch granule is provided comprising: (a) a starch to form an effective matrix for said granule; (b) a perfume oil comprising ingredients having a calculated Clog P of at least 3; and (c) an effective amount of an organic compound as herein described for inhibiting
7393816 Oil containing starch granules for delivering benefit-additives to a substrate July 1, 2008
An oil containing starch granule is provided comprising: (a) a starch to form an effective matrix for said granule; (b) an oil; and (c) an effective amount of an organic compound as herein described for inhibiting the migration of said oil to the surface of said starch granule.
7393815 Oil containing starch granules for delivering benefit-additives to a substrate July 1, 2008
An oil containing starch granule is provided comprising: (a) a starch to form an effective matrix for said granule; (b) an oil; and (c) an effective amount of an organic compound as herein described for inhibiting the migration of said oil to the surface of said starch granule.
7389781 Toothbrush assembly June 24, 2008
A child's toothbrush includes a handle in the form of a child-safe, ventilated toy, such as a rocket or a vehicle, and contains a removable child-safe vehicle, figurine, other toy or sundry product therein, and wherein a toothbrush head may be detachable from the handle.
7389557 Toothbrush June 24, 2008
An electrically driven toothbrush has a brush holder that is arranged to rotationally vibrate and carry a number of bristles interspaced with arcuate membranes. The membranes serve to aid cleaning of the teeth and to polish the teeth surfaces during use of the toothbrush.
7386909 Toothbrush June 17, 2008
A toothbrush (10) is disclosed with soft fingers (16) mounted on the toothbrush head (14). During use of the tooth-brush the fingers move laterally relative to the axis of the tooth-brush thereby improving the tooth cleaning and gum massaging performance of the toothbrush. The latera
7386905 Powered toothbrush June 17, 2008
A powered toothbrush include a head containing a rotating or oscillating first bristle carrier and also containing a second bristle carrier movably connected to the head, which second bristle carrier may include elastomeric walls for enhanced cleaning and may include a weakened secti
7386904 Drive system for electric toothbrushes and the like June 17, 2008
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
7375063 Structured body wash May 20, 2008
Novel cleansing compositions and methods for making same are described. Preferred embodiments provide compositions comprising an aqueous acrylate copolymer emulsion; an anionic surfactant; and an amphoteric surfactant. Amphoteric surfactants useful herein include betaine surfactants.
7360270 Toothbrush April 22, 2008
A toothbrush includes a head having a bristle carrying surface formed from a thin resilient flexible dome shaped membrane. An air space is located between the base of the head and the membrane so that the membrane is capable of flexing to alter its original shape during use of the to
7354569 Chewable antiplaque confectionery dental composition April 8, 2008
A chewable confectionery dental composition delivering to the mouth a unit dose of a plaque reducing enzyme the composition comprising an enzyme and a non-cariogenic sweetener, the enzyme being incorporated in the composition at a temperature less than about 80.degree. C.
7332315 Method to remove bisulfite by-products from enzyme compositions February 19, 2008
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
7331731 Oral care toothbrush February 19, 2008
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
7331486 Pump dispenser and cartridge February 19, 2008
A cartridge for use in conjunction with a container to dispense a liquid in the cartridge into the container. The cartridge is comprised of a hollow body defined by an enclosing wall that has a closure at an upper end and a lower cartridge wall that is integral to the hollow body, but
7324661 Computer-implemented system and method for automated and highly accurate plaque analysis, report January 29, 2008
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
7322067 Oral care implement January 29, 2008
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
7311898 High efficacy, low irritation aluminum salts and related products December 25, 2007
A zirconium-free aluminum salt which: (a) has an aluminum to chloride molar ratio in the range of 0.5-2.5:1; (b) comprises a nitrogen containing buffering material in an amount such that the ratio of nitrogen containing material to aluminum is the range of 0.05-0.26:1, and which nitr
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