US2583750A - Tongue scraper - Google Patents

Tongue scraper Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2583750A
US2583750A US778842A US77884247A US2583750A US 2583750 A US2583750 A US 2583750A US 778842 A US778842 A US 778842A US 77884247 A US77884247 A US 77884247A US 2583750 A US2583750 A US 2583750A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
head
handle
ridges
side
tongue
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US778842A
Inventor
Garland D Runnels
Original Assignee
Garland D Runnels
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Garland D Runnels filed Critical Garland D Runnels
Priority to US778842A priority Critical patent/US2583750A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2583750A publication Critical patent/US2583750A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/24Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers
    • A61B17/244Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers for cleaning of the tongue

Description

G. D. RUNNELS TONGUE SCRAPER Jan. 29, 1952 Filed Oct. 9, 1947 Fla. 2

' INVENTOR. Gamma D. Rum/51.5

Patented Jan. 29, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,533,750 Torrens; SCRAPER. Garland D. Runnels, New York, N. Y. Application octane; 9, 1947, Serial No. 778,842

2 Claims. (01. 128-304) My present invention relates to an improved construction of scraper intended for use in the I. mouth.

For sometime it has been recognized that better general health through better mouth hygiene' 'is tongue affords greater taste enjoyment of {the food and drink taken into the body through the? mouth. I have heretofore obtained United States Letters Patent No, 2,218,072, issued OctoberlS,

1940, on one form of scraper for clearing the tongue of such coating.

In the device of that patent a rigid handle carriesa rigid reinforcement for a resilient rubber head and the face of the head is provided with various Scraping, scrubbing and guard ridges. While that device functions satisfactorily, ithas been'found that the usefulness of such a device can be increased and the construction thereof considerably simplified, and these are amongjrthe principal objects of the present invention.

Other objects are to provide an improved construction of handle which will insure the prop r and most efficient use of the scraping and scrubbing head, and which will further protect against accidental misuse of the device to exert too'great a pressure whereby to possibly bruise, pinch otherwise temporarily harm the tongue. A further object of the present invention is to provide a construction of head which is also. an efficient scraper and scrubber even though used with diagonally or laterally directed strokes, thereby giving greater freedom of use. These and other objects of my present inven tion will be apparent from this specification'taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, inwhich V Figure 1 is a. front elevational view of my improved device. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the device of Fig. Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 3+3 'o'f Fig. 2. a

, parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings,

I have shown therein, for illustrative purposes, only a preferred embodiment, and wish it understood that the same is susceptible of modification and change without departing from the "spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

the fingers of the hand in use.

The device comprises a handle II and head I 2 which are joined by a neck l3, the whole being molded in integral construction, and desirably of any suitable semi-rigid plastic material, such as polyethylene, which material may be generally described as a polymerized hydrocarbon.

In side view, the handle, neck and head have a single plane, flat back M, as seen in Fig. 2. In front elevation, the handle II has substantially parallel side edges, which edges taper inwardly into the reduced neck l3, as seen in Fig. 1. The handle also has a tapered reinforcing rib |5 integral with the handle and extending along a major portion of the length of the handle. The rib is narrow in cross section (Fig. 4) and projects a substantial distance from the front face of the handle. As seen in Fig. 2, this rib also tapers into the reduced neck l3. In addition to its reinforcing function, the rib |5 greatly improves the action of the handle when gripped in The head I2 is somewhat elliptical in shape, being of greater width than the handle, and the side and front surfaces of this head also taper into the reduced neck I3. The front face of the head is provided with laterally extending upstanding ridges 2| and 22 respectively located at opposite ends of the head, and these are joined together by upstanding ridges 23 and 241 thatrespectively extend along each side edge of the head. The hollow space which is defined by the ridges 2| to 24, inclusive, is divided into a series of small pockets 25 and 26 respectively formed by means of a cross rib 2'1 and a plurality of cross ribs 28. The end ridges 2| and 22 and the cross rib 21 are of uniform height and define the maximum thickness of the head. The side ridges 23 and 24 are slightly less in height than ridges 2| and 22, the difference being of the order of onethirty-secondth of an inch. Each of the ridges 2| to 24, inclusive, and the cross rib 21 have flat top and side surfaces providing relatively sharp corner edges. Each of the cross ribs 2 8 has an inclined surface 28a and a flat side surface 2811 meeting in a comparatively sharp corner 29, with the taper extending from such corner to the juncture of the side of the next adjacent rib 28 and the bottom of the corresponding pocket 26. The corners 29 protrude approximately to the level of the fiat ribs 2|, 22 and 21, which is slightly above the level of the tops of the side ridges 23 and 24, and where this occurs the corner portions 29 of the cross ribs 28 are extended outwardly, as seen at 3|, so as to overlie the side ridges 23 and 24.

As noted above, all surfaces taper into the reduced neck l3, and at its smallest diameter, indicated at 32, in Fig. 3, the neck I3 is substantially round in cross section, and free of all areas in the nature of a rib, which construction is provided to permitthe handle to assume different angular positions with respect to the plane of the head, at the convenience of the user. That is to say, the constructionrof the head and handle will not permit .ready bending thereof whereas the construotionof neck I 3 permits flexing of the handle with respect to the head. Most often, the handle will be bent in the direction indicated by the dash lines 33 in Fig. 2, the pivot occurring about the neck I3.

In use, the handle of the device is held in the hand and the head 12 is placed onthe tongue of the user'with the front surfaces of the various ribs and ridges next to the tongue. Thenfby moving the head back and forth over the tongue :While exerting a slight downward pressure the a edges of the ribs and ridges will loosen and .re- .moveanyextraneous coating thereon. By reason of the arrangement permitting the fiexingof the handle about the neck l3, it is highly improbable that any undue pressure willbe exerted-on the tongue. Furthermore, the flexing of the handle allows the face of the head toremain flat against the tongue as it is moved over the surfaces near the root thereof. By reason of the relative heights of the lateral ribs and ridges to the side ridges, the downward pressure on the head causes the side ridges to engage the tongue and become effective in removing the coating, especially when the head describes angular paths as it is moved back and forth and the relative "positions of the tongue and head are changed.

.These side ridges will be effective also if the head is moved from side to side.

The pockets 25 and 26 will hold and distribute any mouth Wash or other preparation used for the purpose of facilitating removal of the coating and .for other purposes, and particles of the extraneous coating will collect. in these pockets as :the head is withdrawn from the mouth. The construction allows for readily washing the head free of these particles and generally cleaning the head by holding the same under a faucet.

' I claim: 11. applicator for the tongue comprising :a

handle, a head connected to said handle, a plurality of lateral ridges on the front face of said head, ridges extending alongeach side of said head and defining a plurality of pockets with said lateral ridges, and a resilient neck portion between the head and the handle, said neck portion being substantially round in cross-section whereby the handle is permitted to assume different angular positions in all directions"with respect to theplane of the head.

2. An applicator for the tongue comprisin a handle, a head connected to said handle, mar- 'ginaLend and side ridges on the front face of said head, said ridges having flat outer surfaces and substantially straight side surfaces, a plurality of cross-ribs extending between said side ridges and defining a plurality of pockets with said side ridges, :at least some of said ribs having an inclined upper surface and a flat surface meeting in a substantially sharp edge, the sharp edges of said ribs and the .fiat surface of said end ridges terminating in substantially a common plane, and the side ridges terminating substantially in said .common plane, all of said surfaces being e'fiective to engage the tongue as said head is moved over the tongue in various directions, and a resilient neck portion between said head and said handle, said neck portion bein substantially round in cross-section whereby the handle is permitted to assume different angular positions in all directions with respect to the plane of the head when pressure is exerted on the head and ,handle.

GARLAND .1). RUNNELS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS OTHER REFERENCES Plastics (Chicago .Sept. 1944, pages 39. .40. 42., ,43, and 100.

Runnels Oct. 15, 1940

US778842A 1947-10-09 1947-10-09 Tongue scraper Expired - Lifetime US2583750A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US778842A US2583750A (en) 1947-10-09 1947-10-09 Tongue scraper

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US778842A US2583750A (en) 1947-10-09 1947-10-09 Tongue scraper

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2583750A true US2583750A (en) 1952-01-29

Family

ID=25114558

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US778842A Expired - Lifetime US2583750A (en) 1947-10-09 1947-10-09 Tongue scraper

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2583750A (en)

Cited By (62)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2711731A (en) * 1953-11-27 1955-06-28 Kurt U Krohne Instrument for the relief of itch under a plaster cast
US2752623A (en) * 1953-10-08 1956-07-03 Earl S Tupper Combined massaging and brushing implement
US3477435A (en) * 1966-12-19 1969-11-11 Mario Artelli Tongue cleaner
USD242744S (en) * 1975-05-05 1976-12-14 Rendleman Thomas G Tongue scraper
US4239045A (en) * 1979-04-04 1980-12-16 Schlein Allen P Surgical knife
FR2568465A1 (en) * 1984-08-03 1986-02-07 Marais Ste Juridique Fiscale Tongue scraper device.
US4981143A (en) * 1985-04-20 1991-01-01 Anne Company Limited Cell sampler
US5061272A (en) * 1988-07-15 1991-10-29 Reese Sandra C Tongue cleaner
US5766193A (en) * 1996-11-05 1998-06-16 Millner; Don E. Tongue cleaner
US5779654A (en) * 1997-03-26 1998-07-14 Foley; Rita S. Clean breath wand
US5792159A (en) * 1996-04-23 1998-08-11 Amin; Jatin N. Tongue cleaner
US5928254A (en) * 1997-07-18 1999-07-27 Jensen; Fred R. Tongue cleaning device
US5947912A (en) * 1997-09-10 1999-09-07 Oralgiene Vibratory tongue conditioning implement
WO1999049754A1 (en) * 1998-03-31 1999-10-07 Anthony Sidney Britton A hygienic device
US5984935A (en) * 1998-07-10 1999-11-16 Welt; Teodor Tongue cleaner
US6099540A (en) * 1999-05-27 2000-08-08 Ho; Vu H. Tongue scraper
US20030064348A1 (en) * 1999-08-13 2003-04-03 Gary Sokol Drive mechanism for interproximal flossing device
US20030216762A1 (en) * 2002-05-17 2003-11-20 Bernardo Levit Tongue treating device
US6736826B2 (en) 1998-12-28 2004-05-18 Jacob Begun Ear hygiene device
US20040202981A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-10-14 Luettgen Harold A. Whitening tip for dental flossing device
US20050008986A1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2005-01-13 Gary Sokol Multi-directional motion flosser
US20050069372A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2005-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Oral care implement
US20050103281A1 (en) * 2003-10-30 2005-05-19 Picozza Augusto A. Sweat scraper
US20050153644A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-07-14 Yabusaki Kenichi K. Instrument and method for preparing plug-cut bait
US20050210612A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2005-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060010628A1 (en) * 2004-07-14 2006-01-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060026784A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-02-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060052806A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2006-03-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060057087A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-03-16 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060129171A1 (en) * 2004-12-15 2006-06-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060195995A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-09-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060200925A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-09-14 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7143462B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2006-12-05 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060288507A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2006-12-28 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US20070049955A1 (en) * 2005-09-01 2007-03-01 David R. Sharp Oral hygiene device
US20070186364A1 (en) * 2002-09-27 2007-08-16 Douglas Hohlbein Toothbrush
US20080147104A1 (en) * 2006-12-18 2008-06-19 Gatzemeyer John J Oral Care Implement
US20080221534A1 (en) * 2007-03-09 2008-09-11 Patel Deepty U Tongue scraper and treatment device
US20090025162A1 (en) * 2003-04-23 2009-01-29 John Geoffrey Chan Electric toothbrushes
US20090130637A1 (en) * 2007-11-19 2009-05-21 Pantangco Iii Irineo Marvin Tongue scraper
US20090182364A1 (en) * 2008-01-14 2009-07-16 Mettler Jr Gilbert William Tongue retraction and cleaning method and apparatus
GB2464679A (en) * 2008-10-21 2010-04-28 Enver Shillova Tongue scraper
US7721376B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2010-05-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20100162506A1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2010-07-01 Sanjay Amratlal Solanki Toothbrush
US7975343B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-07-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8151397B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2012-04-10 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8201298B2 (en) 2007-02-09 2012-06-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush with low profile head
US8281448B2 (en) 2005-10-24 2012-10-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having one or more moving sections
US8393042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-03-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8740788B1 (en) 2010-06-04 2014-06-03 Gil Mettler Tongue retraction method and apparatus with relief notch
US8806695B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8876221B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-11-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8899186B2 (en) * 2012-03-30 2014-12-02 Orabrush, Inc. Oral care devices, methods, and compositions
US8943634B2 (en) 2011-05-02 2015-02-03 Water Pik, Inc. Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system
US8990996B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US9468511B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2016-10-18 Water Pik, Inc. Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening
USD774308S1 (en) 2015-08-04 2016-12-20 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
US9987109B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-06-05 Water Pik, Inc. Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush and water flosser
USD844997S1 (en) 2016-12-15 2019-04-09 Water Pik, Inc. Toothbrush handle
USD845636S1 (en) 2016-12-15 2019-04-16 Water Pik, Inc. Toothbrush handle
US10449023B2 (en) 2015-07-08 2019-10-22 Water Pik, Inc. Oral cleansing device with energy conservation
US10449092B2 (en) 2016-02-09 2019-10-22 Utilitytip.Com Llc Utility device for removing earwax

Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US758764A (en) * 1901-12-21 1904-05-03 William A Macleod Tooth-brush.
US1618475A (en) * 1925-10-05 1927-02-22 Read Augustus R Lee Toothbrush
US1963389A (en) * 1931-05-08 1934-06-19 Vardeman Lab Inc Dr Toothbrush
US2218072A (en) * 1939-02-25 1940-10-15 Garland D Runnels Tongue brush and scraper

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US758764A (en) * 1901-12-21 1904-05-03 William A Macleod Tooth-brush.
US1618475A (en) * 1925-10-05 1927-02-22 Read Augustus R Lee Toothbrush
US1963389A (en) * 1931-05-08 1934-06-19 Vardeman Lab Inc Dr Toothbrush
US2218072A (en) * 1939-02-25 1940-10-15 Garland D Runnels Tongue brush and scraper

Cited By (114)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2752623A (en) * 1953-10-08 1956-07-03 Earl S Tupper Combined massaging and brushing implement
US2711731A (en) * 1953-11-27 1955-06-28 Kurt U Krohne Instrument for the relief of itch under a plaster cast
US3477435A (en) * 1966-12-19 1969-11-11 Mario Artelli Tongue cleaner
USD242744S (en) * 1975-05-05 1976-12-14 Rendleman Thomas G Tongue scraper
US4239045A (en) * 1979-04-04 1980-12-16 Schlein Allen P Surgical knife
FR2568465A1 (en) * 1984-08-03 1986-02-07 Marais Ste Juridique Fiscale Tongue scraper device.
US4981143A (en) * 1985-04-20 1991-01-01 Anne Company Limited Cell sampler
US5061272A (en) * 1988-07-15 1991-10-29 Reese Sandra C Tongue cleaner
US5792159A (en) * 1996-04-23 1998-08-11 Amin; Jatin N. Tongue cleaner
US5766193A (en) * 1996-11-05 1998-06-16 Millner; Don E. Tongue cleaner
US5779654A (en) * 1997-03-26 1998-07-14 Foley; Rita S. Clean breath wand
WO1998042264A1 (en) * 1997-03-26 1998-10-01 Foley Rita S Tongue scraper and irrigator having a curved blade
US5928254A (en) * 1997-07-18 1999-07-27 Jensen; Fred R. Tongue cleaning device
US5947912A (en) * 1997-09-10 1999-09-07 Oralgiene Vibratory tongue conditioning implement
AU742726B2 (en) * 1998-03-31 2002-01-10 Anthony Sidney Britton A hygienic device
WO1999049754A1 (en) * 1998-03-31 1999-10-07 Anthony Sidney Britton A hygienic device
US5984935A (en) * 1998-07-10 1999-11-16 Welt; Teodor Tongue cleaner
US6736826B2 (en) 1998-12-28 2004-05-18 Jacob Begun Ear hygiene device
US6099540A (en) * 1999-05-27 2000-08-08 Ho; Vu H. Tongue scraper
US8332985B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2012-12-18 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
US20100162506A1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2010-07-01 Sanjay Amratlal Solanki Toothbrush
US8060970B2 (en) 1999-06-14 2011-11-22 The Procter & Gamble Company Toothbrush
US20050266376A1 (en) * 1999-08-13 2005-12-01 Gary Sokol Drive mechanism for interproximal flossing device
US20030064348A1 (en) * 1999-08-13 2003-04-03 Gary Sokol Drive mechanism for interproximal flossing device
US20050008986A1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2005-01-13 Gary Sokol Multi-directional motion flosser
US7908699B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-03-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8079110B2 (en) 2001-07-03 2011-12-20 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050210612A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2005-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US6951567B2 (en) 2002-05-17 2005-10-04 Bernardo Levit Tongue treating device
US20030216762A1 (en) * 2002-05-17 2003-11-20 Bernardo Levit Tongue treating device
US20060200925A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-09-14 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8876221B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-11-04 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060057087A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-03-16 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8839481B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-09-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060195995A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-09-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060026784A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2006-02-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8806695B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8561247B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-10-22 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8393042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2013-03-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8990996B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8091170B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2012-01-10 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9167888B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2015-10-27 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US9603441B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2017-03-28 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7836539B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2010-11-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7975346B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2011-07-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9545148B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2017-01-17 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7845042B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2010-12-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7841041B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2010-11-30 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8800093B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8151397B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2012-04-10 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having flexibly supported cleaning elements extending in opposite directions
US8042214B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-10-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20100004666A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2010-01-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral Care Implement
US9872558B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2018-01-23 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7721376B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2010-05-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US9655436B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2017-05-23 Colgate—Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7143462B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2006-12-05 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7594293B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2009-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Co. Oral care implement
US20060288507A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2006-12-28 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7322067B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2008-01-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20070101525A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2007-05-10 Hohlbein Douglas J Oral Care Implement
US8522386B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2013-09-03 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7950100B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-05-31 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060052806A1 (en) * 2002-09-20 2006-03-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7962991B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-06-21 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7975343B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2011-07-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US8800091B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2014-08-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20070186364A1 (en) * 2002-09-27 2007-08-16 Douglas Hohlbein Toothbrush
US7954191B2 (en) 2002-09-27 2011-06-07 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush
US7198487B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2007-04-03 Water Pik, Inc. Whitening tip for dental flossing device
US20040202981A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-10-14 Luettgen Harold A. Whitening tip for dental flossing device
US8584299B2 (en) 2003-04-23 2013-11-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Electric toothbrushes
US20090025162A1 (en) * 2003-04-23 2009-01-29 John Geoffrey Chan Electric toothbrushes
US20110185520A9 (en) * 2003-04-23 2011-08-04 John Geoffrey Chan Electric toothbrushes
US8955186B2 (en) 2003-04-23 2015-02-17 The Procter & Gamble Company Electric toothbrushes
US8628263B2 (en) 2003-06-20 2014-01-14 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7273327B2 (en) 2003-06-20 2007-09-25 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US8550736B2 (en) 2003-06-20 2013-10-08 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20050069372A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2005-03-31 Colgate-Palmolive Oral care implement
US20100160856A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2010-06-24 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral Care Implement
US20050103281A1 (en) * 2003-10-30 2005-05-19 Picozza Augusto A. Sweat scraper
US20050153644A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-07-14 Yabusaki Kenichi K. Instrument and method for preparing plug-cut bait
US8281446B2 (en) 2004-07-14 2012-10-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060010628A1 (en) * 2004-07-14 2006-01-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US7607189B2 (en) 2004-07-14 2009-10-27 Colgate-Palmolive Oral care implement
US7725980B2 (en) 2004-12-15 2010-06-01 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060129171A1 (en) * 2004-12-15 2006-06-15 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20070049955A1 (en) * 2005-09-01 2007-03-01 David R. Sharp Oral hygiene device
US8578546B2 (en) 2005-10-24 2013-11-12 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having one or more moving pieces
US8857919B2 (en) 2005-10-24 2014-10-14 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having one or more moving sections
US8281448B2 (en) 2005-10-24 2012-10-09 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having one or more moving sections
US9271564B2 (en) 2005-10-24 2016-03-01 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement having one or more moving sections
US8523888B2 (en) 2006-12-18 2013-09-03 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20080147104A1 (en) * 2006-12-18 2008-06-19 Gatzemeyer John J Oral Care Implement
US8201298B2 (en) 2007-02-09 2012-06-19 Colgate-Palmolive Company Toothbrush with low profile head
US20080221534A1 (en) * 2007-03-09 2008-09-11 Patel Deepty U Tongue scraper and treatment device
US20090130637A1 (en) * 2007-11-19 2009-05-21 Pantangco Iii Irineo Marvin Tongue scraper
US20090182364A1 (en) * 2008-01-14 2009-07-16 Mettler Jr Gilbert William Tongue retraction and cleaning method and apparatus
US9808227B2 (en) * 2008-01-14 2017-11-07 Q-In Medical Technologies, Llc Tongue retraction and cleaning method and apparatus
GB2464679A (en) * 2008-10-21 2010-04-28 Enver Shillova Tongue scraper
US8740788B1 (en) 2010-06-04 2014-06-03 Gil Mettler Tongue retraction method and apparatus with relief notch
US9144477B2 (en) 2011-05-02 2015-09-29 Water Pik, Inc. Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system
US8943634B2 (en) 2011-05-02 2015-02-03 Water Pik, Inc. Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush system
US8899186B2 (en) * 2012-03-30 2014-12-02 Orabrush, Inc. Oral care devices, methods, and compositions
US9987109B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-06-05 Water Pik, Inc. Mechanically-driven, sonic toothbrush and water flosser
US9468511B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2016-10-18 Water Pik, Inc. Electronic toothbrush with vibration dampening
US10449023B2 (en) 2015-07-08 2019-10-22 Water Pik, Inc. Oral cleansing device with energy conservation
USD777444S1 (en) * 2015-08-04 2017-01-31 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
USD778058S1 (en) * 2015-08-04 2017-02-07 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
USD774308S1 (en) 2015-08-04 2016-12-20 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
USD777445S1 (en) * 2015-08-04 2017-01-31 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
USD778059S1 (en) * 2015-08-04 2017-02-07 Filip Sedic Tongue cleaner
US10449092B2 (en) 2016-02-09 2019-10-22 Utilitytip.Com Llc Utility device for removing earwax
USD844997S1 (en) 2016-12-15 2019-04-09 Water Pik, Inc. Toothbrush handle
USD845636S1 (en) 2016-12-15 2019-04-16 Water Pik, Inc. Toothbrush handle

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3407424A (en) Adjustable, extensible, telescopic and collapsible handle for attachment to household cleaning devices
US3728736A (en) Thumb or finger guard
US4488327A (en) Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper
US2279833A (en) Knife
US2534086A (en) Window cleaner
US3274684A (en) Scraper device
US3681806A (en) Soap case having scrubbing means thereon
US3231919A (en) Paint brush
US3008164A (en) Snap attachment for polish cans and the like
US3019462A (en) Vacuum cleaner
US2049956A (en) Tongue-cleaning device
US4962561A (en) Scraping device
US2123638A (en) Squeegee
US3170182A (en) Paint brush cleaning tool
US2516710A (en) Double point surgical needle
GB1457733A (en) Dripless pouring spout and closure cap therefor
US3356405A (en) Food tong
US1728956A (en) Combination toothbrush and tongue scraper
US2469864A (en) Paintbrush holder
US3329307A (en) Excess paint remover
GB1301930A (en)
US2770826A (en) Self-contained window, etc., cleaning implement
US2316002A (en) Necktie knot protector
US2188114A (en) Surface cleaner
US2180581A (en) Attachment for paint cans or the like