US 11,051,606 B2
Oral care implement and method of assembling the same
Leighton Davies-Smith, Lebanon, NJ (US); Erin Speicher, Hoboken, NJ (US); and Hallena Strotman, Somerset, NJ (US)
Assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY (US)
Filed by Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Jun. 28, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/456,730.
Prior Publication US 2020/0405045 A1, Dec. 31, 2020
Int. Cl. A47L 13/22 (2006.01); A46B 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC A46B 11/0062 (2013.01) [A46B 11/0003 (2013.01); A46B 11/0006 (2013.01); A46B 11/0068 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An oral care implement comprising:
a body comprising a head portion, the head portion comprising a cavity having an open end, at least one opening extending from the cavity to an outer surface of the head portion;
a dissolvable element comprising an oral care agent positioned in the cavity;
a supporting member positioned in the cavity, the supporting member comprising a first coupling feature that couples the supporting member to the dissolvable element; and
an oral cleaning member coupled to the head portion and closing the open end of the cavity;
wherein the supporting member comprises a first surface facing the dissolvable element and a second surface opposite the first surface, and wherein the first coupling feature comprises an adhesive on the first surface of the supporting member that causes the dissolvable element to stick to the supporting member.