Patents Represented by Attorney Aubrey C. Brine
  • Patent number: 6059106
    Abstract: A plastic blister package for display and storage of a toothbrush has a base member and a closure member connected to one another by an integrally molded hinge. The base member and closure member have a pair of flanges, one overlying the other with package in the closed position, and a lip is provided on flange edge of the base member for receiving the edge of the closure member to seal the cavity formed by the two members. A pair of protuberances extend from the base flange and are received in interfitting engagement with a pair of openings found in the closure flange to substantially lock the package in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley William Baker, Joseph Michael Kornick, Jose Tirso Olivares
  • Patent number: 6017477
    Abstract: Extrusion apparatus is employed in a co-extrusion process to produce a triangular-shaped barrel for a writing instrument. An inner layer of material is extruded in tubular form having a substantially circular cross-section. A coating layer of three strips of material, equally spaced one from the other, is co-extruded about the outer periphery of the inner layer. A combination of forces produced during the process is effective to distort the inner layer to form a product having a substantially triangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Gary Lu, Ganesh V. Rao, Mingchih M. Tseng
  • Patent number: 5988922
    Abstract: A correction fluid dispenser comprises a body member adapted to contain a correction fluid and a tip disposed at the forward end thereof for delivery of the fluid to a surface. The tip terminates in an orifice formed by a circular rim with a spherical ball of greater diameter than that of the rim contained in the tip. A cylindrical valve member is disposed having a forwardly facing surface contacting the ball and a plurality of axial cavities formed therein adjacent the tip inner wall for directing fluid along that wall to the spherical ball surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John Bussiere
  • Patent number: 5897266
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a removable cap with an eraser at one end, the eraser being received and retained within the cap. An air passage is provided through the cap to allow for emergency respiration should the cap be accidently swallowed. The eraser may alternatively be disposed in the writing instrument barrel with an air passage provided through the barrel and exhausting through the barrel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Beth Robert
  • Patent number: 5893674
    Abstract: A writing instrument having an elongated barrel comprised of an outer portion and an inner portion, rotatable relative one to the other. The point or writing tip is fixed to the barrel inner portion, disposed at an angle to, and may be offset from, the centerline of the barrel outer portion. The barrel inner portion is caused to rotate relative to the barrel outer portion by pressure on the writing instrument or weights attached to the barrel inner portion to bring the point into desired alignment during the writing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: William P. Dowst
  • Patent number: 5875801
    Abstract: A machine for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface comprises a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the machine and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5823082
    Abstract: A razor blade construction is manufactured of a thin element of blade stock forming the cutting edge portion which is welded or otherwise attached to a more rigid support member. A plurality of support members are produced from a coil of flat sheet material by a cutting and forming process, each of the supports being retained at its edge to an adjacent support to provide a coil of blade supports. The coil of supports is then fed into a device for severing each support from the coil and registering it with a blade element for attachment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Comany
    Inventors: Robert Wilson, Laurence Robert Beesley, Robert H. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 5800627
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a razor blade includes steps for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface by providing a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the method and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5781958
    Abstract: A toothbrush has an elongated handle with bristles disposed at one end extending outwardly from one surface of the handle. The handle is formed of a semi-rigid plastic material having a pair of flanges disposed on the surface opposite that of the bristles for controlling the flexure at various points along the handle length and a softer material is formed onto that portion of the handle containing the flanges to provide a soft grip for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Meessmann, Gerald S. Szczech, William A. Bredall
  • Patent number: 5761814
    Abstract: A razor blade assembly has a body member containing blade means which may be resiliently mounted and biased outwardly from the body member. A wrap-around clip is provided at both sides of the body member, the clip having its ends terminating at the bottom surface of the body member. Means are provided for inhibiting movement of the clip ends relative to the bottom surface upon impact loading of the razor blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Katherine Anderson, Ralph Kenneth Maider, Jr., Paul Nowak, Tzu-Jun Yen
  • Patent number: 5753212
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cosmetic product, such as an antiperspirant or deodorant, in stick form includes steps for introducing the product into a container from which the product is dispensed by the user. The product is introduced into the container in molten form and thereafter cooled to produce a substantially solid stick of antiperspirant material. Thereafter, the product is compressed to remove gaseous elements therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John E. Pescatore, William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: D393485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John R. Bussiere, Geoffrey A. Hollington
  • Patent number: D395449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John R. Bussiere, Geoffrey A. Hollington
  • Patent number: D407850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill Marie Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D407851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill Marie Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D408101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill Marie Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D415315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Gerald Ted Swanson, Angela Hyatt Hockman
  • Patent number: D416108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Jill Marie Shurtleff, Gerald Ted Swanson, Angela Hyatt Hockman
  • Patent number: D417034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill Marie Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D419063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley William Baker, Joseph Michael Kornick, Jose Tirso Olivares