Patents Represented by Attorney Aubrey C. Brine
  • Patent number: 5714035
    Abstract: A correction tape dispenser body has an applicator tip assembly connected thereto, the assembly including an applicator tip with an edge for pressing a tape against a surface. The tip is connected to a supporting member by a shell bearing to permit relative movement between the tip and the supporting member, about a common axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Christopher John Stevens
  • Patent number: 5701788
    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: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Robert Wilson, Laurence Robert Beesley, Robert H. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 5649795
    Abstract: A device for performing a plurality of operations on a workpiece has a combination tool holder and a rotatable spindle for retaining the tool holder. The combination tool holder has a central opening at its forward end for receiving a drill bit and a pair of forwardly extending bosses onto which a pair of cutting tools are received. A slot is provided in the tool holder dividing it into a pair of gripping elements receiving the drill bit, the gripping elements being forced together onto the drill bit when the tool holder is mounted in the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Durham
  • Patent number: 5609075
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing razor blades from a continuous strip of metal stock by stamping a plurality of openings in the strip for precise registry of the blade edge when employed in the razor and then running the stock through a device which partially slits the strip along lines which are precisely located with respect to the edges of the stock and the openings. The strip is then heat treated after which it is run through a device which splits the stock along the previously slit lines to form a plurality of continuous strands containing interconnected blades disposed end to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Nicolae Neamtu
  • Patent number: 5520473
    Abstract: A ball point pen includes a tubular member with a hollow interior placeable in fluid communication with an ink supply, a socket formed at one end of the member having a seat and a cylindrical wall extending from the seat and a rim structure disposed at the end of the cylindrical wall opposite the seat, a spherical ball disposed in the socket, rotatably engagable with the seat and captured by the rim structure, the diameter of the ball being at least three percent smaller than the diameter of the seat at the intersection of the seat and the cylindrical wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Durham
  • Patent number: 5518114
    Abstract: A one piece receptacle for retaining and dispensing a plurality of razor blade cartridges has a plurality of cavities formed therein. Each of the cavities has structural elements disposed within the cavity for retaining a blade cartridge therein in spaced relation with the wall structure forming the respective cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Kohring, Daniel B. Lazarchik
  • Patent number: 5497551
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a safety razor comprises a grip portion formed of a pair of shells mounted on a substantially planar body member. The shell members cover only the periphery of the top and bottom surfaces of the body member which is fabricated of a first element formed of a substantially flexible elastomeric material and a second element formed of a more rigid material. The second element is sandwiched between the top and bottom surfaces of the first element, or imbedded within the first element by a molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Domenic V. Apprille, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5467408
    Abstract: A method of analyzing the writing quality of a ball point pen for ink laydown, blobbing, and degree of inconsistency employs a computer and an image analysis software package capable of assembling a pixel gray level distribution known as a histogram. The distribution of pixel gray value for a writing sample is manipulated and analyzed, the values then being compared to a range of pre-established values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: William P. Dowst
  • Patent number: 5458025
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing razor blades from a continuous strip of metal stock by stamping a plurality of openings in the strip for precise registry of the blade edge when employed in the razor and then running the stock through a device which partially slits the strip along lines which are precisely located with respect to the edges of the stock and the openings. The strip is then heat treated after which it is run through a device which splits the stock along the previously slit lines to form a plurality of continuous strands containing interconnected blades disposed end to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Nicolae Neamtu
  • Patent number: 5377377
    Abstract: An interproximal brush for carrying on the person has an elongated one piece body member of elastomeric material forming a planar surface disposed between two leg members from which a substantially rigid boss extends for supporting a brush member. A plurality of hinges are formed in the body member at either side of the boss and the oppositely extending leg members are folded one adjacent the other and attached for slidable movement relative to one another. The planar surface is disposed transverse to the direction of relative movement of the leg members and rotates to move the brush from a position in alignment with the direction of movement of the leg members to a position forming an angle with the direction of movement of the leg members, when the leg members are moved relative to one another. The one piece body member may also be made foldable in the opposite direction to encase the brush within the leg members, or a bumper may be provided for supporting the planar surface when the brush is so rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Gillette Canada Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Bredall, Graham J. Simms
  • Patent number: 5368810
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a dispenser for depositing a liquid material onto a print medium wherein a circular tube having a substantially uniform wall thickness is formed of moldable plastic material. The tube is placed in a mold cavity having a portion for receiving the tube in interfitting engagement and an enlarged cavity portion extending outwardly from the wall of the tube. Pressure is applied to the internal walls of the tube with the tube in plastic flow condition to expand the tube walls into the cavity forming a bulbous portion having a wall thickness less than the tube uniform wall thickness to provide a squeezable portion of greater flexibility than the remainder of the dispenser body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Ronald A. Draper, James L. Sandonato
  • Patent number: 5342135
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes an advance-retract mechanism for projecting the writing tip from within the barrel for employment of the writing instrument, and retracting the tip to a point within the barrel, when the writing instrument is not in use. A plunger assembly includes a rotatable knob which is disposed at the top of the barrel and is interconnected to a finger which contacts the cam surface of a slidable actuator. Rotation of the knob in one direction advances the writing tip from within the barrel and opposite rotation of the knob is effective to retract the writing tip into the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: D349855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gray
  • Patent number: D364707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D364940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D366611
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Norman D. Poisson
  • Patent number: D370375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Murgida, Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D373218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Jill M. Shurtleff, Graham J. Simms
  • Patent number: D381768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D385659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill M. Shurtleff