Patents Represented by Attorney Owen J. Meegan
  • 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: 5465732
    Abstract: A calibrated guidewire for use in determining the magnitude of arterial occlusions in the body and a method of using the guidewire. The guidewire includes a flexible sleeve having a distal end and a hemispherical tip having a flat inner surface. A multifilar flexible coil is disposed between the distal end of the sleeve and the tip. The coil has a uniform outer diameter and is formed by two sets of different wires, one of which is radiotransparent and the other of which is radiopaque. The spacings between each of the sets is identical and is defined by the widths of each of the sets to provide regularly spaced radiotransparent areas of indicia that are observable as a fluoroscopic image to enable the user measure of the magnitude of an occlusion in a tubular structure in the body. The multifilar construction extends the entire length of the coil between the sleeve and the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Abele
  • 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: 5310445
    Abstract: A hand operated device for transferring an adhesive film from a carrier tape to a substrate is provided with a feed spool containing the carrier tape, and a take-up spool mounted in a housing. The carrier tape is fed from the feed spool to the take-up spool over an applicator bar and the take-up spool is driven by the feed spool through a clutch plate to maintain a degree of tension in the carrier tape during operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 5309596
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Graham J. Simms
  • Patent number: 5310437
    Abstract: A hand operated device for transferring an adhesive film from a carrier tape to a substrate is provided with a single spool having a portion containing the roll of carrier tape and a large diameter portion having a plurality of knurls formed on the circumference thereof. The tape is fed from the spool to contact the substrate and then fed between the knurls. A spring arm serves as a clutch by maintaining the tape in contact with the knurls but allowing slippage of the tape therebetween at a predetermined tape tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 5303442
    Abstract: A side (or heel seat and side) lasting machine comprises two lasting rollers (232; 232') arranged one at either side of a shoe support (20) by which a shoe is supported bottom up. Each roller (232; 232') has a helical rib arrangement (294) which, when rotated while in pressing engagement with the shoe bottom, effects an inwiping movement on the lasting marginal portions of the shoe upper. The rollers (232; 232') are inclined to the longitudinal center line of the shoe support, with their free ends directed heelwardly; the acute angle subtended between each center line and the roller axis of rotation is in the order of 50.degree. to 62.degree., preferably 57.degree.. The lasting rollers (232; 232') are of non-metallic material, preferably synthetic polymer or ceramic material, and have a single helical rib the pitch of which is in the range of 10 to 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventors: James R. Flanders, Richard E. Storer, Frank Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 5296060
    Abstract: For drying coatings of solvent-based adhesive applied to shoe bottoms a through-flow drying apparatus is provided which utilises air at ambient temperature for the constant rate period (i.e. the period during which the surface of the coating is "wet"), and thereafter applies infra-red heating during the falling rate period (i.e. the period when migration of the solvent through the solid adhesive is to be achieved). In the first stage, jets of air are directed against the shoe bottom at a velocity of not less than 15 meters/second (measured at the inlets (38)), while at the heating station a plate heater (42) of a size which is larger than the area of the shoe bottom is provided. Ideally, when the shoe is removed from the apparatus, an outsole having a reactivated coating of adhesive can be located with the shoe bottom and bonded thereto, without reactivation of the shoe bottom adhesive itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Hanson, Malcolm Tillyard
  • Patent number: 5296065
    Abstract: A forming assembly comprises two presser members (22,24) each having a corrugated surface for receiving a workpiece made up of generally diamond-shaped pockets (10). Each presser member is made up of sections (22a,22b; 24a, 24b) mounted on slide rods (38) for movement between a spaced-apart position, in which a workpiece can be located therebetween, and a closed position, movement into which, while the workpiece is held between the presser members, is effective to compress the workpiece laterally. For holding the pockets in their diamond shape formers (20) are inserted therein. A flange (18) is formed at one end of the workpiece and integral therewith by pressing outwardly folded material against a lateral end face of the presser members (22,24) using a presser plate (52). This forming method is especially suitable for forming self-supporting filter units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventor: Anthony T. Greatorex
  • Patent number: 5284239
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser for use with an elongated applicator having a container with a reservoir portion and a cylindrical neck portion, a tubular insert fabricated of softer material than the container disposed in the neck portion for receiving the elongated applicator and a rotatable cap which engages the insert when in the sealing position. A plurality of axially disposed vanes are provided on the internal surface of the cylindrical neck portion which serve to cold form the outer surface of the softer insert and become embedded in the insert to prevent rotation of the insert when the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Charles P. Kiricoples
  • Patent number: D347165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Jafra Cosmetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Schneider
  • Patent number: D349242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Daniel B. Lazarchik, Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: D349852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gray
  • Patent number: D349853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gray
  • Patent number: D349854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gray
  • 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