Patents Represented by Attorney Richard A. Wise
  • Patent number: 4245389
    Abstract: A razor including a grip portion and a head portion, the head portion including a base portion extending transversely of the grip portion and a cap portion overlying and spaced from the base portion to form a cavity therebetween adapted to receive a shaving unit, a spring member fixed to the grip portion, the spring member having a cam portion adapted to extend into the cavity, the spring member cam portion being adapted to engage an underside of the shaving unit when the shaving unit is disposed in the cavity, and a button fixed to the spring member and operative, upon having pressure applied thereto by an operator, to remove the spring member cam portion from the cavity and from engagement with the shaving unit, to free the shaving unit for removal from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Trotta
  • Patent number: 4243017
    Abstract: A catalytic heating means is disposed in a heating chamber of a tubular body member defining a hair winding portion. The curling device includes a supply of a liquid fuel and aspirating means for vaporizing the fuel and mixing the vaporized fuel with air to supply a vaporized fuel/air mixture to the catalytic heating means. A self-contained ignition means proximate the catalytic heating means is provided for initiating the oxidation of the vaporized fuel/air mixture in the presence of the catalyst. The catalytic heating means includes a woven sleeve with an unravelled end to act as a flame arrestor and increase ignition efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Walter J. Diederich
  • Patent number: 4238883
    Abstract: A scraper assembly comprising a housing having a chamber therein adapted to receive and releasably retain blade units, the housing having a head portion adapted to receive and retain a first of the blade units, and a cover member adapted to cover the first blade retained by the head portion, the cover member being releasably retained by engagement with the head portion, the cover member being further adapted to cover portions of the housing remote from the head portion, the cover member being releasably retained by engagement with a second portion of the housing, whereby the cover member may be selectively positioned to cover the first blade unit and may be removed therefrom and positioned on the housing at an end remote from the first blade unit to expose the first blade unit for scraping operations, and a lock means, comprising an integral portion of the housing, for locking the first blade unit in the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Chester F. Jacobson, Norman D. Poisson
  • Patent number: 4235589
    Abstract: A flame height limiting device for gas lighters is disclosed including a noncompressible permeable element (plug) through which the gas passes. This element is encased within a sleeve which is in contact only with materials of low thermal conductivity, but the permeable element and the sleeve are of high thermal conductivity. The plug is of non-uniform permeability and is oriented so that the permeability increases in the downstream direction of gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Joseph J. Vallera
  • Patent number: 4234475
    Abstract: Surface active agents are made by heating at 210.degree. to 260.degree. C. a mixture of a protein with an organic carboxylic acid at a ratio of one to ten equivalent weights of protein to one of acid. The mixture is preferably heated in an atmosphere of oxygen-free gas inert to the mixture. An inert solvent may be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Phillip E. Sokol
  • Patent number: 4221490
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a cam member and first and second cam follower members arranged to simultaneously project or retract upper and lower members from opposite open ends of a barrel when one barrel section is rotated about a writing instrument longitudinal axis relative to a stationary second barrel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Curtis L. Malm
  • Patent number: 4217797
    Abstract: A spark wheel blank is provided with spaced helical grooves and lands or the like, as in a conventional threading or knurling operation. The blank so prepared is forced coaxially through the bore of a broaching die having a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutting surfaces which cut spaced notches across the lands to form a plurality of axially and circumferentially spaced teeth on the blank. The spark wheel thus formed is then subjected to an additional broaching step to remove portions of the teeth formed in the first broaching step, providing sharpened teeth for improved sparking performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Edward M. Tuckerman
  • Patent number: 4210832
    Abstract: Electric dry shaver comprising a cutting head having at least one movable cutter, an electric motor for driving the movable cutter and electric circuit means for the motor, characterized in that the motor has a stator/rotor assembly of which at least part of the stator is integrated with a frame or housing for the shaver, and in that the frame or housing serves as a reference mounting member for the cutting head, electric motor and electric circuit means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Enzo Ascoli
  • Patent number: 4210163
    Abstract: A non-electric hair roller device is utilized with a plurality of generally cylindrical heat conductive rollers of different diameters as a curling iron or hair setter. The hair roller device is non-conductive and includes at least one support leg which is pivotable and compressible with respect to the rod portion of the device and the stack-up height of the support leg and the rod portion is greater than the inside diameter of the largest conductive roller to assure that the roller is retained on the hair roller device even in a roller down orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Paul F. Savage, Michael R. Pye
  • Patent number: 4208471
    Abstract: Radiation curable coating compositions containing hydroxy-functional, cyclic polysiloxane resins and compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R is --H or --CH.sub.3. The compositions are especially useful as razor blade body coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Ann F. Bresak, Eva Tolgyesi
  • Patent number: D255984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Kozlowski, John D. Campbell
  • Patent number: D255990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael P. Lucas
  • Patent number: D256059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Norman D. Poisson
  • Patent number: D256095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: James L. Sandonato
  • Patent number: D257327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Rolf A. Samsing
  • Patent number: D257465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Clarence Zierhut
  • Patent number: D257491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Morison S. Cousins
  • Patent number: D257492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Morison S. Cousins, Michael A. Cousins
  • Patent number: D257793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gray
  • Patent number: D258069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: S. T. Dupont
    Inventor: Jean G. Malamoud