Patents Assigned to The Gillette Company LLC
  • Patent number: 11358294
    Abstract: A handle for a shaving razor in which the handle comprises a frame and a movable member assembly operably coupled to the frame such that the frame is disposed between the movable member assembly and where the movable member assembly upper and lower portions are configured to move both above and below the frame. The movement can be linear or rotational. The movable member assembly comprises one or more springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert Harold Johnson, Matthew Stephen Bauer, Jack Anthony Washington, Charles James Bassett, Christopher Ramm, Steven Michael Bourque, Kelly Daniel Bridges, Ashok Bakul Patel, Christian Arnold Litterst, Christoph Zegula
  • Patent number: 11345055
    Abstract: A cartridge for a razor is provided. The cartridge may have a housing including first and second opposed end portions spaced apart in a lateral direction of the cartridge, which lateral direction is parallel to one or more blades provided in the housing; front and back portions spaced apart in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge; and a structure defining at least one of the front portion or the back portion. The structure may include a plurality of the first protrusions extending from a base of the structure. The structure may further include a plurality of second protrusions extending from the base of the structure. One or more of the first protrusions may be positioned between at least one set of adjacent ones of the second protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Long, Jahdiel Fyfield
  • Patent number: 11338460
    Abstract: The present invention describes a novel spring mechanism for a razor. In the razor, the spring member may be disposed in a movable member assembly, portions of which may be used for ejection or pivoting. The spring may be fully encompassed within the assembly and be placed within supporting structures therein. The spring is a loop-shaped element having overlapping end portions with free distal ends. Alternately, the spring member is tear drop shaped loop shape with distal ends that are spaced apart. The spring may be disposed within a first and/or second movable member such as an eject button or a pivot member. A retarding structure on the spring provides a retarding force which is based on the interaction of the retarding structure with a protrusion on an assembly portion to keep the spring orientation intact. The spring is desirably comprised of stainless steel and is a flat wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Steven Michael Bourque, Regan Marie Fiascone, Daniel Paul O'Brien, Kelly Daniel Bridges, Masha Danilova
  • Patent number: 11338321
    Abstract: A method of modifying razor blade edges prior to a first use, the method comprising providing at least one razor blade having a coated razor blade edge, and mechanically modifying at least one coating of said coated razor blade edge. Also provided is an apparatus for modifying one or more coated razor blade edges, the apparatus comprising a support member for holding a plurality of razor blades with said coated razor blade edges, and an applicator for contacting a mechanical modifying material with at least a section of said coated razor blade edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Weili (Nancy) Yu, Neville Sonnenberg, John Chadwick, John Lawrence Maziarz
  • Patent number: 11311750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lubricating member for a razor cartridge comprising a metathesized unsaturated polyol ester for improved lubrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Zannoni, Beth Ann Schubert, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Joseph Jay Kemper, Robert John Strife, Safa Motlagh, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Alison Fiona Stephens, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Patent number: 11304885
    Abstract: The invention relates to liquid compositions for use with hair removal devices comprising a metathesized unsaturated polyol ester for improved lubrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Zannoni, Beth Ann Schubert, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Joseph Jay Kemper, Robert John Strife, Safa Motlagh, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Alison Fiona Stephens, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Patent number: 11298842
    Abstract: A razor handle including a main body and a head at one end of the main body. The head may include one or more inner bearing surfaces for pivotally engaging with a razor cartridge and one or more protrusions disposed on the one or more inner bearing surfaces. Also provided is a razor system including the razor handle and a razor cartridge pivotally coupled to the razor handle. The razor cartridge engages the one or more protrusions to limit pivotal movement of the razor cartridge with respect to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armando Miguel Hurtado, Jahdiel Fyfield
  • Patent number: 11285630
    Abstract: A razor handle for a razor cartridge is provided. The handle comprises a head, a body, a cover layer, and a clip member. The head has a cartridge engaging end and an attachment end. The body has a front end and a rear end and comprises a first shell and a second shell that are releasably coupled together. The front end is coupled with the attachment end. The cover layer at least partially surrounds the body. The clip member is coupled with the first shell and the second shell at the rear end of the body such that the first and second shells are held together at least partially by the clip member. The clip member has a plurality of features which are coupled to a plurality of features on the body. These are retention features such as recesses or projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Hong Lu, Stephen Charles Witkus, Alexander Stephen Forti, Huibin Gong
  • Patent number: 11285629
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing having a top surface and a bottom surface. A guard is at the front of the housing. A cap is at a rear of the housing. At least one blade is mounted to the housing between the guard and the cap. The housing has a wall defining an opening extending from the top surface to the bottom surface that is configured to receive a portion of a handle. The bottom surface has a handle docking alignment member indicating an intended direction for the handle to be inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Jack Anthony Washington
  • Patent number: 11273565
    Abstract: A grooming device. The grooming device includes a handle having a housing portion with proximal and distal ends. A displacement sensor is positioned within the handle. A power source is positioned within the handle and provides power to the displacement sensor. A neck portion of the handle has proximal and distal ends and the distal end of the neck portion is connected to the proximal end of the housing portion. An implement connecting structure is positioned at the proximal end of the neck portion and includes a connection element. An eject element is moveable within the handle, and a location element is connected to the eject element. A grooming implement is connected to the connection element. As the eject element moves to eject the grooming implement from the connection element the displacement sensor detects displacement of the location element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Ian Anthony Good, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Werner Friedrich Johann Bonifer, Robert Thomas Hinkle
  • Patent number: 11247357
    Abstract: A heat delivery element for a shaving razor with a face plate having a skin contacting surface and an opposing inner surface. A heater having a heater track is positioned between an upper dielectric layer and a lower dielectric layer. A heat dispersion layer having a lower surface directly contacts the inner surface of the face plate. An upper surface of the heat dispersion layer directly contacts the lower dielectric layer of the heater. The heat dispersion layer has graphite foil compressed by 20% to 50% of an original thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Norbert Broemse
  • Patent number: 11247354
    Abstract: A personal appliance. The personal appliance includes a handle having an implement connecting structure. An implement is connected to the implement connecting structure. An implement displacement sensor is associated with the handle. The implement displacement sensor measures a displacement of the implement relative to a fixed position of the handle. A power source, an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor are associated with the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Ian Anthony Good, Faiz Feisal Sherman
  • Patent number: D948792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Jonathon Albert Riehle, Regan Marie Fiascone
  • Patent number: D949478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Rory Frederick Wellington McGarry, Brian Patrick Watson, Christopher Ramm, Oliver Felix Grabes
  • Patent number: D949550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ramm, Morgan Elizabeth Matt, Andrew Anthony Szczepanowski
  • Patent number: D950153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ramm
  • Patent number: D950154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ramm, Tricia Angelbelle Sada, Jan Wertel, Gernot Oberfell
  • Patent number: D951541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Jahdiel Fyfield, Matthew Michael Long, Xavier Michael Brissett
  • Patent number: D952254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armando Miguel Hurtado, Christopher Andrew Emanuel, Jonathon Albert Riehle, Jahdiel Fyfield
  • Patent number: D952255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Jonathon Albert Riehle, Jahdiel Fyfield