Patents Assigned to The Gillette Company LLC
  • Patent number: 10414058
    Abstract: A novel handle for a razor cartridge is provided. The handle comprises a head having a cartridge engaging end and an attachment end, a body formed of a first material and defining a centerline, the body having a front end and a rear end, wherein the front end is coupled with the attachment end. A cover layer at least partially overlies the body and is formed of a second material. The cover layer comprises a base surface having a plurality of projections extending therefrom, wherein each projection of the plurality of projections has an upper surface that is substantially planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Hong Lu, Stephen Charles Witkus, Alexander Stephen Forti, Huibin Gong
  • Patent number: 10414059
    Abstract: Handle is provided for battery operated razors. In some implementations, the handle includes a simple, efficient mechanism for both securing a battery cover to the handle of a razor and at the same time providing a high reliability electrical contact between the battery and electronics of the razor. The mechanism includes a closing system, including a first conductive component slidably attached within the battery cover and biased toward a predetermined axial position, and a second conductive component secured to the interior wall of the grip portion. The first conductive component is configured to interact with the second conductive component and move axially within the battery cover during engagement of the battery cover with the grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Rehbein, Guohua Shen, Wei Gu, Fred Dieter Schnak, Gerrit Roenneberg
  • Patent number: 10391704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing personalized razor handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Alexander James Hinchliffe Friend
  • Patent number: 10391652
    Abstract: The invention provides a razor cartridge with multiple blades and peg(s) or pegged support members that aid in the control of the blades by restricting fore and aft blade movement, which in turn, reduces the amplitude of blade deflection and/or vibration during shaving. This reduction provided by the pegs improves shaving performance. Blades rest between pegs which are rounded or shaped such that the blade bottom portion contacts the peg at one point, forming a single line of contact. The pegs may be in a slalom-like, linear (with one or more peg columns), or offset arrangement. Pegs or pegged support members may be at any location of the razor blade assembly; for instance, at the center and/or at blade slot ends. Pegs may each be of different shapes and may or may not be equidistant or at the same heights as each other, depending on blade spans and exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hal Bruno
  • Patent number: 10384360
    Abstract: A razor cartridge, a razor blade, and a process of producing a razor cartridge and razor blade is provided including at least one blade positioned between the guard and the cap where the visible surface of the at least one razor blade includes a printed object wherein the printed object has a height dimension of from about 0.04 mm to about 0.60 mm. The printed object may extend continuously along the length of the razor blade and/or may have multiple portions having a comb-like structure. The printed object appears as a solid object to a viewer's naked eye. The solid object includes a plurality of printed ink dots not visible to the viewer's naked eye. The printed object of flexible, polymer ink may act as a guard element on the razor blade which helps with glide and to manage a user's skin (e.g., bulge) during shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10377052
    Abstract: A method of controlling transfer of heat to skin during a shaving stroke. A shaving razor system with a heating element is provided. An insulating member for delivering heat to the heating element is provided. A temperature of a first area of the heating element is measured with a first thermal sensor. A temperature of a second area of the heating element is measured with a second thermal sensor. Power to the insulating member is decreased when an average temperature sensed by the thermal sensors is greater than or equal to a first predetermined temperature. Power to the insulating member is decreased when an individual temperature sensed by either of the thermal sensors is greater than or equal to a second predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Klaus Heubach, Norbert Broemse, Timo Schmitt, Maurice Schirmer, Felix Koenig
  • Patent number: 10383267
    Abstract: A method of assembling an electronic subassembly for a personal care product by manufacturing a hollow housing defining a chamber having a first open end and an opposing second open end. A rigid end of a first circuit board is inserted into the first open end of the housing. A second circuit board subassembly having a second circuit board is inserted into the chamber through the second open end. The first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board within the chamber of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Juergen Behrendt, Norbert Broemse, Yvonne Scholl, Klaus Heubach, Fred Schnak
  • Patent number: 10369711
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge with a housing with a guard and a cap. At least one blade is mounted to the housing. The at least one blade has a cutting edge. At least one blade registration member is mounted to the housing. A blade retention member secures the at least one blade between the blade registration member and the blade retention member. The blade registration member has an unsupported region with a span of 0.25 mm to 5 mm between a pair of supported regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Washington, William Owen Jolley
  • Patent number: 10363674
    Abstract: A novel guard structure of a razor is shown including rows of elongated hard plastic protrusions having rounded (e.g., not sharp or pointed) tips arranged on a tip curved profile. The rounded valleys between the protrusions are also arranged on a curved profile which may be different than that of the tip curved profile. The valleys encompass an inner protrusion volume which increases going back to front end of the guard structure. Preferably, the front end volumes are larger than the back end inner protrusion volumes to assist in trapping and distributing shaving aid. In one embodiment having six protrusions, the inner protrusion volume between a second and third protrusion is the largest, while a volume between first and second protrusion is the second largest volume. The guard structure is disposed in front of the blades formed within the housing and may extend past the front end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Witkus, Neil Lettenberger, Armando Miguel Hurtado
  • Publication number: 20190224870
    Abstract: A shaving appliance includes: a handle and a shaving head connected to the handle; a plurality of sensors provided in the shaving head and/or handle; a sensor circuit connected via a data connection to receive sensor signals from the plurality of sensors and to generate shave stroke direction information from the sensor signals; and a notification circuit determining relative shave stroke direction information for a user from the shave stroke direction information and from hair growth direction information electronically stored with respect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224869
    Abstract: A shaving appliance includes: (a) a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle; (b) motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or the shaving head cartridge; (c) a cartridge replacement sensor/circuit; (d) a sensor circuit connected via a data connection to receive sensor signals from the motion, orientation and/or pressure sensors, to receive a new cartridge event signal from the cartridge replacement sensor/circuit, and to generate cumulative shave event information from the sensor signals upon receiving a new cartridge event signal; and (e) a notification circuit communicating cumulative shave event information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224868
    Abstract: A networked shaving appliance system includes: (a) a shaving appliance including a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle and motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or shaving head cartridge; (b) a sensor circuit connected to receive sensor signals and generate shave event information from the sensor signals; (c) a network circuit wirelessly connected with a computer network and communicating at least the shave event information to the computer network; and (d) a computerized tool operating, at least in part, on a computerized user device connected to the computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Patent number: D854331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D854332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D854333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D854335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D854416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Jerome Sims, Andrew Anthony Markle
  • Patent number: D854835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D855997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil
  • Patent number: D855998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christine Hielscher, Sarah Mote, Dominik Langhammer, Tilmann Winkler, Aycan Senturk-Andersson, Benedikt Heil