Patents Examined by Hewi-Siu Payer
  • Patent number: 5822869
    Abstract: A shaving system includes a replaceable shaving cartridge and a shaving razor handle. The replaceable shaving cartridge has a housing carrying blades, a guard, a cap, and a camming surface. The cartridge includes an interconnect member having a pivotal support structure that pivotally supports the housing and a base structure adapted to be removably and fixedly attached to the handle. A shaving razor handle has an elongated hand gripping structure and a cartridge support structure extending from an end of the hand gripping structure. The cartridge support structure has an extension with outer side surfaces that mate with inwardly directed surfaces of a recess on the cartridge and an end surface with an opening. The extension has an asymmetrical shape to ensure proper orientation. A spring-biased plunger is retained in the cartridge support structure and extends through the opening of the cartridge support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Stephen Cabot Metcalf, Charles Bridgham Worrick, III
  • Patent number: 5461942
    Abstract: A knife sharpener is disclosed having an elongated handle and a blade sharpening unit mounted to a platform at a distal end of the handle for rotation between first and second secured positions for selective orientation of a blade draw direction to accommodate use by either a right-handed or a left-handed individual. The blade sharpening unit includes a lock tab biased for receipt within a selected one of a pair of keyways formed in the platform, each keyway being associated with one of the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Cutco Cutlery Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew T. Kelley