Patents by Inventor John F. Krantz

John F. Krantz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5875801
    Abstract: A machine for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface comprises a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the machine and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5800627
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a razor blade includes steps for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface by providing a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the method and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5399204
    Abstract: A machine for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface comprises a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the machine and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh