Providing For Razor Coaction Patents (Class 206/356)
  • Patent number: 10363059
    Abstract: A method and a hand-held device for dermaplaning is disclosed that includes a blade assembly which includes a blade, a blade holder and a safety cage. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the safety cage limits the amount of penetration of the blade into the facial skin to enable the device to be safely used by non-professionals. The dermaplaning device includes a vibration generator that causes the blade to vibrate at a predetermined frequency. Various embodiments of the hand-held dermaplaning device are disclosed for vibrating the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DD Karma LLC
    Inventor: Dara Levy
  • Patent number: 9492006
    Abstract: An oral care kit (100) is provided to allow users with the ability to view a portion of the toothbrush (400) and the dispenser (500), such as a recess located at one end of the toothbrush (400) and an anti-rotation member (560) located at one end of the dispenser (500), without opening the package (300). The oral care kit (100) includes a package (300) comprising first and second cavities (600, 700). Each cavity (600, 700) includes retaining elements (630, 640, 650, 730, 750). Additionally, the second cavity (700) includes a retaining channel (740). The oral care kit (100) also includes a toothbrush (400) comprising a head (430), a handle (410), and a recess located at a proximal end of the handle (410), and a dispenser (500) comprising a housing (520), a rotatable actuator (540) and an anti-rotation member (560) located at a proximal end of the housing (520).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Robert Moskovich, Michael Rooney, David Lee, Frank Horn
  • Patent number: 8584848
    Abstract: A razor cartridge dispenser including a unitarily molded member having compartments in horizontal sequence and a reopenable package member covering the molded member. The individual compartments include a blade portion cavity, a connection portion cavity and a cammed latch on a flexible arm. The blade portion cavity has an upper opening, bottom, top and front walls, a closed side wall and an open side wall. The top and bottom walls are substantially parallel, with the front wall at a right angle thereto, and extend in the direction of the upper opening at an angle to the horizontal disposition of the compartments. The connection portion cavity has top and bottom openings, forward and rearward walls, a closed side wall and an open side wall, where the bottom opening cooperates with the upper opening of the blade portion cavity. The package member includes a reclosable flap to access the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: ADKM, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Rainer Schaepers, Andy Katz-Mayfield, Jeffrey Jacob Raider
  • Publication number: 20130192068
    Abstract: An electric hair trimmer generally includes a handle, a drive system, and a cutter head. The cutter head includes a stationary blade and a movable blade, and the cutter head is releasably connectable to the handle in operative connection with the drive system. The handle is configured for ejecting the cutter head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: ROVCAL, LLC
    Inventor: Rovcal, LLC
  • Patent number: 8113347
    Abstract: A wet shaving razor case suitable for storage of a razor having a cartridge and adjoining handle, the case comprises an upper portion comprising a cartridge hold down member disposed at a periphery of said upper portion and a handle-receiving recess; a lower portion joined to the upper portion wherein the lower portion comprises a engagement member positioned along a periphery of the lower portion; and wherein upon closure of the upper portion onto the lower portion the hold down member both secures the cartridge within the case and engages with the engagement member to maintain closure of the upper portion on the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Gillette Company
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Kohring, Kelly Daniel Bridges
  • Patent number: 7854320
    Abstract: A disposable package is provided having a tub with a generally level bottom surface and a first shaving razor and a second shaving razor disposed within the tub. The first and second shaving razors each have a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. A first retaining member projects from the bottom surface and has first and second surfaces. The second surface of the first retaining member engages the distal end portion of the second shaving razor and the first surface of the first retaining member engages the proximal end portion of the first shaving razor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Greene, Richard Kevin Sennett
  • Patent number: 7631757
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, a surface defining a rim surrounding an entrance to the storage region, and a ramp that connects the rim to a said wall and leads to the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a removable cover that covers and is seated to the rim surface. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable cover is formed as a film. The film has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the film is still partially connected at the rear of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Patent number: 6886690
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, and a removable cover that covers and is seated to a rim surface around an entrance to the storage region. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable cover has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the cover is still partially connected at the rear of the container. A plastic tab is attached to a portion of the cover extending beyond the rim surface of the container to initiate removal of the cover from the rim surface. The plastic tab is spaced from the formed plastic container by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Publication number: 20040129590
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, and a removable film that covers and is sealed to a sealing surface around an entrance to the storage region. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable film has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the film is still partially connected at the rear of the container. A plastic tab is attached to a portion of the film extending beyond the sealing surface of the container to initiate peeling of the film from the sealing surface. The plastic tab is spaced from the formed plastic container by a gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: The Gillette Company, a Delaware corporation
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Publication number: 20040069666
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing a plurality of objects including a tray defining a storage area and a divider assembly located within the storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: N. Henning Zieger
  • Patent number: 6648140
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, and a removable film that covers and is sealed to a sealing surface around an entrance to the storage region. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable film has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the film is still partially connected at the rear of the container. A plastic tab is attached to a portion of the film extending beyond the sealing surface of the container to initiate peeling of the film from the sealing surface. The plastic tab is spaced from the formed plastic container by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Publication number: 20030089631
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, and a removable film that covers and is sealed to a sealing surface around an entrance to the storage region. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable film has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the film is still partially connected at the rear of the container. A plastic tab is attached to a portion of the film extending beyond the sealing surface of the container to initiate peeling of the film from the sealing surface. The plastic tab is spaced from the formed plastic container by a gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: The Gillette Company, a Delaware corporation
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Patent number: 6499595
    Abstract: Sealed package that includes a formed plastic container, a shaving cartridge (or other stored unit) in a storage region in the container, and a removable film that covers and is sealed to a sealing surface around an entrance to the storage region. Side walls of the container have retaining structure that protrudes inward and retains the shaving cartridge (or other stored unit). The container has a lip adjacent to and extending from a side wall of the container at an entrance to the storage region to space a user's finger or thumb from the entrance during removal of the cartridge. The removable film has deadfold characteristics which facilitate removal of the cartridge when the film is still partially connected at the rear of the container. A plastic tab is attached to a portion of the film extending beyond the sealing surface of the container to initiate peeling of the film from the sealing surface. The plastic tab is spaced from the formed plastic container by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John D. Petricca
  • Patent number: 6216868
    Abstract: The handle has a blade mounting portion with a raised boss forming a slot. The blade has a boss receiving recess with a portion defined by an edge. The cartridge has a transparent top so that the presence of a blade within the cartridge can be observed and an opening at one end into which the blade mounting portion of the handle can be inserted. The bottom of the cartridge includes a spring platform with a recess into which the blade is received. The platform is integral with the cartridge bottom and is mounted in cantilever-like fashion, by a living hinge, to permit it to flex. When the top and bottom of the cartridge are assembled, ribs on the top cause the platform to move to a spring loaded position, where the forward end of the handle boss can enter the blade recess. As the blade mounting portion of the handle is inserted further into the cartridge, the flexibility of the platform permits the boss to be fully seated within the recess, mounting the blade on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Stonybrook Surgical Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Jahangir S. Rastegar, Qing Tu
  • Patent number: 6052903
    Abstract: A cartridge dispenser for razor blade cartridges including latches that retain cartridges in predetermined positions permitting connection to a handle connecting structure on a handle as the handle is moved toward the cartridge, each latch having a latch camming structure that is shaped and positioned to interact with corresponding handle camming structure so as to cause the latch to be deflected and to unlatch a cartridge as the handle is moved toward and connected to cartridge connecting structure of a cartridge. The dispenser also has blade unit dividers that extend from the base, are substantially perpendicular to the base, and define blade unit regions in which the blade units are received, and angled dividers that extend from the ends of respective blade unit dividers at acute angles with the base and define angled regions through which the blade units pass in delivery to and removal from the blade unit regions and in which the cartridge connecting structure is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. Metcalf, John D. Petricca, Robert A. Trotta
  • Patent number: 6041926
    Abstract: A cartridge dispenser for razor blade cartridges including latches that retain cartridges in predetermined positions permitting connection to a handle connecting structure on a handle as the handle is moved toward the cartridge, each latch having a latch camming structure that is shaped and positioned to interact with corresponding handle camming structure so as to cause the latch to be deflected and to unlatch a cartridge as the handle is moved toward and connected to cartridge connecting structure of a cartridge. The dispenser also has blade unit dividers that extend from the base, are substantially perpendicular to the base, and define blade unit regions in which the blade units are received, and angled dividers that extend from the ends of respective blade unit dividers at acute angles with the base and define angled regions through which the blade units pass in delivery to and removal from the blade unit regions and in which the cartridge connecting structure is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John D. Petricca, Robert A. Trotta
  • Patent number: 5894925
    Abstract: A blade removal device includes positionable hand protecting members which are movable to a position relative to a base portion for preventing injury to an operator during use of the blade removal device. A blade removal mechanism is configured in the blade removal device and is accessible through positioning of the hand protecting members. The blade removal mechanism defines a plurality of blade removal chambers disposed in communication with a blade receptacle area. Each chamber defines a blade disengaging mechanism configured to remove a blade from a surgical knife handle by inserting the blade and attached handle into the chamber and withdrawing the handle from the chamber with the blade being retained in the chamber. The blade removal device is operable for removing blades while mated with a storage section or separate from the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Corrine A. Sukiennik, Robert Case, H. Reiner Merz, James D. Morrow, David G. Pasternack
  • Patent number: 5867907
    Abstract: A shaving system including a handle, a container and a plurality of blade cartridges accommodated in the container. The handle is selectively engageable and disengageable with said cartridges. A guide is provided to enable the handle to pass over a plurality of cartridges in a row in the container and to engage only the last cartridge in the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John Charles Terry, Frank Edward Brown, Stephen Leonard Rawle
  • Patent number: 5706942
    Abstract: A hollow housing is provided including a top wall defining at least one upwardly opening new blade magazine receiving recess therein and a vertical slot therethrough. The housing top wall further includes a pivoted cam lever closely adjacent the slot and by which a surgical blade releasably mounted from a surgical blade support shank may be stationarily clamped relative to the top wall to enable one handed manipulation of the support shank in a manner to disengage the latter from the surgical blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventors: Raul I. Vila, Oscar Galvis
  • Patent number: 5636442
    Abstract: A shaving system comprises novel components of a razor handle (1), a razor blade cartridge (2), and a magazine (5) holding a supply of cartridges. The handle and magazine are adapted to cooperate so that a used cartridge on the handle is replaced by (i) inserting the used cartridge into an empty magazine compartment, which unlatches the handle from the cartridge; (ii) moving the handle along the magazine towards a next adjacent compartment accommodating a fresh cartridge, firstly to disconnect the handle from the used cartridge which is left in its compartment and secondly to latch the handle onto the fresh cartridge held in the next compartment; and (iii) withdrawing from the magazine the handle with the fresh cartridge attached. Thus, the cartridges are dispensed from the magazine in turn with each cartridge replacement operation being effected by a single stroke of the handle relative to the magazine, this stroke having distinct components of insertion, advancement and withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Kevin J. Wain
  • Patent number: 5363958
    Abstract: A cartridge for an implement is described for holding the implement and for permitting access by a tool to which the implement is to be mounted, the cartridge comprising a housing and a releasable block for inhibiting the implement from moving in a rearward direction out of the housing. In a specific embodiment, the cartridge is a scalpel arming cartridge for holding a scalpel blade wherein the releasable block is a rearward releasable block for inhibiting the blade from moving in a rearward direction and out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Devon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Horan
  • Patent number: 5113586
    Abstract: A cover for retaining a dispenser containing a plurality of safety razor blade cartridges to be employed with a razor of the type held with the fingers or the palm of the hand wherein the hand or finger gripping portion of the razor has a concave surface provided with a plurality of sinuous recesses formed therein. The dispenser cover is comprised of wall structure forming a substantially rectangular cavity for receiving and retaining a blade cartridge dispenser and one wall comprises an outer surface having a convex shape for mating engagement with the razor concave surface. A pair of sinuous outwardly projecting ribs for interfitting engagement with a selected pair of recesses on the razor gripping portion is disposed on the convex surface of the dispenser cover and serves to locate and retain the razor, dispenser cover combination as a unit for packaging and storage of the razor when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Daniel B. Lazarchik, Jill M. Shurtleff
  • Patent number: 4978031
    Abstract: A dispenser system for razor blade units, including a dispenser housing in which the razor blade units are successively and displaceably disposed. Via a handle that is provided with a latching mechanism that cooperates with the razor blade units, the razor blade units can be removed from the dispenser housing one at a time. To simplify securement of the handle to a razor blade unit that is to be removed, the dispenser housing has a guide mechanism along which the end of the handle is guided and which brings the latching mechanism of the handle into a disengagement position. After reaching the removal position, the handle automatically engages the razor blade unit, so that this unit can be removed from the dispenser housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Wilkinson Sword Gesellschaft mit beschrankter/Haftung
    Inventor: Max Lembke
  • Patent number: 4746016
    Abstract: A mechanism for mounting and removing a blade having an elongated slot mounting means from a blade handle which has a mounting boss for insertion into the elongated slot. The mechanism includes a handle guide forming one side of a passageway for insertion of the handle therethrough, the handle guide having a flexible body which is sufficiently flexible to allow deflection of the handle for withdrawal of the boss out of mating relationship with the elongated slot. The mechanism further includes blade extracting means fixed opposite the handle guide forming a second side of the passageway and having a blade retaining projection arranged adjacent the passageway which can be actuated to prevent withdrawal of a blade from the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Stanley B. Pollak, William Blasnik
  • Patent number: 4742909
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a plurality of individual protective safety razor head unit open top casings and a tray for storing the plurality of casings in side-by-side relationships. Each of the casings are adapted to retain a single safety razor cartridge unit therein, each of which have at least one blade and a head cartridge member to which the blade is permanently secured and which also provides a guard surface. The head unit is detachably engageable with a safety razor handle. Each casing defines a single chamber in which a single shaving head unit is retained. The structure in each casing retains the head unit therein against accidental removal in such a manner that the cutting edge of the blade is protected against damage and wherein the head unit is engageable by the handle while the head unit is still within the casing. Each head unit when engaged with the handle is withdrawable from its casing by means of rocking the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Inventors: Domenic V. Apprille, Jr., Michael J. Gray, Chester F. Jacobson, Ronald P. Weston
  • Patent number: 4685564
    Abstract: The magazine comprises a platform upon which, in slidable disposition, are carried a plurality of blade carriers. The carriers are movable sidewise of the platform, and each such carrier defines a recess in which to nest a blade. The carrier recess is formed of a pair of limbs rising from a base, one of the limbs being integral with the base, and the other being pivotably coupled to an end of the base. The limbs have mutually confronting channels formed therein, with springs set therein, for receiving and latching therein a blade. The pivotable lime is so coupled to the base to allow it to slue and open the recess formed of the confronting channels, so as to release a blade held therein, and to accommodate its closure of the recess by its slueing in the opposite direction to latch and hold a blade in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Hacker Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan E. Hills, George Holmelund
  • Patent number: 4341305
    Abstract: A container for storing of shaving blade units each including an elongated blade and a holding element embracing the same, has a body portion with at least one elongated compartment and an abutment member bounding the compartment at one side of one transverse dimension, wherein the one transverse dimension of the compartment is such that the cutting edge of the blade in inserted condition of the shaving blade unit abuts against the abutting member, and the other transverse dimension is such that a small space remains in the compartment to the shaving unit in direction of the other dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Tondeo-Werk GmbH
    Inventor: Erhard Schultz
  • Patent number: 4180162
    Abstract: A cartridge for dispensing and disposing of a single surgical blade. The cartridge is specially adapted for machine loading of the blade. The cartridge includes an elongate open-top box with means for receiving and positioning the blade in a curved position to accept the mating boss of a scalpel handle. The box also includes means for stripping a used blade from the scalpel handle and retaining it within the box for disposal. A cover member for the open top of the box is provided. The cover member has downwardly projecting positioning studs which cooperate with mating recesses in the side walls of the box to position the cover on the open top of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Inventor: Herbert C. Magney
  • Patent number: 4173285
    Abstract: A dispenser having a plurality of row-arrayed compartments each for releasably retaining a razor blade cartridge therewithin. The opposite ends of the compartments are respectively formed by a partition wall and yieldable, free-standing retention means positioned such that the end of one compartment is not in common with the opposite end of the next compartment, thereby making the compartments independent of one another to minimize the cumulative effects of oversize cartridge tolerances. The free-standing fingers also reduce the force required to manually load cartridges into the dispenser during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Ernest F. Kiraly, Vincent C. Motta
  • Patent number: 4140244
    Abstract: A dispenser for disposable razors having a housing which is mountable for conveniently storing and dispensing disposable razors. The housing stores a plurality of disposable razors in a stacked configuration with the handles of such disposable razors presented outwardly to be easily grasped and removed from the housing. Also disclosed is a disposable razor package which maintains the disposable razors in an orientation convenient for insertion thereof into the disposable razor dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Inventor: Merlyn L. Clabby
  • Patent number: 4128172
    Abstract: A dispenser and a shaving unit, the shaving unit having a slide coupling thereon for attachment to a razor handle, the dispenser comprising a base portion, and an elongated tongue extending outwardly from the base portion, the tongue being adapted to releasably retain the shaving unit thereon by frictional engagement of the tongue with the slide coupling of the shaving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael F. Joyce
  • Patent number: 4120397
    Abstract: A unit is provided for accommodating various disposable articles, such as used surgical blades and the like, wherein each article is automatically removed from the tang of a handle and retained within a receptacle. The removal of the article from the tang is accomplished without physical contact between the article and the person utilizing the unit. The receptacle is provided with at least one elongated article-accommodating compartment accessible only through an entry formed at an end thereof. The entry is sized so as to permit the tang and attached article to be manually inserted therethrough into the compartment. Upon the tang being withdrawn from the compartment through the entry the article is automatically removed therefrom and remains entrapped within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur E. Neumann
  • Patent number: 4119033
    Abstract: An ink roller device for use with a printing head of a hand labeler, or the like: an ink roller holder including a mounting assembly having a clip adapted to be removably mounted to the hand labeler; a pair of arms extend from the mounting assembly; each of the arms has a round notch at its free end; this notch has an entrance cut which is made narrower than the inside diameter of the notch; spring means bias the arms so that their free ends may be brought close to the type characters of the printing head; an ink roller assembly is removably supported on the ink roller holder; the ink roller assembly includes an ink roller body and a pair of split shafts which project from both ends of the roller body; each split shaft comprises a plurality of axially split elements which are made of a flexible material and which are sized and positioned so that they may be snap fitted snugly into the round notches of the arms through their cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 4106620
    Abstract: A surgical blade dispenser includes a box for storing blades in such position that a scalpel handle can be inserted through an aperture in one wall of the box to lockingly engage one blade and remove it from the box through the aperture. The blades are individually positioned and supported within the box such that apertures in the shank portion of the blade are engagable with a mating boss on the forward end of the scalpel handle as the handle is inserted through an aperture in the wall of the box. Further insertion of the handle causes the boss to fully engage the aperture in the scalpel blade and, once complete engagement has been attained, the blade is withdrawn from the box by withdrawal of the handle through the aperture.A blade disposal section is preferably included in the box. The handle aperture of the blade disposal section is provided with a metal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Inventors: Frances M. Brimmer, Edward W. Ahrens, Herbert C. Magney
  • Patent number: 4090638
    Abstract: A shaving unit dispenser including means for locating a razor handle in a loading position in which a shaving unit can be transferred from a storage position in the dispenser to a position of operative engagement with the handle, and latch means which prevents movement of the shaving unit from its storage position, the latch means being operated to release the shaving unit by location of the razor handle in the loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Harry Pentney
  • Patent number: 4047295
    Abstract: A dispenser for shaving units having blade and guard means permanently associated therewith, the dispenser including storage means for accommodating a plurality of the shaving units, locating means engageable by a razor handle with which the units are to be used, the storage means being movably coupled to the locating means to permit units in the storage means to be brought in turn into a position adjacent a head of the razor handle for transferring a unit from the storage means into engagement with the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John Frederick Francis
  • Patent number: 4043035
    Abstract: A shaving unit dispenser including means for locating a razor handle in a loading position in which a shaving unit can be transferred from a storage position in the dispenser to a position of operative engagement with the handle, and latch means which prevents movement of the shaving unit from its storage position, the latch means being operated to release the shaving unit by location of the razor handle in the loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Harry Pentney
  • Patent number: 4034892
    Abstract: A dispenser for razor blade cartridges of the character in which one or more blades are permanently secured in a plastic body which has a slidable interlocking connection with a razor head longitudinally of the carriage parallel to the blade cutting edges, the dispenser comprising a cellular arrangement of plastic wall sections forming a plurality of parallel cells connected together as an integral unit each cell having a longitudinal slot at the exterior surface of the unit to receive the razor handle stem, the cells having common walls interiorly of the unit and each cell having interiorly of the cell lug arrangements to prevent accidental escape of the cartridge but cooperative with parts of the razor head and cartridge parts to aid in the insertion and withdrawal of a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1977
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul A. Braginetz
  • Patent number: 4030598
    Abstract: A dispensing container for razor blade units, the container comprising a plurality of compartments, each compartment adapted to releasably retain a shaving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Harry Pentney
  • Patent number: 3970194
    Abstract: A display article for razor blade cartridges of the type adapted to be releasably mounted on a razor handle, the article including a supporting card with a plurality of the cartridges mounted on the front of the card each under a plastic blister, the card having weakened lines defining an individual section for each of the cartridges registering with the respective cartridge adapted to be removed readily for access to the corresponding cartridge, the cartridge having means exposed at the area adapted to be engaged by the head of a razor handle and releasably secured to the handle by cooperative parts on the cartridge and head. In one form of the article the razor handle is also mounted under a blister on the card which has a removable section registering with the handle defined by weakened lines for ready removal of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventor: Clemens A. Iten
  • Patent number: 3941243
    Abstract: A blade container for single edge blades for a straight edge type razor with a replacable blade held in a blade holder. The container has a blade attaching slot in one end wall adjacent one side wall for receiving the end of the blade holder, and a blade detaching slot in one end wall adjacent the other side wall and having a blade retaining projection therein on the side of said slot away from the other side wall. A blade attaching slider is slidable along the container toward and away from the blade attaching slot and a blade compartment therein extending between the side walls in which blades are movable in a direction from one side wall to the other. A blade support and guide within the container adjacent the blade detaching slot is spring urged in a direction through the compartment for urging blades in the compartment toward the side wall adjacent the blade attaching slot and guides a blade holder toward the side wall adjacent the blade attaching slot and behind the blade retaining projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Inventor: Katsumi Yamada
  • Patent number: RE29571
    Abstract: The specific disclosure provides a dispensing system for razor blade cartridges comprising a dispenser, a plurality of cartridges in the dispenser, and a holder having a plurality of transverse supporting surfaces on top of a frame member for sliding engagement with surfaces extending transversely of each cartridge. The dispenser has a used cartridge storage end comprising a transverse opening between a used cartridge entrance port in one side wall and a holder exit port in the other side wall. A used cartridge is positioned in the used cartridge storage end through the used cartridge entrance port by means of the holder. The frame member of the holder is moved through the transverse opening to abut a side of the used cartridge against wall surfaces forming the holder exit port. Continued movement of the holder disengages the transverse supporting surfaces of the holder from the used cartridge, and such holder surfaces are removed from the storage end through the holder exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Jan Dawidowicz, Frank A. Ferraro