With Waste-collecting, Razor-cleaning And/or Dispensing Patents (Class 30/41)
  • Patent number: 11059195
    Abstract: A method of making a razor cartridge including providing at least one razor blade having a cutting edge extending along a length of the razor blade and printing at least one printed object on the length is provided. The razor blade is positioned between the guard and the cap where the visible surface of the at least one razor blade includes a printed object. 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: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Nicholas
  • Patent number: 11052556
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing razor including a reservoir containing a shave care composition. The shave care composition comprises water; one or more lipophilic skin conditioning agents; one or more thickening agents including electrolyte sensitive polymers; one or more emulsifying agents; and one or more lubricants. The shave care composition is delivered to the skin by the razor to provide skin comfort and moisturization benefits during the shave. The combination of the chemistry in the razor results in step change in skin condition in consumer and technical skin moisturization benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Coffindaffer, Benjamin P Heath, Kenneth E Kyte, Katharine A Bakes, Joseph A DePuydt
  • Patent number: 11027444
    Abstract: The invention relates to shaving systems containing a handle and replaceable cartridges and allowing a liquid to be supplied to the skin of the user during use. A shaving system comprises a handle (1) having an internal channel (2) for passing liquid; an adapter head (3) on the proximal end of the handle (1), having a slot-type channel (4) which communicates with the channel (2) of the handle (1); a cartridge holder (5) in the form of a floating arm which has an internal slot-type channel (6) and is disposed on the proximal end of the head (3), said slot-type channel communicating with the slot-type channel (4) of the head (3); a replaceable cartridge (7) and an adapter (8) connected to a liquid supply and having an internal channel (9) for passing liquid. The connections between adapter (8) and handle (1), handle (1) and head (3), and head (3) and cartridge holder (5) are made detachable by means of a pin/plug connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AQUA JET RAZOR LLC
    Inventor: Victor Valcov
  • Patent number: 11020866
    Abstract: A shaving razor handle comprising a body defined by a top shell joined to a bottom shell and comprising an open end, in which the top shell or the bottom shell comprises a substantially continuous band of material that forms the open end of the body. Also provided is a shaving razor handle with these features and a forward assembly coupled to the body, in which at least a portion of the forward assembly rotates relative to the body. Further provided is a shaving razor handle with these features, in which an inner edge of the one of the top shell or the bottom shell comprises a substantially linear portion extending substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the body and a curved portion extending between the substantially linear portion and the substantially continuous band of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Frank Murgida
  • Patent number: 11020865
    Abstract: A shaving aid for razor cartridges comprising water soluble filaments having nano-sized diameters and exhibiting lubricating properties and with improved visual and tactile aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Claire Patricia Humphreys, Eduardo Romo Escalante, Joia Kirin Spooner-Fleming, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Michael Sean Pratt, Jonathan Javier Calderas, Min Mao, Joseph Bryan Edwards, Michael John Moloney
  • Patent number: 11000962
    Abstract: An adaptor for a shaving cartridge is provided. The adaptor is provided with a frame, a first shaving aid, and a second shaving aid. The frame includes a first wall and an opposite second wall. The first wall and the second wall extend along and define a longitudinal axis. The side walls extend from the first wall to the second wall, where the first wall has a first opening. The first and second shaving aids are releasably connected, respectively, to the first and second side walls of the frame. The first and second shaving aids are mounted on the shaving cartridge in a first position by being moved in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. Cutting edges of shaving blades disposed in the shaving cartridge are uncovered and accessible through the first opening formed in the first wall when the adaptor is mounted on the shaving cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX SA
    Inventors: Zoi Antoniou, Ioannis Bozikis, Dimitrios Efthimiadis, Georgios Georgakis, Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Maria Petratou, Ioannis-Marios Psimadas, Panagiotis Zafiropoulos
  • Patent number: 10974402
    Abstract: An adaptor for a shaving cartridge is provided. The adaptor is provided with a frame, a first shaving aid, and a second shaving aid. The frame includes a first wall and an opposite second wall. The first wall and the second wall extend along and define a longitudinal axis. The side walls extend from the first wall to the second wall, where the first wall has a first opening. The first and second shaving aids are releasably connected, respectively, to the first and second side walls of the frame. The first and second shaving aids are mounted on the shaving cartridge in a first position by being moved in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. Cutting edges of shaving blades disposed in the shaving cartridge are uncovered and accessible through the first opening formed in the first wall when the adaptor is mounted on the shaving cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX SA
    Inventors: Zoi Antoniou, Ioannis Bozikis, Dimitrios Efthimiadis, Georgios Georgakis, Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Maria Petratou, Ioannis-Marios Psimadas, Panagiotis Zafiropoulos
  • Patent number: 10913172
    Abstract: A shaving head having a retainer with a plurality of legs operable to abut various portions of the shaving head, thereby securing components of the shaving head thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX SA
    Inventors: Panagiotis Moustakas, Christoforos-Athanassios Brellis
  • Patent number: 10864647
    Abstract: An adjustable elongated razor with shave cream dispenser, and a method of shaving that utilizes the adjustable elongated razor. The razor includes an elongated body that is telescopically adjustable and connected to a handle on a proximal end thereof and connected to a bracket on a distal end thereof. The bracket removably secures a shave razor therein. During use, a reservoir within the handle is filled with a shave cream, and the shave cream is dispensed by depressing a button on the handle. The shave cream is dispensed through an aperture on the distal end of the elongated body, where it comes into contact with an individual's skin and the shave razor for shaving the individual's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Reyna Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10864645
    Abstract: A device for cutting hair includes a housing, a cutting unit arranged at one end of said housing and having a cutting element. The device includes an electrode, and a voltage source connected to the electrode. The voltage source is configured to provide the electrode with an electrostatic charge so that the electrode is configured to attract charges naturally present in hair cut by the cutting unit without actively charging the cut hair and to consequently draw and/or hold the cut hair away from the cutting element. The hair cutting device also has a sensor, which is arranged to detect a condition relating to the use of the device. The voltage source is activated or deactivated depending on said detected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gaetano Fabio Magrone
  • Patent number: 10856641
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing personal care product with a fluid reservoir with a volume of a fluid and a head space volume in a sealed condition. A pump system is configured to deliver the fluid from the fluid reservoir to an exit port. The pump system includes a piercer configured to penetrate the sealed fluid reservoir. The piercer has a displacement volume that is 20% to 125% of the head space volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Steven Michael Bourque
  • Patent number: 10836878
    Abstract: The invention relates to razors and razor blade cartridges and methods of manufacture therefore including at least one razor blade housing made from polymer material and at least one skin contacting surface, the at least one skin contacting surface being made of a superhydrophillic polymer material. The polymer material has surface properties modified by functionalisation. Preferably the polymer material is a TPU or TPE, with a Rockwell hardness D scale between 30 D and 85 D, a tensile strength between 35 and 80 MPA and a flexural modulas between 40 and 2350 MPA The invention also relates to a method of manufacture of a razor blade cartridge including the steps of moulding a cartridge housing including skin contacting surfaces of polymeric material; subsequently activating the skin engaging surfaces of the polymer using either physical or chemical means to make the surface receptive to the covalent grafting of a monomer, and grafting a functional group onto the surface such as an N-vinyl lactam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: Andrew Hill, Andrew Honour
  • Patent number: 10821618
    Abstract: A foam dispensing electric shaver apparatus for conveniently dispensing shaving foam includes a handle body having an insert cavity with a feed aperture extending through to an inner compartment. A foam insert is electively engageable within the insert cavity. A shaver is coupled to the handle body and comprises a neck coupled to a neck aperture, a head coupled to the neck, and a set of blades coupled to the head. A motor is coupled within the inner compartment and is powered by a rechargeable battery to drive the set of blades. A foam dispenser has a pump adjacent the insert cavity and a spout extending through the front side of the handle body. A dispense button coupled to the handle body activates the pump to draw foam from the foam insert and release it through a distal end of the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Tonisha Morrison
  • Patent number: 10800058
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid dispensing razor by injection molding a gripping sleeve. A fluid reservoir having a port is blow molded. The fluid reservoir is inserted into the gripping sleeve. A handle body is injection molded. A shaving razor cartridge is mounted to the handle body. The gripping sleeve is joined to the fluid reservoir. The gripping sleeve is attached to the handle body. An air gap is provided between the gripping sleeve and the fluid reservoir facilitating evacuation of the delaminating bottle during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Raymond Eagleton, Kelly Daniel Bridges
  • Patent number: 10800055
    Abstract: A blade unit can be attached to a hair clipper body. The blade unit has: a stationary blade part including stationary blades that are disposed side by side like teeth of a comb; a movable blade part including movable blades that are disposed side by side like teeth of a comb; and a base holding the stationary blade part and the movable blade part so as to allow reciprocation of the movable blade part. The base includes a rib extending along the stationary blades. This configuration enables the rib to prevent the stationary blades from biting into skin and thus can mitigate a skin stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Takada, Hitoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10786916
    Abstract: The disclosure deals with a lubricative skin engaging member with progressive release of lubricating polymer from a water-insoluble matrix containing thermoplastic elastomer compound and maleic anhydride copolymer and lubricating polymer in concentration less than 30%. The disclosure lies in the use of the maleic anhydride in grafted form on polyethylene and the incorporation of water-soluble lubricating polymer in concentration less than 30% in the thermoplastic elastomer compound, leading to a lubricative mixture, and to a skin engaging member, with increased homogeneity and water absorption ability that assist in the lubricating polymer release in a progressive and controllable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BIC VIOLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Amalia Skarmoutsou, Nikolaos Chatzigrigoriou
  • Patent number: 10773405
    Abstract: A cartridge including a housing, at least one blade having a blade tip, and a shaving aid positioned on said housing and having a skin contacting portion. The shaving aid includes a co-axial filament having a diameter of from about 0 nm to about 1000 nm and has a core and a sheath. Also disclosed is a method of making a shaving aid for use on a razor including: extruding a shaving aid through a die to form an extruded shaving aid, in which the shaving aid has a skin contacting surface; and electrospinning at least two components to form a co-axial nano-filament onto a portion of the skin contacting surface to form a coated shaving aid, in which the two components are immiscible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Claire Patricia Humphreys, Eduardo Romo Escalante, Joia Kirin Spooner-Fleming, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Michael Sean Pratt, Jonathan Javier Calderas, Min Mao, Joseph Bryan Edwards, Michael John Moloney
  • Patent number: 10639808
    Abstract: An elastic fastener for a shaver includes a left elastic arm, a right elastic arm, and a connecting arm. A left pivoting part is provided at a lower end of the left elastic arm, a left hook is provided; a right pivoting part is provided at a lower end of the right elastic arm, a right hook is provided. A left plane and a right plane are defined, the central pivoting line of the left pivoting part is located in the left plane, the central pivoting line of the right pivoting part is located in the right plane, and abutment areas of the left hook and the right hook abutted against the razor head during shaving are located in a space sandwiched between the two, so as to prevent a razor head from disengaging from a handle during shaving and ensure the reliability of shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Xiangrong Ren
  • Patent number: 10549437
    Abstract: An adaptor for a shaving cartridge is provided. The adaptor is provided with at least one shaving aid. The adaptor is slidably mountable on a shaving cartridge having one or more shaving blades, each of shaving blades being provided with a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BIC-VIOLEX SA
    Inventors: Zoi Antoniou, Ioannis Bozikis, Dimitrios Efthimiadis, Georgios Georgakis, Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Maria Petratou, Ioannis-Marios Psimadas, Panagiotis Zafiropoulos
  • Patent number: 10538007
    Abstract: Disclosed here are shaving razor systems and methods including razor handles that dock with razor cartridges. In some embodiments, a handle is configured to dock with a razor cartridge using a single hook configured to mate with a cartridge tab. In some embodiments, a central pushrod is mounted with a spring into the handle, and is configured to exert a pushing force on the mounted cartridge. In some embodiments, to eject the cartridge, the single hook may be pushed to pivot to the side of the cartridge tab, and thereby release the cartridge by ejecting it with a spring loaded pushrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Personal Care Marketing and Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Shlomo Zucker
  • Patent number: 10478981
    Abstract: An electric shaver having at least one drivable cutter element and at least one rinse opening having a horn shape for rinsing water through the interior of the shaver head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Joachim Krauss, Johannes Stimpel, Wolfgang Stegmann
  • Patent number: 10434671
    Abstract: A portable razor is disclosed, comprising a body comprising at least three edge sides, a first razor blade attached to a first edge side of the body, a water container contained within the body, the water container comprising a sprayer arranged on a second edge side of the body and a shaving lubricant attached to a third edge side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sphynx Collection, LLC
    Inventor: Leila Kashani Manshoory
  • 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: 10335969
    Abstract: A razor cartridge having a body with an elongate opening, a plurality of blades arranged longitudinally within the elongate opening, and first and second trapezoidal side chutes each having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, where a total area of the inlets exceeds a total area of the elongate opening of the cartridge body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Lee Moffat
  • Patent number: 10252432
    Abstract: In a razor having a blade body assembling portion provided with a blade support supporting a blade body and a shaving aid, the blade support is provided with an outer frame portion, to which the shaving aid is attached. The shaving aid is protruded from the outer frame portion. The shaving aid has a deformable portion, which is provided in a cantilever manner. The deformable portion is deformable along with contact with a skin surface during use. A protruding edge portion provided in the deformable portion is exposed to the outside in a protruding direction of the shaving aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KAI R&D CENTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakasuka
  • Patent number: 10125336
    Abstract: A shaving aid member comprising a lubricating material, the lubricating material comprising a water soluble polymer having an average molecular weight of at least 5,000, and a copolymer of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Neil John Jones, Valerie Jean Bradford, Elaine Alice Marie Baxter
  • Patent number: 10105857
    Abstract: A safety razor includes a handle and a head portion. The handle has a first end portion with a handle aperture and a second end portion. The head portion is removably coupled to the first end portion of the handle and has a replaceable lubrication member, a guard, a replaceable blade, and a cap. The lubrication member has one or more lubrication strips. The guard has one or more notches configured for receiving the lubrication strips of the lubrication member. The blade has at least one cutting edge. The cap has a projection extending therefrom, and the projection is configured to extend through respective apertures in the blade, the guard, and the lubrication member and into the handle aperture to removably couple the head portion to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Avraham Gilor
  • Patent number: 10035275
    Abstract: A hair removal device comprising a handle enclosing a collapsible reservoir a, said hair removal device having at least on pressure applicator, such as in the form of a mono-stable button, wherein the mono-stable button is adapted to pressurize air in the handle, thereby collapsing the collapsible reservoir and causing fluid to be expelled from the hair removal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Martin Hawes, Lee Burrowes, James Leo Salemme
  • Patent number: 9962844
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing razor with a handle defining a cavity. A cartridge mounted to the handle. The cartridge has a cap, a guard and one or more blades between the cap and the guard. A fluid applicator is mounted to the shaving razor cartridge for delivering fluid to a surface to be shaved. A fluid reservoir is at least partially positioned within the cavity of the handle. The fluid reservoir has an inner wall defining an opening and a frangible seal within the opening. A fluid connector is positioned within the cavity. The fluid connector has an angled tip configured to pierce the frangible seal to establish a fluid connection between the fluid applicator and the fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir has an inner wall with an annular rib that engages the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, Paul Michael Jessemey, Kevin James Wain
  • Patent number: 9931755
    Abstract: A safety razor comprise a handle and a head portion. The handle has a first end portion and a second end portion. The head portion is removably coupled to the first end portion of the handle and has a guard, a replaceable blade, a replaceable lubrication member, and a cap. The lubrication member has one or more lubrication strips. The cap has one or more openings formed therein and a projection extending therefrom. The projection is configured to extend through the lubrication member, the blade, the guard, and into the handle to removably couple the head portion to the handle. The lubrication strips of the lubrication member extend through the openings of the cap. The safety razor can include a second lubrication member or a skin tensioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Avraham Gilor
  • Patent number: 9925677
    Abstract: A shaving blade cartridge including a housing extending along a longitudinal axis (X-X), having first and second longitudinal sides, and being provided with a through hole extending transversally to the longitudinal axis through the housing. The shaving blade cartridge also includes at least one cutting blade and a clip retaining the at least one cutting blade in the housing and having a first leg, a second leg, and a clip body. The shaving blade cartridge is such that the first leg of the clip surrounds the first longitudinal side, and the second leg of the clip is received in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BIC VIOLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Georgios Georgakis, Dimitrios Efthimiadis
  • Patent number: 9919440
    Abstract: In a frame body, a first outer frame portion and a second outer frame portion are connected together by a third outer frame portion and a fourth outer frame portion, which are located on the left side and the right side of the cutting edges in a main body, respectively, so that the main body is surrounded by the outer frame portions. This improves the rigidity of the frame body, thereby stabilizing the shaving plane, which links together the skin contact portion of the first outer frame portion, the cutting edges of the blade bodies, and the skin contact portion of the second outer frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kai R & D Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Haba
  • Patent number: 9889571
    Abstract: A razor cartridge including a guard at a front portion of the cartridge, a cap at a back portion of the cartridge, at least one blade positioned between the guard and the cap, a top surface and an opposing bottom surface, and a lubricating member positioned in the cartridge at the top surface. The lubricating member has an exterior surface with a visible surface and a non-visible surface. A printed support structure is provided on the exterior surface of the lubricating member. The printed support structure covers a portion of the exterior surface to provide structural integrity for the lubricating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Nicholas
  • Patent number: 9872591
    Abstract: A heated ice scraper assembly includes a scraper that has a handle and a wedge. The handle may be manipulated thereby facilitating the wedge to scrape ice from a window. A blade is coupled to the wedge and the blade may frictionally engage the ice thereby facilitating the ice to be removed from the window. A cover is selectively positioned on the blade. A heating unit is coupled to the scraper and the heating unit is in thermal communication with the blade. The heating unit heats the blade thereby enhancing the scraping ice with the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Casavan
  • Patent number: 9868220
    Abstract: A razor that facilitates a user's removal of shaving lubricant, cut hairs, and other shaving-related debris, from around, and between, the razor's blade(s). A scoop at the upper portion of the razor's blade assembly funnels water to the blade channel in which the blades are affixed, and at least a portion of that water flows around and/or over the blade(s). The scoop captures, and directs through the razor's blades, a greater volume of water per unit time than can be achieved with an unmodified blade assembly. The cross-sectional area of the scoop's inflow mouth is greater than that of the blade channel's outflow mouth, thereby promoting a Venturi effect which increases the speed of the water's flow over the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Lee Moffat
  • Patent number: 9840014
    Abstract: A safety razor includes a handle portion and a head portion that is removably coupled to the handle. The head portion includes a guard member, a replaceable blade member, a replaceable lubrication member that has a lubrication substance applied or attached thereto, and a cap member. The blade member and the lubrication member are independently removable and replaceable relative to each other and the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Avraham Gilor
  • Patent number: 9808943
    Abstract: Head (30) of electric shaver (1) includes blade unit (40), head case (31) supporting blade unit (40), and rotary member (80) rotatably supported by head case (31). Blade unit (40) includes outer blades (51 and 61) that contact with a target area and inner blades (52 and 62) provided corresponding to outer blades (51 and 61) and configured to make a reciprocating move relative to outer blades (51 and 61). Blade unit (40) and rotary member (80) are coupled so as to move together relative to head case (31) in a height direction of head case (31). This embodiment enables the head of the electric shaver to move smoothly on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Toshio Ikuta
  • Patent number: 9656401
    Abstract: A personal-care appliance having a handle defining a cavity. A fluid connector is positioned within the cavity. A fluid reservoir is positioned within the cavity. The fluid reservoir has a frangible seal that is spaced apart from the fluid connector. A cover is mounted to the handle over the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, Paul Michael Jessemey, Kevin James Wain
  • Patent number: 9630333
    Abstract: A portable razor is disclosed, comprising a razor blade, a water container, a shaving lubricant, and a cover to prevent the razor from making a mess when carried in a pocket or purse. Such a razor may be used while on-the-go while still keeping the advantages of a real shave with soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sphynx Collection, LLC
    Inventor: Leila Kashani Manshoory
  • Patent number: 9586330
    Abstract: A replaceable fluid dispensing cartridge for a liquid dispensing razor having a fluid interconnect member with a pivotable support member and a base member with a fluid port and an engagement surface for removably and fixedly mating to a corresponding engagement member of a handle. A cartridge housing is mounted to the pivotable support member. The cartridge housing has a guard, a cap, and at least one blade between the cap and the guard. A fluid applicator defining an opening is fixedly joined to the interconnect member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Xiaolan Xu, Kevin James Wain
  • Patent number: 9492933
    Abstract: A shaving cartridge with a housing, cap at a rear of the housing, one or more blades mounted to the housing in front of the cap, and a guard at a front of the housing. The guard has a top surface with a plurality of undulating rows extending parallel to the blade. The undulating rows have crests and valleys. The valleys comprise an elastomeric material and are stepped from a front of the guard to a rear of the guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kevin James Wain, Christian Reber Wester, Matthew Corey Cataudella
  • Patent number: 9333658
    Abstract: A shaving blade unit with a housing having a bottom surface and a top surface defining a pair of elongated spaced apart apertures extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. At least one blade is mounted to the housing. The blade has a blade edge extending generally parallel to the pair of apertures. A solid polymeric lubrication member having an upper skin contact surface and an opposing base. A pair protrusions extend from the base. Each protrusion has an enlarged distal end. The enlarged distal ends of the protrusions each have a dimension greater than a dimension of the corresponding aperture whereby inserting the protrusion into the corresponding aperture deflects a front wall of the housing and each of the enlarged distal ends engage the bottom surface of the housing. The solid polymeric lubrication member and the enlarged distal ends are molded from a water soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Hubert Francis Carneiro, Matthew Corey Cataudella, Jack Anthony Washington
  • Patent number: 9321182
    Abstract: The invention features a razor for dispensing a fluid during shaving. The razor includes a handle and a razor cartridge removably attached to the handle. The razor cartridge includes a housing having a front surface and a rear surface and an aperture that extends from the rear surface to the front surface. A cartridge connecting structure is attached to the rear surface of the housing and includes a fluid dispensing member disposed therein. The fluid dispensing member includes a converging flowpath that is in fluid communication with the aperture in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kelly Bridges, Michael H Bruno, Steven M Bourque, Hubert F Carneiro
  • Patent number: 9296117
    Abstract: A razor blade cartridge which has a housing with a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and one or more blades mounted within the housing. An elongated resilient skin contacting element is joined to the proximal end portion of the housing. The elongated resilient skin contacting element has an alignment array of skin contacting members having a pattern of one or more flexible skin-engaging projections that are generally transverse to one or more of the blades and define a plurality of open channels that facilitate the generally unobstructed passage of hair to one or more of the blades during shaving. The elongated resilient skin contacting element also has at least one additional array of skin contacting members having a pattern that is different than the pattern of the alignment array of skin contacting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Paul Fathallah, William Thomas O'Connor, Robert Harold Johnson
  • Patent number: 9216514
    Abstract: The invention features a razor for dispensing a fluid during shaving. The razor includes a handle, a razor cartridge, and a fluid dispensing member joined to the cartridge. The handle includes a cavity for housing a fluid and a manually-actuated pump to displace the fluid from the cavity through a connector port flowpath to an opening at the proximal end of the handle. The razor cartridge includes a cartridge connecting structure attached to the housing and an aperture that extends from the rear surface to the front surface of the housing. The fluid dispensing member is disposed in the cartridge connecting structure and includes a converging flowpath that is in fluid communication with the connector port flowpath and the aperture in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kelly Bridges, Michael H Bruno, Steven M Bourque, Hubert F Carneiro
  • Patent number: 9027251
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver generally includes a handle assembly including a housing, a motor disposed in the housing, a plurality of drive shafts operatively connected to the motor and extending at least in part exterior of the housing, and a head assembly mount separate from the plurality of drive shafts, wherein the head assembly mount has a longitudinal axis. A shaver head assembly is positionable on the handle assembly, and the shaver head assembly has a circumference and includes a plurality of inner cutters each operatively connectable to a respective one of the drive shafts for conjoint rotation therewith, and a plurality of outer cutters each corresponding to a respective one of the inner cutters. The shaver head assembly is configured for mounting on the head assembly mount such that the shaver head assembly is capable of pivoting movement relative to the handle housing about the entire circumference of the shaver head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schmitt, William Nitz, Michael Joseph Nickel, Cory R. Boudreau
  • Publication number: 20150121703
    Abstract: The invention features a razor for dispensing a fluid during shaving. The razor includes a handle and a razor cartridge removably attached to the handle. The razor cartridge includes a housing having a front surface and a rear surface and an aperture that extends from the rear surface to the front surface. A cartridge connecting structure is attached to the rear surface of the housing and includes a fluid dispensing member disposed therein. The fluid dispensing member includes a converging flowpath that is in fluid communication with the aperture in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kelly Bridges, Michael H. Bruno, Steven M. Bourque, Hubert F. Carneiro
  • Publication number: 20150121704
    Abstract: The invention features a razor for dispensing a fluid during shaving. The razor includes a handle, a razor cartridge, and a fluid dispensing member joined to the cartridge. The handle includes a cavity for housing a fluid and a manually-actuated pump to displace the fluid from the cavity through a connector port flowpath to an opening at the proximal end of the handle. The razor cartridge includes a cartridge connecting structure attached to the housing and an aperture that extends from the rear surface to the front surface of the housing. The fluid dispensing member is disposed in the cartridge connecting structure and includes a converging flowpath that is in fluid communication with the connector port flowpath and the aperture in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kelly Bridges, Michael H. Bruno, Steven M. Bourque, Hubert F. Carneiro
  • Publication number: 20150107114
    Abstract: A shaving aid member assembly for adding a shaving aid member to a razor that does not have a shaving aid member or for replacing a worn out shaving aid member. The shaving aid member assembly comprising a horizontal band portion made of elastic material and a shaving aid member disposed on an outer facing surface of the horizontal band portion, wherein the horizontal band portion comprises a continuous loop for removably fastening the horizontal band portion around the perimeter of the razor's shaving head. The shaving aid member assembly may further comprise first and second vertical band portions extending perpendicularly from the horizontal band portion and each comprising a continuous loop for removably fastening the first and second vertical band portions around the vertical perimeter of the shaving head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lee Minsk, Joshua Bennett
  • Patent number: 8973272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a razor cartridge capable of simultaneously shaving flat and sharply curved surfaces, said razor cartridge comprising: a blade housing, on which a plurality of razor blades are formed; and an upper housing coupled to the blade housing and defining a rectangular opening for outwardly exposing the edges of the razor blades to enable the latter to contact the skin, wherein the blade housing includes a first razor blade mounting portion and a second razor blade mounting portion that define a plurality of slots to which the razor blades are coupled, and a hinge portion connects the first razor blade mounting portion and the second razor blade mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dorco Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun Seok Moon, Kyung Sik Lee