Attachment Or Accessory Patents (Class 30/537)
  • Patent number: 11141871
    Abstract: A hair guide including a support member detachably couplable to a hair cutting apparatus, and at least two annular hair guiding members each having a central axis and hair guiding elements extending radially relative to the central axis and arranged in an annular hair guiding zone. At least one hair guiding element has an inwardly directed rounded end portion arranged at a distance from the central axis such that, when the support member is coupled to the hair cutting apparatus, the rounded end portion is positioned, in a radial direction relative to the central axis, at least partially inwardly of an inner side wall of an annular cutting zone of an associated cutting unit of the hair cutting apparatus and, in an axial direction relative to the central axis, at a distance from an annular recessed area of a central wall portion of the associated cutting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Klaas Paauw, Luca Iaccarino, Michael Reece Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10836060
    Abstract: A razor blade assembly has a handle, a head having a cutting blade assembly of one or more cutting blades connected to the handle; and a spacer which is mounted to or is formed as part of the head to space the cutting edges of the blades from the skin of a user to create and maintain a 5 o'clock shadow appearance beard in the range of 0.1 mm to 0.4 mm in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Blake Squires, John D. Osher
  • Patent number: 10220531
    Abstract: A curved trimming profile shaped to border a portion of the ear forms a channel for an electric clippers attachment to follow and trim hair around the ear. The trimming profile has two portions that clamp over the hair. Each portion has a track, and the tracks form the profile channel when the portions are clamped together. Teeth between the portions hold the hair in place. The attachment has a channel guide for engaging with the profile channel and a groove which allows clipper blades to trim hair as the clippers travel. The rest of the clipper blades are blocked by the attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Van A. Millis
  • Publication number: 20150101201
    Abstract: The present application relates to a cutting head (1) for a device for cutting hair. The cutting head has an optical system (3) which directs a laser beam (7) across a cutting zone (8) in the cutting head. The laser beam has a fast and a slow axis. The optical system has a focus lens (6) configured to form a first focal point (11) of the laser beam in the cutting zone. In one embodiment, the optical system (3) also has a focusing element (15) which refocuses the laser beam to form a second focal point (16) of the laser beam in the cutting zone. In another embodiment, the focus lens forms a focal length of the laser beam in the cutting zone along its fast axis which is greater than a focal length of the laser beam in the cutting zone along its slow axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Theodorus Jutte, Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Mark Thomas Johnson, James Howard Coombs
  • Publication number: 20140366390
    Abstract: An organizational device includes an organization and dispensing container that facilitates the organization and accessibility of beautification tools, cords, and accessories. The device includes a housing configured to store, dispense, and segregate the tools and accessories and electrical cords that join with the tools. The device utilizes various means to organize the tools, including, without limitation, variously shaped and dimensioned containers, holsters, and slots. Additionally, color coding, magnet holders, text, and graphics help segregate the tools. A retraction portion includes reels that wind and unwind the cords from the tools for extension and retraction. Each cord passes through a cord reel and plugs into a single power outlet. A locking grommet regulates the winding and unwinding of the cords. In this manner, each tool can be identified and accessed, and each cord is stored out of view to help restrict tangling and misidentification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Justin Lampley, Brandan Ansan, Corey W. White
  • Patent number: 8869809
    Abstract: A shaving system including a handle, a first head and a second head. The handle includes a power source and a head attachment member. The first head includes a rotating member. The first head is attachable to the handle by the head attachment member. The power source supplies power to the first head to rotate the rotating member. The second head includes a plurality of razor blades. The second head is attachable to the handle by the head attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Theresa Louise Johnson
  • Patent number: 8826922
    Abstract: A guided hair-cutting device guides a cutting implement along a user's hairline to evenly cut the front, back, and sides of the user's hair. The device includes a pair of side guards and a front guard coupled to and extending between the side guards. The side guards extend downwardly away from the front guard. Each of the guards comprises a pair of panels. A slot is positioned in each of the guards. Each of the slots has a plurality of teeth positioned therein such that each of the slots is configured to receive teeth from a hair clipper. The panels of each of the guards are slidable such that hair positioned on an inner side of the associated one of the guards is cut when an associated one of the panels is moved along a length of the guard and the hair is engaged by the teeth of the hair clipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua I. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8782911
    Abstract: A versatile shaver has a shaver body with a blade cartridge mounted at one end of the underside and a rotating wheel at the other end. A resilient finger hook and associated pads are located on an upper surface. A user can insert an index finger through the hook and use the shaver in a palm grip to shave the scalp. The shaver body narrows between the blade end and the wheel end thus facilitating a grip between the fingers and thumb for ready shaving of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Headblade, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd M. Greene
  • Patent number: 8732966
    Abstract: A hair clipper grip attachment is provided that is configured for releasably engaging a hair clipper, and includes a body with an exterior surface, an interior surface configured for contacting an exterior of a housing of the clipper. The body is constructed and arranged for releasably engaging the hair clipper in a snap-clip fashion for providing a thermally insulating layer that protects a user's hand from heat generated by the hair clipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Lee Snow
  • Publication number: 20120291289
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a shaving device includes a hollow flexible body having an open first end constructed to receive a free end of the shaving device that is opposite a razor blade and a closed second end. The closed second end has an arcuate shape. The accessory also includes a plurality of micro-blades disposed at the closed second end along an arcuate-shaped exterior surface thereof for trimming hair located in difficult to reach rounded facial areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Abraham Glezerman
  • Patent number: 8302315
    Abstract: An electric hair removal apparatus includes a housing adapted to be held in the hand, a guard cap mounted on the housing for pivotal movement about a pivot axis, and a control element with which a switch can be activated. The control element is arranged inside an at least locally circular recess of the guard cap. The pivot axis of the guard cap is constructed to be eccentric relative to the recess of the guard cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Ullmann
  • Patent number: 8281491
    Abstract: A shaving blade unit includes a housing having a front edge, a rear edge and side edges extending between the front and rear edges. The housing has an aperture located between the front and rear edges. One or more shaving blades are positioned between the front edge and the rear edge and the one or more blades have cutting edges arranged to define a first cutting region. A clip is arranged to retain the one or more shaving blades on the housing. The clip has a leg received by the aperture, the leg having a bent portion defining a curvature to secure the clip to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Vincent P. Walker, Corey E. Corbeil, Stephen Rawle
  • Patent number: 8261450
    Abstract: A handle and stand apparatus for holding a razor in an upright configuration includes a housing defining an interior area and an open top and bottom. A plurality of gripping members extends upwardly in the interior area and each includes a distal end adjacent the open top. A clamping member is situated in the open top of the housing defining a bore configured to receive the handle of the razor into the interior area. The clamping member is rotatable between a clamped configuration in which the gripping members are urged inwardly about the razor handle and a released configuration in which the gripping members are released away from the razor handle. A vibration device may be situated in the housing interior area to cause water droplets to be dislodged from the razor when energized. The apparatus may include a counter circuit and display to monitor a number of razor uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dana Charles Cook
  • Patent number: 8236214
    Abstract: A wet shaving system is disclosed including a blade member and a skin-engaging portion in proximity to said blade member, the skin-engaging portion comprising a solid polymeric shaving aid composite including an exposed portion containing a water-soluble shaving aid dispersed in a water-insoluble polymeric matrix, the water soluble shaving aid being coated with mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Kwiecien
  • Publication number: 20120192428
    Abstract: A shaver includes a body, a shaver head including at least one shaving surface, and at least one electrically powered blade in the body adjacent the shaver head. The shaver also includes a receiver assembly connected to the body adjacent the head and a solid lubricant bar removably mounted in the receiver. The bar is mounted for removal from the shaver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: ROVCAL, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Lee McMurray, Daniele Rosati, Frank Mercurio, James Raymond Patullo, David W. Everett, Richard A. Harthun
  • Publication number: 20120137524
    Abstract: To allow trimming body hair by pulling as well as pushing with the same hair trimmer device (1), its comb unit (6) is positioned over the trimming head (16) in at least two different positions (8, 9), one (8) pulling and one pushing position (9). In particular, in the different comb positions (8, 9), the tips (20) of the comb unit's fins (13) point in the direction of the respective movement. Preferably, the comb unit (6) is removably attached. In a preferred embodiment, the trimming head (16) includes shaving means (18) besides trimming means (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN MIKULA, GERALD KAUER, HARALD DULLER
  • Publication number: 20120087981
    Abstract: A skin engaging member suitable for use in a hair removal device, said skin engaging member comprising an encapsulated active contained in a matrix material, an encapsulated active comprising at least one nano-particle encapsulated in a micro-particle, wherein said nano-particle comprises a shell comprising a hydrophobic material, and wherein said micro-particle comprises a shell comprising a water sensitive material; and wherein at least one of said nano-particle and said micro-particle comprises a skin care active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Xiandong Wang, Michael Joseph Kwiecien
  • Publication number: 20120023750
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a lubrication box includes a first portion, a shaving aid material, and a second portion. The first portion of the lubrication box has a skin-engaging surface and at least one sidewall that, together, form a cavity. The skin-engaging surface includes at least two holes therethrough. The shaving aid material, which is optionally distributed in the cavity in a series of layers, is ultrasonically compressed into the cavity. The second portion of the lubrication box is attached to the first portion such that the cavity is substantially closed. A gap exists between in the cavity between the shaving aid and the second portion of the lubrication box to permit the shaving aid material to expand during normal use. The skin-engaging surface is askew relative to the shave plane of the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Blatter, Thomas A. Follo, Gordon Krauss
  • Publication number: 20120023763
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a lubrication box includes a first portion, a shaving aid material, and a second portion. The first portion of the lubrication box has a skin-engaging surface and at least one sidewall that, together, form a cavity. The skin-engaging surface includes at least two holes therethrough. Additional shaving aid material is applied to the skin-engaging surface to assist in providing ample shaving aid during the initial use of the lubrication box. The shaving aid material, which is optionally distributed in the cavity in a series of layers, is ultrasonically compressed into the cavity such that it at least partially fills at least one of the holes in the skin-engaging surface and at least a portion of the cavity. The second portion of the lubrication box is attached to the first portion such that the cavity is substantially closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Ariyanayagam, Gordon Krauss
  • Patent number: 8069568
    Abstract: An electric hair removal apparatus includes a housing adapted to be held in the hand, a guard cap mounted on the housing for pivotal movement about a pivot axis, and a control element with which a switch can be activated. The control element is arranged inside an at least locally circular recess of the guard cap. The pivot axis of the guard cap is constructed to be eccentric relative to the recess of the guard cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Ullmann
  • Patent number: 8065802
    Abstract: A shaving razor has a housing joined to a handle, one or more blades mounted in the housing and a light source. The light source projects a defined image indicating the exact location of a blade edge on the skin of a user enabling the user to properly align the blade edge on the skin during shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Oliver David Oglesby, Sean Peter Clarke, Terence Gordon Royle, Luke Richard Stone, Laurence John Robinson, John James Wlassich
  • Patent number: 8015710
    Abstract: A shaving device includes one or more collars for shielding certain portions of one or more razor blades. In one version, the collars include a rubber membrane for shielding the razor blades. The collars may or may not slide along a razor head containing one or more razor blades. The combination of the shielded and unshielded razor blade portions facilitates the creation of unique and intricate facial hair designs. The collars may also be used with replacement razor blade cartridges. An alternative design includes a shaving device wherein each razor blade is formed of two or more blade sections separated by partitions integrated into the head of the shaving device. Although ideal for facial hair, the shaving device is useful with any body hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Harley Zyla
  • Patent number: 7877880
    Abstract: A hand-held personal care appliance includes a handle accommodating a rechargeable power supply and having electrical contacts, an operating head detachably mountable on the handle and having contacts for connection to the contacts of the handle, and a charging device for recharging the power supply and having contacts for connection to the contacts of the handle. The operating head must be detached from the handle for recharging the power supply. Different operating heads may be mountable on the handle to form a vibrating safety razor, a hair trimmer, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Terence Gordon Royle
  • Patent number: 7788810
    Abstract: A shaving system includes a safety razor and a base station spaced apart from one another. The base station has a reservoir adapted to contain a shaving aid material capable of fluid flow. The base station is linked to the safety razor by an umbilical to provide fluid communication between the reservoir and an applicator of the safety razor to deliver the shaving aid material to the skin surface of a user during a shaving operation. A pump can be provided to propel the shaving aid material. A sensor can be provided to initiate operation of the pump. The reservoir can be refillable or replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David Noble
  • Patent number: 7726032
    Abstract: A safety razor handle assembly including a safety razor having a handle and a razor blade head. The assembly including an elongated body portion, a hand gripping portion affixed to one end of the elongated body portion, and a safety razor engaging portion affixed to the other end. The razor engaging portion engaging the handle of the safety razor so that the handle of the safety razor extends axially from the elongated body portion and the blade head of the safety razor extends laterally beyond the safety razor engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Elisa M. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7698823
    Abstract: A wrist strap arrangement is provided for an attachment to a manual shaving device to guard against dropping of such razor. The wrist strap is designed to either by temporarily storable in the razor while not required or being used or to be conveniently removable from such razor during non-use by various attachment and storage arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Carol Ann Iadarola
  • Publication number: 20100077619
    Abstract: A razor cartridge has a frame, a razor blade resiliently mounted in the frame, a cartridge retainer disposed around a portion of a periphery of the frame; and a separable lubrication articulately connected to the frame and selectively moveable between a forward position and a locked position. The cartridge retainer has a first portion that includes a surface that defines a skin engaging surface when the separable lubrication is in the locked position and second portions at opposed ends of the first portion that retain the blade in the frame and include means to fixedly attach the cartridge retainer to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Follo, Paul D. Richard
  • Publication number: 20090320297
    Abstract: The grip (1) according to the invention has a rigid frame (3) for providing a dedicated shape, which allows manufacturing complex three-dimensional shapes. The grip further comprises a flexible skin (5) having an outer surface and being attached to the frame at its periphery, a lid being attached to the frame at its periphery and a chamber being enclosed by the skin and the lid, and substantially filled with a formable material. These features enable an optional design freedom in the shape of the grip. This invention also relates to a method of manufacturing the grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Hendrikus Gerardus Johannes Segeren, Paul Johan Teuben, Lammert Jan Brouwer, Corneulis Willem Roth, Jakob Heier, Jacob Smid, Johannes Bernardus Valentinus Opzeeland, Michel Bleeker, Hubert Petz
  • Publication number: 20090282693
    Abstract: DC 5V shared with a shaver is inputted into a step-up circuit of a cleaner from a terminal of an AC adapter. When an oscillation circuit turns on/off an FET, the voltage is stepped up by using a choke coil, and the charge is accumulated in a capacitor. By using DC 24V of the stet-up result outputted from the capacitor, an electromagnetic induction heating circuit allows an FET to turn on/off the current flowing through a coil, the blade edge of the shaver is induction-heated. In this case, by applying a trigger pulse of the oscillation circuit through an inverter to the FET, the duty factor of the step-up circuit is high, and that of the electromagnetic induction heating circuit is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kitamura, Seiichi Iwao
  • Patent number: 7562665
    Abstract: A cleaning device utilizes a cleaning liquid composed of a solute dissolved in a solution for cleaning an operator head of a hair removing apparatus. The device includes a housing configured to hold the hair removing apparatus, a basin mounted in the housing for receiving therein the operator head, and a tank storing the solution or the liquid. A circulator is provided to circulate the cleaning liquid between the tank and the basin. The device includes a container which is configured to hold the solute and is formed separately from the tank. The container is disposed in a circulation path between the basin and the tank in order to replenish the solute into the circulating solution or the liquid. Thus, the solute can be constantly supplied to the solution or the cleaning liquid for maintaining the cleaning effect over a prolonged period of use and for easy replenishment of the solute, eliminating the necessity of replacing the whole cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Saito, Hiroyuki Kameoka, Jyuzaemon Iwasaki, Fumio Taniguchi, Yasuo Ibuki, Hiroshi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 7540088
    Abstract: A safety razor includes a handle and a razor blade unit on top thereof, wherein the razor blade unit has a movable skin contact member, the skin contact member having a leading skin contact part and a trailing skin contact part, and during safety razor use, the leading skin contact part and trailing skin contact part can swing to the front and back with respect to the razor blade body, thereby enabling smooth shaving, whether for a safety razor having no guard part or for a safety razor having a guard part similar to standard safety razors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Kai R & D Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Takeshita
  • Patent number: 7513361
    Abstract: A self powering portable case has a custom liner insert tray accommodating electric hair clippers and trimmers and detachable blades therefore. Retractable power cords attached to the hair tools are dispensed from cord holders to facilitate tool use. The cords are electrically coupled to a power connector that is connected to a electric power supply to power the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: James Mills, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090056137
    Abstract: A personal care apparatus includes a handle housing a rechargeable battery and a plurality of operating heads such as a vibrating safety razor head and a hair trimming device exchangeably mountable on the handle for assembling different hand-held appliances for performing respective body treatments. A base is included for storing the components of the apparatus when not in use and forms a battery charging device with a socket into which the handle plugs for recharging the battery. The operating heads include electrical devices, in particular electric motors, powered by the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Terence Gordon Royle
  • Publication number: 20090007442
    Abstract: The present invention provides a razor implement which can be satisfactorily used by those who are accustomed to using razor implements, and exhibits an extremely high safety during shaving. The razor implement of the first present invention is a razor implement in which a safety guard 30 having slits exposing the blade edge of a blade by specified intervals and bridges covering the blade edge at a plurality of positions is mounted on the blade fitted at the tip part of a handle, and the slits of the safety guard 30 are constituted by providing the first slits 33 formed at the central part of the blade edge, the second slits 34 formed with smaller widths than the widths of the first slits on the tip side of the blade edge, and the third slits 35 formed with smaller widths than the widths of the first slits on the proximal end part side of the blade edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Noboru Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20080307660
    Abstract: A shaving razor comprising: a. a handle having a proximate end and a distal end wherein said handle comprises a cavity; b. an adapter neck pivotally joined to said proximate end of said handle, wherein said adapter neck further comprises 1) a pump to which is joined a first feeding channel extending from said cavity, wherein the pump is actuated by pivotal movement of said neck; and 2) a cartridge connection yoke disposed at an opposite end of said neck from said handle; through which said feeding channel runs; and c. a razor cartridge comprising a blade wherein said cartridge is joined to said neck by said cartridge connection yoke and wherein said feeding channel continues to run to a disposal point on said cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Sean Peter Clarke
  • Publication number: 20080250645
    Abstract: A hair clipper includes a housing that defines a cavity and has an opening communicating with the cavity. The hair clipper further includes a blade assembly coupled to a cutting end of the housing and a holder positioned within the cavity and proximate the opening. The hair clipper further includes a plurality of light sources, wherein each light source is received by the holder. The light sources are positioned to direct light through the opening and towards the cutting end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Richard J. Tringali, Robert E. Derby, Jeff Gross, Christopher J. Braun
  • Publication number: 20080250646
    Abstract: In a razor including a razor head 16 having blade bodies 19, a shaving aid member 27 is provided on the razor head 16. The shaving aid member 27 reciprocates between an initial position and an end position, which is separate from the initial position by a predetermined range. The shaving aid member 27 is urged toward the initial position by elastic bodies 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakasuka
  • Publication number: 20080222906
    Abstract: This device integrates a “Spirit Level” or “Bubble Level” with a traditional shaving device such as a non-electrically powered shaving razor, or electrically powered razor or trimming device. The integration of a “Spirit Level” or “Bubble Level” with a shaving or trimming device allows for accurate, straight, and level, shaving, cutting, or trimming of facial hair, hair growing from the scalp, or any other hair growing from the body. By using the “Sprit Level” or “Bubble Level” as a guide, the user is able to gauge the exact angle at which he or she is cutting, shaving, or trimming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Fraser Lewis Austin
  • Publication number: 20080216323
    Abstract: A wet shave razor assembly includes a shaving aid delivery system surrounding a razor cartridge. The shaving aid delivery system includes a hydrophilic foam having a water soluble shaving preparation disposed therein. During a wet shave operation, the hydrophilic foam is compressed as the razor is stroked across a user's skin. The hydrophilic foam is an open-cell structure defined by a plurality of supporting elements that cooperate to form tortuous paths. The hydrophilic foam can also include closed cells, or it can be a combination of open cells and closed cells. The shaving preparation is disposed in the paths and/or closed cells. A combination razor cartridge/shaving aid delivery system assembly can be releasably attached to a handle. The razor cartridge may be movable relative to the hydrophilic foam and include a mechanism allowing such movement housed in the handle, or it can be fixed relative to the hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Guimont, Rooma Mehta, Robert McCormack, James Smith
  • Publication number: 20080196250
    Abstract: A replacement cartridge for a razor assembly is provided that includes a shaving aid body for use with the razor assembly. The shaving aid body includes an aperture disposed within a contact surface. The aperture is sized to receive a razor cartridge. Some embodiments of the present replacement cartridge include a base. In some of those embodiments the base includes one or more features for attaching the replacement cartridge to the razor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David Coffin, Glennis Orloff, Mark Peyser
  • Publication number: 20080196258
    Abstract: An electric hair removal apparatus for removing hair from the human skin. The hair removal apparatus includes a housing adapted to be held in the hand, a mechanically working hair removal device and a motor for driving the hair removal device. Provision is made for a sensor device for generating a signal that depends on the speed at which the hair removal device is moved over the skin during the hair removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Bernhard Kraus
  • Publication number: 20080189965
    Abstract: A razor protection system includes a container for holding a protective liquid such as mineral oil for protecting the razor of a non-electric shaver. The protective liquid floats on water, which is used to control the level of the protective liquid. A shaver support adjacent the container supports the razor within the container spaced upwardly from the bottom the container above the water. In one embodiment, the shaver support is movable to alternately immerse the razor in the protective liquid and remove the razor from the protective liquid. The shaver support preferably supports the shaver when the razor is not immersed to allow the protective liquid to drip from the razor into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Brett J. Trissel
  • Publication number: 20080141536
    Abstract: A razor handle having a front end, a back end opposite the front end, an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and a length in a longitudinal direction defined between the front and back ends. The razor handle includes a head portion and a body portion for hand grasping of the razor handle. A first cross-sectional shape of the upper surface is arcuate and has a radius of curvature that increases along the length of the razor handle, from the back end towards a median location located at approximately half the length of the razor handle, and that decreases along the length of the razor handle, from the median location towards the front end. The first cross-section defined by a plane extends from the back end to the front end and is substantially perpendicular to the upper and lower surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: BIC-Violex SA
    Inventors: Spiros Gratsias, Ioannis Bozikis, Yiannis-Marios Psimadas
  • Patent number: 7356934
    Abstract: A hair clipper assembly configured for attachment to a user's clothing, including a battery pack having a housing at least one battery, a belt clip, and a holster recess; a holster having a holster belt clip; a hair clipper configured to slidably fit within the holster; and a cord connecting the clipper to the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James E. McCambridge, Luther D. Langley
  • Publication number: 20080060671
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method to clean and dry a personal hygiene device, such as a razor, tweezers, a comb, a toothbrush or other dental apparatuses, such as a dental pick. Typically, the system includes dryer generally coupled to a curved-wall chamber. The dryer generally includes a housing coupled to a duct, which, in turn is coupled to the curved-wall chamber. The housing includes a fan for pulling intake air into a housing via an air-intake. The housing further may include a heating element for heating air before entry into the curved-wall chamber. Thus, a personal hygiene device placed into a curved-wall chamber having a cleaning fluid can advantageously be cleaned and dried via circulating heated air and fluid within the curved-wall chamber under the circulation force of air provided by the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen Ruffin
  • Publication number: 20080052911
    Abstract: In a wet-shave razor, a handle is provided and has a razor cartridge mounted thereon at an end thereof. The razor cartridge has at least one razor blade positioned therein. A sensor is mounted to the handle for continuously monitoring and detecting movement of the handle and generating signals indicative thereof. A controller is also mounted to the handle and is in communication with the sensor for continuously receiving signals from the sensor. An indicator is mounted to the handle and is in communication with the controller. During operation, the indicator generates an alert in response to commands received from the controller, the alert being identifiable by a user and indicative of the remaining useful life of the razor cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris M. Kohler
  • Patent number: 7159324
    Abstract: A storage device for a shaving razor replacement cartridge package, including a base member having at least one package-receiving storage region, and one or more covered packages that are each located in a respective storage region. The covered package contains a shaving cartridge including a plastic housing and a plurality of blades. The storage region preferably provides a retention force, e.g., by opposed members, to retain a respective package within the compartment with a retention force. The retention force is preferably determined so that is less than an opening force needed to initiate opening of a removable cover seated on the stored package. The storage device can include shaving razor engagement structure for carrying a razor generally aligned with the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Charles Bridgham Worrick, III
  • Patent number: 7143517
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a shaving apparatus, includes a container for receiving the shaving apparatus. The container is at least partially filled with a cleaning fluid. The cleaning device of the invention also includes a device to limit the immersion depth of the shaving apparatus in the container dependent on the level of the cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Kappes, Andreas Larscheid, Uwe Ludäscher
  • Patent number: 7140115
    Abstract: Provided are shavers that are particularly applicable to shaving a user's head, but that may be utilized for shaving any part of the body. More specifically, a shaver according to the present invention has one or more of the following elements: a wheel or other rolling device on the same side of the shaver as the razor blade or other shaving component, an adjustable finger hook for accommodating fingers of different sizes, and an attached stand for supporting the razor blade or other shaving component when the shaver is set down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Todd M. Greene
  • Patent number: 7107692
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a shaving apparatus includes a chassis supporting a cleaning container for receiving the shaving head region of the shaving apparatus. A detent device is movably suspended on the chassis and is biased by means of a resilient element toward a first end position in which the detent device fixedly secures a replaceable reservoir holding a supply of cleaning liquid to the chassis in a positive engagement relationship therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Kappes, Andreas Larscheid, Uwe Ludascher