Blade Conditioner (e.g., Lubricator) Patents (Class 30/538)
  • Patent number: 8955228
    Abstract: A system comprising a primary electrical device, such as a shaver, and an auxiliary electrical device, such as a shaver cleaner, defining a receiving arrangement for receiving the primary electrical device. The primary electrical device includes a first connector configured to couple with an associated connector of the auxiliary device to transmit electrical or electromagnetic energy between the devices. The primary electrical device includes an additional connector configured to couple the primary electrical device for receiving electrical or electromagnetic energy, such as from an electric mains voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Sebastian Hottenrott, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Jürgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8939161
    Abstract: A cleaning system for an electric shaver having a shaving head generally includes a housing having an interior space configured to retain cleaning fluid within the housing. The housing is further configured for supporting the shaver in a generally upright orientation with the shaving head disposed at least in part within the interior space of the housing. A displacement apparatus is disposed within the interior space of the housing and is selectively positionable within the housing between a first position in which the cleaning fluid within the housing defines a lower fluid level relative to the shaving head to be cleaned, and a second position in which the cleaning fluid defines a higher fluid level relative to the shaving head such that at the higher fluid level at least a portion of the shaving head of the shaver is submerged in the cleaning fluid within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8925209
    Abstract: A cleaning unit (1) is provided for cleaning an interior space (15) of a shaving head (10) of a shaver, which shaving head (10) comprises a movably arranged cutter member (20) for cutting off hairs and a contacting surface (14) for contacting a portion of skin to be shaved, which is provided with a plurality of holes for catching and letting through hairs to 5 be shaved off by means of the cutter member (20). In particular, the cleaning unit (1) comprises separating means (30) for constituting a physical barrier between two portions of an outer surface (13) of the shaving head (10) and for conveying cleaning fluid (41). During a cleaning process, an agitated flow of fluid (41) is realized in the interior space (15) of the shaving head (10) under the influence of a centrifugal pump action which is obtained when 10 the cutter member (20) of the shaving head (10) is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robbert Freerk Johan Van Der Scheer, Ype Brada, Sint Baron
  • Patent number: 8883075
    Abstract: An attractive and compact device and an effective method to store and disinfect a manual shaving razor are disclosed. The method reduces corrosion of the razor's metal blades. A compact container has separate but suitably connected chambers allowing for economy of use of as disinfectant liquid combining alcohol, detergent or soap and skin conditioner. By protecting the razor in one enclosed chamber, oxidative damage and rusting of blades is avoided. A knife edge element is placed at the bottom of another chamber to pierce the foil seal of a suitably inserted bottle within the other chamber. An optional third, drainage chamber below the other two chambers allows for appropriate drainage and removal both of excess fluid used, as well as hair and debris from the blades. The design of the device is compact and attractive, as is the method an extremely effective way of protecting and disinfecting the razor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher J Henry, Robert F Patterson
  • 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: 8851777
    Abstract: A replacement cartridge for a safety razor includes a dispensing head and a reservoir for a flowable shaving aid material. A removable shield is between the reservoir and the dispensing head and the shield interrupts fluid communication between channels of the reservoir and the dispensing head when the shield is in place. Fluid communication is permitted when the shield is removed. Removal of the shield is a onetime event. The shield can be a thermoplastic film. A razor cartridge can be disposed adjacent the dispensing head and the housing of the razor cartridge can be integrally formed with the housing of the dispensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J Pennella
  • Publication number: 20140208601
    Abstract: A device includes a structural housing that defines a rising chamber configured to receive a portion of a wet shaving apparatus. The structural housing is configured to house a filter, a fluid reservoir, a pump, and a set spray head. The pump defines at least a portion of a first fluid flow path between the fluid reservoir and the spray head and is configured to be activated such that a volume of fluid flows within the first fluid flow path from the fluid reservoir to the spray heads to be expelled into the rinsing chamber. The filter defines at least a portion of a second fluid flow path between the rinsing chamber and the fluid reservoir. The filter is configured to filter the volume of fluid as the volume of fluid flows within the second fluid flow path from the rinsing chamber to the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: ShaveSimpl, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig S. BATTIN, Theodore R. ULLRICH, Pepin S. GELARDI, Dean DIPIETRO
  • Patent number: 8641310
    Abstract: A replacement cartridge for a safety razor includes a dispensing head and a reservoir for a flowable shaving aid material. A removable shield is between the reservoir and the dispensing head and the shield interrupts fluid communication between channels of the reservoir and the dispensing head when the shield is in place. Fluid communication is permitted when the shield is removed. Removal of the shield is a onetime event. The shield can be a thermoplastic film. A razor cartridge can be disposed adjacent the dispensing head and the housing of the razor cartridge can be integrally formed with the housing of the dispensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery ComaPNY, Inc
    Inventor: Andrew J Pennella
  • Patent number: 8458922
    Abstract: A hygienic razor blade dryer is provided that comprises a housing having an interior, a razor blade holder disposed within the interior that is adapted to receive a razor blade, a dryer for drying a razor blade received in the razor blade holder, and a vacuum for evacuating the air within the interior to prevent moisture buildup in the air and on the razor blade and to inhibit oxidation on the blade surfaces. A sanitizer may also be provided to sanitize the razor blade before, during or after the dryer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Toilettree Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Parisi, Gary Parisi, Paul Parisi
  • Patent number: 8458909
    Abstract: A hair removal device is provided, comprising a handle and a collapsible reservoir suitable for containing a fluid to be dispensed during use of the hair removal device, the hair removal device additionally comprising a container enclosing the collapsible reservoir, a fluid outlet adapted to allow fluid to exit both the collapsible reservoir and the container, an orifice adapted to allow air to flow in or out of the container, and a suction device, adapted to suck fluid out of the collapsible reservoir through fluid outlet. The container can be rigid, deformably rigid, or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Christopher Martin Hawes, Lee Burrowes
  • Patent number: 8424210
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus and method of shaving incorporate a novel, segmented, shaving head comprising multiple razors. In addition, embodiments of the shaving apparatus include an applicator head which provides lubrication and/or hydration while shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Milton D. Moore
  • Patent number: 8313693
    Abstract: A shaving razor maintenance system includes a razor container defining a reservoir bottom region and razor head supporting structure disposed to restrict razor head and blade portions from entering the reservoir bottom region, and a two-phase liquid including a first liquid including a first anti-microbial agent, and a non-corrosive second liquid. The first liquid is water-miscible and has a specific gravity relatively greater than the specific gravity of the second liquid. The first and second liquids are also immiscible, but, upon agitation, form a temporary, generally homogeneous emulsion. A method for maintaining a razor head and blade portion is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Charles D. Winsell
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8191263
    Abstract: A shaving implement which includes a handle. The shaving cartridge includes a frame and a separable lubrication. The separable lubrication includes a shaving aid. The shaving cartridge is pivotable relative to the handle between a neutral position (see e.g., FIG. 1) and a rearward position (see e.g, FIG. 2), and the separable lubrication is pivotable relative to the frame between a forward position (see e.g., FIGS. 1 and 2) and a locked position. During normal shaving, the separable lubrication is rotated toward the forward position and can pivot relative to the handle with the frame. When the separable lubrication is in the locked position, the separable lubrication is located in a position away from the skin during normal shaving and the pivoting of the frame relative to the handle is generally limited, or altogether eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Follo, Paul D. Richard
  • Publication number: 20110225833
    Abstract: A razor blade protection system includes a body having a top portion and a bottom portion between which the head of a razor blade may be secured, the top portion and bottom portion are biased such that the bias force must be overcome to insert the razor blade between the top portion and bottom portion. A protective material is located within the body such that, when a razor blade is secured between the top portion and bottom portion, the compressive biasing force maintains the protective material in continuous contact with the cutting edge of the razor blade. The protective material may be saturated with a corrosion inhibiting liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20110197459
    Abstract: A shaving aid includes a substrate and a lubricating layer. Particles in the lubricating layer may be PEO, engineered particles, encapsulated liquid and/or particles, minerals, or other conventional particles or substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Shelly Starling
  • Publication number: 20110138638
    Abstract: A shaving razor maintenance system includes a razor container defining a reservoir bottom region and razor head supporting structure disposed to restrict razor head and blade portions from entering the reservoir bottom region, and a two-phase liquid including a first liquid including a first anti-microbial agent, and a non-corrosive second liquid. The first liquid is water-miscible and has a specific gravity relatively greater than the specific gravity of the second liquid. The first and second liquids are also immiscible, but, upon agitation, form a temporary, generally homogeneous emulsion. A method for maintaining a razor head and blade portion is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Charles D. Winsell
  • Publication number: 20110041339
    Abstract: A hair removal device is provided comprising a cold-pressed, solid lubricating composition, the cold-pressed, solid lubricating composition comprising a temperature-sensitive component, such as fragrance oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Elaine Alice Marie Geary, Fabien Havas
  • Publication number: 20100257744
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for extending the useful life of a cutting edge of a cutting edge tool is provided. The apparatus comprises a housing for supporting a cutting edge tool such as a shaving razor. Disposed within the housing can be at least one metal member that is positioned underneath or in proximity to the cutting edge of the tool. The metal member can comprise a plurality of upward facing protrusions configured in a grid pattern. The method comprises providing a housing containing the metal member, and placing a cutting edge tool on the housing such that the cutting edge is positioned in proximity to the metal member. It is observed that placing a cutting edge tool on the apparatus can prevent or inhibit oxidation from forming on the cutting edge, thereby extending the cutting tool's useful life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Randy S. Malkewich
  • Publication number: 20100223792
    Abstract: A treatment device for improving the cutting properties of the blade of a non-electric shaving razor. The device has a treatment surface for interacting with the cutting edge of the razor blade, as the blade is put into sliding contact with the treatment surface. The treatment surface has a plurality of resilient honing projections that are compressed as the blade is moved in sliding contact with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Celso E. Martell
  • Patent number: 7752757
    Abstract: A shaving system is provided that includes a safety razor that can be selectively connected to a razor holder via a fluid coupling. At least one gas-generating electrochemical cell is disposed in a sealed gas module in the razor holder. The gas module is in fluid communication with a reservoir adapted to contain shaving aid material capable of fluid flow. The reservoir is in the handle or can have a portion in the holder and a portion in the handle of the safety razor. The gas-generating cell is employed to generally continuously pressurize the portion of the shaving aid material disposed in the handle reservoir. During a normal shaving operation a valve arrangement of the handle can be operated enabling the pressurized shaving aid material in the handle reservoir to be deposited on the skin surface of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Salvatore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7686675
    Abstract: Apparatus, kits, and methods for sharpening electric shavers having rotary and reciprocating-type cutting members are disclosed. A sharpening apparatus in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include an applicator tray or other applicator means, and an abrasive material configured to abrade and sharpen the cutting surfaces of the electric shaver, when actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Steele
  • Publication number: 20090277024
    Abstract: A device (1) for supplying shaving aid (10) to cutting units (22) of an electric shaver (20) is designed as a stand-alone unit which is to be arranged separately from the shaver (20), and which is adapted to receiving the shaver (20). As a consequence of this design, this supplying device (1) may be designed such as to contain more shaving aid (10) than any supplying device that needs to be positioned inside the shaver (20), so that the need for a user to replenish the shaving aid (10) arises less frequently. The supplying device may further comprise means for performing at least one other function than supplying a shaving aid (10) to a shaver (20), for example a function of cleaning a shaving head (21) of the shaver (20) and/or a function of charging a battery of the shaver (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Anke Sinnema, Jasper Zuidervaart, Onno Hoitinga
  • Publication number: 20090211100
    Abstract: A razor maintenance system including a containment means and a two-phase liquid comprising a first, water-miscible liquid having an anti-microbial agent and a second, non-corrosive liquid that has a specific gravity less than that of the first liquid and is immiscible with the first liquid, the containment means including a razor container having a reservoir bottom and means for preventing a razor from entering the reservoir bottom and/or a sealed liquid container capable of being readily opened and preferably containing the two-phase liquid in a selected ratio along with an air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Charles D. Winsell
  • Publication number: 20090188112
    Abstract: A shaving razor cartridge having a platform with a front edge and a back edge and a pair of opposing side edges; and a plurality of main blades, each having a shaving edge, attached to the platform in a stacked fashion such that the shaving edge of each of the main blades faces the front edge of the platform. The main blades are arranged in a plurality of modular pairs, each modular pair having a rigid spacer separating the blades, and each modular pair of blades is separately attached to the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Frank PROCHASKA, Jeffrey W. Wonderley
  • Publication number: 20090183379
    Abstract: A hanging or standing blade razor holder incorporating a razor head cleaning submersion cup, with a slotted hinged cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Ryan Lawrence Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090133265
    Abstract: A shaving head for an electric shaving apparatus, having an under cutter comprising at least one blade which is drivable in at least one direction of movement relative to an outer cutter. To achieve a good shaving result while at the same time protecting the skin to be best possible effect, it is proposed providing the blade with an outer boundary section which is raised in relation to the cutting edge, faces in the direction of the outer cutter and inclines upwardly from the cutting edge toward the outer cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventors: Renata Burghardt, Martin Kluge, Ricardo Hojczyk, Andre Nauber, Werner Dalitz, Luis Burrel Diez, Uwe Schaaf, Dietmar Korn, Andreas Moehring
  • Publication number: 20090077811
    Abstract: A hair removing apparatus has a hair removing device for at least partially removing hair projecting from a skin, a liquid channel leading to a liquid outlet, a pump for causing liquid displacement through the liquid channel to the liquid outlet, a motor coupled to the hair removing device; a transmission coupled to the motor and to the pump; and a control structure operable between at least a first and a second operating condition for dispensing liquid at different rates. The control structure is arranged for controlling amounts of movement transmitted by the transmission to the pump such that, in the first and second operating conditions, different amounts of movement are transmitted by the transmission to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: JEROEN ALEXANDER GROSS
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7363715
    Abstract: A razor assembly is provided that includes a razor cartridge with one or more razor blades, a shaving aid body, a handle, and a linkage pivotally connected to the handle. The linkage is connected to the razor cartridge and the shaving aid body in a manner such that the razor cartridge and the shaving aid body are moveable relative to the handle. Movement of one of the razor cartridge or the shaving aid body in a first direction causes the other of the razor cartridge or the shaving aid body to move in a second direction substantially opposite the first direction. As a result, the positions of the shaving aid body and the razor cartridge are continuously adjusted to maintain the contact surface of the shaving aid body approximately co-planar with the cutting edges of the razor blades within the razor cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc
    Inventors: David C. Coffin, Brian W. Foster
  • Publication number: 20080072431
    Abstract: A shaving device assembled with multiple blades having a generally planar portion and arcuate end portions in a generally parallel spaced relationship adapted for shaving curvilinear areas of a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Debra Lynn Ozenick
  • Publication number: 20080016692
    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: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David Noble
  • Patent number: 7225817
    Abstract: A cleaning device for the shaving head of a dry shaving apparatus includes a receptacle having a reservoir adapted to receive the a shaving head and a pump to transfer a cleaning fluid from the reservoir and into the receptacle. A controllable drain disposed between a lower region of the receptacle and the reservoir redirects cleaning fluid away from the reservoir until needed thereby prolonging the time for which the cleaning fluid is in contact with the shaving head to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Sebastian Hottenrott, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Jürgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 7162800
    Abstract: A shaving assembly for simultaneously applying a shaving preparation and removing hair in a single step includes a base having an upper end, a lower end and a hollow space between the upper and lower ends, whereby the hollow space defines an opening at the upper end of the base. The shaving assembly includes a receiver for a razor, such as a cartridge receiver for a razor blade cartridge, that is connected with the base and that is disposed at the opening at the upper end of the base. The cartridge receiver has a perimeter and the opening at the upper end of the base completely surrounds the perimeter of the cartridge receiver. The hollow space of the base is adapted for containing a shaving preparation, such as a soap cake, a liquid soap, shaving cream or a body wash and may be combined with skin beneficial ingredients and/or scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Glennis J. Orloff, Robert Victor Lozeau, David Dombrowski
  • 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: 7137203
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus includes a razor blade, a reservoir for containing a non-solid shaving aid material, at least one conduit extending between the reservoir and one or more ports, and a pump in fluid communication with one or both of the reservoir and the conduit. Movement of the razor blade actuates the pump, and the pump transfers shaving aid material from the reservoir to the one or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Bressler, David Schiff, Andrew Pennella
  • Patent number: 7127817
    Abstract: A shaving assembly for simultaneously applying a shaving preparation and removing hair in a single step includes a base having an upper end, a lower end and a hollow space between the upper and lower ends, whereby the hollow space defines an opening at the upper end of the base. The shaving assembly includes a receiver for a razor, such as a cartridge receiver for a razor blade cartridge, that is connected with the base and that is disposed at the opening at the upper end of the base. The cartridge receiver has a perimeter and the opening at the upper end of the base completely surrounds the perimeter of the cartridge receiver. The hollow space of the base is adapted for containing a shaving preparation, such as a soap cake, a liquid soap, shaving cream or a body wash and may be combined with skin beneficial ingredients and/or scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Glennis J. Orloff, Robert V. Lozeau, David Dombrowski
  • Patent number: 7107684
    Abstract: Apparatus, kits, and methods for sharpening electric shavers having rotary and reciprocating-type cutting members are disclosed. A sharpening apparatus in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include an applicator tray or other applicator means, and an abrasive material configured to abrade and sharpen the cutting surfaces of the electric shaver, when actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Genuine Genius LLC
    Inventors: James M. Steele, Paul Maire
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7103977
    Abstract: A razor assembly includes a razor head having at least one blade, and a shaving aid delivery system disposed within the razor head. The shaving aid delivery system includes a supply of at least one shaving aid fluid, a microfluidic circuit for communicating the shaving aid fluid from the supply to a plurality of outlet ports along a surface of the shaving aid delivery system, and a transport system for driving the shaving aid fluid from the supply through the microfluidic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Guimont
  • Patent number: 7043841
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus is provided that includes a razor cartridge, a shaving aid dispenser, and a reservoir operable to contain a non-solid shaving aid material. The shaving aid dispenser includes one or more valves disposed within a contact panel. The contact panel is disposed adjacent the cutting edges of the one or more razor blades. Each of the valves is selectively operable between an open position and a closed position. The valves are operated by the normal force of the contact surface applied to the surface to be shaved. The reservoir is in fluid communication with the selectively operable valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Franzini, David Edward Roche, Andrew Pennella, Kenneth A Raymond
  • Patent number: 6925716
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus is provided that includes a reservoir, a support carriage, a razor cartridge, and a handle. The reservoir, which is operable to contain a non-solid shaving aid material, includes a selectively collapsible side wall surrounding an interior cavity having a volume. The support carriage includes a guide member and an applicator panel. The applicator panel includes one or more ports in fluid communication with the reservoir. One end of the reservoir is attached to the support carriage, and the other end of the reservoir is attached to the handle. The razor cartridge is mounted on the support carriage adjacent the applicator panel. The support carriage is movable relative to the handle in a manner that enables the reservoir side wall to collapse to decrease the volume of the reservoir, and thereby transfer shaving aid material from the reservoir to the one or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Bressler, David Schiff
  • Patent number: 6792960
    Abstract: The clipper oil stand has a reservoir for containing a suitable oil for cleaning, lubricating, disinfecting, and scenting the blades of a hair clipper. The reservoir has at least one sidewall and a bottom wall for containing the oil, and a cover attached to the sidewall by a hinge. A well having sloped sidewalls and a perforated bottom wall depends from the cover. A sloped cradle is mounted on top of the cover. The hair clippers are placed in the cradle, blade end downwards, the clipper blades extending through an opening in the bottom of the cradle so that oil filling into the well from the reservoir cleans and lubricates the hair clipper blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: Terrance Peele, Dezella M. Peele
  • Patent number: 6789321
    Abstract: In a safety razor a blade unit (1) is mounted on a carrying structure (2) for pivotal movement, and a delivery system (25,32,44) for conducting from a reservoir (21) a fluid, e.g. a lubricating fluid, which is to be applied to the skin during shaving, discharges the fluid at a port (45) which opens at or close to the pivot axis. The delivery system incorporates a valve (22,24) to control the supply of fluid to the blade unit (1) and the blade unit carrying structure (2) is coupled to the valve for the valve to eb actuated in response to the blade unit (1) being pressed against the skin during shaving. The blade unit carrying structured (2) is connected to a support structure (35) by a hinged coupling (36) and the valve is operated by a hinged movement of the blade unit carrying structure (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Graham John Simms
  • Publication number: 20040078986
    Abstract: A razor assembly includes a razor head having at least one blade, and a shaving aid delivery system associated with the razor head. The shaving aid delivery system includes a framework with a supply of at least one shaving aid fluid, a microfluidic circuit for communicating the shaving aid fluid from the supply to a plurality of outlet ports along a surface of the framework, and a transport system for driving the shaving aid fluid from the supply through the microfluidic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Guimont
  • Publication number: 20040010918
    Abstract: A shaving assembly operable in dry shaving environments and wet shaving environments is provided that includes a razor assembly and a shaving preparation cake. The razor assembly, which includes a razor cartridge attached to a handle, is operable in dry shaving environments and wet shaving environments. The shaving preparation cake includes an upper surface, a lower surface, one or more side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, and an axial bore extending between the upper surface and the lower surface. The shaving preparation cake is operable in a wet shaving environment, and is selectively attachable to the razor assembly for wet shaving environment applications. When the shaving preparation cake is attached to the razor assembly, the razor cartridge is disposed within the axial bore of the shaving preparation cake. The shaving preparation cake is selectively detachable from the razor assembly to facilitate use of the razor assembly in dry shaving environment applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Warner-Lambert LLC
    Inventors: Glennis J. Orloff, Robert Victor Lozeau, David Dombrowski, David Coffin, Andrew Pennella
  • Patent number: 6665937
    Abstract: A liquid container for a hair removing apparatus with at least one chamber for receiving a liquid and delivering that liquid to a liquid dispensing device of the hair removing apparatus, wherein the liquid container is equipped with a pumping device drawing in air and/or a liquid and conveying it to the liquid container, and provision is made in the liquid container for a storage material for holding the liquid to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Fürst, Werner Haczek, Andreas Peter
  • Publication number: 20030208915
    Abstract: The invention provides a lubricating strip for use in wet shaving systems which strip comprises a biodegradable polymer, preferably a surface-eroding, non bulk-eroding biodegradable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Warner-Lambert Company LLC
    Inventor: Glennis J. Orloff
  • Patent number: RE38634
    Abstract: The system comprises, for example, an electric shaver (1) and a cartridge (2) mounted in a chamber (12) of the shaver (1). The shaver (1) comprises a shaving head (3) having drivable cutters (31) and an electric motor (11) for driving the cutters (31) via a coupling pin (14). The cartridge (2) comprises a reservoir (25) for holding an auxiliary fluid. This auxiliary fluid may, for example, serve to reduce the friction between the shaving head (3) and the skin of a user. The cartridge (2) has an outlet channel (22) and a diaphragm pump (23) for feeding the auxiliary fluid from the reservoir (21) to the outlet channel (22). For the actuation of the diaphragm pump (23) the shaver (1) comprises a button (15) and a lever (17) which is pivotable about a pivot (18). When the button (15) is pressed the diaphragm pump (23) is actuated and a small amount of the auxiliary fluid is applied to the skin of a user via an outlet opening (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Willem A. Westerhof, Schelte Heeringa