Razor Holder Or Storage Receptacle Patents (Class 30/541)
  • Patent number: 10807259
    Abstract: A safety razor handle in combination with a razor cartridge that is one of a first and second type razor cartridge, each with a respective connecting member, which first and second type razor cartridge connecting members are different from one another, is provided. The handle includes a cartridge end, a first assembly, a second assembly, and an ejector. The first assembly is configured to connect the first type razor cartridge's connecting member to a cartridge end of the handle. The second assembly is configured to connect the second type razor cartridge's connecting member to the cartridge end of the handle. The razor cartridge ejector is operable to selectively eject both first type razor cartridges and second type razor cartridges from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Bunnell
  • 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: 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: 8683701
    Abstract: A vibrating razor handle assembly is provided for facilitating use of different types of razor blade cartridges with a single vibrating handle. The assembly includes an elongated housing having a first end, a second end, and a perimeter wall extending between the first end and the second end. A vibrator is positioned in the housing. An adapter is coupled to the housing and the vibrator whereby the adapter vibrates when the vibrator is activated. The adapter has a distal end relative to the housing configured for coupling to a razor blade cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Loftin
  • Patent number: 8555900
    Abstract: A safety razor is provided having a handle, a cartridge mounted to the handle and a pair of primary guards joined to the cartridge, each of the primary guards having a plurality of fins that define a plurality of fin slots. The safety razor also includes one or more primary shaving blades mounted to the cartridge and positioned adjacent the pair of primary guards. A shaving aid retention guard is positioned between the pair of primary guards. The shaving aid retention guard has a plurality of walls defining a plurality of guard slots, wherein a width of the guard slots is greater than the width of the fin slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Roy Nicoll, Matthias Gester
  • Publication number: 20130247395
    Abstract: Razors and systems for wet shaving are provided. The razors include a heating element and a heating material that may be heated by the heating element. Some systems include a holder for the razor, comprising contacts positioned to engage electrical contacts of the razor and deliver power from a power source to the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Andrew Szczepanowski, Robert A. Trotta
  • Patent number: 8405008
    Abstract: A heating element for an electrical appliance, such as an electric razor. The element has a hollow metallic sleeve having first and second sides. The first side of the sleeve has greater thermal mass than the second side of the sleeve. A positive temperature coefficient ceramic element is located within the sleeve and held in thermal contact with the sleeve by a compressed portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Simatelex Manufactory Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheuk Fu Leung
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110308098
    Abstract: A razor case, also referred to as a razor saver, may keep a razor blade dry and free or any moisture. The razor saver may include an absorbent liner and one or more absorbent desiccant gel packs for removing moisture from the razor blade. The razor saver may extend the life of the razor blade, typically offering the user up to four times the use from a single blade cartridge. The razor saver may save money while also reducing landfill wastes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: DARRELL R. DE'RENNAUX
  • Publication number: 20110225834
    Abstract: A container (1) having a removable lid (3) for holding a shaving razor (6) and a liquid solution (7), preferably of water and alcohol. The lid has an opening (4) for accepting the head (5) of a shaving razor (6). A gasket (10) located around the opening seals the container and prevents the liquid solution from evaporating. Measurement lines (8) located on the perimeter wall (2) of the container indicate how much liquid solution to place in the container. A shaving razor may be placed into the container through the opening and the gasket so that the head of the razor with the blade cartridge is submerged in the alcohol and water solution and the handle of the razor extends out of the lid through the opening and the gasket, which forms a seal around the handle (9), thereby helping to prevent the liquid solution from evaporating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Dante Cirilli
  • Publication number: 20110215082
    Abstract: A heating element for an electrical appliance, such as an electric razor. The element has a hollow metallic sleeve having first and second sides. The first side of the sleeve has greater thermal mass than the second side of the sleeve. A positive temperature coefficient ceramic element is located within the sleeve and held in thermal contact with the sleeve by a compressed portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: SIMATELEX MANUFACTORY CO. LTD
    Inventor: Cheuk Fu Leung
  • Publication number: 20110203112
    Abstract: The travel shaver kit includes a handle having a proximal end and a distal end. A blade housing is pivotably attached to the distal end of the handle. The blade housing is able to be pivotably positionable either in a first position wherein the handle and blade housing are aligned, or in a second position wherein the handle and blade housing are perpendicular. A ceramic blade has a base disposed within the blade housing. The ceramic blade extends outwardly from the blade housing to expose a cutting edge suitable for shaving. The blade housing extends through at least a portion of the base to non-removably lock the ceramic blade therein, whereby twisting or bending the blade housing, without breaking it, results in destruction of the cutting edge. The ceramic blade may include an aperture where the blade housing extends through the blade aperture to non-removably lock the ceramic blade therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Samuel Lax
  • 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: 20110119923
    Abstract: A safety razor is provided having a handle, a cartridge mounted to the handle and a pair of primary guards joined to the cartridge, each of the primary guards having a plurality fins that define a plurality of fin slots. The safety razor also includes one or more primary shaving blades mounted to the cartridge and positioned adjacent the pair of primary guards. A shaving aid retention guard is positioned between the pair of primary guards. The shaving aid retention guard has a plurality of walls defining a plurality of guard slots, wherein a width of the guard slots is greater than the width of the fin slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Roy Nicoll, Matthias Gester
  • Publication number: 20110099814
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrically driven razor and an associated charging station, wherein at least one drivable cutting or shearing part is supported on a shearing head disposed on the razor housing and wherein at least one active thermocouple that can be electrically actuated is thermally coupled to a passive cooling element on the side that can be cooled relative to the ambient temperature. The passive cooing element in this arrangement is disposed having at least one free end section on or in the region of the shearing head, such that it contacts the skin of a user in shaving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Stefan Fuerst, Martin Fuellgrabe, Oliver Von Sartori-Montecroce, Jan Langsdorf, Uwe Schaaf
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100325904
    Abstract: A razor holder is adapted to be affixed to the outer surface of a conventional shaving cream dispenser. The holder includes a flexible sheet having a magnetic planar, inner surface. The magnetic sheet is mounted to the outer wall of the shaving cream dispenser. A conically configured housing is positioned on the outer surface of the sheet. The housing is designed to contain a handheld razor for storage therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Eric A. West
  • Publication number: 20100139103
    Abstract: A replacement blade razor including a holder having a head portion, a razor head supported by the head portion of the holder, and a blade member removably mounted in the razor head is provided. The head portion of the holder or the razor head includes a holding mechanism that assists in mounting of the blade member in the razor head by attracting or adhering to the blade member and thus causing the razor head to hold the blade member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: KAI R&D CENTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7654003
    Abstract: The invention relates to safety razors having blade units carried on a handle, an electrical arrangement including an electrically operated vibration device, and a control device for actuating the vibration device when the blade unit is moved into contact with or into close proximity to the skin of a person holding the razor, a battery accommodated in the handle, a switch for connecting the electrical arrangement to the battery, and optionally, a light emitting diode for illuminating a section of handle neck to indicate that the electrical arrangement is connected to the battery and ready to actuate the vibration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Graham John Simms, Robert Barrett Yates
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090172958
    Abstract: A wet shaving razor case suitable for storage of a razor having a cartridge and adjoining handle. The cartridge is pivotal about a pivot axis with respect to the handle. The case includes a lower portion and an upper portion. The upper portion includes a handle-receiving recess and is removably secured to the lower portion between an open position and a closed position. When in the closed position the cartridge is positioned within the case, the handle extends from the case and the case inhibits the cartridge from pivoting with respect to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: John Prudden, JR., Kelly Daniel Bridges
  • Publication number: 20090158595
    Abstract: A microemulsion comprising an oil phase, an aqueous phase, a surfactant, and a hair modification active. The microemulsion is suitable for being impregnated therein or deposited thereon a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: David Acher, Paul Ellis, Tracey Heeson
  • Publication number: 20090158596
    Abstract: An electric hair remover, includes: a body part having a head end part in a longitudinal direction, a blade part for cutting hair being formed at the head end part; a holder part mounted to the body part in such a configuration as to slide along the longitudinal direction of the body part; an operator mounted to the body part and adapted to switch an on-operation and an off-operation of a power source of the blade part; and a slide lock mechanism interlocked with the on-operation by the operator and configured to lock the sliding operation of the holder part relative to the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki OUCHI, Hitoshi OGAWA, Wei WANG
  • Publication number: 20090159469
    Abstract: A cover member (1) for a container which includes a cap portion (2) and a leg member (3) depending from the cap portion, wherein the leg member has an internal surface arranged to face the container and an external surface which is visable when then the cap is in use, the cover member further including one or more lugs (4a, 4b) arranged on the internal surface of the leg member, the lugs being arranged to receive a hair removal tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Rachel Russell
  • Publication number: 20090106981
    Abstract: A disposable, sterilized surgical clipper includes a body having a top portion and a bottom portion and a clipper head attached to the top portion of the body. The clipper head includes a housing and a blade assembly. A power source is housed within the body for operating the clipper. The clipper head and the body may be a single, integrated unit or the clipper head may be removable from the body. In either embodiment, the body, clipper head and power source are sterilized as a single unit so as to be used in a sterile setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Brian R. Palmer, Dale F. Greeson, Earl D. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090056141
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a wet shaving system includes two integrated components, namely a shaving device (e.g., a wet shave razor) and a base. The shaving device includes a handle and razor cartridge. During use, the shaving device is separated from the base and used by a user to shave. Between uses, the shaving device is stored on the base. The base is operable to detect when a user has removed the handle for the purpose of shaving, count the number of shaves the razor cartridge has been used by the user, and notify the user once a given number of shaves have been completed in order to, for example, prompt the user to consider replacing the replaceable shaving cartridge on the current handle or to begin using a new razor and handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Barry, Dave Ross
  • Publication number: 20090056139
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Terence Gordon Royle
  • 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: 20090056151
    Abstract: A wet shaving razor case suitable for storage of a razor wherein the razor includes a cartridge and adjoining handle and wherein the case comprises an upper portion comprising a handle-receiving recess and a lower portion joined to the upper portion wherein the lower portion comprises a lower spacing member disposed between a forward leverage support and a rear leverage support wherein the cartridge engages with the forward leverage support upon insertion of a leading front surface of the razor into the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Kohring, Kelly Daniel Bridges
  • Patent number: 7487593
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a tray for a shaving implement having a powered device includes a base, at least one engagement structure, and at least one protrusion. The base has a length and a width that are at least approximately as long as a length and a width of the shaving implement, respectively. The base also has a height. The engagement structure(s) are operable to releaseably secure the shaving implement to the tray. The protrusion(s) extend heightwise from the base and are positioned substantially adjacent to a switch on the shaving implement that controls the powered device. The protrusion(s) extend to a height that is at least as high as the switch when the shaving implement is releasably secured in the engagement structure(s) and guard the switch from contact with outside forces that can unintentionally power on the battery-powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Dansreau, Donald Roche
  • Patent number: 7475481
    Abstract: A body hair shaving device for shaving hair from a body of a person and preventing being accidentally cut by a razor blade includes a housing being graspable by a hand of a person. The housing has a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral wall attached to and extending between the top and bottom walls. The housing is divided into a first section and a second section. The first section is hingedly coupled to the second section. The housing is positionable in a closed position having the bottom wall of the first and second sections being adjacent to each other or an open position having the top wall of the first and second sections lying in a same plane. A razor assembly is coupled to the housing and split between the first and second sections to shave hair from a body when the razor assembly is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph A. Napoli
  • 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: 20080271319
    Abstract: The invention relates to safety razors having a blade unit carried on a handle that includes a vibration mechanism and a control device for controlling operation of the vibration mechanism, the control device being connected to an electrode arrangement that can comprise a blade and an electrically conductive casing of the handle, to detect water so that the vibration mechanism is activated in response to the blade unit being immersed into a body of water for rinsing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Ian Saker, Joseph Roger Yeoman
  • Patent number: 7441336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand held electrical appliance having a handle and a head part to be brought into contact with the body of the user, such as a toothbrush with a brush head or a safety razor with a head part in the form of a blade unit, including an electrically operable vibration generating device, for example an electric motor and eccentric weight, and a control device for controlling operation of the vibration generating device. The control device is proximity or touch sensitive and includes a sensor element, such as an electrode formed by a blade of the blade unit, so that the vibration generating device is actuated in response to a person using the appliance and moving the blade unit (or other head part) into close proximity to or into contact with the body area to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Christopher Martin Hawes, Joseph Roger Yeoman, David Vince
  • Publication number: 20080222902
    Abstract: A device for storing an implement such as a razor next to an associated container. An endless band of elastomeric material is formed to be stretched and released about the container. A mouth portion formed of the same material is disposed on the periphery of the band for retaining the implement. The mouth portion has a pair of arms spaced apart enough to receive the implement, and a pair of gates each of which is joined at a first end to an outer end of a corresponding arm. Each gate is biased toward a rest position where a second end of the gate opposite its first end confronts the second end of the other gate. The gates deflect inward when the implement is urged horizontally into the mouth portion, and return to their rest position when the implement clears them so that the implement is then stored in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: William S. Bisceglia
  • Publication number: 20080216322
    Abstract: A cartridge for an appliance for personal care, such as skin, dental or hair treatment includes a main body (2), a dispensing structure (3, 11, 12) for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid, a paste or a gel, and a cartridge (3) detachably connected to the main body (2). The cartridge bounds a reservoir space (5) for holding the substance to be dispensed and includes: a flexible wall part (7) bounding the reservoir space (5) for allowing reservoir space (5) volume to accommodate to a volume of the substance filled therein and volumes of the substance dispensed therefrom; a rigid wall part (16) also bounding the reservoir space (5), and a rigid housing (6, 14). The flexible wall part (7) is connected to the rigid housing (6, 14) along a contour (23) of the rigid wall part (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Molema, Wilko Westerhof, Anke Sinnema, Johannes Josephus Blaak
  • Publication number: 20080216329
    Abstract: A razor includes a handle attached at one end of a blade assembly to position the handle away from the shave path of the razor. The handle and the blade assembly define the razor generally with an L-shape, wherein the handle is positioned in an off set position relative to a center of the blade assembly or away from the shave path. The blade assembly is thereby disposed at a substantially perpendicular orientation relative to the handle. The handle position provides a user of the razor with an unobstructed view of facial and body areas being shaven with the razor. The handle position provides such advantage for both left-handed and right-handed users. The blade assembly of the razor is constructed and arranged to mount one or two razor blade sets along either side of the assembly. In addition, the blade assembly is further constructed and arranged to pivot bi-directionally relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: James M. Leventhal
  • Publication number: 20080209734
    Abstract: Shaving razors and cartridges intended for mounting on such shaving razors wherein the cartridges include one or mounted solid shaving aid portions that are wing shaped and that exhibit an improved conformation to a shaving consumer's skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Roy Nicoll
  • Publication number: 20080209733
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Theresa Louise Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080178480
    Abstract: The current invention discloses an attachment system for a personal shaver that allows a standard razor to be attached to a shower head assembly and contacted with the water flow from the shower head. This allows for the razor to be warmed to a desired temperature by regulating the temperature of the water flow from the shower head. The resulting temperature controlled razor can be used for a soothing, comfortable and warm shave. The user also can save time by shaving while taking a shower. Additionally, the present invention is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and can be used with standard razors and current packaging being sold and used. The attachment system is comprised of a body member with a fist end capable of attaching to a shower assembly and a second end capable of attaching to a personal shaver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Keith Inman
  • Publication number: 20080172879
    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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: William A. Salvatore
  • Patent number: 7337903
    Abstract: A razor blade holder includes a slotted housing for removably retaining a razor blade therewithin. The housing accommodates at least one magnet. The housing is used conjointly with a keeper having a magnet affixed thereto. The housing and keeper, in use, sandwich a portion of a garment therebetween to provide easy and safe access to a razor blade. The magnets used herein are preferably neodymium magnets. Also, the present invention is particularly adapted for use with a single edge razor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Aaron P. Lauri
  • Patent number: 7197827
    Abstract: A razor handle supports a razor head, which is attachable to a supporting stem. The handle has an elongated body, which defines a body longitudinal axis, a razor head attachment member for attaching the razor head to said razor handle adjacent a body first end, and a handle-to-stem attachment member for attaching said razor handle adjacent a body second end to the stem. The attachment member has a slot, which defines a retention segment and an insertion segment. The retention segment defines a longitudinal axis, which is parallel to the body axis, and which leads into the retention segment. The insertion segment allows the stem to be inserted into the retention segment so that the razor handle can be suspended from the supporting stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: François Paquette
  • Patent number: 7172069
    Abstract: A replacement cartridge container is provided that includes a tub and a selectively removable lid. The tub includes a base panel attached to a side panel. The base panel and the side panel each have an interior surface and an exterior surface. A cavity is formed contiguous with the interior surfaces of the base panel and the side panel. The selectively removable lid attaches to the tub and forms a seal with the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David Coffin, Chris A. Barone
  • 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: 7093363
    Abstract: A foldable razor assembly includes a detachable razor blade embedded at the front end of a handle, a box base with its lateral side pivotally coupled to the rear end of the handle, a cavity defined by the box base and a lid for containing the handle and razor blade, and a box body. Since the handle is pivotally coupled to an end of the box base, the handle can be rotated directly to put the handle and the razor blade into the cavity of the box base, and the lid is turned to cover the cavity when the razor is not in use, so as to reduce the overall storage volume of the razor for an easy storage or carry. The invention can prevent the box body from being separated from the razor or missing, and also can keep the razor from being contaminated by the environment. When it is necessary to use the razor, the lid is opened and the handle is turned to combine with the box body. The invention can be folded or unfolded for easy storage or use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Jack C. Kuo
  • Patent number: 7040024
    Abstract: A shaving equipment system is provided that includes a razor assembly, a replacement cartridge container, and a storage apparatus. The storage apparatus includes a body, a wall attachment mechanism, a razor assembly holder, and a replacement cartridge container holder. The wall attachment mechanism, the razor assembly holder, and the replacement cartridge container holder are attached to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Lukan, Jay Bunnell, Christine Ciccone, Paul Dansreau, David Dombrowski, Mark Peyser
  • Patent number: 6964097
    Abstract: The present invention is a shaving apparatus that includes a razor cartridge having one or more razor blades, a housing, a flexible bladder, and a handle having an interior cavity and an actuator. The housing includes an exterior surface that is adjacent the razor cartridge and includes one or more ports. The housing is attached to an open end of the flexible bladder such that the one or more ports are in fluid communication with the contents of the flexible bladder. The flexible bladder stores a flowable shaving aid material and is disposed within an interior cavity in the handle. The actuator is operable to collapse the flexible bladder, thereby forcing the flowable shaving aid material from the flexible bladder to the one or more ports. Once the flowable shaving aid material exits the ports, it is dispensed on the surface being shaved adjacent the razor cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Franzini, David Roche, Andrew Pennella