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Title:
PORTABLE HAIR REMOVAL APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/028365
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention provides for a shaving device and more specifically, to a portable, conical shaped shaving apparatus with a central element, top and bottom caps, and when assembled, the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

Inventors:
KHUBANI ANAND (US)
LANGBERG ERIC (US)
STOWERS DAVID (US)
Application Number:
US2019/044142
Publication Date:
February 06, 2020
Filing Date:
July 30, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO INC (US)
International Classes:
B26B19/14; A45D26/00; B26B19/00; B26B19/28; B26B19/38; B26B21/40
Domestic Patent References:
WO2014088496A12014-06-12
Foreign References:
US3381373A1968-05-07
US20110232096A12011-09-29
US20140157957A12014-06-12
US20170165853A12017-06-15
US20050028369A12005-02-10
US20110072668A12011-03-31
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FAIR, Paul A. et al. (US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS:

What Is Claimed Is:

1. A portable hair removal apparatus comprising:

a central component having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment, said attachment having a shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, said shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from said sides to said flat top, said flat top comprises circular openings, said elongated slits and said circular openings allow said apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with said side and said flat top surfaces, a second bottom end of said central component having an exposed cavity, said exposed cavity is designed to receive a power source:

a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of said central component and cover said cavity, and

a second removable, external component is designed to cover said attachment and to attach to a portion of said central component and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

2. The apparatus of Claim 1 further comprising a motor, said motor is situated within said cavity of said central component.

3. The apparatus of Claim 1 or 2 further comprising a power source, said power source is a battery.

4. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2 or 3 wherein said attachment is selected from a group consisting essentially of a rotary blade, a shaving blade, a trimmer, a brush, a buffer, a pumice, a rotary cleaning device, an exfoliating device, a make-up brush, a make-up remover and combinations thereof.

5. The apparatus of Claim 1 or 4 wherein said apparatus is from about one inch to about seven inches in length.

6. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3 or 5 wherein said cosmetic container is selected from a group consisting essentially of a lipstick case, an applicator case, a makeup case and combinations thereof.

7. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3 or 6 wherein said external component of said apparatus has a cross section, said cross section has a shape selected from a group consisting essentially of oval, ellipse, eye shaped, oblong and combinations thereof.

8. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3 or 7 further comprising at least one light.

9. The apparatus of Claim 8 wherein said light is designed to illuminate target area of a user’ s body.

10. The apparatus of Claim 8 wherein said light is a flashlight situated on at least one of said external components.

11. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3 or 8 further comprising an on/off switch situated on said central component.

12. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8 or 11 wherein said second external component comprises a closed top end and an opened bottom end, said bottom end of said second external component having at least one protrusion, said protrusion designed to align with said on/off switch and shut off said apparatus in said closed position.

13. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 12 wherein said second external component comprises a closed top end and an opened bottom end, said bottom end of said second external component having at least one protrusion, said protrusion designed to align with said on/off switch and shut off said apparatus in said closed position.

14. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 13 wherein said second external component is self-aligning with said first external component.

15. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 14 wherein said central component comprises a storage compartment.

16. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 15 wherein at least one of said external components comprises a storage compartment.

17. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 16 further comprising a shaft coupled to said motor, said shaft is an elongated polygon configured to interface with said attachment.

18. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 or 17 further comprising a mirror.

19. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 17 or 18 having at least one blade that is designed to cut hair that enters said shaving head from said sides and said flat top.

20. The apparatus of Claim 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 17 or 18 having at least two blades that are designed to cut hair that enters said shaving head from said sides and said flat top.

21. The apparatus of claim 8 wherein said shaving head has a light to illuminate an area where said apparatus is being used.

22. The apparatus of claim 8 wherein said shaving head illuminates an area where said apparatus is being used with three hundred sixty degrees of light.

23. A portable shaving apparatus comprising:

a central element having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable shaving head and a second bottom end having an internal cavity, said internal cavity designed to receive a power source;

a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of said central element and cover at least a portion of said bottom end of said central element; and

IB a second removable, top cap designed to cover said shaving head when attached to a portion of said central element and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

24. The apparatus of Claim 23 wherein said shaving head has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, said shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from said sides to said flat top, said flat top comprises circular openings, said elongated slits and said circular openings allow said apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with said side and said flat top surfaces.

25. The apparatus of Claim 23 or 24 further comprising a motor, a shaft, a power source and a storage compartment.

26. A hair removal apparatus comprising:

a central element comprising opposing ends, one end having removable shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, said shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from said sides to said flat top, said flat top comprises circular openings, said elongated slits and said circular openings allow said apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with said side and said flat top surfaces;

a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of said central element and cover a second end of said central element; and a second removable, top cap designed to attached to a portion of said central element to thereby cover said shaving head, and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

27. A portable hair removal apparatus comprising:

a central component having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment, said attachment having a shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, said shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from said sides to said flat top, said flat top comprises circular openings, said elongated slits and said circular openings allow said apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with said side and said flat top surfaces, a second bottom end of said central component having an exposed cavity, said exposed cavity is designed to receive a power source;

a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of said central component and cover said cavity;

a second removable, external component is designed to cover said attachment and to attach to a portion of said central component and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container; and

at least one mirror.

28. The apparatus of Claim 27 wherein said mirror is attached to said first external component.

29. The apparatus of Claim 27 wherein said mirror is attached to said second external component. BO. The apparatus of Claim 27 wherein said mirror is attached to said central component.

31. A portable shaving apparatus comprising:

a central element having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable shaving head and a second bottom end having an internal cavity, said internal cavity designed to receive a power source;

a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of said central element and cover at least a portion of said bottom end of said central element;

a second removable, top cap designed to cover said shaving head when attached to a portion of said central element and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container; and

at least one storage compartment.

32. The apparatus of Claim 31 wherein said storage compartment is located in said central element.

33. The apparatus of Claim 31 wherein said storage compartment is located in said first bottom cap.

34. The apparatus of Claim 31 wherein said storage compartment is located in said second, top cap.

35. The apparatus of Claim 31 further comprising a plurality of storage compartments, said compartments are located in said central element, said first bottom cap and said second top cap.

36. A hair removal apparatus comprising:

a central element comprising opposing ends, one end having removable shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, said shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from said sides to said flat top, said flat top comprises circular openings, said elongated slits and said circular openings allow said apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with said side and said flat top surfaces;

a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of said central element and cover a second end of said central element;

a second removable, top cap designed to attached to a portion of said central element to thereby cover said shaving head, and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container;

at least one mirror; and

at least one storage compartment.

Description:
PORTABLE HAIR REMOVAL APPARATUS

RELATED APPLICATION:

This application is related to U.S. Application Serial No. 62/712,853 filed on July 31, 2018 and entitled“Portable Shaving Apparatus”.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION:

This invention relates to an article and more specifically, to a portable shaving apparatus designed to look like a cosmetic container such as a lipstick case, make-up case or make-up applicator case.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a portable shaving apparatus comprising: a central component having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment and a second bottom end having an exposed cavity, the exposed cavity designed to receive a power source, a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of the central component and cover the cavity, and a second removable, external component designed to cover the attachment, and the second external component is designed to attach to a portion of the central component and when in a closed position, and the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

In a further embodiment, a shaving apparatus comprising a central component having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment having a shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, there are elongated slits that continually run from sides to a flat top, the flat top also has circular openings, the elongated slits and circular openings allow the apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with the side and the flat top surfaces and a second bottom end having an exposed cavity, the exposed cavity designed to receive a power source, a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of the central component and cover the cavity, and a second removable, external component designed to cover the attachment, the second external component is designed attach to a portion of the central component and when in a closed position, the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

In another embodiment, the apparatus further comprising a motor, and the motor is situated within the first top end of the central component. In yet another embodiment, the apparatus further comprising a power source, and the power source is a battery, including rechargeable batteries.

In still another embodiment, the attachment is selected from a group consisting essentially of a rotary blade, a shaving blade, a trimmer, a brush, a buffer, a pumice, a rotary cleaning device, an exfoliating device, a make-up brush, a make-up remover and combinations thereof. In still yet another embodiment, the apparatus is from about one inch to about four inches long or tall.

In a further embodiment, the cosmetic container is selected from a group consisting essentially of a lipstick case, an applicator case, a makeup case and combinations thereof. In a further embodiment, the external component of the apparatus has a cross section, and the cross section has a shape selected from a group consisting essentially of oval, ellipse, eye-shaped, oblong and combinations thereof. In still a further embodiment, the apparatus further comprising at least one light. In yet a further embodiment, the light is designed to illuminate target area of a user’s body. In still yet a further embodiment, the light is a flashlight situated on at least one of the external components. In another further embodiment, the apparatus further comprising an on/off switch situated on the central component.

In another further embodiment, the second external component comprises a closed top end and an opened bottom end, and the bottom end of the second external component having at least one protrusion, and the protrusion designed to align with the on/off switch and shut off the apparatus in the closed position.

In another further embodiment, the second external component comprises a closed top end and an opened bottom end, and the bottom end of the second external component having at least one protrusion, the protrusion designed to align with the on/off switch and shut off the apparatus in the closed position. In still another embodiment, the second external component is self -aligning with the first external component.

In yet another embodiment, the central component comprises a storage compartment. In still yet another embodiment, at least one of the external components comprises a storage compartment. In a further embodiment, the apparatus further comprising a shaft coupled to the motor, the shaft is an elongated polygon configured to interface with the attachment. In another further embodiment, the apparatus further comprising a mirror.

In a further embodiment, the present invention provides for a portable shaving apparatus comprising: a central element having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment and a second bottom end having an internal cavity, the internal cavity designed to receive a power source, a first removable bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of the central element and cover at least a portion of the bottom end of the central element, and a second removable top cap designed to cover the attachment, the second cap is designed attach to a portion of the central element and when in a closed position, and the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

In a further embodiment, the apparatus further comprises a motor, a shaft, a power source and at least one storage compartment. In another embodiment, an apparatus having at least one blade that is designed to cut hair that enters the shaving head from the sides and/or the flat top. In yet another embodiment, an apparatus having at least two blades that are designed to cut hair that enters the shaving head from the sides and/or the flat top.

In still another embodiment, an apparatus having a shaving head having a light to illuminate an area where the apparatus is being used. In still yet another embodiment, an apparatus having a shaving head that illuminates an area where the apparatus is being used with three hundred sixty degrees of light.

In a further embodiment a portable hair removal apparatus comprising: a central component having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable attachment, the attachment having a shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, the shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from the sides to the flat top, the flat top comprises circular openings, the elongated slits and the circular openings allow the apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with the side and the flat top surfaces, a second bottom end of the central component having an exposed cavity, the exposed cavity is designed to receive a power source; a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of the central component and cover the cavity; a second removable, external component is designed to cover the attachment and to attach to a portion of the central component and when in a closed position, the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container; and at least one mirror.

In yet another embodiment, the mirror is attached to the first external component. In still a further embodiment wherein the mirror is attached to the second external component. In yet another wherein the mirror is attached to the central component.

In still another embodiment, a portable shaving apparatus comprising: a central element having opposing ends, a first top end comprising a removable shaving head and a second bottom end having an internal cavity, the internal cavity designed to receive a power source; a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of the central element and cover at least a portion of the bottom end of the central element; a second removable, top cap designed to cover the shaving head when attached to a portion of the central element and when in a closed position, the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container; and at least one storage compartment.

In another further embodiment, the storage compartment is located in the central element. In a further embodiment, the storage compartment is located in the first bottom cap. In yet another embodiment, wherein the storage compartment is located in the second, top cap. In still yet another embodiment further comprising a plurality of storage compartments, the compartments are located in the central element, the first bottom cap and the second top cap.

In still yet a further embodiment a hair removal apparatus comprising: a central element comprising opposing ends, one end having removable shaving head that has sides that are conical in shape leading up to a flat top surface, the shaving head comprises elongated slits that continually run from the sides to the flat top, the flat top comprises circular openings, the elongated slits and the circular openings allow the apparatus to shave hair that comes into contact with the side and the flat top surfaces; a first removable, bottom cap designed to attach to a portion of the central element and cover a second end of the central element; a second removable, top cap designed to attached to a portion of the central element to thereby cover the shaving head, and when in a closed position, the apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container; at least one mirror; and at least one storage compartment.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:

The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of the present invention. These drawings are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate one or more embodiments of the present invention and together with the description serves to explain the principles of the present invention.

FIGURE 1 is a front view of one of the embodiments of the present invention,

FIGURE 2 is a front view of FIG. 1 showing second removable external component removed of one of the embodiments of the present invention,

FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the central component of one of the embodiments of the present invention,

FIGURE 4 is a side view of one of the embodiments of the present invention,

FIGURE 5 is a top view of one of the embodiments of the present invention, and

FIGURE 6 and FIGURE 7 are side views of the internal structure of an embodiment of the present invention.

Among those benefits and improvements that have been disclosed, other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. The drawings constitute a part of this specification and include exemplary embodiments of the present invention and illustrate various objects and features thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION:

As required, detailed embodiments of the present invention is disclosed herein, however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention that may be embodied in various forms. The figures are not necessarily to scale, some features may be exaggerated to show details of particular components. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present invention.

FIG. 1 illustrates the shaving apparatus 1 having a first removable external structure 5, a second external removable structure 6, an on/off switch 10, a protrusion 11 on the second removable external component 6, and a mirror 16. The protrusion 11 helps prevent the shaving apparatus from moving and/or rolling off of flat surfaces. The mirror 16 is located on the top of the second external component 6. The mirror 16 can be located on alternative areas of the shaving apparatus. The power switch 10 has an on and off position, it is designed in such away that if it is in the on position and the second external component 6 is placed onto the shaving apparatus 1 the power switch 10 is moved to the position.

FIG. 2 illustrates the shaving apparatus 1 having a removable attachment 3, a first removable external structure 5, a light 9, an on/off switch 10. Fig. 2 further shows that the light 9 is located just below the conical tip of removable attachment. The light 9 provides 360 degrees of light around the conical tip providing for optimal lighting of a surface being shaved. FIG. 3 illustrates the central component 2 of the shaving apparatus 1, having a removable attachment 3, a cavity 4, a second removable external structure 6, a power source 8 and an on/off switch 10. FIG. 3 further shows the cavity 4 exposed by having the first external structure 5 removed from the shaving apparatus 1. The first external structure 5 and the second external may be removable from the shaving apparatus 1. The first external structure 5 can be permanently connected to the shaving apparatus 1 thereby containing the contents of cavity 4.

FIG. 4 shows the blade 17 of the shaving head 3. The blade 17 is capable of cutting from the sides and from the top of the shaving head.

FIG. 5 shows the attachment (shaving head) 3 having a light 9, conical sides 18 a flat top 19, elongated slits 20 that run from at least a portion of the conical sides 18 to the at least a portion of the flat top 19, and circular openings 21 on the flat surface. The blade 17 is designed so that is can cut hairs that enter either the sides or top of the shaving head 3.

FIGS. 4 - 5 show that the blade 17 has a shape that mirror or compliment the conical side 18 and flat top 19 of the shaving head 3. The complimentary shape of the blade 17 to the shaving head 3 is what allows for hair to be cut when they enter from the circular opening 21 on the top flat surface of the shaving head 3 and the elongated slits 21 from the sides.

FIGS. 6 - 7 illustrate the shaving apparatus 1 having a central component 2, a removable attachment 3, a cavity 4 of the central component 2, a first removable external structure 5, a second external removable structure 6, a motor 7, a power source 8, an on/off switch 10, a storage compartment 12 of the central component 2, a storage compartment 13 of first removable external structure 5, and a storage compartment 14 of second removable external structure 6. The cavity of the central component 2 receives a power source 7. The second removable structure 6 houses the motor 7. The on/off switch 10 is located on the exterior surface of the first removable structure 5.

The power source 8 sends power to the motor 7 which creates rotary power. The rotary power of the motor causes the removable attachment 3 (having head 3) to rotate in operation allowing for a cutting action. The on/off switch 10 allows to power source 8 to deliver power to the motor 7 to make the shaving apparatus 1 in an operating mode and to stop power from being sent to the motor 8 in an off mode.

Numerous modifications and variations of the present invention are possible in light of the above teachings. It is therefore to be understood that within the scope of the attendant claims attached hereto, this invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically disclosed herein.