Invented by Michael J. MAIMONE, Jaydine M. Maimone, Flexhandle LLC
The Flexhandle LLC invention works as followsThe handle of a razor includes an articulable part that is located between the blade and the portion held by the user. The joint is equipped with a spring around a pivot, which together with a flexible sleeve placed over the joint forces the joint back to its initial position when the user applies force during shaving.
Background for Razor handle with articulable joint
The handles of various skin care tools are designed to allow the user to grasp and manipulate the head portion. Razors have handles attached to the head portion that hold a razor blade. The razor can be dragged along a skin surface such as the legs or face to cut the hair. “Despite known designs for personal-care utensils,
The disclosed subject matter is a handle that can be used with a razor head with atleast one blade. The handle is made up of an upper section that can connect to the head, and a lower part that can be grasped with a user’s hand. The handle is equipped with a joint that can be connected to both the upper and lower portions at either end. The joint can flex when force is applied.
In another embodiment, the joint can be made of an elastomeric substance.
In another embodiment, both the upper and lower portions are made from the same material while the joint is made out of a different one.
In another embodiment, the joint may be attached to both the upper and lower portions by adhesive.
In another embodiment, a joint is mechanically attached to both the upper and lower portions by mechanical engagement.
In another embodiment, the joint can be attached to both the upper and lower portions by plastic welding.
In another embodiment, the joint can be attached to both the upper and lower portions by using over-molding.
In another embodiment, the joint is articulable.
In another embodiment, an articulable swivel pivot is equipped with a pin that extends through the pivot apertures in the upper and lower portions, coupling them together at the pivot.
In a further embodiment, a resilient component is included, which can urge the joint into an initial position. The joint is capable of being displaced in a displaced location and returning to its initial position when the resilient component exerts influence.
In another embodiment, the resilient element is a spiral coil spring having a first arm that acts against the upper portion, and a second one acting against the bottom portion. The pin extends through the coil portion of spiral spring.
In another embodiment, each tine has an interior surface depression. The other lower and upper portion of the device has two projections that can be matedly received into the depressions in order to define the pivot.
In another embodiment a cam and resilient elements are also included, and one of the upper and lower portions has a channel that can receive the cam and resilient elements, and the resilient component is capable of pushing the cam out of the channel to come into contact with the opposite of the lower and upper portion.
In another embodiment, the resilient member is a coil-spring with an axial hole and the cam element includes a tail that can be received in the hollow to keep the cam element aligned with the spring.
In another embodiment, at least one undercut is made into the surface of the joint.
In another embodiment, the outer surface of the joint is smooth.
In another embodiment, at least one upper and lower portion is formed monolithically.
In another embodiment, both the upper and lower portions of the joint are monolithically formed.
In another embodiment, the handle has an angle at the joint.
In another embodiment, the upper part is angled between the joint and the top.
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