(19)
(11)EP 3 619 009 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
03.08.2022 Bulletin 2022/31

(21)Application number: 18724175.7

(22)Date of filing:  04.05.2018
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B26B 21/52(2006.01)
B26B 21/22(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
B26B 21/225; B26B 21/521
(86)International application number:
PCT/EP2018/061494
(87)International publication number:
WO 2018/202847 (08.11.2018 Gazette  2018/45)

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RAZOR HANDLE

RASIERERGRIFF

MANCHE DE RASOIR


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 05.05.2017 EP 17169735

(43)Date of publication of application:
11.03.2020 Bulletin 2020/11

(73)Proprietor: BIC Violex Single Member S.A.
14569 Anoixi (GR)

(72)Inventors:
  • PETRATOU, Maria
    15122 Marousi/Athens (GR)
  • PSIMADAS, Ioannis Marios
    15235 Vrilissia/Athens (GR)
  • SALTAS, Efthymios
    18451 Nikaia/Athens (GR)

(74)Representative: Cabinet Beau de Loménie 
158, rue de l'Université
75340 Paris Cedex 07
75340 Paris Cedex 07 (FR)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-83/04386
WO-A2-2010/078564
US-A- 4 392 303
US-A1- 2015 283 716
WO-A1-2017/174120
US-A- 3 388 831
US-A- 4 993 154
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present disclosure relates to razors, and more specifically to razors of the type comprising a razor handle and an exchangeable razor blade cartridge. The razors may be specifically adapted for shaving facial, head and/or body hair, and may further allow for replacement of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge, in particular when a razor blade or blades of the razor blade cartridge have been blunted, without discarding the razor handle.

    DESCRIPTION OF RELATED ART



    [0002] Razors comprising a razor handle and an exchangeable razor blade cartridge are commonly known in the art. In such razors, the razor handle may comprise an elongated body extending in a longitudinal direction from a front end to a rear end, a connector for connecting an exchangeable razor blade cartridge to the razor handle, a release mechanism for releasing the exchangeable razor blade cartridge from the razor handle, and a release trigger, located at the front end of the razor handle, in close proximity to the release mechanism and connector, to trigger the release of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge from the connector.

    [0003] A drawback of this configuration is that, because the release trigger is located near the front end of the razor handle, release of the exchangeable razor cartridge may be inadvertently triggered by a user moving his grip closer to the front end of the razor handle when trying to achieve a more precise shave.

    [0004] Other configurations have been disclosed in international patent application publications WO 83/04386 A1 and WO 2017/174120 A1, as well as in US patents 3,388,831, 4,392,303 and 4,993,154.

    SUMMARY



    [0005] A first aspect of the disclosure concerns providing a more convenient and safer razor handle and in particular a razor handle having an elongated body, a connector for connecting an exchangeable razor blade cartridge to the razor handle, a release mechanism configured to deflect the latching surface of the exchangeable blade cartridge out of engagement with the connector for releasing the exchangeable razor blade cartridge from the razor handle, and a release trigger, wherein the risk of inadvertent release of an exchangeable razor blade cartridge may be decreased.

    [0006] Accordingly, the release trigger is movable in a transverse direction of the elongated body and offset from the connector in a longitudinal direction of the elongated body, and the razor handle further comprises a transmission mechanism connecting the release trigger to the release mechanism and comprising a cam mechanism for converting a motion of the release trigger in the transverse direction into a motion in the longitudinal direction.

    [0007] Consequently, a user moving his grip on the razor handle closer to the razor blades will not inadvertently trigger the release of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge. Longitudinally offset from the connector, the release trigger should not interfere with the user gripping the razor handle. In this respect, to prevent interference of the release trigger with the user gripping the razor handle, when the elongated body extends in the longitudinal direction between a front and a rear end, the release trigger may, in particular, be located in a middle segment of the elongated body, between the front and rear ends.

    [0008] The transmission mechanism may be spring-loaded such that a predetermined force may be imposed in response to the user actuating the release trigger. The predetermined spring-load force may also serve to automatically return the transmission mechanism and release trigger towards an initial position after actuation. Additionally, the release trigger may also be spring-loaded itself to counter internal friction at the transmission mechanism. Alternatively or complementarily to spring forces, however, magnetic forces may be used as return forces.

    [0009] For ease of operation, the release trigger may be formed as a push button.

    [0010] To provide a reliable transmission from the release trigger to the release mechanism, the transmission mechanism may in particular comprise a pushrod for transmitting a motion along the longitudinal axis from the release trigger to the connector to actuate the release mechanism.

    [0011] When the transmission mechanism comprises a cam mechanism and a pushrod, the cam mechanism may comprise a cam surface connected to the release trigger and a cam follower connected to the pushrod and engaging the cam surface. One of the cam surface and the cam follower may include an inclined surface. The other one of the cam surface and the cam follower may include a rounded surface which may engage the inclined surface.

    [0012] The razor handle may be simply and reliably connected to the exchangeable razor blade cartridge by a snap-fit connection in which the latching surface of the exchangeable blade cartridge engages an opposite surface of the connector to retain the exchangeable razor blade cartridge relative to the connector. However, alternatives to such a snap-fit connection may be considered, such as, for instance, a magnetic connection or a press-fit connection.

    [0013] The razor handle may further comprise a spring-loaded pusher for urging a pivotable head of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge in one pivoting direction. The spring-loaded pusher may also provide for closer contact and better alignment of the razor blades with the skin during shaving. Aspects may further comprise forming the release mechanism as a fork-shaped ejector comprising two front prongs, and positioning the spring-loaded pusher between the two front prongs. This structure allows for a more compact arrangement.

    [0014] A second aspect of the disclosure relates to a razor comprising a razor handle and an exchangeable razor blade cartridge connected by the connector to the razor handle.

    [0015] The exchangeable razor blade cartridge may comprise an interconnecting member configured to engage the connector and a pivotable head. The interconnecting member facilitates engagement of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge with the connector. The pivotable head may comprise at least one razor blade and may be supported so as to pivot around at least one transverse axis with respect to the interconnecting member. The exchangeable razor blade cartridge and pivotable head may provide for a closer contact and better alignment of the razor blades with the skin during shaving. The exchangeable razor blade cartridge may be snap-fitted to the connector. The snap-fit connection may ensure a reliable and simple connection of the razor handle to the exchangeable razor blade cartridge. However, as noted above, alternatives to such a snap-fit connection may be considered, such as, for instance, a magnetic connection or a press-fit connection.

    [0016] Further aspects relate to a method for releasing an exchangeable razor blade cartridge from a razor handle. The method comprises a step of actuating a release trigger. The method further comprises another step of transmitting a motion from the release trigger to actuate a release mechanism to deflect a latching surface of the exchangeable blade cartridge out of engagement with a connector to release the exchangeable razor blade from the connector. This connector is offset from the release trigger in a longitudinal direction of an elongated body of the razor handle. The step of transmitting a motion from the release trigger comprises converting, with a cam mechanism, a motion of the release trigger in the transverse direction into a motion in the longitudinal direction.

    [0017] The above summary is not intended to describe each embodiment or every implementation of the concept. In particular, selected features of any illustrative embodiment within this disclosure may be incorporated into additional embodiments unless clearly stated to the contrary.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0018] The disclosure may be more completely understood in consideration of the following detailed description of aspects of the disclosure in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which :
    • FIG. 1 is a first perspective view of a razor according to a first example ;
    • FIG. 2 is a second perspective view of the razor of FIG. 1, wherein the exchangeable razor blade cartridge has been released from the razor handle ;
    • FIG. 3 is a perspective exploded view of the same razor;
    • FIG. 4 illustrates how the razor handle and exchangeable razor blade may be connected ;
    • FIG. 5 is a detail cut view of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge and the connector of the blade handle once connected ;
    • FIGS. 6A and 6B are detail views of the release mechanism of the razor respectively before and after release of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge from the razor handle ;
    • FIGS. 7A and 7B schematically illustrates alternative magnetic and press-fit connections ; and
    • FIGS. 8A and 8B schematically illustrates alternative magnetic return mechanisms.


    [0019] While aspects of the disclosure are amenable to various modifications and alternative forms, specifics thereof have been shown by way of example in the drawings and will be described in detail. It should be understood, however, that the intention is not to limit aspects of the disclosure to the particular examples described. On the contrary, the intention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the scope of the disclosure.

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0020] As used in this disclosure and the appended claims, the singular forms "a", "an", and "the" include plural referents unless the content clearly dictates otherwise. As used in this disclosure and the appended claims, the term "or" is generally employed in its sense including "and/or" unless the content clearly dictates otherwise.

    [0021] The following detailed description should be read with reference to the drawings. The detailed description and the drawings, which are not necessarily to scale, depict illustrative aspects of the disclosure and are not intended to limit the scope of the disclosure. The illustrative aspects of the disclosure depicted are intended only as exemplary.

    [0022] A razor 1 according to an aspect is shown in FIGS. 1 to 3. The razor 1 may be a wet-shave razor. The razor 1 may comprise a razor handle 2 and an exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3. The exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 may comprise an interconnecting member 4 and a pivotable head 5 connected to the interconnecting member 4. The interconnecting member 4 may include arcuate tracks 6 configured to support razor blades 8. The pivotable head 5 may be a multi-blade head, for example a five-blade head. Alternatively, however, it may comprise one single razor blade. The pivotable head 5 may be supported by arcuate tracks 6 of the interconnecting member 4 so as to be pivotable, relative to the interconnecting member 4, about at least one transverse axis X which is substantially parallel to the cutting edges 7 of razor blades 8 mounted on the pivotable head 5.

    [0023] Further aspects may comprise a connector 11 disposed at a front end 12 of the razor handle 2. The razor handle 2 may comprise a spring-loaded pusher 9. The spring-loaded pusher 9 may protrude from the front end 12 of the razor handle 2 and through the interconnecting member 4 to push against a contact surface 10 of the pivotable head 5. The spring-loaded pusher 9 may push against the contact surface 10 along a pushing axis Y', orthogonal and offset with respect to the transverse axis X, so as to urge the pivotable head 5 in a pivoting direction about transverse axis X thereby maintaining close contact and optimal alignment of the razor blades with respect to the skin during shaving. Although in the illustrated razor 1 the pivotable head 5 is pivotable only around one axis, according to further aspects it may be pivotable around more than one axis. The pivotable head 5 may further comprise, a lubricant strip 50 and/or a finned guard bar 51 disposed adjacent to the cutting edges 7 of the razor blades 8. The lubricant strip 50 and/or finned guard bar 51 may be configured to further improve the shaving feel. According to further aspects, the razor blades 8 may be resiliently supported on the pivotable head 5 by being mounted for example on blade springs 52 for a closer shave. Alternatively, however, the razor blades 8 could be directly fixed onto the pivotable head 5, without any such blade springs.

    [0024] The razor handle 2 may comprise an elongated body 13 extending along longitudinal axis Y from the front end 12 to a rear end 14. As shown in FIG. 3, the elongated body 13 may comprise two half-shells 13a, 13b, joined in a longitudinal plane. The interconnecting member 4 of exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 may be snap-fitted onto connector 11 of the razor handle 2. According to further aspects, the interconnecting member 4 may comprise protruding lips 15. As shown on FIGS. 4 and 5, the protruding lips 15 may be configured to snap into corresponding undercuts 16 of connector, when connector 11 is inserted into the interconnecting member 4. Following the snap-fit connection, latching surfaces 15a on the protruding lips 15 of the interconnecting member 4 engage opposite surfaces 16a of the undercuts 16 of connector 11 to prevent separation of exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from razor handle 2. Although in FIGS. 4 and 5 the connection is thus shown as a snap-fit connection, alternatives may instead be considered, such as, for instance, a magnetic connection or a press-fit connection. FIG. 7A schematically illustrates a magnetic connection which may comprise magnets 4m and 11m on, respectively, interconnecting member 4 and connector 11. The magnets 4m and 11m may be oriented with opposite-sign poles facing each other so as to attract the interconnecting member 4 to the connector 11. FIG. 7B schematically illustrates a press-fit connection which may have an interference Δd between a dimension d of interconnecting member 4 and a corresponding dimension D of connector 11, so as to create pressure and thus friction between opposite surfaces of interconnecting member 4 and connector 11 to maintain the connection between interconnecting member 4 and connector 11.

    [0025] The razor handle 2 may further comprise a fork-shaped ejector as release mechanism 18 to facilitate release of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from the razor handle 2. The fork-shaped ejector may comprise two front prongs 18a extending from and spaced by a central block 18b. The fork-shaped ejector and spring-loaded pusher 9 may be received within the connector 11. The connector 11 may be open at a front portion 11a and a back portion 11b thereof. The spring-loaded pusher 9 may be positioned between the two front prongs 18a of the fork-shaped ejector, and a pusher spring 20 may be interposed between the spring-loaded pusher 9 and the central block 18b of the fork-shaped ejector.

    [0026] According to further aspects, the interconnecting member 4 may comprise ears 21 adjacent to the protruding lips 15. Upon connection of the connector 11 with the interconnecting member 4, the two front prongs 18a of the fork-shaped ejector may be aligned with respective ears 21 of the interconnecting member 4 of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3.

    [0027] A push button 23, forming a release trigger, may be arranged so as to emerge through an opening 27 at a middle segment 53 of the elongated body 13, midway between the front end 12 and rear end 14 thereof. The push button 23 may further be configured to move along transverse axis Z of the elongated body 13, plunging into the elongated body 13 when operated by a user to trigger the release of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from the razor handle 2. The elongated body 13 of the razor handle 2 may internally house a pushrod 22. The pushrod 22 may be glidingly supported in a sleeve 26 held within the elongated body 13, so as to mechanically connect the push button 23 to the release mechanism 18. Pushrod 22 may comprise a rounded end 22a configured to engage an inclined surface 23a of the push button 23. The inclined surface 23a may thus form a cam surface, and the rounded end 22a of pushrod 22 a cam follower, in a cam mechanism 56 configured to convert a plunging motion of push button 23 along a transverse axis Z intersecting longitudinal axis Y into a gliding motion of the pushrod 22 along longitudinal axis Y to actuate the release mechanism 18. Although in the illustrated example the cam surface is inclined and the cam follower rounded, they may be configured in alternative ways: for instance, the cam surface may be inclined and the cam follower rounded, or both may be inclined, or both may be rounded.

    [0028] According to further aspects, both the pushrod 22 and the push button 23 may be spring-loaded. Spring-loading both the pushrod 22 and the push button 23 facilitates a return of pushrod 22 and push button 23 towards a starting position after the push button 23 has been pressed to release the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from the razor handle 2. More specifically, the razor handle 2 may comprise a first return mechanism 24. The first return mechanism 24 may be for example, a single helical spring disposed at an end of the pushrod 22 opposite the rounded end 22a. The first return mechanism 24 may be configured to urge the pushrod 22 towards the rear end 14 of the razor handle 2 and against the inclined surface 23a of the push button 23. According to further aspects, the razor handle 2 may comprise a second return mechanism 25. The second return mechanism 25 may also be, for example, a single helical spring. The second return mechanism 25 may be configured to urge the push button 23 transversely outwards in a direction along the transverse axis Z. Corresponding abutting surfaces 17, 19 on, respectively, the push button 23 and elongated body 13 engage to thereby retain the push button 23 in a rest position against the first return mechanism 24 and second return mechanism 25, respectively. While single helical springs have been disclosed as the first and second return mechanisms 24, 25, aspects of the disclosure may not be limited to only helical springs. The first return mechanism 24 and second return mechanism 25 may be any similar mechanism capable of applying a force to thereby make an "urging" and/or "pushing" action and return to an initial state or position. Although the return force may be provided elastically, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4, in further aspects it may be provided by alternative means, for instance magnetically, as illustrated in FIGS. 8A and 8B. As shown there, instead of a spring, first return mechanism 24 may comprise magnets 24a and 24b oriented so that same-sign poles face each other so as to repel each other and interposed between the push button 23 and the elongated body 13 to provide such a magnetic return force. Analogously, as illustrated on FIG. 8B, second return mechanism 25 may comprise, instead of a spring, magnets 25a and 25b oriented so as to provide another such magnetic return force.

    [0029] Further aspects may comprise that, apart from the razor blades 8 and springs, which are usually metallic, a majority of the parts of the razor 1 may be produced from organic polymeric material, in particular by injection molding techniques. Additional aspects may comprise co-injection techniques to produce parts with multiple colors and/or textures. For example, the razor handle 2 may include an elastomer for providing a good grip, co-injected on a more rigid thermoplastic polymer providing structural integrity. However, alternatively or complementarily to organic polymeric materials, other materials, such as for instance metal, glass or wood, and in particular moldable materials, may be used. Higher-density materials may for instance be used within the razor handle 2 in order to locate the center of gravity of the razor 1 at an ergonomically optimal location.

    [0030] According to further aspects, operation of the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 may comprise connecting the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 to the razor handle 2 by inserting the connector 11 into interconnecting member 4 as shown in FIG. 4. The connector 11 may be inserted into the interconnecting member 4 until the protruding lips 15 of interconnecting member 4 snap into the undercuts 16 of the connector 11. Engagement of the latching surfaces 15a on the protruding lips 15 of the interconnecting member 4 against opposite surfaces 16a of the undercuts 16 of connector 11 may thus prevent axial separation of the connector 11 from interconnecting member 4 in the direction of longitudinal axis Y. According to further aspects, cooperating non-round cross-sectional shapes of the connector 11 and the interconnecting member 4 may also prevent relative rotation of the connector 11 and the interconnecting member 4 once joined by the snap-fit connection.

    [0031] The push button 23, disposed at a middle segment 53 of the elongated body 13, may be engaged by the user, and pushed inwardly, to facilitate a release of exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from razor handle 2. Such engagement, plunging the push button 23 towards elongate body half shell 13b, along the transverse axis Z, and against second return mechanism 25, may be converted by the cam mechanism 56 into a forward gliding motion of pushrod 22 against the first return mechanism 24 and thereby pushing forward the release mechanism 18 through the cam mechanism 56 and the pushrod 22. As the inclined surface 23a of push button 23 glides against the rounded end 22a of pushrod 22, the cam mechanism 56 converts the plunging motion of push button 23 into a forward motion thereby pushing the pushrod 22 against first return mechanism 24. The release mechanism 18 then moves forward and front prongs 18a push against ears 21 of the interconnecting member 4, as shown on FIGS. 6A and 6B. According to further aspects, while the interconnecting member 4 may still be retained by the engagement of latching surfaces 15a on the protruding lips 15 of the interconnecting member 4 against opposite surfaces 16a of the undercuts 16 of connector 11, the force exerted by the front prongs 18a on ears 21 of the interconnecting member 4 may induce a bending stress in the interconnecting member 4. The bending stress may force the protruding lips 15 to deflect thereby causing the latching surfaces 15a to snap out of engagement with the opposite surfaces 16a of undercuts 16 in connector 11. When the latching surfaces 15a come out of engagement, the interconnecting member 4 may be released from the connector 11. A further push of the front prongs 18a against ears 21 may separate the exchangeable razor blade cartridge 3 from razor handle 2, as shown on FIG. 6B.

    [0032] Those skilled in the art will recognize that the present disclosure may be manifested in a variety of forms other than the specific aspects described and contemplated herein. Accordingly, departure in form and detail may be made without departing from the scope of the present disclosure as described in the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A razor handle (2) comprising :

    an elongated body (13) extending in the longitudinal direction between a front and a rear end (12,14),

    a connector (11) for connecting an exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) to the razor handle (2),

    a release mechanism (18) configured to deflect a latching surface of the exchangeable blade cartridge (3) out of engagement with the connector (11) for releasing the exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) from the razor handle (2), and

    a release trigger movable in a transverse direction of the elongated body (13), offset from the connector (11) in a longitudinal direction of the elongated body (13) and located in a middle segment (53) of the elongated body (13), between the front and rear ends (12,14), and

    a transmission mechanism connecting the release trigger to the release mechanism (18),

    the razor handle (2) being characterized in that the transmission mechanism comprises a cam mechanism (56) for converting a motion of the release trigger in the transverse direction into a motion in the longitudinal direction.
     
    2. The razor handle (2) according to claim 1, wherein the transmission mechanism is spring-loaded.
     
    3. The razor handle (2) according to claim 2, wherein the release trigger is also spring-loaded.
     
    4. The razor handle (2) according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the release trigger is a push button (23).
     
    5. The razor handle (2) according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the transmission mechanism comprises a pushrod (22).
     
    6. The razor handle (2) according to both claims 4 and 5, wherein the cam mechanism (56) comprises a cam surface connected to the release trigger and a cam follower connected to the pushrod and engaging the cam surface.
     
    7. The razor handle (2) according to claim 6, wherein one of the cam surface and the cam follower includes an inclined surface and another one of the cam surface and the cam follower includes a rounded surface engaging the inclined surface.
     
    8. The razor handle (2) according to claim 7, further comprising a spring-loaded pusher (9) for urging a pivotable head (5) of the razor blade cartridge (3) in one pivoting direction.
     
    9. The razor handle (2) according to claim 8, wherein the release mechanism (18) is a fork-shaped ejector including two front prongs (18a), and the spring-loaded pusher (9) is located between the two front prongs (18a).
     
    10. A razor (1) comprising the razor handle (2) according to any one of the previous claims and an exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) connected by the connector (11) to the razor blade handle (2).
     
    11. The razor according to claim 10, wherein the exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) comprises an interconnecting member (4) engaging the connector (11) and a head (5), pivotable around at least one transverse axis (X) with respect to the interconnecting member (4), and comprising at least one razor blade (8).
     
    12. The razor (8) according to any one of claims 10 or 11, wherein the exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) is snap-fitted to the connector (11).
     
    13. A method for releasing an exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) from a razor handle (2), wherein the razor handle (3) comprises an elongated body (13) extending in a longitudinal direction between a front and a rear end (12, 14), the method comprising the steps of:

    actuating a release trigger located in a middle segment (53) of the elongated body (13), between the front and rear ends (12,14) by moving it in a transverse direction of the elongated body (13),

    transmitting a motion from the release trigger to actuate a release mechanism (18) to deflect a latching surface of the exchangeable blade cartridge (3) out of engagement with a connector (11) offset from the release trigger in the longitudinal direction to release the exchangeable razor blade cartridge (3) from the connector (11)

    and being characterized in that the step of transmitting a motion from the release trigger comprises converting, with a cam mechanism (56), a motion of the release trigger in the transverse direction into a motion in the longitudinal direction.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Rasiererhandgriff (2), der Folgendes umfasst:

    einen länglichen Körper (13), der sich in der Längsrichtung zwischen einem vorderen und einem hinteren Ende (12, 14) erstreckt,

    einen Verbinder (11) zum Verbinden einer austauschbaren Rasierklingenpatrone (3) mit dem Rasiererhandgriff (2),

    einen Freigabemechanismus (18), der konfiguriert ist, um eine Einrastoberfläche der austauschbaren Klingenpatrone (3) aus dem Eingriff mit dem Verbinder (11) auszulenken, zum Freigeben der austauschbaren Rasierklingenpatrone (3) von dem Rasiererhandgriff (2) und

    einen Freigabeauslöser, der in einer Querrichtung des länglichen Körpers (13) bewegbar ist, von dem Verbinder (11) in einer Längsrichtung des länglichen Körpers (13) versetzt ist, und sich in einem mittleren Segment (53) des länglichen Körpers (13) zwischen dem vorderen und dem hinteren Ende (12, 14) befindet und

    einen Übertragungsmechanismus, der den Freigabeauslöser mit dem Freigabemechanismus (18) verbindet,

    wobei der Rasiererhandgriff (2) dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass der Übertragungsmechanismus einen Nockenmechanismus (56) zum Umwandeln einer Bewegung des Freigabeauslösers in der Querrichtung in eine Bewegung in der Längsrichtung umfasst.


     
    2. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Übertragungsmechanismus gefedert ist.
     
    3. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach Anspruch 2, wobei der Freigabeauslöser ebenso gefedert ist.
     
    4. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei der Freigabeauslöser ein Druckknopf (23) ist.
     
    5. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei der Übertragungsmechanismus eine Druckstange (22) umfasst.
     
    6. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach sowohl Anspruch 4 als auch 5, wobei der Nockenmechanismus (56) eine Nockenoberfläche, die mit dem Freigabeauslöser verbunden ist und einen Nockenmitnehmer, der mit der Druckstange verbunden ist und in die Nockenoberfläche eingreift, umfasst.
     
    7. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach Anspruch 6, wobei die Nockenoberfläche oder der Nockenmitnehmer eine geneigte Oberfläche beinhaltet und die andere Nockenoberfläche oder der Nockenmitnehmer eine abgerundete Oberfläche beinhaltet, die in die geneigte Oberfläche eingreift.
     
    8. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach Anspruch 7, der ferner einen gefederten Drücker (9) umfasst, zum Drängen eines schwenkbaren Kopfs (5) der Rasierklingenpatrone (3) in eine Schwenkrichtung.
     
    9. Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach Anspruch 8, wobei der Freigabemechanismus (18) ein gabelförmiger Auswerfer ist, der zwei vordere Zinken (18a) beinhaltet und sich der gefederte Drücker (9) zwischen den beiden vorderen Zinken (18a) befindet.
     
    10. Rasierer (1), der den Rasiererhandgriff (2) nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche und eine austauschbare Rasierklingenpatrone (3) umfasst, die durch den Verbinder (11) mit dem Rasierklingenhandgriff (2) verbunden ist.
     
    11. Rasierer nach Anspruch 10, wobei die austauschbare Rasierklingenpatrone (3) ein Verbindungselement (4), das in den Verbinder (11) eingreift, und einen Kopf (5) umfasst, der um wenigstens eine Querachse (X) hinsichtlich des Verbindungselements (4) schwenkbar ist und wenigstens eine Rasierklinge (8) umfasst.
     
    12. Rasierer (8) nach einem der Ansprüche 10 oder 11, wobei die austauschbare Rasierklingenpatrone (3) in den Verbinder (11) eingeschnappt wird.
     
    13. Verfahren zum Freigeben einer austauschbaren Rasierklingenpatrone (3) von einem Rasiererhandgriff (2), wobei der Rasiererhandgriff (3) einen länglichen Körper (13) umfasst, der sich in einer Längsrichtung zwischen einem vorderen und einem hinteren Ende (12, 14) erstreckt, wobei das Verfahren die folgenden Schritte umfasst:

    Betätigen eines Freigabeauslösers, der sich in einem mittleren Segment (53) des länglichen Körpers (13) zwischen dem vorderen und dem hinteren Ende (12, 14) befindet, indem er in einer Querrichtung des länglichen Körpers (13) bewegt wird,

    Übertragen einer Bewegung von dem Freigabeauslöser, um einen Freigabemechanismus (18) zu betätigen, um eine Einrastoberfläche der austauschbaren Klingenpatrone (3) außer Eingriff mit einem Verbinder (11) auszulenken, der von dem Freigabeauslöser in der Längsrichtung versetzt ist, um die austauschbare Rasierklingenpatrone (3) von dem Verbinder (11) freizugeben

    und dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass der Schritt des Übertragens einer Bewegung von dem Freigabeauslöser das Umwandeln, mit einem Nockenmechanismus (56), einer Bewegung des Freigabeauslösers in der Querrichtung in eine Bewegung in der Längsrichtung umfasst.


     


    Revendications

    1. Manche de rasoir (2) comprenant :

    un corps allongé (13) s'étendant dans la direction longitudinale entre une extrémité avant et une extrémité arrière (12, 14),

    un élément de liaison (11) pour relier une cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) au manche de rasoir (2),

    un mécanisme de libération (18) conçu pour dévier une surface de verrouillage de la cartouche de lame remplaçable (3) hors de prise avec l'élément de liaison (11) pour libérer la cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) du manche de rasoir (2), et

    un déclencheur de libération mobile dans une direction transversale du corps allongé (13), décalé de l'élément de libération (11) dans une direction longitudinale du corps allongé (13) et situé dans un segment médian (53) du corps allongé (13), entre les extrémités avant et arrière (12, 14), et

    un mécanisme de transmission reliant le déclencheur de libération au mécanisme de libération (18),

    le manche de rasoir (2) étant caractérisé en ce que le mécanisme de transmission comprend un mécanisme à came (56) pour convertir un mouvement du déclencheur de libération dans la direction transversale en un mouvement dans la direction longitudinale.


     
    2. Manche de rasoir (2) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le mécanisme de transmission est à ressort.
     
    3. Manche de rasoir (2) selon la revendication 2, dans lequel le déclencheur de libération est également à ressort.
     
    4. Manche de rasoir (2) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, dans lequel le déclencheur de libération est un bouton-poussoir (23).
     
    5. Manche de rasoir (2) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, dans lequel le mécanisme de transmission comprend une tige-poussoir (22).
     
    6. Manche de rasoir (2) selon les deux revendications 4 et 5, dans lequel le mécanisme de came (56) comprend une surface de came reliée au déclencheur de libération et un galet de came relié à la tige-poussoir et en prise avec la surface de came.
     
    7. Manche de rasoir (2) selon la revendication 6, dans lequel l'un parmi la surface de came et le galet de came comporte une surface inclinée et un autre parmi la surface de came et le galet de came comporte une surface arrondie en prise avec la surface inclinée.
     
    8. Manche de rasoir (2) selon la revendication 7, comprenant en outre un poussoir à ressort (9) pour solliciter une tête pivotante (5) de la cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) dans une direction de pivotement.
     
    9. Manche de rasoir (2) selon la revendication 8, dans lequel le mécanisme de libération (18) est un éjecteur en forme de fourche comportant deux dents avant (18a), et le poussoir à ressort (9) est situé entre les deux dents avant (18a).
     
    10. Rasoir (1) comprenant le manche de rasoir (2) selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes et une cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) reliée par élément de liaison (11) au manche de rasoir (2).
     
    11. Rasoir selon la revendication 10, dans lequel la cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) comprend un élément d'interliaison (4) en prise avec l'élement de liaison (11) et une tête (5), pivotante autour d'au moins un axe transversal (X) par rapport à l'élément d'interliaison (4), et comprenant au moins une lame de rasoir (8).
     
    12. Rasoir (8) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 10 ou 11, dans lequel la cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) est encliquetée à l'élément de liaison (11).
     
    13. Procédé permettant de libérer une cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) d'un manche de rasoir (2), dans lequel le manche de rasoir (3) comprend un corps allongé (13) s'étendant dans une direction longitudinale entre une extrémité avant et une extrémité arrière (12, 14), le procédé comprenant les étapes suivantes :

    l'actionnement d'un déclencheur de libération situé dans un segment médian (53) du corps allongé (13), entre les extrémités avant et arrière (12, 14), en le déplaçant dans une direction transversale du corps allongé (13),

    la transmission d'un mouvement du déclencheur de libération pour actionner un mécanisme de libération (18) afin de dévier une surface de verrouillage de la cartouche de lame remplaçable (3) hors de prise avec un élément de liaison (11) décalé du déclencheur de libération dans la direction longitudinale pour libérer la cartouche de lame de rasoir remplaçable (3) de l'élément de liaison (11)

    et étant caractérisé en ce que l'étape de transmission d'un mouvement à partir du déclencheur de libération comprend la conversion, au moyen d'un mécanisme à came (56), d'un mouvement du déclencheur de libération dans la direction transversale en un mouvement dans la direction longitudinale.


     




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