Patents by Inventor Norbert Kreutz

Norbert Kreutz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130008030
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrically operated cleaning device for cleaning an electrically operated hair removal apparatus, which comprises a drive means configured in a housing and a cutting or epilation means, which can be driven by the drive means and is arranged on a head end of said housing. For cleaning purposes, the cutting or epilation means can be introduced into a pan which can be filled with a cleaning liquid on the one hand, and which can have the cleaning liquid flowing therethrough on the other hand. According to a first invention, the receptacle is formed directly by the pan, wherein the pan is pivotably mounted on the cleaning device via a rotational axis, wherein an alternating torque acts on the pan for pivoting the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Uwe Fischer, Norbert Kreutz, Matthias Wetzel, Juergen Hoeser
  • Patent number: 7503117
    Abstract: An electric hair cutting apparatus including a casing and a cutter unit secured to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Wetzel, Norbert Kreutz, Daniel Dietzel, Volker Stenger, Matthias Matern
  • Publication number: 20080047145
    Abstract: A system having an electric shaving apparatus and at least one accessory adapted to be detachably arranged on the shaving apparatus. The shaving apparatus has a shaving head, which has a short-hair cutting device that has at least one perforated outer cutter and at least one undercutter cooperating with the outer cutter. The accessory has two opposite retaining arms adapted to be locked into place on the shaving apparatus. The accessory is adapted to be placed on the shaving head of the shaving apparatus (1) in such a manner that it projects from the shaving apparatus in the area of its retaining arms, and the retaining arms are adapted to be locked into place on the shaving apparatus using a swiveling motion of the accessory, while the accessory continues to rest against the shaving head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Dietzel, Matthias Wetzel, Norbert Kreutz, Matthias Matern, Volker Stenger, Jurgen Hoser
  • Patent number: 7211090
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, a stimulation mechanism is provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. This mechanism includes at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Patent number: 7195635
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, a stimulation mechanism is provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. This mechanism includes at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Publication number: 20060168816
    Abstract: An electric hair cutting apparatus including a casing and a cutter unit secured to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Matthias Wetzell, Norbert Kreutz, Daniel Dietzel, Volker Stenger, Matthias Matern
  • Patent number: 6730099
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, a stimulus mechanism is to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. This mechanism includes at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Patent number: 6698437
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cleaning device (RV) for cleaning objects of personal use, in particular a shaving head (S) of a shaving apparatus (TR), with a housing (1) having a cleaning bath (8), with a cleaning liquid container (3) containing a cleaning liquid (11), with an integrated filter element (4) as well as with a liquid impelling assembly (6) adapted to be driven by a motor (5) and having a supply conduit (7) to the cleaning bath (8) and a draining conduit (9) to the cleaning liquid container (3), wherein all the walls of the cleaning bath (8) have an angle of inclination (&agr; and &bgr;) in the direction of the draining conduit (9) which ensures that cleaning liquid (11), with or without contaminants, flows to the draining conduit (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Höser, Alf Jahn, Norbert Kreutz, Thomas Schamberg
  • Publication number: 20020133177
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by means of which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, means are provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. These means include at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Publication number: 20020128665
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by means of which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, means are provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. These means include at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Publication number: 20020069902
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cleaning device (RV) for cleaning objects of personal use, in particular a shaving head (S) of a shaving apparatus (TR), with a housing (1) having a cleaning bath (8), with a cleaning liquid container (3) containing a cleaning liquid (11), with an integrated filter element (4) as well as with a liquid impelling assembly (6) adapted to be driven by a motor (5) and having a supply conduit (7) to the cleaning bath (8) and a draining conduit (9) to the cleaning liquid container (3), wherein all the walls of the cleaning bath (8) have an angle of inclination (&agr; and &bgr;) in the direction of the draining conduit (9) which ensures that cleaning liquid (11), with or without contaminants, flows to the draining conduit (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Jurgen Hoser, Alf Jahn, Norbert Kreutz, Thomas Schamberg
  • Publication number: 20020072756
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by means of which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, means are provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. These means include at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Patent number: 6293953
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, a stimulus mechanism is provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. This mechanism includes at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl
  • Patent number: 6083233
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, having a housing to accommodate a motor and a drive mechanism for driving at least one clamping device (43) by which the user's hairs can be extracted. Moreover, a stimulus mechanism is provided to reduce the sense of pain during epilation. This mechanism includes at least one element (55) that is movable toward and away from the skin when the appliance is placed in epilating position on the user's skin. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the at least one element (55) has a free end (56) and is arranged adjacent to the side of the rotary clamping device (43). In consequence, the user perceives at least subjectively a reduced sense of pain during epilation. Still further, a method for epilation and a method for the use of the appliance of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Kreutz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Richard Cohen, Dietrich Pahl