Patents by Inventor Pedro Sanchez-Martinez

Pedro Sanchez-Martinez 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: 20210268674
    Abstract: This disclosure is concerned with a personal care device with a treatment head being pivot-mounted around a pivot axis, the personal care device having a pin having a pin head, a cam element having a cam surface, a spring element biasing the pin head and the cam surface against each other, wherein the cam surface is shaped such that it defines a rest position at which the biasing spring force provided by the spring element with which the pin head and the cam surface are pushed against each other has a non-zero minimum value, and wherein a pivoting of the head around the pivot axis causes the pin head to move along the cam surface and the cam surface is further shaped such that the spring force pushing the pin head and the cam surface against each other increases with increasing pivoting angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Weschta, Peter Junk, Martin Diehl, Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Alexander Hasse
  • Patent number: 11083279
    Abstract: A cosmetic device with an exchangeable application head and a device body, wherein the device body contains a motor and drive mechanism, an actuating switch, a power supply, a head recognition element and a control element adapted to control the motor and drive mechanism based on an actuation of the actuation switch and the application head recognized by the head recognition element. It is provided that the head recognition element comprises at least one mechanical switch disposed on a carrier fixed at the device body. Further, a flexible actuation area is disposed in front of the at least one mechanical switch. The exchangeable application head has at least one recognition generating protrusion actuating through the flexible actuation area on one of the at least one mechanical switches when the exchangeable application head is mounted at the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Thomas Steiner, Lars Gerlach, Ferdinand Hermann
  • Patent number: 10905217
    Abstract: An epilating device having a frame, a pair of clamping elements with a first clamp and a second clamp mounted in the frame, wherein each clamp has a skin contact surface facing towards the user's skin. The first clamp and the second clamp being inclined with respect to each other in the open position and being parallel to each other in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Andreas Brueckner
  • Patent number: 10905218
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with epilator having an epilator head that has a head housing and a skin contacting unit arranged for being pivotable with respect to the head housing around a first axis and a handle arranged for being held by a user's hand, wherein the epilator head is pivotably connected with the handle and is arranged for being pivotable with respect to the handle around a second axis, the first axis and the second axis being essentially perpendicular to each other and the first axis and the second axis have a distance to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Judith Von Dahlen
  • Publication number: 20200347890
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with a personal care device having a head portion having a driven treatment head, a handle portion having a drive unit for providing a motion having a motion direction, and a drive train extending between the drive unit and the driven treatment head for transmitting the motion from the drive unit to the driven treatment head, the drive train having a separable coupling. The separable coupling has a first coupling part having a first coupling element, a second coupling part having a second coupling element, the first and the second coupling elements being separably engaged with each other, and a resilient element biasing the first coupling element and the second coupling element against each other so that the first and second coupling elements are engaged in a gap-free manner along the motion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Holger Budke
  • Patent number: 10568795
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a massage device having a drive unit for generating a translational back-and-forth movement of the applicator along a first axis having an amplitude of 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm. The amplitude can be varied between two different operation modes of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Frank Kellner, Michael Jöst
  • Publication number: 20190104822
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with epilator having an epilator head that has a head housing and a skin contacting unit arranged for being pivotable with respect to the head housing around a first axis and a handle arranged for being held by a user's hand, wherein the epilator head is pivotably connected with the handle and is arranged for being pivotable with respect to the handle around a second axis, the first axis and the second axis being essentially perpendicular to each other and the first axis and the second axis have a distance to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Judith Von Dahlen
  • Publication number: 20180360186
    Abstract: An epilating device having a frame, a pair of clamping elements with a first clamp and a second clamp mounted in the frame, wherein each clamp has a skin contact surface facing towards the user's skin. The first clamp and the second clamp being inclined with respect to each other in the open position and being parallel to each other in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Andreas Brueckner
  • Patent number: 9775420
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a center axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 9743738
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a center axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Publication number: 20170238686
    Abstract: A cosmetic device with an exchangeable application head and a device body is disclosed, wherein the device body contains a motor and drive mechanism, an actuating switch, a power supply, a head recognition element and a control element adapted to control the motor and drive mechanism based on an actuation of the actuation switch and the application head recognized by the head recognition element. It is provided that the head recognition element comprises at least one mechanical switch disposed on a carrier fixed at the device body. Further, a flexible actuation area is disposed in front of the at least one mechanical switch. The exchangeable application head has at least one recognition generating protrusion actuating through the flexible actuation area on one of the at least one mechanical switches when the exchangeable application head is mounted at the device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Thomas Steiner, Lars Gerlach, Ferdinand Hermann
  • Publication number: 20170172834
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a massage device for the treatment of skin. The device comprises a body and an applicator for contacting the skin of a user. The applicator is mounted on the body. Further, a drive unit is provided for generating a translational back-and-forth movement of the applicator along a first axis having an amplitude of 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm. Finally, the amplitude can be varied between two different operation modes of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez Martinez, Frank Kellner, Michael Jöst
  • Patent number: 9247798
    Abstract: An epilator (100) comprising an epilating unit (1) for plucking and/or pulling hair (51) out of the skin (50) over an epilating width (E). Such an epilator is disadvantageous in that typically not all of the hairs are detected by the epilating unit (1) and some remain in the skin after the epilation. A subsequent epilation would then be required. In order to solve this problem, the epilator (100) has a hair removal unit (2) following the epilating unit (1) in the direction (B) of use, such that, in at least one operating mode, the hair removal unit (2) removes the hairs (51) that have not been pulled out by the epilating unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Bernhard Kraus, Frieder Grieshaber
  • Publication number: 20140309663
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a centre axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Publication number: 20140309566
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a centre axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Publication number: 20140309664
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a centre axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 8790355
    Abstract: An epilation device is proposed that has at least an epilation element having a skin side intended for contacting the skin in an operation state of the epilation device, the epilation element having at least two adjoining clamping elements that are arranged on a base structure and that each have a clamping surface so that the clamping surfaces lie opposite to each other, a support in which the epilation element is mounted, and an actuation arrangement that during operation of the epilation device repeatedly actuates the epilation element between a first bending state in which the base structure has a first curvature and a second bending state in which the base structure has a second curvature different to the first curvature, wherein the clamping surfaces the clamping elements are separated by a gap at the skin side in the first bending stage and are in clamping contact in the second bending stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Michael Noderer, Michael Arnold, Uwe Bielfeldt
  • Publication number: 20130023806
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a skin treatment device for professional and private use. In particular the present invention concerns a skin treatment device comprising a drive unit and an attachment, the drive unit comprising an output element and a rotary support element rotating about an axis of rotation, the rotary support element comprising protrusions, the attachment comprising a skin treatment element and a chassis for the skin treatment element, the chassis comprising a multitude of recesses to cooperate with the protrusions of the rotary support element of the drive unit, wherein the chassis can be supported by the rotary support element and wherein the protrusions can be brought into an engagement position with the recesses, while the chassis is supported by the rotary support element, and the protrusions can be brought into a disengagement position with the recesses, while the chassis is supported by the rotary support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Christof Ungemach, Michael Maichel, Ralf Klug, Tobias Schwarz, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20130023901
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a skin treatment device for professional and private use. In particular the present invention concerns a skin treatment device comprising a drive unit and a first attachment and a second attachment, the first attachment comprising a brush, the second attachment comprising an epilation or a depilation unit, wherein the first attachment comprises a gear box and the second attachment comprises a gear box and the gear box comprises by the second attachment provides a gear reduction of at least 1.25 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Andreas Brueckner, Thomas Walenzyk
  • Patent number: 8328821
    Abstract: A hair removal appliance includes a hand-held part and interchangeable tool attachments. The hand-held part includes a housing on which various tool attachments are mountable, as well as a drive mechanism which is arranged in the housing and includes a driving element to which a respective tool attachment is adapted to be coupled with its attachment-side driving element. The tool attachments each have a coupling portion of identical construction and are connectable to a complementary coupling portion on the hand-held part of the hair removal appliance. Each of the tool attachments includes a driving element adapted to be coupled to a driving element on the side of the hand-held part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Michael Klotz, Ralf Dorber, Klaus Ramspeck, Thomas Schamberg, Christof Ungemach