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).

  • 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: 6520970
    Abstract: An attachment for an appliance for the epilation of the human skin, the appliance being provided with a housing to accommodate a motor for driving at least one clamping device rotary about a first axle for purposes of epilation, the attachment being provided with at least one element for reducing the perception of pain during epilation, which element makes contact with the skin prior to the epilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventor: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6451028
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a rotary cylinder for an epilation appliance which in a preferred embodiment has at least two adjacent disks (1, 1′) provided on their facing sides with at least one groove (2) to form a clamping element receiving space (3). Provision is made for two clamping elements (5, 6) arranged adjacent to each other which are accomodated in the clamping element receiving space (3). Noise damping mechanisms are provided which are associated with at least one of the clamping elements (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Christof Ungemach
  • 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: 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: 6306148
    Abstract: An epilation appliance for the removal of hairs from the skin of a human body includes a rotary cylinder equipped with clamping elements operable to execute a closing movement within a zone of the rotary movement of the rotary cylinder. A mechanism of the epilation device is pivotable for adjusting the zone of the closing movement in dependence upon the angle at which the epilation appliance is placed against the skin, with the pivot axis being disposed in offset relation to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Knesch, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5857903
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a rotary cylinder (7) for an epilating appliance comprising several pairs of clamping members (8) arranged in an angularly offset relation to each other, and actuating members (22) serving to move the clamping members (8) in pairs into, and subsequently out of, relative clamping engagement in the area of a plucking zone of the epilating appliance. Further, at least one control member is provided for controlling the actuating members (22). According to the invention, each pair of clamping members (8) has associated to it a separate, individually movable actuating member (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Ramspeck, Hans-Eberhard Heintke, Pedro Sanchez-Martinez