Global Patent Index - EP 0738481 B1

EP 0738481 B1 20010816 - Depilatory apparatus for removing strips of wax of the human body

Title (en)

Depilatory apparatus for removing strips of wax of the human body

Title (de)

Epiliergerät zum Entfernen von Wachsbändern am menschlichen Körper

Title (fr)

Appareil pour l'épilation humaine destiné à l'arrachage de bandes de cire


EP 0738481 B1 20010816 (FR)


EP 96420138 A 19960419


FR 9505028 A 19950421

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0738481A1] The device comprises a body with a handle (11) and a first roller (1) designed to peel off a layer of wax (3) from the skin (4). A second roller (5) holds the skin down as the instrument is moved over it. The first roller has a cam catch (2) to grip the end of the wax layer. Both rollers can be motor driven. The skin retaining roller is rotated at a higher speed than the main roller. The first roller measures some 4 cm in diameter and the skin retaining roller 2 cm. The whole instrument measures about 8 x 8 x 8 cm. In variants of the design the instrument can incorporate a heater and a counter roller to grip the wax layer.

IPC 1-7

A45D 26/00

IPC 8 full level

A45D 26/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A45D 26/0014 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0738481 A1 19961023; EP 0738481 B1 20010816; DE 69614434 D1 20010920; DE 69614434 T2 20020529; ES 2162001 T3 20011216; FR 2733127 A1 19961025; FR 2733127 B1 19970530; HK 1013611 A1 19990903

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 96420138 A 19960419; DE 69614434 T 19960419; ES 96420138 T 19960419; FR 9505028 A 19950421; HK 98115039 A 19981223