Global patent index - EP 0986319 A2

EP 0986319 A2 2000-03-22 - EPILATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Title (en)

EPILATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Title (de)

EPILATIONSGERÄT UND EPILATIONSVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'EPILATION ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE L'UTILISER

Publication

EP 0986319 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 98921439 A

Priority

  • DE 19723910 A
  • EP 9802024 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19723910A1] The invention relates to an epilation device and to a method for using said device, especially for plucking hair from human skin, comprising a handheld housing which accommodates a motor for driving a nipping device (14). Said nipping device (14) is especially able to turn, and is provided with nipping elements (16) for grasping and plucking out the hairs. The inventive device also has a means for reducing the pain caused by plucking the hairs out, said means containing at least one electrode. Said means of reducing pain produces an electric spark (76) on the skin before the hair is plucked out. Said spark (76) causes an additional pain which corresponds with the pain caused by plucking out the hair in terms of pain characteristics, but is preferably less intense.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A45D 26/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A45D 26/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A45D 26/0023 (2013.01); A45D 26/0061 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9855000A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL PT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19723910 A1 19981210; AT 230946 T 20030215; AU 7429798 A 19981221; EP 0986319 A2 20000322; EP 0986319 B1 20030115; ES 2191303 T3 20030901; JP 2002508684 A 20020319; US 6261301 B1 20010717; WO 9855000 A1 19981210; WO 9855000 A8 19990617

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