The invention discloses a pencil sharpener. The pencil sharpener could comprise an enclosure and an assembly of sharpeners that are contained in the housing. The sharpener assembly can be configured to sharpen the tip of the pencil. Heating elements are also present in the sharpener for pencils. The heating element is able to heat the pencil’s end. The pencil sharpener may also include a sanitation element to clean the point of the pencil.
Conventionally, sharpeners used for cosmetic pencils like eyeliner, lipliner and eyebrow pencils, need manual rotation of the cosmetic pencil to make its tips sharper. The resultant sharpened tip is subject to breakage cracks, fractures, or any other damagebecause of the delicate makeup composition which could comprise solid oils, liquid oils, volatile oils and resins. In order to soften or stabilize the cosmetic pencils after sharpening users might use an igniter or other heating source to soften or strengthen the pencils. This helps stop breakage and enhance their applicability. Some users may also use heat to the tip of the pencil to de-stress the cosmetic composition.
A pencil sharpener with a heating element in accordance to various aspects of the subject technology is described. In some aspects the sharpener might consist of a base that holds debris and cuts and a cover that can be removed that has several different sized openings for accepting different diameter pencils, a Sharpener Assembly that is housed in the base as well as a heating element connected to the sharpener assembly designed to warm the edges of a pencil that are inserted into the pencil sharpener.
In other aspects of the technology involved The pencil sharpener could include a separate heating element accessible via an additional opening on the dial which can be used to reheat the point of a pencil.
In one particular aspect of the technology in question the sharpener for pencils could have a sanitation component for removing bacterial or sterilizing the applicator’s tip or tip of a pencil. The sanitation component could be included in the sharpener assembly.
It is believed that different configurations of the subject technology will be readily apparent to those who are skilled in the art after reading the following description in detail that describes various designs of the technology described are described anddescribed by way of illustration. As you will see, the subject technology can be used in a variety of a variety of configurations and its several details are capable of modification in many other ways but without departing from the technology’s boundaries. Accordingly, the drawings and detailed description are to be considered an illustration and not as limiting.
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