Patents Assigned to Bath & Body Works, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20020110480
    Abstract: A method adjusting the fragrance level in a room incrementally adds a fragrant, non-foaming emulsified composition to a fountain in the room. The composition has a siloxane anti-foam agent and water solution, a block co-polymer, denatured 200 proof alcohol and fragrance oil. Alternative compositions contain a solubilized fragrance or an insoluble fragrance oil for adding to water. The compositions may be provided in a concentrated form, for addition to a pre-existing water supply in a recirculating fountain, or in a dilute form for use as the recirculating fluid in the fountain. The compositions are clear and do not foam when used in a recirculating fountain. The compositions provide fragrance at a release rate significantly greater than solid or gel air fresheners with the same concentration of fragrance. Methods of fragrancing a room with the compositions are disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Ferguson, Kristin Prince
  • Patent number: 6391398
    Abstract: An artificial fragrance emitting flower article has at least one artificial flower having a stem. A vessel has an open top defined by a rim and an interior chamber defined by an inside surface of the vessel. A base having a top surface is mounted within the interior chamber of the vessel. The stem of the artificial flower is partially encased in the base. A fragrant gel layer is positioned on the top surface of the base to emit fragrance through the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxine Pesu, Kathy LaVanier, Kenneth W. Lesenko
  • Patent number: 6357260
    Abstract: A scented friendship bracelet kit contains several ornamental beads, a plurality of polymer pellets impregnated with a fragrance, a mesh fabric bundled about the beads and pellets and a tie string holding the fabric bundle together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Anita M. Lutz
  • Publication number: 20010029696
    Abstract: A decorative product has at least one, but preferably many solid icons made of ester-terminated polyamide (ETPA) and low-polarity liquid such as mineral oil. A clear medium such as clear ETPA-based polymer, is around the icon. The medium may be in a clear jar and a wick may extend through the medium to form a candle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Applicant: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabian DeStefano, Kirsten Klett, Elizabeth B. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6294162
    Abstract: A transparent gel air freshener and method of preparing the same. The gel composition comprises an aqueous gel, a fragrance, a surfactant and a co-solvent. The gel is transparent and free from visible particles and inhomogeneities, has a uniform texture and a continuous structure, and includes volatile scented components. The gel is capable of suspending solids such as botanicals therein for decorative effect. The method provides for preparation of a such a gel air freshener, including the suspension of botanicals therein, while maintaining the clarity, texture, and structure of the gel. The method includes the steps of preparing a gel composition and cooling the gel composition. Botanicals may be added to the gel composition when it has gelled enough to support die botanical on the gel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Semoff, Rueven Sarraf
  • Publication number: 20010020001
    Abstract: A product for providing anti-static and scent to clothes being laundered in a dryer has a plurality of beads, or pearls, of a polymer composition impregnated with anti-static agents and perfume contained in a mesh bag. The bag and pearls are placed in a clothes dryer with clothing being dried. The anti-static agents and perfume are transmitted to the clothing during the drying cycle. The pearls are composed of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene. A whitening agent, such as titanium dioxide, a blowing agent and coloring can all be added to the pearls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Applicant: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony R. Zembrodt, John A. Ferguson, Gunter Holzner
  • Patent number: 6270782
    Abstract: A body spray assembly includes a container which has an upright position and that is at least partly transparent. A liquid composition in the container is sprayed from the container with a manual spray pump. The composition has an oil phase, an aqueous phase and pigment in the form of particles which are effective to form the oil phase into stable droplets that remain in a droplet layer in the aqueous phase after the composition is allowed to stand for a period of time. The droplets are at least partly visible in the container. The spray pump is free of any plastic parts that extend into the droplet layer when the container is in its upright position to avoid rupturing the stable droplets by contact with these parts. The oil phase contains substantially pure fragrance which is free of solubilizer so that the formation of pearls can occur in the container and does not cloud the aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: James Sawyer, Sandra Steck, Jane E. Smith
  • Patent number: 6236807
    Abstract: A vapor emanation system includes a plastic housing having a socket portion and an electric plug portion. A decorative miniaturize container containing liquid to be evaporated by heat, has a body for storing the liquid and a neck connected to the body for engaging the socket portion of the housing for supporting the container on the housing. The neck has a passage there through and a retaining ring is fixed in the passage. A hole extends through the ring. A wick having an upper portion extending through the hole of the retaining ring also has a lower portion extending down into the body of the container for absorbing liquid from the container and for moving the liquid into the upper portion of the wick by capillary action. A tangential electric heater in the housing heats the upper portion of the wick above the neck to evaporate liquid from the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Ruffolo, Anthony Zembrodt, Roberto Zaraboza
  • Patent number: 6235705
    Abstract: A product for providing anti-static and scent to clothes being laundered in a dryer has a plurality of beads, or pearls, of a polymer composition impregnated with anti-static agents and perfume contained in a mesh bag. The bag and pearls are placed in a clothes dryer with clothing being dried. The anti-static agents and perfume are transmitted to the clothing during the drying cycle. The pearls are composed of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene. A whitening agent, such as titanium dioxide, a blowing agent and coloring can all be added to the pearls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Zembrodt, John A. Ferguson, Gunter Holzner
  • Patent number: D442301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D442709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D443080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D443081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D443082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D444245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D444246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D444247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D446587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D447255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Klett, Melissa Rodrigo, Rick Ruffolo
  • Patent number: D454232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Kathleen M. LaVanier