Patents by Inventor Richard Valpey

Richard Valpey 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).

  • Publication number: 20070194040
    Abstract: An air treating composition for eliminating airborne malodors and/or sanitizing air in combination with a spray valve and actuator and spray performance parameters providing maximum dispersion of the composition is disclosed. The particles of the composition are small so that the active component is dispersed into air as a fine dispersion to provide more contact with malodors and to provide quick absorption of malodors and/or bacteria. The particle size of the composition is controlled through the valve and actuator dimensions, as well as the formulation requirements of the composition. The air treating composition includes water, a low molecular weight polyol, and a propellant The composition may also include one or more adjuvants such as an emulsifier, a co-solvent, a fragrance, a corrosion inhibitor, a pH adjusting agent and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Maciej Tasz, Leon Samuelson, M. Roshier, Richard Valpey, Paul Clark, Jessica Heiser, Kendra Haag
  • Publication number: 20060292111
    Abstract: An air treating composition for eliminating odors from air in combination with specific spray valve and actuator requirements and spray performance parameters providing maximum dispersion of the active component in the composition into the air is disclosed. The particles of the composition are small so that the active component is dispersed into air as a fine dispersion to provide more contact with odors and to provide quick absorption of odors. The particle size of the composition is controlled through the selection of valve and actuator dimensions. The air treating and odor eliminating composition of the invention includes water, a low molecular weight polyol, an emulsifier, and a propellant. The composition may also include additional adjuvants such as solvent(s), fragrance(s), corrosion inhibitor, pH adjustor and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Valpey, Paul Clark, Jessica Heiser, Kendra Haag, Maciej Tasz, Peter Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20060124442
    Abstract: A fluid purifying device having various embodiments, each of which is capable of removing airborne molecules, such as contaminants, malodors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pathogens, mold and bacteria, using the combination of visible light and a photocatalyst that has been either treated with a photosensitizer or has been treated in some other manner to lower the energy required to activate the photocatalyst (i.e., by having it generate free radicals) to that emitted by visible light bulbs. Preferably, the device is an air purifying device; however, the device could also be used as a liquid (e.g., water) purifying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Valpey, Joel Adair, Padma Varanasi, Matthew Jones, Daniel Plankenborn
  • Publication number: 20060026817
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of designing an aerosol spray dispensing system. One or more to-be-determined attributes of the spray dispenser system are identified, including properties of a fluid to be dispensed, characteristics of the dispensing mechanism, and performance characteristic values. The identified attributes are determined using equations taking into account relationships among the properties of the fluid to be dispensed, the characteristics of the dispensing mechanism and the performance characteristic values. Once determined, the attributes are used to design the spray dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Valpey, Paul Clark, Peter Smereka, Padma Varanasi, Joel Adair
  • Publication number: 20050023368
    Abstract: A method of determining design parameters for a design of a spray dispenser assembly for dispensing a mist. The method includes identifying one or more preferred performance characteristics of the spray dispenser to be designed and identifying design variables of structures of a spray dispenser assembly that affect those performance characteristics. The method also includes obtaining test data indicative of performance characteristics of spray dispensers at different combinations of values of the design variables. To achieve an improved dispenser design, design parameters are defined for the identified design variables based on the test data. The design parameters provide the preferred performance characteristics when embodied in a spray dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Valpey, John Goelz, Michael Rohrer