Patents by Inventor Ruben Garcia Fabrega

Ruben Garcia Fabrega 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).

  • Patent number: 10463758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for evaporating volatile substances, comprising a heat source (5) evaporating volatile substances from a refill (2), a heat detector (4) which can detect the heat from said heat source (5), and indicating means (7) connected to said heat detector (4) emitting an indication when the heat detector (4) detects the heat from said heat source (5), and characterized in that said heat detector (4) is placed above said heat source (5). The invention allows the indicating means to be activated virtually in a simultaneous manner with the placement of the heat emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZOBELE EXPANA, S.A.
    Inventors: Dominic Doyle, Ruben Garcia Fabregas, Sergio Luque Vera
  • Patent number: 10239684
    Abstract: A device for diffusing volatile substances includes a container for the volatile substances, a diffuser configured to diffuse the volatile substances, and at least one battery configured to supply energy to the diffuser. The device also includes a controller detecting data from at least one of the components of the device and determining the period of time during which the at least one battery supplies energy to the diffuser according to the data. This device allows the yield and efficiency to be improved, provides the desired products, and reduces consumption of the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Sergio Luque Vera
  • Publication number: 20190008133
    Abstract: A device for trapping insects that includes a casing provided with a housing for placing a refill provided with an adhesive surface for trapping insects. The casing includes a light emitter illuminating at least one portion of the refill. The device allows maximizing the attraction of the insects as a result of the illumination of the refill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joaquin LLORENTE ALONSO, Rubén GARCÍA FÁBREGAS
  • Publication number: 20190000064
    Abstract: An electric device for evaporating and dispensing volatile substances, such as perfumes and insecticides, using thermal energy, that includes a casing and a container of volatile substance detachably coupled with the casing, heating means arranged in the casing for heating the volatile substance, and control means for controlling the operation of the heating means in accordance with a heating program. The device further includes detection means suitable for detecting an intrinsic characteristic of the container and/or the volatile substance, for example, the color of a part of the container, the shape of a part of the container, the container material, or the volatile substance color. The control means execute a specific heating program for a detected intrinsic characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sergio LUQUE VERA, Joaquin LLORENTE ALONSO, Ruben GARCIA FABREGAS
  • Patent number: 10016523
    Abstract: The device for diffusing volatile substances comprises means for generating an air stream, and is characterized in that said means for generating an air stream comprise a flexible sheet (1) and at least one piezoelectric element (2), such that said piezoelectric element (2) causes said flexible sheet (1) to expand and shrink to generate the air stream. It allows generating an air flow that is adapted to the geometry of the evaporation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Zobele España, S.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Luque Vera, Ruben Garcia Fabrega
  • Patent number: 9884336
    Abstract: A dispensing device is selectively operable in a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. The device comprises a base and a refill removably connectable with the base. The base comprises a first dispensing system and a first actuator communicably connected with the first dispensing system. The refill comprises a reservoir having a sidewall and an orifice. The first dispensing system is in fluid communication with the refill in the first mode of operation and the refill is disconnected from the base in the second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, Olga Lahuerta Salas, Dominic Robert Doyle, Cedric Gobber, Ruben Garcia Fabrega
  • Publication number: 20170347640
    Abstract: A device for evaporation of volatile substances, comprising a housing; a container removably mounted in the housing containing liquid volatile substances; a wick of a porous material, provided with a first end and a second end, wherein at least the first end is contained inside the container; a resistor element arranged to contact the second end of the wick; and connecting means for connecting the device to the mains supply to allow the heating of the resistor element; wherein the resistor element is a coiled wire that forms a compressing spring, and wherein the resistor element is compressed and in contact with the second end of the wick when the container is mounted in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio LUQUE VERA, Ruben GARCIA FABREGAS, John HAINSWORTH
  • Publication number: 20170232129
    Abstract: The invention relates to an evaporation device for evaporating volatile substances, comprising a container (1) housing a liquid (8) containing the volatile substances, an outlet (2) through which the volatile substances exit and a hole (9) for equalizing the pressure between the inside and the outside of the container, and characterized in that it also comprises a membrane (6) placed between the container (1) and the hole (9), said membrane (6) being leak-tight with respect to said liquid (8) and porous with respect to the gases. This membrane prevents the liquid from accidentally spilling and furthermore solves the issue of balancing pressures inside the container, keeping the rate of evaporation constant until running out of the volatile substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Fernando Mayor Sans, Ruben Garcia Fabregas
  • Publication number: 20170151360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for evaporating volatile substances, comprising a heat source (5) evaporating volatile substances from a refill (2), a heat detector (4) which can detect the heat from said heat source (5), and indicating means (7) connected to said heat detector (4) emitting an indication when the heat detector (4) detects the heat from said heat source (5), and characterized in that said heat detector (4) is placed above said heat source (5). The invention allows the indicating means to be activated virtually in a simultaneous manner with the placement of the heat emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Dominic DOYLE, Ruben GARCIA FABREGAS, Sergio LUQUE VERA
  • Publication number: 20170001789
    Abstract: A device for diffusing volatile substances includes a container for the volatile substances, a diffuser configured to diffuse the volatile substances, and at least one battery configured to supply energy to the diffuser. The device also includes a controller detecting data from at least one of the components of the device and determining the period of time during which the at least one battery supplies energy to the diffuser according to the data. This device allows the yield and efficiency to be improved, provides the desired products, and reduces consumption of the batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ruben GARCIA FABREGA, Sergio LUQUE VERA
  • Publication number: 20160325003
    Abstract: The device for diffusing volatile substances comprises means for generating an air stream, and is characterized in that said means for generating an air stream comprise a flexible sheet (1) and at least one piezoelectric element (2), such that said piezoelectric element (2) causes said flexible sheet (1) to expand and shrink to generate the air stream. It allows generating an air flow that is adapted to the geometry of the evaporation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Sergio LUQUE VERA, Ruben GARCIA FABREGA
  • Publication number: 20160129146
    Abstract: The device for diffusing volatile substances, comprising a casing (1) wherein at least two respective volatile substance containers (2) are housed, said containers (2) being moveable relative to said casing (1) between at least one first position, where one of the containers (2) is exposed to the environment for diffusing its volatile substances, and a second position, where another container (2) is exposed to the environment, and characterised in that between said casing (1) and the container or containers (2) unexposed to the environment a space (3) is defined, which allows the diffusion of volatile substances from the unexposed container or containers (2) to a lesser extent than the container (2) exposed to the environment. It enables performance to be improved due to the fact that two or more fragrances in two or more containers contribute to the final performance and intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Montserrat Riera Giner, Ruben Garcia Fabregas, Elisabeth Martinez de Morentin Pujabet, Cedric Gobber
  • Publication number: 20160101430
    Abstract: A dispensing device is selectively operable in a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. The device comprises a base and a refill removably connectable with the base. The base comprises a first dispensing system and a first actuator communicably connected with the first dispensing system. The refill comprises a reservoir having a sidewall and an orifice. The first dispensing system is in fluid communication with the refill in the first mode of operation and the refill is disconnected from the base in the second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Paulus Antonius Augustinus HOEFTE, Olga LAHUERTA SALAS, Dominic Robert DOYLE, Cedric GOBBER, Ruben GARCIA FABREGA
  • Publication number: 20160100718
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a composition from a dispensing device includes use of a dispensing device. The dispensing device includes a base and a refill removably connectable with the base. The base has a first actuator and the refill having a second actuator. The method includes the steps of: activating the first actuator to dispense a quantity of a composition from the base; and disconnecting the refill from the base; and activating the second actuator to dispense the composition from the refill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Olga LAHUERTA SALAS, Paulus Antonius Augustinus HOEFTE, Dominic Robert DOYLE, Cedric GOBBER, Ruben GARCIA FABREGA
  • Patent number: 8983278
    Abstract: A vaporizer device of the type which is connected to the electric mains by a plug (1), incorporating a single container (6) equipped with a body of two or more independent receptacles (8) which hold different liquid fragrances in which respective wicks (2) are immersed and a lid (9) which closes the body (7) and renders the receptacles (8) independent. The lid (9) comes with openings (10) in correspondence with the positions of the wicks (2) for the egress and vaporization of the fragrance by actuation of one or more resistance elements (3), located in opposition to the openings (10), either with use of a manual pushbutton (4) or automatically in accordance with a pre-established program, diffusing the fragrances in a sequential or combined manner during predetermined intervals of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zobele España, S.A.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Cedric Morhain, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Jordi Farre Albaladejo, Andrea Caserta
  • Patent number: 8857731
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to volatile substance evaporators having a container with wick, and has the object of providing a technique for effectively detecting end-of-life of the volatile substance housed within the container. The volatile substance evaporator is configured for coupling to, and maintaining in a stable position, a container of volatile substance having a wick with a lower end housed within said container and an upper end emerging from the container. The evaporator comprises an infrared light emitter disposed so as to emit a beam of light on said upper end of the wick, in such a manner that a receptor is disposed so as to capture said beam of light reflected by the upper end of the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Montserrat Riera Giner, Fernando Mayor Sans, Cédric Morhain, Ruben Garcia Fabrega
  • Patent number: 8718454
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to manufacturing electric volatile substance evaporators for evaporating aromatic substances and/or insecticides for example and the invention more specifically allows the modular construction of these types of devices such that based on a basic evaporator, a manufacturer of electric evaporators can incorporate additional elements to the device in order to produce different types of evaporators without altering the basic evaporator design, where the module comprises a casing having a first surface configured to be assembled with a volatile substance evaporator and internally carries an electric device intended to cooperate in the operation of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Espana S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Caserta, Ruben García Fäbrega, Ricard Tomás Vilarasa
  • Publication number: 20130306752
    Abstract: A vaporizer device of the type which is connected to the electric mains by a plug (1), incorporating a single container (6) equipped with a body of two or more independent receptacles (8) which hold different liquid fragrances in which respective wicks (2) are immersed and a lid (9) which closes the body (7) and renders the receptacles (8) independent. The lid (9) comes with openings (10) in correspondence with the positions of the wicks (2) for the egress and vaporization of the fragrance by actuation of one or more resistance elements (3), located in opposition to the openings (10), either with use of a manual pushbutton (4) or automatically in accordance with a pre-established program, diffusing the fragrances in a sequential or combined manner during predetermined intervals of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Cedric Morhain, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Jordi Farre Albaladejo, Andrea Caserta
  • Patent number: 8511580
    Abstract: Comprises a vessel (1) that houses the active liquid substance to be diffused, such as a fragrance, insecticide or other, through a breathable membrane (2) that closes the vessel (1) and comprises a porous part (3) placed near and parallel to the breathable membrane (2) in order to prevent the deformation of the membrane (2) when a vacuum is generated as the vessel (1) is emptied. The porous part (3) has a number of openings (4) through which passes the liquid to ensure its contact with the membrane (2) at all times for a homogenous evaporation and it occupies part of the volume of the vessel (1), absorbing the active substances, the non-volatile substances remaining in said porous part (3) after the vessel (1) has no more volatile components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Caserta, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Jose Antonio Muñoz Martinez
  • Patent number: 8498524
    Abstract: A vaporizer device of the type which is connected to the electric mains by a plug (1), incorporating a single container (6) equipped with a body of two or more independent receptacles (8) which hold different liquid fragrances in which respective wicks (2) are immersed and a lid (9) which closes the body (7) and renders the receptacles (8) independent. The lid (9) comes with openings (10) in correspondence with the positions of the wicks (2) for the egress and vaporization of the fragrance by actuation of one or more resistance elements (3), located in opposition to the openings (10), either with use of a manual pushbutton (4) or automatically in accordance with a pre-established program, diffusing the fragrances in a sequential or combined manner during predetermined intervals of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Julio C Ruiz Ballesteros, Jose A Munoz Martinez, Cedric Morhain, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Jordi Farre Albaladejo, Andrea Caserta