Air Freshener Patents (Class 362/643)
  • Patent number: 10514548
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a laser animation display method. A display system includes three parts, i.e., a laser source, a diffraction optical element and a mechanical driving device. The display method includes the following steps: S1: the laser source emits laser at first, and the laser is caused to be incident on the pattern of a first microstructure on the diffraction optical element; S2: the diffraction optical element is driven by the mechanical driving device to translate to irradiate the pattern of a second microstructure of the diffraction optical element with the laser, and the patterns on other microstructures are sequentially irradiated with the laser according to the same method; and S3: cyclic movement is kept, thereby achieving an animation effect on a screen. The present invention implements laser animation display on the premise of no additional motion control unit and almost no increase of the system size and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING CENTRAL PRESS UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sen Cong, Liang Zhong, Hao Wang, Pingping Ma
  • Patent number: 9239513
    Abstract: A laser projection light has a light blocking wall and safety sensor to prevent people from directly looking into the laser beams to harm their eyes. The laser projection light may be an AC powered laser projection light or a DC powered battery operated unit, and may also incorporate a UL listed LED light device to that provides an LED light device function in addition to the projection function in case people do not want to see the laser projection light performance and wish to switch off the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20150109823
    Abstract: A wall-pluggable aroma machine that uses a replaceable aroma container is provided. The aroma machine includes an electric plug pluggable to a power source, a housing, a top cap, and a light-guiding accommodation unit coupled between the housing and the top cap. The light-guiding accommodation unit serves as a basic limiting component for the production of the aroma machine, for the components to be assembled quickly and correctly. The replaceable aroma container is placed in light-guiding accommodation unit, and is heated to release fragrance. The aroma container is disposable, or recycled. It is easy to use and replace the aroma. The light-guiding accommodation unit is made of a transparent material. Light emitted by a light emitting device in the aroma machine is guided to the light-guiding accommodation unit, and forms light decoration on an outside of the aroma machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen HSIAO
  • Patent number: 8974107
    Abstract: An aroma capsule assembly lamp system that disperses scent fast is provided, including a lamp and an aroma capsule. The lamp includes a support stand, a lamp stand installed on the support stand, a light bulb installed on the lamp stand, and a lamp cover installed on the support stand and covering the light bulb and the lamp stand, the lamp cover having a top opening. The aroma capsule is installed in the top opening of the lamp cover and includes a disposable container. The disposable container has an opening and an aroma material disposed in the disposable container. The light bulb is supplied with power and emits radiation light, the radiation light heating the disposable container and the aroma material, facilitating the system to disperse scent. When emitting radiation light, the light bulb of the lamp also generates heat at the same time, which heats the aroma material to disperse scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Serene House International Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8882333
    Abstract: An electronic incense assembly includes a light source, a collimating lens, a lens array, a number of electronic incense sticks. The light source is configured for emitting a first light beam having a divergent angle. The collimating lens is configured for collimating the first light beam into a parallel second light beam. The lens array has an array of converging lenses, each of which is configured for converging a part of the second light beam passing therethrough into a third light beam. Each of the electronic incense sticks has an open end arranged to receive one third light beam and a transparent bubble formed at an end opposite to the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Chou Chen
  • Publication number: 20140313779
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide a light diffraction device positioned adjacent to a wall and comprising a laser and a diffractive imaging element. The diffractive imaging film having an image and positioned relative to the laser so as to create a projection of the image upon the wall. The diffractive film can also contain a series of images where the film is moved relative to the laser in order to create an animation effect upon the wall. In some embodiments, a distortion reflector may be positioned to accept the laser light exiting the diffractive imaging film and to distort the laser light to produce a desired image upon the wall. In some embodiments, additional reflectors may be used and in some further embodiments a distortion lens may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: LaserScapes LLC
    Inventors: Richard Higgins, Michael Koulermos
  • Patent number: 8851696
    Abstract: A fragrance lamp structure including a carrying element, a lighting element and a driving element is provided. The carrying element has a carrying surface, a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The carrying surface and the first contact surface are opposite to each other, and so are the carrying surface and the second contact surface opposite to each other. The lighting element has a first heat output surface facing the first contact surface of the carrying element. The lighting element generates a first heat going through the first heat output surface and the first contact surface to heat up the carrying element. The driving element has a second heat output surface facing the second contact surface of the carrying element. The driving element generates a second heat going through the second heat output surface and the second contact surface to heat up the carrying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Wintek Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chuan Lin, Kuo-Jui Huang, Ying-Cheng Shih
  • Patent number: 8783907
    Abstract: A lamp socket and cable bracket assembly includes a lamp socket holding a lamp bulb, electrical wires extended from the lamp socket for connection to power source, and a flat cable bracket configured to hold the electrical wires in a smoothly curved manner against stretching and to dissipate heat radiated by the lamp bulb, avoiding electrical wire damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8772675
    Abstract: Modular assemblies for use with a scent warmer configured to heat a scented material and emit light comprise a lighting module and a heating module. The lighting module comprises at least one electrical light source. A male electrical connector is in electrical communication with and disposed on a first side of the at least one electrical light source. A female electrical connector is disposed on another side of the at least one electrical light source and in electrical communication with the male electrical connector. The heating module comprises a male electrical connector threadedly engaged and in electrical communication with the female electrical connector of the lighting module. A heating element is located at an end of the heating module opposing the male electrical connector and in electrical communication with the male electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Juarez
  • Patent number: 8545090
    Abstract: An LED night light with interchangeable display unit can be separated from the base when a predetermined force is applies to reduce the chance that the prong device will be damaged by pulling, pushing, or twisting. The display unit may have a built-in or separate input-end to accommodate a receptacle means of the base. An LED related circuit, prong means and other control device may be disposed in the base or incorporated with a sealed-unit to cause the light beam to be seen by a viewer through the display area and provide a dedicated artwork, design, motion liquid, and/or dimensional colored image for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8371740
    Abstract: One embodiment of a continuous fragrance and illumination device having replaceable fragrance refill trays each comprising a curved back member that drop into vented fragrance refill chambers arranged around an air-moving member and surrounded by an illumination chamber formed by the external surfaces of a lens, an air-moving member housing, and the interior surface of a translucent shell that is closely adjacent to those surfaces and supported by a protective bottom cap, or separated by a greater distance. In addition, a translucent vanishing-edge lid is supported that provides a non-visible vent for exiting air following an air flow direction upward through the device. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Marcus Pestl, Sonia Hellen
  • Patent number: 8277108
    Abstract: A structure of lamp is combined with a picture frame and a mass of essence. The structure includes a picture frame body that receives and holds therein a picture or photo and forms a lighting chamber that receives and holds the lamp. The lighting chamber has a wall portion in which ventilation holes are defined. The picture frame body also forms an essence compartment that receives and holds the mass of essence that gives off a scent smell. The lamp, when lit, generates heat that causes the mass of essence to give off the scent that spreads through the ventilation holes of the lighting chamber. Thus, besides receiving and holding a picture, the picture frame also provides the functions of nighttime lighting and scent spreading for improving air quality of the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8262277
    Abstract: An aroma diffusing night lamp system having the characteristics of high heating performance, high level of safety and angle adjustability is disclosed to include a night lamp unit formed of a lamp socket holding a light emitting device, an electric plug rotatably coupled to the lamp socket and a safety lampshade surrounding the light emitting device, and an aroma diffuser unit formed of an electrically insulative heater holder, a heater carried in the electrically insulative heater holder and an outer lampshade that is mounted on the lamp socket around the safety lampshade and defines a top trough that holds an aromatic substance and has the bottom wall thereof kept in contact with the heater for enabling the aromatic substance to be heated into vapor safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8201957
    Abstract: A lamp-based scent releasing system includes a housing with light holes, a lamp holder fixedly mounted inside the housing, a lamp bulb installed in the lamp holder, a power cable connected to the lamp holder for connection to an electric outlet to obtain the necessary working voltage for the lamp bulb, a heat-transfer tray fastened to the top open of the housing and holding an aromatic substance, and a heat-resistant protective cup surrounding the lamp bulb inside the housing and having radiation holes for guiding radiation heat from the lamp bulb toward the heat-transfer tray to heat the aromatic substance to release a scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8192041
    Abstract: A safe illuminating fragrant device has a base, electric circuit, case body, and an electrothermal unit. The base has a through hole, and the electric circuit is arranged in the base. The electric circuit has a plurality of lighting components capable of emitting light in predetermined color. The case body covers the base. A plurality of apertures is arranged around a peripheral of the case body with a predetermined interval. Lights from the lighting components will go into the case body and project out through the apertures. A receiving slot is formed to a top of the case body for receiving spices, and the electrothermal unit will heat up a bottom of the receiving slot. A safety and visual effect are improved by above assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Ming-Jen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20110305042
    Abstract: A microcrystalline wax fragrance emitting light comprises (1) a light body with a light source creating heat and (2) a microcrystalline wax which acts as an emission media, emits fragrance, is mounted on said light body, detachable, and replaceable from said light body. The microcrystalline wax acts as a fragrance emission media which emits fragrance and is supplemented on the decorative lighting, enables the lighting to illuminate, decorate, and release fragrance continuously. The microcrystalline wax used in the present invention mainly utilizes the heat of the light source to facilitate the release of fragrance, whereby provides stronger fragrance emission. In addition, the microcrystalline wax which acts as an emission media is detachable and replaceable from the decorative lighting, allows a user to replace it freely with an emission media according to the user's favored shape and fragrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Liwei (Hong Kong) Candle Limited
    Inventor: Huang Liwei
  • Patent number: 7980713
    Abstract: An elongated lighting strip is provided. The lighting strip is positioned inside of a shower or bathtub enclosure in order to both illuminate the enclosure as well as spray or diffuse and aqueous solution onto the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Blake Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7946748
    Abstract: A mosquito repellent lamp, comprising a lamp holder, which is provided with a lamp shade with luminous tube; a power switch for turning on and off the power; a mosquito repellent device mounted above said lamp shade; featured by that: said mosquito repellent device is provided with a cavity for contain mosquito repellent patch, which is provided with air inlets and outlets, which are interconnected, and a fan corresponding to the air inlets, said fan and said luminous tube are powered through a switchboard, which is connected with a fan switch for turning and stopping said fan. Compared with existing technologies, this patent provides the air inlets and air outlets on the mosquito repellent device and achieves better mosquito repellant effect by dispelling the effect of the mosquito repellent patch insides said mosquito repellent device from the air outlets by the airflow generated by said fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jianli Shen
  • Publication number: 20110110092
    Abstract: A lamp-based scent releasing system includes a housing with light holes, a lamp holder fixedly mounted inside the housing, a lamp bulb installed in the lamp holder, a power cable connected to the lamp holder for connection to an electric outlet to obtain the necessary working voltage for the lamp bulb, a heat-transfer tray fastened to the top open of the housing and holding an aromatic substance, and a heat-resistant protective cup surrounding the lamp bulb inside the housing and having radiation holes for guiding radiation heat from the lamp bulb toward the heat-transfer tray to heat the aromatic substance to release a scent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ming Jen HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20110110118
    Abstract: An aroma diffusing night lamp system having the characteristics of high heating performance, high level of safety and angle adjustability is disclosed to include a night lamp unit formed of a lamp socket holding a light emitting device, an electric plug rotatably coupled to the lamp socket and a safety lampshade surrounding the light emitting device, and an aroma diffuser unit formed of an electrically insulative heater holder, a heater carried in the electrically insulative heater holder and an outer lampshade that is mounted on the lamp socket around the safety lampshade and defines a top trough that holds an aromatic substance and has the bottom wall thereof kept in contact with the heater for enabling the aromatic substance to be heated into vapor safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ming Jen HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20110110119
    Abstract: An aroma diffusing night lamp system having the characteristics of high level of safety and installation angle adjustability is disclosed to include a lamp socket, a light emitting device mounted in the top side of the lamp socket, an electric plug rotatably coupled to the lamp socket and a lampshade surrounding the light emitting device and having a top trough that holds an aromatic substance that gives off a pleasant smell when heated by heat energy from the light emitting device during its operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ming Jen HSIAO
  • Patent number: 7840123
    Abstract: A diffusion device includes a housing and an opening in the housing adapted for insertion of a container having an active material therein and a wick extending therefrom. The device further includes a heater disposed in a rear portion of the housing and spaced from the wick when a container is inserted into the housing. A vent is disposed in a front portion of the housing. An active material diffusion-interference member is disposed directly above and axially aligned with the wick when the container is inserted into the device, wherein the diffusion-interference member inhibits diffusion of the active material from the housing such that heat generated by the heater is trapped around the wick, thus increasing volatilization and dispersion of the active material from the diffusion device as compared to a diffusion device that does not have a diffusion-interference member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Belongia, Mark E. Wefler
  • Publication number: 20100271846
    Abstract: A structure of lamp is combined with a picture frame and a mass of essence. The structure includes a picture frame body that receives and holds therein a picture or photo and forms a lighting chamber that receives and holds the lamp. The lighting chamber has a wall portion in which ventilation holes are defined. The picture frame body also forms an essence compartment that receives and holds the mass of essence that gives off a scent smell. The lamp, when lit, generates heat that causes the mass of essence to give off the scent that spreads through the ventilation holes of the lighting chamber. Thus, besides receiving and holding a picture, the picture frame also provides the functions of nighttime lighting and scent spreading for improving air quality of the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: CHIN-SHENG YANG
  • Patent number: 7810985
    Abstract: A multiple function night light includes at least one night light receptacle and a swivel or rotating prong as a basic unit which may further incorporate additional functions as desired to prevent the electric wall outlet receptacle from being occupied by just one single function night light. The night light includes a light source such as a gas filled light, neon or black tube, fluorescent tube, LED, OLED, EL, or OEL with appropriate circuit means to provide a predetermined light performance, duration, and timing for illumination. The swiveling or rotating prong offers universal installation to wall outlets. The additional functions may selected from fragrance, bluetooth device, insect repellant device, sensor device, infrared device, remote control device, power failure light, emergency light, or other electric device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Taeng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7740395
    Abstract: A light and air freshener in combination. The air freshener has one or more reservoirs which may be refilled or replaced. The light illuminates the reservoirs, to provide an aesthetically pleasing effect. The light may be specular and aimed towards a space between plural reservoirs. This arrangement provides the benefit that surface near the air freshener may be illuminated in an aesthetically pleasing manner while providing the functionality of a night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Todd Samuel, Thomas Brian Norris
  • Patent number: 7665882
    Abstract: A lamp bulb provided with a lamp burner switch according to this invention comprises a plurality of LEDs. The LEDs are provided on a substrate and further connected to a lamp burner. Each of the LEDs has a first pin and a second pin that is connected to the lamp burner. A switch device is provided passing through the crest of lamp burner at a side opposite to the LED, and one terminal of the switch device is connected to a lamp socket; the other terminal is properly kept at an interval from the first pin of LED, and the switch device is pushed contact the first pin. Further, the switch device is connected to a power unit that is next connected to the lamp burner. Thus, the electric power of power unit may be applied to continuously illuminate for a determined period of time of power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ceramate Technical Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Wang
  • Patent number: 7641364
    Abstract: An adapter device for a lamp or light fixture includes a male connector, a female socket and control circuitry. The adapter supports at least one RGB LED cluster positioned so as to emit a colored light show. The male connector is configured to be received in a conventional light socket. The adapter also includes a slot for receiving and securing a replaceable volatile active insert for enabling the device to emit an active ingredient from the insert when the insert is secured in the slot. A conventional light bulb or a CFL may also be connected to the female socket as a source of illumination. Thus, a single adapter is used to combine a conventional light source/colored light show source/volatile active source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Abbondanzio, Mark E. Johnson, Simon M. Conway, Kamran Faterioun
  • Patent number: 7632004
    Abstract: An LED night light having more than one optics means includes a first optics elements to change a narrow-viewing angle of the LED's spot-light beams into a wider-viewing angle for area illumination, and a second optics device to help enhance the appearance and value of the LED night light without taking up excess space. Other functions and devices such as an outlet adaptor, motion sensor, PIR sensor, air freshener, second light, bug repellent, sonic repellent, time piece or any combination of such functions or features may easily be added to increase the utility of the said LED night light while reducing electric power consumption and saving money for consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7618151
    Abstract: A substitute for a conventional incandescent light bulb includes a CFL with a specially equipped base structure disposed between the male connector and the coiled fluorescent tube. The modified base includes an active vapor dispenser and, preferably, a heater for increasing and/or controlling the rate of active vapor emission. The male connector may be a threaded male Edison-type connector or any other type of male connector for use with female light sockets. The disclosed devices provide an energy-efficient source of white light and controlled active or fragrance emission. The base may also be equipped with one or more electrical connection ports for connection the base to one or more accessories such as volatile active dispensers or colored light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Abbondanzio, Simon M. Conway
  • Patent number: 7611253
    Abstract: A multiple function LED night light with air-freshener includes an LED display unit with light-medium properties to allow light beams from LED(s) located at LED input-ends of the display unit to travel within the light-medium and be uniformly emitted through a surface of the display for even brightness without hot spots. A housing of the night light includes a slot, space, room to allow an air-freshener, an LED display, a sealed-unit and all related electric components including a heat element or fan device to be disposed within the night light housing to provide multiple functions in addition to those of a conventional night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7581851
    Abstract: Lampholders formed from materials comprising scented compounds that are more volatile when warm than when at ambient temperature to generate a desired scent during use, along with lighted displays incorporating such lampholders and methods for making such lampholders, are shown and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Patent number: 7549785
    Abstract: Disclosed is a night lighting system retrofittable with existing wall switches for illuminating an area around the wall switches. The night lighting system comprises: a wall plate having at least one switch receiving slot capable of receiving a switch, at least one lens assembly disposed on the wall plate, a printed circuit board having at least one light emitting diode and interface wires electrically connecting the night lighting system to a power switch. The lens assembly has a chamber protruding from a back surface of the wall plate, and a lens covering a front end of the chamber. The chamber is capable of receiving at least a portion of the light emitting diode, such that, light from the light emitting diode passes though the lens to illuminate an area around the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Michael J Faunce
  • Patent number: 7547131
    Abstract: The present invention is a low power and low heat dissipating, low illumination system that is based in an electrical box cover plate, preferably in a light switch cover plate. It allows for the maintenance of an electrical bleed current through the fluorescent light controlled by that light switch so as to keep a minimal thermal differential between the unlit and lit light. The light switch cover plate has a series of imbedded LEDs that illuminate an area all around the light switch. The unit is retrofittable on conventional light switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Faunce
  • Patent number: 7484860
    Abstract: A replacement device for a light bulb includes a translucent shell and a base. The base supports a plurality of colored lights positioned so as to emit a light show through the shell. The base is configured to be received in a conventional light socket. The base also includes a compartment for receiving and securing a replaceable volatile active cartridge for enabling the device to emit an active ingredient from the cartridge when the cartridge is secured in the compartment. A dimmable white light source may also provided in the shell as a source of illumination. Thus, a single device is used as a replacement for a conventional light bulb and is a combination white light source/colored light show source/volatile active source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Darren K. Robling, Cory J. Nelson, Jeffrey J. Wolf, Scott D. Walter, Steven B. Mineau, Matthew Abbondanzio
  • Patent number: 7481571
    Abstract: A flameless candle includes a translucent housing having a concavity in its top resembling a partially melted pillar candle. A false wick is mounted in the center of the concavity. A circuit board containing an LED, an integrated circuit chip, and an ambient light sensor is mounted inside the housing below the false wick. A battery compartment and a fragrance cartridge compartment are located in the bottom of the housing together with a slide switch. The housing also includes an electric fan or blower mounted adjacent to the fragrance cartridge compartment. The slide switch selectively completes an electrical circuit between the batteries and the circuit board, the batteries and the fan, or both. The fan is arranged such that, when activated, it blows air into the cartridge compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignees: B&F Product Development, Fasst Products, LLC
    Inventors: Mendel Bistritzky, Yosel Avtzon
  • Patent number: 7476002
    Abstract: A light element includes a translucent shell and a base. The base supports a plurality of LEDs positioned so as to emit a light show through the shell. The device also includes a compartment for receiving and securing a replaceable volatile active cartridge and a heater for enabling the device to effectively emit an active ingredient from the cartridge when the cartridge is secured in the compartment. A white light source is provided in the shell as a source of illumination along with the LEDs The device can be used as a white light source, for displaying a colored light show, for displaying colored light schemes and for volatile active emission The devise may include an acoustic transducer for producing light and sound show. The devise may also include a light sensor, a motion detector and/or a microphone or acoustic receiver thereby enabling the light and sound show to be dependent upon ambient light intensity, motion detection and or/ambient noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Wolf, Scott D. Walter, Scott W. Demarest, Cory J. Nelson, Steven B. Mineau
  • Patent number: 7455444
    Abstract: A multiple light source night light incorporates at least two sets of light sources to offer perfect illumination for decorative lighting and also for providing area illumination via openings, windows, holes, cut-outs, and/or light-transmitting areas of the housing. The multiple light source sets may include LED or EL elements (including sheet, wire, or tube type elements), neon bulbs or tubes, or the like. In addition, the night light may incorporate an air freshener, fan, mechanical device, O3 generator, potpourri, deodorizer elements, fragrance elements, oil, chemical compounds, sensors, heat elements, and/or switch devices to provide additional functions when the prongs are connected with a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7419281
    Abstract: A light bulb (10) includes a translucent housing (12) and a base (24). The housing (12) includes a plurality of LEDs (14a, 14b, 14c, and 15) positioned so as to emit light through the housing (12). The base (24) is configured to mate with a light socket. The base (24) also includes a compartment (23) for receiving and securing a replaceable active ingredient cartridge (22), and an active ingredient dispenser (20) for emitting an active ingredient from the cartridge (22) when the cartridge (22) is secured in the compartment (23). A fluorescent light source (30) may also be provided in the housing (12) as a source of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Jeffrey J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 7357561
    Abstract: The device forms a single unit that includes the way by which the evaporation of active substances is achieved, as well the way that allows automatically lighting a small lamp or LED that emits a small light illuminating the container of the active substance to be evaporated. This allows one to see the contents in the dark and, in addition, constituting a light in the dark for the area surrounding the device, with the particularity that the volume of this device does not increase with respect to the devices meant to individually evaporate active substances and emit a light. The design of the device includes a general casing comprising a pinholder body for a plug and the container itself for the active substance, in such a way that the body incorporates a sensor that emits a signal for the automatic activation of the lamp or illumination LED when the light intensity is below a pre-established threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Gusi Hidalgo, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Andrea Caserta
  • Patent number: 7318659
    Abstract: A replacement device for a light bulb includes a translucent shell and a base. The base supports a plurality of LEDs positioned so as to emit a light show through the shell. The base is configured to be received in a conventional light socket. The base also includes a compartment for receiving and securing a replaceable volatile active cartridge and a heater for enabling the device to effectively emit an active ingredient from the cartridge when the cartridge is secured in the compartment. A white light source is also provided in the shell as a source of illumination. The device can be used as a white light source, for displaying a colored light show and for volatile active emission. The volatile active may be emitted continuously when the device is used as either a white light source or for purposes of displaying a colored light show. Thus, a single device is used as a replacement for a conventional light bulb and is a combination white light source/colored light show source/volatile active source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Simon M. Conway, Matthew Abbondanzio, Darren K Robling, Scott D. Walter, Jose Porchia, Jeffrey J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 7246919
    Abstract: A light bulb (10) includes a translucent housing (12) and a base (24). The housing (12) includes a plurality of LEDs (14a, 14b, 14c, and 15) positioned so as to emit light through the housing (12). The base (24) is configured to mate with a light socket. The base (24) also includes a compartment (23) for receiving and securing a replaceable active ingredient cartridge (22), and an active ingredient dispenser (20) for emitting an active ingredient from the cartridge (22) when the cartridge (22) is secured in the compartment (23). A fluorescent light source (30) may also be provided in the housing (12) as a source of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Jeffrey J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 7210812
    Abstract: A scent-distributor/flashlight having a light-producing portion with a battery, an illumination mechanism operably connected to the battery through a switch mechanism, and a first adapting mechanism having a plurality of female connectors. The invention also has a scent-producing portion with a second housing having a cavity, an intake vent, and an output vent; a second adapting mechanism having a plurality of male connectors for mating with the female connectors to physically connect the scent-producing and light-producing portions together as a unit, and to connect the male connectors to the switch mechanism of the light-producing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Ronnie L. Linton