With Disposable Evaporant Cartridge Or Container Patents (Class 392/390)
  • Patent number: 10645970
    Abstract: The invention relates to aerosol generating components (40) for electronic smoking devices, to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes, and to methods for generating inhalants. In order to improve smoking experience by purposefully directing nicotine and flavor products, the invention provides that two aerosols with different particle sized are generated consecutively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10638743
    Abstract: A battery powered insect repellent device capable of the battery being separated from the volatile dispenser element and further including wireless communication facilities between a smartphone and the repellent device enabling electronic monitoring of the status of the various elements in the device as well as displaying the same to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Shapiro, Wender Wang
  • Patent number: 10617834
    Abstract: An apparatus for vaporizing a concentrate and/or a non-concentrate material is provided. The apparatus can include a housing, a reservoir, a vessel, and a heating element. The reservoir can be coupled to a lid of the apparatus and configured to hold the concentrate. The vessel can be disposed at least partially inside of the housing and can be configured to receive the reservoir when the lid of the apparatus is in a closed position with respect to the housing. The heating element can be configured to generate heat for heating the vessel, thereby vaporizing the concentrate in the reservoir to form an aerosol. Coupling the reservoir to the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the concentrate while decoupling the reservoir from the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the non-concentrate material. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander J. Gould, Adam Bowen, Ariel Atkins, Kevin Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10426198
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment relates to an e-vaping device. Some example embodiments include a vaporizer assembly, a power supply for supplying power to the vaporizer assembly, a male connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply and a female connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply. The male connector may include a first male electrode and a second male electrode encompassed by the first male electrode. The female connector may include a first female electrode and a second female electrode encompassed by the first female electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Charles Dendy, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10420372
    Abstract: A non-combustion-type flavor inhaler is provided with: a heat source which has a plate-like shape having a pair of main surfaces; a flavor generation source having a plate-like shape having a pair of main surfaces; and a holder for receiving both the heat source and the flavor generation source. The heat source and the flavor generation source are stacked on each other within the holder in such a manner that one of the main surfaces of the heat source and one of the main surfaces of the flavor generation source face each other. The flavor generation source has: an introduction region for introducing air into the flavor generation source; and a delivery region for delivering air from the inside of the flavor generation source. The introduction region and the delivery region are provided on the surfaces of the flavor generation source, which are other than the main surface which faces the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Suzuki, Kimitaka Uchii, Takashi Hasegawa, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10363333
    Abstract: A wax warmer includes a reservoir module for receiving a wax melt, a heater module, and a base module. The heater module includes a heating element. The reservoir module, the heater module, and the base module are removable from one another in the normal use of the wax warmer and may be replaced by a second reservoir module, a second heater module, or a second base module, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventor: David C. Belongia
  • Patent number: 10322198
    Abstract: A liquid freshening composition is provided. The liquid freshening product includes about 0.5 wt. % to about 15 wt. % isopropyl myristate, by weight of the liquid freshening composition and greater than 40 wt. % of one or more perfume raw materials. The liquid freshening composition has a vapor pressure at 25° C. of about 0.03 Torr to about 1.0 Torr. The liquid freshening composition may be used with air freshening products having a delivery engine such as a wick, breathable membrane, gel, porous and semi-porous substrate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Kavin Morgan, III, Stephen Jeffrey Blessing, Ronald David Turner
  • Patent number: 10207018
    Abstract: A wax warmer assembly includes a housing having an outermost edge defining an opening. The housing further includes an annular ridge below the outermost edge. The wax warmer assembly further includes a dish with a peripheral edge, a heater affixed to the dish, and a USB power cord in electrical communication with the heater. Further, the dish is disposed in the opening of the housing and the peripheral edge of the dish engages with the annular ridge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Gasper
  • Patent number: 10098384
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an atomized liquid storage device, including a container used for storing atomized liquid, where the container is axially provided with a penetrating through hole, an inner wall of the through hole is provided with a liquid outlet hole communicating with an inner part of the container, the through hole is further internally provided with a sealing structure slidable up and down, and the sealing structure seals the liquid outlet hole and is set to allow air in the through hole to pass through. An atomizer is further disclosed, including the atomized liquid storage device and an atomization device. The atomized liquid storage device of the present invention has advantages of a simple structure and good sealing performance, and the atomizer of the present invention has advantages of being convenient and efficient in use and replacement of an atomized liquid storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIESHIBO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianyong Wu
  • Patent number: 9802011
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for preparing, managing, and/or administering metered doses of substances for vaporized administration. In some embodiments, dose cartridges including at least one botanical substance include a heating element integrated into the cartridge in close contact with the botanical substance. In some embodiments, cartridge-mounted doses are stored in a magazine, optionally in carousel form, before use. Transport of a cartridge from a magazine to an electrically operated vaporizing chamber which activates the heating element is provided by a mechanical pickup means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Syqe Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Perry Davidson, Aaron Schorr, Binyamin Schwartz, Roee Lifshitz
  • Patent number: 9747637
    Abstract: Generating a sensory notification for a user of an electronic computing device includes receiving an indication at the electronic computing device that a trigger for an alert has occurred. The trigger is related to an occurrence of a trigger condition. The sensory notification associated with the trigger condition is identified. A determination is made as to whether the user is near the electronic computing device. When the indication is received that the trigger for the alert has occurred and when a determination is made that the user is near the electronic computing device, a scent corresponding to the sensory notification is caused to emanate from the electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Ramanathan Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 9730347
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a scented USB drive includes providing a fragrance; providing a molding composition; mixing the fragrance with the molding composition, the mixing forming a molding compound; injecting the molding compound into a mold and around a recess configured to receive a circuit board; and cooling the molding compound until the solid USB drive is formed, the solid scented USB drive emitting a selective scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher W. E. Cote
  • Patent number: 9486550
    Abstract: An emanation device is described which comprises a housing defining a sealed container having a front wall and a rear wall defining the length and width of the housing and connected to each other by a top wall, a bottom wall and one or more side walls defining the depth of the housing, wherein the length and width are each greater than the depth; one or more vent holes in the housing; electrical plug pins connected to the rear wall of the housing, said plug pins being operatively connected to a heating means located within the interior of the housing; an absorbent pad containing a quantity of air treatment agent mounted within the interior of the housing; wherein the pad fills a majority of the length and width of the housing; and wherein the heating means is located in connection with or immediately adjacent to a central portion of the pad on the front face thereof where the front face of the pad is adjacent the front wall and remote from the face of the pad facing the rear wall and electrical plug pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Blagg, Avijit Das, Kristian Matthews
  • Patent number: 9486822
    Abstract: An emanation system is described comprising and emanation device and a replaceable refill of liquid, wherein the refill comprises: a sealed reservoir of a liquid containing one or more active materials wherein the active material comprises at least one of: a fragrance; an insecticide; a fungicide; a pesticide; a sanitizing material; and/or a pharmaceutical; a porous wick having a length which extends from the interior of the reservoir to the exterior thereof; a reservoir seal having at least one aperture through which the porous wick extends; and a hollow liquid conduit housed within the wick having a length substantially identical to the wick; and wherein the device comprises: an air pump; a fluid conduit in fluid communication with the air pump such that, in use, air pumped by the pump will flow through the fluid conduit; a nozzle located at the end of the fluid conduit remote from the air pump; a ejector constriction provided in the fluid conduit adjacent or substantially adjacent the nozzle; a liquid cond
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Johnson, Loic Marouse
  • Patent number: 9211355
    Abstract: A scent warmer has a base structure including a lower portion and a scented material-holding portion. The lower portion may include at least one sidewall and be at least substantially hollow. An electrical heat source and a filamentless electrical light source may be disposed in the base structure lower portion. The scent warmer may include a power supply input element for providing electrical power to the electrical heat source and the filamentless electrical light source. Methods of the invention may include methods of warming a scented material and methods of forming a scent warmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Xiao Mingren
  • Patent number: 9109780
    Abstract: A safety aroma-diffusing night lamp assembly includes a body holding a coupling socket at the top, a lamp bulb inserted into the coupling socket and electrically connected to the body, a lampshade defining a bottom coupling hole coupled to the coupling socket and a top opening for holding an aroma capsule, and an aroma capsule including a disposable heat-transfer container mounted in the top opening of the lampshade and a solid aromatic substance contained in the disposable heat-transfer container and heatable by the radiating heat energy of the lamp bulb to release an aromatic smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SERENE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9084440
    Abstract: An electrically heated smoking system for receiving an aerosol forming substrate includes a heater for heating the substrate to form the aerosol. The heater includes a heating element. The electrically heated smoking system and the heating element are arranged such that, when the aerosol forming substrate is received in the electrically heated smoking system, the heating element extends a distance only partially along the length of the aerosol forming-substrate, and the heating element is positioned towards the downstream end of the aerosol forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gérard Zuber, Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Publication number: 20150144147
    Abstract: An exemplary atomizer for an electronic cigarette includes an atomizing tube, an atomizing assembly, a first fixing sleeve arranged at a first end of the atomizing tube, and a fixing tube received in the first end of the atomizing tube adjacent to the first fixing sleeve. The fixing tube receives the atomizing assembly and is connected to the first fixing sleeve. The atomizing tube defines a liquid reservoir. The fixing tube defines a liquid guiding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: YONGHAI LI, ZHONGLI XU, HONGYONG LUO
  • Patent number: 9042712
    Abstract: An air freshener is configured to be carried by a power outlet of an automobile. The air freshener includes a scent capsule disposed in a housing. A heat source is disposed in the housing adjacent and opposing a permeable membrane of the scent capsule. The heat source is configured to heat the fragrant material in the scent capsule and accelerate permeation of the fragrant material through the permeable membrane of the sent capsule. A hatch is pivotally coupled to the housing and substantially contained within a hatch cavity with an outer surface that is substantially flush with an exterior of the housing in a closed position. The hatch can include a capsule cavity therein, carrying the scent capsule, and facing an interior of the housing in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Irvin, Nate Finlay
  • Patent number: 9028759
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing heating device includes a heating base, an aroma capsule detachably accommodated in the heating base and heatable by the heating base to give off fragrance, and a cap capped on the heating base over the aroma capsule. The aroma capsule includes a heat-transfer container defining a top opening, an aromatic substance held in the heat-transfer container, and a sealing film bonded to the heat-transfer container to seal the aromatic substance in the heat-transfer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8983277
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable aroma diffuser is provided, including a hollow housing, a heat-transfer container, a heating component and an angle-adjustable electric plug. The hollow housing has a first opening and a second opening. The heat-transfer container is mounted in the hollow housing. The heating component is combined with a bottom side of the heat-transfer container. The angle-adjustable electric plug is combined with the second opening of the hollow housing. The angle-adjustable electric plug is electrically connected to the heating component. Therefore, an aroma capsule can be disposed in the heat-transfer container through the open end, the hollow housing and the heat-transfer container of the angle-adjustable aroma diffuser can rotate upward and modulate an angle, and the aroma capsule generates fragrance upward through the open end of the heat-transfer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20140355969
    Abstract: A cartomizer section of an electronic cigarette can be connected to a battery section of the electronic cigarette. The cartomizer section comprises a liquid reservoir operable to store liquid material and a one-way valve. The one-way valve is operable to seal an end of the cartomizer section which is in fluid communication with the liquid reservoir. The one-way valve is configured to allow one directional air flow towards a user's mouth during a draw on the electronic cigarette so as to prevent back flow of vapor produced during operation of the electronic cigarette towards the battery section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIS Resources, Ltd.
    Inventor: Joel Stern
  • Patent number: 8891947
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser includes a housing and a plurality of heating elements disposed in the housing. A controller is disposed in the housing to control an amount and temporal distribution of power distributed to each heating element. Prongs extend from the housing to provide power to the controller. A volatile material holder is held within the housing and includes a plurality of reservoirs adapted to align with the corresponding plurality of heating elements, wherein each of the plurality of reservoirs includes a volatile material. A mode selector switch is disposed on the housing. A setting of the mode selector switch at least partly determines the amount and temporal distribution of power distributed by the controller to each heating element. The setting includes at least one of a sequential setting, a concurrent setting, and a combined sequential and concurrent setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Hermann Neumann, Jeffrey J. Christianson, Marcelo Lauras Ginestel
  • Publication number: 20140334802
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol generating device, including a vaporizer for heating an aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol; a plurality of air flow nozzles; and at least one air outlet. The air flow nozzles and the air outlet are arranged to define an air flow route between the air flow nozzles and the air outlet. Each of the air flow nozzles includes an aperture arranged to direct air towards the vicinity of the vaporizer in a direction across the surface of the vaporizer so as to manage particle size in the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Flavien Dubief
  • Publication number: 20140332020
    Abstract: A cartridge of an electronic cigarette includes an oil reserving pipe, an oil obstructing plug and a heating assembly. The oil reserving pipe has an inner space for reserving a tobacco oil. The oil obstructing plug is arranged at an end of the oil reserving pipe and has an oil hole in communication with the inner space. The heating assembly is arranged under the oil obstructing plug and configured for heating and atomizing the tobacco oil penetrating through the oil hole. An atomizing device using the cartridge, and an electronic device using the atomizing device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghai LI, Zhongli XU, Zhanpanbo XIA, Yunping Zhong
  • Publication number: 20140334801
    Abstract: A light and fragrance producing device includes an electrically powered light source and a separate electrically powered heating element. The device also includes a fragrance disk or cup that can emit fragrances when heated by the heating element. The fragrance disk also can be configured to remain solid while heated by the heating element rather than melting or evaporating. The fragrance cup can remain solid and contain hot or melted fragrance materials therein. The device can also include a decorative outer housing that can be interchangeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: IDC ENCHANTED LIGHTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: John Browder, Matthew Kowalec, Alan Rushing, Brett Moody
  • Patent number: 8881941
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an evaporator device for volatile substances provided with a closure system that facilitates the replacement of the refill or container of the volatile substance. The invention provides a safety closure system for the evaporator device, which makes difficult for children to get access to the tablet or container of the volatile substance. A closure member and a container are associated in such a manner that during the opening movement of the closure member, at least part of the container is extracted out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Holding S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Deflorian, Walter Sordo, Franco Zobele
  • Publication number: 20140290650
    Abstract: A handheld vapor dispenser with rapidly interchangeable vapor tubes extending outside of the dispenser housing. A first exemplary embodiment uses a battery and a timing circuit to volatize the vapor-producing material and a positive air pressure source, such as a squeeze bulb, to expel the vapor from the tube. A second exemplary embodiment is rechargeable and has multiple vapor tubes in parallel spaced-apart proximity extending from the housing. A recharging station for multiple vapor dispensers that also provides vapor tube storage and access is disclosed. A third exemplary embodiment couples positive air pressure to the air inlet of an electronic cigarette to expel vapor from the mouthpiece for flavoring drinks. A dispensing tube that sealingly attaches to the mouthpiece is also disclosed. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 8787739
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser is provided, including: a diffuser having a hollow housing, a heat conduction container disposed in the hollow housing, a resistor disposed under the heat conduction container, and a plugging device installed in a second opening of the hollow housing and electrically connected to the resistor; and an aroma stone disposed in the heat conduction container that absorbs essential oil. The aroma stone can be disposed after the essential oil evaporates completely. The plugging device is a car plug that can be combined with an aroma stone used in a car; or a USB device that can be combined with a mobile device, a notebook computer, a desktop computer or any appliance with a USB connection port. When supplied with power, the resistor generates heat, and the heat conduction container conducts the heat to the aroma stone for the aroma stone to diffuse scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Serene House International Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8781306
    Abstract: A smokable material vaporizer is disclosed, comprising of an enclosure having an elongated heating tube, a heating element, an air pump and a vapor collection receptacle for vaporizing a smokable material and allowing inhalation thereof. The heating tube is an elongated structure with a material loadable cap at its distal end and a screen for communicating vaporized material into the enclosure. The proximal end of the heating tube comprises a heating lamp element and a means to force air via a pump into the tube and through the screen. The heating lamp is powered by an electrical connection that includes a timer switch for safety and an activation switch. The lid of the enclosure is removable to reveal the attached heating tube, wherein smokable material is placed for the heating lamp to raise its temperature above vaporization levels, whereafter it is pumped into a collection receptacle bag for inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Hatten
  • Publication number: 20140178055
    Abstract: An incense burner includes a burner body, a cover, and at least one light source. The cover is located in the burner body and defines at least one through hole for movably receiving at least one electronic incense stick. The at least one light source is located in the burner body. The at least one light source emits light into the at least one electronic incense stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PO-CHOU CHEN
  • Patent number: 8750694
    Abstract: An automobile 12 volt air freshener that includes a connecter portion and a head portion, the connecter portion interconnectable with an automobile cigarette lighter, the head portion rotatably, anglably, and extensibly moveable upon a shaft disposed on a proximal end of the connector portion, the head portion including a bulb-shaped casing and an interior cavity, the head portion having a thermostat disposed within the interior cavity, the thermostat in operational communication with a heating element, with a fill reservoir releasably attachable to a reservoir input by means of a threaded fastener, whereby an aromatic scent disposed within the fill reservoir is conveyed to a sorbent member within the interior cavity, and the aromatic scent is volitalized when the heating element is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Doreen Porretta, Antoinette Porretta
  • Patent number: 8724975
    Abstract: A light and fragrance producing device includes an electrically powered light source and a separate electrically powered heating element. The device also includes a fragrance disk that can emit fragrances when heated by the heating element. The fragrance disk also can be configured to remain solid while heated by the heating element rather than melting or evaporating. The device can also include a decorative outer housing that can be interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: IDC Enchanted Lighting Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Browder, Matthew Kowalec, Alan Rushing, Brett Moody
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8716632
    Abstract: A scent bowl may include a base having an external concave base surface and at least one sidewall extending from the base. A majority of the base and the at least one sidewall may be formed of ceramic material. A system for scenting the air in a room with scent from a scent bowl may include a scent bowl warmer configured to generate heat at a first temperature and a detachable and separate scent bowl including a base having an external concave base surface and at least one sidewall extending from the base and a scent emitter therein, the scent emitter having a fragrance and a second temperature at which the fragrance evaporates. The first temperature is high enough to evaporate at least a portion of the fragrance from the scent emitter in the bowl in less than three hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Gold Canyon International, LLC
    Inventors: Maxine Pesu, Fatima Silva, Stephanie Tierney, Leann Waisath, Lynae Parrott
  • Publication number: 20140112649
    Abstract: An air freshener is configured to be carried by a power outlet of an automobile. The air freshener includes a scent capsule disposed in a housing. A heat source is disposed in the housing adjacent and opposing a permeable membrane of the scent capsule. The heat source is configured to heat the fragrant material in the scent capsule and accelerate permeation of the fragrant material through the permeable membrane of the sent capsule. A hatch is pivotally coupled to the housing and substantially contained within a hatch cavity with an outer surface that is substantially flush with an exterior of the housing in a closed position. The hatch can include a capsule cavity therein, carrying the scent capsule, and facing an interior of the housing in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Irvin, Nate Finlay
  • Patent number: 8693852
    Abstract: A warmer for scented oil is provided. The warmer includes a base, a cover removably positioned on the base, and a warming device. The cover has a substantially spherical shape with an opening at an upper apex and an open channel formed in the cover at the upper apex around an outer periphery of the opening. The open channel is configured to receive the scented oil. The warming device is in a heat conductive relationship with the cover so that scented oil in the open channel is warmed by the warming device. The warming device can be one or more of a lighting device with an incandescent light bulb, a resistance heater with or without a lighting device such as a light emitting diode, or a candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: PartyLite Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Baraky
  • Publication number: 20140072286
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing heating device includes a heating base, and an aroma capsule detachably accommodated in the heating base and heatable by the heating base to give off fragrance. The aroma capsule includes a heat-transfer container defining a top opening, an aromatic substance held in the heat-transfer container, and a breathing film bonded to the heat-transfer container in the top opening of the heat-transfer container. The breathing film has open spaces defined therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SERENE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Jen HSIAO, Peter WIRZ
  • Patent number: 8668885
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing heating device includes a heating base, an aroma capsule detachably accommodated in the heating base and heatable by the heating base to give off fragrance, and a cap capped on the heating base over the aroma capsule. The aroma capsule includes a heat-transfer container defining a top opening, an aromatic substance held in the heat-transfer container, and a sealing film bonded to the heat-transfer container to seal the aromatic substance in the heat-transfer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Wirz
  • Publication number: 20140064714
    Abstract: An air treatment device for the vaporization of an air freshening substance, the device comprising: a replaceable cartridge comprising a reservoir, for containing the air freshening substance, and a wick, in fluid communication with the reservoir, having a top end and a bottom end defining a wick height; a heating means for heating the wick to a predetermined temperature to vaporize the air freshening substance; a heating means support for retaining the heating means; and a housing enclosing at least the heating means and heating means support therein, and having at least one opening for allowing the vaporized air freshening substance to exit the air treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victor QUES RAMOS, Stefano BARTOLUCCI
  • Publication number: 20140037273
    Abstract: A volatile material dispenser includes a housing having at least one wall and a cavity disposed within the housing and a refill having a volatile material therein and a wick in contact with the volatile material and extending out of the refill. The dispenser further includes a heater arrangement disposed within the cavity and surrounding the wick when the refill is inserted into the dispenser. The heater arrangement provides a reduced power consumption of at least about 30% as compared to other similar volatile material dispensers that have an average rate of weight loss that is similar to or less than the volatile material dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Jaworski, Dennis J. Beaumont, Scott D. Walter
  • Patent number: 8494351
    Abstract: A fragrance generator provides a scent dispenser for mounting on a light emitter of a decorative light, such as those used at holidays. A silicone rubber scented sleeve is placed over and around a cylindrical light emitter. Upon energizing the decorative light, the heat generated by the light emitter warms the scented sleeve and thereby enhances the rate of scent emission from the scented sleeve. An optional scent reservoir formed at one end of the scented sleeve enables the retention of additional amounts of liquid fragrance oil(s). Placement of the light emitter within and extending it throughout the sleeve, and into the fragrance reservoir, results in a further enhancement in amount and duration of scent emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8483552
    Abstract: A removable heater assembly 20 is provided for a vaporizer 10 by which to easily mechanically and electrically connect and disconnect the heater assembly 20 from a base 22 for removal and/or replacement thereof without requiring tools or specialized skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: West Coast Gifts, Inc.
    Inventor: Niklaus R. Durisek
  • Publication number: 20130156408
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser includes a housing and a plurality of heating elements disposed in the housing. A controller is disposed in the housing to control an amount and temporal distribution of power distributed to each heating element. Prongs extend from the housing to provide power to the controller. A volatile material holder is held within the housing and includes a plurality of reservoirs adapted to align with the corresponding plurality of heating elements, wherein each of the plurality of reservoirs includes a volatile material. A mode selector switch is disposed on the housing. A setting of the mode selector switch at least partly determines the amount and temporal distribution of power distributed by the controller to each heating element. The setting includes at least one of a sequential setting, a concurrent setting, and a combined sequential and concurrent setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Hermann Neumann, Jeffrey J. Christianson, Marcelo Lauras Ginestel
  • Patent number: 8463114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an evaporator device for volatile substances, preferably usable in vehicles, which is activated by the movement of the device, whereby the device will begin to evaporate a volatile substance when the user is in the vehicle. The device comprises a casing, a diffuser, and at least one movement sensor, the diffuser being operable by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Rubén García Fábrega, David Moreno Pérez, Jose Antonio Muñoz Martínez, Joan Gusi Hidalgo
  • Publication number: 20130136432
    Abstract: A fragrance emitting apparatus includes a casing having an interior region, a USB connector attached to the casing and configured for connection to a USB port, and a heating element positioned in the interior region of the casing and electrically connected to the USB connector. The heating element generates heat when the USB connector is connected to a USB port. The fragrance emitting apparatus includes a fragrance cartridge slidably and removably attached to the casing. The fragrance cartridge has a fragrance member that provides a fragrance, scent or aroma when the fragrance member is heated. The fragrance member is positioned near the heating element when the fragrance cartridge is slidably attached to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: David Cheung
  • Patent number: 8412029
    Abstract: A light and fragrance producing device includes an electrically powered light source and a separate electrically powered heating element. The device also includes a fragrance disk that can emit fragrances when heated by the heating element. The fragrance disk also can be configured to remain solid while heated by the heating element rather than melting or evaporating. The device can also include a decorative outer housing that can be interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: IDC Enchanted Lighting Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Browder, Matthew Kowalec, Alan Rushing, Brett Moody
  • Patent number: 8406616
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a tablet (1) for retaining a volatile substance in a liquid or solid state, such as a perfume and/or an insecticide. The tablet comprises at least a first and a second layers (2,4) of volatile substance retaining material, said first and second layers being spaced apart from each other at a selected distance, and wherein it further comprises a layer of impermeable material (3) joined to said layers and located in between said first and second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Zobele Holding SpA
    Inventor: Andrea Pedrotti
  • Patent number: 8385730
    Abstract: An air freshener with customizable fragrances is disclosed. The air freshener accepts a plurality of fragrance modules, which allow a user to create customized fragrant environments. A fan and/or heating element are included to increase fragrance dispersal. Additional components may be included into the air freshener to provide enhancements to the user experience, including but not limited to a clock, timer, or a music player. The air freshener obtains power from a number of sources, such as AC mains or DC batteries. Energy storage devices located on board the air freshener may be charged by inductive or solar power. The air freshener may also include lighting elements and styling cues to integrate into the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Bushman, Kalliopi S. Haley, Robert D. Faber, David M. Flower, Douglas K. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 8369694
    Abstract: A vaporizing dispenser comprising a user-activatable chemical reaction heat source and a volatile compound inside a container such that convection currents from the activated heat source volatilize the volatile compound and carry it out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tempra Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Pitz, Michael Sheppard Bolmer, Zbigniew R. Paul, Cullen M. Sabin, Martin W. Sabin