Including Means Adding Material Into Environmental Gas Patents (Class 422/123)
  • Patent number: 10215433
    Abstract: Provided is a humidification and air cleaning apparatus. The humidification and air cleaning apparatus includes an air clean module receiving external air and performing filtration on the entered external air to generate filtered air, an air wash module disposed at an upper part of the air clean module, receiving filtered air from the air clean module, and performing humidification on the filtered air, a dust sensor disposed on at least one of the air clean module or the air wash module and detecting a dust concentration of external air, and a lighting module disposed on at least one of the air clean module or the air wash module and emitting light as a color classified according to a dust concentration detected from the dust sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kunyoung Lee, Hyungho Park, Taeyoon Kim, Jongsu Lee, Jieun Choi, Sanghyuk Son, Kyoungho Lee
  • Patent number: 10127741
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electronic vaporizing device having a vehicle monitoring component for monitoring a plurality of performance data associated with a vehicle, analyzing the plurality of performance data to determine at least one vehicle condition, and outputting the data and/or analysis to a user of the device. The electronic vaporizing device may comprise at least one vehicle monitoring component operable to interface with a plurality of machine devices of an associated vehicle to capture a plurality of vehicle performance data associated with at least one of the plurality of machine devices, determine at least one performance condition based on at least a portion of the plurality of captured performance data, and generate a plurality of vehicle status data therefrom. The determination of the at least one performance condition and generation of the plurality of vehicle status data may be based on a plurality of performance data capture parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LunaTech, LLC
    Inventors: John David Cameron, Dean Becker, Gene Fein
  • Patent number: 10119744
    Abstract: An ice maker for refrigerator. The ice maker includes a case for protecting a cooling space to which cold air is supplied, an ice making assembly for making ice by using the cold air in the cooling space, an ice bucket for containing the ice made by the ice making assembly in the cooling space, a discharge assembly having an insulation space which is provided as a path through which the ice contained in the ice bucket is discharged to the outside of the case, and a deodorizing filter placed on a cold air channel that allows the cold air to go by the ice bucket after the cold air coming from the ice making assembly passes through the insulation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DONGBU DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wang Goo Lee
  • Patent number: 10030862
    Abstract: A lamp, in particular for the use in potentially explosive areas, has at least one illuminant, one cooling device for the illuminant and one lamp enclosure with a light emission opening, whereby at least the illuminant and the cooling device are arranged in the lamp enclosure. To improve a heat transmission from the illuminant, in particular from the cooling device to the lamp enclosure, in a simple and safe way without the additional use of a heat-conducting paste or the like, whereby respective manufacturing tolerances that can negatively influence a good thermal contact shall no longer be considered, the cooling device for heat transmission to the lamp enclosure has a longitudinally variable cooling element or is formed as such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EATON PROTECTION SYSTEMS IP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jens Burmeister
  • Patent number: 9827831
    Abstract: An air freshener for an automobile including a housing unit attached to an underside of a dashboard air vent. A canister is removably disposed within an opening disposed in the housing unit. An outlet tube has a first end in fluid communication with the canister. A pair of apertures is disposed through a bottom surface of the dashboard air vent. A right aperture and a left aperture of the pair of apertures is in fluid communication with a second end of the outlet tube and a third end of the outlet tube, respectively. Each of a right control valve and a left control valve of a pair of control valves is disposed on the second end of the outlet tube and the third end of the outlet tube, respectively. The pair of control valves is configured to release a quantity of liquid in the canister through the pair of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Luis Alfonso Zaldumbide, Nicole Hoskinson
  • Patent number: 9744257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an LED photocatalyst module comprising: a light supplying unit for irradiating light onto a photocatalyst so that the photocatalyst is activated; a photocatalyst purifying unit disposed spaced apart from the light supplying unit and purifying polluted air; and a discharging unit disposed spaced apart from the photocatalyst purifying unit and sucking in the air purified by the photocatalyst purifying unit and discharging the air to the outside, wherein the photocatalyst purifying unit includes a ceramic honeycomb structure in which a plurality of photocatalyst pores, coated with the photocatalyst, are combined in a honeycomb pattern, and the photocatalyst includes a porous metal oxide film and metal particles formed on a surface of the porous metal oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Il Lee, Joo-Hwan Seo, Seong-Moon Jung
  • Patent number: 9696049
    Abstract: A modular ductwork assembly decontaminates an air stream circulating within a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The assembly includes one or more of (a) an ionizing module for removing particulates from the air stream, (b) a sterilization module for neutralizing airborne pathogens present in the air stream, (c) an ozone treatment module for neutralizing pathogens or odoriferous or gaseous constituents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the air stream, optionally (d) baffles for slowing and disrupting the flow rate and promoting turbulence in the air stream traveling through the modules, optionally (e) a fan module for directing a treated air stream, optionally (f) an ozone sensor, optionally (g) a monitoring or ozone control means, and optionally (h) a means of delivering and repurposing generated ozone. Each of the modules is arranged substantially adjacent to at least one of the other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Karen Metteer
  • Patent number: 9655168
    Abstract: A wax warmer includes a body, an electrical assembly positioned within an interior space of the body, and a sleeve positioned within the interior space. The sleeve surrounds and provides a barrier to the electrical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Belongia, Dennis J. Beaumont, Michael J. Goodrich
  • Patent number: 9393337
    Abstract: A volatile composition dispenser is configured to be used in a vehicle. The volatile composition dispenser comprises a housing and a fan positioned at least partially within the housing. The fan is configured to intermittently activate to move a volume of air. The volatile composition dispenser further comprises a controller in electrical communication with the fan and positioned within the housing, and a replaceable unit configured to be attached to the housing and positioned at least partially within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Mark William Baize, Stephan Gary Bush, Frank Peter Kressmann, Uwe Schober
  • Patent number: 9327046
    Abstract: A device comprises a delivery engine comprising a volatile composition and a microporous membrane, and an evaporation assistance element. In some embodiments the device includes a fan is configured to move a volume of air over the microporous membrane to facilitate evaporation of the volatile composition into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald David Turner, Erik John Hasenoehrl, Jeannine Rebecca Bahm, Dana Paul Gruenbacher
  • Patent number: 9133610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet plunger containment system including a decorative shell, a selectively removable tray having a disposable disinfectant and a specialized plunger which is housed within the decorative shell during periods of non-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Mark Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Mark C. Dressel, Nicole K. Dressel, Gina M. Marku, Nicholas J. Webb
  • Patent number: 9028749
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and method for decontaminating and sterilizing chemical and biological agents, which can efficiently decontaminate and sterilize high precision electronic devices, communication devices, computers or inside of vehicles and air planes contaminated with chemical and biological agent by using mixture of non-thermal atmospheric pressure air plasma and oxidizing peroxide vapor. The apparatus according to the present invention comprises a decontamination and sterilization chamber 10; a first fluid supplying line L1 and a second fluid supplying line L2, which are installed in the form of closed circuit between the inlet 11 and outlet 12 of the decontamination and sterilization chamber 10; a peroxide vapor supplier which is installed on the first fluid supplying line; and a non-thermal atmospheric pressure air plasma reactor 70 which is installed on the second fluid supplying line L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Agency for Defense Development
    Inventors: Sam Gon Ryu, Hae Wan Lee
  • Publication number: 20150118117
    Abstract: An air freshener comprises a flexible strand formed of polymer and having a solid consistency. The strand is elongated and has a length greater than a diameter. The strand is flexible to bend under a weight of the strand. A desired fragrant material, different from the polymer, has a desired fragrance and is interspersed within the polymer of the strand. The strand can be coupled to and carried by the carrier. The carrier can be rigid. A talisman can be coupled to and carried by the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Irvin
  • Patent number: 9005531
    Abstract: An apparatus for the decontamination of air, the apparatus comprising a housing (1) having an air inlet (4) and an air outlet (6) with an air passage (2) there between, means (20) for directing a stream of air through the housing, the housing containing a non-thermal plasma cell (30), an ultraviolet emitting device (40) and an ozone depletion catalyst (42), the non-thermal plasma comprising an anode (32), a dielectric (32) and a cathode (33), the cathode being in the form of a meshed enclosure which surrounds the ultraviolet emitting device and ozone depletion catalyst to form a reaction chamber and Faraday cage. The non-thermal plasma cell may also be provided as a columnar cell for forming an array of cells and the dielectric may comprise water droplets to improve the efficiency of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tri-Air Developments Limited
    Inventor: Alan Mole
  • Patent number: 8991647
    Abstract: A station combines a toilet paper dispenser, dispenser for dispensing hand wipes, a dispenser for dispensing surface antibiotic wipes, and a deodorant feature. The station includes a toilet paper dispenser made from a plastic type material and the toilet paper dispenser may be a single or double roll dispenser. The station cover houses a battery-operated fan that pulls air from inside the dispenser. A tray inside the dispenser holds a fragrance cup holding a quantity of deodorant. The base holds one or two rolls of commercial toilet paper, each of which rolls on a hollow plastic axle to hold a bottle containing wipes. A microswitch may be integrated in the cover to disengage the fan when the cover of the unit is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Encore Industrial Supply, LLC
    Inventor: Leigh A. Meyers
  • Patent number: 8986610
    Abstract: A system and method delivers an atomized solution to the interior volume of a building or room utilizing a venturi effect for the atomization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roei Ben Haim
  • Patent number: 8984705
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fragrance dispenser assembly in the inside of an outer shell. The dispenser includes a bracket, a shelf and a fragrance dispensing unit located within an outer shell. The shelf may have a releasable attachment mechanism for the fragrance dispenser unit. The invention also includes the fragrance dispenser unit and a fragrance source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zenith Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Bosses
  • Patent number: 8980172
    Abstract: An odor control system includes a controlling gas source, a gas sensor module for detecting a dominant gas, the gas sensor module, a sample conduit, and an electronic control unit. The controlling gas source supplies a controlling gas to react with a foul air gas in a foul air volume. The gas sensor module for detects a dominant gas and generates a detection signal. The sample conduit routes reacted gas from the four air gas volume to the gas sensor module. The electronic control unit is configured to receive the detection signal from the gas sensor module and to automatically control the controlling gas source in response thereto. The detection signal has a signal direction relative to a signal baseline set such that the signal direction will differ depending on whether the controlling gas or the foul air gas is the dominant gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vapex Environment Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrel Resch
  • Patent number: 8974737
    Abstract: A method for disinfecting a volume or surfaces bounding a volume comprising nebulizing a solution comprising a sterilizing agent in a solvent having a lower boiling point than the sterilizing agent, for example ultrasonic nebulization of aqueous hydrogen peroxide, to form a nebulant. The nebulant is subjected to energy of a kind and for a duration sufficient to vaporize solvent in preference to sterilizing agent, eg heating element means, infra red, laser, microwave, RF or other radiation generating means; induction heating means; heat exchanger means; conduction means; convection means; or mechanical energy transfer means to increase the concentration of the agent in the nebulant particles. Vaporized solvent is removed from the gas stream at or above atmospheric pressure and, if necessary, the nebulant is cooled to below 70° C. The volume or surfaces are exposed to the nebulant for a time sufficient to sterilize said volume or surfaces. Also, apparatus for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Saban Ventures Pty Limited
    Inventor: Gary Erickson
  • Patent number: 8968646
    Abstract: An odor control composition may be dosed to a wastewater treatment system to control hydrogen sulfide levels. The composition may include a sulfide-reducing agent and an oxidizer. Synergy between the compounds of the odor control composition may facilitate efficient reduction of hydrogen sulfide levels. The sulfide-reducing agent and the oxidizer may be present in a single odor control composition or may be dosed to the system separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy F. Matheis, David L. Morano, James P. Harshman
  • Patent number: 8968665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to candles capable of diffusing a plurality of volatile active substances simultaneously, a base portion, at least one wick and a plurality of cartridges carrying the volatile active substances to be diffused, the base portion being provided with a plurality of holes adapted to receive the cartridges. The invention further relates to a method for diffusing a plurality of active substances simultaneously comprising manufacturing and burning such candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventor: Gerald Allison
  • Publication number: 20150017060
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for disinfection of spaces using a disinfecting liquid droplet spray atomization are described, in which an electric fan 107 is used to dispense the atomization from an atomization chamber 104 via venture outlets 106 into the space to be disinfected. The operation of the electric fan 107 is modulated in a substantially random sequence to vary the rate of dispensing into the space in order to improve the dispersal of the atomized droplets in the space and hence the efficacy of disinfection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Murrell
  • Patent number: 8920716
    Abstract: This patent discloses a novel and effective device and process, which combines the advantages of refrigeration in a synergistic manner with the advantages of hydrogen peroxide and other organic and inorganic peroxygen compounds, resulting in an enhanced ability to reduce and/or eliminate microbial activity and mitigate malodors. This device and process is suitable for the continuous in-situ sanitation and deodorization of enclosed or semi enclosed spaces, which may contain foodstuffs or other putresable items, which would be otherwise adversely affected by the activity of bacteria, mold, mildew or malodors. In particular this invention has application in environments such as refrigerators, cool rooms and freezers, where products are stored for the purpose of extending their shelf life and preventing damage by the activity of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Roy Erickson
  • Patent number: 8911672
    Abstract: An electronic censer includes a censer body, an incense branch and a circuit board. The circuit board is received in the censer body. The incense branch is positioned on the circuit board and includes a heat dissipating board, a light-emitting diode, a first incense core, a second incense core enclosing the first incense core and a reflecting layer on a periphery of the second incense core. A tubular passage is defined between a periphery sidewall of the first incense core and a sidewall of the heat dissipating board to receive liquid fragrance therein. Heat generated by the LED is transferred to the liquid fragrance via the heat dissipating board. Vapor of the liquid fragrance and light of the LED leave the electronic censer via a top of the incense branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Chen Lai, Han-Lung Lee, Ga-Lane Chen
  • Patent number: 8911671
    Abstract: An electronic burner includes a burner base and an electronic incense. The burner base includes a burner body and a light emitting source mounted in the burner body. Then electronic incense includes a light guiding body and an incense head. The light guiding body is detachably mounted with the burner body. The incense head includes a first chamber, a second chamber, first reaction solution, and second solution. The first chamber is connected with the light guiding body away from the burner body. The second chamber is received in the first chamber. The first reaction solution received in the first chamber, and the second solution is received in the second chamber. When the second chamber is cracked, the first reaction solution and the second reaction solution would be mixed together in the first chamber to make a chemistry reaction happen, and at the same time, produce light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Chou Chen
  • Publication number: 20140363333
    Abstract: Close proximity, including conversations at closer than three (3) feet apart, facilitates disease transfer via airborne pathogens. This transfer can be mitigated by the present invention, which is directed towards methods, systems and apparatuses to produce a predictably shaped and minimally intrusive air barrier that may comprise an airborne disinfectant, to divert and or render harmless and to divert and negate close proximity airborne pathogens, such as influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome, etc., and other airborne particulates transferred from an infected person towards the face of an unfortunate recipient at normal conversational distances apart from each other, and/or to divert and render harmless such airborne particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Carr
  • Publication number: 20140348711
    Abstract: A mechanical filter-based air pollution control system for removing particle and gas phase pollutants in a waste airstream exhausted from commercial cooking operations is described, which includes a housing enclosing at least three filter stages to remove particle and gas pollutants in the airstream. The example system may include a fogger assembly that sprays fog droplets into the waste airstream to condense a portion of gas phase pollutants into condensed particles, a wash mechanism including spray nozzles to wash surfaces of the first stage filter to remove grease therefrom, and injection means for injecting activated ozone, which comprises ozone with a surplus of hydroxyl radicals, into the housing to initiate advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to decompose particle and gas phase pollutants within the waste airstream in the filters. Where activated ozone is employed, the system includes a fourth stage filter that adsorbs and retains gas phase pollutants for subsequent oxidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Robert C. Ajemian
  • Patent number: 8893985
    Abstract: A pump fragrance device includes a pump spray, an inner housing connected to a spray head, and an outer housing on the inner housing. On the inner housing, a junction piece connected to the spray head has an opening thereon. The inner housing's surface has an assembling piece to fit with the outer housing, which has an assembling structure to fit with the inner housing. The inner and outer housings form a fixing structure. The fixing structure is filled with a volatile carrier agent, at least a part of which is located in the spray path of the pump spray. When used, the pump spray sprays content onto a surface of the volatile carrier agent, thereby reducing the quantity of the volatile aromatic agent used. This prolongs the diffusion time of the volatile aromatic agent, thereby relieving users from the danger of the fragrance device being under high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aromate Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Wu
  • Patent number: 8894937
    Abstract: A method of producing a deodorizing or odor neutralizing fog includes a tank with an input port and an exit port, and a fogging portion located within the tank. A deodorizing or odor neutralizing liquid is added to the tank upon which the fogging portion is configured to float. Compressed air is input through said input port and is expelled on the deodorizing or odor neutralizing liquid through at least one nozzle located on the fogging portion, thereby vaporizing the deodorizing or odor neutralizing liquid. The vapor combines with the compressed air within the tank to form the deodorizing or odor neutralizing fog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: JMW Welding & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Slutz, Jack L. Stimmel
  • Patent number: 8882998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of perfumery and more precisely it concerns a device, and the consumer articles associated therewith, for dispensing an active composition into the surrounding space. The device includes an assembly containing a reservoir holding the active liquid to be diffused into the surroundings and a wick-/emitting member structure composed of a wick member and an emitting/diffusion member, the latter having an evaporative surface to be directly exposed to the surrounding space when the device is activated, the assembly being housed in a casing or carried by a supporting frame, the device further including a pivoting member fixed on the casing or on the supporting frame to allow a swinging motion of the assembly and thus forced evaporation of the active volatile whenever desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Lyse Tranzeat, Guy Edmund Robinson, Nicholas O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20140322085
    Abstract: A portable odor removal apparatus for use in an enclosed space, such as for example a refrigerator and/or a closet. The portable odor removal apparatus includes; a housing, air inlets, air outlets, an ion generator and a controller with energy saving features. The overall form of the housing may suggest the appearance of food such as for example a fruit or vegetable. The device may also include hooks and other mounting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: LASKO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Hoffman, Philippe Genereux
  • Patent number: 8865066
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a material, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing a sterilizing composition comprising (i) peracetic acid and (ii) a stabilizer selected from the group consisting of citric acid, isocitric acid, aconitic acid and propane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid; b) introducing such sterilizing composition into a hot gaseous stream to produce a peracetic acid vapor; and c) contacting such peracetic acid vapor with the material to be sterilized. The use of such an organic acid stabilizer results in an unexpected reduction in the amount of residue deposited on the heating surface employed to vaporize the sterilizing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: PeroxyChem LLC
    Inventors: John M. Rovison, Ricky Mittiga, Donald Lapham, Weidong An
  • Patent number: 8857662
    Abstract: A method of operating a dispensing device includes the step of entering a first active state, in which the detection of sensory input by a sensor initiates a first pattern activation sequence to energize a drive unit of the dispensing device for a first length of time and a second subsequent length of time to actuate a container. Upon completion of the first pattern activation sequence, the device enters a second active state. The detection of sensory input in the second active state initiates a second pattern activation sequence to energize the drive unit for a third length of time and a fourth subsequent length of time to actuate a container if the sensory input is detected before a time period P lapses. The dispensing device initiates the first pattern activation sequence if the sensory input is detected after the lapsing of the time period P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hoppe, Thomas P. Gasper, Bhaveshkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 8845782
    Abstract: A modular ductwork assembly decontaminates an air stream circulating within a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The assembly includes one or more of (a) an ionizing module for removing particulates from the air stream, (b) a sterilization module for neutralizing airborne pathogens present in the air stream, (c) an ozone treatment module for neutralizing pathogens or odoriferous or gaseous constituents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the air stream, optionally (d) baffles for slowing and disrupting the flow rate and promoting turbulence in the air stream traveling through the modules, optionally (e) a fan module for directing a treated air stream, optionally (f) an ozone sensor, optionally (g) a monitoring or ozone control means, and optionally (h) a means of delivering and repurposing generated ozone. Each of the modules is arranged substantially adjacent to at least one of the other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Metteer
  • Publication number: 20140271376
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for dispensing the fragrance of an odor control substance. The apparatus includes a housing defining a housing interior adapted to receive a refill component. The refill component includes a container with liquid odor control substance and a wick. The refill component is installed from the bottom into the housing for ease of servicing. A pump device in the housing dispenses a dose of the liquid odor control into a wicking area of the refill component. In another embodiment, the refill component includes the pump device. The pump device is installed into the housing when the refill component is replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: XELA INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Patent number: 8821802
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a scent, constituted of: a directional air mover arranged to produce an air flow exhibiting an angular velocity in relation to a central linear axis of the air flow; a plurality of electronically controlled scent producing elements arranged about the produced air flow, each of the plurality of electronically controlled scent producing elements distal of the directional air mover such that scent from any of the plurality of electronically controlled scent producing elements are not deposited on any surface of the directional air mover; and a control unit in communication with each of the directional air mover and the plurality of electronically controlled scent producing elements. Preferably, the plurality of electronically controlled scent producing elements is arranged radially about the central linear axis of the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Scentcom Ltd.
    Inventor: Yossi Haran
  • Patent number: 8802012
    Abstract: A method and device for producing a fragranced air stream for fragrancing rooms, objects or the like, wherein fragrance is applied to a strip-like fragrance carrier (4) which is moved in an evaporation duct (1) through which fresh air flows. The fragrance is applied onto the moving fragrance carrier (4) by means of specific spraying before the fragrance carrier (4) enters the evaporation duct (1), and the fragrance carrier (4) is discarded as waste after exiting the evaporation duct (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Ortner, Olof Källgren
  • Patent number: 8790575
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for improving the efficiency of an aerator which is used for removing residual biocide used for decontamination, sterilization, sanitation, or disinfection processes. The apparatus comprises an aerator assembly that produces an optimum air flow region and a high surface area catalyst panel. The method comprises utilizing the apparatus with optimizing gas flow rates, residence time of the contaminated gas within the catalyst panel, air flow pattern, air transport rate, cleaned air discharge pattern, and the nature and configuration of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nano Mist Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kayyani C. Adiga, Rajani Adiga, Robert F. Hatcher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8765074
    Abstract: A multiple scent delivery device includes a support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end, a heating source removably connected to a lower end of said upwardly disposed support housing, a cone shaped inner flue operably disposed within the support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end and an upper container removably disposed on the upper end of support housing in spaced-apart relationship above from the heating source for retaining an aromatic substance, whereby heat generated induces the retained aromatic substance within the upper container to disperse into the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140178255
    Abstract: A scent elimination device 100 for removing the human scent and any other scent associated with hunters in the field. The device 100 produces ozone, which is applied directly or indirectly to the clothing, equipment and body 300 while the hunter is in the field and/or prior to or after the hunt 200. The method can also be used by fishermen to eliminate fish odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: PARAH, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Elrod
  • Publication number: 20140161672
    Abstract: An air freshener has a head with a face. A clip is coupled to the head opposite the face and extends from the head perpendicularly, and includes a pair of vent rods. A pair of bodies is each coupled to a different one of the vent rods. A scent material is interspersed within the bodies, and is capable of diffusing out of the bodies to surrounding air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: AMERICAN COVERS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Christopher D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140161698
    Abstract: A system for processing recirculation air discharged from an aircraft cabin comprising a recirculation air supply line which is connectable to the aircraft cabin so as to allow a flow of recirculation air discharged from the aircraft cabin therethrough. An absorber is connected to the recirculation air supply line and is adapted to remove CO2 from the recirculation air flowing through the recirculation air supply line by absorption of CO2 in a provided absorption medium. A recirculation air discharge line is connected to the absorber and is connectable to the aircraft cabin so as to allow a flow of absorption treated recirculation air exiting the absorber to the aircraft cabin. Finally, an air processing device is disposed in the recirculation air discharge line, wherein the air processing device is connected to an O2 source and is adapted to enrich the recirculation air exiting the absorber with O2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Klimpel
  • Patent number: 8748167
    Abstract: An air purifier with a tub capable of containing a liquid. Reactor plates are in the tub wherein the reactor plates provide a curvilinear path for air flow with abrupt directional change. A pump is situated to distribute the liquid onto the reactor plates to form a moist surface. An air inlet brings contaminated air into contact with biocatalyst on the moist surface thereby forming purified air. An air outlet discharges said purified air from the air purifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SGBlue, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley O. Greene, Brian D. Summers, Roy D. Crowninshield
  • Patent number: 8747755
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic dispenser for web material and an air freshener device. Activation of the web dispensing mechanism a predetermined number of times activates the air freshener mechanism at least once. A method for deodorizing a space using the system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Bjorn Larsson
  • Patent number: 8747735
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the application of EMR to one or more elements for the purpose of generating a scent response in humans. Electronic scents may be transmitted on a stand-alone basis, unaccompanied by other sensory stimulus, or as part of a multisensory experience. Examples of multisensory experiences include theatrical motion pictures, television programming, sound recordings, or e-books accompanied by one or more scents. These scents may be coordinated with content elements, such as the scent of horses accompanying the motion picture “High Noon,” the scents of beer and leather accompanying a sound recording of “When You're a Jet” from “West Side Story,” or the musty scent of a cellar in an e-book version of Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg S. Homer
  • Patent number: 8741228
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for decontaminating a region. The apparatus includes a housing that defines a chamber therein. The housing has an inlet and an outlet that communicate with the chamber. A blower circulates a carrier gas from the region, through the inlet of the housing, through the chamber and out through the outlet of the housing. An atomizer introduces an atomized mist of a fluid into the carrier gas circulated through the chamber. A diffuser is disposed relative to the outlet of the chamber for redirecting said carrier gas exiting said outlet of said chamber into a predetermined direction. The diffuser includes a heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Aaron Leif Hill, Ryan Anthony Bruskevith, Jeffrey Allan Goughnour
  • Patent number: 8741223
    Abstract: A method for gas phase application of chlorine dioxide within an enclosed volume that includes the steps of: climatizing the enclosed volume to achieve a relative humidity (RH) in the range of about 5% to about 56%; generating chlorine dioxide gas; and introducing the chlorine dioxide gas under specified conditions of chlorine dioxide gas concentration and contact time, the specified conditions being effective to eliminate contaminants within the closed volume, and further to mitigate corrosion within the enclosed volume during the gas phase application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sabre Intellectual Property Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Y. Mason, Peter Williams, Maggie Trabeau
  • Publication number: 20140131387
    Abstract: An air sterilizing chamber is proposed which can effectively sterilize air to be brought into contact with drinking water in a water server. The sterilizing chamber includes a case having an air inlet port and an air outlet port, and defining an air compartment, an air inlet passage through which the air compartment communicate with the air inlet port, and an air outlet passage through which the air compartment communicates with the air outlet port. The sterilizing chamber further includes an ozone generator mounted in the air compartment and capable of converting oxygen in the air compartment to ozone, an inlet-side ozone-decomposing filter mounted in the air inlet passage at a higher level than the air compartment, and an outlet-side ozone-decomposing filter mounted in the air outlet passage at a higher level than the air compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Masaru Shiotani, Nana Shiotani
  • Patent number: 8721962
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions that improve the scent perception for a user. Improved scent perception is achieved by presenting alternating scents and by varying levels of output of scents, as well as by minimizing device clogging, thereby improving evaporation profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Mario Alonso, John Philip Hecht, Steven Reece, Frank Andrej Kvietok, Eileen Marie St. Pierre, Zaiyou Liu, Christine Marie Readnour, Carl Eric Kaiser, Susan Eleanor Baillely, Sion Agami
  • Patent number: RE45038
    Abstract: Methods and devices for emitting volatile materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, methods and devices for emitting two or more fragrance compositions are disclosed. In one non-limiting embodiment of a device, the device has a housing, and the housing is supported on an electrical outlet by a plug at least indirectly joined to the housing. The device contains a first volatile composition and a second volatile composition. The first volatile composition is emitted in an alternating period relative to said second volatile composition. In one embodiment of the method, the volatile compositions are alternately emitted during periods that are greater than 15 minutes and less than 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Andrej Kvietok, Eileen Marie St. Pierre