Including Means Adding Material Into Environmental Gas Patents (Class 422/123)
  • Patent number: 11654803
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyance seat in which a duct connected to a fan can be compactly disposed, and the fan is provided in a pan-frame-type seat cushion. The vehicle seat includes a seat cushion (S2) and a blower (48) provided in the seat cushion (S2). The seat cushion (S2) is provided with a plate-shaped pan frame (42). The blower (48) is provided below the pan frame (42), a duct (49) is connected to the blower (48), and an opening (42a) through which the duct (49) extends is formed in the pan frame (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kikuchi, Yohei Urabe
  • Patent number: 11654413
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for producing one or more of trioxygen, hydrogen and its ions, oxygen and its ions, hydrons, hydroperoxyls, and electronically modified oxygen derivatives from oxidizing agents that are exposed to photon emissions at a wavelength in a range of 0.01 nm to 845 nm, wherein wavelengths that photo-dissociate trioxygen may be excluded. The methods, systems and apparatuses enhance the effectiveness of photo-oxidation, photocatalytic, and/or photochemical combined with photocatalytic reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: BIS SCIENCE LLC.
    Inventors: Marc W. Gunderson, Paul Dabney
  • Patent number: 11642427
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting an enclosed area may include a humidity sensor, and a fogging device including a portable housing, an atomizing disinfectant generator carried by the portable housing, at least one output circuit carried by the portable housing, and a processor carried by the portable housing. The processor may be configured to determine a humidity level within the enclosed area based upon the humidity sensor, operate a humidity control device via the at least one output circuit responsive to the determined humidity control level being outside of a starting humidity range, cease operating the humidity control device responsive to the humidity level being within the starting humidity range based upon the humidity sensor, and initiate a treatment cycle during which the atomizing disinfectant generator dispenses atomized disinfectant fluid into the enclosed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Steve Grinstead, Frances Grinstead
  • Patent number: 11623017
    Abstract: A smart air-purifier system to provide improved air quality in a negative pressure enclosure is disclosed. The system comprises a machine housing that encloses a filter unit to remove airborne particles. The filter unit includes a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. The system further includes one or more sensors to monitor the air quality and maintain the random forest approach (RAQ) for predicting air quality, a server to store a plurality of real-time data of the air-purifier system, and a user device to access the plurality of data stored in the server. Further, the real-time data is analyzed using internet-of-things (IoT) to perform surveillance to capture and monitor infection prevention and control data using a mobile application. The system further comprises a four-node controller inside the machine housing configured to switch on and off the system. Also, the system further comprises one or more ultraviolet (UV) lamps and an ionizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Narayanan Narasimhan, Venkateswaran H
  • Patent number: 11619625
    Abstract: A gas constituent measuring apparatus includes a cell that draws in a first gas to be measured, gas sensors that respond to one or more types of constituent gases in the cell, a regulator that controls humidity in the cell, a pump, a humidity sensor that detects the humidity in the cell, and an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit controls the regulator and pump on the basis of a detection result of the humidity sensor so that the humidity is within a predetermined range before the first gas is drawn into the cell or after the first gas is discharged from the cell, acquires first response values from the gas sensors with humidity being controlled, acquires second response values from the gas sensors with the first gas being in the cell, and determines concentrations of the one or more types of constituent gases from the first and second response values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Kunihiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11615600
    Abstract: A modular computer-implemented XR health platform is adapted for diagnostic, therapeutic, and care delivery to patient. The platform incorporates one or more modules including a clinical platform module, XR platform module, configuration module, web portal and companion application module, integration module, light module, anatomy module, movement module, neurological module, mental health module, pain module, procedural and digital anesthetic module, hardware module, and billing module. A combined extended reality display and computing device are adapted for implementing one or more of the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wellovate, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Morgan, Nunzio Peter Pagano, II, Allen Ronald Rufolo, Rahul A. Patel, Jonathan Jackson
  • Patent number: 11607636
    Abstract: An air purifying prompting system includes an air purifying system and a prompting server wirelessly communicated with the air purifying system. The air purifying system includes an air purifying processor, an air filter communicating with the air purifying processor, a positioning module for positioning the air purifying system, and an air quality sensor for detecting air quality around the air purifying system, wherein the prompting server is arranged to generate an air filter usage time data. The air filter usage time is used to activate generation of air filter prompting signals to the air purifying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Chenbei Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tan Lei
  • Patent number: 11591551
    Abstract: A composition is provided for a non-aqueous foaming aerosol cleaner or lubricant. Foam builders, especially silicone glycol copolymers, are used to generate high density foam of the solvent-based formula. A cleaning product variant may be introduced via an air intake route for loosening deposits in an internal combustion engine. The high foam aerosol product dispenses easily without causing engine stalling. A process of lubricating a target substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kirstie Tan, Tze-Lee Phang, Jiafu Fang, Ali Alwattari
  • Patent number: 11576378
    Abstract: Self-indicating chemistries are provided for visual detection by a user of efficacious levels of peroxycarboxylic acid concentrations in a solution produced in situ. The self-indicating chemistries include a combination of dyes providing a visual color indication, such as a tri-color indicator system, such as a yellow, green, and red color system indicating in situ threshold levels of peroxycarboxylic acid concentrations in a solution employing the self-indicating chemistry. Systems, kits and compositions for a quantitative assessment of an in situ perhydrolysis reaction to generate peroxycarboxylic acids are provided. Methods of use are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David D. McSherry, Junzhong Li, Richard Staub
  • Patent number: 11578848
    Abstract: An indoor-outdoor novelty device which simulates moving open flame from the upper end of a standing torch. The device provides a realistic illusion of a bright flame changing its shape and brightness pseudorandomly thru a unique combination of lighting, motion, and airflow under microcontroller control. The device can be viewed from a vantage point in a 360-degree perimeter around the device without compromise to the effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Biasotti
  • Patent number: 11559813
    Abstract: Provided is a safety cabinet that reduces a temperature change between a storage environment temperature and a temperature in the safety cabinet to reduce damage to cultured microorganisms, cultured cells, or the like. The safety cabinet that includes a front panel and an operation opening in front of an operation space and an operation stage below the operation space and supplies purified air into the operation space from above, in which the operation stage is provided with a temperature-regulatable portion of which a temperature is regulatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Souma, Hirotoshi Sato, Takeshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11529181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasma skin care device including a handpiece, an ozone decomposition module, and a suction fan. The handpiece has a plasma generator and discharges plasma in a state in which a front end portion of the plasma generator is adjacent to skin. The ozone decomposition module is configured to receive and decompose ozone, which is generated when the plasma is discharged, from the handpiece. The suction fan is configured to draw the ozone generated in the handpiece to the ozone decomposition module by suction pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: AGNES MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gunyoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 11491285
    Abstract: An ultrasonic medicine application device that strongly promotes medicine absorption, having a housing, a control panel and a circuit board inside the housing, a medicine supply mechanism and an ultrasonic massage mechanism on a bottom surface of the housing. The ultrasonic massage mechanism has a base panel having massage projections, and also an electrical ultrasonic vibration element, which drives the projections make high frequency ultrasonic vibration. The medicine supply mechanism is positioned between the ultrasonic massage mechanism and the circuit board, and is configured to supply medicine towards the ultrasonic massage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Zhijun Peng
  • Patent number: 11471909
    Abstract: An aromatherapy diffuser includes a diffuser body and a diffusion device. The diffuser body has an oil storage cavity for storing a predetermined amount of essential oil. The diffusion device is supported in the diffuser body, and includes an ultrasonic vibrator arranged to generate ultrasonic vibrations, in such a manner that when the diffusion body is partially immersed in the water stored in the container, the essential oil is released to the water from the oil storage cavity while the ultrasonic vibrator is arranged to cause ultrasonic vibrations in the water so as to agitate the water molecules for releasing negatively charged mist and essential oil into ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Jiao Chen
  • Patent number: 11344649
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for capturing and sterilizing contaminants, such as viruses and the like. Air containing the contaminants is drawn into the apparatus that comprises a housing having a customized number and arrangement of dissimilar treatment chambers to remove a particular contaminate targeted for removal. The treatment chambers are selected from a group of pre manufactured, self-contained chambers that are singularly or in combination inserted into the housing and within an air flow path created by a fan. The group of treatment chambers include a UV chamber, a temperature chamber and an ozone converter chamber. The customized arrangement of treatment chambers are each placed in the air flow path and programmed to provide customized sterilization of any type of contaminate while persons are present in the space being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Khanh Ngoc Tran
    Inventor: Khanh Ngoc Tran
  • Patent number: 11300304
    Abstract: Mist based humidification systems are employed in numerous environments. However, such systems are typically small portable units whilst it would be beneficial to employ ultrasonic based mist humidifiers in larger environments. However, these environments introduce additional requirements such as reducing the emission/distribution of condensed water as droplets from the humidifier, allowing independent placement of the mist generator from the mist distribution element(s), and the requirement to “throw” the mist a reasonable distance into the environment rather than relying upon the circulation within the environment to achieve distribution. Embodiments of the invention address these issues whilst also supporting modular humidification systems operating at multiple capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CONDAIR GROUP AG
    Inventors: Shahram Lotfi, Tobias Franciscus Hendrikus Bakker
  • Patent number: 11110194
    Abstract: An aroma candle lamp with a 3D swinging flame, including a housing and an electronic candle module and an aroma module that are arranged in the housing; the electronic candle module including a simulating flame, a fixture for fixing the simulating flame and a swing device for driving the simulating flame to swing; the aroma module including an aroma component and an aroma fan, wherein the aroma fan is arranged at the top portion of the aroma component, and the aroma fan rotates to drive aroma to spread out from the candle lamp. The candle lamp with a 3D swinging flame and an aroma not only plays a role of lighting and creating an atmosphere, but also has an aroma function for purifying air and making people relaxed. The invention is simple in installation structure, easy to implement, low in cost and convenient in popularization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Lycas Electronics Co., LTD
    Inventor: Dan Yuan
  • Patent number: 11092302
    Abstract: An electronic artificial candle includes a barrel with a first through hole at a top. A mounting tube is fixed to an inner surface of the top of the barrel and has a top to which an elongate first bracket is snap-fitted. The first bracket is arranged radially. A second bracket is swingable suspended on the first bracket. An upper portion of the second bracket passes through the first through hole. The second bracket is arranged inside the barrel. A hollow and transparent flame cover is fixed to the top of the second bracket, inside which at least one LED is fixed. At least one magnet is fixed to a lower end of the second bracket. A magnetic coil is fixed to the bottom of the mounting tube. The LED and the magnetic coil are electrically connected to a power control board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Wenfeng Wu, Haicheng Cai, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10946944
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide cycle power generation system includes a first carbon dioxide storage configured to store a first portion of carbon dioxide and a second carbon dioxide storage configured to store a second portion of the carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide cycle power generation system also includes a generator configured to generate electrical power based on a flow of at least part of the carbon dioxide between the first and second carbon dioxide storages. The carbon dioxide cycle power generation system is configured to cycle between different underwater depths in order to employ water pressure and/or water temperature in creating the flow of the at least part of the carbon dioxide through the generator. The second carbon dioxide storage includes an annular region surrounding a central region, where the annular region has a variable internal volume configured to receive at least part of the second portion of the carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Gregory W. Heinen
  • Patent number: 10765105
    Abstract: A device for mosquito repellents, including a support structure having a first end arranged to be positioned on a surface, and a second end opposite the first end, the distance between the first end and the second end defining a height H of the support structure. The device further includes a first plate arranged at the second end of the support structure perpendicularly to a direction of height of the support structure, the plate being void of openings and suitable for receiving a heated mosquito repellent. The device still further includes a fan attached within the support structure, between the first end and the second end of the support structure, to blow air from the first end towards the second end of the support structure and the first plate, and means for operating the fan. The size and shape of the first plate is such that it covers the fan, when seen from the second end of the support structure in the direction of height of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Proviter Group Oy
    Inventor: Veli-Pekka Kiiski
  • 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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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