Deodorizing Patents (Class 422/5)
  • Patent number: 11439719
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a device for disinfecting equipment, such as medical devices, surgical equipment, and/or CPAP components (or, CPAP equipment), including the various parts of a CPAP system, such as hoses, masks, pillows, couplings, humidifiers, etc., that require frequent cleaning and disinfecting. An example device includes a chamber, an ultraviolet (UV) light configured to emit UV light within the chamber, an ozone generator configured to generate ozone within the chamber, and a control unit configured to activate the UV light and the ozone generator simultaneously for a first period of time. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: 3B Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert A. Lucio
  • Patent number: 11382997
    Abstract: The smart electric incense and perfume burner is a remotely controllable, electrical incense burner controllable via a smart system using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The burner is in the form of an orb or spherical shell, which may be placed on top of a pedestal having a battery charging circuit. The orb functions separately as a portable, battery-operated, smart electric incense and perfume burner. The orb includes an upper chamber, centrally located at the top of the orb for liquid incense or perfume. The orb also includes a lower chamber with a solid incense heater. The outer surface of the orb has a plurality of vent openings for allowing smoke from the upper and lower chambers to exit the interior of the orb. The vent openings are surrounded by multicolor LEDs and are adapted to receive elongated decorations for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Faisal Faraj Al Saeed, Mohammad Faisal Ballam
  • Patent number: 11337536
    Abstract: A clothes hanger includes a shoulder sleeve frame supporting a garment, a hook connected to the shoulder sleeve to hang on an external point, a light emitting device mounted on a top center portion of the sleeve frame, and a motion sensor communicating with the light emitting device to enable the light emitting device when external motion occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JOB MOMMA, LLC
    Inventor: Tonia Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11090250
    Abstract: Personal care products are provided. An exemplary personal care product includes a composition that is applied to the body or clothing, or an article applied against the body; a plurality of particles associated with the composition or a component of the article, the plurality of particles, at least some of the plurality of particles comprising a cyclodextrin complexing material and a first fragrance material, wherein the percent of the first fragrance material that is complexed with the cyclodextrin is greater than about 90%, so that the perceptibility of the first fragrance is minimized prior to its release; and a second fragrance material that is not complexed with the cyclodextrin and that is different from the first fragrance material, wherein the composition or article does not contain an antiperspirant active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Scavone, Michael Jude Leblanc, Lowell Alan Sanker, Adrian Gregory Switzer
  • Patent number: 11092979
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) olfactory apparatus includes an odorant saturation chamber having an inlet and an outlet. At least a portion of the odorant saturation chamber includes a plurality of beads and a liquid. The liquid includes an odorant concentrate. The inlet extends into this portion of the odorant saturation chamber. The VR apparatus also includes a mass flow controller to generate an air flow to the inlet of the odorant saturation chamber such that the air flow passes through the portion of the odorant saturation chamber to form an odorant. The air flow passes the odorant through the outlet of the odorant saturation chamber. The VR apparatus further includes a nose chamber connected to the outlet and configured to receive the odorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Daniel Andrew Dombeck, Brad Allen Radvansky
  • Patent number: 10932641
    Abstract: An automatically moving floor treatment appliance has a floor treatment element for acting on a surface to be treated, and a control device for controlling the floor treatment element. To increase the area of application of the floor treatment appliance, the control device is embodied to automatically control the floor treatment element as a function of a measuring result from an air parameter sensor in such a way that a floor treatment of the surface to be treated occurs using the floor treatment element and/or to automatically control the floor treatment element as a function of environmental data stored in an external storage device and relating to an air quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David Erkek, Georg Hackert, Gerhard Isenberg, Roman Ortmann, Andreas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10927486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control method of a laundry treatment apparatus including a cabinet defining an external appearance and having a front opening, a drawer provided to be discharged through the opening, a tub accommodated in the drawer to accommodate wash water therein, a drum rotatably provided inside the tub to accommodate laundry therein, a fastening unit configured to separably couple the drawer to the cabinet, and a sensing unit configured to sense whether the drawer is discharged from the cabinet, the method including receiving a control command to operate the laundry treatment apparatus, sensing whether insertion of the drawer into the cabinet is completed by controlling the sensing unit, locking the drawer to the cabinet by controlling the fastening unit, performing the control command, and releasing a locked state so as to separate the drawer from the cabinet by controlling the fastening unit when the control command is completely performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yanghoon Jung, Heechul Choi
  • Patent number: 10918760
    Abstract: A deodorization module and a storage apparatus, the deodorization module including: a housing having one surface including a curved surface; a suction port formed on one surface of the housing to draw in external air; a fan disposed in the suction port and drawing in air; a discharge port formed on one surface of the housing to discharge the air drawn through the fan into the outside of the housing; a photocatalytic filter disposed between the fan and the discharge port and including a through hole through which air passes; and a light source module for irradiating ultraviolet rays onto the photocatalytic filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hak Jeong
  • Patent number: 10894268
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ultrasonic essential oil atomizer, which includes an ultrasonic energy conversion device, having an energy conversion sheet and a driving circuit electrically connected to the energy conversion sheet, wherein a working voltage of the driving circuit is below 8V; at least one oiler, disposed on the ultrasonic energy conversion device and having a connection portion and an oil guiding cavity communicating with the connecting portion, wherein a nozzle is disposed at the bottom of the oil guiding cavity and the nozzle is disposed on a surface of the energy conversion sheet; and at least one essential oil bottle, having a bottle body and an inner lid, wherein the bottle body has a cavity and a bottle mouth communicating with the cavity, the inner lid includes a lid portion and an air intake portion disposed at a side of the lid portion, the lid portion is disposed on the bottle mouth, the bottle mouth is connected to the connection portion, an oil outlet and an air inlet are disp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Ying-Gang Ou
  • Patent number: 10857856
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted scent dispenser for releasing a scent when a driver sits in a driver's seat includes a vehicle that has an interior. A driver's seat is mounted on the interior. A dispensing unit is also mounted in the interior of the vehicle. The dispensing unit dispenses scented air into the interior of the vehicle when the dispensing unit is actuated. A switch is in communication with the dispensing unit and the driver's seat. The switch turns on the dispensing unit when a person sits on the driver's seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Debora DaSilva, Stefan Tramel
  • Patent number: 10858453
    Abstract: A composition comprising a compound mixture dissolved in water, the compound mixture comprising at least one chlorite salt at least one cyclodextrin; and at least one alkaline base; provided that the cyclodextrin is in an amount of 0.13 to 13 parts by mass for every 50 parts by mass of chlorite anion ClO2?, and the alkaline base is in an amount of up to 13 parts by mass for every 50 parts by mass of chlorite anion ClO2?; wherein the composition has a pH of at least 12.5. A process for forming the composition and process for treating suspensions of particles with the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Dioxcide, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Alan Burke, Scott C. Glynn, Michael C. Trottier
  • Patent number: 10752501
    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 200 and/or prior to or after the hunt. The method can also be used by fishermen to eliminate fish odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PARAH, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Elrod
  • Patent number: 10695715
    Abstract: A carbonized material, a device for removing ozone, and a method for removing ozone are provided. The carbonized material has at least a carbonyl-containing group, alkylol group, and carbon having sp2 hybrid orbital. In particular, the at least one carbonyl-containing group has a carbon content from 10 atom % to 30 atom %, based on the total carbon atoms of the at least one carbonyl-containing group, the at least one alkylol group, and the at least one carbon having sp2 hybrid orbital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Wen-An Xie, Hong-Ping Lin, Shou-Nan Li, Hui-Ya Shih
  • Patent number: 10687536
    Abstract: A disposable, single-use wipe that can be used deodorize, disinfect, and/or sterilize an object. A wipe includes a flexible membrane or cloth-like element that may apply, distribute, and/or remove a treatment agent to, over, or from a surface of the object. A treatment agent, such as micron-, or nano-sized particles of a disinfectant or sterilant chemical, Ozone, negative ions, Hydroxyl radicals, or alcohol, etc., may be applied to the surface by the wipe or another applicator. An additional treatment agent (e.g., Triclosan, Chlorine dioxide, Hydroxyl radicals, etc.), may be associated with a wipe to enhance biocidal activity. The wipe may be used alone, in combination with a holder, or in combination with an applicator of energized treatment agent. An applicator and/or a holder may be used to energize one or more treatment agent to improve its efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microlin, LLC
    Inventor: Ashok V. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10457895
    Abstract: A washing or cleaning agent that has MOFs (metal organic frameworks) in order to reduce offensive odor, a method for reducing malodors, and the use of MOFs to reduce malodors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Technische Universität Dresden Fachbereich Anorganische Chemie I
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Matthias Sunder, Ursula Huchel, Peter Schmiedel, Marc Weyhe, Stefan Kaskel, Anja Guenther, Steffen Hausdorf
  • Patent number: 10285382
    Abstract: An improved poultry production method comprising providing dry hydrogen peroxide (DHP) to poultry eggs, chicks and birds, and devices for providing DHP to poultry production during laying, incubating, hatching, and growing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Synexis LLC
    Inventors: James D. Lee, James Russell Stephens
  • Patent number: 10272104
    Abstract: The present invention is anti-itching powder that blocks transmission to stratum corneum and invasion up to epidermal cells by emulsion as a result of further concentration on skin stratum corneum. The emulsion is produced by mixing sweat continuously secreted during rest and sebum. The emulsion becomes a cell disorder composition. Specifically, the anti-itching powder as a fine powder contains main ingredients of aluminum chloride or alum and cyclodextrin. A fine powder as a base is dispersed into and combined with the fine powder. The application of the fine powder over the skin prevents sudden itch without blocking emission and transpiration of water in the sweat from the skin stratum corneum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lilac Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 10258712
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing scent in an environment include receiving data from sensors disposed in an environment regarding an indication that a service is being delivered in the environment and identifying remote atomizing scent diffusion devices disposed in the environment, wherein each scent diffusion device comprises a communications facility that enables transmitting signals to and receiving signals from the remote computer. Based on the indication, an electronic data structure is created defining a physical operational state of the scent diffusion devices, including data specifying at least one of a production of a scent that is intended to be a complement to the service, a fan speed of a fan in the diffusion device that moves particles carrying a scent, and a voltage of a pump of the diffusion device. The diffusion devices are caused to implement the at least one defined operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Todd H. Becker, Thomas A. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10258713
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing scent in an environment include disposing scent diffusion devices within the environment, wherein the diffusion devices comprise a communications facility that enables transmitting signals to and receiving signals from a non-fragrance dispensing, wide-area network gateway device that receives communication and control functions from a remote computer for distribution to the plurality of scent diffusion devices. A sensor in the environment transmits sensor data to the remote computer. A scent parameter for scenting the environment is received at the remote computer. Diffusion of a liquid from the scent diffusion devices is controlled by the network gateway device the to achieve the scent parameter, wherein controlling includes setting or adjusting an operation parameter of one or more of the scent diffusion devices in response to the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Todd H. Becker, David L. Langton, Christopher H. Patstone
  • Patent number: 10245344
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a device for catching water under a hand dryer while simultaneously deodorizing a surrounding area. The device may include a stand-alone catch tray; and a deodorizing screen positioned within the catch tray such that forced air from the hand dryer contacts the deodorizing screen when the hand dryer is in use causing the deodorizing screen to release a fragrance and deodorize a surround area. The catch tray may include a top tray including a recessed sponge compartment sized to accommodate a sponge; a sponge positioned within the recessed sponge compartment; a base tray attached to the top tray; and a back wall extending upward from the base tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Edgardo Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10085934
    Abstract: A composition that includes spray-dried yoghurt powder and at least one anionic surfactant and/or at least one fatty acid soap, may be used as a prebiotic for inhibiting the growth and/or the physiological activity of undesired skin bacteria and/or for obtaining desired skin bacteria. A prebiotically effective cosmetic composition includes: a) at least one fatty acid soap in a weight proportion of between 20 and 75 wt. %, preferably between 30 and 70 wt. %, particularly preferably between 40 and 65 wt. %, and in particular between 45 and 60 wt. %; and b) spray-dried yoghurt powder in a weight proportion of between 0.01 and 10 wt. %, preferably 0.02 and 7.5 wt. %, particularly preferably between 0.03 and 5 wt. %, and in particular between 0.05 and 3 wt. %, wherein the amounts relate to the total weight of the cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Heike Schelges, Elvira Scholz, Stefanie Schmitz, Kirsten Sartingen, Evelyn Domfeld, Barbara Heide
  • Patent number: 10066122
    Abstract: A deformable film has a decorative surface featuring a completely matt appearance. For this purpose, the deformable film has a decorative surface provided with at least one coating comprising the following constituents: (a) an aqueous dispersion of a hydroxy-functional prepolymer, obtainable by conversion of at least one of the following components: (i) a component having hydroxyl groups, (ii) a polyester polyol having hydroxyl groups, (iii) a polyisocyanate having isocyanate groups, (iv) a compound having at least two groups reactive toward isocyanate groups and at least one group capable of anion formation, (v) water, where components (i) to (iii) and the ratio of components (i) to (iii) are selected such that an excess of hydroxyl groups is present relative to the isocyanate groups, and (b) nanoparticles having a number-average particle size of 1 to 1000 nm and (c) a crosslinker having at least two groups reactive toward hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Benecke-Kaliko AG, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Iben, Heino Koch, Stefan Reusch, Heinz Dietmar Gewiss, Martin Melchiors, Uwe Klippert, Marc Claudius Schrinner
  • Patent number: 9700496
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use, in a cosmetic or dermatological composition, of a particular water having a pH of between 7.8 and 10 and a total dissolved solids (TDS) concentration of between 10 and 250 mg/l. The invention also relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition containing this water. The invention relates in particular to a treatment method intended for preventing or delaying the appearance of the effects of intrinsic and/or extrinsic ageing of the skin, or for slowing down the effects thereof; for preventing or reducing pigmentary spots on the skin, or the coloration of hyperpigmented areas of skin; for reducing the pigmentation of the periphery of depigmented areas; for improving the uniformity of the skin coloration; or for lightening the complexion of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Robin Kurfurst, Kristell Lazou, Eric Perrier
  • Patent number: 9511163
    Abstract: A method of disinfecting one or more surfaces and an apparatus for use in the method. The method includes a securing step arranged for creating an isolation of the surfaces to be disinfected, a disinfection step for emitting UV radiation for the generation of ozone and/or for the sterilization of air from one or more ultra violet (UV) light sources, and adding the generated ozone to the isolation, and a termination step arranged for terminating the generation of ozone and terminating the securing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Jimco A/S
    Inventor: Jimmy Kjølby Larsen
  • Patent number: 9439993
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a volatile material in a continuous manner is disclosed. The apparatus includes a delivery engine having a reservoir for containing a volatile material; a rupturable substrate secured to the reservoir; a rupture element positioned adjacent to the rupturable substrate; and a breathable membrane enclosing the reservoir, rupturable substrate and rupture element. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a housing having a notch for compressing the rupture element and breaching the rupturable substrate as it is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Jason John Olchovy, Scott Kendyl Stanley, James Douglas Still, Walter Sordo, Stefano Deflorian, Cedric Morhain
  • Patent number: 9388080
    Abstract: A permanent filter for a medical sterilization container is provided. The permanent filter is made from a ceramic. The ceramic is made from globular substrate grains. A medical sterilization container is also provided, in particular for receiving and storing objects to be sterilized, having a container bottom part and a container top part for closing the container bottom part in a closed position of the sterilization container. At least one of the container bottom part and the container top part have a gas exchange orifice, which is closed with a permanent filter. The permanent filter is made from a ceramic and the ceramic is made from globular substrate grains. In addition, a method is provided for producing a permanent filter for a medical sterilization container. The permanent filter is produced from a ceramic material by sintering. Globular substrate grains are used as the ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Dieter Weisshaupt, Thomas Weik, Stefan Schuster, John Gray-Dreizler, Wolfgang Burger
  • Patent number: 9345796
    Abstract: An apparatus for disinfecting furniture, having a main member including an inner surface configured for receiving the furniture. The main member includes a plurality of apertures disposed along the inner surface. The apparatus has at least one temperature controller and at least one air source to the controller for heated blowing air. The apertures are in communication with at least the air source, and UV light from the light source and air from the air source can at least partially pass through the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 9327040
    Abstract: A device for sanitizing objects using ozone is disclosed having a container defining an enclosed space and a selectively closeable opening for enclosing the space, an ozone generator, an ozone converter, a controller, and a timer working together to generate a predetermined concentration of ozone within the enclosed space and maintain approximately the same concentration for a predetermined period of time. Also disclosed are assemblies and methods detecting and warning of entrapment within the enclosure and halting ozone production when it occurs. Further disclosed are devices and methods for coupling a maintenance device to the sanitizing system to perform various maintenance operations such as adjusting operational control parameters, and observing conditions within the enclosed chamber in real-time such as temperature, humidity, and ozone concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Global Ozone Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Rikki F. Kain, Michael A. Engle, Donald Ray Fraser
  • Patent number: 9265389
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling odors in an enclosed space, such as a pit latrine, include providing an oxidizer, such as a catalytic heater and an optional mechanical ventilation unit, such as an inline fan, both flow connected to a vault (pit) of the latrine. The heater is also connected to a source of fuel, for example, propane. Fresh air is drawn through vents in the latrine housing and thereafter through toilets in the latrine and through the vault, providing oxygen for the reaction. The fan and/or oxidation process draws both fresh air and accompanying odorous compounds directly from the latrine and into the oxidizer wherein the odorous components are substantially destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Environmental Purification, LLC
    Inventors: Don S. Sifers, Kent A. Pennybaker
  • Patent number: 9126874
    Abstract: The invention relates to nutrient compositions for agricultural applications, and methods for plant or crop growth and care. The nutrient composition comprises a potassium-based nutrient solution enriched by electrochemical treatment. In various embodiments, the potassium-based nutrient composition comprises hypochlorous acid. The present invention involves the use of the nutrient compositions or solutions, among other things, in pre-harvest and post-harvest treatments and in environmental and soil disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PuriCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson
  • Patent number: 9120075
    Abstract: Apparatus for the removal of exhaust gases are provided herein. In some embodiments, an exhaust apparatus may include a housing defining an inner volume, an inlet and an outlet formed in the housing to facilitate flow of an exhaust gas through the inner volume, wherein the inlet is configured to be coupled to an exhaust outlet of a semiconductor process chamber to receive the exhaust gas therefrom, and wherein the exhaust gas can flow through the inner volume substantially free from obstruction, an ultraviolet light source to provide ultraviolet energy to the exhaust gas present the inner volume during use, wherein the ultraviolet light source provides sufficient energy to at least partially decompose the exhaust gas, and a conduit coupled to the outlet and configured allow at least some ultraviolet energy provided from the ultraviolet light source to travel directly along an axial length of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: David Keith Carlson
  • Patent number: 9039966
    Abstract: A method for inactivating medically important Gram-positive bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus (CONS), Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Clostridium species, comprising exposure to visible light, and in particular light within the wavelength range 400-500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: John Galloway Anderson, Michelle Maclean, Gerald Alexander Woolsey, Scott John MacGregor
  • Patent number: 9017606
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling odors in an enclosed space, such as a pit latrine, include providing an oxidizer, such as a catalytic heater and an optional mechanical ventilation unit, such as an inline fan, both flow connected to a vault (pit) of the latrine. The heater is also connected to a source of fuel, for example, propane. Fresh air is drawn through vents in the latrine housing and thereafter through toilets in the latrine and through the vault, providing oxygen for the reaction. The fan and/or oxidation process draws both fresh air and accompanying odorous compounds directly from the latrine and into the oxidizer wherein the odorous components are substantially destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Environmental Purification, LLC
    Inventors: Don S. Sifers, Kent A. Pennybaker
  • Publication number: 20150110669
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a substance inhibiting an odor caused by sotolone. The present invention provides an inhibitor of an odor caused by sotolone, comprising an antagonist of an olfactory receptor OR8D1 as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Aya NAMBA, Naoko Saito, Michiaki Inoue, Tsuyoshi Toyabe
  • Publication number: 20150104348
    Abstract: A deodorizing composition that entraps and neutralizes malodors and is intended to be used on a pet. The deodorizing composition contains cyclodextrin, an aqueous carrier, a water soluble silicone, and a buffer system comprising citric acid. The composition has a pH from about 5 to about 8.5 and the composition is non-irritating and non-toxic to pets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: The Iams Company
    Inventors: Ryan Matthew Nichols, Emma Lynne Klingman, John Brian Strube
  • 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: 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: 8967491
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an arbitrary active constituent is sprayed stably so as to treat a target space. A method of the present invention, for treating a target space, includes the step of spraying, in the target space, a composition in an effective amount, the composition containing (i) a solvent and (ii) an electrolyte having a pK of not less than ?10 but not more than 7, which pK is a dissociation constant with respect to water, the composition being sprayed as liquid particles in a mist form, which liquid particle have (I) an average particle diameter of not less than 100 nm but not more than 10 ?m and (II) an average charge number of not less than +40 but not more than +40000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ellyana Njatawidjaja, Timothy C Hadingham
  • 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: 8968647
    Abstract: A multi-layer article is provided containing a sorbent layer having a first side and a second side; a vapor permeable or microporous layer adjacent to at least a portion of at least one of the first side and second side of the sorbent layer; optionally, a second vapor permeable or microporous layer on a side of the vapor permeable or microporous layer not adjacent to the sorbent layer; optionally, a vapor impermeable layer adjacent to a portion of the sorbent layer not adjacent to the vapor permeable or microporous layer; and an active composition having at least one volatile component; wherein the sorbent layer contains the active composition, and each layer is capable of being formed into a required shape or structure; and a method for its use in treating the atmosphere of an environment such as a compartment or localized space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Sämann Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Michael Fischer, Matthew Thomas Kuhn, Robert Richard Ziek, Jr., Robert St Clair Donovan
  • 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: 20150030499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for treating carpet that includes a hollow tube having a first end and a second end, wherein the tube further includes: a plurality of injection holes located near the second end of the tube, a pointed tip located at the second end of the tube, and a lug moveably attached to the tube; the method including inserting the tube into a carpet by penetrating the pointed tip into the carpet; lifting the tube up via the lug such that a portion of the carpet is pulled away from padding located underneath the carpet; and inserting fluid into the tube at the first end of the tube such that the fluid is injected into the carpet via the injection holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jerome P. Behr
  • Patent number: 8926899
    Abstract: Photocatalytic devices are described. In some embodiments, a photocatalytic device may include a cylindrical housing having an inlet opening and an outlet opening; one or more catalyst substrates disposed within the cylindrical housing and adapted to support a hydroxyl radical reaction with ultraviolet light and water vapor that results in hydro peroxides and hydroxyl ions; an ultraviolet light source disposed within the cylindrical housing and adapted to provide the ultraviolet light to the one or more catalyst substrates; and a fan disposed within the cylindrical housing and adapted to cause air to enter the cylindrical housing via the inlet opening, circulate through the one or more catalyst substrates within the cylindrical housing, and exit the cylindrical housing via the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dust Free, LP
    Inventor: Gregg William Burnett
  • Patent number: 8927477
    Abstract: A sanitary agent for treatment of a sanitary appliance includes a solid or semi-solid active body, designed to adhere to a wall of the sanitary appliance and including a treatment compound having at least an active element for treatment of the sanitary appliance. The body has an external surface thereof covered by a water-soluble film. In this way, the sanitary agent can be manipulated by hand for application thereof to a moist ceramic wall of a sanitary appliance to be treated, without the user's hands entering into contact with the components of the sanitary agent itself. Furthermore, any undesired loss of the components of the sanitary agent is avoided; these can be due to deformation of the sanitary agents before use thereof, displacements thereof and/or any dripping. A method for applying the sanitary agent for deterging, disinfecting and/or perfuming the sanitary appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: RE.LE.VI. S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Pagani
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140377130
    Abstract: A scent release system includes scent cartridges containing temperature activated scent media. The scent cartridges may bear machine-readable identification that specifies which scent media are carried by the cartridge. The scent release system can be controlled by a timer to initiate a phase change of the scent media to selectively release one or more scents, followed by a reverse phase change to selectively stop release of the respective scents. A scent release system in conjunction with a mobile electronic device, such as a smart phone, allows sending and receiving scent messages. The scent release system can be built into a case for the mobile electronic device, eliminating the need for a separate unit. A private scent delivery device in the form of a headset can be worn by users of a scent release system or by scent message recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Edwards, Rachel Diane Field, Amy Michelle Yin, Eyal Shahar
  • Patent number: 8916107
    Abstract: Portable decontamination and deodorization systems configured to decontaminate a target environment for specified periods of time. A housing contains pressurized media. A spherical media diffuser can be connected to and controlled by a sphere retainer module and a funnel-like orifice can be located under a lower hemisphere of the spherical media diffuser to move the spherical media diffuser and over the funnel-like orifice creating a gap there-between to evenly distribute chemical in a fog or spray throughout a room. a valve controller can be coupled by tubing between media contained in said housing and the gap formed between the spherical media diffuser and funnel-like orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Anthony Michael Baca
  • 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: 8889067
    Abstract: A method for reducing feminine hygiene product odor within a restroom stall having a disposal bin, the method including providing a case, the case being adapted for storing a plastic bag roll and being adapted for dispensing the bags, the plastic bag roll being fitted for receipt within the case and the plastic bag roll incorporating a chemical deodorizing agent; mounting the case within the stall; receiving the plastic bag roll within the case; outwardly sublimating a first portion of the deodorizing agent from one of the plastic bag roll's bags and into the restroom stall; dispensing one of the bags from the case; donning the one of the bags in the manner of a mitt; grasping the feminine hygiene product and obverting the one of the bags about the feminine hygiene product; and inwardly sublimating a second portion of the chemical deodorizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Envision Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Vern Weaver
  • Patent number: 8883081
    Abstract: A modular germicidal light grid system for use inside an air treatment apparatus that has a plenum in which a stream of air is enclosed. The system comprises at least one elongate member and at least one lamp assembly. Each lamp assembly comprises a housing defining at least one socket and is mounted to one elongate member at a predetermined position. The system further comprises at least one linear germicidal light source. Each light source has a longitudinal axis and a distal end constructed and arranged to mount within one socket of the housing. The elongate member is mounted within the plenum and the lamp assembly is mounted to the elongate member such that the longitudinal axis of the light source extends therein the stream of air and is positioned at an acute light angle relative to the direction of flow of the stream of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Purgenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Home, Richard P. Sutton