Deodorizing Patents (Class 422/5)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8877126
    Abstract: A decontamination system for decontaminating at least one contaminant in a process stream. Decontaminant liquid is dispersed into the process stream using atomization. A controller detects contaminant levels in the process stream and adjusts the flow of decontaminant fluid into the process stream in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lance Witt
  • Publication number: 20140322352
    Abstract: An antimicrobial solution for disinfecting or removing micro-organisms from a surface used by animals or for use as an animal shampoo is described. The solution is active against bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including enveloped viruses, and skin disorders related to insect infestation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: David H. Creasey, Jerry B. Creasey
  • Publication number: 20140322353
    Abstract: The Cu- and Ti-containing composition of the present invention contains titanium oxide having a rutile-type titanium oxide content of 15 mol % or more, and at least one divalent copper compound represented by the following formula (1). The Cu- and Ti-containing composition production method of the present invention is characterized by including stirring a mixture containing titanium oxide having a rutile-type titanium oxide content of 15 mol % or more, a divalent copper compound raw material represented by formula (2), water, and an alkaline compound, to thereby cause precipitation. The composition of the present invention exhibits excellent anti-viral property under light and in the dark, and excellent organic compound decomposition activity under light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: So Miyaishi, Yasushi Kuroda, Yasuhiro Hosogi, Ding Li
  • Patent number: 8865065
    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: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Global Ozone Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Rikki F. Kain, Michael A. Engle, Donald Ray Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140294989
    Abstract: The Cu- and Ti-containing composition of the present invention contains titanium oxide including rutile-crystal-type titanium oxide, and a divalent copper compound, wherein the rutile-crystal-type titanium oxide exhibits the most intense diffraction peak attributed to rutile-type titanium oxide having a full width at half maximum of 0.65° or less, in a Cu—K? line X-ray diffraction pattern, which is obtained by plotting intensity of diffraction line with respect to diffraction angle 2?. The composition exhibits excellent anti-viral property under light and in the dark, and excellent organic compound degradability under light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: So Miyaishi, Yasushi Kuroka, Yasuhiro Hosogi, Ding Li
  • Patent number: 8845970
    Abstract: A product disposal apparatus includes a bin for receiving discarded products, a cover assembly including a lid positioned at least partially over the bin, a power module receiving pocket situated in the cover assembly for receiving one of a power module and a power shell module, and a fragrance receiving pocket situated in the cover assembly for receiving one of a fragrance module and a fragrance shell module. The lid is rotatably secured to the cover assembly and has a partial cylindrical shape having a front portion and a back portion, and wherein a back portion of the lid is positioned to at least partially cover the bin opening as the lid is rotated into an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Xela Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderick, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Patent number: 8834787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to complexed metal salts which comprise ligands and at least one complexing agent for chemically binding noxious substances and/or odor-forming substances, the ligands comprising a hydrophobic carbon skeleton with hydrophilic groups. The complexed metal salt formed with the complexing agent is water-soluble and surface-active. Preferred complexing agents are water-soluble acids or salts of at least bifunctional acids, or also ether carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: CAM-D Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Kuhn, Gordon Thie
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140241939
    Abstract: A new corrosion inhibitor composition containing a carboxylic acid and its water soluble salts with zinc can be used for corrosion inhibition on the carbon steel pipe and heat exchangers in industrial cooling water. This new composition of matter contains less carboxylic acid and Zn2+ than previous formulations and still have >90% corrosion inhibition. It is disclosed that the synergistic effect of combining the carboxylic acid with very small amounts of Zn results in a product with good corrosion inhibition properties that is more environmentally friendly than the current common phosphonate corrosion inhibitors; particularly for use in cooling water applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Haiping Lu, Bing Bing Guo, David N. Fulmer
  • 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: 8795536
    Abstract: Process for degrading organic substances in an aqueous composition comprising a step (a) wherein, in a liquid reaction medium, said aqueous composition is reacted with at least one composition comprising hydroxide ions (OH?) and hypochlorite in a molar ratio between hydroxide and hypochlorite higher than or equal to 0.001 and lower than 1.5, in order to oxidize said organic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Patrick Gilbeau, Ward Blancke
  • Publication number: 20140212517
    Abstract: A method of capturing a vaporized component or components, and apparatus for same is provided. The method involves vaporization of desired components, and capture of the vaporized components in a material using a vapor trap device. Once captured, the material with the component stored therein may be used for any number of purposes including ingestion, topical administration, and/or aromatization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Geoff Todosiev, Art Hentschel
  • 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: 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