Odor Releasing Material Patents (Class 428/905)
  • Patent number: 10499629
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous sustained-release body in which transparency of a porous carrier changes. The porous sustained-release body includes an inorganic monolithic porous body 1 including a skeleton body 2 of an inorganic compound and air gaps 3,4 having a three-dimensional continuous network structure formed in the skeleton body 2, and a sustained-release liquid absorbed into air gaps 2, 3, wherein the inorganic monolithic porous body 1 is opaque at an initial state, which is a state before absorption of the sustained-release liquid in which air exists in the air gaps, and refractive index of the sustained-release liquid and refractive index of the skeleton body are the same within an error range within which a portion in which the sustained-release liquid is absorbed into the air gaps changes to transparent or semitransparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SNG INC.
    Inventors: Riichi Miyamoto, Hongzhi Bai
  • Patent number: 10322954
    Abstract: Compositions comprising miscible blends of antimicrobial bisguanide compounds with certain thermoplastic polymers are provided. These antimicrobial polymeric materials may be further processed into particulate or fiber form for use in fluid treatment devices and processes. The antimicrobial bisguanide compound, such as chlorhexidine, is distributed at the molecular level within at least one thermoplastic polymer, such as a polyolefin, in which the antimicrobial bisguanide compound is soluble to form a miscible blend, which may be from about 1% to about 25% by weight antimicrobial bisguanide compound. The antimicrobial polymeric materials may be secured in a device for antimicrobial treatment of a fluid. The devices may comprise a housing having at least one inlet orifice and at least one outlet orifice, the antimicrobial polymeric material being secured within the house and configured to contact a fluid flowing through the housing between the inlet orifice and the outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HYDRO AIR GLOBAL, LLC
    Inventor: Jan W. Gooch
  • Patent number: 10226047
    Abstract: Fibrous antimicrobial materials for use in structures and barrier applications, such as face masks and wound dressings, have been developed from antimicrobial polymeric materials. The fibrous antimicrobial materials also are particularly suitable for use in air and water filtration. The antimicrobial polymeric materials are prepared from solid solutions of antimicrobial bisguanide compounds blended with certain thermoplastic polymers. The antimicrobial polymeric materials may be extruded into fibers or used in the particulate form for preparation of the nonwoven antimicrobial materials. The antimicrobial bisguanide compound, such as chlorhexidine, are distributed at the molecular level within at least one thermoplastic polymer, such as a polyolefin in which the antimicrobial bisguanide compound is soluble, to form a miscible blend. Methods for their formation and use also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HYDROAIR GLOBAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jan W. Gooch, Thomas J. Steimer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8980394
    Abstract: A roll-fed label web for a resealable label includes a label ply and a material that permits non-destructive manipulation of the label ply. An individual resealable label is produced when the web is cut by a label application machine. The label further includes an active portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Franko, Sr., Joseph D. Franko, Jr.
  • 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: 8916140
    Abstract: A polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of ethylene with at least another monomer comprising at least a heteroatom, a tackifier, less than 10% of a compatible plasticizer or blend of plasticizers and a volatile material. The compositions are able to deliver effectively the volatile material incorporated for a long time and also have good adhesion properties on most substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calum MacBeath, Italo Corzani, Lamia Delphine Mimassi
  • Patent number: 8666234
    Abstract: An aroma dispensing device includes a flexible film having opposite first and second sides, with the first side having a releasable agent to removably adhere the film to a surface. An aroma source is mounted to the second side of the film for dispensing a fragrance to an area adjacent the surface. The film adheres by static cling or an adhesive which does not leave a residue on the surface when the film is removed. The device may include an activator for actuating dispensement of the fragrance from the aroma source, as well as a power source for actuating a fan and providing power to the activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Daryl A. Michael, Jennifer L. Michael
  • Patent number: 8556441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fragrance emitting article in the form of a lamp shade comprising: an outer surface, where at least one fragrance is applied to the outer surface; and an inner surface, where at least one fragrance is applied to the inner surface. In one exemplary embodiment, the lamp shade includes a pyramidal structure that includes an open top having a periphery and an open base having a periphery. A supporting frame maintains the pyramidal structure, where the supporting frame is coupled with the periphery of the structure at the open top and the open base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Battle, Frederick Battle
  • Patent number: 8474637
    Abstract: An aroma delivery system comprising aroma compound entrapped in a polymeric matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Naijie Zhang, Peter Given
  • Patent number: 8475550
    Abstract: A method for injecting a chemical, such as an odorant, from a chemical supply into a fluid-containing system such as a natural gas or an LPG pipeline. A tank of odorant is maintained at a pressure above ambient, but below pipeline pressure. An injection conduit communicates the odorant tank with the pipeline. A hydraulic pressure booster is located in the injection conduit for pressurizing the chemical to a pressure above that of the pipeline. Flow-control apparatus located within the injection conduit for metering chemical to be injected into the pipeline is either (a) drip-style metering valve adjustable between a drop-wise setting and a steady-flow setting or (b) a pair of valves one of which is a flow valve allowing larger volumes to be injected and the other which is a drop-wise flow valve for metering smaller volumes of the chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sentry Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Zeck
  • Patent number: 8440265
    Abstract: A scratch-and-sniff coating is provided comprised of a first coating on a substrate having a water- and heat-resistant second coating thereon, the first coating being comprised of a non-encapsulated flavor/fragrance component and a polysaccharide component, and the second coating comprised of a shellac component. The scratch-and-sniff coating is made by forming a first coating comprised of a non-encapsulated flavor/fragrance component and a polysaccharide component and drying the first coating, and forming a water- and heat-resistant shellac-containing second coating on the first coating, and drying the second coating. An encapsulated flavor/fragrance component may optionally be present in the first coating. The scratch-and-sniff coating can be applied to a package for a consumer article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: Biao Duan
  • Patent number: 8349038
    Abstract: A system is shown for injecting a chemical, such as an odorant, from a chemical supply into a fluid containing system such as a natural gas pipeline or an LPG pipeline. A tank of odorant is maintained at a pressure above ambient, but below the pressure of the pipeline. An injection conduit communicates the odorant tank with the pipeline. A hydraulic pressure booster is located in the injection conduit for pressurizing the chemical to a pressure above that of the pipeline, the hydraulic booster having a first side which communicates with the chemical in the injection conduit and another, isolated side which is exposed to hydraulic pressure but which is isolated from the chemical being injected. A flow control valve may be located within the injection conduit for metering chemical to be injected into the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sentry Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Zeck
  • Patent number: 8293170
    Abstract: The present scent distributor is a cartridge for attaching to a permeable substrate such as an air filter or humidifier pad. The cartridge housing is configured to hold the scenting media, said housing including a body and a cover; a plurality of openings in said housing to allow air to flow through at least a portion of said housing for interaction with the scenting media; a restrictor that slidingly engages with said housing to selectively restrict the flow of air through said housing; and an attachment device on said housing to attach said housing to a porous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: RPS Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Schuld
  • Patent number: 8286894
    Abstract: A thermoformed container is provided for evaporating volatile substances, which is provided with means enabling such container to withstand high temperatures without experiencing deformations which deteriorate its functionality or appearance. The container has a reinforcing film having a deformation temperature exceeding the plastic material sheet with which the container is obtained. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: David Moreno Perez, Jose Antonio Munoz Martinez, Ruben Garcia Fabrega, Andrea Caserta
  • Patent number: 8277940
    Abstract: A scent emitting patch remains securely attached to the skin of a wearer and is appointed for controlled release of scents. The patch is constructed having an external top layer and backing layer with a skin-contacting portion. The skin-contacting segment contains an adhesive. At least one reservoir comprising pockets or microcapsules containing a scent is disposed in at least one portion of the backing layer. These pockets or microcapsules are operative to rupture upon application of pressure or scratching by the patch wearer. Upon rupture, scent is delivered to the skin to emit aroma. Pockets containing the scent are formed in the backing layer. Microcapsules, if present, are preferably incorporated in the adhesive. A plethora of aromas are provided in the form of a perfume or cologne and correlating shapes can be used to form the patch. Scent is released at the skin-contact interface when pressure is applied ruptures the pockets or microcapsules, permitting controlled release at the wearer's election.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Marcela N. Desiderio, Ernest D. Buff
  • Patent number: 8238970
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile communication terminal having an aromatic function and a terminal charger for the same. The terminal charger for charging a mobile terminal having an absorbent material disposed therein includes a charger body having a mounting space formed at one part thereof and in which the terminal is mounted; and an aromatic supply part installed in the charger body for supplying an aromatic agent into the absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ja-Won Seo, Young-Kwon Yoon, Yong-Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 8133325
    Abstract: This dry cleaning method for a plasma processing apparatus is a dry cleaning method for a plasma processing apparatus that includes: a vacuum container provided with a dielectric member; a planar electrode and a high-frequency antenna that are provided outside the dielectric member; and a high-frequency power source that supplies high-frequency power to both the high-frequency antenna and the planar electrode, to thereby introduce high-frequency power into the vacuum container via the dielectric member and produce an inductively-coupled plasma, the method comprising the steps of: introducing a gas including fluorine into the vacuum container and also introducing high-frequency power into the vacuum container from the high-frequency power source, to thereby produce an inductively-coupled plasma in the gas including fluorine; and by use of the inductively-coupled plasma, removing a product including at least one of a precious metal and a ferroelectric that is adhered to the dielectric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: ULVAC, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahisa Ueda, Yutaka Kokaze, Mitsuhiro Endou, Koukou Suu
  • Patent number: 8048363
    Abstract: A container having a scented label attached using an in-mold label process and methods of making the same. A scented material is supplied to the label, and the label is attached to the container using an in-mold label process. In another embodiment, a container comprises an interior cavity for retaining a substance, and a label adapted to dispense a scent, wherein the label is disposed on an exterior surface of the container using an in-mold label process. The scent may be suggestive of the content of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Timothy P. Clare, Marilyn A. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8043606
    Abstract: A polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of ethylene with at least another monomer comprising at least a heteroatom, a tackifier, less than 10% of a compatible plasticizer or blend of plasticizers and a volatile material. The compositions are able to deliver effectively the volatile material incorporated for a long time and also have good adhesion properties on most substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calum MacBeath, Italo Corzani, Lamia Delphine Mimassi
  • Patent number: 8003116
    Abstract: A fragrance sample is provided which is made from two plies (a bottom ply and a top ply) of material. A cosmetic (such as a wet fragrance) sample is deposited on the bottom ply. A wall is formed in at least one of the plies and is sized and shaped to surround the sample. The two plies are then adhered together to form a liquid tight seal between the two plies. The bottom ply can be provided with a flow barrier to impede the flow of the sample-on the bottom ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Orlandi, Inc.
    Inventor: Sven Dobler
  • Patent number: 7988073
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing jets of air laden with fragrance, the dispenser being characterized in that it includes a deformable flexible pouch of variable internal volume containing fragrance microcapsules, the pouch initially being substantially empty of air with the fragrance microcapsules intact, the fragrance microcapsules being broken the first time air enters into the pouch, in such a manner as to load the air in the pouch with fragrance, the pouch including an orifice through which the air penetrates into the pouch, and through which the fragrance-laden air leaves the pouch when the volume of the pouch is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Ligny, Herve Pennaneac'h
  • Patent number: 7980486
    Abstract: Disclosed are dispensers for volatile materials. There is a container in the form of a well having an internal cavity, a volatile chemical positioned in the cavity, and a multi-layer covering enclosing the cavity. The covering has a lower section that is gas permeable, and an upper section removably bound to the lower section that is not. Embodiments include when (a) the lower section has a top layer that is a blend of high density polyethylene and low density polyethylene; the upper section has a bottom layer that has a mixture of polypropylene and a propylene/ethylene copolymer; and/or the lower section has an upper layer that has low density polyethylene but the lower section does not contain ultra low density polyethylene. These features help prevent premature leakage at the bond between the upper section and lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Trent, Anne T. Maghasi
  • Patent number: 7947357
    Abstract: A method of placing a logo on an article or substrate by placing a contrast sheet behind the logo and a blocking sheet therebetween to prevent a shadow effect. The contrast sheet and blocking sheet may be hidden within the hem of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter G. Bauer, Kroy D. Johnson, Thomas D. Ehlert, Patrick S. McNichols
  • Patent number: 7926735
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispersing a fragrance compound. The apparatus includes a fragrance compound impregnated porous carrier with a film wrapped there about to form an envelope hermetically sealed along at least a first seam in the film. The film is perforated with at least a first slit to define a vent opening removable portion retained to the envelope with at least a first tab of film bridging the first slit. A film vent closure is adhesively applied to the envelope about the vent opening removable portion, thereby forming a substantially complete hermetic seal of the interior of the envelope about the porous carrier. Upon removal, the film vent closure adhesively pulls the vent opening removable portion from the envelope, and the first tab of film is torn, so as to form a vent opening in the envelope, and thereby enabling the fragrance compound to disperse through the vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: David D. Mobley
  • Patent number: 7600668
    Abstract: A consumer pack with flexible outerwrap around the pack has a tear tape between the pack and the outerwrap for separating the outerwrap into upper and lower portions when the consumer pack is opened. A multi-layer aromatic strip is positioned on an outer surface of the outerwrap just outside the tear tape, and the aromatic strip is secured thereto by an adhesive layer. The aromatic strip includes a fibrous substrate soaked with fragrance and an outer barrier surface that seals in the fragrance. When the tear tape separates the outerwrap into upper and lower portions, the outer barrier surface and the fibrous substrate are broken open to release fragrance to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Xuan Pham
  • Patent number: 7426799
    Abstract: A display frame with a refill holder comprises a transparent block with front and rear faces. A U-shaped mounting member is attached to the rear face about an outer periphery of same. The U-shaped mounting member has an inwardly extending wall. A channel is formed in a space between the rear face and the inwardly extending wall. A protrusion is attached to the rear face of the frame, wherein the protrusion in combination with the inwardly extending wall are configured to distance the rear face from a support surface when the frame is in a substantially horizontal position and provide a substantially unimpeded air passage adjacent the rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christianson, Marissa A. K. Schultz, Stephen B. Leonard, Stacey L. Forkner, Heather R. Schramm, Kara L. Lakatos
  • Patent number: 7407114
    Abstract: An air freshening apparatus comprises a plant pot-shaped main body, an end cap body and a scent-emitting composition. The plant pot-shaped main body has a cavity therein defining an open end portion of the plant pot-shaped main body and a closed end portion of the plant pot-shaped main body. The scented air passage extends through the closed end portion of the plant pot-shaped main body. The end cap body is rotatably mounted on an exterior portion of the plant pot-shaped main body. The end cap body has a scented air passage extending therethrough and the end cap body is movable between a position where the scented air passages are at least partially aligned and a position where the scented air passages are fully misaligned. The scent-emitting composition is disposed within the cavity of the plant pot-shaped main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Erica Lee Carter
  • Patent number: 7354667
    Abstract: Articles and method for utilization of aromatherapeutic agents in both entertainment and therapeutic situations or a combination thereof, the invention contemplates the disposition of aromatherapeutic agents on or in substrates of varying description such that pressure applied to such substrates causes release of the aromatherapeutic agents to thereby cause aromas from said aromatherapeutic agents to be sensed at least by a user of the articles. Aromatherapeutic agents can be encapsulated and caused to adhere to a substrate having low-tack adhesive on at least portions thereof such that the substrate can be removable and replaceably attached to an object intended to be struck or peeled by a user to release the encapsulated aromatherapeutic agent. Aromatherapteutic agents carried by an appropriate carrier can be placed in or on a projectile to be thrown against an object causing release for an intended affect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Christine L. Knapp
  • Patent number: 7309664
    Abstract: A substrate, its process of manufacture, and its applications. The substrate includes a fibrous material which is provided, over at least a portion of its surface and/or within its thickness, with a coating with photocatalytic properties including a semi-conducting material with photocatalytic properties of the oxide or sulphide type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Recherche
    Inventors: Christian Marzolin, Arnaud Marchal, Xavier Talpaert
  • Publication number: 20070231508
    Abstract: A scented flower including a flower head having holes to permit the release of a scent and a removable stalk for containing a scented substance that will gradually release a scent through the holes of the flower head when the stalk is coupled to the head. Flower heads of various shapes, sizes, color, and types may be paired with stalks of various shapes, sizes, color, and types. In addition, the stalk may include a variety of scented substances. Accordingly, a multitude of combinations of scents, stalks, and flowers are provided, and may be interchanged at the whim of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Erica Fand, Shelley Kohan
  • Patent number: 7235707
    Abstract: An absorbent article contains a hydrophilic fiber processed by a water-soluble deodorant containing a graft polymer having a deodorant functional group. This constitution ensures to have large deodorizing function per unit weight, compared to a particulate deodorant. Consequently, the constitution allows to decrease a weight of the deodorant and to excel in deodorizing function. Moreover, it is unnecessary to fix the deodorant and easy to compound with the absorbent article. Therefore, it allows to obtain an absorbent article having excellent aesthetics and cleanness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Onishi, Takayuki Hisanaka
  • Patent number: 7213770
    Abstract: A volatile material dispensing system with a dispenser for providing controlled release of a volatile material, the dispenser being attached to a display frame, and having at least one protrusion. Protrusions are disposed on a face of the frame to distance the membrane from a delicate surface. The system prevents and/or hinders concentration of volatile material gases that could harm a delicate surface and resists tipping from a substantially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Martens, III, Stephen B. Leonard, Heather R. Schramm, Kara L. Lakatos
  • Patent number: 7188780
    Abstract: An indicator system with a dispenser providing controlled release of a volatile material contained within a dispenser, which indicates the exhaustion of the volatile material. The dispenser includes a blister that contains a vapor permeable membrane that collapses on a bottom wall due to internal vacuum forces created by the evacuation of volatile material. As the membrane collapses the remaining volatile material migrates to the periphery of the dispenser thereby indicating exhaustion of the volatile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Martens, III
  • Patent number: 7147171
    Abstract: There is provided a diffuser for volatile material such as a volatile aromatic or chemical agent. The diffuser has a flexible casing having one or more vent holes formed therein and a breakable glass capsule hermetically enclosing a volatile agent. The capsule is contained in the flexible casing. A liquid-absorbent member is adapted to hold the volatile liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Lumica Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Masahiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 7048203
    Abstract: The first object of the present invention is to provide a diffuser for volatile material such as a volatile aromatic or chemical agent, capable of promptly diffusing the volatile constituent of the liquid into a surrounding air in a simple operation. The second object of the present invention is to enable a long-term storage. The third object is to provide a compact diffuser enabling a user to enjoy different aroma according to a time and a place. The diffuser has a flexible casing having an inner space and a vent hole formed therein and a breakable glass capsule enclosing a volatile material, and a liquid-absorbent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Lumica Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Masahiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 7045204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fragrant ornament that releases fragrance only when people who use the ornament change the shape of the ornament by pulling, kneading and squashing. Also, the present invention comprises a fragrant ornament having a fragrance container, which is made of elastic material and has fragrance release pores that completely or approximately hold the aromatic substance inside and generally release fragrance when the shape of the fragrance container is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: E-Anthree Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Yasushi Enguchi
  • Patent number: 6991842
    Abstract: A scent dispersing apparatus, such as a mat, capable of enclosing a scent-containing element inside an air-filled cavity. A housing contains a means for air ventilation, such as small air holes, for dispersion of scent. When the housing receives a force, such as a user exerting pressure upon on the housing, air is pushed from the air cavity outward through the air holes, thereby, dispersing scent contained in the scented insert. Additional air enters the air cavity once the pressure is released through an elastic rebound effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Marni Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 6969024
    Abstract: A toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device configured with an internal material delivery system and high intensity volatizable material. A toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device is configured with adjustable vents and may be configured to have a tamper proof material delivery system. The device may also be configured to increase dispensation of a fragrance when toilet paper is taken off the toilet paper roll through a number of configurations such as using high intensity fragrance (e.g., scented oil). The toilet paper roll holder is configured to be substantially stationary when toilet paper is removed from a roll of toilet paper supported by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Mengtao Pete He, Carl Triplett, Paul Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 6899931
    Abstract: A material includes a first film layer that carries an electric charge, a second film layer secured to the first film layer to form a pocket and a volatile substance disposed in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Julie M. Grissmeyer, Frederick H. Martin, Pamela J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20040144884
    Abstract: A toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device configured with an internal material delivery system and high intensity volatizable material. A toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device is configured with adjustable vents and may be configured to have a tamper proof material delivery system. The device may also be configured to increase dispensation of a fragrance when toilet paper is taken off the toilet paper roll through a number of configurations such as using high intensity fragrance (e.g., scented oil). The toilet paper roll holder is configured to be substantially stationary when toilet paper is removed from a roll of toilet paper supported by the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Mengtao Pete He, Carl Triplett, Paul Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 6755350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensual pressure sensitive adhesive label comprising an image having at least one overcoat layer over said image wherein said overcoat layer comprises comprising at least one tactile or olfactory feature
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William T. Rochford, Robert P. Bourdelais, Mridula Nair
  • Patent number: 6746750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a generally planar closed envelope device formed from material having vapor barrier properties, which envelope comprises a base layer (1) and a cover layer (4) applied to the base layer (1) and a continuous or discontinuous seal (4) therebetween, characterized in that: a) each of the base (1) and cover (3) layers carries a fluid composition (2) containing a liquid volatile material upon a selected area of the opposed faces thereof; f) the base (1) and cover (3) layers are formed by folding over a single piece of sheet material so as to bring the selected areas of the base (1) and cover (3) layers into opposing register with one another; and g) there is separable and reformable seal (4) between the base (1) and cover (3) layers to retain them in the folded configuration. The invention also provides a method for making such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: AKI, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Albert Bishopp
  • Patent number: 6736335
    Abstract: A small, substantially flat, envelope-shaped scent dispensing packet contains a porous, absorbent scent emitting material which retains a desired scent or fragrance. Compressing the packet forces scent-laden air within the packet through an opening in the packet, thereby delivering the scent to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Lee Clayton Cuthbert
  • Patent number: 6726797
    Abstract: A product sampler including a substrate layer, a barrier layer covering the substrate layer, a gelatinoid product layer covering and in contact with the barrier layer, and a barrier layer covering and in contact with the product layer is provided. The gelatinoid product layer may include a microencapsulated product, such as a fragrance. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the gelatinoid product layer includes a microencapsulated fragrance carried in a gelatinoid liquid vehicle, which vehicle may comprise, for example, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycols, glycerin, or mixtures thereof. In a highly preferred embodiment of the invention, the product sampler is in the form of a magazine insert having a protruding trimmable non-barrier substrate tab portion, whereby a user may remove a trim portion from the trimmable edge portion after binding the insert into a magazine without removing barrier material with the removed trim portion. Also disclosed is a product sampler in the form of a label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: AKI, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tararuj, Patrick Donahue, Robert E. Katz, David DeSchryver, Robert Weiser
  • Patent number: 6692835
    Abstract: Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) is used as a slip coating on a cigarette package innerwrap to prevent the innerwrap from sticking to the rollers of cigarette packaging machinery during processing of the innerwrap material. PVOH unexpectedly has a low retention of menthol, as compared to conventional slip coating materials, which also makes it useful in mentholation processes that involve applying menthol to the innerwrap rather than to the cigarettes per se.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: John Joseph Tomel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6688551
    Abstract: The present invention provides a toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device configured with an internal material delivery system and high intensity volatizable material. A toilet paper roll holder vapor-dispensing device is configured to increase dispensation of a fragrance when toilet paper is taken off the toilet paper roll through a number of configurations such as using high intensity fragrance (e.g., scented oil). The toilet paper roll holder is configured to be substantially stationary when toilet paper is removed from a roll of toilet paper supported by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Mengtao Pete He, Carl Triplett, Paul Pappalardo
  • Patent number: 6663949
    Abstract: A deodorizing absorbent sheet having a water-insoluble deodorizer and an absorbent polymer which are embedded in a fiber web, wherein the absorbent polymer is fixed to the fibers making up the fiber web. The deodorizer is fixed inside the fiber web via the absorbent polymer. The deodorizer and absorbent polymer are substantially absent on the surface of the absorbent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masahito Tanaka, Mayumi Kimura, Futoshi Teranishi, Mitsugu Hamajima, Minoru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6652950
    Abstract: The conformal thermal insulating blanket may have generally rigid batting material covered by an outer insulating layer formed of a high temperature resistant woven ceramic material and an inner insulating layer formed of a woven ceramic fiber material. The batting and insulating layers may be fastened together by sewing or stitching using an outer mold layer thread fabricated of a high temperature resistant material and an inner mold layer thread of a ceramic fiber material. The batting may be formed to a composite structure that may have a firmness factor sufficient to inhibit a pillowing effect after the stitching to not more than 0.03 inch. The outer insulating layer and an upper portion of the batting adjacent the outer insulating layer may be impregnated with a ceramic coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrea Barney, Charles A Whittington, Bryan Eilertson, Zenon Siminski
  • Publication number: 20030206834
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a scent-bearing and multimedia disk or cartridge for use with separate multimedia playback and scent recovery systems. The scent-bearing and multimedia disk or cartridge comprises at least one scent release unit for effectively releasing scent, an associated scent storage medium for storing at least one scent, and an encapsulated multimedia storage medium for storing multimedia and scent release control information. The scent-bearing and multimedia disk or cartridge contains various scent release means for use by an associated scent recovery/release and multimedia playback system. The scent recovery/release and multimedia playback system is designed to be a portable, hand-held, self-contained, battery operated electrostatic multiple scents releasing, with a replaceable scent-bearing and multimedia disk or cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: DahShiarn Chiao, Chien-An Chang
  • Patent number: RE39905
    Abstract: A method for applying air freshener within an automobile is disclosed. The method includes the steps of retrieving an air freshener card, locating a substantially hidden position within the automobile, and placing the air freshener card at the substantially hidden position. An air freshener card and method for making the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: David Mobley