Salt air freshener apparatus and method – 20010031225

Abstract

A salt sculpture air freshener is formed of a sodium chloride material, such as halite, formed into a sculpted shape and having a coated material thereover. It is mounted to a base having an electrical heater, such as an electric lamp, mounted therein for heating the coated salt material. The salt material may have a light tunnel therethrough for passing the heat and light from the electric heater so that the coated material is heated to reduce airborne microbiological agents adjacent thereto and to freshen the air therearound. The process of making an air freshener includes forming the salt material into a sculpted shape, selecting and coating the formed salt material with a coating material having bactericidal properties, mounting the coated salt material to a base having a heater therein, and heating the salt material to reduce airborne microbiological agents adjacent thereto and to freshen the air therearound.
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Combination air freshener and hand lotion dispenser – 20020030116

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A method and apparatus for dispensing of hand lotion and air freshener in a combined unit for home and office. Air freshener may be passively dispersed at a controlled rate from the apparatus, or may be actively dispersed when a user pumps the apparatus to receive a measured quantity of hand lotion. Dispersion may be implemented using a mechanical fan or compression of a sponge, for example.
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Fragranced hydrogel air freshener kits – 20020041860

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Kits for consumer activated hydrogel air fresheners are provided, comprising a gel forming superabsorbent polymer resin, a fragrancing material, and a coloring agent. The kit may take various forms, such as a container in which are packaged the appropriate amounts of resin, fragrance, and colorant, to which a volume of gel forming liquid is to be added. In another form, the kit may comprise a sachet or pad containing the above materials, to which liquid may be added to form a gel air freshener device. Further, a pad or sachet, containing the gel forming resin, and a coloring agent if desired, may be subjected to the controlled continuous feed of a water solution of a fragrance, whereby a long term, consistent fragrancing is obtained.
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Rechargeable electric air-freshener for cars – 20020176810

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Rechargeable electric air-freshener for vehicles, of a type which is placed in a lighter holder of these vehicles includes a case, a lid for closing the case, each provided with openings for the perfuming vapor from an aromatic substance, which may be recharged and which, by means of temperature, releases aromatic essences it contains, situated inside the case, two metal bands on sides of the case to hold the case in position, one permitting connection to one electrical pole, a button at a rear portion of the case, a spring inside the case for the other pole, an integrated printed heated electrical circuit in the case, and an external button with four positions for activating the electrical circuit, the external button including an LED visible behind the lid and a switch, which activates a sound alarm to advise of a need to recharge the aromatic substance.
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Solar-power battery air freshener with oscillating fan – 20020197188

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A solar-power battery air freshener with oscillating fan for providing a device with solar-power battery utilizing the energy derived from natural sunlight or light emitted from regular room light fixture. The solar-power battery is operationaly connected to an oscillating device wherein a fan is connected. The oscillating or to and fro movement of the fan moves fragrance emitted from the volatile substance of the fragrance out of the housing to the room or vehicle being freshened. The inventive device includes a solar-power battery 20 is attached to a housing 100 which contains a circuit 44, a coil 45, and magnets 46 connected to a vertical iron plates 41 & 42. The vertical iron plate’s 41 & 42 upper portion is connected to a shaft which gives the iron plate 41 & 42 the mobility to oscillate due to the reaction of the coil 45 and the magnet 46. A bracket 60 is attached to the iron plate 41 in such a manner that a fan 61 can be attached to the bracket. The container 81 which has fragrance emitting substance is directly under the fan 61. When the oscillating motion of the fan 61 takes place because of the interaction of all the component parts of my invention, fragrance air is forced out of the housing 100 through the air vents 105 strategically located on the housing 100 of my invention. The solar-power 20 battery is a device which absorbs the energy emitted from sunlight or light from regular light fixtures and transforms the energy into power. The housing 100 is a formed or injected container made of elastic or molded material. A circuit 44 is a path which provides a continuous passage of electricity. A coil 45 is a winded wire usually made of copper. The fan 61 is a molded or injected component structure which is designed to move or circulate air when in operation. The container 81 is a molded, injected, or stamped structure normally used to hold substances in solid or liquid form. The fragrance is the scent emitted by pleasant odor producing substance. The air vent 103 is a passage normally in a structure which permits air flow to and from the structure. The magnet 46 is a body which attracts metal. The iron plate 41 & 42 is a formed metal structure. A shaft is a cylindrical, slender metal object. A bracket 60 is a formed part designed to serve as a support.
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Apparatus with potentiometer for dispensing an air freshener or insecticide – 20030094501

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An air freshener or insecticide dispenser apparatus comprises a reservoir, an electrochemical cell for generating a gas, and varying its rate of release. The gas generated acts on the air freshener or insecticidal composition to dispense said composition from the apparatus.
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Refill emanator for an air freshener or insecticide device – 20030094504

Abstract

The present invention relates to a refill for a liquid air freshener or insecticidal device. The refill comprises a cartridge containing a volatile liquid composition to be evaporated and a porous pad positioned, in use, beneath a lower face of the cartridge to receive the liquid composition as it is slowly released from the cartridge. The porous pad is a part of a sheet of material which is folded to at least partially surround the cartridge.
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Refill emanator for an air freshener or insecticide dispenser device – 20030094506

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A refill for a liquid air freshener or insecticidal device comprising a cartridge containing a volatile liquid composition to be evaporated and a porous pad positioned, in use, beneath a lower face of the cartridge to receive the liquid composition as it is slowly released from the cartridge; wherein the porous pad is a part of a sheet of material which is folded to at least partially surround the cartridge.
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Transparent polyurethane-hydrogel composition, method of making transparent polyurethane-hydrogel composition, and air-freshener application – 20030105221

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A transparent polyurethane-hydrogel composition includes a reaction product in aqueous solvent of a prepolymer and a water-soluble crosslinker in the substantial absence of organic solvent, and such a composition can be prepared by admixing a prepolymer and a water-soluble crosslinker in aqueous solvent and in the substantial absence of organic solvent. A prepolymer is present in an amount of no greater than about 5 weight percent based on total weight of all hydrogel components. The prepolymer is generally prepared from at least one water-soluble polyol and an isocyanate. A water-soluble crosslinker generally has a crosslinker functionality of at least 2 and is selected to provide a site ratio of initial isocyanate to crosslinker (i.e., moles NCO.times.functionality/moles crosslinker.times.functionality) of at least about 1.5 and no greater than about 2.6. In one embodiment, a crosslinker is effective to react with and solubilize residual isocyanate concurrently with the reaction between prepolymer and crosslinker. A transparent polyurethane-hydrogel composition has desirable gel physical properties and is useful for an air-freshener application.
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