US 2520368 A
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Aug 29 1950 R. w. LANDAU 2,520,368
DISPENSER FOR DEoDoRANTs Filed sept. 2o, 1948 30 30 Z5 30 3a@ y ZZ umm (K. w 22 f .l 07\ if i I l g I l Il i9 @d I I I I 1 I l.-- l
RAYMOND W. L ANDAU ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 29, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPENSER DEODORANTS Raymond W. Landau, San Francisco, Calif.
Application September 20, 1948, Serial No. 50,181
4 Claims. (Cl. 299-20) The present invention relates to improvements in a dispenser for deodorant. It consists of the combinations, constructions and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter described and claimed.
It is a common practice to em loy a wick for conveying deodorant by capillary attraction from a container, and allowing the deodorant to evaporate from an exposed part of the wick into the atmosphere for the purpose of reducing and killing obnoxious odors. used in kitchens, bath rooms, the room of a patient, or the like.
However, dispensing of deodorant by` theevaporation method often is insuliicient to overcome prevailing odors, mainly due to the limited capacity of the wick and the relatively small area of the latter exposed to the atmosphere.
Accordingly, I propose to provide a dispenser having a wick arranged to convey deodorant into the atmosphere in sufficient quantity to over- L.'
come a normal amount of odor; and further provide an atomizer allowing additional deodorant to be sprayed into the atmosphere for killing excess odors. Further, the atomizer may be ernployed for rapidly reducing or killing high concentration of odors; and thereafteiythe wick utilized for overcoming normal amount of odor. The wick and atomizer can be used independently of one another, according to prevailing conditions of odors, or both may be employed simultaneously.
Other objects and advantages will appear as the specification continues. The novel features of my invention will be set forth in the claims hereunto appended,
For a better understanding of the invention, reference should be had tothe accompanying drawing, forming part of this application, in which:
Figure l is a vertical sectional view taken through my dispenser with the container` closed, parts being shown in elevation;
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof, partly in section, and disclosing the wick exposed` to the atmosphere and the atornif/iei` being actuated for spraying deodorant; i
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional View taken along the line III--III of Figure 2;
Figure 4 isa fragmentary face view of the Wick;
Figures 5 and 6 are top p-lan and side elevational views, respectively, of a clamp that I employ.
While I have shown only the preferred form of my invention, it should be understood that various changes, or modcations, may be made Such dispensers are often 1 within the scope of the annexed claims without departing from the spirit thereof. i
In carrying out my invention, I provide a container indicated generally at A for holding a deodorant B. The container includes a mouth l0 deiining a rim lila. It Will be noted that` a cap C is provided for forming a closure over the mouth of the container. `The cap has a depending marginal ange ll adapted to be threaded upon the neck l2 of the container, or otherwise secured thereto. Gaskets I4 and l5 are intere posed between the rim l'lla of the container and the disc I6 of the cap.
For the purpose of spraying deodorant into the atmosphere, I make use of a pump unit indicated generally at D. This unit may be made of any desired construction, for example, the unit disclosed in United States Letters iPatent No. 2,362,080, granted November 7, i944. The pump unit includes a barrel il having a reciprocating plunger I8 mounted therein. A tube I9 extends downwardly from the pump barrel into the deodorant B.
The pump unit D is carried by the cap C and has its barrel I'l extending through an opening 28 in the cap disc I6. Annular flanges Ila project from the barrel l1, with the gasket l5 and disc i6 tting into a circumferential groove'llb provided between the anges lla (see Figure `1).
The upper end of the plunger i8 is. fashioned with a saddle 2l adapted to receive a persons finger 22 for depressing the plunger of the pump unit. A coil spring (not shown) is mounted in the barrel Il for yieldingly urging the plunger upwardly. An atomizer 23 surmounts the plunger and is adapted to deliver a fine1y-divided spray b of deodorant into the atmosphere each time the plunger is depressed. Thus, a person can operate the pump unit for discharging deodorant `forrapidly overcoming a large concentration of obnoxious odors.
A wick E is employed for conveying the deodorant B by capillary attraction for evaporation into the atmosphere from an upper'section 24 when the cap C is moved into raised position above the container A (see Figure 2). The lower end 25 of the wick extends into the deodorant in the container. This wick is anchored to the barrel Il, and thus the upper section. 24 will be exposed to the atmosphere when the cap C is unthreaded and moved into raised position above the rim lila (see Figure 2). The amount of deodorant evaporating from the upper exposed section 24 of the wick will be suiiicient for killing the normal amount of odor prevailing in a room.
above the mouth. Si) "of the container.- "turneddown rendslaoftthe .clampjFvare eng aged over the rimiQ-a so esito.'supportthenap.C', pur-np It will be noted that the barrel l1 has a lower reduced end I1c that is telescoped through an opening 26 provided in the wick until a horizontally-disposed section 21 of the wick rests against a shoulder Hd formed on the barrel just above the reduced end Hc. A clamp F is apertured at 28 (see Figure 5) through which the tube I9 is telescoped until the wick E is forced up against they; shoulder I'Id. This clampv has a pair of downwardly-.extending and confronting spring cla/ws 29 for gripping diametrically-o-pposed sides of fthe tube i9 to retain the wick up against the shoulder.
The clamp F has arms 3G thateXtendjnopposite directions so as to straddle across the rim a for holding the capC, pump unit D; Wick E and tube I9 in raisedposition (see Figure 2). The ends Sila of these arms are curved downwardly for engaging over the rim ita, `thusretaining the several partsl in raised position. The arms 39.3 are. dimensionedv 'for movement downwardly throughthe mouth tof `the container .when` the. cap .C is. .threaded onto thel container A (seeFigure. 1). Theupper end aofthe wick .is-.positioned underneath the depending. niarginalflange. H of the-cap soas to Gemine-this .end'of the wick. under thecap cseeFigur-e 2),
The tube :l.9.is sufficiently long to.; extend into the deodorant when the partiare'snpportedin raised position.
:Having thus described the various., parts .of the .use and :operation thereof .is summarized brieiiy as follows:
-Assuming thata considerable; concentration o'f obnoxiousodors. prevailsin.amoomgandfthe .cap C -isfthreaded onto. the container, .ayperson .can grasp the dispenser .in the-.manner A.illustrated in .Figure .1.; by actuating. the plunger L3 vof v'the pumping unit, a spray h1 .of .finely-divided deodorant can be discharged :rapidly into` .the .iatrnosphereefor killing. the. odors.
.Inforder to combat normal odors, thecapC is unscrewed and moved rinto raised position The unit D- and wick E. above `the container .Gsee Figure.2). lEvaporation .of deodorant irointhe vupper .section 2Q ofthe. wick witlkill anormal amount. of fodors.
.Howeven with the partsarrangedabove the container, as JinEigUre. 2,-, a personfcan ,operate fthe..plnnger l@ to deliver anadditional: amount .ot-deodorantinto the atmosphere .to kill a high :concentration etz/odors, and then. leavethe-:parts .raised'so as:to.kill anormal annountzoodorvby allowing .evaporation of deodorant fr-cm. the s exposed. wick.
1. In aidispenser for deodorant; aeontaijnermr holding the deodorant, the container vhaving a mouth; .a tube .insertedinto the; mouth offthe container; a Wiel; vhaving. an .opening Atherein :through which the tube .projects;; a `.clamp anchored-:to the .tube ior;ho1ding .thewck against vagshoulder .on thetube.; the lower'section ofthe Wick extending intosthe deodorant; the.upper section of the wick being withdrawable from the container as the tube is withdrawn, whereby said upper section will be exposed to the atmosphere for evaporation of deodorant therefrom.
2. In a dispenser for deodorant; a container for holding the deodorant, the container having a mouth dening a rim; a tube inserted into the mouth of the container; a Iwick having an opening therein through which the tube projects; a clamp Aanchored to the :tube for holding the wick against a shoulder on the tube; the lower section of the wick extending into the deodorant; the upper section of the wick being Withdrawable rornjtlfie container as the tube is Withdrawn, whereby said upper section will be exposed to the atmosphere Yfor evaporation of deodorant therefrom;v.the clamp having arms engageable over the rim of the container mouth for holding the tube and wick in raised position.
3. In a dispenser for deodorant; a. container for .holding 'theideodorant thecontainer having a mouth defoing a rim; ya tube .inserted intoy the mouth :of the. container.; Aa I Wiel: having l.an .opening:-therein throughwhioh the tube :proiectsiifa clamp. anchored to .the tube .for holding the wick against. a. shoulder ongthe-tube.; the lower section of the .Wick...extending into ,the deodorant; the upper-section of the. wick Vbeing withdrawable from 'the .container as. theY tube is withdrawn, whereby said upper section will be-exposed to the-atmospherefor -etaporation of deodorant therefrom; the clamp having aamsengageable over -t'hezrim-.of thecontainer mouth `for, holding .tlie-tube andraisedposition; the ends lofthe.arms. being .curved downwardly,.ionenfgagement over ysaid L rim. Y
4. In a. dispenser for deodorant; a container for. holding .the deodorant, .the containerfhaving a. mouth :defining a. rim; a. tube disposed .centrally of andinsertedlinto imeirnoutllrof .the container;.a..cap` Vanchored tothe tubefand securable over :the mouth of the container.; and a wick anchored to thextuheand having a lower. vsection extending into the deodorant; thewick hav- Ving an upper section movable .into raisedfposi- -tion abovesthe rim ofr the mouth .of the containerasmthe .tube is elevated and withdrawn from :the mouth, whereby said :upper vviick :sections .willlbe :exposed to the. atmospherefor evaporation of .deodorant therefrom; :the .cap .having a depending marginal ange and the upperend .of the stick.'beingconned undersaidillange..`
RAYMOND W'. LANDAU;
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