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Dec. 2 1950 P. LIBSON 2,535,802
LAMP VAPORIZER Filed May 22, 1948 VENTOR ii, ATTORNEY-5 Patented Dec. 26, 1950 ran STATES PATENT QFFIQE LAMPVAPORIZER Philip Libson, Brooklyn, Y., assignor to Helena Rubinstein. Inc. New York, N. Y, a corporation of New York Application May 22, 1948,.Seria1No..28,67 3.
My invention relates to an improved? vaporizer of the type which is applicable to an electric.
The invention has for its principal object to provide a detachable holder adapted to yieldably grip a lamp bulb about its hemispherical portion and to receiveandhold a cartridge containing the perfumed compound into close contact with the bulb so as to utilize the heat generated by the latter to vaporize the compound and allow it to escape to the: atmosphere.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a suitable container for. the volatile compoundvvhich may be readily and. easily inserted and removed from the holder and which will permit: the escape of fumes. therefrom whensub jectedto the necessary degree of. heat.
A still further object of my invention is to provide the vaporizer with a novel gripping arrangement which attaches itself to an electric light bulb where the greatest heat is generated and at any practical angle with respect thereto, i. e. if the bulb is disposed in dependent position instead of upright, the holder may be successfully applied and the container for the compound will still be in proximity to the bulb and may utilize the heat therefrom to evaporate the compound and allow the perfumed fumes to escape.
The various objects of my invention are accomplished by means of the vaporizer and compound c-ontainer hereinafter described in the specification, set forth in the appended claims and illustratively exemplified in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of one embodiment of my invention as applied to an electric light bulb and illustrating the compound container in section;
Fig. 2 is a top plan of the same;
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of modified embodiment of the vaporizer; and
Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the same.
Referring to the drawings and particularly Figs. 1 and 2, ll] denotes an electric light bulb of the usual construction and contour having a hemispherical outer end portion II. The holder for the material to be evaporated comprises a substantially rectangularly shaped frame l2 composed of a fiat strip of metal, preferably of a springy type, in which the longer sides form lihfi F.
top and" bottom and in. which the shorter. sides. forming the ends are slightly flared outwardly fromeach other. One of. the. longer sides carries on its outer surface and/at the center thereof a.- pl'urality of are shaped yieldable wire fingers 1'31.- which are arranged to be. sprung, over the hernia-- pherical end. ll of the bulb it. to engage the, end. and firmly hold the vaporizer to the bulb. opposite long side of the frame, l2 carriesa. ball or grip 14 on. its. outer face for the purpose of. providing means for handling the vaporizer especially when heated, and for applying the device to the bulb and removing it therefrom.
The cartridge or container I5 for the volatile solid material comprises a metal shell of preferably. two pieces it of disc shape having upstanding peripheral flanges I? which. fit together. to complete the container. The disc shaped. pieces 56 are provided with perforations it? through which the fumes of. cake IQ of volatile material may escape. The container I15 is of a diameter. to fit snugly between the end walls of the frame [2, while its height is accommodated between the two longer walls. Frame l2 thusforms in effect a resilientloop element which embraces the container of cartridge l5. The dimensions of this resilient loop element (frame) and the springiness of the material thereof provide a sliding fit between container and frame to hold the former firmly in the latter.
Referring now to the alternate form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, the gripping elements embracing the bulb lll comprise wire spring loops 2! which are attached to a frame 22 and depend therefrom in spaced parallel relation until they are spread apart to spring over and about the hemispherical end portion ll of the bulb H! to hold the vaporizer thereon. The inner wall 23 of the frame 22 is curved to conform approximately to the contour of the bulb and is provided with an opening 24 whereby the bulb is exposed directly to the interior of the frame 22 and is brought into close contact with the container when placed in the frame. The outer long side of the frame 22 is a narrow strip of metal so as to cover only a minimum surface of the container l5 and afford a greater exposure of the perforated disc sides of the latter.
In operation, a container I5 is selected which contains the desired perfume or deodorants, and it is inserted into the frame In or 22 and the vaporizer is attached to the bulb ID by merely allowing the fingers |3 or loops 2| to be pressed against the bulb until they spring into gripping position. The container l5, as seen from the drawings, will be very close to the bulb or in contact therewith so as to cause a maximum'of heat from the bulb to be transferred directly to the container and its contents. which will almost immediately begin to evaporate and perfumed vapors to be emitted through the perforations l8. One of the desirable features of utilizing solid material as a carrier for the material to be vaporized is that the vaporizer may be placed in any desirable position without fear of the contents of the container falling or spilling out of the latter.
The vaporizer, as constructed in Figure l, permits the user to stand it erect on the four prongs l3, after it is removed from the lamp. This permits the heated container to be kept remote from the surface of the table or other object on which it is placed while cooling, thus eliminating any possib e damage from the heat.
Having now described my invention and the manner in which the sam is utilized and operated, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a vaporizer applicable to an electric light bulb, the combination of a frame having means to embrace the hemispherical end portion of the bulb, and a container for a volatile compound removably carried by the interior of said frame in heat exchange relation with the bulb, said frame being composed of a cont nuous band having the portion held against the bulb provided with an opening to allow the said container to contact the bulb.
, 2. A vaporizer comprising a separate and independent cartr dge adapted to receive a volatile substance, a resilient loop element, said cartridge being detachably received and supported within said loop element, a support having a portion adapted for direct contact and engagement with the globe of an incandescent light bulb, said loop element being secured to said support and holding said cartridge in proximity to said globe engaging portion of said support to establsh heat exchange relation between said cartridge and said bulb when the latter is engaged by said support.
3. A vaporizer, as claimed in claim 2, in which the cartridge comprises a hollow disc shaped element to contain a solid Volatile substance, the
opposite walls of the cartridge being perforated burned by contact with the highly heated parts of the vaporizer.
5. A vaporizer, as claimed in claim 2, in which said support comprises spring wire elements adapted to be forced over and about the hemispherical end portion of the bulb.
6. A vaporizer, as claimed in claim 2, in which the support comprises a plurality of resilient wire fingers adapted to be spread when pushed over the hemispherical end portion of the bulb and closely embrace the latter to hold the cartridge to the same.
7. A vaporizer, as claimed in claim 1, in which said portion of the continuous band is curved to contact the hemispherical portion of the bulb said opening in said band being arranged in the said curved portion thereof to allow the bulb and container to contact in direct heat exchange relation.
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