US 2723158 A
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Nov. 8, 1955 R. J. MOLINA ODORANT DISPENSER Filed May 14, 1954 F0 404 J. WW2;
ATTOrne ODORANT DISPENSER Ralph J. Molina, Miami, Fla.
Application May 14, 1954, Serial No. 429,808
1 Claim. (Cl. 299--24) This invention is directed to a new and improved odorant dispenser adapted to be mounted on a wall of a room and has for its principal object the provision of means for dispensing a vaporous fluid into the atmosphere whereupon the air becomes laden with the pleasant odor of the odorant thereby overcoming any objectionable or unpleasant odors which may be present in the room.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of an odorant dispenser characterized as above which is simple and inexpensive in construction and extremely effective in its functioning.
A still further object of the present invention is to provide an odorant dispenser described as above, which dispenser is readily refilled with liquid odorant.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined'to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a rear elevational view of the odorant dispenser embodying my invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 22 in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 33 in Figure 1.
Figures 4 and 5 are elevational views of the tubular wicks utilized in the dispenser shown in Figure 1.
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 1 of a modified form of my invention.
Figure 7 is a transverse sectional view taken along line 7-4 of Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along line 88 of Figure 6.
Referring now to the drawings and in particular to Figures 1-5 inclusive, wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 refers to a vertically extending housing having a generally U-shaped cross section. The housing 10 is opened at the back, top and bottom and is provided with a plurality of openings 11 along the side walls to permit the circulation of air and odorant therethrough. Straps 12 and 13 extend across the rear portion of the housing 10 at the top and bottom thereof. The end portions of the straps 12 and 13 are bent at right angle and welded to the inside wall of the housing It). A platform 14 is mounted in the housing having its end portion welded or otherwise secured to the front wall of the housing 10 and the lower strap 13. The platform 14 is provided with upwardly extending flanges 15 to maintain securedly a jar or receptacle 16 on the platform 14. A cover plate 17 provided with a centrally positioned opening 18 is secured at the upper portion of the housing in substantially parallel relation to the platform 14 The end portions of the-cover plate 1-7 is welded to the inner wall of the housing 10' and the up er strap 12. "Both the platform 14 and the coverplate 1 7 are smaller in area than the cross sectionalarea of the housing 10 to provide an unobstructed path for the flow of air therethrough. Within the receptacle 16 and extending upwardly to a position short of the cover plate 17 is a tubular member 19 made of fibrous material such as cardboard, asbestos and the like. A second tubular member 20 similar to the tubular member 19, but of slightly smaller diameter is telescopically mounted within the tubular member 19. Both tubular members 19 and 20 are provided with a multiplicity of openings 21 to permit a circulation of air in and around the tubular members. The tubular member 20 is now slid upwardly within the tubular member 19 until it comes into contact with the cover plate 17 in concentric alignment with the circular opening 18 in the cover plate 17.
As shown assembled in Figures 1 and 2 the device is then hung or mounted to a wall and liquid odorant having a desirable and pleasant odor is poured through the opening 18 until the receptacle 16 is filled to a suflicient height therein. ,The fibrous members 19 and 20 act as a wick and will become moistened. Since there exists a variation in temperature from one part of a room to another, there will be a fiow of air through the housing 10 past the platform 14 and cover plate 17. As the air passes alongside the tubular members 19 and 20 and through the openings 21, the air will become ladened with vaporous odorant. If there is any horizontal movement of the air, the openings 11 will permit air to flow into and out of housing 10 to become laden with the desired odor. Soon the pleasant odor will permeate throughout the room and will overcome any undesirable or unpleasant odors contained therein. At regular intervals, the liquid odorant is replenished in the receptacle 16 by simply pouring the liquid odorant through the opening 18. The housing 10 is provided with bores 24, 24 for securing the device on a wall of a room.
In Figures 68 inclusive, there is shown a slightly modi fied form of my invention. The difference in structure between the devices resides in the odorant receptacle and the wick. In this device the receptacle 26 is substantially cylindrical in shape along its full length to receive a length of asbestos sheeting which has been coiled to form a tube 25. The tube 25 is fitted into the receptacle 26 and extends to and engages the cover plate 17 about the opening 18.
In mounting the receptacle 25 and tubular member 26 in -the housing 10, the tubular member 26 is first placed into the receptacle 25 and the latter is positioned on the platform 14. Now, by simply bending the asbestos 25 slightly, the coil of asbestos will slide into the housing 10 and center itself about the opening 18. Just as in the previously explained odorant dispenser, the liquid odorant is poured through the opening 18, which liquid flows down into the receptacle 26. The coil of asbestos 25 will now act as a Wick and will permit the air circulating through the device to become laden with the odorant in vapor form.
What I claim as new is:
An odorant dispenser comprising a vertically disposed housing having side walls and a front wall, said side walls having a plurality of openings, a strap extending from one side wall to the other side wall across the back of said housing at each of the top and bottom portions thereof, a horizontally disposed platform mounted in said housing and secured on one side to said lower strap and at its opposite side to said front wall, a horizontally disposed cover member mounted in said housing and secured on one side to said upper strap and at its opposite side to said front wall, said cover member having an opening, said platform and said cover member being smaller than the cross sectional area of said housing to permit the vertical flow of air therethrough, a receptacle mounted on said platform, and tubular wick means having one end mounted in said receptacle and the other end in substantially contact relationship with said cover member in alignment with said opening, said wick means having a plurality of openings thereon to permit the lateral movement of air therethrough.
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