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Publication numberUS3673770 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1972
Filing dateDec 7, 1970
Priority dateDec 7, 1970
Publication numberUS 3673770 A, US 3673770A, US-A-3673770, US3673770 A, US3673770A
InventorsOpal B Novak
Original AssigneeOpal B Novak
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furnace register humidifier
US 3673770 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Elmted States @atent 1151 3,673,770

Novak 1 51 July 4, 1972 [54] FURNACE REGISTER HUMIDIFIER [56] References Cited [72] Inventor: Opal B. Novak, 4148 West Maryland UNITEDSTATESPATENTS Avenue'phoem" 8519 310,116 12/1884 Beale ..239/44 221 Filed: Dec.7, 1970 1,989,883 2/1935 Redwine... ...239 44 3,227,064 1/1966 Spange 261/99 [211 APPLNQ- 95,459 3,419,217 12/1968 Whlte etal. ..98/l05 52 u.s.c1,9s 105,239/44, Prim? Exami"""Bemard 51 1111. C1 ..B0ld 50/00 [57] ABSTRACT [58] Field of Search ..55/234, 506, 356; 261/99, 104, A device resembling an ornamental planter which is provided with hooks to depend it from a furnace register. The device includes water and plants of an artificial nature the plants having a wick-like surface on the rear which will put moisture into the air which is expelled from the furnace register.

3 Claims, 1 Drawing Figure PATENTEDJUL 4 I972 INVENTOR.

OPAL E. A/OMJK FURNACE REGISTER HUMIDIFIER This invention relates to humidifiers, and more particularly to a decorative furnace register humidifier.

It is therefore the main purpose of this invention to provide a furnace register humidifier which will have a non-corrosive container with hook means to suspend it from the furnace register and the container is partially filled with water which is carried up the artificial plants and is distributed into the air, being expelled from the register.

Another object of this invention is to provide a humidifier which will include rail means on the interior of the container for receiving a washable filter, the filter serving to filter out the dust particles which accummulate in duct work.

A further object of this invention is to provide a humidifier which may have the filter frame adaptable to magnetic type fasteners for holding it to the register.

Other objects of this invention are to provide a furnace register humidifier which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.

These and other objects will become readily apparent from a study of the following specification together with the accompanying drawing wherein:

The drawing is the sole view of the present invention.

According to this invention, a furnace register humidifier is shown to include a hollow rectangular container 11 made of any suitable material that will not rust or corrode. Container 11 carries water 12 and is provided with a pair of spaced apart hook members 13 which are fixedly secured thereto and will allow the humidifier 10 to depend just below the furnace register frame 14. A plurality of artificial plants 15 which stand upwards from within the water 12 of container 11 are provided with a wick-type backing which serves to absorb and carry water upward which will evaporate into the air coming out of the register 14. An optional filter 16 having a frame 17 my fit against or slightly away from the register 15, the frame 17 having outer leg portions 18, one of which is shown. The

leg portions 18 are slideable between rails 18 secured fixedly to the interior of container 11, the rails 18 serving to render frame 17 of filter l6 stationary against the register 14.

In use, the water 12 is carried upwards by means of the wick-backed artificial plants 15 and the air coming from register 14 will pick up the moisture form the plants 15 by evaporation, thus hurnidifying the normally dry air.

I claim:

1. A furnace register humidifier, comprising a hollow nonrusting or non-corroding container having a quantity of water therein, artificial plants carried within said water within said container with wick facings on the stems and leaves, hook means carried by said container for supporting it from said furnace register, a filter and frame carried by the device for filtering the dust particles from the air coming out of said register.

2. The combination according to claim 1, wherein said hooks of said humidifier are secured fixedly in spaced apart and parallel relationship with each other on the exterior of said container and said hooks are received within the spaces of said register frame and thus serve to support the depending water carrying container just below said register frame in order that water may be evaporated from said plants into the air coming from said furnace register.

3. The combination according to claim 2, wherein said plants extend upwards from within said water and are spaced apart and have wick backed surfaces, the wick serving to extend water upwards in front of said register frame in order that said water may be carried and evaporated into the air coming from said register and rail means on each of the end walls of said container extend downwards to the bottom of said container and flush with the upper surface of said container, said rails serving to guide slideably a pair of parallel legs one on each end of said filter frame, said rails serving to hold said filter frame against said register in order to filter the air traveling therethrough.

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U.S. Classification96/294, 239/44, 454/291, 261/99, 261/DIG.880
International ClassificationF24F3/12, F24F6/04, B44C5/06
Cooperative ClassificationF24F2006/005, F24F6/04, B44C5/06, Y10S261/88, F24F2221/12, F24F3/12
European ClassificationB44C5/06, F24F6/04, F24F3/12