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1. US5196171 - Electrostatic vapor/aerosol/air ion generator

Office
United States of America
Application Number 07667200
Application Date 11.03.1991
Publication Number 5196171
Publication Date 23.03.1993
Grant Number 5196171
Grant Date 23.03.1993
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61L 9/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
9Disinfection, sterilisation or deodorisation of air
015using gaseous or vaporous substances, e.g. ozone
04using substances evaporated in the air without heating
12Apparatus, e.g. holders, therefor
B05B 5/025
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
5Electrostatic spraying apparatus; Spraying apparatus with means for charging the spray electrically; Apparatus for spraying liquids or other fluent materials by other electric means
025Discharge apparatus, e.g. electrostatic spray guns
CPC
A61L 9/127
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
9Disinfection, sterilisation or deodorisation of air
015using gaseous or vaporous substances, e.g. ozone
04using substances evaporated in the air without heating
12Apparatus, e.g. holders, therefor
127comprising a wick
B05B 5/0255
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
5Electrostatic spraying apparatus; Spraying apparatus with means for charging the spray electrically; Apparatus for spraying liquids or other fluent materials by other electric means
025Discharge apparatus, e.g. electrostatic spray guns
0255spraying and depositing by electrostatic forces only
Y10S 261/88
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
261Gas and liquid contact apparatus
88Aroma dispensers
Applicants In-Vironmental Integrity, Inc.
Inventors Peltier Mark E.
Agents Moore & Hansen
Title
(EN) Electrostatic vapor/aerosol/air ion generator
Abstract
(EN)

The controlled generation of vapors and/or aerosols from liquids is accomplished by applying a regulated, DC voltage to a wick-like, porous emitter or generator assembly which is supplied with the desired liquid to be vaporized. An electrostatic charge is applied to the liquid by means of an electrode positioned in contact with the wick assembly and connected to the DC power supply. The wick assembly includes a porous, capillary material, such as braided fibers, through which the liquid passes to exposed, vapor-emitting fiber tips. PAL The environment in a room, or enclosed space of any kind, may be aromatically conditioned and/or have its quality modified and enhanced by using a selected liquid conditioning substance such as an aromatic oil, deodorant, disinfectant, fumigant, fungicide, insecticide, or bactericide.