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1. (WO2018226982) VOLATILE DIFFUSER PODS AND RELATED SYSTEMS
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CLAIMS

We claim:

1. A system for diffusing one or more volatile compounds carried by a volatile compound mass, the system comprising:

a base carrying a selectively activatable airflow generator and having a base outlet port defined therein;

a resealable pod, including:

a tray and a cover, moveable relative to one another, the tray and the cover collectively defining a containment chamber that contains the volatile compound mass, the containment chamber having an inlet and an outlet, the chamber inlet and outlet being openable and closeable by relative movement of the tray and the cover;

the pod being positionable upon the base such that the base outlet port is in fluid communication with the chamber inlet to enable airflow generated by the airflow generator to pass through the base outlet port, through the chamber inlet, through the containment chamber, and through the chamber outlet to thereby diffuse the one or more volatile compounds carried by the volatile compound mass.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the resealable pod further includes a pod inlet channel, in fluid communication with the chamber inlet; and further comprising:

a deflector panel, carried by the pod and being positioned upstream of the chamber inlet, the deflector panel operable to direct airflow traveling through the pod inlet channel through the chamber inlet and into the containment chamber.

3. The system of claim 1, wherein the base includes a pod platform operable to receive the pod thereupon, the pod platform circumscribing the base outlet port to thereby direct flow from the base through the base outlet port.

4. The system of claim 1, wherein one of the tray and the cover includes a shaft extending at least partially therethrough, the shaft defining a pod inlet channel, the shaft including one or more windows formed therethrough.

5. The system of claim 4, wherein an other of the tray and the cover includes a rod, extending into the shaft, the rod including a deflector panel that directs airflow from the pod inlet channel through the windows and into the containment chamber.

6. The system of claim 5, wherein the rod is positionable behind the windows to thereby block airflow through the windows.

7. The system of claim 1, wherein the cover includes an upper plate, and wherein the tray includes at least one side wall, and wherein the chamber outlet is created when the upper plate moves relative to the at least one side wall.

8. The system of claim 1, further comprising:

pod engagement structure coupled to the base; and

base engagement structure, coupled to the pod, the base engagement structure operable to move the tray and cover relative to one another when the pod engagement structure is engaged by the base engagement structure;

the pod being positionable upon the base such that when the base outlet port is placed in fluid communication with the chamber inlet, the base engagement structure engages the pod engagement structure to move the tray and cover relative to one another to cause the chamber inlet and outlet to open.

9. A system for diffusing one or more volatile compounds carried by a volatile compound mass, the system comprising:

a resealable pod, including:

a tray and a cover, moveable relative to one another, the tray and the cover collectively defining a containment chamber that contains the volatile compound mass, the containment chamber having an inlet and an outlet, the chamber inlet and outlet being openable and closeable by relative movement of the tray and the cover;

the pod being positionable upon a base carrying a selectively activatable airflow generator such that an outlet port of the base is in fluid communication with the chamber inlet to enable airflow generated by the airflow generator of the base to pass through the base outlet port, through the chamber inlet, through the containment chamber, and through the chamber outlet to thereby diffuse the one or more volatile compounds carried by the volatile compound mass.

10. The system of claim 9, further comprising a base carrying a selectively activatable airflow generator and having a base outlet port formed therein.

11. The system of claim 10, further comprising a pod inlet channel, in fluid

communication with the chamber inlet; and

a deflector panel, positioned upstream of the chamber inlet, the deflector panel operable to change a direction of airflow traveling through the pod inlet channel;

the pod being positionable upon the base such that the base outlet port is in fluid communication with the pod inlet channel to enable airflow generated by the airflow generator to pass through the base outlet port, through the pod inlet channel, through the chamber inlet, through the containment chamber, and through the chamber outlet to thereby diffuse the one or more volatile compounds carried by the volatile compound mass.

12. The system of claim 10, wherein the base includes a pod platform operable to receive the pod thereupon, the pod platform circumscribing the base outlet port to thereby direct flow from the base through the base outlet port.

13. The system of claim 10, wherein one of the tray and the cover includes a shaft extending at least partially therethrough, the shaft defining a pod inlet channel, the shaft including one or more windows formed therethrough.

14. The system of claim 13, wherein an other of the tray and the cover includes a rod, extending into the shaft, the rod including a deflector panel that directs airflow from the pod inlet channel through the windows and into the containment chamber.

15. The system of claim 14, wherein the rod is positionable behind the windows to thereby block airflow through the windows.

16. A system for diffusing one or more volatile compounds carried by a volatile compound mass, the system comprising:

a base carrying a selectively activatable airflow generator and having a base outlet port defined therein;

pod engagement structure coupled to the base;

a resealable pod, including:

a tray and a cover, moveable relative to one another, the tray and the cover collectively defining a containment chamber that contains the volatile compound mass, the containment chamber having an inlet and an outlet, the chamber inlet and outlet being openable and closeable by relative movement of the tray and the cover; and

base engagement structure, coupled to the pod, the base engagement structure operable to move the tray and cover relative to one another when the pod engagement structure is engaged by the base engagement structure;

the pod being positionable upon the base such that when the base outlet port is placed in fluid communication with the chamber inlet, the base engagement structure engages the pod engagement structure to move the tray and cover relative to one another to cause the chamber inlet and outlet to open.

17. The system of claim 16, wherein the base engagement structure extends from the cover of the pod, and wherein the pod engagement structure extends from the base and through the tray of the pod.

18. The system of claim 17, wherein the base engagement structure includes one or more sloped prongs extending from the cover, and further comprising one or more notches formed in the tray, the sloped prongs being receivable within the notches to fix a position of the cover relative to the tray.

19. The system of claim 17, wherein the pod engagement structure includes one or more sloped walls extending from the base, and wherein movement of ends of the sloped prongs along the sloped walls causes the prongs to be displaceable from the notches to allow the tray to move relative to the cover.

20. The system of claim 16, wherein the pod further includes a pod inlet channel, in fluid communication with the chamber inlet; and further comprising:

a deflector panel, carried by the pod and being positioned upstream of the chamber inlet, the deflector panel operable to direct airflow traveling through the pod inlet channel through the chamber inlet and into the containment chamber.