United States Patent 3575345

A packet is provided having sealed therein paper or the like impregnated with oil and a perfume substance. The packet has attached thereto adhesive means for affixing the packet to the wall of a bathroom, car or other enclosure surface. When the packet is opened perfume will slowly evaporate therefrom creating a pleasant odor in the surrounding air.

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206/460, 239/36, 239/56, 428/905
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E03D9/04; (IPC1-7): A24F25/00
Field of Search:
239/6,34,36,57,56 (X)
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Primary Examiner:
King, Lloyd L.
I claim

1. A deodorizing device comprising a sealed envelope including a front sheet heat sealed to a back sheet, each of said sheets comprising an interior heat-sealable plastic layer, an intermediate metal foil layer and an exterior paper layer, and contained in the envelope an absorbent material having absorbed therein a perfume, said envelope being openable to expose the absorbent material to the atmosphere thereby to cause evaporation of the perfume from the material into the atmosphere, and said device further comprising means for adhesively attaching the envelope to a surface.

2. A deodorizing device according to claim 1, in which the absorbent material comprises a sheet of paper.


The present invention relates to deodorizers adapted to be positioned on a wall or other surface of an enclosed area.

One common type of a deodorizing means is a bottle having a wick extending therefrom serving to evaporate the deodorizing means into the air environment of the room into which it is placed. This device is unsatisfactory since it must be positioned in such a way that it freely communicates with the environment air. It must be positioned either on the floor, a shelf, or a cabinet, etc., and therefore this device is unattractive.

Another prior art device utilized to deodorize a room and the like is comprised of a structure adapted to be hung on a garbage pail, toilet bowl rim or other structures that emit noxious odors. This device is inherently unsatisfactory since it is attractive to young children who can remove the same and handle the uncovered deodorizer.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a deodorizing means to be utilized in a bathroom, or any other room or enclosure, such as a car, which will not be readily visible in use.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a deodorizing structure which will not function intermittently, but which will give substantially uniform deodorization at all times.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a deodorizing structure which can be easily installed without physically handling the product itself.

Further objects and advantageous features of the present invention will become apparent from the following drawings wherein:


FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of the deodorizing means holder according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the deodorizing means holder illustrated in FIG. 1 taken along the lines 2-2 thereof; and

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the deodorizing means holder illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2 attached to the bowl of a toilet.


An envelope 10 is made according to the present invention by sealing a first or back sheet member 11 to a second or front member 12 thereby establishing a container 13 therebetween. Sealed within this container, 13 is a mass 14 of material such as paper or the like, which has been impregnated with perfume or other deodorizing compounds. The presently preferred absorbing mass is a sheet of porous paper, such as filter paper. The envelope 11 is constructed so that it can be torn horizontally at one end thereof whereby the paper can be pulled outwardly from the container.

By pulling the paper slightly out of the container the surface area of this paper exposed to the air can be increased and the degree of evaporation of the perfume will be increased thereby. As a result a method is provided for varying the degree of deodorization.

By inclining this torn end a slight amount with regard to the horizontal the sheet of paper or the like will be prevented from falling out. The deodorizing compound or perfume naturally settles by the force of gravity downwardly to the bottom portion of the paper and is allowed to evaporate therefrom. To better control the rate of evaporation of the deodorizing or perfume compound, an evaporating inhibitor in the form of an oil can be utilized which is also impregnated into the filter paper 14. A transfer adhesive strip 16 is affixed on the back of the envelope and the entire holder is attached or secured to a wall or structure in the enclosed space desired to be deodorized after removing the transfer adhesive strip.

The deodorizing holder as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, constructed in accordance with the present invention, is hardly noticeable, assures that a substantially uniform rate of deodorant or perfume evaporation will prevail at all times and can be positioned (FIG. 3) in such a way that children will not notice it and furthermore, because of the strong adhesive properties of the transfer adhesive tape 16, its removal is difficult.

In the preferred embodiment the front and back sheets are each comprised of a layer of polyethylene inside, with a layer of aluminum foil thereon and a layer of paper on top of the aluminum foil. These sheets are heat sealed together to form a container and, by coloring the paper layer to be the color of the walled surface on which it is to be attached it even further blends into the decor of the wall or surface to which it is attached.