Patent application title: Device for Aromatic Additions to Clothes Hangers and Towel Hooks
Nir Domb (Ramat Hasharon, IL)
IPC8 Class: AA41D2722FI
Class name: Apparel apparatus garment hangers insect repelling and perfumed
Publication date: 2010-01-14
Patent application number: 20100006608
Containers for aromatic additions to clothes hangers and towel hooks.
Perforated pocket on the hanger that is openable to insert replacement
aroma pads. Perforated sides of a double walled towel hook to insert
aroma pad between the walls.
1. A clothes hanger shaped for the purpose of clothes hanging comprising
the frame shape and a hinged openable and fastenable perforated double
walled pocket or container, attached to the frame of the said hanger
whereby aromatic pads are held in the said pocket thereby releasing aroma
to the clothes on and surrounding the said hanger.
2. A clothes hanger as claimed in claim 1 wherein at least one of the sides of the said pocket is perforated.
3. A clothes hanger as claimed in claim 1 where the said pocket is manufactured as part of the said hanger at the time of manufacture of the said hanger.
4. A clothes hanger as claimed in claim 1 where the said pocket is manufactured independently from the said hanger and attached or connected to the said hanger permanently or optionally has the options of connect and disconnect the pocket from the hanger frame.
5. A clothes hanger as claimed in claim 4 further comprising an attachment means to attach the said pocket to the said hanger and optionally to enabling the attaching or releases of the pocket from the hanger at the user will.
6. A towel holder comprising a double walled pocket on the base portion of the said towel holder whereby aromatic pads may be held in the said pocket thereby releasing aroma to the towel and the surrounding atmosphere.
7. A towel holder as claimed in claim 6 wherein at least one of the walls of the said pocket is perforated.
8. A towel holder as claimed in claim 6 wherein the said double walled pocket is attached to the said base.
9. A towel holder as claimed in claim 6 wherein the said double walled pocket forms part of the said base.
10. A frame shaped for the purpose of clothes hanging, as a clothes hanger device or for the purpose of holding towel, as a towel holder device, comprising the frame shape and a hinged openable and fastenable perforated double walled pocket or container, attached to the frame of the said hanger whereby aromatic pads are held in the said pocket thereby releasing aroma to the clothes on and surrounding the said hanger and holder.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
This invention is in the field of accessories for imparting aroma and more particularly a clothes hanger with a pocket for holding aromatic products that can be renewed when the strength of the aroma wanes, and a towel hook with double walls or part of the base has double walls where aromatic products may be inserted between the walls.
BACKGROUND of the INVENTION
Clothes that are kept for long periods in closets often have a stale smell when removed. Worse than this, is the problem of moths damaging the cloth. When moth-balls are used to prevent moth damage the clothes are filled with a distinctive and non-complementary smell that is often associated with a past age and old fashioned styles.
People therefore avoid using moth-balls. They would rather have a method of imparting pleasant aromas on their clothes. This applies particularly to women but also to men.
If such aromas could repel damaging insects like moths, that would be an added advantage.
There are examples of prior art where the hanger imparts a pleasant smell. The disadvantage of such hangers is that they use as an aroma imparter that evaporates over a period of time and then the hanger reverts to a regular hanger. Wooden hangers are soaked in a liquid to absorb an aroma which they impart over time. Alternatively plastic is injected with an aromatic chemical that is imparted over a period of time. An example of such prior art is U.S. Pat. No. 3,733,016 issued to Rood.
Prior art shows different ways to apply aroma and anti insect scents to clothes via a clothes hanger. Scented liquids are applied to porous material and holes in the covering allow the scent to dissipate. For example U.S. Pat. No. 5,033,661 issued to Baun or U.S. Pat. No. 5,056,694 issued to Michalik.
A further method of applying scent to clothes using clothes hangers is by inserting a scented rod in an openable rod container being also the horizontal bar of the hanger. An example of such prior art is the design patent US D367768 issued to Wagner. One of the disadvantages of Wagner is that the clothes need to be removed from the hanger in order to replace the scent rod. Also the user would be bound to buy only this shape and design of scent rod when replacement rods are required. A more universal shaped container would widen the consumer's options when choosing refills. It is most frustrating and annoying when refills are not obtainable readily or at all, for a product sold with the understanding that refills would be available.
This invention reveals an aroma pocket in a clothes hanger that is conveniently accessible for renewal of the aromatic card or pad without removing the clothes from the hanger.
The pocket is a more universal shape that could accommodate various sizes of refill cards or pads.
A further device for imparting aroma could be housed in a towel hook or holder where aromatic pads or cards are inserted in a perforated slot in the base plate of the towel hook or holder.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description present embodiments of the invention and are intended to provide an overview or framework for understanding the nature and character of the invention as it is claimed. The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated into and constitute a part of this specification. The drawings illustrate various embodiments of the invention and, together with the description, serve to explain the principles and operations of the invention but not to limit the invention to these descriptions only.
This invention reveals an openable perforated pocket or perforated container attached to or part of the preferred molded a clothes hanger or forming an integral part of a clothes hanger when the hanger is manufactured.
The perforated pocket could have a clip-on or other attachment method to attach to hangers not manufactured with the perforated pocket.
In this pocket is placed an aromatic pad, card, or other form of aromatic releaser. The aroma dissipates through the holes of the pocket and onto the nearby clothing. Preferably, the pocket is a perforated container made from the same materials preferably in a molded process, whereby, the container that functions as a pocket, designated for multiple time use, thereby, has the means that enabling the opening and closing of the pocket for inserting a new pad for example.
When the aroma becomes weak or finishes the pocket may be opened in order to replace the aroma card or pad. The card or pad could contain chemicals that would repel insects especially the moth and/or contain anti-germicidal chemicals.
The pocket could have a hinge for the purpose of opening and closing the pocket and a catch device to hold the pocket closed until it's required to be opened.
The invention also reveals a towel hook with at least part of the base of the towel hook has double walls where an aromatic pad may be inserted in the pocket formed by the double wall. The walls could be perforated to increase the dissipation of the aroma. The walls could be open on their top side to facilitate the insertion and removal of the aroma pad in the same method that operates in the hanger example.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and form a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments of the invention and together with the description, serve to explain by way of example only, the principles of the invention:
FIG. 1A is a schematic depiction of the sectional frontal view of a hanger with a closed aroma pocket.
FIG. 1B is a schematic depiction of the sectional side view of a hanger with an aroma pocket.
FIG. 2 is a schematic depiction of the sectional frontal view of a hanger with an open aroma pocket.
FIG. 3 is a schematic depiction of the sectional frontal view of a towel hook.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
As will be appreciated the present invention is capable of other and different embodiments than those discussed above and described in more detail below, and its several details are capable of modifications in various aspects, all without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Accordingly, the drawings and description of the embodiments set forth below are to be regarded as illustrative in nature and not restrictive.
FIG. 1A shows a clothes hanger 100 with an additional feature of a pocket 102 attached to the frame 104 of the hanger 100 at the time of manufacture or at a molding process for example, a pocket 102 optionally could be part of the frame 104 of the hanger 100 at the time of manufacture or molding process for example.
The pocket 102 is perforated 106 and is has a hinge 108 to enable the pocket 102 to open revealing a space inside. There is a clip fastener 110 to hold the two sides of the pocket 102 closed.
When frame 104 has a different shape such as the shape of hanger or towel hook and the remaining of the element mentioned in FIG. 1A are the same, the invention is as in FIG. 3 showing another embodiment of this invention, a towel hook 200.
FIG. 1B shows the same hanger 100 as in FIG. 1A from the side view. The pocket 102 is slightly thicker than the width of the hanger 100 and therefore is seen beyond the profile of the hanger 100.
FIG. 2 shows the hanger 100 with the perforated pocket 102 in its open state, ready to receive an aromatic pad or card. There is one side of the pocket 120 that is fixed to the frame of the hanger 100 which is joined by a hinge 108 to the moving side 122 of the pocket 102.
After an aromatic substance is placed in the pocket 102, the moving side 122 is brought adjacent to the fixed side 120. The two sides are held closed with the aid of the fastener 110.
FIG. 3 shows a towel hook 200 whose base 202 holds a double walled pocket 204 that is perforated to aid the dissipation of the aroma. The base 202 also acts as the anchorage for the hook 210 on which towels are hung. This hook 210 could be instead of or in addition to a hole 212 covered with plastic flaps that hold a towel when the towel material is pushed through the flaps.
The aroma is created by inserting an aromatic pad 206 in the space 208 between the double walls of the pocket 204.
The present invention offer the user to try and decide what type of aromatic is the preferable smell to his desire, as well as living the user the option to change the aromatic pad from time to time to another aroma type.
More over, the invention enabling accompanies objects, such as of a clothes firma, to place on the hanger for example logo or any desirable advertising.