Patent Number: 6,169,595

Title: Multimedia linked scent delivery system

Abstract: A device to deliver various combinations of scents in rapid succession to a user's nose in conjunction with video graphic images and or sounds. The device consists of an air compressor which forces air through a bank of valves. The valves can be mechanically, electrically or pneumatically actuated. The valves can be of an on/off or proportional flow type. Each valve delivers compressed air to a fragrance holder. The air carries away the scent molecules which have entered the gas phase. This air is then mixed with air from all other fragrance holders, whose inlet valves were open, in the packed column. The final mixture is delivered to the user via nasal tubing and is emitted right below the wearer's nose. Other devices such as a mask covering the nose or a stand, which the user positions their face next to, can be used to deliver the scent to the user. The scent is then drawn away into a scent scrubber. The invention can coordinate the delivery of scents so that they complement video or audiovisual images being displayed. This is done by utilizing a microprocessor or computer controller which receives the electronic output from the music video producing device.

Inventors: Manne; Joseph S. (New York, NY)


International Classification: A61L 9/12 (20060101); A63J 5/00 (20060101); G03B 021/32 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018