Heatless and cordless fogging/misting apparatus having a low CFM DC-powered blower motor and a mixing chamber for ultra-low volume atomized fog

  • US 9,414,580 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2013
  • Issued: 08/16/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable fog generating apparatus comprising:

  • a portable fogger body having at least one airflow passageway;

    at least one battery positioned on the portable fogger body;

    a DC blower motor connected to the portable fogger body proximate to the at least one airflow passageway and receiving power from the at least one battery, wherein the DC blower motor produces an airflow through the at least one passageway;

    a mixing chamber positioned along the at least one passageway, the mixing chamber having sidewalls and a front wall connected to the sidewalls at a substantially perpendicular angle, wherein corners are formed between the sidewalls and the front wall, and wherein the front wall has an opening formed in a portion of the front wall, wherein at least a portion of the airflow is movable through the mixing chamber;

    a quantity of pressurized fogging liquid housed within a container connected to the portable fogger body, wherein at least a portion of the quantity of pressurized fogging liquid is dispensable from the container into the mixing chamber, wherein the dispensed portion of the quantity of pressurized fogging liquid is expelled through a nozzle and mixed with the airflow to produce at least one of a fog and a mist, wherein the nozzle is positioned substantially in a plane formed between the corners; and

    an activation switch controlling at least one of activation of the DC blower motor and dispensing of the portion of the quantity of pressurized fogging liquid.

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