Patents Examined by Sean E. Conley
  • Patent number: 11684066
    Abstract: An improved technology for inactivation of viruses, for example the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is causing the Covid-19 pandemic, is described. The technology can include a device that includes a substrate coated in a polymer that is infused with a pathogen inactivating material. In various embodiments, at a given time, a portion of the pathogen inactivating material is exposed to the environment, and the device is configured to periodically or intermittently expose additional pathogen inactivating material to the environment. For example, the polymer can be ablative or sacrificial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial Polymers and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kennedy, III
  • Patent number: 11679175
    Abstract: A essential oil diffuser that gasifies a liquid, such as water, which passes through a screen where it picks up essential oil and diffuses it into the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Warner William Rigby
  • Patent number: 11679172
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and system for disinfecting surfaces within a volumetric space by forming peracids in a reaction layer in situ directly on the surfaces to be disinfected. Particularly, a peroxide compound and an organic acid are sequentially dispersed into the volumetric space, preventing peracids from being formed until the two reactants contact each other on the surface to be disinfected. In some embodiments, any of the dispersed aqueous compositions can optionally be electrostatically charged. Additionally, a system for sequentially dispersing the peracid reactant compounds by electrostatic spraying is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Markesbery Blue Pearl LLC
    Inventors: W. Russell Markesbery, Eugene J. Pancheri
  • Patent number: 11679247
    Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a housing and cap to provide protection of medical devices having one or more percutaneous connection (e.g., a three-way stopcock or catheter port).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Luiz Maracaja, Edward Sako
  • Patent number: 11673732
    Abstract: A method for treating open cut edges of a packaging sleeve, blank or web material of a packaging material rolled up into a roll, in particular a composite cardboard/plastics material, by applying or introducing a disinfectant-containing treatment agent to or into the outer region of the cut edges. To provide a particularly resource-efficient composite packaging and a production method required for this purpose, it is proposed that at least some of the treatment agent is not applied directly to the cut edges, but that a load carrier is loaded, which load carrier absorbs the treatment agent so that an actively sterilising atmosphere which is created then acts on the open cut edges of the packaging sleeve, blank or web material and performs the desired sterilisation. The invention also relates to a packaging material, to a combipack produced therefrom and to a container for receiving the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventor: Hans-Willi Mainz
  • Patent number: 11666676
    Abstract: The invention provides an aroma device for self-generating water vapor. The aroma device comprises a water vapor generator and an aroma body bearing portion. The water vapor generator is internally provided with a self-heating bag that is chemically reacted with water to generate high-temperature water vapor. Generated water vapor with aroma escapes outwards through an aroma carrier. The aroma device is convenient to carry and wide in diffusion range without a power supply. The high-temperature water vapor directly gasifies essence in a medium without generating other harmful dust and smog, and the aroma effect is remarkably enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Laowu Mifang Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinmin Wu
  • Patent number: 11667443
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a box storage compartment that forms a sealed unit package capable of containing a number of peroxyacetic acid solution-storing containers. The package has a number of reinforced compartmented spaces to hold the containers during transport and can optionally have an absorbing agent material in the spaces and/or base portion of the package. The packaging assembly allows a predetermined amount of peroxyacetic acid solution to be safely transported to an area where the solution can be easily and safely used and without the need for special equipment or handling procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Jerry R. Bond
  • Patent number: 11654413
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for producing one or more of trioxygen, hydrogen and its ions, oxygen and its ions, hydrons, hydroperoxyls, and electronically modified oxygen derivatives from oxidizing agents that are exposed to photon emissions at a wavelength in a range of 0.01 nm to 845 nm, wherein wavelengths that photo-dissociate trioxygen may be excluded. The methods, systems and apparatuses enhance the effectiveness of photo-oxidation, photocatalytic, and/or photochemical combined with photocatalytic reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: BIS SCIENCE LLC.
    Inventors: Marc W. Gunderson, Paul Dabney
  • Patent number: 11648328
    Abstract: A device for production and use of a disinfectant. The device may be used to disinfect materials or objects exposed to viruses and/or bacteria. In particular, the device is capable of converting at least one first reagent such as an alcohol and at least one second reagent including an oxidant into an active disinfectant agent. A catalytic system is incorporated into the reaction vessel to produce the active disinfectant as needed for the disinfection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: John A. Sofranko
  • Patent number: 11642433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an activated carbon sheet, and particularly relates to an activated carbon sheet for air purification comprising activated carbon, which is suitable for removing volatile organic compounds in the passenger compartment of an automobile or the like. An object of the present invention is to provide a sheet that is excellent in toluene adsorption capacity and flame retardancy. An activated carbon sheet for air purification comprising an activated carbon fiber, granular or powdered activated carbon, and a fibrillated fiber, wherein a mass (g/m2) of the activated carbon fiber is 5 g/m2 or more, a pressure loss as measured by a method set forth below is 150 Pa or less, and a burn distance as measured by the FMVSS 302 burning test is 51 mm or less: <pressure loss test method> the method is conducted in accordance with JIS B 9927:1999 “Appendix (Standard) Cleanroom—Air filters—Test methods”, 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Hironori Fujiki, Yoshiyuki Sometani
  • Patent number: 11638771
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a volatile material including a reservoir with an opening for containing a volatile material. A first membrane is disposed adjacent the opening of the reservoir, and a second membrane disposed adjacent the opening such that the first membrane is disposed between the second membrane and the reservoir, wherein at least a portion of the second membrane is spaced apart from the first membrane forming a vapor chamber between the first and second membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gambie Company
    Inventors: Gui Min Shi, Tai-Shung Chung, Bee Ting Low, Calum Macbeath
  • Patent number: 11633622
    Abstract: Methods of the present invention comprise photoinactivation of catalase in combination with low-concentration peroxide solutions and/or ROS generating agents to provide antibacterial effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Pulsethera, Inc.
    Inventors: Pu-Ting Dong, Jie Hui, Ji-Xin Cheng, Yifan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11633514
    Abstract: A microfluidic delivery device and method of dispensing a fluid composition from a microfluidic die are provided. The method includes generating air flow from a fan; directing a first portion of the air flow through a first air outlet in a housing; directing a second portion of the air flow through a second air outlet in the housing; jetting a fluid composition from a microfluidic die through a fluid orifice in the housing; directing the second portion of air flow adjacent to the microfluidic die and out the fluid outlet, wherein the first portion of the air flow directs the fluid composition jetted out of the fluid outlet into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, William Michael Cannon, Hua Hu, James Thomas Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11628233
    Abstract: The present invention is a sanitizing and disinfecting device that provides a long-term sanitizing solution. The device provides a UV-C light for disinfecting objects and provides a thin antimicrobial coating which has UV curable properties to create a long-lasting sanitizing effect. The device comprises a chamber containing UV-C lamps and necessary parts to facilitate spray coating application. A self-elevating system positions the object in an appropriate height for a proper spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Bijan Abhari, Yadollah Shakiba, Gita Shayegan Pour, Ghasem Amrollahi Bouoki, Mehdi Sanjari
  • Patent number: 11628231
    Abstract: Microbial disinfection is performed using continuous or intermittent lighting using one or more narrow wavelength light sources. The light sources illuminate with narrow wavelength characteristics. The lighting provides a sufficiently high intensity for rapid microbial disinfection process, while reducing the average energy consumption for microbial disinfection during the microbial disinfection process by targeting multiple cellular sites along different inactivation pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: King Lun Yeung, Qing Chang, Nga Ki Wong, Ning Zhan, Wei Han, Joseph Kai Cho Kwan, Javier Lopez Navas
  • Patent number: 11617806
    Abstract: A mask storage apparatus includes a body including an accommodation space in which a mask device is stored. A cover is rotatably connected to the body and is capable of opening and closing the accommodation space. A compartment extends from an inner surface of the body and partitions the accommodation space into a first accommodation space in which a part of the mask device is accommodated, and a second accommodation space in which a remaining part of the mask device is accommodated. The compartment includes a sterilization module to sterilize the mask device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Youngjun Kim, Nameun Cho
  • Patent number: 11612672
    Abstract: Includes an electromechanical device (1), which acts like an electronic catalog for the olfactory testing of different fragrances or aromas, contained in an absorbent cylindrical element (2) inserted into individual cartridges (3), which are interchangeable and encased in a carousel (4), supported on central bearings (5) and radially moved by means of an electric motor (6) with reducer (7) and gearing (8) that acts in a circular rack (9). Upon receiving a command, via application, the carousel (4) turns positioning the cartridge (3), corresponding to the fragrance or aroma chosen, in front of the connector nozzle (10), thanks to a positioning sensor (S), which counts the turns of the shaft of the electric motor (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Cláudia Galvão
  • Patent number: 11612671
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser, including: an oil supply structure, provided with an oil storage bottle for containing essential oil and an oil delivery pipe connected to the oil storage bottle, the oil delivery pipe includes a liquid outlet, and an end side of the oil delivery pipe is provided with an atomizing space; and an air delivery structure, provided with a working mode and a wall-breaking mode, in the working mode, an atomizing airflow is generated, and a negative pressure is formed to force the essential oil to enter the atomizing space, in the wall-breaking mode, an impinging airflow and a buffering airflow are alternately generated, or a buffering airflow and an impinging airflow are alternately generated, the impinging airflow flows through the atomizing space and breaks through a surface tension of the essential oil, the buffering airflow flows through the atomizing space and takes the essential oil away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: PUZHEN LIFE CO., INC.
    Inventor: Andy Lee
  • Patent number: 11607469
    Abstract: A standalone UV-C sanitizing apparatus and method is provided that is operable to sanitize and disinfect a user's hands or protective gloves. The apparatus includes a housing with light emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned to emit ultraviolet (UV-C) light connected to a circuit board which are individually connected to a power source. The apparatus is configured so that when the user positions the hands or gloves under the housing, the UV-C light is emitted for a predetermined period of time based on the distance to the hands and the power output of the LEDs. The UV-C light is emitted at a wavelength suitable to kill, destroy, or reduce growth of microorganisms/germs. The housing can be configured with a sensor to detect motion under the housing and include a limiter hand guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Crosby Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Crosby, Thomas Crampton, Andrew Sweet
  • Patent number: 11602575
    Abstract: A decontamination system for a device, such as a lumen device, is provided. The decontamination system includes a terminal package defining a device receiving area. The terminal package includes a fluid inlet through which sterilant fluid can be delivered to the device receiving area. An accumulator apparatus is provided that is configured to switch between trapping sterilant fluid delivered into the device receiving area and delivering sterilant fluid to the device receiving area based on pressure changes in the device receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Medivators Inc.
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Isaac Odim