Patents by Inventor Daniel Plankenborn

Daniel Plankenborn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060124442
    Abstract: A fluid purifying device having various embodiments, each of which is capable of removing airborne molecules, such as contaminants, malodors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pathogens, mold and bacteria, using the combination of visible light and a photocatalyst that has been either treated with a photosensitizer or has been treated in some other manner to lower the energy required to activate the photocatalyst (i.e., by having it generate free radicals) to that emitted by visible light bulbs. Preferably, the device is an air purifying device; however, the device could also be used as a liquid (e.g., water) purifying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Valpey, Joel Adair, Padma Varanasi, Matthew Jones, Daniel Plankenborn