Source And Object Encasement (e.g., Sterilizers) Patents (Class 250/455.11)
  • Patent number: 11123450
    Abstract: An example luminaire includes a white light source (e.g. LEDs emitting white light in a region of the CIE color chart within three Macadam ellipses below the black body curve) and a violet light source emitting light in a wavelength range of approximately 380 nm to 450 nm (e.g. 405 nm LEDs) for deactivating bacteria, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) on a surface exposed to illumination from the luminaire. A controller coupled to the sources pulses the violet light source at periodic intervals or at random times. When ON, the violet source emits light for deactivating bacteria at an intensity higher than the concurrent intensity of the white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Yan Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11116857
    Abstract: A sanitizer apparatus and method for touchless sanitation of handheld objects such as mobile devices using ultraviolet radiation is provided. The sanitizer is configured for touchless operation to prevent cross contamination from a user physically touching the sanitizer. The sanitizer includes one or more UV radiation sources for exposing all external surfaces of the object being sanitized to UV-C radiation. A platform moves the object to be sanitized past the UV radiation sources and the interior of the sanitizer is reflective to ensure all external surfaces of the object receive the requisite dosage of UV-C radiation to inactivate microorganisms. The sanitizer includes one or more doors for restricting access to the interior of the sanitizer and preventing UV radiation from escaping the interior when the doors are closed. The sanitizer includes safety features to prevent the UV radiation sources from being switched on while the doors are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: 11958267 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Ronen Benin, Gordon Evans
  • Patent number: 11083810
    Abstract: A control panel having a variety of potential applications that utilize ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light as a means of disinfection. In one embodiment, a human/machine interface (HMI) panel, such as a touchscreen or keypad uses a dynamically moveable multi-reflector assembly using UV-C light to disinfect its touch surfaces. The goal of integrating UV-C disinfection with an HMI works to provide a safe and effective dose of UV-C light to the panel's surface for the purpose of reducing the number of active pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GHSP, Inc.
    Inventors: Aghuinhue Umenei, Robert W. Rossien, Eric Bryant
  • Patent number: 11077218
    Abstract: A payment terminal sanitizing device includes a housing having a base member configured to removably secure to a payment terminal. The base member includes tabs and slots that engage corresponding tabs and slots on the payment terminal. A top cover is removably secured to the base member. The sides of the top cover and base member curve outwardly to form an interior volume between the top cover and base portion. The interior volume includes a plurality of brackets configured to support individual UV lights that are positioned on opposing sides of the interior of the housing. The UV lights are operably connected to a power source, such as a wall outlet, for example. The UV lights are oriented such that they illuminate or irradiate the input mechanisms of the payment terminal, in order to prevent the spread of germs between individual users of the payment terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Gagnon, Grace Rose Gagnon
  • Patent number: 11045568
    Abstract: A safe serve utensil sanitizing cover including a cylindrical body, which has an internal compartment. The internal compartment is configured to accept a utensil handle. The cylindrical body has a germicidal ultraviolet light disposed within. The germicidal ultraviolet light is pointed into the internal compartment. A gel compartment is disposed within the cylindrical body. The gel compartment has an insert opening disposed within the cylindrical body to connect to the charging port for refilling the gel. The gel compartment also has a gel release device connected to the gel compartment. The gel release device will allow gel to be released onto a utensil handle cover. The gel within the gel compartment is a sanitizing gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Angela Newsome
  • Patent number: 11033645
    Abstract: Disinfectors that are touchless, high speed, or both for personal electronic devices and the like. A housing defines an internal volume including a disinfection zone and an object entry port of a size to permit entry by an object of interest with exposed surface area. At least one emitter projects a stripe of UV-C light into the disinfection zone. A drive under the control or a controller transport causes relative movement between the object and the emitter to expose the surface area to greater than 3 mJ/cm2 of UV-C light in less than 90 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: 1LSS, INC
    Inventors: Fernando Mora, Alejandro Baca, Mydul R. Islam
  • Patent number: 11027319
    Abstract: A solution for illuminating an area and/or treating a substance with light, such as ultraviolet radiation, is described. The solution can use one or more solid state ultraviolet sources in conjunction with one or more ultraviolet lamps to illuminate a treatment region with ultraviolet radiation. A control component can individually operate the solid state ultraviolet source(s) and the ultraviolet lamp(s) to illuminate the treatment region with ultraviolet radiation having a predetermined minimum ultraviolet intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 11020506
    Abstract: Provided is a decontamination apparatus that includes a motorized base with a transport system that is operable to autonomously move the decontamination apparatus. A plurality of UVC bulbs, each of which emits UVC light, are supported at a vertical elevation above the motorized base. A controller controls operation of the transport system to move the decontamination apparatus along a desired route while the UVC bulbs are energized during a decontamination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventor: Roderick Dayton
  • Patent number: 11020502
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light emission devices and related methods of use. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein are particularly suited for use in disinfecting surfaces and air. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein can be provided in the form factor of a handheld device that is easily held and manipulated by a human user. The human user can manipulate the handheld UV light emission device to decontaminate surfaces, air, and other areas by orienting the handheld UV light emission device so that the UV light emitted from its light source is directed to the area of interest to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UV INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Medendorp, Jr., Stephen Michael Grenon, Scott Eric Liddle, Anthony Barret Smith, Robert Alexander Stevenson, Jeffery Michael Rosino, Nathan Thomas Luck
  • Patent number: 11007292
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light emission devices and related methods of use. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein are particularly suited for use in disinfecting surfaces and air. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein can be provided in the form factor of a handheld device that is easily held and manipulated by a human user. The human user can manipulate the handheld UV light emission device to decontaminate surfaces, air, and other areas by orienting the handheld UV light emission device so that the UV light emitted from its light source is directed to the area of interest to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: UV INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Grenon, Nicholas William Medendorp, Jr., Scott Eric Liddle, Jeffery Michael Rosino, Nathan Thomas Luck
  • Patent number: 10994037
    Abstract: An accessory device is provided that emits ultraviolet (UV) light and that receives electrical power from an electronic device (e.g., a smart phone). The accessory device notifies a user when the amount of UV light emitted by the accessory device is sufficient to sanitize a surface when the accessory device has been held at a predetermined distance from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Superior Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Koslo, Daniel DiCioccio, Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 10994040
    Abstract: An approach for the treatment of surfaces in public places with ultraviolet light is disclosed. In one embodiment, a disinfection illuminator having ultraviolet radiation sources can irradiate a number of contact surfaces. A control unit can control the ultraviolet irradiation of the contact surfaces. The disinfection illuminator is suitable for a wide variety of devices that are used by the general public. Gas station pumps, door knobs, key pads, and bathrooms are illustrative of examples of some devices and places having commonly-used surfaces that can be treated by the disinfection illuminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Kennedy, Faris Mills Morrison Estes, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10986917
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a body, a cover, a germicidal lamp, and a vibration mechanism. The body includes a cavity configured receive a fluid, a first dental appliance, and a first portion of a second dental appliance. The cover is coupled to the body and configured to selectively move between an open position and a closed position. The cover includes two holes that can each retain the second dental appliance so the first portion of the second dental appliance is positioned within the cavity and a second portion of the second dental appliance is positioned external to the cavity and the cover. The germicidal lamp is coupled to the cover and configured to provide a sanitizing light to the first dental appliance and the first portion of the second dental appliance positioned within the cavity. The vibration mechanism is configured to vibrate the body and the dental appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SDC U.S. SmilePay SPV
    Inventors: Josh Chapman, Brittany Lacey
  • Patent number: 10969610
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing, preserving and cleaning contact lenses includes a base housing; one or more lens bowls transparent to selected ranges of UV and IR light wavelengths; UV and IR light sources to direct UV and IR light into the lens bowls; a removable cover opaque to the UV light; one or more closure sensors to sense the status of the cover; a power supply; and, a controller in control communication with the UV and IR light sources, the power supply and the closure sensors, the controller causing the UV and IR light sources to cease emitting when the cover is not closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: William Cheslock
  • Patent number: 10955190
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exchangeable-battery photocuring device, comprising a supporting frame, having a plurality of walls, wherein the plurality of walls constitutes a chamber having at least one opening; a UV LED module, disposed on the supporting frame; a outer housing, having an external opening corresponding to the opening of the supporting frame; a control module; an exchangeable battery module, disposed on the supporting frame, wherein the exchangeable battery module comprises a battery holder and a battery, and the exchangeable battery module is electrically connected to the control module, and a handle. The present invention applying an exchangeable battery module achieves that the photocuring device is used without being constrained by location and space. Furthermore, the present invention also provides an exchangeable-battery photocuring device with a slidable lid and a portable battery photocuring device with a slidable lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: COSMEX CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Wan Chieh Hsieh, Ya Wen Wu, Wen Shan Chung, Yu Ching Li
  • Patent number: 10912851
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for receiving, stowing, sterilizing, delivery, and pick-up of a package. In one case, the package can be an unattended package which cannot be received by the consumer. In another case, the package can be a package that has to be disinfected first to be received by the consumer. The apparatus comprises a frame and an enclosure mounted in the frame. The enclosure including one or more storage compartments for receiving and stowing the package. The apparatus further comprises a digital locking feature to control access to the enclosure and UV-lamps for disinfection of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Royce Newcomb
  • Patent number: 10894099
    Abstract: Portable multifunctional device designed for sanitizing of inner and outer surfaces of shoes, sanitizing of air, water, household items and surfaces, treatment of skin and wound infection, nails fungus, cosmetic use, and detection of counterfeit currency. The device is able to perform all the above sanitizing, therapeutic and cosmetic functions that would otherwise be carried out by various different devices. The enhance functionality has been accomplished without alteration of any parts of the device. Apparatus utilizes light radiation in three diapasons: 100-280, 405-495, and 700-1064 nm and provides distant sanitizing. Apparatus comprises at least one module with a dual DC-AC power supply. Each module has a germicidal unit, retractable flexible shaft, shade, and housing. The flexible shaft allows positioning the germicidal units under different angle for uniform distant illumination. The device is suitable for household, traveling, and military use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Walter Friberg
  • Patent number: 10894100
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a disinfecting/cleaning box for disinfecting and cleaning a head worn item. The disinfecting/cleaning box may include a chamber having an inner volume sufficient to accommodate the head worn item; and an ultraviolet (UV) light source provided in the chamber, wherein the UV light source is disposed to shine UV light onto a surface of the head worn item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cleanbox Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David Allen Georgeson
  • Patent number: 10889788
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for modifying the organoleptic properties of a beverage, such as wine in a bottle, said apparatus having a least one light-source, said light-source applying peak wavelengths at intensities and time durations optimal for modifying said beverage's organoleptic properties with a highly reflective inner surface, a translucent air flow baffle, a translucent liquid barrier, and a controlled oxygen concentration in the bottle headspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Depew Fiset
  • Patent number: 10864288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device capable of disinfecting and sterilizing a medical sensor by ultraviolet radiation, the device comprising: a box-shaped case having a space portion formed therein and having an opening formed through a surface thereof; a door hingedly coupled to a side of the case so as to open and close the opening of the case; a holding member installed in the space portion of the case and allowing a medical sensor to be held on a side thereof; and an ultraviolet sterilizer installed on a side of the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Healtech Med Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Seok Song, Ju Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10849997
    Abstract: A disinfection device includes: a container having a wall that defines a chamber for containing liquid therein; and a light source for transmitting disinfection light to the liquid. The light source is in a spatial relationship with the container so that a distance between the light source and the first light receiving surface of the liquid remains unchanged regardless of a volume of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOLB INC.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Ling Zhou, Ying Gao
  • Patent number: 10842896
    Abstract: A device for disinfecting a portable object comprising: a housing comprising an outlet, and wherein the housing encloses a central cavity; a first panel located on an upper surface of the housing, the first panel configured to move between an open and a closed position, wherein in a closed position, the panel is configured to receive the portable object, and wherein in an open position, the object is configured to be moved into the cavity; a first platform configured inside the cavity, the first platform configured to move the object between a first position and a second position inside the cavity; and a plurality of ultraviolet (UV) lights positioned over an upper surface of the first platform and along inner sidewalls of the housing cavity, wherein the UV lights are configured to emit UV light of a predetermined wavelength to disinfect the object. The disinfected object is transferred to a conveyor which moves the object towards the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tech Goods USA Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Mehra, Sanandan Sudhir
  • Patent number: 10835628
    Abstract: A germicidal system for use in disinfecting a human interface device includes at least one human interface device. One or more ultra-violet (UV) light sources are used in proximity to the at least one human interface device for disinfecting a touch surface of the human interface device below a surgical grade sterilization. A memory for storing usage data of the at least one UV light source. At least one server is used for providing a central storage location for usage data supplied from the memory and a computer is used in communication with the at least one server for controlling the operational parameters of the at least one UV light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UV Partners, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore John Cole
  • Patent number: 10829395
    Abstract: Provided is a flowing-water sterilization system that includes a flow channel for passing seawater to be sterilized, and a light source emitting ultraviolet light to irradiate the seawater passing through the flow channel, wherein the light source includes a light-emitting diode that emits light not including infrared light. The light-emitting diode may emit ultraviolet light that has a wavelength of not less than 250 nm and not more than 350 nm and does not include light with a wavelength of not more than 200 nm. The system may further include a cooling unit for cooling the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIKKISO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsumi Ochi, Shinya Watanabe, Jin Takano, Takashi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10813430
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a razor storage system, which can be used to extend a usable lifetime of a shaving razor. The razor storage system can comprise a razor platform, an air moving device, a controller in communication with the air moving device, and a hygroscopic material, all enclosed in a sealable container. The razor storage system can further comprise a power supply coupled the controller and a switch configured to activate the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHAVE HARBOR LLC
    Inventors: Chistopher Allen Swatty, William Robert Horner
  • Patent number: 10800672
    Abstract: A sterilization apparatus is provided with: a light source, which has a semiconductor light-emitting element that emits ultraviolet light; a housing, which forms a flow passage through which a fluid subject to sterilization passes; a light receiving unit, which receives a portion of the ultraviolet light emitted from the light source and detects the amount of ultraviolet light that has been received; and a control unit, which controls the output of the semiconductor light-emitting element based on information regarding the amount of ultraviolet light acquired from the light receiving unit. The housing has an incidence portion on which ultraviolet light becomes incident and a reflection portion, which reflects the ultraviolet light at the inner surface thereof. The light receiving unit is provided at a position where the light receiving unit can receive the portion of ultraviolet light that has been transmitted through the reflection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nikkiso Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hidenori Konagayoshi, Nobuhiro Torii, Tetsumi Ochi, Hiroki Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 10768453
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a contact lens includes a lid, a base portion and a drawer unit detachably coupled to the base portion. The drawer unit includes a container holding a volume of fluid therein. The device also includes a vibration generator for generating an oscillatory motion on the container, where the oscillatory motion induces turbulence in the fluid with sufficient force to dislodge deposits from a lens immersed in the fluid. The device also includes a circuit board secured to the base portion and a light source for generating radiation to disinfect the dislodged deposits in the fluid. A suspension secures the light source to the circuit board and a resonance frequency of the suspension is offset from a frequency of the oscillatory motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bolb Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Zhou, Jianping Zhang, Ying Gao
  • Patent number: 10751435
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a sanitizing platform. In one implementation, a system includes a base. The system also includes a first sanitizer mechanism coupled to the base, where the first sanitizer mechanism is configured to sanitize at least one hand of a user. The system also includes a second sanitizer mechanism coupled to the base, where the second sanitizer mechanism is configured to sanitize a door handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven N. Wyman, Robert T. Wyman, Joseph L. Acayan
  • Patent number: 10729797
    Abstract: UV hard-surface disinfection system that is able to disinfect the hard surfaces in a room, while minimizing missed areas due to shadows by providing multiple UV light towers that can be placed in several areas of a room such that shadowed areas are eliminated and that can be transported by a cart that is low to the ground such that the towers may be loaded and unloaded easily by a single operator. The system is able to be controlled remotely, such that during activation of the system, no operator is present, and to automatically cut power to all towers in the event that a person enters the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Waldemar John Lyslo, Mark Howard Schwartz, Stephen Boyd Pettis
  • Patent number: 10694681
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating plant diseases and infestations includes a closed receptacle configured to contain a plant and/or produce, and at least one ultraviolet light source mounted in the receptacle and configured to direct ultraviolet light at the plant. The receptacle is provided with latches and position sensors that prevent the ultraviolet source from being activated if the receptacle is open or is not securely supported on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Joseph Topps, Barbara Jean Wilk
  • Patent number: 10700615
    Abstract: An inverter device includes a sheet member that hermetically covers an operating section through which a user operates an inverter body and an ultraviolet shielding member that covers the operating section and the sheet member and shields ultraviolet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kotaro Yamazawa
  • Patent number: 10688207
    Abstract: A disinfection system for use in cleansing one or more medical devices or components that are placed on, in, or in proximity to a patient during a medical procedure is disclosed. Non-limiting examples of a medical component that may be cleansed by the disinfection system include an ultrasound probe or a chest sensor of a catheter placement system. In one embodiment, therefore, a disinfection system for a medical device is disclosed, comprising a container configured for proximate placement with respect to the medical device and an array of light sources included with the container. Each light source is configured to produce disinfecting light in a high energy visible light wavelength range. Further, the light sources are arranged to impinge the disinfecting light upon a portion of the medical device so as to disinfect the impinged surfaces of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Shayne Messerly
  • Patent number: 10682432
    Abstract: A modular light assembly for an ultraviolet (UV) treatment device includes a UV light reflective surface. First and second sidewalls are coupled to respective sides of the reflective surface. Electrical input contacts are formed on each of the first and second sidewalls for receiving electrical power, and electrical output contacts are formed on each of the first and second sidewalls for delivering electrical power. A plurality of UV lamps are included, each of which have a first end and a second end. The first end of each of the UV lamps is coupled to a respective one of the electrical output contacts on the first sidewall, and the second end is coupled to a respective one of the electrical output contacts on the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VIOGUARD INC.
    Inventors: Roger R. Pangan, Jr., Steven Michael Swedenburg
  • Patent number: 10603391
    Abstract: A sanitizing device for sanitizing a chestpiece of a stethoscope connected to at least one earpiece by a tube, the sanitizing device being composed of: a housing composed of two housing halves and a hinge assembly connecting the housing halves together to permit relative pivotal movement between the housing halves between a closed state in which the housing halves enclose a closed space, and an open state; and a source of sanitizing radiation disposed to irradiate the closed space. The housing is provided with an opening for receiving the tube; the opening is composed of two opening portions each formed in a respective housing half; and the hinge assembly is composed of two hinge portions each forming part of a respective housing half, the hinge portions being separable from one another to allow the chestpiece to be placed in the closed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APOLLO RENAL THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Mishkin, Aslan Leo Riza, Erkan Riza, Robert Steinberg
  • Patent number: 10590014
    Abstract: Provided is a flowing-water sterilization system that includes a flow channel for passing seawater to be sterilized, and a light source emitting ultraviolet light to irradiate the seawater passing through the flow channel, wherein the light source includes a light-emitting diode that emits light not including infrared light. The light-emitting diode may emit ultraviolet light that has a wavelength of not less than 250 nm and not more than 350 nm and does not include light with a wavelength of not more than 200 nm. The system may further include a cooling unit for cooling the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIKKISO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsumi Ochi, Shinya Watanabe, Jin Takano, Takashi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10578890
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing, preserving and cleaning contact lenses includes a base housing; one or more lens bowls transparent to selected ranges of UV and IR light wavelengths; UV and IR light sources to direct UV and IR light into the lens bowls; a removable cover opaque to the UV light; one or more closure sensors to sense the status of the cover; a power supply; and, a controller in control communication with the UV and IR light sources, the power supply and the closure sensors, the controller causing the UV and IR light sources to cease emitting when the cover is not closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: William Cheslock
  • Patent number: 10527926
    Abstract: A droplet collection bucket includes a droplet collection tube, a level sensor positioned on the droplet collection tube, a gate valve configured to close a rear portion of the droplet collection tube, a gas supply configured to supply a gas into the rear portion of the droplet collection tube, a heating element wrapping around the droplet collection tube, and a drain tube connecting an interior of the droplet collection tube with an outside of the droplet collection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi Yang, Hsin-Feng Chen, Li-Jui Chen
  • Patent number: 10524554
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exchangeable-battery photocuring device, comprising a supporting frame, having a plurality of walls, wherein the plurality of walls constitutes a chamber having at least one opening; a UV LED module, disposed on the supporting frame; a outer housing, having an external opening corresponding to the opening of the supporting frame; a control module; an exchangeable battery module, disposed on the supporting frame, wherein the exchangeable battery module comprises a battery holder and a battery, and the exchangeable battery module is electrically connected to the control module, and a handle. The present invention applying an exchangeable battery module achieves that the photocuring device is used without being constrained by location and space. Furthermore, the present invention also provides an exchangeable-battery photocuring device with a slidable lid and a portable battery photocuring device with a slidable lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: COSMEX CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Wan Chieh Hsieh, Ya Wen Wu, Wen Shan Chung, Yu Ching Li
  • Patent number: 10493176
    Abstract: A curtain sanitizer device and method, such as for use in the healthcare industry, is disclosed that can sanitize at least a portion of the surface of a hung curtain, e.g. a privacy curtain, by directing UV-C light thereat to kill or inactivate harmful microorganisms thereon that can cause infectious disease, thereby reducing the risk of spreading infectious disease. In one example, at least a portion of opposite surfaces or sides of the hung curtain can be simultaneously sanitized. The curtain sanitizer device and method can allow the curtain to be cleaned in place, and can be easier to use and less costly and time consuming than other currently available methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McCormick, Jonathan Jurcenko
  • Patent number: 10463877
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing phototherapy to infants use a LED-based phototherapy panel designed to fit in an X-ray cassette tray of an incubator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Pritam Bhosale, Anil Shivram Raiker, Shrutin Ulman
  • Patent number: 10434202
    Abstract: A lighting device configured to deactivate pathogens in an environment. The lighting device includes a housing, means for mounting the housing to a surface in the environment, one or more first light-emitting elements arranged in the housing and configured to each produce disinfecting light having a wavelength in a first range of wavelengths, and one or more second light-emitting elements arranged in the housing and configured to each produce disinfecting light having a wavelength in a second range of wavelengths different from the first range of wavelengths. The disinfecting light produced by the first light-emitting elements and the disinfecting light produced by the second light-emitting elements mix to form a combined light, the combined light being visible light other than white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: James W. Hawkins, Nathan D. Heiking, Patrick J. Marry
  • Patent number: 10413624
    Abstract: A portable light fastening assembly for use with the human interface of an electronic device includes a lamp housing and an adjustable attachment device extending from the lamp housing. An ultra-violet (UV) light source is at least partially enclosed in the lamp housing such that the adjustable attachment device includes an engagement member and a receptacle housing such that the engagement member can be removably fastened within the receptacle housing for holding the lamp housing in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UV Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore John Cole, Donald Paul McConnell
  • Patent number: 10408537
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an UV LED curing apparatus, and more particularly, to an UV LED curing apparatus with improved housing and switch controller. The light reflective inner casing is preferably provided as an effective UV light reflector and as a supporting substrate of the UV LED light source while being capable of transmitting heat from the UV LED light source away for further heat dissipation to the ambient by the outer casing. The outer casing is detachably attached to the inner casing and allows a greater user interaction for decorative and entertainment purposes while also being a protective and heat dissipation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nail Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Lee Haile, Kuo-Chang Cheng, Yu-Jen Li, Ya-Wen Wu, Pei-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 10405631
    Abstract: Provided is a light illumination system that, when a short-wavelength light curable resin is applied onto a body to be decorated such as an artificial nail or a nail of a fingertip, easily identifies a coating condition and a color of the short-wavelength light curable resin. This light emission system includes a short-wavelength light emission member and a pseudo natural light emission member, wherein the short-wavelength light emission member has a short-wavelength light emitting source in a casing, the casing has inside an opening that allows insertion of the nail therethrough, the short-wavelength light emitting source irradiates a short-wavelength light curable resin with short-wavelength light having a wavelength less than 410 nm to cure the resin, the pseudo natural light emission member has a planar light source, and the planar light source is located outside the casing and is capable of emitting diffusion light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Ayukawa, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Kuniharu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10383965
    Abstract: A caster wheel assembly includes a swivel frame and a caster wheel rotatably coupled to the swivel frame via an axle. The swivel frame can include a rotatable shaft enabling rotation of the wheel and at least one light emitting diode (LED) disposed on a surface of the swivel frame to at least partially illuminate ambient surroundings. The LED may be an ultraviolet (UV) LED disposed on the surface of the swivel frame to interface a portion of the caster wheel thereby enabling UV light emitting from the LED to sterilize pathogens colonizing the caster wheel. The LED may be disposed on an external surface of the swivel frame to at least partially illuminate ambient surroundings. Upon an adjustable predetermined time or distance of motion, the wheel may be braked for ultraviolet light to sterilize pathogens colonizing the caster wheel and released following an adjustable predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Harbor Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rachel Dombrowsky
  • Patent number: 10383964
    Abstract: Ultraviolet radiation is directed within an area. Items located within the area and/or one or more conditions of the area are monitored over a period of time. Based on the monitoring, ultraviolet radiation sources are controlled by adjusting a direction, an intensity, a pattern, and/or a spectral power of the ultraviolet radiation generated by the ultraviolet radiation source. Adjustments to the ultraviolet radiation source(s) can correspond to one of a plurality of selectable operating configurations including a storage life preservation operating configuration, a disinfection operating configuration, and an ethylene decomposition operating configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim S. Shatalov, Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Remigijus Gaska, Michael Shur
  • Patent number: 10363325
    Abstract: A lighting system configured to provide light and disinfect air in an environment. The lighting system includes an HVAC unit configured to provide air to the environment, and a lighting device configured to deactivate microorganisms in the air. The lighting device includes a housing, means for mounting the housing to a surface in the environment, one or more first light-emitting elements arranged in the housing and configured to each produce disinfecting light having a wavelength in a first range of wavelengths, and one or more second light-emitting elements arranged in the housing and configured to each produce disinfecting light having a wavelength in a second range of wavelengths different from the first range of wavelengths. The disinfecting light produced by the first light-emitting elements and the disinfecting light produced by the second light-emitting elements mix to form a combined light, the combined light being visible light other than white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: James W. Hawkins, Nathan D. Heiking, Patrick J. Marry
  • Patent number: 10335506
    Abstract: Apparatuses are disclosed having an ultraviolet lamp and a reflector system arranged to project light emitted from the lamp to a region 2-4 feet from a floor of a room in which the apparatus is arranged. The apparatuses include a mobile carriage with wheels and one or more compartments underneath the lamp that hold operational components for the apparatus. The apparatuses are configured such that the lamp is not moveable beyond vertical planes aligned with a casing of the carriage. In some cases, a lowermost surface of the lamp is arranged at an elevation substantially level with or above an upper surface of the casing that is at least 36 inches above the floor of the room. In addition or alternatively, the carriage may include a handle exterior to its casing having an uppermost surface arranged at substantially the same level or lower than a lowermost surface of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xenex Disinfection Services, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stibich, James B. Wolford, Alexander N. Garfield, Martin Rathgeber, Eric M. Frydendall
  • Patent number: 10337112
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a photocatalyst electrode for water decomposition that exhibits excellent detachability between the substrate and the photocatalyst layer and exhibits high photocurrent density. The method for producing a photocatalyst electrode for water decomposition of the invention includes: a metal layer forming step of forming a metal layer on one surface of a first substrate by a vapor phase film-forming method or a liquid phase film-forming method; a photocatalyst layer forming step of forming a photocatalyst layer by subjecting the metal layer to at least one treatment selected from an oxidation treatment, a nitriding treatment, a sulfurization treatment, or a selenization treatment; a current collecting layer forming step of forming a current collecting layer on a surface of the photocatalyst layer, the surface being on the opposite side of the first substrate; and a detachment step of detaching the first substrate from the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, JAPAN TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CHEMICAL PROCESS
    Inventors: Kazunari Domen, Takashi Hisatomi, Tsutomu Minegishi, Chizhong Wang, Chisato Katayama
  • Patent number: 10328166
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a disinfecting/cleaning box for disinfecting and cleaning a virtual reality (VR) visor. The disinfecting/cleaning box may include a box body having an inner volume sufficient to accommodate the visor; a lid attached to the box body; a plurality of vents extending through walls of the box body; an air jet nozzle extending from at least one of the walls towards an interior of the box body; a pressurized air tube attached to the air jet nozzle, the pressurized air tube configured to provide pressurized air to be dispersed through the air jet nozzle toward the interior of the box body; and at least one ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diode (LED) attached to an inner surface of the wall, the UV LED configured to emit UV light toward the interior of the box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: David Allen Georgeson