With Means Exposing Gas To Electromagnetic Wave Energy Or Corpuscular Radiation Patents (Class 422/121)
  • Patent number: 11357882
    Abstract: An air flow system for reducing pathogens in a breathable airstream in an environment has a device having an airstream intake for receiving a volume of untreated air located in a first position, an airstream outlet for expelling a volume of treated air, the airstream outlet located in a second position extending above the first position, a flow path extending between the airstream intake and the airstream outlet, at least one of a UV generator and a UV-C emitter optically coupled to the flow path, a power source operably connected to the one of the at least one of the UV generator and the UV emitter, and a pressure generator fluidly connected to the airstream intake, the pressure generator configured to impart a flow from the airstream intake to the airstream outlet, wherein the pressure generator can be at least one of a force of flow from in line pressurized source or provided by a fan within the housing, and wherein a portion of the flow path includes a UV-C highly reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOMPHYZX.LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Dunbar
  • Patent number: 11351285
    Abstract: A portable communication device includes an apparatus for environmental sensing. The apparatus includes a housing, one or more environmental sensors and an ozone source. The housing includes one or more ports for allowing air flow between the surrounding environment and a cavity of the housing. The environmental sensors are coupled to the housing and can sense an environmental agent included in the air flow. The ozone source can generate ozone gas within the cavity of the housing to decompose unwanted organic compounds inside the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael K. Brown, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Miaolei Yan
  • Patent number: 11338053
    Abstract: An air purification system, includes a UVC light source arranged within an internal space of a purification chamber and adapted to irradiate the internal space with UVC, an airflow system arranged to introduce environmental air from outside of the air purification system into the internal space of the purification chamber and expel purified air from the purification chamber back outside of the air purification system, and a light blocking system arranged to block a substantial amount of the irradiated UVC from emitting outside of the air purification system, the light blocking system comprising a high-air-flow open structure mounted in the airflow system of the purification chamber, wherein the open structure comprises a front surface, rear surface and a thickness, wherein the front and rear surfaces have a plurality of open areas connected through the thickness, and wherein at least one of the plurality of open areas is of a size with respect to the thickness to block light from traversing the thickness when
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KORRUS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Reynoso, Benjamin Harrison, Paul Kenneth Pickard, Robert Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11333347
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light-emitting module, a second light-emitting module and an airflow-guiding structure. The second light-emitting module is adjacent to the first light-emitting module. The airflow-guiding structure includes a receiving casing, a first air inlet pipe in air communication with the receiving casing, and a first air outlet pipe in air communication with the receiving casing. The first light-emitting module is received inside the airflow-guiding structure. When external air flows into the receiving casing through the first air inlet pipe by natural convection, the external air inside the receiving casing is sterilized by a sterilization light source provided by the first light-emitting module, and the external air that has been sterilized by the sterilization light source flows out of the receiving casing through the first air outlet pipe by natural convection, and is then discharged out of the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PARAGON SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Tin Chung
  • Patent number: 11325848
    Abstract: The inventive device efficiently cools, with a simple construction, heat generated from an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-LED). The UV-LED is accommodated in a housing that has an open end and an ultraviolet-transparent closing end. A portion of the housing adjacent to the closing end contacts to-be-treated liquid, ultraviolet rays generated from the UV-LED are irradiated to the to-be-treated liquid, and the housing is cooled by the to-be-treated liquid. In this way, the heat generated from the UV-LED can be cooled with a simple construction without use of arrangements for introducing dedicated cooling fluid for cooling the UV-LED. A heat discharge block for discharging to the outside the heat generated from the UV-LED may be provided at or adjacent to the open end of the housing. Further, the present invention may be constructed in such a manner that a portion of the discharge section directly contacts the to-be-treated liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PHOTOSCIENCE JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 11318219
    Abstract: A fluid diffuser system includes volcanic rock material positioned in a receptacle or within a gas-permeable filter. Airflow can be driven through the diffuser system, such as through the filter, to add droplets or vapors of fluids (e.g., aromatic fluids such as essential oils) to the airflow and then into the surrounding atmosphere of the system. The rock material can be highly porous to retain fluids in a natural, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable manner. Some systems are wearable and can use movement of the system to drive air past the rock material, and some systems can employ an air mover (e.g., fan) to drive airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BLOOMY LOTUS LIMITED
    Inventor: Leander Lee
  • Patent number: 11299405
    Abstract: A purification apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) signal source that generates an RF signal, first and second electrodes, and a conduit. The first electrode receives the RF signal and converts it into electromagnetic energy that is radiated by the first electrode. The conduit includes input and output ports and a chamber. The input and output ports are in fluid communication with the chamber, and the chamber is configured to receive an electrodeless bulb. The chamber is defined by first and second boundaries that are separated by a distance that is less than the wavelength of the RF signal so that the chamber is sub-resonant. The first electrode is physically positioned at the first boundary, and the second electrode is physically positioned at the second boundary. The first and second electrodes and the chamber form a structure that capacitively couples the electromagnetic energy into an electrodeless bulb within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin James Smith, Lionel Mongin, Pierre Marie Jean Piel
  • Patent number: 11291743
    Abstract: A ceiling-mounted decontamination unit with one or more internal decontamination sources, which may be UV-C emitters, inside a housing with a hingable panel for access to the internal space of the housing for maintenance and repairs, and one or more fans inside the housing that re-circulate the air in a room and subject the air to the germicidal internal decontamination source inside the housing, decontaminating the air passing through the ceiling-mounted decontamination unit's internal space and destroying viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The ceiling-mounted decontamination unit draws the air in from the room or area where the ceiling-mounted unit is installed, subjects the air to the internal decontamination source destroying pathogens, and returns the decontaminated air back to the same room or area from which the air is drawn. An optional luminaire or external decontamination source may be attached to the room- or area-facing exterior of the ceiling-mounted decontamination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: John Polidoro
  • Patent number: 11229718
    Abstract: An air cleaning apparatus includes: a collection filter for collecting dust; a first ultraviolet light emitter for irradiating the collection filter with ultraviolet light having a first wavelength; and a photocatalyst supporting filter which supports a photocatalyst exhibiting photocatalytic activity by the ultraviolet light having the first wavelength and collects the dust. The collection filter transmits the ultraviolet light having the first wavelength, and the ultraviolet light having the first wavelength passing through the collection filter is irradiated to the photocatalyst supporting filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NIKKISO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Asano, Koichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11224673
    Abstract: System and method to reduce risk of patient infections (HAI), using operating rooms (chambers) equipped with suitable automatic airborne sterilizing agent generators, sensors, mechanisms, automatic air control devices, and laminar flow devices. After suitable safety checks, the system isolates the interior air from external air, and activates an air phase anti-microbial agent generator, filling the room with an air-phase anti-microbial agent. After sterilization, the invention deactivates the generator then restores the connection to outside sterilized air. The chamber also comprises an intelligent platform comprising video cameras, and computer vision systems configured to identify humans and medical supplies, read optical tags, and correlate recognized objects with RFID tag data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SYNERGY MED GLOBAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Sanford M. Kellogg, Jr., Thomas George Hudson
  • Patent number: 11213852
    Abstract: Provided is a photocatalyst layer that improves the photocatalytic performance while suppressing detachment of photocatalyst particles. The photocatalyst layer has a front surface and a rear surface on the opposite side of the front surface. The photocatalyst layer includes photocatalyst particles and a binder. The photocatalyst layer has a first region containing the photocatalyst particles and a second region containing the binder and not containing the photocatalyst particles. The photocatalyst particles include tungsten oxide particles. The photocatalyst particles have contact points being in contact with the rear surface. The ratio of the thickness of the second region to the number-average secondary particle diameter of the photocatalyst particles is 0.20 or more and 0.80 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Satoh, Yoshitaka Kawase
  • Patent number: 11160896
    Abstract: Provided are a light blocking apparatus and an air purifier including the light blocking apparatus. The light blocking apparatus includes a housing, a light blocking member and a through hole. The through hole is located in the housing. A spacing or a gap is provided between the light blocking member and the housing. Projection of the light blocking member in spaced relationship from the housing covers the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ANTOP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ruidian Yang
  • Patent number: 11103612
    Abstract: An anti-bacterial lighting device includes a translucent housing, a first light source, a second light source, an air-inflow port, and an air circulation mechanism. The translucent housing is air-permeable and coated with an anti-bacterial photocatalyst on its surface. The first light source is a visible light source emitting a visible light with a spectral power distribution (SPD)>95% in a visible light wavelength range (>400 nm). The second light source is a far-UVC light source emitting a non-visible light with an SPD>90% in a 200 nm˜230 nm wavelength range. The lights of the first light source and the second light source shine through the translucent housing and activates the anti-bacterial photocatalyst on the housing. The air circulation mechanism sucks an ambient air into the housing through the air-inflow port and forces the air out through the air-permeable housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Aleddra Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yiu Maa, Chun-Te Yu
  • Patent number: 11090632
    Abstract: A filter includes resin particles and photocatalyst particles having absorption at wavelengths of 450 nm and 750 nm in the visible absorption spectrum. The photocatalyst particles have a high photocatalytic function and are present on the surface of the resin particle. The filter is air permeable, transmits visible light, and has high deodorizing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Sakae Takeuchi, Hideaki Yoshikawa, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Yoshitake Ogura, Takeshi Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11071803
    Abstract: An ultraviolet sterilization line lamp is disclosed. The ultraviolet sterilization line lamp includes a lamp body, the lamp body being elongated, two sides of the lamp body being provided with two accommodating grooves; two grilles connected to the lamp body and respectively located in the two accommodating grooves, inner wall surfaces of each of the grilles and each of the accommodating grooves forming a sterilization cavity, each of the grilles including light exit grooves communicating with the sterilization cavity, each of the light exit grooves extending from one end of a corresponding grille close to the lamp body to another end of the corresponding grille away from the lamp body, an inner wall surface of each of the light exit grooves being provided with a light-absorbing layer; and two ultraviolet sterilization modules connected to the lamp body or the grille, and respectively located in two sterilization cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GUANKE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Tianlong Dai, Shoubao Chen, Ligen Liu
  • Patent number: 11065359
    Abstract: A deodorization module and a storage device including the deodorization module. A deodorization module includes: a housing; a suction opening formed on the lower surface of the housing to allow external air to be suctioned therethrough; a fan disposed at the suction opening to suction the air; a discharge opening for discharging the air, which has been suctioned by the fan, to the outside of the housing; a photocatalytic bar disposed between the fan and the discharge opening; and a light source module, which includes a light source substrate and an ultraviolet light source and irradiates an ultraviolet ray to the photocatalytic bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hak Jeong, Ji Won Kim, Byeong Cheol Ju, Sang Cheol Shin, Woong Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 11045797
    Abstract: A filter includes a filter medium having an average pore size of 1 to 5 mm, and photocatalyst particles deposited on the filter medium. The photocatalyst particle contains a titanium compound particle and a metal compound bonded to the surface of the titanium compound particle with an oxygen atom. The metal compound contains a metal atom and a hydrocarbon group. The titanium compound particle has absorption at wavelengths of 450 nm and 750 nm in the visible absorption spectrum of the titanium compound particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Sakae Takeuchi, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Hideaki Yoshikawa, Takeshi Iwanaga, Yuka Zenitani
  • Patent number: 11041661
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a system for providing heating, cooling, and domestic hot water (DHW) using a water source heat pump, the system including: a compressor; a source heat exchanger; a load heat exchanger; a DHW heat exchanger; and a DHW storage tank. In some embodiments, the system may be concealable, and mounted between two wall studs. In some embodiments, a water-to-water water source heat pump and DHW storage tank may be mounted between the same wall studs, the system having a width of no more than 14.5? and a depth of no more than 7?. In some embodiments, in a heating cycle high-temperature high-pressure refrigerant in a gaseous phase is provided to both a brazed plate DHW heat exchanger and a brazed plate load heat exchanger in a parallel manner so one of the heat exchangers receives the refrigerant at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Barrett
  • Patent number: 11027289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of corrosion, temperature and spark resistant electrically conductive components in wet electrostatic precipitator systems (WESPs). In particular, the present invention is directed to using a conductive composite material in the fabrication of wet electrostatic precipitator system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Durr Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Allan, Paul McGrath
  • Patent number: 10981102
    Abstract: A compact, lightweight, low power aircraft air filtration and VOC removal unit enables the removal of VOCs from cabin air in a passenger aircraft. A plurality of baffles having air flow-through airflow spaces are spaced apart along a duct. UV LEDs are mounted on the interior sides of the outermost baffles, and on both sides of all interior baffles. A filter module is disposed between pairs of baffles, and spaced from the baffles sufficiently to illuminate the entirety of both sides. Each filter modules comprises a plurality of filters. The filters are selected from a coarse foam, a fine foam, or a fused quartz filament felt. Each filter is loaded with a catalyst including one or more of AEROXIDE® P25, other pure titanium dioxide (TiO2), iron-doped TiO2, carbon-doped TiO2, and combinations thereof. The catalysts on the filters, under UV illumination, chemically reduce VOCs in the airflow to non-VOC molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen M. Trent, David R. Space, Rajesh Talwar, Hülya Cebeci
  • Patent number: 10939535
    Abstract: A forward facing motion-detecting lighting apparatus includes an enclosure, a light emission window that is positioned within a first cavity of the enclosure, a first surface of the enclosure that surrounds the first cavity along a first plane of the enclosure, a plurality of light emitting diodes that are positioned within the enclosure, and at least one motion sensor that protrudes through a second cavity of the enclosure. The forward facing motion-detecting lighting apparatus has a second surface of the enclosure that surrounds the second cavity along a second plane of the enclosure, the second plane being perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Great Home Tek, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Ghahramani
  • Patent number: 10918993
    Abstract: The Phipps indoor air filter (PIAF) is configured for use with an indoor atmosphere that contains one or more pathogenic viruses. The PIAF is a pharmacologically and phytochemically (P&P) active structure that removes the one or more viruses from the confined indoor atmosphere. The PIAF removes the one or more viruses by: a) sequestering the one or more viruses within the PIAF; and, b) terminating the biological processes of the one or more viruses using P&P structures. The PIAF incorporates a flow chamber and a filter structure. The flow chamber contains the filter structure. The flow chamber forces or draws an air flow through the filter structure contained within the flow chamber. The filter structure physically and biochemically: a) sequesters the one or more viruses; and, b) terminates the biological processes of the one or more viruses by exposing the one or more viruses to the P&P structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Anuj K Saha
  • Patent number: 10874762
    Abstract: An anti-bacterial lighting apparatus includes one translucent housing, at least one light source, and an air circulation mechanism. The translucent housing is air permeable, has as least one air inflow port, and has an anti-bacterial photocatalytic film on its inside surface. The at least one light source is inside the housing, and its light activates the anti-bacterial photocatalytic film on the housing. The air circulation mechanism, such as a fan, is at the air inflow port of the housing. It sucks the ambient air from outside the housing and forces the air through the air-permeable housing. The air-permeable housing traps airborne bacteria and viruses, and the activated anti-bacterial photocatalytic film kills the trapped bacteria and viruses. Moreover, the light shines through the translucent housing while the apparatus is filtering the air and killing the airborne bacteria and viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Aleddra Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yiu Maa, Chun-Te Yu
  • Patent number: 10871296
    Abstract: A humidifier includes: a electrode; a water absorbing humidification member configured to serve as a counter electrode for the electrode; a power supply for applying a voltage to the electrode; a water supply unit for supplying humidification water to the water absorbing humidification member; and a blower for causing air to flow through an air passage formed in a space between the electrode and the water absorbing humidification member, the electrode being configured to generate, by receiving a voltage applied thereto, ion wind flowing from the electrode to a direction normal to a surface of the water absorbing humidification member, and the ion wind is caused to impinge on the water absorbing humidification member to humidify the air in the air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Akira Morikawa, Yasutaka Inanaga
  • Patent number: 10850001
    Abstract: An air sterilizing apparatus is created which can be set within an environment without adversely affecting people, pets, or plants within the environment such as a room. The apparatus uses a passage through which ambient air passes. The passage has a treatment chamber in which ultraviolet light (ideally UV-C) is used to sterile the ambient air. Each end section of the passage is configured to block light from exiting the passage. In the preferred embodiment, each end section includes a coating of UV adsorbing material to provide further protection to the environment from the UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Ellery Ogram
  • Patent number: 10842895
    Abstract: A germicidal motion-detecting lighting system includes a plurality of lighting units configured to electrically connect to one another. Each modular lighting unit has an enclosure, having an enclosure, a light emission window positioned within a first cavity of the enclosure, and a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within the first enclosure, at least one motion sensor that protrudes through a second cavity of the enclosure, and a processor positioned within the enclosure that detects motion of a user based on data received from the at least one motion sensor and generates an activation command to emit visible light based on the motion of the user. The plurality of light emitting diodes receives the command and emits visible light based on the command. One of the modular lighting units further includes an additional enclosure with a third cavity in which an additional light emission window is positioned to emit ultraviolet light via an additional plurality of light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Great Home Tek, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose M. Espina, Alan Ghahramani, David Cook
  • Patent number: 10806818
    Abstract: A method of treating air passing through an air handling unit having a housing extending around an air handling space and a primary air treatment system that treats air as the air passes through the air handling unit between air inlet and outlet locations on the air handling unit. First and second fixtures are obtained, each having a housing and a UV light source. The first and second fixtures are strategically mounted to the air handling unit so that UV light from each of the UV light sources on the first and second fixtures treats air moving through the air handling unit with the UV light sources on the first and second fixtures energized. The first and second fixtures are serially electrically connected to a power source to thereby cause the UV light sources on the first and second fixtures to be energized through the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Petairapy LLC
    Inventor: David Skelton
  • Patent number: 10808964
    Abstract: A wall- or surface-mounted light fixture with a housing containing one or more external visible light sources to illuminate the space where the light fixture is mounted, one or more UV emitters inside the housing to destroy bacteria and pathogens, and one or more fans inside the housing that recirculate the air in a space and subject the air to the UV radiation inside the housing, destroying bacteria and pathogens in the air passing though the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: John Polidoro
  • Patent number: 10780188
    Abstract: An ultraviolet irradiation device having higher processability and interfacial adhesiveness, and allowing downsizing is provided. The ultraviolet irradiation device includes an enclosure configured to include a hollow portion being formed inside and being capable of introducing an irradiation object, an outer periphery of the enclosure being covered by a covering portion, and a light source configured to be arranged in an area not covered by the covering portion of the enclosure and project light toward the hollow portion. The covering portion is formed of thermoplastic resin fiber. Processability and interfacial adhesiveness can be improved by forming the covering portion with thermoplastic resin fiber. Consequently, a structure advantageous for downsizing of the ultraviolet irradiation device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Sho Sugiyama, Naoto Yabuki, Kouhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10668423
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air cleaning machine, which mainly comprises a hollow tube body, a detect chip, an adsorbent material, a large shell body and two air outlet assemblies, the air circulation is formed through a plurality of holes disposed on an underside of the large shell body and a round hole disposed on the side of the large shell body, so the air is able to flow through via an air hole disposed on the one side of the fixing sheet of the hollow tube body. Thus, the detect chip arranged closely to the air hole of the fixing sheet on one side of the hollow tube body can detect the concentration of the suspended particles (PM2.5) in the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BLUESEA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10584886
    Abstract: An air purification system including a filter assembly including a substrate including a fibrous media, and a photocatalytic material disposed on the substrate, wherein the photocatalytic material includes a first quantity of crushed nanostructures; and a photon source arranged to illuminate the photocatalytic material with optical radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Molekule, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Goswami, Philip Myers
  • Patent number: 10556029
    Abstract: An ozone generation device has a casing; a wall body partitioning a space surrounded by the casing into at least a first chamber and a second chamber; a first opening and a second opening provided in a part of the casing to communicate an outer side of the casing and the first chamber; a blower communicating the first chamber and the second chamber; a third opening provided in a part of the casing to communicate the outer side of the casing and the second chamber; a light source body provided between the blower and the third opening in the second chamber and configured to emit ultraviolet light; and an electrical body provided in a position between the first opening and the second opening in the first chamber and configured to supply electric power for driving the light source body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Sabatake, Naoki Goto, Manabu Mori, Takanori Jogi
  • Patent number: 10532122
    Abstract: A system, unit, device and method are shown for providing substantially simultaneous disinfection of bacteria or other pathogens in air passing through the system using C-band ultraviolet radiation from an ultraviolet light source and that is also capable of substantially simultaneous and efficient disinfecting air and surfaces outside the device using the same ultraviolet light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aerobiotix, Inc.
    Inventor: David Louis Kirschman
  • Patent number: 10471170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air refining and purifying sterilization module and an air refining and purifying sterilizer including the same, and more particularly, to an air refining and purifying sterilization module and an air refining and purifying sterilizer including the same with excellent sterilization, purification, deodorization, and ventilation performance with respect to various pollutants generated in smoking rooms including tobacco smoke and carbon monoxide and every living spaces as improved catalyst performance. The present invention provides an air purifying sterilizer module in which the photocatalyst unit is formed of an alloy coated metal foam carried with a photocatalytic material and an air purifying sterilizer including the same in the air purifying sterilizer module including a filter unit, a photocatalyst unit, and an ultraviolet lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PURESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woo-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10433493
    Abstract: An approach for controlling ultraviolet intensity over a surface of a light sensitive object is described. Aspects involve using ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength range that includes ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B radiation to irradiate the surface. Light sensors measure light intensity at the surface, wherein each sensor measures light intensity in a wavelength range that corresponds to a wavelength range emitted from at least one of the sources. A controller controls the light intensity over the surface by adjusting the power of the sources as a function of the light intensity measurements. The controller uses the light intensity measurements to determine whether each source is illuminating the surface with an intensity that is within an acceptable variation with a predetermined intensity value targeted for the surface. The controller adjusts the power of the sources as a function of the variation to ensure an optimal distribution of light intensity over the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Peter Barber, III, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur
  • Patent number: 10436437
    Abstract: A lighting fixture and method resist bio-fouling of a window of the lighting fixture when submerged and exposed to biological organisms within a surrounding environment. Ultraviolet radiation is directed to the window from a source within the fixture, enabling transmission of the ultraviolet radiation through the window to an outer surface of the window to combat biological organisms to which the outer surface of the window is exposed when submerged, and allowing light from a source behind the window to be projected effectively through the window and into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Usher, Daniel Deutsch
  • Patent number: 10421060
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an advanced oxidation process for providing advanced oxidation products to an environment. More particularly, the present invention provides a wick structure and hydrophilic granules for use in an advanced oxidation process, and methods of making the same. The wick structure and hydrophilic granules may be configured to collect and concentrate water vapor, so that the water vapor may subsequently be used to generate advanced oxidation products that react with and neutralize compounds in an environment, including microbes, odor causing chemicals, and other organic and inorganic chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: RGF ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Walter B. Ellis, Ronald G. Fink
  • Patent number: 10406476
    Abstract: Ionization systems configured with a catalyst-bearing sleeve provide improved filtration while filtering ozone. Modular configurations provide for serviceability and replaceability. System controls may be used to monitor particulates, temperature, humidity, and other relevant factors and adjust an ionization level accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: IONaer International Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Bender, Perry Pauley, Brian Keith Roper, Todd Kenneth Roper
  • Patent number: 10406254
    Abstract: A system and method for disinfecting hard surfaces in an area such as a hospital room including a light source emitting UV light and a reflector mounted behind the light source for concentrating and directing the light toward a target. The light source and reflector rotate to direct the concentrated beam around a room, thereby making more efficient use of the energy being emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Garner, Thomas Smigelski, Timothy Mathew G. Escolin, Waldemar John Lyslo
  • Patent number: 10376604
    Abstract: A Sterilization Unit includes: a UV-C radiation source configured to emit UV-C radiation; and a room partition selectably configurable between two or more different partition geometrics and configured, in each of the two or more different partition geometrics, to (a) physically separate floor space of a room into sterilization target area and a non-target area, and (b) direct the UV-C radiation to the target area from at least two different directions while shielding the non-target area from the UV-C radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PurpleSun Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Fernando Romo, Arto Cinoglu, David Moses
  • Patent number: 10376608
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an elongate chamber. A UV source includes a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device including an active layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region. The active layer emits radiation having a peak wavelength in a UV range. The semiconductor device is positioned on a wall of the elongate chamber. An inner surface of the elongate chamber is reflective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RayVio Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Collins, Yitao Liao, Robert S. West
  • Patent number: 10369510
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for abating ozone and reducing sulfuric acid from an exhaust stream. In a semiconductor manufacturing plant the processing of wafers involves the cleaning and etching of wafers, the resultant processing may produce gasses which must be abated. The apparatus and method utilizes UV light in high doses to convert ozone (O3) to oxygen (O2). By ensuring laminar flow through the UV light chambers, the efficiency of the system is sufficient to allow for the remaining impurities in the exhaust air to be removed through the use of an RTO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Edward L. Pepe
  • Patent number: 10369242
    Abstract: System and method to reducing risk of patient infections (HAI), using operating rooms equipped with suitable automatic airborne sterilizing agent generators, sensors, mechanisms, automatic air control devices, and ceiling mounted structures that allows the room to both provide air curtains of laminar flow sterilized air over the operating table, as well as to be quickly and completely sterilized. After suitable safety checks, the system isolates the interior air from external air, and activates an air phase anti-microbial agent generator, filing the room with air-phase anti-microbial agent. After sterilization, the invention deactivates the generator, removes the remaining air-phase anti-microbial agent by flowing room air through a catalytic converter, and then restores the connection to outside sterilized air. The ceiling mounted structure is configured for laminar flow air curtain delivery, supply lighting, and support boom mounted operating room equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SYNERGY MED GLOBAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Sanford M. Kellogg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10371431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a refrigerator including: a cabinet that has a storage space formed therein; a grill pan that defines a rear wall surface of the storage space; a purification device that is mounted on the grill pan to suck and purify air within the storage space; and a duct unit in which a cold air passage that is formed on a rear side of the grill pan to guide cold air of an evaporator to the storage space and a purification passage that guides the air purified by the purification device to the storage space again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyunwoo Seo
  • Patent number: 10328167
    Abstract: An installation for sterilizing articles by radiation, the installation having a radiation-generator device and an article support device disposed facing the radiation-generator device. Devices for moving the articles in front of the radiation-generator device are provided. The article support device comprises devices for varying the orientation of the articles when the articles move in front of the radiation-generator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SERAC GROUP
    Inventor: Nicolas Geslot
  • Patent number: 10323851
    Abstract: A UV tube for killing microorganisms in a fluid generally includes a hollow tubular body, a UV isolation layer, and at least one UV light source. The hollow tubular body has an inlet port, an outlet port, and a fluid channel portion between the inlet port and the outlet port. The fluid channel portion has an inner surface. The UV isolation layer is disposed at the inner surface of the hollow tubular body for sheltering the inner surface of the hollow tubular body. The fluid is allowed to flow through the UV isolation layer. The UV light source is provided at the hollow tubular body and/or the UV isolation layer. The UV isolation layer can absorb and/or reflect the ultraviolet light emitting from the UV light source, so that the possibility of the fluid channel portion being irradiated by the UV light can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sentec E&E Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason An-Cheng Huang, Tzu-Chi Cheng
  • Patent number: 10323855
    Abstract: An air cleaner is provided. The air cleaner may include at least one air cleaning module including a fan, a filter and an inlet through which air is suctioned into the filter; an air flow controller configured to be movably disposed on the at least one air cleaning module and including an air flow control fan to control a flow of the air discharged from the at least one air cleaning module. The air flow controller may be movable from a first position at which the air is discharged in an upward direction to a second position at which the air is discharged in a diagonally upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soonki Jung, Hyunpil Ha, Yeongcheol Mun, Jaekyun Park, Soohyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10251970
    Abstract: An air sanitation apparatus capable of providing an antimicrobial agent in the form of a gas or mist into the air lines that feed into a processing tank for air agitation of the contents in the processing tank, the air sanitation apparatus capable of being operably coupled to an air supply header that uses a plurality of air supply tubes connecting the air supply header. The source of compressed air passing through the air sanitation apparatus having a microbial load decreased using photohydroionization and the antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZEE COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert C. Bullard, Battle Glascock, James A. Faller, Jonathon R. Bullard
  • Patent number: 10252830
    Abstract: One object is to provide an electron beam sterilization apparatus including: an inner-surface sterilization chamber (5) including an inner-surface electron beam application device; and a blocking chamber (6) for receiving a preform product (P) from the inner-surface sterilization chamber (5) and blocking X-rays produced by application of the electron beam. The blocking chamber (6) includes an upstream opening (62) and a downstream opening (63) formed therein, the preform product (P) being received through the upstream opening (62) and transferred through the downstream opening (63). The blocking chamber (6) includes: a gripper (74) for gripping the preform product (P); a sterilized rotation table (71) for conveying the gripped preform product (P) in a circular path; and a blocking wall (81) not in contact with the sterilized rotation table (71) and configured to block the X-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Zosen Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sasaki, Takayasu Yokobayashi, Shinichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10215681
    Abstract: A system for eliminating electrically conductive particles by detecting and destroying electrically conductive particles in a medium circulation. Electrodes are arranged by a power supply in potentials differing from each other, whereby electrically conductive particles getting drifted in connection therewith are arranged to be detected and destroyed by causing a shortcut between the electrodes. A device having a uniform frame. Inside the device there is a flow space for a flow-through of a medium circulation occurring inside thereof in its longitudinal direction. The flow space has, when viewed in a crosswise plane perpendicular to its longitudinal direction, adjacent narrow flow ways in one or more directions. Opposite walls of the flow ways are arranged as electrodes in potentials differing from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Ilkka Jaakkola