Using Disinfecting Or Sterilizing Substance Patents (Class 422/28)
  • Patent number: 11980438
    Abstract: A physiological information transmission method includes: by an information processing apparatus: acquiring sensor identification information of a physiological information detection sensor which is adapted to be attached to a living body, and living body identification information of the living body; and transmitting first association information associating the acquired sensor identification information and the acquired living body identification information, with each other; and by the physiological information detection sensor: receiving the first association information; determining whether or not the received first association information contains sensor identification information of the own sensor; and when the received first association information contains the sensor identification information of the own sensor, transmitting second association information associating the living body identification information in the received first association information, and physiological information which is detect
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Matsumura, Norihito Konno, Minori Hosoi
  • Patent number: 11975129
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system is disclosed. The hemodialysis system includes a dialyzer, a saline container including saline, and a disposable set comprising a blood pumping tube fluidly connected to a first end of the dialyzer, an arterial line fluidly connected to a first end of the blood pumping tube, a venous line fluidly connected to a second end of the dialyzer, a saline line fluidly connected to the blood pumping tube and the saline container, and a dialyzer line fluidly connected to a second end of the blood pumping tube and a second end of the dialyzer. The hemodialysis system also includes a dialysis instrument comprising an arterial line clamp, a venous line clamp, and a saline valve. The saline rinses blood out of the arterial line when the venous line clamp is closed, the arterial line clamp is opened, and the saline value is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Patent number: 11969399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chemical and biological warfare agent decontaminating compositions and methods for using the same to decontaminate animal skin and wounds thereon exposed to the agents. The compositions may comprise a peracid, a hydroperoxide, and a peroxyacid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Armis Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Noblitt, Edwin D. Neas
  • Patent number: 11702236
    Abstract: Only a bottle properly preliminarily heated is sterilized by hydrogen peroxide. Temperature inspection to the bottle is performed while travelling the bottle. During the inspection, a bottle of which temperature does not reach a predetermined temperature is removed and a bottle of which temperature reaches the predetermined temperature is continuously travelled, hydrogen peroxide condensed mist ? is blown toward a mouth portion 1a of the bottle by a spray tube 59 disposed at a predetermined position, and hot air is blown into the bottle from the nozzle while the nozzle 64 following the mouth portion of the bottle. According to such operation, only the bottle properly heated can be sterilized by the hydrogen peroxide, Thereafter, beverage fills the bottle, which is then sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayakawa, Takaharu Hirooka, Takaki Maekawa, Hitoshi Takaku
  • Patent number: 11679173
    Abstract: The Portable Sanitizer Spritzier Station as disclosed includes an undercarriage of frontward and backward motion rollers and sidewards rollers configured to ambulate the station in a first mode and to convey carts there through in a second mode and to collect used sanitizer for recycle and refuse. The disclosure also includes an upper structure of clear side panels and clear tarp ends and inside guide rails between conveyor belts and a sanitizer pipe network directing sanitizer upward from a floor thereof and downward from a ceiling thereof. The disclosure further includes a controller configured to determine one of the first and the second modes and to determine a time limit for the sanitizer to be sprayed through the sanitizer pipes and to control the rollers and conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Traci Long
  • Patent number: 11642654
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for conditioning a zirconium oxide sorbent module for use in dialysis after recharging. The devices, systems, and methods can provide for conditioning and recharging of zirconium oxide in a single system, or in separate systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc
    Inventors: Christopher M. Hobot, Bryant J. Pudil
  • Patent number: 11628050
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for treating objects, in particular dental prosthetics and/or teeth, comprising a receiving volume (3) for receiving a cleaning fluid (5), a plasma source (7) configured to generate a non-thermal plasma (35), wherein the device (1) is configured for mixing a plasma product with the cleaning fluid (5), whereby an activated cleaning fluid can be generated, and wherein the device (1) is configured for using the activated cleaning fluid on an object, in particular on at least one dental prosthesis and/or at least one tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Terraplasma GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Morfill, Julia Zimmermann, Tetsuji Shimizu, Yangfang Li, Sylvia Binder, Maximilian Cantzler, Hannes Weilemann
  • Patent number: 11559061
    Abstract: A method of treating the atmosphere of a storage of vegetable products with a volume greater than 200 m3, wherein the method comprises at least one step of contacting the atmosphere with a liquid flow by circulation in a packing. A treatment unit of the atmosphere of a storage of vegetable products having a volume greater than 200 m3, wherein the unit comprises a contacting device comprising a packing, a device for injecting a liquid flow into the contacting device, a device for circulating the storage atmosphere in the contacting device, wherein the contacting device is so designed that the atmosphere is brought into contact with the liquid flow by circulation in the packing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Alberto Sardo, Stefano Sardo
  • Patent number: 11554528
    Abstract: A blow molding machine is subjected to a sterilizing treatment in a simple manner. A liquid sterilizer is filled into preforms of at least the same number as the number of spindles. In a heating unit that heats the preforms to a molding temperature, some of the liquid sterilizer is caused to diffuse, and blow air is blasted into preforms in which the liquid sterilizer remains to cause the liquid sterilizer to diffuse in a molding unit, and molded bottles are discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayakawa, Yoshinori Sato
  • Patent number: 11554190
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to, among other things, a nano carrier platform for generating enhanced engineered water nanostructures (iEWNS) encapsulating and delivering reactive oxygen species (ROS) and, in some instances, other active ingredients, methods for inactivating at least one of viruses, bacteria, bacterial spores, and fungi on a substrate by applying iEWNS to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Philip Demokritou, Nachiket Dattatray Vaze, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Mary Eleftheriadou
  • Patent number: 11541138
    Abstract: Method that allows surfaces in interior spaces or technical equipments to be cleaned, characterised in that it comprises at least the following step: —the targeted atomization on the surfaces of a liquid with spores of benign bacteria on all or certain types of surfaces by means of an electrically and/or pneumatically powered atomizer, while the space remains accessible to people and animals, with the purpose of speeding up the cleaning of interior spaces and of technical equipments, lowering the cleaning frequency, and lowering the dust deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Filip Willem Maria Willocx, Koen De Koster
  • Patent number: 11498047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device consisting of a reactor facility for the flow dynamics treatment of fluid or gaseous media or mixtures of the two. In the context of this invention, flow dynamics treatment means the energy-optimised production of at least one rotating fluid eddy together with an eversion of the at least one fluid eddy and the bursting open of organic constituents dissolved in the fluid medium with inner cell pressure (Turgor). The guided fluid eddy is treated, cleaned and disinfected in the reactor facility according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method for the flow dynamics treatment of fluid media in the reactor facility according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jörg Lehmann, Olaf Linden
  • Patent number: 11465794
    Abstract: A packaging line implemented for packaging a pre-filled syringe is disclosed having a NSD mounting station, a PFS delivery arrangement adapted to automatically deliver a pre-filled syringe to the NSD mounting station, and a NSD delivery arrangement adapted to automatically deliver a needle safety device to the NSD mounting station. The NSD mounting station is arranged to automatically assemble the needle safety device to the pre-filled syringe. A NSD visual inspection station is adapted to automatically identify a pre-filled syringe with an unfit needle safety device and to automatically eliminate the identified pre-filled syringe from the packaging line. A re-insertion station is further provided to receive a pre-filled syringe with a needle safety device and to automatically feed the received pre-filled syringe, preferably from a rejected secondary packaging, back into the packaging line, after the NSD mounting station and before the NSD visual inspection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Schaffner, Marcel Felder, Jürg Käser, Reto Meier, Jürg Mahler, Wolfgang Emmert
  • Patent number: 11452292
    Abstract: Provided herein are a biofilm inhibiting composition, a biofilm inhibiting article, and a method of reducing planktonic growth or biofilm formation. The biofilm inhibiting composition includes a fluid and at least one biofilm inhibiting compound selected from the group consisting of acetoacetate (AAA) and ethyl acetoacetate (EAA). The biofilm inhibiting article includes a substrate and at least one biofilm inhibiting compound selected from the group consisting of acetoacetate (AAA) and ethyl acetoacetate (EAA). The method of reducing biofilm formation includes providing a biofilm inhibiting compound selected from the group consisting of acetoacetate (AAA) and ethyl acetoacetate (EAA), and contacting an article with the biofilm inhibiting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Birgit M. Prüß, Meredith Schroeder, Shelley M. Horne, Shane J. Stafslien
  • Patent number: 11439720
    Abstract: A test instrument and a method for producing a test instrument used to evaluate a cleaning, disinfection and/or drying processes of internal flexible channels includes obtaining a medical instrument having a flexible probe section configured for insertion into a body, the flexible probe section including at least one internal flexible channel and at least one external device port, and attaching an access device between the at least one external device port and the at least one internal flexible channel to enable selective access into the internal flexible channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventor: Nancy A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11400399
    Abstract: A filter includes a porous molding, the porous molding being a sintered product of mixed powder containing dry gel powder including an ion exchange resin and thermoplastic resin powder, or a swelled body of the sintered product. When water having an electric resistivity value of 18 M?·cm or more is allowed to pass through a space velocity of 1200 hr?1, the electric resistivity value of water after passage is 15 M?·cm or more. To provide a filter that can efficiently remove metal ions in a solution to be treated, and easily acquire a solution having an extremely low content of metal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Kobayashi, Yukihisa Okada, Takaaki Shirai, Hideyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 11389556
    Abstract: A sterilization container for sterilizing at least one surgical instrument. The container includes at least one sensor for measuring an environmental characteristic of the container during the sterilization of the instrument. The measure of the environmental characteristic is supplied to a processor. The processor compares the measurement of the container environment to a validated measurement for the sterilization process. If the measured environmental characteristic is at least equal to the validated sterilization process measurement, the processor presents an indication that the surgical instruments was properly sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce D. Henniges, Robert W. Childers, Erik Vaclav Chmelar
  • Patent number: 11389634
    Abstract: A system, method, and article for delivering an antimicrobial agent into the lumen of a trans-dermal catheter are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises an elongate member configured for insertion into a lumen of a catheter, and the elongate member containing an antimicrobial. In the alternative an antimicrobial agent can be placed on an interior surface of a retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ziebol, Keith J. Modert
  • Patent number: 11382326
    Abstract: The present inventive concept provides non-toxic compositions including ethanol, a polymer, and a polar aprotic solvent and methods of using the same in the field of preservation of plant, human and non-human animal tissue and anatomic pathology disciplines (e.g., surgical pathology, histopathology, cytopathology, forensic pathology). In particular, the compositions provide a safer alternative to aldehyde-based compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Green Solutions Group, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Dean Kennedy, Danny R. Fields
  • Patent number: 11344819
    Abstract: A device for generating a decontaminating agent vapor, in particular hydrogen peroxide vapor, comprising a single- or multipart evaporator body (1); a heating device for heating the evaporator body (1); at least one supply channel, preferably multiple supply channels, for supplying a liquid decontaminating agent to be evaporated, in particular hydrogen peroxide, to at least one of multiple blind holes (7, 8, 9, 10) arranged in the evaporator body (1); and a flow channel (2) which is arranged above the upper blind holes edges (11, 12, 13, 14) of the blind holes (7, 8, 9, 10) and which connects a carrier medium inlet (3) to an outlet (4) in a gas-conductive manner for a gaseous carrier medium, in particular air, in order to discharge the decontaminating agent vapor through the outlet (4) in a flow direction of the carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Metall + Plastic GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Von Stenglin
  • Patent number: 11331398
    Abstract: A sanitizing system for sanitizing a laundry sling that is moveable along one or more support rails includes a motor, a cable operatively coupled to the motor, a sanitizing lamp coupled to the cable, and a controller configured to cause the motor to operate such that the sanitizing lamp is moved, via the cable, from a first position to a second position and actuate the sanitizing lamp such that the sanitizing lamp emits a sanitizing wavelength of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Rupnow, Paul Jewison
  • Patent number: 11305990
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of a processing method that can perform a sterilization process and a deodorization process utilizing ozone with high efficiency, without humidification of a target object. A processing method of the present invention includes obtaining an ozone-containing gas by irradiating an ozone material gas with ozone generation light that does not include light in an ozone decomposition wavelength range and does include light having a wavelength of not more than 200 nm; and exposing a target object to the obtained ozone-containing gas in a low humidity condition having a relative humidity of not more than 55% to process the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Naito
  • Patent number: 11291740
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting an enclosed chamber may include a housing, an inlet and an outlet carried by the housing to be connected in a closed airflow path with the enclosed chamber. A dehumidification chamber, a blower, and an evaporation chamber may be carried by the housing and connected in the airflow path between the inlet and outlet. An atomizing nozzle may be positioned within the evaporation chamber and connected to a disinfectant fluid reservoir and an air compressor and configured to atomize disinfectant within the evaporation chamber. An airflow valve may be connected in the airflow path, and a controller may be configured to, during a treatment phase, operate the compressor to introduce atomized disinfectant into the airflow path, and during an evacuation phase, operate the airflow valve to divert the airflow path through the desiccation chamber to remove atomized disinfectant from the airflow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Steven T. Grinstead, Corwin A Warner
  • Patent number: 11253510
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, medical devices and methods for ameliorating sterile injury due object use in a subject in need thereof. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to compositions including N-Acetylcysteine and an aminoquinoline. The present disclosure also relates to compositions including an endonuclease and an aminoquinoline. The present disclosure also relates to medical devices including a coating comprising N-Acetylcysteine, an aminoquinoline, an endonuclease, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Carlos A. Puyo, Andrew Gelman
  • Patent number: 11213040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated monitoring and control of food processing systems are disclosed. Data from one or more controllers of a food processing system is received during operation of the food processing system at a remote food processing facility. Values of one or more operating parameters of the food processing system are monitored, based on the received data. At least one event of interest occurring during the operation of the food processing system is detected, based on the monitored values of the one or more operating parameters. Control signals for adjusting a configuration of the food processing system are transmitted to the one or more controllers, based on the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Safe Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Yeaman
  • Patent number: 11211151
    Abstract: A method of obtaining and analyzing at least one tissue sample includes forming, in a tissue container, first tracking data associated with the at least one tissue sample. Second tracking data is formed, in a transport container. The second tracking data is associated with the at least one tissue sample. The at least one tissue sample is placed in the tissue container. The first and second tracking data from the tissue container and the transport container are scanned with an electronic scanning system to ensure that the first and second tracking data are both associated with the removed tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Walter, Elijah Kreider, Bryan R. Keller
  • Patent number: 11161671
    Abstract: To provide a medical device container, which enables transportation of a stored medical device in a fixed condition. A medical device container includes a container body having an opening portion at the upper portion; a holder, which is housed in the container body, for holding at least one medical device; and a gas non-permeable film sealing the opening portion of the medical device container; wherein the internal pressure of the medical device container is set to a value less than the atmospheric air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKYO SEIKO LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11140898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disinfecting composition which requires a shorter contact time to be effective than similar compositions. Also, provided is a method of disinfecting a surface with the disinfecting composition where a shorter contact time is needed to disinfect the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Lonza, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Kloeppel, James Bargmann
  • Patent number: 11136550
    Abstract: Methods of decontaminating bone tissue and an apparatus or system for the same are provided. The methods can be multi-batch processes and include contacting the bone tissue having contaminants with carbon dioxide to decontaminate the bone tissue and to form carbon dioxide having contaminants. The contaminated carbon dioxide is collected and the contaminants are removed to obtain purified carbon dioxide which can be recycled to treat contaminated bone tissue. The contaminated carbon dioxide can be purified by bubbling it through water and/or an organic solvent followed by acid treatment, filtering and liquefying the carbon dioxide. Contaminants that can be removed from contaminated bone tissue, and in turn, from contaminated carbon dioxide include infectious organisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites, fungi and mold or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark DeCaro, Guobao Wei
  • Patent number: 11123952
    Abstract: A method of using a sterilization wrap system including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the exterior panel being substantially opaque or having a first level of translucence, and an interior panel including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the interior panel having a level of translucence that is higher than the translucence of the exterior panel, the panels being joined together over at least a portion of their surfaces. Also disclosed is inspection of the sterilization wrap system for exterior panel breaches by looking for light passing through a panel facing the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey James Farmer, Kelly L. Holt, Ronald K. Anderson, Melissa R. Gaynor, Corinna Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11122802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and formulations for soil disinfection against a wide spectrum of plant pathogens and pests. More particularly, the formulation comprising (i) peracids, such as peracetic acid and an GO anionic surfactant, such as capryleth-9 carboxylic acid is synergistically effective in treatment of soil to control plant parasitic nematodes and soil-borne plant pathogens such as bacteria, spores and fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Evonk Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Fernando Puente De Vera, Jose M. Lopez Martinez, John M. Rovison, Weidong An
  • Patent number: 11116859
    Abstract: Efficacy and efficiency of reprocessing a medical device having a restrictive channel and at least one less-restrictive channel, e.g., an endoscope, via disinfection may be improved by using a so-called “Purge-Then-Fill” technique in which channels are purged of disinfectant before refilling them with the disinfectant. Preferably, a less-restrictive channel is purged before the restrictive channel is purged, and then the less-restrictive channel or another less-restrictive channel is filled before the restrictive channel is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Sungwook Yang
  • Patent number: 11109624
    Abstract: A dispenser of sanitary finger covers which are sanitized individually at the time of use. The system uses either a battery operated ultraviolet LED or spray disinfectant to automatically or manually sanitize the finger covers. The sanitary finger covers can be rapidly applied without contamination using a single finger. Removal and disposal are similarly rapid and easy. The finger covers are inexpensive and may be made from a variety of readily available and biodegradable materials. The dispenser is lightweight and portable. It can be carried by the user or attached to their uniform. The dispenser can be easily replenished with finger covers once empty, using a provided cartridge prefilled with finger covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Irving Stillman
  • Patent number: 11105554
    Abstract: A drying system for drying an agriculture product is disclosed. The drying system includes an enclosure having one or more wall structures and defining a chamber for receiving and storing the agricultural product. Each wall structure includes an inner wall having a plurality of wood panels and an outer wall. Each wood panel is a treated wood panel and is adapted to absorb moisture from an air circulating inside the chamber. Each wood panel is treated with a solution of calcium chloride to enhance a moisture absorbing capacity. The outer wall is disposed substantially parallel and spaced apart from the inner wall and defines a gap therebetween. The enclosure further includes one or more moisture absorbing materials disposed inside the gap to absorb moisture received from the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Michael Funk
  • Patent number: 11089950
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus including a connector included in an endoscope and connected to an endoscope connection portion of a video processor, a fluid feeding apparatus including a tube configured to transmit fluid to the endoscope, a connection detector configured to detect a connection state of the tube with the connector of the endoscope, a control unit configured to detect an ON/OFF state of a power source of the fluid feeding apparatus, determine an abnormality exists when the connection detector detects that the tube is in a disconnected state with the connector of the endoscope and the power source of the fluid feeding apparatus is detected to be in an ON state, and output a notification of the determined abnormality, and a display configured to display the notification of the abnormality outputted by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Kensuke Miyake, Takashi Saito, Ryu Oshima, Masahiro Katakura, Yugo Koizumi, Mai Ojima
  • Patent number: 11091695
    Abstract: Provided are an etching composition and an etching method using the same, and more particularly, an etching composition for selectively etching a metal nitride film, an etching method of the metal nitride film using the same, and a method of manufacturing a microelectronic device including a process performed using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ENF TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Hee Lee, Hyeon Woo Park, Myung Ho Lee, Myung Geun Song
  • Patent number: 11088028
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a fin protruding above a substrate; forming a gate structure over the fin; forming a recess in the fin and adjacent to the gate structure; performing a wet etch process to clean the recess; treating the recess with a plasma process; and performing a dry etch process to clean the recess after the plasma process and the wet etch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Che-Yu Lin, Chien-Wei Lee, Chien-Hung Chen, Wen-Chu Hsiao, Yee-Chia Yeo
  • Patent number: 11071797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mobile devices for disinfecting an object. The mobile device includes: one or more light sources for generating a disinfection light; a display; one or more processors coupled to the one or more light sources and display; and a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising one or more sequences of instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, causes steps to be performed including: determining a required dosage of the disinfection light; determining an exposure time of the disinfection light that corresponds to the required dosage of the disinfection light; illuminating the disinfection light on the surface; and displaying a disinfection map on the display to report a result of a disinfection process performed by the illumination of the disinfection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bolb Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Ling Zhou, Ying Gao
  • Patent number: 11071800
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using solid high-level disinfection chemistries to producing disinfectant solutions. In an embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a first container and a second container. The first container is configured to receive water, sodium percarbonate and tetraacetylethylenediamine. The water, the sodium percarbonate, the tetraacetylethylenediamine react within the first container to produce a mixture comprising peroxyacetic acid. The second container is in fluid communication with the first container, wherein the second container is configured to receive an acid and the mixture. The mixture and the acid mix in the second container to produce a disinfectant solution having a pH between 5.0 and 7.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Medivators Inc.
    Inventors: John Matta, Huyen Bui, Tuan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11041186
    Abstract: This invention relates to a capacitor comprising two electrical conductors separated by a dielectric, the dielectric comprising microorganisms. The dielectric may comprise a biological indicator. This invention relates to a process for determining whether the microorganisms are alive or dead. The number of microorganisms can be determined. This invention relates to a process for testing the efficacy of a sterilization process using the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Centanni, Phillip P. Franciskovich, Kathleen A. Fix
  • Patent number: 11040900
    Abstract: An automated produced water treatment system that injects ozone or an ozone-oxygen mixture upstream of produced water separators, with the dose rate changing dynamically as the produced water quality changes, as determined by continuous monitoring of the produced water quality by a plurality of sensors that detect water quality parameters in real time. The system may operate as a “slipstream” injection system, that draws a portion of produced water from the produced water pipeline and injects ozone or an ozone-oxygen mixture back into the pipeline with disrupting or slowing normal operations. Disinfectants or other additives may also be injected. The treatment system may be wholly or partially contained in mobile containers or trailers, for on-the-fly use in existing produced water treatment facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Patton
  • Patent number: 11033350
    Abstract: A multi-layer pre-drape apparatus is applied to a patient before the patient is moved into the operating room. The multi-layer pre-drape apparatus includes a lower layer with a center aperture and an upper layer that covers the aperture. The multi-layer pre-drape apparatus can be placed on a sterilized area of the patient to maintain the cleanliness of the incision area. Alternatively, the multi-layer pre-drape apparatus can be placed on the patient and sterilization fluid can be applied to the skin of the patient through the aperture. The patient can then be moved into the operating room and the upper layer of the multi-layer pre-drape can be removed to expose the sterilized area of the patient in the aperture. Additional drapes can be added to the pre-drape apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth B Trauner, Josef Gorek
  • Patent number: 11027314
    Abstract: Transport scheduling and transport processes for low microbial (“LM”) bulk products are described. The transport scheduling and processes facilitate low microbial activity in a LM bulk product during the transport of the LM bulk product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ardent Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mariniello, Edith D. Akins-Lewenthal, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 10987443
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a container sterilization device and system, an assembling method and use thereof. The container sterilization device includes a sterilization gas supply assembly, a gas circulation assembly, and a heating and humidification assembly. The sterilization gas supply assembly includes a chemical feeding pipeline. The gas circulation assembly includes a gas circulation pipeline, a gas extraction pipeline, and a vacuum pump disposed on the gas extraction pipeline. The heating and humidification assembly includes a thermostatic water tank, a steam generator, a first connecting pipeline, and a humidity feeding pipeline. The first connecting pipeline is configured to provide fluid communication between the thermostatic water tank and the steam generator, while the humidity feeding pipeline is configured to be in fluid communication with the steam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Chio Kang Medical, Inc., Qiaokang Biotech (Guangdong) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengwei Hu, Dongxin Hou, Jianlong Xue, Xuzhong Liao, Xiuling Zhong, Xin Yin, Yecheng He, Yuhua Zou, Lixiong Feng
  • Patent number: 10977622
    Abstract: An electronic waste tracking device, process, and system to track waste from one location to another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: David V. Borowski, William C. Huddleston, Benjamin A. Thorp, William L. Klima
  • Patent number: 10967084
    Abstract: An apparatus that assists in sterilizing an endoscope inside a sterilizer employing a gaseous sterilant, e.g., hydrogen peroxide, is disclosed. The apparatus may include a dry booster and a flow restrictor that includes two tubes, which may be connected to channels of an endoscope and the dry booster. The flow restrictor may be used to change the flow rates through the channels to assist in delivering sterilant throughout the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Ben Fryer
  • Patent number: 10968417
    Abstract: A disinfecting solution includes hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of from about 1.5% w/w to 8% w/w; at least one readily biodegradable anionic surfactant in a concentration of from about 10% w/w to about 25% w/w; at least one of salicylic acid and salts thereof, in a concentration of from about 1% w/w to about 8% w/w; at least one chelating agent in a concentration of from about 0.005% w/w to about 10% w/w; and at least one low-corrosive non-surfactant sulfonic acid selected from benzenesulfonic acid, benzene disulfonic acid, xylene sulfonic acid, toluene sulfonic acid, cumene sulfonic acid, sulfosalicylic acid, naphthalene mono- or di-sulfonic acid, methane sulfonic acid, and isethionic acid in a concentration of from about 1% w/w to about 15% w/w. The solution is free of acetic acid, furoic acid, phenylacetic acid, cationic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, aromatic alcohols, halogen acids, phenols, peracid activators, bleaches, and (optionally) benzoic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Faraz Ahmadpour, Navid Omidbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10959433
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to sporicidal compositions and uses thereof. The sporicidal compositions include one or more cationic steroidal antimicrobials (CSAs). The sporicidal compositions may be applied to an object to kill or deactivate bacterial spores contacting the sporicidal composition. The object may be a food product, food processing equipment, industrial equipment, or healthcare facility objects. The sporicidal composition may be administered to a subject that has, is suspected to have, or is at risk for an infection associated with spore-forming bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 10913431
    Abstract: A moving tunnel sanitizer includes a frame forming a tunnel with a tunnel opening through the frame. A right wall supports a right side of the frame. A left wall supports a left side of the frame. A right front wheel and a right rear wheel support the right wall. A left front wheel and a left rear wheel supports the left wall. A top member makes a rigid connection between the right wall to the left wall. Nozzles are mounted on the tunnel on the right wall and on the left wall. A fluid tank stores a sanitizing fluid. The fluid tank is connected to the nozzles by fluid tubing. A left motor and a right motor are drive motors. The left motor drives either the front left wheel or the rear left wheel. The right motor drives the front left wheel or the front right wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Javier Lopez
  • Patent number: 10894107
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting an enclosed area may include at least one ultraviolet (UV) light and a fogging device which may include a portable housing, an atomizing disinfectant generator carried by the portable housing, and a processor carried by the portable housing. The processor may be configured to initiate a treatment cycle during which the atomizing disinfectant generator dispenses atomized disinfectant fluid into the enclosed area, after a first time period activate the at least one UV light while the atomized disinfectant fluid is being dispensed into the enclosed area, and after a second time period later than the first time period deactivate the at least one UV light and prior to completion of the treatment cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Steve Grinstead, Frances Grinstead