California Patent of the Month – September 2022

We are all aware that germs, bacteria and viruses pose a significant risk to our health. Therefore, high-traffic areas in healthcare settings, schools, airports, and even sporting venues require rapid disinfection of all surfaces to keep everyone safe and healthy. Devices that emit ultraviolet (UV) light in the germicidal wavelength spectrum have been shown to effectively kill microbes. However, they are typically stationary, require multiple devices to disinfect a room, and often have vertically-oriented UV light sources which poorly disinfect horizontal and textured surfaces, and also require operators to step out of the room during use to avoid harmful UV exposure. 

Dimer, LLC (Dimer) is focused on the development of effective and efficient UV disinfection devices. Their solution involves the development of a mobile UV system that can effectively disinfect pathogens on textured surfaces and horizontal areas in a short amount of time. Their development can be used to thoroughly disinfect a 3000 ft² room in just 15 minutes. 

Dimer’s novel development makes use of a battery-powered motorized device that contains a patented, adjustable, horizontal wing that contains several UV light sources. The machine can be easily moved and contains a multitude of UV-protective shields to ensure the operator is not exposed to any of the harmful radiation. This mobile disinfectant system promises increased mobility and full coverage disinfection of all surfaces without the use of harsh chemicals or multiple devices, making it a convenient choice for every business!

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