Maryland Patent of the Month – April 2024

In today’s world, where concerns about surface contamination are at the forefront of many of our minds, innovative solutions are crucial for ensuring public safety and minimizing the spread of harmful pathogens. Zeteo Tech, Inc., a venture-backed biodefense and medical device company, has been granted a patent for a new mobile decontamination system poised to transform the landscape of surface sanitization.

Imagine a mobile cart equipped with cutting-edge technology, designed to swiftly and effectively treat contaminated surfaces both indoors and outdoors. This groundbreaking system boasts a multitude of features, including on-board tanks storing a directed energy enhancer (DEE) formulation, a sprayer subsystem with adjustable nozzles, and a radio frequency (RF) subsystem harnessing microwave radiation for decontamination.

One of the system’s key innovations lies in its ability to combine benign chemical formulations with targeted RF irradiation, resulting in unparalleled surface sterilization. By first coating contaminated surfaces with the DEE formulation and then subjecting them to microwave radiation, Zeteo Tech’s mobile system achieves a contaminant reduction of at least 6-log, exceeding industry standards and ensuring thorough decontamination.

Zeteo Tech’s mobile decontamination system is designed for versatility and ease of use. Whether it’s navigating complex indoor environments or treating expansive outdoor areas, the system’s mobility subsystem, powered by advanced technology such as GPS and computer vision, ensures precise and efficient operation.

Zeteo Tech prioritizes safety and environmental sustainability. The DEE formulation, comprising environmentally friendly components such as PCSR and surfactants, minimizes harm to surfaces and eliminates the need for hazardous chemicals. Additionally, the system’s data acquisition and transfer components facilitate real-time monitoring and remote operation, further enhancing its usability and effectiveness.

In a world grappling with the challenges of infectious disease outbreaks and biological threats, Zeteo Tech’s mobile decontamination system emerges as a beacon of hope. With its innovative design, unparalleled efficacy, and commitment to safety and sustainability, this groundbreaking invention represents a significant leap forward in the ongoing battle against surface contamination.

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