ALEXANDRIA, VA (17 February 2021) - Today the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted LUV SYSTEMS, INC. 20 claims for novel uses of low-wavelength ultraviolet (low-UVC) for disinfection of air in public places. The approved invention provides a way to effectively and unobtrusively disinfect air between groups of people in public seated venues such as ballparks, arenas, and theaters.
Numerous additional LUV Systems patents are pending with the USPTO, for low-UVC inventions designed to continuously disinfect air and surfaces in a myriad of applications, in the presence of people and without direct exposure:
- INDOORS for schools, health care facilities, senior care homes, gyms, casinos, coworking offices, restaurants and other businesses, and vehicles;
- RETAIL transaction points, seated events, ATMs/touchscreens, elevators, and fueling stations; and,
- PERSONAL use with hand-held and 3-D disinfection devices.
According to Neeraj Chaudhary, VP-Marketing at LUV Systems, the inventions will lead to “affordable consumer and commercial products to accelerate the safe reopening of economies, while providing necessary peace of mind as people return to a state of normal in care homes, offices, schools, retail and entertainment establishments, and transportation systems.”
Recent studies by Boston University Medical School and others have proven that low-UVC light, at the right wavelength and intensity, achieves 99.9%+ inactivation of Covid-19 in air and surfaces. Ultraviolet disinfection technology has been used for over 100 years in many applications including hospitals, laboratories, and water treatment facilities.
LUV Systems’ products are designed with a 100x safety margin for acceptable exposures as established by the FCC for devices such as cell phones. In addition, LUV Systems products include motion sensors to automatically control and monitor operation of the devices. Body temperature, tilt, and distance sensors, plus algorithms including a mobile app, are planned for future product releases.
These inventions were designed in America and Anu Sood, Principal at LUV Systems, states “the products can easily be 100% manufactured in the United States.” LUV Systems is now actively seeking to secure international patents, and establish a manufacturing and distribution pipeline so that effective, safe, and affordable products can be made available to governments, businesses, and consumers.”