SANIT TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Sarasota, FL)
What is a Patent for Process and formulation for crosslinking antimicrobials onto polymers and surfaces
Surfaces can be a source of microorganism activity. Serious illnesses, such as influenza, are easily spread through human contact. Common objects in public spaces, such as shared telephones and keyboards in offices, railings and seats in publictransportation, check out touch screens at the supermarket, and even doorknobs, can all harbor dangerous viruses and bacteria. There are also harmful microorganisms in common surfaces found in American homes. For example, kitchens may harbor dangerousbacteria like Escherichia coli (a.k.a. E. Coli, Camphylobacter and Salmonella can all be present in kitchens. This could lead to food-based diseases such as food poisoning. Microbes thrive on surfaces like countertops, faucets, refrigerators and handles for cabinet handles.
Conventional disinfectant wipes and sprays may kill certain microorganisms, however they do not stop others from infecting the area within a short time after cleaning. Therefore, the surfaces must be continually wipeddown in order to prevent continuing microbe growth. Disinfectants that are commonly used are poisonous and can become resistant to treatment. This could lead to the creation of an even more harmful pathogen than that was designed for destruction. One famous example of these types of resistant, dangerous microorganisms is the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. In reality, traditional treatments aren’t always effective against so-called “superbugs” like MRSA.
There is a pressing need for a better treatment of surfaces and other solid and porous substrates to avoid the spread of harmful microorganisms. It is also necessary for this treatment to kill infectious agents withoutrisk of increasing resistance or the creation of resistant agents, and to eradicate dangerous resistant agents that cannot be destroyed with traditional treatments.
In certain embodiments discussed herein, a method of applying an antimicrobial on the surface to stop the growth of biological agents on that surface is presented. A mixture of antimicrobial and binding agent is offered. The binder consists of ammonium sulfate as well as methylacryloid and urea. The antimicrobial is an organo silane quarternary amine antimicrobial. The antimicrobial-binder mixture is ionized to comprise negatively charged particles. The antimicrobial-binder mix is then aerosolized into a fog. The fog is then applied on the surface, and dried.
An antimicrobial-binder mixture is a different method of applying antimicrobials to surfaces to stop biological agents growing on the surface. The water is heated to 63.degree. C. Guar gum is mixed with the hot water and the mixture is then chilled to a temperature between 57.degree. C. and 63.degree. C. and 63.degree. The mixture is then composed of the methylacryloid. The binder is mixed with an antimicrobial having the formula NH.sub.3C.sub.18H.sub.36R where R is a silane group, an ionizing agent, and water to form an antimicrobial-binder mixture. The binder comprises 2-3% of the antimicrobial-bindermixture by weight percent. The antimicrobial binding mixture’s ionizing ingredient comprises 1% of weight percent. The antimicrobial is comprised of 2-3 percentage of the antimicrobial binding mixture by weight percent. The binder mixture is ionized such that the mixturecomprises negatively charged particles and is then aerosolized to form fog. The fog is then applied to the surface and dried at ambient temperatures.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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