|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||379/452 ; 379/439|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 12|
A telephone handset sterilization apparatus and method having ultraviolet sterilization of the mouthpiece and earpiece of a telephone handset. The invention has an ultraviolet source within the earpiece and mouthpiece cradles of a telephone handset cradle. The telephone handset engages a seal around the earpiece and mouthpiece which blocks UV illumination from a user and seals in ozone gas that is produced by UV source below 200 nm. The UV source illuminated the earpiece and mouthpiece of a telephone handset when the handset is in the on-hook position. W...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A sterilizer for suppressing germs on a telephone handset having an earpiece and a mouthpiece, the sterilizer comprising:a telephone handset cradle;a telephone handset cover hingedly attached to the telephone cradle and positioned to cover the telephone handset when the telephone handset cover is closed over the telephone handset when the telephone handset is in the on-hook position;a sterilizer switch biased to an off position, positioned to engage the telephone handset cover when the telephone handset cover is closed over ...