Chinese patent adds to company’s growing patent portfolio, including US Patent # 6,939,397 B2
August 14, 2006 — /MARKET WIRE/ — MIAMI, FL — Eco-Rx, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ERXX), a producer of proprietary air purification products, announced that the company has received a Notice of Allowance from the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) which significantly extends the protection of the RX-400. The original patent application to SIPO described the invention as “a system and corresponding methods for removing contaminants from a contaminated air stream.” In particular, the present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for enhancing the exposure of a contaminated air stream to germicidal radiation in order to optimize removal of contaminants from that air stream.
Importantly, the claims that will be allowed by the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office not only cover the basic product but also allows 43 claims as related to that product. The system includes a housing, including an inlet, an outlet, and an elongated UV chamber disposed within the housing.
The RX-400 used ultraviolet light within a chamber to kill microbial bacteria, viruses and mold. The product also reduces allergens in rooms of any size, dependent upon the air exchanges desired. Ultraviolet light (UV-C) is the best known mechanism for killing microorganisms that are airborne.
Eco-Rx, Inc. produces proprietary products utilizing high-intensity ultraviolet radiation (UVC) inside a “killing chamber” (a replaceable cartridge). The UV destroys airborne bacteria and viruses, and de-activates allergens, spores and mold. Extensive independent testing by an EPA and FDA certified laboratory confirms that the unique technology kills airborne viruses and bacteria including: Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella pneumonia. Anything with DNA or RNA is killed or neutralized. The machine does not produce or use ozone. Eco-Rx combines its purification technology, a sophisticated electronic ballast system, with an electronic control module in a product that is totally effective and user-friendly. The technology uses a replaceable cartridge providing 12 months of continuous operation (24/7).
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release include expectations which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by these statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: difficulties encountered in launching a new product, competition and receiving timely shipments from the manufacturer in China. Eco-Rx undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
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SOURCE: Eco-Rx, Inc.