CHICAGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC announced today that Rotechnical Holdings LLC has consigned U.S. Patent Numbers 6,039,928, 6,301,359, 6,365,113, 6,458,331 and 6,490,351, entitled "Device Sterilization IP Lot", to be sold at The Ocean Tomo Fall 2006 Live Intellectual Property Auction to be held on October 26th in New York City.
This patent portfolio makes use of UV sterilization techniques, applying the technology to an array of common business and consumer devices. Included among these devices are computer keyboards and other related input mechanisms, writing tools, telephones and trash containers. The utilization of UV technology to sterilize widely used devices provides a method whereby germs and viruses, easily spread by contact with such commonly used goods, may be contained and killed.
In view of the recent Government and worldwide reports of flu pandemic, this portfolio, consisting of 18 US and foreign patents and applications, may be of interest to any company dealing with UV technology and UV sterilization technology, or conversely, any company manufacturing commonly used devices which may foster the spread of germs and viruses.
These patents have been cited by the following patents: -- US Patent 6,897,460 assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Top -- US Patent 6,779,714 assigned to Honeywell International Inc.
For more information on US Patents 6,039,928, 6,301,359, 6,365,113, 6,458,331 and 6,490,351, The Ocean Tomo Fall 2006 Live Intellectual Property Auction, or to submit intellectual property for inclusion in future Ocean Tomo Auctions please call 312.377.4851 or visit http://www.oceantomoauctions.com .
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