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1. US20200222718 - Photoeradication of microorganisms with pulsed purple or blue light

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United States of America
Application Number 16826229
Application Date 21.03.2020
Publication Number 20200222718
Publication Date 16.07.2020
Grant Number 11266855
Grant Date 08.03.2022
Publication Kind B2
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Applicants SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
CAREWEAR CORP.
Inventors Chukuka S. Enwemeka
John C. Castel
Agents Stinson LLP
Title
(EN) Photoeradication of microorganisms with pulsed purple or blue light
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for photoeradication of microorganisms from a target. The method includes the step of obtaining test data for a plurality of experiments each of which comprises irradiating test microorganisms with a plurality of light pulses having a wavelength that ranges from 380 nm to 500 nm. The light pulses have a plurality of pulse parameters (peak irradiance, pulse duration, and off time between adjacent light pulses) and are provided at a radiant exposure that ranges from 0.5 J/cm2 to 60 J/cm2 during each of a plurality of irradiation sessions. The test data comprises a survival rate for the test microorganisms after irradiation with the light pulses. The method also includes the step of analyzing the test data to identify the pulse parameters for the light pulses and the radiant exposure for each of the irradiation sessions that result in a desired survival rate for the test microorganisms. The method further includes the step of irradiating the microorganisms of the target with light pulses having the identified pulse parameters at the identified radiant exposure for each of the irradiation sessions so as to photoeradicate all or a portion of the microorganisms.