Thursday, September 30, 2010

US Patent 7803859 - Silver nanoparticle infused container

Silver has long been known as an anti-bacterial agent. This patent from Zinus Inc. teaches providing nanoparticulate silver into plastic containers to provide ease of sanitation. Claim 1 reads:

1. A nano-silver infused container arrangement comprising:

a nano-silver infused container body defining at least one opening; and

a nano-silver infused container lid configured to close off the at least one opening, wherein the container body and the container lid are made of a polymeric compound, and

wherein the polymeric compound is rendered nonporous by infusing the polymeric compound with a concentration of 6 to 30 ppm of nano-silver particles.