Tuesday, February 28, 2012

US Patent 8124016 - Antimicrobial article with metal nanoparticles


This patent from LG Electronics teaches an antimicrobial agent for home appliances in which metal nanoparticles are used to improve the effectiveness of sterilization. Claim 1 reads:

1. An article with an antimicrobial property comprising a coating with both Kimchi lactic acid bacteria culture fluid originated from Kimchi lactic acid bacteria and nano metal particles, wherein the nano metal particles are selected from the group consisting of Ag, Zn, Cu, Pt, Cd, Pd, Rh, Cr, and mixtures thereof.