TODAY’S PATENT- CLOTHES DRYER WITH ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
The clothes drier with UV light was invented by Gregory N. Cross and Tamela S. Cross, patented by the USPTO on 12th of April, 2005, bearing patent number US6877248B1.
The present invention relates generally to clothes dryers and, more particularly, to a clothes dryer with an integral ultraviolet light for purposes of reducing germs and bacteria.
n recent society, there has been a trend toward increased sanitization of everyday objects and surfaces one tends to come in contact with. This trend is evidenced by a quick trip to a local store where one will find the shelves lined with antibacterial soap, hand lotion sanitizer, anti-bacterial surface cleaner, HEPA air filtration systems and the like. However, the one object that we all touch every day, our clothing, remains untouched by this trend. Even with the clothing being washed daily, small microorganisms, either picked up throughout the day, or even in the water used to wash the clothes, remain on the clothing and can lead to further disease transmission. This same problem exists for bed linens, towels and other textiles that one comes in contact with every day.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide an improved clothes dryer. It is a feature of the present invention to provide an adaptation of a conventional dryer in which UV radiation is permitted to sterilize the drum contents via a radiation source outside the drum.