KRONOS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FILES FOR PROVISIONAL US PATENT PROTECTION FOR NEW ANTIBACTERIAL FACE MASK WITH CELLPHONE RADIATION PROTECTION FEATURES
Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KRONOS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (OTC MARKETS: KNOS) ("KNOS" or the "Company"), a product development and production company that has significantly changed the way air is moved, filtered and sterilized, proudly announced USPTO filing of a provisional patent protection application that could revolutionize healthier and more useful face masks. The invention covers an attractive, antibacterial face mask combined with cellphone radiation protection features. The provisional patent application Nr 63/049,984 was submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, which is designed to accelerate the development of solutions targeting the global pandemic.
Recently USPTO announced a COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for small and micro-entities. Under this new pilot program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to patent applicants that qualify for small or micro entity status without payment of the typical fees associated with other prioritized examination. In addition, the USPTO will endeavor to reach the final disposition of applications in this program within six months if applicants respond promptly to communications from the USPTO. To qualify for the new program, the claims of an application must cover a product or process subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19.
This new technology and mask design, developed by the Kronos R&D team, will utilize antiviral and antibacterial properties of specialty manufactured metal enhanced fabrics intended to provide numerous health advantages. This new design may incorporate silver, copper or other materials that have antibacterial and antiradiation protection features and threads. These threads will provide an active prevention element in the fight against both airborne contaminants and the further growth of bacterial microorganisms trapped into the fabrics during inhalation of air, as well as helping to address the public concern of potential brain cancer resulting from the continued increase of cell phone usage. Silver is one of the most effective antibacterial agents used for a high degree of biocompatibility and for its long-term antibacterial effectiveness against many different bacterial and viral strains. In addition, the unique design of the invention forms a protective barrier known as a Faraday Cage, which by design, will block the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones in the general area of the user’s head. Numerous international published studies are indicating a potential concern linking certain cancers resulting from extended cell phone usage.