Torchiere with Air Flow Mechanism and Ultraviolet Disinfection

Eric Allan Schiff (Inventor), Brian Carter (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A torchiere style sanitizing device for disinfecting airborne pathogens while providing aesthetic area lighting. A reversible fan exchanges air between the upper room air plume and the lower air plume by passing the air through a center disinfecting section. The disinfection section may include a linear UV-C light, reflective tube, and light trap positioned at one or both ends of the disinfection section to maximize the exposure of the air to the UV-C light and contain the UV-C light within the device. The device includes a conventional illumination source in an upper shade and can selectively provide one of more of room air flow, room air disinfection, and room illumination.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Priority date9/15/21
Filing date9/14/22
StatePublished - Mar 16 2023


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