Walnut, CA Inventor Gets Patent That May Help Stop the Spread of Germs

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Inventor received US Patent for an invention which can be used effectively to impede one of the major causes of the spread of the Flu, (liquid droplets, propelled by coughing or sneezing). It is a very simple invention which is more effective than the traditional handkerchief or tissue.

Warren R. Wilkins, a resident of Walnut California has just been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new product which was designed to help stop the spread germs of disease. This invention is a handkerchief with a pouch, called a “NosePouch” (See the site at http://www.nosepouch.com). Because a traditional handkerchief is only two dimensional, solid particles and liquid droplets can escape from the handkerchief or tissue during use. The NosePouch actually does an excellent job at helping stop the spread of discharge during a sneeze, cough or during the blowing of the nose.

The Bird Flu has currently killed more than 100 people. Although humans now contact the virus through contact with birds, the health community fears that the virus will mutate making it easy to spread from person to person. We know that there is much to be done on many fronts to help slow the spread of any flu virus. But we also know now that a major cause of spreading the flu is through liquid droplets, propelled by coughing or sneezing. The NosePouch will be quite effective in combating this spread. But, if the NosePouch can help, even in the slightest way, it will prove to be of significant value to society. This is why the NosePouch is important.

The NosePouch is actually the first functional innovation in the cloth handkerchief in thousands of years. It is currently available only in the cloth form; however, this product will be most exciting in its tissue form. The Facial Tissue Market is highly competitive and the NosePouch will present some interesting opportunities in that market in the near future.

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