Ultraviolet sterilization unit

  • US 5,894,130 A
  • Filed: 08/08/1997
  • Issued: 04/13/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An ultraviolet sterilization unit comprising:

  • a lamp cartridge configured to hold an ultraviolet lamp, and a first portion of an electric circuit for energizing the ultraviolet lamp; and

    a housing including an aperture into which at least a portion of the lamp cartridge is inserted, and a second portion of an electric circuit for energizing the ultraviolet lamp, the second portion configured to connect to the first portion when the lamp cartridge is inserted into the aperture,wherein the ultraviolet lamp is only energized when the lamp cartridge is inserted in the housing.

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