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1. (WO2013123493) BENEFICIAL CONTACT SURFACES FOR FUNCTIONAL OBJECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/123493    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/026646
Publication Date: Fri Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 20 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A41B 11/00
A43B 1/00
D06M 11/83
E05B 1/00
B65D 5/00
A45C 11/00
Applicants: MCDONOUGH ADVISORS
Inventors: MCDONOUGH, William, A.
KHALIFA, Aly
Title: BENEFICIAL CONTACT SURFACES FOR FUNCTIONAL OBJECTS
Abstract:
An enhanced article which has a beneficial contact surface intended to allow bioabsorption of beneficial materials through the user's contact with the enhanced article in use. A functional or ornamental article which has at least one contact surface intended to come in contact with a human user includes a beneficial contact surface for covering the article's contact surface and providing a beneficial surface contact compound adapted to come in contact with a human user touching the article. The beneficial contact surface is connected to the article so that the contact surface of the article is covered by the beneficial contact surface. The presence of the beneficial surface contact compound in the beneficial contact surface means results in the exposure of the user's skin to the beneficial surface contact compound to allow absorption by the user. The article can be any functional or ornamental object which in its regular use comes in contact with a user's skin, including but not limited to such objects as a cellphone, doorknob, packaging, clothing, brushes, laptops and shower curtains. Also, a process by which articles can be converted into enhanced articles through addition of a beneficial contact surface which provides bioabsorption of beneficial materials added as contact surfaces for the articles through various techniques.