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Single-Use Portable Hand Wash Sanitizer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132651D
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

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Fritz Kromenaker: AUTHOR

Abstract

Customers of drive-through fast food outlets often face the challenge of eating food without a convenient and rapid means of cleaning the hands prior to eating. Drive-through dispensing of food or dispensing of ready-to-eat food in general could be enhanced by routinely adding a convenient means of washing or disinfecting the hands that may be included with the food or its packaging. Current food dispensing could be improved, in many cases, by adding disinfecting means (e.g., a sanitizer in solution form) with the provided food, such as a disinfecting solution sealed in a single-use pouch that can be opened and applied to the hands immediately before eating.

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           Single-Use Portable Hand Wash Sanitizer Fritz Kromenaker Customers of drive-through fast food outlets often face the challenge of eating food without a convenient and rapid means of cleaning the hands prior to eating. Drive-through dispensing of food or dispensing of ready-to-eat food in general could be enhanced by routinely adding a convenient means of washing or disinfecting the hands that may be included with the food or its packaging. Current food dispensing could be improved, in many cases, by adding disinfecting means (e.g., a sanitizer in solution form) with the provided food, such as a disinfecting solution sealed in a single-use pouch that can be opened and applied to the hands immediately before eating, or a similar solution impregnated in a towlettes or wipe that is sealed in a pouch. An example of a suitable wipe that can be adapted for this concept is described in US20050079987 A1. The sanitizer can be presented to the user in a gel or any other form. It can be in a separate package that can be handed to the user or attached to packaging (e.g., an external surface of a bag, or an external surface of a container). Alternatively, the sanitizer may be encapsulated in beads attached to a bag that can be released onto the hands by rubbing or crumpling the bag. The sanitizer can also be delivered via a patch that is attached to a bag or box and is capable of delivering a an effective amount of the sanitizer in response to actions such as squeezing, peelin...