Kinnos Granted Patent on Highlight® Technology
New York, August 21, 2018 – Kinnos Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Kinnos its first patent on the Highlight® color additive. Highlight® colorizes bleach solutions to visualize full coverage, modifies the liquid properties to allow bleach solutions to fully spread and adhere to waterproof surfaces, and fades in color to indicate when the contact time has been met and decontamination is done.
“This is an exciting milestone for our young company,” said Jason Kang, Chief Executive Officer of Kinnos. “Three and a half years ago, we began this journey to raise the standard of infection prevention and today marks a significant achievement in solidifying the position of Highlight® as an innovative technology.”
The patent confirms the novelty of the Highlight® formula and the concept of using a point-of-use color additive with disinfectants for visualizing disinfection. Kinnos has patent applications pending on additional formulas of Highlight® as well as its Highlight® Wipes lid and cartridge technology.
A trademark for Kinnos was also recently granted by the USPTO, protecting Kinnos’s brand as an innovative infection prevention company.
About Kinnos Inc.
Kinnos (Brooklyn, NY) develops tools that raise the standard of infection prevention to protect healthcare workers, patients, and the general public from infection. Their first product, Highlight®, is a patented point-of-use additive that greatly improves visibility, coverage, and end-user compliance of disinfectants. Highlight® is used by HazMat and biosafety units, was a winner of the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge, and has been field-tested by NGOs and healthcare workers in Liberia, Guinea, and Haiti. Highlight® will soon be available for bleach wipes in hospitals. For more information, visit: www.kinnos.us