WO2007112939A2 - Solarium - Google Patents

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WO2007112939A2
WO2007112939A2 PCT/EP2007/002815 EP2007002815W WO2007112939A2 WO 2007112939 A2 WO2007112939 A2 WO 2007112939A2 EP 2007002815 W EP2007002815 W EP 2007002815W WO 2007112939 A2 WO2007112939 A2 WO 2007112939A2
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tanning
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radiation
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Ulrich Berger
Stefan Greif
Juergen Lowitzki
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Heraeus Noblelight Gmbh
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N5/0613Apparatus adapted for a specific treatment
    • A61N5/0614Tanning
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N5/0613Apparatus adapted for a specific treatment
    • A61N5/0614Tanning
    • A61N2005/0615Tanning using UV light sources having a specific spectrum
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N2005/0632Constructional aspects of the apparatus
    • A61N2005/0634Mechanisms that allow a space saving storage of the apparatus
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N2005/0635Radiation therapy using light characterised by the body area to be irradiated
    • A61N2005/0636Irradiating the whole body
    • A61N2005/0637Irradiating the whole body in a horizontal position
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N2005/0664Details
    • A61N2005/0665Reflectors
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N2005/0664Details
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Abstract

The invention relates to a solarium with a UV filter or UV converter, and with a UV module that has a UV emitter with a minimum power rating of 0.5 KW and has a reflector. The UV module is arranged behind a screen or on a ceiling of a room or on the top of a mobile carriage. Moreover, in order to irradiate an area located in front of the screen by radiation from the UV module, a reflector is set at a distance from the UV module. The invention permits the use of a solarium in patient treatment rooms in hospitals or residential homes.

Description

 Patent application

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH

tanning facility

The following invention relates to tanning machines for cosmetic or therapeutic skin treatment, in particular tanning beds and sunbeds. Such systems can also be referred to as skin treatment systems.

Known tanning beds, in which a body is uniformly irradiated from above and the sides, have a hood equipped with radiators. The disadvantage is that such systems can have a restrictive effect.

An object of the present invention is to broaden the scope of tanning equipment. Another task is to make more efficient use of the energy used in tanning equipment. Another object of the invention is to lindem the Einperektekt of tanning beds, or aufzulockern their cage structure.

The solution of the tasks is made by the independent claims.

The dependent claims describe preferred embodiments.

Tanning installations in the sense of the present invention are tanning installations in the wellness sector, in particular tanning beds and sundecks. Furthermore, tanning systems in hospitals and nursing homes can be set up to ensure the vitamin D intake of patients and residents. For such rooms a wheelchair-accessible construction is appropriate. These rooms can be equipped with wall and ceiling arrangements with the components according to the invention. For hospitals and retirement homes and mobile racks are suitable, which can be driven over patient beds, wherein the units of the invention are attached to the frame. The tanning system is therefore executable for hospitals or nursing homes in inpatient rooms as well as mobile as a frame. Tanning systems in the sense of the present invention have at least one combination of a UV module and a reflector reflecting the exit radiation of the UV module. They can have a plurality of reflectors, UV modules and filters, in particular each for a beam path. The modules are arranged so that they are inaccessible to the user of the tanning system. According to the invention ceiling structures or barriers are used as shock protection.

Particularly suitable modules have double-capped UV lamps and therefore channel-shaped reflectors. With this arrangement, the radiation emitted by the radiator is projected homogeneously onto a field, which can be adjusted particularly easily by the reflector spaced from the module to form a homogeneous field with the desired width. UV modules according to the invention are operated with UV lamps whose electrical power is at least 0.5 KW, in particular at least 1 KW and preferably at least 2 KW. The UV lamps are as slim as possible. Thus, in addition to narrow modules, homogeneous radiation fields can be generated with the module in a simple manner. A combination with other UV irradiation solutions for tanning or medical applications known in the art can also be combined with the advantages of the present invention, for example, by aligning the technique of the present invention only with irradiation of specific parts of the body.

The UV module according to the invention comprises at least one UV radiator and a reflector, so that it emits UV radiation on one side of the module. In this case, the UV radiation from the module is more homogeneous, in particular directed than that of the UV lamp. The module can be covered with a filter disc. For this purpose, filter disks made of glasses, in particular low-quality glasses which filter out UVB and in particular UVC or are impermeable to radiation from this spectrum are suitable. The UV module is directed with its opening on one or more reflectors. Suitable are metallic reflectors, such as aluminum reflectors. Alternatively, it is advisable to use semitransparent glass reflectors. In the beam path between the modules and the reflectors it requires except possibly a module covering the filter disc or semitransparent reflectors no further solid.

In the beam path between the module and the surface to be irradiated, there is a UV filter or a UV converter, preferably on the UV module or the reflector spaced therefrom. Of the UV filter on the reflector spaced from the module can serve as mechanical protection at the same time.

The UV converter is preferably a phosphor, z. As a fluorescent or a phosphorescent layer that absorbs radiation having wavelengths below 300 nm, in particular UV-C radiation and radiation greater than 300 nm, in particular emitted UV-A radiation. Optionally, the UV converter also absorbs UV-B radiation to emit UV-A radiation.

Sunbeds according to the invention are particularly suitable for use in tanning salons or wellness facilities, such. As baths and saunas, swimming pools or hotels.

Figure 1 shows schematically a classic tanning device in the form of a sunbed.

Figures 2 to 5 show inventive tanning devices, in particular tanning beds with UV modules secured by blocking from the irradiation surface.

Figures 6 to 10 show inventive tanning equipment, which are particularly suitable for use in homes or sundecks.

1 = body to be irradiated

2 = UV-transparent acrylic sheet as mechanical protection

3 = Glass filter disc for targeted UV reduction

4 = UV high-pressure source, socketed on one or both sides

5 = UV-reflecting reflector, consisting of metal or glass

6 = socket for receiving the radiator source and / or the reflector

7 = lying surface for the body to be irradiated

8 = housing for receiving the further reflector systems 9

9 = Further reflector systems for indirect irradiation 10 = optical path.

As shown in Figure 2, the radiator will be received longitudinally inside the reflector (5). The homogeneously radiating UV light is now directed through the filter (3) and subsequently by means of the further reflector systems (9) onto the body (1) to be irradiated. These other reflector systems (9), consisting of metal or glass are UV-reflective and such arranged to project the UV light emerging from the filter disc (3) uniformly over a large area onto the body to be irradiated.

As shown in Figure 3, the other reflector systems (9), consisting of a UV-transparent material, have a coating that reflects only some of the UV radiation. The remaining UV radiation is then filtered or reflected by the next reflector system in the same way. The last reflector system, in turn, can be made of metal or glass, with a very high reflection property against UV light.

According to Figure 4, the filter (3) is not mounted directly in front of the reflector (5), but in front of the outlet opening of the housing (8) for receiving the other reflector systems (9). Furthermore, these filters (3) are afflicted with a phosphorescent layer (comparable to a UV phosphor of UV-emitting fluorescent tubes). The further reflector systems (9) are arranged such that the UV radiation from the radiation source (4) is uniformly directed onto the coated filter disc (3).

In Figure 5, the right and left versions differ so that the other reflector systems (9) show different constructions. In both cases, the UV radiation is directed indirectly through a reflector (5) and a further reflector system (9) through the UV filtering filter disc (3) to the body (1) to be irradiated.

All versions are characterized by a very low height. Furthermore, uncontrolled direct radiation from the light source can be avoided. All systems can be used behind an acrylic disc and thus protected from contact with the body to be irradiated.

According to Figure 6, the inventive tanning unit will be used independently as a "building set." It is self-contained and can accommodate all the necessary components necessary for operation.

For example, tanning beds can be constructed in an open design as shown in Figure 9 or as a sun sky as shown in Figure 10 above a lawn.

It is also possible to use it in a shower with wall or ceiling mounting as shown in Figure 7. This wall and / or ceiling mounting is also very convenient and easy to clean, since no direct contact with the object to be sunbathed necessary is, which in turn allows the use in nursing homes or hospitals. It should be emphasized in particular that, especially in frail people, the sometimes poor health situation due to a lower exposure to the sun under the open sky can be counteracted with this inventive tanning device.

Figure 8 shows another inventive UV module as a mobile unit that allows for tanning of stationary persons.

The very low height compared to existing systems of the embodiments of the invention allows an application under plaster. Furthermore, uncontrolled direct radiation from the light source can be avoided. All systems can be used behind an acrylic disc and thus protected against contact by the body to be irradiated.

It can UV lamps from 500 W to well over 1000 W are used, which are both unilaterally as well as both sides capped, with a two-sided socket with respect to the stabilization is cheaper. The UV filter can be kept geometrically very small (size of the exit opening of the first reflector).

Claims

claims
1. tanning system with a UV filter or UV converter and a UV radiator with a minimum connected load of 0.5 KW and a reflector having UV module, characterized in that the UV module is disposed behind a barrier and for the irradiation of a before the shut-off area is separated by radiation from the UV module, a reflector from the UV module.
2. tanning system with a UV filter or UV converter and a UV radiator with a minimum power of 0.5 KW and a reflector having UV module, characterized in that the UV module on a ceiling of a building room or at the top of a is arranged mobile frame and a radiation from the UV module is a reflector spaced from the UV module for irradiating an area located under the ceiling or the top.
3. tanning plant according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the tanning system is a tanning or home device.
4. tanning plant according to claim 3, characterized in that the tanning system is a tanning bed or sun deck.
5. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the barrier consists of UV-transparent glass or acrylic glass.
6. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the barrier is a UV-transparent disc or hood.
7. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the UV lamp is a discharge lamp.
8. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the UV emitter is socketed on two sides.
, Tanning system according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the reflector in the UV module is channel-shaped.
10. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the reflector spaced from the UV module is planar or channel-shaped.
1 1. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the radiation from the UV module is more homogeneous than that of the UV lamp.
12. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the UV filter or UV converter is arranged on the UV module.
13. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the UV filter or UV converter is arranged at the reflector spaced from the UV module.
14. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 13, characterized in that the UV converter generates UV-A radiation from UV-C radiation.
15. tanning plant according to one of claims 1 to 14, characterized in that the UV converter has a fluorescent or phosphorescent layer.
16. Use of a tanning system according to one of claims 1 to 15, in patient treatment rooms in hospitals or nursing homes.
17. Use of a tanning system according to one of claims 1 to 15 in a tanning salon or in a spa.
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US4309616A (en) * 1975-08-26 1982-01-05 Friedrich Wolff Apparatus for producing ultraviolet radiation
EP0027187A2 (en) * 1979-10-12 1981-04-22 Hans Robert Dr. Sellmeier Browning device for direct pigmentation
DE3127707A1 (en) * 1981-07-14 1983-02-03 Hans Joachim Frei Irradiation unit
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