05753322 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 10 patents.

Disclosed is an aluminum building material which comprises a substrate made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, an anodic oxide film formed on the surface of the substrate, and a thin film containing a photocatalytically active semiconductor and deposited on the anodic oxide film. The film containing the photocatalytically active semiconductor embraces both a film formed solely of the semiconductor mentioned above and a film having fine particles of the semiconductor incorporated in or deposited on a suitable carrier such as, for example, a coating film. A fixture unit is also provided which comprises a frame member made of the aluminum building material mentioned above, a panel member having the surface thereof coated with a film containing a photocatalytically active semiconductor, and a watertight and airtight member containing fine particles of a photocatalytically active semiconductor.

Title
Antibacterial, antifungal aluminum building materials and fixtures using the materials
Application Number
8/634985
Publication Number
5753322
Application Date
April 19, 1996
Publication Date
May 19, 1998
Inventor
Toshio Arai
Toyama
JP
Nobuyuki Nakada
Kurobe
JP
Masayuki Kobayashi
Miyagi-ken
JP
Hideo Fukui
Sendai
JP
Tadashi Yamaguchi
Sendai
JP
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC
Assignee
YKK Corporation
JP
IPC
A47G 1/12
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