Electro-kinetic air transporter-conditioner

  • US 6,176,977 B1
  • Filed: 11/05/1998
  • Issued: 01/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electro-kinetic air transporter-conditioner, comprising:

  • a housing; and

    a self-contained ion generator, disposed within said housing, including;

    a high voltage generator having first and second output ports, one of which ports may be at a same potential as ambient air, that outputs a signal whose duty cycle can be about 10% to about 100%; and


    an electrode assembly, effectively coupled between said output ports, comprising a first electrode array that includes at least one electrically-conductive rod-shaped electrode, and a second electrode array that includes at least first and second electrically-conductive hollow electrodes disposed parallel to and equidistant from said rod-shaped electrode, the first electrically-conductive hollow electrode including an electrode surface parallel to a closest electrode surface of the second electrically-conductive electrode;

    wherein said ion generator outputs an electrostatic flow in a downstream direction toward said second electrode array, said electrostatic flow including at least one of ionized air and ozone;

    wherein the electrode surfaces of said first and second electrically-conductive hollow electrodes are sized to collect at least some particulate matter entrained in said flow.

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