US 9,808,547 B2
Michael E. Robert, Farmington Hills, MI (US)
Assigned to DM TEC, LLC, Livonia, MI (US)
Appl. No. 14/785,262
Filed by AMERICAN DRYER, INC., Livonia, MI (US)
PCT Filed Apr. 16, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/034282
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 16, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/172410, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 23, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/813,399, filed on Apr. 18, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0067363 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. A61L 2/14 (2006.01); H01J 37/30 (2006.01); A61L 2/20 (2006.01); H01T 23/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61L 2/14 (2013.01) [A61L 2/20 (2013.01); H01J 37/3002 (2013.01); H01T 23/00 (2013.01); A61L 2202/11 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A sanitizer comprising:
an ion system, including at least two ion sources capable of generating ions;
a gas supply;
a manifold having passages and an exit and wherein said at least one ion source is located proximate to said exit, said manifold being configured to direct gas from said gas supply to said exit; and
including at least one of an anode and at least one of a cathode; and
wherein said at least one ion source includes a tube configured to fit within said ion source cavity; and
wherein said tube acts as one of said at least one anode and at least one cathode;
a propulsion mechanism capable of displacing the ions away from said ion source;
wherein said propulsion system further includes a valve dividing said passages between inlet passages and outlet passages and wherein said inlet passages extend between said gas supply and said valve and wherein said outlet passages extend between said exit and said valve.