US Pat. No. 10,485,084

STATIC ELIMINATOR

Alpha Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A protective ionizing laminate (PIL) static eliminating device that comprises:a) at least two laminate layers comprising a first laminate layer and a second laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer, the second laminate layer, or both has a thickness ranging between about 5 ?m to about 300 ?m;
b) a plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers forms a pattern;
c) a ground in communication with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers;
wherein the at least two laminate layers are laminated together with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers and at least a portion of the ground positioned there between, to thereby form a laminated enclosure; and
d) an edge cut into the laminated enclosure exposing the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers to create an edge of ionizing points, to thereby obtain a PIL static eliminating device, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers is encased by the two laminate layers except for the edge of ionizing points, wherein the diameter of the ionizing points ranges from between about 100 nm to 50 ?m;wherein air between the ionizing points and charged material passing by or near the PIL static eliminating device is sufficiently ionized to remove or reduce static charge from the passing material.