US Patent No. 10,363,522

AIR IONIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS


Patent No. 10,363,522
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Air Ionization Systems And Methods
Inventorship Timothy Mark Bender, Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Perry Pauley, Glendale, AZ (US)
Brian Keith Roper, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Todd Kenneth Roper, Glendale, AZ (US)
Assignee IONaer International Arizona, LLC, Glendale, AZ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,522

1. A method of removing contaminants from air, the method comprising the steps of:(a) activating an ion generator to generate more negative ions than positive ions, wherein the ion generator comprises: (i) a stainless steel ion dispenser configured to receive electrical current responsive to operation of a control system, (ii) an inner electrode electrically coupled to the ion dispenser, the inner electrode comprising a perforated aluminum sheet, (iii) a glass tube disposed at least partially around the inner electrode, and (iv) an outer electrode disposed at least partially around the glass tube, the outer electrode comprising a tubular stainless steel mesh screen;
(b) operating a fan to move air past the ion generator so the air acquires negative ions; and
(c) passing the air with acquired negative ions through an ozone removal catalyst at least partially surrounding the ion generator to remove ozone from the air.