06272694 is referenced by 152 patents and cites 10 patents.

An electrostatic discharge garment is formed from material having a grid of conductors for conducting static electricity. The conductors are overlapped at the seams of the garment and interconnected with conductive flat ribbons that extend throughout the garment. The garment also has external grounding fasteners which are joined to the grid and ribbons. A hole is formed in the garment at the site of each fastener. Each hole extends through the fabric, grid, and ribbons. An epoxy applicator injects a small amount of conductive epoxy adjacent to the hole and saturates the various elements. The fastener is then installed while the epoxy is still wet. After the epoxy cures, a flexible but resilient joint is formed between it, the fastener, the grid, and the ribbon.

Title
Enhanced interface for electrostatic discharge garment
Application Number
9/401971
Publication Number
6272694 (B1)
Application Date
September 24, 1999
Publication Date
August 14, 2001
Inventor
Gary W Knoth
San Jose
CA, US
R Bruce Prime
San Jose
CA, US
Ron L Weaver
Paso Los Cerritos
CA, US
Agent
Bracewell & Patterson L
US
Agent
Robert B Martin
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H05F 3/02
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