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Title: Particle blender

Abstract

An infinite blender that achieves a homogeneous mixture of fuel microspheres is provided. Blending is accomplished by directing respective groups of desired particles onto the apex of a stationary coaxial cone. The particles progress downward over the cone surface and deposit in a space at the base of the cone that is described by a flexible band provided with a wide portion traversing and in continuous contact with the circumference of the cone base and extending upwardly therefrom. The band, being attached to the cone at a narrow inner end thereof, causes the cone to rotate on its arbor when the band is subsequently pulled onto a take-up spool. As a point at the end of the wide portion of the band passes the point where it is tangent to the cone, the blended particles are released into a delivery tube leading directly into a mold, and a plate mounted on the lower portion of the cone and positioned between the end of the wide portion of the band and the cone assures release of the particles only at the tangent point.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
863904
Patent Number(s):
4272232
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
particle; blender; infinite; achieves; homogeneous; mixture; fuel; microspheres; provided; blending; accomplished; directing; respective; desired; particles; apex; stationary; coaxial; cone; progress; downward; surface; deposit; space; base; described; flexible; band; wide; portion; traversing; continuous; contact; circumference; extending; upwardly; therefrom; attached; narrow; inner; causes; rotate; arbor; subsequently; pulled; take-up; spool; passes; tangent; blended; released; delivery; tube; leading; directly; mold; plate; mounted; positioned; assures; release; plate mounted; band pass; homogeneous mixture; extending upwardly; fuel microspheres; flexible band; delivery tube; /425/376/976/

Citation Formats

Willey, Melvin G. Particle blender. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Willey, Melvin G. Particle blender. United States.
Willey, Melvin G. Thu . "Particle blender". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863904.
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abstractNote = {An infinite blender that achieves a homogeneous mixture of fuel microspheres is provided. Blending is accomplished by directing respective groups of desired particles onto the apex of a stationary coaxial cone. The particles progress downward over the cone surface and deposit in a space at the base of the cone that is described by a flexible band provided with a wide portion traversing and in continuous contact with the circumference of the cone base and extending upwardly therefrom. The band, being attached to the cone at a narrow inner end thereof, causes the cone to rotate on its arbor when the band is subsequently pulled onto a take-up spool. As a point at the end of the wide portion of the band passes the point where it is tangent to the cone, the blended particles are released into a delivery tube leading directly into a mold, and a plate mounted on the lower portion of the cone and positioned between the end of the wide portion of the band and the cone assures release of the particles only at the tangent point.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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