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Abstract

Mat forming apparatus comprising, in combination, a hollow material transporting member, drive structure for producing a pressure differential across spaced portions of the transporting member so that material is propelled from one of the spaced portions to the other within the hollow transporting member, material directing structure communicating with the drive structure for receiving material from the hollow transporting structure and, responsive to the drive structure, operative to direct the received material in a predetermined path, the hollow transporting member having a non-linear inner surface so that flow in the hollow transporting member is turbulent causing the material being transported therein to experience turbulent flow in being propelled from one of the spaced portions to the other, and structure associated with the material directing structure for receiving the material and confining the received material in a defined space.

Patent Number

5,374,141

Assignee

Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

Application Number

55,912

Date Filed

4-29-1993

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

12-20-1994

Disciplines

Automotive Engineering | Engineering

Mat forming apparatus

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