05862998 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 19 patents.

An apparatus and method for continuously making chopped amorphous fibers that uses an air transport system. The apparatus includes a source of floss, a duct for transporting the floss while it is entrained in a stream of gaseous carrier medium, a chopper for chopping the floss, and a separator. In a preferred embodiment, the floss is chopped while it is entrained in the stream of gaseous carrier medium using a rotating ring chopper, and the chopped floss is subsequently separated using a cyclone separator.

Title
Method for making chopped amorphous fibers with an air transport system
Application Number
566829
Publication Number
5862998
Application Date
April 11, 1997
Publication Date
January 26, 1999
Inventor
William F Rutkowski
Arlington
VA, US
Claude Bayard
Arlington
VA, US
Beuford A Bogue
Broad Run
VA, US
Agent
Sandra M Nolan
Assignee
Fuisz Technologies
VA, US
IPC
B02C 23/24
B02C 18/06
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