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A decoupling mechanism is provided for passively or actively decoupling an exhaust from a modular air transport system by diverting an amount of air exiting a channel in a first module in a direction other than the process direction through use of the Coanda effect. This decouples the amount of air from a downstream module. This is achieved by providing edge surfaces of the channel outlet, formed on top and bottom plates of the first air module, so that one of the two edge surfaces has a larger radius of curvature than the other. An air vent formed by a gap between the other of the edges and the second module is also provided to assist in the Coanda effect.

Title
Modular air jet array with coanda exhausting for module decoupling
Application Number
9/83539
Publication Number
5951006
Application Date
May 22, 1998
Publication Date
September 14, 1999
Inventor
Lars Erik Swartz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Warren Bruce Jackson
San Francisco
CA, US
David Kalman Biegelsen
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Oliff & Berridge
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B65H 29/24
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