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A fan assembly for creating an air current is described. The fan assembly includes a nozzle mounted on a base housing a device for creating an air flow through the nozzle. The nozzle includes an interior passage for receiving the air flow from the base, a mouth through which the air flow is emitted, the mouth being defined by facing surfaces of the nozzle, and spacers for spacing apart the facing surfaces of the nozzle. The nozzle extends substantially orthogonally about an axis to define an opening through which air from outside the fan assembly is drawn by the air flow emitted from the mouth. The fan provides an arrangement producing an air current and a flow of cooling air created without requiring a bladed fan. The spacers can provide for a reliable, reproducible nozzle of the fan assembly and performance of the fan assembly.

Title
Fan
Application Number
12/622844
Publication Number
8092166 (B2)
Application Date
November 20, 2009
Publication Date
January 10, 2012
Inventor
Kevin John Simmonds
Malmesbury
GB
Frederic Nicolas
Malmesbury
GB
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Dyson Technology
GB
IPC
F04D 29/54
F04D 29/44
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