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A fan assembly for creating an air current includes a base having an air inlet and an air outlet, the base housing an impeller and a motor for rotating the impeller to create an air flow passing from the air inlet to the air outlet. The fan assembly further includes a vertically oriented, elongate annular nozzle including an interior passage having an air inlet for receiving the air flow from the base and a mouth for emitting the air flow, the nozzle defining an opening through which air from outside the fan assembly is drawn by the air flow emitted from the mouth.

Title
Fan assembly
Application Number
12/716781
Publication Number
8246317 (B2)
Application Date
March 3, 2010
Publication Date
August 21, 2012
Inventor
Peter David Gammack
Malmesbury
GB
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Dyson Technology
GB
IPC
F04F 5/44
F04B 23/08
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