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Robert A Caughey, Bruce A Haataja, Tauno B Kilpela, James F Hamilton: Pallet having densified edge and method of making same. Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, February 3, 1981: US04248163 (57 worldwide citation)

A molded unitarily formed pallet is provided, the pallet including wood particles bonded together by a cured binder in compressed relation. Also provided is a method for making such pallets. The pallet includes a deck having an upper supporting surface, a lower surface, a plurality of integral leg s ...


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Robert A Caughey: Apparatus for producing combustible gases from carbonaceous materials. Robert T Gammons, June 21, 1977: US04030895 (21 worldwide citation)

A reactor for generating combustible fuel gases comprising a chamber, an inclined grate extending from adjacent the top of the chamber to near the bottom and sloping forwardly within the chamber from the top to the bottom, said grate dividing the chamber into a primary chamber at the forward side of ...


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Robert A Caughey: Spark arresting module. Forest Fuels, Robert T Gammons, December 29, 1981: US04307673 (20 worldwide citation)

A spark-arresting module for disposition in a duct for hot stack gases comprising a rigid frame structured with spaced, parallel bars alternating with spaced, parallel slots, a shaft at the upstream side of the frame and parallel thereto, a plurality of blades provided with diametrically-located van ...


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Robert A Caughey: Dryer for combustible chip-like material. New Hampshire Flakeboard, Lahive & Cockfield, December 26, 1989: US04888885 (18 worldwide citation)

A dryer (10, 50, 100) for drying combustible, chip-like material has at least one ramp-like transport (12) inclined at an angle between five and ten degrees steeper than the natural angle of repose of the material. The transport (12) supports substantially laminar flow of a bed of material from a ma ...


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Robert A Caughey: Apparatus and method for producing combustible gases from biomass material. Forest Fuels, Dike Bronstein Roberts Cushman & Pfund, June 20, 1978: US04095958 (14 worldwide citation)

A reactor wherein a biomass is moved progressively downwardly along the upwardly facing side of an inclined grate supported with an enclosure comprising a retort, the rear and front walls of which provide, in conjunction with the grate, a plenum chamber at the downwardly facing side of the grate and ...


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Robert A Caughey: Reinjection gasifier. New Hampshire Flakeboard, Lahive & Cockfield, August 23, 1988: US04765256 (12 worldwide citation)

A gasifier (10) for particulate combustible material in effect separates the pyrolysis and the oxidation of the flowable fuel material with a traveling grate (40) for advancing a bed of the material from a material feed station (40A) to a material discharge station (40B). A material feed mechanism ( ...


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Robert A Caughey: Gasification retort. Forest Fuels, Robert T Gammons, May 19, 1981: US04268274 (11 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for progressively burning biomass material comprising a retort defining a chamber, a linearly moving grate bed enclosed within the chamber with a space below and a space above for respectively supplying primary air to the lower side of the grate and for collecting gases generated by progre ...


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Robert A Caughey: Flyleaf heat sealer. permaTek, J David Dainow, July 2, 1985: US04526642 (11 worldwide citation)

A flyleaf heat sealer for adhering a flyleaf having its inner surface pre-coated with hot melt or heat sensitive adhesive to the exposed outer surfaces of the end sheets of a book block insert, includes means for engaging and transporting a book block insert and the flyleaf folded therearound, means ...


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Robert A Caughey: Gasifier method and apparatus. New Hampshire Flakeboard, Lahive & Cockfield, May 6, 1986: US04586442 (9 worldwide citation)

A gas generator for generating combustible gases from biomass material comprising an enclosure within which is mounted an inclined support intermediate the top and bottom such as to define a gas generating chamber above the support and a plenum chamber below the support, a feed conductor at the top ...


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Robert A Caughey: Dryer for particulate material. Forest Fuels, Robert T Gammons, March 31, 1981: US04258476 (8 worldwide citation)

A dryer for particulate material, especially wood chips, to render them suitable for burning comprising an enclosure, spaced baffle plates in the enclosure dividing the enclosure from bottom to top into three chambers; an intermediate drying chamber for holding a column of particulate material for d ...



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