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John Dawson, Loren Duvoket, Travis Garthaffner, Rashard Thurman, Charles Gary Atwell: Compound filter rod making apparatus and process. Philip Morris USA, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, June 3, 2008: US07381175 (13 worldwide citation)

Machinery and process for continuously making a compound filter rod include a tow transport for continuously delivering an expanded fiber tow while compressing the tow as it travels in a downstream direction. At least one rotating pocket wheel has a plurality of spaced apart pockets therein, and a f ...


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Norman F Watson: Recovery and towing vehicle. EKA Group, Cumpston & Shaw, February 3, 1987: US04640660 (13 worldwide citation)

A recovery and towing vehicle which has been specifically designed for transport in a freighter aircraft and must necessarily therefore be of low profile to fit within the cargo space of an air-transport vehicle comprising a main chassis (1) on which is mounted a cab (3) with a removable upper part ...


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Phil Haxton, Thomas W Carlyle: High capacity air transport system and method. H C Designs, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice P L L C, August 15, 2000: US06102332 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of transporting large numbers of passengers by air from a departure airfield to a destination airfield. The method comprises providing a large flying wing airframe, providing a plurality of passenger pods adapted to be loaded with passengers at a traditional airport gate facility, loading t ...


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Vladimir H Pavlecka, David G McIntyre: Air transport and lifting vehicle. Skagit Corporation, Robert C Smith, September 19, 1978: US04114837 (12 worldwide citation)

An air lifting vehicle includes, inter alia, a main frame containing an engine, a helicopter-type rotor driven by the engine, a rear located propeller which provides torque compensation for the rotor as well as yaw control for the vehicle, and a pilot's cabin. Attached to the frame through a plurali ...


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Beuford A Bogue, Claude Bayard, William F Rutkowski: Method for making chopped amorphous fibers with an air transport system. Fuisz Technologies, Sandra M Nolan, January 26, 1999: US05862998 (11 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Thomas B Kent: Solar air flow controller and system. Solar Control Corporation, Sheridan Ross Fields & McIntosh, December 12, 1978: US04129116 (11 worldwide citation)

An installation for utilizing solar energy for heating air and delivering heated air to a building or the like includes a solar heat collector, a heat storage unit, a blower for producing the desired air flow and ducting connecting the components to permit operation in various modes. A unitary contr ...


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Nicholas R Nigrelli: Aerator. Nigrelli Systems, Francis J Bouda, March 23, 1993: US05196148 (11 worldwide citation)

The aspirator or air-injector of the present invention includes an air transport pipe disposed within a fluid transport tube. The end of the pipe which is disposed within the tube is cut at an angle to the axis of the pipe and provides a beveled face disposed within the tube, facing upstream of any ...


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Richard D Smith: High temperature fireplace grate including room heating transfer tubes. Serge Abend, November 26, 2002: US06484714 (11 worldwide citation)

An improved grate for burning solid fuel having a support for the fuel, a blower for transporting air through the support, a multiplicity of orifices jets uniformly distributed across the entire area of the grate and directed through the support generally upwardly to transport preheated air toward t ...


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Simon Georges Henri, D Silva Cedric: Method of transmission of information over radio links.. Sextant Avionique, October 5, 1994: EP0618704-A1 (11 worldwide citation)

In order to transmit information between a sending station (STA) and a receiving station (STB) separated by a distance exceeding the direct communication range of the said stations, the method according to the invention consists in equipping aircraft (A1 to A25) which circulate in the space lying be ...


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Americo Salas: Flying vehicle of inverse sustentation (FVIS). Pendorf & Cutliff, June 3, 2003: US06572053 (11 worldwide citation)

The Flying Vehicle of Inverse Sustentation (FVIS) is an air transport unit for passengers and cargo. The vehicle comprises a main flow generating unit to burn a mixture of fuel and air and produce a gas flow with an appropriate speed to achieve the force of sustentation, an air admission duct to rec ...