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United States Patent Application

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One embodiment includes a powder spheroidizing method. The method includes loading a powder into a fluidized bed assembly, fluidizing at least some of the powder in the fluidized bed assembly using an inert gas, and heating the powder while fluidized in the fluidized bed assembly.
Klecka, Michael A. (Coventry, CT), She, Ying (East Hartford, CT), El-Wardany, Tahany Ibrahim (Bloomfield, CT), Nardi, Aaron T. (East Granby, CT)
United Technologies Corporation (Hartford CT)
15/ 021,575
July 30, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-AR-0000308 awarded by Department of Energy.