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Self-anchoring mast for deploying a high-speed submersible mixer in a tank

United States Patent

6,802,643
October 12, 2004
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A self-anchoring mast for deploying a high-speed submersible mixer in a tank includes operably connected first and second mast members (20, 22) and a foot member 46 operably connected to the second mast member for supporting the mast in a tank. The second mast member includes a track (36, 38) for slidably receiving a bearing of the mixer to change the orientation of the mixer in the tank.
Cato, Jr.; Joseph E. (Aiken, SC), Shearer; Paul M. (Aiken, SC), Rodwell; Philip O. (Evans, GA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
10/ 045,108
January 15, 2002
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River company.