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Microblower assisted barometric valve

United States Patent

December 6, 2005
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A gas exchange apparatus is provided which provides for both passive fluid flow and blower associated fluid flow through a barometric valve. A battery powered blower is provided which allows for operation of the barometric valve during times when the barometric valve would otherwise be closed, and provides for enhanced volume of gas exchange.
Rossabi; Joseph (Aiken, SC), Hyde; Warren K. (Aiken, SC), Riha; Brian D. (Augusta, GA), Jackson; Dennis G. (Augusta, GA), Sappington; Frank (Augusta, GA)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
10/ 402,805
March 28, 2003
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 between Westinghouse Savannah River Company, LLC, and the U.S. Department of Energy.