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Particulate residue separators for harvesting devices

United States Patent

June 29, 2010
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A particulate residue separator and a method for separating a particulate residue stream may include a plenum borne by a harvesting device, and have a first, intake end and a second, exhaust end; first and second particulate residue air streams which are formed by the harvesting device and which travel, at least in part, along the plenum and in a direction of the second, exhaust end; and a baffle assembly which is located in partially occluding relation relative to the plenum, and which substantially separates the first and second particulate residue air streams.
Hoskinson; Reed L. (Rigby, ID), Kenney; Kevin L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wright; Christopher T. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hess; John R. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 536,076
September 28, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.