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Precision wood particle feedstocks

United States Patent

July 30, 2013
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Wood particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein: the wood particles are characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L; the L.times.H dimensions define two side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers; the W.times.H dimensions define two cross-grain end surfaces characterized individually as aligned either normal to the grain or oblique to the grain; the L.times.W dimensions define two substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces; and, a majority of the W.times.H surfaces in the mixture of wood particles have end checking.
Dooley; James H. (Federal Way, WA), Lanning; David N. (Federal Way, WA)
Forest Concepts, LLC (Auburn, WA)
13/ 739,690
January 11, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support by the Small Business Innovation Research program of the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract SC0002291. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.