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Pump apparatus including deconsolidator

United States Patent

October 7, 2014
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A pump apparatus includes a particulate pump that defines a passage that extends from an inlet to an outlet. A duct is in flow communication with the outlet. The duct includes a deconsolidator configured to fragment particle agglomerates received from the passage.
Sonwane; Chandrashekhar (Canoga Park, CA), Saunders; Timothy (Canoga Park, CA), Fitzsimmons; Mark Andrew (Canoga Park, CA)
Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc. (Canoga Park, CA)
13/ 563,401
July 31, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under contract number DE FC26-04NT42237 awarded by United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.