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Control valve and control valve system for controlling solids flow, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same

United States Patent

9,617,087
April 11, 2017
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Disclosed herein is a solids flow control valve comprising a standpipe; a shoe; and a transport pipe; wherein the standpipe is in operative communication with the shoe and lies upstream of the shoe; the standpipe comprising a first end and a second end, where the first end is in contact with a source that contains disposable solids and the second end is in fluid contact with the shoe; the shoe being operative to restrict the flow of the disposable solids; the transport pipe being disposed downstream of the shoe to receive and transport the solids from the shoe.
Jukkola; Glen D. (Glastonbury, CT), Teigen; Bard C. (Enfield, CT)
GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Baden, CH)
13/ 283,355
20120111243
October 27, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR SUPPORT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to a grant having contract No. DE-FC26-OINT41223 from the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).