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United States Patent Application

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A component, a component manufacturing process, and a component operation process are disclosed. The component has a diffuser permitting compressible fluid to flow throughout a first region and a second region of the diffuser at a decreasing velocity. The diffuser includes a coating collection feature. The component manufacturing process includes positioning the component and applying the coating to at least a surface of the component outside of the diffuser and to at least a portion of the second region, not to the first region, to the coating collection feature, or a combination thereof. The component operation process includes positioning the component and transporting the compressible fluid through the diffuser.
ARNESS, Brian Peter (Simpsonville, SC), MEYER, Robert (Simpsonville, SC), AMMANN, Lisa (Simpsonville, SC)
13/ 709,578
December 10, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The United States Government retains license rights in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms by the terms of Government Contract No. 9FB-05 awarded by the United Stated Department of Energy.