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Plug Detector Bypass Breaker Guard

United States Patent

May 23, 2000
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A method and apparatus wherein the apparatus is a container having an inner chamber, an inlet, an outlet, a breaker assembly having at least one blade within the inner chamber of the container and a motor for driving the blade. Material is supplied to the inner chamber of the container through the inlet of the container and the breaker assembly is operated to reduce any clumped material into unclumped material which is then dispensed from the container through the outlet of the container.
Horton; Joel Richard (Maryville, TN), Dearstone; Robert Link (Powell, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 941,591
September 30, 1997
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Services, Inc.