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US20030177906: Clutch dust filter apparatus, and method of using same

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Inventor(s) Edmond Cote · Gordon Jones ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Correspondent Honeywell International Inc. 101 Columbia Road ·
Application Number US10104908
Filing date 03/22/2002
Publication date 09/25/2003
Predicted expiration date 03/22/2022
U.S. Classifications 95/273  · 55/428  · 55/486  ·
International Classifications B01D046/00  ·
Kind CodeA1
12 Claims, 4 Drawings


Abstract

A clutch dust filtration apparatus, for filtering solid particles out of a mixture of air and suspended solids, includes a conduit member, a collection vessel, and a filter member. The conduit member includes a hollow transfer tube and a transverse collar extending outwardly from the transfer tube. The collection vessel has an open end and a closed end, and is indirectly connected to the conduit member. The outlet of the conduit member is spaced away from the closed end of the collection vessel. The filter member is attached to the collection vessel. Incoming air from the conduit member is required to make a sharp turn, in order to exit the apparatus via the filter member. This sharp turn causes solid material to drop out of the mixture and to be collected in the collection vessel.

Independent Claims | See all claims (12)

  1. 1. An apparatus for filtering particulate solids out of a mixture of air and solids, said apparatus comprising: a conduit member having an inlet end and an outlet end; a porous filter member operatively attached to the conduit member; and a hollow collection vessel operatively connected to the filter member, said collection vessel having an open end which receives the conduit member and a closed end covering the outlet end of the conduit member, wherein the outlet end of the conduit member is spaced away from the closed end of said collection vessel; whereby air from the conduit member is required to make a sharp turn in order to exit the apparatus via the filter member.
  2. 7. A clutch dust filtration apparatus for filtering solid particles out of a mixture of air and solids, said apparatus comprising: a conduit member having an inlet end and an outlet end and comprising a hollow transfer tube defining a passage therethrough, and a transverse collar attached to said transfer tube; a perforated filter member operatively attached to the transverse collar of said conduit member and spaced away from the transfer tube, the filter member comprising a substantially cylindrical filter element; and a collection vessel operatively connected to the filter member, said collection vessel having an open end which receives the conduit member therein and a closed end covering the conduit member, such that the outlet end of the conduit member is spaced away from said collection vessel; whereby air from the conduit member is required to make a sharp turn in order to exit the apparatus via the filter member.
  3. 11. A method of filtering a mixture of air and suspended solids to separate the solids therefrom, comprising the steps of: a) transferring said mixture through a conduit to a conduit member of a filter assembly; b) passing said mixture out of said conduit member into a collection vessel; and c) forcing the air component to turn sharply in order to exit from said filter assembly; whereby a significant portion of said suspended solids are deposited in said collection vessel.

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