Air cushion cleaner

  • US 5,689,857 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1996
  • Issued: 11/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An air cushion cleaner for seed cotton comprising:

  • a) a vessel having a top, a bottom, and four panels extending from top to bottom, the vessel having a height, thickness and width, and is defined by an upper portion and a lower portion,b) a distance from the top to bottom being the height,c) a front panel and a back panel being two of the four panels, with a distance from the front to the back panel being the thickness,d) two side panels being two of the four panels with a distance between the side panels being the width,e) a cleaning chamber between the top, bottom, and four panels,f) a screen at the upper portion of the vessel said screen defining a top of the cleaning chamber,g) an inlet in the bottom portions of the front panel angled away from vertical upward toward the back panel,h) inlet means connected to the inlet for blowing seed cotton carried in an air stream into the chamber,I) a grate in the back panel,j) a trash collector attached outside the chamber to the back panel,k) a seed cotton outlet below the bottom,l) a conveyor means connected to the cotton outlet for moving seed cotton from the chamber,m) a dirty air outlet above the top, andn) a dirty air duct means connected the dirty air outlet for moving at least a portion of the air from the inlet means from the chamber.

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