Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

6-13-1995

Abstract

Melt atomizing apparatus comprising a melt supply orifice for supplying the melt or atomization and gas supply orifices proximate the melt supply orifice for supplying atomizing gas to atomize the melt as an atomization spray. The apparatus includes a sensor, such as an optical and/or audio sensor, for providing atomization spray data, and a control unit responsive to the sensed atomization spray data for controlling at least one of the atomizing gas pressure and an actuator to adjust the relative position of the gas supply orifice and melt supply in a manner to achieve a desired atomization spray.

Patent Number

US 5,423,520

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

58,767

Date Filed

4-13-1993

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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