UNIFORM VELOCITY AIR MANIFOLD
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
An apparatus for removing particles from a surface utilizing a manifold having three regions is disclosed. The three regions include a triangular inlet region, a collection duct region and an exhaust duct region. The triangular inlet includes a narrow constant gap slot along the length of the manifold through which stream of parallel air flow through uniformly. The collection duct is adjacent to the triangular inlet and collects the air flow exiting from the triangular inlet. The exhaust duct, in one embodiment, is centrally located at the apex of the triangular manifold, partially situated on the collection ducts where they meet. The exhaust duct provides an exit for the air being transported by the collection ducts. The combination of these three regions provide uniform air flow velocity through the manifold.