Slurry distributor with a profiling mechanism, system, and method for using same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9999989
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13844550

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A slurry distributor can include a distribution conduit and a profiling mechanism. The distribution conduit extends generally along a longitudinal axis and includes an entry portion and a distribution outlet in fluid communication with the entry portion. The distribution outlet extends a predetermined distance along a transverse axis, which is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The distribution outlet includes an outlet opening having a width, along the transverse axis, and a height, along a vertical axis mutually perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and the transverse axis. The profiling mechanism includes a profiling member in contacting relationship with the distribution conduit and movable over a range of travel such that the profiling member is in a range of positions over which it is in increasing compressive engagement with a portion of the distribution conduit adjacent the distribution outlet to vary the shape and/or size of the outlet opening.

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UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY550 WEST ADAMS STREET CHICAGO IL 60661-3676

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rago, William J Gurnee, US 9 97
Wittbold, James Des Plaines, US 10 231

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