Accession Number : ADD002941

Title :   Automatic Cleaning Apparatus for Fluid Filters.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Shackleton,Michael Allen ; Anderson,Roy Earl

Report Date : 10 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent relates to an apparatus to remove dust particles accumulating within the air cleaner of a vehicle engine, particularly an off-the-road vehicle of the military type. The apparatus includes a nozzle arranged to traverse the surface of the filter element within the cleaner, said nozzle being effective to blow or draw air through the pores of the filter element, thereby dislodging dust particles located on or in the filter element. The nozzle and filter element rotate relative to one another, whereby the nozzle traverses the entire peripheral dimension of the element; additionally the nozzle opening can be arranged to move in the direction of the filter element axis. By means of the combined axial and rotary movements the nozzle cleans the entire surface of the filter element.

Descriptors :   *Internal combustion engines, *Engine air systems components, *Air cleaners, *Patents, Air filters, Nozzles, Rotation

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE