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8992183 System and methods for moving objects individually and in parallel  
Electro-osmosis is used to create droplets in order to easily, carefully, and quickly pick-and-place millions of objects (ranging in size from millimeters to nanometers) individually or in...
8848371 Dielectrophoretic restriction to prevent vapor backflow  
A cooling system has an inlet plenum and at least one cooling channel which communicates with the inlet plenum. The cooling channel passes adjacent to a component to be cooled from an upstream...
8786140 High efficiency magnetohydrodynamic power generation using ultra-high magnetic fields and novel cooling  
A magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion device with an electrically conductive working fluid flowing through a conduit in a magnetic field has permanent magnets aligned for maximum field density...
8781056 Electromagnetic flow regulator, system, and methods for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid  
Disclosed embodiments include electromagnetic flow regulators for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, systems for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, methods of...
8764410 Capacitive device and method for the electrostatic transport of dielectric and ferroelectric fluids  
In a method for conveying at least one heat exchange medium which includes at least one first fluid having a first permittivity and at least one second fluid which does not mix with the first...
8757131 Fluid injector having a novel inlet valve arrangement  
With reference to FIG. 3, the present invention provides a fluid injector (10) which functions as a positive displacement pump and comprises: a housing (12) in which a piston chamber is formed; a...
8684701 Pumping mud by electrohydrodynamic propulsion  
A section of riser casing urges drilling mud upward from the sea floor to reduce head pressure associated with pumping drilling mud through riser casing in dual-gradient drilling operations. The...
8662860 Microfluidic driving system  
A microfluidic driving system includes a first planar electrode, a second planar electrode, a third planar electrode, a fourth planar electrode, a power supply unit and a detection module. The...
8632318 Pumping mud by electrohydrodynamic propulsion  
A section of riser casing urges drilling mud through the riser, either upward from the sea floor to reduce head pressure or downward toward the wellbore. The section of riser casing may use an...
8562305 Controlled magnetohydrodynamic fluidic networks and stirrers  
Provided are magnetohydrodynamic stirrers comprising a conduit or cavity having at least two electrodes disposed in such an orientation that, upon the application of a potential or current across...
8541910 MEMS microgenerator cell and microgenerator cell array  
A microelectrical mechanical system (MEMS) microgenerator cell and array is disclosed. The MEMS microgenerator cell of the present invention is effective in the conversion of thermal energy to...
8512005 Ion pump system and electromagnetic field generator  
It is an object of the present invention to provide an ion pump system etc. having a high air-exhausting capacity and vacuum-maintaining capacity and capable of adjusting drive modes suitable for...
8485791 Ceramic element  
A heating element can comprise a ceramic material doped with various elements. The heating element can be heated by forcing a fuel to flow through the ceramic material, where the fuel interacts...
8480377 Integrated electro-magnetohydrodynamic micropumps and methods for pumping fluids  
An integrated electro-magnetohydrodynamic pump may include a flow channel adapted to contain a fluid to be pumped and a plurality of electrodes positioned adjacent the flow channel. A voltage...
8393356 Device for controlling fluid motion into micro/nanochannels by means of surface acoustic waves  
A device for controlling fluid motion in a micro/nanofluidic structure of channels by means of surface acoustic waves is described. The device comprises a structured volume of material bearing a...
8348626 Method and apparatus for efficient micropumping  
Efficient micro-pumping of gas/liquids is provided. In one embodiment a pipeline of insulative material can be asymmetrically coated with electrodes. The asymmetric coating can affect the flow...
8272844 Liquid driver system using a conductor and electrode arrangement to produce an electroosmosis flow  
A liquid driver system having a flow channel for delivering a liquid, includes a conductor member placed in the flow channel, electrodes for applying an electric field to the conductor member and...
8267669 Magnetic induction pump  
A magnetic induction pump for pumping molten metal. The pump includes a motor and a shaft operatively connected to the motor. The pump further includes at least one bipolar permanent magnet...
8197222 Getter pump and vacuum coating installation comprising a getter pump  
A highly efficient getter pump with low maintenance requirements is applied to a vacuum coating installation, allowing a substrate to be coated to remain uncontaminated by a dusting of getter...
8158055 Melting furnace with agitator  
An agitator for agitating a melt includes a heat-resistive container having a blast opening through which cooling air is blown and an exhaust opening for exhausting air having been subjected to...
8057191 Electrokinetic micropump having ion-exchange membranes  
The invention is directed to the elimination of changes of the chemical composition of a pumped liquid caused by introduction of strange components or by modification of original components....
7987771 Beverage maker, and pump unit and cartridge for use in a beverage maker  
A pump unit includes a reservoir for containing a liquid, a duct system for conveying the liquid, and a pumping section for subjecting the liquid to a pumping force. The initial filling of at...
7913747 Miniature liquid cooling device with two sets of electrodes crossed over one another to drive a fluid  
A miniaturized liquid cooling device (200) includes at least a heat absorber (20), at least a heat dissipater (30), a droplet generator (40) driving a working fluid circulating between the at...
7870893 Multichannel cooling system with magnetohydrodynamic pump  
A cooling device includes a base having cells. A pipe is coupled to the base for each of the cells. The pipes include passages that carry fluid toward the cell and away from the cell. A...
7758319 Integral filter and float for an electromagnetic pump  
A filtration and float apparatus and method are disclosed, wherein an integrated float frame and filter is provided, a buoyancy of the float frame and filter causing a sealing of the filtration...
7753656 Magnetohydrodynamic pump with a system for promoting flow of fluid in one direction  
A magnetohydrodynamic pump for pumping a fluid. The pump includes a microfluidic channel for channeling the fluid, a MHD electrode/magnet system operatively connected to the microfluidic channel,...
7727363 Microfluidic device and methods for focusing fluid streams using electroosmotically induced pressures  
A microfabricated device employing a bridging membrane and methods for electrokinetic transport of a liquid phase biological or chemical material using the same are described. The bridging...
7672129 Intelligent microchannel cooling  
A cooling system for a heat producing component includes a base having two or more cells. The cells may include microchannel passages. A pump system may be coupled to the base. The pump system may...
7661468 Electro-hydrodynamic gas flow cooling system  
The present invention relates to cooling systems, and in particular to cooling systems providing forced convective gaseous flow. According to one aspect, a cooling system employs a heat sink in...
7635943 Image display device having an ion pump with reduced leakage  
An image display apparatus is provided with a vacuum chamber consisting of an electron source substrate and an image display substrate, and an ion pump which is attached to an electron-emitting...
7625475 Nanotube fluid pump  
A microfluidic pump has an outer housing such as a capillary tube, a nanotube, and an ionic fluid or alcohol. The nanotube is placed inside the capillary tube, and the capillary tube is filled...
7604394 Self-cleaning and mixing microfluidic elements  
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for mixing and self-cleaning elements in microfluidic systems based on electrothermally induced fluid flow. The apparatus and methods provide for the control of...
7494326 Micro ion pump  
An ion pump having conductive electrodes on both sides of an insulator which may form a number of channels. These electrodes may provide electrical discharges which have a corona or cold cathode...
7413412 Vacuum micropump and gauge  
A vacuum micropump for use in a sealed package includes at least one pumping cell and a magnetic field proximate to the pumping cell. The pumping cell has at least one anode, at least one...
7380490 Housing for rotary hydraulic machines  
A variable capacity hydraulic machine has a rotating group located within a casing and a control housing secured to the casing to extend across and seal an opening in the casing. The control...
7371051 Controlled magnetohydrodynamic fluidic networks and stirrers  
The present invention relates to controlled, magnetohydrodynamically-driven, fluidic networks containing a plurality of individually controlled branches. The branches consist of conduits equipped...
7316543 Electroosmotic micropump with planar features  
An electroosmotic micropump having a plurality of thin, closely-spaced, approximately planar, transversel aligned partitions formed in or on a substrate, among which electroosmotic flow (EOF) is...
7300258 Electromagnetic pump  
An electromagnetic pump has a supply section and a magnetic force pumping section wherein flow of a electrically conductive material through the supply section is opposite to the flow of the...
7279846 Image display apparatus  
Provided is an image display apparatus including: a vacuum container having an electron source enclosed therein for displaying an image; an ion pump communicating with the vacuum container for...
7147441 Microfluidics and small volume mixing based on redox magnetohydrodynamics methods  
Microfluidic channels utilizing magnetohydrodynamics are used to pump very small volumes of solution. The channels have electrodes along the walls of the channel and a current carrying species...
7108056 Slit-type restrictor for controlling flow delivery to electrohydrodynamic thin film evaporator  
Cooling means for a heated surface comprising an enclosure for enclosing the heated surface and two oppositely charged interleaved radial arrays of microelectrodes positioned on the surface within...
7037082 Corbino disc electroosmotic flow pump  
The present invention provides a pump for generating an Electroosmotic Flow (EOF) in a solution in a canal, guide, pipe or equivalent. Electroosmotic flow is generated by application of an...
6981849 Electro-osmotic pumps and micro-channels  
The present disclosure relates generally to microelectronic technology, and more specifically, to an apparatus used for the cooling of active electronic devices utilizing electro-osmotic pumps and...
6979954 Inter-stage plasma source  
A high efficiency plasma pump for use in a plasma processing system that includes a plasma processing device having a first plasma density proximate a processing region and a second plasma density...
6888294 Field emission device using a reducing gas and method for making same  
The invention concerns a device comprising at least one field effect electron source within a sealed structure, which encompasses an internal space that contains a reducing gas whose purpose is to...
6873113 Stand alone plasma vacuum pump  
A stand-alone plasma vacuum pump for pumping gas from a low-pressure inlet to a high-pressure outlet, composed of: a housing enclosing one or more pumping regions located between the inlet and the...
6838822 Electron tube with a ring-less getter  
In a method for manufacturing an electron tube including a front substrate and a back substrate, a wiring and an electrode are formed on the front substrate and/or the back substrate. A component...
6824363 Linear inductive plasma pump for process reactors  
A plasma pump, a plasma processing system and method to pump particles from a first region containing a plasma to a second region at a higher pressure is provided. The plasma pump and the plasma...
6790011 Device for forming, transporting and diffusing small calibrated amounts of liquid  
The invention relates to a device for diffusing drops of at least one liquid, the device being of the type comprising at least one liquid displacement path defined by a series of pairs of...
6780320 Magnetohydrodynamic fluidic system  
A magnetohydrodynamic fluidic system includes a reagent source containing a reagent fluid and a sample source containing a sample fluid that includes a constituent. A reactor is operatively...

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