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1. (WO1998051502) ELECTRODE COMBINATIONS, INCLUDING A RING ELECTRODE, FOR PUMPING FLUIDS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051502    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009599
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Thu May 14 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: B01J 19/00
B01L 3/00
B41J 2/005
B41J 2/06
B41J 2/16
Applicants: SARNOFF CORPORATION
Inventors: MC BRIDE, Sterling, E.
YORK, Pamela, K.
Title: ELECTRODE COMBINATIONS, INCLUDING A RING ELECTRODE, FOR PUMPING FLUIDS
Abstract:
Provided is a device that moves liquid comprising: a channel; and, an electrode-based pump comprising two or more electrodes which when powered form stronger or weaker electric field lines between the electrodes, wherein the electrodes are arrayed so that (a) the strongest field lines cross a cross section of the channel or (b) the electrodes are concentrically arrayed around the channel such that the strongest electric field lines parallel the channel on more than one face of the channel.