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1. WO2004002627 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLUID DISPERSION

Publication Number WO/2004/002627
Publication Date 08.01.2004
International Application No. PCT/US2003/020542
International Filing Date 30.06.2003
IPC
B01F 3/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
08liquids with liquids; Emulsifying
B01F 5/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers; Mixers for falling materials, e.g. solid particles
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens
B01F 13/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
13Other mixers; Mixing plant, including combinations of dissimilar mixers
B01L 3/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
B05B 7/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
7Spraying apparatus for discharge of liquids or other fluent materials from two or more sources, e.g. of liquid and air, of powder and gas
02Spray pistols; Apparatus for discharge
04with arrangements for mixing liquids or other fluent materials before discharge
CPC
B01F 13/0062
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
13Other mixers; Mixing plant, including combinations of ; mixers, e.g. of; dissimilar mixers
0059Micromixers
0061using specific means for arranging the streams to be mixed
0062Hydrodynamic focussing
B01F 2215/0431
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
2215Auxiliary or complementary information in relation with mixing
04Technical information in relation with mixing
0413Numerical information
0418Geometrical information
0431Numerical size values, e.g. diameter of a hole or conduit, area, volume, length, width, or ratios thereof
B01F 2215/045
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
2215Auxiliary or complementary information in relation with mixing
04Technical information in relation with mixing
0413Numerical information
0436Operational information
045Numerical flow-rate values
B01F 3/0807
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
08liquids with liquids; Emulsifying
0807Emulsifying
B01F 5/0682
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0682Mixers in which the components are pressed together through screens, plates provided with orifices, foam-like inserts, or through a bed of loose bodies, e.g. beads
B01F 5/0688
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0682Mixers in which the components are pressed together through screens, plates provided with orifices, foam-like inserts, or through a bed of loose bodies, e.g. beads
0687characterized by the elements through which the components are pressed together
0688the components being pressed through orifices in elements, e.g. flat plates or cylinders, which obstruct the whole diameter of the tube
Applicants
  • PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • STONE, Howard, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • ANNA, Shelly, L. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BONTOUX, Nathalie [FR]/[FR] (UsOnly)
  • LINK, Darren Roy [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WEITZ, David, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GITLIN, Irina [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GARSTECKI, Piotr [PL]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • DILUZIO, Willow [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WHITESIDES, George, M. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • KUMACHEVA, Eugenia [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • STONE, Howard, A.
  • ANNA, Shelly, L.
  • BONTOUX, Nathalie
  • LINK, Darren Roy
  • WEITZ, David, A.
  • GITLIN, Irina
  • GARSTECKI, Piotr
  • DILUZIO, Willow
  • WHITESIDES, George, M.
  • KUMACHEVA, Eugenia
Agents
  • OYER, Timothy, J.
Priority Data
60/392,19528.06.2002US
60/424,04205.11.2002US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLUID DISPERSION
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR LA DISPERSION DE FLUIDES
Abstract
(EN)
A microfluidic method and device for focusing and/or forming discontinuous sections of similar or dissimilar size in a fluid is provided. The device can be fabricated simply from readily-available, inexpensive material using simple techniques.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé et dispositif microfluidiques permettant la concentration et/ou la formation de sections discontinues de taille similaire ou différente dans un fluide. Ce dispositif peut être simplement fabriqué selon des techniques simples à partir d'un matériau économique, rapidement et facilement utilisable.
Also published as
NZ537478
US11024228
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