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Title: Microfluidic hubs, systems, and methods for interface fluidic modules

Abstract

Embodiments of microfluidic hubs and systems are described that may be used to connect fluidic modules. A space between surfaces may be set by fixtures described herein. In some examples a fixture may set substrate-to-substrate spacing based on a distance between registration surfaces on which the respective substrates rest. Fluidic interfaces are described, including examples where fluid conduits (e.g. capillaries) extend into the fixture to the space between surfaces. Droplets of fluid may be introduced to and/or removed from microfluidic hubs described herein, and fluid actuators may be used to move droplets within the space between surfaces. Continuous flow modules may be integrated with the hubs in some examples.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1168691
Patent Number(s):
8940147
Application Number:
13/456,135
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01L - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Bartsch, Michael S, Claudnic, Mark R, Kim, Hanyoup, Patel, Kamlesh D, Renzi, Ronald F, and Van De Vreugde, James L. Microfluidic hubs, systems, and methods for interface fluidic modules. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Bartsch, Michael S, Claudnic, Mark R, Kim, Hanyoup, Patel, Kamlesh D, Renzi, Ronald F, & Van De Vreugde, James L. Microfluidic hubs, systems, and methods for interface fluidic modules. United States.
Bartsch, Michael S, Claudnic, Mark R, Kim, Hanyoup, Patel, Kamlesh D, Renzi, Ronald F, and Van De Vreugde, James L. Tue . "Microfluidic hubs, systems, and methods for interface fluidic modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1168691.
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abstractNote = {Embodiments of microfluidic hubs and systems are described that may be used to connect fluidic modules. A space between surfaces may be set by fixtures described herein. In some examples a fixture may set substrate-to-substrate spacing based on a distance between registration surfaces on which the respective substrates rest. Fluidic interfaces are described, including examples where fluid conduits (e.g. capillaries) extend into the fixture to the space between surfaces. Droplets of fluid may be introduced to and/or removed from microfluidic hubs described herein, and fluid actuators may be used to move droplets within the space between surfaces. Continuous flow modules may be integrated with the hubs in some examples.},
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