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Title: Microcomponent sheet architecture

The invention is a microcomponent sheet architecture wherein macroscale unit processes are performed by microscale components. The sheet architecture may be a single laminate with a plurality of separate microcomponent sections or the sheet architecture may be a plurality of laminates with one or more microcomponent sections on each laminate. Each microcomponent or plurality of like microcomponents perform at least one unit operation. A first laminate having a plurality of like first microcomponents is combined with at least a second laminate having a plurality of like second microcomponents thereby combining at least two unit operations to achieve a system operation. 14 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
458589
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 420200; PA: EDB-97:056544; SN: 97001758993
Patent Number(s):
US 5,611,214/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-282,663
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Mar 1997
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; ACTUATORS; MINIATURIZATION; DESIGN; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; LAMELLAE