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Title: Valve for fluid control

Abstract

A valve for controlling fluid flows. This valve, which includes both an actuation device and a valve body provides: the ability to incorporate both the actuation device and valve into a unitary structure that can be placed onto a microchip, the ability to generate higher actuation pressures and thus control higher fluid pressures than conventional microvalves, and a device that draws only microwatts of power. An electrokinetic pump that converts electric potential to hydraulic force is used to operate, or actuate, the valve.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
  3. (Pleasanton, CA)
  4. (Cedar Crest, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
873698
Patent Number(s):
6224728
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
valve; fluid; control; controlling; flows; actuation; device; provides; ability; incorporate; unitary; structure; placed; microchip; generate; pressures; conventional; microvalves; draws; microwatts; power; electrokinetic; pump; converts; electric; potential; hydraulic; force; operate; actuate; electrokinetic pump; unitary structure; fluid flow; electric potential; fluid pressure; fluid flows; controlling fluid; fluid pressures; fluid control; hydraulic force; actuation device; /204/417/

Citation Formats

Oborny, Michael C., Paul, Phillip H., Hencken, Kenneth R., Frye-Mason, Gregory C., and Manginell, Ronald P. Valve for fluid control. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Oborny, Michael C., Paul, Phillip H., Hencken, Kenneth R., Frye-Mason, Gregory C., & Manginell, Ronald P. Valve for fluid control. United States.
Oborny, Michael C., Paul, Phillip H., Hencken, Kenneth R., Frye-Mason, Gregory C., and Manginell, Ronald P. Mon . "Valve for fluid control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873698.
@article{osti_873698,
title = {Valve for fluid control},
author = {Oborny, Michael C. and Paul, Phillip H. and Hencken, Kenneth R. and Frye-Mason, Gregory C. and Manginell, Ronald P.},
abstractNote = {A valve for controlling fluid flows. This valve, which includes both an actuation device and a valve body provides: the ability to incorporate both the actuation device and valve into a unitary structure that can be placed onto a microchip, the ability to generate higher actuation pressures and thus control higher fluid pressures than conventional microvalves, and a device that draws only microwatts of power. An electrokinetic pump that converts electric potential to hydraulic force is used to operate, or actuate, the valve.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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