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Flow Affected By Fluid Contact, Energy Field Or Coanda Effect (e.g., Pure Fluid Device Or System)

Flow Affected By Fluid Contact, Energy Field Or Coanda Effect (e.g., Pure Fluid Device Or System) patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

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Flow Affected By Fluid Contact, Energy Field Or Coanda Effect (e.g., Pure Fluid Device Or System)



Hvac door with intersecting surface configurations
09/18/14 - 20140261822 - A fluid distribution door for use in a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system includes a main body having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface cooperate to form a first surface configuration which intersects with a second surface configuration. Each of the...

Water drain accelerating device
08/07/14 - 20140216583 - A water drain accelerating device has a base with a discharge port connected to a flush way assembled inside a water tank. An overflow hole is connected to the discharge port. An overflow pipe is plugged to the base. The bottom of the overflow pipe is connected to the overflow...

Surface tension controlled valves
04/17/14 - 20140102571 - The present teachings relate to surface tension controlled valves used for handling biological fluids. The valves controlled by optically actuating an electrowetting circuit....

Modification system for a vehicle in a fluid media
11/21/13 - 20130306177 - Drag experienced by a vehicle traveling through an environmental media, such as air or water, may be modified by one or more energy beams which may increase or decrease drag. Environmental media may be adjusted by microwave, chemical, ultrasonic, acoustic (including subsonic, sonic, or ultrasonic), or electromagnetic energy. One or...

Plasma-enhanced active laminar flow actuator system
11/07/13 - 20130291979 - The invention regards a plasma-enhanced active laminar flow actuator system (1) adapted to an aerodynamic surface (3) which has a nano-engineered composite material layer(5) comprising a set of electrodes arranged (7′, 7″) in at least an upper (P1) and a lower (P2) plane extending parallel with the aerodynamic surface (3);...

Method and apparatus for treating fluid in a conduit with radio-frequencies
10/17/13 - 20130269810 - Apparatus for treating a fluid in a conduit by the application thereto of radio-frequency electro-magnetic signals, includes a core element of magnetically-permeable material extending around the conduit, and one or more primary coils through which the core element extends and is energized with radio-frequency electrical signals by at least one...

Enhancing and/or maintaining oil film stability in a droplet actuator
09/12/13 - 20130233425 - The present invention is directed to modified droplet actuators, fluids and methods for enhancing and/or maintaining oil film stability in a droplet actuator. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides a droplet actuator with one or more substrates arranged to form a droplet operations gap comprising gap-facing surfaces; droplet operations...

Device for transporting small volumes of a fluid, in particular a micropump or microvalve
05/16/13 - 20130118621 - A microfluidic device for transporting a fluid, in particular a micropump or microvalve. The device has films, which lie against each other at film surfaces facing each other and are connected to each other in such a way that a transport channel to be formed between the films is defined,...

Liquid-electronic hybrid divider
02/14/13 - 20130037149 - Electronic-fluidic hybrid form dividers, constructed by a simple planer droplet generation structure, a pair of signal electrodes, and a responsive control valve, which is programmed to respond to only certain signal droplets, by a basic electronic principle: change of voltage share between impedances. Detected fluidic information is addressed in both...

Multi-layer micro/nanofluid devices with bio-nanovalves
01/03/13 - 20130000764 - A user-friendly multi-layer micro/nanofluidic flow device and micro/nano fabrication process are provided for numerous uses. The multi-layer micro/nanofluidic flow device can comprise: a substrate, such as indium tin oxide coated glass (ITO glass); a conductive layer of ferroelectric material, preferably comprising a PZT layer of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) positioned...

Bladeless air fan
12/20/12 - 20120318392 - A bladeless air fan includes a host and an airflow guiding frame. The host divides into a housing section to hold an airflow generator and a pivoting section to include two first pivoting portions. The airflow generator is connected to an airflow guiding manifold extended from the housing section to...

Flow guide structure for bladeless air fans
12/20/12 - 20120318393 - A flow guide structure for a bladeless air fan. The bladeless air fan includes a host and an airflow guiding frame. The host includes an airflow generator. The airflow guiding frame is connected to the host and includes an air discharging portion which has an airflow guiding passage inside to...

Surface tension controlled valves
11/29/12 - 20120298235 - The present teachings relate to surface tension controlled valves used for handling biological fluids. The valves controlled by optically actuating an electro-wetting circuit....

Method for non-contact particle manipulation and control of particle spacing along an axis
11/29/12 - 20120298236 - Method and system for uniformly spacing particles in a flowing system comprising suspending particles in an elongated fluid filled cavity; exposing said cavity to an axial acoustic standing wave field, wherein said axial acoustic standing wave field drives said particles to nodal and anti-nodal positions along the center axis of...

Surface to move a fluid via fringe electric fields
08/23/12 - 20120211109 - Macroscopic volumes of fluid can be moved across a surface, including windshields, without mechanical assistance. Insulated electrodes, which for windshields and windows are preferably transparent, are embedded in the surface of the windshield. Varying voltages are supplied to the electrodes to generate intense surface fringe electric fields moving in a...

Fluid actuator for producing a pulsed outlet flow in the flow around an aerodynamic body, and discharge device and aerodynamic body equipped therewith
07/26/12 - 20120186682 - A fluid actuator for influencing the flow along a flow surface by ejecting a fluid flowing through the fluid actuator is described. The fluid actuator has at least two outlet lines with outlet openings at the respective ends thereof, and a feed line connected to the outlet lines for feeding...

System for conditioning fluids using fermi energy
06/14/12 - 20120145265 - The system conditions a variety of fluids thereby improving the performance of the fluid. The system includes a containment structure for containing a first member comprising a first material having a first Fermi level and a second member comprising a second material comprising a second Fermi level. The first Fermi...

Structure of orifice plate for engine mount filled with magnetorheological fluid
05/31/12 - 20120132306 - A structure of an orifice plate for an engine mount filled with a magnetorheological (“MR”) fluid may include a core of which a center part may be formed at the center thereof and a blade part may be formed with a plurality of blades protruding in a radial direction from...

Device for displaying information
12/01/11 - 20110290358 - A device for displaying information comprising at least one display element which includes: a liquid, the surface energy thereof being variable by means of an electric field; a first and a second volume for receiving the liquid, wherein said first and said second volume are defined by a first effective...

Drag modification system
11/24/11 - 20110284113 - Drag experienced by a vehicle traveling through an environmental media, such as air or water, may be modified by one or more energy beams which may increase or decrease drag. Environmental media may be adjusted by microwave, chemical, ultrasonic, acoustic (including subsonic, sonic, or ultrasonic), or electromagnetic energy. One or...

Modular control device, especially of an electro-fluidic type
08/11/11 - 20110192481 - A modular control device (1) is proposed, containing a support module arrangement (3) equipped with a control module arrangement (15). Additionally provided information-carrying modules (42) make it possible to make information regarding the control modules (16) available. They respectively contain a fastening section (43) fixed in place on the support...

Generating binary states using a microfluidic channel
08/04/11 - 20110186164 - Methods and devices for using one or more fluidic channels for generating binary states are described. In particular, the present teachings relate to incorporating such fluidic channels into devices that use the generated binary states in various applications....

Liquid arc induced cavitation (laic) system
04/21/11 - 20110088802 - A liquid arc induced cavitation (LAIC) system (also referred to as a pulsed arc electrohydraulic discharge system) for use in reducing contaminants in liquids (e.g. water), having: a moving electrode positioning mechanism with feedback sensors to control the electrode gap geometry; a bank of hybrid capacitors and an air gap...

magnetic assembly, a fluid-flow assembly and an indicator
02/10/11 - 20110030826 - The invention provides a magnetic assembly, the assembly comprising: a magnet (4); and a ferromagnetic component (6) having at least two regions of different Curie temperature, the magnet (4) and the ferromagnetic component being movable with respect to each other in dependence on the temperature of the ferromagnetic component (6)....

Magnetohydrodynamic fluid conditioner
01/13/11 - 20110005628 - An assembly for the magnetic treatment of fluids such as liquids and gases. The treatment device is a hollow outer sleeve having magnets along the inside wall of the outer sleeve. An inner fluid conduit with a weak magnetic response can be provided in the outer sleeve. Different magnet arrangements...

Microfluidic system based on actuator elements
08/26/10 - 20100212762 - The present invention provides a microfluidic system comprising a plurality of ciliary actuator elements (10) located at an inner surface (14) of a wall (15) of a microchannel (16) of the microfluidic system at a first location. The microfluidic system furthermore comprises a magnetic field generator formed by at least...

Method and apparatus for efficient micropumping
08/12/10 - 20100200091 - Efficient micro-pumping of gas/liquids is provided. In one embodiment a pipeline of insulative material can be asymmetrically coated with electrodes. The asymmetric coating can affect the flow passage to create straight and swirl pumping effects. The electrodes can include electrode pairs arranged at intervals along the pipeline, each electrode pair...

Liquid conveying apparatus and liquid conveying method using micro-fluid device
07/01/10 - 20100163129 - An apparatus system for controlling liquid in a fluid channel in a micro-fluid device has an ultrasonic oscillator for conveying liquid. The ultrasonic oscillator oscillates with amplitude modulation. The apparatus system has a holding section for holding the micro-fluid device on the ultrasonic oscillator to allow a micro-fluid device to...

Apparatus and method for axially transferring fluids to a plurality of components
05/06/10 - 20100108166 - An apparatus for axially transferring fluid may comprise an elongated shaft defining a first fluid passageway axially therethrough and a second fluid passageway from an outer surface thereof to the first fluid passageway. An elongated tube member defines an outer surface that is received within the first fluid passageway and...

Advanced modified high performance synthetic jet actuator with curved chamber
02/25/10 - 20100043900 - The advanced modified high performance synthetic jet actuator with optimized curvature shape chamber (ASJA-M) is a synthetic jet actuator (SJA) with a lower volume reservoir or chamber. A curved chamber is used, instead of the conventional cylinder chamber, to reduce the dead volume of the jet chamber and increase the...

Pdms microfluidic components and methods of operation of the same
10/01/09 - 20090242059 - Component microfluidic devices which are integrated with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic chips, include designs for an electrical and optical pressure gauge, valve, electrostatic and magnetic pumps, alternating or mixing pumps, a solenoid, a magnetometer, a magnetically actuated reversible filter and valve, and a hydrolysis valve. These devices enhance and miniaturize microfluidic...

Cooling medium flow path
06/18/09 - 20090151804 - The cooling medium flow path according to the present invention is capable of increasing cooling efficiency of a cooling medium by providing magnetic members for generating a magnetic force in a direction substantially perpendicular to the flow direction of the cooling medium so that clusters of a liquid, such as...

Flow system and a micro fluidic system comprising a flow system
06/11/09 - 20090145502 - A flow system (1) comprising a first part (2) and a second part (3), the parts (2, 3) being made from materials having different coefficients of thermal expansion. The first (2) and second (3) parts are positioned relatively to each other in such a way that when the ambient temperature...