HARRICK PLASMA

Metering Rotary Nanopump, Method Of Fabricating Same, And Applications Of Same

In one aspect of the present invention, a pump includes a cam having a cam shaft, wherein the cam shaft has an axis, an exterior surface and M fins spaced-apart formed on the exterior surface along the axis; and at least one fluidic flow channel having an inlet and an outlet, disposed on a substrate, wherein the at least one fluidic flow channel helically surrounds the cam shaft such that when the cam shaft driven by the cam rotates, the M fins of the cam shaft compresses the at least one fluidic flow channels to produce a wave of compression that actuates a peristaltic flow of fluid therein so as to direct a desired amount of the fluid toward one of the inlet and the outlet.

Seale, K.T., J.P. Wikswo, D. Schaffer, R.S. Reiserer, S. Darby

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

US Patent 20,120,015,428

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2012-01-19

2012-10-03

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