05758823 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 38 patents.

Synthetic jet actuator, which can be micromachined if desired, generates a synthetic jet stream characterized by a series of successive vortices that can be used for effectively entraining adjacent fluid. The synthetic jet actuator can be used to bend, or vector, a jet stream from another jet actuator. Further, because the synthetic jet actuator exhibits zero net mass flux, the synthetic jet actuator can be used within a bounded volume. In structure, the synthetic jet actuator comprises a housing defining an internal chamber and having an orifice. A flexible metallized diaphragm forms a wall of the housing and can change the volume of the chamber when moved. An electrode is disposed adjacent to and spaced from the diaphragm, and an electrical bias is imposed between the metallized diaphragm and the electrode by a control system to force movement of the diaphragm. As the diaphragm moves, the volume in the internal chamber changes and vortices are ejected from the chamber through the orifice.

Title
Synthetic jet actuator and applications thereof
Application Number
8/489490
Publication Number
5758823
Application Date
June 12, 1995
Publication Date
June 2, 1998
Inventor
John W Wiltse
Marietta
GA, US
Mark A Trautman
Decatur
GA, US
Barton L Smith
Decatur
GA, US
David J Coe
Atlanta
GA, US
Mark G Allen
Atlanta
GA, US
Ari Glezer
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley
Assignee
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
GA, US
IPC
B05B 17/06
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