06010554 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 42 patents.

A micro-machined virtual impactor device to permit the separation, collection and concentration of a significant portion of environmental particulates having a diameter of less than ten microns and its method of operation. The device includes a plurality of projections, each having a virtual impact surface that defines an aperture in a stagnant zone of fluid flow. A major portion of the particulate material is concentrated into a minor portion of the fluid which is processed through the aperture, where it is collected for subsequent analysis.

Title
Micro-machined virtual impactor and method of operation
Application Number
8/880355
Publication Number
6010554
Application Date
June 23, 1997
Publication Date
January 4, 2000
Inventor
Robert S Wegeng
Richland
WA, US
Bruce D Lerner
Bel Air
MD, US
Charles J Call
Pasco
WA, US
Yin Fong Su
Richland
WA, US
Patricia M Irving
Kennewick
WA, US
Joseph G Birmingham
Richland
WA, US
Agent
Jeffrey M Sakoi
Stephen R May
Assignee
MesoSystems Technology
WA, US
Battelle Memorial Institute
WA, US
IPC
B01D 45/08
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