06048734 is referenced by 135 patents and cites 28 patents.

The movement and mixing of microdroplets through microchannels is described employing silicon-based microscale devices, including microdroplet transport channels, reaction regions, electrophoresis modules, and radiation detectors. The discrete droplets are differentially heated and propelled through etched channels. Electronic components are fabricated on the same substrate material, allowing sensors and controlling circuitry to be incorporated in the same device.

Title
Thermal microvalves in a fluid flow method
Application Number
529293
Publication Number
6048734
Application Date
July 3, 1997
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Michael Chen
Singapore
SG
Brian N Johnson
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Mark A Burns
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Medlen & Carroll
Assignee
The Regents of the University of Michigan
MI, US
IPC
G01N 1/38
G01N 1/10
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