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Amish Desai, Xing Yang, Yu Chong Tai, Elaine Marzluff, Dirk Bockenkamp, Stephen Mayo: Microfluidic sub-millisecond mixers. California Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, July 13, 1999: US05921678 (139 worldwide citation)

A micromachined, high Reynolds number, sub-millisecond liquid mixer for the study of chemical reaction kinetics. This bulk micromachined silicon mixer is capable of initiating and quenching chemical reactions in intervals as short as 100 .mu.s. The mixer chip contains two tee mixers connected by one ...


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Chih Ming Ho, Denny K Miu, Jeremy Tzong Shyng Leu, Raanan Miller, Amish Desai, Chang Liu, Tom Tsao, Yu Chong Tai: Electromagnetically actuated micromachined flap. The Regents of the University of California, California Institute of Technology, Daniel L Dawes, May 13, 1997: US05629918 (99 worldwide citation)

A surface micromachined micromagnetic actuator is provided with a flap capable of achieving large deflections above 100 microns using magnetic force as the actuating force. The flap is coupled by one or more beams to a substrate and is cantilevered over the substrate. A Permalloy layer or a magnetic ...


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Yu Chong Tai, Amish Desai, Terry Lee, Mike Davis: MEMS electrospray nozzle for mass spectroscopy. California Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, November 30, 1999: US05994696 (81 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for MEMS electrospray nozzle for mass spectroscopy formed with top and bottom of SiN, and a between layer of material. The material between the top and bottom forms a filter and also reduces the amount of dead space in the nozzle.


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Yu Chong Tai, Sang Wook Lee, Amish Desai: Electrostatic particle transportation. California Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, February 6, 2001: US06185084 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus implementing a technique for electrostatically transporting a particle through a medium. In general, one implementation includes a substrate; a first insulation layer formed on the substrate; a plurality of electrodes arranged in a sequence on the insulation layer, where the el ...


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Amish Desai, Ravi Kant Verma, Massimo Antonio Sivilotti: Versatile cavity actuator and systems incorporating same. Tanner Research, April 4, 2006: US07021217 (5 worldwide citation)

A versatile cavity actuator. The versatile cavity actuator includes a cavity having one or more polymer-based sidewalls. An energetic material is disposed therein. A heater is disposed on or within the cavity. In a specific embodiment, the cavity includes a thermally insulating base positioned benea ...


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Yu Chong Tai, Xuan Qi Wang, Amish Desai, Terry D Lee, Lawrence Licklider: Polymer based electrospray nozzle for mass spectrometry. California Institute of Technology, City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, Foley & Lardner, November 20, 2007: US07297943 (4 worldwide citation)

A MEMS device with an overhanging ‘polymer’ capillary provides vital and significant improvements in interfacing a MEMS electrospray nozzle to an MS inlet or other macroscopic instrumentation. The fabrication methodology associated therewith is easily expanded to include built-in micro particle filt ...


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Amish Desai, Bob Melendes, Ming Lu, Brian Fuchs, Stephen Chau: Multilayered microcavities and actuators incorporating same. August 20, 2013: US08511229 (2 worldwide citation)

A microcavity structure. In an illustrative embodiment, the microcavity structure includes a first substrate, which has a region of interest. A second substrate with a perforation therein is bonded to the first substrate. The perforation coincides with the region of interest. In a specific embodimen ...


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Amish Desai: Efficient exploding foil initiator and process for making same. May 10, 2011: US07938065 (1 worldwide citation)

An actuator assembly that includes, in one example embodiment, a substrate with a bridge coupled between a first electrode and a second electrode on the substrate. A lithographically disposed flyer is positioned in proximity to the bridge. In a more specific embodiment, the actuator assembly further ...


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Yu Chong Tai, Xuan Qi Wang, Amish Desai, Terry D Lee, Lawrence Licklider: Polymer based electrospray nozzle for mass spectrometry. California Institute of Technology, City of Hope, Foley & Lardner, April 6, 2010: US07692141

A MEMS device with an overhanging ‘polymer’ capillary provides vital and significant improvements in interfacing a MEMS electrospray nozzle to an MS inlet or other macroscopic instrumentation. The fabrication methodology associated therewith is easily expanded to include built-in micro particle filt ...


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Yu Chong Tai, Xuan Qi Wang, Amish Desai, Terry D Lee, Lawrence Licklider: Polymer based electrospray nozzle for mass spectrometry. California Institute of Technology and City of Hope, Foley And Lardner, April 19, 2007: US20070085038-A1

A MEMS device with an overhanging ‘polymer’ capillary provides vital and significant improvements in interfacing a MEMS electrospray nozzle to an MS inlet or other macroscopic instrumentation. The fabrication methodology associated therewith is easily expanded to include built-in micro particle filt ...