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Ari Glezer, Mark G Allen, David J Coe, Barton L Smith, Mark A Trautman, John W Wiltse: Synthetic jet actuator and applications thereof. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, June 2, 1998: US05758823 (111 worldwide citation)

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 actuat ...


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Ari Glezer, Barton L Smith: Synthetic jet actuators for modifiying the direction of fluid flows. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, November 23, 1999: US05988522 (71 worldwide citation)

In a first preferred embodiment for an improved synthetic jet actuator, the orifice shape is altered by either a flap or adjusting the housing walls. If the flap is deployed outward from the wall just above the orifice of a synthetic jet actuator, the synthetic jet flow will be vectored upward, towa ...


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Ari Glezer, Mark G Allen, David J Coe, Barton L Smith, Mark A Trautman, John W Wiltse: Synthetic jet actuator and applications thereof. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley L, April 20, 1999: US05894990 (58 worldwide citation)

A 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 actu ...


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Ari Glezer, Barton L Smith, Mark A Trautman: Modifications of fluid flow about bodies and surfaces with synthetic jet actuators. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, September 28, 1999: US05957413 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a system for altering the aerodynamic shape and/or fluid flow field about a solid body. The preferred embodiment comprises a synthetic jet actuator embedded in a solid body, with the jet orifice built into the body surface. The synthetic jet actuator generates a series ...


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Barton L Smith: Thermoacoustic cooling device. Utah State University, Clayton Howarth & Cannon P C, September 4, 2007: US07263837 (32 worldwide citation)

A thermoacoustic cooling system for cooling an object such as a microelectronic chip. Heat produced by the object is transferred to a thermoacoustic engine. The thermoacoustic engine may include a resonator defining a chamber. A stack may be positioned in the chamber with one side of the stack adjac ...


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Barton L Smith, Ryan Smith: Directional jet flow control. Utah State University, October 30, 2012: US08297529 (2 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed that uses a flow-control methodology to control sprays at very high precision and frequency. The device is based on an enhanced Coanda effect. The control flow is selectively applied to the region in which we desire the jet to vector and control the profile (width) of the jet. ...


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Barton L Smith, Zachary Earl Humes: Particle sorting by fluidic vectoring. Utah State University, June 9, 2009: US07543710 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are embodiments of apparatus and methods for separating particles in a fluid stream by size. In one embodiment of an apparatus for separating such particles, a housing is provided, which defines a channel for a fluid stream containing particles. A suction channel is also provided, which te ...


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Barton L Smith: Particle sorting by fluidic vectoring. Utah State University, August 17, 2010: US07775370

Disclosed are embodiments of apparatus and methods for separating particles in a fluid stream by size. In one illustrative embodiment of an apparatus for separating such particles, a housing is provided, which defines a channel for a fluid stream containing particles. A suction channel is provided, ...


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Barton L Smith, Zachary Earl Humes: Apparatus for particle sorting by fluidic vectoring. Utah State University, July 5, 2011: US07971725

Disclosed are embodiments of apparatus for sorting particles in a fluid stream by size. In one embodiment of an apparatus for sorting such particles, a housing is provided, which defines a channel for a fluid stream containing particles. A suction channel is also provided, which terminates at a suct ...


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Barton L Smith: High-speed jet control. Utah State University, July 20, 2010: US07757966

A device is disclosed that uses a flow-control methodology to control sprays at very high precision and frequency. The device is based on an enhanced Coanda effect. The control flow is selectively applied to the region in which we desire the jet to vector and control the profile (width) of the jet. ...