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Robert S Wegeng, M Kevin Drost, Charles J Call, Joseph G Birmingham, Carolyn Evans McDonald, Dean E Kurath, Michele Friedrich: Microcomponent chemical process sheet architecture. Battelle Memorial Institute, Paul W Zimmerman, September 22, 1998: US05811062 (226 worldwide citation)

The invention is a microcomponent sheet architecture wherein macroscale unit processes are performed by microscale components. The sheet architecture may be a single laminate with a plurality of separate microcomponent sections or the sheet architecture may be a plurality of laminates with one or mo ...


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Joseph G Birmingham, Robert R Moore: Reactive bed plasma air purification. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Anthony T Lane, Edward Goldberg, Michael C Sachs, September 4, 1990: US04954320 (105 worldwide citation)

The Reactive Bed Plasma is a novel air purification and material processing evice which may efficiently treat both toxic chemicals and hazardous aerosols. The Reactive Bed Plasma device embodies an active alternating current discharge plasma permeating a dielectric packed bed. Advantages of this dev ...


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Donald J Hammerstrom, Joseph G Birmingham, James S Millar: Decontamination of fluids or objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents using a distributed plasma reactor. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, September 24, 2002: US06455014 (33 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for using a non-thermal plasma or corona discharge generated at multiple points and distributed to decontaminate surfaces and objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents. The corona discharge can be generated using very short high voltage pulses (pulsed discharge) produced by a ...


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Joseph G Birmingham, Vanessa M Kenning, Patrick T Call, Charles J Call: Micromachined impactor pillars. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, August 29, 2000: US06110247 (30 worldwide citation)

A plurality of micropillars (2) arranged in a plurality of rows (4, 6, 8) are provided. When a particle-laden fluid stream is caused to flow through the micropillars, at least a portion of the particles impacts and becomes deposited on the micropillars' surfaces while the fluid stream is deflected a ...


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Patrick T Call, Vanessa M Kenning, Charles Call, Joseph G Birmingham, Donald J Hammerstrom: Impact particulate collector using a rotary impeller for collecting particulates and moving a fluid. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, July 31, 2001: US06267016 (30 worldwide citation)

A particle collector includes a combined impact collector and fan, which is usable for both drawing air or other gaseous fluid in which particulates are entrained into a cavity, and then separating the particulates from the gaseous fluid by providing a rotating surface that impacts the particulates. ...


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Joseph G Birmingham, Patrick T Call, Vanessa M Kenning, Alireza Shekarriz, Charles J Call: Micromachined virtual impactor. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, May 16, 2000: US06062392 (23 worldwide citation)

A separation plate (10) includes a first surface and an opposing second surface. Plural pairs of a nozzle (14) and a virtual impactor (16) are provided on the first surface. Each nozzle tapers from an inlet end (14a) to an outlet end (14b). Each virtual impactor comprises a pair of generally fin-sha ...


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Donald J Hammerstrom, Joseph G Birmingham, James S Millar: Decontamination of fluids or objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents using a distributed plasma reactor. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, May 2, 2006: US07037468 (20 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for using a non-thermal plasma or corona discharge generated at multiple points and distributed to decontaminate surfaces and objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents. The corona discharge can be generated using very short high voltage pulses. The pulsed corona di ...


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Joseph G Birmingham, Patricia M Irving, Yin Fong Su, Charles J Call, Bruce D Lerner, Robert S Wegeng: Micro-machined virtual impactor and method of operation. Battelle Memorial Institute, MesoSystems Technology, Stephen R May, Jeffrey M Sakoi, January 4, 2000: US06010554 (18 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Joseph G Birmingham, Donald J Hammerstrom: Apparatus and method for lysing bacterial spores to facilitate their identification. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, November 23, 1999: US05989824 (17 worldwide citation)

Bacteria cells and/or spores are collected and concentrated to form a specimen that is lysed using an ionized fluid to facilitate identification of the bacterial cells or spores by tests performed on the DNA and RNA contained therein. An impact collector is preferably used for separating the spores ...


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Donald J Hammerstrom, Joseph G Birmingham, James S Millar: Decontamination of fluids or objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents using a distributed plasma reactor. MesoSystems Technology, Ronald M Anderson, September 21, 2010: US07799290 (13 worldwide citation)

A non-thermal plasma or corona discharge is generated at multiple points and distributed to decontaminate surfaces and objects contaminated with chemical or biological agents. The corona discharge can be generated using very short high voltage pulses. The pulsed corona discharge can be directed at a ...



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