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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 (227 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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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Gary L Roberts, Charles J Call, Robert S Wegeng, Yong Wang: Active microchannel heat exchanger. Battelle Memorial Institute, Paul W Zimmerman, March 13, 2001: US06200536 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an active microchannel heat exchanger with an active heat source and with microchannel architecture. The active microchannel heat exchanger has (a) an exothermic reaction chamber; (b) an exhaust chamber; and (c) a heat exchanger chamber in thermal contact with the exhaust ch ...


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Robert S Wegeng, M Kevin Drost, Carolyn E McDonald: Microcomponent sheet architecture. Battelle Memorial Institute, Paul W Zimmerman, March 18, 1997: US05611214 (143 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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Monte K Drost, Robert S Wegeng, Michele Friedrich, William T Hanna, Charles J Call, Dean E Kurath: Microcomponent assembly for efficient contacting of fluid. Battelle Memorial Institute, Paul W Zimmerman, October 3, 2000: US06126723 (141 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a fundamental method and apparatus of a microcomponent assembly that overcomes the inherent limitations of state of the art chemical separations. The fundamental element enabling miniaturization is the porous contactor contained within a microcomponent assembly for mass tran ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Sean P Fitzgerald, Jennifer L Marco, Gary L Roberts, David P Vanderwiel, Robert S Wegeng: Chemical reactor and method for gas phase reactant catalytic reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Stephen R May, Frank S Rosenberg, December 3, 2002: US06488838 (107 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a chemical reactor and method for catalytic chemical reactions having gas phase reactants. The chemical reactor has reactor microchannels for flow of at least one reactant and at least one product, and a catalyst material wherein the at least one reactant contacts the cataly ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Robert S Wegeng, Yufei Gao: Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Stephen R May, September 9, 2003: US06616909 (89 worldwide citation)

Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high ...


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Peter M Martin, Wendy D Bennett, Dean W Matson, Donald C Stewart, Monte K Drost, Robert S Wegeng, Joseph M Perez, Xiangdong Feng, Jun Liu: Microchannel laminated mass exchanger and method of making. Battelle Memorial Institute, Paul W Zimmerman, October 10, 2000: US06129973 (83 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a microchannel mass exchanger having a first plurality of inner thin sheets and a second plurality of outer thin sheets. The inner thin sheets each have a solid margin around a circumference, the solid margin defining a slot through the inner thin sheet thickness. The outer ...


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Ward E TeGrotenhuis, Robert S Wegeng, Greg A Whyatt, Victoria S Stenkamp, Phillip A Gauglitz: Microsystem capillary separations. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Todd J Harrington, December 23, 2003: US06666909 (66 worldwide citation)

Laminated, multiphase separators and contactors having wicking structures and gas flow channels are described. Some preferred embodiments are combined with microchannel heat exchange. Integrated systems containing these components are also part of the present invention.


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Sean P Fitzgerald, Jennifer L Marco, Gary L Roberts, David P VanderWiel, Robert S Wegeng: Method for gas phase reactant catalytic reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Stephen R May, Frank S Rosenberg, January 20, 2004: US06680044 (63 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides chemical reactors and reaction chambers and methods for conducting catalytic chemical reactions having gas phase reactants. In preferred embodiments, these reaction chambers and methods include at least one porous catalyst material that has pore sizes large enough to p ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Robert S Wegeng, Yufei Gao: Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Stephen May, Frank Rosenberg, April 1, 2003: US06540975 (63 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus (vessel) for providing a heat transfer rate from a reaction chamber through a wall to a heat transfer chamber substantially matching a local heat transfer rate of a catalytic thermal chemical reaction. The key to the invention is a thermal distance def ...



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