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Microcomponent sheet architecture

United States Patent

5,611,214
March 18, 1997
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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 more microcomponent sections on each laminate. Each microcomponent or plurality of like microcomponents perform at least one unit operation. A first laminate having a plurality of like first microcomponents is combined with at least a second laminate having a plurality of like second microcomponents thereby combining at least two unit operations to achieve a system operation.
Wegeng; Robert S. (Richland, WA), Drost; M. Kevin (Richland, WA), McDonald; Carolyn E. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 282,663
July 29, 1994
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.