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Additive-Based Process for Producing Micro-Channel Devices

United States Patent Application

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A micro-channel device is formed from a rigid template of a suitable material, such as wax, by forming a continuous electrically-conductive structure over the rigid template to thereby define channels. The rigid template is then removed, thereby forming the micro-channel device. Examples of micro-channel devices include micro-channel thermal management units and micro-channel chemical reactors. Micro-channel chemical reactors can be formed by coating interior walls of the micro-channel device with a suitable catalyst.
Kimble, Michael C. (Westford, MA), Slote, Benjamin M. (Framingham, MA), Noble, Renee E. (Tewksbury, MA), Salley, Edward J. (Andover, MA)
15/ 448,874
March 3, 2017
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-SC0011232 from Department of Energy SBIR Phase I and II. The government has certain rights in the invention.