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Method and system for small scale pumping

United States Patent

January 26, 2010
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The present invention relates generally to the field of small scale pumping and, more specifically, to a method and system for very small scale pumping media through microtubes. One preferred embodiment of the invention generally comprises: method for small scale pumping, comprising the following steps: providing one or more media; providing one or more microtubes, the one or more tubes having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of one or more tubes is in contact with the media; and creating surface waves on the tubes, wherein at least a portion of the media is pumped through the tube.
Insepov; Zeke (Darien, IL), Hassanein; Ahmed (Bolingbrook, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
12/ 467,987
May 18, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made during work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. Therefore, the United States Government has certain rights to this invention.