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Systems and methods of manufacturing microchannel arrays

United States Patent

March 20, 2018
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The present application relates to apparatus and methods of reducing the cost of microchannel array production and operation. In a representative embodiment, a microchannel array can comprise a first lamina having one or more flanges and a plurality of elongated bosses. The one or more flanges can extend along a perimeter of the first lamina, the plurality of elongated bosses can at least partially define a plurality of first flow paths, and the first lamina can define at least one opening. The microchannel array can also comprise a second lamina having a plurality of second flow paths, and can define at least one opening. The second lamina can be disposed above the first lamina such that the second lamina encloses the first flow paths of the first lamina and the at least one opening of the first lamina is coaxial with the at least one opening of the second lamina.
Paul; Brian K. (Corvallis, OR), Brannon; Samuel T. (Corvallis, OR)
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
14/ 774,093
March 12, 2014
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC06-76RL01830 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.