Patents Assigned to MFIC Corporation
  • Publication number: 20090269250
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided that utilize microreactor technology to achieve desired mixing and interaction at a micro and/or molecular level between and among feed stream constituents. Feed streams are fed to an intensifier pump at individually controlled rates, e.g., based on operation of individually controlled feed pumps. The time during which first and second feed streams are combined/mixed prior to introduction to the microreactor is generally minimized, thereby avoiding potential reactions and other constituent interactions prior to micro- and/or nano-scale interactions within the microreactor. Various microreactor designs/geometries may be employed, e.g., ā€œZā€ type single or multi-slot geometries and ā€œYā€ type single or multi-slot geometries. Various applications benefit from the disclosure, including emulsion, crystallization, encapsulation and reaction processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Thomai Panagiotou, Steven Vincent Mesite, Robert John Fisher
  • Patent number: 6159442
    Abstract: Processes for use of a controlled continuous high pressure multiple reactant streams flowing into a chemical mixer/reactor. Individual reactant streams are pressurized to about 8,000 to 50,000 psi and achieve velocities up to about 250 meters/second in the final stage of the chemical mixer/reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: MFIC Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Thumm, Michael A. Lento, Jerome S. Higgins, David Lassen King, David Mark Ginter, Laurent DAny Kieken