Patents by Inventor Avinoam Komblit

Avinoam Komblit has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8414833
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for increasing the concentration of a chemical substance in a fluid comprise a micro-fluidic elongated channel formed in a substrate, with the channel being in fluid-flow communication with an ambient region along its elongated dimension. In general, the fluid includes first and second chemical substances having different vapor pressures. The apparatus includes an evaporation controller for increasing the evaporation rate of the fluid from the channel into the ambient region, thereby increasing the concentration of the lower vapor pressure (LVP) substance in the portion of the fluid remaining in the channel and increasing the concentration of the higher vapor pressure (HVP) substance in the portion of the fluid evaporated into the ambient region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: David John Bishop, John VanAtta Gates, Marc Scott Hodes, Avinoam Komblit, Stanley Pau, Brijesh Vyas
  • Publication number: 20120128546
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for increasing the concentration of a chemical substance in a fluid comprise a micro-fluidic elongated channel formed in a substrate, with the channel being in fluid-flow communication with an ambient region along its elongated dimension. In general, the fluid includes first and second chemical substances having different vapor pressures. The apparatus includes an evaporation controller for increasing the evaporation rate of the fluid from the channel into the ambient region, thereby increasing the concentration of the lower vapor pressure (LVP) substance in the portion of the fluid remaining in the channel and increasing the concentration of the higher vapor pressure (HVP) substance in the portion of the fluid evaporated into the ambient region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: David John Bishop, John VanAtta Gates, Marc Scott Hodes, Avinoam Komblit, Stanley Pau, Brijesh Vyas