Patent Number: 6,295,153

Title: Digital optical chemistry micromirror imager

Abstract: An apparatus and method for catalyzing a reaction on a substrate (24) comprising, a light source (12), a micromirror (16) positioned to redirect light (14) from the light source (12) toward a substrate (24) wherein the redirected light (14) catalyzes a chemical reaction proximate a substrate (24), is disclosed. A computer (18) is connected to, and controls, the positioning of mirrors within the micromirror (16) to specifically redirect light to specific portions of a substrate. The substrate (24) can be placed in a reaction chamber (50), wherein the light (14) that is redirected by the micromirror (16) catalyzes a chemical reaction proximate a substrate (24).

Inventors: Garner; Harold R. (Flower Mound, TX)

Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System

International Classification: B01J 19/00 (20060101); G02B 26/08 (20060101); G03F 7/20 (20060101); G01J 3/12 (20060101); G02B 026/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018