Patent Number: 8,715,480

Title: Electrokinetic pump having capacitive electrodes

Abstract: An electrokinetic pump achieves high and low flow rates without producing significant gaseous byproducts and without significant evolution of the pump fluid. A first feature of the pump is that the electrodes in the pump are capacitive with a capacitance of at least 10.sup.-4 Farads/cm.sup.2. A second feature of the pump is that it is configured to maximize the potential across the porous dielectric material. The pump can have either or both features.

Inventors: Anex; Deon S. (Livermore, CA), Paul; Phillip H. (Livermore, CA), Neyer; David W. (Castro Valley, CA)

Assignee: Eksigent Technologies, LLC

International Classification: F04F 99/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018