Patent Number: 8,794,551

Title: Method for multiplexing the electrospray from a single source resulting in the production of droplets of uniform size

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multiplex system for electrospraying an electrosprayable fluid to produce essentially uniform droplets in the cone-jet mode from multiple cone-jets anchored at the outlet of at least one atomizer when the at least one atomizer is in the presence of an electric field. The system comprises at least one electrode spaced from the outlet of the at least one atomizer such that the electric field is between the outlet of the at least one atomizer and the at least one electrode. The at least one atomizer is shaped for intensifying the electric field at discrete points at its outlet such that the electrosprayable fluid partitions into multiple monodispersed cone-jet electrosprays that anchor to the discrete points about the outlet of the at least one atomizer when a sufficiently intense electric field is present.

Inventors: Gomez; Alessandro (Orange, CT)

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International Classification: B05B 5/00 (20060101); B05B 1/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018