Patent Number: 8,821,006

Title: Microscopic flow passage structure, microscopic liquid droplet generating method, microscopic liquid droplet generating system, particles, and microcapsules

Abstract: Plural types of fluids that are incompatible with each other are merged. A disturbance is induced at an interface between the fluids by causing the fluids to flow through a merged flow passage having a cross-sectional area that changes. One type of the fluids is turned into microscopic liquid droplets.

Inventors: Norikane; Yoshihiro (Kanagawa, JP), Tezuka; Shinji (Kanagawa, JP), Ohgaki; Masaru (Kanagawa, JP), Masuzawa; Masahiro (Kanagawa, JP), Miyazawa; Hideyuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: B81B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018