Method and apparatus for producing uniform small portions of fine powders and articles thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7632533
APP PUB NO 20080014365A1
SERIAL NO

11780433

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A method for depositing controlled quantity of particles on a substrate comprises providing aerosolized particles in a deposition zone having first and second electrodes, and creating an electrostatic field between the first electrode and the second electrode to create a pool of ions at the first electrode, charging particles within the deposition zone with the ions, and moving the particles towards and depositing the particles onto the substrate. In order to prevent excessive charge build up on the substrate, the electrostatic field is periodically reversed.

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MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC.MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ56

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bowers, John Clarksburg , US 24 617
Fotland, Richard Holliston , US 9 48
Jameson, William West Windsor , US 4 37

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