United States Patent, Patent Number US 9,528,503 B2, Date of Patent December 27, 2016.
An example includes an apparatus to pump a fluid. The apparatus includes a housing extending along a length defining an elongate interior, an actuator in the housing, conforming to the elongate interior, the actuator including a plurality of lumens, each having a length extending substantially parallel to the elongate interior, each from around 10 to 200 micrometers across and an actuator configured to oscillate the actuator in the actuator houslng along the length of the elongate interior with a rate differential between movement in a first direction versus movement in a second direction opposite the first direction to pump the fluid.
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