XYZ positioner

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4979093
SERIAL NO

07361713

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An XYZ positioner is disclosed. The XYZ positioner provides for positioning an XY or an XYZ orientation and has a wide range of applications, such as in the medical field, for dispensing various types of fluids, as desired.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Cavro Scientific InstrumentsSUNNYVALE, CA0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Laine, Donald D San Carlos, CA 1 80
Rochte, Jerry E Los Altos, CA 3 88
Wolcott, Frederick C Los Altos, CA 1 80

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