Microscope slide and slide assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5002736
SERIAL NO

07112404

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Two rectangular slides having front and rear faces are held with front faces facing each other. Raised end portions on one or both front faces abut and space the front faces by a distance (e.g., 100 to 250 .mu.m) conducive for reversible capillary action between the slides. Raised island portions on one or both front faces are located at corners opposite the raised end portions. The raised island portions serve to maintain spacing between the front faces, particularly as the ends of the slides opposite to the raised end portions contact an absorbent material. An opening between the raised island portions permits liquid to enter and leave the gap between the front faces.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEUTSCHE BANK AG NEW YORK BRANCHNEW YORK, NY181
ERIE SCIENTIFIC COMPANYPORTSMOUTH, NH7
Fisher Scientific CompanySAN DIEGO, CA2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Babbitt, Thomas J York, ME 2 40
Brigati, David J Hummelstown, PA 9 499

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SPIRAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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Fisher Scientific Company (1)
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MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY (3)
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FANUC LTD (1)
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American Registry of Pathology Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1)
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American Registry of Pathology (4)
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SYSTEC, INC. (2)
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SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC. (15)
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ERIE SCIENTIFIC COMPANY (4)
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SCIPERIO, INC. (1)
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