Process of handling liquids in an automated liquid handling apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5525515
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08284018

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A fluid delivery device which delivers microliter and sub-microliter volumes by means of a reciprocating force mechanism requires no capillary contact between the delivery system and work surface. Furthermore, a built-in vacuum-based rinse station permits the user to dispense a variety of fluids while avoiding complex and time consuming changes to the fluid delivery system.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blattner, Frederick R 1547 Jefferson St., Madison, WI 53711 36 469

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