Fluid dispensing apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7501283
APP PUB NO 20050035156A1
SERIAL NO

10639021

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A fluid dispensing apparatus includes a mounting assembly having a plurality of mounting apertures and a plurality of fluid dispensing cartridges positioned within the mounting apertures. The mounting apertures and cartridges include matching cross-sectional profiles that lack symmetry. Each fluid dispensing cartridge includes a fluid reservoir, at least one valve, a metering chamber and a piston. The apparatus also includes a magnetic switch assembly controlling the movement of the piston and a means for damping the movement of the piston.

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SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC.TORRANCE, CA31

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hersch, Michael Redondo Beach, US 2 35
Palermo, Henry Anaheim Hills, US 1 29

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2014/0284,358 FLUID DISPENSING SYSTEM 0 2014
 
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS HEMATOLOGY, INC. (2)
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SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC. (10)
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FAST & FLUID MANAGEMENT B.V. (1)
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