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United States Patent Application

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Embodiments of fluid distribution manifolds, cartridges, and microfluidic systems are described herein. Fluid distribution manifolds may include an insert member and a manifold base and may define a substantially closed channel within the manifold when the insert member is press-fit into the base. Cartridges described herein may allow for simultaneous electrical and fluidic interconnection with an electrical multiplex board and may be held in place using magnetic attraction.
Renzi, Ronald F. (Tracy, CA), Sommer, Gregory J. (Livermore, CA), Singh, Anup K. (Danville, CA), Hatch, Anson V. (Tracy, CA), Claudnic, Mark R. (Livermore, CA), Wang, Ying-Chih (Pleasanton, CA), Van De Vreugde, James L. (Livermore, CA)
12/ 900,276
October 7, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] The United States Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation.