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Apparatus and method for handheld sampling

United States Patent

September 20, 2005
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The present invention includes an apparatus, and corresponding method, for taking a sample. The apparatus is built around a frame designed to be held in at least one hand. A sample media is used to secure the sample. A sample media adapter for securing the sample media is operated by a trigger mechanism connectively attached within the frame to the sample media adapter.
Staab; Torsten A. (Whiterock, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 720,955
November 24, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.