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System and method for extracting a sample from a surface

United States Patent

June 23, 2015
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A system and method is disclosed for extracting a sample from a sample surface. A sample is provided and a sample surface receives the sample which is deposited on the sample surface. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sample surface, and one or more devices are configured to dispense a liquid on the sample, the liquid dissolving the sample to form a dissolved sample material, and the one or more devices are configured to extract the dissolved sample material from the sample surface.
Van Berkel; Gary (Oak Ridge, TN), Covey; Thomas (Richmond Hill, CA)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), DH Technologies Development PTE. LTD. (UOB Plaza, SG)
13/ 102,606
May 6, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The applicant's teachings were made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the applicant's teachings.