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Collapsible sheath fluid reservoirs for flow cytometers

United States Patent

June 6, 2000
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The present invention is a container in the form of a single housing for holding fluid, including a first collapsible reservoir having a first valve. The first reservoir initially contains a volume of fluid. The container also includes a second reservoir, initially empty (or substantially empty), expandable to a second volume. The second reservoir has a second valve. As the volume of said first reservoir decreases, the volume of the second reservoir proportionally increases.
Mark; Graham A. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM), Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 118,983
July 17, 1998
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS CLAUSE This invention is made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.