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Apparatus for filling the cavities of cells and laminated substrates with a fluid

United States Patent

March 20, 2001
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A method and apparatus are disclosed for filling a cell cavity positioned between a first substrate and a second substrate with a cell filling liquid. The method entails forming at least one evacuation cavity encompassing at least a portion of an outer surface of each of the first and second substrates of a cell containing a cell cavity and isolating the cell cavity from the evacuation cavity; reducing a pressure in each of the evacuation cavity and the cell cavity; and dispensing the cell filling fluid into the cell cavity.
Lopez Tonazzi; Juan C. (Tucson, AZ), Kucharczyk, Jr.; Joseph E. (Tucson, AZ), Agrawal; Anoop (Tucson, AZ)
Donnelly Corporation (Holland, MI)
09/ 219,900
December 24, 1998
This invention was made with government support under grant No. DE-FC36-95G010069 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.