The specimen plate lid is generally a block, with a cover portion and a side portion. An alignment protrusion extends from the side portion and cooperates with an alignment member of the specimen plate to assist in manually or roboticly guiding the lid onto the specimen plate. An underside surface of the cover has a sealing perimeter for receiving a seal constructed from a compliant material, and shaped to cooperate with a complimentary sealing surface on the specimen plate. The lid is weighted so that when the lid is aligned and positioned on the specimen plate, the weight of the lid provides a gravitational force to sufficiently compress the seal against the sealing surface on the specimen plate. Accordingly, the lid is sufficiently sealed to the specimen plate to avoid contamination and impermissible drying.

Title
Specimen plate lid and method of using
Application Number
10/346259
Publication Number
20030108450
Application Date
January 15, 2003
Publication Date
June 12, 2003
Inventor
Jeremy Caldwell
Cardiff-by-the-Sea
CA, US
Daniel G Sipes
San Diego
CA, US
Kristina Marie Burow
Chicago
IL, US
Andrew J Meyer
Cardiff-by-the-Sea
CA, US
Mark Richard Weselak
San Diego
CA, US
Robert Charles Downs
La Jolla
CA, US
James Kevin Mainquist
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Genomics Institute Of The
CA, US
Agent
Timothy L Smith
CA, US
Assignee
Irm
IPC
B01L 03/00
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