05180065 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 16 patents.

This invention measures the properties of individual particles in particle-suspended liquid by an optical technique or the like, causes the particle-suspended liquid to fall while separating the liquid into droplets containing the individual particles therein, and causes liquid droplets discharged from a nozzle to collide with the droplets from a direction differing from the direction of fall, in conformity with the properties of the particles discriminated by the measurement, so as to change the direction of fall of the falling droplets, thereby fractionating the particles.

Title
Apparatus for and method of fractionating particle in particle-suspended liquid in conformity with the properties thereof
Application Number
7/596083
Publication Number
5180065
Application Date
October 11, 1990
Publication Date
January 19, 1993
Inventor
Yoshito Yoneyama
Kawasaki
JP
Yoshiyuki Touge
Kawasaki
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
B07B 5/36
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