06914229 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 15 patents.

A method and system for preventing signal clipping in a molecular array scanner by adding an offset signal to the signal generated by the photodetectors and initial stages of signal processing within a molecular array scanner in order to promote the signal above the level where signal information is lost during analog-to-digital signal conversion and/or digital signal integration. A portion of the offset is then subtracted from the digital signal or integrated digital signals, leaving a smaller, constant offset that is reported to the user, stored in a data file, or otherwise made available for further correction during later molecular array data processing.

Title
Signal offset for prevention of data clipping in a molecular array scanner
Application Number
10/86658
Publication Number
6914229 (B2)
Application Date
February 28, 2002
Publication Date
July 5, 2005
Inventor
Kenneth L Staton
San Carlos
CA, US
Jayati Ghosh
San Jose
CA, US
Debra A Sillman
Los Altos
CA, US
John F Corson
Stanford
CA, US
Assignee
Agilent Technologies
CA, US
IPC
H01J 040/14
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