07004198 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 17 patents.

An apparatus for simultaneously aligning and interconnecting microfluidic ports is presented. Such interconnections are required to utilize microfluidic devices fabricated in Micro-Electromechanical-Systems (MEMS) technologies, that have multiple fluidic access ports (e.g. 100 micron diameter) within a small footprint, (e.g. 3 mm×6 mm). Fanout of the small ports of a microfluidic device to a larger diameter (e.g. 500 microns) facilitates packaging and interconnection of the microfluidic device to printed wiring boards, electronics packages, fluidic manifolds etc.

Title
Micro-fluidic interconnect
Application Number
10/894636
Publication Number
7004198 (B1)
Application Date
July 20, 2004
Publication Date
February 28, 2006
Inventor
Dale L Hetherington
Albuquerque
NM, US
Gilbert L Benavides
Los Ranchos
NM, US
Paul C Galambos
Albuquerque
NM, US
Murat Okandan
Albuquerque
NM, US
Agent
William R Conley
Assignee
Sandia Corporation
NM, US
IPC
F16K 37/00
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