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Robert C Downs, Mark R Weselak: Massively parallel fluid dispensing systems and methods. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Christopher C Sappenfield, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group P C, December 7, 2004: US06827113 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides highly automated fluid delivery systems and related methods with significantly improved throughput relative to preexisting technologies. In particular, the invention relates to a fluid dispensing system that simultaneously produces multiple fluid mixtures on-the-fly in ...


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Mark R Weselak, Brad Backes, Jared Ek: Systems and methods for sorting samples. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, April 29, 2008: US07364907 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for sorting compounds and compound holders into batches for subsequent processing are provided.


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Robert C Downs, Mark R Weselak: Method and apparatus for dispensing low nanoliter volumes of liquid while minimizing waste. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Hugh Wang, Mitchell P Brook, March 23, 2004: US06709872 (8 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method and apparatus for aspirating a volume of liquid into a syringe from a sample of the liquid. A substantial portion of the liquid in the syringe is subsequently dispensed from the syringe and returned to the sample. Accordingly, a small portion of the aspirated liquid is ret ...


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Mark R Weselak, Robert C Downs: High throughput incubation devices. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, February 12, 2008: US07329394 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an efficiently automated incubation device that reduces the number of powered moving parts in the device and the amount of air transfer between environments that are internal and external to the device.


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Mark R Weselak: Clutch assembly method. Saturn Corporation, Donald F Scherer, October 8, 1991: US05054186 (1 worldwide citation)

A clutch structure has a housing in which is slidably disposed a fluid-operated piston, a plurality of inner and outer splined friction plates and a return spring assembly. The friction plates have formed thereon a spline portion such that alternating discs have the splines extending radially outwar ...


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James K Mainquist, Robert C Downs, Mark R Weselak, Andrew J Meyer: Automated precision object holder and method of using same. Genomics Institute, Of The Novartis Research Foundation, March 28, 2002: US20020037237-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an object holder for precisely positioning an object such as a microtiter plate on a support fixture. The object holders can also include a retaining device on a support fixture for receiving an object. In use, the object is generally positioned on the fixture relative to ali ...


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Mark R Weselak, Brad Backes, Jared Ek: Systems and methods for sorting samples. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, July 22, 2004: US20040142486-A1

Methods and systems for sorting compounds and compound holders into batches for subsequent processing are provided.


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Mark R Weselak, Robert C Downs: High throughput incubation devices. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, February 13, 2003: US20030031602-A1

The invention provides an efficiently automated incubation device that reduces the number of powered moving parts in the device and the amount of air transfer between environments that are internal and external to the device.


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Robert C Downs, Scott A Lesley, James K Mainquist, Andrew J Meyer, Christopher M Shaw, Mark R Weselak, Marc Nasoff: Automated centrifuge and method of using same. IRM C O Sophia House, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, September 19, 2002: US20020132354-A1

An automated centrifuge comprising a rotor having a plurality of sample receiving elements located in the rotor is provided. Sample processing components are structured to be insertable into any one of the receiving elements and a controller is configured to insert the sample processing components i ...


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Robert C Downs, Mark R Weselak: Massively parallel fluid dispensing systems and methods. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, October 24, 2002: US20020153055-A1

The present invention provides highly automated fluid delivery systems and related methods with significantly improved throughput relative to preexisting technologies. In particular, the invention relates to a fluid dispensing system that simultaneously produces multiple fluid mixtures on-the-fly in ...