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William D Fisher: Biopolymer array inspection. Agilent Technologies, Gordon Stewart, May 15, 2001: US06232072 (107 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a biopolymer array, and an apparatus which can execute the method. droplets of fluid carrying the biopolymer or a biomonomer are deposited onto a front side of a transparent substrate. Light is directed through the substrate from the front side, back through a substrate back ...


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William D Fisher, Richard P Tella, Michael P Caren: Method and apparatus for liquid transfer. Agilent Technologies, Gordon M Stewart, February 10, 2004: US06689323 (60 worldwide citation)

Liquids are transferred from a plurality of wells or depots having openings arranged in a selected format to one or more receptacles, by displacing liquid contained in each well so that a convex meniscus swells from the opening, and contacting the receptacle with the swollen meniscus to draw a porti ...


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Scott A Conradson, Lee A Barford, William D Fisher, Michael J Weinstein, Julie D Wilker: Apparatus and method for computer-aided design of sheet metal fabricated parts. Hewlett Packard Company, December 24, 1996: US05587914 (31 worldwide citation)

A CAD system and method for designing sheet metal parts. A proposed design is automatically tested against a set of design rules. Available tools are selected according to criteria computed with reference to the part to the fabricated and then are tested to determine whether they can be used to make ...


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William D Fisher, M Shahid Mujtaba: System for hybrid position and force control. Hewlett Packard Company, January 4, 1994: US05276390 (21 worldwide citation)

A hybrid position and force control system for a robotic manipulator. A displacement error signal of an end effector such as a robotic hand is multiplied by a pseudo-inverse of a matrix product of a selection matrix and a Jacobian matrix to provide a joint displacement error signal in the coordinate ...


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William D Fisher: Biopolymer array inspection. Agilent Technologies, Gordon M Stewart, July 8, 2003: US06589739 (18 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a biopolymer array, and an apparatus which can execute the method, droplets of fluid carrying the biopolymer or a biomonomer are deposited onto a front side of a transparent substrate. Light is directed through the substrate from the front side, back through a substrate back ...


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Allen C Thompson, William D Fisher, Michael P Caren: Chemical array fabrication errors. Agilent Technologies, Gordon M Stewart, September 5, 2006: US07101508 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating an addressable array of chemical probes at respective feature locations on a substrate surface. The method may use a deposition apparatus with a substrate unit which includes the substrate and with a drop deposition unit which includes a drop deposition head. Such an apparatu ...


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Christopher A Schantz, Kyle J Schleifer, William D Fisher, Richard P Tella, Michael P Caren, Peter G Webb: Array fabrication with drop detection. Agilent Technologies, Gordon Stewart, February 14, 2006: US06998230 (15 worldwide citation)

A drop deposition apparatus, and a method and computer program products using the drop deposition apparatus, for fabricating at least one addressable array of biopolymers on a substrate. The drop deposition apparatus has a drop dispenser unit and a sensing element. The method comprises includes for ...


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William D Fisher, Peter G Webb, Svetlana V Shchegrova, Michael P Caren: Multi-directional deposition in array fabrication. Agilent Technologies, November 28, 2006: US07141368 (13 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and computer program products for fabricating multiple chemical arrays on a substrate, each array having multiple rows of feature locations with arrays of different sets being arranged in a sideways orientation with respect to the rows. The method includes dispensing drops from ...


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William D Fisher, Henrique A S Martins, Peter G Webb: Apparatus for deposition and inspection of chemical and biological fluids. Agilent Technologies, February 10, 2004: US06689319 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are provided for producing and inspecting a plurality of deposited features in a pattern on a portion of a substrate surface, as in an oligonucleotide array. The apparatus comprises a printhead for depositing a fluid to form the array of features on the substrate surface and ...


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William D Fisher, M Shahid Mujtaba: Method for coordinated control of motion devices. Hewlett Packard Company, September 5, 1989: US04864205 (11 worldwide citation)

A kinematic method to operate a multi-jointed robot to achieve coordinated, speed-invariant motion when the robot's end effector is moved along a predefined path. To accomplish such operation, a total execution time function is defined which is a function of acceleration time, slew time, and deceler ...