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Title: Assembly for collecting samples for purposes of identification or analysis and method of use

Abstract

An assembly and an associated method for collecting a sample of material desired to be characterized with diagnostic equipment includes or utilizes an elongated member having a proximal end with which the assembly is manipulated by a user and a distal end. In addition, a collection tip which is capable of being placed into contact with the material to be characterized is supported upon the distal end. The collection tip includes a body of chemically-inert porous material for binding a sample of material when the tip is placed into contact with the material and thereby holds the sample of material for subsequent introduction to the diagnostic equipment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014382
Patent Number(s):
7,655,188
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/194,095
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Thompson, Cyril V, and Smith, Rob R. Assembly for collecting samples for purposes of identification or analysis and method of use. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Thompson, Cyril V, & Smith, Rob R. Assembly for collecting samples for purposes of identification or analysis and method of use. United States.
Thompson, Cyril V, and Smith, Rob R. 2010. "Assembly for collecting samples for purposes of identification or analysis and method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014382.
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