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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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014382
Patent Number(s):
7655188
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/194,095
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
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. Tue . "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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