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Title: Micromanifold assembly

Abstract

A micromanifold for connecting external capillaries to the inlet and/or outlet ports of a microfluidic device can employ a ferrule/capillary assembly that includes: (a) a ferrule comprising an elongated member and having a bore traversing from a proximal end to a distal end of the member, wherein the bore has an inner surface and wherein the distal end of the ferrule has a tapered, threaded exterior surface, and (b) a capillary that is positioned within the bore wherein the capillary's outer surface is in direct contact with the bore's inner surface. No mating sleeve is required for the one-piece ferrule. Alternatively, the capillaries can be bonded to channels that traverse the manifold and therefore obviate the need for a ferrule.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Tracey, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968973
Patent Number(s):
7,553,455
Application Number:
10/405,842
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Renzi, Ronald F, and Ferko, Scott. Micromanifold assembly. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Renzi, Ronald F, & Ferko, Scott. Micromanifold assembly. United States.
Renzi, Ronald F, and Ferko, Scott. Tue . "Micromanifold assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968973.
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abstractNote = {A micromanifold for connecting external capillaries to the inlet and/or outlet ports of a microfluidic device can employ a ferrule/capillary assembly that includes: (a) a ferrule comprising an elongated member and having a bore traversing from a proximal end to a distal end of the member, wherein the bore has an inner surface and wherein the distal end of the ferrule has a tapered, threaded exterior surface, and (b) a capillary that is positioned within the bore wherein the capillary's outer surface is in direct contact with the bore's inner surface. No mating sleeve is required for the one-piece ferrule. Alternatively, the capillaries can be bonded to channels that traverse the manifold and therefore obviate the need for a ferrule.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {6}
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