Patent Number: 6,309,886

Title: High throughput analysis of samples in flowing liquid

Abstract: Apparatus and method enable imaging multiple fluorescent sample particlesin a single flow channel. A flow channel defines a flow direction forsamples in a flow stream and has a viewing plane perpendicular to the flowdirection. A laser beam is formed as a ribbon having a width effective tocover the viewing plane. Imaging optics are arranged to view the viewingplane to form an image of the fluorescent sample particles in the flowstream, and a camera records the image formed by the imaging optics.

Inventors: Ambrose; W. Patrick (Los Alamos, NM), Grace; W. Kevin (Los Alamos, NM), Goodwin; Peter M. (Los Alamos, NM), Jett; James H. (Los Alamos, NM), Orden; Alan Van (Fort Collins, CO), Keller; Richard A. (White Rock, NM)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013