Patent Number: 8,501,117

Title: Apparatuses, systems, and methods utilizing capillary action

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods utilizing capillary action and to control the movement or placement of liquids or other materials in micro-devices and nano-devices. In some embodiments, the present invention may be used to control polymer addition to micro-cantilevers and nano-cantilevers for biological sensing, chemical sensing, and other sensing. In other embodiments, the present invention may be used to deliver adhesives, dielectrics, chemo resistor materials, and other materials to micro-devices and nano-devices.

Inventors: Bedair; Sarah S. (Pittsburgh, PA), Fedder; Gary K. (Turtle Creek, PA)

Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University

International Classification: B01L 3/00 (20060101); G01N 7/00 (20060101); G01N 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-06 0:00:00