Patent Number: 8,877,512

Title: Bubble formation techniques using physical or chemical features to retain a gas bubble within a droplet actuator

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a droplet actuator and methods of making and using the droplet actuator including one or more substrates configured to form a droplet operations gap and including a physical or chemical feature that may be provided at a predetermined locus within or exposed to the droplet operations gap and configured to retain a bubble in position within the droplet operations gap.

Inventors: Srinivasan; Vijay (Durham, NC), Pollack; Michael G. (Durham, NC), Sudarsan; Arjun (Cary, NC), Hua; Zhishan (Durham, NC)

Assignee: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00