Method and apparatus for sorting particles

  • US 10,029,283 B2
  • Filed: 08/17/2015
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A particle sorting chip comprising:

  • a duct configured to convey particles in a stream, the duct including an inlet and a plurality of flow-through outlet channels formed in a substrate;

    a first chamber formed in the substrate, the first chamber in fluid communication with the duct via a first side opening and otherwise sealed, the first side opening positioned upstream of the plurality of flow-through outlet channels; and

    an actuator provided on the substrate and associated with the first chamber, the actuator configured to increase a pressure within the first chamber and to discharge an amount of fluid from the first side opening into the duct during a switching operation.

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