Flow cytometer nozzle

CAFC
  • US 6,782,768 B2
  • Filed: 08/12/2003
  • Issued: 08/31/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A flow cytometer system, comprising:

  • a. a sample injection tube having an injection point through which a sample may be introduced;

    b. a sheath fluid container having a bottom end and wherein said sample injection tube is located within said sheath fluid container;

    c. a sheath fluid port connected to said sheath fluid container;

    d. a first axial motion surface in a nozzle;

    e. a second axial motion surface in said nozzle;

    f. a limited maximal acceleration differentiation transition area between said first axial motion surface in said nozzle and said second axial motion surface in said nozzle wherein said limited maximal acceleration differentiation transition area is coordinated with said sample so as to be affirmatively limited to not exceed the practical capabilities of said sample over its length; and

    g. an analytical system which senses below said nozzle.

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