Analytical instrumentation and processes

  • US 8,043,565 B1
  • Filed: 05/12/2006
  • Issued: 10/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/13/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An analytical instrument comprising a sample preparation component coupled to a gas chromatography apparatus, and a detector component coupled to the gas chromatography apparatus, wherein the chromatography apparatus comprises:

  • a housing comprised by at least two complimentary portions, each of the portions defining a circuitous recess as well as sets of channels extending between the circuitous recesses and an edge of the portions, when the portions are operatively engaged, the recesses of the portions define at least one chromatography column compartment, and the channels of the portions define a plurality of vents, wherein the volume of the at least one chromatography column compartment is less than 100 mL and individual vents extend to individual edges of the portions, a plurality of the edges defining a portion of the vents.

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