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Illumina of San Diego has received US Patent No. 7,900,836, "Optical reader system for substrates having an optically readable code." The patent describes an optical reader system that includes a number of substrates. According to the patent, the substrates contain an optically readable code, and the system includes a source light assembly that is configured to illuminate the substrates with a code-reading beam and another beam for detecting another optically readable property of the substrate.

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