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Northwestern University of Evanston, Ill., has received US Patent No. 7,954,166, "Independently-addressable, self-correcting inking for cantilever arrays." A method of loading tips and other surfaces with patterning compositions or inks for use in deposition is claimed. It includes providing at least one array of tips; providing the patterning compositions; ink jet printing the patterning compositions onto some of the tips; and depositing the patterning compositions onto a substrate surface.

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