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Seiko Epson of Tokyo has received US Patent No. 7,497,544, "Droplet discharging head, droplet discharging device and manufacturing method of microarray." The patent claims a droplet-discharging head, including: a) a nozzle formed on a first principal surface; b) a pressurized room having a pressurization unit that applies pressure on liquid discharged from the nozzle; c) a liquid-retention unit in communication with the pressurized room; and d) a supply port that supplies liquid to the liquid retention unit.

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