Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft of Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, has received US Patent No. 8,096,314, "Fluidic device, fluidic module, and method of handling a liquid." The described device is capable of switching liquids, where the corresponding fluidic structures may also be referred to as switches or valves. These fluidic structures may include a radially interior first fluid chamber, a radially exterior second fluid chamber, and a connection, for example a constriction, at which a meniscus may be built up and stabilized up to a certain rotational frequency.

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