Palo Alto Research Center of Palo Alto, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,287,744, "Capillary-channel probes for liquid pickup, transportation and dispense using stressy metal." Fluidic conduits are claimed that can be used in microarraying systems, dip pen nanolithography systems, fluidic circuits, and microfluidic systems. According to the patent, the conduits use channel spring probes that include at least one capillary channel.

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