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US20050177274: Liquid handling system with electronic information storage

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Kevin O'Dougherty · Robert Andrews ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Correspondent Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. ·
Application Number US11074408
Filing date 03/08/2005
Publication date 08/11/2005
Predicted expiration date 06/13/2021
U.S. Classifications 700/231  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeA1
19 Claims, 5 Drawings


Abstract

The present invention is a system for handling liquid and a method for the same. The system has a container capable of holding a liquid. An electronic storage device is coupled with the container for electronically storing information relating to the liquid stored in the container. The system also has an antenna, for storing information to and reading information from the electronic storage device. Finally, the system has a microprocessor-based controller, coupled with the antenna, for controlling processing of the liquid based on information read from the electronic storage device by the antenna.

Independent Claims | See all claims (19)

  1. 1. A liquid handling system comprising: a container capable of holding a liquid; storage means, coupled with the container, for electronically storing information relating to the liquid; communication means for storing information to and reading information from the storage means; and controller means, coupled with the communication means, for controlling processing of the liquid based on information read from the storage means by the communication means.
  2. 11. A liquid handling system comprising: a container having an opening and capable of holding a liquid; a cap for coupling with the opening such that the liquid is sealed in the container; a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag mounted on the cap; a connector for coupling with the cap such that the liquid can be dispensed from the container through the connector; a radio frequency (RF) antenna mounted on the connector which is capable of storing information to and reading information from the RFID tag; and a controller coupled with the RF antenna such that the controller is capable of processing the liquid from the container based on information read from the RFID tag by the RF antenna.
  3. 16. A method of handling liquids, the method comprising: providing a container capable of holding a liquid; coupling an electronic storage device to the container; electronically storing information about the liquid on the electronic storage device; reading information from the electronic storage device; and controlling processing of the liquid from the container based on information read from the electronic storage device.

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Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US20020189667 Robert Andrews et al. Dec 2002
US20030004608 Robert Andrews et al. Jan 2003
US20040172160 Robert Andrews et al. Sep 2004
US6879876 Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. Kevin T. O'Dougherty et al. Apr 2005
US20050177274 Kevin O'Dougherty et al. Aug 2005