US Patent No. 10,368,427

PLASMAS AND METHODS OF USING THEM


Patent No. 10,368,427
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Plasmas And Methods Of Using Them
Inventorship Peter J Morrisroe, New Milford, CT (US)
Assignee PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc., Waltham, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,427

1. A device comprising:a torch body;
an inductive device surrounding the torch body and configured to provide inductively coupled radio frequency energy into the torch body; and
at least one capacitive device separate from the inductive device and positioned between a first end of the inductive device and an end of the torch body, wherein the capacitive device is configured to provide capacitively coupled radio frequency energy into the torch body simultaneously with the provided inductively coupled radio frequency energy from the inductive device to sustain a plasma within the torch body.