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Method for Operating a Sensor to Differentiate between Analytes in a Sample

Abstract 

Disclosed is a method for operating a sensor to differentiate between first and second analytes in a sample. The method comprises the steps of determining a input profile for the sensor which will enhance the difference in the output profiles of the sensor as between the first analyte and the second analyte; determining a first analyte output profile as observed when the input profile is applied to the sensor; determining a second analyte output profile as observed when the temperature profile is applied to the sensor; introducing the sensor to the sample while applying the temperature profile to the sensor, thereby obtaining a sample output profile; and evaluating the sample output profile as against the first and second analyte output profiles to thereby determine which of the analytes is present in the sample.

Inventor(s)

Tekin Kunt
Richard Cavicchi
Stephen Semancik
Thomas McAvoy

Date Issued 

08/01/2000

Patent No. 

6,095,681