04815978 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 9 patents.

An improved and unique mixing technique particularly useful as part of the process for the clinical analysis of liquid biological samples is described. The sample is placed in a cuvette along with a reagent and a diluent. The top (opening) of the cuvette is squeezed (reduced in size) and an air jet is directed against the liquid surface formed in the cuvette adjacent the junction of the liquid surface with the wall of the cuvette to create a vortex to produce thorough mixing of the contents of the cuvette and substantially prevent any splashing of the liquid contents.

Title
Clinical analysis methods and systems
Application Number
7/858366
Publication Number
4815978
Application Date
April 30, 1986
Publication Date
March 28, 1989
Inventor
John C Mazza
El Toro
CA, US
Robert R Thompson
Orange
CA, US
John C Mazza
El Toro
CA, US
Agent
Susan B Fentress
Paul C Flattery
Marjorie D Hunter
Assignee
Baxter Travenol Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
C12M 1/02
C12M 1/04
C12M 1/34
C12Q 1/00
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