05234665 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 10 patents.

An aggregation pattern detecting apparatus includes a microplate having a plurality of reactive vessels in which aggregation patterns are formed, a light source arranged above the microplate, and a light sensor arrangement positioned below the microplate. The microplate is removably fastened to a main body, and a movable frame is movably supported on the main body. The light source and light sensor arrangement are carried on the movable frame for movement therewith. A driving mechanism effects movement of the movable frame and is controlled by a main control section. A reference plate is provided separately from the microplate, and has a plurality of through holes therein which correspond to the reactive vessels of the microplate. The reference plate is removably fastenable to the main body at the normal operative position of the microplate. With the reference plate in this position, the distance from a starting point of the driving mechanism to the through holes of the reference plate is measured and stored in the main control section. Based on these stored distances, the main control section determines appropriate operational positions for the light sensor.

Title
Apparatus for measuring aggregation patterns on a microplate
Application Number
7/700567
Publication Number
5234665
Application Date
May 15, 1991
Publication Date
August 10, 1993
Inventor
Shogo Kida
Kawasaki
JP
Naoki Ozawa
Kawasaki
JP
Hideo Suda
Yokohama
JP
Toshiyuki Furuta
Yokohama
JP
Yasuhiko Yokomori
Yokohama
JP
Masato Ohta
Kawasaki
JP
Agent
Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis
Assignee
Suzuki Motor Corporation
JP
IPC
G06K 9/74
G06K 9/32
G01N 33/50
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