05272092 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 13 patents.

A plurality of reaction containers each being charged with an agitation ball made of a magnetic material are circularly arranged on a reaction disk so as to be supplied with a reagent and a sample. The reaction disk is driven reciprocatingly at a small amplitude for a predetermined time so as to cause the reaction containers to be vibrated arcuately each time a new reaction container is supplied with the reagent. As a result of the vibration of the reaction containers, the agitation balls in the respective reaction containers vigorously move to agitate the reaction solutions in the respective reaction containers. A photometric device is disposed so as to apply a light to the reaction container thereby to allow a fluorescent or absorbance photometric measurement. In the reaction container brought to the photometric measuring position, the agitation ball is attracted to the wall of the reaction container so as to be kept away from the path of light in the photometric device.

Title
Method for analyzing a reaction solution
Application Number
268587
Publication Number
5272092
Application Date
November 18, 1991
Publication Date
December 21, 1993
Inventor
Hiroshi Umetsu
Katsuta
JP
Kyoko Imai
Katsuta
JP
Hajime Betsui
Katsuta
JP
Fumitoshi Hamasaki
Katsuta
JP
Agent
Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G01N 21/76
B01F 3/08
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