05314825 is referenced by 184 patents and cites 18 patents.

The automatic chemical analyzer includes a turntable adapted to hold a plurality of disposable cuvettes. An optical system adjacent to the turntable can perform analytical absorbance or fluorescence tests on the contents of each cuvette as they are rotated on the turntable. A sample/reagent tray is rotatably mounted about an axis parallel to the turntable axis. A common probe arm pivoted about a third parallel axis mounts a pipette that can be moved along an arcuate path intersecting a cuvette access station on the turntable and at least one container access station on the sample/reagent tray for transferring liquids as required by specific test procedures. A sample tube entry port is provided to support individual draw tubes that are manually delivered to the analyzer at a sample access station and to facilitate removal of samples by the pipette without exposing operating personnel to accidental contact with liquid materials in the draw tube.

Title
Chemical analyzer
Application Number
7/916466
Publication Number
5314825
Application Date
July 16, 1992
Publication Date
May 24, 1994
Inventor
Robin Olson
Veradale
WA, US
Thomas Tiffany
Spokane
WA, US
Norman Kelln
Spokane
WA, US
Bruce Weyrauch
Newman Lake
WA, US
Agent
Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin
Assignee
Schiapparelli Biosystems
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 35/00
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