05352612 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 9 patents.

A sample analyzer for analyzing the characteristics of a plurality of samples. The analyzer includes a movable sample support for holding samples arranged in a first plurality of holders in a sequence for movement in a first direction. An indexing drive for the sample support advances the sample support in the first direction in a set of one or more increments, wherein one increment in the set is a net amount equal to a second plurality of holders greater than one holder and less than the first plurality such that the second plurality is relatively prime with respect to the first plurality.

Title
Method and apparatus for the stepwise movement of items
Application Number
8/15120
Publication Number
5352612
Application Date
February 9, 1993
Publication Date
October 4, 1994
Inventor
John C Mazza
El Toro
CA, US
Stephen L Frye
El Toro
CA, US
Michael D Huber
San Juan Capistrano
CA, US
Agent
Paul C Flattery
Mark J Buonaiuto
Assignee
Baxter Diagnostics
IL, US
IPC
G06F 15/46
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