05408891 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 37 patents.

A probe washing apparatus including a probe having a tip and a wash collar having a bore coaxially aligned with the probe, the wash collar including ports for applying a vacuum and a wash liquid to the wash collar bore. The probe may be displaced vertically with respect to the wash collar to aspirate and dispense liquids, and the wash collar and probe are displaced together laterally. The steps of washing the probe tip include raising the probe to a position with the probe tip within the bore, applying vacuum to the bore, flushing the interior of the probe, and flushing the exterior of the probe.

Title
Fluid probe washing apparatus and method
Application Number
7/991785
Publication Number
5408891
Application Date
December 17, 1992
Publication Date
April 25, 1995
Inventor
David E Dalke
La Habra
CA, US
Duane G Barber
Yorba Linda
CA, US
Agent
Arnold Merchant & Gould Grant
William H May
Assignee
Beckman Instruments
CA, US
IPC
G01N 1/14
G01N 35/00
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