05506142 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 43 patents.

A system for cleaning a probe used in analytic equipment--for example, that used in analysis of body fluids--in order to reduce carry-over of materials from one sample to the next. A probe wash is provided in which the simultaneous introduction of pressurized air and water creates a turbulent flow including the use of a pressurized gas stream of short duration to blow the residue of the previous sample out of the probe prior to washing with additional diluent liquid. Also, a waste receptacle is provided which uses a filtered air vent and a liquid saturated material around the probe receiving opening to prevent the escape of aerosols from the receptacle.

Title
Probe wash for liquid analysis apparatus
Application Number
807161
Publication Number
5506142
Application Date
September 7, 1994
Publication Date
April 9, 1996
Inventor
Ronald N Diamond
Anaheim Hills
CA, US
John C Mazza
El Toro
CA, US
Richard C Mahaffey
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Joseph P Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut Reagen
Assignee
Dade International
IL, US
IPC
B01L 3/02
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