05985215 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 21 patents.

In an analyzing apparatus of the present invention, sample racks, in each of which a plurality of sample containers are held, are transferred from a rack feeding unit to a discrimination unit for discriminating a type of each sample container. After the discrimination unit, a plurality of analyzing units are installed along a transfer line, and pipetters of different types are provided in the respective analyzing units. The discrimination unit detects information on the length and the width of each sample container held in each sample rack by using an optical detector. A control part selects one of the analyzing units, suitable for analyzing the sample container of which type was discriminated, based on the information detected by the discrimination unit, and transfers the sample container of which type was discriminated, to a sample pipetting position in the selected analyzing unit.

Title
Analyzing apparatus having a function pipette samples
Application Number
8/934664
Publication Number
5985215
Application Date
September 22, 1997
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Kazumitsu Kawase
Hitachinaka
JP
Tomonori Mimura
Tomobe-machi
JP
Hiroshi Mitsumaki
Mito
JP
Taku Sakazume
Hitachinaka
JP
Agent
Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & MCKee
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G01N 35/10
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