06306347 is referenced by 140 patents and cites 77 patents.

A multiple single use optical sensor includes a series of continuous sensor stripes deposited on a substrate web. At least one sample chamber is adapted to extend transversely across a discrete portion of the series of sensor stripes to facilitate analysis of a sample disposed therein. The sample chamber may be moved, or additional sample chambers provided to enable subsequent measurements of additional samples at unused discrete portions of the sensor stripes. The continuous nature of the sensor stripes provides consistency along the lengths thereof to enable calibration data obtained from one discrete portion of the sensor stripes to be utilized for testing an unknown sample an other discrete portion of the sensor stripes. This advantageously eliminates the need for any particular discrete portion of the sensor stripes to be contacted by more than one sample, for improved sensor performance.

Title
Optical sensor and method of operation
Application Number
9/10096
Publication Number
6306347 (B1)
Application Date
January 21, 1998
Publication Date
October 23, 2001
Inventor
Kevin J Sullivan
Medfield
MA, US
Rudolf E Slovacek
Norfolk
MA, US
Richard W Mason
Millis
MA, US
Agent
Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes
US
Assignee
Bayer Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G01N 21/01
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