07400983 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 446 patents.

A sample processing system (101) that may be automated and methods are disclosed where samples) (198) are arranged on a carrier element (197) and a process operation control system (171) automatically processes the samples) perhaps robotically with an operationally-influential exteriorly-consequential information monitor (402) or a data capture element (414). Significant process details as well as operationally-influential exteriorly-consequential information may be monitored and an automatic notice element (404) may cause notification of a person at some display (415) that may be remote. Various people may be notified, such as an administrator, a supplier, or a manufacturer of an opportunity for some action such as reagent reordering or the like. A simulated motion display may be included to “watch” simulated operation in real time or long after completion of the actual processing.

Title
Information notification sample processing system and methods of biological slide processing
Application Number
10/538745
Publication Number
7400983 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2003
Publication Date
July 15, 2008
Inventor
John Favuzzi
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Rosanne Welcher
Ventura
CA, US
Marc Key
Ojai
CA, US
Gordon Feingold
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Assignee
Dako Denmark
DK
IPC
G01N 35/10
G01N 35/00
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