07628954 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 147 patents.

A handling device for samples and reagents to be used in testing in a system. Carriers of samples and reagents are loaded on a platform which detects the presence of, and proper loading of, such carriers. The carriers are moved from the platform by a transporter to a bar code reader for identification. A reagent container is rotated during reading to facilitate identification. The transporter further moves identified reagent carriers to a carousel on which the carriers automatically secured for storage awaiting use in testing. The carousel rotates, and selected reagent containers rotate on the rotating carousel, during storage.

Title
Reagent and sample handling device for automatic testing system
Application Number
11/122280
Publication Number
7628954 (B2)
Application Date
May 4, 2005
Publication Date
December 8, 2009
Inventor
Ryan Patrick Johnson
Lewisville
TX, US
David Charles Arnquist
The Colony
TX, US
Robert Paul Luoma II
McHenry
IL, US
Cordell Kay Gomm
Mansfield
TX, US
Agent
David L Weinstein
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
G01N 31/00
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