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Wing S Pang, Mark Gross, Hendra Tanumihardja, Ruediger F Rauskolb, G Andrea Pedrazzini, Santiago F Allen: Automated sample processing system including automatic centrifuge device. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Margaret A Sheldon & Mak Kivinski, May 9, 2000: US06060022 (185 worldwide citation)

A system for a clinical lab that is capable of automatically processing, including sorting, of multiple specimen containers. The system comprises a central controller, a workstation, one or more analyzers, and an automated centrifuge. The workstation has automatic detectors for detecting the presenc ...


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Michael L Bell, Jack D McNeal: Minimally invasive methods for measuring analtes in vivo. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Arnold Grant, Sheldon & Mak, April 2, 2002: US06366793 (160 worldwide citation)

Minimally invasive methods for measuring an analyte, such as glucose, contained in tile interstitial fluid of a body are provided. The methods include the steps of.


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Paul David Magginetti, Daniel Joseph Fitzgerald: Opposable-element chromatographic assay device for detection of analytes. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Margaret A Gates & Cooper Kivinski, July 11, 2000: US06087184 (90 worldwide citation)

An assay device for detection or determination of an analyte in a sample uses opposable components and is suitable for assay of human chorionic gonadotropin and other protein or glycoprotein hormones. One embodiment of the device comprises: (1) a first opposable component including: (a) a first chro ...


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Robert S Matson, Peter J Coassin, Jang B Rampal, Charles Thomas Caskey: Oligonucleotide repeat arrays. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Margaret A Sheldon & Mak Kivinski, November 9, 1999: US05981185 (86 worldwide citation)

A solid support based hybridization assay is provided which allows for the systematic and reproducible analysis of repeat and tandem repeat oligonucleotide sequences of DNA and RNA by hybridization to a reverse dot blot array comprising strings of such repeats complementary to those found in particu ...


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Richard P Watts, David L Goodale, Dang M Ngo, Songai Tu, Michael Tran, Michael L Bell: Automatic chemistry analyzer. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Margaret A Sheldon & Mak Kivinski, February 22, 2000: US06027691 (82 worldwide citation)

An automatic chemistry analyzer is provided having a high throughput and a high reliability. The analyzer uses nephelometric and turbimetric analyzers to analyze a wide variety of parameters within liquid samples typically generated in, for example, a large medical testing laboratory. The machine em ...


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Michael L Bell: Whole blood sampling device. Beckman Coulter, Kristin C Hiibner, Jeffrey G Sheldon, Sheldon & Mak, June 29, 2004: US06755802 (66 worldwide citation)

A portable hand-held blood sampling device having a self-filling capability includes a blood separation filter. The filter has a plurality of pores sized to permit passage of selected blood constituents such as blood plasma through the device. The device has a separated blood conduit that extends be ...


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Mark A Wells: Flow cytometer for differentiating small particles in suspension. Beckman Coulter, Warren W Kutz, Mitchell R Alter, September 26, 2006: US07113266 (63 worldwide citation)

A flow cytometer includes an optical flow cell through which particles to be characterized on the basis of at least their respective side-scatter characteristics are caused to flow seriatim. A plane-polarized laser beam produced by a laser diode is used to irradiate the particles as they pass throug ...


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Howard M Chandler: Assay device. Beckman Coulter, William H May, Margaret A Merchant & Gould Kivinski, January 25, 2000: US06017767 (61 worldwide citation)

A chromatographic assay device for use with immunoassays allows rapid and convenient assays of analytes of biological interest, and permits extractions to be carried out in situ, avoiding the use of separate extraction vessels. The device has a wide dynamic range and avoids interference from particu ...


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David Breeser, Alan Wirbisky, Ross Krogh: Method and device for automatic chemical analysis. Beckman Coulter, Fredrikson & Byron PA, March 16, 1999: US05882596 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a vessel shuttle which can be used, for example, for moving reaction vessels to or from an assay resource station in an automated chemical analyzer. The vessel shuttle has a plurality of movable plates including first and second vessel carrying plates adapted to move c ...


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Craig R Veiner: Magnetic specimen-transport system for automated clinical instrument. Beckman Coulter, Warren W Kurz, Mitchell E Alter, April 18, 2006: US07028831 (57 worldwide citation)

A magnetic specimen-transport system for transporting racks of specimen-containers to or within an automated clinical instrument for analysis and/or processing. The magnetic specimen-transport system that is adapted to transport magnetically-attractable racks of specimen-containers in mutually perpe ...