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Luigi Catanzariti, Bryan W Kluttz, Geoff A McKinley, Arthur L Garland, Louis Graziano, James G Moe, Marcela Vera Garcia, James Clement Bishop, David Chastain, Fabio Gennari: Dual chamber disposable reaction vessel for amplification reactions, reaction processing station therefor, and methods of use. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 28, 1998: US05786182 (116 worldwide citation)

A reaction vessel for a nucleic acid amplification reaction has a first chamber containing an amplification reagent mix, a second chamber containing an amplification enzyme, and a fluid channel or chamber connecting the first and second chambers together. A fluid sample is introduced into the first ...


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William Ernest Seaton, David B Shine, Craig Drager: Sample card transport method for biological sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, September 23, 1997: US05670375 (95 worldwide citation)

A sample card transport station moves a test sample card from an incubation station for the card to a transmittance and fluorescence optical station in a sample testing machine. The sample card transport station has a drive belt and an associated stepper motor. The belt supports the card from one si ...


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Mark Joseph Fanning, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, Clifford W Karl, Bernard Jean Marie Limon, Donald Meyer, Roger James Morris, Ron Robinson, William Ernest Seaton, David B Shine, Paul Springer, Daniel Ray Williams, James Clement Bishop, Craig Drager, Thomas Burchard, David Chastain, Stephen Guerrera, Andrew Moore, David Porat, Arthur Rousmaniere, Andrew Zeigler: Automatic sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 9, 1998: US05762873 (90 worldwide citation)

An automatic sample testing machine for testing samples stored in test cards. The machine has a test sample positioning system for moving a tray containing a plurality of test sample cards and fluid receptacles among various stations in the machine. The machine has a diluting station for adding a pr ...


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J Lawrence Burg, Luigi Catanzariti, Bryan W Kluttz, Geoff A McKinley, James G Moe, Marcela Vera Garcia: Nucleic acid assays. bioMerieux Vitek, Lisa M W Hillman, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 9, 2001: US06300068 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the detection of specific nucleic acid sequences after an amplification process, or directly without amplification. In particular, the invention provides for the automation of the amplification and detection process, the amplification and detection of one or more spe ...


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J Lawrence Burg, Luigi Catanzariti, Marcela Vera Garcia, James G Moe: Device for automated detection of nucleic acids. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 1, 2003: US06586234 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the detection of specific nucleic acid sequences after an amplification process, or directly without amplification. In particular, the invention provides for the automation of the amplification and detection process, the amplification and detection of one or more spe ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, David B Shine, Craig Drager: Optical reader and sample card transport stations for biological sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 29, 1998: US05853666 (26 worldwide citation)

A sample card transport station moves a test sample card from an incubation station for the card to a transmittance and fluorescence optical station in a sample testing machine. The sample card transport station has a drive belt and an associated stepper motor. The belt supports the card from one si ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 29, 1998: US05853667 (26 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for a sample testing machine incudes a base pan and a set of independent drive systems for sliding a sample tray across the base pan. Each of the drive systems incudes a paddle that engages a side of the sample tray. The paddle is slideably mounted to a shaft with a collar that ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Drive system for test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 9, 1998: US05762874 (25 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for a sample testing machine includes a base pan and a set of independent drive systems for sliding a sample tray across the base pan. Each of the drive systems includes a paddle that engages a side of the sample tray. The paddle is slideably mounted to a shaft with a collar tha ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning: Optical reader and sample card transport stations for biological sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 25, 1998: US05798085 (24 worldwide citation)

A sample card transport station moves a test sample card from an incubation station for the card to a transmittance and fluorescence optical station in a sample testing machine. The sample card transport station has a drive belt and an associated stepper motor. The belt supports the card from one si ...


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James Clement Bishop: Pipetting station for sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, March 16, 1999: US05881781 (22 worldwide citation)

A diluting station and a pipetting station for a machine such as a biological sample testing machine. The diluting station has a rotating shot tube that fills with diluent without the need for priming when the shot tube is in a vertically inclined orientation, and which dispenses the diluent into a ...