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Jeffrey Y Pan, Donald Ver Lee: Valve control. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, July 7, 1998: US05775371 (183 worldwide citation)

Embodiments described herein relate to methods and structures for controlling a valve. One embodiment provides a valve control comprising a first valve fluidly connected with a first fluid conveying conduit and a second fluid conveying conduit. The first valve is movable between a first position whe ...


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Thomas E Rohr: Magnetically assisted binding assays using magnetically labeled binding members. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, August 29, 1995: US05445971 (114 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices for performing binding assays. Such devices comprise (i) a reaction vessel where unbound and immobilized magnetically-labeled reagent are produced in relation to the amount of said analyte in said test sample; (ii) a separation means for partitioning said immob ...


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David C Arnquist, Grady Barnes III, Chadwick M Dunn, Richard C East Jr, Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Cass J Grandone, Robert C Gray, James T Holen, Jimmy D McCoy, James E Mitchell, Adrian John Murray, David W Murray, Jack F Ramsey, Neal T Sleszynski: Method of performing a process for determining an item of interest in a sample. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, August 18, 1998: US05795784 (109 worldwide citation)

Embodiments described herein provide methods of performing a process for determining an item of interest in a sample. In one embodiment, a container for holding the sample is accepted in a process lane where a process step is selectively automatically performed on the sample in the container. The pr ...


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Vernon L Chupp, Peter E Lobban, Young Ran Kim, Roderick Walton Larue, John Paul Stuart: Method and apparatus for performing automated analysis. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, August 17, 1999: US05939326 (90 worldwide citation)

A device for analyzing a whole blood sample is provided. The device comprises a conventionl hematology analyzer integrated with a fluorescence cyometry analyzer. A controller is provided for controlling the analyzers, obtaining and utilizing data from both and reporting a quantitative result. Method ...


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Thomas E Rohr: Magnetically assisted binding assays using magnetically labeled binding members. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, August 29, 1995: US05445970 (83 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides assay methods for performing binding assays, wherein the detectable label is a magnetically responsive material. Direct and indirect, competitive and sandwich assay formats are used to partition the magnetically attractable label between a solid phase and a fluid phase ...


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James E Gill, Vernon L Chupp, Luc Van Hove: Method for performing automated analysis. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, April 6, 1999: US05891734 (78 worldwide citation)

Provided are automated methods for distinguishing and differentiating cells in a whole blood sample. In one of the methods, a whole blood sample is provided. One or more tests to be performed on the whole blood sample is selected. The tests to be performed on the whole blood sample are correlated. A ...


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Vernon L Chupp, Peter E Lobban, Young R Kim, Roderick W Larue, John P Stuart: Method for performing automated hematology and cytometry analysis. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, May 20, 1997: US05631165 (71 worldwide citation)

A device for analyzing a whole blood sample is provided. The device comprises a conventional hematology analyzer integrated with a fluorescence cytometry analyzer. A controller is provided for controlling the analyzers, obtaining and utilizing data from both and reporting a quantitative result. Meth ...


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Jeffrey Y Pan, Mehran Magregany: Actuator and method. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, October 19, 1999: US05967163 (69 worldwide citation)

An actuator and a method of controlling the actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, the actuator is a valve comprising a first port and a second port fluidly connected with the first port such that fluid communicates between the first port and the second port. A flexible member is operatively con ...


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Vernon L Chupp, Suresh N Mehta: Fully automated analysis method with optical system for blood cell analyzer. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, September 22, 1998: US05812419 (68 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a first analysis and a second analysis on a single blood sample obtained with a single blood draw from a patient with an automated analyzer includes the steps of supplying the single blood sample obtained with the single blood draw from the patient to the automated analyzer. A ...


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David C Arnquist, Grady Barnes III, Richard D Button, Chadwick M Dunn, Richard C East Jr, Patrick P Fritchie, Charles M Galitz, Gregory E Gardner, Cass J Grandone, Robert C Gray, James T Holen, Robert P Luoma II, Jimmy D McCoy, James E Mitchell, Adrian John Murray, David W Murray, Jack F Ramsey, Neal T Sleszynski, Julius J Toth: Method for determination of item of interest in a sample. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, January 5, 1999: US05856194 (54 worldwide citation)

The embodiments disclosed relate to determination of an item of interest in a sample. In one method, a process path comprising a process lane including a process step performance lane where a process step is performed, and a process step avoidance lane where the process step is avoided is provided. ...