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Chadwick M Dunn, Cass J Grandone, Stephen L Herchenbach, Robert J Nelson, James T Tyranski, Gary L Zuck: Carousel for assay specimen carrier. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, June 28, 1994: US05324481 (123 worldwide citation)

An assay carrier for carrying and positioning a plurality of reaction cells each carrying a single assay, and for carrying and positioning a plurality of reagent packs, for use in selectively performing any one of a plurality of immunoassays on each of the plurality of cells in the carrier.


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Cass J Grandone, Gary L Zuck, Stephen L Herchenbach, James T Tyranski, Robert J Nelson: Reagent pack for immunoassays. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, March 15, 1994: US05294404 (122 worldwide citation)

A reagent pack for carrying a plurality of individual reagent containers which are required for performing a specific immunoassay is suitable both for transportation of the assays from the manufacturer to the instrumentation site and for use at the instrumentation site during the running of the spec ...


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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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James T Tyranski, Chadwick M Dunn, Cass J Grandone, Kris T Ludington: Heat and air flow control for assay carrier. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, September 21, 1993: US05246665 (100 worldwide citation)

A carousel for carrying and positioning a plurality of assays and a plurality of reagent packs in an immunoassay testing apparatus is designed to direct warmed or heated air in a predetermined and controlled manner for maintaining the assays and reagent packs within a specified, controlled temperatu ...


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Kathleen L Burns, Ilya Ratner, Jeanine T Douglas, Erica J Kline, Cass J Grandone: Adaptive scheduling system and method for operating a biological sample analyzer with variable interval periods. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, November 19, 1996: US05576215 (70 worldwide citation)

An improved biological sample analyzer, and a method and system for operation thereof, wherein instrument systems used to perform assays of the biological samples loaded into the analyzer are operated in accordance with a schedule developed by a scheduler routine. The scheduler routine determines in ...


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Chadwick M Dunn, Cass J Grandone, Stephen L Herchenbach, Robert J Nelson, James T Tyranski, Gary L Zuck: Retrofit kit for changing single immunoassay instrument to flexible multiple immunoassay instrument. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, June 14, 1994: US05320809 (64 worldwide citation)

A kit comprising a modified carousel for carrying a plurality of reaction cells and a plurality of reagent packs is adapted to be installed as a replacement unit in single immunoassay instrumentation, providing an immunoassay instrument which is capable of selectively performing any one of a plurali ...


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Cass J Grandone: Locking rack and disposable sample cartridge. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, John W Cornell, Donald L Corneglio, September 11, 1990: US04956148 (63 worldwide citation)

A plurality of disposable cartridges, each having a plurality of wells including at least one assay reaction well, are loaded in a plurality of openings arranged radially around a rack of a carousel. Securing of the cartridges in a predetermined orientation and position in said openings is ensured b ...


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Cass J Grandone: Adaptive scheduling system and method for operating a biological sample analyzer with variable rinsing. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, February 22, 1994: US05289385 (55 worldwide citation)

An improved biological sample analyzer for conducting assays of samples loaded therein, and a method and system for operation thereof, that schedules operations by instrument systems on each biological sample and schedules a conditional cleaning operation prior to a scheduled instrument system opera ...


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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. ...


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Cass J Grandone, Mark Pierce, Ilya Ratner, Jeanine T Douglas: Adaptive scheduling system and method for a biological analyzer with reproducible operation time periods. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, January 25, 1994: US05282149 (49 worldwide citation)

A biological sample analyzer, and a method and system for operation thereof, wherein instrument systems used to perform an assay of each of the biological samples loaded into the analyzer are operated in accordance with a schedule developed by a scheduler routine. The scheduler routine determines a ...