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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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Gregory R Maes, Dennis M Connor, Brent D Freiner, Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson, Raymond M Shelton, Garry R Tegeler, Michael James Justin: Incubation station for test sample cards. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 5, 2000: US06156565 (63 worldwide citation)

An incubation station has a carousel for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within the incubat ...


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Gregory R Maes, Dennis M Connor, Brent D Freiner, Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson, Raymond M Shelton, Garry R Tegeler, Michael James Justin: Carousel for incubation station. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 24, 2000: US06136270 (26 worldwide citation)

An incubation station has a carousel for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within the incubat ...


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Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson: Cutting and sealing station for test sample cards in an automated analytical system. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 6, 1999: US05891396 (13 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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Mark Joseph Fanning, Clifford W Karl, Donald Meyer, William Ernest Seaton, Paul Springer, Craig Drager: Vacuum loading of test sample cards in an analytical instrument. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 12, 1999: US05965090 (13 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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Clifford W Karl, Kent Smith, Arthur Rousmaniere, David Porat, Thomas Burchard, Gregg Flender: Stacking disposal system for test sample cards or other similarly shaped objects. bio Merieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 7, 1997: US05674454 (11 worldwide citation)

A disposal system for stacking card-like objects neatly in a magazine. The cards enter the disposal system via a card entrance slot. A push plate located adjacent the slot pushes the cards past a pair of resilient snap elements in the sides of the magazine. A pressure plate is located behind the sna ...


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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, James Clement Bishop, Craig Drager, Thomas Burchard, David Chastain, Stephen Guerrera, Andrew Moore, David Porat, Arthur Rousmaniere, Andrew Zeigler: Automatic sample testing method. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 5, 1999: US05856193 (6 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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Gregory R Maes, Dennis M Connor, Brent D Freiner, Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson, Raymond M Shelton, Garry R Tegeler, Michael James Justin: Incubation station for test sample cards. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 7, 1999: US05998201

An incubation station has a carousel for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within the incubat ...


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Mark Joseph Fanning, Gayral Jean Pierre Bernard, Clifford W Karl, Bernard Jean Marie Limon, Meyer Donald, Roger James Morris, Lon Robinson, William Ernest Sweeton, Shine David, Paul Springer, Williams Daniel Ray, Eric William Anson, Bishop James Clement, Drager Craig, Thomas H Burchard, Chastain David, Guerrera Stephen, Porat David, Andrew Moore, Arthur Rousmaniere, Richard James Ryall, Andrew Zeigler, Raymond E O Bear, Kent Smith C, Gregg Flender, Gerst Joanne T: Automatic sample tester. Biomerieux Vitek, December 16, 1997: JP1997-325151

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an automatic sample testing apparatus to test a sample housed in a test card. SOLUTION: This apparatus 20 has a test sample array system 100 to move a tray 22 for housing a plurality of test sample cards 28 and a fluid container between various stations therein. The ...