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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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Mark Joseph Fanning, Roger James Morris, Ron Robinson, William Ernest Seaton, Daniel Ray Williams, Craig Drager: Identification system for test sample cards in an analytical instrument. bio Merieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 9, 1999: US05869006 (38 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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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, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 7, 1998: US05736102 (21 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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James Clement Bishop, Donald Meyer, Craig Drager, Raymond O Bear: Diluting and pipetting stations for sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 16, 1997: US05697409 (14 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 ...


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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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Ron Robinson, David B Shine, Craig Drager, Richard James Ryall, Erik William Anthon: Fluorescence station for biological sample testing machine. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 20, 1999: US05925884 (11 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 ...