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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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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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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Richard W Mahoney, Oscar F Schwartz: System for tracking vessels in automated laboratory analyzers by radio frequency identification. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, March 30, 2010: US07688207 (15 worldwide citation)

A system for automation of laboratory analyzers that utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and radio frequency identification (RFID) readers to identify containers and vessels, and the contents thereof, that are employed in the system. Radio frequency identification tags, conforming to ...


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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: Structure for determination of item of interest in a sample. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, May 13, 2003: US06562298 (13 worldwide citation)

The embodiments disclosed relate to determination of an item of interest in a sample. One embodiment relates to a structure which comprises a process path. The process path comprises a process lane including a process step performance lane where a process step is performed, and a process step avoida ...


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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Richard W Mahoney: Automated analyzer for clinical laboratory. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, July 17, 2012: US08222048 (6 worldwide citation)

A laboratory automation system that is capable of carrying out clinical chemistry assays, immunoassays, amplification of nucleic acid assays, and any combination of the foregoing, said laboratory automation system employing at least one of micro-well plates and deep multi-well plates as reaction ves ...


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Habib Najm, Cecil J Davis, Gregory E Gardner: Coupling device for providing electrical and thermal insulation under high pressure, cryogenic conditions. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Richard A Stoltz, Rene E Grossman, Richard L Donaldson, August 18, 1992: US05139288 (3 worldwide citation)

A coupling device (10) provides sealing members (24), (26), preferably Indium wire O-rings (72), (74), suitable for sealing engagement with an insulating member (28) under cryogenic, high-pressure conditions. Coupling device (10) is designed to couple a first metal pipe attached to a first adapter ( ...


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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Richard W Mahoney: System for managing inventory of bulk liquids. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight and Zimmerman, May 6, 2014: US08715574 (2 worldwide citation)

A system for managing bulk liquids for an automated clinical analyzer. The system comprises (a) at least one local reservoir for storing a bulk liquid for impending use, (b) at least one container for holding a bulk liquid before the liquid is transferred to a local reservoir, and (c) a controller f ...


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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Richard W Mahoney: Automated analyzer for clinical laboratory. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, May 3, 2016: US09329194 (1 worldwide citation)

A laboratory automation system that is capable of carrying out clinical chemistry assays, immunoassays, amplification of nucleic acid assays, and any combination of the foregoing, said laboratory automation system employing at least one of micro-well plates and deep multi-well plates as reaction ves ...


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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner, Richard W Mahoney: System for automatically loading immunoassay analyzer. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, April 8, 2014: US08691149 (1 worldwide citation)

A component of a laboratory automation system that integrates (a) separating a solid magnetic substrate from the liquid contents of a reaction vessel, (b) management of the thermal characteristics of the component of the laboratory automation system, (c) automated loading of multi-well plates and ti ...


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Patrick P Fritchie, Gregory E Gardner: Container having gas scrubber insert for automated clinical analyzer. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, June 28, 2016: US09375714

A device and method for extending the useful life of a liquid in a container used in an automated clinical analyzer. The liquid comprises a material subject to deterioration, the subject material capable of deteriorating as the result of reaction with a contaminant in a gas present in the atmospheri ...