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Prabhakar P Rao, Thomas B Green, Harry W Schmidt, Larry J DaPrato, Greg J Herman, Michael A Hill: Autosampler with robot arm. Tekmar Company, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, September 7, 1999: US05948360 (61 worldwide citation)

A modular vial autosampler has a storage area for vials containing samples to be analyzed and at least one modular sampling station. A vial transfer mechanism includes an arm having a gripper that lifts a sample vial from the storage section, and the arm moves it to a station for identification and ...


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Edmund T Lewis, Thomas B Green, Harry W Schmidt, Larry J DaPrato, Greg J Herman, Michael A Hill: Vial autosampler with vial stabilization member. Tekmar Company, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, April 8, 2003: US06544799 (25 worldwide citation)

A modular vial autosampler has a storage area for vials containing samples to be analyzed and at least one modular sampling station. A vial transfer mechanism includes an arm having a gripper that lifts a sample vial from the storage section, and the arm moves it to a station for identification and ...


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Edmund T Lewis, Thomas B Green, Harry W Schmidt, Larry J DaPrato, Greg J Herman, Michael A Hill: Method of calibrating a vial autosampler. Tekmar Company, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, July 30, 2002: US06426225 (22 worldwide citation)

A modular vial autosampler has a storage area for vials containing samples to be analyzed and at least one modular sampling station. A vial transfer mechanism includes an arm having a gripper that lifts a sample vial from the storage section, and the arm moves it to a station for identification and ...


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David M Neal, Edward K Price, Harry W Schmidt: Three stage needle for use with an autosampler. Teledyne Tekmar Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, March 16, 2004: US06706245 (8 worldwide citation)

A three stage needle for use with a sampling station of an autosampler to facilitate gas and liquid extractions and injections. The needle includes a bottom stage, a middle stage, and a top stage. Each of the stages of the needle includes at least one aperture used to extract gas or liquid from a sp ...


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Harry W Schmidt, David M Neal, Anthony B Morris: Vial handling system with improved mixing mechanism. Teledyne Tekmar Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, March 29, 2005: US06872362 (6 worldwide citation)

A vial autosampler includes a vial cup adapted to contain a vial with a stir member inside. The vial autosampler includes a vial mixing system for agitating the contents of the vial. The mixing system has an actuator, such as a motor, and a mixing hub that is coupled to the actuator. The mixing hub ...


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Harry W Schmidt, David M Neal, Anthony B Morris: Vial handling system with improved mixing mechanism. Westman Champlin & Kelly Pa, c o Christopher R Christenson, September 27, 2001: US20010024624-A1

A vial autosampler includes a vial cup adapted to contain a vial with a stir member inside. The vial autosampler includes a vial mixing system for agitating the contents of the vial. The mixing system has an actuator, such as a motor, and a mixing hub that is coupled to the actuator. The mixing hub ...


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Harry W Schmidt, David M Neal: Vial handling system with improved vial gripper. Christopher R Christenson, Westman Champlin & Kelly Pa, December 6, 2001: US20010048894-A1

A vial autosampler includes a gripper mechanism having an actuator, a first jaw, and a second jaw. The first and second jaws are coupled to the actuator. At least one of the first and second jaws includes a magnet disposed therein. Upon energization of the actuator, the first and second jaws are urg ...


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Harry W Schmidt, David M Neal: Vial handling system with improved sample extraction. Christopher R Christenson, Westman Champlin & Kelly Pa, February 28, 2002: US20020025581-A1

A vial autosampler includes a sampling module with a sampling needle. The module is adapted to bring the sampling needle and a vial together such that the sampling needle pierces a septum on the vial. The autosampler also includes a sealing boot disposed about the sampling needle. The sealing boot e ...


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David M Neal, Edward K Price, Harry W Schmidt: Three stage needle for use with an autosampler. Westman Champlin & Kelly, A Professional Association, January 17, 2002: US20020006360-A1

A three stage needle for use with a sampling station of an autosampler to facilitate gas and liquid extractions and injections The needle includes a bottom stage, a middle stage, and a top stage Each of the stages of the needle includes at least one aperture used to extract gas or liquid from a spec ...