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Luigi Catanzariti, Bryan W Kluttz, Geoff A McKinley, Arthur L Garland, Louis Graziano, James G Moe, Marcela Vera Garcia, James Clement Bishop, David Chastain, Fabio Gennari: Dual chamber disposable reaction vessel for amplification reactions, reaction processing station therefor, and methods of use. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 28, 1998: US05786182 (116 worldwide citation)

A reaction vessel for a nucleic acid amplification reaction has a first chamber containing an amplification reagent mix, a second chamber containing an amplification enzyme, and a fluid channel or chamber connecting the first and second chambers together. A fluid sample is introduced into the first ...


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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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James Clement Bishop: Pipetting station for sample testing machine. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, March 16, 1999: US05881781 (22 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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Bryan Kluttz, Lawrence Burg, Garry Tegeler, Louis Graziano, Christopher Cotter, Michel Guy, James Greer, Geoff McKinley, Luigi Catanzariti, Robert Glassfold, James Clement Bishop, Bruno Colin, Cécile Paris, Thomas Wang, Michael Morin: Disposable test devices for performing nucleic acid amplification reactions. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 25, 2002: US06410275 (20 worldwide citation)

A unit dose test device for a nucleic acid amplification reaction has the form of a elongate disposable test strip. The test strip includes a dual-chamber reaction vessel pre-loaded with nucleic acid amplification reaction reagents, and a plurality of wells for processing a reaction occurring in the ...


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Michael James Justin, James Clement Bishop, Douglas L Hopper, Mark Joseph Fanning: Carrier for holding test samples. bioMérieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 25, 2009: US07578978 (16 worldwide citation)

A carrier for holding up to N test sample devices as they are moved through a sample testing instrument. Each of the test sample devices are held in a receiving structure such as a slot in the carrier. The carrier also includes N optical interrupt positioning features, each placed in registry with o ...


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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, 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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James Clement Bishop, Mark Joseph Fanning, Lawrence E Guerra: Automated transfer mechanism for microbial detection apparatus. bioMerieux, October 6, 2015: US09150900 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and automated transfer means for transferring a container within an apparatus. The apparatus of the present invention may include a means for automated loading, a means for automated transfer and/or a means for automated unloading of a container (e.g., a ...


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Ross Blanton, Michael James Justin, James Clement Bishop, Jacky S Yam, Robert J Polster, Mark Joseph Fanning: Compact, integrated system for processing test samples. Biomerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 20, 2013: US08512636 (5 worldwide citation)

An integrated instrument processes fluid test samples using disposable test devices. The test devices are carried in a carrier. The instrument includes a vacuum station receiving the carrier for batch loading of the test devices with fluid samples to be tested. The user removes the carrier from the ...


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Ross Mitchell Blanton, Michael James Justin, James Clement Bishop, Jacky S Yam, Robert J Polster, Mark Joseph Fanning: Compact, integrated system for processing test samples. Biomérieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 13, 2009: US07601300 (5 worldwide citation)

An integrated instrument processes fluid test samples using disposable test devices. The test devices are carried in a carrier. The instrument includes a vacuum station receiving the carrier for batch loading of the test devices with fluid samples to be tested. The user removes the carrier from the ...