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James D Shaw, Martin F Muszak: Analyzer having humidity control apparatus. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, August 27, 1991: US05043143 (133 worldwide citation)

There is described an analyzer for determining analytes of a body liquid, in which stacks of test elements are stored prior to use. To control the level of humidity in which the stacks are stored, first and second compartments are provided with access openings connecting them to the stack-storage ar ...


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James D Shaw: Analyzers using linear sample trays with random access. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, April 16, 1991: US05008082 (94 worldwide citation)

An analyzer and sample trays are disclosed which permit more random sampling of patient samples than is conventional. The trays are open at the sides, and preferably include flags for sensing, and structure on the bottom wall for releasibly engaging a conveyor. The analyzer provides a separate linea ...


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Martin F Muszak, James D Shaw: Mounting of analyzer sample tray. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, January 3, 1989: US04795710 (51 worldwide citation)

A tray-hanging device is disclosed for trays used in an analyzer. It comprises a rotatable platform having a raised annular lip configured to engage a first part of the tray along a first side of the lip, and a depending skirt portion positioned above the platform, configured to receive the weight o ...


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David M Charneski, James D Shaw: Method for correcting for changes in air pressure above a liquid to be dispensed from a container mounted on a probe. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, June 23, 1987: US04675301 (45 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed dispensing apparatus using a container for liquid, the apparatus comprising pressurizing means for aspirating liquid into the container, and for pressurizing liquid within the container to dispense the liquid. To control the ambient pressure of the atmosphere above the liquid with ...


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James D Shaw, Michael P Tuszynski: Adaptors for use with various containers bearing bar code labeling. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, February 21, 1989: US04805772 (29 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an adaptor constructed to allow sample containers of various sizes to fit into a tray sized for only one particular container. The adaptor includes a window that permits scanning of bar code labels on the container, locating means to restrain the adaptor from undesirable rotation ...


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James D Shaw: Stopper detector. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, January 14, 1992: US05080864 (29 worldwide citation)

There is described a stopper detector for use in combination with a stopper remover, so that containers of liquid can be automatically unstoppered in an analyzer if they are in fact stoppered. The stopper detector includes a mechanism for discriminating between a container having a stopper, and an u ...


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Merrit N Jacobs, James D Shaw: Analysis method with sample quality measurement. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, September 28, 2004: US06797518 (23 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting and analyzing patient sample quality and/or analytes, while the sample is in the metering tip used to aspirate the sample liquid from an original patient sample container, and also to dispense the liquid onto a slide test element. Spectrophotometric analysis may be done on the ...


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James D Shaw, Martin F Muszak, Nicholas Want: Analyzer featuring a circular track of cartridges centered on an incubator and method of use. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, February 18, 1992: US05089418 (19 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus useful in an analyzer, comprising a first mechanism for moving a stack of elements around at least one generally circular, horizontal track, a second mechanism for temporarily holding a stack on the track, and a third mechanism for altering the second mechanism betwee ...


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James D Shaw, Martin F Muszak: Incubator. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, August 6, 1991: US05037613 (19 worldwide citation)

There is described an incubator comprising a rotor moving above a stationary surface, the rotor comprising stations having a cover member, a lower support for a test element, and a spring biasing the cover member against the lower support. In one aspect of the invention, three reference surfaces are ...


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James D Shaw, Martin F Muszak: Apparatus for shuttling a test element from a discharge path to a wash station. Eastman Kodak Company, Dana M Schmidt, December 29, 1992: US05174960 (17 worldwide citation)

A shuttle apparatus and method for catching a test element ejected from an incubator, for carrying it to a station outside the incubator, e.g., a wash station, and for returning it to a loading station. Preferably, the apparatus comprises a simplified catcher plate and a device for moving the plate ...