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Michael P Nova, John E Lillig, Kanchana Sanjaya Gunesekera Karunaratne, William Ewing, Yozo Satoda, Hanan Potash: Automated sorting system for matrices with memory. Discovery Partners International, Kilpatrick Stockton, December 11, 2001: US06329139 (255 worldwide citation)

Automated drug discovery protocols, or partially automated protocols, in which matrices with memories serve as the platform on which all manipulations are performed or serve as the repository of information that is transferred to other memories as the synthesized compounds are processed and screened ...


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John E Lillig, Michael J Whelan, Thomas V Cheon, Patricia A Sisson, Orlando Flores: Modular analyzer system. Beckman Instruments, William H May, Arnold Grant, Gary T Hampson, October 23, 1990: US04965049 (165 worldwide citation)

A system of modular analyzers each adapted for independent operation and each possessing different operational characteristics adapted for particular applications. Such modular analyzers may be joined together with precise indexing means such that a single sample carousel may be accessed by fluid tr ...


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John E Lillig, Richard C Meyer: Tray section for automated sample handling apparatus. Beckman Instruments, R J Steinmeyer, J E Vanderburgh, Timothy R Schulte, November 3, 1981: US04298570 (59 worldwide citation)

A containment apparatus for liquids. The device may be used with nephelometric instruments to contain sample liquids for serial dilution. The containment apparatus includes a tray section having a plurality of wells formed as an integral part of the tray section. The wells include well portions exte ...


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Michael P Nova, John E Lillig, Kanchana Sanjaya Gunesekera Karunaratne, Donald O Neil, William Ewing, Yozo Satoda: Matrices with memories in automated drug discovery and units therefor. IRORI, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, October 24, 2000: US06136274 (57 worldwide citation)

Automated drug discovery protocols, or partially automated protocols, in which matrices-with-memories serve as the platform on which all manipulations are performed or serve as the repository of information that is transferred to other memories as the synthesized compounds are processed and screened ...


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John E Lillig, Robert K Neeper, Paul J Ashton: Method and apparatus for positioning cars in a sample handling apparatus. Beckman Instruments, R J Steinmeyer, J E Vanderburgh, Timothy R Schulte, March 30, 1982: US04322216 (48 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for conveying liquids to and from a reaction cell in an automated sample handling apparatus. The conveyance apparatus includes a track and car system. A method and apparatus is disclosed which precisely positions the cars on the track. This positioning method and apparatus inc ...


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Robert K Neeper, Rhett L Affleck, John E Lillig: Device and method for retrieving or replacing a tray within a storage compartment. Nexus Biosystems, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, Eleanor M Musick, December 22, 2009: US07635246 (27 worldwide citation)

An automated storage system for storing large quantities of samples in trays includes a storage compartment, a tray shuttle compartment abutting the storage compartment on one side and a plurality of independent modules on the other side. The modules perform processing of samples that are retrieved ...


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James C Sternberg, John E Lillig: Method of rate immunonephelometric analysis. Beckman Instruments, Robert J Steinmeyer, Robert R Meads, John R Shewmaker, May 27, 1980: US04204837 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of determining the need for post-addition of antigen or antibody to an antigen-antibody reaction to ascertain whether the reaction is in an antigen excess or an antibody excess condition. The time rate of change of a nephelometric signal developed from the reaction is monitored to generate ...


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Chanfeng Zhao, John E Lillig, Robert Neeper, Gordon W Hudson, Anthony W Czarnik, Zahra Parandoosh, Gary S David, Xiao Yi Xiao: Radiation-grafted solid supports for chemical synthesis. Irori, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 23, 2001: US06306975 (19 worldwide citation)

Methods for irradiation induced graft polymerization of a monomers, such as styrenes, onto fluoropolymers are provided. The methods, which involve either the use of acids, preferably mineral acids, or creating a rough surface on the fluoropolymer, provide higher levels of grafting of the copolymer t ...


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Daniel B Seymour, Paul E Theobald, John E Lillig: Method for enhancing analysis timing in kinetic nephelometry. Beckman Instruments, William H May, Gary T Hampson, May 30, 1989: US04835110 (13 worldwide citation)

The peak verify time for kinetic nephelometric measurements of reactions between antigens and antibodies is adjusted as a function of the magnitude of the peak rate order to reduce the time required for peak verification. The scatter signal is zeroed following the end of the peak verification period ...


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Edmund E Buzza, John E Lillig: Method for checking isolation between titration and electrochemical measuring systems of a chemical analyzer. Beckman Instruments, Robert J Steinmeyer, Robert R Meads, John R Shewmaker, October 9, 1979: US04170523 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of checking the electrical isolation provided by a gas permeable membrane for a carbon dioxide sensor in an analyzer for simultaneously measuring the carbon dioxide and chloride content of a blood sample as it reacts with a reagent in a sample cell. The method involves actuating the carbon ...