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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, Michael T Glass: Allocation method. Abbott Laboratories, Mark C Bach, February 8, 2000: US06022746 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods of allocating resources in a system comprising at least two instruments are provided. In one such method, a list of tests to be performed by the system within a reaction vessel is generated. The list includes a number of reaction vessels used in performing each test to be performed by the sy ...


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Patrick P Fritchie: System for tracking vessels in automated laboratory analyzers by radio frequency identification. Abbott Laboratories, Timothy P Lucier, October 11, 2011: US08035485 (16 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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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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Patrick P Fritchie, John C Jones, Oscar F Schwartz: System for managing inventories of reagents. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, November 27, 2012: US08318499 (15 worldwide citation)

A system for managing the inventory of reagents for a laboratory automation system. The system for managing the inventory of reagents comprises a controller, software for the controller, and a refrigerator capable of refrigerating reagents, detecting the presence or absence of reagents in the refrig ...


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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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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, Oscar F Schwartz, Renee A Lopez: System for tracking the location of components, assemblies, and subassemblies in an automated diagnostic analyzer. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, April 26, 2011: US07932826 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the tracking of medical instrument, components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies thereof, and maintenance information relating to the foregoing. According to the system, radio frequency identification tags are attached to or affixed on the medical instrument itself for the purp ...