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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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Gregory R Maes, Dennis M Connor, Brent D Freiner, Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson, Raymond M Shelton, Garry R Tegeler, Michael James Justin: Incubation station for test sample cards. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 5, 2000: US06156565 (63 worldwide citation)

An incubation station has a carousel for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within the incubat ...


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Mark Joseph Fanning, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, Roger James Morris, Ron Robinson, William Ernest Seaton, David B Shine, Paul Springer: Automatic sample testing machine. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 11, 2000: US06086824 (39 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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Mark Joseph Fanning, Roger James Morris, Ron Robinson, William Ernest Seaton, Daniel Ray Williams, Craig Drager: Identification system for test sample cards in an analytical instrument. bio Merieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 9, 1999: US05869006 (38 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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Gregory R Maes, Dennis M Connor, Brent D Freiner, Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson, Raymond M Shelton, Garry R Tegeler, Michael James Justin: Carousel for incubation station. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 24, 2000: US06136270 (26 worldwide citation)

An incubation station has a carousel for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within the incubat ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 29, 1998: US05853667 (26 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for a sample testing machine incudes a base pan and a set of independent drive systems for sliding a sample tray across the base pan. Each of the drive systems incudes a paddle that engages a side of the sample tray. The paddle is slideably mounted to a shaft with a collar that ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Drive system for test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 9, 1998: US05762874 (25 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for a sample testing machine includes a base pan and a set of independent drive systems for sliding a sample tray across the base pan. Each of the drive systems includes a paddle that engages a side of the sample tray. The paddle is slideably mounted to a shaft with a collar tha ...


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William Ernest Seaton, Mark Joseph Fanning, Craig Drager, Ron Robinson, Roger James Morris, Jean Pierre Bernard Gayral, JoAnne T Gerst: Test sample positioning system. bioMerieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 7, 1998: US05736102 (21 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for a sample testing machine includes a base pan and a set of independent drive systems for sliding a sample tray across the base pan. Each of the drive systems includes a paddle that engages a side of the sample tray. The paddle is slideably mounted to a shaft with a collar tha ...


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Clifford W Karl, Ron Robinson: Cutting and sealing station for test sample cards in an automated analytical system. bioMerieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 6, 1999: US05891396 (13 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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Brent D Freiner, Ron Robinson, Michael James Justin: Incubation station for test sample cards. bio Merieux, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 15, 2000: US06024921 (12 worldwide citation)

Test sample cards containing biological samples are moved through an analytical instrument past a card detection device and detected by the device. The card detection device has an actuator that reciprocates relative to a housing between first and second positions. The actuator has a surface that co ...