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Teruaki Itoh: Apparatus for distributing sample liquid. Nixon & Vanderhye, May 7, 1991: US05013529 (49 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for distributing sample liquids from source test tubes into destination test tubes. It has distribution tips and air-supply devices for supplying air to the tips at a low rate. The tips are lowered into the source tubes, while air is flowing from the devices and through the tips. The mo ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Automatic test tube plug extraction apparatus. Nixon & Vanderhye, January 8, 1991: US04982553 (45 worldwide citation)

A rack, with a plurality of test tubes arranged on it, in m columns and n rows, is transported into a main housing by a rack-inlet mechanism. In the main housing, tube-extracting mechanism extracts the tubes from rack, row by row, while the rack is being transported by a rack-transporting mechanism. ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Test tube holder. Volpe and Koenig P C, August 14, 2001: US06274092 (41 worldwide citation)

A test tube holder according to the present invention includes a holder body having a cylindrical body having a cylindrical hollow formed to a given depth from the top to the bottom along the axis of the holder body and designed to hold a test tube, a tightening ring mounting small-diameter section ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Auxiliary apparatus for sampling blood serum. Nixon & Vanderhye, November 9, 1999: US05980734 (40 worldwide citation)

An auxiliary apparatus for sampling blood serum according to the invention comprises a disklike flattening member having a flat surface and capable of flattening a separation surface of a blood serum separating medium contained in a sample container by urging the flat surface against the separation ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Specimen preprocessing/transport apparatus. IDS, Nixon & Vanderye P C, December 28, 2010: US07858033 (36 worldwide citation)

A specimen preprocessing/transport apparatus includes a test tube transport path on which test tubes filled with specimens are held in test tube holders and transported, a rack transport path on which sample cups are held in a sample cup rack and the rack is transported, a filled-tube loading sectio ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Test tube holder. Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 17, 2006: US07122158 (29 worldwide citation)

A test tube holder includes a test tube insertion adapter having an adapter body and an elastic annular band and projections. The adapter body includes a flange section, an annular section, a plurality of flat spring sections whose proximal end portions are connected to the annular section and whose ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Specimen sensing apparatus. Nixon & Vanderhye P C, July 18, 2006: US07078698 (25 worldwide citation)

A specimen sensing apparatus according to the present invention includes a specimen container which is vertically positioned by a container holder of a columnar rack type and conveyed by a belt conveyor, an infrared CCD camera configured to pick up an infrared image of the specimen container, a visi ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Specimen transport system. IDS, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 25, 2009: US07578383 (23 worldwide citation)

A specimen transport system for transporting a specimen, includes, a preceding section, a succeeding section located apart from the preceding section, a conveyor-type rack transport mechanism attached to the preceding section and/or the succeeding section and configured to transport a rack capable o ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Specimen dispensing system. Nixon & Vanderhye P C, September 16, 2008: US07425305 (22 worldwide citation)

A specimen dispensing system includes a conveying mechanism for conveying a master specimen container containing a specimen and a required number of empty slave specimen containers on a conveyor lane, the master and slave specimen containers being aligned in a conveyance direction. A stopping mechan ...


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Teruaki Itoh: Test object container holder and holder conveyer apparatus. Nixon & Vanderhye, March 24, 1998: US05730276 (21 worldwide citation)

The test object container holder of the present invention comprises a holder body having a container storage portion, a first ring groove, and a second ring groove, and an indication ring engaged in the outer circumference of the holder body. The test object container holder conveyer apparatus of th ...