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Bobbi Druyor Sanchez, Anthony Ford, Bronwen Heilman, Darin McDaniel, Brian McGraw, Stephen Mead, William Richards, Wayne Showalter: Method and apparatus for rinsing a microscope slide. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 25, 2000: US06093574 (122 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for an automated biological reaction system is provided. In the processing of a biological reaction system, there is a need for consistently placing an amount of liquid on a slide. In order to accomplish this, several methods are used including a consistency pulse and a volume ...


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Wayne Showalter, William L Richards, Charles D Lemme: Slide heater calibrator and temperature converter apparatus and method. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 11, 2002: US06403931 (73 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for controlling heaters in an automated biological apparatus are provided. The heating system has a conversion buffer in between the desired temperature generator and the heating controller. The heating controller is in communication with a slide temperature sensor, which provi ...


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Anthony Ford, Darin McDaniel, Stephen Mead, William Richards, Wayne Showalter, Bobbi Druyor Sanchez, Bronwen Heilman, Brian McGraw: Fluid dispenser. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 27, 2001: US06192945 (65 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for an automated biological reaction system is provided. In the processing of a biological reaction system, there is a need for consistently placing an amount of fluid on a slide. In order to accomplish this, several methods are used including a consistency pulse and a volume ...


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Kurt Reinhardt, Charles D Lemme, Glen Ward, William Richards, Wayne Showalter: Automated high volume slide staining system. Ventana Medical Systems, December 4, 2007: US07303725 (59 worldwide citation)

An automated slide processing apparatus includes a plurality of work stations arranged in a stack, and a transport/elevator for transporting slides between the various work stations.


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Charles Lemme, Devon Campbell, Andrew Ghusson, David Bryant, Kurt Reinhardt, William Richards, Vincent Rizzo, Wayne Showalter: Automated molecular pathology apparatus having fixed slide platforms. Ventana Medical Systems, Hayes Soloway P C, May 27, 2008: US07378055 (48 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically staining or treating multiple tissue samples mounted on slides are provided, in which the slides and reagent bottles are held in fixed position, and the reagent, wash and coverslipping solutions brought to the slides. Alternatively, the slides are held in fixe ...


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Anthony Ford, Darin McDaniel, Stephen Mead, William Richards, Wayne Showalter, Bobbi Druyor Sanchez, Bronwen Heilman, Brian McGraw: Fluid dispenser. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 9, 2002: US06416713 (42 worldwide citation)

A method of assembly of a fluid dispenser of an apparatus for an automated biological reaction system is provided. In the processing of a biological reaction system, there is a need for consistently placing an amount of fluid on a slide. In order to accomplish this, several methods are used includin ...


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Charles D Lemme, William Richards, Wayne Showalter: Automated molecular pathology apparatus having fixed slide platforms. Ventana Medical Systems, Hayes Soloway P C, September 18, 2007: US07270785 (39 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically staining or treating multiple tissue samples mounted on slides are provided, in which the slides and reagent bottles are held in fixed position, and the reagent and wash solutions brought to the slides.


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Kurt Reinhardt, Charles D Lemme, Glen Ward, William L Richards, Wayne Showalter, Brandon Ambler, Austin Ashby, Chris Borchert, Devon C Campbell, Kimberly Christensen, Matthew Freeman, Andrew Ghusson, Rick Griebel, Kendall B Hendrick, Miroslav Holubec, Parula Mehta, Vince Rizzo: Automated high volume slide processing system. Ventana Medical Systems, Ventana Medical Systems, Aden A Rehms, December 23, 2008: US07468161 (38 worldwide citation)

An automated system is provided for performing slide processing operations on slides bearing biological samples. In one embodiment, the disclosed system includes a slide tray holding a plurality of slides in a substantially horizontal position and a workstation that receives the slide tray. In a par ...


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William Richards, Anthony Ford, Vince Rizzo, Darin McDaniel, Kurt Reinhardt, Wayne Showalter: System and method of aspirating and dispensing reagent. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, March 25, 2003: US06537818 (35 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for aspirating and dispensing reagents are provided. Aspirating of reagents is accomplished by a probe, a vial insert and reagent vial according to the present invention wherein a seal is formed between the probe and the vial insert when the probe engages the vial insert. Dispe ...


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Charles D Lemme, William Richards, Wayne Showalter: Automated molecular pathology apparatus having fixed slide platforms. Ventana Medical Systems, Haynes Soloway P C, July 29, 2008: US07404927 (31 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically staining or treating multiple tissue samples mounted on slides are provided, in which the slides and reagent bottles are held in fixed position, and the reagent and wash solutions brought to the slides.