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Lawrence E Elbert, William A Stark: Tablet dispensing. Baxter International, Marjorie D Hunter, Michael Bucklo, December 25, 1990: US04980292 (115 worldwide citation)

A unique method and apparatus for dispensing tablets having particular application in the clinical analysis of biological samples. A series of containers are advanced past a plurality of processing stations, one of which is a table dispenser in turn. The processing stations are selectively activated ...


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William A Stark, Kempton H Hardiman, Richard A Scribner, John Mazza: Sample tube carrier. Dade International, Terry L Miller, Kurt A MacLean, July 29, 1997: US05651941 (90 worldwide citation)

A self-adjusting linkable carrier for sample tubes, cuvettes, cells and the like comprising a longitudinally symmetrical vertically oriented polygonal body having two pairs of orthogonally disposed opposed vertical faces and a horizontal bottom sliding surface is disclosed. The top surface of the bo ...


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John C Mazza, William A Stark, Richard A Scribner, Stephen L Frye, Kempton H Hardiman: Automated chemical analyzer with apparatus and method for conveying and temporary storage of sample tubes. Baxter Diagnostics, Mark J Buonaiuto, Paul C Flattery, September 27, 1994: US05350564 (84 worldwide citation)

An automated chemical analyzer includes an automated conveyor apparatus for receiving a variety of sizes of test tubes, cuvettes, and sample tubes in a standard carrier member receivable into the analyzer. The standard carrier members may be interlocked in ranks and placed side by side in file to re ...


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John C Mazza, William A Stark: System for providing access to sealed containers. Baxter International, Marjorie D Hunter, Michael Bucklo, August 28, 1990: US04951512 (68 worldwide citation)

An improved system (10) is provided for providing access to a sealed container (14) which temporarily provides an opening in the closures of the containers, and either removes contents, senses properties of the contents, or dispenses material into the container. In one embodiment, this system includ ...


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Max D Liston, David G Dickinson, William A Stark: Multichannel spectrophotometer. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Michael P Bucklo, John H Faro, October 16, 1984: US04477190 (55 worldwide citation)

A multichannel spectrophotometer has a single radiant energy source formed into a multiplicity of radiant energy beams which are each simultaneously intercepted by segments of a rotary source filter wheel, the spectral radiant energy output selected by each filter segment being directed into a separ ...


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Ronald N Diamond, Michael Otter, Thomas Sheng Shyong Hu, William A Stark: Dual injector for chemiluminescence immunoanalyzing system. CLMP, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, May 2, 2000: US06056923 (46 worldwide citation)

A dual injector for an automated immunoassay instrument is provided which allows the sequential detection of two different chemiluminescence labels within one instrument. The injector has four carefully designed orifices. The orifices are designed to work in two pairs. Orifices one and two can be us ...


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Ronald N Diamond, Phillip C Miller, William A Stark: Devices and methods for collecting fecal antigen specimens. CLMP, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, May 16, 2000: US06063038 (13 worldwide citation)

A fecal antigen specimen tube apparatus preferably consists of a 16.times.75 mm screw-top specimen tube and a special screw cap assembly. The screw cap has a hollow "straw" with a specimen collection brush on the end. The screw-cap assembly can be removed from the specimen tube so that the brush end ...


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Jun Ichi Meguro, Arne L Solberg, William A Stark, Paul K Hsei: Cuvette belts and manufacture of same. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Perman & Green, August 11, 1987: US04685880 (11 worldwide citation)

A flexible plastic cuvette belt comprises a series of open-topped chambers defining said cuvettes interconnected by webs. The chambers are generally rectangular in cross-section with their side faces having an approximately flat profile across their widths. The belt is used in conjunction with a pho ...


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William A Stark, Kenneth R Rogers, Antoine E Haddad: Assembly for removing waste from closed sample containers. Dade International, Mark J Buonaiuto, May 9, 1995: US05413000 (10 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a waste removal assembly used in conjunction with a sampling system which provides access to a sealed container. The assembly includes a lifting mechanism which moves a sample container against a hollow cleaning needle. The needle penetrates the stopper of the containe ...


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Wayne E Blackburn, Max D Liston, William A Stark: Moisture sensor for purging system. Liston Scientific Corporation, Hubbard & Stetina, April 24, 1984: US04445012 (10 worldwide citation)

A moisture sensor detects the presence of foreign matter in a fluid conducting conduit and produces an electrical signal which activates a pump to purge the conduit of the foreign matter. The moisture sensor includes a pair of conduits that may be formed of an electrically conductive material and a ...