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Barber Duane G: Holder for sample containers of different sizes. Beckman Instruments, Steinmeyer Robert J, Meads R R, November 11, 1975: US3918920 (132 worldwide citation)

A holder for bottles and vials of different sizes comprises a hollow cylindrical support with flexible ribs extending inward partially to a center axis. The ribs extend longitudinally and are spaced around the periphery of the hollow cylindrical support so that their inner edges are also spaced to f ...


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Mander Robert J, Ramm Duane E, Simms Robert J: Tube storage rack. Owens Illinois, February 22, 1972: US3643812 (116 worldwide citation)

A storage rack for culture tubes or similar tubular articles is vacuum-formed from a plastic material, such as polypropylene and comprises two separably connected elements, one being a boxlike member with upstanding peripheral walls and a floor having a plurality of wells in which to receive the low ...


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Mossa Albert Carmelo, Goven Lisa May, Atwood John Girdner, Williams Fenton, Woudenberg Timothy M, Margulies Marcel, Ragusa Robert P, Leath Richard: Thermal cycler for automatic performance of the polymerase chain reaction with close temperature control.. Perkin Elmer Cetus Instr, June 3, 1992: EP0488769-A2 (92 worldwide citation)

An instrument for performing highly accurate PCR employing a sample block in microtiter tray format. The sample block has local balance and local symmetry. A three zone film heater controlled by a computer and ramp cooling solenoid valves also controlled by the computer for gating coolant flow throu ...


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Hartnett John J, Cohen Jules Barry, Scordato Emil A: Apparatus for performing blood typing tests. Medical Laboratory Automation, Keegan William P, September 16, 1975: US3905772 (81 worldwide citation)

A plurality of test tubes formed as an integral unit together with a member that is marked with indicia for reagents to be mixed in the tubes in performing tests to determine blood type groups. A testing rack is also disclosed for accommodating a plurality of test tube units and indicia members.


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Smith Gary Thomas, O& 039, Bryan David Patrick, Dyke Bingham Hood Jr Van, Campanelli Michael John: Puck for a sample tube. Bayer, May 19, 1999: EP0916406-A2 (79 worldwide citation)

The puck for a sample tube includes a housing, a spring device and an end cap. The spring device has an annular base portion and angularly spaced spring arms that extend upwardly from the base portion and then bend downwardly toward the base portion. The end cap includes a hub portion around which t ...


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Roulette Robert E, Salwen Martin J: Specimen carrier. MMBI, King K L, October 28, 1975: US3916157 (63 worldwide citation)

The specification describes a carrier for test tubes or other containers that will keep the specimen together with its identification from the time the specimen is taken until the final results are obtained. The carrier is adapted to be handled automatically in conjunction with an analytic instrumen ...


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Rohrbaugh Donald G: Chemical analysis tube module. Beckman Instruments, Thomas L Peterson et al, January 15, 1974: US3785773 (52 worldwide citation)

An integral, thin wall thermoplastic chemical analysis tube module has a plurality of test tubular receptacles disposed normally to an elongated rectangular planar area and has a surrounding first wall frame segment of uniform height secured to and supportively disposed around a perimeter major segm ...


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Taylor Billy W, Divelbiss Hubert N: Method for organized assay and bendable test tube rack therefor. January 30, 1973: US3713771 (50 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for systematic organization of samples. Flexible gangs of sample holders are used permitting organization in either a linear or a curved arrangement and transfer from one to the other arrangement without changing the juxtaposition and organization of individual samples. Identity ...


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Nurse Colin A, Bernstine Robert Eric: Carrier device.. Du Pont, February 3, 1993: EP0525577-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

An analytical carrier device permits the holding of a sample, reaction vessel with reagents for the sample, and a container for receiving a processed sample. The container facilitates transfer to an analytical device for analysis.


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Knulst Benjamin Jacobus: Casing for holding sample tubes. ICN Tracerlab, Nolte and Nolte, September 16, 1975: US3905482 (40 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for holding sample tubes comprises a casing divided into a plurality of compartments into which sample containing tubes are insertable and spring means are provided for holding the tubes within the compartments. The compartments are provided with openings in a front wall and there are codi ...