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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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Louis Robert Heiss: Temperature control and stirring apparatus for luminescence measuring photometer. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, Eugene M Cummings, July 11, 1978: US04099920 (26 worldwide citation)

The apparatus is incorporated in a photometer utilized for measuring luminescence from a liquid sample containing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and includes a cavity in a rotatable sample tube carrier inside a reaction chamber of the photometer and ports in the wall of the carrier communicating with ...


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Ronald J Shanafelter: Automatic loading of sample tubes for clinical analyzer. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, March 16, 2010: US07678331 (13 worldwide citation)

A module for staging sample tubes and mixing the samples contained in the sample tubes for an automated clinical analyzer. In one embodiment, this module comprises a mixing drum, which is capable of mixing the contents of a sample tube in an end-over-end manner. The mixing drum is capable of mixing ...


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Heiss Louis Robert: Photometer apparatus. October 9, 1973: US3764214 (13 worldwide citation)

A photometer assembly consisting of a basic photometer unit having a photomultiplier tube projecting from its top wall. A reaction chamber is mounted over and receives the photomultiplier tube. The reaction chamber includes a stationary spool-shaped member having a shank consisting of a shell portio ...


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Brett W Johnson, Kenneth E Pawlak, Bryan K Pawlak: Sample tube racks having retention bars. Abbott Laboratories, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, September 29, 2015: US09144801 (11 worldwide citation)

Sample tube racks having retention bars to retain sample tubes in the racks during processing of the contents of the sample tubes are described. An example rack for holding sample tubes includes a sample tube carrier having an elongated body and walls defining apertures. Each of the apertures is con ...


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SHANAFELTER RONALD J: [fr] Chargement automatique de tubes à échantillon pour analyseur clinique, [de] Automatisches Beladen von Probenröhrchen für klinisches Analysegerät, [en] Automatic loading of sample tubes for clinical analyzer. ABBOTT LAB, November 24, 2010: EP2253960-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

[en] A module for staging sample tubes and mixing the samples contained in the sample tubes for an automated clinical analyzer. In one embodiment, this module comprises a mixing drum, which is capable of mixing the contents of a sample tube in an end-over-end manner. The mixing drum is capable of mi ...


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Grantham Donald Ralph: Container handling apparatus. Coulter Electronics, March 29, 1972: GB1268677-A (2 worldwide citation)

1,268,677. Container agitation apparatus; sample tube carrier. COULTER ELECTRONICS Inc. 22 July, 1969 [23 July, 1968], No. 36712/69. Headings B1C and B1X. Apparatus for agitating the contents of containers 36, Fig. 2, during storage comprises an open ended tray 30 mounted on a rocking device 20. Tra ...


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Test sample container identification method and apparatus. Gilford Instr Labor, November 15, 1974: GB1352050-A (2 worldwide citation)

1352050 Sample-tube carrier GILFORD INSTRUMENT LABORATORIES Inc 19 April 1971 [13 April 1970] 2662/71 Heading B1X [Also in Division G1] A carrier 10 for sample containers 20 is stepped through a station where tests are carried out on the samples, the stepping movement being under the control of a sw ...


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Container handling apparatus. Coulter Electronics, April 3, 1970: FR2013530-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

1,268,677. Container agitation apparatus; sample tube carrier. COULTER ELECTRONICS Inc. 22 July, 1969 [23 July, 1968], No. 36712/69. Headings B1C and B1X. Apparatus for agitating the contents of containers 36, Fig. 2, during storage comprises an open ended tray 30 mounted on a rocking device 20. Tra ...


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JOHNSON Brett W, PAWLAK Kenneth E, PAWLAK Bryan K: SUPPORTS DÉPROUVETTES MUNIS DE BARRES DE RETENUE, SAMPLE TUBE RACKS HAVING RETENTION BARS. Abbott Laboratories, JOHNSON Brett W, PAWLAK Kenneth E, PAWLAK Bryan K, FILICE Sergio D, March 8, 2012: WO/2012/030877 (1 worldwide citation)

Sample tube racks (100) having retention bars (102) to retain sample tubes (120) in the racks during processing of the contents of the sample tubes (120) are described. An example rack (100) for holding sample tubes (120) includes a sample tube carrier (104) having an elongated body and walls (116) ...