Apparatus for effecting automatic analysis

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4406547
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06175440

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An automatic chemical analyzer comprising a turntable is disclosed which holds a number of cuvettes containing test liquids to be analyzed and is rotated about a center axis step by step at a given repetition rate, a panchromatic light source is arranged to project radially a measuring light beam from the center axis to the cuvettes, and a light detector is arranged in the center axis to receive the measuring light beam transmitted through the test liquid via prisms. A rotating filter holder is arranged in front of the light detector to insert given filter elements into the measuring light beam path so as to effect colorimetric measurement with desired wavelengths.

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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.TOKYO2133

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aihara, Takayuki Hachioji, JP 10 364

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