Apparatus for preserving liquid in automatic analyzer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4455280
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06345155

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In an apparatus for preserving different kinds of reagents to be selectively delivered for performing different test items in an automatic chemical analyzer, the reagents are contained in respective vessels which are placed on a turntable rotatably arranged in a compartment inside of which is kept at a low temperature, beside each reagent container is movably arranged a plug plate having an elastic plug secured thereto and a movable lever is arranged to engage with any one of the plug plate so as to remove the plug out of an opening of the reagent vessel only when a probe of a delivery device is moved through the opening.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.TOKYO2133

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shinohara, Toshio Chofu, JP 63 622
Usikubo, Masao Hachioji, JP 1 82

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