Automatic analyzing apparatus

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PATENT NO 4781891
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06557386

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An automatic analyzing apparatus for effecting chemical analyses for various sample liquids such as blood, urine, and the like, comprising a sample delivery pump for metering a sample liquid into a reaction cuvette, a reagent delivery pump for delivering to the reaction cuvette a given amount of a given reagent selected from a plurality of reagents contained in a reagent cassette, to form a test liquid, a feed mechanism for successively supplying reaction cuvettes along a circular reaction line, a plurality of photometering sections arranged along the reaction line for effecting a plurality of photometric and/or nephelometric and/or fluorometric measurements for each test liquid at different time instances to produce a plurality of photometric results, and circuitry for receiving the photometric results and selecting therefrom given quantitative analytical data of a given test item.

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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.TOKYO2133

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banno, Taiichi Hachioji, JP 12 711
Galle, Kevin New City, NY 6 557
Manabe, Sugio Kodaira, JP 16 832
Orimo, Ryoichi Ohme, JP 7 600
Sakurada, Masahiko Machida, JP 15 916

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