Temperature control apparatus for automated clinical analyzer

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PATENT NO 4933146
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06884462

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A temperature control apparatus for controlling the temperature of a plurality of cuvettes consisting of an annular sealed chamber containing a refrigerant, means fixed to the sealed chamber for receiving the sample cuvettes, a heater in thermal contact with the sealed chamber, and a temperature sensor in thermal contact with the sealed chamber. The sealed chamber may include a plurality of thermally conductive posts fixed to the chamber, the spacing between adjacent ones of the posts being adapted to receive the sample cuvettes.

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Beckman Instruments, Inc.FULLERTON, CA103

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Greene, Malbone W Vista, CA 6 118
Meyer, Richard C La Habra, CA 34 1914

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