Metering device for slide analysis system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5213764
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07700240

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The metering device for a slide analysis system deposits serum onto a slide that is held in a spotting position by a slide transfer device. The metering device is movable to a sampling position relative to a slide holding module to aspirate serum from a serum source on a slide cartridge in the slide holding module and is also movable to a spotting position to spot serum on the slide held by the slide transfer device. The metering device also has rotational as well as elevational movement and includes a built-in pipette tip ejector for discarding a used pipette tip.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Miles, Inc.ELKHART, IN109
Technicon Instruments CorporationTARRYTOWN, NY3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Escoli, Uri Teaneck, NJ 2 175
Kerr, Alexander F Yorktown, NY 5 209
Mernyk, Edwin H North Tarrytown, NY 2 175
Nicole, Andre Choulex, CH 2 115
Revillet, Georges Onex, CH 9 359
Zabetakis, George E Bethel, CT 4 213

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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
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