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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5496518
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08355178

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A dry frameless chemical analysis film includes a support sheet and a reagent layer formed on the support sheet. An incubator for incubating the film spotted with a sample liquid includes an incubator base on which the frameless chemical analysis film is placed, an incubator cell member which is movable up and down between a lower position and an upper position and presses a part of the upper surface of the frameless chemical analysis film against the incubator base while tightly enclosing a space around the frameless chemical analysis film in the lower position, and a first heater which heats the part of the incubator base with which the frameless chemical analysis film is brought into contact to a first predetermined temperature and holds the same at the first predetermined temperature, and a second heater which heats the incubator cell member to a second predetermined temperature higher than the first predetermined temperature.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FUJIFILM CORPORATIONTOKYO12613
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.KANAGAWA4892

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arai, Kenji Kanagawa, JP 121 1069
Seto, Yoshihiro Kanagawa, JP 33 187
Sugaya, Fumio Kanagawa, JP 27 299

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