Automated slide processing apparatus with fluid injector

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5654200
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08479415

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An automated immunostaining apparatus having a reagent application zone and a reagent supply zone. The apparatus has a carousel slide support supporting a plurality of slide supports thereon, and drive device engaging the carousel slide support for consecutively positioning each of a plurality of slide supports in the reagent application zone. The apparatus also has a carousel reagent support having a plurality of reagent container supports thereon, and drive device engaging the carousel for rotating the carousel and positioning a preselected reagent container support in the reagent supply zone. The apparatus also has a reagent delivery actuator device positioned for engaging a reagent container positioned on a container support in the reagent delivery zone and initating reagent delivery from the reagent container to a slide supported on a slide support in the reagent receiving zone.

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VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS INCTUCSON AZ

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Copeland, Keith G Tucson, AZ 9 1194
Grogan, Thomas M Tucson, AZ 16 1225
Hassen, Charles Tucson, AZ 7 895
Humphreys, William Ross Tucson, AZ 6 666
Lemme, Charles D Tucson, AZ 39 1864
Miller, Phillip C Tucson, AZ 17 1430
Richards, William L Tucson, AZ 22 1535
Showalter, Wayne A Tucson, AZ 10 1194

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