Analyzer transport device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6180060
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08401876

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A sample transport device for use in analyzing samples by the headspace analysis technique. The device has a cylindrical platen with counterbored chambers for accepting sample vials. The platen is heated and caused to rotate from a first vial transport point to a sampling point and then back for ejection of the sample vial. Vertical movement of the sample vials is accomplished by use of elevator rods connected to level winding screws mounted below the cylindrical platen.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TELEDYNE INSTRUMENTS, INC.THOUSAND OAKS, CA224
Tekmar CorporationMASON, OH1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Green, Thomas B Forest Park, OH 31 434
Westendorf, Robert G Cincinnati, OH 3 55

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