Chemical analyzer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9116129





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A chemical analyzer includes a slide transport mechanism having a slide track adapted to hold a plurality of reagent test slides, a sample metering device, an incubator formed as a part of the slide transport mechanism to precisely maintain the temperature of the reagent test slides, a slide ejector mechanism to remove the slides from the slide transport mechanism, a sample preparation station, which includes a centrifuge, and associated electronics and software. The slide transport mechanism holds a plurality of trapezoidally-shaped reagent test slides about its circumference, which slides are loaded onto the transport mechanism by the slide inserter mechanism. The slide transport mechanism positions the reagent test slides under the sample metering device, which device deposits a predetermined volume of sample onto each slide. The slide transport mechanism also carries the slides above a reflectometer. After testing has been completed, the slide ejector mechanism automatically removes the reagent test slides from the slide transport mechanism.

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Barski, Stanislaw Limerick, US 3 26
Dassa, Alyssa J Gorham, US 12 627
Dumont, Mark R Saco, US 2 22
Garrepy, Mark Christopher Windham, US 2 15
Griffin, Justin Jay Scarborough, US 4 19
Hersey, Stephan Scarborough, US 2 15
Lawrence, Jonathan William Cape Elizabeth, US 2 17
Misener, Garland Christian Portland, US 7 41
Pierson, Mark Weston Saco, US 2 22
Rich, Carl Russell Falmouth, US 7 48

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