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1. (WO1997018022) APPARATUS WITH A PLURALITY OF ELECTRIC-MOTOR DRIVEN CENTRIFUGES
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018022 International Application No.: PCT/GB1996/002748
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 08.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 04.06.1997
IPC:
B04B 5/04 (2006.01) ,B04B 5/10 (2006.01) ,B04B 9/04 (2006.01) ,H02K 16/00 (2006.01) ,H02K 21/14 (2006.01) ,H02K 29/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
04
CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS OR MACHINES FOR CARRYING-OUT PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES
B
CENTRIFUGES
5
Other centrifuges
04
Radial chamber apparatus for separating predominantly liquid mixtures, e.g. butyrometers
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
04
CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS OR MACHINES FOR CARRYING-OUT PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES
B
CENTRIFUGES
5
Other centrifuges
10
Centrifuges combined with other apparatus, e.g. electrostatic separators; Sets or systems of several centrifuges
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
04
CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS OR MACHINES FOR CARRYING-OUT PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES
B
CENTRIFUGES
9
Drives specially designed for centrifuges; Arrangement or disposition of transmission gearing; Suspending or balancing rotary bowls
02
Electric motor drives
04
Direct drive
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
K
DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
16
Machines with more than one rotor or stator
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
K
DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
21
Synchronous motors having permanent magnet; Synchronous generators having permanent magnet
12
with stationary armature and rotating magnet
14
magnet rotating within armature
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
K
DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
29
Motors or generators having non-mechanical commutating devices, e.g. discharge tubes, semiconductor devices
Applicants:
LABORATORY AUTOMATION DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES LTD. [GB/GB]; Strathclyde University Incubator 141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT, GB (AllExceptUS)
SMITH, Matthew [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
ROBERTS, Thomas [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
SMITH, Matthew; GB
ROBERTS, Thomas; GB
Agent:
MURGITROYD & COMPANY; 373 Scotland Street Glasgow G5 8QA, GB
Priority Data:
9523141.111.11.1995GB
Title (EN) APPARATUS WITH A PLURALITY OF ELECTRIC-MOTOR DRIVEN CENTRIFUGES
(FR) AMELIORATIONS CONCERNANT DES MOTEURS ELECTRIQUES ET UN APPAREIL DE CENTRIFUGATION
Abstract:
(EN) Centrifuge apparatus for use in the analysis of laboratory samples or the like comprises a plurality of individual centrifuge devices, at least one centrifuge loading and/or unloading device (122) and control means for controlling the operation of said devices such that samples may be loaded and unloaded to and from individual ones of said centrifuge devices without interrupting the operation of the remainder of said centrifuge devices. In the preferred embodiment, the centrifuge devices comprise parts of a novel multi-segment electric motor apparatus, comprising a plurality of rotors (100) (each adapted to hold a sample to be centrifuged) spaced along a predetermined path; means for translating said rotors along said predetermined path; said rotors each being rotatably mounted with respect to said predetermined path for rotation about respective rotational axes in respective rotational planes; and means for rotating said sample holders about their respective rotational axes. The multi-segment electric motor apparatus may also be adapted for other uses.
(FR) L'appareil de centrifugation, utilisable pour des analyses d'échantillons de laboratoire et similaire, comprend une pluralité de dispositifs de centrifugation individuels, au moins un dispositif pour charger et/ou décharger la centrifugeuse et un moyen de commande pour ces dispositifs permettant de charger/décharger les échantillons sur/de ces dispositifs de centrifugation individuels sans interruption du fonctionnement du restant desdits dispositifs de centrifugation. Dans un mode de réalisation préféré, le dispositif de centrifugation comprend des éléments d'un nouveau moteur électrique à segments multiples, comprenant une pluralité de rotors (chacun conçu pour recevoir un échantillon à centrifuger), espacés le long d'un trajet prédéterminé; un moyen permettant une translation desdits rotors le long dudit trajet prédéterminé, chacun de ces rotors pouvant être monté en rotation par rapport audit trajet prédéterminé pour tourner par rapport à des axes de rotation respectifs dans des plans de rotation respectifs; et un moyen pour tourner les porte-échantillons autour de leurs axes de rotation respectifs. Le moteur électrique à segments multiples peut également être adapté à d'autres utilisations.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
ES2146028EP0859666EP0979678US6033355JP2000500065DE000069606547
AU1996075027