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1. (WO1998050158) REACTION RECEPTACLE APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/050158 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/008586
Publication Date: 12.11.1998 International Filing Date: 01.05.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 06.11.1998
IPC:
B01L 9/00 (2006.01) ,B01L 9/06 (2006.01) ,G01N 33/53 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/00 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/02 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/04 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/10 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
L
CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
9
Supporting devices; Holding devices
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
L
CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
9
Supporting devices; Holding devices
06
Test-tube stands; Test-tube holders
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33
Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/-G01N31/131
48
Biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Haemocytometers
50
Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; Immunological testing
53
Immunoassay; Biospecific binding assay; Materials therefor
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
35
Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/-G01N33/148; Handling materials therefor
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
35
Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/-G01N33/148; Handling materials therefor
02
using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyer system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
35
Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/-G01N33/148; Handling materials therefor
02
using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyer system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
04
Details of the conveyer system
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
35
Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/-G01N33/148; Handling materials therefor
10
Devices for transferring samples to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus, e.g. suction devices, injection devices
Applicants:
GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED [US/US]; 10210 Genetic Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121-4362, US (AllExceptUS)
HORNER, Glenn, A. [US/US]; US
JOHNSON, Shirley, J. [US/US]; US
SCHNEIDER, Robert, E. [US/US]; US
SMITH, Robert, J. [US/US]; US
TSEO, Gus [US/US]; US
Inventors:
HORNER, Glenn, A.; US
JOHNSON, Shirley, J.; US
SCHNEIDER, Robert, E.; US
SMITH, Robert, J.; US
TSEO, Gus; US
Agent:
LIPPITT, Raymond, F. ; Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, LLP 1100 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20005, US
Priority Data:
60/046,80002.05.1997US
Title (EN) REACTION RECEPTACLE APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE REACTION COMPRENANT PLUSIEURS RECIPIENTS
Abstract:
(EN) A reaction receptacle apparatus (160) includes one or more individual receptacles (162) for containing chemical or biological substances. The one or more receptacles (162) are arranged to be engaged by tubular elements of a substance transfer device for transferring substances into or out of the individual receptacles (162). Multiple receptacles (162) are coupled to one another by a connecting rib structure (164) that defines straight shoulders (165) along opposite sides of the reaction receptacle apparatus (160), and the shoulders (165) support the apparatus within reaction receptacle apparatus carrying structures. A contact-limiting element holding structure (176) for holding contact-limiting elements (170), such as protective tips for tubular elements, is associated with each individual receptacle (162) and holds a contact-limiting element (170) in an operative orientation so as to be operatively engageable by the tubular element of the substance transfer device. A receptacle apparatus (160) manipulating structure (166) permits the reaction receptacle apparatus to be moved from one location to another by a robotic manipulating device, and an information panel (174) presents a surface on which human and/or machine readable information may be placed.
(FR) Un appareil de réaction (160) comprend un ou plusieurs récipients (162) individuels prévus pour contenir des substances chimiques ou biologiques. Le ou les récipients (162) sont disposés pour venir au contact des éléments tubulaires d'un dispositif de transfert de substances pour transférer des substances dans les récipients (162) individuels ou à l'extérieur de ces derniers. Plusieurs récipients (162) sont couplés entre eux par une structure (164) de bande de connexion qui définit des épaulements droits (165) le long des côtés opposés de l'appareil (160) de réaction à récipients, les épaulements (165) supportant l'appareil à l'intérieur de structures (176) supportant l'appareil de réaction à récipients (162). Une structure (176) supportant des éléments limitant le contact, servant à porter des éléments limitant le contact tels que des pointes protectrices pour des éléments (170) tubulaires, est associée à chaque récipient (162) individuel et porte un élément (170) limitant le contact dans une orientation fonctionnelle de manière à pouvoir venir au contact de l'élément tubulaire du dispositif de transfert de substance. Une structure (166) manipulant l'appareil (160) à récipients permet à ce dernier d'être déplacé d'un endroit à un autre par un dispositif de manipulation du type robot et un panneau (174) d'informations présente une surface sur laquelle peuvent être placées des informations pouvant être lues par un opérateur humain et/ou une machine.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, 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:
KR1020010012479EP0979146EP1216754JP2009156878JP2001524214 CA2287962
AU1998072641DK0979146AU2001076086