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1. (WO2007005810) SAMPLE PROCESSING DEVICE WITH COMPRESSION SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF USING SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005810 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/025944
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 30.06.2006
IPC:
B01L 9/00 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/00 (2006.01) ,B01L 3/00 (2006.01) ,G01N 35/02 (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
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
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
L
CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3
Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
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
Applicants:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
AYSTA, James E.; US
BEDINGHAM, William; US
ROBOLE, Barry W.; US
Agent:
LAMBERT, Nancy M. ; 3M Center Office of Intellectual Property Counsel Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427, US
Priority Data:
11/174,75705.07.2005US
Title (EN) SAMPLE PROCESSING DEVICE WITH COMPRESSION SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF USING SAME
(FR) SYSTEMES ET PROCEDES DE COMPRESSION DE DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT D'ECHANTILLONS
Abstract:
(EN) Sample processing systems and methods of using those systems for processing sample materials located in sample processing devices are disclosed. The sample processing systems include a rotating base plate on which the sample processing devices are located during operation of the systems. The systems also include a cover and compression structure designed to force a sample processing device towards the base plate. The preferred result is that the sample processing device is forced into contact with a thermal structure on the base plate. The systems and methods of the present invention may include one or more of the following features to enhance thermal coupling between the thermal structure and the sample processing device: a shaped transfer surface, magnetic compression structure, and floating or resiliently mounted thermal structure. The methods may preferably involve deformation of a portion of a sample processing device to conform to a shaped transfer surface.
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes de traitement d'échantillons et des procédés d'utilisation desdits systèmes pour traiter des matériaux échantillons placés dans des dispositifs de traitement d'échantillons. Les systèmes de traitement d'échantillons comprennent une plaque de base rotative sur laquelle les dispositifs de traitement d'échantillons sont placés au cours du fonctionnement des systèmes. Lesdits systèmes comprennent également un couvercle et une structure de compression conçue pour contraindre un dispositif de traitement d'échantillons vers la plaque de base. Le résultat préféré est que le dispositif de traitement d'échantillons est contraint à venir au contact avec une structure thermique sur la plaque de base. Les systèmes et procédés de la présente invention peuvent faire appel à un ou plusieurs des éléments suivants pour améliorer le couplage thermique entre la structure thermique et le dispositif de traitement d'échantillons : une surface de transfert profilée, une structure de compression magnétique et une structure thermique flottante ou montée souple. Les procédés peuvent de préférence impliquer une déformation d'une partie du dispositif de traitement d'échantillons pour épouser une surface de transfert profilée.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
MXMX/a/2008/000266KR1020080028907EP1899069BRPI0613794ZA2008/01184JP2009500625
CN101218031CA2614246AU2006265604IN28/CHENP/2008