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Title:
TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR TEST SAMPLE CARRIER
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2009133866
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To perfectly automatize the performance of a smaller-sized transport system, not expensive, not so complicated for the transport system for test samples.

The transport system is provided for a sample testing machine. The transport system includes a carrier holding a set of sample test devices and a drive subsystem for moving the carrier through the sample testing machine. The drive subsystem includes a reciprocating motor driven block engaging the carrier and moving the carrier back and forth in a predetermined longitudinal path extending along a longitudinal axis from an entrance station to a plurality of processing stations in the same testing machine. The processing stations are accessed as the carrier is moved along the path. The carrier includes a mechanism in the form of slots that are detected by strategically placed optical interrupt sensors. As the carrier moves, the slots are detected by the sensors, thereby continuously tracking the position of the carrier and the test devices as they are moved through the instrument.


Inventors:
Justin, Michael James
Bishop, James Clement
Philipak, Stanley Michael
Fanning, Mark Joseph
Application Number:
JP2009000014337
Publication Date:
June 18, 2009
Filing Date:
January 26, 2009
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BIOMERIEUX INC
International Classes:
G01N35/04; B65G25/04; G01N1/00; G01N21/13; G01N35/00
Domestic Patent References:
JPH04232869A
JPH02259547A
JPH10203064A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
三好 秀和
伊藤 正和