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Method and apparatus for dispense verification

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CA2202649A1
CA2202649A1 CA 2202649 CA2202649A CA2202649A1 CA 2202649 A1 CA2202649 A1 CA 2202649A1 CA 2202649 CA2202649 CA 2202649 CA 2202649 A CA2202649 A CA 2202649A CA 2202649 A1 CA2202649 A1 CA 2202649A1
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Prior art keywords
dispense
fluid
radiation
electromagnetic
source
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CA 2202649
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French (fr)
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CA2202649C (en )
Inventor
Richard A. Domanik
Gordon Sohl
John Kotlarik
Noman Abunimeh
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Abbott Laboratories
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Richard A. Domanik
Gordon Sohl
John Kotlarik
Noman Abunimeh
Abbott Laboratories
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
    • G01F13/00Apparatus for measuring by volume and delivering fluids or fluent solid materials, not provided for in the preceding groups
    • G01F13/006Apparatus for measuring by volume and delivering fluids or fluent solid materials, not provided for in the preceding groups measuring volume in function of time
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    • G01N35/00Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor
    • G01N35/10Devices for transferring samples or any liquids to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus, e.g. suction devices, injection devices
    • G01N35/1009Characterised by arrangements for controlling the aspiration or dispense of liquids
    • G01N35/1016Control of the volume dispensed or introduced
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
    • B01LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
    • B01L2200/00Solutions for specific problems relating to chemical or physical laboratory apparatus
    • B01L2200/14Process control and prevention of errors
    • B01L2200/143Quality control, feedback systems
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
    • B01LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
    • B01L3/00Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
    • B01L3/02Burettes; Pipettes
    • B01L3/0241Drop counters; Drop formers
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    • G01N35/00Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor
    • G01N35/10Devices for transferring samples or any liquids to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus, e.g. suction devices, injection devices
    • G01N35/1009Characterised by arrangements for controlling the aspiration or dispense of liquids
    • G01N2035/1025Fluid level sensing

Abstract

Embodiments disclosed herein provide apparatuses and methods for verifying dispense of a fluid from a dispense nozzle. According to one method, a path of electromagnetic radiation from a source to a receiver is obstructed with the fluid dispensed from the dispense nozzle. The intensity of the electromagnetic radiation received by the receiver is measured. The measured intensity is compared with a predetermined intensity to verify the dispense of fluid from the dispense nozzle. One apparatus for verifying dispense of a fluid comprises a source of electromagnetic radiation, and a receiver of the electromagnetic radiation from the source of the electromagnetic radiation operatively associated with the source of the electromagnetic radiation such that the electromagnetic radiation from the source is received by the receiver. A path followed by the electromagnetic radiation from the source to the receiver is offset from the fluid exiting end of the dispense nozzle by a predetermined distance such that dispense of fluid and a major drop of fluid depending from the fluid exiting end of the dispense nozzle obstruct the path and such that a minor drop of fluid does not obstruct the path.
CA 2202649 1994-10-31 1995-10-06 Method and apparatus for dispense verification Expired - Fee Related CA2202649C (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US08/332,307 1994-10-31
US08332307 US5559339A (en) 1994-10-31 1994-10-31 Method and apparatus for verifying dispense of a fluid from a dispense nozzle
PCT/US1995/013091 WO1996013726A1 (en) 1994-10-31 1995-10-06 Method and apparatus for dispense verification

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CA2202649A1 true true CA2202649A1 (en) 1996-05-09
CA2202649C CA2202649C (en) 2000-12-19

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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7135146B2 (en) 2000-10-11 2006-11-14 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Universal non-contact dispense peripheral apparatus and method for a primary liquid handling device
US7169616B2 (en) 2002-01-25 2007-01-30 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Method of purging trapped gas from a system fluid contained in an actuation valve
US7497995B2 (en) 2000-10-11 2009-03-03 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Hybrid valve apparatus and method for fluid handling

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7135146B2 (en) 2000-10-11 2006-11-14 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Universal non-contact dispense peripheral apparatus and method for a primary liquid handling device
US7497995B2 (en) 2000-10-11 2009-03-03 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Hybrid valve apparatus and method for fluid handling
US7169616B2 (en) 2002-01-25 2007-01-30 Innovadyne Technologies, Inc. Method of purging trapped gas from a system fluid contained in an actuation valve

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