CA2254017A1 - Test tube orienting system - Google Patents

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CA2254017A1
CA2254017A1 CA 2254017 CA2254017A CA2254017A1 CA 2254017 A1 CA2254017 A1 CA 2254017A1 CA 2254017 CA2254017 CA 2254017 CA 2254017 A CA2254017 A CA 2254017A CA 2254017 A1 CA2254017 A1 CA 2254017A1
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test tube
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Steve J. Wright
Dave J. Murphy
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Abbott Laboratories
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LABOTIX Automation Inc
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    • 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
    • G01N35/02Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyor system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
    • G01N35/04Details of the conveyor system
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G47/00Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
    • B65G47/02Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors
    • B65G47/04Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors for feeding articles
    • B65G47/12Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors for feeding articles from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles
    • B65G47/14Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors for feeding articles from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles arranging or orientating the articles by mechanical or pneumatic means during feeding
    • B65G47/1407Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors for feeding articles from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles arranging or orientating the articles by mechanical or pneumatic means during feeding the articles being fed from a container, e.g. a bowl
    • B65G47/1478Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors for feeding articles from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles arranging or orientating the articles by mechanical or pneumatic means during feeding the articles being fed from a container, e.g. a bowl by means of pick-up devices, the container remaining immobile
    • 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
    • G01N35/02Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyor system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
    • G01N35/04Details of the conveyor system
    • G01N2035/0401Sample carriers, cuvettes or reaction vessels
    • G01N2035/0406Individual bottles or tubes
    • 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
    • G01N35/02Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyor system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
    • G01N35/04Details of the conveyor system
    • G01N2035/0474Details of actuating means for conveyors or pipettes
    • G01N2035/0482Transmission
    • G01N2035/0484Belt or chain
    • 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
    • G01N35/02Automatic analysis not limited to methods or materials provided for in any single one of groups G01N1/00 - G01N33/00; Handling materials therefor using a plurality of sample containers moved by a conveyor system past one or more treatment or analysis stations
    • G01N35/04Details of the conveyor system
    • G01N2035/0474Details of actuating means for conveyors or pipettes
    • G01N2035/0491Position sensing, encoding; closed-loop control
    • G01N2035/0494Detecting or compensating piositioning errors

Abstract

A test tube orienting system consisting of a test tube hopper, and a test tube transport system for directing test tubes out of the test tube hopper with a consistent orientation. The test tube hopper has an open mouth, an internal cavity communicating with the mouth, and a side wall enclosing the cavity. The side wall has a downwardly inwards sloping channel extending along the side wall from the mouth. The transport system directs the test tubes axially upwards along the channel, and includes an endless chain and a series of pins affixed to the endless chain, extending through the channel into the internal cavity. The endless chain is coupled to a motor for moving the pins upwards along the channel, and is inclined at an acute angle to the channel for progressively retracting the tube supports from the internal cavity as the pins move upwards along the channel.
CA 2254017 1998-11-10 1998-11-10 Test tube orienting system Expired - Lifetime CA2254017C (en)

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US9496076B2 (en) 2010-06-16 2016-11-15 Schleuniger Holding Ag Cable grommet fitting apparatus for cable
US9352430B2 (en) 2010-06-16 2016-05-31 Schleuniger Holding Ag Cable grommet fitting apparatus for cable
US10348031B2 (en) 2011-09-29 2019-07-09 Schleuniger Holding Ag Apparatus for fitting cables with cable sleeves
US9653865B2 (en) 2011-09-29 2017-05-16 Schleuniger Holding Ag Method for fitting cables with cable sleeves
US9649737B2 (en) 2012-09-12 2017-05-16 Schleuniger Holding Ag Machines and processes for fitting cable bushings
US10427267B2 (en) 2012-09-12 2019-10-01 Schleuniger Holding Ag Machine and processes for fitting cable bushings
JP2014062791A (en) * 2012-09-20 2014-04-10 Sysmex Corp Sample analyzer
EP2731207A1 (en) * 2012-11-07 2014-05-14 Schleuniger Holding AG Device for applying cable sleeves to a cable
US9632103B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2017-04-25 Abbott Laboraties Linear track diagnostic analyzer
US9993820B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-06-12 Abbott Laboratories Automated reagent manager of a diagnostic analyzer system
US10330691B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2019-06-25 Abbott Laboratories Light-blocking system for a diagnostic analyzer
GB2517750B (en) * 2013-08-30 2018-04-25 Thermo Electron Mfg Ltd Laboratory container transfer device
US9959697B2 (en) 2013-08-30 2018-05-01 Thermo Electron Manufacturing Limited Laboratory container transfer device
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