Global Patent Index - EP 1253978 A2

EP 1253978 A2 2002-11-06 - CUVETTES, AUTOMATED BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS USING SUCH CUVETTES, MEANS FOR TRANSFERRING SAID CUVETTES IN SUCH AN APPARATUS AND TRANSFER METHOD

Title (en)

CUVETTES, AUTOMATED BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS USING SUCH CUVETTES, MEANS FOR TRANSFERRING SAID CUVETTES IN SUCH AN APPARATUS AND TRANSFER METHOD

Title (de)

KÜVETTEN, AUTOMATISCHES ANALYSEGERÄT, DAS SOLCHE KÜVETTEN VERWENDET, SOWIE VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM ÜBERTRAGEN SOLCHER KÜVETTEN

Title (fr)

CUVETTES, APPAREIL D'ANALYSE BIOLOGIQUE AUTOMATISE UTILISANT DE TELLES CUVETTES, MOYEN DE TRANSFERT DE CUVETTES DANS UN TEL APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE TRANSFERT

Publication

EP 1253978 A2 (FR)

Application

EP 01903982 A

Priority

  • FR 0100262 W
  • FR 0001084 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2804510A1] The invention concerns cuvettes (1), and an automated biological analysis apparatus using such cuvettes (1) and means for transferring (7) the cuvettes (1) inside such an apparatus. The invention also concerns a method for transferring a cuvette (1) from a carousel (10) to another carousel (20) in a automated biological analysis apparatus, by means of a transfer fork. The method consists in: displacing simultaneously step by step (F1 and F2) the assembly of mobile upper wheels (13 and 23) of the carousels (10 and 20) of the apparatus; aligning a bore (11 or 21) of each mobile upper wheel (13 or 23), and the bores (15 or 25) of the fixed lower wheels (14 or 24), the upper carousel (10) having at that level a cuvette (1) while the lower carousel (20) has none; rotating the fork (8) so as to take charge of said cuvette (1); lowering (F6) said fork (8) and the cuvette (1) into said lower carousel (20); rotating (F4) the fork (8) to release said well (1); and raising the fork (8) into the upper carousel (10). The invention is particularly applicable in the field of diagnosis.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B01L 3/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B01L 3/14 (2006.01); B01L 9/06 (2006.01); C12M 1/24 (2006.01); C12M 1/34 (2006.01); G01N 35/02 (2006.01); G01N 35/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B01L 3/5082 (2013.01); G01N 35/025 (2013.01); G01N 35/04 (2013.01); G01N 2035/041 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0453 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0465 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0154817A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

FR 2804510 A1 20010803; FR 2804510 B1 20030207; AU 3192401 A 20010807; EP 1253978 A2 20021106; JP 2003520973 A 20030708; WO 0154817 A2 20010802; WO 0154817 A3 20020214

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030812

2003-05-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030401

2002-11-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020827

2002-11-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-06 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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