Global Patent Index - EP 1254375 A1

EP 1254375 A1 2002-11-06 - DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING A BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS WITH CUVETTES AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING SUCH AN APPARATUS

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING A BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS WITH CUVETTES AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING SUCH AN APPARATUS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR VERSORGUNG VON KÜVETTEN IN EINEM BIOLOGISCHEN ANALYSEGERÄT

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF D'ALIMENTATION EN CUVETTES D'UN APPAREIL D'ANALYSE BIOLOGIQUE ET PROCEDE D'ALIMENTATION D'UN TEL APPAREIL

Publication

EP 1254375 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 01903981 A

Priority

  • FR 0100261 W
  • FR 0001086 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2804511A1] The invention concerns a device for supplying (1) a biological analysis apparatus with cuvettes, consisting of a storage reservoir (3) of cuvettes in bulk, a conveyor (4) for transferring the cuvettes and a mechanism for dispensing (5) said cuvettes oriented in predetermined sites of the biological analysis apparatus. The invention also concerns a method for supplying a biological analysis apparatus with cuvettes stored in bulk. The conveyor is a belt conveyor (4) which co-operates through one of its ends (6) with the reservoir (3) and through the other end (7) with the dispensing mechanism (5), and said belt conveyor (4) is controlled in operation by the rate of the dispensing mechanism (5). The invention is particularly applicable in medical diagnostic automatic analysers.

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

G01N 35/04; B65G 47/14; B65G 47/256

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65G 47/14 (2006.01); B65G 47/256 (2006.01); G01N 35/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65G 47/256 (2013.01); B65G 47/1407 (2013.01); G01N 35/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0155728A1

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 2804511 A1 20010803; AU 3192301 A 20010807; EP 1254375 A1 20021106; JP 2003521690 A 20030715; WO 0155728 A1 20010802

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2004-03-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN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: A1

- 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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