Beckman Coulter Inc.

Brea, CA, United States

Beckman Coulter Inc.

Brea, CA, United States
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Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a transfer apparatus and a transport system which may be used in automated medical laboratory in-vitro diagnostic systems for handling patient samples. The transfer apparatus an embodiment of the invention comprises a rotatable disc and a lane gate. The transport system according to an embodiment of the invention comprises a transfer path arrangement including at least a first input lane and two output lanes at the transfer apparatus (i.e., the rotatable disc and the lane gate). The rotatable disc and the lane gate are cooperatively structured to function together to move at least one laboratory product transport element between the at least one input lane and the two output lanes of the transport system. The laboratory product transport element transports laboratory products, such as patient samples.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-05-17

A sample tube rack (1; 1) for receiving at least one sample tube comprises an upper part (10) comprising an upper surface (11), wherein at least one upper opening (12) for receiving the sample tube is provided in the upper surface (11); an intermediate part (20) comprising an intermediate surface (21), wherein at least one intermediate opening (22) for receiving the sample tube is provided in the intermediate surface (21); and a lower part (30) comprising a supporting surface (31), wherein at least one supporting position (32) for supporting the sample tube is provided in the supporting surface (31). Therein, the intermediate part (20) is connected to both the upper part (10) and the lower part (30) such that the at least one upper opening (12) is substantially aligned above the at least one intermediate opening (22) and above the at least one supporting position (32) for receiving the at least one sample tube. At least one gripping orifice (35) is provided in a lateral side of the lower part (30).


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-03-15

A method for creating a laboratory automation system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a plurality of subgraphs that correspond to a plurality of system blocks. The system blocks are chosen and the subgraphs are stitched together to form a site graph for the laboratory automation system.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-07-26

This invention provides combinations of biomarkers for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. and DTIL Ireland Holdings Ltd | Date: 2017-04-05

An embodiment of a reagent container includes a bottle with a pipe to reduce the effects of reagent sloshing. The bottle has an elongated base and an opposed cover connected by side walls and an end wall. A flat platform surrounded by a raised rim lies in the base opposite an opening in the cover. A ribbed pipe frictionally fits within the bottle opening and may attach to the anchor region leaving vent passages around the pipe. The pipe includes an aperture adjacent to the anchor region and oriented toward the end wall so that sloshed fluid has only a small effect on the level of reagent in the pipe during transfers. A modified blow molding process produces the anchor region by extending a pin a predetermined distance into a mold while the molded material is still plastic.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-03-08

The present teachings relate to methods, systems, and kits for the preparation, purification and/or analysis of a glycan or glycoconjugate, and specifically to a magnetic bead based sample preparation protocol that can enable full automation and reduced sample preparation time relative to current methods of glycoanalysis. In some aspects, the sample preparation protocol can provide for glycoconjugate capture, glycan release, fluorescent derivatization, and glycan purification for subsequent capillary electrophoresis, liquid chromatography, or other glycoanalytical method without requiring time-consuming sample preparation steps such as centrifugation or vacuum-centrifugation.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

A user interface for an instrument that processes samples from sample containers supported on a presentation unit. The user interface includes a presentation unit display that includes a graphical representation of the presentation unit. The presentation unit display receives inputs therein to define instructions for the processing of the samples by the instrument. The presentation unit display also displays a status while the samples are being processed.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14

Multi-peak events are evaluated by a flow cytometer to distinguish events associated with a single particle from events associated with multiple particles for proper characterization of the particles.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-03-14

In flow cytometry, particles (2) can be distinguished between populations (8) by combining n-dimensional parameter data, which may be derived from signal data from a particle, to mathematically achieve numerical results representative of an alteration (48). An alteration may include a rotational alteration, a scaled alteration, or perhaps even a translational alteration. Alterations may enhance separation of data points which may provide real-time classification (49) of signal data corresponding to individual particles into one of at least two populations.


Patent
Beckman Coulter Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

Container identification data from a container inspection unit that analyzes a container containing a liquid is combined with liquid level detection raw data from a liquid level detection unit that analyzes the container containing the liquid and a liquid level detection result is generated. The liquid level detection result is cross-checked with additional data from the container inspection unit. The result can be used to plan a route for the container in the laboratory automation system.

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