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Automatic temperature control device

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Atsushi Inami

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

An automatic temperature control device comprises a reaction chamber for housing a vessel, a tray for supporting the vessel, a temperature control part for controlling at least the temperature in the reaction chamber, a transfer means for slidably moving the tray such that the tray may freely enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber, a first cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to enter the reaction chamber by the transfer means, a second cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to withdraw from the reaction chamber by the transfer means, and first and second magnets for holding the second cover part in a tightly closed-up state, wherein the tray for supporting the vessel is allowed to move slidably in linkage with the pivotal motion of the cover for pivoting the cover and also making the vessel to enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber in one operation.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The foregoing and other objects and features of the invention will become apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment of the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing one embodiment of an automatic temperature control device according to the present invention;

FIG. 2A is a vertical sectional view of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 2B is a transverse cross-section of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1;

FIGS. 3A to

3C are perspective views for illustrating each stage of one operation (take-out of a vessel from a reaction chamber) of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1 respectively;

FIG. 4 is a flow chart for explaining the operations (loading of a vessel into a reaction chamber, control of temperature in the reaction chamber, UV irradiation to the Vessel and take-out of the vessel from the reaction chamber) of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1;

FIGS. 5A to

5C are sectional views for illustrating each stage of one operation (loading of a vessel into a reaction chamber) of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1 respectively; and

FIGS. 6A to

6C are sectional views for illustrating each stage of one operation (take-out of a vessel from a reaction chamber) of the automatic temperature control device of FIG. 1 respectively.

Claims

1. an automatic temperature control device, comprising:

2. An automatic temperature control device, comprising:

3. An automatic temperature control device according to claim 2, wherein said transfer means includes a slide member capable of moving the tray in one straight direction.

4. An automatic temperature control device according to claim 3, wherein said second cover part is supported with said slide member.

5. An automatic temperature control device according to claim 2, wherein the first and second attraction means provided at said second cover part include a permanent magnet.