|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||C12M-001/00 C12M-003/00 B01L-001/00 B01L-007/00|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 118|
A method and system for self-sterilizing an automated incubator is disclosed. The internal temperature of the automated incubator is elevated by forcing hot air to flow into the internal incubation chamber, wherein all mechanics and electronics associated with the automated plate mover are outside the internal incubation chamber. During sterilization, the heating system of the automated incubator will force hot air to flow over the internal surfaces of the incubator, thereby reducing contaminating microorganism resistance by inducing dehydration.
1. An automated incubator including an internal incubation chamber and an automated plate mover, the automated incubator comprising: a heating system configured to force hot air into the internal incubation chamber of the automated incubator, wherein all mechanics and electronics associated with the automated plate mover are located outside the internal incubation chamber,wherein the heating system forces sufficient hot air into the internal incubation chamber to raise an internal temperature of the internal incubation chamber to approximately 130-180° C...