Patent Number: 6,251,267

Title: Apparatus for supercritical fluid extraction

Abstract: An apparatus for supercritical extraction is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a plurality of containers adapted to hold a different one of a corresponding plurality of samples, a first transport means for carrying the plurality of sample containers, and a second transport means for transporting a selected container from the first transport means to a supercritical extractor. The supercritical extractor includes a heating means having a recess for receiving the selected container, means for passing fluid at a supercritical condition through the selected container, and a receiving means for receiving extractant from the selected container. A programming means is provided to control the first and second transport means.

Inventors: Allington; Robert William (Lincoln, NE), Jameson; Daniel Gene (Lincoln, NE), Winter; Robin Randall (Lincoln, NE), Clay; Dale Lee (Lincoln, NE)

Assignee: Isco, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 11/04 (20060101); B01D 11/02 (20060101); F04B 49/06 (20060101); F04B 9/02 (20060101); F04B 9/04 (20060101); F04B 15/08 (20060101); F16K 15/18 (20060101); F04B 15/00 (20060101); G01F 1/34 (20060101); F16K 15/00 (20060101); G01N 30/00 (20060101); G01N 30/28 (20060101); G01N 1/34 (20060101); G01N 1/40 (20060101); G21F 5/00 (20060101); G21F 5/015 (20060101); G01N 30/02 (20060101); G01N 30/60 (20060101); G01N 35/04 (20060101); B01D 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018