0916406-A2 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 5 patents.

The puck for a sample tube includes a housing, a spring device and an end cap. The spring device has an annular base portion and angularly spaced spring arms that extend upwardly from the base portion and then bend downwardly toward the base portion. The end cap includes a hub portion around which the spring device is mounted. The cap with the spring device are fixed at one end of the housing and a portion of the spring arms extend into the interior space of the housing. The downwardly directed portion of the spring arm includes a sample tube engaging portion that is substantially parallel with a central axis of the housing. Thus a sample tube inserted in the puck engages the sample tube engaging portions of the spring arms which exert a biasing force against the sample tube.; The spring arms provide an optimum restraining force against the sample tube to permit easy insertion and removal of the sample tube from the puck.

Title
Puck for a sample tube
Application Number
EP19980121459 19981111
Publication Number
0916406 (A2)
Application Date
November 11, 1998
Publication Date
May 19, 1999
Inventor
Campanelli Michael John
US
Dyke Bingham Hood Jr Van
US
Bryan David Patrick
US
O& 039
Smith Gary Thomas
US
Assignee
Bayer
US
IPC
G01N 35/04
B01L 09/06
G01N 35/04
B01L 09/00
G01N 01/00
G01N 35/04
B01L 09/06
G01N 01/00
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