05897090 is referenced by 93 patents and cites 10 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
8/969510
Publication Number
5897090
Application Date
November 13, 1997
Publication Date
April 27, 1999
Inventor
Michael John Campanelli
Mahopac
NY, US
Bingham Hood Van Dyke
Gilbertsville
PA, US
David Patrick O Bryan
Kennett Square
PA, US
Gary Thomas Smith
Collegeville
PA, US
Agent
Andrew L Rodman & Rodman Klawitter
Assignee
Bayer Corporation
NY, US
IPC
A47K 1/08
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