07132082 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 151 patents.

A sample carrier comprising a frame and one or more sample tube receiving structures pivotally connected to the frame. Each sample tube receiving structure includes a bottom member adapted to receive a plurality of sample tubes and a top member having a plurality of aligned apertures sized to receive sample tubes therethrough. The sample tube receiving structures can be releasably locked relative to a support wall of the frame, thereby substantially immobilizing sample tubes that are held by the sample carrier.

Title
Sample carrier having releasable locking mechanism
Application Number
10/439456
Publication Number
7132082 (B2)
Application Date
May 16, 2003
Publication Date
November 7, 2006
Inventor
Gus G Tseo
San Diego
CA, US
Matthew W Webb
Del Mar
CA, US
Gerard J Sevigny
Nashua
NH, US
Mark A Talmer
West Ford
MA, US
Robert C Aviles
Merrimack
NH, US
Agent
Charles B Cappellari
Assignee
Gen Probe Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
B01L 9/00
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