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A mechanical separator for separating a fluid sample into first and second phases within a collection container is disclosed. The mechanical separator may have a separator body having a through-hole defined therein, with the through-hole adapted for allowing fluid to pass therethrough. The separator body includes a float, having a first density, and a ballast, having a second density greater than the first density. A portion of the float is connected to a portion of the ballast. Optionally, the float may include a first extended tab adjacent a first opening of the through-hole and a second extended tab adjacent the second opening of the through-hole. In certain configurations, the separator body also includes an extended tab band disposed about an outer surface of the float. The separator body may also include an engagement band circumferentially disposed about at least a portion of the separator body.

Title
Density phase separation device
Application Number
12/780432
Publication Number
8998000 (B2)
Application Date
May 14, 2010
Publication Date
April 7, 2015
Inventor
Gregory R Hires
Fairfield
CT, US
Benjamin R Bartfeld
Ringwood
NJ, US
Christopher A Battles
Seymour
CT, US
Ravi Attri
Budd Lake
NJ, US
Jamieson W Crawford
Demarest
NJ, US
Agent
The Webb Law Firm
Assignee
Becton Dickinson and Company
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 33/49
B01D 21/26
G01N 1/34
B01D 21/24
B01L 3/00
B01D 17/02
B01D 17/038
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