|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||406/188; 406/189; 406/190|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 37|
A fluid-tight carrier (10) is disclosed which has main latches (34 and 36). Each main latch has a safety latch (70) which secures the main latches within the latched position until an operator deflects the safety latch (70) away from the slidable catch (42) to permit the main latch to be moved to the unlatched position. This prevents inadvertent opening of the carrier due to impact on the carrier. The carrier can be formed of anti-microbial material, have removable wear strips and includes an ergonomic design.
We claim: 1. A method of manufacturing a carrier for use in a tube transport system comprising at least a first tube, comprising the steps of:molding first and second semi-cylindrical and substantially rigid shells for selective engagement with one another in a closed position where the first and second shells define an enclosed space, the first and second shells each having a composite sidewall structure having antimicrobial particles disposed within a matrix of polymeric material;attaching a hinge coupled to mating long edges of the first and second se...