Patent Number: 6,250,853

Title: Carrier for a pneumatic tube transport system

Abstract: A carrier for a pneumatic tube transport system has a rigid sleeve centered on an axis and having an axially open end, a collar coaxially surrounding the sleeve and formed with a radially inwardly directed edge, and a cover fittable axially over the sleeve in a closed position axially closing the sleeve end and formed with a radially outwardly directed edge closely juxtaposed with the collar edge in the closed position. A pivot defines a pivot axis parallel to the sleeve axis for pivoting of the cover about the pivot axis between the closed position and an open position angularly offset therefrom and unblocking the sleeve end. A compressible seal ring is engaged between the cover and the ring and seals between the cover and the ring in the closed position. A tab projecting generally perpendicular to the sleeve axis on one of the edges engages in a recess open generally perpendicular to the sleeve axis on the other of the edges receiving the tab in the closed position of the cover so that when the tab is engaged in the recess the cover is blocked against axial movement on the sleeve.

Inventors: Sumetzberger; Gerhard (A-1110 Vienna, AT)

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International Classification: B65G 51/00 (20060101); B65G 51/06 (20060101); B65G 051/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018