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Wafer Boat Handles With Hook Extensions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048544D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gagne, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article discloses an improved molded handle for carrying wafer boats which permit the carrier from being upset in the event that the handle does not latch into the carrier properly.

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Wafer Boat Handles With Hook Extensions

This article discloses an improved molded handle for carrying wafer boats which permit the carrier from being upset in the event that the handle does not latch into the carrier properly.

The handle 10 is comprised of a pair of cross members 11 and 12 connecting dependent legs 13 and 14. The cross members 11 and 12 are resiliently flexible so that when the upper cross member 11 is flexed downwardly toward the cross member 12 the lower portions of the legs swing outwardly. Each of the legs 13 and 14 have projecting lugs 16 which are provided with a notch 17. These lugs 16 are positioned approximately 1/4 of the way up the respective legs. The notch 17 on each lug locks the handle in place on the carrier. The leg extensions 15 beneath the lugs aid in keeping the carrier upright in the event that one side of the handle does not lodge properly in the carrier. This prevents spillage of the carrier and eliminates the possibility of dropping the carrier or its contents.

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