Container with an adjustable inside dimension that restricts movement of items within the container

CAFC
  • US 6,988,620 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2003
  • Issued: 01/24/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A container for handling items such as wafers, comprising:

  • a first member having an endwall and a sidewall portion extending from the endwall, the sidewall portion having a nominal inside dimension adjacent the endwall and a greater inside dimension at a second end distal from the endwall when the container is in a first condition; and

    a second member that cooperates with the sidewall portion to establish the nominal dimension at the second end when the container is in a second condition, wherein the second member comprises a band member that is received about an exterior of the first member sidewall portion, to move the distal end of the sidewall portion inward.

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