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Publication numberUSD657474 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/377,906
Publication dateApr 10, 2012
Filing dateOct 27, 2010
Priority dateMay 29, 2006
Also published asCN101082593A, CN101082593B, EP1863066A1, US7767979, US8011259, US20080250881, US20100230609
Publication number29377906, 377906, US D657474 S1, US D657474S1, US-S1-D657474, USD657474 S1, USD657474S1
InventorsPleun Dona
Original AssigneeFei Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sample carrier
US D657474 S1
The invention relates to a composite structure of a sample carrier 20 and a sample holder 30 for use in a TEM, for example. The sample carrier is hereby separately embodied from the sample holder. Although such compositions are already known, the known compositions are very fragile constructions. The sample carrier according to the invention can be formed from a strip of metal, and is a simple and cheap element. Using resilient force, it clamps onto or into the sample holder. The portion of the sample holder to which the sample carrier couples also has a simple form. The sample carrier can couple to the sample holder in vacuum using a coupling tool.
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  1. I claim the ornamental design for a sample carrier, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a sample carrier according to the present design.

FIG. 2 is a bottom view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a top view thereof.

FIG. 4 is a side view thereof. A view of the opposite side is a minor image of the side as shown.

FIG. 5 is a front view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a back view thereof.

The broken lines in FIGS. 1-5 are included for the purpose of illustrating portions of the sample carrier that form no part of the claimed design.

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U.S. ClassificationD24/224
Cooperative ClassificationH01J37/20, H01J2237/2801
European ClassificationH01J37/20