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Low Cost Design and Method to Mark JEDEC Style Trays for Factory Visual Identification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007947D
Publication Date: 2002-May-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 483K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for selectively marking JEDEC style trays to enable better visual identification for kitting, sorting, and lot segregation. Benefits include lower cost and greater flexibility in marking trays.

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Low Cost Design and Method to Mark JEDEC Style Trays for Factory Visual Identification

Disclosed is a method for selectively marking JEDEC style trays to enable better visual identification for kitting, sorting, and lot segregation. Benefits include lower cost and greater flexibility in marking trays.

Background

The current marking method is not consistent or flexible. This method uses alpha numeric coded identification blocks on the trays, which are not readable from more than two feet away. In addition, there are limited tray colors, and the additional cost of changing the color of a whole tray can increase the overall cost by as much as 50%.

General Description

The disclosed method modifies the JEDEC style tray by creating a new insert design that allows for easy marking and visual identification (see Figure 1). The design is made up of one or more receiving pockets, and inserts (in a variety of colors). The inserts are inserted permanently or temporarily into the receiving pockets, in different combinations (see Figure 2). The inserts have features that allow them to be easily inserted into the receiving pockets. For lot or other segregation, insert combinations may be used on a temporary basis. The trays and inserts are created using standard injection molding processes.

Advantages

The following are advantages of the disclosed method:

 

  • Allows easy recognition from up to 15 feet away
  • Supports multiple identification needs, instead of being limited to a single configuratio...