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ESD Automatic Door System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019322D
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 522K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for automatically opening the sliding entrance to the production area once an acceptable ESD resistance is sensed by an ESD footwear tester. Benefits include ensuring that individuals who do not pass the ESD test are not permitted into the area.

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ESD Automatic Door System

Disclosed is a method for automatically opening the sliding entrance to the production area once an acceptable ESD resistance is sensed by an ESD footwear tester. Benefits include ensuring that individuals who do not pass the ESD test are not permitted into the area.

Background

Current systems can not control manufacturing people from entering the production area, even if some have already failed to perform or pass the ESD test. Manual opening or activation of touch push button and logging of ESD test results are causing delay in the entry of manufacturing people.

General Description

The following are components of the disclosed method (see Figure 1):

 

  • Automatic sliding door. An automatic door with a touch push button used in opening.
  • ESD autodoor circuitry. The circuit that automates the opening of the sliding door once an acceptable ESD resistance is sensed by the ESD footwear tester.
  • X2 independent footwear testing. The ability of an ESD footwear tester to independently check both feet at the same time.
  • Autodoor ESD footwear tester. A type of ESD footwear tester having the combined features of X2 independent ESD footwear testing and the ESD Autodoor circuit automation. This tester can indicate independently which foot is failing/passing, while automating the opening of the sliding door once both feet pass the ESD test. A safe and non-safe ESD result can be seen through a visual LED display and an audio buzzer warning.
  • Override button. A push-button that...