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Method and Apparatus of Visualizing and Retaining Multi-sided Labels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031124D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for visualizing and retaining multi-sided labels to a computer or to other space-limiting devices. The label is permanently affixed to the device and rotatable to allow both sides of the label to be viewed and the label not to be lost or misplaced.

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Method and Apparatus of Visualizing and Retaining Multi -sided Labels

Space is becoming more limited on all computer systems designed within IBM. This makes it hard to find locations for labels. Currently, there are a few boxes that may be using the idea of a pull-out label/information card. However, customers need more information, so they would need to use both sides of the label. Information is needed at the time the task is being completed to allows for an easier task to perform, less time to perform it, less errors when performing it, and higher customer satisfaction when performing this task. In order to use both sides, the piece with the label on it usually is detachable from the system so a user could flip it over and look at the other side. These pieces can often get lost, thus making the usability labels not very useful. This invention would provide a permanently fixed attachment method and also allow both sides of the piece to be viewed. This would keep the usability labels attached to the systems allowing them to be used every time, saving cost of replacement and time due to losing the label. This would also allow the safety and regulation labels to be placed on this label, since the label is permanently affixed and not removable.

     The main purpose of this invention is to allow for the right information to be in the customers' hands when needed. Another purpose is to allow retention of a service/usability label/information card for customers/service personnel to use when servicing or working with a machine. This would allow the information to be present at the time it is needed (instead of going on-line for instructions or diagrams). A third purpose of this invention is to allow for the retention of the card while being able to use the entire surface area of the label (i.e., both sides). Retention of the usability/service label will allow for the following adv...