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Packaging Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038919D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barnes, JS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An assembly of parts which are common to use in a number of countries are packaged securely in a box which has openable compartments for later insertion of other parts and manuals which are customized for a specific country of use. Box 10 includes a major internal area 11 which contains a generic device. This generic device is usable, for example, in a number of different countries. This box is securely packed, and then is banded to pallet 12. The box includes a number of internal compartments 13 and 14 which are accessible through door 15. These compartments are for use in holding other parts which are needed in order for the generic device to be usable in specific countries. These other parts will be used when the device is unpacked, in order to customize the generic device for use in a specific country.

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Packaging Method

An assembly of parts which are common to use in a number of countries are packaged securely in a box which has openable compartments for later insertion of other parts and manuals which are customized for a specific country of use. Box 10 includes a major internal area 11 which contains a generic device. This generic device is usable, for example, in a number of different countries. This box is securely packed, and then is banded to pallet 12. The box includes a number of internal compartments 13 and 14 which are accessible through door 15. These compartments are for use in holding other parts which are needed in order for the generic device to be usable in specific countries. These other parts will be used when the device is unpacked, in order to customize the generic device for use in a specific country. After these compartments are loaded with these parts, door 15 can be sealed. For example, area 13 may hold a feature electronic card which, when inserted in the generic device, will customize the device for use with a specific country's electrical power system and provide device cathode ray tube displays in a certain language. Area 14 may, for example, hold manuals printed in that country's language, and perhaps program diskettes and power cords likewise specific to that country. In this way, the country of the device's manufacture need package only one type of device, and the package can later be customized for a specific country of use, witho...