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Floating Quadfinger Carrier Operation--Formed Quadpack Into Carrier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103017D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 121K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Slater RF, Jr.: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

1. Quadpack is held over carrier (Fig. 1) in preparation for placement into carrier. 2. A force is exerted upward on the bottom of the carrier floating nest while the carrier body is held immobile. This causes the floating nest to move upward which, in turn, causes the quad fingers to tilt away from the carrier nest (Fig. 2). The carrier is now open and ready to receive the quadpack. 3. The quadpack is now lowered onto the carrier floating nest and guided into position by the locating/retaining edge of the floating nest (Fig. 2). 4. Next the force is removed from the bottom of the floating nest. This causes the nest, with the quadpack retained in it, to move downward which causes the quad fingers to tilt toward the carrier nest. The quad fingers position over the quadpack to hold it in place.

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Floating Quadfinger Carrier Operation--Formed Quadpack Into Carrier

1.   Quadpack is held over carrier (Fig. 1) in preparation for
placement into carrier.
2.   A force is exerted upward on the bottom of the carrier floating
nest while the carrier body is held immobile. This causes the
floating nest to move upward which, in turn, causes the quad fingers
to tilt away from the carrier nest (Fig. 2).  The carrier is now open
and ready to receive the quadpack.
3.   The quadpack is now lowered onto the carrier floating nest and
guided into position by the locating/retaining edge of the floating
nest (Fig. 2).
4.   Next the force is removed from the bottom of the floating nest.
This causes the nest, with the quadpack retained in it, to move
downward which causes the quad fingers to tilt toward the carrier
nest.  The quad fingers position over the quadpack to hold it in
place. The carrier is now closed with the quadpack secured inside of
it (Fig. 3).
               --formed quadpack out of carrier
1.   The quadpack is initially held secure in the closed carrier
(Fig. 3).
2.   A force is exerted upward on the floating nest, which contains
the formed quadpack, while the carrier body is held stationary.  This
causes the floating nest to move upward which, in turn, causes the
quad fingers to tilt away from the nest.  The carrier is now open,
and the quadpack is no longer held by the quad fingers but remains in
position on
      the floating nest being kept in place by the  locating/
      retaining edges.  Th...