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Technique to Affix Labels for Identification and Documentation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106051D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Buller, L: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A solution is described to correctly align component and/or system part numbers and supply the customer with an identical transferable counterpart to place in a documentation record for future use. The implementation is shown schematically in the figures for two embodiments; a printed circuit card or board (Fig. 1) and a machine cover (Fig. 2). Additional embodiments of this disclosure are inferred from the description below.

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Technique to Affix Labels for Identification and Documentation

       A solution is described to correctly align component and/or
system part numbers and supply the customer with an identical
transferable counterpart to place in a documentation record for
future use.  The implementation is shown schematically in the figures
for two embodiments; a printed circuit card or board (Fig. 1) and a
machine cover (Fig. 2).  Additional embodiments of this disclosure
are inferred from the description below.

      As shown in the Fig. 1, the profile of the serial or part
number label is overlayed with a transparent adhesive strip that is
slightly oversized from the original label.

      The transparent strip is made larger than the engraved number
to facilitate handling and alignment.  These oversized borders on
both ends act as a guide for placement of the engraved label into the
area provided on a component, or into a depressed area provided on a
machine cover.  This transparent strip (with the printed number)
remains attached to the engraved serial label to protect the labels
face during the subsequent handling processes, i.e., assembly,
shipping, etc.

      After the component or machine is sold, the customer removes
the transparent strip which carries the machine type or serial number
and stores it in a conveniently available documentation record.  This
record is then available for referral whenever service calls are
requested.  The use of this as recorde...