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Free-Draining Disk-Drying Carrier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111140D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dingfelder, DW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A drying carrier for drying disks with hot DI water is being disclosed. This design used the hydrophobic characteristics of TEFLON* and placement of the support combs to allow water to be "wicked" from the disks.

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Free-Draining Disk-Drying Carrier

      A drying carrier for drying disks with hot DI water is being
disclosed.  This design used the hydrophobic characteristics of
TEFLON* and placement of the support combs to allow water to be
"wicked" from the disks.

      The Figure shows a Free Draining Disk Drying Carrier.  The
supports of this carrier are positioned so as to take advantage of
gravity, and hydrophobic characteristics of the TEFLON.  This design
uses three support combs which reduced the opportunity for water
spots to form.  The side combs are positioned as closely to vertical
as possible while still providing the compliance, and support needed
for transferring and processing the disks.  A support comb has also
been placed directly at the bottom of the disk at the point where it
exits the hot DI water.  By taking advantage of gravity and the
hydrophobic characteristics of the TEFLON, the majority of the water
is "wicked" from the disks.  The heat stored in the disk from the hot
DI water instantly evaporates any water that is not wicked away, thus
eliminating the dried water spot.

* Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.