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Manual Tray Handling Carrier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111949D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byrne, T: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The manual tray-handling carrier is designed in two parts: the handle and the tray portion. The tray and handle are detachable during use. The tray portion is the carrier for a substrate that is needed to undergo a bake-out process at 150ºC for several hours, in a bake out oven. The manual handle's purpose is to handle and remove trays from the bake-out oven. The handle is designed with two features to enhance operator handling and safety. The manual handle has an easy lock and remove feature from the tray with an easy operator wrist motion, and also has a tray and handle lock to prevent accidental tray dropping. A built-in pusher, located at the upper handle area, is used to remove hot substrates from the tray. These features fully protect the product from any damage.

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Manual Tray Handling Carrier

      The manual tray-handling carrier is designed in two parts: the
handle and the tray portion.  The tray and handle are detachable
during use.  The tray portion is the carrier for a substrate that is
needed to undergo a bake-out process at 150ºC for several
hours, in a bake out oven.  The manual handle's purpose is to handle
and remove trays from the bake-out oven.  The handle is designed with
two features to enhance operator handling and safety.  The manual
handle has an easy lock and remove feature from the tray with an easy
operator wrist motion, and also has a tray and handle lock to prevent
accidental tray dropping.  A built-in pusher, located at the upper
handle area, is used to remove hot substrates from the tray.  These
features fully protect the product from any damage.

      Fig. 1 depicts the handle assembly.  The handle rear (1) is of
a hollow tubular construction; it provides operator handling and acts
as a hold pin (2) for pusher-retracting spring (3).  The handle front
(4) is the extended part that encloses the pusher shaft (5) which
provides shaft movement.  The pusher knob (6) is the operator's
manual pusher.  The bearing (7) provides the shaft pusher with a
smooth movement and reduces wear.  Lock plate (8) and lock pins (9)
are the locking mechanism to the tray portion.

      Fig. 2 depicts the tray which serves as the substrate carrier
during a bake-out process.  The V-notch (11) provides auto
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