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Cover Paper on Adhesive Dot Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043655D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Levardo, MM Wightman, WO [+details]

Abstract

With the development of thin and densely recorded magnetic tapes it has become essential that the shape of the tape be substantially undisturbed. The attachment of the end of tape to a reel became a problem because normal adhesive connections to the reel created a bump on the reel surface which created "print-through" in the thin tape, thereby distorting the surface of the tape at positions where it overlay the adhesive connections. The problem of "print-through" was substantially overcome by depositing a small, thin, adhesive dot on the surface of the reel. The dot was placed on the reel by transference from an adhesive carrier. Of course, to protect the dot during handling it was necessary to cover the dot with a protective cover.