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Variable Capacity Multi-Product Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057066D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Clarke, RH [+details]

Abstract

A container has been developed for transporting fired multilayer ceramic (MLC) substrates used in semiconductor devices. A multi- purpose nesting plastic assembly is used to contain trays of substrates which are, in turn, nested in a larger shipping container. The packaging system has to securely protect a wide range of product sizes from damage during handling. (Image Omitted) The variable capacity multi-product container (VCMPC) was developed to provide a secure and efficient means of shipping MLC products. The outer container 1 (Fig 1) is a large plastic vessel with a synthetic gasket located between the hinged top 2 and the base 3. A vacuum-formed plastic tray 4 is mounted on top of shock absorbing foam 5 in the bottom of the container.