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Disk-Shipping Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064935D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Berg, JS Cornell, PJ Hoffman, RJ Ross, RD [+details]

Abstract

The figures illustrate a shipping container for transporting disks or disk substrates between clean room locations without contamination. The container must provide mechanical protection of the product and must assure that clean-room conditions are maintained within the container from the shipping environment to the receiving environment. The container (Fig 1) includes a base 4 and a cover 5. Fig 3 is a longitudinal section view of the container showing the grooves 6 in base 4 which receive disks to be transported and support such disks at the outer diameter. The cover 5 supports the disks by confinement between the side surfaces 7 and assures alignment by positioning each disk between adjacent tapered ridges 9. The spaces between adjoining ridges 9 are respectively aligned with base member grooves 6.