Method and device for tracking and transforming finished product holding unit


Application Number: 00108639
Application Date: 2000.05.08
Publication Number: 1273159
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/5 US 09/305885
International: B23Q41/00;G02C7/04;B29D11/00;B65B5/06;C08J3/02
Applicant(s) Name: Innotec Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
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Inventor(s) Name: R. S. Sank;G. S. Tonkan;R. R. Loya
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: lin changan
Abstract A method for tracking multiple SKUs of ophthalmic devices in a manufacturing line, comprises the steps of: assembling first molding devices, at least one of the first molding devices having an identification device, such as, a bar-code or an inductive transmitting/receiving device; reading the identification device of the first molding devices; forming first molded parts using the first molding devices; providing a plurality of carriers, the carriers having carrier indicators; transferring the first molded parts to at least one of a plurality of carriers; reading the carrier indicator of the carrier carrying the first molded parts; and storing in machine-accessible memory the information associated with the identification device of the first molding devices and the information associated with the carrier indicator of the carrier carrying the first molded parts. This invention also disclosed a method of attemper.