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Publication numberUS1333884 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1920
Filing dateApr 11, 1918
Publication numberUS 1333884 A, US 1333884A, US-A-1333884, US1333884 A, US1333884A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1333884 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR. 11, I918- Patented Mar. 16,1920.


Be it known that I, MATTHIAs C. USINGER, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Table-Pads, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a pad or the like for tables or other articles of furniture, and particularly for dining room tables, for the purpose of preventing transmission of heat from hot dishes to the table, and in general for protecting the table top.

My invention relates to structure of the character referred to in which single backed corrugated board or air cell board is provided 011 the side opposite the single backing with a cloth or other soft and very flexible backing which presents a smooth, soft surface to the finish of a table top, operates to a certain extent as a silencer, and pro vides a structure which as a whole may readily be rolled up into small volume for shipping or packing, or for storage when not in use upon a table.

Hy invention resides in the structure hereinafter described and claimed.

For an illustration of one of the various forms my invention may take, reference is to had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a sectional view ofa pad enibodying my invention.

Fig. 2 shows the structure in a suitable position for application of the cloth or soft flexible backing.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view illustrating the pad structure rolled up into small space.

Fig. i is a top plan view of a pad structure made up of several parts corresponding to table parts and inserted leaves.

Referring to the drawing, 1 represents corrugated paper board, as jute tag board, to which is applied, as by adhesive, the single backing 2 of paper or the like, as jute tag board, asbestos paper or board and the like, the combination. of the parts 1 and 2 being well known as single backed air cell or corrugated board. On the side of the corrugated member 1 opposite to the backing 2 is a backing 3 of cloth, such as outing flannel, or other similar soft yielding and verv flexible material.

The material 3 is preferably applied by adhesive to the corrugated member 1 when Specification of Letters Patent. Patented 16,1920, Application filed April 11, 1918. "Seria1No.227,864."

the latter is bent or disposed in convex position as indicated in Fig. 2, in which case the material 3 is applied to the longer or outer side of the convex formation of the material 1. This insures when the structure is again flattened that the backing 3 has a fullness which increases its padding effect; but of greater importance is the fact that the fullness is such that the pad structure as a. whole may be readily rolled up in close formation as indicated in Fig. 3, as for packing or shipping, or for storage when the pad structure is not in use upon a table. Thisfullness of the material 3 affords additional flexibility to permit rolling of the pad as indicated in Fig. 3, the material 3 being on the inside of the roll, as shown. It will be understood, however, that my invention is not limited to the fullness of material 3 produced as above described. The material 3 may also be applied with the pad structure as a whole substantially flat, in which case it may also be rolled up with the material 3 on the inside ofthe roll.

The backing 2 may also be of material other than that hereinbefore described; for example, it may be of a moisture-proof material such as oilcloth. ever, such an extra layer of moisture-proofing material, as oilclotli, is applied on the paper backing 2 as indicated at 4:.

In use the cloth at is placed against the table top, the sheet 4: forming the upper sur face of the pad.

It will be understood that the pad struc ture described may be of any shape or size. It may be formed in small units for individual dishes, or it may cover the entire table top, as indicated in Fig. 4, in which case there are4 pieces, the pieces 5, 5 corresponding with the top sections of the table proper, while the leaves 6, 6 correspond with inserted table leaves. a

By preference, how- In such structure it will be understood member greater than the distance between said neighboring crests, and a moisture proofing sheet on said first-named backing.

2. A table ad comprising a corrugated member, a baciing on one side of said mem her, and a flexible cloth backing attached to the corrugations on {the other side of said member, said cloth backing having a length between neighboring crests of said corrugated member greater than the distance be- 10 aflixed my signature this 10th day of April, 15

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US4384017 *Jul 14, 1981May 17, 1983Stafford William GWallpaper preparation board
US5431985 *Dec 3, 1991Jul 11, 1995Edm. Romberg & Sohn (Gmbh & Co.) KgLow-density element made of corrugated material
US7651455Sep 20, 2004Jan 26, 2010Free Flow Packaging International, Inc.Method for making paper dunnage
US20030073558 *Aug 26, 2002Apr 17, 2003Bill ChestersonMachine and method for converting paper stock into dunnage
U.S. Classification428/182, 428/906, 428/443, 428/178
Cooperative ClassificationY10S428/906