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Publication numberUS2589604 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1952
Filing dateMar 11, 1949
Priority dateMar 11, 1949
Publication numberUS 2589604 A, US 2589604A, US-A-2589604, US2589604 A, US2589604A
InventorsCunningham Gale C, Robert Weldon
Original AssigneeNorth American Aviation Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package and method of packaging
US 2589604 A
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March 18, 1952 G- C. CUNNINGHAM ETAL PACKAGE AND METHOD OFPACKAGING Filed March 11, 1949 INVENTORS 6'. 0. CUNNINGHAM R. WELDON ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 18, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF PACKAGING Gale C. Cunningham, Inglewood, and Robert Weldon, Wilmington, Calif., assignors to North American Aviation, Inc.

Application March 11, 1949, Serial No. 80,814

' 1 Claim.

This invention pertains to improvements in packaging and particularly the packaging of fragile materials.

The invention is particularly adapted to the packaging of panes of glass and like objects to provide adequate protection therefor during handling in transshipment and distribution. The articles to be packaged are frequently of various sizes and irregular contours, thus accentuating the problem of simply packaging the same for safe shipment.

It is therefore an object of this invention to provide a novel arrangement for retaining an article in a shipping container.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a novel means for securing an article within a container.

It is another object of this invention to provide a simple means for packaging articles, such means being inexpensive and yet providing improved protection over elaborate and expensive means presently used.

It is yet another object of this invention to provide a packaging arrangement whereby containers of a few standard sizes may be satisfactorily utilized for articles of a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

Other objects of invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a typical embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the arrangement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a modified form of the present invention;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary portion of a modified form of container;

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the assembled relationship of the component parts of the container shown in Fig. 4; and

Fig. 6 is a plan view of a modified form of con- I lying the corresponding central area 8 of the member 5.

The article 9 which is to be packaged has applied thereto one or more strips of an adhesivecoated material, as at lO-II. These strips or tapes may be of any suitable material and are coated with adhesive upon both surfaces. The tapes are applied directly to the surfaces of the article 9 and may completely encircle the article. Very satisfactory results have been obtained using a paper tape coated on both sides with a pressuresensitive type adhesive, which is available from various commercial sources.

The article, with tape applied to the surfaces thereof, is placed in position upon the central area 2 of the container member I, and the extended portions 3 and 4 are folded over the upper surface of the article. The adhesive-coated tapes effect an interengagement of both surfaces of the article 9 and the areas 2, 3. and 4 of the member I. This serves to cushion the article and retain it in spaced relationship with respect to the marginal areas of the container, thereby precluding the possibility of damage from edge contacts.

The extended portions 6-'! of the outer member 5 are folded over the portions 3-4 of the inner member 2, and may be retained by any convenient means to complete the package. The direction of the corrugations of material comprising the members I and 5 is preferably arranged at right angles in order to obtain a package assembly of maximum rigidity. The intimate engagement of article 9 with substantial areas of the adhesive-coated tapes l0-H provides a very advantageous effect since the rigidity of the package is considerably increased. As a consequence additional stiffening means, such as extra plies of corrugated material, usually required, may be dispensed with while still providing adequate protection for the enclosed article. The saving in materials which it is possible to effect also leads to further advantages in reduction of bulk and weight during shipping and handling.

The invention may be practiced in a variety of embodiments. In Fig. 3, for example,. there is shown a single piece container comprising a central area [-2 and pairs of extended members l3--l4 and |5I5. An additional thickness of material is provided at H, overlying the central area 12, to provide uniform protection on both sides of the article to be packaged. In this arrangement the pair of extensions l3l4 fold to the center, as indicated at 3, to engage the enclosed article, and the second pair [5-16 are subsequently folded to the line I!) to overlie the former.

A further modification of a packaging member applicable to the present invention is indicated in Fig. 4 wherein a central area 20 is adapted to receive the article, and a pair of extended members 2|--22 are then folded inwardly to meet at the center, the inner surfaces thereof engaging the article. A second pair of smaller extensions as at 23 are provided to enclose the opposite sides.

In the modification shown in Fig. 6 the article is arranged to be positioned within a central area 24, and a plurality of extended portions as at 25-26 are then folded over the article so that their abutting edges meet, as indicated by the lines 21-28.

Although the invention has been described and illustrated in detail, it is to be clearly understood that the same is by way of illustration and example only, and is not to be taken by way of glimitation, :the spirit and scope of this invention being limited only by'the terms of the appended We claim: 1 A packaging arrangement for a sheet of glass comprising a container of yieldable material, strips of tape having adhesive applied to two sides thereof attached to sides of the glass sheet and to corresponding sides of said container, the edges of said glass sheet being spaced from the corresponding edges of said container.

GALE C. CUNNINGHAM. ROBERT WELDON.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,205,892 Hecht Nov. 21, 1916 2,005,967 Berdan June 25, 1935 2,144,071 Loth Jan 17, 1939 2180313 King V Jan. 30, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 63;187 Switzerland Mar. 8, 1913

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US2005967 *Mar 19, 1934Jun 25, 1935Michigan Electrotype And SterePackage
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US2188813 *Jul 30, 1937Jan 30, 1940Henry G KingContainer
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US2806592 *Apr 21, 1955Sep 17, 1957Pryor IncPackaging of articles for shipment
US2873024 *Jan 2, 1957Feb 10, 1959Libbey Owens Ford Glass CoShipping container for glass sheets
US2919022 *Oct 3, 1957Dec 29, 1959Flotepak CorpContainer for a plurality of sheets of glass or the like
US3091331 *Jun 22, 1956May 28, 1963Canadian Pittsburgh Ind LtdPackage
US3129809 *Dec 19, 1960Apr 21, 1964 Match book
US3211283 *Jul 17, 1963Oct 12, 1965American Library AssShipping container
US3654744 *Dec 30, 1969Apr 11, 1972Smith Harry AFlexible skin package
US3675767 *May 15, 1970Jul 11, 1972Grace W R & CoSleeve wrapped package with a base
US4899888 *Jun 27, 1988Feb 13, 1990Packaging Service Corporation Of KentuckyAdjustable packing carton for transportation of rectilinear articles
US6478153 *Mar 22, 2000Nov 12, 2002Rudolf C. KingPackage for framed and unframed single mirrors
EP1568619A1 *Feb 24, 2005Aug 31, 2005Kaysersberg PackagingPackaging for rigid plate like windscreen
EP1743850A1 *Jul 7, 2006Jan 17, 2007DS Smith KaysersbergPackaging for rigid plate
WO1991008956A1 *Dec 11, 1990Jun 27, 1991Eastman Kodak CoCustomized packaging
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/454
International ClassificationB65D85/48, B65D75/38
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/38, B65D85/48
European ClassificationB65D85/48, B65D75/38