Abstract: A packaging component and packaging system are disclosed. In an embodiment specifically adapted as a system for packaging vehicular radiators, the invention provides a generally planar tray member component as a blank having two opposed sides, with a portion of each opposed side being foldable out of the plane of the tray member to yield arms to the tray. Strapping is supplied which is engageable with the arms when the arms are folded upon the radiator placed upon the tray member. Opposed ends for the tray member have a portion which is likewise foldable out of the plane of the tray member, yielding legs to the tray when so folded. The packaging system can include at least one stand-off element mountable on one of the radiator and the tray member operating as a spacer and positioner relative to a container within which the tray member is received with the stand-off element mounted in place.
Abstract: A packaging component has a flat cushioning component constructed of corrugated material, such as of paper, consisting of a polygonal matrix mounted to a laminated fiberboard component. The packaging component provides superior resistance to the shear forces of heavy, cumbersome objects, provides cushioning and protection, is easily manufactured, cost-effective and is environmentally friendly.
Abstract: A cushioning and stabilizing support in the form of a cradle for supporting heavy paper coils or rolls has a load bearing surface which flexes under loading to embrace and protect the roll. The cradle is preferably configured so that the center of gravity of the roll is aligned with the midpoint of the cradle, providing optimum load-bearing capacity and protection.
Abstract: A method for creating an intra-laminar matrix within a homogeneous layer enhances the overall structural integrity of a composite layer or layers is disclosed and a composite made thereby. This enhanced structural integrity is provided by reducing and/or eliminating requisite bonds and/or by reducing and/or eliminating heterogeneous layers by rendering them unnecessary in the composite construction formed by the method of the invention.
December 23, 1997
Date of Patent:
September 10, 2002
Cougar Package Designers, Inc.
Bradley K. Starcevich, Richard E. Stahr
Abstract: A system and method for bracing and cushioning the impact of movable massive loads during sudden deceleration of a transport vehicle, such as created during humping of railway cars. Resilient elastomeric pads separate adjacent objects of the load with the thickness and density of the elastomeric material chosen to dampen typical impact forces without damage to the objects. The resilent pads are preferably formed with at least one face contoured to envelope the side of an object. Three types of resilient pads are disclosed for use in transporting massive sheet metal coils with one pad adapted for particular use at endwalls, another pad for use between coils, and yet another pad for use between mid-row coils and doorway dunnage.