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REUSABLE PALLETIZED CONTAINER SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027040D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 159K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A reusable palletized container system is used to protect copiers and printers during shipment to customers. The system includes a molded plastic pallet, a collapsible plastic sleeve that fits onto the pallet to form a container and a molded plastic lid that fits to the top of the sleeve.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REUSABLE PALLETIZED Proposed Classification CONTAINER SYSTEM
Vincent M. Siciliano, Marcus R. Plato,
Mark W. Griffin, William R. Enderle, Jr.,
Roderic M. Campbell, Roderic Spratling,
Richard J. Bracone, and Charles Goslee

U.S. C1. D 34/038

Int. C1. none

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REUSABLE PALLETIZED CONTAINER SYSTEM (Cont'd)

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REUSABLE PALLETIZED CONTAINER SYSTEM (Cont'd)

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REUSABLE PALLETIZED CONTAINER SYSTEM (Cont'd)

A reusable palletized container system is used to protect copiers and printers during shipment to customers. The system includes a molded plastic pallet, a collapsible plastic sleeve that fits onto the pallet to form a container and a molded plastic lid that fits to the top of the sleeve.

Typically, shipping containers are made of a wooden skid to which a corrugated box is attached. The box and skid are typically not reused and must be discarded. If the customer has facilities for recycling, the cardboard may be recycled. The product shipped may slide on the wooden skid and be damaged. If the product is stored in a warehouse, the shipping containers are preferably stacked to save space. The strength of the cardboard limits stacking and stacked containers may slide off the container below causing damage to its contents.

Referring to Figure 1, a reusable palletized container system 10 for shipping contents 12 is shown with its elements disassembled. The system 10 includes a molded plastic palle...