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Individual Package for Lift Off/Cover Up Tape

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078948D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dunning, ND: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A single-piece precut retainer is illustrated in Fig. 1. The retainer is fabricated from a light-weight cardboard for retaining a supply and take-up spool in relatively fixed relation during packaging, handling, and shipping. The retainer 10 is provided with a scored and cut aperture formed at 12, together with an opening 14. Around the center portion of retainer 10 is an H-shaped cut 16 which provides two flaps. During the packaging, the flanged ratchet 24 of take-up reel 18, is inserted into aperture 14 and retained by the reduced width of the aperture 14. At this time, the supply disc 20 is placed so that its core 26 projects through the large end of aperture 14, and thus restricts lateral movement.

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Individual Package for Lift Off/Cover Up Tape

A single-piece precut retainer is illustrated in Fig. 1. The retainer is fabricated from a light-weight cardboard for retaining a supply and take-up spool in relatively fixed relation during packaging, handling, and shipping. The retainer 10 is provided with a scored and cut aperture formed at 12, together with an opening
14. Around the center portion of retainer 10 is an H-shaped cut 16 which provides two flaps. During the packaging, the flanged ratchet 24 of take-up reel 18, is inserted into aperture 14 and retained by the reduced width of the aperture
14. At this time, the supply disc 20 is placed so that its core 26 projects through the large end of aperture 14, and thus restricts lateral movement. Flap end 11 of retainer 10 is then folded along the lines formed by the H-cut 16, and the flapped aperture 12 is forced down over knob 22 of take-up spool 18.

The resilience of the flaps formed by cut 12 help to engage these flaps with knob 22, and thus prevent the portion 11 of retainer 10 from disengaging the take-up spool. Likewise, the resilience of the flaps formed by the H-cut 16 presses against the periphery of supply disc 20, thus preventing undesired rotation and the loosening of slack material.

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