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Backbone (Internal Compression)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248375D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-22
Document File: 4 page(s) / 312K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design for a corrugated cardboard backbone to create internal compression within a box and prevent its collapse while in the warehouse, protecting the product from damage.

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Backbone (Internal Compression)

The backbone internal compression part solves the issue of RSCs, HSCs, and trays failing (i.e., collapsing) in warehouses. The problem addressed herein is seen in

warehouse supply chain and packaging. Some boxes collapse in transit, leaving product vulnerable to damage while it is stored in the warehouse. This is a waste of time, effort, and money.

One existing solution is to use corner boards and ship groups on the edges of boxes to help with outer compression strength. Other solutions provide a sort of spray-on chemical coating or lamination to improve box compression strength. Large boxes that store valuable parts in the warehouse also require compression in the middle. No known solutions offer internal box compression.

The novel solution is a corrugated cardboard backbone to create internal compression

within a box and prevent its collapse while in the warehouse, protecting the product from damage. This is an inexpensive solution, using only corrugated and existing corner boards that an organization typically has in stock at all times. In addition, this design is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

The core novel aspects include the methods for inserting the corner boards into a fixture and implementing the positioning windows. Placing extremely rigid corner boards into a fixture creates extreme strength and ruggedness.

The main idea is to fold a corrugated piece over itself to create a rectangle. Then, corner boards insert into a piece that has two sets of positioning windows to confirm alignment. In order to produce the best compression results, the corner boards must be perfectly straight. Cut...