Reversible and Invertable Cushions for Protecting Products
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A cushion design is described in which the cushion may be applied to the product without being oriented first. Previously, end cap cushions were designed for a specific side (right or left) and specific orientation (top or bottom). The new cushion design, shown in Figs. 1 and 2, is symmetrical about its vertical and horizontal axis which allows the cushion to be applied to the product at any random orientation. This permits the packaging process to be totally automated as well as eliminating a part number and the need for a separate dedicated and oriented parts storage for two different cushions.