Browse Prior Art Database

Lightweight Integrated Reusable Shipper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066209D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Patterson, GE Welker, MG [+details]

Abstract

The above figure shows a lightweight, durable integrated shipper used for shipping articles. The device includes a pallet 10, which includes a cap bottom section attached to a plurality of I Beams 12, 14, and 16. A tube section is then fitted into the pallet section to form the sides of the shipper, and another cap section is fitted over the tube to form the top of the shipper. The shipper is fabricated from lightweight double strength corrugated cardboard. The entire shipper is further protected by heat wrapping a plastic bag about the pallet.