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Title: Combined shipping protection and impingement detection wrap

Abstract

A packaging material comprised of a gas-impermeable base layer, an indicator layer, and a gas-impermeable top layer is disclosed. The top layer is selected to rupture upon experiencing an impingement or impact that exceeds a predetermined threshold. The indicator layer is configured to change visual appearance upon exposure to ambient air. The top layer further may be configured into a plurality of cells, with each cell filled with a gas that is inert with respect to the indicator layer. The cells may be of a size and shape configured to indicate the location and shape of an impingement or impact, to alert a recipient of an item protected by the packaging material of an area that may require further inspection.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Portland, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637786
Patent Number(s):
10597214
Application Number:
15/859,043
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Portland, OR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B65 - CONVEYING B65D - CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/29/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zocher, Marc Alan. Combined shipping protection and impingement detection wrap. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Zocher, Marc Alan. Combined shipping protection and impingement detection wrap. United States.
Zocher, Marc Alan. Tue . "Combined shipping protection and impingement detection wrap". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637786.
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