Accession Number : ADD003987

Title :   Stable Platform Shipping Container.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kelf,Michael A

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A shipping container including a cover and a base wherein the base includes a support platform that is supported on its corners by four pneumatic springs. The pneumatic springs are mounted at an angle to provide three-dimensional shock and vibration isolation of the platform. The platform is tuned and is selected to have a predetermined weight to provide vibration isolation for shipped objects having a weight range of from about zero to a predetermined maximum weight. An air accumulator and manifold are employed in cooperation with the pneumatic springs to provide the desired pneumatic spring characteristic such as reduced stiffness and reduced natural frequency. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Shipping containers, Vibration isolators, Pneumatic devices, Springs, Shock absorbers

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE