Patents Assigned to A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 4217714
    Abstract: A display sign including a frame member extending around the perimeter of the sign and with the sides of the frame member parallel to a common axis, at least one face member having a copy area located in a plane substantially perpendicular to the common axis, the face member including flange portions angularly disposed to the copy area and with the flange portions extending in a direction toward one edge of the frame member, and a retainer member extending along the one edge of the frame member and including an opening for receiving the flange portions and with the opening substantially aligned with the sides of the frame member and the flange portions of the one face member for providing the copy area of the one face member substantially coextensive with the sides of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Charles F. Ramsay
  • Patent number: 4188964
    Abstract: A travel awning for attachment to the side of a vehicle, including an elongated housing for receiving and storing component members of the travel awning, the elongated housing formed from a main housing and a cover housing and with at least some of the component members of the travel awning received partially within the main housing and partially within the cover housing when the housings are closed to a storage position, the cover housing hinged along a bottom portion of the main housing to rotate downward when the housings are opened to an open position and with some of the component members of the travel awning received within the main housing and with some of the component members of the travel awning received within the cover housing when the housings are in the open position, and the housings when in the open position providing unrestricted access to all of the component members of the travel awning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley G. Greer
  • Patent number: 4180117
    Abstract: A window awning, including a roll-up mechanism including a roller tube and with one end of an awning fabric attached to the roller tube and then wound around the tube and with the roll-up mechanism providing tension in the awning fabric as the fabric is unrolled from the roller tube, means for attaching the other end of the awning fabric above the window, support arm assemblies extending from either side of the window and each assembly coupled to opposite ends of the roll-up mechanism, each assembly including a main support arm extending at one end from and rotating about an attachment point to the side of the window and coupled at the other end to one end of the roll-up mechanism, a rafter arm extending at one end from and rotating about an attachment point to the side of the window and coupled at the other end to the main support arm at a plurality of positions for providing different awning positions, and means for locking the other end of the rafter arm to the main support arm at any one of the different
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley G. Greer
  • Patent number: 4171013
    Abstract: An awning assembly including an elongated storage case mounted on the side of a recreational vehicle, and having an extended position for providing shade and a retracted position for storage. A lead bar is connected to the outer edge of the awning, and the inner edge is connected to a spring-loaded take-up roller in the case. To brace and support the lead bar when the awning is unrolled and extended, automatically positioned, telescoping rafters extend between the ends of the case and the central portion of the lead bar, and telescoping legs pivoted on the ends of the lead bar are connectible to anchor brackets on the side of the vehicle. These legs are jointed between their ends to facilitate operation on a curved-sided vehicle, and are connected to the lead bar by swivels permitting compact folding into inconspicuous storage positions along the bottom of the case, where they are latched and partially concealed by a leg latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Clark
  • Patent number: 4164972
    Abstract: An awning assembly including an awning, a pair of main support arms, and a pair of rafter arms is collapsible from an extended position to a stored position. In the stored position the awning assembly is enclosed in a box which is mounted to a wall. In the extended position the rafter arms extend from the box and the main support arms extend from the wall to support the awning. The box can be formed in four lightweight interlocking extrusions. A bracket braces the interlocking extrusions, supports the awning in the stored position, and elevates the rafter arms within the box. A foot is pivotal on each of the main support arms to permit attachment of the main support arm to the wall or ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: J. Richard Bennett
  • Patent number: 4117876
    Abstract: An awning assembly includes a pair of collapsible arm assemblies supporting a roller having an awning disposed on the roller and extending to a wall. Each of the arm assemblies includes a telescoping main support arm having a first channel and a second channel which extends between the wall and the roller. A telescoping rafter arm extends between the wall and a slide which is movable within the first channel. The arm assemblies are collapsible from an extended position to a stored position wherein the rafter arm is disposed in the second channel, the main support arm is held next the wall, and the awning is rolled on the roller. The main support arm has a locking ear which registers with a locking ear fixed to the wall to lock the main support arm in the stored position. A mounting bracket associated with each of the main support arms can be operated to detach the main support arm from the wall. This permits the main support arm to be moved to a vertical orientation in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co. Inc.
    Inventor: J. Richard Bennett
  • Patent number: 4039119
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a combination of plastic clips, stack of berry basket trays and paperboard dust cover secured thereby. The clip is constructed of plastics material, adapted to secure together, in a stack, a number of berry box trays, all of the general type disclosed in my prior U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,750,936 and Re. 26,386, the clips being adapted to operate at certain times as handles, and at others to coact with the paperboard dust cover to releasably bind the latter in a secure manner onto the top tray of a stack of such trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane
  • Patent number: 4039121
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a clip, constructed of plastics material, adapted to secure together, in a stack, a number of berry box trays, all of the general type disclosed in my prior U.S. Pat. No. 3,750,936, the clips being adapted to operate at certain times as a handle, and at others to coact with a paperboard dust cover sheet to releasably bind the latter in a secure manner onto the top tray of a stack of such trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane
  • Patent number: 3989140
    Abstract: The invention provides cleats or bars for interlocking produce lug boxes at the top tier of multiple tier columns of such boxes arranged on a pallet in a unitized stack. The lug boxes have rectangular plastic frames at their ends, surmounted by spacers, and the invention provides cleats or bars which clamp to these spacers at the top of the stack. The end frames of the containers engage end-frame to end-frame in the stack, and are provided with interlocking elements which prevent lateral shifting of individual containers. In combination with the use of these interlocking elements, the clamping bars at the top provide an especially well integrated stack of containers. In addition, certain binding tapes are used, and these interengage with guides and recesses in the end frames and locking bars to unitize and stabilize the stack. The clamping bars also provide flat platforms on which can be mounted a second pallet supporting a second stack of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane
  • Patent number: 3946915
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a trousers or skirt hanger comprising a horizontal beam provided with a support hook, and having integrally formed with each end thereof, a depending clamp frame or jaw, with a garment gripper at the lower end thereof, each depending clamp frame or jaw being opposed by another clamp frame or jaw pivoted thereagainst at a mid-point, and furnished at the lower end by a garment gripper engageable against the gripper of the first-mentioned jaw.An inverted U-spring surrounds the pivot of the two jaws, and has arms which act normally to spread the two jaws apart at the top, whereby the lower ends of the jaws act through their grippers to press the grippers against one another at the bottom. The grippers are opened to receive a garment between them by pressing handle parts by the two jaws together at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane
  • Patent number: 3935991
    Abstract: A reinforced paperboard produce container having reinforcing end frames of molded thermosetting plastic or other suitably rigid construction secured to the outer sides of the end walls of a paperboard container body with edge flanges on the frames projecting inwardly over the upper end wall edges and under the bottom wall of the body to provide upper and lower stacking edges. The reinforced containers are of sufficient strength, and interfit in such manner, that a number of them may be stacked with ample strength and stability in vertical columns. The lower stacking edges are recessed or bevelled to permit lifting of the container by a clamp truck. The container has hinged lids or cover panels formed with tabs which engage with formations on the end frames to alternatively releasably lock the lids in closed, or open, folded away positions. The containers replace wood containers previously used, and incorporate useful arrangements for latching the lids closed, for shipment, or open, for display of the produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane
  • Patent number: 3935990
    Abstract: A reinforced paperboard produce container having reinforcing end frames of molded thermosetting plastic or other suitably rigid construction secured to the outer sides of the end walls of a paperboard container body with edge flanges on the frames projecting inwardly over the upper end wall edges and under the bottom wall of the body to provide upper and lower stacking edges. The reinforced containers are of sufficient strength, and interfit in such manner, that a number of them may be stacked with ample strength and stability in vertical columns. The lower stacking edges are recessed or bevelled to permit lifting of the container by a clamp truck. The container has hinged lids or cover panels formed with tabs which engage with formations on the end frames to alternatively releasably lock the lids in closed, or open, folded away positions. The containers replace wood containers previously used, and incorporate useful arrangements for latching the lids closed, for shipment, or open, for display of the produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: A & E Plastik Pak Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Walton B. Crane