Patents Assigned to Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220055828
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 11148877
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Publication number: 20200369463
    Abstract: A stackable container system is configured to provide stacked receptacles for receiving bulk material therein. The stackable container system includes a first receptacle configured to provide a respective stacked receptacle. The first receptacle includes a receptable bottom, a receptable top, and a receptacle side extending along an upright container axis between the receptacle bottom and top, with the first receptacle presenting a container chamber. The receptacle top is configured to at least partly support another one of the stacked receptacles stacked relative thereto along the upright container axis. The receptacle top and the receptacle side have, respectively, a top peripheral margin and a side peripheral margin that extend laterally about the upright container axis, with at least part of the top peripheral margin being laterally outboard of the side peripheral margin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Publication number: 20200369465
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Publication number: 20200369466
    Abstract: A container is configured to receive bulk material therein and to experience a pressure differential for which an internal container pressure is greater than ambient pressure. The container includes a receptacle and a removable lid. The receptacle defines a chamber to receive material. The receptacle includes a fill neck that defines a receptacle opening in fluid communication with the chamber. The lid covers the receptacle opening in an engaged condition to enclose the chamber. The receptacle includes a receptacle connector with spaced apart connector teeth, and the lid includes a lid connector with spaced apart connector lugs. The receptacle connector and the lid connector cooperatively providing a fractional-turn connection where the connector teeth and lugs are rotatable into and out of engagement with one another in the engaged condition to restrict lid separation from the fill neck associated with the pressure differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 7978067
    Abstract: A system for remotely identifying, tracking, and monitoring transported goods includes a sensing and communications device (14) embedded in a shipping container (2). The sensing and communications device (14) includes onboard sensors (58,60,62) and wirelessly communicates with external sensors (24,26) to receive environmental and structural condition data. The device (14) communicates the data via either an RF interface (52,54) or a cellular telephone system interface (48,50) to a remote monitoring station (68). The remote monitoring station (68) analyzes the data, presents the data to a user, and enables the user to program the device (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wagner, John Redmond, Scott Higgins, Jason Amschler
  • Patent number: 7861877
    Abstract: A foldable container comprises a box including a floor and sidewalls attached to one another to present a chamber. The box further includes foldable panels that shift from a retracted position within the chamber to an upright extended position. The extended panels serve to expand the chamber for containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The extended panels are interconnected by joints that resist tampering and that are tamper-evident. The container further includes a retaining assembly for securely holding the material in the chamber and a lid for covering the chamber. The lid cooperates with the panels to resist tampering and to be tamper-evident. The container also includes stanchions for selectively stacking at least two containers when the containers are storing the bulk material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Publication number: 20070289631
    Abstract: An improved outlet valve assembly (12) is provided which is especially adapted for use with an intermediate bulk container (10) having bottom wall drain outlet (20) and support legs (22). The assembly (12) has serially interconnected valves (28,30), namely an emergency ball valve (28) and a manually operable valve (30), with endmost elbow coupler (26) and outlet (32). Tle assembly (12) is of compact design and is dimensioned to permit attachment to container (10) with the entirety of assembly (12) elevated above the bottom of support legs (22). The emergency ball (28) valve includes as spring-loaded operator (58) equipped with a temperature responsive fusible link (86). In the event of a fire adjacent container (10), the link (86) severs, allowing operator (58) to quickly close valve (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Higgins, Clark Holden
  • Publication number: 20070227937
    Abstract: A foldable container comprises a box including a floor and sidewalls attached to one another to present a chamber. The box further includes foldable panels that shift from a retracted position within the chamber to an upright extended position. The extended panels serve to expand the chamber for containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The extended panels are interconnected by joints that resist tampering and that are tamper-evident. The container further includes a retaining assembly for securely holding the material in the chamber and a lid for covering the chamber. The lid cooperates with the panels to resist tampering and to be tamper-evident. The container also includes stanchions for selectively stacking at least two containers when the containers are storing the bulk material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Publication number: 20070227938
    Abstract: A foldable container comprises a box including a floor and sidewalls attached to one another to present a chamber. The box further includes foldable panels that shift from a retracted position within the chamber to an upright extended position. The extended panels serve to expand the chamber for containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The extended panels are interconnected by joints that resist tampering and that are tamper-evident. The container further includes a retaining assembly for securely holding the material in the chamber and a lid for covering the chamber. The lid cooperates with the panels to resist tampering and to be tamper-evident. The container also includes stanchions for selectively stacking at least two containers when the containers are storing the bulk material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Patent number: 6616326
    Abstract: An improved shaft sealing assembly (18) for use with an elongated, axially rotatable shaft (14) typically forming a part of a blender (10) or similar device is provided, which permits rapid, easy seal repair without the need for complete breakdown of the blender (10). The assembly (18) includes a tubular sleeve adapted to be disposed about the shaft (14) at the region of a shaft/blender wall interface, with an annular sealing body (42) disposed about the sleeve (40) in a sealing position and supporting a seal (66) which engages the sleeve (40) at a first sealing location (66a) thereon. A lock device (48) operably to maintain the sealing body (42) in its sealing position is provided, and the sleeve (40) is selectively movable relative to shaft (14) and sealing body (42) so as to change the sealing location from the first location (66a) to a second, different sealing location (66b). The sleeve 40 can also be easily replaced if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. White
  • Publication number: 20030112703
    Abstract: An improved shaft sealing assembly (18) for use with an elongated, axially rotatable shaft (14) typically forming a part of a blender (10) or similar device is provided, which permits rapid, easy seal repair without the need for complete breakdown of the blender (10). The assembly (18) includes a tubular sleeve adapted to be disposed about the shaft (14) at the region of a shaft/blender wall interface, with an annular sealing body (42) disposed about the sleeve (40) in a sealing position and supporting a seal (66) which engages the sleeve (40) at a first sealing location (66a) thereon. A lock device (48) operably to maintain the sealing body (42) in its sealing position is provided, and the sleeve (40) is selectively movable relative to shaft (14) and sealing body (42) so as to change the sealing location from the first location (66a) to a second, different sealing location (66b). The sleeve 40 can also be easily replaced if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: CUSTOM METALCRAFT, INC.
    Inventor: James E. White
  • Patent number: 6099054
    Abstract: A latch dog assembly for latching and unlatching a storage bin door includes a latch dog member having a base portion, an end wall portion, and a cylindrical wear block member which extends outwardly from an opening on the inner wall of the end wall member so as to allow a latching cam to properly secure the bin door while avoiding undesired metal to metal contact. In one embodiment of the invention, a projection extends outwardly from the latch dog member base portion upper surface so as to assist in retaining the wear block member within the opening in the inner face of the end wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald E. Glass, John M. McClure
  • Patent number: 5988200
    Abstract: A valve guard for the protection of a bottom discharge valve on a portable tank is formed of a single elongated piece of metal and has a central stabilizing ridge which extends outwardly from the front wall of the valve guard and which runs nearly the full length of the valve guard. The valve guard has a deflector arm at each end which extends out from the valve guard body at an angle and which cooperates with the tank legs to deflect any misguided forklifts or other machinery away from the valve on the underside of the tank. The central ridge is rounded and can have a width from approximately one-fourth to approximately one-third the width of the front wall of the valve guard. The valve guard is lightweight, durable, and can be formed quickly and economically through a rapid sequence of metal stamping operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur D. Rude
  • Patent number: D438332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry Pratt
  • Patent number: D420103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur D. Rude
  • Patent number: D666691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Patent number: D728732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Patent number: RE46047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Higgins
  • Patent number: D777877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Higgins, Dwayne Long