Patents Assigned to Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Patent number: 10377530
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck supported by a central support and outer columns. Runners may connect lower ends of the outer columns to the central support. The deck, central support, outer columns and (optionally) runners may molded as a single piece of plastic. The outer columns are reinforced with reinforcement members so that the outer columns can be very thin (e.g. approximately 1 inch thick).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, John B. Zelek
  • Patent number: 10377529
    Abstract: A tray for storing and transporting bottles includes a plurality of base walls each for supporting a bottle thereon. A plurality of interior columns extend upwardly between the base walls. Longitudinal dividers connect the interior columns. Lateral dividers connect the interior columns to side columns along side edges of the tray. At least one band extends along the side edges of the tray connecting the side columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 10370188
    Abstract: A waste container includes a body having a base and a side wall extending upward from the base to define a container interior. A lid is hingeably secured to an upper portion of the side wall. A latch assembly selectively secures the lid to the side wall, the latch assembly including a rotatable latch portion having a latch member selectively interlocking with a hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: 10370145
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a base and a plurality of walls pivotable between an upright position and a collapsed position on the base. A first wall includes an opening therethrough. A first door selectively covers the opening through the first wall. In one embodiment, the first door is slidable between an open, retracted position away from the opening and a closed position covering the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 10322849
    Abstract: A tray includes a base and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from the base. Each of the side walls includes a plurality of feet providing multiple stacking heights with an identical tray. Each side wall including a recess on an inner, upper edge. A rear wall extends upward from a rear the base between the side walls. A front wall extends upward from a front of the base between the side walls, the front wall including a portion lower than the side walls. A dolly that can be used with the tray includes a deck having a pair of contiguous support surfaces. A reinforcement rod supports the pair of support surfaces. A caster includes a caster plate secured to the deck, the reinforcement rod between the caster plate and the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 10322850
    Abstract: A bakery tray includes a base and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from side edges of the base. Front and rear walls extend upward from front and rear edges of the base. A plurality of recesses for receiving bakery items therein are formed in the base. This increases the number of bakery items that can be received in the tray and/or permits a decrease in the stacking height of the trays, thereby permitting another tray to be received on the stack. In one embodiment, the recesses are a plurality of parallel troughs formed in an upper surface of the base. In another embodiment, the plurality of recesses are formed in the ribs in the base, such that the bakery items are received in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Alan J. Cook
  • Patent number: 10322838
    Abstract: A crate for storing containers includes a plurality of walls and a base connected to the plurality of walls. The base includes a plurality of recessed areas each having a first container contact surface spaced from a second container contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Suzanne Whitfield Clark
  • Patent number: 10231538
    Abstract: A collapsible shelving unit includes a support base, a first side wall extending upwardly from one side of the base, and a second side wall extending upwardly from an opposite side of the base. Each of the first and second side walls are comprised of a plurality of rigid panels connected to each other with at least one hinge such that the rigid panels are moveable between a display position where the panels extend vertically to form the first and second side walls and a stowed position wherein at least two of the rigid panels at least partially overlap each other. A plurality of shelves are supported by the first and second side walls such that the shelves can be selectively removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: John B. Zelek, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 10167110
    Abstract: A collapsible container according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base and a plurality of walls, including a first wall, collapsible onto the base. A support is movable between a first position and a second position relative to the first wall, such that an identical container would stack on the collapsible container at a first height when the support is in the first position and at a second height when the support is in the second position. In another embodiment, different stacking heights can be achieved by rotating the upper container 180 degrees relative to the lower container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Alan J. Cook, Maurico D. Cavalcante
  • Patent number: 10138019
    Abstract: A top cap for a tray includes an upper surface for supporting goods and a lower surface including an attachment portion for locating the top cap relative to an upper portion of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Jon P. Hassell, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Glenn Rindfleisch
  • Patent number: 10118731
    Abstract: A pallet includes fire retardant coatings to improve the overall fire performance of the pallet. First, the coatings may be used in combination with fire retardant additives in the plastic material of the pallet in order to reduce the amount of additives, thereby reducing cost and improving the structural performance of the pallet. Alternatively or additionally, the fire retardant coatings may be placed inside the pallet. This eliminates the chance that the fire retardant coating will get worn off during use. For example, the coating could be placed between the reinforcement sheet and the deck or runners, within the columns, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Christopher N. Gab
  • Patent number: 10099813
    Abstract: A pallet includes an upper portion having an upper surface for supporting containers thereon. A first plurality of recesses in the upper surface have a first lower support surface spaced from the upper surface. A plurality of legs extend downwardly from the upper portion. The upper portion includes an overhang extending outward from one of the plurality of legs extending along each side of the pallet. In a disclosed method, containers are nested in a predetermined location on an upper surface of the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 10077152
    Abstract: A crate includes a base and a plurality of walls including a front wall. The front wall is movable between a retracted, open position and a closed position. In some embodiments, the front wall includes a frame, a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is hingeably connected to the frame and the second portion is hingeably connected to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mauricio D. Cavalcante, John Bobel Zelek, William P. Apps, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 10065764
    Abstract: A bakery tray includes a base and side walls extending upward from sides of the base, each side wall including an outer side rail and an inner side rail. Side drag rails extend downward from the base proximate sides of the base, with feet projecting outward from the side drag rails. An outer rib projects downward from an outer edge of each of the feet such that the side drag rail of an identical upper tray being stacked on the bakery tray contacts the flanges while the outer ribs of the upper tray are received between the outer side rail and the inner side rail. In another feature, the side walls include handle openings, the handle openings each partially defined by a convex outer wall. In another feature, an upper edge of the front wall includes finger corrugations for accommodating the fingers of a user's hand grasping the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Margaret McCanless, Kyle L. Baltz, Glenn E. Rindfleisch
  • Patent number: 10029824
    Abstract: A crate includes a base, a pair of opposed end walls extending upward from the base, and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from the base between the end walls. Each side wall includes a plurality of side columns extending upward from the base to a side band. The side wall and the end wall include an upper band connected to the base by a plurality of columns. The upper band includes at least one upper window formed therethrough. The side wall includes an upper edge having a curved center peak, troughs on either side of the center peak and end peaks proximate either end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan C. Meers, William P. Apps, Margaret McCanless
  • Patent number: 10000326
    Abstract: A plastic beer keg includes an outer container and a liner having a neck portion and a body portion. A removable lid is secured over an opening of the container to enclose the liner. A locking ring secures the neck portion to the lid. The neck optionally includes a neck ring which interlocks with the opening through the lid to prevent relative rotation therebetween. The locking ring optionally includes ratcheting teeth engaging ratchet teeth on the lid to prevent inadvertent loosening of the locking ring. The liner may be suspended from the lid by the neck when empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: D827967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: D831962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shelby Frances Apps, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, William P. Apps, Crystal Y. Parra, Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: D843111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Shelby Frances Apps
  • Patent number: D845577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Derick Foster