Patents Assigned to Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Patent number: 11390415
    Abstract: A nestable beverage crate includes a base, side walls and end walls. Each side wall includes a plurality of side columns connecting a side upper band to the base. Each end wall includes a plurality of end columns connected an end upper band to the base. The side upper band and the end upper bands each have a plurality of peaks and valleys and are asymmetric, such that adjacent crates will have peaks aligned with valleys and vice-versa. For purposes of preventing shingling, the effective height of the side upper bands and the end upper bands these two adjacent side walls is the full distance between the upper edge of the peak and the lower edge of the valley, but the nesting height of the crate is only the height of the upper bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Suzanne Clark Ward, Shelby Frances Apps
  • Patent number: 11383930
    Abstract: A delivery system generates a pick sheet containing a plurality of SKUs based upon an order. A loaded pallet is imaged to identify the SKUs on the loaded pallet, which are compared to the order prior to the loaded pallet leaving the distribution center. The loaded pallet may be imaged while being wrapped with stretch wrap. At the point of delivery, the loaded pallet may be imaged again and analyzed to compare with the pick sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee Martin, Jr., Kalpana Mahesh, Rachel Herstad, Georgey John, Hari Durga Tatineni, Rahul Agarwal, Jason Crawford Miller, Ravi Raghunathan, Joseph Melendez, Deanna Petrochilos, Charles Burden
  • Patent number: 11352181
    Abstract: A beverage crate include a base, a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from the sides of the base and a pair of end walls extending upward from ends of the base. The end walls each include a pair of spaced apart end columns. A handle extends across the pair of spaced apart columns at each end wall. The height of the handle is aligned with a portion of the bottle having a reduced diameter. For example, some bottles have a tapered or contoured middle portion to facilitate grasping the bottle. This allows the handle to be positioned closer to the bottles, which reduces the overall length of the crate. The reduced length of the crate then permits a reduced width of the crate per the required ratio for cross-stacking. The reduced width then permits a full bottle capture on the bottom surface of the crate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Suzanne Whitfield Clark
  • Patent number: 11352169
    Abstract: A pallet assembly includes an upper deck having a first plurality of ribs and a second plurality of ribs. The first plurality of ribs each include a first opening therethrough that opens downward. The second plurality of ribs each include a second opening therethrough that opens upward. The first openings and the second openings aligned to define a channel. A reinforcement member is disposed in the channel A plurality of columns extend from the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 11319130
    Abstract: A beverage crate includes a base, end walls at ends of the base, and side walls at sides of the base. The side walls each include a plurality of side columns extending upward from a lower portion of the side wall. The side walls are significantly shorter than the end walls to improve visibility and accessibility of containers in the crate. The side columns are significantly shorter than the lower portion of the side wall, significantly shorter than end columns and corner columns of the crate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 11286083
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck having an opening therethrough, such that product can be removed through the opening from a box loaded on the deck of a pallet. A plurality of columns support the deck. The box may be supported on the deck over the opening. The bottom wall of the box may be opened though the opening in the deck. The items can then be removed from the box through the opening through the deck without removing the box from the pallet. Optionally, fasteners may secure flaps of the box in corners of the deck of a pallet. According to another feature, a brace having an elongated body portion can be secured to an opening of the pallet, such that the elongated body portion abuts goods that are supported on the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Way Joe Lee, William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 11260890
    Abstract: A pallet jack includes a base and a pair of tines extending from the base. The pair of tines including a first tine and a second tine. A load wheel supports an outer end of each of the pair of tines. Each load wheel is configured to move toward and away from the respective tine to raise the tine off a floor on which the load wheel is supported. The first tine including a support surface configured to selectively be a lowermost surface of the tine to facilitate lateral displacement of the first tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 11254035
    Abstract: An injection molded component includes a wall that has an inner wall surface and an outer wall surface. A sensor is molded into one of the inner wall surface and the outer wall surface. A channel is at least partially surrounding the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Robert Guerry, Matthew Richard Rutigliano, Sydney Marie Ogawa-Garcia
  • Patent number: 11254342
    Abstract: A pallet sled includes a base and a plurality of tines extending forward from the base. At least one of the plurality of tines includes a wheel supporting the tine away from the base. A brake assembly is positioned adjacent the wheel to selectively brake the wheel. The brake assembly may include a drum adjacent the wheel. Alternatively, the brake assembly may include a brake shoe selectively directly contacting the wheel to brake the sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Travis James Englert, William Robinson
  • Patent number: 11203479
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a base having a base wall with a plurality of support surfaces separated by a longitudinal drainage channel and a plurality of lateral drainage channels intersecting the longitudinal drainage channel. The drainage channels are lower than the support surfaces. The base wall does not include any openings therethrough, so the drainage channels retain fluid leaking from products or packages in the container. The base may further include a plurality of troughs proximate edges of the base. The plurality of troughs are lower than the drainage channels. Walls are pivotably mounted to the base and are pivotable between an upright position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell, Travis James Englert
  • Patent number: 11174072
    Abstract: A tray includes a base. A first pair of opposing walls extend upwardly from the base. A second pair of opposing walls extend upwardly from the base. At least one high stack indicia and at least one low stack indicia are located on at least one of the first pair of walls and the second pair of walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Jon P. Hassell, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 11173939
    Abstract: A dolly includes a deck having a support area. A plurality of wheels support the deck. A peripheral lip projects upward relative to the support area of the deck and extends at least partially about a periphery of the deck. The peripheral lip includes a ramped portion. A stack of bakery trays can be tipped and slid onto the dolly over the ramped portion of the peripheral lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 11174070
    Abstract: A first pallet includes a deck and a peripheral wall extending downward from a periphery of the deck. A plurality of feet extend downward from the deck. Each of the feet includes a foot wall defining its periphery. An outer portion of each foot wall is coterminous with the peripheral wall of the deck. The deck includes an opening aligned with each of the plurality of feet. A second, wider pallet may be used with the first pallet. The second pallet may be stacked on the first pallet and vice versa. In the second pallet, the outer portion of the wall of each of the feet is spaced inward from the peripheral wall of the deck, such that the deck of the second pallet is wider than the deck of the first pallet, but the spacing and size of the feet of both decks are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Way Joe Lee
  • Patent number: 11111075
    Abstract: A roll-out cart includes a container body having a side wall extending upward to a mouth of the container body. A lid is pivotably connected to a rear portion of the container body. The lid is pivotable between an open position and a closed position covering the mouth of the container body. A latch selectively secures a front portion of the lid to a front portion of the container body. The latch includes an outer latch assembly having a first actuator. A guard defines a recess on the front portion of the container body. The first actuator of the latch is within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Derick Foster, John Matthew Thomson
  • Patent number: 11111064
    Abstract: A tier sheet includes a deck having a support surface. A plurality of walls extend downward to define lower recesses for receiving the upper ends of containers therebelow. In one embodiment, the tier sheet is a single thermoformed sheet and includes a plurality of upper recesses formed in the deck, each upper recess defined between an outer wall and a column. In another embodiment, the tier sheet is injection molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Suzanne Whitfield Clark
  • Patent number: 11111122
    Abstract: A pallet lift includes a pair of outer tines movable between an expanded position spaced outward away from inner tines and a retracted position adjacent the inner tines. The inner and outer tines are supported by wheels at locations spaced away from the lift mechanism. A pallet includes a plurality of nestable feet that open outwardly of the pallet to reduce the footprint. A second pallet includes a side wall extending downward from side edges of the pallet to define an opening adjacent outer feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Philip A. King, Jon P. Hassell, William P. Apps, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 11084625
    Abstract: A crate, such as for transporting egg cartons or other items, includes a base, opposed side walls and a rear wall extending upward from the base. A front wall opposite the rear wall is selectably moveable between a closed position and a retracted, open position. In the retracted position, access to the interior of the crate is provided. In one embodiment, the front wall includes a plurality of pivotably connected sections, such that the front wall can be retracted to provide access to the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Ryan C. Meers, Justin M. Smyers
  • Patent number: 11087160
    Abstract: A delivery system generates a pick sheet containing a plurality of SKUs based upon an order. A loaded pallet is imaged to identify the SKUs on the loaded pallet, which are compared to the order prior to the loaded pallet leaving the distribution center. The loaded pallet may be imaged while being wrapped with stretch wrap. At the point of delivery, the loaded pallet may be imaged again and analyzed to compare with the pick sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee Martin, Jr., Kalpana Mahesh, Rachel Herstad, Georgey John, Hari Durga Tatineni, Rahul Agarwal, Jason Crawford Miller, Ravi Raghunathan, Joseph Melendez, Deanna Petrochilos, Charles Burden
  • Patent number: 11046519
    Abstract: A delivery system generates a pick sheet containing a plurality of SKUs based upon an order. A loaded pallet is imaged to identify the SKUs on the loaded pallet, which are compared to the order prior to the loaded pallet leaving the distribution center. The loaded pallet may be imaged while being wrapped with stretch wrap. At the point of delivery, the loaded pallet may be imaged again and analyzed to compare with the pick sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee Martin, Jr., Kalpana Mahesh, Rachel Herstad, Georgey John, Hari Durga Tatineni, Rahul Agarwal, Jason Crawford Miller, Ravi Raghunathan, Joseph Melendez, Deanna Petrochilos, Charles Burden
  • Patent number: D936321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Derick Foster, Derek Gravitt