Patents by Inventor Jon P. Hassell

Jon P. Hassell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190248533
    Abstract: A beverage crate includes a base having opposed end edges and opposed side edges. A pair of end walls extending upward from the end edges of the base. A pair of side walls extend upward from the side edges of the base. Each of the side walls includes an upper band portion connected to the base by inwardly-offset columns. The upper band portions each include at least one upper peak protruding upwardly and at least one complementary recess aligned below the at least one upper peak. The upper band portions each include at least one lower peak protruding downwardly and at least one complementary recess aligned above the at least one lower peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shelby Frances Apps, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, William P. Apps, Crystal Y. Parra, Jon P. Hassell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190127115
    Abstract: A pallet cap includes a plurality of raised surfaces and a plurality of parallel channels separating the plurality of raised surfaces. The pallet cap is securable to an upper surface of a deck of a pallet. The plurality of raised surfaces may include a central raised area, and the plurality of parallel channels may include a pair of inner channels, such that the central raised area is between the pair of inner channels. The pair of inner channels and the central raised area may be between an outer ridge and an inner ridge. The inner ridge and the outer ridge may project upward higher than the pair of inner channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Mariel Rezende, Derek Gravitt
  • Publication number: 20190071234
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180282020
    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: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Jon P. Hassell, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Publication number: 20180257858
    Abstract: A container includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base to define a container interior. A pair of opposed side walls extend inward from one of the plurality of walls to an inner wall to define a recess on an exterior of the container. A pair of inner supports are disposed in the interior of the container. The inner supports abut the side walls. A grab bar is connected to the pair of inner supports and extends from one of the side walls to the other of the side walls across the recess. The inner supports are part of a reinforcement frame that includes an upper portion encircling upper edges of the plurality of walls below a lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shelby Frances Apps, Jon P. Hassell, William P. Apps
  • Publication number: 20180251260
    Abstract: A tray includes a base and a pair of side walls extending upward from side edges of the base. Front and rear walls extend upward from front and rear edges of the base. The front and rear walls are shorter than the side walls. A plurality of support posts project upwardly from the upper edge of the front and rear walls. A lip is spaced outward of the front wall and the rear wall. Each lip includes a lower edge protruding downward to form columns aligned below the support posts. When stacked on a similar tray the columns contact the support posts of the similar tray to help support the front and rear walls. The base includes a recess below the columns for receiving the blade of a hand truck, which will transfer load throughout a stack of trays from columns to support posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jon P. Hassell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180244422
    Abstract: A crate includes a base and a pair of end walls that extend upward from the base. A pair of side walls extend upward from the base between the pair of ends walls. A band extends along the pair of end walls and the pair of side walls. The band includes at least one first partial geometric shape formed in the band adjacent a top edge of the band aligned with at least one second partial geometric shape located adjacent a bottom edge of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell
  • Publication number: 20180127149
    Abstract: A method of transporting storage components includes the step of aligning a pallet that has a plurality of cavities that extend through the pallet on a fixture that has a plurality of plugs that each correspond to a location of the plurality of cavities that extend through the pallet. A wheel is aligned on a dolly with one of the cavities in the pallet. The wheel is supported on the dolly with the plug on the fixture. The pallet is separated from the fixture such that the wheel on the dolly becomes recessed in a corresponding one of the cavities in the pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Jon P. Hassell
  • Publication number: 20180099779
    Abstract: A pallet includes an upper deck including an upper support surface having a plurality of elongated recesses formed therein. A plurality of feet are below the upper deck. A plurality of runners connect lower portions of the plurality of feet. The plurality of runners are configured to be receivable in the plurality of elongated recesses formed in the upper surface of the upper deck of an identical pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell, Mariel Rezende
  • Patent number: 9902523
    Abstract: A tray includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base. In one feature, a first wall of the plurality of walls may include a projection outward from the first wall. The projection is aligned with an upper edge of the first wall, such that the projection is outward of a portion of the upper edge of the first wall. The projection of an identical upper tray stacked on the tray would interlock with the upper edge of the first wall to resist outward deflection of the upper edge of the first wall of the tray. In another feature, a platform may extend inward from at least one of the walls to support smaller trays stacked thereon. In another feature, an exterior of each of the side walls may include an interlocking recess for receiving automated handling equipment for supporting the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, John Paul Kapla, Jon P. Hassell
  • Publication number: 20170297881
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Philip A. King, Jon P. Hassell, William P. Apps, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski
  • Publication number: 20170295958
    Abstract: A tray support device includes a base and a front face extending upward from a front edge of the base. At least one support member is movable from a collapsed position on the base to a deployed position spaced above the base. At least one prop may be selectively positionable relative to the base and the support member to move the at least one support member between the collapsed position and the deployed position. A tray is supported on the at least one support member and abuts the front face. In the deployed position, the support member holds the tray at a forward angle, to facilitate access to the goods in the tray by customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Derick Foster
  • Publication number: 20170275049
    Abstract: A collapsible crate includes a base and a plurality of walls pivotably connected to the base. Each of the walls is a single piece of molded plastic defining a plurality of planks having the appearance of wooden planks, such as with molded-in grain texture, knots and irregular edges. The irregular edges may provide gaps between adjacent planks to provide ventilation to the crate. The knots may include knot holes to provide additional ventilation. The planks may include horizontal planks extending between vertical planks. The vertical planks and horizontal planks may include an interior wall from the edges of which extend ribs toward the exterior of the crate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell, Shelby Frances Apps
  • Patent number: 9771179
    Abstract: A pallet includes an upper portion which includes an upper surface. A plurality of columns extend downwardly from the upper portion. A plurality of channels extend across the upper surface of the upper portion. A plurality of cavities form openings through the upper portion and a corresponding one of the plurality of columns. The plurality of cavities are aligned with at least one of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 9668594
    Abstract: A tray support device includes a base and a front face extending upward from a front edge of the base. At least one support member is movable from a collapsed position on the base to a deployed position spaced above the base. At least one prop may be selectively positionable relative to the base and the support member to move the at least one support member between the collapsed position and the deployed position. A tray is supported on the at least one support member and abuts the front face. In the deployed position, the support member holds the tray at a forward angle, to facilitate access to the goods in the tray by customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Derick Foster
  • Publication number: 20170021965
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Margaret McCanless, Kyle L. Baltz, Glenn E. Rindfleisch
  • 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