Patents by Inventor Judson A. Bradford

Judson A. Bradford 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).

  • Patent number: 10279954
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the tracks. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 10273053
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, slotted guides attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the guides. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the slots. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 10189640
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has guides containing generally L-shaped slotted tracks having horizontal and vertical portions. A plurality of dunnage supports extend between the tracks. Dunnage is suspended by the dunnage supports. The dunnage supports have narrowed portions engaged with the slotted tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski, Eric S. Bruinsma, Timothy A. Bublitz
  • Patent number: 10077123
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposed sides. The container has multiple levels of dunnage components, the dunnage components of at least one level being movable between open and closed positions to enable an operator to load and unload products more easily. The dunnage components of at least one level may have openings through which pass guides supported at least partially by the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20180043654
    Abstract: A single-foil ribbed sheet product includes a single-foil ribbed sheet formed from an opposed-foil panel having first and second spaced apart planar foils and a plurality of support members affixed to and defining a height between opposed interior surfaces of the spaced apart first and second planar foils, by severing at least the second planar foil from the opposed-foil panel along a plane parallel with a plane defined by the first and second planar foils to produce the single-foil ribbed sheet comprising the first planar foil and some or all of the height of the plurality of support members extending away from the interior surface thereof, and a product made from one or more such single-foil ribbed sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20170313500
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has at least one track supported by each side of the container. The container has dunnage supports extending between corresponding tracks at the same level. At least one lockable crossbar assembly has one or more locking assemblies to fix the position of the lockable crossbar assembly relative to the tracks. Dunnage may hang from the dunnage supports for supporting products during storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20170313501
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and for reuse has multiple levels of tracks supported by each side of the container. At least one of the tracks on each side may be linear, generally U-shaped and/or L-shaped. Dunnage supports and at least one lockable crossbar assembly travel along corresponding tracks at the same level. At least one lockable crossbar assembly has locking assemblies to fix the position of the lockable crossbar assembly relative to the tracks. Dunnage hangs from at least some of the dunnage supports for supporting products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20170305599
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, slotted guides attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the guides. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the slots. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 9731863
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, slotted guides attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the guides. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the slots. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Publication number: 20170217672
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has guides containing generally L-shaped slotted tracks having horizontal and vertical portions. A plurality of dunnage supports extend between the tracks. Dunnage is suspended by the dunnage supports. The dunnage supports have narrowed portions engaged with the slotted tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski, Eric S. Bruinsma, Timothy A. Bublitz
  • Publication number: 20170190506
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, horizontal and vertical tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. Each dunnage support may be a unitary member or a multi-piece member including sliders or end members located at the ends of a tubular support. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski
  • Patent number: 9676548
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has guides containing generally L-shaped slotted tracks having horizontal and vertical portions. A plurality of dunnage supports extend between the tracks. Dunnage is suspended by the dunnage supports. The dunnage supports have narrowed portions engaged with the slotted tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski, Eric S. Bruinsma, Timothy A. Bublitz
  • Patent number: 9611075
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, horizontal and vertical tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. Each dunnage support may be a unitary member or a multi-piece member including sliders or end members located at the ends of a tubular support. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski
  • Publication number: 20170072657
    Abstract: An opposing-foil panel includes spaced-apart planar foils, a plurality of elongated support members affixed to the interior surfaces of the planar foils and extending along the between the foil ends and spaced apart laterally in and along a section of the spaced-apart foils and a region adjacent to the section in which no elongated support members are affixed therein between the interior surfaces of the first and second planar foils. In some embodiments, the region may be occupied by a filler material which at least partially fills the region. In some embodiments, two such sections may be spaced apart by the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20170073134
    Abstract: An opposing-foil panel includes spaced apart planar foils, a first zone between the foils and defining a first zone length in a machine direction and a first zone width extending in a cross-machine direction, normal to the machine direction, across a first portion of the foil width, a plurality of elongated support members affixed to the foils in the first zone and extending along the first zone length and spaced apart along the first zone width, a second zone between the foils adjacent to the first zone and defining a second zone length and a second zone width extending across a second portion of the foil width, and a distributed interconnecting structure affixed to the foils in the second zone and distributed across the second zone width with greater density than the first plurality of elongated support members is distributed across the first zone width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20170043908
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members extending between the tracks. Sliders are located at the ends of tubular supports, the sliders being slidable in the tracks to move the support members. The support members support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Donald J. Bazany, Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Mark J. Feenstra, Calvin D. Nyeboer
  • Patent number: 9567156
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the track assemblies. Outer members of the support assemblies have notches which enable the support assemblies to slide along the track assemblies to move parts supported by dunnage suspended by the support assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns
  • Publication number: 20170036807
    Abstract: A multi-cell partition includes a panel defining first, second and third fold lines between opposing ends thereof, with the third fold line between the first and second fold lines, and at least one elongated cross wall coupled to and between opposing panel sides and defining a fourth fold line. The partition has a closed position with the panel folded along the third fold line and unfolded along the first and second fold lines and with the at least one elongated side wall folded along the fourth fold line and at least partially disposed between the folded panel, and an open position with the panel unfolded along the third fold line and folded along the first and second fold lines to form a pair of upstanding side walls with the at least one elongated side wall unfolded along the fourth fold line and extending between the upstanding side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Bos, Michael F. Stejskal, Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 9550318
    Abstract: A process of making a multi-layered product from an extruded sheet or web of material (42) having parallel upper and lower walls (130) and a plurality of spacers (134) extending between the upper and lower walls (130) is provided. Portions of the extruded web or extrudate (42) are removed in selected areas. The lightened web is then folded. Outer skins are then applied to the folded web. The extrudate (42) is formed into a product (10) having a plurality of cells (14). The cells (14) may have one or more openings (34), allowing access to an interior of the cell (14) and reducing the weight of the product (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 9550336
    Abstract: A product made from an extruded sheet or web of material having a non-linear cross-section, and the process of making the product are provided. The extruded web or extrudate is plastically deformed in selected areas and then folded. When folded into the appropriate shape, the extrudate is formed into a product having a plurality of cells. The cells may have one or more openings, allowing access to an interior of the cell and reducing the weight of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford