Patents by Inventor Kenneth S. E. Orpen

Kenneth S. E. Orpen 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: 4295568
    Abstract: For palletized handling of goods a pressure frame is made from springy frame members of L-shaped section, which are all similarly tilted for two reasons: firstly to enable identical pressure frames to nest safely in storage and secondly to accommodate stretching of straps which secure the palletized goods. Two opposite side members are bowed, upwardly concave and after placing the frame around the top of a stack of goods, holding straps are put around the stack and the frame. Tightening the straps causes the frame to distort slightly, reducing the tilt of the frame members, and the bowing of the two bowed members. Owing to their resilience, the frame members tend to recover the tilt and bowing and so keep the straps tensioned, and the stack secured, despite the straps stretching slightly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Kenneth S. E. Orpen