Patents by Inventor Ronald I. Kent

Ronald I. Kent 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: 4335843
    Abstract: A composite crate is partitioned into at least two compartments having separate bottom walls, wherein each of the compartments has a pair of opposed double-walled end structures upstanding from its bottom wall, and one of the double-walled ends of each of the compartments is positioned in a back-to-back contact, one with the other, to form a divider structure separating the compartments. Each of the compartments further includes a pair of opposed double-walled sides upstanding from its bottom wall.In the preferred construction, the composite crate can be erected from a single-piece blank of corrugated or solid-fibre paperboard without requiring a conventional manufacturer's joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald I. Kent
  • Patent number: 4018377
    Abstract: A tray having at least two compartments is erected from a blank and comprises a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a pair of opposed end walls and an improved divider separating adjacent compartments. The divider comprises a center panel disposed above the bottom wall and bridging the side walls, a pair of lateral panels extending downwardly to the bottom wall from opposite sides of the central panel, a base provided by a pair of flaps each extending from one of the lateral panels, and a pair of locating tabs each projecting from one of the lateral panels and received in a respective one of a pair of locating slots formed in the bottom wall. The base provided by the flaps is located between the lateral panels. A blank for forming the tray is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Assignee: Continental Can Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald I. Kent, Albert R. Brown