Patents by Inventor Timothy A. Bublitz

Timothy A. Bublitz 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170015481
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposite 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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger, Donald J. Bazany
  • Patent number: 9540168
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped and at least one is linear. Each dunnage support may comprise end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9540125
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposite 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: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Patent number: 9527613
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Bazany, Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Mark J. Feenstra, Calvin D. Nyeboer
  • Publication number: 20160325925
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped and at least one is linear. Each dunnage support may comprise end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9481489
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposite 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: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger, Donald J. Bazany
  • Patent number: 9422081
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped and at least one is linear. Each dunnage support may comprise end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Publication number: 20160090200
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20150375931
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped and at least one is linear. Each dunnage support may comprise end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9211999
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped. Each dunnage support comprises end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Publication number: 20150158651
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposite sides. The container has multiple levels of dunnage components, the dunnage components of at least one level being movable between open and dosed 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: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger, Donald J. Bazany
  • Publication number: 20150136634
    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: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma