With Pallet Feature Patents (Class 206/386)
  • Patent number: 10358237
    Abstract: A method of preparing goods for transport is disclosed. A covering for the goods is provided that includes a wrap portion removably carried by a storage rack and a cap portion removably attached to the wrap portion, wherein the cap portion includes an attachment member. A force transmission member is secured to the attachment member of the cap portion and the cap portion is removed from the wrap portion. The force transmission member is moved to position the cap portion atop the goods. The wrap portion is removed from the storage rack, wrapped about the goods, and secured to the cap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Q Sales & Leasing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter W. Mirabella, Sesar De La Torre
  • Patent number: 10358262
    Abstract: A shaft packaging body includes packaging material having: a partitioning frame forming a space for accommodating a shaft; a first lower side support member including a first lower notch conforming to a small-diameter side of a step between a center portion and one end portion of the shaft; a second lower side support member including a second lower notch conforming to a small-diameter side of a step between the center portion and another end portion of the shaft; a first upper side support member including a first upper notch conforming to the small-diameter side of the step between the center portion and the one end portion of the shaft; and a second upper side support member including a second upper notch conforming to the small-diameter side of the step between the center portion and the other end portion of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akihisa Yokoyama, Yusaku Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10336491
    Abstract: An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects vertical side faces and a horizontal top face has a unit for wrapping a film wrapper around the stack such that respective sections of the wrapper extend upward from each of the side faces. A first welder welds ends the film wrapper together at one of the side faces of the stack. A fold-over device folding the film sections over onto the top face of the stack. A second welder welds the folded-over film sections together on the top face of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MSK-VERPACKUNGS-SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Michels, Enrico Czok, Markus Meunders
  • Patent number: 10323371
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for absorbing and marking a potentially dangerous substance on the ground, the device including: an elongate hollow body, the inner walls of which define a storage space in which a powder is stored which is capable of absorbing the substance when the powder comes into contact with the substance, the storage space leading into an opening for pouring the powder onto the substance in order to neutralize the substance, a base on which the lower end of the body is directly or indirectly mounted, the base projecting laterally relative to the body so as to form a marker in order to position the device on the ground in a stable manner and to mark the presence of the absorbed substance on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HG3 S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Eric Bigata, Joel Blomet
  • Patent number: 10315799
    Abstract: An integrated container with a box and pallet is provided that is made entirely of corrugated materials, and is fully compatible with automated systems and methods for the safe collection, transfer, and treatment of infectious and hazardous waste. The integrated box and pallet made entirely of corrugated materials provides an improved high strength packaging solution that allows for safe transport of waste to a disposal location. The corrugated pallet and box are compatible with shredders and does not require metal fasteners. The corrugated pallet and box are completely recyclable, and may be made of a cardboard or of plastic. Separate waste collection containers may be collected and placed in the box of integrated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Aemerge, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Behrens, Landon C. G. Miller
  • Patent number: 10287085
    Abstract: A transport-container system has at least one container with a base, a casing and a top, and having inner-wall elements, which are arranged on the inner surfaces of the walls of the container and can be removed from the container and inserted into the container. Each inner-wall element has predetermined dimensions matching those of the associated inner surface of the container. At least as far as some of the inner-wall elements are concerned, the transport-container system has a number of embodiments with at least substantially the same dimensions, wherein it is possible to insert optionally one of the embodiments of inner-wall elements at the position in the container which is envisaged for the relevant inner-wall element. A method is for providing a container of a transport-container system with correspondingly different embodiments of inner-wall elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10273046
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are provided for transporting, tracking and managing waste or recyclable materials, which may include one or more devices for transporting waste or recyclable material, such a via a bin that comprises a base; and a collapsible sleeve movable between an open state and a collapsed state, wherein the collapsible sleeve in the open state interfaces in a nesting manner with the base to form a bin for receiving and transporting waste material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DIVERT, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Whitman, Ryan R. Begin
  • Patent number: 10273070
    Abstract: A collapsible container for the storage and transport of flowable material. The container is provided with a continuous sheet of side panels secured into stepped engagement with itself to define an interior. Foldable support brackets are secured to the side panels to maintain the side panels at an angled orientation relative to the side panels of the container and to prevent distortion of the side panels by hydrostatic pressure toward a circular orientation. The support brackets define an opening in the top of the collapsible container through which a fill head may engage a top cap of a flexible liner provided within the collapsible container, to fill the liner with flowable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Paper Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Perkins, William L. Chase
  • Patent number: 10155643
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include apparatuses for handling construction site materials, methods of fabricating an apparatus for handling construction site materials, and methods of moving materials at a construction site. Given by way of example only and not of limitation, a non-limiting, illustrative apparatus for handling construction site materials includes: a frame defining an opening therein at a front of the frame; a mesh configured to fit over the frame; and a sliding mechanism disposable in the frame and configured to permit materials to be loaded into and unloaded out of the frame through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MCF Distributing, LLC
    Inventor: Mark S. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10131463
    Abstract: A container having a base, with a bottom surface, a first support tube fixed to the base at a first level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base; a second support tube fixed to the base at the first level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base, and spaced apart from, substantially parallel to the first support tube; a third support tube fixed to the base, at a second level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface, and below and substantially parallel to the first level; and a fourth support tube fixed to the base, at the second level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base, and spaced apart from, and substantially parallel to the third support tube. The first and second support tubes may be substantially perpendicular to the third and fourth support tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Paul J. Elstone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10099913
    Abstract: A sump base dispensing system for dispensing a flowable material includes a bulk bin container having a bottom wall and a plurality of upstanding side walls foldably joined to the bottom wall to form an interior space. One of the plurality of the side walls includes a dispensing opening. A cassette is configured to be disposed into the interior space bulk bin container and is positioned within the bottom wall of the bulk bin container. The cassette includes a product bag having a respective inlet and outlet ports used for respective filling and dispensing the flowable material from the product bag. A sump base dispensing apparatus is configured to be attached to the product bag via a dispensing fitment so as to assist in removing the flowable material residual through the dispensing fitment by gravity force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Elmar Oostveen
  • Patent number: 10093451
    Abstract: A tank support base and skid apparatus provides a frame having upper and lower end portions, left and right side portions and front and rear portions. The upper end portion has a front row of tank receptive supports and a back row of tank receptive supports. A frame floor is spaced vertically below the tank receptive support. The frame has a peripheral fluid barrier that includes a front wall, a rear wall and side walls that form the fluid barrier around the floor, each side wall extending from the floor to a tank receptive support. First and second internal support members span from one side of the frame to the other side of the frame and each spaced between the front wall and the rear wall. Each tank receptive support includes horizontal beams that span from the front wall to the rear wall and supported by the internal support members vertical members that each connect with a horizontal beam. Inclined plates each connect to both a horizontal beam and a vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: R AND D ENTERPRISES OF GULF REGION INC
    Inventor: Jason W. Blitz
  • Patent number: 10065782
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container with a unique outer support sleeve and method of manufacture thereof are disclosed. The initial inner circumference of an oversized continuous woven tubular support sleeve is adjustably sized to mattingly match the outer peripheral circumference of a bulk material container forming member which it is designed to support. One or more adjustment tails are formed from the continuous sleeve material to accurately reduce the initial inner sleeve circumference to an adjusted inner circumference. The sizing operation can be performed during initial manufacture of the sleeve or prior to assembly of the sleeve to the forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 9995408
    Abstract: A forage gas relief valve device for reducing pressure within a forage bag by releasing gases from within. The forage gas relief valve device includes a tubular insert, a support plate slidably disposed upon the tubular insert, a tubular housing engaged upon the support plate and a valve member disposed in the tubular housing to prevent outside gases from entering a forage bag containing foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Dennis M. Yager, Craig D. Yager
  • Patent number: 9918425
    Abstract: A seed treatment system having a central computerized data store, a user interface, and network connections from the data store to a plurality of retail facilities and a plurality of agricultural produce suppliers. Each retail facility having a seed treatment system configured to uniformly treat batches of seeds with any of a variety of precisely measured chemical formulations. The seed treatment apparatus having a treatment applicator coupled to a plurality of dispensing stations. Each dispensing stations having a pump in fluid communication with a container disposed on a scale. The pump and scale of each dispensing station coupled to a system controller. The system controller is coupled to the data store, configured to provide on-demand agricultural seed treatments to the applicator and chemical usage data from each station to the data store. The data store configured to provide centralized remote monitoring inventory control, supply chain monitoring, and container recycling compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience, LP
    Inventors: Greg A. Reineccius, Jaco Ernest Van der Westhuizen, Alan W. Geiss, Bradley W. May, Tharacad S. Ramanarayanan, Marc Jean-Marie Andrieux
  • Patent number: 9856664
    Abstract: A system includes one or more wall coverings positioned against a wall, and a plurality of supports spaced generally evenly along the wall holding the one or more wall coverings in place. Each support of the plurality of supports includes an elongate, thin metal plate that is bent at an angle slightly greater than ninety degrees to delineate a base portion engaging a floor, and a back support portion engaging the wall and holding at least one of the one or more wall coverings in place. The back support portion includes a bumper secured to a back side of the back support portion proximate an upper end of the back support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony Edward Parrott
  • Patent number: 9840363
    Abstract: A base platform carrying a plurality of lower rail members on an upper surface. A pair of opposing laterally spaced end plates engaging the lower rail members. A series of lower positioning teeth formed in the lower rail members. A series of complementary lower connecting teeth included on the end plates engaging the lower positioning teeth. A plurality of upper rail members carried by the end plates. A series of upper positioning teeth formed in the upper rail members. A series of complementary upper connecting teeth included on the end plates engaging the upper positioning teeth of the upper rail members securing the end plates to the upper rail members. The series of upper and lower connecting teeth provide for the end plates to be repositionable along at least a portion of the upper and lower rail members to adjust spacing between the end plates to accommodate various roll sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Marshane Corp.
    Inventors: Greg McCurry, David Greene
  • Patent number: 9843470
    Abstract: A portable data center is configured to be supported by any suitable self-propelled motor vehicle, and transported to a client location, such that a large volume of data can be transmitted to, and stored on, computing devices of the portable data center via a hard wire communication link. The portable data center can then be transported to a data center building so as to store the data received at the client location on one or more computing devices housed in the data center building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ryan Gartrell, David Brian Lennon, Gregory David May, Mark Edward Stalzer
  • Patent number: 9828135
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container including a pallet, a compartment mounted on the pallet, a material unloading assembly, and a material loading assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Arrows Up, LLC
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 9796504
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container including a pallet, a compartment mounted on the pallet, a material unloading assembly, and a material loading assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Arrows Up, LLC
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 9796493
    Abstract: A pallet wrapping platform comprises a lower frame, a pallet supporting table, constraining means interposed between the frame and the table, being designed to allow the frame and table to move by rotating relative to one another, a driving unit and transmission means for transmitting the motion from the driving unit to the table. The table comprises an upper flat disk and at least one lower ring gear, fixed to the disk and designed to interact with the motion transmission means, in such a way that the total thickness of the platform is less than at least 24 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: C&C GROUP S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Casadei
  • Patent number: 9783338
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container including a pallet, a compartment mounted on the pallet, a material unloading assembly, and a material loading assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Arrows Up, LLC
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 9755201
    Abstract: An adjustable storage rack configured to support a variety of devices, including valve regulated or flooded lead acid batteries. In one embodiment, the adjustable storage rack includes a series of stanchions, a series of side rails extending between at least two of the stanchions, and a series of end rails extending between two of the side rails. The adjustable storage rack may also include a stanchion adjustment assembly slidably coupling one of the stanchions to one of the side rails. The adjustable storage rack may also include first and second end rail adjustment assemblies. The first end rail adjustment assembly slidably couples a first end portion of one of the end rails to one of the side rails, and the second end rail adjustment assembly slidably couples a second end portion of the end rail to a second one of the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Frazier
  • Patent number: 9708097
    Abstract: A stackable bulk bin container having shock absorbing elements is provided. The bulk bin container includes a base portion and four collapsible sidewalls. The base includes feet extending downward. The feet are connected by stringers forming four corner portions. Shock absorbing elements are positioned proximate the corner portions in the base of the container. The shock absorbing elements absorb energy from impacts when the container is stacked on like containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Orbis Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Banik
  • Patent number: 9700894
    Abstract: A journal transport and storage device for moving, transporting and storage of a pulverizer journal assembly is provided. The device includes a base and a frame extending from the base defining a shaped configuration to support at least a portion of the pulverizer journal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Fuller, Allen Reber, Michael Webster
  • Patent number: 9637298
    Abstract: A vacuum container and/or pump system may include a rounded rectangular base container with opening at a top to receive foodstuffs, adapted with an edge; an optional cover having at least two locking latches adapted to couple to the edge, the cover to close the opening of the container, the cover including: a circular vacuum tubular opening forming a cylindrical hole through the cover, and a cross-shaped notch on the inner cross-section of the tube, through which at least a portion of a plug is received and disposed when evacuating air, and optionally the cover may include a spinner, chopper, and/or twist/lock cap (coupling plug to container) to prevent loss of vacuum of the container (when cap has been twisted in locked position). A vacuum bag may include an opening; resealable fastener; hole for evacuating air with pump; cap for covering hole; and removable clip for easing closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NuWave, LLC
    Inventors: Jung S Moon, Mikale K. Kwon, Eunjung Huh
  • Patent number: 9637266
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a bottom case, a covering case and a buffering member. The buffering member is formed with a protruding piece protruded on the bottom plate in a direction of the side plate of the bottom case. By causing the protruding piece to abut against the side plate of the bottom case, a gap into which the side plate of the covering case can be inserted is formed with respect to the side plate of the bottom case. The bottom plate is formed with a space in which the protruding piece can be housed, at a position corresponding to the protruding piece. When the side plate of the covering case is inserted inside the side plate of the bottom case, the protruding piece of the buffering member is pressed by the side plate of the covering case and then folded to be housed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Itano
  • Patent number: 9624030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus to support a proppant container including a frame to receive and support the proppant container, the frame having a top surface that receives and positions the proppant container above a conveyor to carry proppant disposed thereon away from the proppant container. The apparatus also includes a box guide assembly positioned on the top surface including a corner assembly having two wall segments, and a guide member extending upwardly and positioned adjacent the corner assembly, the guide member including tapered portion of the guide member, the taper having a first width at a top portion of the guide member smaller than a second width at a bottom portion of the guide member. The tapered portion contacts and directs the proppant container to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Oren, Joshua Oren
  • Patent number: 9504319
    Abstract: An adjustable storage rack configured to support a variety of devices, including valve regulated or flooded lead acid batteries. In one embodiment, the adjustable storage rack includes a series of stanchions, a series of side rails extending between at least two of the stanchions, and a series of end rails extending between two of the side rails. The adjustable storage rack may also include a stanchion adjustment assembly slidably coupling one of the stanchions to one of the side rails. The adjustable storage rack may also include first and second end rail adjustment assemblies. The first end rail adjustment assembly slidably couples a first end portion of one of the end rails to one of the side rails, and the second end rail adjustment assembly slidably couples a second end portion of the end rail to a second one of the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Frazier
  • Patent number: 9498659
    Abstract: A shock absorbing view pack is permanently attached with a material cover. A first inspection window is connected to the shock absorbing view pack. The first inspection window for inspecting an absorption portion of a lanyard disposed within the shock absorbing view pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Alexander Andrew, Inc.
    Inventor: Cortland G. Schurian
  • Patent number: 9446897
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag for transporting and handling liquid or quasi liquid substances, that comprises at least a bottom and four sides and optionally a lid. The bag is provided with a sealed inner envelope including filling and optionally draining members. The bag also includes reinforcement plates integrated in the sides and the lid of the bag and optionally in the bottom of the bag. The bag is further provided with members for lifting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Codefine S.A.
    Inventors: Piero Schinasi, Stéphane Levy
  • Patent number: 9403626
    Abstract: A proppant storage vessel has a container having a first end wall, a second end wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a top wall and a bottom wall. The first and second end walls extend between opposite ends of the first and second side walls. The walls define an interior volume of the container. The walls have a rigidity suitable for retaining no less than 30,000 pounds of proppant therein. A top hatch is formed centrally on the top wall and is movable between an open position and a closed position. A bottom batch is formed generally centrally on the bottom wall of the container and is movable between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John Oren
  • Patent number: 9375101
    Abstract: A travel case that converts from a palletable shipping container into one or more display cabinet(s) and/or table(s). In some embodiments, the container includes first and second dual-box units each having two open-faced boxes connected to one another along an edge of each by a first hinge. One box of each unit includes a bottom pallet portion to allow the apparatus to be lifted and carried by a forklift. In some embodiments, the first unit unfolds from a stacked configuration where its first box is stacked upon its second box to a dual-table configuration where the first box is side-by-side the second box, and wherein the height of the second box including the bottom pallet portion is substantially equal to the height of the first box. In some embodiments, a second unit connects to the first unit to enclose the inner volumes of the first and second box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Source Products L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jared L. Elliott, Nathan D. Wenninger
  • Patent number: 9302841
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a blocking element and its use in a protective structure. The blocking element includes a base and a first blocking plate. The base includes a surface and a recession formed downwardly towards the surface. The first blocking plate is connected to a first cross-connect part of the recession. The first blocking plate is used for pivoting on the first cross-connect part and includes a first blocking position and a first closing position in relative to the first cross-connect part. When the first blocking plate is at the first blocking position, a first blocking part of the first blocking plate protrudes from the surface. When the first blocking plate is pressed towards the recession to the first closing position by an external force, at least one portion of the first blocking part is contained in the recession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Patent number: 9296515
    Abstract: A top cap designed to allow any of a pallet, a bulk bin and a metal rack, each having a different support configuration, or any of a nestable pallet and a bulk bin, to stack securely on an upper surface of the top cap. The top cap including a plurality of raised and/or indented portions on the upper surface configured to mate with a bottom surface of the pallet, bulk bin or metal rack. The top cap also being configured to allow other pallets, bulk bins, or metal racks to stack securely on the upper surface of the top cap. The top cap being formed from a molded plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Banik
  • Patent number: 9278802
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a detachable container comprising a base, side panels, corner posts and a roof panel, wherein the side panels are detachably connected to the base and to the roof panel, the corner posts are located between adjacent side panels and the side panels are detachably connected to the corner posts, respectively. A connection is employed for connecting the side panels with the base, the corner posts and the roof panel of the detachable container according to the present invention. Therefore, in the process of returning empty containers, each of the containers can be detached and form a whole piece, so as to reduce the space occupied. In addition, a modularized design may be employed for each component of the detachable container, so as to achieve universality of components of the container. Furthermore, this detachable container also has the advantages of convenient assembly, simple structure, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: CIMC VEHICLES (GROUP) CO., LTD., QINGDAO CIMC REEFER TRAILER CO., LTD., CHINA INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTAINERS (GROUP) LTD.
    Inventors: Tianhua Huang, Xiaoyi Wang, Renyong Xu, Duanjun Ma, Zhengguo Gao, Xuri Gao, Dongfeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 9272832
    Abstract: A pallet corner board locator comprises an insert panel and first and second notches on an end portion of the insert panel to receive a pallet corner board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Brent J. Grinwald, Craig A. Olson
  • Patent number: 9233777
    Abstract: A pallet container for storing and transporting liquid filling materials includes an exchangeable thin-walled inner container of thermoplastic, and a tubular lattice frame closely enclosing the inner container and made of vertical and horizontal tubular bars. The tubular lattice frame is fastened to the upper outer rim of a bottom pallet having a flat pallet top deck which includes a sheet-metal plate for supporting the inner container and a pallet substructure having four corner feet, four middle feet arranged there between, and a steel-tube base ring that is horizontally peripheral on the bottom side. The pallet substructure has four individual tube sections which extend diagonally directly beneath the metal plate and are each fastened to two adjacent middle feet to form a diamond-shaped supporting frame beneath the bottom plate. The tube sections are connected to base ring in an electrically conductive manner via corresponding screw connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Detlev Weyrauch, Sebastian Bischoff
  • Patent number: 9213367
    Abstract: A kit for providing shipping cartons and apparatus used to transport electrical cabinets between a seller and a buyer. The kit includes: a pallet for supporting the cabinet; and a pair of scored panels. The panels are folded along the scores into a pair of flat units disposed over the pallet. The scores are arranged to provide, when the units are unfolded, a pair of opposing outer U-shaped side covering for the cabinet. Stacked engageable ramp-like members are disposed over the pallet to form, when engaged, an elongated ramp. The kit includes a pair of opposing outer U-shaped side members disposed about: sides of the pallet; side of the pair of folded panels; and sides of the ramp-like members to provide sidewalls of shipping package for the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Laura E. Nelson, Richard D. Connelly, Todd J. McBride, Matthew B. Popieniuck
  • Patent number: 9181035
    Abstract: The thin panel conveyance unit used for piling up and conveying a plurality of rectangular thin panels includes: resin cushion spacers inserted between the rectangular thin panels, each resin cushion spacer having a load-receiving upper surface for receiving load of the rectangular thin panel disposed above and a placement lower surface placed on an upper surface of the rectangular thin panel disposed below, and having an end part provided with a positioning body for the resin cushion spacer; a pallet having an upper surface configured to allow the rectangular thin panels to be piled up thereon; and a protection sleeve surrounding the piled rectangular thin pallets. The upper surface of the pallet is provided with a peripheral groove in which the protection sleeve can be fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sueoka, Takaya Niimi
  • Publication number: 20150129588
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel robust, reusable, modular shipping container for protecting large, fragile, odd-shaped, or high-value cargo (e.g., telecommunications cabinets, appliances and furniture) from damage during shipment. The shipping container minimizes the possibility of shipping damage due to improper handling, tip-overs, lateral collisions, or vibration. The shipping container comprises: a pallet base, a lower frame section, an upper frame section, and a top cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: JOSEPH DAVID CLINE
  • Patent number: 9010531
    Abstract: A bulk bag carrier for transporting soft goods or granular products is provided. The carrier comprises a flexible bulk bag and a pallet. The bulk bag comprises an upper section that defines a product compartment and a sleeve suspended below the upper section that defines a pocket for receiving the pallet. The pallet may be foldable to facilitate insertion of the pallet into the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lowry, Gary Nattrass, Ronald Allen Lanier, Jr., Matthew Marrow
  • Patent number: 9004310
    Abstract: A transport and storing container for liquids includes a pallet-type base frame for an inner container made of plastic with side walls, a lower wall and an upper wall. A closable filler neck is formed on the upper wall. A draining neck with a tapping armature is formed on a lower section of a side wall. A cage mantle with horizontal and vertical bars made of metal receives the inner container, wherein the vertical bars comprise between a connection section and a linear longitudinal section with a tubular cross section a bent section, and at least the upper ends of the vertical bars comprise a convex cross section outline on their inner side facing the inner container in the transition of the connection section to the bent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Publication number: 20150083631
    Abstract: A method for packaging a pack commodity, including providing a support element for supporting the pack commodity. The method also includes placing a first packaging material sheet onto the support element and disposing the pack commodity on the first packaging material sheet such that a portion of the first packaging material sheet comes to lie between the support element and the pack commodity, wherein the first packaging material sheet protrudes over the pack commodity. Next, a second packaging material sheet is placed onto an upper side of the pack commodity so that the second packaging material sheet protrudes over the pack commodity. The first packaging material sheet is joined, in some regions, to the second packaging material sheet. The first and the second packaging material sheets are adhesively joined in a respective, predetermined first region, along a periphery of the support element, such that they can be separated and re-joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hugo Wagner, SR., Hugo Wagner, JR.
  • Patent number: 8985328
    Abstract: An assembly (10) is disclosed having a pallet or mobile platform (20), restraining blocks (90), a pallet tray (70) and a cover (60) for supporting, transporting, and displaying goods. The goods, preferably in displays or stacking trays (70) are supported on the pallet's base (21). The pallet (20) includes removable wheels or casters (36) and two parallel rails or guides (33) projecting from the bottom surface (26) and a perimeter wall (22, 23) projecting from the upper surface (25). To the extent a forklift is used, the guides (33) provide a side-exposed space or opening between the wheels (36) permitting insertion of the forklift tines. The cover (60) and pallet tray (70) include side openings (63, 73) to align with the space or openings below the pallet (20) base (21) and between the guides (33) so that forklifts and their tines may be used with the covered assembly (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew J. Slaats
  • Publication number: 20150069052
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container in one embodiment including a pallet, a bottom compartment mounted on the pallet, a top compartment mounted on the bottom compartment and movable from a retracted position relative to the bottom compartment to an expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, a plurality of top compartment supporting assemblies configured to support the top compartment in the expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, and configured to release the top compartment from the expanded position to enable the top compartment to move downwardly into the retracted position, a material unloading assembly, a material loading assembly, and an extension assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 8973769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cargo holding device, in particular cargo container or pallet, for loading aircraft, comprising a bottom element and a plurality of profile elements and corner elements, wherein a bottom element edge portion is connected to the profile elements and corner elements, wherein the profile elements are connected to the corner elements via push-fit connections, wherein at least one profile element is connected to at least one corner element via a push-fit connection which comprises a push-fit connection recess and a corresponding push-fit connection pin, wherein the push-fit connection recess and the push-fit connection pin are configured such that the profile element and the corner element can be connected together by push-fit by a translational movement, wherein a translational movement direction has an angle in relation to a profile longitudinal axis of the profile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telair International GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Huber
  • Patent number: 8950612
    Abstract: A shipping container comprising a cradle portion, including a plurality of upright members, formed of a first material and a basket formed of a second material wherein when a first shipping container is stacked on a second shipping container the load of the first shipping container is transferred through the plurality of upright members of the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Macro Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd T. Turner
  • Publication number: 20150034519
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pallet container (10) having a thin-walled inner container (12) made of thermoplastic material for storing and transporting liquid or flowable filling materials, having a lattice profile supporting casing (14) that closely encloses the inner container (12) as a supporting casing, and having a base pallet (16) on which the inner container (12) rests and to which the lattice profile supporting casing (14) is firmly connected, wherein the lattice profile supporting casing (14) comprises intersecting vertical (20) and horizontal (22) profile rods which are connected together at their intersecting points by mechanical joining, such as clinching or punch riveting, and wherein the profile rods (20, 22) are additionally fixed in a rotationally secure manner at their connecting points (18, 24, 26) via a mechanical form fit (42, 43); or a form-fitting bearing region (42, 43).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dietmar Przytulla
  • Publication number: 20150027917
    Abstract: A pallet system (50b) is formed from a pallet (10) and a plurality of panels (54a, 54b, 54c, 54t and 56). The pallet (10) has a base (12) configured to receive members of a lifting apparatus to enable lifting of the pallet (10). The panels (54a, 54b, 54c, 54t and 56) are coupled to each other and the pallet (10) to enable the panels to be moved between a closed configuration and an open configuration. In the closed configuration the panels can surround and contain one or more articles on the pallet (10). In the open configuration one of the panels is positioned to provide an opening to enable transfer of an article through the opening onto or off of the pallet (10) in a direction substantially parallel to a plane of the pallet (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Earl Fenton Goddard