With Pallet Feature Patents (Class 206/386)
  • Patent number: 12017817
    Abstract: A carrier tray and a carrier tray assembly using the same are described. The carrier tray includes a carrying portion, a surrounding wall and at least one recessed structure. The carrying portion has a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface. The surrounding wall is disposed around the carrying portion. The recessed structure is recessed into the carrying portion. The recessed structure has an opening and a recessed space, and the recessed space is communicated with the outside through the opening. There is a first distance defined by the recessed space along a first direction, and there is a second distance defined by the opening along the first direction. The first distance is greater than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: Radiant(Guangzhou) Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd, Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Yi Hsu, Hung-Lin Chou, Chao-Hsu Chen, Pei-Ling Kao, Chih-Ming Chan
  • Patent number: 12017833
    Abstract: A container for transporting and storing liquid, viscous or pourable substances, in particular a container of the Intermediate Bulk Container type. The container has a base, a side wall, and at least one outlet recess in the base and/or the side wall, in which an outlet valve is or can be arranged and which is closable on the outside of the container by a cover. The cover has a base section, by which the cover is fastened or fastenable to the container, and a closure section which is hinged on the base section via a hinge assembly such that it can pivot about a rotational axis. The hinge assembly can hold or lock the closure section in a self-supporting manner in a position releasing the outlet recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Schoeller Allibert GmbH
    Inventors: John Andrew Stringer, Andrew Christopher Cope
  • Patent number: 11988339
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for fixing a pressure vessel, the apparatus including: a frame part disposed to be separable from the subject and configured to support the pressure vessel; and a foothold disposed on the frame part, thereby obtaining an advantageous effect of simplifying a structure and improving a degree of design freedom and spatial utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myeong Nam Woo
  • Patent number: 11858685
    Abstract: A shipping crate is provided having multiple walls. In each wall, a first wall layer has sides and a first thickness and a second wall layer has sides extending past each of the sides of the first wall by the first thickness. The crate also has a back panel having a first back panel layer and at least a partial second back panel layer. The first back panel layer has sides and a thickness substantially similar to the first thickness and the second back panel layer extends past each of the sides of the first back panel layer by the first thickness. When assembled, the first wall layers of each of the walls combine to form a post and lintel assembly. The second wall layers of each of the plurality of walls combine to form a second post and lintel assembly distinct from the first post and lintel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DELAWARE NATIONAL ART COMPANY, LLC.
    Inventors: Justin Cary Goldner, Michael Stephen Brand
  • Patent number: 11858678
    Abstract: The invention discloses a container, comprising a base and a side panel, the base or the side panel is provided with a discharging port, the discharging port is provided with a covering door, and the covering door is connected to the base or the side panel through a connecting device, wherein the connection device includes a transmission member and an elastic member. During the opening or closing process of the covering door, the transmission member can be driven to move outwardly, so that the elastic member is compressed. When the covering door is completely opened or closed, the elastic member springs back and drives the transmission member to move inwardly, the covering door automatically keeps open or closed. The overall structure of the invention is novel and reliable, and the operation is simple, and it is not necessary to confirm whether the covering door is attracted in place during the opening or closing process of the covering door, which can effectively avoid human operation errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HOREN CORTP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanli Jian, Long Feng
  • Patent number: 11843991
    Abstract: Motion-based management of a logistics container uses elements of a wireless node network including a container node associated with the logistics container and equipped with a motion sensor. The motion sensor detects a motion status (e.g., moving, stationary, accelerating, decelerating) for the logistics container. The container node compares the motion status to a prior motion status, and then identifies a changed motion condition for the logistics container based upon the comparison. In response to the changed motion condition, the container node alters a broadcast profile used by the container node in communicating with other nodes in the wireless node network. The container node may be deployed as an apparatus within a logistics container, be considered together with the logistics container as a motion sensing container node apparatus, and be considered with multiple package ID nodes as a motion-based management system for the logistics container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 11787621
    Abstract: The invention provides a reticle pod, in particular the reticle pod with wear parts. The reticle pod is a large-size reticle pod and includes a vertical accommodation space for accommodating reticles. The reticle pod mainly includes a cover and a box. The box is used to combine with the cover to form an internal space in order to accommodate reticles. Guiding members are disposed outside the box, and the guiding members can help guide the relative position of the box and the cover. The contact surfaces of the box contacting the upright reticles are disposed with at least two slots, and each of the slot is configured with at least one wear part. The wear part module further includes a first wear part disposed on the upper portion of the slot and a second wear part disposed on the lower portion of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: GUDENG PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Chien Chiu, Jain-Ping Sheng
  • Patent number: 11760538
    Abstract: An improved shipping frame for use with storage and/or transporting goods includes four corner posts and a top surface and a bottom surface. The corner posts comprise of telescoping leg sections whereby the smaller dimensioned section fits within the larger dimensioned section and can be locked at a particular height. A shield assembly comprises a rear shield and two side shields is affixed to the top section of the frame to brace any upper load therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Charles G. Kiolbasa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11708253
    Abstract: A heavy load elevator installation platform capable of stretching and retracting steplessly, which includes an upper beam assembly and a lower beam assembly that can realize stepless stretching and retracting. The upper beam assembly includes an upper beam left C steel, upper beam middle C steel, and upper beam right C steel connected end to end in sequence. A plurality of long holes formed at an inclined included angle with the horizontal are formed in the inner side walls of each of the upper beam left C steel and the upper beam right C steel. A plurality of long holes are respectively formed in the two side surfaces, facing the upper beam left C steel and the upper beam right C steel, of the upper beam middle C steel. The structure of the lower beam assembly is the same as that of the upper beam assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Huichang Jin, Yongsheng Fu, Huaiyin Qian, Leilei Zhao, Haoran Kuang
  • Patent number: 11702185
    Abstract: Embodiments for commercial freighter configuration for aircraft with composite wings. One embodiment is cargo floor structure for a wing center section of an aircraft. The cargo floor structure includes over wing floor beams extending longitudinally between a rear spar and a front spar of the aircraft. The over wing floor beams are coupled with an upper skin panel of a composite wing. The cargo floor structure also includes intercostals extending spanwise across the over wing floor beams. The intercostals suspended over the upper skin panel of the composite wing. The cargo floor structure also includes a truss box structure disposed between a middle pair of the over wing floor beams and configured to shear a spanwise load from the intercostals into the upper skin panel of the composite wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anil A. Mohammed, Colin L. Farr, Kin Yee Cindy Leung-Yuen, Erik A. Phillips, Timothy B. Adams, Jens K. Biemann, Jose Luis Martinez, Michael R. Rush, Daniel H. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11639246
    Abstract: A packaging comprising a container configured for disposal of a volume of flowable material. A carton configured for disposal of the container, the carton including a wall defining an opening. Visual indicia of the volume is provided. Packaging products, containers, handles, tooling, applicators and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Preston Forbes Thompson, Alex Dean Bevier
  • Patent number: 11634267
    Abstract: A pallet cover suitable for use in covering at least a portion of a payload on a pallet and a kit for use in making the pallet cover. In one embodiment, the pallet cover includes a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a left side wall, and a right side wall, wherein the walls are detachably joined to one another. Each of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall, and the right side wall includes a first fabric sheet and a second fabric sheet, the first and second fabric sheets being joined together to form a plurality of pockets. Each pocket may removably receive a temperature-control member containing a phase-change material. At least one of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall and the right side wall may include a plurality of detachably joined portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Longley, Geoffrey Kaiser, James Robert Chasteen, Shreyas S. Panse, Richard M. Formato
  • Patent number: 11629519
    Abstract: The present anti-ballistic shelter is a reinforced unit configured to comply with both ISO standards for size and weight, and with the U.S. Department of State Certification Standard for Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance of Structural Systems. Each end and side wall of the unit is reinforced with wall studs that penetrate the unit's structural framework. Even though these wail studs are welded into place, penetration of the wall studs into the framework ensures acceptable blast, ballistic, and forced entry resistance even if the welds are flawed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Justin M. Roberts, John M. Hoemann, Craig R Ackerman
  • Patent number: 11629003
    Abstract: Example aspects of a method for using a bicycle packaging are disclosed. The method for using a bicycle packaging can comprise attaching a first packaging body to a second packaging body to define a void comprising an open end; inserting a bicycle into the void; abutting a first top panel of the first packaging body against a second top panel of the second packaging body to cover the open end; and engaging a primary fastener of the first top panel with a primary mating fastener of the second top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Barker
  • Patent number: 11542061
    Abstract: A passive locking system is used to attach molded plastic bottom and cover members to the bottom and top edges of a four-sided sleeve to create a container that can be handled by a forklift and knocked down for storage and/or return shipment. The locks comprise molded tabs and receiver slots and allow for easy attachment and removal of the sleeve to the bottom and top members without the need for tools or manipulation of slide latches. In the preferred embodiment, foldable clips are attached to the sleeve edges to provide tabs on the sleeve. The clip tabs enter into apertures in the outside rim of the pallet and cover only when the sleeve edges are fully inserted into the pallet and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Shuert Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. Shuert, Jeffrey C. Jurcak
  • Patent number: 11459155
    Abstract: A pallet container for storage and for transportation of liquid or free-flowing contents has a thin-walled, rigid plastic inner container composed of thermoplastic material, having a tubular lattice frame, which, in the form of a supporting jacket, tightly encloses the plastic inner container and which is composed of horizontal and vertical tubular bars which are welded to one another, and having a rectangular bottom pallet, on which the plastic inner container bears and to which the tubular lattice frame is firmly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 11407558
    Abstract: An improved shipping frame for use with storage and/or transporting goods includes four corner posts and a top surface and a bottom surface. The corner posts comprise of telescoping leg sections whereby the smaller dimensioned section fits within the larger dimensioned section and can be locked at a particular height. A shield assembly comprises a rear shield and two side shields is affixed to the top section of the frame to brace any upper load therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Charles G. Kiolbasa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11407557
    Abstract: An improved shipping frame for use with storage and/or transporting goods includes four corner posts and a top surface and a bottom surface. The corner posts comprise of telescoping leg sections whereby the smaller dimensioned section fits within the larger dimensioned section and can be locked at a particular height. A spacer is positioned between the gap of the different dimensioned leg sections so as to reduce and preferably eliminate any angular displacement of the leg sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Charles G. Kiolbasa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11358776
    Abstract: A corner post assembly including at least a corrugated corner post, having a portion of material having a post vertex; a first corner post leg having one or more alternating post ridges and post grooves and extending from the post vertex; a second corner post leg having one or more alternating post ridges and post grooves and extending from the post vertex; a brace element, having a portion of material having a brace vertex; a first brace leg having one or more alternating brace ridges and brace grooves extending from the brace vertex; a second brace leg having one or more alternating brace ridges and brace grooves extending from the brace vertex and having one or more alternating brace end ridges and brace end grooves formed in a first brace terminal end and a second brace terminal end of the first brace leg and the second brace leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: RATIONAL PACKAGING LLC
    Inventors: Shawn M. Parella, Samuel C. Voorhees
  • Patent number: 11352165
    Abstract: A registration system including an insert including a center segment and a rail, the rail extending upwards from the center segment; and a register defining a cutout, the rail sized to fit within the cutout of the register, the cutout receiving the rail, the register configured to slidably move along the rail while maintaining a position parallel to the center segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11338974
    Abstract: Packaging configuration comprising: a pallet comprising a top surface, a bottom surface and a height HP; a first stack of bagged goods having a total height HL1, stacked on the pallet and comprising at least two layers; and a support structure comprising at least four walls situated over the first stack of bagged goods, one of the walls being a top wall and at least three of the walls being sidewalls. The support structure has a height HC that meets one of the following equations: HC>HL1, when the bottom end of at least one sidewall of the support structure is positioned on the top surface of the at least one pallet; or HC>HP+HL1, when the bottom end of at least one sidewall of the support structure and the bottom surface of the pallet are both positioned on the same surface. An air gap having a height HAG is situated between a top layer of the first stack of bagged goods and the top wall of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shrikant Dhodapkar, Rocklyn P. Gravouilla, William B. Bellefontaine, Fernanda Bortolane Bueno
  • Patent number: 11319109
    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 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: R AND D ENTERPRISES OF GULF REGION, INC.
    Inventor: Jason W. Blitz
  • Patent number: 11267635
    Abstract: A container, preferably a pallet container with a liner bag, includes a base, at least one side wall, and an exchangeable valve assembly that can be mounted in an insertion direction into a valve socket in the container. The container includes at least one locking element for locking engagement of a locking structure of the valve assembly and which is movably mounted in or on the container and can be moved between an open position, in which the valve assembly can be inserted into or removed from the valve socket, and a closed position, in which the locking element engages the locking structure of the valve assembly to secure it inside of the valve socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOELLER ALLIBERT GMBH
    Inventor: Richard Kellerer
  • Patent number: 11267516
    Abstract: A Hardened Alternative Trailer System (HATS) is described, including methods of producing same. HATS has superior blast, ballistic and forced entry protection properties, relative to existing structures, due to particular features of frame design and construction methods. Furthermore, HATS is a low-cost reinforced ISO container suitable for field and/or remote fabrication and meets blast, ballistic/projectile and/or forced entry threats such as the U.S. Department of State Certification Standard SD-STD-01.01, Revision G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Justin M Roberts, John M Hoemann, Craig R Ackerman
  • Patent number: 11253062
    Abstract: This invention maximizes storage capacity for emergency first responder equipment for various spaces by providing an adjustable storage rack for a first responder, which has adjustable sides or an adjustable base. The adjustable storage rack for a first responder is suitable for use in storing gear for firemen or other first responders for quick access. The modular nature of this invention is a necessary element of maximizing the storage capacity of various spaces. This adjustable storage rack for a first responder solves these issues by providing the most amount of storage capacity in a given space and allows emergency first responders more efficient access to clothing or equipment, in order to become fully equipped and expeditiously deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Brent James Hostler, John Staley Groves
  • Patent number: 11257158
    Abstract: A real-time indicator of global trade can be generated. The real-time indicator provides a comprehensive indicator of the current global economic state by tracking current values for the available capacity for freight shipments as well as the volume of actual shipments. The capacity and volume can be tracked over multiple different transportation modes including sea, air, and rail. The real-time indicator is generated in real-time based on these current values. The real-time indicator can therefore provide investors, analysts, researchers, bankers, and the like with a reliable indicator of the current global economic state that is not heavily influenced by the biasing sentiments of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Kuehne + Nagel International AG
    Inventor: Karl Gernandt
  • Patent number: 11220399
    Abstract: A packaged article is composed of a bulk bag having a top end and a bottom end. Further included is a pallet having a first side and a second side. Also included are an outer bag having a first closed end and a first open end and a heatshrink bag having a second closed end and a second open end. The first closed end of the outer bag is between the bottom end of the bulk bag and the first side of the pallet. The first open end of the outer bag is gathered over the top end of the bulk bag to enclose the bulk bag within the outer bag. The second closed end of the heatshrink bag is proximate to the top end of the bulk bag and the second open end contacts the second side of the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Products & Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur B. Brown
  • Patent number: 11220388
    Abstract: A transport and storage container (10) for liquids comprising a pallet-type understructure (29) for a plastic inner container (11) and a cage (22) having horizontal bars (23) and vertical bars (24) made of metal for housing the inner container, lower ends (27) of the vertical bars having a connecting portion (40), which is formed by deformation and has a trough-shaped recess (43), for being welded to a lower edge profile of the cage (22), wherein, to define a bending portion (58), the vertical bars (24) have another trough-shaped recess (59), which is disposed adjacent to the connecting portion (40) and which has a recess opening (60) formed on the inside (32) of the vertical bars (24), which faces the inner container (11), and a trough bottom (62) formed by a flattened portion of the hollow profile (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Bernd Klatt
  • Patent number: 11208257
    Abstract: A pipe coil skid includes a plurality of beams affixably connected together to form a rectangular shaped base and a platform disposed within the base. The platform has a concave upward shape on its upward facing side when the skid sits on a horizontal surface, such that a coil of pipe positioned upon the platform contacts the platform within the base. The pipe coil skid also includes a first side rail coupled to at least one of the plurality of beams. The first side rail is configured to block movement of the coil of pipe beyond a boundary of the rectangular shaped base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Hamner, Max Reedy, Alexander Lee Winn, Peter Parker
  • Patent number: 11208250
    Abstract: A pallet container having a thin-walled rigid inner container including thermoplastic plastics material, having a tubular grid frame, which tightly encloses the plastics inner container as a support covering and includes horizontal and vertical tubular rods, is disclosed. At least one member selected from the group consisting of at least one of the vertical tubular rods and at least one of the horizontal tubular rods has a square-shaped or round hollow profile as the original basic profile and a tube profile that has been changed by mechanical shaping. The original basic profile of at least one member selected from the group consisting of at least one of the horizontal tubular rods and at least one of the vertical tubular rods is constructed so as to be increased by a predeterminable amount via an intersection region of the horizontal tubular rods and vertical tubular rods, which are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 11181229
    Abstract: A rigging ladder system for hanging light fixtures or entertainment equipment thereon includes first and second side rails having one or more center members forming an interconnection between the side rails. A lifting plate may span between the side rails at a top side thereof for lifting the system to a desired height. The system can be formed from one or more assemblies such that a desired vertical length achieved that can hold the desired number of lighting fixtures by interconnecting an appropriate number of assemblies together. The width may be adjustable by choosing center members of the desired width. The rigging ladder system, or lighting torm, may be adjusted vertically and horizontally depending user needs and the specific application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SOLID INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 11148878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lid (400) for an open container (100, 13.10), a lid lifting system (13.100), a tippler (13.200) with the improved lid lifting system (13.100) and a method of lifting a container. The lid and lifting arrangement includes an apertured receiving formation (401) on an upper side of a lid (100) to receive a lift member (13.40). The lift member (13.40) can do one or more than one of the following: engaging the formation (401) will unlock a locking mechanism (13.42,458) holding the lid (400) to a container (100); or allow the lift member (13.40) to be rotated to thereby unlock the locking mechanism (13.42, 458) which locks the lid (400) to the container (100), while simultaneously locking the lift member (13.40, 458) to the lid (400). A lifting device which is able to perform such actions is also disclosed, and a method to operate the lifting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Load and Move Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew William Chalmers, Garry Mark Pinder
  • Patent number: 10994911
    Abstract: A pallet container (10). having a thin-walled rigid internal container (12) including a thermoplastic plastics material, a tubular lattice frame (14), as a supporting jacket tightly enclosing the plastics-material internal container (12), and a rectangular base pallet (16) on which the plastics-material internal container (12) bears and to which the tubular lattice frame (14) is fixedly connected. cuboid plastics-material internal container (12) has a protective-housing-shaped molding (26 and a cuboidal flexible inliner (28) including a plastics-material film is inserted in the rigid plastics-material internal container (12), the inliner at the top being connected to the filling connector (30) and at the bottom being connected to the removal connector (32) with removal fitting (24) of the rigid plastics-material internal container (12). The cuboid-shaped flexible inliner (28) in the lower removal region has a corresponding wall recess (34)—having a flexible removal connector (42) molded thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 10961017
    Abstract: A crane mat stand device comprises a base component with integrated moveable support components. The crane mat stand device organizes and stores a plurality of crane mats, minimizes damage to the load or forklift machine, and maximizes safety during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Raptor Tech, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul S. Perkins, II
  • Patent number: 10961035
    Abstract: A pallet container having a thin-walled rigid plastics material inner container, a tubular lattice frame of horizontal and vertical tubular bars as a supporting jacket, and a base pallet on which the plastics-material inner container bears and to which the tubular lattice frame is fixedly connected. The base pallet is configured as a frame pallet having corner feet and central feet and a clearance in the corner feet and the central feet is provided on the base. The clearance is configured such that when stacking two pallet containers the uppermost encircling horizontal tubular bar of the tubular lattice frame of a pallet container stacked therebelow engages or “nests” in a mutually adapted and form-fitting manner in the clearance. a secure transportation of two stacked pallet containers, a deeper clearance is formed such that it is deeper in the vertical direction than in the horizontal or radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 10906717
    Abstract: A pallet container for storing and transporting in particular flammable or easily ignitable liquid filling materials has a composite base plate, a thin-walled rigid internal container made from a thermoplastic plastics material, a tubular lattice frame that as a supporting jacket tightly encloses the plastics-material internal container, and a base pallet on which the plastics-material container bears and to which the tubular lattice frame is fixedly connected. The plastics-material internal container is on all sides enclosed by a fire-protection insulation mat. The composite base pallet is equipped with a heat-resistant support element for maintaining the resistance thereof in the case of heat acting thereon over a comparatively long period at each plastics-material corner foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Detlev Weyrauch, Lukas Wahmes
  • Patent number: 10894644
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a stretch hood arrangement (200) enclosing a stack of articles (201) arranged on a pallet (203) in multiple layers including a base layer (207), a top layer (209) and one or more intermediate layers, said stretch hood arrangement (200) comprising: a polymer film tubular band (215) stretched around at least the base layer (207) of the stack; a polymer film stretch hood (213) enclosing the top and sides of the stack; characterized in that the polymer film of the tubular band (215) has a higher elasticity than the polymer film of the stretch hood. The present disclosure further relates to the use of a the stretch hood arrangement for collection and transport of a stack of articles (201), preferably for collection and transport of a stack of bottles arranged on a pallet (203) in multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Dan Christensen
  • Patent number: 10875696
    Abstract: A transportation and storage container (20) for fluids having an inner container (22) made of plastic, an outer jacket (31) preferably realized as a lattice made of metal as well as a pallet-like base frame (24) formed for being handled by means of forklifts or similar modes of transportation, and comprising a support base (23) made of sheet metal for supporting the inner container (22) provided with at least one filling neck (45) at an upper side (47) of the inner container (22), wherein an intermediary container (21) receiving the inner container from all sides and made of sheet metal is arranged between the inner container (22) and the outer jacket, said intermediary container (21) comprising a jacket case (25), a container lid (26) connected to the jacket case (25) and a container bottom connected to the jacket case (25), the container bottom being formed by the support base (23) of the base frame (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 10766701
    Abstract: A self-leveling bin assembly includes a docking station, a bin received in or on the docking station, a bottom member or parts tray movably received in the bin, and a lifting mechanism provided as part of the docking station. The lifting mechanism is configured to lift or raise the parts tray within the bin as associated material located on the parts tray is selectively removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Feedall, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Manley
  • Patent number: 10696451
    Abstract: A combined PV panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet is used to assemble PV panels for transport to a field array from a protected manufacturing environment. The panels are assembled to have adhesively applied rails for transport by a robotic drone on a ground-support rack and are pre-wired. The PV panel assembly jig holds, protects, and aligns the PV panels in an upside down position, opposite to their operational position, for ease of wiring in order to decrease the manual labor required in the field. Once the pallet is transported to the load station at the end of a row of solar panel racks in the field array, a robotic loader lifts the upside down PV panels from the combined PV panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet in an arcing overhead motion that lifts, tilts, and deposits the PV panels in an upright position at the loading station of a railed rack support as ground-mounted in a solar panel field array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Bramwell Britcher, Jeffrey Allen Moore, John Andrew Samuels
  • Patent number: 10669087
    Abstract: A pallet-like understructure, in particular for transport and storage containers for liquids, which are equipped with an inner container made of plastic, with a closable filling neck and a draining neck for connecting a tapping armature, wherein the understructure has an outer jacket made of a metal grid or sheet metal, and a bottom (13) for supporting the inner container, corner feet and central feet arranged between the corner feet, as well as a bottom cross member (16), wherein at least the outer jacket and the bottom cross member are attached to at least two central feet, wherein the respective central foot, the outer jacket and the bottom cross member are coupled in a form-fitting fashion with the aid of a screw (45), wherein there is a bracket (28), which reaches around the bottom cross member (16) and around a peripheral edge of the outer jacket, wherein the screw (45) penetrates legs (29, 30) of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Ulrich Paul
  • Patent number: 10633204
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically unstacking a pallet on which at least two stacks of blanks are arranged. The apparatus comprises an unstacking station which is configured for receiving a pallet on which are arranged at least two stacks of blanks in collapsed condition. The unstacking station is further configured for taking off one by one individual blanks from the at least two stacks of blanks which are on a pallet received in the unstacking station. The apparatus further includes a feed track for conveying pallets. The feed track links up by a discharge end with the unstacking station for the purpose of feeding a pallet with stacks of blanks to be unstacked to the unstacking station. Further, the apparatus includes a blank main discharge assembly for discharging individual blanks to a further processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BUHRS PACKAGING SOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Benedictus Johannes Maria Verheij, Nicolaas Gerardus Geelkerken
  • Patent number: 10618715
    Abstract: A pallet understructure, in particular for transport and storage containers for liquids, which are equipped with an inner container made of plastic, with a closable filling neck and a draining neck for connecting a tapping armature, the understructure having an outer jacket made of a metal grid or sheet metal, and a bottom for supporting the inner container, corner feet and central feet arranged between the corner feet as well as a bottom cross member, at least the outer jacket and the bottom cross member being attached to at least two central feet, the respective central foot, the outer jacket and the bottom cross member being coupled in a form-fitting fashion with the aid of a screw, wherein the screw is engaged with the bottom cross member in a form-fitting fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Ulrich Paul
  • Patent number: 10604339
    Abstract: An equipment shipping, storage, and maintenance support system that includes a cover assembly including a variety of features and a mobile maintenance platform (MMP) coupled to the cover assembly via a plurality of latches. The MMP includes retractable wheel assemblies which enable lateral movement on a support surface in proximity to an end item with an equipment item mounted thereon (e.g., an aircraft with an aircraft radar). The MMP includes a vertical lift system that attaches or detaches from the equipment item to raise or lower the equipment item during maintenance activities. The cover can be installed on the MMP to provide protection against external environment in a storage or transit/shipping modes. The MMP also includes removable jacks which enable raising or lower of the MMP either during maintenance to reorient the equipment item for maintenance or storage purposes to include mitigate of undesirable environmental impacts from storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James McKay, Michael A. Sayward, James Canary
  • Patent number: 10607287
    Abstract: A real-time indicator of global trade can be generated. The real-time indicator provides a comprehensive indicator of the current global economic state by tracking current values for the available capacity for freight shipments as well as the volume of actual shipments. The capacity and volume can be tracked over multiple different transportation modes including sea, air, and rail. The real-time indicator is generated in real-time based on these current values. The real-time indicator can therefore provide investors, analysts, researchers, bankers, and the like with a reliable indicator of the current global economic state that is not heavily influenced by the biasing sentiments of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Kuehne + Nagel International AG
    Inventor: Karl Gernandt
  • Patent number: 10583978
    Abstract: A pallet cover suitable for use in covering at least a portion of a payload on a pallet and a kit for use in making the pallet cover. In one embodiment, the pallet cover includes a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a left side wall, and a right side wall, wherein the walls are detachably joined to one another. Each of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall, and the right side wall includes a first fabric sheet and a second fabric sheet, the first and second fabric sheets being joined together to form a plurality of pockets. Each pocket may removably receive a temperature-control member containing a phase-change material. At least one of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall and the right side wall may include a plurality of detachably joined portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Longley, Geoffrey Kaiser, James Robert Chasteen, Shreyas S. Panse, Richard M. Formato
  • Patent number: 10549901
    Abstract: Provided is a double container in which an inner container and an outer container are difficult to be separated in a case where the inner container is attached to the outer container. It is a cup-shaped double container, having an inner container and an outer container in which a part of a cross section are non-circular, having a space provided between the inner container and the outer container, and having an open upper end portion, the container including: on an outer peripheral surface of a cylindrical side surface member of the inner container, a rib extending in a vertical direction and disposed in plural numbers at predetermined intervals; and a rotation regulating unit disposed on an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical side surface member of the outer container and capable of regulating relative rotation of the inner container and the outer container by interfering with the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Atsugi Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Toshihiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10538361
    Abstract: A crating arrangement has a pallet, a sleeve, a top board, and a plurality of fastening belts. The pallet has a rectangular shape in a plan view, and has a bottom board, a support board arranged opposite the bottom board across a predetermined distance, and a plurality of beams fixed to the support board and the bottom board. The sleeve is made of a cardboard sheet in a cornered-column shape, and is placed over the pallet to wrap a side surface of a crated object placed on the support board. The top board has a rectangular shape, and is placed on a top end part of the sleeve. With the fastening belts, the pallet and the crated object are fastened together and the pallet, the sleeve, and the top board are fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10472166
    Abstract: A transportable container comprises: a sidewall; a front wall; a floor; and a subfloor, wherein the subfloor is removably attached to a bottom of the floor, wherein the subfloor comprises: two or more rails, wherein the two or more rails matingly engage with two or more hoist rails of a roll-off truck; and two or more rollers. The roll-off truck can include a system for loading, transporting, and unloading the container and subfloor. The system can be a cable/winch system or a hook/lift system. The subfloor can be removably attached to a floor of the container via welding or spot welding, fastening, bracketing, or bolting. The container can be any type of container that is not capable of being loaded, transported, and unloaded using a roll-off truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DFW Disposal and Recycling Service, LLC
    Inventors: John Bloom, Carl Gosnay
  • Patent number: 10472154
    Abstract: A bag-in-box container is provided with a spout at an upper opening and a pressurizing element applying pressure to a flexible container. The pressurizing element includes two plate devices being urged apart by a resilient element. The two plate devices are provided with engageable hook elements that may be set out of engagement by shifting one of the plate devices with respect to the other along the plane of the plate devices; the shift causing all hooks to disengage simultaneously. This shifting apart action is performed from the side of the pressurizing element, facilitating disengagement from the side of the bag-in-box container. In one embodiment, a disengagement port is provided giving access to the pressurizing element, such that the at least two plate devices may be brought out of engagement with each other. The disengagement port may be a second opening on the side of the rigid casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SWEDBRAND INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Carlos De La Fé-Dahlin