With Pallet Feature Patents (Class 206/386)
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 10463204
    Abstract: A coreless roll of absorbent sheet products is made of a spirally wound web of absorbent substrate including at least two superposed plies of absorbent substrate, the web of absorbent substrate being wound such as to define an axial hollow passageway centrally positioned relatively to the coreless roll and extending from one edge to another edge of the coreless roll. The web of absorbent substrate further includes a stiffening insert, the stiffening insert being inserted in-between two superposed plies of absorbent substrate, the stiffening insert being positioned such as to line the axial hollow passageway, the stiffening insert having a length such that the stiffening insert extends at least around three quarter of a circumference of the passageway, preferably substantially completely around a circumference of the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ESSITY OPERATIONS FRANCE
    Inventor: Donald Barredo
  • Patent number: 10435195
    Abstract: A reinforced Gaylord container is provided storage and transport, including stacked storage on a pallet. A core is provided for supporting a majority of a vertical load on the container, instead of such load being delivered to sidewalls. A positioning insert is provided for positioning the core within the container. A plurality of such containers may be placed on respective pallets and stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Millard F. Wallace
  • 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: 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: 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: 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