Plural Distinct Feet Or Supports Type Patents (Class 206/511)
  • Patent number: 10918204
    Abstract: A workstation for use by children and adults for providing categorization and organization of art supplies and materials by theme. The workstation provides one or more art containers which are uniquely paired with a corresponding art tray. Certain versions of the workstation comprise an extendable and collapsible top working surface among other unique features such as providing a plurality of stowaway foldable chairs and other art accessories for making art fun in an all-in-one style art workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Phillip R. Fleck
  • Patent number: 10837692
    Abstract: A modular shipping system includes a bulk shipping space; and a base to support a pair of stackable cryogenic shipping subunits positioned in the bulk shipping space during long distance shipment, each subunit having a plurality of feet on a subunit bottom adapted to rest above a plurality of corresponding foot receptacles on a subunit lid, each subunit having its own cryogen connection source to maintain temperature during transit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Reflect Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: William G Moon, Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10753380
    Abstract: A ring clip for connecting two wire mesh panels. The clip has a first arm and a second arm. The arms connected at respective first ends by a hinge. A second end of the first arm defines a recess which is adapted to receive a second end of the second arm when the clip is in a closed condition. The first arm includes a first tab, and the second arm includes a second tab, such that, in the closed condition the first and second tabs are substantially opposed. The first and second tabs are substantially misaligned laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HEBE STUDIO LTD.
    Inventors: James Tuthill, Johannes Paul, Simon Nicholls, William Windham
  • Patent number: 10589924
    Abstract: A cargo bin is disclosed. The cargo bin can include a base having an upper surface, and a first side pivotally attached to a first edge of the base. The first side can include a rigid frame and a spanning material. The cargo bin can include a second side pivotally attached to a second edge of the base. The second side can include a rigid frame and a spanning material. The cargo bin can include a front side. The front side can include a spanning material attached on a first end to the rigid framing of the first side. The front side can also include a support attached to a second end of the spanning material, the second end opposite the first end, a first tip of the support configured to be insertable into a first hole in the base to close the front side. The cargo bin can include a back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Revolutionary Truck Systems
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: 10569931
    Abstract: A vibration isolator includes an upper member, a lower member, moving mechanisms, and an elastic member. The upper member has a first storage container placed thereon. The lower member is placed on a floor surface or on an upper side of a second storage container. The moving mechanisms make the upper member movable relative to the lower member from a position of origin in a horizontal direction. The elastic member makes the upper member return to the position of origin by an elastic force responsive to a moving amount of the upper member from the position of origin in the movement of the upper member relative to the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Hirose, Osamu Fukuta
  • Patent number: 10472126
    Abstract: A collapsible metal box, in particular for transporting a material sensitive to creep, is provided. The box includes a base and two first and two second opposing side panels hinged to the base. At least one of the first side panels includes a retaining structure for maintaining the same in an upright position on the base while the second side panels are collapsed fully outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPE ARNAUD
    Inventors: Benoît Arnaud, Jean-François Baus, Jean-Laurent Bodolec, Vincent Marly
  • Patent number: 10421576
    Abstract: A carton defines a bottom wall, a first side wall coupled to the bottom wall, a second side wall disposed opposite the first side wall and coupled to the bottom wall, a first end wall coupled to both the bottom wall and first and second side walls, and a second end wall disposed opposite the first end wall and coupled to both the bottom wall and the first and second side walls. The carton is formed from a blank having a first side and a second side disposed opposite said first side. The first side defines the interior surface of the bottom wall and the interior and exterior surfaces of the first and second side walls and the first and second end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 10202226
    Abstract: A kit of thermoformed lids comprising a three lids which are substantially similar except for specific differences in four stacking areas located at the corners of the lids. Unlike prior art lids that use convex external lugs to provide separation during stacking, lids according to the present invention have stacking areas formed as interruptions in concave channels located along the peripheries of the lids, improving the appearance and uniformity of products comprising the lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PLASTIC INGENUITY, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10106290
    Abstract: A carton defines a bottom wall, a first side wall coupled to the bottom wall, a second side wall disposed opposite the first side wall and coupled to the bottom wall, a first end wall coupled to both the bottom wall and first and second side walls, and a second end wall disposed opposite the first end wall and coupled to both the bottom wall and the first and second side walls. The carton is formed from a blank having a first side and a second side disposed opposite said first side. The first side defines the interior surface of the bottom wall and the interior and exterior surfaces of the first and second side walls and the first and second end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 10029824
    Abstract: A crate includes a base, a pair of opposed end walls extending upward from the base, and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from the base between the end walls. Each side wall includes a plurality of side columns extending upward from the base to a side band. The side wall and the end wall include an upper band connected to the base by a plurality of columns. The upper band includes at least one upper window formed therethrough. The side wall includes an upper edge having a curved center peak, troughs on either side of the center peak and end peaks proximate either end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan C. Meers, William P. Apps, Margaret McCanless
  • Patent number: 9902834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition Z comprising a component B, a component C, a component D, a component E and a component P, wherein the component B is a polyethylene glycol, the component C is a polyglycerol ester, the component D is an earth alkali carbonate, the component E is a phyllosilicate, and the component P is a polystyrene and/or an alloy thereof. Composition Z is suitable to increase the hydrophilic properties of processed solid or foamed polystyrene material, especially for making a film, sheet or food tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Pirko Kolditz, Lutz Liebehentschel
  • Patent number: 9725223
    Abstract: A packaging material as a formed integral includes a lower plate, a first side plate connected to a first side of the lower plate, and a second side plate connected to a second side of the lower plate. The first side plate includes a first plate body, a first bending line formed on the first plate body and for connecting the first side, and a first assembly portion disposed at one side of the first plate body. The second side plate includes a second plate body, a second bending line disposed at one side of the second plate body, and a first connecting portion disposed at one side of the second plate body. The first plate body and the second plate body are bent towards the lower plate, and the first assembly portion is locked and fastened with the first connecting portion to complete the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LI JAW INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9687852
    Abstract: Supports for biocontainer bags and systems, and methods of using the supports and systems, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael B. Seal, Paul Clark
  • Patent number: 9623889
    Abstract: A transport and storage apparatus includes two support members pivotally connected to a substantially rectangular base platform at opposed sides of the platform, and a plurality of wheels are attached to the bottom surface of the base platform. The base can include first and second end sections pivotally connected to a mid-section. The apparatus can be moved between a loading position in which the mid-section, the first end section and the second end section are substantially co-planar and the support members extend substantially upwardly from the base platform, to a storage position in which the support members lie flat on the upper surface of the base platform and the first and second end sections extend substantially perpendicular to the mid-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: One Stop Kart, LLC
    Inventor: Aisha Wallace-Riley
  • Patent number: 9567133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a workpiece carrier for transporting and/or storing components of a drug delivery device, comprising: an array of accommodating recesses extending in a first lateral plane (x, y) and being adapted to receive at least one component of the drug delivery device, at least one stack forming structure adapted to mate with a corresponding stack forming structure of another workpiece carrier for mutually aligning workpiece carriers when stacked on one another, wherein the center of the at least one stack forming structure is arranged laterally offset with respect to the center of the array of accommodating recesses in at least one lateral direction, and wherein the stack forming structure comprises a surrounding edge comprising at least in sections a corrugated or undulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Josef, Christian Simon, Andreas Bode, Christian Pommereau
  • Patent number: 9521905
    Abstract: A drawer chest system wherein the drawer rails are secure within the system via minimal bolting and merely resting on the drawer chest walls. This allows for higher drawer mobility and reduces the chances of drawers getting stuck within a chest due to clearance issues or inadequate manufacturing tolerances. Furthermore, lower production price accompanies this loosened tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Craig Suter
  • Patent number: 9455167
    Abstract: An accommodation cassette including: a plurality of rear accommodating grooves that are formed at least in the laterally central area of the inner surface of a rear wall connecting the rear edges of right and left side walls and extend laterally and parallel to each other at vertical spacings in such a manner as to be associated with right and left accommodating grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventor: Takaaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 9434590
    Abstract: A clamshell style utensil carrying case includes a pair of housing members coupled together by a double hinge and latch. Each housing member has a support arranged to hold an associated utensil in place with the utensil heads facing in opposite directions. A support stand that projects from the double hinge spine holds a third utensil. In a closed position, the housing members encase the utensils. In an open position the utensils are displayed side by side with the third utensil optionally being elevated relative to the others. To help minimize the visual thickness of the case, the interior surface of each housing member may include a depression in the region adjacent the head end of its held utensil. The depressions form corresponding bulges in the exterior surfaces of their associated housing members. The bulges—which are located on opposite ends and opposite sides of the case—provide additional room for the utensil heads without unduly impacting the visual height of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: humangear, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miksovsky, Clint N. Slone, Evelyne Chaubert, Charlie Nghiem, Robert Charles Lane, Jonathan Paul Downing
  • Patent number: 9119486
    Abstract: Display pedestals comprise at least one generally planar horizontal support member which is hollow, and at least one vertical column. The top surface and/or the bottom surface of the support member has least one depression or at least one projection, and at least one vertical column fits to the depression or projection. The interior volume of the hollow support member is filled with air or with a foamed polymeric or metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: PEDESTAL DESIGNS, INC.
    Inventor: Petra Reed
  • Publication number: 20150122690
    Abstract: A modular packaging system for shipping and displaying palletized products is provided. The packaging system comprises a plurality of vertically stacked trays for holding the products and corner posts extending between vertically adjacent trays for spacing and supporting the trays. The corner posts and trays are locked together in a number of ways to strengthen and stabilize the system. The system is strong enough not only to support the weight of the products on the trays and withstand the vibration and impact forces that can occur during shipping, but to withstand the weight of one or more units stacked on top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Bersamin, Valentine Tomaszewski, John G. Olmsted, JR., Daniel Lee Mathews, Sunitha Ann Nair
  • Patent number: 9016474
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport container comprising a rectangular base, with feet located at the underside thereof, with side walls that can pivot about hinges and that rise from said base, wherein the side walls, which lie on top in the folded-together state, and the bordering base edge comprising the hinges form support surfaces for the feet of an identical second container, the feet thereof being located below the base, characterized in that recesses are provided in the left and the right side area of the side walls, which lie on top in the folded-together state, the recesses being separated from one another by ribs and being used to receive protrusions formed on the bottom side of the feet, the height of the protrusions being less than the depth of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventors: Axel Ritzberger, Wolfgang Faust, Gerhard Eckbrett-Welz
  • Publication number: 20150101955
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a produce container which includes a receptacle and a lid. The receptacle has a base and a wall defining a mouth. The base includes a first engaging portion and a lid adapted to close off the mouth. The lid has a top having a second engaging portion adapted to cooperate with the first engaging portion of another identical produce container so as to facilitate interlocking of the container with the other identical container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: John Lam
  • Patent number: 8997993
    Abstract: A stackable tray is provided that includes a tray having a bottom, a pair of side walls each having an upper edge, and a rear wall. A pair of support columns is provided on each side wall. Each of the support columns includes: a protrusion extending upwardly from a top portion of the support column; a first groove formed in a bottom portion of the support column, the first groove being aligned with the protrusion in the vertical direction; and a second groove formed in the bottom portion of the support column, the second groove being aligned with the upper edge of the respective side wall in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: E.M.I. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman L. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20150076028
    Abstract: A tray includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base. In one feature, a first wall of the plurality of walls may include a projection outward from the first wall. The projection is aligned with an upper edge of the first wall, such that the projection is outward of a portion of the upper edge of the first wall. The projection of an identical upper tray stacked on the tray would interlock with the upper edge of the first wall to resist outward deflection of the upper edge of the first wall of the tray. In another feature, a platform may extend inward from at least one of the walls to support smaller trays stacked thereon. In another feature, an exterior of each of the side walls may include an interlocking recess for receiving automated handling equipment for supporting the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, John Paul Kapla, Jon P. Hassell
  • Publication number: 20150069055
    Abstract: A bulk bin container having a plurality of first interlocking elements along a bottom portion of the container, and a corresponding plurality of second interlocking elements along a top portion of the container. The interlocking elements help distribute impact forces to a stack of such containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: James Allen Jennings
  • Patent number: 8893891
    Abstract: A tray for storing and transporting bottles includes a plurality of spaced apart base walls each for supporting a bottle thereon. A pair of opposed side walls and a plurality of interior columns are connected by a plurality of dividers. The dividers also connect the columns and the side walls to the base wall. Each divider includes a lower end having spaced apart pocket walls each connected to a different one of the base walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 8875888
    Abstract: It is a matter of a container assembly with at least one stackable container (1) which has a bottom part (7) and a lid (8) mounted on top thereof Several containers (1) may be so stacked that the lid (8) of the lower container (1) is located between two bottom parts (7). The container (1) is equipped with at least one connecting device (3) which has coupling means (26) mounted movably on the lid (8) of the container (1). The coupling means (26) are movable, for the connection of two containers (1) mounted one above the other, into a connected position relative to the lid (8), in which they are simultaneously in connecting engagement with the bottom parts (7) of both stacked containers (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Koenig, Raimund Schäffer, Timo Kuhls, Lutz Wolle
  • Publication number: 20140305829
    Abstract: An organizing system with packing boxes formulated as containers, each packing box having a floor wall and one or more legs attached thereto which are adapted to interlock with retainers on a catch plate. The retainers may have undercuts which may match a convex outward orientation of the legs. Further, the retainers and the legs may be elastically flexible so that engagement of the two may be through elastic deformation to form a strong but releasable latching engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Patent number: 8851287
    Abstract: Universal members placed between containers having different stacking patterns permit stacking of these containers regardless of the type of container positioned as the bottom container. The universal members include an appropriate thickness and a plurality of openings configured to receive the different stacking patterns. Depending on the containers being stacked, the universal members may take different forms. For example, one universal member may include T-shaped openings while another universal member may include rectangular-shaped openings with offset members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Publication number: 20140291193
    Abstract: A system for vertically stacking trays of at least two standard types is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of adapting elongate members which are vertically mountable between the trays. Each elongate member has a longitudinal axis; each elongate member has a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal has a taper head provided with at least two off-axis pins are oppositely disposed relative to the axis. The second terminal has at least one recess within a wall of the second terminal. Each tray of each type has a first side and a second side. Each tray is provided with matching sites such that the matching sites located on the first side are configured for receiving the heads of the first terminals and the matching sites located on the second side are configured for receiving the recess of the second terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Yosef Heyman
  • Patent number: 8813960
    Abstract: A latch system for stacked containers includes a plurality of bosses and a latch mechanism. The bosses are coupled to each of the stack containers and may include a pivot boss, a storage boss and a latch boss. The latch mechanism includes a pivot end portion, a flexible mid portion and a latch end portion. The pivot end portion is placed onto the pivot boss to allow rotation of the latch mechanism there about. In one embodiment, the pivot end portion includes a rounded inner diameter to permit both in-plane and out-of-plane rotation of the latch mechanism relative to the container. The latch end portion biasly engages either the storage boss of the same container or the latch boss of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Fjelland
  • Patent number: 8794463
    Abstract: A self-assemblable container, manufactured from ecologic materials such as standard fiberboard, comprising as its main structural elements a bottom, two longitudinal sides and two transverse sides, all of a quadrangular shape and having cauterized perimetrical faces from obtaining the main structural elements by a perimetrical laser cutting process, the main structural elements being assembled together by the insertion of flexible tabs into receiving slots, the sides of two main structural elements which in the assembled container are adjacent each other having one or the other so as to correspond, wherein the container may further comprise an antisagging brace, a lid and/or two transverse laths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Juan José Rio Gonzalez, Santiago Antonio Querol Puig
  • Publication number: 20140202920
    Abstract: A container for harvested fruits and vegetables is shown. The container comprises a bottom and sidewalls supported on a base structure. The sidewalls are formed from side structures. The bottom may be integrally formed with a side structure. A rim and rib may be integrally formed in a side structure. The base structure comprises a slot or pocket that may be integrally formed from a side structure. The slot or pocket may be configured for engagement with a lifting apparatus for the container (e.g. forks of a fork lift). The base structure may comprise a bracket. The bracket of the base structure may be configured to facilitate stacking of one container securely on the rim of another container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hudsonville Products LLC
    Inventors: David J. Levitt, Benjamin A. DOZEMAN
  • Patent number: 8763809
    Abstract: A tray includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base. In one feature, a first wall of the plurality of walls may include a projection outward from the first wall. The projection is aligned with an upper edge of the first wall, such that the projection is outward of a portion of the upper edge of the first wall. The projection of an identical upper tray stacked on the tray would interlock with the upper edge of the first wall to resist outward deflection of the upper edge of the first wall of the tray. In another feature, a platform may extend inward from at least one of the walls to support smaller trays stacked thereon. In another feature, an exterior of each of the side walls may include an interlocking recess for receiving automated handling equipment for supporting the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, John Paul Kapla, Jon P. Hassell
  • Publication number: 20140174976
    Abstract: A tray for carton packages comprising a first quadrangular surface forming a flat support plateau for accommodating bottoms of carton packages and a second quadrangular surface forming a flat support plateau for accommodating tops of carton packages. A first edge surrounds the first surface and extends away therefrom. A second edge surrounds the second flat surface and extends away thereform and at least a first row of recesses is formed in the second surface and at least a second row of recesses is formed on the second surface, the second row of recesses being dissimilar to the first row of recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Herrick RAMBERG, Johan LINDSTRÖM
  • Patent number: 8746453
    Abstract: A plastic blow molded pourable product container is constructed to support the combined weight of additional like containers stacked on top of the container, and is also constructed to efficiently use a three dimensional space occupied by a stack of containers and to resist relative movement between adjacent containers assembled together in a three dimensionally arrayed stack of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Buddeez, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Hall, William A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140144804
    Abstract: There is provided a stackable drinking vessel comprising a rim at an open end of the vessel, a base, and a vessel body between the rim and the base, wherein the base comprises stack-elements simultaneously engageable with at least a rim of a first similar drinking vessel and a rim of a second similar drinking vessel, whereby the vessel can be stacked upon the at least two similar drinking vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Cooperatieve Vereniging 4Wi1Ho U.A.
    Inventors: Stijn Roodnat, Erna Gerritdina Hendrika Wilbrink
  • Patent number: 8727121
    Abstract: A tray for a food product is thin-walled, unitary, and plastic. The tray comprises a central portion. The central portion comprises a plurality of downwardly extending recesses for receiving at least one of the food products, and a plurality of upwardly extending posts interspersed amongst the recesses. A first set of the posts is positioned on a first side of a horizontal axis of the tray, and a second set of the posts is positioned on a second side of the horizontal axis. The first set of posts and the second set of posts are positioned asymmetrically on either side of the horizontal axis. Each post comprises a plurality of reinforcing ribs extending lengthwise therealong. The reinforcing ribs are integral to the posts. The tray further comprises an outer wall portion extending about the central portion. A plurality of webs extend between the outer wall portion and the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Par-Pak Ltd.
    Inventors: Samir R. Parikh, Sajith Chenat
  • Patent number: 8678188
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a storage container that comprises a front panel, a back or rear panel, a left side panel, a top portion, and a bottom portion. Each of the panels, as well as the top portion and the bottom portion of the storage container, comprises a contact surface with each contact surface comprising at least one contact point. The use of multiple contact surfaces and multiple contact points allows a plurality of storage containers to be efficiently and securely stacked and nested, thereby allowing for quick and easy storage of items while conserving valuable yet precious storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Helen D. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8651277
    Abstract: An article-transport tray includes a floor and a side wall which cooperate to form an article-storage space sized to carry a wide variety of items, articles, or products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Michael Bruce McLeod, Jon Richard Thomas Schoenborn
  • Patent number: 8640871
    Abstract: Rugged stackable merchandise tray containers are provided with right-angled mounting tabs at the inner corners of the top panel of two load supporting casing formed at the two ends of the tray container. The right-angled mounting tabs are engageable with rectangular mounting openings formed at the bottom of the bottom panel when two tray containers are stacked one on top of another. The mounting provide resistance to accidental external impact exerted to the stack. At least one trapezoidal shape pull-out tabs are also provided at the edge portion of the bottom panel, which are engageable with aligned mounting slots formed at the top panel of the load supporting casings to provide further securement of the stacked tray containers as well as enhanced resistance to external impact to the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 8602217
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a first container, a second container and a latch arrangement movable between a latched position and an unlatched position is provided. The first container has a first container portion having a first opening into a first interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a first cover for closing the first opening. The second container has a second container portion having a second opening into a second interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a second cover for closing the second opening. The latch arrangement, when in the latched position, is constructed and arranged to connect the first container portion to the second container portion. The latch arrangement is positioned and configured such that when it connects the first container portion to the second container portion, the first opening and the second opening face opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8590704
    Abstract: It is a matter of a container assembly with at least one stackable container (1) which has a first engaging structure (48) on its top side (19) and a second engaging structure (49) on its underside (18). The engaging structures (48, 49) are so matched to one another that, when two containers (1) are stacked together, they engage in one another in such a way that the containers are secured against shifting relative to one another at right-angles to the stacking direction and at the same time the upper container is prevented from lifting at least in certain areas. The first engaging structure (48) consists of engaging recesses (54) and the second engaging structure (49) of engaging projections (55). Feet (57) provided on the underside (18) of the container (1) are designed as elements of the second engaging structure (49) and are able to engage the first engaging structure (48) from the rear, to prevent lifting of the upper container at least in certain areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Koenig, Raimund Schaffer, Timo Kuhls, Lutz Wolle
  • Patent number: 8561769
    Abstract: An interlocking case system includes a base case having a luggage receptacle and an overlying lid that together form a luggage compartment. One or more swivel wheels are located in proximity to one end of the base case and at least one non-swivel wheel is located at the other end. An upper case is configured to interlock with, and be supported by, the base case when the base case is supported by the first and second swivel wheels and the at least one non-swivel wheel. The case system may be towed using a flexible towing strap coupled to the base case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Andochick
  • Patent number: 8561832
    Abstract: A bakery tray includes a base. A front wall extends upward from a front edge of the base. Side walls extend upward from side edges of the base. A rear wall extends upward from a rear edge of the base. The rear wall includes an inner panel portion and an outer lip portion that protrudes outward and then downward from an uppermost edge of the inner panel portion. A plurality of ribs connect the inner panel portion to the outer lip portion. In one feature, the plurality of ribs may include an increased concentration of the ribs in the center of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 8544648
    Abstract: A system for stacking fire-resistant archive boxes on top of one another is provided. Each of the archive boxes comprise an outer shell, an inner shell disposed within the outer shell, a drywall support shell, and a lid. The inner shell has an opening defining a storage compartment, and is spaced apart from the outer shell defining a cavity therebetween. The inner shell includes a bottom wall and side walls. The drywall support shell is disposed within the cavity and surrounds a substantial portion of the inner shell. The lid is configured to be disposed over the opening in the inner shell to selectively enclose the storage compartment. The drywall support shell of the upper archive box is substantially aligned with the drywall support shell of the lower archive box whereby the lower archive box is supportive of the upper archive box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: John D. Brush & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Terri P. Cleveland, Kelvin H. Wildman, Douglas O. Nichol
  • Patent number: 8534492
    Abstract: A storage system including, in an exemplary embodiment, a unitary open-topped container, and an air-tight lid system, suitable for storage of food items. The lid system includes a plastic lid including a cover portion and a plurality of lid latches connected to the lid cover portion by living hinges, and a seal gasket fitted into an inner seal channel formed in a lid peripheral region. The latches are configured for movement between extended positions in which the lid is removable from the container, and a latching position in which latch features engage a peripheral edge of the container to secure the lid and gasket in a sealed position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Smyers, Michael E. Williams
  • Patent number: 8505729
    Abstract: A container constructed and arranged to be connected to at least one other container. The container has a container portion, a cover, and a latch member movable between a first position and a second position. A retaining member on the container portion is engageable with the latch member. In the first position, the latch member engages the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position. In the second position, the latch member is engageable with a container portion of the other container to connect the containers. The latch member is pivotally movable in a clockwise and counterclockwise manner. The latch member can be pivoted upwards to the second position to engage the other container and the latch member can be pivoted downwards to the first position to engage the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8434632
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide stackable meal trays for use in transporting and heating meal casseroles in an induction oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Aziz Boubeddi, Paul Merrill
  • Patent number: RE47210
    Abstract: A collapsible crate for transporting goods, the crate having an upstanding wall, at least a portion of which is movable, locating feature and releasable locking feature for releasably securing the movable wall portion relative to the crate, wherein the locating feature has a projection receivable within a recess or aperture to align, in use, the movable wall portion relative to the crate such that the movable wall portion is releasably securable by the locking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Goodpack IBC (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: David Lam