Binder Wrap For Content Patents (Class 206/597)
  • Patent number: 10710794
    Abstract: Racks for shipping loose or packaged glass sheets. A rack includes spaced-apart upright members that taper in thickness such that they are thicker at their lower ends compared to their upper ends. Base members extends outwardly and generally perpendicularly from respective upright members. The base members also taper such that they become thicker moving outwardly from the upright members. An acute or right angle is formed between innermost surfaces of the upright members and uppermost surfaces of the base members. The rack, when used alone, is self-standing as if an L-frame like rack and is arrangeable back-to-back with another rack of the same type to form a mutually-supporting A-frame like rack. The racks are easily loadable onto/removable from rail cars, trucks, and/or the like. Racks include features accommodating forks of a forklift/fork truck, further facilitating their movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Matthew Fuller, Maximo Rivera Zapata, Drew Alexander Kirk
  • Patent number: 10538350
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product implement top layer containment operations to optimize containment of various types of loads such as loads with top/slip sheets, ragged topographies, and/or inboard portions. Bidirectional control of the elevation of a web of packaging material may be performed within one or more revolutions between a load and a packaging material dispenser to selectively engage one or more corners of the load with a web of packaging material while passing the web of packaging material inwardly of one or more other corners of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LANTECH.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick R. Lancaster, III, Michael P. Mitchell, Richard L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10336528
    Abstract: Racks for shipping loose or packaged glass sheets. A rack includes spaced-apart upright members that taper in thickness such that they are thicker at their lower ends compared to their upper ends. Base members extends outwardly and generally perpendicularly from respective upright members. The base members also taper such that they become thicker moving outwardly from the upright members. An acute or right angle is formed between innermost surfaces of the upright members and uppermost surfaces of the base members. The rack, when used alone, is self-standing as if an L-frame like rack and is arrangeable back-to-back with another rack of the same type to form a mutually-supporting A-frame like rack. The racks are easily loadable onto/removable from rail cars, trucks, and/or the like. Racks include features accommodating forks of a forklift/fork truck, further facilitating their movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Matthew Fuller, Maximo Rivera Zapata, Drew Alexander Kirk
  • Patent number: 10233059
    Abstract: A crane mat system includes a top surface and a bottom surface constructed of steel plates. The top surface and the bottom surface are joined by one or more sides and an internal support structure. Two or more lifting portions are mounted to recessed walls. Each lifting portion includes an arm having a proximal end attached to a recessed wall of the mat and a distal end attached to a plate. Each arm is mounted above the midline of the height of the mat. A protrusion is mounted on each arm such that when the mats are stacked, the protrusions over lower mats are nested within recessed cutouts of upper mats. The lifting portions are configured such that a sling can lift a stack of mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Greenfield Products, LLC
    Inventor: Gustavo A. Anzola
  • Patent number: 9981791
    Abstract: A modular packaging and shipping assembly for a bundled channel product includes a plurality of mounting adapters, each of the plurality of mounting adapters having a flat surface configured to abut the bundled channel product, a plurality of straps designed to wrap both the bundled channel product and the plurality of mounting adapters, and a plurality of mounting platforms, each of the plurality of mounting platforms having a mounting platform recess, which is configured to insertedly accommodate the mounting adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Andrew James Feudner, Ronald David White
  • Patent number: 9455168
    Abstract: At the time of packing a wafer carrier into a container, an upper buffer body and a lower buffer body are arranged above and below the wafer carrier. The wafer carrier has: a box-like carrier main body having a frame-like step portion formed on an upper inner peripheral surface of an access opening; and a lid body that closes the access opening in an openable manner when it is accommodated in the frame-like step portion through a gasket. Further, the upper buffer body has: an upper concave portion that accommodates an upper portion of the wafer carrier therein; and a pressing rib that is brought into contact with an upper end surface of a carrier main body and pressed against the upper end surface of the carrier main body without contacting with the lid body. Furthermore, the lower buffer body has: a lower concave portion and a support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Horio
  • Patent number: 9309025
    Abstract: A pallet, a method of securing a load to a pallet, and a method of manufacturing therefor, in which the pallet includes a top plate defining a first surface area, a base structure defining a second surface area that is less than the first surface area, and support legs, at least a portion of which join the top plate and the base structure. The support legs are disposed between the top plate and the base structure in an arrangement that accommodates engagement of the pallet with a standard jacking device along any edge of the pallet. Securing slots extend through the top plate, wherein a first subset of the securing slots is oriented lengthwise parallel to a first edge of the top plate and a second subset of the securing slots is oriented lengthwise perpendicular to the first edge of the top plate. A pair of edges of the top plate extend beyond a pair of edges of the base structure that are parallel to the pair of edges of the top plate to further facilitate engagement of the pallet with a lifting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Workshops for Warriors
    Inventor: Hernán Luis y Prado
  • Publication number: 20150108036
    Abstract: A glass roving package 200 is provided which has a simple configuration which can prevent shifting and collapse of the glass roving package 200 during transportation of the package, and for which it is easier to package glass rovings 100 and unpack, and the cost of the glass roving package 200 can be reduced. The glass roving package 200 includes groups of glass rovings 100 stacked on top of each other on a base board 20, the glass rovings 100 in each group being arranged, and a wrapping material wrapped around an outer circumferential portion of the groups of glass rovings 100. A displacement prevention sheet 10 is interposed between a lower group of glass rovings 100 and an upper group of glass rovings 100 in order to prevent the upper group of glass rovings 100 from being displaced during transportation of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150101957
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Publication number: 20140238895
    Abstract: A pallet cover for concealing the top and side portions of a pallet on which products are supported and displayed and for providing access for the lifting of the pallet via forks of a pallet lifting device. The cover body includes a top portion and four side flaps with a rubber band system. The side flaps are configured to include an extended portion at the corners with anchor points and guide notches to keep the rubber bands in position. The side flaps are in the up position when the pallet is being moved and are flipped down to cover the sides of the pallet. In one embodiment, the pallet cover includes utility slots to facilitate the inclusion of graphic panels and other merchandising articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Matthew Bojie
  • Publication number: 20140158582
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide for a safe way to attach and remove metal strapping from a pallet or other shipping structure. The metal strapping is attached to a safety device which receives the metal strap before it is tightened around shipping materials. The metal strap is then tightened and the safety device is secured to the metal strap. After the materials reach their destination, the metal strap is then cut at the safety device and the safety device restrains the metal strap from whipping back and causing injury to anyone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Curry, Rich Dicker
  • Publication number: 20140138281
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a cover, a method of covering, and a cover system for shipments of products transported by air with ULDs. The cover system can be adapted to any skid such as wooden or plastic pallets used for smaller loads used in air transport or any other mode of transportation. The cover system can include one or multiple parts. Each part of the cover system can be made of one or more layers. Each layer can be made of a single material or a combination of different materials. Different parts of the cover can be made of different materials or different combination of materials. The cover system provides thermal protection to temperature-sensitive products in or on the ULD. The cover system maintains the proper relative humidity level and gas concentrations for horticultural product loads. The cover system decreases the amount of water vapor released in the cargo holds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BLUEYE, LLC
    Inventors: JEAN-PIERRE EMOND, WILLIAM PELLETIER
  • Publication number: 20140061065
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a pallet or other flat platform having one or more, preferably two, perpendicular dividers secured to the surface of the flat platform and each other in a stable manner. Gas cylinder(s) are set in an upright position on the same surface of the flat platform as the divider(s). The cylinder(s) are secured, generally by steel bands or nylon straps, to the divider(s) and/or the flat platform surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Girsh
  • Publication number: 20140027343
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a cement board bay comprising a skid, the cement boards and a cover to protect the boards from whether. The cover is of breathable water proof material and it has a skirt that elastically or otherwise tightens the cover over the boards. The cover is secured with closing devices. The upper surface of the cover may include ridges, convex portions or water absorbent areas to prevent water from standing on the bay. The cover sides may include flap openings for removing tapes holding the boards on place without removing the bay cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Fiber Cement Foam Systems Insulation, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8584851
    Abstract: A transport housing for a coil or a coil block, having an upper and a lower pressing plate, wherein the coil or the coil block is arranged between the two pressing plates and the latter can be braced against each other by a plurality of tension rods in the manner of an axial tension configuration. A frame enclosing the coil or the coil block to which a membrane, movable both toward the inner chamber of the transport housing and toward the outside, is fastened and having an outer housing which provides mechanical protection for the membrane and enables unhindered or allows movement of the membrane to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Hartmut Brendel
  • Publication number: 20130277267
    Abstract: A wrap for a retail display, e.g., a pallet, is provided. The wrap includes corner units and a strap. The strap is releasably interfaced with corner units, with the corner units locating the strap relative to a retail display. The strap may include indicia such as printed indicia, such as, for example, advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SOUTHERN IMPERIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8512851
    Abstract: A wrapping material for use with existing wrapping equipment or balers for wrapping bales of agricultural produce or other items are disclosed. The base wrapping material may be a netting, film, or combination thereof. The wrapping material includes a plurality of pre-defined, discrete, spaced-apart adhesive areas disposed on each side of the opposing sides of the wrapping material. The longitudinal spacing of the adhesive areas allows the wrapping material to be rolled onto a roll core so that the discrete spaced-apart adhesive areas contact only non-adhesive areas of the wrapping material thereby forming a first level of adhesion that easily allows the wrapping material to be released and unrolled. When wrapping an item, corresponding discrete adhesive areas come into face-to-face contact thereby forming a second level of adhesion that is stronger than the first level of adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventor: Nissim Mass
  • Publication number: 20130193031
    Abstract: A stackable pallet container for transporting or storing fluent material has a rigid pallet, a plastic liner bag sitting on the pallet, and a mesh outer jacket surrounding the plastic liner bag, secured to the pallet, and forming with the pallet an upwardly open cavity containing the liner bag. The jacket is formed by horizontal rods and vertical rods joined at crossings. At least partially U-section vertical reinforcement bars are fixed inside the outer jacket and each have an upper end formed on a side directed inward toward the bag with a cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Thibaut BUTRUILLE, Hubert WILLIG
  • Publication number: 20130175198
    Abstract: A system may include structural components, and joining areas on the structural components where fasteners connect the structural components into a shipping platform. The system may also include a wrap positioned on each selected joining area of selected structural components where the fasteners connect the selected structural components together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: CHEP TECHNOLOGY PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: CHEP TECHNOLOGY PTY LIMITED
  • Patent number: 8413809
    Abstract: A package of specialty shingles is provided, preferably for containing hip, ridge or rake shingles, with support in the bottom of the package for the shingles that is complementary to the lower ends of nested, stacked shingles in the package. Shaped constraining devices are provided, for retaining the shape of shingles in the package. An assembly of packages of the specialty shingles is provided, in a tray arrangement, and a pallet assembly of various levels of such packages disposed on a pallet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Koch, Robert L. Jenkins, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Barbara A. McDonough, Paul J. Batt
  • Publication number: 20130026061
    Abstract: A packaging system that is both efficient and cost effective, while still performing the necessary tasks at hand. The compartmentalized pallet cover extends the shipping life of fresh picked fruits and vegetables, lengthening the maximum shipping time and extending the maximum shipping distance within which fresh produce may be delivered. This shipping product and method makes it possible to realize higher profit margins by reaching markets which are located a significant distance from the point of origin, while minimizing shipping costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Ian M. Lehn, Mark L. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 8302267
    Abstract: There is provided a load fixing device capable of effectively preventing collapse of burdens stacked in multiple stages by wrapping with a sheet, providing excellent work efficiency, providing large binding force, and excellently stabilizing the fastened burdens. A load fixing device according to the present invention includes a belt-like sheet having a predetermined length to be wounded around an outer periphery of loads; a first fastening section provided at an upper part in a width direction of a first end of the belt-like sheet and having an engagement means; a first-fastening-section passing section provided at the upper part in the width direction of a second end of the belt-like sheet; a second fastening section provided at a lower part in the width direction of the second end of the belt-like sheet and having an engagement means; and a second-fastening-section passing section provided at the lower part in the width direction of the first end of the belt-like sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ecobiz Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kahoru Morikawa, Takahide Yusuki, Katsuaki Sawachi
  • Publication number: 20120273387
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Publication number: 20120267284
    Abstract: A pallet skirt for covering side portions of a pallet and for providing access for lifting of the pallet via forks of a pallet lifting device includes a skirt body with opposite top and bottom margins. The skirt body includes first and second pairs of opposite side walls, with each of the side walls presenting opposite inner and outer faces. The side walls are configured to cover portions of product stacked on the pallet and to cover the side portions of the pallet. The side walls of at least one of the side wall pairs defines therethrough a pair of spaced apart fork-receiving recesses that extend between the inner and outer faces to thereby provide fork access to the pallet through the side wall when the skirt body is disposed about the pallet. A blank for forming such a pallet skirt is also disclosed. A method of labeling a palleted product such that the labeled pallet remains moveable via forks is also taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: North American Salt Company
    Inventors: Kevin Thimmesch, Brendan Matthew Dillon, Jack Kliewer
  • Patent number: 8256615
    Abstract: A packaging container includes a pallet, an enclosure base, an enclosure box, a sheet, and a set of fasteners. The pallet includes a bottom deck, a top deck, and a set of support members. The enclosure base is placed on the pallet top deck. The enclosure box is placed above the pallet top deck around the enclosure base, and includes a top wall, first and second pairs of opposed side walls, an open bottom, and a first set of through-holes. The sheet is passed across the pallet hollow structure and fastened to the enclosure box to connect the pallet to the enclosure box, and includes a center panel, a pair of side flaps, and a second set of through-holes. The set of fasteners are passed through the first and second sets of through-holes to fasten the sheet to the enclosure box from outside the enclosure box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Goda
  • Publication number: 20120217185
    Abstract: A transportable container for flowable bulk goods is formed by disposing an outer wrap around a bottom support and a portion of a vertically spaced slip frame former. One of the slip frame former and the bottom support moves vertically relative to other in response to the fill level of the bulk goods. As bulk goods are added to the transportable container, the position of the slip frame former is radially adjusted to modify the shape of the transportable container. As the fill level increases in the transportable container, previously disposed portions of outer wrap are disengaged from the slip frame former to squeeze the filled portions of the transportable container. Additional portions of outer wrap are disposed around a portion of the slip frame former to maintain the transportable container for receiving bulk goods as the previously disposed portions of outer wrap are disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Ours, Sharon Juntunen
  • Patent number: 8250835
    Abstract: An airtight cover assembly includes a side panel folded around goods on a pallet presenting top and bottom opening, a top panel with a plurality of pouches positioned on an inside surface above a vented rigid plate, and a bottom panel encloses the pallet. Hook and loop closures secure the panel assembly. Panel inner and outer surfaces of a poly-vinyl chloride material bonded to an aluminum laminate enclose multiple layers of foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Keith A. Kenneally
  • Patent number: 8240469
    Abstract: A container includes a pallet, an enclosure base, an enclosure box, and a set of fasteners. The pallet is disposed at a bottom of the container. The enclosure base is placed on the pallet, and includes a lower base sheet and an upper base sheet. The lower base sheet forms a first pair of side flaps. The upper base sheet forms a second pair of side flaps. The enclosure box is placed on the enclosure base, and includes a top wall, a set of four side walls, and an open bottom. The four side walls of the enclosure box rest on the lower base sheet while surrounding the upper base sheet to position the first pair of opposed side flaps outside the enclosure box, and the second pair of opposed side flaps inside the enclosure box. The set of fasteners fastens the enclosure base to the enclosure box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Goda
  • Patent number: 8231004
    Abstract: Unit load for transporting absorbent hygienic articles such as sanitary pads. The unit load includes a pallet, a bottom tray with one or more side flaps folded upwardly, a plurality of secondary packages loaded on the pallet and forming a stack, a top cap on top of the stack with one or more side flaps folded downwardly, and a plurality of corner posts each placed against a different vertical corner of the stack of secondary packages. A secondary package for transporting feminine hygiene articles, in particular sanitary pads, made of a flexible material is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Markus Port, Ibrahim Ulas
  • Patent number: 8177058
    Abstract: A tray and slip sheet system for transporting aggregated bales of rubber that provides a manner for thawing rubber being transported, that prevents large rubber bales being transported from fusing together, and that does not damage or contaminate the packaged rubber when a forklift's forks are inserted between two stacked aggregated bales using the tray and slip sheet system. The tray and slip sheet system uses a tray sheet, a slip (when transporting more than one stacked aggregated bale of rubber), and a strap securing system. The tray and slip sheet system provides a system that defines an air recirculation system that allows the first two levels of bales of rubber stacked over the footprint to be defrosted in hot air chambers after winter transport. Systems not having ventilation slits do not allow the first two levels of bales being transported from being completely defrosted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos Cavallini
  • Publication number: 20120031808
    Abstract: A tray and slip sheet system for transporting aggregated bales of rubber that provides a manner for thawing rubber being transported, that prevents large rubber bales being transported from fusing together, and that does not damage or contaminate the packaged rubber when a forklift's forks are inserted between two stacked aggregated bales using the tray and slip sheet system. The tray and slip sheet system uses a tray sheet, a slip (when transporting more than one stacked aggregated bale of rubber), and a strap securing system. The tray and slip sheet system provides a system that defines an air recirculation system that allows the first two levels of bales of rubber stacked over the footprint to be defrosted in hot air chambers after winter transport. Systems not having ventilation slits do not allow the first two levels of bales being transported from being completely defrosted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos CAVALLINI
  • Patent number: 8056891
    Abstract: A device for use on palletized loads of containers for maintaining tension in vertical strapping comprises a rectangle (20) having outer dimensions commensurate with the dimensions of a pallet or dolly on which. containers are to be stacked in layers, each side of the rectangle comprising upper and lower leaves (21L, 22L) diverging from hinge means at the inner edge of the side, the lower leaves (22L) of all four sides being disposed in a common plane, and spring means (23) urging the outer edges of the upper and lower leaves apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Loadhog Limited
    Inventors: Hugh David Facey, Derek Boaler, John Makin, Neil Clarke
  • Patent number: 7963235
    Abstract: Articles constructed of a plurality of scuffed sheets have improved sheet-to-sheet bond strength and surfaces with high coefficients of friction. Articles constructed out of three scuffed sheets include exterior intumescent polymeric surfaces resisting the spread of combustion flames and insulating the interior surfaces from the high temperature of fire. Articles include electronic apparatus sending an emergency 911 call to a remote monitoring station. Articles are advantageously reinforced with optional rigidifying structures without article modification. Members are joined with snap together features providing an assembled article. Articles include handles for ergonomic manipulation by workers. Articles include elements amenably receiving unitization accessories. The article improvements are demonstrated in the form of industrial platforms, particularly material handling pallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Nextreme, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. W. Muirhead
  • Publication number: 20110132800
    Abstract: This invention is directed to film wrapped and heat shrunk bundles of gabled containers to form bundles that can be stacked on pallets and not be constrained by the gables in determining the size of the bundles. This is accomplished by nesting the gable containers on a conveyor on their side. The nesting of the gable containers on their side provides a stable structure that can be moved on a conveyor to be film wrapped. After film wrapping, the containers are conveyed to a heat shrink tunnel to form bundles of gable containers that can be placed on a pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Patent number: 7942262
    Abstract: A building boards loading structure which loads plural building boards, being similar sheets, on a pallet. The building boards loading structure has plural packages, and the packages have plural building boards and plural bands. The plural building boards are banded at plural locations by the plural bands, and the plural packages are stacked vertically, to provide an upper and lower package in regard to two packages, and loaded on a pallet. The locations of bands in each upper and lower package which is loaded on the pallet are different from each other in relation to the lateral direction. The location of bands in a lowest package which is loaded on the pallet is different, in relation to the lateral direction, from the location of the stringers and an entry in the pallet for inserting a fork of a fork lift truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Watanabe, Yoshinori Hibino
  • Patent number: 7900775
    Abstract: (EN) The invention relates to a transport unit (1), comprising several panels (2), piled in two or more piles (3), supported by one or more support elements (4) and wrapped in a single film (5). Each of said two or more piles (3) is separately supported by said one or more support elements (4) and the film is a stretch film in the form of a tube (5) with elastic radial properties and non-elastic axial properties which is arranged horizontally around the piles (3) and said one or more support elements (4) to hold the above together and to guarantee the stability of the transport unit (1) during manipulation and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventor: Suzanne Hojholt
  • Patent number: 7896159
    Abstract: A packaging container includes a pallet, an enclosure box, an enclosure base, a sheet, and a set of fasteners. The pallet carries the article thereon. The enclosure box rests on the pallet to enclose the article therewithin, and includes a top wall, first and second pairs of opposite side walls, an open bottom, and a first set of through-holes. The enclosure base lies between the article and the pallet to hold the article. The sheet extends across at least a portion of the pallet and the first pair of opposite side walls to secure the pallet to the enclosure box when fastened to the enclosure box, and includes a flat center panel, a pair of side flaps, and a second set of through-holes. The set of fasteners are passed through the first and second sets of through-holes to fasten the sheet to the enclosure box from outside the enclosure box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Goda
  • Patent number: 7766170
    Abstract: A transport unit comprises a load carrier, a load which comprises at least one coil of a web; the web being wound on a reel, a load distributing element, and a tightening strap, the load being carried by said load carrier in such a manner that the reel of said at least one coil is arranged perpendicular to the load carrier, the load having an upper surface facing said load distributing element, the load distributing element being arranged on the upper surface of the load, and the tightening strap enclosing a force-absorbing structure formed of the load carrier, the reel and the load distributing element and adapted to secure the load to the load carrier. The load carrier has a flat load surface, and the web comprises interconnected container blanks, the load having a lower surface which rests on the load surface and comprises an end face of the reel of the at least one coil and a bottom surface formed of a bottom edge of the web of interconnected container blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolean Research & Development A/S
    Inventors: Evert Månsson, Peter Nilsson, Per Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 7748540
    Abstract: A packing tool for packing large articles such as image forming apparatuses has a pallet to place the article, and an article-fixing member to secure the article to the pallet. The article-fixing member is accommodated in an accommodating section in the pallet. When securing the article to the pallet, the article-fixing member is pulled out and wound around the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Juusei Matsumoto, Tomoaki Arai, Satoshi Ishihara, Sakae Ishikawa, Takefumi Adachi, Hisao Chikano, Satoshi Kitaoka, Junichi Murano
  • Patent number: 7699167
    Abstract: A container for goods having an axial dimension is provided, comprising a first end support having four corners and being oriented in a first plane, a second end support having four corners and being oriented in a second plane spaced axially from the first plane, at least two connecting rails having first and second ends, the first ends being removably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removably connected to the second end support, each rail being connected to a different corner of the first end support and a corresponding corner of the second end support, wherein at least one good may be suspended between and supported by the first end support and second end support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Badger Plug Company
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Publication number: 20100031557
    Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Ethan Vickery, Larry Covington
  • Patent number: 7644560
    Abstract: A new method and system for establishing, and optionally maintaining, a desired atmosphere for perishable or atmosphere-sensitive goods during their storage and/or transportation. In one embodiment, a conveyor is used to move a pallet with goods from station to station. A mechanical arm at a sheeting station lifts goods from a pallet while one or more sheets are placed between the goods and the pallet. A bottom plate with fingers having hollow tubes holds the pallet while the pallet is being wrapped and enclosed. A portable manifold may also be connected to the hollow tubes and a controller samples and adjusts atmosphere inside the pallet via the portable manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Bowden Group
    Inventors: Lisa A. Bowden, James S. Nagamine
  • Publication number: 20090288980
    Abstract: A cover for covering an associated pallet of material wherein the associated pallet of material has a pallet length, a pallet width and a pallet height. The cover having a top panel with two parallel side edges and two parallel end edges that are transverse to the side edges. The cover further including a first side panel attached to one of the two parallel side edges and a second side panel attached to the other of the two parallel side edges and a first end panel attached to one of the two parallel end edges and a second end panel attached to the other of the two parallel end edges. The first and second side panels having side edges joined to the end panels such that the cover has a generally rectangular and downwardly facing opening shaped to receive the associated pallet of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony J. Hadala
  • Publication number: 20090272663
    Abstract: A package of specialty shingles is provided, preferably for containing hip, ridge or rake shingles, with support in the bottom of the package for the shingles that is complementary to the lower ends of nested, stacked shingles in the package. Shaped constraining devices are provided, for retaining the shape of shingles in the package. An assembly of packages of the specialty shingles is provided, in a tray arrangement, and a pallet assembly of various levels of such packages disposed on a pallet are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Koch, Robert L. Jenkins, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Barbara A. McDonough, Paul J. Batt
  • Publication number: 20090223856
    Abstract: A preferred form of slip sheet (62) for use between layers (L) of containers, especially bottles (20), in a palletised load, comprises a rectangular board (63) having marginal portions (34) formed with corrugations (65, 66) extending perpendicular from their edges and merging into the general plane of the board (63), whereby, in use, a ‘throat’ (TD) is formed between the upward corrugations (66) on a lower slip sheet (62) and the downward corrugations (65) on an upper slip sheet (62) which prevents ‘walking’ of the outermost rows of bottles (20) in the intervening layer. Curved corners of the board (63) are provided with diverging corrugations (65X, 66X) to prevent ‘walking’ of bottles (20) from the corners of layers (L). A plurality of such slip sheets (62) can be stacked compactly and with great stability by virtue of the corrugations (65, 66) nesting in the corrugations of neighbouring slip sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: LOADHOG LIMITED
    Inventors: Hugh David Facey, Derek Boaler, John Makin
  • Publication number: 20090205999
    Abstract: A base for a sealed package used to ship or store a large and valuable asset is formed by drilling the base to receive a bolt array, placing the bolts in the drilled bolt holes, punching holes in a sealing layer to fit over the bolts and rest on the base; applying sealant material around each bolt below and above the sealing layer to seal the junctures between the bolts and the sealing layer; and preferably arranging a protective layer over the sealing layer to leave an exposed perimetal region of the sealant layer extending continuously around a protective layer. The bolts are used to fasten the asset or a carriage for the asset to the base, and a flexible top cover with a bottom region engaging the peripheral region of the sealing layer is then bonded to the sealing layer to seal the asset within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: W. STUART SMITH, INC., D/B/A HERITAGE PACKAGING
    Inventors: William S. Smith, Russell L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20090020452
    Abstract: A device for alleviating slackening of vertical strapping (24) in palletised loads of containers comprises a pair of rectangular frames (32, 33), spring means (34) between the frames urging them apart, and tethering means (47, 48) limiting separation of the frames, which device is preferably placed on top of a slip sheet (22Y) placed on the top layer (L) of containers, especially of bottles (20). The outer edges of the upper frame (32) preferably has shallow grooves (51) from its outer edges to accommodate the vertical strapping (24) and protect it from abrasion. The lower frame (33) preferably has a flared outer skirt (49) to assist in locating the device on a top slip sheet (22Y), and locating a plurality of such devices one on another for return transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: LOADHOG LIMITED
    Inventors: Hugh David Facey, Derek Boaler, John Makin, Brian Edward Shawcross
  • Publication number: 20080264825
    Abstract: A sheet shipping and storage container includes a base supporting a stack of glass sheets in a vertical orientation, and a pair of telescoping end caps mounted on each side of the stack in facing relationship to one another. A first endless strap has its course around the end caps to bias the end caps toward one another about the stack; a second endless strap has it course around back end of each end caps and the back side of the stack to bias the back surface of the stack and the end caps downward toward the front of the base, and a third endless strap around the opposite end of the end caps and the front side of the stack to bias the end caps and the front side of the stack downward toward back side of the base to unitize the plurality of sheets, end caps and base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Francis M. Hagan III, Lawrence A. DePaolis, John Leo Flick, John P. Marshall, Alexander S. Sobkin
  • Publication number: 20080196304
    Abstract: Lightweight, removable covers for harvested vegetative material, such as sod, stacked on a pallet are provided. A cover includes a top panel with side and end panels extending downwardly from the top panel to form an envelope shaped to fit snugly over the stacked material. The stacked material is arranged in a shape of predetermined length, breadth and height, and the envelope is configured to have a corresponding shape. The envelope surrounds the stacked material without enclosing the pallet. The length and breadth of each panel of the envelope corresponds to a respective portion of the shape of the stacked material. In addition, each panel comprises a flexible material that is impervious to moisture. An outside surface of each panel is light and heat-reflective to protect the covered material and an inside surface is non-reflective. One or more of the panels includes promotional and/or information indicia on an outside surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Pope
  • Patent number: 7383951
    Abstract: A pallet can be detachably carried on a sled for shipping heavier objects on the pallet as carried by the sled, or lighter object on the pallet alone, the sled spreading the weight over a greater area than the pallet alone. The dimensions of both the pallet and sled are related to contribute different integer fractions of a given dimension such as the length of a standard intermodal container. This arrangement is apt for shipping smaller steel coils on pallets and larger steel coils on pallets carried by sleds. Thus, for example, quarter-container-length pallets, normally appropriate for a pallet to carry lighter coils, can carry heavier loads on a sled occupying a larger proportion of the container length, such as a half-container-length sled. An attachment mechanism affixes the sled to the pallet and the assembly is configured for manipulation with a fork lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Coli-Tainer, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Smolenski, Rudy Posthumus, Hubertus A. M. Frijns