Knockdown Or Collapsible Type Patents (Class 206/600)
  • Patent number: 11479385
    Abstract: A packaging fastener includes a base member and a key member. The base member includes a first cylindrical part inserted through overlapped through holes of packaging materials. The key member includes a second cylindrical part inserted into the first cylindrical part of the base member. By inserting the first cylindrical part of the base member through the through holes and then inserting the second cylindrical part into the first cylindrical part, the packaging materials are coupled together. The key member has an engaging part. The base member has an engaged part. The engagement part has an elastically deformable supporting part and a lock claw. In a state where the lock claw is engaged with the engaged part, by elastically deforming the supporting part, the lock claw is displaced to a direction separate away from the engaged part to release an engagement of the lock claw with the engaged part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Wakimoto
  • Patent number: 11453528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting ring for a transport container (11), which can be arranged between a base (12) and a lid (16) of the transport container, having at least two ring sections (18, 19) which form a closed mounting ring (14) having several side walls (15), wherein each ring section (18, 19) comprises at least one side wall section (23, 24, 31, 32), which in each case has an upper and lower front surface (33, 34), and a front edge (37) extends at the respective end of the ring section (18, 19) between the upper and lower front surface (33, 34), said front edge forming a connection point (22) with an opposite front edge (37) of an adjacent ring section (18, 19), wherein the opposite front edges (37) of the side wall sections (23, 24, 31, 32) of the ring sections (18, 19) are connected to a retaining profile (21) to form a common side wall (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Infinex Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hirmer
  • Patent number: 11434041
    Abstract: A packing member for an electronic device includes a packing box for accommodating the electronic device, an accommodating container for accommodating an article packed together with the electronic device, and a cushioning material, including a recessed accommodating portion for accommodating the accommodating container, for holding the electronic device in a state in which the cushioning material is provided between an inner wall of the packing box and the electronic device and in which the electronic device is separated from the inner wall inside the packing box. The cushioning material sandwiched between the accommodating container accommodated in the recessed accommodating portion and the electronic device includes a first cushioning portion contacting the accommodating container and a second cushioning portion separated from the accommodating container by providing a stepped portion from the first cushioning portion toward the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imanari
  • Patent number: 11235905
    Abstract: A frame and a pallet coaming box, the frame (100) comprising: two long side plates (10) and two groups of short side plates (20) opposite thereto, each group of short side plates (20) comprising two short side plates (21, 22), wherein the two short plates (21, 22) are capable of being folded over each other, and the long side plates (10) and the short side plates (21, 22) that are next to each other are capable of being folded over one another; one of the two short side plates (21, 22) being provided with at least one first engaging portion (211), and the other short side plate being provided with a second engaging portion (221) matching the first engaging portion; a locking device (30) being further arranged between the two short side plates (21, 22), the locking device (30) comprising an operating member (31), a locking member (32), and a locking structure (33) matching the locking member (32); the locking member (32) being mounted on a short side plate (21, 22), the locking structure (33) being arranged on
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yongping Su
  • Patent number: 11148877
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 10988282
    Abstract: A container includes a base, a folding sleeve and a lid. The sleeve includes several panels configured to be folded and laid out on the base such that the panels extend approximately parallel to the base, and to be unfolded and placed on the base such that the panels extend approximately perpendicular to the base, bearing through lower edges of the panels on the base, the lid being capable of bearing on top edges of the panels when the sleeve is unfolded and placed on the base. The container includes at least one band of flexible material that is fixed to the lid at at least two distant points, and that passes through an orifice in at least one of the panels, the lid configured to be guided by the at least one band when the container is opened, by sliding of the band in the orifice over at least part of the length of the band between said two points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DS SMITH DUCAPLAST
    Inventor: Benjamin Vandecasteele
  • Patent number: 10857948
    Abstract: A convertible vehicle storage container comprises of a front panel, rear panel, two side panels and a base panel, with the base panel observed in a horizontal plane establishes the structure foundation. The structure is derived with the hinged end of the panels to attach to the edge of the base panel on all four sides; there allows for the four side panels to merge into structure. Handle at the front and rear panel latches and lock into place at vertical edge of the four panels point of contact. A flexible sliding door rest at the bottom of the base panel suspends on two tracks parallel to each other, have the accessible motion along the bottom to rear of the container and along the top edges of the side panels, to enclose the structure when manually assisted. The vehicle storage container is developed to mount on top of any vehicle with a roof rack system, and with the ability to convert into a smaller flat structure when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Sophorn Lim
  • Patent number: 10829270
    Abstract: A device for transporting waste or recyclable material is disclosed. The device can include a base with at least one temporary attachment mechanism to secure a collapsible sleeve in an open state to the base. The device may further include a collapsible sleeve movable between an open state and a collapsed state, the collapsible sleeve including at least one opening for interfacing with the at least one temporary attachment mechanism to secure the collapsible sleeve in an open state to the base, thus forming a bin for receiving and transporting waste or recyclable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERT, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Whitman, Ryan R. Begin
  • Patent number: 10822141
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a pallet includes a first board, a second board, a first elastic component and a second elastic component. The first elastic component and the second elastic component are disposed between the first board and the second board, and the second elastic component is closer to an edge of the second board than the first elastic component. The second elastic component has a density higher than that of the first elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: De bin Qi, Xiaowei Zhang, Xuefeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10633176
    Abstract: A containment basin comprising a plurality of interlocking modular panels, wherein said modular panel are free-standing. The interlocking modular panel for use in a containment basin, comprise: a base section; and a side section; wherein said base section panel and side section panel being fixedly connected to one another at an edge and comprising a plurality of rib elements bridging the side section and base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: 2C ENVIRO INC.
    Inventor: Kris McKechnie
  • Patent number: 10611556
    Abstract: A foldable container includes a pair of lateral plates foldably formed between a top plate and a bottom plate, where the lateral plates include an upper lateral plate and a lower lateral plate which are inwardly foldable by a hinge. The upper and lower lateral plates of the lateral plates respectively include upper molds and lower molds at corners on both sides thereof, and the upper and lower molds are mutually locked or unlocked by means of movement of a locking means. Accordingly, it is possible to allow a user to simply lock or unlock the folding of the container by controlling the locking means in the process of folding the container, and enabling the upper and lower molds to be automatically unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hye Jin Yoo
  • Patent number: 10611516
    Abstract: A foldably constructible support tray is provided for a foldably constructible pallet. The foldably constructible support tray may include a tray panel. The tray panel may include a pair of opposing lips foldably connected to opposing edges of the tray panel and a pair of opposing securing sidewalls foldably connected to the remaining opposing edges of the tray panel. Portions of each lip may be secured to each securing sidewall. The tray panel may be positioned on a support surface of a top member of the foldably constructible pallet. The foldably constructible pallet may include a bottom member connected to the top member. The bottom member may have a base. A peripheral wall may extend between the support surface and the base. A portion of the foldably constructible support tray may couple to the foldably constructible pallet to secure the foldably constructible support tray to the foldably constructible pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GREEN OX PALLET TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel Herbeck, Gregory D. Van de Mark
  • Patent number: 10501231
    Abstract: A cargo pallet is disclosed. The cargo pallet may have a pallet base. The cargo pallet may also have a pallet liner. The pallet liner may have a pallet liner base. The pallet liner base may be positioned on the pallet base. The pallet liner may also have a pallet extension, which may be fixedly attached to the pallet liner base. The pallet extension may project outwardly from the pallet liner base. The pallet extension may also have a support surface that may at least in part extend outwardly beyond a footprint of the pallet base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Federal Express Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Lee, Frank J. LeRose
  • Patent number: 10144583
    Abstract: The double-walled waste container provides an open-top roll-off container being rectangular in shape and having latching door portions at one (1) end. The container employs a double wall construction to minimize damage, improve strength, and reduce weight. Additionally, the container provides a plurality of drain apertures which extend a full length of the container to drain off accumulated liquids and to prevent corrosion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: D.T.B.B.J. PROPERTIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Monaco, Bobby A. Monaco
  • Patent number: 10010805
    Abstract: A wall module assembly usable to make interchangeable scenery, the module comprising a first support member having a first end, a second end, a first main surface, and a second main surface, a second support member having a first end, a second end, a first main surface, and a second main surface, a plurality of panel members interchangeably and removably supported by at least one of the first support member and the second support member, adjacent at least one of the first main surface and the second main surface of the first and/or second support member, and a plurality of connection members supported by the first end of the first support member and configured to be removably received within openings formed in the second end of the second support member positioned adjacent to the first support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Emagispace, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Roger Maxam, Clark Leroy Maxam
  • Patent number: 10000329
    Abstract: A thermally insulated shipping container comprises an inner structure including an inner base, a front inner wall, a rear inner wall opposed to the front inner wall, a pair of opposed side inner walls each extending between the front and rear inner walls and an inner lid; an outer structure including an outer base, a front outer wall, a rear outer wall opposed to the front inner wall, two side outer walls each extending between the front and rear outer walls and an outer lid; and a cavity extending at least between the inner and outer walls, the cavity being arranged to receive a plurality of cool packs; wherein the container, when empty, is arranged to be transported disassembled in a flat packed state prior to being assembled for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Laminar Medica Limited
    Inventors: Philip Knight, Michael Houlding
  • Patent number: 9751548
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed invention provide for a wheeled apparatus suitable for storing liquids, such as water for consumption, when ordinary drinking water may be scarce or unavailable. Embodiments disclosed herein can be collapsed and stored in a small profile arrangement during periods when the apparatus is not in use. Embodiments may include wheels so that the apparatus may be assembled in one location and rolled to a water source, and rolled to shelter when full of water. Embodiments may provide a hose to connect the apparatus to a standard household faucets or spigots. Once the apparatus is filled, it can be rolled to storage location while awaiting future needs. After an emergency situation passes, the apparatus may be drained and re-packed for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Marlido, LLC
    Inventor: William Seibold
  • Patent number: 9731864
    Abstract: A safety catch for preventing a drop-down side door from separating from the sidewall of a shipping container in the case of a hinge failure and a shipping including at least one safety catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Macro Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd T. Turner
  • Patent number: 9708113
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed invention provide for a wheeled apparatus suitable for storing liquids, such as water for consumption, when ordinary drinking water may be scarce or unavailable. Embodiments disclosed herein can be collapsed and stored in a small profile arrangement during periods when the apparatus is not in use. Embodiments may include wheels so that the apparatus may be assembled in one location and rolled to a water source, and rolled to shelter when full of water. Embodiments may provide a hose to connect the apparatus to a standard household faucets or spigots. Once the apparatus is filled, it can be rolled to storage location while awaiting future needs. After an emergency situation passes, the apparatus may be drained and re-packed for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Marlido, LLC
    Inventor: William Seibold
  • Patent number: 9475638
    Abstract: A crate includes a base and a plurality of walls including a front wall. The front wall is movable between a retracted, open position and a closed position. In some embodiments, the front wall includes a frame, a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is hingeably connected to the frame and the second portion is hingeably connected to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Mauricio D. Cavalcante, John Bobel Zelek, William P. Apps, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 9428326
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed invention provide for a wheeled apparatus suitable for storing liquids, such as water for consumption, when ordinary drinking water may be scarce or unavailable. Embodiments disclosed herein can be collapsed and stored in a small profile arrangement during periods when the apparatus is not in use. Embodiments may comprise wheels so that the apparatus may be assembled in one location and rolled to a water source, and rolled to shelter when full of water. Embodiments may provide a hose to connect the apparatus to a standard household faucets or spigots. Once the present invention is filled, it can be rolled to storage location while awaiting future needs. After an emergency situation passes, the apparatus may be drained and re-packed for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Marlido, LLC
    Inventor: William Seibold
  • Patent number: 9156586
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Girsh
  • Patent number: 9124969
    Abstract: A loudspeaker rigging system having upwardly extending connecting links comprises splay adjustment and pivot links slidingly disposed in splay adjustment and pivot link stowing channels in a frame structure for the sides of a loudspeaker in a stack of loudspeakers, the splay adjustment and pivot links upwardly movable from stowed to linking positions, in the linking position the splay adjustment and pivot links linkable with locking pin holes in the bottom of the frame structure of a superjacent loudspeaker, the splay adjustment link having a plurality of splay angle slots of various lengths, the splay angle slots aligned with a plurality of splay angle selection pin holes in the frame structure, such that upon insertion of a linking pin in a selected splay angle selection pin hole and corresponding aligned splay angle slot the splay angle link may be raised upward to a selected splay angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Meyer Sound Laboratories, Incorporated
    Inventors: John McGhee, Alejandro Garcia Rubio, Pablo Espinosa
  • Publication number: 20150108037
    Abstract: A nestable pallet includes a first frame, at least one corner foot extending away from the frame, and at least one off-set corner foot extending away from the frame. The at least one corner foot being complementary with the at least one off-set corner foot, such that the pallet is nestable with a substantially identical pallet in a first nesting configuration and a second nesting configuration. In a preferred embodiment, the first frame includes a structural sheet fixed to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dale Evans, Andrew Prell
  • Patent number: 9010531
    Abstract: A bulk bag carrier for transporting soft goods or granular products is provided. The carrier comprises a flexible bulk bag and a pallet. The bulk bag comprises an upper section that defines a product compartment and a sleeve suspended below the upper section that defines a pocket for receiving the pallet. The pallet may be foldable to facilitate insertion of the pallet into the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lowry, Gary Nattrass, Ronald Allen Lanier, Jr., Matthew Marrow
  • Patent number: 8955709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a large load carrier (1) including a pallet-shaped base element (2) and at least one detachably fastened side wall (5a, 5b). According to the invention, the large cargo carrier includes at least one pedestal element (4a, 4b), which is configured so that the pedestal element is detachably fastened at the pallet-shaped base element and is detachably fastened at the at least one side wall. The invention further relates to a kit for constructing such a large cargo carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Arca Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Lorenz, Jan Abraham Huizingh
  • Publication number: 20150021229
    Abstract: In summary, this document describes a collapsible superstructure 1 for a pallet 15, wherein the superstructure 1 comprises: four corner profiles 10, a first pair of opposite sides 11 of the superstructure 1, a second pair of opposite sides 12a, 12b of the superstructure 1, wherein at least one of the sides in said first pair of opposite sides 11 or said second pair of opposite sides 12a, 12b is provided with an openable portion 16 in an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: CROSSBORDER TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventor: Christer Lundius
  • Publication number: 20150014264
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) comprises a base (12), a plurality of posts (14) attached to the base (12), and a platform (16) defining a surface (18) for supporting at least one mail tray. The platform (16) is coupled to the four posts (14) and is moveable therealong between a first position (20) and a second position (22) (shown in phantom lines) below the first position (20) when a first object (e.g. a full tray) is supported on the surface (18) of the platform (16). As other full trays are stacked on the apparatus (10), the platform (16) is displaced further from the first position (20) until eventually it reaches the base (12). When the full trays are unloaded from the apparatus (10), the platform (16) rises upwards, returning to the first position (20) when none remain on the surface (18). As the platform (16) rises, a space (32) between the platform (16) and the base (12) opens up and is a convenient place to store empty trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Charles Linnell, SR., Michael Charles Linnell, JR., Linda Rose Linnell, Sharon Ann Manning
  • Patent number: 8915390
    Abstract: A joint for use in making a shipping crate includes a base and a pair of orthogonal channels which extend upwardly from the base and are open from above. Each channel has an inner closed end and an outer open end, and has a width, along a length of the channel between the inner and outer ends, which is greater than the width at the inner and outer ends. The channel is preferably defined by an outer wall, an inner wall, and a pair of reinforcement members located at the inner and outer ends to define the region of smaller width at each end. The reinforcement members are preferably hollow vertical members which are rectangle or square in cross-section and which extend from the inner wall towards the outer wall. Preferably, at their inner ends, the channels share a reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Groupe Dusogat
    Inventor: FĂ©lix Meyer-Horn
  • Patent number: 8910786
    Abstract: Packaging for a motor, including an iron frame and a plurality of plastic pallets. The iron frame includes a baseboard, a left guardrail, a right guardrail, a dismountable compression bar, and a support bracket. The baseboard includes a frame and a plurality of connecting rods. Each plastic pallet includes a plurality of bosses and a recess. The connecting rods are interlaced horizontally and vertically inside the frame. A plurality of the support brackets is disposed beneath the frame. The frame includes a left side and a right side. Each side is provided with two connecting holders. The left guardrail and the right guardrail are connected to and are capable of turning around two corresponding connecting holders, respectively. The left guardrail and the right guardrail are stackable after being turned over. The top of the left and the right guardrail are unfolded by connecting to the compression bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hubei Queen-Ocean Electrical Appliance Manufacture Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqing Li, Pingfei Zhong, Song Jia
  • Patent number: 8905254
    Abstract: The invention provides a container which has an erect condition in which it defines a load space within which goods to be transported are receivable and a collapsed condition. The container is configured such that a plurality of like containers, when in their collapsed condition, are receivable in the container for transport together therewith. The container includes a pair of ends, at least one and preferably two sides, which, in the erect condition of the container extend between the ends and a base. The ends, the or each side and the base may be formed of elongate elements. Alternatively, the ends, sides and base may be clad such that the load space is partially or fully enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mechana CC
    Inventor: Simon John Joubert
  • Patent number: 8887914
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container in one embodiment including a pallet, a bottom compartment mounted on the pallet, a top compartment mounted on the bottom compartment and movable from a retracted position relative to the bottom compartment to an expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, a plurality of top compartment supporting assemblies configured to support the top compartment in the expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, and configured to release the top compartment from the expanded position to enable the top compartment to move downwardly into the retracted position, a material unloading assembly, a material loading assembly, and an extension assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Arrows Up, Inc.
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 8844753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the storage and transportation of fluids, and more particularly to a rigid outer container for aseptic transport of pharmaceutical fluids. In one embodiment, a system for aseptic storage and/or transport of a fluid includes a rigid outer container including a front wall and a back wall, a main cavity inside the outer container, and an inner wall dividing the main cavity into first and second compartments. The first compartment is located between the front wall and the inner wall, and the second compartment is located between the inner wall and the back wall. The second compartment may carry a biocontainer, and ancillary equipment for the biocontainer may be stored in the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Starnes
  • Publication number: 20140284247
    Abstract: A sleeve pack assembly with a latching mechanism that can be engaged by an operator's foot when in an upright position. The latching mechanism includes a front facing engagement panel. The engagement panel is connected to a spring element in the pallet and to one or more projections or prongs for engaging and/or disengaging apertures in at least one side of a sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ORBIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald J. Balazs, Scott J. Buss
  • Patent number: 8833573
    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, corner posts extending between vertically adjacent trays for spacing and supporting the trays, and one or more separate elongated braces located under and supporting one or more of the trays. The ends of the braces extend into openings in the corner posts. 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: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sonoco Development, Inc, Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Valentine Tomaszewski, John G. Olmsted, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140246353
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging sleeve that can be attached to a base, such as a pallet, to form a container. The container can be used for the shipping and/or storage of goods. The packaging sleeve comprises latching members by which the packaging sleeve may be securably attached to the base in a manner of seconds. The present invention also provides a collapsible packaging sleeve having four panels, each panel being hingedly connected to two adjacent panels by non-metallic hinges. By operation of the non-metallic hinges, the box can be collapsed such that the packaging sleeve lays substantially flat, rendering it suitable for easy, out of the way storage and enhancing warehouse efficiency. The non-metallic hinges are designed to have a long life span and to be operable with panels having various dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: FCA PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Campagna, Jacob Goodman, Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 8820560
    Abstract: A collapsible bin is provided. The bin includes a pair of opposing side panels. The bin further includes a pair of opposing end panels. At least one of the end panels has a first plurality of male interlocking members extending outward a first distance along an upper portion of a first side edge, and a second plurality of male interlocking members extending outward a second distance greater than the first distance along a lower portion of its first side edge. At least one of the side panels includes a plurality of female interlocking members along a first side edge for receiving the first and second pluralities of male interlocking members extending along the first side edge of the at least one side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Orbis Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Nolan
  • Patent number: 8820558
    Abstract: A large container (2) comprises a bottom part (3) and four side walls (4, 8), of which at least one is fastened with at least one hinge to the bottom part (3) and, by these means, can be folded down to the bottom part (3). At least one of the side walls (4, 8) has a movable side part (10), which is constructed so that by moving the movable side part (10), the corresponding side wall (8) can be opened partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Schoeller Arca Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Maximus Gerardus Maria Van der Korput, Reinhard Lorenz, Peter Johannes Gols
  • Patent number: 8813985
    Abstract: A panel can have a plurality of grooves. An insert can be installed into one or more of the grooves. The inserts can have one or more mating elements that protrude from the side of the insert. The one or more mating elements can be sized and positioned to help secure the insert within a groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Diversified Fixtures, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Schloesser
  • Patent number: 8783461
    Abstract: A collapsible shipping container is capable of configured from a collapsed position for storage and transportation to a constructed position for containment of articles therein and back again to the collapsed position after use. The collapsible shipping container comprises a foldable tray having at least two pallet runner sleeves spaced apart from one another and each of which being formed on respective opposed lateral edges of the foldable tray. A plurality of elongated pallet runners each of which having an inner support structure integrally formed thereto. The plurality of elongated pallet runners each of which is adapted to be inserted into each of the respective plurality of pallet runner sleeves. A foldable side wall body is adapted to rest upon the foldable tray to form an interior space to receive a plurality of articles. The foldable side wall body comprises end walls, side walls, and side body flaps to form an enclosed bottom thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: John Benjamin Hill, David Fred Kari
  • Patent number: 8782995
    Abstract: We provide a method and apparatus for creation of temporary storage solutions. These may include, for example, one or more collapsible storage containers. These containers may be moved, optionally with many containers on a single transport unit, to a site in need of storage. The containers may be assembled on-site on an as-needed basis. Following assembly and use of the containers they may be disassembled and moved, optionally by single transport unit, to a new location in need of temporary water storage. Although not limited by the type of material that is stored, typical containers may store, for example, sand, water, gravel, carbon dust, or other solid or liquid substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Enviro Storage Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hoover, Kevin Keisel
  • Patent number: 8720692
    Abstract: A collapsible bin includes a base having a floor from which a plurality of spaced apart columns extend downwardly. A plurality of walls are hingeably connected to an upper surface of the base. A lid is securely received on upper edges of the walls when the walls are in the erected position. The lid can also be secured to the base when the walls are in the collapsed position. The bin is securely stackable in the collapsed and erected positions, with and without lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 8708178
    Abstract: A container assembly can have a plurality of sides. Two or more of the sides has one or more grooves. An insert can be installed into one or more of the grooves. Clips can be used to connect groove(s) and/or insert(s) on one side of the container assembly to groove(s) and/or insert(s) on another side of the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Diversified Fixtures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kvols, Stephen Schloesser
  • Patent number: 8672137
    Abstract: The invention provides a knock-down, lightweight, thermally insulating, shipping container made at least in part from a polymer core covered by a thermoplastic sheet layer. In an embodiment of the invention, the shipping container is modular, being adjusted to suit the item(s) to be shipped. In an embodiment of the invention, the base, top panel and walls are made of expanded polystyrene core and combined with high impact polystyrene surface. In one embodiment, a mesh is introduced into the core to strengthen the core making the shipping container tamper proof. A shipping container bag that is light weight, strong, made of a fire retardant material and which forms an ultra violet light, weather and dust barrier can be used to store the shipping container. A system and method for supplying, dispensing, positioning, tracking, transporting, forwarding and storing the light weight shipping containers based on the shipping container bag is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airdex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Vance L Seagle, Phillip J. Tschirn, Rick D Imbrecht, David G Thompson
  • Patent number: 8668133
    Abstract: A bulk shipping container has a plurality of removable supporting legs extending downwardly from a periphery of its interior space beyond the bottom of the container to support the container in an elevated position above a floor. Reinforcing straps positioned on the container hold the legs in their extended positions. A dolly may be positioned beneath the elevated container between the supporting legs and the reinforcing straps removed to enable the weight of the container to cause it to slide down along the plurality of removable supporting legs to a lowered position resting on the dolly, which may then be used to transport the loaded container into a building for removal of product from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Moehlig, Andrew Lapham, Rick Anthony
  • Patent number: 8662336
    Abstract: There is a bag scaffold configured to support a flexible bag in an upright and open configuration. The bag scaffold includes a first wall member having a first end and a second end. The first wall member includes a plurality of panels coupled to each other in series by an integral leaf spring. The first wall member includes a first coupling structure and a second coupling structure and is configured to be able to selectably couple to the first coupling structure. The bag scaffold includes a second wall member that is substantially identical to the first wall member and is selectably coupled thereto at their respective first and second coupling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Zane Stowers
  • Patent number: 8640912
    Abstract: A foldable box includes a floor and two longitudinal and transverse side exterior walls each lying opposite in pairs and foldable relative to the floor, each longitudinal side exterior walls including a protrusion at a transverse side end extending toward the transverse side exterior walls when upfolded, limiting foldability of the transverse side exterior walls to the outside. Each transverse side exterior wall including a locking mechanism at the outside of the transverse side exterior wall, including when upfolded, a snap-in element movable in a vertical direction relative to the floor surface, latchable with the protrusion. The protrusion and/or the snap-in element includes contact surfaces, inclined relative to the vertical direction when upfolded wherein the locking mechanism opens against a spring pretensioning when exceeding a predetermined inward force acting upon the transverse side exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: IFCO Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Orgeldinger
  • Publication number: 20140021090
    Abstract: A corner bead for receiving walls of a body shell, having an outer outgrowth, is provided with a rim for hooking a tensile element thereon, and possibly a projection is provided with a transverse retaining area suitable for being inserted into a groove parallel to one edge of a wall of the body shell. Such a corner bead and a tensile element make it possible, at the same time, to assemble a body shell and ensure the transport and storage thereof when same is taken apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: GROUPE DUSOGAT
    Inventor: Felix Meyer-Horn
  • Patent number: 8631965
    Abstract: A container having removable side panels and spacer inserts, the spacer inserts disposed within the gap between adjacent side panels, whereby said side panels are raised to remove them from the container and wherein the spacer inserts preclude removal of a lower side panel unless the adjacent upper side panel is raised sufficient distance to remove the spacer insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Leasure
  • Publication number: 20140001082
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment frame (2) for transport pallets, comprising receiving elements that are provided on the bottom side of the transport pallet and cooperate with corresponding engaging elements in the upper side of the transport pallet. The attachment frame is composed of a rigid base frame (3) and lateral walls (5) foldably hinged thereon, wherein two opposing lateral walls are designed so that they can be folded down against the pallet surface and the two other opposing lateral walls are designed so that they can be folded down onto the previously folded-down lateral walls. Engaging elements (8) are provided in the upper edges of the lateral walls for corresponding receiving elements in the base frame lower edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Axel Ritzberger