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.
Abstract: An assemblable and disassemblable container is disclosed wherein a short wall member includes upper corner reinforcing members each formed at a corresponding corner formed by an upper horizontal flange and an endwise vertical side plate portion of the short wall member, and the upper corner reinforcing member includes an inclined coupling rib coupling the vicinity of the end of the upper horizontal flange to the vicinity of the upper end of the endwise vertical side plate portion, and wherein the lower end of the inclined coupling rib is positioned close to an endwise vertical side plate portion side of a lower horizontal rib of a horizontal portion included in a fitting block member. This configuration allows the short wall members and thus the container formed into a box shape to be increased in strength and rigidity, and can be prevented from undergoing torsional deformation.
Abstract: A frame container (10) for packing heavy durable goods in which a base (12) includes two end frames (14, 16) connected by pairs of opposing side diagonals (40) pinned at first ends to the base and at second ends (42) to the end frames. Each pair of opposing side diagonals (40) pivot between a first position aligned with the base and the second ends near respective ends of the base and an erected second position whereby the side diagonals are disposed at an oblique angle relative to the base with the second ends of the pair of side diagonals remote from the respective ends of the base for enclosing heavy durable goods within the container.
Abstract: A frame container (10) for packing, shipping, and storing heavy durable goods in which a supporting base (12) includes two pairs of opposing side diagonals (40) with opposing end frames (14, 16) pivotally connected to respective second ends (42) of the opposing side diagonals (40). Each pair of opposing side diagonals (40) pivot between a first position aligned with the base (12) and the second ends (42) near respective ends of the base and a second pivoted position whereby the side diagonals are disposed at an oblique angle relative to the base with the second ends of the pair of side diagonals remote from the respective ends of the base and towards the opposing end of the base.
Abstract: A collapsible bin (10) is described which includes side walls (11) and a base (12). The side walls (11) are adapted to receive an adjacent side wall (11) at each corner in an interengaging arrangement (15/16) and, to secure the side walls (11), an elongate strap element (14) is provided to surround the walls (11) during assembly.
Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a crate subassembly including four side units, and each side unit has a top cord, a bottom cord, and vertical cords extending between and secured to the top and bottom cords. The top cord and bottom cord of each side unit extend substantially parallel to each other, and each side unit further includes a diagonal cord extending from and connected to the top and bottom cords. Connector plates are located to connect the respective adjacent vertical cords of each side unit, as well as to secure each side unit cord. When it is desired to form a crate, and by simply separating opposing side units, the subassembly is opened. When opening, the connector plates on the inner surface of the subassembly flex, or bend, and the connector plates have sufficient rigidity so that once opened, the subassembly does not close on itself during handling. With the subassembly in the open condition, the subassembly is readily secured to a pallet using, for example, screws.
Abstract: The present invention provides a cleated crate for packaging, storing, and shipping heavy articles. The cleated crate includes a base frame for supporting an article to be packed, a pair of wing-end frames that define ends and side portions of the cleated crate. The wing-end frames comprise a pair of hinge corners each having a pair of spaced apart cleats attached to a fibreboard plate with a score along an axis. The fibreboard plate folds on the score to define a corner post of the cleated crate. A portion of the side of the cleated crate is defined by a side member and a support member attached to one of the pairs of cleats on the fibreboard plate. Elongate members connect two hinge corners together to define a wing-end frame. A pair of wing-end frames are positioned and attached to opposite ends of a base frame or pallet. Intermediate connectors rigidly connect on opposite sides to aligned hinge corners at the opposite ends of the cleated container.
Abstract: Instant crate is generally related to shipping and storage crate containers. More specifically, it is concerned with a new improved knock-down and easy to assemble type of container. The container is comprised of six interlocking panels. The side and end walls engage with the base on assembly to form an open topped container. The top slides and interlocks with the side and end walls in a mating engagement to close the container.
Abstract: A wall construction for wire-bound boxes utilizing split cleats in at least one pair of opposing walls, wherein two rectangular panels or mats are aligned in the same wall, the opposing ends of the cleats of the panels being shortened for receiving therebetween an auxiliary support member, the support member being clamped between the opposing ends of the upper and lower cleats when the wires are tightened in the assembly of the walls. A face board or a pair of face boards, bridges the opposing ends of the panels and the auxiliary support member therebetween.
Abstract: A container which may be repeatedly disassembled and reassemblied. The container is formed by several panels, each having portions of their edges notched to two different depths to form projecting, intermediate, and recessed steps which alternate with each other. The intermediate steps of each edge interfit with the projecting steps on the edge of an adjacent panel with the recessed steps of the two interfitting edges adjacent each other. The recessed steps receive a spring metal clip which extends from one panel to another. The clips have inwardly projecting tabs at each end which are inserted into a retaining groove on each panel adjacent the recessed steps. The clip overlies panel indentations which allow a pry bar to be positioned beneath the clip for removal of the clips from the grooves.