Knockdown Patents (Class 220/4.28)
  • Patent number: 10689155
    Abstract: Provided is a modular storage container system, kit, and method of using that includes standardized panels, joining protrusions, rods and corner blocks to form a durable multi-functional modular storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Lyno Lewis Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10633881
    Abstract: A tornado shelter has a dome-shape, sheltering wall formed by a multiplicity of modular, hollow/cavitied wall panel units manually assembled together at respective peripheral edges by the mating engagement of interlocking, male and female portions. Each wall panel unit is a one-piece molding with opposed side wall portions in spaced apart, parallel relation defining between them respective containers with filler openings adjacent a top and containing a filler material of alternately water, a rheopectic fluid, gel or granular particles, thereby increasing impact strength and anchoring weight. Selected base panel units are formed with respective eyes receiving ground anchoring stakes. Panel portions can be laminates reinforced by wire mesh or KEVLAR integrally molded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield, Steven G Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10577147
    Abstract: A collapsible storage box structure includes a soft cloth box body and bottom plate, the opening of the box body provided with a frame, and two sides of the box body are respectively covered with a hard side plate; the bottom plate is made of hard material covered with soft cloth, a center of a bottom face of the soft cloth is in connection with a bottom of the box body in a straight line shape, upon use, the bottom plate is pressed downward to hold the storage box open, and while not in use, the bottom plate is pulled upward to allow the two side plates to be folded in a central portion of the storage box, and the two side plates and bottom plate are then folded and stacked together to form a flat body, thereby facilitating carrying and collecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BESTMATE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Huan Fu
  • Patent number: 10573422
    Abstract: A basket (1) for transport and/or storage packaging of radioactive materials. The basket (1) comprises an internal partition (6, 8) having at least one wall (82, 84), and a peripheral partition (10). The wall (82, 84) has two opposing lateral surfaces (81, 85). The peripheral partition (10) interacts with the internal partition (6, 8) to define cells for housing the radioactive materials. The peripheral partition (10) comprises a housing accommodating one end of the at least one wall (82, 84). The housing comprises two opposing lateral housing surfaces (102, 106) and a bottom (104) bringing together the two lateral surfaces (102, 106) of the housing. According to the invention, the basket (1) comprises a tightening element configured to press at least one of the lateral surfaces (81, 85) of the wall against at least one of the lateral surfaces (102, 106) of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TN INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Olivier Delage, Christophe Roger
  • Patent number: 10517278
    Abstract: A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from DOC through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing. The system and method further includes the use of a modular colony basket for interchangeable use with the described system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TYSON FOODS, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Foreman, Stephen Brannan, James A. Ruff, David Lee Mantooth, Kevin W. Guernsey, Timothy J. DeRoche, Brian R. Lee
  • Patent number: 10507952
    Abstract: A three-door storage box, includes one integrally-formed box body and side frame part. The integrally-formed box body includes the front box panel, the rear box panel, the bottom box panel, the top box panel as well as the buckle panel. The side frame part includes the outer frame, the inner frame, and the frame door. Horizontal and vertical fixed jacks are arranged on the outer frame. Spacer pins are arranged on both upper and lower ends of the outer frame. The storage box can be opened in three directions from left, right and the front to conveniently access the contents in the box. In addition, through installation of fixed jacks and spacer pins, the storage box can be easily assembled/disassembled with all the parts tightly connected, which extends the usage life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Xinyu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10508404
    Abstract: A barrier wall configured for formation and placement within a formed trench. The barrier wall is formed from a plurality of wall segments. Each wall segment comprises a wall body, a length coupling subassembly and a width coupling subassembly. The wall body includes a front surface and a back surface. The length coupling subassembly is coupled to the wall body. The width coupling subassembly coupled to the wall body. The plurality of wall segments can be attached to each other by joining at least one of the length coupling subassembly of one of the plurality of wall segments to another one of the plurality of wall segments, and the width coupling subassembly of one of the plurality of wall segments to another one of the plurality of wall segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DeWind One-Pass Trenching, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Allen DeWind, Ryan DeWind
  • Patent number: 10501261
    Abstract: A side wall assembly for a modular shipping container is provided. The modular shipping container includes a base and a side wall. The side wall assembly includes a tube hinge and a first hinge pin assembly having a first hinge pin extending therefrom. The first hinge pin is configured to be received within a first end of the tube hinge. The side wall assembly further includes a second hinge pin assembly having a second hinge pin extending therefrom. The second hinge pin is configured to be received within a second end of the tube hinge opposite the first end. The tube hinge, the first hinge pin assembly, and the second hinge pin assembly are configured to enable the side wall to pivotally rotate with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Mitch Fenneman, Nicholas Hatcher
  • Patent number: 10427817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaft system comprising a plurality of receiving shafts arranged in parallel side by side for receiving foil bags, wherein the receiving shafts are bordered by walls formed by exchangeable format parts, wherein as a result of the exchange of the format parts the width and/or contour of the receiving shafts and/or the shape of retaining elements of the format parts is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INDAG POUCH PARTNERS GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Sander, Roland Treu, Sönke Hartung-Rey
  • Patent number: 10352583
    Abstract: This panel (6) for an air handling unit defines a main axis (X6) perpendicular to its surface and includes at least two first plates (8), each provided with at least two folded-over edges, and at least two second plates (10), each provided with at least two folded-over edges. The plates are parallel to one another and perpendicular to the main axis of the panel. The panel includes at least one internal joining element (14) inserted between the first and second plates along the main axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Carton, Samuel Duchet, Bertrand Jacquin, Marc Serra
  • Patent number: 10239656
    Abstract: A bulk bin container having a retention clip for blocking both a first and second pin of a hinge axis element is provided. The container includes a generally rectangular base having one or more upward wall extensions along the edges of the base where each extension includes a plurality of hinge pockets for receiving a hinge axis element from the side walls. The retention clips connect to the base for blocking both the first hinge pin and the second hinge pin of the hinge axis element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Banik
  • Patent number: 10232978
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a junction system of structures, preferably for container walls, which is light and is integrated to the structures to be joined providing high strength and rigidity reducing the weight of the joint, which comprises at least a closing device having at least a pair of closing means, a male closing mean and a female closing mean, wherein said closing means join at least two structures together, or two adjacent faces of a container for fruit and vegetable products, preferably the side faces, being fixed to said structures or faces; further comprising a column fixed to one of said structures, wherein said column is configured as a hollow cylindrical body which in turn is integrated to at least one of said closing means. Furthermore, the invention comprises an associated container and its manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WENCO S.A.
    Inventors: Pedro Chinni Vergottini, Francisco Sahli Costabal
  • Patent number: 10206501
    Abstract: A collapsible storage unit includes a base, a roof, first and second side walls, and first and second end panels. Each side wall includes an upper side wall section hinged to a side edge of the roof and a lower side wall section hinged to a side edge of the base, wherein the upper side wall section is also hinged to the lower side wall section so that each side wall can be articulated between an extended condition and an inwardly collapsed condition. Each end panel is hinged to an end of the base and can be articulated between a collapsed condition against the base and an extended condition securable to an end of the side walls. At least one of the end panels includes a door. Multiple collapsible storage units may be transported on a single flatbed surface in a collapsed condition and upright orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Storage Trailers LLC
    Inventor: Myron E. Kindred, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10207833
    Abstract: The invention provides a packaging container for plate shaped articles and a packaging method using the same. The packaging container comprises a container sole plate, a container lid plate and container side plates. Each of them is provided with detachable assembling parts which allow the container sole plate, the container lid plate and container side plates to be detachably assembled to form the packaging container. The arrangement of detachable assembling parts on the container sole, the container lid and the container side plates may realize the detachable assembly among them. That is, any side of the cubic packaging container can be separately detached during the packaging operation, such that it is possible to more easily and promptly package or obtain the plate shaped articles, while the plate shaped articles are hardly to be damaged when being packaged, thereby fulfilling the demand on automatic packaging for plate shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuan Cheng, Xingguang Jin, Lei Jin, Yimin Wang, Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10183261
    Abstract: A milk-whipping device is disclosed. The device includes a heating base, a cylindrical container for the milk which rests on the base and which has a thermal exchange, a sealing closing flange, an impeller inserted in the container to produce an emulsifying effect on the milk; and a pair of connecting arms which can be snap-actuated. The connecting arms are revolvingly constrained to the base and extend along the lateral skirt of the container until hooking onto the closing flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: IDES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Roberto Stefanoni
  • Patent number: 10167108
    Abstract: A shipping crate formed from connected V-shaped corner board sections. The shipping crate includes top and bottom frames each formed from sections of corner board. A series of attachment clips are used to connect the top and bottom frames to corner uprights and one or more cross supports, where the corner uprights and cross supports are formed from sections of corner board. The attachment clip includes a center wall and front and back walls that each combine with the center wall to form first and second receiving cavities. The first and second receiving cavities are each able to receive one leg of a corner board section. A guard wall is formed on the attachment clip and spaced from the back wall to define a connector cavity. The connector cavity receives ends of a series of connectors used to join the corner board sections within the attachment clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Great Northern Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Nugent, Fred Sklenar
  • Patent number: 10119469
    Abstract: A system includes a conduit having a fluid flow path and a silencer baffle disposed in a fluid conduit along the fluid flow path, where the silencer baffle has at least two of the plurality of baffle sections are coupled together via mating interlock structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Valery Ivanovich Ponyavin, Hua Zhang, Bradly Aaron Kippel, Naveen Ghattadhahalli Parmeshwar
  • Patent number: 10072687
    Abstract: A board interlocking structure is disclosed herein, comprising a first board, a second board, and a third board, wherein a coupling structure configured to connect to the other two boards is integrally formed on each of the first board, the second board, and the third board. The first board, the second board, and the third board are configured to interlock with one another via the coupling structure. The present disclosure is advantageous in the following aspects: it provides a coupling structure integrally formed on each board that is capable of connecting to the other two boards, allowing the three boards to be interlocked together. The board interlocking structure thus provides a simple, fast and robust interlock mechanism. Further, as no fasteners are required for connecting the boards, the board interlocking structure leads to easy assembly and disassembly of the three boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: YIXIANG BLOW MOLDING FURNITURE (NINGBO) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yixiang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10071759
    Abstract: A shopping cart in one embodiment comprises a uniframe, a mat basket, and a slim-fit cart frame and basket combination, as well as in multiple embodiments, providing individual structural differences and advantages over pre-existing forms of shopping carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Unarco Industries LLC
    Inventors: Bobby D. Peters, Wesley McMurtrey, Gregory A. Cox
  • Patent number: 10071842
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container apparatus, kit and method of assembly employ a forming member having a plurality of interconnected sidewalls, a locking mechanism that fixedly orients the sidewalls continuously about an internal bulk material receiving cavity, and a tubular open-ended woven fabric sleeve that supportively overlies the sidewalls. A connector system rapidly engageable during container assembly, fixedly secures the support sleeve of an unloaded container against subsequent upward movement along the sidewalls. Strategically located friction reducing surfaces of the forming member facilitates sliding assembly of the sleeve over the forming member sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10059509
    Abstract: An assembly box for transportation is disclosed. The assembly box for transportation may comprise: a vertical corner frame arranged at a corner portion; first and second horizontal frames arranged perpendicularly, with the vertical corner frame interposed therebetween, so as to constitute upper and lower edge portions of a side wall; and corner brackets connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertical corner frames with ends of the first and second horizontal frames, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SYSPAC SUPPLY CHAIN
    Inventor: Won Sun Erm
  • Patent number: 9919833
    Abstract: This invention discloses a collapsible container, comprising a base and two pairs of opposite side walls. The side walls are provided with one or more movable portions extending from the bottom of the side walls. The base is provided with one or more opening pockets, wherein the side walls are disposed in the corresponding opening pockets on the base via the movable portions. A hinge device is provided between the movable portions and the opening pockets. The hinge device comprises: hinge holes provided in the movable portions of the side walls; a guiding device provided in the opening pockets of the base; and a connecter provided with hinge pins and a sliding device to be engaged with the guiding device. The sliding device of the connecter is movable up and down in vertical direction along the guiding device in the opening pockets. The hinge pins are disposed in the hinge holes and are rotable around the hinge pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Hongyan Returnable Transit Packagings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanli Jian, Wenjing Wei, Kai Gong
  • Patent number: 9914276
    Abstract: A machine for assembling boxes comprising five independent parts including two head walls, two side walls and a base with peripheral flanges that engage with grooves in a lower portion of the side walls and the head walls. Ends of the head walls have end tongues that are inserted into notches adjacent to ends of the side walls. The machine includes a central assembly station comprising a base ring inside which a stationary forming die is disposed. A base of a box to be formed is positioned on a lower face of the stationary forming die such that while the base of the box is held in position, horizontal push devices are activated which move the head walls and the side walls towards the base of the box which is locked in position against the lower face of the stationary forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OBEIKAN MDF ESPANA, S.L.
    Inventors: Manuel Blay Orenga, Javier Ramon Garcia Aranda, Jose Munoz Gomez, Salvador Martinez Colorado
  • Patent number: 9901654
    Abstract: A modular medical instrument sterilization container and related methods are disclosed. The container includes a base and a plurality of sidewalls, each being substantially planar and having a consistently repeated cross-section. A plurality of corner posts having a uniform, consistent cross-section is connected between the plurality of sidewalls. A plurality of bottom edge rails having a uniform, consistent cross-section is connected between a sidewall and the base. A plurality of top edge rails having a uniform, consistent cross-section is connected to the sidewall. A plurality of junction connectors are connected between one of the plurality of corner posts and at least one of: two of the bottom edge rails and two of the top edge rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cushion, George P. Hannafin
  • Patent number: 9669962
    Abstract: A size adjustable assemblable pallet includes a central base member and multiple side base members, connecting bars, and loading plates. The central base member has a main body, which defines multiple positioning grooves that cross at a junction. Each side base member has a base body, which defines multiple fixing grooves. Each connecting bar has a main portion and multiple inserting portions. The inserting portions are bent extendingly in a same direction from respective ends of the main portion. The inserting portions are inserted into the fixing grooves of two side base members or one of the fixing grooves of one side base member and one of the positioning grooves of the central base member, in order to secure the central base member and/or side base members. The loading plates are secured to the side base members or the connecting bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: Air-Bag Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaw-Shin Liao, Chieh-Hua Liao, Kao-Hsiung Liao
  • Patent number: 9629462
    Abstract: A modular drawer structure mainly includes a bottom board and front, rear boards and side boards coupled to the bottom board, where the boards each has an outer frame and a positioning frame configured on the inner edge of the outer frame, the outer frame is configured with buckling elements and engagement grooves, and a mesh sheet body constituted by interwoven net threads is configured on the positioning frame. Whereby, the front, rear boards and side boards are allowed to be positioned vertically on the peripheral of the bottom board by means of the mutual engagement of buckling element and engagement grooves of the outer frame of each board with each other in such a way to form a box-typed drawer. In addition, all the boards may be detached from each other and stacked together so as to facilitate handling and storage while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BESTMATE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Huan Fu
  • Patent number: 9629667
    Abstract: Instrumentation for fixing at least two spinal vertebrae by pedicle screw type bone anchoring implants and connecting elements via the posterior or posterolateral approach has at least one bone anchoring element designed to be fixed to a vertebra, pre-mounted with a disposable mounting tube and a sterile sealed packaging. A kit of instruments for inserting or removing a spinal implant, has at least two threaded bone anchoring elements, a rod-type or plate-type connecting element mechanically connecting the bone anchoring elements and locking elements for locking the connecting element in position in relation to the anchoring elements, in order to perform all of the surgical procedures relating to the insertion or removal of the implant, all of the required instruments are disposable and packed in a sterile manner in one or several sealed packagings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAFE ORTHOPAEDICS
    Inventor: Dominique Petit
  • Patent number: 9580239
    Abstract: Disclosed are structures for protecting the lower corners of containers used for storing and shipping agricultural commodities, and related methods of use. More particularly, removable reinforced feet or toes for protecting the lower corners of agricultural commodity bins are disclosed. The reinforced feet or toes are resistant to damage and may be easily removed, repaired and replaced. In embodiments of the invention, the feet or toes are provided with one or more removable reinforcement structures that may be removed and replaced by new structures when worn or damaged, without requiring removal of the feet or toes themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: William Winterberg
  • Patent number: 9555959
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage tank and method for assembling said tank, with specific emphasis on a system that may be easily road transported and field assembled with little or no tools, while preserving the flexibility of being tailored in size, shape and configuration to the user's needs with minimal customization and disassembly capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Dustin Ziegs
  • Patent number: 9533825
    Abstract: A fire-stopping and fire-smothering storage container housing an inner space for storing materials which is defined, relative to the outside space (2), by a plurality of sides (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f) and including at least one fire door assembly (4). The container provides an essentially fire-stopping, airtight structure of walls (5, 5?) forming, together with the door assembly (4) which is also airtight, each side of the container, a system for attaching and assembling the structure and the door assembly, air passages (9a, 9b) extending through the structure, and air-sealing gaskets (8) making it possible to make the air passages airtight, such as to make the container airtight enough to create an air-depriving effect in the inner storage space that rapidly smothers any fire that starts inside of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BAUMERT (SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE UNIPERSONNELLE)
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Patent number: 9511897
    Abstract: An assemblable pallet includes a pallet frame, first base members, second base members, and a loading plate fixed on the pallet frame. The pallet frame includes longitudinal bars and transversal bars. Each of the longitudinal bars and the transversal bars has a step-shaped positioning portion. Each of the first base members includes first step-shaped connecting portions for guiding the step-shaped positioning portion of the longitudinal bar and the step-shaped positioning portion of the transversal bar. Each of the second base members includes a second step-shaped connecting portion for guiding the step-shaped positioning portion of the longitudinal bar and the step-shaped positioning portion of the transversal bar. Accordingly, the longitudinal bar or the transversal bar would not be unaligned with or protruded from the base member during the assembly, and the assemblable pallet can be assembled in an efficient and convenient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: AIR-BAG PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tai-An Liao, Kao-Hsiung Liao, Chieh-Hua Liao
  • Patent number: 9511898
    Abstract: An assemblable pallet includes a pallet frame and a loading plate. The pallet frame includes a central member, main members, connecting bars, and slanted connecting bars. The central member includes a body and angled slots formed on the body. The angled slot includes an exterior expanding section, an abutting portion, and an interior expanding section. The main members are located symmetrically about the central member. The main member includes a main body, a main fixing groove and a main angled slot which are formed on the main body. The main angled slot includes an exterior expanding section, an abutting portion, and an interior expanding section. The connecting bars are held in the main fixing grooves. The slanted connecting bars are held in the main angled slots and the angled slots to position with the central member and the main members. The loading plate is fixed on the pallet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: AIR-BAG PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tai-an Liao, Kao-Hsiung Liao, Chieh-Hua Liao
  • Patent number: 9487329
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Balazs, Scott J. Buss
  • Patent number: 9409707
    Abstract: A modular secondary containment unit that can be adapted to surround an above-ground fluid storage tank and can include a plurality of corner assemblies is described herein. Two or more components of each of the corner assemblies can be composed of one or more reinforced resin composite materials. The modular secondary containment units and the above-ground fluid storage tanks can be used in oil and gas exploration and production operations. An assembly for a modular secondary containment unit can include a track segment including first and second channels, a wall segment mounted on the track segment and extending within the first channel of the track segment, and a brace engaged with the wall segment and extending within the second channel of the track segment. A method of constructing a modular secondary containment unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: FALCON TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry L. Perkins, Mark Conner, Chad Cannan, Todd Roper, Jack Sheng
  • Patent number: 9337630
    Abstract: Side panels for a compartment of a switchgear include a first panel structure and a second panel structure that is identical to the first panel structure. Each panel structure has a body with symmetric surface features in the body. Certain of the surface features are offset from a plane of symmetry of the body. The first panel structure is constructed and arranged to define a left side of the compartment and the second panel structure, upon proper orientation, is constructed and arranged to define an opposing, right side of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Zdenek Kutalek, Stefano Motta, Amar G. Kini, Frantisek Koudelka
  • Patent number: 9315983
    Abstract: There is provided a modular observatory including an annular wall assembly and a roof assembly selectively engageable with the wall assembly. The assemblies include a plurality of interengageable panels. The panels of the wall assembly are generally curved and rectangular. A set of the panels of the roof assembly are generally curved and rectangular in shape. Selective ones of the panels of the roof assembly are removeable to form an elongate opening in the top thereof. There is further provided an unassembled modular observatory kit comprising a plurality of interengageable wall panels, each of which is similar in size and curved and rectangular in profile. The kit includes a plurality of interengageable roof panels, a first set of which are similar in size and curved and rectangular in profile and a second set of which are similar in size and curved and triangular in profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canadian Telescopes Inc.
    Inventor: Babak Sedehi
  • Patent number: 9266645
    Abstract: A system for creating a container having a bottom and four lateral walls comprises a bottom member (1), four walls (2) and an arrangement (3) for interlocking said walls with respect to said bottom member so as to create a container. The arrangement comprises for each wall a first section (4) and the bottom has for each outer border thereof a second section (10). The second section allows introduction of the first section therein with a corresponding wall tilted outwards from a center of a container to be created and has a part (12) forming a stop to the first section preventing lifting of the wall with respect to the bottom member in a vertical position of the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NEFAB AB
    Inventor: Pontus Eding
  • Patent number: 9259730
    Abstract: Invention; It is about the tubes used to obtain blood products through centrifuge in order to cure open and closed injuries, to heal hard and soft tissues and to diagnose in all fields of medicine and dentistry. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) obtained in the tubes the surface of which contacts blood and made from pure titanium or titanium alloys has a better structure of fibrin than that is obtained through classical methods. The efficiency of the high speed centrifuge is increased with this designed tube and Platelet Rich Fibrin can be removed from the tube without spoiling it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Akman Serhan, Tunali Mustafa
  • Patent number: 9193498
    Abstract: A plastic corrugated folding container is provided wherein box body assembly can be performed without catching of the latch side panels on column members, the four corners of the box body can be closed tightly, and during folding, lid members, partitioning panels, or similar can be stored. A heating bar set to a prescribed temperature is applied to folding lines of a floor panel, and side panels and latch side panels thereby rise up due to heating and melting. A heating bar set to a prescribed temperature is applied to folding lines in the lower parts of a pair of second side panels, and an engaging piece is bent outwards by heating and melting; an engaging piece of the second side panel is configured to engage with an engaging hole in the latch side panel, and a box body having a floor that does not sag can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: DAIICHI OHMIYA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takamine Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9145670
    Abstract: A set of components that can be used to construct a structurally sound dock are disclosed. The components can be extruded and the components are shaped such that interconnected components provide support for the other components thereby alleviating weak points due to welded only joints. A fascia channel provides additional strength by including structures that improve the vertical and horizontal strength of the fascia channel. HDPE plastic inserts and sheaves provide sound dampening for metal to metal contact points. Other components include a corner connector, a post system and a hinge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: GDC Enterprises
    Inventors: Harold Hawkins, Timothy Osby, Michael Lyle
  • Patent number: 9066586
    Abstract: A modular enclosure that can be used as a stand-alone unit or can be ganged together in a multiple unit configuration. The enclosure system consisting of a base frame and front door with open sides which can accommodate various side covers or attachments all using the same common mounting. The common mounting used to attach the various covers or attachments provides a unique design for attaching and sealing the side covers or attachments while providing a water-tight and dust tight seal between the interior of the enclosure and the exterior of the enclosure. A variety of attachments are available which give the mosular enclosure flexibility to be configured in a wide variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Skovira
  • Patent number: 9033183
    Abstract: An extension frame for a transport box or a pallet includes two long sides, and two collapsible transverse sides. An angle piece is formed on one of the transverse sides or on one of the long sides, with the angle piece having a free end forming a hinge with a free end of an adjacent long side or transverse side. The hinge has in the open state and the collapsed state a locking position in which the long side and the adjacent transverse side are engageable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Yves Hug
  • Publication number: 20150122809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compartment box for motor vehicles. The compartment box includes a rectangular board, two side boards, a first covering board, and a second covering board. The side boards connect to two edge portions of the rectangular board, respectively. The first and second covering boards connect to the other two edge portions of the rectangular board, respectively. The first and second covering boards are separably coupled to the two side boards by a first coupling elements and a second coupling element, respectively. The first and second covering boards together provide a full-shield cover and form a concealable opening. Thus, the compartment box can be opened laterally, thereby to facilitate taking objects from or putting the objects in the compartment box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FORMOSA SAINT JOSE CORP.
    Inventor: Ming-Shun YANG
  • Patent number: 9016474
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport container comprising a rectangular base, with feet located at the underside thereof, with side walls that can pivot about hinges and that rise from said base, wherein the side walls, which lie on top in the folded-together state, and the bordering base edge comprising the hinges form support surfaces for the feet of an identical second container, the feet thereof being located below the base, characterized in that recesses are provided in the left and the right side area of the side walls, which lie on top in the folded-together state, the recesses being separated from one another by ribs and being used to receive protrusions formed on the bottom side of the feet, the height of the protrusions being less than the depth of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventors: Axel Ritzberger, Wolfgang Faust, Gerhard Eckbrett-Welz
  • Patent number: 8985365
    Abstract: A container structure is disclosed. The container structure may include a container body and two movable supporting units. When the container body is used as a regular container, two movable supporting units has not been extended from the container body; and the covering rod, extending rod, connecting rods of the movable supporting units are conjugated with the horizontal supporting columns and connecting posts respectively to reinforce the structure of the container body, so that the reinforced container body can have a better status to sustain heavier weight. Furthermore, the movable supporting units can extend to expand the space of the container body to receive more items to reduce the transportation costs; and when the container is not used for storage purposes, the expanded space can be used for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Syn Yao Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shan-Chi Chuang
  • Patent number: 8985374
    Abstract: An object carrying device includes a first net body, a frame, a front baffle panel, and a rear baffle panel. The first net body has a bottom portion and two lateral portions. The bottom portion has a front side, a rear side, and two opposing lateral sides. The two lateral portions extend from the two opposing lateral sides of the bottom portion, respectively, and face each other. The frame is clipped to the first net body and disposed at the outer periphery of the first net body. The front baffle panel is fixed to the frame and disposed between the front side of the bottom portion and the two lateral portions of the first net body. The rear baffle panel is fixed to the frame and disposed between the rear side of the bottom portion and the two lateral portions of the first net body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dongguan Master United Plastic & Hardware Products Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150076143
    Abstract: Collapsible reusable carrying cases are provided in sizes varying from small food containers to large push cart bins on casters. The cases are assembled or disassembled from a joined flat space-saving configuration to a functioning case and vice-versa. All parts that make up a carrying case do not separate from the carrying case and no parts can be removed. The cases are formed from rigid plastic panels, and are assembled or disassembled without tools. The sides of the cases are erected progressively by hand by interlocking elements at the corners. The panels also disassemble progressively by being manually pulled apart. When folded into a flat storage or shipping configuration, the panels stay together, resisting unfolding by virtue of snaps which are either molded into the panels or bonded to them. The carrying cases are resistant to water, dirt, bacteria, molds, allergens, and inclement weather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Joseph Ryan
  • Patent number: 8978912
    Abstract: A body of a collapsible shipping tote extends around an interior space of the tote while erected. The body has a series of body panels that are respectively foldably connected to one another so that the body can be reconfigured between the erected configuration and a collapsed configuration. The tote has end assemblies that each have an end panel and flaps respectively foldably connected to edges of the end panel. Each of the end assemblies is configured for being moved between an open configuration for opening a respective end of the body while the body is in the erected configuration, and a closed configuration for closing the respective end of the body while the body is in the erected configuration. Fasteners releasably secure the flaps to the body for releasably securing the body in the erected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Response Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Brett B. Kraeling
  • Patent number: 8967423
    Abstract: A system for providing correct delivery of pharmaceuticals or the like to a patient location has a mounting body, a matching plate, a storage box and elements for associating a particular matching plate, affixed to a surface of the mounting body, with a particular storage box. The mounting body should be adapted to be fixed in place at the patient location, thereby fixing in place a storage body engaged in it. The storage box has a unitarily-formed storage body, with an open face hingedly fitted with a door for closing the open face. Proper association of the matching plate with the particular occurs when the associating elements of the storage box and the matching plate register with each other, allowing an element of the mounting body to engage the storage box. Disengagement of the element can be effected only through access to the interior of the storage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary L. Sharpe, Doug Clouser
  • Patent number: 8960468
    Abstract: A collapsible container having an expanded storage configuration and a collapsed storage configuration is provided, the collapsible container comprising a floor portion; a ceiling portion opposed to the floor portion; at least one wall portion disposed between the floor portion and the ceiling portion; at least one door portion disposed between the floor portion and the ceiling portion; and at least two posts having a collapsed length configuration and an expanded length configuration, the at least two posts, in the collapsed length configuration, being adapted to interconnect the ceiling portion to the floor portion when the container is in the collapsed configuration and, in the expanded length configuration, being adapted to interconnect the ceiling portion to the floor portion when the container is in the expanded configuration. A collapsible container kit and a method of using the collapsible container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Norduyn Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Boivin