Removable Fastening Element Patents (Class 220/4.33)
  • Patent number: 10149563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transportable cake carrier that protects tall, multilayer pastry products from the perils of unexpected turns, uneven pavement, pot-holes and sudden stops of the vehicles doing the delivery. In addition to vehicle borne perils the new and unique carrier addresses ease of placement and removal of the pastry from the carrier, keeping the pastry refrigerated and placement and removal of the carrier from the vehicle. A unique combination of tying the top, base, pedestal and layer separators firmly together, with a sturdy, easy to clean and reusable housing and outstanding human engineering make transport damage a thing of the past. In addition this unique carrier fulfills the spirit of federal LEEDs sustainability requirements with completely reusable components and by keeping ruined product out of the landfills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Julianne Margolis Chapin, Scott Chapin
  • Patent number: 10045614
    Abstract: An assembled frame structure including a hollow frame and a plurality of covers is provided. The hollow frame has a plurality of first assembling openings. The covers are detachably assembled to the hollow frame through the first assembling openings respectively, so as to form the assembled frame structure into a multi-function package module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Guang-Rui Chou
  • Patent number: 9061822
    Abstract: A cargo rack for transferring loads between a marine vessel and an offshore marine platform provides a frame having a front, a rear, and upper and lower end portions. The lower end of the frame has a perimeter beam base, a raised floor and a pair of open-ended parallel fork tine tubes or sockets that communicate with the perimeter beam at the front and rear of the frame. The frame includes a plurality of fixed side walls extending upwardly from the perimeter beam. A plurality of gates are movably mounted on the frame, movable between open and closed positions, the gates enabling a forklift to place loads on the floor. The frame has vertically extending positioning beams or lugs that segment the raised floor into a plurality of load-holding positions. Each load holding position has a plurality of positioning beams or lugs that laterally hold a load module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Danny Ness
  • Patent number: 9016491
    Abstract: A novel cup is disclosed that may be collapsed and extended to hold cold or hot liquids safely. The cup preferably comprises a telescoping body comprising a plurality of rings of varying outer diameters, each ring having an outer wall and an inner wall forming an air gap therebetween, a leak-proof mechanism comprising an O-ring disposed about one or more rings, and a locking mechanism comprising an annular track disposed about one ring, and a pin disposed about another ring adapted to fit within the track and slideably engage it. The locking mechanism may further comprise a first magnet seated within the air gap of a first ring, and a second magnet seated within the air gap of a second ring, whereby the first and second magnets create a magnetic pull toward one another to help keep the cup in either a collapsed or extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jason A. Blum, John Adkins, Scott Hart, Elise Kiland
  • Patent number: 9016485
    Abstract: A combination rack structure includes a predetermined number of support plates, connecting strips and side frames. Each of the support plates has a rectangular shape. Each of the connecting strips is provided with three holding grooves each longitudinally extended through each of the connecting strips. Each of the connecting strips has a periphery provided with elongate recessed portions each located between any two of the holding grooves. Each of the recessed portions is provided with a plurality of extensions which are perpendicular to an axial direction of each of the recessed portions and are spaced from each other with a proper interval. The extensions are used for holding and resting. Each of the side frames is bent to have a hexagonal shape. The support plates are combined with the connecting strips to construct a hexagonal rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Yu Ta Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20150069051
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel apparatus and way for folding a shipping container in order to improve safety and security of the shipping container. A foldable shipping container is provided having improved locking mechanisms positioned on the inside and outside of the shipping container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joshua J. Kraft
  • Patent number: 8955928
    Abstract: A joining connector is provided which can be fitted by the turning part of the frame bar of the shelf board. The joining connector includes a base plate having inner and outer sides. Recessed joining parts are formed on the outer side and define a vertical and a horizontal wall. The vertical wall and horizontal wall can match the outer edge of the turning part of the frame bar. Limiting projections are formed on the outer side of the base plate in a preset concrete shape, and located on a position between but spaced from the vertical and horizontal walls of the recessed joining part, so that the turning part of the frame bar can be pushed and fitted into the recessed joining part from the direction of the outer side of the base plate, and the limiting projection can correspondingly limit the inner edge of the turning part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Donido Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8950613
    Abstract: A bulk bin container having a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall and a fourth side wall, where the first side wall is removable when the container is set up. The first side wall includes a removable hinge element. The first side wall also includes structure on a first side edge of the first side wall and second side edge of the first side wall that mates with corresponding structure on adjacent side walls and allows for the first side wall to be lifted straight upward and removed from the container upon removal of the removable hinge element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Nolan
  • Publication number: 20150028027
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mauricio D. Cavalcante, John Bobel Zelek, William P. Apps, Ryan C. Meers
  • Publication number: 20150014309
    Abstract: A storage box includes a base, two opposite first side plates coupled to the base and two opposite second side plates coupled to the base and connecting the two first side plates. The base includes two base plates coupled to each other. Each base plate includes a fixing flange, a first sliding flange and a second sliding flange extending from the fixing flange. The first side plates are pivotally coupled to the fixing flanges of the base plates. The second side plates each include two sliding plates respectively and pivotally coupled to the first sliding flange of a corresponding one of the base plates and the second sliding flange of the other one of the base plates. The two base plates are configured to be movable relative to each other. The two sliding plates of each second side plate are configured to be movable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: GUANG-LONG LI, HAI LIU, MING-CHANG LEE
  • Patent number: 8915369
    Abstract: The present invention provides a jointed liquid crystal glass panel package box, which includes a box body and a plurality of brackets mounted to the box body. The box body includes a frame and a hollow plate arranged inside the frame. The frame includes two opposite first frame members, two opposite second frame members, and four L-shaped connection members connecting between the first frame members and the second frame members. The first and second frame members are of a linear configuration. Each first frame member includes a plurality of first frame member units and a plurality of first couplers each connecting between two first frame member units. Each second frame member includes a plurality of second frame member units and a plurality of second couplers each connecting between two second frame member units. A plurality of water-resistant pads is arranged between the first couplers and the first frame member units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng
  • 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: 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: 8899430
    Abstract: A freight container (1) which, for loading freight therein, comprises a bottom (6), a roof (7), two end walls (2) extending between the bottom and the roof, as well as two longitudinal side walls (9, 11) connected to said bottom and said roof, at least one end wall being provided with a hinged door(4, 5) comprising at least two door parts (4, 5), which are each connected by hinge constructions (21, 23, 25) on one side to a frame beam (3) extending between the bottom and the roof, which door parts can be locked from outside by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cargoshell Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Rene Giesbers
  • Publication number: 20140332528
    Abstract: A novel cup is disclosed that may be collapsed and extended to hold cold or hot liquids safely. The cup preferably comprises a telescoping body comprising a plurality of rings of varying outer diameters, each ring having an outer wall and an inner wall forming an air gap therebetween, a leak-proof mechanism comprising an O-ring disposed about one or more rings, and a locking mechanism comprising an annular track disposed about one ring, and a pin disposed about another ring adapted to fit within the track and slideably engage it. The locking mechanism may further comprise a first magnet seated within the air gap of a first ring, and a second magnet seated within the air gap of a second ring, whereby the first and second magnets create a magnetic pull toward one another to help keep the cup in either a collapsed or extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason A. Blum, John Adkins, Scott Hart, Elise Kiland
  • Publication number: 20140312034
    Abstract: A foldable crate includes a base platform, a pair of longitudinal sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform and a pair of flanking sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform. The flanking sidewalls accommodate a locking mechanism, which includes an actuator, a transmission mechanism and a pair of locking elements, threaded into channels at the top portion of the flanking sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jakov Bobritski
  • Patent number: 8839553
    Abstract: A kit for a planter is disclosed that has a polygon shape and has a selected number of sides and a same selected number of corners. The kit includes a selected number of bottom corner brackets, a selected number of corner beads, a selected number of top corner brackets, a selected number of top frame corner brackets, and a selected number of pairs of spacer runners that each correspond to the selected number of corners. The kit also includes a planter tub sized to fit within a planter body. The brackets and spacer runners are configured to be connected together to form a skeleton to which boards can be attached to form the planter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Toro
  • Publication number: 20140263303
    Abstract: The modular bins of the present in some embodiments may include a plurality of central junction areas, where each central junction area may be formed of a plurality of central or interior junction members. The modular bins may also include a plurality of side junction areas which may be formed of a plurality of central or interior junction members and at least one side junction member. The modular bins may further include a plurality of corner junction areas which may be formed of at least one central or interior junction member and at least one corner junction member. A plurality of exterior wall panels are engaged to the side junction members and the corner junction members. A plurality of inner wall panels are engaged to the plurality of central or interior junction members to form the modular bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Scott Equipment Company
    Inventor: Richard V. Lucas
  • 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: 8807367
    Abstract: A foldable crate includes a base platform, a pair of longitudinal sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform and a pair of flanking sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform. The flanking sidewalls accommodate a locking mechanism, which includes an actuator, a transmission mechanism and a pair of locking elements, threaded into channels at the top portion of the flanking sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jakov Bobritski
  • Patent number: 8800797
    Abstract: Provided herein is a blast resistant cargo container sufficiently lightweight to be practical for aircraft transport. The container includes a frame assembly and a plurality of panels. Innovative panel connections between side panels and a unique door latching system improve the weakest links of the container. The plurality of panels includes a top panel, a bottom panel, a plurality of side panels and a flexible door. The side panels and the flexible door are formed of at least one explosion resistant sheet of a flexible, high tensile strength material. Edges of the sheets are wrapped around and secured to a rod. An edge capturing rail is wrapped around the sheets over each rod. The latching mechanism involves retaining a locking rail extending from the door panel in a groove of a doorpost or door sill with a detent bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Richard L. Fingerhut, Robert C. Fu
  • Publication number: 20140209600
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DIVERSIFIED FIXTURES, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Schloesser
  • Publication number: 20140197168
    Abstract: A collapsible nestable container is provided. The collapsible nestable container may comprise a plurality of panels, each having one or more locking features that interlock with the locking features of the other panels to form an assembled container. The panels further comprise one or more nesting features, that interlock with the nesting features of the other panels to allow the panels to nest in a collapsed configuration with similar or dissimilar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Buckhorn Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Miller, Anthony P. Habodasz
  • Patent number: 8763834
    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 modular enclosure flexibility to be configured in a wide variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Skovira
  • Patent number: 8763833
    Abstract: A vacuum vessel includes: a pair of bent members formed by bending two metal plates and connected to each other to form a closed space inside; one looped seal member which seals connecting portions of the pair of bent members; a structure arranged in the closed space to abut against an inner surface of the closed space formed by the pair of bent members; and a fastening member which connects the connecting portions of the pair of bent members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140175089
    Abstract: A container includes a typically upright structure that may be disassembled by the release of locks. The locks include a system of upper forced wedging longitudinal locks that connect to adjacent edges of the top walls and side walls of the container. Forced wedging cuneiform side locks connect the minor or head side walls to the major top walls and side walls. A method of assembly/disassembly includes a series of stages by which the locks are removed, the top wall is removed, the container's head walls are disassembled, the side walls are lowered and all these walls are overlapped on the base wall until forming a flat structure. This flat structure may be mounted again in the opposite manner, until the container is upright and forms the load housing again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Isaac SZULMAN
  • Patent number: 8757412
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a rectangular bottom wall and a plurality of walls pivotally connected to the bottom wall. The plurality of walls include first and second side walls disposed in facing relation and first and second end walls disposed in facing relation. An access door is provided in the first end wall. The access door is pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The first side wall is collapsible from an upstanding position to a collapsed position overlaying the bottom wall, the second side wall is collapsible from an upstanding position to a collapsed position overlaying the collapsed first side wall, and the first and second end walls are collapsible from an upstanding position to a collapsed position overlaying the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Sommer, Henning Rader
  • Publication number: 20140158681
    Abstract: Modular panels for forming a container have a plurality of securing receptacles on a first end of the panel and a plurality of securing receptacles on a second end of the panel. Each one of the securing receptacles on the first end of the panel is position at approximately the same height as a corresponding one of the securing receptacles on the second end of the panel. Each pair of corresponding securing receptacles is dimensioned to receive a securing bar therein that can be locked in place to hold adjacent panels in a secured position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Titan Energy Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin TAILLEFER, Brett ADAMS
  • Patent number: 8733569
    Abstract: A transport frame includes a body (1) having walls and a detachable roof (8) arranged on top of the body (1). The roof (8) includes a top surface (9) and side walls (10) extending downward from the top surface (9) and having an essentially vertical dimension. The roof is locked in place with a locking element. The locking element has an operating handle (12) and a vertical bar (13) extending essentially downward from the operating handle (12) toward the wall of the body (1). With the operating handle (12), the locking element is adapted to be set to its locked position and open position, and the operating handle (12) is arranged to be used from the top surface (9) of the roof (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Oy Langh Ship Ab
    Inventor: Hans Langh
  • Publication number: 20140131366
    Abstract: A portable triple container is provided, which enables food and beverages to be separately accommodated therein, thereby enabling convenient carrying and storage during an outdoor activity. The present invention implements a novel triple container in which two separate spaces are formed so as to enable the food and beverages to be separately accommodated in the container, and which also enables the food to be extracted and consumed through a simple operation. Thus, the food and beverages may be simply and conveniently carried and stored, and may be extracted without using an additional utensil so as to be conveniently consumed. The portable triple container is configured such that an operation cap part arranged at the bottom of the container may be selectively fixed so as to not only restrict the rotation structure of an inner case according to need but also to ensure that the container is airtight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jin-kwang Lim
  • Publication number: 20140117011
    Abstract: The inventive technology may include several independent inventive aspects relating to: attachment componentry and associated supports (such as flanges) that are used to create a tight, vandal resistant seal between adjacent panels of a fluid containment apparatus, and facilitate assembly of panels to form such apparatus, and facilitate disassembly thereof; strategic location of crane hook attachment components so as to avoid unwanted misorientation of a panel suspended at such components during containment apparatus construction; attachment componentry that include angled driven pin axes and/or provision of automatically self-seating upon pin driving of, e.g., protrusions in proper positions in corresponding apertures, where such proper positions may coincide with proper, tight sealing relative positions of adjacent, attached panels and enhance installed apparatus stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: BREWER STEEL CO.
    Inventors: Steven Fellenzer, Michael W. Ratcliff
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140110404
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for connection of vertically and/or horizontally arranged containers. Each of the containers provides bosses or projections over a collinear pair of which is placed a separate plate. The plate provides matched polygonal apertures to receive the projections. Each of the projections provides an aperture there through to receive a retainer pin or bolt. The pin or bolt abuts the plate when engaged. The arrangement greatly expedites the separation of the containers when desired. The user needs only tap out the retainer pin and pull off the plate. This obviates the use of fasteners which can freeze, rust or become otherwise inoperative or cumbersome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Cliff WIEBE
  • Publication number: 20140034637
    Abstract: A storage module adapter assembly includes adapter base plates that are two-person portable, can be installed/removed by hand, and cooperate with existing structures of existing modular cargo containers. Each adapter base plate includes various longitudinal and transverse frame members, as well as first and second longitudinal frame members on opposed sides thereof. The first longitudinal frame member has a first height, and the second longitudinal frame member has a second height, which is greater than the first height. Each of the first and second longitudinal frame members also include generally horizontal flange members extending from a top side thereof, such that when two adapter base plates are appropriately positioned side by side, the generally horizontal flange members on the adjacent sides of the two adapter base plates overlap due to the difference between the first and second heights. The adapter base plates can then be connected together by appropriate mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BOH ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen L. TUJAGUE, SR., Eric M. HEDIGER, Edward PAYNE, James E. STOKES, III, Malcolm JUNKER, Philip J. DUNNE, Clarence L. SOCKWELL, Andrew J. GRYGIEL
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8608003
    Abstract: A knockdown container A having a hook member 4 attached to the sleeve 2 such as to be rotatable in a plane parallel to the surface of the sleeve 2, and a receptacle portion 12 formed in the pallet 1 to retain the hook member 4. Alternatively, a knockdown container A having a hook member 4 attached to the sleeve 2 such that it is accommodated in a cut-out portion 21 formed in the sleeve 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akinobu Uno
  • Publication number: 20130320006
    Abstract: A crate includes a base and at least two pairs of mutually opposing side walls, a first one of the side walls extending upward from the base in a vertical direction at least partly by a retrieval height only which is smaller than the height of one or more of the remaining side walls so as to define a lateral opening dimensioned to enable accessing and retrieving products contained within the crate through the lateral opening. The crate further includes an insert for being arranged on the base, the insert being configured in dependence on the products to be received by the crate. The crate further includes a blocking element and a latching mechanism so as to latch the blocking element in a first, closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Wolfgang ORGELDINGER
  • Patent number: 8590902
    Abstract: A seal member internally seals a depressurized chamber constructed by joining a plurality of plates. The seal member includes a linear portion for sealing a linear joint of the depressurized chamber and a loop portion for sealing around a corner of the depressurized chamber by being pressed against internal walls of the plates forming the corner. The loop portion is arranged to enclose the corner of the depressurized chamber. The loop portion is fixed by using a support block held at the corner and a corner pressing member joined to the plates forming the corner. The loop portion is secured between a support surface of the support block and the corner pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Youhei Yamada
  • Patent number: 8573427
    Abstract: A collapsible crate for transporting goods, the crate having an upstanding wall, at least a portion of which is movable, locating feature and releasable locking feature for releasably securing the movable wall portion relative to the crate, wherein the locating feature has a projection receivable within a recess or aperture to align, in use, the movable wall portion relative to the crate such that the movable wall portion is releasably securable by the locking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Goodpack Limited
    Inventor: David Lam
  • Publication number: 20130264338
    Abstract: A knockdown safe or security box precursor is made of a flat base, side panels, end panels and a collar which together form a box. The sides and ends are joined together and to the base by fasteners which allow the box to be freighted as a stack of panels and components and then erected as a box by the use of fasteners which are only accessible from inside the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Lokaway Pty. Ltd
    Inventor: Brett DUNSTAN
  • Patent number: 8544675
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir assembly includes a base assembly defining an interior cavity that is adapted to receive a fluid. A cover assembly is engaged to the base assembly. The cover assembly includes a first end and an oppositely disposed second end. A first plurality of fasteners engages the first end of the cover assembly to the base assembly. The first plurality of fasteners has a first strength. A second plurality of fasteners engages the second end of the cover assembly to the base assembly. The second plurality of fasteners has a second strength. The first strength is less than the second strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Don Rulon Draper, Christopher Thomas Arneson
  • Publication number: 20130240521
    Abstract: A fluid containment system comprises a plurality of curved panels having a front face a rear face, a top end, a bottom end and two side ends, wherein the plurality of curved panels are positioned serially adjacent one another in a generally upright or vertical manner so as to comprise a generally circular arrangement, with each of the plurality of curved panels further comprising at least one fastening member on its front face and wherein the fastening member is suitable to generally abut to a similar fastening member of an adjacent curved panel. Once fastened, the plurality of curved panels may be lined with a liner and used for fluid storage. In another aspect a fluid handling and containment apparatus comprises a tank suitable to hold a volume of fluid, the tank having a main compartment with a plurality of outlets exiting from the main compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jason CORBEIL
  • Publication number: 20130221630
    Abstract: A storage assembly is provided that includes plural bins having registering vertical dovetail slots. Connecting rods having reverse expanding dovetail formations are used to slide into the registering vertical dovetail slots of the side-by-side bins to fix the side-by-side bins together. The same dovetail slots on the bins can be used to mount accessories such as golf bag retainers, baseball bat racks, storage bins or other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Tavolino
  • Patent number: 8517207
    Abstract: A reusable packaging device for protecting an object during shipment may include at least four end caps and strap assemblies configured to selectively hold the end caps in a desired expanded position relative to one another during shipment of the object and to hold the end caps in contact with one another after the object has been received. In one embodiment the object may be clamped between two of the packaging devices for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Randy Mesch
  • Patent number: 8499954
    Abstract: A packing mechanism includes a plurality of first connecting members connecting end to end to form a polygon; and a plurality of sidewalls mounted on the first connecting members. Each first connecting member includes a main body, and a fixing portion mounted on an end of the main body. The main body defines at least two latching portions and at least one connecting portion. Each sidewall includes a base body and at least one positioning portion formed at an end of the base body, and the positioning portion latches with the connecting portion of the corresponding first connecting member. The fixing portion engages with one of the latching portions of an adjacent first connecting member; such that a volume of the packing mechanism is adjustable by engaging the fixing portion with another one of the latching portions of the adjacent first connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Publication number: 20130186890
    Abstract: A portable steel tank panel that interlocks with additional structures (e.g., other tank panels and/or removable hinges) to form a temporary aboveground fluid storage structure is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Steven R. Moody, Matthew L. Moody, James M. Moody
  • Patent number: 8443496
    Abstract: A modular casket that is easy to assemble and can be assembled with few or no tools is disclosed. The casket comprises a number of injection molded plastic pieces that can be snap-fit together. The casket is relatively compact and lightweight and is conducive to shipping and storage, yet has sufficient strength for its intended purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jose A. De La Fuente, Carlos A. Hoefken
  • Publication number: 20130112685
    Abstract: A crate for the transportation of goods, such as those used in sea going containers, and a method of assembling the crate are disclosed. The crate includes a framework of demountable elements including at least two base panels, each being generally rectangular and having longer and shorter sides, at least four support members, each having first and second ends, at least eight connector members, each being located at an end of each support member, a plurality of upright posts, each adapted to be associated with a connector member and a plurality of panels, each panel being adapted to be secured to two of the posts, at least one of the panels being adapted during use of the crate to be demountable from the framework. This allows for space efficient storage of the components when not in use, and flexibility in the dimensions and accessibility of the crate when constructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: David Choon Sen Lam
  • Publication number: 20130048632
    Abstract: A storage box modular structure fastened by a biaxial positioning method is provided to facilitate assembling and disassembling a storage box manually and quickly. The storage box is formed by combining panels, and the modular structure is installed between two adjacent panels. A first joint surface and a second joint surface are disposed on the two panels respectively. The modular structure includes a containing hole formed on the first joint surface, a through hole formed between the second joint surface of the panel and an external wall. A fastener and a spring are installed in the containing hole, and the spring drives the fastener to be implemented into the through hole to fasten two panels. An external object is inserted from the external wall into the through hole to push the fastener to resume its original position, so as to separate the two panels and improve the convenience of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Yi Hsiang Chen