Extending Between Adjacent Walls Patents (Class 220/652)
  • Patent number: 9981461
    Abstract: A vessel for storing pressurized gas. The storage vessel may be manufactured in a variety of predetermined shapes. Plural frame members are interconnected with each other, collectively forming a lattice frame. A network of internal supports is disposed within the interior of the lattice frame, the internal supports being made of a carbon-reinforced composite material. The storage vessel has an outer shell made up of layers of carbon-reinforced composite material sheets enveloping the exterior of the lattice frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CNG Storage Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh L. Horstman
  • Patent number: 9394010
    Abstract: A logistics post for use in a vehicle includes an inner wall and an outer wall. The logistics post is arranged to couple with panels to form a sidewall of a vehicle. At least a portion of the inner wall is spaced apart from the outer wall to form a mount passage therebetween. The inner wall includes a plurality of logistics slots that extend through the inner wall and open into the mount passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventor: David P. Kunkel
  • Publication number: 20140346181
    Abstract: A partial reinforcement packing structure includes wall portions and corner portions between adjacent two of the wall portions. The wall portions or the corner portions are provided with reinforcement strips. In the same conditions, a thin material replaces a thick material to meet the technical requirements of product packing. The present invention can ensure the strength of packing without increasing the entire thickness of packing, be in line with the concept of low-carbon environment, reduce production cost, and enhance comprehensive benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: XIAMEN C&D PAPER&PULP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoyan LIN
  • Patent number: 8672173
    Abstract: A commodity tank for use with an air seeding implement includes a series of panels arranged to form an enclosure defining a volume configured to hold a supply of commodity. At least one or more of the panels has a warping-reducing bend formed therein. The commodity tank further has a series of tubular members with each tubular member located between adjacent and perpendicular panels to define a respective corner of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Hall, Darwin Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8668102
    Abstract: A shipping container liner system for use in the shipping of bulk flowable products is described. The system comprises a specially adapted shipping container liner that is self-supporting without the need of rear-mounted rigid supportive bars to retain the liner within the shipping container during filling and discharge. The system comprises an arrangement of interior support baffles operating in conjunction with a plurality of exterior anchor straps adapted to distribute the cargo load throughout the length of the liner. A specialized hopper for unloading the bulk material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Art Townsend
  • Publication number: 20130320030
    Abstract: A corner board includes first and second sides, each including a board material; a bend between the first and second sides, joining first and second sides together; and a slit adjacent to a first end of the corner board, the slit completely crossing the bend and partially crossing the first and second sides. In addition, a method of manufacturing a corner board includes bending a board stock to form first and second sides of the corner board with an angle therebetween; cutting the board stock into fixed lengths, the bent and cut board stock forming the corner board; and forming a slit near a first end of the corner board. The present corner board may be advantageously rested or placed along a vertical edge of a container or stack of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Clyde ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20130240539
    Abstract: A distensible fuel tank included in a vehicle is provided. The distensible fuel tank includes a housing and a compliance structure coupled to the housing, the compliance structure including a base element coupled to a side of a structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Cragel, Russell Randall Pearce, Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8413836
    Abstract: A packaging system for providing lateral support for a packaged appliance is provided. The packaging system comprises a carton sized to fit around the appliance and having opposing side walls, each having an aperture extending there through; a cross brace having opposing ends and a hollow interior space at each end, the cross brace extending between the first pair of opposing sidewalls such that the cross brace hollow interior space at each end communicates with an aperture; and a pair of plugs, each plug having an elongated body and a flange extending laterally from an end of the elongated body, the flange located adjacent the exterior surface of one of the first pair of opposing side walls, the body of the plug extending through the corresponding aperture and within the hollow interior space of one end of the cross brace so that together the plugs position and secure the cross brace within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Senn, Eric Zerfas
  • Patent number: 8333297
    Abstract: The invention provides a reinforcing corner post suitable for use with a container comprising a foldable blank having a base panel and a pair of opposed side wall panels, and a pair of opposed end wall panels, the side wall panels and end wall panels being foldable into upright positions relative to the base panel to define opposed side walls and end walls with corners being formed at the junctions of the side walls and end walls, the reinforcing corner post being provided at all or selected corners of the container, wherein the corner post comprises an external post section which embraces the corner, and an internal post section which nests within the corner, and engaging means for releasably coupling the external post section and internal post section to one another by longitudinal displacement of the external post section and internal post section relative to one another to an engaged position, and locking means for securing the inner post section and the outer post section in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Gilroy Clements McAlpine, Daniel Robert Algate
  • Patent number: 8322557
    Abstract: A prismatic tank has outer and inner walls and internal horizontal stays. The walls include a plurality of horizontal beam sections. Each beam section has two parallel flanges interconnected by a web and a pair of opposing end faces. The beam sections are stacked one on top of the other and joined together along adjoining longitudinal edges of respective flanges and at end faces of respective beam sections such that a joint is formed between a first end face of a first beam section and a second, abutting end face of a second, abutting beam section. The web of the first beam section is recessed at the first end face and the web of the second beam section is recessed at the second end face so as to leave a first opening in the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Aker Engineering & Technology AS
    Inventors: Arne Sele, Kare Bakken
  • Patent number: 8251171
    Abstract: A distensible fuel tank included in a vehicle is provided. The fuel tank may include a housing enclosing a lattice structure including at least two intersecting wall members, each wall member including a plurality of panels arranged in a repeating pattern, the plurality of panels having planar sides including a compliance panel having a first and second section configured to fold about a crease line. In this way, multi-directional compliance of the fuel tank can be achieved, while increasing structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Cragel, Russell Randall Pearce, Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8245861
    Abstract: A container box includes an outer box for receiving an inner box therein. Ribs are formed on an inner surface of the outer box, and extend in a fitting direction, and are gradually changing in height so that molds can be easily removed after the molding. The ribs includes the normally-inclined ribs gradually increasing in height in the fitting direction of the inner box, and the reversely-inclined ribs gradually decreasing in height in the fitting direction of the inner box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120145722
    Abstract: An enclosure and method that includes a plurality of surrounding sidewalls that are each about a longitudinal axis forming a plurality of longitudinal axes that are substantially each co-axially positioned to one another for the plurality of surrounding sidewalls. Each surrounding sidewall including a first end portion and a second end portion with the longitudinal axis spanning therebetween, each surrounding sidewall also having an interior portion and an exterior portion. Further included in the enclosure is an attachment element disposed within each said interior portion that is operational to attach the surrounding sidewalls to one another such that each longitudinal axis is substantially co-axial resulting in two oppositely disposed sidewall free end portions. Also included in the enclosure is a pair of arcuate covers, wherein each cover is adjacent to each sidewall free end portion, wherein the covers are arced inwardly toward the interior portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: John D. Small
  • Publication number: 20120138618
    Abstract: A packaging system for providing lateral support for a packaged appliance is provided. The packaging system comprises a carton sized to fit around the appliance and having opposing side walls, each having an aperture extending there through; a cross brace having opposing ends and a hollow interior space at each end, the cross brace extending between the first pair of opposing sidewalls such that the cross brace hollow interior space at each end communicates with an aperture; and a pair of plugs, each plug having an elongated body and a flange extending laterally from an end of the elongated body, the flange located adjacent the exterior surface of one of the first pair of opposing side walls, the body of the plug extending through the corresponding aperture and within the hollow interior space of one end of the cross brace so that together the plugs position and secure the cross brace within the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Senn, Eric Zerfas
  • Publication number: 20120067755
    Abstract: A carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel, a reinforcing end flap, and a reinforcing side flap. The central panel at least partially overlaps the top panel, the reinforcing side flap is foldably connected to the central panel, and the reinforcing end flap comprises a proximal portion foldably, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. The distal at least partially overlaps the top end flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, SR.
  • Patent number: 8109400
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed toward industrial packages. Example embodiments may meet several packaging requirements for different modes of transport, including both roadway and flight regulations such as Department of Transportation (DOT) Class 7 requirements for ground transport of radioactive materials and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regulations for air transport of radioactive materials. Example embodiments may include integrated bumpers, specialized bottom tube skids, lid lattice support, multiple gasket pressurization seal, corner reinforcement, and/or multiple shielding and modular interior components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Langston, Carlton Wayne Clark, David Grey Smith, Thomas C. Ware, William A. Scott
  • Publication number: 20110273255
    Abstract: A transformer tank having opposing walls and junctions between adjacent tank walls being intermediate walls defining obtuse angles with respect to each of their respective adjacent tank walls such that the tank is free from perpendicular wall intersections. Internal framework is disposed within the tank for preventing inward wall deflections and is anchored to the intermediate walls and is substantially free from attachment to the opposing walls. The tank undergoes volumetric expansion in response to increases in internal positive pressure to avoid tank rupture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Samuel Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110226846
    Abstract: A packing box comprising a rectangular bottom plate and a plurality of side plates erected from the periphery of the bottom plate and surrounding the bottom plate, in which at four corners in corner parts formed by the plurality of side plates, frame columns, each erected from the bottom plate side and extending to the midway to a distal end of the side plates, are formed and joined to the side plates, and the bottom plate, the side plates, and the frame columns are formed by one corrugated fiberboard sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamazaki, Katsuhiko Hayashida, Masaomi Takeda, Akihisa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8016152
    Abstract: An improved structural panel and connector sidewall construction is presented. While maintaining the benefits of standard structural panel designs, a two post connector construction achieves many benefits of traditional sidewall designs, including simplified replacement of damaged panels. The novel sidewall construction also achieves the important objective of providing smooth trailer walls without rivets and minimal recesses, protrusions and snag points. The easy panel replacement of the novel sidewall construction is achieved by utilizing interlocking posts as connectors. An interior post and an exterior post interlock to form a panel connector. Adhesive is also used to secure the posts together, and the strength of the adhesive bond is aided by the posts having a substantial area of contact with each other. The posts of the panel connectors may be designed to be easily separable by bonding the two posts together with a thermally degradable adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Vanguard National Trailer Corp.
    Inventors: Mark A. Roush, Keith Wallace
  • Publication number: 20110186463
    Abstract: A packaging for biological material comprises two substantially parallel walls connected to each other along a part of their periphery and in a central area. The packaging may be used for cryopreservation of biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOGENICS AS
    Inventor: Elisabeth Kommisrud
  • Patent number: 7967161
    Abstract: A shipping container liner system for use in the shipping of bulk flowable products is described. The system comprises a specially adapted shipping container liner that is self-supporting without the need of rear-mounted rigid supportive bars to retain the liner within the shipping container during filling and discharge. The system comprises an arrangement of interior support baffles operating in conjunction with a plurality of exterior anchor straps adapted to distribute the cargo load throughout the length of the liner. A specialized hopper for unloading the bulk material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Arthur M. Townsend
  • Patent number: 7934619
    Abstract: A waste water tank having an inner tank with an inner tank wall; a concentric outer tank with an outer tank wall; a plurality of inner walls extending from the outer tank wall to the inner tank wall, such that the plurality of inner walls divides the outer tank into a plurality of chambers; and a plurality of cables attached to and extending between adjacent pairs of the inner walls, such that the cables provide support to the inner walls when the chamber defined by the inner walls, the inner tank wall, and the outer tank wall is full of fluid and adjacent chambers are empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: All State Tank Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Darrel Robertson
  • Patent number: 7874443
    Abstract: A plastic tank for liquids formed as a rectangular-solid or cubic container has four sidewalls, an upper base with a filling socket, a lower base, and an outlet socket, the outlet socket being formed on the lower section of a sidewall for connection to a tapping valve. The upper corner regions between the sidewalls and the upper base of the container and/or the lower corner regions between the sidewalls and the lower base of the container have at least one indentation or projection each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Sch├╝tz
  • Publication number: 20090145907
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed toward industrial packages. Example embodiments may meet several packaging requirements for different modes of transport, including both roadway and flight regulations such as Department of Transportation (DOT) Class 7 requirements for ground transport of radioactive materials and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regulations for air transport of radioactive materials. Example embodiments may include integrated bumpers, specialized bottom tube skids, lid lattice support, multiple gasket pressurization seal, corner reinforcement, and/or multiple shielding and modular interior components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew K. Langston, Carlton Wayne Clark, David Grey Smith, Thomas C. Ware, William A. Scott
  • Publication number: 20090139994
    Abstract: An automotive fuel tank is provided in which a plurality of mounting members are provided on a built-in part which are fusion bonded to an inner surface of an outer wall of the fuel tank so as to attach the built-in part in place in the fuel tank. An abutment portion is formed on the mounting member which is brought into abutment with an inner surface of the outer wall of the fuel tank. The abutment portion has formed thereon an abutment surface which is made to tightly stick to the inner surface of the outer wall of the fuel tank and elongated projections which project from the abutment surface, whose cross section at their distal end portions is of triangular shape and which penetrate into an interior of the outer wall of the fuel tank, and a height of an apex of the elongated projection from the abutment surface is in the range of 30% to 70% of a thickness of the outer wall of the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: FTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohide Aoki, Tomohisa Imaeda
  • Publication number: 20090026215
    Abstract: An improved structural panel and connector sidewall construction is presented. While maintaining the benefits of standard structural panel designs, a two post connector construction achieves many benefits of traditional sidewall designs, including simplified replacement of damaged panels. The novel sidewall construction also achieves the important objective of providing smooth trailer walls without rivets and minimal recesses, protrusions and snag points. The easy panel replacement of the novel sidewall construction is achieved by utilizing interlocking posts as connectors. An interior post and an exterior post interlock to form a panel connector. Adhesive is also used to secure the posts together, and the strength of the adhesive bond is aided by the posts having a substantial area of contact with each other. The posts of the panel connectors may be designed to be easily separable by bonding the two posts together with a thermally degradable adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Mark A. Roush, Keith Wallace
  • Publication number: 20080257897
    Abstract: The invention provides a reinforcing corner post suitable for use with a container comprising a foldable blank having a base panel and a pair of opposed side wall panels, and a pair of opposed end wall panels, the side wall panels and end wall panels being foldable into upright positions relative to the base panel to define opposed side walls and end walls with corners being formed at the junctions of the side walls and end walls, the reinforcing corner post being provided at all or selected corners of the container, wherein the corner post comprises an external post section which embraces the corner, and an internal post section which nests within the corner, and engaging means for releasably coupling the external post section and internal post section to one another by longitudinal displacement of the external post section and internal post section relative to one another to an engaged position, and locking means for securing the inner post section and the outer post section in the engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Gilroy Clements McAlpine, Daniel Robert Algate
  • Publication number: 20080223857
    Abstract: Blast resistant and blast directing container assemblies for receiving explosive articles and preventing or minimizing damage in the event of an explosion. The container assembly comprises a container of blast resistant material and a blast mitigating material located within the container. The container is collapsible for storage when empty. The container assemblies have utility in aircraft, where weight is an important consideration, as cargo holders or containment devices in the passenger cabin. They also are useful as transport devices for hazardous materials such as gunpowder and explosives, e.g., bombs and grenades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Igor Palley, Gary Allan Harpell, Max Wilhelm Gerlach
  • Patent number: 7222745
    Abstract: A box includes a base having a substantially rectangular perimeter. A pair of side walls and a pair of end walls extend upward from the perimeter of the base to form a box bottom having rounded corners and vertices. The box bottom includes a mouth at the top thereof. The mouth has a substantially rectangular perimeter. Reinforcing ridges are formed at the corners and vertices of the box bottom, and a lip formed at the perimeter of the mouth. A lid fits over the mouth of the box bottom. The lid includes a collar having a cuff that engages the lip to hold the lid in position over the mouth of the box bottom. At least one air hole is formed in the base and in the lid. A plurality of inwardly protruding panels is formed in the lid and in the base and walls of the box bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Z. Gutierrez, Jerry D. Maxey
  • Patent number: 7182244
    Abstract: A mailbox includes opposing side pieces, a bottom piece, a rear piece, and a door, all made from die-cast aluminum. The side pieces include abutting top flanges and the mailbox further includes a channel engaging the top flanges to hold the top flanges together. Screws extend through the channel into threaded engagement with the top flanges, and also extend through apertures into apertured bosses to secure all components together. Address signage (sand-cast) is provided for selective attachment to the sides, door or top of the mailbox. The door is pivotally mounted to the mailbox by a pivot pin that telescopingly extends into holes in the side pieces to facilitate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Whitehall Products, LLC
    Inventor: Lee S. Brown
  • Patent number: 7032765
    Abstract: A container constructed of parts that are injection molded using a synthetic resin molding technique includes a base, side walls and end walls. The side and end walls are movable between a first position in which the side and end walls are collapsed in the interior of the base and a second position in which the side and end walls are erect for being engaged at the corners by over center latches that are also molded of a synthetic resin material. The latches fit within recessed areas of the side or end walls such that when the latches are in a locked or unlocked position, the latches are contained entirely within a recessed area, which is recessed with respect to the exterior surface of the walls. Thus, when the latches are in the latched or unlatched position, the latches do not project outwardly beyond the exterior surface of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Buckhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Miller, Paul J. Ficker
  • Patent number: 6991124
    Abstract: Blast resistant and blast directing containers, as well as doors and closures therefor, for receiving explosive articles and preventing or minimizing damage in the event of an explosion. The container comprises at least three nested bands of material wherein the bands are oriented relative to one another to substantially enclose a volume and to form a container wall having a thickness substantially equivalent to the sum of the thicknesses of at least two of the bands. The containers have utility as cargo holders, particularly in aircraft where weight is an important consideration, and as transport devices for hazardous materials such as gunpowder and explosives, e.g., bombs and grenades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Palley, Gary Allan Harpell, Max Wilhelm Gerlach
  • Patent number: 6968971
    Abstract: An endcap assembly (10) for attachment to a front end of a stowage bin (12) is provided. The endcap assembly (10) includes an integral inner panel (16) and an outer panel (18) coupled to the inner panel (16). The integral inner panel (16) has one or more reduced thickness portions (26) and one or more brackets (22, 24) extending from the reduced thickness portions (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul Alexander Ely
  • Publication number: 20040026436
    Abstract: A composite sandwich panel (16) having at least one integral fold-up bracket (22, 24) is provided for use in various assemblies. The composite sandwich panel (16) has at least one integral fold-up bracket (22, 24) integrally formed therein and extending therefrom. This composite sandwich panel (16) is comprised of a face sheet material, e.g. a fiberglass material, an aluminum material, and a carbon material, that is placed on both sides of a filler honeycomb material. Preferably, each integral fold-up bracket (22, 24) has at least one locking tab (28) extending therefrom for insertion into at least one anchor slot (30) formed within the composite sandwich panel (16). The engagement between the locking tab (28) and the anchor slot (30) is intended to hold the integral fold-up bracket (22, 24) within a desired position and in a desired shape. Also, the panel preferably has a folding line (26) integrated therein for the purpose of facilitating bending of the composite sandwich panel (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Alexander Ely
  • Patent number: 6689435
    Abstract: The present invention is a hollow article with an integral impact absorbing rib and the method of manufacturing the same. The apparatus is a hollow article made of thermoplastic resin and integrally formed by blow molding, comprising a first wall and a second wall confronting across a spacing. There is an integral rib between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the integral rib comprises a flat rib between the walls and one or more hollow ribs adjacent to each of two side ends of the flat rib. The impact absorbing rib is disposed at intervals and in an impact action direction. The rib is uniform in shape, dimensions and wall width, and free from reduction of wall width of the inner rib, yet possessing proper structural support and mechanical strength, and excellent in impact absorbing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co. LTD
    Inventor: Kenji Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6564993
    Abstract: A tote box and method of assembling a tote box is disclosed which incorporates a box, four corner enhancers, four corner strengthener clips and a top rail which is secured over the top edge of the erected walls of the box. The walls of the box are held together with corner enhancer assemblies without the benefit of any mechanical fasteners such as rivets or the like. The corner strengthener clips are attached to the corner enhancers to create the corner enhancer assemblies. The top rail may be secured onto the box by a hook on at least one of the side walls of the top rail, which engages tabs of the box walls. The top rail may have a vertical lip which facilitates stacking multiple tote boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Chad Wassink
  • Publication number: 20030015541
    Abstract: The shock-absorbing wall structure can be used to equip transport containers which may suffer major falls, generating very high energy on impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: David Mingot, Dominique Poirier
  • Patent number: 6361055
    Abstract: Sealed structural joints for use in manufacturing pressurized tank structures, and particularly cryogenic fuel tanks. In a preferred embodiment, the structural joints and seals comprise a strain-compliant material as applied to a joint or seam to provide a surface to bridge the joint with a continuous skin so as to provide a completed bonded inner surface. In the preferred embodiment, the strain-compliant material comprises honeycomb, although foam cores and homogenous elastomeric materials may also be utilized. Among the specific applications by which the joint seals of the present invention may be employed include splice joint seals, frame seals, and access cover openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Lloyd Grover
  • Patent number: 6354451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a freight container (1) having sides (10, 20) oriented perpendicularly to each other and defining an internal cargo space, and having a rectangular access opening which allows access to said cargo space, said access opening being surrounded by straight sections of a groove (43), said sections being oriented perpendicularly to each other, said groove (43) extending in a plane which is substantially parallel with the access opening, said freight container (1) having separate groove connection devices (50) with a groove (51) which has a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the groove (43), and which forms a continuously extending smooth transition between two adjoining sections of the groove (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Maersk Container Industri AS
    Inventor: Preben Holst
  • Publication number: 20010019060
    Abstract: A pan for use with a well for receiving the pan is disclosed herein. The pan includes a bottom panel, a plurality of walls, and a ramp. The plurality of walls extend upwardly from the bottom panel and define a cavity. The plurality of walls also have an upper end which defines a top opening. The upper end has an extension away from the cavity which defines a rim. The ramp is proximate the rim and exterior to the cavity, whereby the pan rides up on the ramp when the pan is drawn up against the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Zank
  • Patent number: 6131762
    Abstract: A reinforcing block (15) adapted to fit closely into and extend along the joint (10) between the floor (12) and wall panel (14) of a container of the type commonly used for bulk food storage and display in supermarkets. The block (15) has an underside surface (16) and rear surface (18) for abutting, respectively, the floor (12) and wall panel (14). The exposed surface (20) of the block extends at approximately 45.degree. between the underside and rear surface forming an obtuse angle with both the wall and floor surfaces. The end portions (24, 24') of the block taper into the joint (10) so that their exposed surfaces form an obtuse angle with the joint. This arrangement enables easy cleaning of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Cyplex Pty Limited
    Inventor: William Mervyn Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 5918755
    Abstract: In a so-called strapless bin erected on a pallet, normally open self locking clips are compressed during bin erection by the on fork bin sides to lock and hold adjacent right angle bin sides in the erected disposition. The two off pallet bin sides have peripheral self locking corner irons, with two such self locking corner irons being placed on either vertical side of the off pallet side with vertical inset returns at their extremity. There inset returns key to corresponding routed grooves formed exteriorly at the side vertical edges of the adjoining on pallet bin sides. An internally mounted normally open side supporting clip is placed on the interior of the off pallet side at a sufficient interval to snugly capture the on pallet exteriorly grooved side into the self locking corner irons of the off pallet side. When the on pallet side seats at the routed grooves to the inset return of the off pallet side, the spring clip opens, snugly locking the two bin sides at right angles in an erected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Calpine Containers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Warn
  • Patent number: 5848720
    Abstract: A fuel tank system includes a fuel tank defined by an external wrapper or skin within which fuel tank reinforcing support structures are incorporated, the fuel tank support structures further incorporating a tank mounting system for producing simplified mounting of the fuel tank system to a desired portion of a frame rail of a vehicle. The unibody construction produces an enhanced, significantly elevated level of ground clearance for the fuel tank system, the clearance being defined by the bottom wall surface of the fuel tank of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Navistar International Transportation Corp
    Inventor: Dan T. Logan
  • Patent number: 5829615
    Abstract: The invention relates to an equipment case with a metallic, self-supporting casing and an inner frame forming a reception space for equipment and components and which is fixed to the casing jacket by means of vibration-damping elements spaced from the casing. According to the invention a casing jacket comprising a single part is provided and its base and cover surfaces and vertical lateral parts are formed in a bending process. Angle bevels and a circumferential, front and back hollow section are formed on the casing jacket. The angle bevels are used for the vibration-damping reception of the inner frame, whilst the hollow section of the casing jacket, in the same way as an extruded section of the front and/or back cover contribute to the integral construction of the equipment case and to a particularly good accessory adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Rickinger, Walter Regirt, Hans Flamme, Erwin Schaerer, Wolfgang Huttinger
  • Patent number: 5704514
    Abstract: A composite pressure vessel, for the containment of pressurized fluid, having at least two opposed wall regions, and a plurality of internal fibers fixedly attached to and extending between the at least two opposed wall regions, interiorly of the pressure vessel, so as to resist the force of the pressurized fluid tending to force the at least two opposed wall regions apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Raul Alberto Iglesias Schoo
  • Patent number: 5630658
    Abstract: A file holder for holding a plurality of file folders, wherein a support surface and a plurality of perpendicularly extending side panels have a hemmed support edge and a hemmed panel edges, respectively. The hemmed support edge and the hemmed panel edges provide structural strength to the file holder while providing a file opening which has increased space for the easy insertion and extraction of file folder and a file holder with relatively smooth surfaces that do not catch or tear the file folders. The file holder also has a plurality of dividers which are secured to the support surface and a back wall and which provide additional structural support when a file holder is stacked on another file holder or other shelving. The file holders are constructed with attachment holes and nesting members so that multiple file holders can be stacked on one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Jeter Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jack W. Jeter
  • Patent number: 5620111
    Abstract: A generator support base and storage tank assembly includes an outer support frame structure and an inner arcuate-shaped structure. The outer support frame structure is formed by a pair of substantially vertical flat end plates and a substantially horizontal flat top plate fixedly connected at opposite ends to upper ends of the vertical end plates. The inner arcuate-shaped structure underlies and is fixedly connected at its opposite upper longitudinal edges to the underside of the horizontal top plate. The inner arcuate-shaped structure also extends between and is fixedly connected at its opposite end edges to the inside of the vertical end plates. These connections of the inner arcuate-shaped structure to the outer support frame structure provides sufficient structural reinforcement and strengthening of the outer support frame structure to support the electrical generator on the horizontal flat top plate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: MGS, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland P. Gehman
  • Patent number: 5538155
    Abstract: A container for bulk material, having side walls and a bottom, in combination with an insert of flexible material. The insert has side walls of the same shape as the side walls of the container and fits removably in the container. The insert has a tubular core spaced inwardly from the side walls of the insert, this core being of flexible material and having connecting elements that extend between the core and the side walls of the insert. The insert has a filling aperture, whereby during filling of the container with bulk material, the bulk material connects initially in the core and presses the flexible material of the core radially outwardly into a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Koninklijke Emballage Industrie Van Leer B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrik C. A. Hoekstra
  • Patent number: 5462193
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a composite pressure vessel for the containment of pressurized fluid, including: at least two opposed walls regions; and a plurality of internal fibers fixedly attached to and extending between the at least two opposed wall regions, interiorly of the pressure vessel, so as to resist the force of the pressurized fluid tending to force the at least two opposed wall regions apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Raul A. I. Schoo
  • Patent number: 5392946
    Abstract: A container for low level waste includes a shell and a lid. The lid has a frame to which a planar member is welded. The lid frame includes a rectangular outer portion made of square metal tubing, a longitudinal beam extending between axial ends of the rectangular outer portion, and a transverse beam extending between opposite lateral sides of the rectangular outer portion. Two pairs of diagonal braces extend between the longitudinal beam and the four corners of the rectangular outer portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Holbrook, Wendell E. Keener