US20110192741A1 - Durable Container for Elongated Measuring Devices - Google Patents

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US20110192741A1 US13/087,222 US201113087222A US2011192741A1 US 20110192741 A1 US20110192741 A1 US 20110192741A1 US 201113087222 A US201113087222 A US 201113087222A US 2011192741 A1 US2011192741 A1 US 2011192741A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D85/30Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for articles particularly sensitive to damage by shock or pressure
    • B65D85/38Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for articles particularly sensitive to damage by shock or pressure for delicate optical, measuring, calculating or control apparatus
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    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
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    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C9/00Measuring inclination, e.g. by clinometers, by levels
    • G01C9/18Measuring inclination, e.g. by clinometers, by levels by using liquids
    • G01C9/24Measuring inclination, e.g. by clinometers, by levels by using liquids in closed containers partially filled with liquid so as to leave a gas bubble
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A sturdy container to store, transport and securely maintain a measuring device, for example, a spirit level or electronic equivalents thereof. The container comprises an elongated conduit constructed from for example, an organic polymeric material (PVC), carbon fiber, fiberglass or metal. The elongated conduit includes an interior cavity dimensioned to fully encompass one or more measuring device(s) to be securely maintained therein. A head cap assembly is generally provided at a first longitudinal end of the elongated conduit, the head cap including an aperture in communication with the interior cavity, and the aperture dimensioned to receive at least one of the measuring devices therethrough. A door is provided on the head cap and is dimensioned to lateral span the aperture when disposed in a closed position. A lockable latch is provided to maintain the door in the closed position. An end cap is provided on a second longitudinal end of the elongated conduit. A counterforce element may be disposed within the elongated conduit in proximity to or incorporated into the end cap. The counterforce element is aligned to generate a longitudinal counterforce on the measuring devices when an end of the measuring device(s) compressively engages the counterforce element.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This patent application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/623,262, filed Jan. 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference. This application is a non-provisional application claiming benefit and priority under 35 U.S.C. §119(e) from applicant's co-pending U.S. provisional application Ser. No. 60/759,721, filed on Jan. 17, 2006, to the instant inventor; said provisional application is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety as if fully set forth herein.
  • FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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  • REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE APPENDIX
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  • RELEVANT INVENTIVE FIELD
  • The present inventive embodiments relate to a container and more specifically to a container arranged to securely maintain one or more measuring devices such as spirit levels.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Measuring devices, for example spirit levels, require a sturdy container to prevent accidental damage when not in use. In addition, these measuring devices are expensive and are occasionally stolen from a worksite or motor vehicle when left unattended. As such, a container which prevents accidental damage and minimizes the likelihood of theft is desirable in the relevant art.
  • SUMMARY
  • The various exemplary embodiments as described herein address the need in the relevant art and provides for a lockable containers for elongated measuring devices. The lockable container may be affixed to a motor vehicle to prevent accidental damage, loss or theft. In an exemplary embodiment, a container for holding one or more measuring devices is provided which comprises an elongated conduit. Dimensions of the elongated conduit are vary from approximately 72 to 100 inches in length and having an inner cross sectional area varying from approximately 4 to 16 square inches.
  • The elongated conduit includes an interior cavity dimensioned to fully encompass the measuring device(s). A generally trapezoidal shaped head cap is provided at one longitudinal end of the elongated conduit. The head cap includes an aperture in communication with the interior cavity. The aperture is dimensioned to receive at least one of the measuring devices therethrough. An end cap is provided on the opposite longitudinal end of the elongated conduit and aligned in opposition to the head cap.
  • The head cap includes a door dimensioned to span the aperture when disposed in a closed position. A latch may be provided to retain the door in the closed position. The latch may include a lock. In an exemplary embodiment, a counterforce element, such as a spring may be disposed within the elongated conduit in proximity to the end cap, and aligned to generate a longitudinal counterforce on the measuring device(s) when an end of the measuring devices compressively engages the counterforce element. The longitudinal counterforce is directed toward the head cap and is intended to longitudinally eject a small portion of the measuring devices to allow simple removal by a tradesman.
  • In another exemplary embodiment, the measuring devices are compressively retained within the interior cavity by the longitudinal counterforce generated between the door and the counterforce element when the door is disposed in the closed position.
  • In another exemplary embodiment, a polymeric liner dimensioned to fit within the interior cavity is provided. The polymeric liner provides a smooth interior surface which allows the measuring device(s) to be inserted and removed without binding or scratching of its surface(s). The polymeric liner is dimensioned to span a longitudinal distance at least between the head cap and the counterforce element and includes a plurality of resilient contact surfaces disposed on an outer surface of the liner. The plurality of resilient contact surfaces are arranged to uniformly engage a portion of the interior surface of the elongated conduit sufficiently to maintain the polymeric liner within the interior cavity.
  • In various exemplary embodiments, the elongated conduit may be constructed from extruded aluminum, an impact resistant polymeric material, carbon fiber or fiberglass; a plurality of slidably mounted brackets may be used to affix the container to another structure such as a rack on a motor vehicle; and the elongated conduit is dimensioned to slidably fit within another container.
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  • The features and advantages of the various inventive embodiments will become apparent from the following detailed description when considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Where possible, the same reference numerals and characters are used to denote like features, elements, components or portions. It is intended that changes and modifications can be made to the described embodiment without departing from the true scope and spirit of the various inventive embodiments as defined by the claims.
  • FIG. 1—depicts a prospective view of a high security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 2—depicts a cutaway prospective view of the high security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 3—depicts a prospective view of a polymeric sleeve incorporated into the high security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 3A—depicts a front view of a head end with the polymeric sleeve inserted.
  • FIG. 3B—depicts a front view of the polymeric sleeve incorporated into the security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 3C—depicts a top view of the polymeric sleeve incorporated into the high security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 4—depicts a prospective view of a standard security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 5—depicts a prospective view of a standard security exemplary embodiment dimensioned for installation within a generally cylindrical storage container.
  • FIG. 6—depicts an implementation of the high security exemplary embodiment.
  • FIG. 6A—depicts a detailed head cap perspective view of a measuring device being inserted into the high security embodiment
  • FIG. 6B—depicts a detailed end cap perspective view of a measuring device being inserted into the high security embodiment.
  • FIG. 6C—depicts a side view of the high security exemplary embodiment containing a measuring device and an optional spacer.
  • FIG. 7—depicts a prospective view of an alternate embodiment of the high security exemplary embodiment having multiple interior storage cavities.
  • FIG. 8—depicts a prospective view of another alternate embodiment of the standard security exemplary embodiment having multiple interior storage cavities.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Various exemplary embodiments for a sturdy container to store, transport and securely maintain a measuring device. The measuring devices include for example, a spirit level or electronic equivalents thereof (e.g., laser and/or digital level.) A spirit level (i.e., bubble level) is a device designed to indicate whether a surface is level or plumb. Different types of spirit levels are commonly used by carpenters, stone masons, bricklayers, other building and trades workers, surveyors, millwrights and other metalworkers. Traditional spirit levels feature a slightly curved glass tube which is incompletely filled with a colored and transparent liquid, usually a “spirit” leaving a bubble in the tube. The term “spirit” is a synonym for ethanol, hence the name “spirit.”
  • More recently, optical and electronic versions of the spirit level are being manufactured. Spirit levels are generally manufactured in rectangular aluminum or polymeric frames which render these devices susceptible to damage, particularly in commercial versions which typically exceed six feet in length.
  • A bend, twist, dent, gash, and/or damage to one or more of the indicator tubes could ruin a relatively expensive, but essential measuring device, resulting in inaccurate measurements and possible project delays. Referring to FIG. 1, a first high security exemplary embodiment is depicted. The container may be constructed of any lightweight and durable material, for example, aluminum, organic polymer (e.g., PVC), fiberglass or carbon fiber. The largest component of the container comprises an elongated conduit 5. The elongated conduit 5 is generally rectangular in shape although other geometric arrangements may be used as well to conform to non-traditional level form factors. The dimensions of the elongated conduit 5 are determined by the dimensions of the particular spirit level to be secured within the container. In general, the elongated conduit 5 may be provided in 72, 81 or 100 inch lengths which accounts for the long dimensions of the most common spirit levels currently in use.
  • The tail end of the elongated conduit 5 includes an end cap 10. The end cap 10 may be constructed from the same material(s) as the elongated conduit 5 but is typically constructed from die cast aluminum. Alternately, the end cap 10 may be constructed from a resilient polymeric material to lower manufacturing costs. In various embodiments where the measuring device container is mounted on the exterior or is otherwise exposed, the end cap is dimensioned to extend beyond at least one exterior surface to prevent the measuring device container from being forced longitudinally through the support clamps 40 a, 40 b. The support clamps 40 a, 40 b are slidably mounted on the exterior surface of the elongated conduit 5 and are dimensioned to receive U-bolts to secure the measuring device container to another structure, for example, a rack installed on a motor vehicle.
  • In an embodiment, a generally trapezoidal head cap 15 is affixed to a frontal end of the elongated conduit 5. Both the head cap 15 and end cap 10 are affixed to the elongated conduit 5 along a longitudinal axis and aligned in opposition to each other. The head cap 15 may also be constructed from the same materials as the elongated conduit 5 but is typically constructed from die cast aluminum to provide a more tamperproof housing when a locking assembly 25 is included.
  • In the exemplary embodiment, the head cap 15 includes a metal door 20 pivotally affixed to the head cap 15 by a piano style hinge 27. The door 20 allows access to an interior cavity 45 (FIG. 2) containing the measuring device 100 (FIG. 6.) The door 20 may include a latch or locking assembly 25 which prevents unauthorized access to the measuring device(s) secured therein.
  • FIG. 2 depicts a cutaway view of an exemplary embodiment. In this embodiment, the end cap 10 is constructed of die case aluminum and welded to the tail end of the elongated conduit 5. In another embodiment, the end cap 10 optionally includes a rectangular rim which is compressively inserted within the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5. In this alternate exemplary embodiment, the dimensions of the rim portion of the end cap 10 are slightly larger than those of the interior cavity 45 to provide an interference fit of the rim portion of the end cap 10 into the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5. The cross sectional area of the interior cavity 45 may be varied to accommodate one or more spirit levels. Generally cross sectional areas in a range of about 4 square inches to 16 square inches allow the storage of majority of spirit levels currently used in the relevant art.
  • In alternate exemplary embodiment, the end cap 10 may be a plug assembly having dimensions slightly greater than the interior cavity 45 which is pressed into the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5 or dimensioned slightly smaller than the interior cavity 45 and secured by one or more fasteners or held in place by a high strength adhesive or epoxy. An optional counterforce element 35 is coupled to the end cap 10. In this exemplary embodiment, the counterforce element 35 comprises a coil spring. Alternate exemplary embodiments are envisioned in which the counterforce element 35 may be constructed from a tensile metal or a resilient polymeric material.
  • The counterforce element 35 is coupled to the end cap 10 using a clip 11 and a fastener 12. In the coil spring embodiment, the spring is disposed perpendicularly to the inner face of the end cap 10 and aligned to generate a counterforce in the longitudinal direction of the head cap 15 which ejects a small portion of the measuring device(s) beyond the outward face of the head cap 15 for easy removal of the measuring device(s) from the internal cavity 45. This ejection force need only be sufficient to project the measuring devices approximately 2 inches of beyond the outward face of the head cap 15 following opening of the door 20.
  • In this exemplary embodiment, the head cap 15 is provided with a plurality of threaded bores 33 aligned to receive a plurality of fasteners. The plurality of fasteners affixes the hinge 27 associated with the door 20 to the outward face of the head cap 15. A larger diameter bore 7 is provided on a lower portion of the head cap 15. The larger diameter bore 7 is aligned generally along a lateral centerline of the head cap 15 and offset downward from the center of the interior cavity 45 sufficiently to receive a latch associated with the locking assembly 25. The larger diameter bore 7 includes a positive locking plate 32 affixed using fasteners to the outer face of the head cap 15 which engages the latch portion of the locking assembly 25. A plurality of bore holes 28 are included in the locking plate 32 to receive the fasteners which affixes the locking plate 32 to the head cap 15.
  • An optional polymeric sleeve 30 is provided which is slidably disposed within the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5. The polymeric sleeve 30 provides for scratch and abrasion protection of the measuring device(s) during insertion and removal. The sleeve 30 is dimensioned to approximate the cross-sectional area of the interior cavity 45 and extends longitudinally from about the head cap 15 to a location in close proximity to the forward most portion of the counterforce element 35. The polymeric sleeve includes a smaller interior cavity 45′ to contain the measuring device(s) to be stored therein. The polymeric sleeve 30 is inserted into the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5 before the head cap 15 is affixed to the elongated conduit 5.
  • A separate mounting plate 29 is provided to affix the head cap 15 to the elongated conduit 5. The mounting plate 29 includes an aperture 45′ which is dimensioned to allow one or more measuring devices to be slidably inserted into the interior cavity 45′ of the polymeric sleeve 30.
  • The head cap 15 includes a recessed cavity 16 incorporated into the outer face of the head cap 15 which receives the mounting plate 29. The mounting plate 29 is provided with a plurality of bore holes 31 which align with a plurality of coupling bores 36 provided in the recessed cavity 16. The elongated conduit 5 includes a coupling assembly having a plurality of threaded flanges 37 (FIG. 3A) aligned with the plurality of bore holes 31 and coupling bores 36. The coupling assembly is either welded or formed into the elongated conduit 5 during the extrusion process and is aligned in parallel to the outer face of the head cap 15. A plurality of threaded fasteners is disposed into the plurality of bore holes 31 and coupling bores 36 and threaded into the threaded flanges 37 which securely affix the mounting plate 29 and head cap 15 to the elongated conduit 5.
  • Referring to FIGS. 3, 3A-3C, the exterior of the polymeric sleeve 30 includes a plurality of resilient contact surfaces 34 which deform as the polymeric sleeve 30 is inserted into the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5. In this exemplary embodiment, the plurality of resilient contact surfaces 34 are comprised of raised fins or ridges 34 which are periodically distributed about the sleeve's outer circumference (FIG. 3B) and extend the length of the polymeric sleeve 30 (FIG. 3C.) The plurality of resilient contact surfaces 34 provides a snug or interference fit with the interior walls of the elongated conduit 5 and retains the polymeric sleeve 30 in place within the interior cavity 45 of the elongated conduit 5.
  • Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, the measuring device containers may be dimensioned to fit within existing cargo containers 50, 60. For example, a simple generally rectangular adaptation may be accomplished which eliminates the separate head cap 15 and incorporates the door 20, hinge 27 and optionally the locking assembly 25 directly onto the elongated conduit 5. These exemplary arrangements are intended for installation within a common rectangular cargo container 50.
  • Alternately, a simple partially cylindrical adaptation may be accomplished which likewise eliminates the separate head cap 15 and incorporates the door 20, hinge 27 and locking assembly 25 directly into the elongated conduit 5. The elongated conduit includes a partial cylindrical outer contour which facilitates the installation inside common PVC tube or like cargo containers 60. In both exemplary embodiments, the measuring device containers are affixed to the interior cavities of the cargo containers 50, 60 using fasteners. In addition, the locking assemblies 25 may be replaced with simple latches in situations where the cargo containers 50, 60 already include separate locking mechanisms.
  • Referring to FIGS. 6, 6A, 6B, 6C an exemplary usage is depicted where the measuring device container may be disposed on a motor vehicle or placed in a work area for installation of compatibly sized measuring devices (spirit levels.) For embodiments where a locking assembly 25 is employed, the associated key to the lock is used to open the door 20 which allows access to the interior cavity 45′ of the polymeric sleeve 30. The measuring device 100 is slidably disposed (FIG. 6A) within the interior cavity 45′ until an end of the measuring device compressively contacts the counterforce element 35 (FIG. 6B.) At this point, the door 20 is closed and latched, thus securing the measuring device 100 within the measuring device case as is shown in FIG. 6C. An optional spacer 105 may used to secure measuring devices 100 of various lengths within the container. The spacer 105 is dimensioned to fit within the interior cavity 45′ of the polymeric sleeve 30 or elongated conduit 5 sufficient to provide the necessary counterforce to eject a contained measuring device 100 through the head cap 15. The spacer may be constructed from any common material such as wood, fiberglass, organic polymer or lightweight metal.
  • Another high security embodiment is provided in FIG. 7 where the components comprising the measuring device container are dimensioned to receive a plurality of measuring devices 100A, 100B. In this exemplary embodiment, the polymeric sleeve 30 includes a plurality of interior cavities 45 a, 45 b, 45 c, 45 d which allows for the secure storage of the plurality of measuring devices 100 a, 100 b. Other aspects, other than component scale and additional counterforce elements 35 are identical to the high security embodiment previously described.
  • FIG. 8 depicts another standard security embodiment which is likewise intended to maintain a plurality of measuring devices 100 a, 100 b (FIG. 7.) In this exemplary embodiment, the elongated conduit 5 and end cap 10 are constructed from an organic polymer such as polyvinylchloride (PVC) by either an injection modeling or extrusion process. The elongated conduit is manufactured with a plurality of interior cavities 45 a, 45 b, 45 c, 45 d dimensioned to receive the plurality of measuring devices 100 a, 100 b. The end cap 10 includes a plurality of longitudinally aligned receptacles 12 a, 12 b, 12 c, 12 d which are dimensioned to receive a plurality of counterforce elements 35 a, 35 b, 35 c, 35 d. One or more doors 20 a, 20 b are affixed to the elongated conduit by one or more hinges 27 a, 27 b using common fasteners. One or more optional locking assemblies 25 a, 25 b may be provided to secure the plurality of measuring devices within the internal cavities 45 a, 45 b, 45 c, 45 d. This standard security embodiment does not require the head cap 15 employed in the high security embodiments.
  • The foregoing described exemplary embodiments are provided as illustrations and descriptions. They are not intended to limit the various exemplary embodiments to a precise form or any specific dimensions described. In particular, it is contemplated that functional implementation described herein may be accomplished using a variety of suitable polymeric, fiberglass, carbon fiber or metal materials either alone or in combination therewith. Other variations and embodiments are possible in light of above teachings, and it is not intended that this Detailed Description limit the inventive scope but rather by the Claims following herein.

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1. A device comprising:
an elongated conduit including an interior cavity, a first end, and a second end, opposite the first end;
a plurality of flanges projecting from an interior surface of the elongated conduit and into the interior cavity, each flange including a hole and threads; and
a cap coupled to the first end of the elongated conduit via a plurality of fasteners, wherein each fastener passes through the cap, into the hole of the flange, and engages the threads of the hole.
2. The device of claim 1 wherein the threads include internal threads.
3. The device of claim 1 wherein each fastener of the plurality of fasteners include external threads.
4. The device of claim 1 wherein the elongated conduit is constructed from extruded metal.
5. The device of claim 1 comprising at least four flanges.
6. The device of claim 1 wherein the interior surface comprises a first interior surface portion, a second interior surface portion, opposite the first interior surface portion, wherein at least two flanges project from the first interior surface portion, and at least two flanges project from the second interior surface portion.
7. The device of claim 1 comprising a liner inserted into the interior cavity of the elongated conduit, wherein the liner comprises a plurality of fins about an exterior surface of the liner and each fin contacts a portion of the interior surface.
8. The device of claim 1 wherein each flange extends from the first end of the elongated conduit to the second end of the elongated conduit.
9. The device of claim 1 wherein a length of each flange is equal to a length of the elongated conduit.
10. The device of claim 1 wherein a depth of each hole is equal to a length of each flange.
11. The device of claim 1 comprising at least two support clamps configured to wrap around the elongated conduit, wherein each support clamp comprises a bolt hole to receive a bolt and a hood at least partially surrounding the bolt hole.
12. A device comprising:
an extruded metal conduit, formed from an extrusion process, including:
a first opening at a first end of the extruded metal conduit and surrounding an interior cavity of the extruded metal conduit;
a first plurality of flanges projecting from a first portion of an interior surface of the extruded metal conduit, into the interior cavity, and extending lengthwise along the first portion of the interior surface from the first end towards a second end of the extruded metal conduit, opposite the first end;
a second plurality of flanges projecting from a second portion of the interior surface, opposite the first portion, into the interior cavity, and extending lengthwise along the second portion of the interior surface from the first end towards the second end; and
a first hole passing through each flange of the first and second plurality of flanges, wherein the first hole includes internal threads and a cross-section of the first hole has an open C-shape;
a plurality of threaded fasteners having external threads;
a cap to cover the first opening of the extruded metal conduit, the cap including a plurality of second holes, wherein each second hole is to be aligned with the first hole passing through each flange to permit a threaded fastener of the plurality of threaded fasteners to pass through the second hole and be threadably received by the internal threads of the first hole of the flange, thereby securing the cap to the extruded metal conduit;
an elongated polymeric liner including:
a second opening at an end of the elongated polymeric liner; and
a plurality of fins projecting from an exterior surface of the elongated polymeric liner and extending lengthwise along the exterior surface, wherein the elongated polymeric liner is to be inserted through the first opening of the extruded metal conduit and into the interior cavity, and when the elongated polymeric liner is in the interior cavity, each fin touches the interior surface of the extruded metal conduit; and
at least two support clamps configured to wrap around the extruded metal conduit, wherein each support clamp includes bolt hole and a hood, and wherein the hood at least partially surrounds the bolt hole.
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