US3502237A - Base for a collapsible container - Google Patents

Base for a collapsible container Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3502237A
US3502237A US3502237DA US3502237A US 3502237 A US3502237 A US 3502237A US 3502237D A US3502237D A US 3502237DA US 3502237 A US3502237 A US 3502237A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
base
bottom
top
container
legs
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Donald Verhein
Gene D Verhein
Original Assignee
Donald Verhein
Gene D Verhein
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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
    • B65D19/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D19/02Rigid pallets with side walls, e.g. box pallets
    • B65D19/06Rigid pallets with side walls, e.g. box pallets with bodies formed by uniting or interconnecting two or more components
    • B65D19/08Rigid pallets with side walls, e.g. box pallets with bodies formed by uniting or interconnecting two or more components made wholly or mainly of metal
    • B65D19/12Collapsible pallets
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00009Materials
    • B65D2519/00014Materials for the load supporting surface
    • B65D2519/00029Wood
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00009Materials
    • B65D2519/00049Materials for the base surface
    • B65D2519/00059Metal
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00009Materials
    • B65D2519/00154Materials for the side walls
    • B65D2519/00164Metal
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00009Materials
    • B65D2519/00189Materials for the lid or cover
    • B65D2519/00199Metal
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00258Overall construction
    • B65D2519/00283Overall construction of the load supporting surface
    • B65D2519/00288Overall construction of the load supporting surface made of one piece
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00258Overall construction
    • B65D2519/00313Overall construction of the base surface
    • B65D2519/00328Overall construction of the base surface shape of the contact surface of the base
    • B65D2519/00333Overall construction of the base surface shape of the contact surface of the base contact surface having a stringer-like shape
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00258Overall construction
    • B65D2519/00492Overall construction of the side walls
    • B65D2519/00497Overall construction of the side walls whereby at least one side wall is made of one piece
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00547Connections
    • B65D2519/00577Connections structures connecting side walls, including corner posts, to each other
    • B65D2519/00582Connections structures connecting side walls, including corner posts, to each other structures intended to be disassembled, i.e. collapsible or dismountable
    • B65D2519/00587Connections structures connecting side walls, including corner posts, to each other structures intended to be disassembled, i.e. collapsible or dismountable side walls directly connected to each other
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00547Connections
    • B65D2519/00636Connections structures connecting side walls to the pallet
    • B65D2519/00641Structures intended to be disassembled
    • 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
    • B65D2519/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • B65D2519/00004Details relating to pallets
    • B65D2519/00547Connections
    • B65D2519/00706Connections structures connecting the lid or cover to the side walls or corner posts
    • B65D2519/00711Connections structures connecting the lid or cover to the side walls or corner posts removable lid or covers
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S206/00Special receptacle or package
    • Y10S206/821Stacking member

Description

March 24, 1970 D. V E RHEIN' 'ET AL 3,

BASE FOR A COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER Filed March 25, 1968 $6726 9. ir/zmz dttorrzags United States Patent U.S. Cl. 220-4 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Disclosed herein is a base for a container having side walls and end walls adapted to be seated in a channel around the outer periphery of the base and a top which matingly engages the top of the side and end walls, said base having a pair of support legs extending the full length of each side of said base, said legs each having a bottom panel to provide area contact with the supporting surface and a replaceable top panel. An insert leg having a bottom panel is positioned between said support legs with the bottom panel of the insert leg forming a continuous surface with the bottom panels of said support legs.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Disclosed in our co-pending application was a collapsible stackable container which could simply and easily be erected for shipping and collapsed for return shipment. The base of this container has a leg located at each of the corners of the base to provide suflicient space between the base and the sup-porting surface to accommodate a fork lift truck and to allow for stacking of the containers. The container was originally used to transport animals or light loads by air but was not used to ship heavier loads by air due to the concentration of the weight of the container at the four corners. The load supporting surface in an aircraft is limited in load capacity and surface area contact is required in order to distribute the weight of a load over a large area in the supporting surface.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention disclosed herein is directed to a base which includes skid type legs and which is particularly adapted for use with a container having side walls, end walls and a top which are collapsible for storage on the base. The base includes a pair of hollow elongate legs having bottom panels to provide a relatively large area for contact with a supporting structure so as to reduce the unit loading in the supporting surface. Each of the legs has a trapezoidal cross section with the bottom panels of the leg positioned in parallel spaced relation to the base. The space between the base and bottom panels provides sufficient clearance beneath the container for pick up by a fork lift truck. A replaceable top panel is supported at the top of each support leg to protect the bottom or base being damaged by the fork lift truck. The top panel is made of an inexpensive material and can be easily replaced when worn or damaged.

Also in accordance with the invention, additional support can be provided for the base so as to insure load bearing engagement between the bottom panels and the supporting surface and to generally reduce the unit load on the supporting surface. In this regard, there is provided an insert leg which can be placed between the two supporting legs to maintain the bottom panel of each of the support legs in full area contact with the supporting surface.

3,502,237 Patented Mar. 24, 1970 ICC More specifically, the insert serves to prevent central upward bowing of the base when heavy loading occurs around the periphery of the base which bowing could have the effect of tipping the bottom panels along their outer edges and thereby disadvantageously reducing the area of supporting engagement between the bottom panels and the supporting surface.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following detailed description when read in con nection with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a view of the container with the base spaced from the container end walls, side walls and top wall.

FIG. 2 is an end view of the container in the collapsed position and stacked on the top of another collapsed container.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a section of one of the support legs.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a section of the insert leg.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Although the disclosure hereof is detailed and exact to enable those skilled in the art to practice the invention, the physical embodiments herein disclosed merely exemplify the invention which may be embodied in other specific structure. The scope of the invention is defined in the claims appended hereto.

Referring to FIG. 1 of the drawings, the bottom or base 10 is shown as a part of a container 5 which includes a pair of side walls 12, a pair of end walls 16 and a top 20. The walls, top and base are made of a light weight material such as aluminum and are assembled in substantially the same manner as disclosed in our copending application.

The bottom or base 10 includes a bottom plate or wall 21 having double channel shaped aluminum extrusions 22 secured to the outer periphery of the edges of the plate 21 as shown generally in our co-pending application. The side walls 12 and end walls 16 are seated in the channel 23 in the extrusions 22 when the container is erected. When the container is collapsed, FIG. 2, the side walls 12 and end Walls 16 are placed on the top of the base 10 and the top 20 is placed on the upper one of the end walls 12 with the upper end wall enclosed by a flange 25 around the periphery of the top 20.

Various means may be used to form the skid type legs for the base. In the disclosed embodiment a pair of hollow elongate support legs 26 are secured in a parallel relation along two opposite sides of the bottom surface of the plate and extend the full length of the base 10. Each leg includes a bottom panel 30 connected by upwardly diverging side panels 32 to the bottom of the plate 21. Each of the legs 26 has a trapezoidal cross section formed by the plate 21, the bottom panel 30 and side panels 32.

Referring to FIG. 2 it should be noted that the outer edge 31 of the bottom panels 30 are spaced inwardly a distance a from the edge 33 of the plate 21. When a load is supported within the container 5 and particularly when the containers are stacked one on top of the other, a relatively heavy downward component of force at the outer edge 33 of the base can result in a tendency for the support legs 26 to pivot about the outer edges 31 of the bottom panels 30. Each bottom panel 30 will then be 1n line contact along edge 31 with the supporting surface, with the bottom plate 21 'bowed slightly at the center. This condition is dependent to some extent on the distance or span between the support legs 26.

To insure area contact with the supporting surface and thereby eliminate the above described possibility, an insert leg 40 is positioned between the two support legs 26. The insert leg 40 has a bottom panel 42 connected to a pair of upwardly converging side panels 44. The insert leg 40 also has a trapezoidal cross sectional shape when mounted on the base but is inverted with wide panel 42 at the bottom. The bottom panel 42 of the insert leg 30 should have a width equal to the space between the bottom panels 30 of the legs 26 and the distance between the top of the side panels 44 should be equal to the span between the opposite surfaces of the tops of the side panels 32 of the support legs 26. When inserted, the bottom panel 42 of the insert leg 40 completely fills the space between the bottom panels 30 of the support legs 26 and is coplanar with the bottom panels 30 to provide a continuous floor engaging surface. The bottom panel 42 will then engage the inside edges 29 of the support legs 26, preventing any pivoting of the legs 26.

The insert leg 40 may be braced or strengthened if the span between the legs 26 is relatively large. In this regard, a U-shaped brace 48 is mounted on the bottom panel 42 with the apex 47 of the brace positioned to engage the bottom plate 21 of the base 10.

In order to protect the bottom of the base from damage due to repeated contact with the fork lift truck, means are provided within the legs 26 to act as a cushion between the bottom of the base and the fork lift truck. For this purpose, a top panel 28 made of a consumable material is inserted in the top of each leg 26. A soft, inexpensive material which can be replaced when worn or damaged, such as plywood, can be used for the top panel 28 to absorb the impact and wear caused b the engagement of the fork lift truck with the panel 28 each time the container is picked up. Since the side walls 32 of the support legs 26 are welded to the bottom plate 21 of the base, the top or Wear panel 28 will be supported by the angular arrangement of the side walls 32 and can be removed from the support leg 26 if damaged.

Various means may be used to help hold the containers relative to each other when stacked. The containers are stacked. either collapsed (FIG. 2) or erected, by placing the bottom or base on the upper surface of the top of the lower container with the bottom panels 30 of the support legs 26 resting on the top 20. The upper container will be held on the top 20 of the lower container by means of an inverted U-shaped stop 50 secured to the edges of the top 20. More particularly, the inverted U- shaped stop 50 is secured to each edge of the top 20 to fit in the space a along the outer edge 31 of each of the legs 26. The stop 50 will then hold the upper container from the lateral movement on the top of the lower container.

What is claimed is:

1. A base for a container, said base comprising:

a plate, and

a pair of support legs secured along two sides of said plate,

each of said legs having a bottom panel and a pair of side panels connecting said bottom panel to said plate in parallel spaced relation to said plate, said plate, said bottom panel, and said side panels being interconnected to form a trapezoidal cross section, each said leg including a top panel positioned in a parallel relation to said plate and said bottom panel, said top panel being formed of a consumable material.

2. A base according to claim 1 wherein said material is plywood.

3. A base according to claim 1 wherein said top panel is replaceable.

4. A base for a container, said base comprising:

a plate and a pair of support legs secured along two sides of said plate, each of said legs having a bottom panel and a pair of side panels connecting said bottom panel to said plate in parallel spaced relation to said plate,

and an insert leg positioned between and in mating engagement with said side panels of said support legs and having a bottom panel forming a continuous surface with said bottom panels on said support legs.

5. A container according to claim 4 wherein said side panels of each of said legs are upwardly diverging and said insert leg includes a pair of upwardly converging side panels.

6. The combination in a container of collapsible sidewalls and end walls, a top and a base,

said base being formed from a substantially fiat plate and having a pair of supporting legs secured to said plate in a parallel spaced relation,

each of said legs having a top panel formed from a consumable material, a bottom panel and upwardly diverging side panels connecting said side panel to said plate, said bottom panel and said side panels being connected to form said legs with a hollow trapezoidal cross section.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,578,644 12/1951 Mautner 22097 X 2,639,112 5/1953 Cushman 10855 3,266,656 8/1966 Kridle 220-4 FOREIGN PATENTS 197,269 9/1957 Austria.

GEORGE E. LOWRANCE, Primary Examiner US. 01. X.R.

US3502237A 1968-03-25 1968-03-25 Base for a collapsible container Expired - Lifetime US3502237A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US71561068 true 1968-03-25 1968-03-25

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3502237A true US3502237A (en) 1970-03-24

Family

ID=24874759

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3502237A Expired - Lifetime US3502237A (en) 1968-03-25 1968-03-25 Base for a collapsible container

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3502237A (en)

Cited By (25)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3626869A (en) * 1967-12-15 1971-12-14 Cegedur Gp Load-carrying pallet
US3726236A (en) * 1970-05-11 1973-04-10 Cegedur Gp Load-carrying pallet
US3727785A (en) * 1971-05-07 1973-04-17 Minicube Syst Inc Mobile cargo storage unit
US3778018A (en) * 1971-07-22 1973-12-11 Noel Y Co Ltd Sa Argentina De Mold structure
US4056295A (en) * 1976-03-01 1977-11-01 Caterpillar Tractor Co. Multiple container and rack system
US4416385A (en) * 1980-12-23 1983-11-22 Fairey Engineering Limited Freight containers
US4492153A (en) * 1982-12-13 1985-01-08 Kraft, Inc. Knock-down plastic cheese curing container
EP0058003B1 (en) * 1981-01-28 1987-01-21 Bigelow-Sanford, Inc. Shipping pallet and a package formed therefrom
US4671405A (en) * 1985-08-09 1987-06-09 Hagan Randall B Shipping container
US4756417A (en) * 1987-05-26 1988-07-12 Teixeira Farms, Inc. Produce bin
US4765252A (en) * 1986-04-23 1988-08-23 Shuert Lyle H Container with sleeve interlocking latch
US4838418A (en) * 1987-05-26 1989-06-13 Teixeira Farms, Inc. Hazardous waste container
US4901202A (en) * 1987-04-06 1990-02-13 Reliance Comm/Tec Corporation Controlled access telecommunications equipment cabinet
US4972962A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-11-27 Engineered Data Products, Inc. Apparatus for stacking computer control units
US4989731A (en) * 1986-04-23 1991-02-05 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
WO1991013809A1 (en) * 1990-03-05 1991-09-19 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
US5279423A (en) * 1984-08-21 1994-01-18 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
US5315794A (en) * 1992-10-30 1994-05-31 Professional Systems, Inc. Enclosure for telecommunications equipment
US5463965A (en) * 1994-02-02 1995-11-07 Lin Pac Inc. Paperboard support structure for supporting a load
US5507237A (en) * 1994-08-01 1996-04-16 Barrow; David A. Lifting apparatus for use with bulk bags
US5579918A (en) * 1994-12-14 1996-12-03 Mccurry; Greg Material handling container
USRE35875E (en) * 1984-08-21 1998-08-25 Shuert; Lyle H. Container with sleeve interlocking latch
US6041958A (en) * 1994-01-12 2000-03-28 Enthalpy S.A. Insulating foldable box for transportation and packaging purposes
US20090044732A1 (en) * 2005-10-25 2009-02-19 Mackenzie Noel Gordon Pallet with collapsible frame and bag
US9586721B2 (en) 2014-08-21 2017-03-07 Marshance Corporation Adjustable suspended roll packaging system

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2578644A (en) * 1945-08-07 1951-12-11 Skydyne Inc Chest or the like
US2639112A (en) * 1948-04-09 1953-05-19 Walton W Cushman Pallet
US3266656A (en) * 1964-01-02 1966-08-16 Charles E Kridle Demountable shipping case

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2578644A (en) * 1945-08-07 1951-12-11 Skydyne Inc Chest or the like
US2639112A (en) * 1948-04-09 1953-05-19 Walton W Cushman Pallet
US3266656A (en) * 1964-01-02 1966-08-16 Charles E Kridle Demountable shipping case

Cited By (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3626869A (en) * 1967-12-15 1971-12-14 Cegedur Gp Load-carrying pallet
US3726236A (en) * 1970-05-11 1973-04-10 Cegedur Gp Load-carrying pallet
US3727785A (en) * 1971-05-07 1973-04-17 Minicube Syst Inc Mobile cargo storage unit
US3778018A (en) * 1971-07-22 1973-12-11 Noel Y Co Ltd Sa Argentina De Mold structure
US4056295A (en) * 1976-03-01 1977-11-01 Caterpillar Tractor Co. Multiple container and rack system
US4416385A (en) * 1980-12-23 1983-11-22 Fairey Engineering Limited Freight containers
EP0058003B1 (en) * 1981-01-28 1987-01-21 Bigelow-Sanford, Inc. Shipping pallet and a package formed therefrom
US4492153A (en) * 1982-12-13 1985-01-08 Kraft, Inc. Knock-down plastic cheese curing container
US5279423A (en) * 1984-08-21 1994-01-18 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
USRE35875E (en) * 1984-08-21 1998-08-25 Shuert; Lyle H. Container with sleeve interlocking latch
US4671405A (en) * 1985-08-09 1987-06-09 Hagan Randall B Shipping container
US4765252A (en) * 1986-04-23 1988-08-23 Shuert Lyle H Container with sleeve interlocking latch
US4989731A (en) * 1986-04-23 1991-02-05 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
US4901202A (en) * 1987-04-06 1990-02-13 Reliance Comm/Tec Corporation Controlled access telecommunications equipment cabinet
US4838418A (en) * 1987-05-26 1989-06-13 Teixeira Farms, Inc. Hazardous waste container
US4756417A (en) * 1987-05-26 1988-07-12 Teixeira Farms, Inc. Produce bin
US4972962A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-11-27 Engineered Data Products, Inc. Apparatus for stacking computer control units
US5133460A (en) * 1990-03-05 1992-07-28 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
WO1991013809A1 (en) * 1990-03-05 1991-09-19 Shuert Lyle H Bulk container
US5315794A (en) * 1992-10-30 1994-05-31 Professional Systems, Inc. Enclosure for telecommunications equipment
US6041958A (en) * 1994-01-12 2000-03-28 Enthalpy S.A. Insulating foldable box for transportation and packaging purposes
US5463965A (en) * 1994-02-02 1995-11-07 Lin Pac Inc. Paperboard support structure for supporting a load
US5507237A (en) * 1994-08-01 1996-04-16 Barrow; David A. Lifting apparatus for use with bulk bags
US5579918A (en) * 1994-12-14 1996-12-03 Mccurry; Greg Material handling container
US20090044732A1 (en) * 2005-10-25 2009-02-19 Mackenzie Noel Gordon Pallet with collapsible frame and bag
US9586721B2 (en) 2014-08-21 2017-03-07 Marshance Corporation Adjustable suspended roll packaging system
US9840363B2 (en) 2014-08-21 2017-12-12 Marshane Corp. Adjustable suspended roll packaging system

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3480178A (en) Containers that are compactly nestable when empty and stackable in spaced relation when full
US3524415A (en) Plastic shipping tray
US3563184A (en) Pallet
US3148797A (en) Case for bottled beverages
US3526195A (en) Pallet
US3334767A (en) Bottle carrier for 6-packs
US3420402A (en) Stackable and nestable container
US3259269A (en) Stackable bin container
US3308772A (en) Disposable pallet
US3429536A (en) Expendable air cargo pallet
US3472363A (en) Container and pallet
US3616766A (en) Metal pallet
US3092284A (en) Beverage bottle cases
US3533502A (en) Shipping rack
US6305566B1 (en) Container for fragile articles
US5413236A (en) Modular shipping container
US3985258A (en) Knock-down plastic container for produce and the like
US6289823B1 (en) Nestable pallet
US4754709A (en) Railroad car for containers having guides for the containers
US4101048A (en) Produce field box and foldable blank for making it
US3809234A (en) Glass shipping rack
US2061414A (en) Nesting box
US3964607A (en) Bottle carrier case and support tray therefor
US3981410A (en) Rigid, collapsible and nestable container
US3807581A (en) Pallet with adjustable height legs