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"Kloset Karrier" Dust-Resistant Carrier/Tub

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123154D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 120K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kovach, TF: AUTHOR

Abstract

Herein disclosed is a device for easily transporting and storing items/material which must be protected from contamination by dust or other debris. The design shows a device which is an integrated system, offering improvements in cargo protection and ease of use.

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"Kloset Karrier" Dust-Resistant Carrier/Tub

   Herein disclosed is a device for easily transporting and
storing items/material which must be protected from contamination by
dust or other debris.  The design shows a device which is an
integrated system, offering improvements in cargo protection and
ease of use.

   Figure 1, in three views (end, side and top) shows the
platform of the three-piece system.  A distinguishing feature of this
system is the hollow storage space '1', which opens on each end (with
an optional flap closure).  This space is for the two-piece covering
system, when not in use; and, as an added option, for the removable
wheels.  The removable covering system is attached to the platform
via a bayonet-type hinge at each end, which is visible in the end and
top views.  Integral lifting rings '2' are at each corner.

   The feet '3' of the platform are straight in the inside
edges for better forklift handling.  The outside edges are beveled
to prevent tripping hazards; and , to make it easier for workers to
tip the platform vertically for manual movement or storage (such as
against a wall).  Also, the feet would be taller than the current
standard pallet height, to reduce workers' back fatigue in handling
the cargo.  The option of removable casters is made possible by
drilling a hole in the base of the feet '3', and then adding a
threaded sleeve to receive the the stem of a ecaster.

   Near the edges of the platform, low rails '4' keep the
cargo in place; and, on the ends, protect the hinges from cargo
shifts.  Just outside the long rails, at the centers, are two slots
'5', which receive the locating notches of the covering system side
panels (see Figure 2, side view, bottom of panel).

   The outer rim of the platform serves as a bumper '6'.  This
space also accommodates special slots, which function as both
handgrips and as lashpoints.  The slots are machined to be both
rounded and smooth.  This protects both the workers' hands, and the
ropes used to lash down the container during trucking.  The space
provided by this bumper-rim also gives workers extra room for
handling the covers and/or cargo, even if multiple containers are
stored flush against each other (thus using less warehouse space).

   The two-piece covering system Figure 2 consists of identical
sections (for ease of both manufacturing and use).  When not in use,
the sections fold on piano-type hinges; then, store in the bottom of
the platform.  The top lids fold back 270 degrees; thus, allowing
loading/unloading cargo, without the need to remove the covers
completely.

   The lids of the sections include a small integral lip
'1'.  The lips form a dust-barrier; and, help keep the side panels in
place.  At the bottom of each back panel is t...