Title:
Container for bulk materials
United States Patent D394302


Inventors:
Harris, Jack E. (Savannah, GA)
Bromwell, Robert A. (Royal Oak, MI)
Sommer, Karl L. (Rochester Hills, MI)
Blake, Gerald L. (Farmington Hills, MI)
Application Number:
29/023749
Publication Date:
05/12/1998
Filing Date:
06/01/1994
Assignee:
Encon, Inc. (Romeo, MI)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D23/200
Field of Search:
D23/200-209, 206/386, 206/398, 206/599, 210/192, 210/222, 210/223, 210/257.2, 210/282, 210/446, 210/448, 210/744, 220/1.5, 220/4.21, 220/633, 222/185, 222/189
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US Patent References:
D349944Container for bulk materialsAugust, 1994HarrisD23/202
5224635Mobile pharmaceutical hopperJuly, 1993Wise206/599
D337367Transportation container for pourable materialsJuly, 1993McKenzie et al.D23/202
5201432ContainersApril, 1993Elvin-Jensen220/1.5
D332130Storage containerDecember, 1992PryztullaD23/202
5156268Composite shipping container for combustible liquidsOctober, 1992Nichols206/386
5154297Foot assembly for simulated palletOctober, 1992Farley206/599
5133476Pallet containerJuly, 1992Schutz220/622
5111937Pallet containerMay, 1992Schutz206/386
5110000Composite shipping container with separable top and bottom structuresMay, 1992Nichols220/4.16
5105947Container having a replaceable pallet baseApril, 1992Wise206/599
5064096Tank liner-to-outlet neck sealNovember, 1991Illing et al.222/104
D319904Container for recyclingSeptember, 1991Cozzi et al.D9/414
5029734Composite containerJuly, 1991Nichols222/105
5024346Container for storing and transporting a liquid with a deformable liner which assists drainageJune, 1991Roser220/401
4995588Dry-break discharge valve assembly for a liquid bulk containerFebruary, 1991Nichols251/144
4930661Composite shipping containerJune, 1990Voorhies220/465
4793519Composite shipping containerDecember, 1988Voorhies, Jr.220/465
D298450TankNovember, 1988Thomas et al.D23/202
4746034Portable liquid containerMay, 1988Ata et al.222/143
4690299Bulk carbonated beverage containerSeptember, 1987Cannon220/402
4516692Disposable container assembly for liquids or semi-liquids in bulkMay, 1985Croley222/105
4426015ContainerJanuary, 1984Preston et al.220/403
4173288Pallet containerNovember, 1979Schutz220/1.5
4157609Process for the manufacture of a pallet-mounted containerJune, 1979Schutz29/428
3782602FROZEN WATER CONTAINERS WITH LIQUID DISPENSER FOR CAMPINGJanuary, 1974Page222/143
3729121BOTTOM DISCHARGE BIN AND DUST TIGHT UNLOADING STATION THEREFORApril, 1973Cannon222/185
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Foreign References:
92December, 1992
Other References:
"Introducing Tuff Tank.", Chemical Handling Equipment Co., Inc., 5451 Enterprise Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43612; 2 pages; 1987.
"Atlas 360" and Saturn 350; Georgia Polymer Inc., P.O. Box 161554, Atlanta, Georgia 30321; 4 pages; date unknown.
1 page from "Hazmat World"; 1991.
1 page; Consolidated Plastics, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087; date unknown.
Enpac Corporation, 8400 Baymeadows Way, Bldg. 18, Jacksonville, Florida 32256; 1 page; 1991.
"The Uni-Pak Bulk System"; Shuert Industries Sales Inc., 6600 Dobry Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314; 6 pages; date unknown.
21st Century Containes, Ltd., 150 Selig Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30336; 5 pages; 1992.
"Concertainer"; Van Leer Nederland B.V., Fibre Drums & Plastic Containers, Keulsekade 216, 3534 AC Utrecht; 4 pages; date unknown.
"The Sonobulk System"; Sonoco IBC, 100 Alex Street, Lavonia, GA 30553; 8 pages; date unknown.
Bonar Plastics Inc., 1005 Atlantic Drive, West Chicago, Illinois 60185; 39 pages; date unknown.
"Duratank", Hoover Group Incorporated, Alpharetta, Georgia 30201; 26 pages; 1991.
Primary Examiner:
Zarfas, Louis S.
Assistant Examiner:
Hannon, Monica A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a container for bulk materials, as shown anddescribed.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a top, front, and right side perspective view of a container for bulk materials embodying our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof, the right side being a mirror image of the left side;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof.