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1. US5758391 - Coupling piece for the detachable connection of containers

Office United States of America
Application Number 08776516
Application Date 09.04.1997
Publication Number 5758391
Publication Date 02.06.1998
Grant Number 5758391
Grant Date 02.06.1998
Publication Kind A
IPC
B65D 90/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
90Component parts, details or accessories for large containers
B60P 7/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
7Securing or covering of load on vehicles
06Securing of load
B60P 7/13
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
7Securing or covering of load on vehicles
06Securing of load
13Securing freight containers or forwarding containers on vehicles
B63B 25/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
25Load-accommodating arrangements, e.g. stowing or trimming; Vessels characterised thereby
B65D 21/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
21Nestable, stackable or joinable containers; Containers of variable capacity
02Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
CPC
B65D 90/0013
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
90Component parts, details or accessories for large containers
0006Coupling devices between containers, e.g. ISO-containers
0013Twist lock
Y10T 24/28
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
24Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
28Freight container to freight container fastener
Applicants MacGregor-Conver GmbH
Inventors Donner Julius
Niemann Thomas
Wilk Wilhelm
Agents Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, PLLC
Priority Data 19504635 13.02.1995 DE
4429358 19.08.1994 DE
Title
(EN) Coupling piece for the detachable connection of containers
Abstract
(EN)

Coupling piece for the detachable connection of corner fittings of containers stacked one above the other on board ships. Work to reduce the manual effort involved in coupling together the containers, often semi-automatically. The satisfactory operation of such coupling pieces depends essentially upon the observance of various operating specifics. If this is not done, malfunctions will result. PAL The coupling piece according to the invention is intended to be able to be operated in a simple and error-free manner in order to avoid such malfunctions. To this end, an actuating device (22) for twisting the locking bolt (21) displaying crossbolts (32, 33) for connecting the containers is provided with a rope (49) displaying two pull cords (57, 58), which rope is connected centrally to the locking bolt (21). As a result of the two pull cords (57, 58), it is possible to twist the locking bolt (21) both clockwise and anti-clockwise. In this way, on the one hand, operating errors are able to be wiped out, on the other hand the coupling piece is able to be disposed with both the upper and lower crossbolt (32) between the containers to be connected. Finally, it is also possible to detach the connection of the containers in a targeted manner, so that, according to choice, the coupling piece remains situated on the lower container or can be raised with the upper container from the lower container.