(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,237,758 Bi
Hsu (45) Date of Patent: May 29,2001
(54) STACKABLE CONTAINER CASE
(75) Inventor: Roger S. Hsu, Torrance, CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company, Los Angeles, CA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/679,245
(22) Filed: Oct. 4, 2000
Related U.S. Application Data
(62) Division of application No. 09/309,932, filed on May 11, 1999, now Pat. No. 6,131,730.
(51) Int. CI. B65D 71/00
(52) U.S. CI 206/203; 206/480; 206/427;
206/485; 206/486; 206/503; 206/507
(58) Field of Search 206/203, 480,
206/486, 485, 427, 503, 507
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A stackable case for retaining and transporting containers having radially outward projecting lids includes a bottom panel member having a lower surface and an upper surface with a plurality of container support areas therein. It further includes a pair of opposing side walls and a pair of opposing end walls integrally formed with and projecting upward from the bottom panel member, the side walls having a lower wall portion and a plurality of spaced upwardly projecting pylons which includes four corner pylons defining four corners of the case. The lower wall portion has a plurality of raised projections disposed thereon which define a lower plane sufficiently spaced from the upper surface of the bottom panel member to receive the lid of the container securely therebetween. Also included is at least one column member which is upwardly projecting from the bottom panel member and defines, in combination with the bottom panel member, the pair of opposing side walls, the pair of opposing end walls, and the container support areas, a plurality of container retention pockets.
9 Claims, 12 Drawing Sheets