Accession Number : ADD014662

Title :   Container Connector Having a Skewed Installation Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 Jul 89, patented 24 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Capron, Mark E ; Jenkins, James F

Report Date : 24 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses a container connector for interconnecting a pair of shipping containers to in essence form a single container of a larger size. There are to be utilized a plurality of these container connectors to secure together a pair of shipping containers. Each container connector comprises a grab bar and a position bar. Interconnecting the grab bar and position bar are a pair of threaded bolts. The threaded bolts are to be operable independently so that the position bar can be located at a skewed angle relative to the grab bar during installation of the container connector. Once the grab bar and the position bar are correctly installed, the bolts are rotated to cause the position bar to be moved in an outward direction from the grab bar to cause the grab bar to tightly engage with the side wall of a pair of aligned openings formed within the shipping containers which are located in a closely spaced, almost abutting, relationship. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *JOINTS, ANGLES, BOLTS, CONFIGURATIONS, CONNECTORS, INSTALLATION, POSITION(LOCATION), SCREW THREADS, SIDES, SKEWNESS, WALLS, CONNECTORS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE