Patent Number: 6,296,424

Title: Apparatus for handling and conveying loosefill

Abstract: Apparatus for handling loosefill and conveying the loosefill from one location to another comprises a container having a bottom and sides, the container being adapted to receive and contain therein a quantify of loosefill, a blower positioned at one end of the container, and conduit which channels air from the blower toward the other end of the container and which redirects the air back toward the one end of the container to thereby convey therewith the loosefill. A vacuum is positioned at the one end of the container which draws the loosefill out of the container. The container may be a trailer of a tractor trailer. A method of conveying loosefill from one location to another comprises providing a container of loosefill, providing an air source at one end of the container, directing air from the air source toward the other end of the container, and redirecting the air back towards the one end of the container to thereby convey therewith the loosefill to the one end of the container.

Inventors: Eckel; Thomas G. (Milford, OH), Lakeman; John W. (Cincinnati, OH), Parrott; Bernard (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Assignee: STOROpack, Inc.

International Classification: B60P 1/00 (20060101); B60P 1/62 (20060101); B65D 88/00 (20060101); B65D 88/72 (20060101); B65G 053/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018