Sheet and post container sidewall construction

  • US 6,959,959 B1
  • Filed: 10/25/2004
  • Issued: 11/01/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A container having an interior for the storage and transport of cargo, the sidewall construction of the container comprising:

  • a flat sheet having an inner surface oriented towards the interior of the container and an outer surface exposed to the outside of the container;

    a plurality of vertically oriented and parallel support posts inside the container, the support posts having a pair of lateral wings lying on a common plane and having an exterior side and an interior side, the support posts being connected to the inner surface of the flat sheet on the exterior side of the pair of lateral wings;

    the support posts further having a central wall lying on a plane parallel to but spaced apart from the plane of the lateral wings, the central wall having an exterior side, an interior side and lateral edges;

    the support posts further having a pair of connecting portions that connect the pair of lateral wings to the lateral edges of the central wall, a first segment of the pair of connecting portions connected to the lateral edges of the central wall and extending inwardly adjacent to the exterior side of the central wall, a second segment of the pair of connecting portions connected to the first segment and extending from a position adjacent to the exterior side of the central wall to connect with the lateral wings;

    a plurality of liners having an interior side and an exterior side and extending between adjacent vertical support posts.

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