K-Tech R & D Corporation

The World's 1st and Only Large Contractible Shipping Containers

Posted by K-Tech R & D CorporationResponsive · Patents for licensing · United States

Summary of the technology

The company's accordion fold and band technologies enable a 55 gallon drum to contract to 15 gallons, which saves up to 70% on return empty shipping fees. Technology applies to any size containers, from 1 gallon to ultra-large shipping containers and to viscous, semi-viscous and grain-type materials. No one else has this technology.

K-Tech R & D Corporation
K-Tech R & D Corporation

Description of the technology

K-Tech R & D Corporation has received one issued patent and has the opportunity to acquire another patent that covers The World's First Expandable / Contractible Shipping Containers. And, it is the only company that holds patent(s) in this area. These facts change everything.

Our container system technologies change how larger containers are manufactured and shipped worldwide. Enclosed, please find graphics of collapsible containers in various sizes to see how they function in K-Tech's Contractible Containers file.

This is a brand new, exciting technology that was missed by everyone in the plastic container industry, but which is a very important and valuable methodology that will transform how containers are made, shipped and employed. Specifically, the technologies cover a wide spectrum of containers, such as collapsible drums, totes and ultra-large containers.

Furthermore, our advancements will affect the sales prospects of many different companies' products that employ these containers. K-Tech's Flex Shipping Containers will change the entire shipping industry, affecting container manufacturers and user companies that ship and sell liquids, semi-viscous materials, grains and pellets, among other items.

The technology is based upon two novel concepts that have never been implemented previously on larger containers:

* multiple accordion folds run from the top, to the sides and to the bottom of
containers, providing a 360º folding action, enabling them to expand and
contract
* a band system is deployed to inhibit or restrict the volume of the container

The significance of our systems enables empty containers to be reduced in size to their 'restricted' minimal dimensions for return trips, instead of to their normal, empty full size, thereby saving significantly on transportation costs.

Typically, any containers from 1 gallon on up are candidates for our compression / restriction system. Our band system compresses and holds a container's size to a specified volume. Once materials are removed from containers, a 5 gallon container, for example, can be reduced to approximately 1.5 gallons for its return trip to the filler. Correspondingly, a 330 gallon tote can be reduced to a 110 gallon size.

And, if desired, one mold can produce a 330 gallon tote that can be compressed to 275, 220 and 110 gallons when using the appropriate sized compression bands. The K-Tech Flex containers replace large containers, totes, and drums, and significantly decrease disposal costs, minimize warehouse space, maximize freight efficiency, and increase productivity compared to all other rigid containers, all equating into major savings that no other containers can offer. Please see K-Tech Tote Feasibility Study.

K-Tech's technology cuts down on container sizes when empty, and, as a result, its manufacturing design significantly reduces warehouse, shipping, labor and fuel costs over all present manufacturing methods. Perhaps more importantly, it reduces the space required for landfills, making this an important ecological discovery.

Multiple accordion folds are positioned at the top and bottom of containers, while employing multiple side folds, to achieve a 360° folding action. Horizontal side folds were previously deployed many years ago, but when used by themselves without the band technology, were unable to achieve worthwhile product removal or effective compression.

The company's accordion fold collapsibility features can be implemented on all types, shapes and sizes of plastic containers-----from the smallest of containers to the largest of containers, including giant underground holding tanks. Containers, such as 5 gallon or 55 gallon drums, can be compressed to 33% or even less of their full size, resulting in even more savings. Please see K-Tech Contractible Containers graphics.

As far as larger containers go, it has been estimated that a 40-foot container holds approximately 320 full-sized 55-gallon drums. Since our drums can be collapsed to 33% or less of their filled size (and can also be squared-off vs. made into round units), the same 40-foot container can now hold approximately 1500 collapsed drums.

A lot of wasted space is picked up by squaring. Obviously, collapsed drums substantially reduce fuel and transportation costs, allowing the users to reap major market advantages not possible with current technologies, and which will radically alter the sales and marketing dynamics unlike any container technologies before them.

Our 'band' systems can be incorporated into containers or can be used in conjunction with our 'strap' systems, which hold containers in a compressed condition for efficient shipping or warehousing. For most applications, our band systems will be sufficient.

The company has also developed another industry first, which will further extend its patent protection. Now, one individual can contract a 55 gallon drum or smaller drums via a built-in contraction device. This device precludes the need for requiring two people to handle this function.

Current development status

Working prototypes. 20 ounce manufactured bottle proves principle. 3 gallon, 55 gallon and 330 gallon engineers' drawings available with Non-Disclosure Agreement. Contractible drum quote and interested client identity also available with Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Applications

K-Tech's container systems will affect container manufacturers and companies shipping water, beverages, soaps, powders, lotions detergents, grains, pellets, condiments, syrups, shampoo, ink, pastes, petroleum, chemicals, tar, pharma / nutraceuticals, paint, solvent, gel, adhesives, silicone, hazardous waste, and a myriad of other materials.

Desired business relationship

Technology selling

Patent licensing

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent
7,600,653 B2
US

Technology Owner

K-Tech R & D Corporation

Small and Medium Enterprise

Additional information (attached documents)

Related keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Packaging / Handling
  • Transport and Shipping Technologies
  • Industrial Products
  • containers
  • drums
  • totes

About K-Tech R & D Corporation

Small and Medium Enterprise from United States

Disruptive Breakthrough Technologies


Stealth Light Corporation and K-Tech R & D Corporation, our two closely affiliated product development companies, have received over 50 patents, covering our game-changing lighting, container, bottle cap, and insulation technologies. George Kasboske, the companies' President, has received every patent for which he has applied, acquiring the vast majority of claims, and especially, the most important ones that inhibit competition.

George has developed the World's First:


* Self-Adjusting Lens (Dual Light) (U.S. Pat. # 4,586,116)
* Color-Changing Bulb (U.S. Pat. # 4,644,452; 4,713,736; 4,839,779)
* Diamond-Shaped Light (Stealth Light) (U.S. Pat. # 4,972,301; 349,168; 363,806;)
* Interlocking Light & Bracket (Stealth Light) (U.S. Pat. # 6,443,605 B1)
* Interlocking Light Rack System (Stealth Light) (U.S. Pat. # 6,773,148 B2)
* Ultimate Easy Squeeze Bottle (U.S. Pat. # 6,170,712 B1)
* Ultimate Collapsible Container (U.S. Pat. 7,600,653 B2)
* Most Efficient Bag-In-Box Packaging System (U.S. Pat. 7,913,847 B2)
* Seal-Breaker Bottle Cap Technology
* Bubble Fusion Insulation System


Stealth Light and K-Tech R & D Corporations only concentrate on acquiring intellectual properties in areas where industries have failed to go, and in the process, provide veritable market-monopolies. For example.....

Stealth Light Corporation, which was incorporated in 1995, has developed the most unique truck lighting system in the last 50 years. Its Dual Light Self-Adjusting Lens outsold all competitive fog / driving lights by a 3 to 1 ratio in a test market in a major retailer.

Its Color-Changing Bulb technology was deemed commercially feasible by Edison Welding Institute, a company that assists Fortune 500 companies in product development.

Its Stealth Light System (diamond-shaped interlocking light, mounting bracket / rack system), Dual Light and Bulb Technologies were all desired by North American Philips Lighting and others, at which point Stealth Light's major investor attempted a prolonged, unsolicited and unsuccessful takeover of the company.

In 2001, Stealth Light received a License Agreement from GM's Special Parts Operations (GMSPO) division for its multi-patented, Award-Winning Lighting System and was the only lighting company, outside of GM's existing base of contractor companies, to ever receive a License Agreement.

In 2006, K-Tech R & D Corporation was incorporated to bring its easy-squeeze bottle, collapsible container and packaging systems (one-of-a-kind bag-in-box technology) to market.

The significance of its Collapsible Bottle Systems is that they virtually guarantee a 20% savings in shipping comparable sized bottles, while its larger Collapsible Containers virtually guarantee up to a 67% savings in shipping 5 gal. to 55 gal. to 330 gal. and larger containers. Furthermore, the fact the containers collapse significantly reduces landfill size, making them the most environmentally friendly.

The significance of Stealth Light's Seal Breaker Bottle Cap Technology is that upon twisting the bottle cap down, it simultaneously, pierces and opens the safety seal with no additional effort by the consumer. It ensures that no product contamination occurs since consumers no longer have to use fingers or knives to open safety seals. This technology is ideal for food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and many other applications.

outside of GM's existing base of contractor companies, to ever receive a License Agreement.

In 2006, K-Tech R & D Corporation was incorporated to bring its easy-squeeze bottle, collapsible container and packaging systems (one-of-a-kind bag-in-box technology) to market.

The significance of its Collapsible Bottle Systems is that they virtually guarantee a 20% savings in shipping comparable sized bottles, while its larger Collapsible Containers virtually guarantee up to a 67% savings in shipping 5 gal. to 55 gal. to 330 gal. and larger containers. Furthermore, the fact the containers collapse significantly reduces landfill size, making them the most environmentally friendly.

The significance of Stealth Light's Seal Breaker Bottle Cap Technology is that upon twisting the bottle cap down, it simultaneously, pierces and opens the safety seal with no additional effort by the consumer. It ensures that no product contamination occurs since consumers no longer have to use fingers or knives to open safety seals. This technology is ideal for food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and many other applications.

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