04159681 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 7 patents.

A strong, light-weight pallet adapted for use with a fork lift or the like includes a flexible arched member arranged between upper and lower sheet members and secured in place by means of an adhesive insulating material such as structural grade polyurethane foam, the ends of the flexible arched member being fixed or restrained relative to the lower sheet member. The arched member is effectively rigidized by the adhesive material to act as a load carrying member. Means for engaging elongated tines of a fork lift or similar load carrying elements are formed beneath the ends of the arched member so that a load carried upon the pallet is transferred to the tines substantially through the arched member.

Title
Reinforced, light-weight pallet
Application Number
5/838728
Publication Number
4159681
Application Date
October 3, 1977
Publication Date
July 3, 1979
Inventor
Daniel D Vandament
527 Fairview Ave., Mill Valley, 94941
CA, US
Agent
Fitch Even & Tabin
IPC
B65D 19/26
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