Arrows Up, LLC, an affiliate of both OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and The Broe Group, was issued US Patent No. 9,650,216 titled “Bulk Material Shipping Container Unloader” on May 16, 2017. The patent covers the design, construction, and usage of the Arrows Up Rack & Riser, which helps shippers of frac sand and other bulk commodities quickly and efficiently unload product into storage or transport receptacles.
“Our intellectual property around the loading, transport, and unloading of bulk materials positions Arrows Up as the leading solution provider for the frac sand and related industries. We can now help shippers and receivers manage their commodities with more precision while reinforcing safety throughout the supply chain,” said John Allegretti, founder and CEO of Arrows Up.
Allegretti is named as the sole inventor of the Bulk Material Shipping Container Unloader.
The Arrows Up Rack & Riser allows for 100% gravity feed of bulk materials from bins to storage or transport repositories without the need for conveyors, belts or vacuums. Combined with the Arrows Up Jumbo Bin, which holds up to 25 tons of frac sand or other material, the Rack & Riser replaces significant storage and transportation infrastructure in the oil & gas and industrial supply chains. The two systems also create transfer efficiencies, eliminate the need for dust suppression equipment and decrease product shrinkage.
Arrows Up was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,617,065 for its “Bulk Material Shipping Container” and previously received U.S. Patent Nos. 8,887,914 and 8,616,370. Additional patent applications on other aspects of the Arrows Up solution are currently pending.