Changing Proppant Management for the Better
SandBox Logistics is a proppant storage, handling, and wellsite delivery company that offers low-cost, high-efficiency services with a proprietary logistics process and containerization solution that delivers containers around the country. Additionally, the company is dedicated to making logistics cleaner, safer, and more efficient through the reduction of the health and safety impact of silica dust. SandBox Logistics uses a lightweight chassis and fewer tractors to deliver the proppant to the wellsite or stage it until it is ready for use. The container is easily loaded via forklift onto a single cradle so the box can be delivered to the blender hopper, reducing the amount of dust in the air and creating a smoother passage.
The SandBox Logistics process also reduces road traffic and personal on frac sites and saves costs for clients by eliminating the need for silos, pneumatic trucks, and conveying equipment. Furthermore, the company maintains proppant quality by eliminating product shrinkage on the rail and eliminating contamination.
Learn more about SandBox Logistics at www.sandboxlogistics.com.
Understanding Your IP Position
SandBox Logistics is a leader in the containment and delivery of proppants used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Dedicated to innovation, Sandbox Logistics boasts a broad intellectual property (IP) position, having been granted numerous process and design patents with dozens more pending.
Intellectual property is a crucial business asset that goes beyond patents to include copyrights, inventions, confidential information, trademarks and industry knowledge. Effective business decisions can’t be made without understanding a company’s intellectual property, its value, and its role in that industry. Assessing a company’s IP position can reveal several valuable insights. For example, the likelihood of receiving strong IP protection can directly impact commercial potential and commercialization options.
The IP position of a company will also ascertain its freedom to operate (FTO) and the risk of litigation if the technology is used. A patent alone does not guarantee FTO. Additionally, a strong IP position will include industry and market research that identifies technological developments and research and potential competitors.