With Means For Moving The Deposited Matter Within The Receptacle Patents (Class 232/43.3)
  • Patent number: 9480530
    Abstract: A container into which used sharps can be deposited immediately following their use and carried to a second container into which the used sharps can be dumped for subsequent disposal without having to directly handle the sharps following their use. A top wall is normally latched closed and is opened to deposit used sharps into the container. A normally closed end wall is opened so that the used sharps can be dumped from the container. The container has a pistol-type grip for carrying it, and in a first embodiment a rearwardly biased pusher is slidably mounted in the container and moved forwardly by depressing a trigger on the grip. In a second embodiment, the pusher is biased forwardly and is latched in a rearward position. The trigger is connected with the latch to release it so the pusher can move forwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Umm Al-Qura University
    Inventor: Obaidullah H. S. Allehiany
  • Patent number: 9466167
    Abstract: A device for filling and closing disposable bags for containing banknotes includes a container for the temporary housing of one or more banknotes. The container has side walls and a bottom with an opening for the exit of the one or more banknotes from the container. A piston for pushing the one or more banknotes towards the bottom of the container. A bag made of flexible material intended to be filled with the banknotes temporarily housed in the container is wrapped around the side walls and the bottom of the container. A plate, placed below the container, is vertically movable through controlled lowering of a device, such as a spring. Sealing elements for heat sealing the filled bag are placed between the container and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: CIMA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicoletta Razzaboni, Vittorio Razzaboni
  • Patent number: 9004346
    Abstract: A delivery receptacle for receiving objects, such as parcels, has a housing having an input opening, a delivery door rotatably coupled to the housing for opening and closing the input opening, and a drum rotatably coupled to the housing and having a drum access opening accessible through the input opening. The delivery door is mechanically coupled to the drum such that rotation of the delivery door in a first rotational direction causes rotation of the drum in the opposite rotational direction. The delivery door is rotatable between an open position in which the drum is oriented with the drum access opening aligned with the input opening such that a parcel can be inserted into the drum, and a closed position in which the drum is oriented with the drum access opening aligned with a drop area such that a parcel will exit the drum and enter the drop area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Architectural Mailboxes, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Farentinos, Vanessa Felicia Troyer-Farentinos, Craig Ronald Steele, Raffy Michael Arce Paje
  • Publication number: 20150021386
    Abstract: A delivery receptacle for receiving objects, such as parcels, has a housing having an input opening, a delivery door rotatably coupled to the housing for opening and closing the input opening, and a drum rotatably coupled to the housing and having a drum access opening accessible through the input opening. The delivery door is mechanically coupled to the drum such that rotation of the delivery door in a first rotational direction causes rotation of the drum in the opposite rotational direction. The delivery door is rotatable between an open position in which the drum is oriented with the drum access opening aligned with the input opening such that a parcel can be inserted into the drum, and a closed position in which the drum is oriented with the drum access opening aligned with a drop area such that a parcel will exit the drum and enter the drop area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Farentinos, Vanessa Felicia Troyer-Farentinos, Craig Ronald Steele, Raffy Michael Arce Paje
  • Patent number: 8540143
    Abstract: A cassette for an automatic teller machine (ATM) is provided, which is capable of returning a paper medium disposed at an entrance of the cassette into the cassette using a moving force of a shutter that closes the entrance, during separation of the cassette from a cassette receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Cha, Won Joon Lee, Dong Sik Lee
  • Patent number: 8523050
    Abstract: An apparatus is illustrated for collecting containers and that includes a storage receptacle having an access door and a support tray. The storage receptacle has an opening through which a container is inserted for receipt on the support tray. The support tray has an initial substantially horizontal position. A scanner detects the presence of the container on the support tray. A collection bag is supported in the storage receptacle at a bottom thereof and for receiving a plurality of containers. The collection bag is accessible via the access door. A mechanism is responsive to the scanner detecting the presence of the container for releasing the container from the support tray to enable the container to fall into the collection bag. The container is released by the support tray pivoting from the substantially horizontal position to an angled position to thus enable the container to fall into the collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: William F. Andreozzi
  • Patent number: 8276807
    Abstract: An apparatus is illustrated for collecting containers and that includes a storage receptacle having an access door and a support tray. The storage receptacle has an opening through which a container is inserted for receipt on the support tray. The support tray has an initial substantially horizontal position. A scanner detects the presence of the container on the support tray. A collection bag is supported in the storage receptacle at a bottom thereof and for receiving a plurality of containers. The collection bag is accessible via the access door. A mechanism is responsive to the scanner detecting the presence of the container for releasing the container from the support tray to enable the container to fall into the collection bag. The container is released by the support tray pivoting from the substantially horizontal position to an angled position to thus enable the container to fall into the collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: William F. Andreozzi
  • Patent number: 8177120
    Abstract: A device which collects donations of paper currency by allowing a person to insert paper currency and subsequently cause it to be floated through one or more tubes to a collection box by means of air flowing through the tubes is disclosed. A user of the device may use a diverter box to select one of several collection boxes to receive the donation. An audible or visual signal announces that a donation has been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: DuPage Children's Museum, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Wickart
  • Patent number: 8157159
    Abstract: The flipping trash can is adapted especially for use in fast-food restaurants or the like. The trash can includes a pedal-operated, spring-biased lid. When the lid is opened, a tray (with trash thereon) is positioned on a tray receiving mechanism that flips the tray so that trash thereon is deposited in a trash bin. The mechanism is designed to then move the empty tray to a storage area for retrieval and reuse. A sound-emitting, electronic device may be attached to the lid and is programmed to emit the phrase “Thank You” when the lid opens. The receptacle can be designed in different configurations (animals, spaceships, autos, etc) to attract attention and enhance aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Sara A-Abdulrahman Al-Hadhoud, Reem Abdullah Al-Oufan, Hessa Saeed Al-Ajeel, Mona Ahmed, Rehab Al-Naki
  • Patent number: 7997522
    Abstract: A center-pull dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll, wherein each individual towel is separated from an adjoining towel by a plurality of perforations. The dispenser comprises a housing having a housing back and a detachable front cover hingedly connected thereto at the lower periphery of said housing back and front cover for opening and closing the housing, a paper support tray removably connected to a lower portion of the housing back and having a centrally located dispensing nozzle, an opening in the lower periphery of the housing through which the towels are dispensed, a detachable wall-mounting member for removably mounting the housing back to a wall, and a locking member for releasably locking the front cover to the housing back and the housing back to the wall-mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Petras Titas, Christopher Andrew Brizes, Mark Edward Cipolla, Paul Dana Stephens, Christopher Daniel Carsten
  • Patent number: 7918337
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal device comprises an upper portion adapted for receiving pharmaceutical waste and a lower portion adapted for collecting the pharmaceutical waste, the lower portion being selectively and removably engagable with the upper portion. The upper portion includes a housing surrounding an internal rotating wheel and a lid slideably engaged with the housing. Additionally, the rotating wheel includes collection areas adapted for collecting pharmaceutical waste placed in the upper portion. The lid includes a lower pivoting flap adapted for contacting and rotating the wheel upon closing the lid to transfer the pharmaceutical waste to the lower portion. Further, the rotating wheel is sized and positioned within the housing in a manner to substantially prevent access to the pharmaceutical waste collected in the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tamara Hitson
  • Patent number: 7913898
    Abstract: There is provided a collecting container. An exemplary collecting container comprises an insertion opening on the front of the collecting container that is adapted to receive objects. The exemplary collecting container additionally comprises a receiving device arranged to receive the objects and to convey them to a storage space in the collecting container, the storage space containing a filling-level measuring means that is connected to a blocking device preventing the receiving device from being opened when a defined filling level has been reached in the storage space, the receiving device comprising a roller shutter box whose receiving area is formed by at least two side walls and a bottom. The exemplary collecting container further comprises a roller shutter that is adapted to be moved in rails on the side walls, the blocking device being configured so that it can block the movement of the roller shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Steffen Frankenberg, Martin Räss, Ramin Benz, Sven Hein, Boris Paul
  • Patent number: 7416110
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting particulate material has a collection tray (1) and a fire-resistant collection reservoir (21, 22, 23). A scraper blade (24) is attached to a carriage (7) which is arranged to be driven by an electrical motor along the base of the tray (1) so as to sweep particulate material into the reservoir (21, 22, 23). A pivotal lid normally closes an opening into the reservoir (21, 22, 23) until the scraper blade is ready to sweep particulate material into the reservoir, whereupon the lid is opened to receive the swept particulate material. Actuation of the lid for the reservoir may be operated by electro-mechanical switches or by a solenoid (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: John Campbell
  • Patent number: 7246562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a delivery door having anti-theft security means, more particularly to a door structure consists of a pair of casings, area adjustable mounting plate, hinge means and actuation means, which are installed on an entrance door or a window for delivering articles or products thereof. A delivery door installed on an entrance door or a window comprise an outer casing (4) and an inner casing (5) pivotally mounted on hinge means (3, 8, 9, 10), actuation means (12, 13, 15, 16) associated with the outer casing (4) and the inner casing (5) for opening and closing operation of casings and the mounting plate (6) having area adjustable means between the outer casing (4) and the inner casing (5) is characterized in that the mounting plate (6) is rotatable while in the transporting operation which securely controlled by the actuation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventors: Jin-Kook Lee, Sung-Hae Lee
  • Patent number: 7175070
    Abstract: The Modified Garbage Collector for Commercial Establishments fulfills the need for an apparatus that can be used to help users collect and dispose garbage in a hygienic way. Once the tray with contents to be disposed is placed inside the Modified Garbage Collector, a series of automated actions help dispose the contents of the tray and store the tray for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventors: Alton J. Brisport, Maxine J. Brisport
  • Patent number: 6994247
    Abstract: A waste storage device includes an inlet aperture and a length of flexible tubing passing through the inlet aperture from a cassette. The flexible tubing is pinched by a pair of rollers which can have continuous surfaces or multiple paddles. The waste product is placed into the aperture and the rollers rotate drawing the waste product down into the device and pinching the storage bag above it. The operation can be manually or motor driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Melrose Products Limited
    Inventor: David Charles Richards
  • Patent number: 6837994
    Abstract: The special features of the water treatment apparatus in the present invention are that a tank fitted with a raw water inlet and a treated water outlet on the upper part, has within said tank an upper chamber and lower chamber which divide said tank into two sections, upper and lower, and is fitted with a separating wall which can be raised and lowered to adjust the water level in said upper and lower chamber, the upper chamber above said separating wall and the lower chamber below said separating wall both being filled with water. By use of this apparatus, a novel water treatment apparatus is provided which can be extremely easily assembled into a water treatment facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Izawa
  • Patent number: 6719194
    Abstract: A waste storage device includes an inlet aperture and a length of flexible tubing passing through the inlet aperture from a cassette. The flexible tubing is pinched by a pair of rollers which can have continuous surfaces or multiple paddles. The waste product is placed into the aperture and the rollers rotate drawing the waste product down into the device and pinching the storage bag above it. The operation can be manually or motor driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Melrose Products Limited
    Inventor: David Charles Richards
  • Patent number: 6330856
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing and retrieving garments in a controlled manner. The apparatus retrieves the garments in a secure enclosure while accounting for the garments returned, and compacts the returned garments, all with a single, stand-alone apparatus. A paddle mechanism sweeps the garments into a horizontally extended storage compartment and compacts them with an upward movement. The paddle is articulated at a one-way joint to allow it to pass obstructions on its return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Innovative Product Achievements, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Fitzgerald, Eugene O. Gresens, Ward P. Broom