Abstract: A container has door openings at opposite ends for dedicated loading from the discharge of a waste compactor at a door on a vertical hinge axis and unloading by tilt dumping through a swinging panel on a horizontal axis. A removable lid encompasses a substantial portion of the top. The container has standard intermodal fittings. The container can be loaded while on a compaction-reinforcement chassis with a structure that bears against the dumping side door to resist compactor forces. The container is reinforced notwithstanding the plural doors, including at a header and sill at the loading end, a rigid upper frame at traversing between the sides at the hinge for the dumping end, and by a container base including transverse fork-truck tine receptacles. The container is not limited to the specialized reception of compactor slugs and is also useful as a general purpose bulk container.
December 5, 2006
Date of Patent:
September 7, 2010
Anthony D. Petzitillo, Jr., Todd A. Fowler
Abstract: A wall mounted log chute for holding and transferring fire wood through a wall of a dwelling is disclosed. The chute is mounted within the confines of the wall of a dwelling and having an outside and an inside position. In the outside position the chute is capable of receiving fire wood and other materials. These other materials include but are not limited to coal, feed, bio fuels and household refuse. The chute is capable of material transfer of any nature. When the desired amount of wood or other material is arrived at the chute is mechanically or manually operable from the outside position to the inside position. The reverse operation is also true. The chute is capable of holding the wood in the inside position and a storing facility or can be emptied to repeat the process. One embodiment allows the chute to be controlled from the first position to the second position by a hydraulic arm and an electrical switch.
Abstract: This system provides an air-ventilating and cleaning element positioned within a housing. The housing contains multiple vents in the housing walls. The vents serve as channels that enable air to flow into and out of the air-ventilating device. The air-ventilating and cleaning element can vary and can range from a simple air ventilator to and an air purifier. The cleaning element can contain a filter element to further facilitate cleaning of the air. The cleaning element can be positioned in the housing on a track or pin to allow for movement of the cleaning element within the housing. Movement of the cleaning element may be desired in order to more efficiently clean air channeled through the device. Because of the ability to move the cleaning element, air flow through the device can be adjusted depending on a particular cleaning application.
Abstract: A mailbox is provided with a rain intercepting structure which includes a groove in a shoulder formed on the laterally opposite sides and the top of the mailbox door and a ridge on the inside of the mailbox doorway in juxtaposed registration with the groove. Moisture impacting the ridge is diverted to the groove and drains out its bottom ends, thus protecting the mail against rain damage.
Abstract: A building includes an exterior wall provided with a door which can be opened to expose a plurality of compartments for receiving a wide range of deliverable products. The compartments are defined as sections of one or more appliances. Preferably, the exterior door can be used to expose both fresh food and freezer compartments of a refrigerator, as well as one or more compartments of an oven unit. Each of the compartments is also accessible from an interior of the building through an associated inner door. The inner and outer doors can be electronically latched and are linked together such that at least the exterior door is prevented from being opened whenever a specified interior door is open.
Abstract: The invention relates to a masonry fireplace and a masonry fireplace log box fitted with a door (interior or exterior) or doors (both interior and exterior) that permits firewood to be loaded into the log box without need to carry wood through the interior of the home. Many masonry fireplaces that are constructed in new homes include a built-in log box (or firewood box) as part of the masonry structure. The log box consists of a recessed chamber with sufficient depth to allow a supply of firewood to be stored convenient to the fireplace without need to stack the wood on the hearth or the floor near the fireplace (or stove insert). With the present invention, the firewood is stocked into the log box from the exterior of the home and removed as needed from the interior opening of the log box. In the case of the single interior or exterior door, the door is insulated for energy efficiency and fitted with a locking mechanism to prevent entry by an intruder.
Abstract: A pass through closure and delivery device permitting material to be safely passed through a slot in a partition or prison cell door. A container having first and second openings and first and second doors associated with each opening is disclosed for mounting on a partition or cell door having a slot therethrough. Each door on the container includes a latch that is operable from only one side of the cell door. A cam-operating attaching mechanism allows the container to be releasably mounted to a pair of track members affixed to the cell door with the slot therebetween. Using the pass through delivery device and the method of the present device, food or other materials can be safely delivered to an inmate inside a locked cell by mounting the container of the pass through delivery device on the cell door with one of the openings adjacent the first door covering the slot in the partition.