Hinged Patents (Class 100/255)
  • Patent number: 10765068
    Abstract: A bale wrap mechanism for use with a roll of wrap material, the bale wrap mechanism including a frame including a wrap chute formed from one or more perimeter walls, where the wrap chute defines a wrap axis extending longitudinally therethrough, and where the one or more perimeter walls at least partially define a passageway, a wrap arm coupled to the frame, the wrap arm having a mounting point movable with respect to the frame, and a shaft coupled to the mounting point and configured to support the roll of wrap material thereon, where the shaft is configured to travel along a wrap path during a wrapping process, where the wrap path surrounds the passageway, and where the wrap path is non-circular in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kraus, Henry D. Anstey, Uri Blich
  • Patent number: 8584582
    Abstract: A lid construction is described for compression of the content of a container, where a body in connection to the lid of the container is set up to create a pressure down onto the content such that it is compressed. It is characterized in that it comprises a moment arm construction which on rotation is set up to push the element down to its active position, and to be pulled up to its passive, rest position. The moment arm construction is preferably integrated in the lid, and it comprises compacting a relatively longer arm part (40a,40b) which is firmly connected to the relatively shorter arm part (48a,48b), and where the moment arm is rotary mounted in the lid. Also described is a construction of a docking station for a waste container and where the lid construction is integrated. Application of the inventions is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: MPE Prodvers AS
    Inventor: Arvid Johannesen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8240247
    Abstract: Compacting apparatus (10) for waste material defines a feed space (14), in which material (16) for compacting is received in use, and a pressing chamber (16). The apparatus includes a moving assembly (40) for moving material from the feed space into the pressing chamber, a pressing member (20) movable within the pressing chamber to move material in use out of the pressing chamber, and a shearing arrangement (70, 72) for shearing the material as it moves out of the pressing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Lyndex Recycling Systems Limited
    Inventors: Philip Wincott, Barry George Carson
  • Publication number: 20120152133
    Abstract: A method of forming a higher density bale of waste paper from two or more lower density bales of waste paper includes positioning the lower density bales intact and in side-by-side relationship with respect to each other, moving them to a compression zone, and compressing the bales together in the compression zone to form a higher density bale. The higher density bale can then be strapped to maintain its higher density configuration and shape. Thus, a larger tonnage of waste paper in bales can be loaded into a shipping container for transport. A rebaler for carrying out the method includes side feed and side retrieval of bales, significantly improving over traditional top feed machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: John L. NEWSOME, III
  • Publication number: 20120118179
    Abstract: A method of assembling a manually operated baling apparatus for compacting and bailing, comprising steps of arranging an upstanding sidewall on a base, the side wall comprising a rear side wall flanked by two lateral sidewalls, positioning a front wall between the sidewalls and applying front wall to sidewall fixing means to secure the front wall to the side walls to thereby form a chamber defined by the base, the rear side wall, the two lateral side walls and the front wall, arranging a box section member on an outer face of the rear wall and connecting compaction means to the box section member, which components may be inter-stacked as a kit for transporting in a substantially flat pack arrangement prior to assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: John Paul Creighton, Eoghan Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20110283900
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to cylindrical trash compaction units that allow for application of increased compaction forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Fritz, Van Doaran
  • Patent number: 7886660
    Abstract: A trash receptacle compaction system for compacting trash, a trash receptacle of the system having upstanding front, side and back panels, a closed bottom, and a lid. The system further includes a drivable satellite vehicle having a power unit which is operably connectable between the front panel and a compaction ram of the trash receptacle. The separate compaction ram is positioned within the receptacle for slidable movement between the forwardly front panel and the rearwardly rear panel, the compaction ram being driven by the power unit to compact the trash within the receptacle after the satellite vehicle is driven to and properly aligned with the trash receptacle. These trash compaction cycles minimize the frequency of trash receptacle emptying required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher R. Sherwood, Dale Walker
  • Patent number: 7434507
    Abstract: A system and trash receptacle for compacting trash within the trash receptacle including a receptacle having upstanding front, side and back panels, a closed bottom, and a lid. The front panel is pivotably movable about a lower pivot axis located at a lower margin thereof by a drivable power unit operably connected between one side panel and front panel. This pivotal movement of the front panel into the interior volume of the receptacle compacts the trash within the receptacle to minimize the frequency of receptacle emptying required. A vehicle includes a power output which is temporarily engagable with the power unit as the vehicle is driven up to the trash receptacle, the power output driving the power unit to close the front panel to compact the trash within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher R. Sherwood, Lisa Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 7343852
    Abstract: A loose media compacting apparatus including a charging chamber with retractable walls where variable geometry components including pivotable opposed front and rear retractable charging chamber walls of a closed and compact charging chamber are retractably and expandingly positioned to present a large capacity open and expanded charging chamber having a volume sufficiently exceeding the capacity of the charging chamber in the closed and compact position. Upon accommodation of loose media by the expanded geometry of the open and expanded charging chamber, the front and rear retractable charging chamber walls are forcibly repositioned, whereby loose media is compressed in the reconfigured closed and compact charging chamber to form precompressed media which can subsequently be further compressed by an onboard ram or other compression devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Emory L. Olds
  • Patent number: 7237480
    Abstract: A trash container cover has a pivotable lever arm which pivots vertically moving one or two compactor arms slidably connected to the handle. The compactor arm(s) force a horizontal compactor plate down onto the trash in the container to compact it. The lever arm, compactor arm(s) and compactor plate are pivoted into proximal parallel alignment with the cover and in proximity to the cover for storage and move together to open the trash container to deposit or remove trash. The lever arm may clamp down on the cover to serve as a handle for the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Donovan Ruddock
  • Patent number: 6851357
    Abstract: A manual trash compactor comprising a can for holding the trash, a lever arm, at least one coupling arm coupling the lever arm to the can, and a plunging arm connected to the lever arm. There is also a compression plate connected to the plunging arm wherein this compression plate is designed to compress garbage inside the can. Disposed on top of the can is a collar and a cover coupled to the collar. The cover is coupled to the collar via a rotatable hinge. In a first embodiment of the invention, the can is disposed in a slidable tray so that the can, is able to be stored in a closed compartment. In addition, disposed adjacent to the can in the tray is a bin for storing other materials such as recyclable bottles. Coupled to either the can or the tray is a support means for supporting the can above a surface such as a kitchen floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventors: Rudolph Martorella, R Christopher Kidd
  • Patent number: 6474226
    Abstract: A vertical baler includes a horizontally disposed floor plate having an arched surface for receiving material to be compacted thereon. A compression plate is mounted for reciprocating vertical movement with respect to the floor plate, and left and right hydraulic pistons carried outside the wall of the baler are operably attached between the floor plate and the compression plate for reciprocating the compression plate relative to the floor plate. Material placed between the arched floor plate and the compression plate is compacted and formed with an arched bottom surface for ease in sliding fork elements of a lift truck thereunder. Once compacted and tied, the bale is pushed from the compaction chamber by pusher tabs vertically extending from a rear edge of the floor plate which is operable for horizontal reciprocation causing biasing of the pusher tabs against the material in a horizontal pushing of the bale from the chamber onto an adjacent floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: LoadKing Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Gregory Bryan Sutton, Dennis E. Finegan, Mark E. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 6468019
    Abstract: An apparatus that is made integral with, attached to or attachable to machines for compacting and baling materials, particularly waste materials. The apparatus generally has a hopper compartment and a conveying assembly attached to a frame. The hopper compartment receives waste materials therein. The conveying assembly has a motor driven conveyor belt for conveying the waste materials from the hopper to the compactor/baler machine through an opening in the housing of the machine. Preferably, the first end of the frame attaches to the door that is used for removing compacted bales from the machine, thereby becoming integral with the machine, so as to allow the apparatus to pivot or swing to and from the machine with the opening and closing of the door. Wheels on the second end of the frame facilitate movement of the apparatus along the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Joe Duval
  • Publication number: 20020148366
    Abstract: A vertical baler includes a horizontally disposed floor plate having an arched surface for receiving material to be compacted thereon. A compression plate is mounted for reciprocating vertical movement with respect to the floor plate, and left and right hydraulic pistons carried outside the wall of the baler are operably attached between the floor plate and the compression plate for reciprocating the compression plate relative to the floor plate. Material placed between the arched floor plate and the compression plate is compacted and formed with an arched bottom surface for ease in sliding fork elements of a lift truck thereunder. Once compacted and tied, the bale is pushed from the compaction chamber by pusher tabs vertically extending from a rear edge of the floor plate which is operable for horizontal reciprocation causing biasing of the pusher tabs against the material in a horizontal pushing of the bale from the chamber onto an adjacent floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory Bryan Sutton, Dennis E. Finegan, Mark E. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 6314874
    Abstract: A manual trash compactor for a garbage can with an open top end and a closed bottom end. The compactor comprises a hood having an open top end and a bottom end that is attached to a top end of the garbage can. In addition, attached to the hood is a top or substantially closed surface wherein the top surface has at least one hole. There is also an adjustable arm that has a bottom end that is rotatably mounted on the top surface. The adjustable arm also has an opposite top end. Rotatably attached to the top end of the adjustable arm is a lever arm. A first end of the lever arm attaches to the adjustable arm while there is a second end that is spaced opposite the first end. Along the lever arm is a piston having a top end that is rotatably attached to the lever arm. The piston also has a bottom end that extends through the at least one hole in the top surface, with the bottom end extending into the garbage can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Rudolph Martorella
  • Patent number: 6289798
    Abstract: A baling machine for baling tobacco and other materials. The baling machine includes a bale chamber that includes a bottom, opposed ends, a ram assembly, and a pair of opposed side and top assemblies. Each side and top assembly is pivotally mounted adjacent the floor of the bale chamber and movable from a closed position to an open position. In the closed position each side and top assembly extends around the bale chamber and forms a part thereof. In the open position, each side and top assembly extends outwardly from the bale chamber and effectively leaves the bale chamber open from the top, thereby enabling tobacco to be fed into the bale chamber from the top. Once the bale chamber has been filled, the side and top assemblies are closed and the ram assembly pushed through the bale chamber causing the tobacco therein to be compressed and formed into a bale. Thereafter, the bale is either ejected or removed from the bale chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel W. Van Der Hyde
  • Patent number: 6167803
    Abstract: A baler has a front door assembly formed with an upper loading port and a loading door engageable in a closed position over the loading port. A plurality of guides on the assembly define respective generally vertical paths along which can travel respective elements on the door between an upper position corresponding to a closed position of the door and a lower open position with the door offset from the loading port. The door lies wholly with an outline of the door assembly in the lower open position. The baler door wherein the guides are generally vertical and horizontally flank the door. Each guide is formed of three pieces and forms a respective upper track and a lower track therebelow and the elements include respective upper and lower elements riding in the tracks. Each lower track is formed with a horizontally extending rest on which the respective lower element sits in the open position and with another horizontally extending rest on which the respective lower element sits in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 5845568
    Abstract: Hinged sidewall member for precompressing waste material in the charging chamber of a horizontal waste baling machine. The hinged sidewall member is located in the charging chamber and has a sidewall and a top cover member extending perpendicularly to the sidewall. The hinged sidewall member is hydraulically operated about a pivot to precharge waste material in the charging chamber prior to compression in an adjacent compression chamber by a reciprocating compression ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: F. F. Rosser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5845567
    Abstract: A manual trash compactor is provided including a box having an open top. A hand operated compactor assembly includes a compactor with a member integrally coupled thereto and extending upwardly therefrom for gripping by a user, whereby the compactor may be manually depressed within the box for allowing the compacting of trash therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: Edmund Fischer
  • Patent number: 5740726
    Abstract: An arrangement of distance ledges and retaining claws in waste material presses for packaging cardboard, foils and similar used packaging materials, particularly in presses of upright construction, i.e., presses having a vertically acting pressure ram. Stationary distance ledges are provided on the rear wall and/or on the inner side of the front door in the filling area of the shaft of the press. In addition, retaining claws for the material already compressed in the lower shaft portion or the finished bale which has not yet been tied are pivotally mounted in openings of the rear wall and the front door of the pressing area of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 5685219
    Abstract: A safety front door for a baling press having a vertically acting pressure ram for producing tied bales of old cardboard, foils and other used packaging material, wherein the door area for the filling shaft of the press is constructed as a flap which can be opened by manually swinging it about a horizontal axis into an essentially horizontal position. In the horizontal plane, the flap is divided by an additional hinge and, in the final opening position of the flap, the forward free flap portion extends in an approximately vertical direction relative to the press bottom portion. The upper side of the frame of the front door and the door sliding angle attached to the housing are located approximately by a hand's width above the upper side of the pressure ram plate when the pressure ram is in its uppermost end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 5619915
    Abstract: The present invention is a manually operated trash compactor with a refuse container mounted on a mobile platform. The container has a first section fixed to the platform and a second section pivotally attached to the first section. A latch is mounted to the container to hold the container closed during compaction. A compaction plate is mounted to a rack gear and pinion gear assembly. The assembly is rotatable between a starting position, with the compaction plate disposed over the refuse container, and a position lateral to the container. A drive wheel is connected to the pinion gear to rotate the pinion gear to selectively adjust the rack gear and compaction plate into the container to compress refuse in the container lined with a trash bag. A compression spring is mounted on the rack gear to facilitate automated return of the compaction plate to its starting position. A tension adjuster is in contact with the rack gear to control the rate of return of the rack gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Pack-A-Drum, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Wagner, K. N. Singh Chhatwal
  • Patent number: 5590594
    Abstract: A portable tire baling machine mounted on a trailer for transportation. The baler has unique fingers for holding partially baled tires for additional loading to make possible larger bales from a relatively smaller machine. Special provisions are made for holding the bales together and for emptying the bales from the machine. The method of loading the bales provides for added safety and a better, tighter bale. Safety features for the closure of the baling compartment are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventor: Les H. Pederson
  • Patent number: 5575199
    Abstract: A compactor or baling machine as disclosed for compacting loose materials such as paper, plastic sheeting, rags and the like. The compactor includes a housing having an access door and a transverse platen located in the housing. Guide means are provided to guide the movement of the platen along a longitudinal path from a retracted position to an extended position. An actuator is located in the housing beside and parallel to the path of movement of the platen, the actuator having a first end attached to the housing and a second opposed end attached to the platen. Optional latch and interlock means automatically operate the platen and prevent the access door from opening unless the platen is stationary or in a retracted and safe position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Soichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5560289
    Abstract: A container of prismatic shape, in particular with a square ground plan shape, has a bottom, a base frame, and side walls extending upwardly therefrom, wherein a front side wall is pivotably journalled for opening the container, and wherein the container is furthermore equipped with a pressing device provided for compressing the filling material. At its lower side, the front side wall is rigidly connected to the bottom, and the unit thus formed is journalled on the front side of the container so as to be outwardly pivotable. The pressing device is comprised of a pressing lid and a toggle lever mechanism provided for pressing down the pressing lid and actuatable by a hand lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Max Pernsteiner
    Inventor: Gerhard Pernsteiner
  • Patent number: 5463944
    Abstract: A baler machine including a charging chamber for receiving materials to be baled. The charging chamber has a charging passageway communicating with a baling compression chamber. A compression ram is operable to force material from the charging chamber into the compression chamber to thereby form a bale. The compression chamber has an exit passageway through which the baled material is forced by an ejector ram. A bale release mechanism is mounted adjacent the exit passageway. The bale release mechanism includes a rotatably mounted gate member movable between a normal operating position and a retracted open position wherein the size of the exit passageway is increased to allow the passage of an oversized bale. A power cylinder is operatively connected to the bale release mechanism to move the mechanism between its closed and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Logemann Brothers Co.
    Inventors: Robert J. Wolf, Leroy J. W. Schuman
  • Patent number: 5415086
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment includes first and second waste storage compartments for storing separately nonrecyclable and recyclable waste products. A compression member is operably associated with the first and second waste storage compartments for compressing waste material therein. The compression member includes a ram operably connected to a piston and cylinder assembly. The ram is displaced along a single directional path to compress waste material in both the first and second waste storage compartments. An adjustable member is operably associated with the first and second waste storage compartments for varying the storage capacity thereof. The adjustment member includes a baffle extending substantially the length of the first and second waste storage compartments. The baffle is hingedly connected to a support member. Upper and lower doors are associated with each of the first and second storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Marathon Equipment Company
    Inventor: James K. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5390593
    Abstract: A waste compactor comprises a waste container (1) which has a first opening (4) provided for the introduction of waste, and a second opening (5) closed by an openable door (8) and provided for the discharge of waste. Through the first opening (4), a press plate (3) can be inserted in the container (1) in order to compact waste therein. A discharging device (18) is provided in the container (1) for discharging compacted waste through the second opening (5). A spring assembly (9) is connected to the discharging device (18) so as to cause, when tripped, this device to discharge compacted waste. A tensioning device (14) projecting into the container (1) is adapted to cooperate with the press plate (3) so as to tension the spring assembly (9) when the plate is inserted in the container (1). A tripping device (23) is provided for tripping the spring assembly when the door (8) is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: AB Orwak
    Inventor: Kenneth Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 5361692
    Abstract: A system for compacting material within a drum which includes a substantially tubular chamber, for placing a standard 55-gallon drum within, of the type having roll rings spaced along its annular wall; the chamber including a pair of swing away doors, for allowing access for the drum, and for closing around the wall of the drum, defining a portion of the inner wall of the chamber; a ram, configured in a dimension to fit within the drum opening for compacting material contained within the drum, and a series of thick, metal bands along the interior wall of the chamber, spaced apart so that one of the metal bands fills each space between the wall of the drum between the roll ring and the chamber wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: John Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5353698
    Abstract: A horizontal baler has a longitudinally extending generally rectangular frame assembly defining a receiving chamber and an adjacent aligned compaction chamber. Each of the chambers has a top, a bottom, and sides. A ram is mounted for reciprocation within the receiving chamber so that material therein may be transferred to the compaction chamber and compacted therein by reciprocation thereof. A first cylinder and piston assembly is longitudinally disposed within the frame assembly and is operably associated with the ram for causing reciprocation thereof. A door defines one of the sides of the compaction chamber. The door is selectively securable and movable relative to an opening communicating with the compaction chamber. A support defines a portion of the bottom of the compaction chamber. The support is reciprocable transverse to the first cylinder and piston assembly and is aligned with the door for moving compacted material through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Marathon Equipment Company
    Inventor: James K. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5263412
    Abstract: A trash compactor particularly designed for aircrafts and having a front compaction chamber and a rear storage chamber in communication with one another. An L-shaped support is provided in the compaction chamber for supporting a container into which trash is to be compacted. The support has a bottom member formed with a pair of grooves and the bottom wall of the compaction chamber, over which stands the support, is provided with a pair of projecting elements snugly fitting into the grooves. The latter as well as the projecting elements have a right angular wedge shape in a plane perpendicular to the upright rear wall of the support with one side of the right angle facing away from the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Godfrey Aerospatiale Inc.
    Inventors: Berthier Chenard, Steve Van Duin, Jacques Lemire, Bruno Martel
  • Patent number: 5247880
    Abstract: A horizontal baler has a longitudinally extending generally rectangular frame assembly defining a receiving chamber and an adjacent aligned compaction chamber. Each of the chambers has a top, a bottom, and sides. A ram is mounted for reciprocation within the receiving chamber so that material therein may be transferred to the compaction chamber and compacted therein by reciprocation thereof. A first cylinder and piston assembly is longitudinally disposed within the frame assembly and is operably associated with the ram for causing reciprocation thereof. A door defines one of the sides of the compaction chamber. The door is selectively securable and movable relative to an opening communicating with the compaction chamber. A support defines a portion of the bottom of the compaction chamber. The support is reciprocable transverse to the first cylinder and piston assembly and is aligned with the door for moving compacted material through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Marathon Equipment Company
    Inventor: James K. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5129318
    Abstract: A refuse compacting system including a plurality of containers, each of the containers being substantially square and when placed in groups of four, forming four compacting stations, adjacent one another for occupying a reduced amount of space. In addition, the four containers would be set upon a manually rotatable platform, that would be rotatable upon a central axis for rotating the containers to a specific point when that particular container would be the point of compaction. The system would further include a single ram movable between a single preferably hydraulically operated ram movable between upper and lower positions, so that when a particular container removed directly beneath the ram, the turn-table would be manually placed in a stop position, and the ram moving to the down position in order to crush and containerize any waste materials in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Inventor: John Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5105736
    Abstract: An octagonal housing having three sides thereof forming a door for receipt of a large metallic drum. The housing has an octagonal top space which matingly contains an octagonal pressure plate which is engagable by a hydraulic ram for compressing a drum between the octagonal pressure plate and a base supporting the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Drew W. Morris
  • Patent number: 5083510
    Abstract: An industrial-type compactor for a waste material container is disclosed. The compactor includes a supporting frame that receives the waste material container, with the supporting frame having a waste material channel that communicates with the waste material container. A waste compacting ram is pivotally supported at one end of the supporting frame for compacting waste materials. In order to keep the waste material within the waste material container during compacting, locking levers are operatively associated with the waste material container to maintain a pivotally mounted cover in a fixed and non-movable position atop the waste material container. The locking levers are activated when the waste material container is positioned relative to the supporting frame. In addition, a door is operatively associated to the supporting frame for closing off the waste material channel during compacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Hohlt
  • Patent number: 5083509
    Abstract: A pneumatically operated compaction device includes a piston compressible in the upward direction in a container having a sealable lid. Odor laden air surrounding the material to be compressed is utilized for a compression fluid as air is drawn from the chamber to be compressed and pressurably pumped the chamber providing the compressive force. A deodorizer automatically injects the compression chamber with a deodorizing fluid during each use, and which is powered by exposure to the changing pressure within the compactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Myers Holding Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Niels K. Hansen, John D. Charters, Susanne K. Watkins
  • Patent number: 5062358
    Abstract: A built-in bale ejector for use in a trash compactor comprises an elongated band which is fastened at one end to the floor portion of the compactor cabinet at a front edge thereof and which passes between the floor and a box in which the refuse is to be compacted and then up the inside rear wall of the compactor to a predetermined height. The compactor includes a vertically movable compaction plate which can be driven in reciprocal fashion downward into the box to compress the refuse therein and upward to a "ready" position. When it is desired to eject a filled box, a spring-loaded take-up reel mechanism coupled to the compaction plate can be latched against rotation by a locking mechanism. When so locked, the return stroke of the compaction plate pulls the band tight and thus urges the box filled with the compacted trash to be ejected out through the door opening of the compactor cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Marcella M. Fox
    Inventor: Anthony Fox
  • Patent number: 5044271
    Abstract: An improved manually fed waste baling compactor has a single interlock switch which controls movement of a vertically oriented ram and platen such that the ram cannot move unless both a chamber door and a guard door of the mechanism are properly positioned. A magnetic interlock prevents opening the guard door manually until after the compression and retraction stroke of the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Marathon Equipment Company
    Inventors: James K. Robbins, Brown, Ronald L., Kent Spiers
  • Patent number: 5044270
    Abstract: Protective cover for a combined shredder and compactor. The protective cover is adapted to assume a position to limit access to the cutter of the shredder when the shredder is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: H S M - Pressen GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 5035174
    Abstract: Improved apparatus for extracting juice is disclosed. The apparatus disclosed provide a novel safety switch arranged such that the apparatus may be operated only when fully closed, thereby precluding injury to the operator or damage due to objects being placed in the path of the downwardly descending squeezer. In a preferred embodiment the juice extraction cycle is carried out automatically by means of limit switches, once the safety switch enables the motor. Embodiments are disclosed wherein the limit switches which govern the extraction cycle operate by determining the amount of pressure placed on an object, the level of pressure being adjustable, thus allowing the complete and efficient squeezing of objects of different sizes and firmness. Also disclosed are embodiments incorporating a feeder tube and actuation device whereby the juice extraction apparatus is automatically fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: The John S. Seal, Jr., Revocable Trust
    Inventor: John S. Seal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5025719
    Abstract: A trash compactor includes a receptacle with a receptacle opening, a closure member, and a collapsible compacting mechanism mounted in the closure member. The closure member is adapted to be secured over the receptacle opening in a compacting position. With the closure member in the compacting position, the compacting mechanism is adapted to be operated, preferably driven by an electric drive motor, so as to extend a compacting head into the receptacle through the receptacle opening to compact trash received therein. The compacting mechanism is also adapted to retract the compacting head substantially from the trash receptacle. A drive motor control system controls the operation of the drive motor in driving the compacting mechanism. Once the compacting head is retracted from the receptacle the closure member is adapted to be released from the compacting position thereby exposing the receptacle opening so that more trash may be deposited into the receptacle for compacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5024151
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refuse compactor particularly designed for aircrafts, which comprises a compaction chamber having a movable wall panel that extends parallel to one of the side wall of the compaction chamber, and can be moved away from this side wall through a very simple mechanism which is operated either directly by a hand-lever or indirectly through the service door of the compactor cabinet when this service door is closed for refuse compaction into a container. In both cases, the very purpose of this lateral motion of the movable wall panel relative to the adjacent side wall is to release the pressure of the refuse container inside the compaction chamber after completion of the compaction, and thus makes this container easily discardable into a storage chamber if any, or out of the compactor. The operation of the movable wall panel is exclusively mechanical and is therefore very simple and reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Assignee: Les Enterprises Julien Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Girardin, Pierre Morin, Duy Nguyen, Duc Nguyen, Louise Brunelle
  • Patent number: 4996920
    Abstract: A tire baler for baling tires having tire alignment walls located about the perimeter of the tire baling compartment which can be displaced radially outwardly to accommodate radial expansion of the stack of tires when the tires are compressed to form a bale. Pressure pads are adjustably mounted on the compression head so as to be movable radially with respect to the compression axis to maintain compression contact with tires of different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventor: Dale Godfrey
  • Patent number: 4841853
    Abstract: A compactor comprising a frame with a fluid operated, double acting ram mounted on the frame. A compactor plate is slidably mounted in the frame to be reciprocable by the ram. A back plate is positioned at an end of the frame remote from the ram. A container receives material to be compacted. The container is mounted adjacent the back plate. The container is open ended and has a top, sides and a base. The base is hingedly attached to one side. The compactor plate can be received in the container so that material in the container can be compacted by the plate. A housing in the container top allows lifting of the container for unloading of compacted material by hinging downwardly of the base. This housing comprises a plurality of open mouthed compartments arranged in a circle and extending upwardly outwardly to receive a grapple of a lifting crane for lifting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Wallace Disposal
    Inventor: Eugene L. Wallace
  • Patent number: 4777873
    Abstract: A vertical baler comprises a piston having two brackets attached to the rear thereof, the brackets extending through slots between panels in the rear wall of the baler. Chains are attached to the floor of the baler near the front thereof, pass through the slots in the rear wall of the baler, and are attached to a horizontal bar. The bar has two legs extending downwardly therefrom, the legs having slots in the ends thereof. The rear wall of the baler has a pair of dog members pivotally attached thereto. When it is desired to remove a bale from the baler, the door of the baler is opened, the horizontal bar is manually placed onto the brackets extending from the rear of the piston, and the piston is raised. As the piston raises, it lifts up the chains and throws the bale out of the baler. The dog members present no resistance to the upward movement of the horizontal member, since they pivot upwardly out of the way of the horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Inventor: John Zimmer
  • Patent number: 4771686
    Abstract: Apparatus for crushing waste containers such as cans, oil filters, and the like. The apparatus includes a platform having a drain leading to a reservoir below the platform; a vertical support frame secured to the platform and having two spaced apart vertical columns joined together, near the top thereof, by a horizontal member; a hydraulic ram mounted on said horizontal member, a ram head secured to the lower end of the hydraulic ram adapted for downward and upward movement; and a compartment for receiving waste containers. The base of the compartment is secured to the platform and the sidewalls thereof are secured to the vertical support frame. The compartment has an opening for introducing a waste container onto the platform and removing the container after crushing and a piercing device for puncturing containers placed in the compartment. A hydraulic pump mounted on the platform and connected to the hydraulic ram causes upward and downward movement of the ram head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: John F. Triantos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4719852
    Abstract: An improved aircraft trash compactor having an elongated inner chamber which is separated into front and rear chamber sections by means of a movable door or wall disposed transversely across the width of the chamber. The movable door or wall supports the rear panel of the trash container in the front chamber section during the compaction of trash therein and may be moved to an out-of-the-way position to allow the filled trash container to be moved into the rear chamber section for storage or disposal. The filled trash container in the rear chamber section supports the rear panel of a trash container in the front chamber section during the compaction of trash therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: A.K.G.S.
    Inventors: James L. Durbin, Robert M. Clemens
  • Patent number: 4656937
    Abstract: A compact, heavy duty trash compactor is provided for compacting trash in locations where space is limited. The compactor includes a C-shaped frame mounted on a skid. A cylindrical container is mounted on a tilt table attached to the skid such that the container is within the C-shaped frame. A telescoping ram is mounted on the frame to compact trash within the container. A foot guard is provided around the bottom of the container to prevent objects from being placed under the container when it is tilted forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: International Tool and Supply Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Turner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4638730
    Abstract: A trash compactor is disclosed which has a wheeled bin within a trash compactor cabinet. The bin is adapted to contain a trash bag and the trash compacted therein and then may be withdrawn partially from the cabinet so that a handle may be inserted downwardly into vertical apertures in the front of the bin. A fixed pin and latches provide a reaction means to secure the handle in a downward position in the bin front, and this also secures the front wheels of the bin in a downward position of a lost motion between the front wheels and the bin. The wheeled bin may then be completely removed from the cabinet and wheeled to the disposal site. The container front may be unlatched and hinged forwardly and downwardly so that the trash bag may be pulled horizontally out of the wheeled bin for ready removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Phillips Home Products
    Inventor: Robert W. Bonacorsi
  • Patent number: 4635544
    Abstract: Module builder having a generally rectangular framework with an open top side and with spaced apart side walls and spaced apart front and rear walls. The rear wall is formed by a door movable between open and closed positions. A carriage is mounted on the framework for movement longitudinally of the framework between the front and rear walls. A motor is provided for causing movement of said carriage between the front and rear walls. A tramper mechanism is carried by the carriage and has a tramper foot. A hydraulic actuator is provided for moving said tramper foot vertically within said framework for forming a module of material which is dumped into the framework. Wheels are mounted on opposite sides of said framework to permit the module builder to be transported from one location to another. The side walls have upwardly and outwardly flared portions so that imaginery vertical lines depending from the outer upper margins of the side walls clear the wheels on the sides of the rectangular framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Clyde L. Taylor