With Movable Closure Patents (Class 15/257.6)
  • Patent number: 10370810
    Abstract: A feces collection assembly includes a handle. The handle is elongated thereby facilitating the handle to extend to ground when the handle is gripped. A grip is attached to the handle for enhancing gripping the handle and a ring is movably positioned on the grip. The ring is urgeable between an opening position and a closing position. A pair of jaws is each movably positioned on the handle to manipulate feces on the ground. Each of the jaws is operationally coupled to the ring, and the pair of jaws opens and closes when the ring is urged between the opening and closing positions. Thus, the jaws can be positioned around the feces and subsequently close beneath the feces. A plurality of bags is provided and a selected one of the bags is wrapped around the jaws to capture the feces when the jaws are closed around the feces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Times
  • Patent number: 10267001
    Abstract: A pet waste collection and disposal device comprising: a frame having an outer frame edge; a scoop; wherein the scoop is surrounded by the frame and is associated with the frame via perforations adapted to allow a detachment of the scoop from the frame creating a frame opening; and a bag having an interior surface associated with the outer frame edge; wherein the bag is in a compressed state when the device is in a folded state, and is adapted to be in an expanded state and receive the pet waste when the device is in an unfolded state; wherein the frame opening accesses the interior space, such that the bag is receives the pet waste and the scoop through the frame opening; and wherein the bag is completely encloses the frame, the pet waste, and the scoop when the bag is in the expanded state and a sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Douglas
  • Patent number: 10244917
    Abstract: The dustpan cover is a cleaning device. The dustpan cover is configured for use in collecting debris from a horizontal surface. The dustpan cover comprises a dustpan, a lid, and a fastener. The fastener attaches the lid to the dustpan. The lid is a barrier that controls access to the dustpan. The dustpan is a traditional cleaning tool used to collect debris from a horizontal surface such as a floor. The lid rotates relative to the dustpan such that the dustpan opens and closes for the collection and disposal of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mikal Williams
  • Patent number: 10214347
    Abstract: A waste storage device is provided comprising a waste storage compartment for storing waste and a lid. The device further comprises a dispenser for dispensing an agent inside the waste storage device and an actuator arranged to activate the dispenser. A waste cartridge is also provided comprising a relatively rigid upper portion and a relatively flexible lower portion. The relatively flexible lower portion is arranged for storing waste items and the relatively rigid upper portion is arranged to be folded about an axis in a direction substantially towards the relatively flexible lower portion of the waste cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sangenic International Limited
    Inventors: Steven Hammond, Scott Rontree, Adam Clarke, Paul Schofield, David Akerman, Nicholas Cudworth, Richard Sharp
  • Patent number: 10212920
    Abstract: A pet waste collector and disposal device includes a pole connected to a container housing, supporting a disposable container that may be positioned beneath a dog to capture the waste in the container before the waste reaches the ground. The disposable container may then be closed and disposed of in the conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: William Schlitt
  • Patent number: 9719223
    Abstract: A sifting pick-up device is provided that operates as a combined pick-up tool and sifter. The device comprises an elongated frame, a first jaw member, and a second jaw member. The elongated frame includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a slidable handle therealong. The two jaw members are disposed along the distal end and move relative to one another based on movement of the slidable handle. At least one of the jaw members has a sifting screen jaw surface in which contents secured between the jaws can be separated from granular material. One or both of the jaw members are movable, and in one embodiment the slidable handle is spring biased and is connected to at least one jaw member via one or more cables. The handle controls the position of the jaws, which can be used to pick-up items and sift the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Marcia Johnson
  • Patent number: 9506209
    Abstract: A foldable collecting utensil is provided, which comprises two interconnected sub-compartments which are closable enclose collected material. The utensil is collapsible to a flat storing state and may be transferred into an operable enclosing state by pulling lateral tabs Tour pairs of intersecting folding lines define the allowable folding operations for changing the state of the utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Oran Schneider
  • Patent number: 9027197
    Abstract: An upright dustpan is disclosed which allows a user to open and close a door of a dust collecting compartment through a trigger on the handle. A trigger activates an actuating arm, which in turn causes the movement of an actuating pin that is connected to an external arm which opens the compartment door. The movement of the actuating pin may be lateral or rotational, providing different movement to the external arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jun Gao
  • Patent number: 8959704
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices which facilitate collection of debris from various locations, such as roads, driveways, and fields. An article provided in accordance with some embodiments includes a receiver with an opening suitable for admitting debris, and also having panels connected thereto which assist in directing debris into the opening of the receiver. An adapter body having a proximal end attached to the receiver permits debris to pass through the adapter body to the distal end of the adapter body, and the distal end is fitted with a collection receptacle, which receptacle comprises a sack, bag or the like that contains perforations or holes sufficiently dimensioned to enable air to pass through the wall of the sack, bag, or the like, while retaining debris within the interior volume of the sack, bag, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Pena
  • Patent number: 8708381
    Abstract: Multifunctional packaging containers and methods of use are disclosed. An exemplary container typically comprises a body section having a generally flat rectangular shape when in a flattened configuration. The container transforms into a generally elongated cylindrical shape when in the closed configuration. The exemplary container also comprises a first and second side wall. A handle assembly may also be included. Additionally, the container typically includes one or more securing mechanisms adapted to lock the contents therein. Methods of using the container include using it as a disposable pet waste scooper or general storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Vangyi Chongtoua, Phoumaly Chongtoua
  • Patent number: 8167344
    Abstract: A device for collecting and packaging solid waste or toxic material is provided. A first arm and a second arm are coupled with a lever, wherein at least one arm is slidably coupled with the lever. A bag may be positioned in an open position when the first arm is located distally from the second arm, and the bag may be closed by an operator manipulating the arms towards each other. The device may include a motor and/or a spring or springs to drive the arms towards or away from each other. A plate, a pole and/or a handle may be coupled with the arms. The plate may be positioned relative to the arms to stabilize the waste or toxic material for insertion into the bag. The bag may include an adhesive, paper, plastic, recycled plastic and/or cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Hector Hugo Martinez
  • Patent number: 7954867
    Abstract: A pick up device comprises a container defining an interior space, the container having a front wall movable between an open position and a closed position and a rear wall movable between an open position and a closed position. A reciprocating arm is associated with the container and attached to the front wall for moving the front wall between the open position and the closed position. An activator is provided for activating movement of the front wall from the open position to the closed position. Further, a connector means is formed between the rear wall and the container allowing the rear wall to move between the open position and the closed position, the connector means permitting movement from the closed to the open position when the container is oriented at a suitable angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Jozsef Prechl
  • Patent number: 7866717
    Abstract: A device for collecting and packaging solid waste or toxic material is provided. A first arm and a second arm are coupled with a lever, wherein at least one arm is slidably coupled with the lever. A bag may be positioned in an open position when the first arm is located distally from the second arm, and the bag may be closed by an operator manipulating the arms towards each other. The device may include a motor or a spring or springs to drive the arms towards or away from each other. A plate, a pole and a handle may be coupled with the arms. The plate may be positioned relative to the arms to stabilize the waste or toxic material for insertion into the bag. The bag may include an adhesive, paper, plastic, recycled plastic, cellulose in combination or singularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Hector Martinez
  • Patent number: 6944907
    Abstract: A cleaning system for facilitating cleaning of a desired surface. The cleaning system comprising a base framework supporting a dust pan comprising a ramp area located adjacent a temporary collection receptacle, and the including a pivotal door to facilitate transfer of collected debris. The base framework also supporting a storage bin located adjacent the temporary collection receptacle. An actuation lever is connected to the base framework and operatively coupled to the dust pan to facilitate movement of the dust pan and transfer of any debris, temporarily stored in the temporary collection receptacle, to the storage bin once the pivotal door of the temporary collection receptacle opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: William R. Lynn
  • Patent number: 6877182
    Abstract: An improvement to a four sided trash container having wheels and a hinged lid includes a ramp in at least one side of the can near an upper rim of the container, the ramp being either fixed or pivotal, with the upper rim on which the ramp is located also including a tapered sweep above the ramp, for raking or sweeping debris into the container without the debris falling back out of the container during filling of the container while on its side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Felix A. Hutson
  • Patent number: 6871891
    Abstract: The collector is constituted from a sheet (1) of stampable material which forms a body with a base (2), some side walls (3) with fold lines (7) to achieve the folding, a rear wall (4) and a continuation of this to serve as cover (5), which is hinged with respect thereto through a fold line (6), so that a fin (10) obtained by stamping on the rear wall (4) allows by means of positioning on two concave sections (13) of that fin (10) the manipulation of the collector and of the actual cover (5), to carry out the collection of excrement from the ground and the closing of such cover (5) the free and toothed edge (15) of which will be in contact with the base (2) in the proximity of the front edge (18) of the latter, that cover (5) being retained in the closed position by the introduction of ribs (16) corresponding to the ends of the toothed edge (15) in respective grooves (17) established for this purpose in the base (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Mario Rivera Garcia
  • Patent number: 6796587
    Abstract: A refuse collection device includes an outer tube in which an inner tube is telescopically received. The outer tube is movable with respect to the inner tube between a lower closed position and an upper dumping position via an intermediate open position. A mount defining a refuse passage for the entry of a refuse is mounted to a lower end of the inner tube. A cover is rotatably connected to the mount by a pivot pin whereby the cover is movable with respect to the mount for selectively closing the refuse passage. A connection link couples the cover to the outer tube whereby the cover is rotated with respect to the mount when the outer tube is moved with respect to the inner tube between the upper, dumping position and the lower, closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Eric Tsou
  • Patent number: 6736436
    Abstract: A refuse collection device includes a tubular portion to which a bag mount is attached. The bag mount defines a passage. A cover is movably mounted to the bag mount for openably closing the passage. A flexible bag, such as a plastic bag, has a front opening fit over and releasably secured to the bag mount for receiving refuses through the passage. The bag is comprised of first and second sheets, each having a front edge folded over sections of the bag mount. The front edge of the first sheet forms a cut line dividing the front edge into two opposite free flaps for facilitating mounting the bag to the bag mount. A flap retainer is mounted to the tubular portion and is biased by a torsional spring to securely fix the flaps to the bag mount thereby preventing the flaps from arbitrarily moving within the passage and thus enhancing collection of refuses into the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Eric Tsou
  • Patent number: 6732402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure of a dustpan. The above-mentioned dustpan is with a liftable cover. According to this invention, excluding the practical convenience to users, the garbage, such as hair, dust and unsightly filth, can be efficiently sealed in the dustpan of this invention. Moreover, the present invention can provide a simple and fast mechanism for opening and closing the liftable cover by an operation at the handle of the dustpan. Therefore, this invention can provide a hygienic and convenient dustpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Che Chi Hsu
  • Patent number: 6679948
    Abstract: A dust pan for facilitating emptying of debris from the dust pan, that is nestable one within another for decreased shipping costs, and that can be easily and inexpensively manufactured as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Raymond Mead
  • Patent number: 6643892
    Abstract: A cleaning device has a funnel-shaped body with a rotatable door held in an opening, adjacent a handle connected to the body. The door includes a trigger for opening the door, and the handle and body are angled for ease in collecting and dumping debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Kevin M. Murphy
  • Patent number: 6641188
    Abstract: An animal waste scooper device comprising a hand grip on one end of a shaft having a scoop with an openable door and a removable bag at the opposite end. The hand grip operates the opening of the door for scooping up the animal waste into the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Eliseo C. Arceo
  • Patent number: 6637791
    Abstract: A collection apparatus (10) suitable for collecting dog excreta and the like. The apparatus (10) comprises an elongate main member (12) and an open square frame (32) pivotally mounted on the member (12) towards one end thereof. The apparatus (10) also comprises a container (36) with a hinged lid (50). The container (36) is selectively locatable in the frame (32), such that excreta can be picked up in the container (36) and the lid (50) automatically closed, by pivoting of the frame (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: William D. Steadman
  • Publication number: 20030126714
    Abstract: A cleaning system for facilitating cleaning of a desired surface. The cleaning system comprising a base framework supporting a dust pan comprising a ramp area located adjacent a temporary collection receptacle, and the including a pivotal door to facilitate transfer of collected debris. The base framework also supporting a storage bin located adjacent the temporary collection receptacle. An actuation lever is connected to the base framework and operatively coupled to the dust pan to facilitate movement of the dust pan and transfer of any debris, temporarily stored in the temporary collection receptacle, to the storage bin once the pivotal door of the temporary collection receptacle opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: William R. Lynn
  • Patent number: 6554334
    Abstract: An apparatus for the collection and disposal of waste material is provided. The apparatus includes a receptacle adapted to be placed on a support surface having a generally upright handle attached thereto. The receptacle includes a lower tray and a cooperating upper portion. The lower tray has substantially planar bottom wall, a pair of vertically extending side walls which include elongated lateral slots. The upper portion has a generally shell-like configuration, and includes a pair of vertically depending side walls which are slidable disposed between the vertically extending side walls of the lower tray. The upper portion has an arcuate front portion which has a front edge adapted to scrape a horizontal surface and a downwardly sloping rear portion adapted for flush alignment with the bottom wall of the lower tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Victor Hernando Rincon Uribe
  • Patent number: 6527320
    Abstract: A device for picking up material, such as animal droppings, which includes a container defining a compartment and a slot. A flexible elongated member is provided, one end of the elongated member being fixedly attached to the container, and the other end of the elongated member being a free end. The elongated member is configured to form a loop outside of the compartment. The loop is movable between a first position, for generally surrounding the material, and a second position, wherein the loop is substantially inside of the compartment. Upon the loop being in the first position and positioned for encircling the material, the free end of the elongated member is pulled such that the loop and the material it surrounds is pulled into the compartment to the loop's second position. The device may then be disposed of in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: IDM Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Gregg
  • Publication number: 20020104551
    Abstract: A dust pan having improved means for facilitating emptying of debris from the dust pan, that is nestable one within another for decreased shipping costs, and that can be easily and inexpensively manufactured as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Raymond Mead
  • Publication number: 20010045371
    Abstract: A portable waste receptacle in accordance with the present invention includes a bottom and a front wall, a pair of opposing receptacle side walls and rear wall. Each of the walls project upwardly from the bottom and define the interior of the receptacle. The back wall is formed with a flat top portion and had an increasing taper from an initial width at the rear wall midsection to a maximum width at the top leading edge of the rear wall upper section. The top leading edge is further beveled to facilitate placement of debris in the receptacle when the rear wall is placed on the ground. The receptacle includes a removable lid that has a base, and a pair of opposing lid side walls and rear end portion that extend from the base to establish a scoop configuration for the lid. A lip extends around the receptacle side walls and front wall of the receptacle, and the lid abuts an internal shoulder in the lip when the lid is placed on the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Andrew Ordonez
  • Patent number: 6233780
    Abstract: A dust pan having improved structure for facilitating emptying of debris from the dust pan is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Raymond Mead