Abstract: A bucket for use with an aircraft storage bin that includes a bottom and first and second opposing side walls extending upwardly from the bottom. The first and second side walls each include a top edge. The first side wall includes a first slot that is open to the top edge of the first side wall and is configured to receive a first pivot axle therein, and the second side wall includes a second slot that is open to the top edge of the second side wall and is configured to receive a second pivot axle therein.
Abstract: A pressure relief device is disclosed. The pressure relief device may take the form of a “butterfly” vent, including paired burst panels or blow-out portions that are configured to open in a manner similar to a butterfly flapping its wings. Upon opening, the paired burst panels may contact each other, thereby absorbing kinetic energy. The burst panels may be positioned within a frame or may be formed or cut from a single sheet. A cord may be provided between the burst panels to retain the burst panels and/or ensure that the burst panels open substantially simultaneously. The pressure relief device also may include an activation mechanism to control the opening of the burst panels, one or more hinge members, and/or a braking member.
Abstract: An animal litter box has a transverse direction, a longitudinal direction and a vertical direction and includes a lower container having an opening at an upper end thereof and allocated on the lower side, an upper side cover allocated above the lower container and a liquid passable litter tray interposed between the upper side cover and the lower container and cooperating with the lower container to close the opening. The lower container has an excrement tray provided so as to be manually movable in the longitudinal direction between a put-in position at which the excrement tray is set within the receiving space below the liquid passable litter tray and a drawn out position outside the receiving space and an end opening through which the excrement tray is put into or drawn out from the receiving space.
Abstract: A dispenser for a consumable product having a backplate for mounting to a wall and a cover member pivotably mounted to the backplate for relative pivotal movement between a closed position and an open position. The cover member carrying a journal rod disposed about an axis. A movable member coupled to the backplate for relative vertical sliding movement between a lower first position and a higher second position. The backplate carrying at a lower end of the backplate a complementary second journal bearing portion open downwardly.
Abstract: A container has a base plate and front and rear and side walls. A lid with a hinge is located above the front and rear and side walls. A pivot bar is attached to the lid. The pivot bar has a long extent and a short extent attached to the lid. An actuation assembly is coupled to the container and includes a lower component and a pedal secured to the lower component. The pedal is adapted to be depressed to move the lower component. An upper component is secured to the lower component for reciprocating movement in a plane parallel with the rear wall. A line has a lower end coupled to the upper component and an upper end coupled to the pivot bar.
Abstract: A portable restroom system that includes: a utilities trunk; a waste water holding tank; and a plurality of restroom units. The utilities trunk and the waste water holding tank each extend through each one of the plurality of restroom units.
Abstract: A collapsible box with a pair of opposed, hinged sidewalls in which a lightweight frame structure holds the sidewall in a vertical orientation during assembly and provides load-bearing strength. The frame structure and sidewalls fold over one another, and lie substantially flat, when said box is collapsed.
Abstract: A brace is provided so as to be able to maintain the open position of a lid of a keyboard musical instrument (grand piano), is able to rotate between an erect position that maintains an open position of lid and a collapsed position, and is able to be self-standing in the erect position. A position regulating section is provided between brace and body of grand piano that maintains an angle of rotation of brace at a constant angle.
Abstract: The Electronic Plug Box is an item designed to "free" a person from the constant monitoring of an electronic device (TV, Video Game, Home Computer, etc.) that is being used by others without that person's permission. The plug box allows an electric plug to be locked so that the electronic device is unusable to children or other persons. The plug box makes it unnecessary for the owner to be present or near the equipment to prevent it's use.
Abstract: A separable hinge connection comprising a leaf member and a pin means, the leaf member has a first hooked end which with a bridge overlying a body part of the leaf member couples the leaf member to the door and permits predetermined limited movement between the leaf member and the bridge and a second hooked end for releasable engagement with a hinge pin of the pin means, first and second stops on the pin means respectively limit rotational movement of the door and prevent vertical movement of the door for all but the final portion of the door opening movement, first and second restraining means respectively prevent and restrain the second hooked end from disengagement from the hinge pin, the second restraining means has a height above which said leaf member can be raised when the door is in said last portion of the door opening movement thereby allowing the leaf member to pass over the said second restraining means to uncouple the leaf member from the hinge pin.
Abstract: A joint for assembling planar members of a knock down chair and a box made from an assembly of interlocking pieces requiring no fasteners is disclosed. The various members can be made from a single sheet of commercially available plywood. When the last planar member is assembled in place the other planar members remain assembled in interlocking relationship preventing unintended disassembly.
Abstract: A hinge of separable parts comprising a leaf part adapted to be mounted on a door and a pin part adapted to be mounted on a support from which the door is to be swung. The leaf part includes a body with a hooked end of channel form, a lug on one end of the channel remote from the body and a notch in the same end of the channel adjacent the body.
Abstract: A gravity-operated latch permits a secure closure for a cover on a loaded poultry shipping crate. The latch flips open, permitting the cover to open, in a sequence coinciding with the sequence of efficient orientation of the crate as the crate is turned and dumped. At the conclusion of the full 360.degree. dumping operation, the latch is relocked and the crate is ready for reshipment.
Abstract: A gravity-operated latch permits a secure closure for a cover on a loaded poultry shipping crate. The latch flips open, permitting the cover to open, in a sequence coinciding with the sequence of efficient orientation of the crate as the crate is turned and dumped. At the conclusion of the full 360.degree. dumping operation, the latch is unlocked and the crate is ready for loading.
Abstract: A poultry coop is provided that has a full length, half-top, non-bruise loading door. The poultry coop also includes a full-width and length non-bruise self-dumping side door. The poultry coop is especially useful for squeeze lift operations and automatic conveyor and self-dumping operations for poultry handling.
Abstract: A poultry coop is provided for use in locations such as plants that are adapted to handle large quantities of poultry. The coop is constructed so that the side door is normally maintained in a closed or latched position, and wherein when the coop is tilted, the weight of the poultry therein will be sufficient to cause the side door to automatically swing open whereby the poultry will be discharged onto a desired area or location.