Means For Holding The Bag Liner Open Patents (Class 220/495.08)
  • Patent number: 10047332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag locking mechanism comprising, a fixed locking means (106), provided with a first abutment surface (116), a movable locking means (108; 208), which is movable between a locking position and a releasing position, and a second abutment surface (118; 218) arranged on the movable locking means (108; 208). The fixed locking means (106) defines by its configuration, at least partly a restricted locking space (114), in which the movable locking means (108; 208) is movable between the locking and releasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventor: Patrik Akerstrom
  • Patent number: 9694927
    Abstract: A bag securing device is described that fits over the corner of a corner of a produce shipping container once a shipping bag contained therein has been opened and splayed over the edges of the container. By fitting the devices to each of the four corners of the container, a shipping bag is securely held therein substantially eliminating the risk of the bag being pulled from the container when the contents, such as lettuce, are dumped there from for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Gary D Smith
  • Patent number: 9643777
    Abstract: Provided are exemplary embodiments of a trash container. The trash container for collecting trash or waste may include an outer container having a first cavity and an inner container being connected to the outer container and being positioned within the first cavity. The outer container may include a bottom first wall, opposing first walls, and a back first wall to define the first cavity. The inner container may include a bottom inner wall, opposing inner sidewalls, and a back inner wall to define a second cavity. A space between the walls of the outer container and the inner container would be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: William J. Warren
  • Patent number: 9415932
    Abstract: A berm for receiving and retaining fluid is provided. The berm includes flexible impervious sheeting shaped to include a floor area surrounded with opposed end and side wall sections forming a containment area. The berm includes a plurality of A-frame braces arranged in vertical positions about the flooring for supporting the end and side wall sections. The retaining and support members are engaged with the brace members and the stabilizer members holding the end and side walls in generally elevated positions and in engagement with the braces forming the containment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BASIC CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventor: Edward W. Van Romer
  • Patent number: 9290310
    Abstract: A container for holding contents includes a shell having a peripheral rim defining a substantially open top, a lid positioned on the shell, covering the substantially open top, and having a peripheral portion engaging the peripheral rim, and a liner disposed within the shell, conforming to the shape of the shell, and having peripheral ribbon secured to the lid forming a continuous seal between the liner and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CDF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Sinn, Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9079711
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a body configured to receive a liner and a cinch disposed on the body. The cinch includes a projection disposed outward of the body and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed between the projection and the body. The cinch further includes a slot having an open end and a closed end, wherein the slot is disposed substantially adjacent the projection and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed and retained within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Ashley P. Z. Wentz Pho, A. Reneau Van Landingham, Thomas A. Ruckman
  • Patent number: 9038844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (2) and a pouch (1). The container and pouch is preferably mutually shaped so that the pouch fits tightly into the container. The container comprises a closure (5) for closing the container and preferably being adapted to maintain the pouch in an open state in a position where its opening is facing upwardly. In addition, the closure comprises a lid (7), allowing re-closable access to the contents stored in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Petar Varbanov
  • Patent number: 9033177
    Abstract: A wastebasket designed to work in combination with a trash bag insert, the wastebasket having one or more openings or slots on one or more of its sidewalls, the openings extending from the upper rim of the wastebasket to a point near the bottom of the wastebasket, so as to allow for an inward and outward motion of the sidewall sections so as to allow overstuffing of the trash bag while allowing the overstuffed bag to readily be removed from the wastebasket and/or the insertion of a trash bag whose opening circumference is smaller than the upper rim circumference of the wastebasket, whereby the trash bag is secured to the rim of the wastebasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel J. Horne
  • Patent number: 9033176
    Abstract: A waste disposal apparatus, such as a waste disposal container or unit that is configured to receive used personal care products in a discreet and sanitary manner. Instances of incontinence, menstruation or uncontrollable bodily functions can be a personal situation that is otherwise unknown to others. However, current receptacles available to dispose of used personal care products fail to provide for a hygienic, easily accessible and discreet that is designed for small spaces, such as a home bathroom or public restroom stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MODERNTAKE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brenda O'Grady Liistro, Marta Lorenzoni-Loeb, Joseph M Clark, Paul David Maguire, David Stowers, Jeffrey Joss, Henry Mack, Michael Zambelli
  • Publication number: 20150114969
    Abstract: A bag storage and recycling system includes a basket having a bottom end, a top opening, an interior housing, and an exterior surface. The basket may include a plurality of hooks attached to and extending out from the exterior surface. The basket may include a plurality of holes along the exterior surface. A base may attach to the bottom end of the basket. The base may include a storage compartment enclosed within and accessed through an access mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Dale M. Martin
  • Publication number: 20150108888
    Abstract: A trolley 2 for use in recyclable waste collection in an aircraft or other catering environment is conformal with a normal aircraft trolley. The trolley 2 comprises a horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 21 comprising a plurality of horizontal apertures, each aperture comprising a rubbish bag 19 20 held therein by its edges 22 between a tray base 14 and tray cover 18 that snap together. Before use the rubbish bags 19 20 are contained within the horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 and are freed to hang vertically within the trolley 2 when in use. The trolley 2 comprises a retractable lid which covers the tray assembly 14 18 19 20 21 when the trolley 2 is not in use. A liquid waste container 21 also fits into the tray and is independently removable for emptying without removing rubbish bags 19 20. The apertures and/or the rubbish bags 19 20 are colour coded according to the type of waste they are intended to receive and according to the colour coding employed in the country where recycling is intended to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Massimo GALIMBERTI
  • Publication number: 20150090720
    Abstract: A device for collecting soiled objects, such as used diapers, comprising a collecting container (1) closable by a cover (2) having a cover section (6) with a tubular chamber (7) open at one end providing an inlet/outlet opening (8), said cover section (6) being movable between a first position, in which an object may be deposited from the outside through said opening (8) into said chamber (7), and a second position, in which said object may drop through said opening (8) into the collecting container (1) and a transfer bag (12) of a flexible material removably mounted within said chamber (7), said bag (12) being open at one end and having a bottom cooperating with an expel body (11d) at the opposite end, wherein the collar (12b) of the transfer bag (12) is attached to said opening (8) by a locking ring (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Anthonius Gerardus Adrianus Van Veen
  • Patent number: 8991635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (1) having a hollow shell defining a body with a dispensing aperture, and a bag (4) within the shell (2), the open end of the bag extending through the dispensing aperture and being secured with respect to the outside of the shell. The bag (4) is made from a material suitable for containing the intended contents of the container (1). Therefore the shell (2) may be formed from a material that would not be suitable for containing the intended contents of the container alone. The shell (2) may be formed from a biodegradable material, such as wood or paper pulp. The bag (4) may be separated from the main body of the container to allow for separate disposal. The container (1) may be sealed by providing a spout through which the contents of the container are to be dispensed, and by folding the spout over to create a nip which seals the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Greenbottle Limited
    Inventor: Martin Myerscough
  • Publication number: 20150083728
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a container having a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall. The side wall defines an opening and is comprised of a front wall portion and a back wall portion. A lid is secured to the container along the back wall portion at a spring hinge where the lid covers the opening. The front wall portion diverges as it extends away from the base at a first angle and the back wall portion diverges as it extends away from the base at a second angle where the first angle is greater than the second angle. The spring hinge defines an axis of rotation of the lid where the axis of rotation of the lid is outside of the rim of the opening. The lid is shaped and dimensioned such that the lid contacts the rim for substantially the entire periphery thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bradley Hooley, Scott Miller, William Croft
  • Publication number: 20150076153
    Abstract: Waste disposal devices and methods are provided. The device includes a housing, a lid, a bucket frame, a pair of members, and a foot pedal. The foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the closed position and the pair of members is in the non-use position when the foot pedal is in the upper position. Further, the foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the open position and the pair of members is in the use position when the foot pedal is in the lower position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Rousso, Steve Mowers, John Cichello, Rick Corney, Michael Jackson, Vincent Valderrama
  • BIN
    Publication number: 20150076152
    Abstract: A bin for receiving or storing one or more items. The bin includes a wall having an upper end and a lower end, and a bottom extending along the lower end of the wall. The wall and the bottom cooperate to define a chamber for receiving or storing one or more items. The bin also includes mouth at the upper end of the wall that is in communication with the chamber. The bin further includes a rim extending around a periphery of the mouth. The bin also includes content information on at least a portion of an exterior surface of the rim that is configured to identify the one or more items the bin is intended to receive or store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas K. Buck
  • Publication number: 20150060460
    Abstract: An apparatus including a liner ring, configured with a wall, to fit within the container so that the liner ring remains in place at a defined distance within the container based on a dimension of the container and a dimension of the liner ring, and a sealant attached to an outer surface of the liner ring configured to contact an inner surface of the container and form a seal is disclosed. Arrangement of a liner with an opening having ends being placed around the liner ring provides for the ends to the opening of the liner being located between the ring liner and container within the container. A system and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Lee Wayne CORBITT
  • Patent number: 8959880
    Abstract: A film-supporting device is used with a waste-disposal unit. The device comprises an annular body. The annular body has an annular wall. The inward radial surface of the wall defines a central opening of the body. The outline of the central opening in a transverse plane of the device has variable diametrical dimensions with a first diameter of greater dimension than the second diameter. The outline has two of the first diameter of generally equal dimension and two of the second diameter of generally equal dimension. The device has tubular film about an outward radial surface of the annular body. A free annular end is dispensed outwardly from the annular wall. The free annular end is closed to form a bag. The opening of the bag is accessible through the central opening and is of optimized shape via the central opening for the disposal of waste. A method for disposing of waste on a scooping tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 8955706
    Abstract: A vacuum-operated trash receptacle which is characterized by a container fitted with an air blower, vacuum pump or the like, either on the perforated lid, bottom or on the side thereof and having a like-shaped, removable, typically slotted liner inserted therein. In a preferred embodiment, the outer wall or walls and/or bottom of the liner are spaced from the corresponding inside wall or walls and bottom panel of the container, respectively, to define a separate or connected annulus between the bottom and wall or walls of the container and liner. The container is further provided with a top flange which receives a corresponding liner flange on the liner to seal the separate or connected bottom and wall annulus and facilitate development of a vacuum in the bottom annulus and wall annulus or both and in the liner by operation of the air blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rock A. Gagnebin
  • Publication number: 20150034653
    Abstract: The retaining collar is seated on the upper edge of the outer shell of a container and has the same shape as the upper edge. The collar has a pair of side walls between which the upper edge is accommodated. The upper margin of a liner is also accommodated between the side walls of the collar. The collar is composed of resiliently deformable material such that when the upper edge of the outer shell and the upper margin of the liner are between the side walls of the collar, the side walls resiliently and releasably secure the liner to the outer shell of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Janet Sirko
  • Patent number: 8944274
    Abstract: A wastebasket for facilitating reuse of plastic shopping bags includes a first, open topped receptacle; a second receptacle, sized and shaped to receive therein the first receptacle; and a lid. The first, open topped receptacle may be formed unitary with the second receptacle or the first, open topped receptacle may be removable from the second receptacle. The first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle are cooperatively adapted to form a bag storage compartment generally within the second receptacle and about the outside, upper portions of the first receptacle. The lid is cooperatively adapted with the first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle to form an aesthetically pleasing closure for the bag storage compartment while simultaneously providing an also aesthetically pleasing opening to the interior space of the first, open topped receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Madrid
  • Publication number: 20150021333
    Abstract: The trash container for collecting trash may include an outer container having a first cavity and an inner container being connected to the outer container being positioned within the first cavity. The outer container may include a bottom first wall opposing first walls and a back first wall to define the first cavity. The inner container may include a bottom inner wall, the opposing inner sidewalls and aback inner wall to define a second cavity. The cavity between walls of outer an inner would be created. A cavity would be created in between the inner walls also.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: William Warren
  • Publication number: 20150021334
    Abstract: A waste-disposal device for use with a bag unit of the type having an annular component from which a free end of tube extends to form a bag. The waste-disposal device comprises a bin having an open top end for accessing an inner cavity of the bin. A support is in the bin adjacent to the open top end and adapted to support the annular component of the bag unit for waste to be received in the bag of the bag unit extending in the inner cavity of the bin, by passing through a central opening thereof. A closing mechanism comprises a door pivotally connected to the support by at least one pivot and an abutment surface in the bin, a pivot axis of the at least one pivot being located at a same height or higher than a bottommost edge of the annular component of the bag unit when received in the support and when the bin has a bottom thereof on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: International Refills Company LTD
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Publication number: 20150021332
    Abstract: This invention relates to a container for pet waste. The container includes an inner member that is removable from an outer member. The container has a lid composed of an inner section surrounded by an outer section. The inner section is hingedly connected independently of the outer section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Carole Autumn
  • Publication number: 20140367388
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A slid door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John RIchard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Deitrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Patent number: 8910821
    Abstract: Waste container includes a base defining a waste-receiving compartment and including a body and a closure component adapted to retain a membrane. The closure component includes a support portion defining an opening through which a bag is partly inserted into the compartment and then into which waste is insertable. The closure component is pivotally attached to the body to provide the compartment with either an open or closed position. The body includes a closure component support portion that supports the closure component. A lid is movably attached to the base and moves between a closed position covering the opening and an open position in which it does not obstruct the opening. A waste treatment component is arranged on an underside of the lid and is positioned to at least partly press against the membrane, when the membrane is present, when the lid is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • Publication number: 20140353315
    Abstract: A waste receptacle has a front and a back and includes an outer cabinet having bottom and top walls secured together by a rear cabinet wall positioned at the back of the waste receptacle assembly. A waste bag support frame comprises a bottom pan with a peripheral wall including an upright front wall or part cylinder wall at the front of the waste receptacle assembly opposite the rear cabinet wall of the outer cabinet and extending upwardly to a height below the top wall. The waste bag support frame also comprises a waste bag support ring supportively coupled to the upright front wall and extending rearwardly of the upright front wall, the waste bag support ring configured to support an upper end of a waste bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy A. Prosa
  • Publication number: 20140339226
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an upright housing having a uniform cavity and an open top. A flat base of said upright housing defines an enclosure for containing trash. An arcuate door engages with a vertical axis of the upright housing via a hinge. The arcuate door swings about the hinge away from the upright housing. A latch secures said door in a closed position upon closing of said door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Charmin Katherine Edwards, Shayon Charles Harris
  • Patent number: 8887941
    Abstract: A trash can liner system, having: a trash can (or a cage inserted into a trash can) having a first fastener on its inner surface; and a plurality of nested liners suspended together within the trash can, wherein the plurality of nested liners comprises an outer liner, wherein the outer liner has a second fastener on its outer surface, and wherein the first fastener and the second fastener are connected together thereby connecting the outer surface of the outer liner to the inner surface of the trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin A. Heintzman
  • Patent number: 8875930
    Abstract: An emesis container comprising a housing having a first compartment, and at least one open end. There is also a plurality of handles coupled to the housing. In addition, there is also at least one second compartment coupled to the housing. Furthermore, there is at least one disposable container element disposed in the second compartment. The disposable container element can be a bag such as in the form of a disposable trash bag that can be pulled up and over the open end of the housing. There can also be a connector coupled to the housing as well. The connector can be used to releasably connect the emesis container to a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Dhom Felicetti
  • Publication number: 20140291329
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are related to a reusable grocery bag with a set of disposable liners coupled to an inner surface of the reusable grocery bag. Embodiments disclosed herein utilize disposable liners to reduce, limit or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs while a consumer is shopping for various items. In embodiments, the disposable liner may be comprised of biodegradable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jim Neal Morrow
  • Patent number: 8844751
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A sliding door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pearhead, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John Richard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140263304
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recyclable composite container. The recyclable composite container comprises a cardboard hollow body having an open end defining an opening. The body is formed by a sidewall having an inwardly rolled rim at the open end. The container also comprises a framing element which is removably connectable to the open end of the cardboard hollow body. The framing element has a peripheral portion and a hook-shaped connector linked to this peripheral portion. The connector is for engaging with the inwardly rolled rim of the cardboard hollow body. Such construction thereby allows connection of the framing element to the cardboard hollow body by hooking the connector to the rim of the cardboard hollow body, and disconnection of the framing element from the cardboard hollow body by pulling the framing element so as to disengage the connector from the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Guertin
  • Patent number: 8833593
    Abstract: A recycling bin has left and right sidewalls, a base, and front wall. The front wall is lower than the other three walls, and when two bins are stacked in a 0° stacking configuration, the lower front wall of the lower bin and a sloped surface on the lower portion of the upper bin create a recyclable receiving chute. When stacked, the upper bin is held to the lower bin by a combination of a channel on the lower rear portion of the base fitting over a handle resting upon an upper portion of the rear wall. A lower lip on the lower portion of the rear wall aligns with the handle and substantially prevents front-wards and backwards motion of the upper bin. A portion of the handle fits within a top open portion of the rear wall. The bin also has a plurality of inverted “V” shaped liner retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Orbis Canada Limited
    Inventor: Basil Thompson Martheenal
  • Patent number: 8833592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating hygienic storage and disposal of waste packages such as used disposable diapers include a housing, a lid, and a bag unit having a bag frame and an attached single use flexible bag. The flexible bag is pleated and larger in cross-section at a lower portion than it is at the connection to the bag frame. The bag frame is releasably mounted to the housing so that it will not rotate. The lower portion of the flexible bag is positioned in a storage chamber of the housing that is shaped so as to align and center the bag. A rotatable member having radially extending flexible fingers is engaged with an intermediate portion of the bag. When the lid is closed, the rotatable member will twist the intermediate portion of the bag, sealing odors in the lower portion of the bag. A parent or caregiver will push the waste package through the resistance of the twisted intermediate portion into the lower portion of the bag, and close the lid to re-seal the twisted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8827103
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a base panel and a sidewall having first and second sets of opposed side panels. First and second retention assemblies are formed through the first and second sets of side panels, and the first retention assembly is vertically offset from the second retention assembly. The first and second retention assemblies each include a plurality of tiered engagements, which engagements have a hole and a rigid finger projecting downwardly into the hole. Bags are applied to the receptacle and retained by the engagements in a tiered, nested fashion. The receptacle is collapsible from an assembled condition to a disassembled condition or a storage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Engstrom
  • Publication number: 20140246438
    Abstract: A multi-functional waste can has a dual function. A lid is openable at both sides like a seesaw or openable while being lifted upwardly by a foot lever. It has a rotating hinge to connect a main body, the lid and the foot lever forms a single unit to compress wastes using the lid. An auxiliary can be detachably arranged in the waste can so that wastes with offensive odor can be sealed in a disposable bag. The rotating hinge of the multi-functional waste can is rotatably connected to an upper portion of the waste can via a hinge pin, the foot lever is connected to the rotating hinge via a push rod, and a pair of seesaw shafts disposed on the upper portion is arranged at the lid. One of the seesaw shaft is connected collinearly with the central axis of the rotating hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Go Eun Byeon
  • Publication number: 20140237947
    Abstract: A support structure for a sealable plastic bag, the structure comprises a receptacle having a top and a bottom, the bottom of the receptacle adapted to contact a surface so that the receptacle is capable of standing in an upright position, the top of the receptacle comprising an elliptically-shaped opening, the elliptically-shaped opening being defined by a rim of the receptacle and having two opposing narrower ends at the rim; the rim of the elliptically-shaped opening having at least two notches, wherein one of the said two notches is disposed at the first of the two narrower ends of the elliptically-shaped opening, and wherein a second of the said two notches is disposed at the second of the two narrower ends of the elliptically-shaped opening in the receptacle. A method of filling a sealable plastic bag utilizing the support structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Lisa Tomiko Blackburn
  • Publication number: 20140231435
    Abstract: An attachment device includes an expandable element, the expandable element having a first end, a retaining element engaged to the first end, an elongate portion, a tubular element in surrounding engagement to at least a portion of the elongate portion, a looped end, and a grasping element engaged to the looped end. The tubular element may be disposed between the retaining element and the grasping element. The attachment device is constructed and arranged to releasably secure a liner within a receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Rich McCabe
  • Patent number: 8807377
    Abstract: The invention provides for a container that may include a liquid-holding vessel and a skeleton shell supporting the liquid holding vessel. The liquid-holding vessel may comprise a flexible polymer or plastic material for preventing contact between a liquid stored in or dispensed from the container and the skeleton. The liquid-holding vessel and the closure may be formed from a minimal amount of polymer or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Eco.Logic Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Patent number: 8807381
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a body configured to receive a liner and a cinch disposed on the body. The cinch includes a projection disposed outward of the body and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed between the projection and the body. The cinch further includes a slot having an open end and a closed end, wherein the slot is disposed substantially adjacent the projection and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed and retained within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: Ashley P. Z. Wentz, A. Reneau Van Landingham, Thomas A. Ruckman
  • Patent number: 8783499
    Abstract: A waste storage device is provided including a waste storage cassette receiving chamber (132) for receiving a cassette (172) rotatable within the chamber and containing tubing for enveloping waste. The device further includes a waste inlet and a throat area therebetween, wherein a releasable gripping assembly (155, 158, 159, 168) is provided in the throat area and arranged for actuation between a released configuration defining an aperture for passage of waste therethrough and a gripping configuration defining a restriction in the throat area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sangenic International Limited
    Inventors: Graham Keith Lacy, Nicholas Gerald Fitton, Benjamin Douglas Vinal Cramp, Julian Swan, Nishpank Kankiwala, Geoff Lomax, Scott Rontree
  • Publication number: 20140184110
    Abstract: A touch control arrangement is arranged for a container having a foldable cover being folded between an opened position and a closed position via an actuation unit. The touch control arrangement includes a power source and a touch actuator electrically linked to the power source, wherein the touch actuator is located out of the storage cavity of the container body and is arranged in such a manner that when the touch actuator is activated by a presence of a touch, the actuation unit is actuated to move the foldable cover from the closed position to the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Xin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140166656
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a body configured to receive a liner and a cinch disposed on the body. The cinch includes a projection disposed outward of the body and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed between the projection and the body. The cinch further includes a slot having an open end and a closed end, wherein the slot is disposed substantially adjacent the projection and configured such that at least a portion of the liner can be disposed and retained within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: Ashley P. Z. Wentz PHO, A. Reneau VAN LANDINGHAM, Thomas A. RUCKMAN
  • Patent number: 8752723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for storing waste, which device (1) is adapted to receive a supply of tubular film (21) and comprises a chamber (15) for receiving waste deposited in the tubular film (21). The present invention also relates to a method for packaging waste in a tubular film (21) and storing the packaged waste in a chamber (15) of a device (1) provided with a cover (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Lencon Products B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Willem Lucas, Steven Joost Nijenhuis, Robertus Dennis Nieuwveen
  • Patent number: 8752724
    Abstract: A container system includes a container having an opening and an insert configured to be placed in the container through the opening. The insert includes a sleeve substantially corresponding in shape to a shape of an inner surface of the container adjacent to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dikran S. Babikian, Marvin C. Wells
  • Patent number: 8748059
    Abstract: A cartridge connectable to a fuel cell is disclosed. The cartridge comprises an outer casing and an inner flexible liner containing fuel for the fuel cell. The inner flexible liner may have an insert disposed inside the inner liner to facilitate the transport of fuel from the cartridge to the fuel cell. The insert minimizes the fuel that is trapped within the cartridge. The inner flexible liner can be used without the outer casing. The outer casing can be substantially rigid or flexible. The cartridge is also adaptable to receive byproducts from the fuel cell. The cartridge can also be pressurized to push fuel to the fuel cell. Unidirectional relief valves are also disclosed to prevent internal pressure in the cartridge from becoming too high or too low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Paul Adams, Andrew J. Curello, Floyd Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 8695824
    Abstract: A flexible container assembly and methods for making and using such an assembly are disclosed herein. The assembly is configured to hold an amount of material, such as heavy and/or bulky material (e.g., industrial, job or work site waste material). In some embodiments, the assembly includes a support structure and a flexible container structure configured to interface with, so as to be supported at least in part by, the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Edward John Cavenagh, Karen Lee MacDonald, Alden Dale Friesen, Selamawit Tedesse Desta
  • Patent number: 8690429
    Abstract: An improved receptacle liner bag is formed of two layers of thin flexible stretchable plastic sheets which are sealed along the sides and bottom, but are unsealed along the top of the bag. The sheets are die-cut to form a framed opening which defines a band between the sides and the top of the bag. When the bag is placed in the receptacle, the band may be disposed around the outside of the sides of the receptacle and stretched over the base of the receptacle so as to provide a hold-down for the bag in the receptacle. The sheets may be perforated along a line below the framed opening. The line, when opened, forms an auxiliary band which can be stretched over and placed behind a hinge of a lid of the receptacle to secure the back of the liner bag in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Scensible Source Co., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Patent number: 8684323
    Abstract: A bag holder for holding a t-shirt bag includes a holder frame and a holder handle that is secured to the holder frame. The holder frame selectively holds the t-shirt bag and including a first handle restraint that restrains a first bag handle of the t-shirt bag, a second handle restraint that restrains a second bag handle of the t-shirt bag, and a bag support region that supports the t-shirt type bag near the bag opening. The holder handle is movable relative to the holder frame between a carrying position in which the holder handle is used for carrying the holder frame and the t-shirt bag, and an attachment position in which that holder handle is used for hanging the holder frame and the t-shirt bag near a vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Peter McConnell