Upper Bag Portion Folded Over Top Edge Of Its Receptacle Patents (Class 220/495.11)
  • Patent number: 10329086
    Abstract: A trash receptacle includes a support base, and a portable storage container having a centrally registered longitudinal axis, wherein the portable storage container is detachably seated on the support base such that the support base is located exterior of the portable storage container. A trash bag is removably lined within the storage container and situated about the centrally registered longitudinal axis. Advantageously, the trash bag is suitably configured inside the portable storage container to receive and hold existing drink cups in a vertically stacked pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Cordell Toson, Frank Toson
  • Patent number: 10166450
    Abstract: An adapter device that enables smaller drinking cups to fit within larger drinking cups for a beverage-drinking game, said smaller cups holding a different beverage than the larger cups. The device comprises a continuous planar band for covering the top rim of the smaller diameter cup; and a plurality of clips extending downwardly from the continuous planar band. Each device can be removed from the cups and worn as a wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Gary P. Topolosky
  • Patent number: 9828175
    Abstract: An apparatus used with a sleeve receptacle to make an animal waste bag holder apparatus or with a trash can receptacle to allow air captured between the bag and the the trash can to escape. The apparatus includes a bolt that extends through a side hole formed on the receptacle. The bolt's head is placed adjacent to the inside surface of the receptacle and the threaded shaft extends through the side hole. When a plastic bag is inserted into the receptacle, the bag's top edge is folded over the outside surface of the receptacle and placed below or adjacent to the side hole. The holder includes a flange nut with internal threads which when tightened on the shaft, presses against the portion of the plastic bag adjacent to the side hole. When tightened, the portion of the plastic bag is pulled which tightens the plastic bag around the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Alan Zugel
  • Patent number: 9550610
    Abstract: The bag may include a draw tape that may be used to cinch closed the opening of the bag. The draw tape has at least one stretched elastomeric strip attached to the draw tape in an extended condition. The draw tape may be smaller in size than the bag sidewalls. The draw tape may include an elastic characteristic, such as patterned ribs. In one embodiment, the roll of bag is kept under tension to maintain the elastomeric strips in a stretched condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Gregory S. Kent, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 9463898
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a reusable, collapsible container, which when in a disassembled state is completely contained in an area no larger than the base member thereof, is easy to assemble, and due to the interlocking features of a number of the component parts of the container, requires a minimal number of separate locking/fastening devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Lamar & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Hall
  • Patent number: 9434538
    Abstract: A trashcan with a lid can include a pedal bar and a pedal protector. The pedal protector can be flipped and/or rotated, such that the pedal protector can be moved adjacent the pedal (e.g. below the pedal) or away from the pedal bar. The trashcan with a lid can further include at least one notch and/or divider to allow for insertion of more than one trash bag into the body of the trashcan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 9409690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container and a pouch. The container and pouch is preferably mutually shaped so that the pouch fits tightly into the container. The container comprises a closure 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, allowing re-closable access to the contents stored in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Petar Varbanov
  • Patent number: 9150352
    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: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: James A. Engstrom
  • 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: 9027779
    Abstract: A trash can for hanging and retaining standard kitchen trash bags in a sanitary and energy efficient manner. Novel trash bag support brackets are suspended spatially within the trash can to allow a user to stretch the mouth of a trash bag thereabout without touching any other surface. The trash bag opens from the front, allowing a user to hang the trash bag without bending or stooping. Foot pedals control three different lid positions. A combination false bottom/catch pan tilts backwards to collect and contain any solid or liquid waste. An integral pedal-to-lid linkage shield affixed to the back of the false floor doubles as a handle to lift the false bottom/catch pan out from the trash can for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron N Friedman
  • 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: 20150048093
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatus and methods of use pertaining to disposable bucket liners for storing solid or liquid content. One embodiment provides a flexible bag configured to conform to an interior of a common painting bucket and overlap an open top end of the bucket so as to provide stability for the bag and protection for the bucket. The bag includes a reusable closing member that allows the bag to be removed from the bucket and stored to facilitate repeated use before disposal. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brannon K. Aki
  • 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: 20140367389
    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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: James Madrid
  • Publication number: 20140346176
    Abstract: A trash bag securing system is provided. The trash bag securing device includes a trash receptacle or trash receptacle rim. The trash receptacle includes a bottom portion and at least one sidewall extending from the bottom portion. The sidewall may include an inner surface and an outer surface, with the receptacle formed within the inner surface of the sidewall. The sidewall further includes a rim forming an entrance leading into the receptacle. At least one opening is formed through the sidewall. The trash bag securing device may further include an elastic cord, such as a stretchable bungee cord. The elastic cord may be a continuous, unbroken loop or broken with a first and second end and may include a cord lock, or adjustable knot so as to customize tension around the rim of the receptacle. The elastic cord is attached to the trash receptacle through the at least one opening. The elastic cord is sized to fit around the outer surface of the sidewall to secure a trash bag to the trash receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Boru O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20140305946
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide an improved lid for covering a trash can or other waste receptacle with a removable interior liner. The lid includes a collar which fits concentrically around at least a portion of an exterior surface of a body of the waste receptacle. The collar extends the length or diameter and depth of the lid such that when positioned over the opening of the trash can, the lid conceals at least a portion of the exterior surface of the body of the waste receptacle and at least a portion of the removable interior liner from exterior view. The invention may or may not use ribs within the interior frame of the lid to allow proper positioning of the lid over the opening of the trash can body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Hongyuan Han
  • 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: 20140263349
    Abstract: A waste receptacle includes a housing with an opening at least on one side and a holding frame for refuse bags which is placed removably at least indirectly on an edge of the opening of the housing. The receptacle may further include a cover frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HAILO-WERK RUDOLF LOH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: HAILO-WERK RUDOLF LOH GMBH & CO. KG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140246439
    Abstract: A trash can for hanging and retaining standard kitchen trash bags in a sanitary and energy efficient manner. Novel trash bag support brackets are suspended spatially within the trash can to allow a user to stretch the mouth of a trash bag thereabout without touching any other surface. The trash bag opens from the front, allowing a user to hang the trash bag without bending or stooping. Foot pedals control three different lid positions. A combination false bottom/catch pan tilts backwards to collect and contain any solid or liquid waste. An integral pedal-to-lid linkage shield affixed to the back of the false floor doubles as a handle to lift the false bottom/catch pan out from the trash can for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: AARON N. FRIEDMAN
  • 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
  • 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: 8695930
    Abstract: The versatile support apparatus has an assembly including a plurality of substantially rigid longitudinal members. At least one substantially flexible transverse securing member may be attached transversally to a portion of each of the plurality of longitudinal members. Each longitudinal member of the plurality of longitudinal members may be repositioned about a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal member. A first-end coupling portion of the end of a first longitudinal side of the assembly may be selectively coupled to a second-end coupling portion of an opposite end of an opposite second longitudinal side of the assembly to form an interior cavity. The support apparatus is configured to support an object within the interior cavity. An additional intermediary coupling portion is provided to allow construction of support assemblies of multiple sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Sharon Campbell
  • Patent number: 8690848
    Abstract: An ostomy closure is disclosed for sealing an ostomy pouch after use and removal from an ostomy mounting plate. The ostomy mounting plate is secured to an individual. The ostomy closure comprises a cap body defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extending to a peripheral edge. A cap flange is coupled to the peripheral edge of the cap body and extends from the interior surface of the cap body. A cap locking member is integral to the cap flange. A cap lip defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extends from the cap flange for manipulating the cap body and the cap flange. The cap flange couples with a pouch flange of the ostomy pouch for defining a sealing closure for maintaining the stool and the stool odor within the ostomy chamber and a locking closure for preventing inadvertent removal of the cap flange from the pouch flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ostosolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Johnnie R. Cason
  • 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: 8689974
    Abstract: An article sorting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a container having a bottom and a longitudinally extending sidewall extending therefrom and a panel positioned proximal the container. The panel includes a cylindrically shaped shoulder extending therefrom and that defines a channel in alignment with the shoulder and that extends through the panel for allowing pass-through of a matched pair of socks. The cylindrically shaped shoulder is configured for receiving an open end of a first sock. A second sock is positioned proximal the first sock and inserted into and through a respective channel and disposed into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: CreateSmart, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew N. Riad
  • Patent number: 8672171
    Abstract: A trashcan includes a container having a base and a peripheral wall extending upwardly from the base forming an interior space for receipt of a trash bag therein; and a trash bag retention member disposed on the peripheral wall, the retention member defining a passageway into the interior space of the container and comprising a plurality of resilient, flexible fingers configured to receive and retain therebetween a portion of a trash bag. Each finger includes a portion thereof that extends away from the peripheral wall. Each finger is “bent” and extends away from the peripheral wall. A finger may extend away from the peripheral wall on the exterior of the container, away from the peripheral wall on the interior of the container, or both. A method of making the trashcan includes injection molding the container and the retention member separately or, alternatively, together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wynn, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Tom Philpott, Ian D. Kovacevich
  • Patent number: 8602650
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Charles B. Snoreck, Nancy M. Mack-Robles, Matthew W. Waldron, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8590727
    Abstract: A modular berm system and method for installing the berm system about a containment area are provided. The berm system is formed by interconnecting a plurality of panels in an end-to-end arrangement. Corner pieces which enhance the modularity, stability and rigidity of the berm system are also provided. A continuous liquid barrier liner overlies the containment area and the supporting perimeter of panels. The liner blocks any discontinuities between panels. Discontinuities can be overlapped with flaps for protection of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Strad Energy Services Ltd
    Inventors: Darcy Dupuis, Philip David Stasiewich, James Stasiewich
  • Publication number: 20130277370
    Abstract: A container for spent cat litter. The disposal container is in the form of a box having a bottom and sidewalls emanating therefrom and terminating in an edge defining an opening. The bottom and sidewalls establish a volume. A lid is hingedly connected to a retainer, the retainer being removably supported by the edge. The retainer is sized with respect to the sidewalls to enable a liner to be draped within the container and over the edge to be maintained by frictionally fitting the retainer to the liner and sidewalls. The lid is sized to removably reside over the opening when the retainer is applied to the sidewalls, the lid having a seal positioned with respect to the edge to minimize odors emanating from the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Worldwise, Inc.
    Inventor: Sara Paculdo
  • Patent number: 8562212
    Abstract: A non-self supporting containment bag used in conjunction with a dumpster container. The bag and liner each have a zipper, where the zippers are centered on the bag top, and in use, the bag top is usually inverted to access the interior of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Strickland, Troy Town, Michael Schilling
  • Patent number: 8534488
    Abstract: A trash container includes a bottom receptacle with a hinged lid. The hinge connection makes hinge opening(s) along the hinge axis. A trash bag in the receptacle, which extends up and over the sides of the receptacle, includes upward-extending back tab(s) for placement through the hinge opening(s). A removable elastic band fits around the receptacle below the lid to secure the bag and tabs in place in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas D. Naum, Joseph P. Gaudio, James A. Bertsch
  • Patent number: 8517202
    Abstract: A kit for displaying beverages, includes a first corrugated fiberboard for supporting a bin within a cavity of the first corrugated fiberboard. A second corrugated fiberboard displays at least one of words, images, and shapes, and is capable of being removably mounted to the first corrugated fiberboard. A third corrugated fiberboard supports the articles placed in the bin, and inserts within the cavity of the first corrugated fiberboard. A fourth corrugated fiberboard receives the articles therein, and comprises a portion of the bin and inserts within the cavity of the first corrugated fiberboard supported by the third corrugated fiberboard and secured by the first corrugated fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Jon Paul Lord, Stephen Glen Sassman
  • Publication number: 20130168396
    Abstract: A container assembly is presented that includes a container and a collar supported by the container. The container possesses a bottom surface, at least one wall with at least one top edge extending from the bottom surface. The collar includes at least one inner wall and at least one outer wall, with at least one curved edge joining the at least one outer wall and the at least one inner wall. The inner and outer walls form a channel. In one embodiment, a flexible liner is held in place by the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: UMBRA LLC
    Inventor: David Quan
  • Patent number: 8448805
    Abstract: A container includes a base wall and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from side edges of the base wall. A first end wall and a second end wall extend upward from end edges of the base wall. A lid is hingeably connected to each of the side walls. A first protrusion protrudes from an upper edge of the first end wall for hooking onto a bag in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, Cynthia R. Meissen
  • Publication number: 20130068770
    Abstract: A liner for a waste basket or trash container having flexible side walls, a top portion and a bottom portion. The cross-section of the liner closely conforms to the cross-section of the container. An elastic band is attached circumferentially about the top portion of the liner. The elastic band retains the top portion of the liner to the outer wall of the top of the trash container. The liner is color coordinated with the decor of the room where the trash container is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Suzanne S. Mays-Hornung
  • Patent number: 8348511
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Charles B. Snoreck, Nancy M. Mack-Robles, Matthew W. Waldron, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8317055
    Abstract: A trash bag receptacle with trash bag dispenser system has an open top, a bottom floor, and a front wall. The front wall of the container has a slotted opening which extends from the bottom floor upwards along substantially the entire length of the front wall. A channel member with an open top and bottom extends inward into the container, enclosing the slotted opening within the container. A base section supporting the container has an interior space in which a roll of trash bags is rotatably mounted. A single trash bag from the roll is threaded from the interior space and through the channel. The trash bag exits from the open top of the channel where its perforation is separated from the roll of trash bags. The adjacent, next trash bag on the roll remains in the channel member. A new, clean trash bag is thus easily accessible to the user by simply pulling the next trash bag which is exposed through the open top of the channel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Leanne Zawrotny, Doreen Fries
  • Patent number: 8292114
    Abstract: A securing device for securing a garbage bag in a garbage receptacle featuring an elongated U-shaped base bar having a front panel and a back panel connected via a connector segment, the base bar is adapted to snugly wrap over a top edge of the garbage receptacle simultaneously sandwiching the garbage bag; an anchor component with a first attachment means for securing the anchor component to the garbage receptacle; and a cord connecting the anchor component and the base bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: William T. Tabele, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8240621
    Abstract: The device to prevent a bag with handles from collapsing inside a refuse receptacle is a band of stretchable material with plurality of hooks suspended from axis of a band and said hooks move freely along the axis of a band. The circumference of device is less than that of refuse receptacle for which it is being adapted thus it fits snuggly anywhere on the outer surface of refuse receptacle. The plastic bag with handles is secured to a refuse receptacle by inserting closed end of the bag into the refuse receptacle and folding the open end of the plastic bag over the rim of the refuse receptacle such that handles of plastic bag folded down on the side and secured by hooks to prevent plastic bag with handles from slipping over a rim and collapsing inside the refuse receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Playantra LLC
    Inventor: Anurag Satyapal Singh
  • Patent number: 8209793
    Abstract: A disposable portable toilet that is efficiently fabricated from foldable stock, such as corrugated cardboard, with minimal waste and adapted with a fluid absorbing inner liner is disclosed. Foldable stock material is formed as a blank sheet having a plurality of fold lines defining multiple panels disposed in side-by-side relation, and a joining tab. Each panel includes a fold-in tab that functions to provide a rim. The blank sheet provides a structure that may be configured to form a support structure that is selectively configurable from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. An absorbent liner is insertedly received within the support structure. Padding sections are disposed on the liner in proximity to overlay the top rim of the support structure when the liner is received therein thereby providing the device with a padded upper rim. A drawstring functions as a closure member to close the liner after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: William Carter, Elizabeth Carter
  • Patent number: 8191725
    Abstract: A party trash pail including a container of predetermined volume, a plasticized liner removably insertable therein of a configuration to expand towards filling the container volume when laden with trash, yet with an upper dimension to overlap a defining outer rim of the container, and a header bearing against an outer surface of the liner to retain it in place within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia R. Vargo
  • Publication number: 20120118895
    Abstract: A trash receptacle system includes an outer shell and an inner liner. The inner liner includes a cut-out and a gate having a hinged attachment proximate the cut-cut. The gate is movable about the hinged attachment between an open configuration where the cut-out is exposed and a closed configuration where the gate extends across the cut-out to secure a trash to the inner liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 8157444
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Charles B. Snoreck, Nancy M. Mack-Robles, Matthew W. Waldron, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8127963
    Abstract: A liquid container system for a spray gun. The container system includes an outer cup, a collapsible liner for holding a liquid to be sprayed, and a lid for closing the liner. A mounting ring may be used in the cup to make locking engagement with the lid. A lip at the open end of the liner is supported by the mounting ring. A removable lid with a liquid outlet is inserted into the mounting ring, clamping the liner lip to the mounting ring and providing for leak-free operation of the system. Alternatively, the lid may include a cylindrical portion for making sealing engagement with the open end of the liner and projection threads for locking the cup. An adapter connects the liquid outlet of the lid to the spray gun. A collar may facilitate locking engagement of the adapter with the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventors: Ronald L. Gerson, Robert A. Brunell, David Anteski
  • Bag
    Patent number: 8118489
    Abstract: The bag may include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, a second side edge and a bottom edge. The sidewalls may be un-joined along their top edges to form an opening. When the bag is placed in a trash receptacle, the top edges may be folded over the rim of the receptacle. To assist with securing the bag to the receptacle, the bag may include an elongated elastic strap of elastic material attached by a first end to an attachment point proximate the first sidewall and by a second end to an attachment point proximate the second sidewall. The strap length and attachment point locations are selected so that, when the strap is in a relaxed state, the strap may not extend to the side edge. The strap may be stretched commensurate with the side edge when folding the top edges about the receptacle rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Matthew W. Waldron, David J. Hoying, John Augustyn
  • Publication number: 20120037637
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to devices, systems and methods for storing and dispensing of a trash bag from the side and/or top of a trash dispenser. More specifically, the devices, systems, and methods disclose trash dispenser that can include at least one sidewall extending vertically from a base, a first opening that can be substantially blocked by a lid, and a second opening that can be substantially blocked by a gate. The first opening can be located at the top of trash dispenser and can be for receiving and/or removing rubbish and/or trash bags. The second opening can be located on at least one sidewall of the second opening and can be for removing and/or receiving trash bags. Further, by displacing the lid and gate, substantially un-blocking the first opening and second opening, trash bags can be laterally removed from the trash dispenser and/or can be removed without being required to be lifted solely vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Beyda, David Beyda
  • Publication number: 20120000911
    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: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Xin Wang