Trash Container Support Patents (Class 248/907)
  • Patent number: 10118763
    Abstract: An collection and method of use for collecting material, such as for example, waste, garbage, or other material. The collection cart includes an upper feed section spaced from a lower base section. The collection cart has and open side intermediate the upper feed section and lower base section. The upper feed section has a collection bag channel or tubular section through which a collection bag or other material collecting container can be inserted, with the upper end of the bag or container removably secured to the upper feed section. The bag or container can be removed from the upper feed section and removed through the open side, and the collection cart can be moved by grasping handles or other grippable structure space from each other and extending from the open side of the collection cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mario R. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8888054
    Abstract: The invention includes apparatus to assist a user in cleaning up trash, particularly lawn and garden materials. In one embodiment the device includes a waste receptacle having a supply of endless bagging material mounted at the rim portion thereof and a large side wall opening in the receptacle to permit the removal of the loaded bag. In another embodiment the device includes a platform having a central opening supported above the ground on legs or a frame member. Attached to the platform is an area holding a supply of endless bagging material which is fed through the central opening in the platform and tied off to form a bag. The platform and bagging material supply may be embodied in a tray with collapsible legs; optionally in a single use disposable format. In another embodiment the bagging assembly is mounted on a pole or a wheeled cart including a lower support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Per Anders Peterson, Brett Allen Shogren
  • Patent number: 8833710
    Abstract: A garbage can retaining device adapted to retain garbage cans and to mount to any substantially planar surface such as natural ground or man-made materials. The device including includes: a mount member adapted to mount the garbage can retaining device to any substantially planar surface, wherein the mount member is adapted to receive a shaft and base assembly within an interior region and to fixedly secure the shaft and base assembly to the mount member, the shaft and base assembly including a shaft having a plurality of attachments attached thereto; a garbage can contacting portion secured to the shaft; and a base securely formed with the shaft adapted to be slidably received within the interior region of the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: David L. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8720834
    Abstract: A hoop for holding a bag comprises a hoop strip having a first end, a second end and a central portion between the first and second ends. The hoop strip being comprises a resilient material. A first loop member attaches to the first end of the hoop strip, defining a channel which receives slidably therein the central portion of the hoop strip. A second loop member attaches to the second end of the hoop strip, defining a channel which receives slidably therein the central portion of the loop strip. The first and second loop members keep the hoop strip generally circular, but it can be adjusted so as to have a plurality of circumferences by sliding the central portion of the hoop strip within the first and second loop members. The hoop may also comprise a handle for holding the hoop, and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Fred Bradley Scobey, Jr.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8342461
    Abstract: A portable trash container for holding a removable plastic bag for storing paper, bottles, cans, and like trash. The holder includes rectangular front and rear panels, each having a top, bottom and side edges, (b) two side panels, each having two rectangular, foldable parts with top, bottom and side edges, (c) side hinges which connect the adjoining side edges of said side panel folding parts so as to allow them to fold together along said hinges, (d) primary hinges which connect the side edges of said front and rear panels to the outer side edges of said side panel folding parts so as to allow the side panels to be folded so that the front and rear panels can be brought into close and overlapping proximity to one another, and (e) a top ring that is adapted to fit over the top edges of said panels so as to locate and hold open the opening of a throw-away, trash collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Butler Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: David C. Sutphen
  • Patent number: 8210485
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a trash bag holder and methodology of operating same, the trash bag holder comprises a resilient strip that is looped to adjustably form a hoop of an desired circumference; a catch mechanism that reversibly fixes the hoop at the desired circumference; a handle with two ends, a first end being pivotally attached to at least a portion of the hoop; wherein the hoop retains and holds open an open mouth portion of a trash bag placed upon the hoop by adjusting the circumference of the hoop to at least meet the circumference of the open mouth portion of the trash bag. The holder may further comprise a base reversibly attached to the handle to respectively orient the hoop parallel to and the handle perpendicular to the ground. The hoop may further encapsulate the base edge in a compact state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Fred Bradley Scobey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8083087
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a lid being rotatable into an unlocked position by a first actuator and then raised vertically above its housing by a second actuator secured along the housing. A pressure safety latch is provided to both vent the vessel before the Hd is moved into its unlocked position and release the lid for unlocking rotatable movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Filter Specialists, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunther E. Asterlin, H. William Morgan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7922131
    Abstract: A device according to the present invention includes a support bracket coupled, or adapted to be coupled, to a longitudinal support member, such as a microphone stand, and a receiver extending from the support bracket. The support bracket is generally formed in a coil. The receiver may be integrally formed with the support bracket, or may be removably coupled thereto. A plurality of interchangeable receivers may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Steven D Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7874528
    Abstract: An anti-tipping container support system for supporting a container above a ground surface, the container comprising a substantially horizontal bar running across an outer wall of the container, the system comprising a support portion fixedly attached to the ground surface in a substantially perpendicular relationship to the ground surface, a lifting portion comprising a lever rotatably coupled to the support portion in substantially a T-orientation relative to the support portion, the lever comprising a handle and at least two connecting claws pivotally attached to the lever on opposite sides of the handle and substantially perpendicular to the lever, each connecting claw comprising a groove, such that when a manual downward force is applied to the handle with the bar of the container engaged in the grooves of the connecting claws, the container is lifted and supported off the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Steve Keller
  • Patent number: 7744044
    Abstract: A device that assists with the collection of leaves or debris by holding a garbage bag completely open so a user does not need to awkwardly bend down and hold open a bag while raking leaves into it. Thus, the user has both hands free to hold and use a rake or broom to sweep leaves or debris into the open bag. The bag is affixed to a frame with spring biased clips mounted in top and bottom structure of a bag receptive frame, the clips being received in cavities in the top and bottom structure so that the clips in a closed position thereof are flush with top and bottom structure surfaces adjacent thereto providing uniform surface for each of the top and bottom structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Reno Michael Gabriel
  • Patent number: 7736057
    Abstract: An article to aid loading a leaf bag is disclosed. The article has a tubular body member configured and arranged to fold substantially flat and insert into a leaf bag and a funnel structure extending from the tubular body member, which is also configured and arranged to fold substantially flat. The funnel structure comprises at least one panel connected to at least one flexible insert to form a substantially cone-shaped funnel that empties into the tubular body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Leaf Bag Funnel, LLC
    Inventor: David VanBost
  • Patent number: 7467768
    Abstract: In order for a truck driver to be able to empty the contents of the cab of his vehicle a set of trash cans, which are mounted to a structure is provided. The structure will be mounted at a certain height so that the truck driver will not need stop his truck in order to use this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Tom J. Vait
  • Patent number: 7431246
    Abstract: A refuse container holder for holding and physically stabilizing refuse containers, especially when those refuse containers are positioned at the curbside in front of the residence. A device includes a vertical element, that includes an upwardly directed hook that are capable of engaging a handle on a refuse container so that the refuse container cannot be overturned or moved by the wind but can easily be lifted off the hook by a refuse collector and may include a plastic casing. The device also includes a horizontal element. Each refuse container has a groove in its bottom surface adapted to engage the horizontal element and thereby enhance the stability of the refuse container on the horizontal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph M. Habib
  • Patent number: 7407139
    Abstract: A trash bag support apparatus includes a flexible and unitary body being selectively adaptable between linear and arcuate positions for removably inserting into a trash bag and engaging with an inner surface thereof. The body has opposed end portions and a top portion integral therewith. A plurality of elongated leg portions having lower edge portions are integrally disposed with the top portion and extend downwardly therefrom for defining a plurality of channels therebetween. The edge portions define a uniform line of weakness below which the trash bag is unsupported by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: David L. Dolan
  • Patent number: 7395990
    Abstract: In order to make it easier to use a garbage can, a self-bagging mechanism is placed in the bottom of the garbage can with an opening provided for a plurality of bags to be placed within a housing. The empty bags will be taken from the housing and will provide garbage bags to the trash cans at all times. The bag holder is designed to be refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Geoffrey Stevens
  • Patent number: 7322549
    Abstract: A refuse container retainer includes an elongated member, defining an open chamber, that is screwed in to the ground. A collar attached atop the elongated member has a central opening extending the chamber, a base plate adjacent a top portion of the elongated member, and opposed flanges positioned above the base plate. A telescoping upright member seats in the chamber and extends through the collar. The base plate contacts the ground halting embedding of the elongated member and the cover plate conceals it and the upright member to which it is attached. Lifting the cover plate also lifts the upright member to receive a refuse container turned upside down. The refuse container rests on the ground over the cover plate and upright member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Melissa M. Luna-Keaton
  • Patent number: 6951328
    Abstract: An adjustable garbage can holder that conserves space by mounting to a deck rail includes integral rails sized and positioned for receiving a waste basket therein. Select rails are spaced and extend vertically along the body while other rails have substantially annular shapes spaced along top and bottoms portions of the body for defining a diameter thereof. One of the select rails has a slot formed therein and is positionable adjacent to a support surface. The other rails have end portions securable to each other for selectively adjusting the diameter of the body. The body includes a flange portion that is engageable with the support surface for cooperating therewith to maintain the body at a substantially stable position. The apparatus further includes brackets for attaching the body to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Inventors: Andre Drapeau, Claude Drapeau
  • Patent number: 6948692
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a mounting clip that facilitates easy installation and removal of protective shields for PTVs and other video display units. The clip preferably comprises a base attached to the protective shield and a thin walled body extending from the base. An forward lobe of the body includes a generally semi-circular nose and a locking member protruding from the body adjacent the base of the nose. A rear lobe of the body is preferably non-contiguous at a base end on the same side of the body from which the locking member protrudes to form a spring-like lever arm. The base end of the lever arm is preferably bent inwardly to form a push or handle member. In operation, the clip snaps into predetermined grooves positioned about the periphery of the display unit screen. Once inserted into the groove, the locking member abuts a stepped surface formed in the wall of the groove to removably lock the clip in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel Leachman
  • Publication number: 20040244512
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system operating unit (30) having a column (3) that is attachable by way of at least two supports (9, 10) to different points of a system housing (14). In the preferred embodiment, this column is attached laterally to the housing, the supports serving for attachment to the housing of the system. In addition, a retaining bracket (4) is connected to the column (3) in such a way that a horizontal deflection of the retaining bracket (4) about a vertical axis is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS SEMICONDUCTOR GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Hedrich, Karsten Urban, Joachim Wienecke
  • Patent number: 6779671
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising a tray which is rotatably connected to a base. The tray can be comprised of a plurality of recesses, wherein each of the plurality of recesses is adapted to receive a corresponding one of a plurality of garbage cans. Each of the plurality of garbage cans can be placed in a corresponding recess so that when the tray is rotated with respect to the base, the position of any of the plurality of garbage cans with respect to the base changes. This allows easy access to the appropriate garbage can such as an open garbage can. One or more handles may be connected to the tray to help rotate the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Josephine Varga
  • Patent number: 6739565
    Abstract: A trash can hold down apparatus is attached to the sides of a conventional household trash can to permit engagement by a person's feet to restrain vertical movement of the trash can when the trash bag liner is removed from the trash can. The hold down apparatus is formed with an upright portion and an integral engagement portion that projects generally orthogonally from the upright portion. The engagement portion is free to move relative to the upright portion to allow the engagement portion to rest on the surface of the floor irrespective of the angle at which the upright portion is attached to the sides of the conventional household trash can. The upright portion is provided with an adhesive attachment device to fix the upright portion to the sides of the trash can. Preferably, the attachment device is in the form of a hook and loop fastener to permit the hold down apparatus to be detached from the trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Spadafora
  • Publication number: 20040084393
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising a tray which is rotatably connected to a base. The tray can be comprised of a plurality of recesses, wherein each of the plurality of recesses is adapted to receive a corresponding one of a plurality of garbage cans. Each of the plurality of garbage cans can be placed in a corresponding recess so that when the tray is rotated with respect to the base, the position of any of the plurality of garbage cans with respect to the base changes. This allows easy access to the appropriate garbage can such as an open garbage can. One or more handles may be connected to the tray to help rotate the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Josephine Varga
  • Patent number: 6691897
    Abstract: A pole on a base has mounted containers for freely dispensing antibacterial hand cleaner, sanitizing spray, disposable towels and other cleaning and sanitizing supplies. A waste disposal container rests on the flat base and is clipped to the pole. An information display, preferably visible from all sides, is mounted at the top of the pole at eye level. Triagulated print or lighted slide panels or animated screen displays and sound could be used for advertising and information. Selling or renting advertising space pays for the free dispensing of sanitizing supplies for public health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jason C. Ashe
  • Patent number: 6616109
    Abstract: A mounting device including an upper and lower bracket. The lower bracket is generally L-shaped, for supporting the base of a waste basket or container. The upper bracket includes a flanged device that can be mounted to the interior of any door and support the upper lip or upper edge of a waste basket or container in position while the lower bracket supports the lower wall of any waste basket or container in place during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventors: Shawn R. Jarrett, David R. Murphey
  • Patent number: 6494420
    Abstract: A caddy is provided for supporting a hopper, such as a hopper associated with a texture gun. In one embodiment, the caddy includes a base having a top defined by a plate. A first support extends upwardly from a first side of the base and a second support extends upwardly from an opposing second side of the base. A frame is mounted to the first and second supports above the base and is adapted to engage a hopper and support it above the base. In one embodiment, the frame has four sides, three of which are closed, the frame defining a generally open interior area in which a hopper may be located. The fourth side is defined by a pair of stops which extend from opposing sides of the frame, but which have a gap there between. In one embodiment, the base has a semi-circular end having a generally circular opening in the plate which a container may be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Francisco J. Lucero
  • Patent number: 6488242
    Abstract: The device method of holding a mouth of a bag. The mouth of a bag is drawn through the inside of a hoop, and then is folded around the outside of the hoop. The open edge of the mouth of the bag is positioned below the outside of the hoop. An elastic O-ring is then stretched around the portion of the bag end which overlies the hoop. The O-ring is positioned on the hoop beneath a shelf and is stretched around a lug on a sloping support to hold the bag securely. Triangular openings allow finger insertion to remove the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Francis A. Barriere
  • Patent number: 6488253
    Abstract: Apparatus for holding an object stationary includes a first supporting element or housing and an anchor or screw element for attaching the housing to a supporting surface. A claw-shaped element is pivotally connected to the housing and is normally urged by a spring positioned within the housing in a first direction for enabling the claw-shaped element to cooperate with or engage a bar element connected to the bottom of the object, whereby the object is prevented from being blown over, toppled, moved or carried away by the action of animals or the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Victor W. Piccolomini
  • Patent number: 6439517
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding and supporting a trash receptacle includes a first collar that may be slidably coupled to a support post and may be selectively frictionally tightened thereto with a threaded screw fastener. A downwardly opening clip is attached to the first collar for capturing the upper rim of the trash receptacle. The apparatus includes a second collar which may be slidably coupled to the support post below the first collar and selectively frictionally tightened thereto. An L-shaped bracket is attached to the second collar and includes an annular configuration for supporting and engaging a lower rim of a trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Robert L. Applegate
  • Publication number: 20020053570
    Abstract: Refuse bin with tiltable lid comprises a support member (1) to be secured at a fixed point spaced from the ground, and an upperly open refuse container (2) of virtually vertical longitudinal axis removably coupled to said support member on a transverse horizontal swing axis (333) such as to enable the container to automatically occupy a predetermined substantially erect non-use position in which it is closed by a respective lid, the lid being hinged to said support member on a horizontal axis (222) parallel to the preceding and being linked to the container in such a manner as to be opened and closed when said container swings about its swing axis in the direction in which it moves away from said substantially erect position, and in the opposite direction, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Applicant: STIL CASA S.N.C. DI MARCHESELLI ANGELO & C.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marcheselli, Maurizio Marcheselli
  • Patent number: 6203032
    Abstract: A carrier for refuse containers of the type having a front and a back, a top and a bottom, wheels located on the bottom back, and a cross bar located on the front midway between the top and bottom, comprising a longitudinal main beam and a plurality of cradles supported by the main beam. Each cradle is adapted to support one of the refuse containers from the bottom thereof. A locking mechanism includes a latch hook extending from the main beam centered with respect to the cradle to selectively lock onto the cross bar of the trash receptacle, and an operating handle extending alongside the cradle for engaging the latch hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Victor Ramos
  • Patent number: 6170692
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an animal waste bag dispenser and disposal unit comprising a mounting bracket, a container for holding bags, having a bucket and lid, and a receptacle. The container and receptacle are attached to the mounting bracket by nuts and bolts which extend through apertures positioned along the length of the mounting bracket. Bands wrapping around the mounting bracket through a plurality of notches enable the bracket to be attached to a pole or tree. These bands allow the height of the unit to be adjusted to a convenient level along the pole. The front side of the bucket has an opening through which bags contained inside can be retrieved. The bucket is covered by a lid having a lip which extends downward from the lid over the bucket. The lid prevents the natural elements, namely rain and snow, from seeping into the bucket; thus, the bags contained within the container remain dry and clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: James A. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5967359
    Abstract: A receptacle (1) which may contain food or drinks or may be a plant container, for example, is provided with an upright central locating tube (2) which is attached to an aperture in a recess (3) in its base and is mounted on e.g. a parasol pole (6) by means of a jubilee clip (5) which encircles and grips spring fingers (4) which extend from the bottom end of the locating tube. The above clamping arrangement is concealed within the recess (3) and hence the appearance is enhanced. In a further embodiment, the spring fingers are omitted and the locating tube is provided with apertures above and below the surrounding region of the base which enable the receptacle to be attached to the supporting pole by pegs or threaded fixing means and, when the receptacle is dismounted from the pole, function as drainage and/or ventilation holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Bertram Mindell
  • Patent number: 5927518
    Abstract: A system designed the efficient separation, storage, loading, unloading and transportation of recyclable materials such as paper, glass, tin cans, plastic containers, aluminum containers, etc. The major component of the system is a container that is generally box-shaped to allow the containers to be closely stacked in rows. Each container has a slot in the top edge to provide for support of the container on a collection rail bar and support frame system which allows the containers to be efficiently grouped together and thereby provide storage for all classes of materials recycled at a single geographical location. The collection rail system of the invention can be economically adapted to many different types of stationary or motorized transport systems, enabling them to become recyclable material collections systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: David A. Sidwell
  • Patent number: 5887834
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus to minimize lateral tipping of refuse containers by winds, animals and the like. A securement apparatus for wheel-based or conventional refuse containers is described. The invented apparatus includes an elongate stake having a hooked bracket and a tethering means which releasably captures a handle and a lid respectively of a refuse container. A tapered end and support surface penetration stop member on the elongate stake facilitate partial, vertical penetration of a support surface by the stake. When the stake is vertically penetrating the support surface, the hooked bracket may be adjusted to secure handles of various size, shape, and capacity refuse containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventors: Todd A. Gellos, Kenneth R. Walker
  • Patent number: 5799909
    Abstract: A containment system for receiving and disposing of disposable sanitary products. The containment system comprises a peripheral frame member which defines a central opening. Releasably attached to the frame member and suspended therefrom is a containment bag which defines a hollow interior communicating with the central opening of the frame member when the containment bag is attached thereto. Pivotally connected to the frame member is a lid member which is movable between a closed position whereat the lid member blocks the central opening, and an open position whereat disposable sanitary products are passable through the central opening of the frame member into the interior of the containment bag. Attached to and extending between the frame member and the lid member is a biasing mechanism for normally maintaining the lid member in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Scott W. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 5713499
    Abstract: A device for attaching a smaller container to a larger container which comprises of a base, two vertical hooks at appropriate angle to the base to hold and attach the smaller container to the side of the larger container, two adjustable hooks to hold the smaller container in place, and two legs to support the weight of the smaller container and the device, keep it in place on the side of the larger container and help to keep the smaller container away from the larger container when it detaches from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: John Thazhamana Daniel
  • Patent number: 5580015
    Abstract: A multiple receptacle rotating stand comprising a support post. An assembly is for anchoring a bottom end of the support post into the ground, so that the support post is in an upright position. A collar is placed onto a top end of the support post. An element is for rotating the collar about the top end of the support post. A structure extends from the collar, for supporting a plurality of trash receptacles off of the ground, to prevent prowling animals, such as dogs, from tipping over the trash receptacles and spilling trash onto the ground. The trash receptacles can also be utilized to separate the trash, such as glass, paper, metal, etc., so that the trash can be recycled. Shallow containers can also be used on the structure to feed animals, such as horses and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: George W. Baker
  • Patent number: 5398897
    Abstract: The retainer assembly secures a container in a free upstanding position. A rigid outwardly projecting element defines a stabilizing configuration for disposition adjacent a container at a height location intermediate the top and bottom of the upstanding container. The stabilizing configuration is effective to maintain the container in a stabilized upright position. The projecting element is adapted to connect first and second flexible tie-down lines at an outer free end line coupling section of the projecting element. The first flexible tie-down line has a length effective to extend around an outer periphery of the upstanding container and is connected to firmly maintain the container in the upright position adjacent the stabilizing configuration. A second flexible tie-down line has a length effective to extend over the removable lid member and includes a coupling device for connecting the second flexible line to firmly maintain the lid member on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: David Sverdlik
  • Patent number: 5375860
    Abstract: A recycling cart for the segregated storage of refuse materials is provided. The cart comprises a wheeled frame member including a lower platform and further including an upper framework that has openings therein into which open topped refuse containers may be inserted and removed. At least one of the containers has a bottom surface supported on the platform. At least one other container has lips extending along the periphery of its open top which engage the upper frame member so that the container is suspended from the frame member. The recycling cart may be formed from 100% recyclable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Fort Wayne Pools, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Ernsberger, Richard M. DeLucenay
  • Patent number: 5354023
    Abstract: A refuse container includes a base flange, to include wheel members mounted thereto, with a hoop member positioned above the base flange, with the hoop member and base flange orthogonally oriented relative to a support plate. An upper distal end of the support plate includes a recess, with the recess pivotally receiving a positioning leg. The positioning leg arranged for projection through a container lid, with the positioning leg having a handle leg extending the positioning leg in an orthogonal relationship, and a grasp bar orthogonally mounted to the handle leg spaced from the positioning leg, with a spring mounting bar fixedly and orthogonally mounted to the handle leg spaced from the support plate, with spring members mounted to the spring mounting bar extending to the support plate, whereupon pivoting of the positioning leg within the recess lifts the associated container lid and maintains the lid in a raised orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Lewis M. Meeks
  • Patent number: 5263602
    Abstract: A container system for recycling beverage cans and the like is provided, which consists of a plurality of containers, each having an upper flange and a contoured vertical inner surface, so as to permit the stacking of discarded beverage cans and the like one upon the other in side by side relationships and a stand for supporting each container by the upper flange one directly next to the other so as to take up minimum room in an orderly fashion. An inner disposable liner can than be removed with the discarded beverage cans contained therein while simultaneously preventing any remnants contained in any can from soiling the surrounding and appropriately sent to a proper recycling collection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Emmanuel D. Lathouris
  • Patent number: 5238301
    Abstract: A structure for a vertical unitized compartmentalized sorting/holding container compatible with plastic bags for use where sundry recyclable materials are generated and discarded. There is provided a retaining apparatus in which the action of discarding, at the same time, sorts and holds various materials for recycling purposes in several sloping rhomboid compartments, one over the other, providing fifty per cent greater holding volume than level rectangular compartments of the same floor space. Further, dull hooks advantageously located hold plastic bags open for filling from the front instead of the top. Pull-down doors, render easy loading, and serve to isolate odors and obscure trash from view. Flat newspaper storage is provided in the bottom. The construction of the container provides for free-standing use in interior or exterior environments and flush in-wall installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Mill's Pride, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Brady
  • Patent number: 5213294
    Abstract: Support structure for a refuse can comprises a base support adapted to receive the flange of a conventional refuse can. A locking bracket comprises a male member fixed to the can and fitting within an aperture in a female member mounted on a support structure and lockable therein, to prevent the refuse can from being removed from the base support. The lid of the can may be hinged to the support structure or to the can, to encourage users to replace the lid over the open end of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: Walter J. DeBord
  • Patent number: 5190183
    Abstract: An apparatus for dividing a trash receptacle into sections for the source separation of waste items and recyclable materials. The apparatus is designed to be attached to the top opening of a trash receptacle, and facilitates the use of liner bags placed within the sections to produce compartments for separating and storing the various types of trash and recyclables. The apparatus is adjustable to fit the top of variuos sizes of trash containers and is further adjustable in size, shape and the number of compartments it divides into without inhibiting the use of the container lid. The apparatus can be configured to divide the container into thirds, halves or one half and two quarters to facilitate the separation of recyclables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: McNaughton Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick McNaughton, Jamie McNaughton
  • Patent number: 5149031
    Abstract: This holder is mainly used on city streets. It has a cylindrical wall provided with a bottom closure supported by a stand adapted to be fixed onto a sidewalk or the like. The stand has a top plate on which the bottom closure rests and is transversely shiftable and rotatable relative to the same. An annular flange is spacedly fixed to the underside of the bottom closure and slidably engages the underside of the stand top plate to prevent tilting of the holder while allowing its shifting and rotation movement. The cylindrical wall of the holder is made of a sheet of rubber recycled from used tires and bent into a cylindrical shape, the sheet being maintained in said shape by an upright member, of H-shaped cross-section, defining opposite channels receiving the adjacent parallel upright edge portions of the sheet and by straps surrounding the sheet and secured to the upright member. The upright member is secured to and upstands from the bottom closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Jacques Henri
  • Patent number: 5139299
    Abstract: A lightweight, compact, compartmented trash receptacle assembly for receiving and holding in different compartments different types of refuse, such as glass, metal, paper, and the like for subsequent disposal, comprises a holder and a plurality of individual trash containers supported on the holder. The holder has a tray-like bottom with an upstanding peripheral flange, and an upstanding support post. A carrying handle is on the upper end of the support post for lifting and carrying the assembly, and spacers are on the tray-like bottom of the holder for engaging the bottom ends of the containers to hold them between the spacers and the peripheral flange. In one form of the invention, hook-like projections on the upper ends of the containers engage in openings at the upper end of the support post, and in another form of the invention, a support post is provided at each of two opposite sides of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: Judith A. Smith
  • Patent number: 5135245
    Abstract: A cart and container assembly for collecting recyclable waste, and the like, is disclosed. The cart and container assembly comprises a plurality of containers. Each of the containers is substantially rectangular in horizontal cross section and has a front wall, a rear wall, a pair of opposing side walls. The containers have an elongated, arcuate bottom. The cart and container assembly further includes a cart having a base and a superstructure. The base includes a pair of parallel support rods defining a groove for receiving the arcuate bottoms of the carts. The superstructure further defines a plurality of container receiving sections. The rear wall of each of the containers includes a bar and each of the containers includes a plurality of hooks. Each of the hooks is aligned with a respective one of the container bars when the respective one of the containers is disposed within a respective one of the container receiving sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Hyatt Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent C. Pagone, C. S. John Allegretti, Joshua B. Lesnick
  • Patent number: 5110147
    Abstract: A transporter for carrying trash cans or bins includes a mainly circular platform which is provided preferably with three radially extending slots. Holding and guide rods or plates are mounted so as to extend vertically up through the slots, preferably to a height of at least one-fifth of the diameter of the platform. The holding rods or plates are continuously adjustable in the radial direction. The holding plates may either be curved in order to provide firm surface contact with the outer surface of a mainly cylindrical trash can, or may be angled so that two of the holding plates securely hold the trash bin along two corner edges, with the third angled holding plate providing double line contact along an opposite side of the trash bin. When using holding plates, the platform is provided with raised regins and ridges to provide lateral and radial stability to the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventor: Leonard B. Gershman
  • Patent number: 5082132
    Abstract: A double-barrel type sanitary trash bin having the two symmetrically arranged barrels disposed immediately on each side of a main container and a cross arm supported at the center on the apex of a piston rod and having the two ends attached at the lower sides to the upper sides of two barrel lids by suspension bars. A lid-operating mechanism comprises an air cylinder, a piston rod having at the lower end thereof a piston, an operating lever and a connecting rod and serves for the opening and closing of the lids. A further embodiment having no cylinder and piston is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: Wei C. Tsai