Bag Holders Patents (Class 248/95)
  • Patent number: 5785205
    Abstract: Dispensing member (200) having a guide rail (202) for dispensing an individual bag holder from a nested stack. Dispensing member (200) having a plurality of curves (208, 210, and 207) which cause a spreading or fanning out enabling bag holders (40) to be removed one by one at outfeed station (206). Bag holders (40) are loaded in clips (230) which are bound together by breakable retaining strip (232) and fed onto guide rail (202). The action of said clip (230) being pushed around curve (208) of dispensing member (200) breaks retaining strip (232), thus facilitating loading. A nib (209) prevents individual bag holders (40) from inadvertently becoming detached from dispensing member (200).In the preferred embodiment, dispensing member (200) having curves (208, 210, and 207) which cause the nested stack of bag holders (40) to fan out at their unsupported ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Innogrip, L.P.
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Kerr, Peter D. Dieterich, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5772046
    Abstract: A food storage bag holder device is provided for holding a bag in an open position to facilitate filling. The device includes a main base. A first pair of parallel sides are respectively mounted to the main base. The first pair of parallel sides has first upper edges sized for receiving and supporting a first bag in an open position. The main base and first pair of parallel sides substantially define a main interior space therewithin. A second base is provided. A second pair of parallel sides are respectively mounted to the second base. The second pair of parallel sides has second upper edges sized for receiving and supporting a second bag in an open position. The second base being positionable in a storage position within the main interior space in parallel adjacency with the main base for compact storage of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventors: Richard A. Tercher, June G. Tercher
  • Patent number: 5765613
    Abstract: For use with a waste bin containing at least one bag for receiving a particular type of waste material, a bag engagement system for opening and closing the bag which includes an axially rotatable elongated gripper element for releasably gripping an edge portion of the bag, the bag being opened and closed by moving the gripper element back and forth over the opening of the bin, the gripper element capable of being locked to prevent its rotation so that the weight of the bag contents increases the grip of the gripper element on the bag edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Schrager
  • Patent number: 5765789
    Abstract: A grocery store garbage bag support apparatus including a bag support rack having two pairs of opposed angularly disposed pegs extending upwardly therefrom whereby free ends of the pegs are disposed in a higher plane than that of the bag support rack. A supporting stand is coupled with the bag support rack. The angularly disposed pegs holding handles of a grocery store plastic bag for disposal of refuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventors: Michael Ryon, Curt Timm
  • Patent number: 5738315
    Abstract: A lightweight and inexpensive refuse bag holder is provided, the holder including a simple perimeter structure formed from a C-shaped rod and a tube. The holder also may include a support structure connected to the perimeter structure to support the perimeter structure. The support structure may include sled runners which facilitate the user's dragging the holder along the ground during refuse collection. The support structure also may include appropriate spikes to permit anchoring of the holder in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: John E. Kent, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5716033
    Abstract: A removable internal support for a flexible bag made of flexible material with material memory so that the removable internal support for a flexible bag will attempt to return to a flat configuration when rolled up: Locking apertures constrain the removable internal support for a flexible bag in a rolled-up configuration for insertion into a flexible bag. Rounded corners defined by the intersection of a bottom edge and a top edge with vertical edges, and rounded intersection corners at the intersections of the locking apertures with the vertical edges, prevent the removable internal support for a flexible bag from snagging a flexible bag in which it is installed. The locking apertures are quickly and easily released once the removable internal support for a flexible bag is in position in the flexible bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: David B. Gibson
  • Patent number: 5641137
    Abstract: A bag dryer including a plurality of elongated dowels with each dowel having an exterior end, an interior end and a hole radially positioned therethrough with a common distance from the interior end; a pair of generally rectangular base portions with each base having an interior edge with a plurality of holes therein, an exterior edge for placement upon a recipient surface, and a pair of short end walls and a pair of long side walls therebetween, each hole capable of being in receipt of the interior end of each dowel; and a plurality of rivets for positioning through each hole of each dowel joining the dowels forming dowel pairs, the dowel pairs being in an open position when each base portion being placed on the recipient surface and capable of receipt of a bag over each exterior end of each dowel of the dowel pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventor: Jackson D. Collier
  • Patent number: 5641138
    Abstract: A trash bag stand comprises a lip ring, a stand fastener, a bag securing mechanism, a drop and a bag dispenser. The bags are disposable and each bag is assumed to have, as typical, a body with a length and a lip defining the opening of the bag into the bag body, the lip having a circumference. The lip ring has a circumference approximately equal to the bag lip circumference and has a length perpendicular to the plane of its circumference substantially shorter than the length of the bag. The stand fastener fastens the ring to substantially any desired support structure. The bag securing mechanism preferably takes the form of a securing ring for securing the bag lip to the lip ring, and is hingedly fastened to the lip ring to remain with the lip ring and also be movable between a position in which the securing means secures the bag lip to the ring, and a position in which the securing means is sufficiently distant from the ring to provide for placement of the bag lip on the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: The ServiceMaster Company
    Inventors: Leon Cronk, Quentin Alverson
  • Patent number: 5639051
    Abstract: A plastic bag holding device which includes a pair of hooks and a base having a front surface and a rear surface adapted to abut against a flat surface of a cabinet door. The base is made with a top section thicker than a bottom section to provide a cant from the plane of the cabinet door to the front surface of the device when it is in an abutting relationship with the cabinet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Donald Surbeck
  • Patent number: 5603417
    Abstract: A bag sealing and storage apparatus is made of a generally C-shaped clamp and a tubular locking portion that fits inside the clamp. On either side of the apex of the C, shoulders are extended outwardly to provide space within the clamp for a lapped or folded over part of the bag when it is sealed between the clamp and the locking portion. In addition, there is a protruding spine running along the clamping member that has a flanged end to allow it to be removably engageable with a slot in a cabinet door or the like. Thus, the user can reseal a bag and hang it off of the counter, drawer, or cabinet shelf. With the system shown in the present invention, a number of bags can be layered or overlapped to make a space efficient, out of the way, storage system for open, partially used bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Norman T. Blair
  • Patent number: 5593117
    Abstract: A lawn and garden debris collecting apparatus comprising primarily of a two component funnelled receiver and a permanent, reusable bag or a conventional trash bag. The mouth of the bag is held open by the apparatus therebetween the forward component and the rear component with a flexible strap joining together the two components. The funnelled receiver is normally placed on the ground with the bag attached thereto. Leaves from a lawn or the like is then raked into the funnelled receiver and channeled therethrough into the bag. A cut out hand hold is further included to seat the leaves and debris as needed as well as strategically repositioning and to allow the apparatus to be hung vertically from a protruding nail on a wall or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: Claibourne N. Alexander, III
  • Patent number: 5584402
    Abstract: A rack for storing and dispensing a supply of bags incudes a base member. The base member includes a track extending between first and second ends of the base member. The rack has first and second ends and is adapted for supporting a supply of bags. The rack includes structure for engaging the track of the base member. The rack is slidable on the base member between a bag loading position in which the rack first end is disposed adjacent to the base member second end, and a bag storing and dispensing position in which the rack first end is disposed adjacent to the base member first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Vanguard Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Johnson
  • Patent number: 5540431
    Abstract: A golfclub-case preferably employed in nature of a lighter carrybag embodiment, features a telescopically variable advantage; whereby the golfer is provided a more comfortably balanced effect during carry-modality, yet more convenient access during freestanding-modality. The special golfclub-case structure comprises two tubular sections freely sliding one inside the other, plus a shoulder-sling secured at one end to the upper opened-end of the golfclub-case, the oposite end down near the case's basecup. Thus when rested upon the base, the case telescopically-retracts about 4-inches, facilitating better upper-end access to shorter putter and wedge type clubs; yet-when lifted away for resumption of carrying, weight of golfclubs automatically re-extends case length, thus effectively shifting center-of-gravity more aft of one's shoulder than with a conventional case, thereby negating former aggravating tendancy of golfclubs to spill out forward as one moves about.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Robert L. Crozier
  • Patent number: 5538050
    Abstract: A pastry bag supporting device for facilitating the filling, cleaning, drying or storing of pastry bags. Also, an assembly comprising the pastry bag supporting device, a pastry bag positioned therewith, and a support system; and methods for using the pastry bag supporting device or the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Kevin Galdon
  • Patent number: 5524762
    Abstract: The invention provides a disposable litter bag system comprising a holder with a clip for holding a bundle of tear-off bags. Each bag is provided with a flap adjacent to a top opening in the bag having at least one flap opening for insertion therethrough of engaging tabs projecting from the clip. The clip has opposed jaws hingedly connected together, with engaging stops projecting from one jaw and a receiving channel formed in the second jaw for detachably lodging the engaging stops therein. The holder preferably comprises a pair of flexible straps extending through the clip which can be trapped in the clearance between the panels of an automobile cabin, for example the glove compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventors: Barry W. Shafran, Charles G. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 5513823
    Abstract: A plastic bag holder for bags with integral loop handles. The holder has planar U-shaped arms including a pair of opposing legs mounted on one side of a bite and with a U-shaped lug formed on the opposite side of the bite. Male and female mating members pivotally hold one leg of each planar U-shaped arm and mount the arms on a planar mounting panel. The male and female mating members hold the legs spaced apart from each other and in at least one fixed angular position with respect to the mounting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Jeremiah J. Bresnahan
  • Patent number: 5496087
    Abstract: A support device for bags comprises an integral, closed U--shaped planar body having at the top two symmetrical recesses to receive bag hanger elements, the sides of the recesses forming a handle element in the middle and two support elements at both ends. The support device may be formed of wood, plastic or wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Judith Lathrop
  • Patent number: 5492257
    Abstract: A back panel organizer for van-type motor vehicles having a storage space rearward of the rearmost seat of the vehicle includes a panel adapted to be mounted on the back of the rear seat in place of the seat back panel, a tubular frame pivotally mounted on the back panel for movement between a stored position in which it is received in a recessed portion of the panel and a use position in which the frame extends horizontally into the storage space with the front end of the cantilever mounted frame being supported by a support structure, the frame and panel including handle hooks adapted to have the handles of a plastic shopping bag wrapped therearound, for supporting the shopping bag in an upright position and limiting horizontal movement of the shopping bag within the storage space as the vehicle is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Hoover Universal, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Demick
  • Patent number: 5467949
    Abstract: A clamping hanger is disclosed for sealing and storing a food bag having an end suspended from a support surface lying in a generally horizontal plane. The clamping hanger comprises a generally rectangular base adapted to be mounted to the support surface and a one-piece clamping member attached to the base. The clamping member has a pair of identical, arcuate-shaped, jaws converging together to form a mouth which enables the end of a food bag to be slidably received and retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Stuart H. Lemke
  • Patent number: 5458301
    Abstract: A purse or handbag holder has a rigid body with a flat bottom for resting upon the edge of a horizontal support surface. The body has two opposed long sides. A pair of hook members are pivotally attached to, and extend horizontally from, one long side, one at each end of the long side so that they are spaced apart. In operating mode each hook member extends downward to provide a pair of strap hooks beneath the body. When a purse is hung from the holder with one strap in each hook, the purse is held open beneath the table for easy one hand access. The body may be cushioned for carrying plastic grocery bags. In storage mode the hook members pivot to parallel the body and springably engage each other. An alternative embodiment has springably closed strap engaging hooks which may grip a purse strap at any point along its length to adjust purse elevation below the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Roger J. A. Cournoyer
  • Patent number: 5421542
    Abstract: Adjustable plastic bag dryer. An adjustable, multi-ribbed apparatus for maintaining wet, water impermeable and semi-permeable plastic bags in an open condition for passive or active air drying thereof is described. The present apparatus provides a means for recycling used plastic bags in an inexpensive, environmentally noninvasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventor: Jay L. Crutcher
  • Patent number: 5405018
    Abstract: A dishwasher rack attachment for use in washing plastic bags, such as freezer bags and the like. The attachment includes a hose and a clip. The hose is engageable with any two of the prongs of the dishwasher rack so as to accommodate various sized freezer bags. The clip is slidably engageable with the hose and is configured to secure a plastic bag to the hose. The position of the clip is slidably adjustable relative to the hose so as to accommodate freezer bags of varying dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Walter H. Anthrop, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5394993
    Abstract: It is often inconvenient to store bags of spices, potato chips, etc., particularly once the bags have been opened. Accordingly, there is disclosed herein a rack for suspending and sealing bags. The rack includes a plurality of horizontal clamps adapted to suspend and to seal bags, and support means adapted to support the clamps above a ground surface. One embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of radially oriented horizontal clamps adapted to suspend and to seal bags, each of the clamps having both a generally uniform cross-section with a discontinuity adapted to receive a bag, and a first end which is angled downwardly and inwardly. The rack also includes a support means adapted rotatably to support the clamps above a ground surface, and further adapted to be suspended from a generally horizontal surface, such as the underside of a shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventors: Glenn Gravell, Barb Gravell
  • Patent number: 5393022
    Abstract: A portable, multi-compartment garden debris and leaf bag holder and assembly includes a plurality of flexible bags and a plurality of adjacent, rectangular frame supports each comprising a top member, bottom member and a pair of spaced-apart side members interconnecting the top and bottom members which together define a central opening therethrough. Each of the frame supports demountably supports a flexible bag having peripheral edges defining an open end with its open end in communication with the central opening thereof. The frames are supported in an upright manner on a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Inventor: Dominick P. Palumbo
  • Patent number: 5377941
    Abstract: A device is provided for holding a disposal waste bag in a kitchen sink. The device comprises an open frame through which the waste bag may be inserted with the bottom of the bag supported upon the floor of the sink in order that the load of the waste is not placed on the support frame. The top portion of the bag is folded over the frame with provisions for clamping the folded over portion to retain the bag. The clamping may be effected between the frame, which may be hinged to receive the bag, and a support base, the corner, rims or at an elevated portion of side walls of the sink or clamping at a slot or a clip on the frame. The hinge may include a hinged lid or the like. The frame may be folded in half to close the top of the bag. The support frame or a hinge for the frame is conveniently affixed by suction cups, glue or the like, to the sink either at an elevated part of the side wall or upon the top rim at the corner or a side of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Michael Har
    Inventors: Michael Har, John Stimson
  • Patent number: 5375799
    Abstract: A collection bag hanger is disclosed for attaching fluid collection bags, such as a urinary drainage bags, to beds having bedrails of different widths. The collection bag hanger comprises a central body portion having parallel side edges, an attachment strap for releasably supporting the fluid collection bag, and a pair of opposed hook arms of generally inverted U-shaped configuration, each hook arm having a first depending leg portion hingedly connected to one of the side edges of the central body portion. A rigid strap member is provided for securing the hook arms in any of a plurality of symmetrical angular positions for receiving and securely engaging bedrails of different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: David D. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 5349710
    Abstract: A device is provided for convenient retention of a disposable, flexible, plastic waste bag for use in various medical procedures. The bag retaining device includes a liquid reservoir and an aperture in communication with the bag. A series of grippers maintains the bag under a mattress or the like to hold it in a secure posture and prevent it from becoming dislodged if accidentally struck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventor: William P. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5350142
    Abstract: A structural frame providing for supporting flexible containers; specifically, shopping bags with frontal or lateral integrated handles. The structure enables the use of shopping bags as a receptacle for trash or storage. Disclosed are embodiments for a polygonal shaped rim for supporting a flexible handle bag in open mouthed configuration; lateral bracing to restrict bag movement; ring like members allowing bag handles to be engaged securely; a support appendage with an angled spacer allowing flexible container to be easily mounted on said support frame; a lid with a perimetrical groove of a radius corresponding to that of said rim located on the underside of said lid allowing for a tight seal; and an integrated apparatus for mounting the invention to a planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventors: Michael R. Kurtzman, Meehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 5333742
    Abstract: A sanitary toothbrush holder is provided, which consists of a plate for mounting the holder to a flat vertical surface. A bracket extends outwardly from the plate, while a receptacle is formed on a forward end of the bracket. A roll of sanitary disposable plastic bags is rotatably carried in the bracket. The leading bag can be opened and positioned manually within the receptacle to receive a bristle head of a toothbrush. When the leading bag with the bristle head of the toothbrush is removed, it will protect the bristle head from collecting germs, dust and dirt when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventors: Gregory H. Piedmont, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5323990
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for assisting a person in raking leaves into a vertically-oriented trash container. The device consists of a blunt-nosed ramp up which the leaves are raked using a conventional leaf rake. Once at the top of the ramp, the leaves fall by gravity through an opening provided in the device either into a trash bag previously secured to the opening by means of a lid portion or into a free-standing trash receptacle previously positioned under the opening. Rear legs provided on the device have pointed lower ends to anchor the device to the ground, and a food rest is provided at the front end of the device to hold the device against the ground while it is in use. An alternate embodiment of the device is capable of being folded for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Inventor: David A. Graves
  • Patent number: 5285988
    Abstract: A bag holder having substantially rigid sides defining, at one end, an open mouth, wherein the inner circumference of the bag holder is substantially equal to the circumference of a bag to be inserted therein. Generally, the bag holder is formed of two clam-shell sections hingedly connected to one another. The sections hingedly move between a first position in which the bag holder is closed and a second position in which the holder is open. In the closed position, the lawn holder has a mouth opening located longitudinally opposite the hinged edge of the two clam-shell sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: TFB Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Bogren
  • Patent number: 5269416
    Abstract: A rack for the counter suspension of various packets of dual tab merchandising bags, which includes a depending panel supported from the top. The depending panel has a front plane surface interrupted with a plurality of bag dispensing apertures. The rear and counter exposed side of each aperture has a short horizontal shelf which protrudes away from the front of the panel. The shelf includes two stanchions, one at each side of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Polytec Packaging
    Inventor: Robert B. DeMatteis
  • Patent number: 5255883
    Abstract: A bag pack and a holder comprises a layered stack of flexible thermo-plastic bags having a folded over stiff header with oppositely projecting ears at its ends. The ears enter beneath flaps at opposite ends of a holder when bent rearwardly and inwardly. A central flap on the holder retains the header against forward pivotal movement as might dislodge the ears and the individual bags have exposed top openings when so arranged for successive removal from the pack. A second embodiment includes flaps on a holder entered between front and rear portions of a header for retention of the bag pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Connecticut Packaging Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Greenfield, Lawrence Greenfield
  • 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: 5222702
    Abstract: A strip is provided for horizontal mounting on a vertical planar surface for holding the straps or handles of a plastic bag in upper edge notches of the strip located respectively near either end. Standoff pads are normally employed on the back of the strip toward the center from the respective notches to permit the bag straps or handles to easily slip into the notches. The notches are sized to wedge the straps so that they can be held near the back edge of the opening of the bag, which causes the bag to tilt forward in an open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Jesse G. Olmos
  • Patent number: 5195643
    Abstract: A deli bag dispenser includes front, rear and bottom wire frames cradling a plurality of successively stacked bundles of plastic bags which are rolled unattached to each other. Support legs projecting rearwardly from the bottom frame enable the dispenser to be self supported on a flat surface with the stack being rearwardly and upwardly inclined for stable support. A pair of brackets secured to upper portions of the dispenser enable same to be wall mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Reynolds Metals Company
    Inventor: Frank J. Rocco
  • 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: 5188244
    Abstract: A knockdown drying rack for freezer bags and like articles includes a support base, a plurality of rods for releasable attachment at a first end to the base in a vertical orientation and a plurality of head members selectively securable in a horizontal orientation to an upper end of the rod member. The freezer bag is placeable over the head member in an inverted position with the mouth of the bag positioned above the base. The head member lies contiguous to a bottom seam of a bag and expands the bag for drainage and air drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventor: Jerome E. Hollstegge
  • Patent number: 5183228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for compartmentalizing a container, such as for example, a garbage bin, into a plurality of individual compartments. The device has an elongated bar, to the middle portion of which a pair of transverse arms is hingedly attached. Each outermost end of the elongated bar and of the transverse arms carries a telescopically slidingly engaged extension member to allow adapting the device to different sizes of the containers. Each extension member carries a flexible resilient clip which allows suspension of the device from a rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Shawn Curry
  • Patent number: 5180125
    Abstract: A device for loading bags with material from the ground. The material can be garden trash, industrial waste or industrial material. The bags to be filled can be disposable or reusable. A container 74 with an open top 78 and with legs 88 attached on the inside and sticking out the top 78 of the container 74. A bag is fitted over the legs 88 and around the top 78 of the container 74, such that the bag is exterior to the container 74. The container 74 has opening in its sides so that when the container 74 is laid with one side 80 on the ground material can be raked or otherwise moved through the side openings into the container 74. A full container 74 is then tilted up on its legs 88 and the material slides into the bag. The device can also be used as a standard bag lined trash container. A full bag can be removed from the container through the openings in its sides rather than having to lift the full bag up through the top 78.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Robert D. Caveney
  • Patent number: 5169101
    Abstract: A rack for supporting flexible bags in an open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Wenzel, Louis E. Sable
  • Patent number: 5167390
    Abstract: This system is a flexible bags mounting and dispensing system which has two equal length mutually parallel articulated arms hingedly mounted together at their front end by a cross member. Each articulated arm consists of three section members hingedly coupled together. A flexible bag can be mounted to the articulated arm through tubes or pipings provided at the edge portion of its opening. The bag can be opened for filling operation by pulling the middle section members of the articulated arms away from each other, and the bag can be kept in a closed condition by pushing the articulated arms back to their parallel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Inventor: Ghassan Baghdadi
  • Patent number: 5143332
    Abstract: A sliding receptacle is provided that is comprised of a receptacle container for supporting an opened bag, and a platform extension and looped band for retaining one or more folded bags. The sliding receptacle is also provided with a pair of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending rails secured to its underside, and a pair of tracks that engage the rails in sliding engagement. The tracks are mounted in a laterally spaced, longitudinally extending disposition on a flat horizontal base surface and the receptacle is mounted for sliding fore and aft movement on the tracks. The receptacle rails are provided with fore and aft stop abutments that limit the extent to which the receptacle may slide over the tracks, and the receptacle rails are provided with slots dimensioned to enable the rails and the receptacle to be disengaged from the tracks by elevating and leveling the rails and receptacle relative to the tracks, and sliding the rails and receptacle forward over the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Lee/Rowan Company
    Inventor: Charles Camilleri
  • Patent number: 5129612
    Abstract: A base plate and a back plate are pivotally connected by hinge members which snap-fit together. A brace plate is pivotally connected to the back plate and is disposed in angular relation thereto in its operative position. A grocery bag may be seated on the upper surface of the base plate, while the lower surface of the base plate is ribbed to prevent the plate from slipping. The back plate holds the grocery bags in an upright position, and the brace plate prevents the back plate from breaking or bending beyond a 90 degree angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Inventor: Bertram T. Beaupre
  • Patent number: 5102076
    Abstract: A magnetically suspended rack for drying plastic bags consisting of a magnet attached to a supporting structure. The supporting structure, which can take many forms, can be constructed as a sphere created by two hoops, one inside the other and atttached by rivets so that the inner hoop can rotate on an axis inside the outer hoop.The support structure with attached magnet is placed inside a wet plastic bag. The said magnet is used to attach the said plastic bag with the said support structure inside to a metal surface. The said support structure holds the said plastic bag open to promote air circulation and consequent drying of the inside of said plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventors: Alan S. North, Charles K. Neifeld
  • Patent number: 5102208
    Abstract: A clothes container having two external clothes bags at its opposite ends. Soiled clothing of different colors or materials can be selectively placed in the container and the two bags to sort out the clothes prior to placement in a washing machine. The bags augment the capacity of the container. When desired the bags can be adjusted to closed positions in near proximity to the container end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventors: Charles E. Joynes, Lisa R. Joynes
  • Patent number: 5094414
    Abstract: A suspension hanger for a resealable plastic bag. The bag has upper and lower portions connected by a resealable seam. The suspension hanger comprises first and second matching panels, each panel including a substantially horizontal upper surface having exterior and interior edges. A substantially vertical exterior surface extends downward from the exterior edge of the upper surface. A substantially vertical interior surface extends downward from the interior edge of the upper surface. The interior vertical surface of each panel includes a first indentation lying below and separated from the upper horizontal surface of the panel by an upper portion of the vertical interior surface which projects beyond and overlies the first indentation. The first indentation is adapted for the disposition therein of the upper portion of the plastic bag. The interior vertical surface of each panel further includes a second indentation which is deeper than, continuous with, and lies below the first indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Protune of Louisiana, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan F. Eddy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5092548
    Abstract: A device for holding an assembly of T-shirt type bags on a mounting surface, each bag having two shoulders, collar and an attachment opening. The device has a shoulder supporting bar having a first subsection over which the first of the shoulders may be draped and a second subsection over which the second of the shoulders may be draped, a bag separating member provided between the first and second subsections and having an upper region over which the attachment openings may be placed to support the bags and a forward facing lower region contacting and forcing forward the collar, and means for mounting the device on the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Tara Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Bayes, Dennis B. Brashear
  • Patent number: 5090756
    Abstract: A device for compacting and containing compactible material, includes a collapsible directing element having an entrance funnel section which converges into an exit section of smaller dimensions than said entrance funnel section, the funnel section including a hole therein; a clamp strap for clamping a netting material on the exit section; restraining straps for securing the clamp strap on the directing element, the restraining straps being connected between the directing element and the clamp strap; and an elongated cord for preventing movement of the directing element during a compacting operation, the elongated cord having a first end connected to the directing element at the hole and a second free end extending forwardly of the entrance funnel section and which can be engaged by a person for preventing movement of the directing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Pfister Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dieter E. Pfisterer
  • Patent number: D376737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond G. Hecker