Wheeled Patents (Class 248/98)
  • Bin
    Patent number: 10464747
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a bin used in combination with a liner for various purposes, including but not limited to the disposal of trash and the collection of recycled material. The bin having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a body, a closed bottom end, an open top end, and an interior chamber. The bin including at least a slideable top portion allowing for the top opening of the bin to be adjusted in periphery thereby enabling liners of various sizes to be secured in the interior chamber of the bin. In addition, a bin including an adjustable bin lid member within a bin lid enabling liners of various sizes to be secured in the interior chamber of the bin. Furthermore, a bin including a vertical moving floor plate within the interior chamber of the bin for supporting liners of various lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Owan Abang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10420710
    Abstract: A vomit emission containment device is a device having an adjustable position container stand and container designed for placement of the container in close proximity to a nauseous person. The device has a stand with a vomit container holder having an accessory holder on the back side. The vomit container holder attaches to a stand that has a base, a vertical portion, and an arm that holds the container. Each section is joined by an adjustable angle elbow that together allows the container to be positioned horizontally and vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremiah John Hunter
  • Patent number: 10246254
    Abstract: A collapsible waste receptacle is disclosed with front and rear frame pieces generally defining an exterior boundary. The waste receptacle is configured to move between an expanded and a collapsed configuration. In the expanded configuration, a bottom frame piece may be attached to both the front frame piece and the rear frame piece to define at least a lower portion of the exterior boundary of the receptacle, and a top surface may contact the front frame piece and the rear frame piece. To transition to the collapsed configuration, the bottom frame piece may disconnect and rotate to generally vertical orientation within the exterior boundary of the receptacle. The top surface may rotate around a frame piece to generally vertical orientation outside the exterior boundary. The front and rear frame pieces may move towards each other to define a collapsed configuration, e.g. assisted by the inward folding of remaining side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Kaiser LLC
    Inventors: Mary Peterson, Kevin Gough, Arkady Kantor, Charles Choi, Mark Pavel, Connor Brandt
  • Patent number: 10098431
    Abstract: An item of luggage consisting of a plurality of sides sufficient to define a first volumetric space is coupled to a frame. The frame is movable from a first position that supports or reinforces the item to a second position that clears the frame from a surface of the item, allowing access to compartments or features on the item that were impeded by the frame in its first position. In certain embodiments, a pivotable frame is coupled to the item at opposing pivot points on the item. The frame includes a pair of arms, each arm pivotably coupled to the item at a pivot point and extending therefrom. A cross member is disposed between and coupled to the arms. The arms pivotably move the cross member from a first position to a second position. In other embodiments, a modular assembly for a frame allows for compact storage of the frame. A luggage item may also be a modular item in an assembly with a permanent frame or a modular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Eagle Creek
    Inventors: Mark Davis, Rabe Chad
  • Patent number: 9290194
    Abstract: A lawn bag holder apparatus capable of holding a bag in a laid-down horizontal position for racking or sweeping debris directly into the bag and in an upright position to settle debris further into the bag and tie the bag closed. The bag holder apparatus includes a base; a plurality of wheels attached to base; a platform pivotally attached to the base and moveable relative to the base between an upright position and a laid down position; a lift mechanism capable of supporting the platform in the upright position; and a hoop attachable to the platform for holding a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Maria C. Catinchi
  • Patent number: 9290195
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a storage bag for holding equipment that is not easily stored on a utility cart. The storage bag may include a storage compartment having an opening, the storage compartment configured to accept equipment, a handle sleeve attached to an outer surface of the bag, the handle sleeve configured to engage with a handle on a utility cart, and a barrier positioned on a bottom surface of the storage compartment. The storage bag may additionally include a closing mechanism to secure the equipment in the bag. In embodiments, the storage bag has dimensions configured not to interfere with the functionality of the utility cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Charles Olivier
  • Patent number: 8967557
    Abstract: A lawn caddy for receiving and transporting waste such as grass clippings, leaves, plant vegetation and compost waste. The lawn caddy transports yard waste from one location to another without heavy lifting. It is light and durable, having a maximum weight of 10 to 12 pounds and can contain up to 40 pounds of waste or less. By filling refuge bags and transporting waste to a curb side shortens time spent in cutting and cleaning lawns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Eloy Struck, II
  • Patent number: 8919708
    Abstract: The dustpan with garbage bag supporting frame, filter, and running boards includes a dustpan of hollowed construction from which the garbage bag supporting frame attaches to a rear of said dustpan. The dustpan includes a plurality of interchangeable filters that can attach to a front opening and/or rear opening in order to sift or filter out debris swept into and through said dustpan. The garbage bag supporting frame attaches onto opposing exterior surfaces of said dustpan. Both the garbage bag supporting frame and the dustpan include running boards that attach there under, and which enable mobilization there to. The running board for use with the garbage bag supporting frame may further include an according-styled cover that extends to cover the garbage bag supporting frame as well as a trash bag contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Graves
  • Patent number: 8807493
    Abstract: A stackable wheeled bucket stand and method is disclosed. The bucket stand includes an elliptical support ring configured to support a bucket, a plurality of leg assemblies, each leg assembly connected to the support ring, and a plurality of wheels, each wheel connected to a leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: David Kamon, II
  • Publication number: 20140217247
    Abstract: A bag support assembly comprising a frame (20) that includes a pair of beams (22) and a plurality of tubes (38) that extend perpendicularly between the beams (22). Two pairs of vertical rails (50) are supported by disposition in the beams (22). A plurality of bags (62) present an opening (64) for being supported on the frame (20). A plurality of hoops (66) are each disposed about the openings (64). A connector bar (68) having a first side (70) and a second side (72) presents substantially parallel legs (74) for support by the frame (20). At least one hook (76) is attached to the first side (70) of the connector bar (68) and extends in the opposite direction from the legs (74) for positioning the hoops (66) to rest upon the connector bar (68) and to extend from the second side (72) of the connector bar (68) and over the connector bar (68) in the direction of the legs (74) to support the bags (62) in a cantilevered fashion while retained by the hook (76).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HMS Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Todd Kemmer, Todd Lajewski, Janet Sofy
  • Patent number: 8720656
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination rolling cart and suitcase that includes a base suitcase, an external support frame, a plurality of steel stabilizers, a plurality of permanent adjustable straps and plurality of attachment points where the attachment points receive and removably couple the permanent adjustable straps to secure one or more suitcases across a top portion of the combination rolling cart and suitcase. The combination rolling cart and suitcase also includes a pair of telescoping handles, a telescoping stem, a releasable handle lock, a plurality of omnidirectional casters and a lid releasably fastened to the base suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Rosa Ready
  • Publication number: 20130313377
    Abstract: A lawn caddy for receiving and transporting waste such as grass clippings, leaves, plant vegetation and compost waste. The lawn caddy transports yard waste from one location to another without heavy lifting. It is light and durable, having a maximum weight of 10 to 12 pounds and can contain up to 40 pounds of waste or less. By filling refuge bags and transporting waste to a curb side shortens time spent in cutting and cleaning lawns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Eloy Struck, II
  • Patent number: 8550284
    Abstract: An apparatus which is used to very securely retain a disposable trash bag onto the upper interior circumference of the trash receptacle portion of a janitorial cart. It includes a retaining ring which is securely retained by spring force action against the upper interior rim of the trash receptacle. A trigger mechanism is used to lock the retaining ring in a raised condition over the upper interior circumference so that the open ends of a disposable trash bag are inserted between the retaining ring and the upper interior surface. The trigger mechanism is retained in place by engaging teeth which engage ratcheted receiving teeth. A pair of pushbuttons serve to release the trigger mechanisms so that the return spring force causes the retaining ring to move upwardly and release the entrapped disposable garbage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred I. Morad, William P. Camp, Jr., George Madres
  • Patent number: 8540106
    Abstract: A trash receptacle is configured to use a shopping bag as a liner by hanging the shopping bag handles over handles or other extensions of the trash receptacle. Separating features such as protruding handle appendages and/or recessed or horizontally offset receptacle rims provide grasping spaces below the suspended bag handles into which a user's hands can be inserted for easy grasping of the bag handles during bag removal. The receptacle extensions can be fixed or removably attachable to the trash receptacle, or can be fixed to a removable receptacle adaptor. They can be curved and/or slanted inward. They can pivot inward during bag removal to relieve strain on the bag handles. Pivoting handles can be conveniently released by a foot pedal or by actuating a hand trigger while lifting the bag handles. A receptacle lid can be included, and a foot pedal can be used to operate the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher T Banus
  • Patent number: 8459515
    Abstract: A kit for use with a dolly cart comprising a worktable; a garbage receptacle holder comprising a ring component; a wagon; and a V-shaped support bar for rigidly attaching the worktable, the wagon, or the garbage receptacle holder to a frame of the dolly cart, the V-shaped support bar comprises a generally V-shaped bar having a first half, a second half, and a vertex, wherein mounting holes are disposed in the first half and the second half, the holes accommodate a bolt and a wing nut for tightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen M. Weis
  • Publication number: 20120325984
    Abstract: A yard waste bag holding apparatus includes a rectangular-shaped frame, two foldable arm assemblies, and a ring with a flange for abutting the top of the arm assemblies. A bag may be attached to the ring, holding the bag open and upright and preventing it from collapsing, folding in on itself, or blowing or tipping over. The user may insert a greater volume of yard waste into the bag at one time, thus increasing efficiency. An insert for engaging a hose of a vacuum to the ring may be added. Further, a wheel attachment may be coupled to the frame to place the apparatus at a given angle. Placing the apparatus at an angle prevents the apparatus from tipping during use with a vacuum and reduces the stress at the joining of the hose and the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: James M. Moynihan, Edward J. Moynihan
  • Patent number: 8109477
    Abstract: A bag holding apparatus for supporting one or more bags that are used for the purpose of depositing and storing leaves or other lawn debris. The apparatus includes a base platform upon which a full bag rests; at least two wheels interconnected by an axle shaft and for supporting the base platform; an upright main frame mounted from the base platform and disposed over the wheels; and sidewall members also supported over the base platform and defining with the main frame an open compartment for receiving the bag therein. Each of the sidewall members has a lower section thereof positioned to leave a space between the sidewall member and an edge of the bag and an upper section extending inwardly of the compartment. A clip member is secured at the upper section of each sidewall member for holding an edge of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Jordan Blasbalg
  • Patent number: 8104778
    Abstract: The dual purpose wheeled cart apparatus supports and transports a variety of cargo. The cart apparatus, in one mode, supports and transports specialized bags and easily converts from a bag transporter to a varied cargo transporter. The hopper, especially suited to bag filling, is removable via the sleeves attached to the hopper uprights and the sleeve mounts of the hopper, which slideably and removably fit into the sleeves. The hopper is available in various dimensions to especially suit various specific bags that are commonly used in refuse and lawn debris clean up. The apparatus cart and hopper support bags for filling and transport, thereby negating back strain and other issues that typically haunt those attempting to fill and carry large refuse bags. By supporting and transporting bags, only one person can do the jobs normally requiring two or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Joel Rojas, Geraldo S. Rojas
  • Patent number: 8091840
    Abstract: A holder for flexible wall containers or bags for holding collapsible wall container or bag open and thus facilitates the filling of the containers or bags. The holder is formed of easy dissembled parts that may be compacted, thus facilitating its storing or transportation. It is highly versatile since its internal cavity that accommodates the flexible wall container may be assembled in different sizes, allowing the convenience of using it with container or bags of different sizes. The holder is assembled by inserting two arms of a supporting unit into two rotating units of a second supporting unit. The length of the arms inserted in the rotating unit dictates the predetermined housing size of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Vicente Ortiz-Torres
  • Patent number: 8074824
    Abstract: A trash receptacle apparatus comprising a first vertical pole, a second vertical pole, a third vertical pole, a fourth vertical pole, a first top bar, a second top bar, a third top bar, a fourth top bar, a first roller pole, a second roller pole, a third roller pole, a fourth roller pole, and a base wherein the poles and base altogether form a frame; a housing for temporarily enclosing the frame; and a plurality of wheel disposed on the bottom panel; wherein a trash bag can be folded over the top poles; wherein a user can pull the trash bag out of the trash receptacle apparatus through the frame without having to lift the trash bag above the trash receptacle apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Christine M. Roby-Wilson
  • Patent number: 7922134
    Abstract: Generally large objects including ergonomic gaming stools are provided with a supporting assembly including an easy rolling support base to enable them to be moved easily along a generally unidirectional line of movement. An easy rolling support base for the supporting assembly includes a shaped disc member to the underside of which are affixed a plurality of freely mounted roller members in predetermined angular spaced relationship. The freely mounted roller members are so mounted that the rollers are in alignment with each other and rotate in the same direction. A roller members connecting plate is provided to facilitate mounting the roller members in predetermined angular position before they are mounted into assembled position on the easy rolling support base and to facilitate repair of a roller member that may fail. The roller members are formed of materials to support the load and shaped to oppose other than unidirectional movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Gasser Chair Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Gasser
  • Patent number: 7918422
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) pole system for supporting medical equipment having a base with legs, a mast engaged to the base, and a lifting mechanism including a gas spring engaged to the base and the mast. Each of the legs includes at least one wheel. The lifting mechanism is constructed to position the legs in an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The lifting mechanism is further constructed to raise the legs and wheels relative to the base and relative to a surface. The lifting mechanism is configured to position the wheels proximate to the mast in the retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Streamline, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter B. Blankenship, Samuel A. Blankenship, Brent G. Norman
  • Publication number: 20100108826
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling top opening refuse bags including an upright bag supporting structure and a separate hopper supportable on the upright structure for directing refuse into a refuse bag. The upright support structure and hopper both have a collapsible design which permits folding from an open operative condition to a substantially flat condition for storage. The hopper is formed by a unique arrangement of trapezoidal panels which permit collapsing of the hopper to the substantially flat condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Jesus Danial Fernandez, David J. Fernandez, JR., Nicolas G. Walters
  • Patent number: 7686260
    Abstract: A lawn and leaf bag holder apparatus and method of use and manufacture comprising an arm holder and at least a pair of arms which are capable of holding a bag in an upright and open position. The bag holder adjusts to and holds a plurality of bag mouth sizes via elastic or spring separation, and provides for easy transport with a cart or dolly and easy storage especially for partially filled bags. The bag holder is especially suited for conventional biodegradable and recyclable lawn and leaf bags used to store or dispose of lawn or garden clippings or debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Mike Tetradis
  • Publication number: 20090314906
    Abstract: A support frame for supporting an intravenous bag and associated equipment, comprises a main pole adapted to be secured to a structure so as to be self-standing. A pivotable pole is adapted to support equipment associated with an intravenous bag. A pivot joint is provided between the main pole and the pivotable pole such that the pivotable pole rotates about the main pole. A rack is supported by the pivotable pole, the rack being adapted to support an intravenous bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jocelyn CÔTÉ
  • Publication number: 20090032653
    Abstract: The present invention is a bag holder/transport apparatus for use with plastic trash bags either outdoors or indoors. A rim system is provided with a frame, a foot peg for pushing the end of the rim/frame into the ground and a wheelbase. The present apparatus can be used to fill, and wheel a filled bag to a disposal point after filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Jimmy Gilligan, Leo Lenna
  • Publication number: 20080264881
    Abstract: A golf club holder particularly suitable for a putter comprising an elongate body having a club receiving passageway extending longitudinally therethrough, the said passageway preferably being slotted longitudinally from end to end to provide a somewhat narrower neck opening, through which in use, a narrow end of a tapered club shaft can pass to slip dorm so as to be retained within the passageway by a wider end of the said shaft, the said body being adapted for attachment to a frame member of a golf cart or trolley by straps or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Clive Rydzynski
  • Patent number: 7318568
    Abstract: A device is for releasably mounting a bundle of bags on a wall. The device has a wall-mounted suspension fitting. One rear major surface of the bag bundle is connected to a sheet which is parallel with said bundle and which is adapted for releasably co-action with the fitting. The bags are releasably connected to said sheet at there respective opening regions. The sheet has an opening midway of its width and the fitting has upwardly directed clip-finger that includes in an upper portion of its side facing towards the wall a projection that can be received in the opening in the sheet. The projection has two vertically separated oblique surfaces which are mutually convergent in a direction towards said wall for co-action with the upper and lower edges of the sheet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Tony Barouta
  • Patent number: 6994302
    Abstract: A frame has a small horizontal section and a large vertical section and a juncture there between. A pair of axially spaced wheels is provided at the juncture. A hollow tube extends upwardly from adjacent the horizontal section to a location above the vertical section. A funnel with a back face and a front face is provided. The funnel also has an open upper end and an open lower end. The back face is formed with a ledge. A rod extends downwardly from the ledge. The rod is selectively positioned between an operative position and an inoperative position. In the operative position the rod is within the hollow tube. In the inoperative position the rod is separated from the hollow tube for storage purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Willie Simmons
  • Patent number: 6820843
    Abstract: A collection rack comprising a base having a first side and a second side and an integrated waste container dispenser located thereon, a first upright arm extending out from the first side of the base, a second arm extending out from the second side of the base wherein a waste container is attached across the first and second upright arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Sibley
  • Publication number: 20040188572
    Abstract: A collection rack comprising a base having a first side and a second side and an integrated waste container dispenser located thereon, a first upright arm extending out from the first side of the base, a second arm extending out from the second side of the base wherein a waste container is attached across the first and second upright arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Sibley
  • Publication number: 20040140649
    Abstract: Our patent application applies to a new design concept, which employs a very simple rolling rack arrangement to collect commercial and home garbage and trash using standard disposable trash bags. The basic idea revolves around the concept that clean up is significantly simplified with a rack which can be rolled up to the collection point used and then simply stored away when no longer in use via a simple folding arrangement. The rack is to be made of standard tubing and standard commercially available casters. The entire assembly is easy to clean and store and can be used by the average homemaker or commercial establishment handling garbage of all kinds. Significant advantages are cleanliness in that the rack assembly is easy to clean and therefore sanitary, the garbage is protected with a plastic cover to retain fumes and odors and in general afford a clean appetence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Morton Faden
  • Patent number: 6757114
    Abstract: An optical filter aligner/separator device for retaining optical filters in a desired position, the optical filters having an optical filter height, the device includes: a top frame having a top frame cut out section; a bottom frame having a bottom side and a bottom frame cut out section, the bottom frame coupled to the top frame, the bottom frame cut out section aligning with the top frame cut out section; and a wire mesh disposed between the top frame and the bottom frame, the wire mesh disposed at the cut out section, the wire mesh having a height from the bottom side of the bottom frame that is less than the optical filter height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Lou Rodriguez, Gary Kles
  • Patent number: 6666465
    Abstract: A multipurpose light weight easily assembled and disassembled garden trolley featuring two upright tubular frame members the upper portion of which are angled backward to form handles, the lower portions of which are angled forward to form a base and to provide for the attachment at the forward curves of a wheel and axle assembly. The trolley is provided with a removable garden refuse bag supporting assembly unit, laterally fixed by a compression crossbar between the two tubular frame members and a garden basket supporting assembly unit laterally fixed by a compression crossbar between the two tubular frame members above the garden refuse bag supporting assembly unit and provides particular stability to the garden trolley. The trolley is also provided with an array of removable attachment means for garden tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Alex Chan
  • Patent number: 6419193
    Abstract: A collapsible wheeled flexible bag carrier (10) including a wheeled framework unit (11) having a pair of inverted generally U-shaped support members (20), (20)′ pivotally connected to one another and each having a pair of hollow support legs (21), (22), (21′), (22′) provided with wheel assemblies (30) and connected on their respective upper ends by cross pieces (23) wherein the lower ends of one pair of support legs (21), (22) are connected to a towing unit (13). In addition, each of the cross pieces (23), (23′) is provided with at least one tethered spring loaded clamp member (40) having jaw elements (44) that are further provided with semi-cylindrical extensions that increase the frictional surface area contact between them, the clamp members (40) and a portion of a flexible bag draped over one of the cross pieces (23), (23′).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Ernest Rodriquez
  • Patent number: 6402097
    Abstract: An upper golf bag cradle includes a cradle body fastened to the main rod member of a golf cart and adapted to hold a golf bag, and a fastening belt adjustably fastened to two distal ends of the cradle body to hold down a golf bag on the cradle body, the belt having one end inserted into an insertion slot at one end of the cradle body and secured thereto by hook and loop materials, and an opposite end inserted into an insertion slot at an opposite end of the cradle body and locked by a locking lever, the locking lever having a serrated engagement block formed integral with a head at one end thereof and adapted to hold down the fastening belt on a support plate in the cradle body, a guide wall portion adapted to guide the head over an end plate at one end of the cradle body upon rotary motion, a protruded positioning flange adapted for engagement with a protruded flange of the end plate to hold the locking lever in the locking position, and an inwardly extended baffle adapted to guide the suspended tail portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6352225
    Abstract: A collection bag holder disclosed supports flexible linen and/or trash collection bags, and comprises a one-piece tubular frame. The one-piece tubular frame includes an upper bag supporting portion, a lower base portion and an intermediate upright portion. A mount including one of a collection bag feeder and an attachment bag holder is fixed on the tubular frame for supporting a supply of flexible collection bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Tri-State Hospitol Supply Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald M. Dooley, Ronald E. Dooley, Jeffrey A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6334593
    Abstract: A bag holder for suspending a bag thereat with an opening portion of the bag directed upward, comprising a pair of arm members respectively provided with holding members for engaging and holding an opening edge portion of the bag, a pair of crossing means that intersect with each other being extended downward from end portions of the arm members and making the pair of arm members freely open/close around a fulcrum portion, and a pair of grounding members being extended from lower ends of the pair of crossing members as to oppose the pair of arm members. Attaching/detaching of the bag can be easily performed since the bag might simply be hung against or detached from a pair of holding means. Further, since bags can be held in a suspend manner, the external appearance thereof can be made attractive and cleaning of the floor can be easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Aramu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20010048054
    Abstract: A bag holder for suspending a bag thereat with an opening portion of the bag directed upward, comprising a pair or arm members respectively provided with holding members for engaging and holding an opening edge portion of the bag, a pair crossing means that intersect with each other being extended downward from end portions of the arm members and make the pair of arm members freely open/close around a fulcrum portion, and a pair of grounding members being extended from lower ends of the pair of crossing members as to oppose the pair of arm members. Attaching/detaching of the bag can be easily performed since the bag might simply be hung against or detached from a pair of holding means. Further, since bags can be held in a suspend manner, the external appearance thereof can be made attractive and cleaning of the floor can be easily performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: SEIJI INOUE
  • Patent number: 6131861
    Abstract: A bag holder comprising an adjustable frame assembly to maintain a top end of a lawn/leaf bag in an open position. A supporting structure supports the adjustable frame assembly horizontally above the ground, so that the lawn/leaf bag will extend downwardly in a vertical position to allow a person to easily insert debris through the top end of the lawn/leaf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Fortier, Jr., Kay D. Fortier
  • Patent number: 6109002
    Abstract: An apparatus protects a bag so that waste may be compacted into the bag. The apparatus includes a shield having an upper shield opening and a lower shield opening, and a base that is constructed so that it may be secured, in a releasable fashion, to the lower shield opening. The shield separates the bag from compacted waste. The base cooperates with the shield to support the bag and its contents. The shield is placed almost entirely into the bag, the lower opening of the shield being secured to the base at an interface. Compacted waste rests on the bottom of the bag, which may be supported by the base. When the bag has become filled with waste, the shield is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: James K. McCabe
  • Patent number: 6092767
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting a bag on and alongside a barrel wherein an upper frame attachable to the barrel holds an upper opening of the bag, a lower frame attachable to the barrel supports the bottom of the bag, and a spanner element connects the upper and lower frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Schrager
  • Patent number: 5947492
    Abstract: A transportable bag cart for a self-supporting bag having an upstanding sidewall with a closed lower end and an open upper end, including a lower bag support platform and an upper anti-collapse, open frame receivable within the open upper end of the bag. The open frame includes a pair of spaced apart side bars spanned by a forward base. Mechanism is provided for mounting the anti-collapse mechanism on an upper portion of the cart frame including a pair of laterally spaced apart inverted U-shaped mount members having forward upstanding legs which are integrally coupled to the side bars and receivable within the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Gerald Hallberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5906382
    Abstract: A cart for a refuse bag has a base panel with left, right and rear upright panels attached to it. The panels have top flaps that fold over into the boxy structure formed by the panels to engage the inside of a refuse bag to hold the refuse bag upright. The cart has wheels and a handle for moving the cart and easily transporting the refuse bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Roy Walker
  • Patent number: 5842595
    Abstract: The Easy Trash Bagger is a yard maintenance tool used to bag yard trash in disposable plastic trash bags. It is a reusable trash container that supports the bag in an upright and open position for trash loading, protects the bag from tears and ruptures during trash loading and compaction, allows the easy removal of the heavy and cumbersome filled bag from the trash container, and transports the heavy and cumbersome filled bag to the street curb for disposal by trash haulers. Indoors, it may also be used to bag household garbage in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Dale L. Williams
  • Patent number: 5826764
    Abstract: An extension bar for hand-drawn golf carts comprising an S-shaped bar member having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape and an upper and lower surface; a handle member attached to a first end of the S-shaped extension bar; an interconnect mechanism attached to a second end of the S-shaped handle, the interconnect mechanism including a clamp fitting having a curved contact surface, the clamp fitting being rotatably connected to a screw member; a score card holder assembly mounted to the upper surface of the S-shaped bar member having a scorecard support surface, a clip mounted to the scorecard support surface for holding a golf score card and a hinged clear cover member pivotable into a first position covering the score card support surface; a plurality of tee holders positioned on the upper surface of the S-shaped bar member; and a golf ball dispensing assembly including a curved transparent ball chute mounted to the lower surface of the S-shaped member and having an insertion aperture for inser
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Cedric E. Beckham
  • Patent number: 5743651
    Abstract: A method and trash bag assembly for collecting fallen leaves, lawn clippings, and trash when doing yard work and filling a trash bag with such material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Floyd Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 5707030
    Abstract: The trolley comprises a pair of sides in a plastic material provided with a through hole for inserting and separably snap-locking a support shaft for a pair of wheels and upper housings for inserting and separably snap-locking respective ends of a tubular metal element, bent into a U shape, which forms a handle for manoeuvring the trolley. The tubular element is mechanically restrained at a variable height to an attachment ring for a collection bag. The trolley also comprises a tray in a plastic material designed to act as a base for supporting the trolley on the ground and as an element for supporting the base of the bag. The tray is fitted with projections which can be inserted and separably snap-locked in lower housings of the sides of the trolley and means for its separable snap-hooking to the shape for supporting the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Claber S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco Roman
  • Patent number: 5678842
    Abstract: A collapsible cart for transporting a plurality of handled shopping bags and the like. The cart has an elongated frame having upper and lower sections which are pivotally coupled together. The frame is adjustable between a deployed position where the upper and lower frame sections are substantially aligned longitudinally and a collapsed position where the upper and lower frame sections are folded together. A pair of wheels are pivotally coupled to the lower section of the frame which fold together when the frame is collapsed. A support arm for suspending a load is pivotally coupled to the frame upper section and is moveable between a horizontal, load-supporting position and a folded position extending alongside the frame. The shopping bags are suspended from a plurality of hooks mounted on the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Go Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Reginald Wayne Hook, Derek John McRae, Sean Martin Balkwill, Mel Gibb
  • Patent number: RE45058
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) pole system for supporting medical equipment having a base with legs, a mast engaged to the base, and a lifting mechanism including a gas spring engaged to the base and the mast. Each of the legs includes at least one wheel. The lifting mechanism is constructed to position the legs in an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The lifting mechanism is further constructed to raise the legs and wheels relative to the base and relative to a surface. The lifting mechanism is configured to position the wheels proximate to the mast in the retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Streamline, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Blankenship, Brent G. Norman, Samuel A. Blankenship