US 2620228 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 2, 1952 y N. HOWARD ETAL 2,620,223
DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING DEODORIZERS Filed March 27, 1950 Fiji- INVENTORS MFA fill. A. HON 0564K L. [A/GSTR ATTORN EY Patented Dec. 2, 1952 DEVICE FOR SUFPPORTING DEODORIZERS Nev/ell L. Howard, Elmhurst, and Oscar L. Engstrom, Long Island City, N. Y., assignors to Hallien Chemical (10., Inc., New York, N. IL, a
corporation of New York Application March 27, 1956, Serial No. 152,214;
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to devices for dispensing with abusive odors, particularly those commonly associated with refuse and similar containers. More particularly, the invention deals with a device in the form of a deodorizer or disinfectant supporting attachment readily attachable and detachable with respect to the cover of a container, so as to maintain the air purifying chemical, in the form of a disc, upon the inner surface of the cover above the upper edge portion of the can or container. Still more particularly, the invention deals with an attachment of the character described, which is so constructed as to adapt itself for use in connection with several different standard forms of covers for containers or receptacles of the kind under consideration.
Fig. 1 is a sectional View of part of the upper portion of a container and a cove arranged thereon, showing one of our attachments mounted on the cover; and
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the attachment detached and with the normal fill of the attachment removed.
In Fig. 1 of the drawing, we have shown at it the upper and one side portion of a can or container having a rounded or beaded upper edge l I. At I2 is shown a cover for the container, the cover being defined by an upper, outwardly rounded or slightly domed portion 13, joining a depending peripheral flange l4 in a downwardly and outwardly inclined rim portion I5.
At It we have shown one of our improved attachments. The attachment comprises a cupshaped casing l'l having a shallow upwardly extending peripheral wall l8, the bottom wall It having circumferentially spaced vent openings 20.
Riveted, or otherwise secured, to the central portion of the casing H, as at 2|, is one end portion 22 of a spring member 23. The other end 24 of the spring member terminates short of the end 22 and cemented, or otherwise secured, thereto is a rubber disc 25. In the construction shown, the end 24 is embedded in the disc 25. The ends 22 and 24 are normally tensioned toward each other to a slight degree and these ends are joined by a large loop 26. The end 24 joins the loop 26 in an upwardly inclined portion 21, as pictured in Fig. 1; whereas the end 22 joins the loop 2t in an abruptly offset portion 28, which is spaced from the loop in a horizontally straight short portion 29. This construction produces a relatively large more or less triangular opening or space 30 within the loop 26, as Well as the portions 21, 28 and 29 and this space, in combination with the other structure of the spring ends, is such as to accommodate covers of many standard designs and construction.
At this time, it may be well to mention that the device, as shown, is adapted primarily for use in conjunction with refuse receptacles, such (Cl. wit-2%) 2 as are used in the home and quite often have automatically liftable covers actuated through foot controls. Receptacles of the type and kind under consideration are also used commercially in hospitals, clinics, physicians ofiices and the like.
The casing H is adapted to receive a ring-like crystal body 3| of any suitable chemical or combination of chemicals which will operate to purify the atmosphere at the upper portion of a container, so as to dispense with disagreeable and offensive odors, particularly when the device is used on garbage receptacles and, in other uses of the device, the crystal body 3| may have different types and kinds of medicinal properties which would be suitable for the intended use.
It will be apparent from a consideration of Fig. 1 of the drawing that the device is quickly and easily attachable to the cover and, whenever necessary, a new deodorizer, such as 31, can be placed in the casing by simply flexing the casing downwardly and slipping a new crystal 3| into position. By providing the rubber disc 25 on the outer end of the mounting spring, the attachment of the device is cushioned and, furthermore, this construction produces a firm grip, positively retaining the device against displacement and accomplishing this result without marring or defacing the outer surface of the cover.
Having fully described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A device of the character described, comprising an elongated one-piece spring member having long and short end portions joined by a large curved p, an openwork casing secured to the surface of said long end portion opposed to said short end portion, a pad of yieldable friction material secured to said short end portion, the free end of said short end portion being embedded in said pad, said long end portion having, adjacent said curved loop, an offset portion extending in the direction of said short end portion, and the short end portion joining said curved loop in a part flared outwardly with respect to the long end portion.
NEWELL L. HOWARD. OSCAR L. ENGSTROM.
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