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Publication numberUS3231126 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1966
Filing dateNov 26, 1963
Priority dateNov 26, 1963
Publication numberUS 3231126 A, US 3231126A, US-A-3231126, US3231126 A, US3231126A
InventorsCotney Elkin King
Original AssigneeCotney Elkin King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waste receptacle and stand
US 3231126 A
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Jan. 25, 1966 E. K. COTNEY 3,231,126

WASTE RECEPTAGLE AND STAND Filed NOV. 26, 1963 INVENTOR E. K. COTNEY BY @Ww ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,231,126 r WASTE RECEPTACLE AND STAND Elkin King Cotney, 311 S. Qnintard Ave., Anniston, Ala. g Filed Nov. 26, 1963, Ser. No. 325,943

" 2 Claims. (Cl. 220-18) This invention relates to the disposal of waste material and to apparatus and equipment utilized for holding and storing such material from the time it becomes waste until it is removed from the premises.

The invention relates particularly to a waste receptacle which is substantially odor proof and to a stand for retaining the receptacle in upright position and preventing the upsetting thereof until the receptacle is removed for emptying;

Heretofore waste receptacles have been provided having coversof various kinds and constructed of different materials. Some of these prior deviceshaVehad stands or racks for holding the receptacles and preventing the upsetting of such receptacles by animals or the like; however, 'these' receptacles and racks have not been entirely satisfactory due to the fact that animals could smell the odors and would make excessive noise in trying to gain entrance, the" receptacles were easily damaged by persons putting waste matter therein or removing such matter, the stands were bulky and did not hold the receptacles'well enough to prevent the tipping over of the receptacles-or wereso'complicated that it was diflicult to remove thereceptacle from the stand.

It is anobject of the invention to provide a relatively simple,- lightweight waste receptacle of relatively dense material and having a plurality of sealing surfaces between'the-receptacle and the cover to prevent the escape of odors which might attract animals.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stand for a waste receptacle which is anchored to the earth and which engages such receptacle in a manner to be quickly and easily attached and released and which will retain the receptacle in upright position.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective of the receptacle and stand of the present invention;

FIG. 2, a side elevation thereof;

FIG. 3, a section taken along the line 33 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4, an enlarged fragmentary section taken along the line 44 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 5, an enlarged fragmentary showing, partly in section, a locking pin feature shown in FIG. 3.

Briefly stated, the present invention is a receptacle for waste material and a stand therefor to prevent the receptacle from being upset. The receptacle includes a container and a cover constructed of relatively dense smooth material with a plurality of cooperating engaging surfaces which form air-tight seals and prevent the escape of odors from the container as well as prevent the ingress and breeding of flies and other insects. The stand includes a base which is anchored to the earth and a pair of pivotally mounted arms which encircle the container and are held in position by a simple lock which is easily released so that the container may he removed and emptied.

With continued reference to the drawing, the present invention comprises a receptacle including a container 11 and a cover 12. The container is constructed of relatively rigid lightweight material such as fiberglass or the like and if desired may be reinforced by a molded frame 13. The container 11 is open at one end and is provided with a relatively smooth surface 14 around the inner diameter of the container adjacent to the open end thereof, an upper surface 15 adjoining the surface 14, an outer surface 16 extending downwardly from the upper surface 15 for a short distance where it is connected to a tapered surface 17 which connects to an outwardly extending surface 18 forming the top of a flange or enlargement 18'.

The cover 12 is constructed of similar material and is provided with an annular groove having surfaces 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 which cooperatively engage the surfaces 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, respectively, of the container 11, to form an air-tight seal to prevent the escape of odors or the like from the cotainer. The container may have one or more handles 24 for manipulating the container during the emptying and cleaning thereof and the cover 12 may have a handle 25 for removing such cover from the container. If desired the cover 12 may have an 2 air release valve 26 which may be operated to release air in the container when the cover is put on or removed and to insure a better seal between the cooperating surfaces.

In order to support the receptacle 10, a stand 30 is provided having a base 31 with a plurality of downwardly deepnding legs 32 on the lower end of each of which is mounted an anchor plate 33. The base 31 has one or more raised ridges or bosses 34 formed generally in a broken circle having an internal diameter of a size to receive the lower end of the container 11. A post 35 is mounted on base 31 and extends upwardly beside the receptacle 10 and terminates at an elevation somewhat above the cover 12. A plate 36 is monted on the free end of the post 35 and forms a rest or support for the cover 12 when such cover is removed from the contain- A pair of semi-circular arms 37 and 38 are hingedly connected to the post 35 and are adapted to encircle and engage the upper portion of the container 11. The arm 37 has a yoke 39 pivotally mounted on the post 35 and within which the hinged portion 40 of the arm 38 is received. The arms 37 and 38 are retained in adjusted vertical position on the post 35 by upper and lower collars 41 attached to the post 35 in any desired manner as by set screws not shown. The free end of the arm 37 is provided with an enlargement 42 having an opening 43 therein and the free end of the arm 38 is provided with a yoke-forming enlargement 44 having aligned openings 45. The arms 37 and 38 extend entirely around the container 11 and the enlargement 42 is received within the yoke-forming enlargement 44 of the arm 38 so that the openings 43 and 45 are in alignment. In order to lock the arms together a pin 46 having a stop or collar 47 is adapted to be inserted through the aligned openings to maintain the arms in assembled relation. If desired the pin 46 may be connected to the arm 38 by a flexible connection such as a chain 48 or the like.

In the operation of the device the anchor plates 33 of the stand 30 are embedded in the earth in a position such that the base 31 is substantially level after which the arms 37 and 38 are spread apart, as shown in phantom in FIG. 3, and the container 11 is positioned between the raised ridges 34. The arms 37 and 38 are then closed so that the openings 43 and 45 are in alignment after which the pin 46 is inserted in the openings to lock the arms in assembled relation. The cover 12 is then applied to the container 11 so that the surfaces 1418 of the container are in engagement with the surfaces 19-23, respectively, of the cover so that substantially an airtight seal is formed between the container and the cover. When it is desired to place waste material within the container the cover 12 may be removed by means of the handle 25 and placed on the plate 36 to free both hands of the operator and prevent unnecessary bending or stooping in order to place the waste material within the container. After the waste material has bcenplaced in the container the cover 12 is again placed on the container to prevent odors from escaping which would attract animals. In this manner the receptacle is retained in an upright position and cannot be upset either by animals or the forces of nature.

It will be apparent that a relatively simple lightweight waste receptacle and stand have been provided from which odors cannot escape and which cannot be upset by animals or the wind or the like, but which can be easily and quickly removed when it is desired to discharge the Waste material from the receptacle.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof and therefore the invention is not limited by that which is illustrated in the drawing and described in the specification, but only as indicated in the accompanying claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A combination waste receptacle and stand comprising a container constructed of lightweight relatively rigid material and having an open end, a plurality of smooth angularly disposed surfaces located about the open end of said container, a cover for said container constructed of the same material, said cover having a groove with a plurality of surfaces for cooperative engagement with the open end surfaces of said container, an air release valve in said cover, said stand including a base, means includ-. ing supporting legs having ground embedding anchor means thereon for anchoring said base in the earth, an upright post fixedly carried by said base, a pair of arcuate arms hingedly mounted on said post and adapted to encircle and engage a portion of said container, means for vertically adjusting the position of said arms on said ,post, the free ends of said arms being in overlapping relation when closed and having alignable openings, a .lock pin for insertion in said openings when they are aligned, and

means .on said post for removably andseatingly supporting said cover when the cover is removed from the container, the arms of the stand being of a construction to hold the container until the lock pin is released and to prevent the container from being tipped over by animals.

2. A stand for holding a waste receptacle comprising a base with spaced depending legs with a ground embedding anchor plate at the lowerend .of certain of said legs, said base having raised portions arranged to receive the lower end of a receptacle therebetween, a member on said base extending upwardly above said raised portions and terminating at a location above the top of a receptacle to be held, said member extending upwardly having at its upper end means for supporting the cover of a receptacle, a pair of arms hingedly and vertically adjustably connected to said upwardly extending member and of a configuration adapted-to at least partially encircle and engage the upper portion of a receptacle and means for fastening said arms together round the receptacle.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,036,876 4/1936 Kraft 217-52 2,309,376 1/1943 Briley. 2,545,320 3/1951 Tilson et al.

2,673,053 3/1954 Kilion 220:1,8 2,865,590 12/ 1958 Greenwell. 7

2,904,345 9/ 1959 Bradley.

2,907,486 10/1959 Perez 220-:18 3,029,966 4/1962 Reynolds 220-7l 3,108,710 10/1963 Langeet al 220-72 3,124,001 3/1964 Conley 220-472 3,133,662 5/1964 Seidler 220-72 3,133,664 5/1964 Koch 2204-44 3,141,586 7/1964 Wetterek 220-,44

THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner.


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U.S. Classification248/147, 248/907, 220/908
International ClassificationB65F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationY10S248/907, B65F1/141, Y10S220/908
European ClassificationB65F1/14C